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Market Conditions in Colts Neck : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Valentina Gabela answered:
In New Jersey it is not mandated that square footage be posted on MLS or any listing information. Therefore, the sq foot is often omitted or it is inflated to make house appear larger. There is no real way to get an accurate or even close estimate of sq ft in NJ to use as an accurate measurement.

That being said, I disregard all averages that include sq footage unless you know for certain it is accurate.

I am also not sure what you mean by the same as sale price. If you are assuming a 3000 sq foot home multiplied by $193 should sell for $579,000 then the logic is seriously flawed. There are a lot of factors that are taken into consideration when pricing a home. Some are bedrooms, bathrooms, finished basement, flow of house, condition of house, upgrades, pool, landscaping, lighting, location of home, and more. There is also a consideration about what is next door, is the street a busy street, is commercial zoning nearby and on and on. All that factor into price of home.

You really need to visit the property, interpret the home and location, condition of home and all those other contributing factors then do your research on comparable sales to calculate an estimate. This is sometimes more of an art than a science.

Hope that helps

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Fri Nov 5, 2010
Carol Donatelli answered:
Good Questions. Is home for yourself or would you like to introduce your client or customer to me?
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Sun Sep 20, 2009
Jim Lavin answered:
Hi ,
Hurry! Now that the housing market correction is behind us, we have seen the inventory in Luxury homes decline for the first time in 3 years. Sales have doubled in the past 3 weeks versus the previous 12 months sales. Why the sudden change? Home buyers know that once the surplus of discounted homes is gone we will be back to the price increases that drives us all crazy. Buy before December 2009.

There is no land remaining except on main highways, choice lots are far and few between. Most Knockdowns are in older neighborhoods.

Interest rates are at 30 year lows and the stock market continues to improve every week.

Be on top of your game call me as soon as your ready to move to God’s country.

Currently have a dozen choice approved building lots from $220,000 to $3,000,000. Homes from $419,000 to $4,900,000.
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Tue Sep 1, 2009
Carol Donatelli answered:
Good Question.
Monmouth County MLS Statistics for the Month of Aug 2009 shows Colts Neck has about 14.5 months of Inventory.
The average Inventory from Sept. 2005-Aug. 2009 is 13.53

Annual: 2005 - 2009 383 $399,159,496 $1,108,165 $1,042,191 $839,000 103 94.04% 108 13.53

Best Regards,
Carol Donatelli, CRS
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Sat Sep 6, 2008
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Wed Jul 16, 2008
Victor Kaminski answered:
Anthony, you can threaten to sue! ;-D

That can be a very powerful tactic as long as you plan on following through if need be.
We have done this several times with great success however this was done to collect commissions which people tried to avoid paying by going directly to the landlord and doing a side deal but those are other stories, got a ton of them!

Victor Kaminski
Broker of Record
Marivic GMAC Real Estate
2056A Lincoln Hwy. (Rt.27)
Edison, NJ 08817-3330
Office: 732-650-9911 Ext.302
Cellular: 908-884-5757
Toll Free: 1-866-745-GMAC(4622) Ext.302
(Monmouth/Ocean MLS)
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