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Home Buying in 08816 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 4, 2015
Mfogarty59 answered:
I grew up there and my dad commuted to NYC. I loved that neighborhood and wish I never left!
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Wed Mar 25, 2015
Buyer answered:
same question here. going o buy a house. Property inspector brought by buyer's agent said everything was good, few cracks don't worry. But his report was lousy and he missed lot of stuff. Termite report said there was efflorescence, and I look at photos, sure enough there is a 1/8" crack right where there is lot of efflorescence. what should I be doing at this point, get another inspection? ... more
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Sat Mar 22, 2014
Angela Baskin answered:
Hello, thank you so much for your inquiry.
here is a great website regarding schools reports...
If you send me your email address i will send you some current listings in that development and surrounding as well.
My email address is and my mobile number is 718-344-7862. My office phone is 732-536-9010 ext 326
Contact me anytime,
Best Regards,
Angela Baskin
Keller Williams Realty West Mon
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Mon Oct 7, 2013
Mary Petti answered:
Thats pretty much what I said, usually it cannot be done because of any number of reasons ie: parking, impervious coverage (from adding parking on a larger lot), sqare footage of the interior etc.

In this case the zoning officer knew right from the start that you would not meet the parking requirements since the lot is too small, thus helping you avoid going in front of the ZB for a variance and the associated costs.

Just curious is the home located in an area zoned for medical use or in a mixed use area or is it zoned residential?
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Sat Aug 10, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
I must agree with the other Realtors, if it is fixable and the part is available then that should suffice. Just because they agreed to hold money in escrow after close to cover the repair does not mean they have to agree to pay for a new unit. It should be resolved between the 2 attorneys at this point. ... more
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Fri Aug 2, 2013
diane lezark answered:
as someone who has lived in east brunswick since 1982 and put 3 children who excell in this blue ribbon nationally ranked 496 in nation by newsweek ==google it---- i would definitely live here, piscataway has no national ranking for schools. concentrate in my area cranbury rd .there is a nyc bus on corner of rues lane and cranbury rd, we also have the park and ride center on rt. 18.,,. our area is beautiful, surrounded by farms, civic ctr. post office, stores,library and the mall and great white oak park. i love it.
see the following townhouses developmnts all located in this area---fox meadow,timber hollow,
lexington village, if u want basement and garage===then kingswood station tand colonial oaks village.try to stay in cranbury rd area, good luck to you. diane
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Fri Aug 2, 2013
diane lezark answered:
i was just down in the tax assessors office 2 days ago 7/31/2013) and they actually laughed about it when i asked this very same question. dont stress because it appears this issue is a dead deal and going no where. and of course taxes go up every year, because services do. ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
John Sacktig answered:

There are a few available in East Brunswick, here are a few samples -

There is also one of my listings for rent /sale too! Great place!…

As an expert in the East Brunswick / South Brunswick areas I know what is available to you and we can set a time to see both towns in one day! Give a call or email and lets discuss your overall wants, needs and pricing ideas to find that property!

Let’s set for this weekend!

John Sacktig
Broker /Manager
Orange Key Realty
Direct - 732-213-1409
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Mary Petti answered:
To be a REALTOR and use the "R" logo, you need to join don't need to be a NAR member to join the local boards and NJAR but it makes sense to do so.
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Mon Dec 17, 2012
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Was the offer ratified in writing?

If so, there is a formal contract.....but take a close look at the terms of the contract especially when it comes to right of cancellation by either party.

Did the bank formally tell you they want to walk away, or did they merely tell you they won't do as you asked? The bank doesn't have to agree to any requests for repairs, replacement. Generally, foreclosed homes are sold as is which is likely in the terms of your contract as well.

If you have a realtor representing you, your first step is to direct these questions to your realtor.

Good luck
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Laquita Baez answered:
Hi bgoldstaub,

You can try contacting the office at Society Hill to get answer regarding satellite dishes.

Laquita Baez
Licensed Realtor in NJ and GA
Weichert Realtors

Dream Homes ARE Within Reach!!!
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
You'll need to sit down with a mortgage lender to determine this. Besides your income, they will be considering your assets (how much available cash you have on hand as well as things like stocks, bonds 401K's etc) how much debt you may have (student loans, car and credit cards etc) and your credit score.

Simply knowing how much you earn monthly isn't enough information for anyone to really answer your question.

I wish you continued success and all the best.
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
That would be a good question for your loan officer, if you have not done so, meet with a local and trusted loan offcier who can guide you through the process.
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Fri Jun 22, 2012
Vishal Maher Cell 732-277-9321 answered:
Hi Anibee,

It is a perfect question for your Attorney. However, you as a buyer have choices to either wait and take a chance or back-out.

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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Diane Glander answered:
Sure. There are plenty of good waterproofing companies around.
Find out the source of the water if you can. You can start by seeing if the house is in a flood zone. It might be something as simple as regrading the property or if the house is in the direct waterway of a water source, it might take a bit more work and money to fix.
But, if you love the house, go for it!
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Mary Petti answered:

According to your explanation, you did not have a contract written or signed by the bank when you made your offer. You never even got into attorney review. Technically the bank can, and often will, accept a higher offer, and unfortunately change the rules as they go along. Seems odd though that they extended the deadling 10 full months to December from February?

I would just be glad you didn't lay any money out of pocket. If you don't want to increase your offer, then uinfortunately you will have to walk away. Obviously asking for highest and best again, means the bank is looking to (and rightfully so) make as much money as they can. Not "right" but not illegal either since you never had a written contract.
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Sat Jan 14, 2012
Gail Hughes answered:
The rental market in EB is quite good as it offers good schools, nice, varied neighborhoods & easy access to major highways & NYC. How much ROI would depend on your down payment and monthly rent. There are many condo developments to choose from & I'd be happy to help you in your search. Feel free to give me a call. ... more
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Tue Nov 22, 2011
Joyce Lowe ABR,CRS,GRI,CNS answered:
Hello Cortney,

The best way to get an answer to this question is to contact a lender in your area and perhaps your accountant. They are the experts in financial issues and will be able to direct you. You should always talk with them before you meet with your realtor so you have all of your ducks in a row. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Jul 29, 2011
Shirley Messinger answered:
Having lived in East Brunswick and loving selling there, I can know why you chose this town! There are homes that meet your needs depending on your price range. Have you been pre-approved by a mortgage company yet?

I offer one stop shopping: mortgage preapproval, home search, insurance & title work for the closing.

Please contact me if you would like more information.
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