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Sun Apr 30, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes BUT you must notify your tenant in writing at least 30 or 60 days before you start charging fees. Check NJ's laws for landlords.
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Sun Apr 16, 2017
mack Brown answered:
yes looking for this size for me and my wife need to move soon house being sold and need the extra room for the grand kids.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017
Natalia2768 answered:
I am living with my sister right now but am looking to move to new condos in Newton NJ but I am divorced by 5 years and I short sale the property I had in Nevada can I still qualify for a down payment assistance program in nj ... more
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Wed Sep 28, 2016
Buck Seymour answered:
Hi Christine. I am with 1st Advantage Mortgage in New Jersey. We are an approved lender with NJ HMFA and the Smart Start program. I would be happy to assist you and can also help with DPA programs depending on what County you are looking to purchase in.

Feel free to give me a call.

Buck Seymour
Mortgage Loan Officer
NMLS 250024
Direct Line: 609-467-6024
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Tue Aug 16, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
No, this is not normal. You shouldn't have to pay anything to just look. Sounds like a scam.
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Fri Jul 29, 2016
Rahzhak Mizhauni answered:
I agree. It's a very busy area, but I would not walk listening to music or video feeds with headphones on.
Safe measure from 1-10 (10 being totally safe): I would give it a 7 on the safe scale.
Bloomfield, NJ get a lot of lawless visitors; but the police response time is well above average.
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Fri May 27, 2016
Kiran asked:
How can I filter-out listings older than 30 days from my search? I see that option on Mobile app but not when accessing from browser(chrome/IE) on my desktop. I am I missing something…
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Tue May 19, 2015
Kodylawrence6 answered:
The pricing of the two could fluctuate a little depending on a few different things. For the most part I think both options are fairly reasonable. Oil heating is generally safe too as long as the safety precautions are made just like most things. ... more
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Mon Mar 30, 2015
Gerald Feenstra answered:
Hi Marsha,

If you're having issues with your account I recommend contacting Trulia Customer Support. They should be able to assist you with any issues you're experiencing.
They can be reached at: 1 (888) 466-3501

Hope this helps!

Gerald Feenstra
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
Marsha asked:
Sun Nov 2, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
When you buy a home, you can do whatever you like as long as you can afford it, it's legal and withing the zoning and association guidelines. Of course you can have your new home deep cleaned to your satisfaction. ... more
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Andrew Tisellano answered:
Let me know if you have something available for $1000 or less I have some clients looking in that area.
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
John Reeves answered:
The natural sights and charm aren’t all Bloomfield have going for it. It boasts some pretty competitive prices for renting an apartment as well. Because it’s small and off the beaten path, it’s not the first place everyone looks when they’re moving to Connecticut. You can find a choice apartment at a reasonable price, and you won’t have to outbid droves of other candidates to get it. Whatever you’ve got your heart set on, you can find the perfect place at the perfect price. ... more
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Rahzhak Mizhauni answered:
A potential borrower currently needs, on average, a credit score in the 760s to qualify for a mortgage loan. There may be hope on the horizon for those with less than perfect credit scores.
Borrowers with scores in the low 600s could frequently obtain financing through a government backed loan or even through a conventional lender but at a higher interest rate.
Resolve, minimum credit scores for FHA Loans: Generally speaking, to get maximum financing on typical new home purchases, applicants should have a credit score of 580 or better.

Good Luck, and take the initiative.
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
You should consult with your attorney and/or buyer broker. Without know the terms of your contract (most have a period of time where a buyer can terminate for any or no reason) it's hard to say. Given the money at risk, your boyfriend needs to make this a priority and speak to the attorney/agent and if thier on vacation he can ask for either the Broker in Charge or for whoever is covering for the attorney. Don't get put off, get this taken care of today. ... more
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Wed Dec 26, 2012
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Patty asked this well over 3 years ago.........and she is still getting "advice" !!

One would hope that she has already moved, and been enjoying her new home for a long time by now! ... more
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Fri Jul 8, 2011
Carl Ben Witzig answered:
Check this out. See if you qualify. For Essex County you contact the office in East Orange. You never know about "what you hear" unless you check it out. And when you learn it, let us know what you find so others can benefit. This comes from a Google search for "home buying grants."
City of East Orange
Dept. of Neighborhood Housing & Revitalization
44 City Hall Plaza
East Orange, NJ 07019
(973) 266-5143

On a $250,000 house, 3.5% is $8750 down payment. Plus closing costs of maybe $8,000-11,000 depending on who you use as a loan broker or as a direct lender. There is a difference. Or simply call me and I will discuss how to get good free advice on home buying loans.
Carl B Witzig
Weichert Realtors
272 Bellevue Ave
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
973 746-1515 office
973 632 8593 cell
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Sun Apr 3, 2011
Carl Ben Witzig answered:
You never can predict what a bank will do. Yesterday I had a short offer pending on a Bloomfield condo since November 2010 go into foreclosure rather than accept the offer. The comps show same as offering price. The List price was 40,000 over comps. Rather than accept a cash offer as a short sale, this bank chose to foreclose, now will switch brokers, list as REO-bank owned. Most agents operate on the assumption that banks prefer shorts over foreclosure because the latter cost them more money. If so, then why would a bank decide against their own interests? Logic and predictability can play no part in guessing what a bank will do.
I believe the lenders are evolving in their strategies and there is no model of what to expect from them. I know your thread is an old one, but over time, we should see how this all changes, maybe. We still see short sales, (bad mortgages) being sold to a secondary bank somehow. The new bank then asks for all the paper work to be submitted again. Logic would say, why would a bank buy a mortgage that is bad already? It is easy to make a case for staying away from short sales. It is also understandable why a real estate transaction requires an attorney in this area as well as NY.
Deb below is on the money with her comments. The trouble is, as agents we see these variations, but as soon as a pattern developes, some other example occurs that defies the pattern. Most of us call the listing agent, find out as much as possible- any offers? ergo you will be backup only; short sale approved? ergo 1st offer should go in with hardship papers; agent has no info? bad sign that agent knows nothing of what they are doing. Agent claims to know nothing of loan balance- bad sign. You either have a chance or its not worth showing the house. IMO, it comes down to, why would you want to pursue a short sale? Is it the only house out there?
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Wed Dec 1, 2010
Jo Soss answered:
I guess it would all depend on the lender. Did you find someone that would process this product? Why are they in foreclosure?
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