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Colts Neck : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 26, 2014
Sarah Pomphrey answered:
My advice would be to have the work done. Most buyers today are looking to move in and enjoy their new home. Unless the listing price you put on the home reflects the work needed to the pool, etc. This would be something to dicuss with your realtor you are listting your home with. Good Luck! ... more
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Thu Aug 14, 2014
Bryan Horn answered:
Calculate the average price per square foot of the homes that have sold in the last 6 months and are within one mile of the home u want to buy. That should give you a good idea of the value of the home.
If you don't feel that you want to pay that average value then put in a 90% offer. Want to be more in market then you'll have to go 95-98% of the asking price.

How solid is your loan approval? Are you doing at least 20% down? Can you show a credit approval letter from a solid bank like Wells Fargo who has already reviewed your credit report and income documentation?
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Sat May 31, 2014
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Wed Apr 30, 2014
William Kilbride answered:
That was Bob O'Neill's house, he built Shadow Isle golf Course (purchased by Trump) and all of the homes in that development. The golf course was foreclosed on along with his home when the financial crisis came and it has been vacant since and filled with mold and it's a tear down. Amboy bank had the liens on it, but not sure if they still do. ... more
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Frank Rizzo answered:
The four ways to commute to NYC from Colts Neck are:

The North Jersey Coast Line train from either Little Silver or Middletown,
The Bus from either Lincroft or The PNC center,
The ferry from the Highlands area, or
Driving via the Garden State Parkway.

Each one has pros and cons:

The train is probably most cost-effective, but also most time-consuming.
The bus is good but you have to wait outside for the bus to arrive,
and in bad weather or summer Fridays, the traffic is bad.
The ferry is fastest, but probably most expensive.
Driving is good, you don't have to live by a schedule, and if there is
no traffic, your commuting time will be the best. The negatives are,
between gas, tolls, parking once you get to NY, and wear and tear
it could be very costly, not to mention the stress of driving in each day.

It really boils down to each person's individual preference,
but those are your choices.
Good luck, I hope you find the one that is right for you!
Frank Rizzo
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Leonard Dunikoski answered:
Mon Aug 19, 2013
Leonard Dunikoski answered:
Roshan gave a very good answer. I'd add one additional question: how old are your children, what grades are they in, and what are you looking for in a school system?

If you're willing to rent in one of the surrounding towns while you look for a house to buy, you'll have more choices. It sounds like a three (3) bedroom home would suit your needs, and you could rent one for less than you'd pay for four bedrooms.

Call, text or email me and I'd be glad to help.


Leonard “Len” Dunikoski, GRI
REALTOR® Associate
Diane Turton Realtors – Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760

(732) 239-0739 (cell) (732) 530-6686 (office)
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
12 Nan tone Ct is a 4 Acre lot consisting of 2 , 2acre lots. It is farm qualified. If you are interested in looking for a home or land in the Colts Neck area or neighboring towns please feel free to contact me. I know the area well and I'm great at finding the perfect place for my clients.

Joan Congilose
RE/MAX Central
Office (732) 972-1000 ext:364
Cell (732) 232-5277
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Valentina Gabela answered:
In New Jersey it is not mandated that square footage be posted on MLS or any listing information. Therefore, the sq foot is often omitted or it is inflated to make house appear larger. There is no real way to get an accurate or even close estimate of sq ft in NJ to use as an accurate measurement.

That being said, I disregard all averages that include sq footage unless you know for certain it is accurate.

I am also not sure what you mean by the same as sale price. If you are assuming a 3000 sq foot home multiplied by $193 should sell for $579,000 then the logic is seriously flawed. There are a lot of factors that are taken into consideration when pricing a home. Some are bedrooms, bathrooms, finished basement, flow of house, condition of house, upgrades, pool, landscaping, lighting, location of home, and more. There is also a consideration about what is next door, is the street a busy street, is commercial zoning nearby and on and on. All that factor into price of home.

You really need to visit the property, interpret the home and location, condition of home and all those other contributing factors then do your research on comparable sales to calculate an estimate. This is sometimes more of an art than a science.

Hope that helps

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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Annmarie 'dee' Burtnick answered:
Oh my heavens, "The Grande" is a lovely part of Colts Neck. I have been a resident for over 33 years in Colts Neck and when "The Grande" was being built (it was a requirement for Mt Laurel Housing) many of the residents of Colts Neck bought in to retire there or for their adult children, I have no idea where that person received information that it was a terrible section, some of those homes in there are slightly less pricing than homes in the regular part of Colts Neck, also they have sewers which is a plus and the Colts neck address. Also the average lot in Colts Neck is NOT 2 acres. Also the school system in Colts Neck is stellar, The Grande is right down the street from our new Colts Neck High School, beautiful.

Annmarie "Dee" Burtnick
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Carol Donatelli answered:
Home in Colts Neck for $ 13.9 Million-Please see Sellers Agent Professionally Done Video, click link below:

Approx. 130 Amazing Homes in town to see.

Best Regards,
Carol in Colts Neck
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Carol Donatelli answered:
Dear jomar1012,

The Cost of LIving in Colts Neck is Please see link:

Link above is a broad overview please be sure to click on People,Crime,Education etc.................

Can you share why you are considering Colts Neck?

Best Regards,
Carol in Colts Neck
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Laquita Baez answered:
Hi Alasiatardy,
Are you inquiring of the owner's phone number because you arte interested in possibly
purchasing the home? Did you want property info?
If interested in purchasing, why not consider hiring a Realtor to handle your negotiations and contacting the owners on your behalf, as homeowners may be a bit more open to conversing
with a Realtor on certain issues rather than a random person out of the blue.

But to answer your question directly, you can search tax records and possibly get that information..

I may be able to assist you further.....

Laquita Baez
Licensed Realtor Selling in NJ and GA
Weichert Realtors

~~Dream Homes ARE Within Reach!~~
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Fri May 4, 2012
Kenneth "Kip" Walker answered:
I would be glad to help you, however, I spoke with your agent yesterday and I think that he has everything under control.
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Sat Jan 28, 2012
Carol Donatelli answered:
Dear Need to move,
Yes, I called to confirm availability 1/28/12 .
2 bedroom for Rent $1,395 Includes Heat and Water.

Best Regards,
Carol in Colts Neck
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Mon May 9, 2011
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:
Hi Gerard,

I have had a great number of clients find me via the Internet. Here, on Active Rain, on Zillow. Answering questions and writing potential clients an insight into how I operate and I think a comfort level.

I hear quite a bit that someone liked a blog post and that's why they called me.

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Thu Mar 31, 2011
Francesca Patrizio answered:
To my knowledge from a real estate perspective, we only need the consent of the individual named on the deed. However, if there are other arrangements in your relationship this may not be the case. I'd suggest you consult with an attorney on this question.

Francesca Patrizio, Broker Sales Associate
732.606.2931 (Cell 24/7)
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