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08550 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 25, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you work with a local realtor.
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Sat May 21, 2016
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Sat May 7, 2016
Paul answered:
Use to fully understand + analyze all real costs of homeownership, including purchase price, down payment options, closing costs (title insurance, bank fees, inspection/appraisal, legal), mortgage financing- interest rate, term, points, pre approval requirements, RE Taxes, HO Insurance, utilities/maintenance/condo fees, selling costs (broker commission, capital gains tax, state transfer taxes). is educational, in-depth, easy-to-understand. Invaluable especially for serious first-time homebuyers. ... more
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Mon Mar 30, 2015
Virginia Kazlouskas (Gregory) answered:
In NH, if a home inspection reveals issues the issue has to be disclosed to the next buyer. If the sale falls through the sellers Realtor should be disclosing the facts to the next buyer and the issue will need to be okay with the new buyer, possibly their mortgage hold and/or fixed. You would have to have an expert look at it to see if patching it would fix it or not. ... more
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Sat Mar 28, 2015
John Sacktig answered:
I use a home inspector that is an engineer,and has done thus type of work for my clients in the past.
Always research like you are doing, and check all referrals.

Jay Tauber -

Mr Tauber has built a lot of homes in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties. I would at least give him call and see what he can do to help!

Tell him said to call!

John Sacktig
Century 21 Burke Realty
Office: 732-658-6800
Direct: 732-213-1409
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Ronald Shaffery answered:
You can give it a try. Please note that a lot of people file for bancruptcy before the actual auction.
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Wed Apr 2, 2014
Shehla Rupani answered:
Schools in these areas are quite compatable. I can recomend some propeties but need to know your other prefernces too.

You can always call me and i will be happy to help you with your search.

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Sat Dec 28, 2013
Donna Lucarelli answered:
There will also be new condos above the Ellsworth center and work will begin in spring of 2014.

Call me for details 609-903-9098
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Shalu Thaman answered:
You posted this question in the "home buying " section for West Windsor .

If you're buying a home here, presumably you did not choose to use an agent's services to rent your Jersey City apartment?

And are 'spreading the word' for local agents here, in case they may know someone who needs to rent in Jersey City ?
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Mon May 13, 2013
Blanca Dover answered:
Hello Aj,

I would not advise paying for an appraisal prior to buying the home. Once your offer is accepted the lender will send an appraiser of his own and you have will have incurred an unnecessary expense. Even though there are models that aren't an exact match, your realtor can do a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) she can give her opinion of the property's value based on the condition, square footage, lot size, number of bedrooms, upgrades, etc... compared to the most recent home sales within a mile and base your offer realitively close those values.

Blanca Dover, REALTOR

Century21 Hometown Realty
Cell: 805-427-5646

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Sat May 4, 2013
Shalu Thaman answered:
Hi Rachna,

If you are enquiring about a particular property , please contact #West windsor Municipal office - Zoning & construction department, with the lot & block #.

If a conversion is being planned, typically home owners are notified well in advance, with resident meetings usually occurring before that.

Hope this helps.
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
there are a good many depending upon your price range and other criteria you seek. I suggest you interview 2 or 3 agents and select one to help you. (then stay loyal to them, letting them know any you may have already seen or found on line.) Not all rentals are listed in local mls. Be careful as there are often scams out there. (dont send anyone money until you have fully checked out) ... more
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Shalu Thaman answered:
Concur with Deborah.

Also, mold & pest infestations can be a latent factor that could show up in an inspection but maybe not as the entire extent of the issue

Often homes that go into foreclosure or have to be abandoned by their owners, face the neglect that a shortfall of money brings.

A home that has been regularly maintained, repaired etc, vs one where issues have continued to slide can become 2 very different 'bargain's to be had.

Shalu Thaman - Realtor,ePRO
Keller Williams Princeton Real Estate
Cell # 609.577.5861
Fax # 609.613.5907
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
John (Jack) Stolze answered:
Hello Selfmade,

As the listing agent for this property........when you read the answers already supplied by other agents, there is little else to say.

The service, knowledge, and the tools available to an agent will certainly be of considerable value to you as a buyer. Not to mention the fact that you can't be paid a commission without being licensed. It may be penny wise and dollar foolish to try to save the buyers agent commission.

Good luck in your home search.
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
S answered:
Hi Satish,

Mortgage calculators can give you a rough idea.
But a good start would be to get in touch with a lender to find how much loan you qualify for.
This will help you decide the home price range you want and afford.

A local real estate agent can help you look for a home in your budget range.
If you have any questions, you can contact me directly
Tel: 609-606-5077

Best wishes,
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
Trupti Gandhi answered:

Just by the info given by you, you'll have to wait for 3 more months... But having said that you could start looking at the houses again and talk to a good mortgage agent in the meantime to find out where you stand.

Let me know if I could help you further. Cell # 609.903.89003.

Good luck!
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Sun Jun 24, 2012
John Terebey, JR answered:
The walk from Sherbrooke Estates IS VERY DOABLE, and should be one of your strongest reasons for buying in Sherbrooke Estates as that is why the homes hold their value, as well as Established Neigborhoods, and you can see Kids playing in the yards! Walk to the park, to tennis courts to schools, to shopping. IN fact if you want to walk and bike... this is the GREATEST neighborhood for enjoying a neighborhhod, block parties, and kids playing outside.

For the homes CHECK OUT the UNIQUENESS of each home. 35 Berkshire is new to the market,
an CUSTOM BUILT Colonial with so many established upgrades, that a new home could never offer. Lush landscaping, outdoor entertaining~Heated Gunnite Pool with Brick Paver leading to pool house and Large Deck with Outside Kitchen, FirePIts, Spa. Enjoy all this from outside from inside in the Large Vaulted Sunroom with Skylights, Paddle Fans, and all wood interior. The Large Updated Gourmet Kitchen, Truly hosts Large Gatherings comfortably. There is SOOO much more. 4 Full Baths, 5/6 Bedrooms (5 or an office) and a full finished basement with storage. ALL hidden away on a cud de sac in Sherbrooke Estates. Yes and you can walk to everything!!
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Sun Jun 24, 2012
John Terebey, JR answered:
18 Millbrook is on the market and the~ homes value~ is in the neighborhood and home. As with many homes~ beauty is in the eye of the homeowner. The homeowner is very proud of their home. The new buyer/homeowner will have the opportunity to make changes to the home, and make it reflect their personality. It is priced GREAT for that opportunity.. Come "BUY". ... more
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Thu May 24, 2012
Trupti Gandhi answered:
Mary and Patrick here have answered a lot for you already.

What you really need to do is drive around each of these communities at different times of the day and see if you would like to be a part of what's happening there... Depending upon what stage of your life you are at, you might want to see the children playing around, people walking their dogs and the commuters returning home walking / by car and so on... Don't forget to visit during weekends too!

See what YOU like and get an agent who will show you and understand you...
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