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07039 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 27, 2016
Yuri Elson asked:
80 W Northfield Rd, Livingston NJ shows old agent info, and old property info. Please, update.
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Fri Oct 9, 2015
nyltr asked:
Can you please remove the pictures from this listing as the house sold over a year ago, and for security reasons I do not want pictures of my house on-line.
Thank you for your prompt attention…
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Tue Oct 6, 2015
Ariel Trouche answered:
I have never had anyone have the lead test done. I ask my clients, "What are you going to do if it has lead paint?". If they tell me they won't buy it , then I tell them to think about whether they want to put in a contract or look for a newer home. If it was built before 1978 there is a good chance it could have lead. The cost is $450 for someone to tell you what you probably already know. I let them know that when you paint over lead paint, you have encapsulated the problem. I also recommend that they talk to a professional about it as well. The real question is do you care or not ? Ultimately... it is the clients decision of course. If they are more comfortable testing then they should test, but I always think it is useful to ask what they are going to do with the information once they have it. ... more
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Sat Jun 6, 2015
Mike Blue answered:
You can create an account and go from there. I would suggest using a professional when selling a home. It is the biggest money transaction you probably will ever deal with and they not only could list your home but also get you so much more exposure than just this site! Check out my blog I have listed some very interesting facts about home sales and selling FSBO.
Good Luck
Mike Blue
Real Estate Professional/ Realtor
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Tue Jun 2, 2015
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Thu Apr 9, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
You didn't leave any contact information!

I am with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NJ Properties.

Our office is located at 79 S. Livingston Ave. We offer property management services, and I personally am currently managing two properties.

Please feel free to reach out to me, and I'd be happy to talk to you about your needs.

Take a look at my website so you can learn a little bit more about me!

Debbie Rose
(973) 715-3131
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Jeanne Feenick answered:
The others have it right - yes, it costs money to do it - the same is true to feature listings on sites like Zillow and Some brokerages assist their agents with this - others do not, but regardless of how it is done, there is a cost involved for this increased exposure. ... more
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Fri Jan 16, 2015
belle3417 answered:
My husbands owes me money and wants to put it in a escrow account 20k so I can rent an apartment for myself and our 2 children.
We want to separate I want to know should I accept this and go ahead with agreement.
The money wil be handle by the lawyer to pay my rent. Can the owner freeze it at some point?
This is his lawyer who will be dispensing the money to my landlord.
Is this guaranteed I mean what if the account is frozen, or dispense money stops.
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Mon Jan 5, 2015
Ilona Berlaga answered:
It depends on multiple factors: house location, condition, price and marketing. If your house is priced right and public sees it as the right price it will sell very quickly. Pricing is an art not a science any longer. There are a lot of factors that are going into pricing your home RIGHT which will help to sell it fast and with multiple offers. ... more
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Wed Apr 9, 2014
George Walsh answered:
Where are you purchasing? The headline lists 07039. There are several attorneys in Livingston who are highly competent. I suggest you have an attorney experienced in the county in which you are buying the property. Next consideration may be the type of property and its particular characteristics that could be a factor in finalizing the purchase while protecting your immediate and long term interests, Co-op or condo versus fee simple for example, dealing with a co-op board or condo association, short sale, foreclosure or wetlands issues and on and on. What do you consider "reasonable." If all you want is paperwork completed then almost any attorney will do perhaps. By the way, you are not required to have an attorney to purchase real estate in NJ. My best advice, consult with a knowledgeable real estate professional for guidance. ... more
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
Make sure you read the article in CNN Money Magazine, Oct (Ann Lee) regarding this topic.
Please let us know if you are convinced the guidance and suggestions of my peers give you comfort.
Home sellers DO have a choice.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
Barbara Meranus answered:
The CC Bus seems to go up twice a year. It's about $80 for a 10 trip ticket pack and no, you cannot buy a monthly pass. You can buy a yearly pass to the Park and Ride at the Turtle Back Zoo/South Mountain Arena. That costs around $400 a year and it's indoors and makes the commute a bit shorter and there are many more express buses. I agree with an earlier commenter here that the between the train and the bus it's about the same chance of having problems whether it's traffic/tunnel issues or a train issues. The bus does have a no cell phone policy so think of it as a zen transition. ... more
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Sat Apr 13, 2013
Marisa Beltramini answered:
Some parts of Livingston are designated as flood zones by FEMA. What has the town to offer? If you have school age children, one of the best school districts in NJ; it has a housing stock of many values, good town services, pleasant atmosphere, proximity to great shopping (Livingston and Short Hills malls and local boutiques), plenty of places to have a good meal and last, but no least, easy access to New York City by bus.
Even if I am now in another part of New Jersey, I have been servicing the area for more than 20 years, I very much like it and thought I would give you my answer too
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Bob and Sandra Bolcar answered:
Per Trulia:

