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Thu Aug 13, 2015
Melissa answered:
Silex Financial Group in Hawthorne, NJ can also assist with financing at The Whitney. Contact Melissa at 973-827-9200 with any questions.
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Fri Nov 7, 2014
John Westrich answered:
Hello Michael,

While buyers can sometimes focus on price there are other factors such as upgrades and bonuses that at times maybe negotiated. While it is certainly worth a shot, it is also important to know that it is absolutely best to work with an expert real estate negotiator. Now the key here is that you need to sign in with the real estate agent before your first visit to obtain the benefits of working with an agent. Once you sign in without an agent, with most new construction developments, you are on your own without an expert real estate expert to assist you.

Let me know if I may help.

John Westrich
Terrie O'Connor Realtors
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Fri Sep 12, 2014
Ronald Shaffery answered:
Your best bet would be to find fulltime local Realtor to get you the most accurate information.
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Sun Dec 15, 2013
Pmazzu7 asked:
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Irene Palatucci answered:
I'll have to agree with the other agent comments on parking in Allendale. Allendale is a great town with so many wonderful features. From the great schools, town center, lovely people and convenience to NYC and Highways to either the NY Thruway, or the Shore area…please call me if you'd lie an area tour and a chance to view some great properties. Thanks, Irene ... more
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Fri Nov 22, 2013
Melissa Peller Eydenberg answered:
This is an old question but the truth is, there is NO bussing in Allendale for Allendale residents! Kids from Upper Saddle River and HoHokus are bussed every morning (VERY EARLY! arriving between 700 - 720 am generally) and afternoon (approximately 2:50). Upper Saddle River has (1) "late" bus which does NOT stay for sports, which generally end 5:15-5:30. HoHokus no longer has a late bus. Saddle River and other kids who attend on a fee basis have busing provided. There are no longer buses on the weekend for sports teams, either, except Football/cheer/band for varsity games- I am not sure about JV or freshman games, I would guess no. Parents are expected to provide transportation at weekends, and seniors, except as most of them are not 18 and do not have their regular licence, this is often illegal. Buses take the teams to and from the school to games during the week- basketball, field hockey, etc. ... more
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Judith Miller answered:
Property taxes in Bergen and Essex Counties are the highest in the state of NJ. Taxes in Allendale are similar to Ho Ho Kus. Saddle River, Mahwah, Alpine and Franklin Lakes have the lower taxes.
Judy Miller, Coldwell Banker, Allendale, 201 669 6751
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Mon May 20, 2013
Donna Dec answered:
There is currently no waiting list for a resident or non-resident train station parking pass in Allendale. Simply go to the Allendale Police Station, fill out a simple application, pay $50/resident or $190/non-resident and you will be issued an annual pass.

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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Patricia Davis answered:
Allendale is so small that all areas are pretty nice. You can drive through all of Allendale in 10 minutes! So just call me for a tour! 201 785 7730
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Better should be dictated and defined by personal preferences, wants, needs, lifestyle, etc.; therefore consider revisiting the areas more than once, then determine where your comfort level will best be reached. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods. ... more
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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Gary Silberstein answered:
Short Sales sound great on paper however you don't always get a great "deal". I have a listing that is a short sale and we accepted an offer in April. We still are working with the bank to close and it's 10 months later. As a side note, the property is selling at market value so the buyer is not getting a great deal just because it was a short sale. Keep in mind there is no guarantee and you are responsible for any work that needs to be completed to get the C.C.O from the town. I encourage buyers to look at all of the homes on the market and I help to negotiate the best price possible.

I would be happy to email your cousin a list of homes that are on the market currently in the towns she is considering. I live in Mahwah and work out of the Ridgewood office. I cover the entire county and am a full time agent. Please feel free to review and share my profile with her or look me up on Linkedin or Facebook.
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Sun Aug 14, 2011
Daniel Fisher answered:
here are a couple sites that should answer your question.,_New_Jersey#Demographics
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Sat Jun 11, 2011
Maureen Sgambati answered:
Hi Linda,
Forgot to mention that there's also a unit in Spruce Run (Ramsey) with a lake view, though it's not lakefront. Periodically there are lakefront units for sale. Homebuyers in Spruce Run have the option of joining the Ramsey Country Club as well.
Maureen Sgambati, Relocation Coordinator
Terrie O'Connor Realtors
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Thu Dec 30, 2010
Lyle Wolf answered:

I suggest you read and get the facts on Radon:
What Every Home Buyer, Seller, and Real Estate Agent Should Know About Radon ... more
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Fri Mar 20, 2009
Sean M Farley answered:
Bill- I agree with can not look at Bergen County with a wide angle lense. Instead, decide what towns or markets you prefer, and then work with a realtor to research where the list to sell price ratio is. In fact, use Ridgewood as an example where how homes performance from list to sell varies by the section of town. How much of a reduction a home took in the Country Club section will differ greatly than in the Lawns.
This number is also affected greatly by how a home stands against its competition in quality, and most importantly how close to market value the home was listed at when it was first listed

Sean Farley, Terrie O'Connor Realtors
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