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Home Buying in 07410 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Sep 21, 2016
Dalphinz answered:
i moved out of state and i'm completely depressed. my daughter didn't want to move and elected to stay back where we used to live. i don't know anyone and when i first looked at the house i fell in love with the property but failed to really look at the town and community. i don't have anything in common here. i'm out in the country and have been isolating because i'm so sad. it takes 20 minutes to go to the nearest local gym and even there, i keep asking what am i doing here? my husband didn't prepare for the move and it was very stressful once we were facing our moving date. he held on to many things he was supposed to get rid of. (hoarding problem). garage is filled with junk so i don't really feel like i moved, in that regard. i'm scared for how bad i feel. i went to an e. r. but if you aren't a threat to yourself or others, your good to go. i'm extremely sad and i hate it. i have a great sense of humor and that seems gone. the person i was and the person i am is so different. ... more
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Mon May 30, 2016
Skmarzolf asked:
The home we are looking to buy has a "bedroom" with a finished opening approx 8" x 24" going from the bedroom to over the staircase. Can this still be considered a bedroom?
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Wed Aug 19, 2015
JZ answered:
Thank you all for your responses!

There is no other work. The house we're buying is a single family home, typical smooth transaction, no issue...
We did try to confront him with a few fees, such as what is his $425 title exam fee for in the condition that title company charges title search fee already?

His response is

' No fee and/or cost is "necessary,"--I could work for nothing. However, both of us signed an Agreement, and I expect to fully live up to my obligations under the Agreement, and have not sought to re-negotiate the Agreement, and, it is expected that both of us will do same. '

Sounds like a big cheesy, fat cat making money on unsuspecting client!
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Thu Apr 23, 2015
Paige Smith answered:
I would definitely ask the roofer if the contract is still valid with you being the new owner. If it is then he needs to fix the roof. I would look more in to that. ... more
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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Joseph Kapon answered:
Flood maps available in the town hall. if you would like you can call me, I have access to Flood maps, I'll be able to tell you if your house appears in a 500 or 100 zone flood zone.
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Fri May 3, 2013
Alexander Casey answered:
Hi James,

The short sale process rarely works. If you are looking to buy something directly from the bank please contact me. I have contacts in REO departments, and much experience buying true foreclosures. There are great opportunities available now. Please feel free to message me here, or call to discuss.

Alexander J. Casey
Bellagio Property Management
(800) 778-0372 x 1.
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Sun Jun 10, 2012
Harriet Lewis answered:
There are certainly FHA loans available depending on your Buying situation with lower down payments available depending on the Buyer's ability and credit worthiness. As I have been a real estate agent for over 20 years and work throughout Bergen County and in other counties as well. Please contact me at any time to further discuss the financials or click to send me an e-mail.
Harriet Lewis:(201)467-5738.
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Sat Apr 7, 2012
Elizabeth Garcia answered:
Yes there are a few homes under $250k feel free to contact me and I will forward an email with all properties avaible in that price range.
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Fri Aug 12, 2011
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
Fri Aug 5, 2011
Jack Gillis answered:
You have to consider if the system was "grandfathered" in so long as it remained in place. A lot of times the Codes will change over the years, but a homeowner does not have to bring it into compliance with the new code until it is replaced. Most homes built in the 1970s, for example, are not in compliance with the 2010 Codes (are whatever version has been adopted in your jurisdiction). However, until the item breaks and needs replacement is when it usually must be brought into compliance.

As to what your seller did and did not know, and any remedies related thereto, only a qualified real estate attorney in your city may properly answer that question for you with any reliability. You should contact one immediately.

Jack Gillis, M.B.A., J.D.
Jack Gillis Realty Advisors
Nathan Grace Real Estate, Broker
5619 Dyer Street | Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75206
Cell: 214.718.4910
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Tue Jun 30, 2009
KAREN ZAMANI answered:
Dear Nick:

It will be my pleasure to help you in your home search. May I ask how old are your children and any special needs or wants do you need for them. There are quite a few towns within your price point that can lead you to a lovely home. If you would be so kind, call my cell at anytime and I we can discuss the steps and begin searching ands narrowing down the choices. I prefer to do town by town, so I can give you pertinant details to each town and giving you the opportunity to become aquainted with towns and what they can offer.

Thank you and I look forward to speaking to you soon! Buyers credit ends Dec1, 09, so dont wait to long.

My cell is 201926-0573 and my email is, thank you again
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Wed Apr 2, 2008
Katie answered:
Sadly your situation is all too common. If I were you this is what I would do.

#1 - i'd quit paying the mortgage until I got a new job
#2 - keep everything else up to date as best you can (i'm willing to bet that the mortgage is your biggest debt)
#3 - once you have new employment file for chapter 13 bankruptcy. JUST YOU- not your wife.

Chapter 13 will allow you to cure the arrears on the the mortgage over time. And you will get to stay in the house.

#4 - KEEP TALKING TO THE BANK!!! In truth they're not going to give you any real help. But talking to them will keep the wolf away from the door for quite some time.

Best of luck!

You can save yourself a LOT of headaches
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