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Tue May 27, 2014
Kevin Homer answered:
A good mortgage company will guide you the process and pre qualify you before you look at properties, his way you will know what and how much you can afford. Often times when a credit score is low, you can pay off debt and if you are trying to raise your score, don't apply for credit till your mortgage is approved.

Hope this helps

Kevin Homer
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Sarah Pomphrey answered:
Best for you to contact a reputable mortgage broker/rep in your area. They will be able to offer you the
best advice on how to proceed. Good Luck!
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Bernadette Lemke answered:
I would love to show you the listing in question.
I would like to send you addition co-op listings, To give you more option.
And also i can get a feel for your criteria. Call or sent me an e-mail and i will
work with you to get what you are looking for..
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Fern Malka answered:
There is certainly a demand for college kids, to rent condo's in the area, during their school session. You are also able to rent out a condo for the summer months, if you so desire.
I would be happy to help you. I have lived in the West End area for over 11 years.
Fern Malka
Royal Realty Services LLC

Cell. 201.281.6369
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Fern Malka answered:
I am a Real Estate Broker, and I have lived in the West End Section of Long Branch, for 11 1/2 years. It is a wonderful, family friendly, and funky, charming town. There are concerts every weekend in the summer. The restaurants are superb.
I would love to help you find a home that you will love, as much as I love mine.
Please call me: 201.281.6369

Fern Malka
Royal Realty Services LLC
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Sutah Ann Robins answered:
Sat Jun 23, 2012
John Skronski answered:
Ed Z - You my want to check your condo by-laws. Every association requires a minimum stay for tenancy (typically 3 month minimum). -John
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Sat Jun 23, 2012
John Skronski answered:
Syd8jess - Are you still considering buying a home in this area? Do you need any further information? Thanks - John
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Wed May 30, 2012
John Skronski answered:
B-1 - You did not mention if you wanted an ocean view or river view, or a price range. Assuming the ocean, and under 500k, there have been over 60 sales in the last 3 years. There are only about 10 units currently for sale with the same criteria. I understand you probably want a good deal, but the problem lies within availability. Those that bought a unit, currently own it, and those that did not buy, do not. I hope you're not waiting to get the deal of the century and put your life on hold waiting for that opportunity. You may eventually get a "good deal" but spend several years (3 already) waiting. If you are currently working with an agent, he/she should be able to direct you accordingly and get you the deal before others get it. If you are working on your own, then you have either passed up or underbid 60 deals where the market was above your offers. If you are patient, and are convinced the market will come to you, then good for you, you will get a property at a lower price, so all is well. But the difference between getting the place you want and the place that is left is timing. And working with a professional who is aware of all MLS properties, FSBO's, and owners considering selling will get you that "best deal." I am one of those professionals and I have been involved in more condo sales with water views in the last 3 years than any other agent. I can definitely help you. There are other towns that have water view properties, too, and I could discuss them with you. And I'm not sure about the point you are trying to make with the rentals. But I do agree that some sellers have been asking too much for their properties. But there is still a good opportunity out there to buy a nice place at the right price, if you know how and where to look. Good luck! Let me know if I can help. Thanks - John ... more
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Wed Feb 15, 2012
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Patricia,

The listings that you've claimed that don't show your contact information are the following, and the listing agent information for these properties appears to be correct in which case you should unclaim them. If that's not the case, you'll need to make sure that these listings are updated in your MLS and with Exit Realty.

If you need further assistance from Trulia, please give us a call at at 888-466-3501 Monday - Friday 7am to 4pm PST, or send us an email via the link below.

If you'd like to see an example of a testimonial, I recommend that you search for agents in your area with our Find a Pro directory. You can then browse profiles of other local agents and see the testimonials that they've added to their profiles. You can search our directory here:

Best Wishes,

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Thu Aug 11, 2011
Francesca Patrizio answered:
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Francesca Patrizio, Broker Sales Associate, ePro, SRES
Gloria Nilson REATORS, Real Living
732.606.2931 (24/7)
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Tue Nov 30, 2010
Lucy Korzelius answered:
Hi Mcorona,
You're best bet is to speak to a mortgage rep. They will have to run your credit, take a look at your financial picture, then advise you on the best direction to take in order to buy a home. Long Branch may have some interesting programs, such as live where you work or other community based programs that could make a home purchase extremely affordable. Please let me know if you need a name of any local reps to help you. If you need someone that is bi-lingual and understands the marketplace, please let me know. Best of Luck to you.

Lucy Korzelius
REMAX Gateway
1500 Allaire Ave., Ste 103
Ocean, NJ 07712
732-684-1559 direct
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Sun Oct 10, 2010
Lyle Wolf answered:
Bottom line, unless stated otherwise in your contract the seller needs to obtain the CO before closing. For example, in contracts for short sales the buyer often has the expense and responsibility for the CO. You do not want to close without a CO, even if you are paying cash. It can be a recipe for future costs and trouble later. ... more
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Sat Sep 18, 2010
Jim Lavin answered:
I grew nearby Hackensack by train a little over 90minutes, from Long Branch change trains in Newark. My suggestion change jobs or move closer. I commuted by auto from Holmdel over 20 years to Englewood Cliffs and Park Ridge. I changed careers and never looked back. it was the best move I ever made. ... more
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Kim Hale answered:
Hi JL,

As an 19 year Long Branch resident, I've grown to love this very diverse community.
We agents are now servicing our community with foreclosure prevention ("Short Sales") & encourageing homeowners in trouble to talk to their lender about modifying their mortgages. (Homeowners need our help.)This is one way that the face of Long Branch & Real Estate has drastically changed.

Pier Village has been an awesome addition and improvement to Long Branch without a doubt. Because of the economy improvement has slowed a bit but, I look forward to ongoing face lift of Long Branch and the benefits that this brings to a struggling economy.

Monmouth County continues to be the perfect place to "get away" or the now popular "staycation" spot for the weekend or just a few hours. This is still a great place to make your home!!
I'd love to assist you with whatever Real Estate questions or plans that you, your family & friends have.
Kim Hale - Direct 732-567-4001 or
(Broker-Exit Realty East Coast)
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Tue May 18, 2010
John Skronski answered:
Steve ----

I work in the Remax office in Ursula Plaza in Long Branch and have checked the Monmouth MLS statistics for you, and they confirm my general opinion. The average closing price of single family homes from Jan '06 to March '10 have fallen approximately 20%. Condos and townhomes have fallen about the same. Of course, each and every property must be judged and value estimated independently. All homes are not the same, even all condos in the same building are not the same. It's important to utilize the information available to you, and research the properties when establishing value. If you're still interested in buying, I'd look forward to discussing your plans and see if I can help you.


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Tue Jun 23, 2009
Francesca Patrizio answered:

Excellent question . . . obviously your head is spinning as radily as our heads are with all of these changes.

Yes, revisions have been made to the original plan that provide for potential homeowners to apply these mones to closing costs upfront as well as newly created (as of 5/29/2009) bridge loans are offer to potential homeowners for the totality of these costs, See .

As for a govenrnmental "link" that would provide u with guidance . . . well, my most popular is now resulting in a "site not found!" response.

The best advice that any of us can give is to consult with a Tax Pro for the most definitive reponse realizing that none of us can provide solid answers in this ever changing market.

Love and Peace,
Francesca, Realtor
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
Francesca Patrizio answered:

Yes, and I would advise you to get the CO ASAP as Neptune Township is notorious for nitpicking before granting COs.

Love and Peace,
Francesca, Realtor, ePro
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