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
I AM DOING AN OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY FROM 1-3 ON WASHINGTON AVE IN DUMONT..3 br COLONIAL , HOPE TO SEE YOU! I HAVE LIVED IN THIS TOWN FOR 40 YRS AND FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS, LORI COURTNEY/LORICOURTNEYREALTOR@GMAIL.COM... more
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.
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
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
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
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.
Realtor - Associate
Century 21 Semiao & Associates
Office: (201) 460-8000 x 202
Direct: (201) 923-0563... more
I don't live in NJ, but I am originally from Europe and I can answer some of your questions:
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
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 donâ€™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.