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Home Buying in 08757 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 9, 2016
zicklein answered:
The rule was changed December 2015. You have to live in the house for 2 years before you can rent it out.
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Wed Mar 30, 2016
USMortgageRanger answered:
Hi Lojunk,

Based on your post the very first thing that you as a buyer need to do is to get qualified by a Lender to determine how much home you can afford. Once that is done you will work with a Agent to help you find the right home that matches your need. Keeping in mind that a seller cannot discriminate based on your disability. I would be delighted to assist you in making the best decision for your family.

Lowell Sterling
NMLS 968898
Phone 469-347-3572
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Mon Mar 14, 2016
Hiker asked:
The owner is over 55. The tenant will not be. And her college- age son is moving in. Can they be reported, and what would ramifications be?
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
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Mon Jun 1, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
I would guess that this could be different for houses right next to eachother. You never know what people were thinking when they built their houses, or if they were all built at the same time. You could probably talk to the sellers or realtors that represent specific homes about this, I think that's really your only chance at getting the information you're looking for though.
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Mon Sep 22, 2014
Jeanne Feenick answered:
You should have a copy of the "Truth in Renting Guide" - here is a link, keep it handy for this an future rentals. ... more
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Mon Feb 3, 2014
eporcelli answered:
Children, depending on the age, would go to Intermediate North or Toms River North HS, but this apartment is small and cannot accommodate more than one person.
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
George "Rives" Holder answered:
Ktcost, depending on how bad your credit is you might still be able to obtain a mortgage. The best thing you can do is align with a mortgage rep that can determine where you stand, and the steps you need to take to improve your credit score. Happy New Year! ... more
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Sun Oct 27, 2013
MaryEllen Mastricova answered:
HI Alice

The home you are interested in is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath renovated Bal Harbor with an extension. I would be happy to show this or any other homes in the area to you at your earliest convenience. Please contact me at 732 503-5027 or If you provide your email address I will be able to send you the complete listing for your review. Hope to talk with you soon. ... more
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Sun Oct 27, 2013
MaryEllen Mastricova answered:
HI Frank

My name is MaryEllen Mastricova and I am a full time Realtor Associate with the #1 Realtor in Ocean County, Crossroads Realty. I am also a resident of Holiday City and love living here. The Castle Harbor model is the largest in Holiday City with 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, attached garage and many have an enclosed Florida Room. I would be happy to show you any of these homes or send some current information regarding what homes are currently on the market. Please reach out to me. ... more
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Paul Valenti answered:
As has been stated before so eloquently by Sharon Asay, this home is available on the MLS for $ $268,500. If this home is out of your price range there are 13 other homes available in Holiday City South fromt $129,900-$200,000.

If you are interested in looking for an adult community home in Beachwood, Toms River or any other community in Monmouth or Ocean County please let me know.

Good luck with your search!


Paul Valenti
ERA American Towne Realty
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Camille Cecora answered:
That house is currently under contract and scheduled to close within a week or two. It would be my pleasure to assist you. You can reach me at 732-644-1145.
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Sat Oct 22, 2011
William Vesey answered:
in mls listing what does FIR stand for ?
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Wed Oct 29, 2008
Marc J Williams SRES,e-PRO answered:
Great question, hard to answer, here are my thoughts. IF it was my life... At 63 my wife and live debt free in a nice place. If we found a great buy it would not really matter what the up front costs were on the reverse. Thoses costs are higher then normal mortgage costs but if it gets us what we wanted we would do it.
If you keep your home with a reverse on it for a few years, I think it is a win win. Getting cash out now from your present home, and keeping both, for a few years is a great idea. Buying when the market is down seems right, i think it makes up fro the difference in costs up front.
I do not take great risks, at my age i do not want to gamble the future. A reverse is not a gamble, it is a bit costly. Call me if you need to talk about it. I have been a REALTOR since the 60's. 732-778-9933 Good luck and thanks. Marc williams
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