Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Boonton : Real Estate Advice

  • All15
  • Local Info4
  • Home Buying2
  • Home Selling1
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 17
Sat Jul 2, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
You can, but you need to hire a pro, and you need to do it asap. You should also let the bank know that you're wanting to sell, and hopefully they can delay the foreclosure proceedings. If you owe more on the house than what you can sell it for, you'll have to do a Short Sale, which can take extra time. Call a local Realtor who specializes in this situation. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Mar 26, 2016
Richard Reynolds answered:
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Mar 10, 2016
thinz answered:
The site is geared for agents listings...not for sale by owners.
Tom Hinz
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Wed Sep 30, 2015
thinz answered:
I would start by calling the Rockaway zoning office and giving them the block and lot to see what info they provide. Tom Hinz
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Fri Jun 19, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hi Bob

We don't use square footage to price homes in this part of NJ. We rarely even show sq footage on the listing unless it is new construction.

We use similar, comparable sales to arrive at a market price..

As an agent, I would compare the overall size of the home, number of bedrooms and baths - basement or no basement (finished or unfinished)............ and number of updates (new baths and kitchen?, internal systems in of the house?)........etc........ part of the comparison also includes the lot size and location within the town (busy street or quiet?).

Call a local agent - they can do a market analysis for you.....for free!

Best wishes
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
There is no property attached to this question.
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Tue Sep 11, 2012
Deborah Herridge answered:
This website should help. Best of luck!
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Sun Apr 29, 2012
Keith Bochner answered:
I will be doing an Open House today 4/29/12 at 9 Sheep Hill Road in Boonton Township, an original Habberstad home. Stop by to take a look and say hi!
0 votes 11 answers Share Flag
Wed Mar 7, 2012
John Sacktig answered:
Reema -

Queston was asked ..Tue Mar 10 2009. 3 Years ago!

I am thinking they made the offer already.
0 votes 11 answers Share Flag
Wed Mar 7, 2012
Reema Sharma answered:
looking at 40-50k project. contact a few contractors for appraisals
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Fri Mar 2, 2012
Melissa Shannon answered:
I made that move 4 years ago. I moved from Austin, Texas back to Boonton Township, NJ. I worked in Englewood Cliffs, which is about 8 miles further on 80EAST (closer to NYC) than Ridgefield Park. On a good day you can make it in about 40 minutes. I currently live in Boonton Township and know Morris County and your commute very well. I would be happy to help you find a home in the area. Maybe I will even share some of my secret "short cuts" to help with your commute:) My website is below and has all of my contact information.
Good luck!
... more
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Fri Feb 17, 2012
Elisa Kolenut answered:
If you qualify for a conventional mortgage, that is always the best route to take. The rate is cheaper, there is no pmi or up front pmi that comes with all FHA loans. FHA may require the bank statements as well. Check with your lender, but if you have a gift, usually a letter is sufficient from the donar ( again, check with the lender). They may want to see the deposit in your account & a gift letter. If you have the credit scores to qualify, with 10% down, you should be able to get a conventional loan. Good luck & enjoy your new home! ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Wed Feb 15, 2012
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Wajiha,

Oggi's answer is partially correct. If your home is currently listed for sale on Trulia, your listing agent or broker can edit the home facts here on Trulia. If however your home is shown on Trulia but is not listed for sale, you can claim the home and edit the home facts. The information you provide about the home will then be shown under the heading 'Owner Information'.

If you need assistance with this, or have other questions, please let us know. You can give us a call at 888-466-3501 Monday - Friday 7am to 4pm PST, or send us an email via the link below.

Best Wishes,

... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Jul 1, 2010
Weichert Realtors answered:
Marion, any Plumbling Work? That will need an inspection. Regards,
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Tue May 11, 2010

Boonton has historically been a very good rental town. It is close to transportation as well as shopping and major highways, especially Rt. 287 which runs through the town. It makes this location a very good transent commuter location.
The rents depend on condition and size. Rental studies and availabilities are easy to provide should you need them.
Best regards,
... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Thu Oct 29, 2009
Ms. Johnson answered:

We prefer to sell too. We would rather sell than become Landlord's. There are other houses in the area that are older and not updated that have gotten so desperate and have dropped their prices substantially. How much of a loss do we take just to be competitive? That is the main reason we would like to rent. It would get us into the house that we want, and then keep what we put into the rental house until the market turns and we can sell. We just need a renter to commit.

Thanks for all of your advice!
... more
0 votes 10 answers Share Flag
Sat Aug 15, 2009
Lyle Wolf answered:
This is a persistent problem in New Jersey where multiple municipalities share the same zip codes and names: Boonton & Boonton Twp, Rockaway & Rockaway Twp, Chatham and Chatham twp, Chester, Chester Twp, etc. Real Estate search engines key in on Zip Codes because the programming is easier. Separating towns within Zip Codes adds more complexity. We run into this search problem all the time on the Internet and it is very frustrating. You can complain to Trulia, but wouldn’t expect any change soon ... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Search Advice
Boonton Zip Codes