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Fri Jun 17, 2016
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Tue Jun 14, 2016
Nshannon asked:
1225 Raymond Blvd in Newark NJ is the location. I want to know if I can list more than one apartment in one ad
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Tue Jul 15, 2014
Angiemezz asked:
I am looking for my first home and must be within decent distance of Warren, NJ and Yardley, PA (preferably no more than a 45 minute drive for either city). I'd like easy access to…
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Tue Mar 4, 2014
Octavio J. Mendes answered:
What location are you referring to ? are you looking to buy or rent?
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Tue Mar 4, 2014
Octavio J. Mendes answered:
If you referring about the distance from Washington st to Newark Penn is a few blocks (about 7 city blocks)
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Nancy Leach asked:
I will be starting a new job in Pennington next month and am looking at some of the managed apartment complexes in Ewing, Hamilton, Lawrence, East Windsor, Plainsboro, Flemington and Trenton.…
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Sun Oct 14, 2012
Mary Petti answered:

If McMansions and development housing are not your thing, then Metuchen is a PERFECT place for you.

Check out this page:

Scroll down a bit, then next to "Overview" click any of the highlighted tabs to get more specific information

Older homes with charm and craftsmanship you don't see in newer homes (but don't assume that they are not upgraded with AC, upgraded kitchens/baths and other amenities).
Homes in every price range and size.
Walkable downtown with lovely shops/restaurants some with outdoor seating. (and it is actually Main St).
Most homes walkable to the NYC train direct to Princeton (about a 22 minute train ride to Princeton Station or a 45 minute drive to Pennington).
Close to Route 287, Route 1, GSP, and Turnpike
Small population (about 16,000).
Small schools (only 1 elementary, middle and high school) well ranked in the NJ School report card.
Full service YMCA in town

In town is a local theater showing movies or live shows with local acting. There is a farmers market on the weekend. During the year there is an antique car parade, Metuchen Fair, and other community activities. Close to Roosevelt Park and their outdoor "Plays in the Park" series every summer, fishing, and an iceskating rink.

I would be happy to discuss your needs in more detail. Just give me a call at 908-675-0167 or email me at for a no obligation discussion.
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Mon May 24, 2010
Francesca Patrizio answered:

According to the Monmouth County MLS rules (assuming that you are referring to a property in Jackson), a selling realtor is required to place a property that is "out oif attonrney revview" as "under contract" within 48 hours of receipt of the the "official" attorrmey review letter that states . . . we are out of review".

If this is the case, I would pressure your buyers agent to ensure that the sellers agent do so. Having said that be aware that it often takes 25 to 48 hours for various internet portals to pick up on the "under contract" status.

The only exception to this rule that I have found is with with short sales as there appears to be some confusion amongst Realtors as to whether they are required to place a short sale property "uinder contract" when a seller and buyer agree. . . . most recently the Monmouth County MLS has added a featture to indicate ta property remains "available to show" for backup offers only.

Francesca, ePro, SRES
Coldwell Banker
732.606.2931 (24/7)
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Sun May 23, 2010
Dianne Hicks answered:
Make sure that you have an addendum stating the difference in the addresses and them make sure that all parties involved have it with the correct address and all should work out okay. The most important issue is lender, title, and any and all others involved in the transaction have the correct address in all paperwork and recordings going forward and all parties have a signed addendum from both you and the seller stating this fact.

good Luck!!!
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Tue Apr 13, 2010
Jack Vollenberg answered:
Hi Namw,

You neglected to give the whole address, so we can't help you. But use Google maps to bring up your subject. Then use the following link for this nifty little distance calculator:
Pinpoint your subject by clicking on the map. Then pinpoint the ocean and click on the nearest watermark. And'll have your distance and quite accurately as well.

Good luck,

Jacobus "Jack" Vollenberg
RE Appraiser - Vollenberg Appraisers
Realtor/REO Asset Manager
Bridgewater Realty
Office (908) 968-0336
Cell (973) 590-0142
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Sun Apr 11, 2010
Orin "Jay" Mingo answered:
I have a 2 bedroom that building for rent, with option to buy, please send me your email address so I can send yoyu more details.
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Tue Aug 4, 2009
Sylvia Wei Lin answered:
My name is Sylvia Wei Lin, and I can speak fluent Chinese and English, and I am the 2008 number one agent in Short Hills NJ Re/max Office, please contact me 201-981-8140 or visit me at, I am looking forward to hear from you soon. ... more
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Fri Aug 1, 2008
Carl Ben Witzig answered:
The house you like and saw 3 times, all by the same agent? If so, that agent should submit the offer. And, you should insist the agent present the offer in person. When done, the seller should sign something that says the offer was received.
Do not try to use a variety of agents, keeping it a the secret from them. Use one agent, always your choice. Agents who are well trained and have experience in business and/or are intelligent will out perform old timers every time. Real estate is a profession of "keep doing whatever works". Many ask themselves, "what can I do different from before and be better." That is who you want to represent you.
On the offer, it is mostly about the money. But If you have a great credit score, reveal that to the seller thru your agent. The closing date might be the key to acceptance, if so emphasize it thru your agent. But stick with the agent who works and found the house and showed to you 3 times, if that is true.
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Sun Jul 13, 2008
Christine Markow answered:

Getting a referral from a friend, family member or co-worker may be beneficial for you. Many ask how to choose a realtor period, but to be given the time and education, you are seeking a specific characteristic in an agent. I personally make first time homebuyers, my niche market because I enjoy the education process. While I'd love to assist you taking advantage of this market and get you into your first home, I understand that it is a large investment and requires careful consideration so you are comfortable with your decision. I have some basic information on a lens and on a few blogs about purchasing a home. Also I'd be happy to lend you a DVD, I keep in stock that reviews the basic home buying process. Feel free to contact me for more information!

Christine Markow
ERA Statewide Realty
Office: (908) 874-7797, ext 519
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Sat Mar 15, 2008
Linda E. Fitzgerald answered:
Most homeowners in financial disaray don't want to sell. They usually exhaust all options to keep their home before it is actually taken over by the bank. Maybe at the last minute, they will list it at or just below market value. To find these people it is best to use a licensed realtor sales associate who has access to the Multiple Listing Services, or MLS. These homeowners are very willing to sell and can be more negotiable than most. To get a list of homes in your area, you can try viewing RealtyTrac online. I am a member of that site and most of my clients have come from there. BUT, before you get really serious, contact a mortgage company or bank to acquire, on paper, proof that you qualify for a mortgage. Most homeowners will not even talk to you unless you can prove the financial ability to buy. Good Luck!
Linda E. Fitzgerald, Re/Max "New Horizons"; covering Ocean and Monmouth Counties NJ
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