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Fri Oct 6, 2017
Catherine Anne Galvin asked:
Thu Mar 3, 2016
Nickchia asked:
Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to inform you that there is a fraudulent attempt to steal my private property at 13 Blanche Court, Dumont, NJ 07628.

This is a fraudulent listing, so…
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Fri Apr 17, 2015
Thomas J Cimicata answered:
Sorry, but what I meant to ask is why the estimated values seemed to have disappeared from Trulia a while back and now they seem to be back. I understand Zillow has bought Trulia and figure that might have something to do with it, but the estimated values on Trulia and the "Zestimates" on Zillow are not the same. I realize they are only rough estimates based on limited data but I wonder why they, now merged, use apparently different algorithms to get to their estimates. ... more
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
Maureen McSpirit answered:
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
pmcgrinder answered:
Thanks for everyone's help, It was refundable. Thanks again !
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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Allan Erps answered:
Seems like legitimate notice and enough time for you to relocate. The rest of timeframe should be talked about one on one. Think most LL's would comply.
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Fri Dec 28, 2012
Karla Cino answered:
Dumont schools are said to be a good place to send your children for a good education.
Go to and look up Dumont and any other town you may have an interest in. The statistics there are published by the State of New Jersey.
My office is on the corner of Grant Avenue and Washington Avenue, Dumont, NJ

I sell and rent homes to families all of the time. Specifically because they like the school system in Dumont. Of course you need to determine if you feel it is good for your children. Many times you can make an appointment to visit the school and speak with the principal or other staff members, as well.

Dumont is an easy commute if you work in NYC, too.
Give me a TEXT or call 201-774-6432 send me an email
I will be happy to help you!
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Rich Homer answered:
Best to go directly to a LOCAL pro at "Find a Pro" in the header of this website for local advice.
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
Liz Santos answered:
What sort of help are you talking about? If it's downpayment assistance, NJHMFA is state-wide. If you qualify, it doesn't matter where you are moving from. (btw, if you are buying in the same town you work in, that could allow for a larger grant)
Reach out if you'd like to discuss.
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Marsha Bowen Washington answered:
Depending on what county you're seeking to purchase a foreclosure, there are public websites that actually have information on auction dates when you can purchase the properties. The websites that most consumers see foreclosures will require the assistance of a Real estate agent for more details. Those websites have limited information. ... more
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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Diane Glander answered:
You can't do it when you close, but next year between January 1 and April 1, you can file a tax appeal. You will need 3 comparable sales and you can get those from a Realtor. Or, you can hire someone who specializes in tax appeals to help you. ... more
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Thu May 3, 2012
John Sacktig answered:
I bet Fredcarly.. The question was asked in 2008.. maybe late to the game in your offers too?
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Tue Nov 16, 2010
Dave Miller answered:
Tue Nov 16, 2010
Dave Miller answered:
The homes are re-assessed approximately every 10 years but the tax rate changes every year (usually up). So if a property is assessed at $400,000 and the town tax rate is 2.5 per 1000, the taxes are $10,000. The assessed value can be appealed, the tax rate cannot. ... more
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Sat Jul 10, 2010
Michael Mages answered:
As a Realtor in Bergen County I can tell you there are some possibilities available. They could be smaller, starter homes and the condition of the home will vary. At this pricing level they tend to go quickly but it does depend upon the situation.

Good luck.


Michael Mages
Realtor - Associate
Century 21 Semiao & Associates
Lyndhurst, NJ
Office: (201) 460-8000 x 202
Direct: (201) 923-0563
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Wed Jun 10, 2009
Corey Grushin answered:
Dear Estela, Mia was right on with her answer, but I would like to embellish on it further. You would definitely have to have a down payment of 20% or more for the purchase. You will also have to have an employment contract for at least 3 years of continued employment here in the states. This is a speciality loan product so not all mortgage professionals will be able to assist you. If you have any further quezstions my contact information can be found at the site below. ... more
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Thu Feb 28, 2008
Richard Gataveckas answered:
I don't live in NJ, but I am originally from Europe and I can answer some of your questions:
1. Yes
2. Regular local or state contract (nothing special or extra for international buyers)
3. Yes, you can get the loan from US bank (it will not be an easiest part of the home buying process)
4. Have no clue. You need to talk to local realtor
5. Taxes depend on municipality. Yes, you can insure home

I hope my answer will help you a bit
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Mon Dec 24, 2007
Thomas Martin answered:
Lease with the Options is the best way for you to get the best deal on the home. The best way to accomplish this is by contacting a motivated homeowner and telling them you want to rent their home with the option to buy. Also, ask them if they will give you rent credit and credit your rent payments towards the purchase price. This way you will not have to come up with a down payment, because a part of your rent payments will be credited towards the purchase of the home. FHA also know as the Federal Housing Administration Insurance a government insured mortgage loan only requires a 3% contribution from the buyer. Try to get the option out as long as possible 2 or 3 years. And, who knows buy the time you are ready to buy you may have a substantial amount of equity and down payment. This is a great way to get into a home with no money down. There are plenty of 2nd homeowners out there that have the burden of 2 mortgage payments. Just make sure you don’t get into a house with rent payments over your head. I would recommend at least speaking with a mortgage consultant first to find out what you can realistically afford as far as monthly payments. A good rule of thumb triy not to spend more than 25-30% of your gross monthly income towards your housing expense payment or Mortgage/rent payment.

Hope this helps
Thomas Martin
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