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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Jemmy Kan answered:
So, can you confirm that Heritage of Piscataway already sold 52 new homes this year? Thanks.
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Jemmy Kan answered:
$270,000 http://msx.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=1475910156&s=MSX&t=MSX
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Jemmy Kan answered:
350 BOWLER Ct 3br 2hba sold and closed at $342,000. 30 year fix rate 4%. Grandview Elementary School, Schor Middle School and Piscataway High School.
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Jemmy Kan answered:
According to Epoch Times, the most popular and influential Chinese newspaper in NJ and NYC, that Heritage at Piscataway just sold 52 new homes. If this is true, then it may be sold out very soon at this speed.

Joseph is correct that Conackmack Middle School at Piscataway is very good and has an alumni going to Harvard University this year at 16 years old. On the other hand, my friend whose boy went to Grandview Elementary School and Schor Middle School within walking distance of Heritage at Piscataway, won #1 in NJ FBLA (Future Business Leader of America), and another one won National #1 in FBLA; only top two of each state qualified to compete Nation wide, his team of three won #1 out of 100 teams came from 50 states for Piscataway High School.

So, you need to answer the question, would your children want to go to Harvard University or won #1 in National FBLA Competition ... :-)
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Jemmy Kan answered:
Cheryl,

I read Epoch Times, a very popular and influential Chinese newspaper in NJ and NYC (may be because it is free LOL), saying that 52 new homes already sold at Heritage at Piscataway. So, if this is true, then it must be a good place to buy. I can not think of a new development in America sold this fast ... (Am I right? American.)

Piscataway was chosen by CNN Money Magazine to be top 100 best place to live in America both in 2008 and 2010 (do you know that, American?)

NJ is full of "foreign born" American because many black families chose to move to NC, GA and FL where their root came from, according to New York Times. e.g. The black families drop 10% in the area for past decade.

By the way, Piscataway schools offers world languages, including Chinese, Indian, Spanish, English, Italian, ...etc, in addition to American English. So, your kids will grow up automatically multi linqual with global view. e.g. each year Piscataway schools have trips to China, and kids and parents can all go, and many participants are non Chinese families.
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Liz answered:
I am the Sales Manager at Heritage at Piscataway and I can confirm that we have now sold 57 homes since we opened for pre-construction sales just 12 short months ago. If you have not yet visited our Sales Center or model homes, I invite you to do so and see what everybody is talking about! ... more
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Jemmy Kan answered:
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Jemmy Kan answered:
According to the one full page ads in popular Chinese media Epoch Times,

1. The future is bright as 52 new homes already sold, and model houses already grand opened, and the later phase of the community will have price jump.

2. 10 years seems to be a good time period as in NJ, the builder should offer 10 year warranty. As to appreciation, the new homes often appreciate much faster than existing homes.

3. Grandview Elementary School of K to 3 is within walking distance, and my AT&T colleague whose 4 boys went to the school and going to top university in NJ. One won #1 in NJ FBLA, another one won #1 in National FBLA competition.

4. For house 25 year old, you may need to spend dozen thousands to replace roof, so ...
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Mon Jun 20, 2011
George Colavito answered:
When you take on the responsibility to get the C of O and all Certs you are agreeing to provide the cost of as well as the scheduling of all local community requirements for that home to meet the inspection needs of the town.
The C of Os differ from town to town for example in Piscataway there currently is NO Certificat of Occupancy for residential existing homes, when they are sold however someone still needs to go to the proper city office and pick up and pay for a letter that states that there is no C of O in Piscataway.
You will also in Piscataway need to pay for and get noterized a statement for the Fire Marshal's office that the home has both carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
In South Plainfield the inspector comes to the property on a scheduled appointment and does a visual inspection of the property and there is also a higher fee involved there.
All homes are sold in "As Is" condition and it usually is further defined by the attorneys during the attorney review process if the buyer and seller are using attorneys to represent them.
NJ does not require buyers and sellers to have an attorney but in my 37 years of experience I have never seen a seller nor a buyer elect to not use an attorney.
A home can be bought in As Is condition but my experience is that the buyer always reserves the right to have a home inspection and usually the results of that inspection determine whether the condition of the home is acceptable or not.

If there are any other questions about this or any other real estate matters feel free to contact me directly at RE/MAX Home Pros, (732) 752-5500 Ext. 11
I do offer a complimentary buyer or sellers counseling session that runs about an hour that should answere all your buying or selling questions and takes you through the entire process from beginning to end.

George Colavito, Broker/Owner
RE/MAX Home Pros
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Sat May 14, 2011
Marsha Bowen Washington answered:
Hi Robin,

Most programs will require an application and there are income guidelines. If you would like some more specifics, I have link on my website for down payment assistance information on these programs by county. ... more
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Sun Apr 17, 2011
Marsha Bowen Washington answered:
Hi Robin,

Congratulations on purchasing a home. In most cases if you have all the appropriate paperwork, the HMFA loan program takes about 4 to 6 weeks to process. In regards to the 203K program, in most cases if the township declares your new home inhabitable and you require a certificate of occupany to move in, then you will need to stay in your apartment until the repairs and renovations are complete.

Good luck to you.
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Tue Jun 22, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Great response Marc! By now Home Buyer you have either closed on your deal or have moved on to another. Pass along an update - we are always interested to learn outcome.

For others reading this post - buyers are best served by aligning themselves with a great agent from the start. The process is complicated and a good agent will add value every step of the way, from search through close. Most FSBO sellers will cooperate with agents by agreeing to pay a reasonable commission if the agent brings the buyer. So work with an agent, ask how she feels about FSBOs so that you know whether she'll be open to including them in the search.

Best,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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Sun Jan 24, 2010
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hopefully by now Sam has already moved into his new home..............considering he asked this question well over 2 years ago!
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Mon Aug 31, 2009
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Hi Agoswani,
Piscataway has many condominium communities. Regarding your question about school, you might want to use school reports such as:
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Tue Mar 3, 2009
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Properties that are situated on major roadways will be valued at less than those that are not. Take this into account in your negotiations and realize that if/when the time comes to sell, it will affect you then. There will be some subset of the buyer pool that will not consider a home on a major roadway - this is true of any issue with a property - location, unpopular style....etc. For that reason, price is impacted. Be sure that you use comparables that have similar location considerations in selecting comparables for your pricing analysis.

The value of the home is what you are willing to pay. Only you can make the decision of whether the home you have identified is worth buying.

Good luck,
Jeanne Feenick
Search and connect at www.feenick.com
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