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Thu May 26, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Not sure how you're attempting to contact the seller. There's no way you could do that through this site. It would only direct you to agents who pay it for leads.

I've always found it tough to find a seller's contact info on random real estate websites. You could do a reverse address search on and probably get a phone number that way. ... more
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Gina Chirico answered:

You can participate in the question/answer forum of Trulia and respond to consumers questions about financing, credit, etc. You can also post a blog on Trulia and consumers can find you that way. You can also pay to advertise on Trulia and hopefully create some leads that way too. ... more
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Christina Crupi-Lyons answered:
Beautiful place to live. Convenient to EVERYTHING. Care free living.
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Sat Aug 25, 2012
The Roskelly Team answered:
Hi Me,

Check in with a good lender there locally. Get a recommend from a trusted real estate agent, friend or family member and have them review your full financial picture to determine what programs you are eligible for. ... more
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Tue May 1, 2012
Ed Carbone answered:
The "Short Answer" Banks and their investors don't want to take a loss, also, the buyers are making unrealistic low low offers creating too large a gap between market value and their offer. ... more
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Tue May 1, 2012
Ed Carbone answered:
In addition to access to two big cities, NYC and Philly, the N.J. Schools are the best in the country and people want a good education for their children. Also, there is much less space to build on, therefor existing houses go up in value. ... more
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Sun Aug 28, 2011
Suz A answered:
Yes ... and no.

It can depend on the functionality of the home.

You can appreciate how our lives have changed. In another era, when it was assumed the "woman of the house" would spend most of her hours in the kitchen, it made perfect sense. In years past, when most people farmed, it was essential to have a room close to an entrance where someone could wash off the labors of their day. If the room is next to a door to the outside, it was probably considered an upgrade to a mud room.

These days, the kitchen - not the television/media room, nor dining room - is the gathering area for the family. So, floor plans have changed.

I think it can work well as a room off a laundry/mud room, particularly if the dining room is two rooms away. There may be no getting around this sensitive issue in an older, smaller home with two bathrooms. Family members figure out how to get beyond it.

For many restaurants, the restrooms are just off the kitchen. There is usually a partition or a hallway off the dining room to access the facilities. Smaller restaurants put the bathrooms at the back, sometimes behind the kitchen.

If the entire floor of a home is dining room and kitchen, the answer may be converting that room to a half bath or removing it entirely. There are certainly ways to avoid the issue for the thoroughly charming smaller home.

Best regards,
of Longmont, CO
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
Absolutely not. I've never heard of a buyer who wasn't interested in a home because it was foreclosed upon - once upon a time. Homes have their current value - that is all. I suppose if someone was killed in the home or there was a newsworthy incident attached to the home, there could be some future problems. ... more
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Mon Sep 6, 2010
Lyle Wolf answered:
I agree with Jeanne. In New Jersey, people like garages and basements. You will always be better off getting a townhome with one or both of these if you are given the choice and can afford it. ... more
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Sat Aug 28, 2010
Jacquelyndupras answered:
This is my office's focus area. We are located in Sayreville NJ. I can give you stats., reports, and any info you need to make a decision. Real Estate currently is a local market. Our area is not as bad as other areas in NJ and/or in other States. Please reach out to me and I will assist you in any way you need. Jacquelyn Dupras Agent with Century21 Charles Smith Agency ... more
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Sat Aug 28, 2010
Jacquelyndupras answered:
I work in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties. My office handles many bank owned properties, probably the most of any office in the area. Please feel free to reach out to me and I will try to guide you or answer any questions you may have. Jacquelyn Dupras -Agent with Century 21 Charles Smith Sayreville NJ ... more
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