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Fri May 6, 2016
Maria Tsabrova Buyers Rebate answered:
I dont see any pics any longer.. I believe you were able to delete them.
If you are getting ready to list make sure you make professional pictures - it makes a big difference!
Beside full service Listing agent I also help for sale by owner FSBO to list on MLS and all other databases. Feel free to reach out if interested. Maria 862-262-5869 ... more
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Tue Mar 15, 2016
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Mary Grunmeier answered:
Ram, I will be in my office by noon tomorrow (Monday). Please call me so we can talk about what you are trying to accomplish.

Mary
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
There are many things which comprise the Closing Costs:
The Prepaid Taxes are a big thing, or can be; they can be 1/12 of the Old Tax assessment, up to 1/2 of that amount.
There would be Title Fees, Insurance fees, Notary fees.
You will find that the difference between the highest and the lowest as far as their own fees are concerned, is maybe a few hundred dollars.
The Bank doesn't vary or determine most of the charges.
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Sun Mar 20, 2011
Team Forss, #1 in SoCal answered:
Great when showing property. realtor.com and foreclosureradar.com offer some really great apps. They support both platforms. I use ipad and it's been very impressive when I';ve been out with clients as they app is using the built-in gps. This means realtor.com shows homes that are for sale or for rent where you are. You can zoom in/out and look at photos etc. Same thing with foreclosureradar. It shows homes that are pre-foreclosures, scheduled trust deed sale etc.

I would recommend to have the modem built-in so it's less hassle when you're out w clients.

In my opinion, the ipad does not replace the computer. I recently switched from PC to Mac and it's super fast.
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Mon Sep 20, 2010
Murray Plishtin answered:
Our office services both Montville and Boonton Twsp. and I know them well.
They are two of the three premier towns in this area (Mt. Lakes being the other).
Both towns have lovely homes, very good schools, excellent recreation programs etc.
Also Montville was rated the # 13 town in the U.S to live a few years ago in Money Magazine.
If you would like further info. on these towns, contact me. I'd be glad to send some literature to you.
Murray(Murph)Plishtin
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Mon Feb 9, 2009
Deborah Bruen answered:
Everyone you speak with has a different answer to this question. To be safe we are looking at 2003 prices but there are also many variables. The thinking today is that you must price your home to sell, or power price it to get even more interest which has been shown to drive the price up. Pricing your home is imperative as the market is still in a decling mode and you don't want to miss your opportunity and to generate interest. ... more
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Fri Sep 26, 2008
William Leigh Holt answered:
Jay: It would appear that you really need a financial advisor. You do not mention your age, which is certainly an issue if you are a senior. Regardless, there are all sorts of things you can do, from reverse mortgages to refinancing the remaining balance on the mortgage to renegotiating the existing contract. What you have the resources to do and what will be the most effective way to reorganize your life after your wife's death remains far too large a scope for this forum.

Some of my friend belong to an organization that was called "Life goes on." It may have had a name change but I know that they are still active. It's especially set up for widows and widowers, where they can meet for comfort, socialization and informal advice and references. I would hope you might find a similar group to see if they can help point you in the right direction. I'm at an age where several of my friends have, unfortunately, become candidates for such a group. Many of us find comfort in just getting together as senior singles, widowed or not.

This last is, (as I have been accused of and accused others of) off the point of the immediate question. I think that perhaps it might be the answer to a much bigger question that you have to answer in dealing with the loss of your spouse and the financial readjustments you must make, senior or not.

My very best regards to you
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Sun Apr 27, 2008
Deborah Madey answered:
Boomers who live in McMansions may choose to downsize. I expect the retirement induced sales to impact the McMansions which do not have other strengths to support the value. For example, properties close to water, or waterfront, or close to a town that has steadily held value for years, will continue to hold. Not all retiring boomers will be moving from McMansions to retirement communities. For those retiring boomers who live in median priced housing, it is reasonable to expect the buyers to absorb that inventory. It is the higher end inventory in locations that are second tier in demand factors that have greater cause for concern.

Fred....I don't understand the excitement and rush to congratulate John for "pouncing". I didn’t know this was a forum for tally counts of who can one-up another, or pounce upon one another. Frankly, I appreciate diversity in opinions and do learn from it. But, I don't appreciate disrespect, attacks, or side line rah-rahs as if one were attending a boxing match.

Good Luck,
Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group
(732) 530-6350
Deborah@PeninsulaFirst.com
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Sun Apr 27, 2008
Deborah Madey answered:
Some Realtors wil help w/ this, and others will not. If you find one who says yes, it would be worthwhile to pursue further discussions w/ that agent.
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