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Sun Jul 26, 2015
bhamini asked:
Mon Mar 17, 2014
Salzman Real Estate Team answered:
What is the address of the house you are referring to?
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Francesca Patrizio answered:
Kristi,

Quite often I have honest buyers who will divulge that their interests are varied. In order to serve your best interest, I would engage the services of agents from both counties being honest about your quest. I good agent will understand and will act accordingly.

Good Luck in your search!

Love and Peace,
Francesca Patrizio, ePro, SRES
Francesca@PatrizioRE.com
Cell/DIRECT: 732.606.2931
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Helene Birns answered:
I am an agent that has lived in Alpine for over 20 years. And the answer is absolutely YES! My children love living in Alpine, mostly because they have so many friends.Not only does Alpine have an excellent school for children K-8th grades, they then go to Tenafly High School which is a top high school. Alpine residents can enroll their children in either Tenafly Recreation and some Cresskill recreation, so the children get to know the kids from other towns as well. There are the Tenafly Nature Center, the Ice House or Mackay Arena , if your child likes skating or hockey, dance studios, and the convenience to NYC. If you have any interest in seeing homes in Alpine, please contact me, I am with Friedberg Properties 201-871-0800, my email is hdbirns@gmail.com. ... more
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Pinal Shah answered:
Hi
I may be able to help you with your search for a home with good schooling district in Bergen county though Alpine might not fit in the budget of 500-800 k
Hope I helped you with your question,give me a buzz
Thanks
Pinal shah
Remax villa realty
Cell 201-952-7387
Circle of Excellence Award Winner 2011
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Sat Jan 29, 2011
Wendy Dessanti answered:
Hi, You've received some great answers. One very important thing to keep in mind in considering the assessment of a property in a community and the resulting taxes is what the assessment is based upon..another words some communities are at 100% valuation or close to that and some communities might be at as low as 42%, that is in Bergen County where I am a realtor. So you need to know and understand what the assessment is based on..sometimes called an equalization rate. You should also know what year the assessment was done to see if it's accurate or might possibly be appealed. Also, some communities may have very low taxes since there is significant amount of business ratables which helps support the residential taxes. Towns like Paramus and Englewood Cliffs are perfect examples. Towns may also have low taxes if their services are limited in towns like Alpine where they don't have their own high school. Of course, most of these towns have high selling prices. You have to consider that too.
Unfortunately, taxes are increasing. In New Jersey though, the Governor has made an initiative that communities should not be allowed to raise property taxes more than approximately 2% per year.
Hope this information is helpful to you. Please let me know if I can assist you, Wendy
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Helene Birns answered:
If your looking for locations not far from the city, the town of Rockleigh also has low taxes, as well as Englewood Cliffs. Contact me if you woud like some help. hdbirns@gmail.com
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Sun Jan 13, 2008
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hire the best agent you can find and she will do a great job in negotiating the best price the market will bear. That is where you will realize your savings, not by dipping into her pocket. If you need help with closing costs, then talk to your agent about the possibility of building them into your purchase price. The home will have to appraise for the total amount - in essence it allows you to finance them.

Best,
Jeanne Feenick
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