"If you are a home owner and wish to submit your listing to Trulia for sale, please note that we don't accept FSBO listing submissions at this time. However if you are working with a full-service or flat-fee listing agent or broker, he or she can submit your listing to us.

If you are a home owner and wish to submit your listing to Trulia for rent, you will need to indicate that you are a landlord in your Trulia profile in order to submit your listing to us.

Both submission options can be found at"

Good luck with the realtor of your choice.
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Sun Dec 16, 2012
George Walsh answered:
So Mark, here it is nearly the end of the year. I am curious. What have you done since getting such great answers to your question? Have taken the advice of these excellent real estate professionals? Have you bought a home yet, four months later? Are you still looking to buy? I'd really like to hear how you are making out in the real estate market. Please drop me a short note: Thanks and all best wishes. ... more
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Wed Aug 29, 2012
Barbara Gruska, Tom Abella answered:
How has your search gone? If you are still putting info together, let me add to it. Livingston has great options in this regard but you should not neglect surrounding areas - Roseland, Caldwell, Essex Fells, for example. And, there are some candidates right in W. Orange as well. I just closed for a client with needs like yours with a beautiful home in W. Orange leaving her 3 minutes from her store. ... more
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Robert Bruckner answered:
There are many communities that would be fantastic. Some are in Essex, Morris and Union counties. It appears from your question that you are are looking for a nice home where there are excellent schools. You imply that you will most likely move after your kids graduate from high school. So, your question really is as follows: -- Where can I get a nice home in a community that has great schools for between $400-$550k that will appreciate within the next 10-15 years?

The answer to that question requires a survey of many different communities in New Jersey. There are many things to consider. Summit is a wonderful town, Westfield is as well, you can get more for your money going further west, that is if you don't mind a slightly longer trip to NYC. There are many things to consider. As a real estate broker with 25 years experience selling homes throughout the area, it would be my pleasure to help you. There are many wonderful communities to choose from. Let me show you them all. Then, you can decide. I can be reached at (973) 901-1900 or Call me, you'll be happy that you did.

Robert Bruckner
Coldwell Banker
25 Years Experience
(973) 901-1900/cell.
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Tue Nov 29, 2011
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hi Mock - there is no direct bus to Coddington Terr.

The best you could do is take a bus to the Livingston Mall and walk (maybe it will be 20-25 min walk).................or, (it depends where on Coddington ) you might also take a bus (if there is one - I'd need to check) that stops at the corner of Northfield Rd and Hillside Avenue. You'd still have to walk to Coddington.

Hope this helps.
Best wishes......
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Wed Apr 13, 2011
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Yes, Somerset County communities, including Warren, Watchung, Basking Ridge - are good values by NJ standards. Well regarded schools, proximity to highways, and in the case of Basking Ridge on the train line. These will be on the outside of your mileage parameter, but we are popular among commuters - our proximity to 78 and 287 is part of the reason why. Many/most of the buyers in our communities start out as you have, looking in eastern communities, and then frustrated by what their money will and won't buy, move a little west to get more for their money, lower taxes, and still good schools.

That's how my husband and I ended up here. He still commutes everyday to the city.

Happy to help you explore this area - if you'd like to discuss further, email or call 908-337-0943.

Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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