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John Skronski, Real Estate Pro in Long Branch, NJ
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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John Skronski, Real Estate Pro in Long Branch, NJ
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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Francesca Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Manasquan, NJ
Thu Aug 11, 2011
Francesca Patrizio answered:
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Jim Lavin, Real Estate Pro in Holmdel, NJ
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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