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cj0271, Home Owner in Howell, NJ
cj0271 answered:
Can a potential buyer of a Town home/ Condo negotiate what future increases would be to HOA fees at time of purchases?
while a few condo's have made good investments I recommend never buying one. You are at the mercy of the condo association as far as costs and what you can and can not do, plus very po ... more
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cj0271, Home Owner in Howell, NJ
cj0271 answered:
Do the banks hire maintenance companies to take care of properties of short sales and foreclosures?
never for short sales as aside from the debt owed to them they have no legal standing to sell the property or legal obligation to maintain it until they foreclose.


After foreclosur ... more
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cj0271, Home Owner in Howell, NJ
cj0271 answered:
Do the banks hire maintenance companies to take care of properties of short sales and foreclosures?
some do, some do not which is why many towns passed ordinances regarding bank owned property to allow then to fine the owners if the property is not cared for and kept neat and clean. ... more
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cj0271, Home Owner in Howell, NJ
cj0271 answered:
If I had an inspection contigency that deemed the contract null and void if an inspection failed (septic) can I still negotiate after the inspection?
you can try a few ways. Ask the seller to fix the problem or ask for a price reduction.


In everyplace I know of that require CO's a recent certification/proof of the quality ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 16, 2015 Home Buying in 07731
Marion, Home Owner in Vancouver, WA
Marion answered:
whats the average cost for a roof replacement in Howell?there seems to be alot of roof and water damage from last years hurricane
Its hard to say what it will cost in your area. Material can be estimated by the installation is different from place to place. Heres a link for average cost estimates - http://tiny.cc/ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 23, 2012 Home Buying in 07731
Diane,  in Rumson, NJ
Diane answered:
also if you are waiting on a short sale..which is taking a lengthy time ...can you call the bank yourself to see where you stand.?
Hi

Unfortunately you may not contact the bank involved....With new regulations the banks have the upper hand and all the financials regarding the sellers are kept private......This ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 28, 2012 Home Buying in 07731
Francesca Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Manasquan, NJ
Francesca Patrizio answered:
MLS 21016313 Back up bid on short sale? Who is the lender? How much is owed on the house?
PS: the listing does NOT say that the bank accepted the offer and again, having dealt with many short sales that have imploded, I feel u still have a chance if this property is still in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 7, 2012 Home Buying in 07731
Gina Chirico, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, NJ
Gina Chirico answered:
Average monthly utility cost (gas/electric/water) in central New Jersey?
Congratulations Mike!

As stated below I recommend contacting the utility company and they should be able to provide you with an estimate of what your monthly bill will be. That nu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 27, 2011 Home Buying in 07731
Amber Noble…, Real Estate Pro in Morganville, NJ
Amber Noble Garland answered:
General question about the Cedar Glen development in Farmingdale NJ
Hi Joey:

It's great that you noticed the jump in HOA fees (home owners association), because often time buyers don't realize how important they are in the overall picture.

Every H ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 3, 2009 Home Buying in 07731
John Sacktig, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey, NJ
John Sacktig answered:
what if you owned a mobile home, and then bought a house would you still quilify for the $8000 tax credit?
Wayne,

I asked some people in the tax field and I have sort of a left, right answer from both of them.
This is opinions discussed between people and not to be misconstrued as fac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2009 Home Buying in 07731
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