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Tue Oct 11, 2016
Asantoro asked:
properties is under the actual taxes. Where does the tax info come from that you list?
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Fri Sep 30, 2016
Kevin asked:
I am also looking at house in Hasbrouck Heights. I have read conflicting reports regarding train Service from the 100 Green Street Teterboro Stop. Is it open? Can you walk there? Any and…
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Wed Dec 2, 2015
Deanaapruzzese asked:
My husband and I purchased our home on 315 Stanley Avenue Hasbrouck Heights in September 2015. We would like the pictures removed and any other information that shouldn't be public…
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Wed Oct 24, 2012
Todd Logan answered:
I will break down all means of public transportation into New York City, as I am a native resident of Hasbrouck Heights, currently residing in Lodi, and commute into Manhattan daily during the summer months, as I am a dually licensed sales representative. If your planned purchase if within walking distance to Williams Avenue, then you are in luck, as the 161 stops at the intersection of Terrace Avenue and Williams daily, until about 8 a.m. I would like to notate when commuting back via Port Authority, be sure to board the 161 via Passaic, as this is the only bus that will travel the same route, and last departures are generally 7 p.m. If your schedule is beyond these hours, or you are simply not within walking distance to Williams Avenue, there is also the 163, which has multiple stops along the Boulevard (West of Terrace Avenue), and has express routes until about 9 a.m. (do not be fooled however, express routes are still about an hour in). Lastly, you have the train which you can either depart from Moonachie, Teterboro, and Rutherford. Again, dependent upon where your purchase is on Terrace Avenue (i.e. closer to Wood Ridge, or closer to Hackensack) will determine which station suits your needs. The train is slightly more expensive, however, much quicker (30 minutes). You have options as well; you can take it straight to Hoboken, and take the Path in if you work downtown (i.e. FiDi, West Village, Chelsea) or you can transfer at the Secaucus stop which will leave you Midtown at Penn Station. Best of Luck, and I hope I was through. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me, as I have stated, I am in and out the Manhattan daily, as one of my offices is located in Chelsea. ... more
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Mary Petti answered:
Monika,

Typically a seller is responsible to apply and pay for, and obtain any municipal certifications required to transfer (sell) property. This usually includes a Certificate of Occupancy ( or a C of O) and a fire inspection for smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers. If the municipality finds that repairs are needed to obtain the C of O. or the proper fire equipments is missing/ not in the right places, it's then the sellers responsibility to arrange and payf or them to be performed.

Sometimes a seller is not willing or able to pay for these inspections and this usually occurs in a, "as is" sale which can include short sales, sometimes with estates, and sometimes just because the sellers don't want to do any repairs.

Talk with your agent and/or attorney as to the pit falls of the buyer being responsible for obtaining these certificates.
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Wed May 20, 2009
Camille Miller answered:
the best thing to do is go to www.Justjerseyrealestate.com and explore the school reports and demographic information for both of those counties. while there, take a look at home prices by searching homes for sale and see if everything fits your needs. both area are excellent and fit the priorities you provided. If you'd like referrals for each county don't hesitate to contact me directly. We place buyers like yourself with the best agents in the area at no cost to you. Good luck on your home search.
Camille Miller
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Fri May 15, 2009
Voices Member answered:
Henry is it your Professional advice that Homebuyers can use the Tax Credit for Downpayment and
and lenders are making this "bridge loan" based on Shaun Donovans statement at a NAR get together.
I know NAR made the claim, spread the news and members blog/answer everywhere that it is so but is it really?

Did you read any of the discussions betweens Lender/agents at activerain, inman's, agentgenius, realtor.org ect, many seem to have a different take on it. Are they wrong? .. http://activerain.com/blogsview/1075899/using-first-time-homebuyer-tax-credits-for-the-downpayment-it-s-gone-the-story-of-the-8-000-tax-credit
http://activerain.com/blogsview/1074376/false-info-flying-around-about-first-time-tax-credit-as-down-payment
http://activerain.com/blogsview/1077766/nar-you-silly-old-goat-why-would-you-let-this-be-emailed-to-every-realtor-after-yesterday-

Do you have new information that the May 12 announcement is anything more than an inaccurate statement of fact from NAR?
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