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Sun Jul 10, 2016
Angel & Raida asked:
The home we are renting is valued too high in the price the landlord is selling the home for. We had a dated purchase contingency contract but it expired. He (Landlord) purchased the home…
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Wed Feb 25, 2015
Michael Dolan answered:
Green Brook is a nice area. There is the mountain side (which is more expensive) and the non-mountain side. Both are safe areas. As far as the commute goes, travel time obviously depends on what time you're on the road. Route 22 would probably be your best option if you're driving. There is also NJ Transit bus and rail service that's a few minutes from Green Brook. ... more
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Wed Mar 19, 2014
Jenniferlcasey84 asked:
We moved into a house in which the landlord was temporarily renting the house until construction. We knew the house would only be a 3-4 month maybe more. The one kid found the house and…
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Tue Dec 31, 2013
Moretti Team answered:
With regard to the school system in Greenbrook, NJ. It is my understanding that they have a good school system. You can certainly look at many different sites to research same. However, it may benefit you to set up an appointment with the school administrator and see for yourself so you are comfortable. We will be happy to sit down with you or speak to you regarding your potential move. Greenbrook is one of our primary markets. Please reach out to us via phone at (908) 912-5295 or via email at so we can talk privately about your real estate needs instead of in a public forum. You can feel free to go to as well. Thank you for posing your question. Hope we helped. ... more
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Sat Aug 3, 2013
kate.guzzi asked:
I am interested in finding estimates per square foot for a 1000 sq foot addition, NJ. Adding a family room, mud room & 1/2 bath on ground floor & 2nd floor adding 2 bedrooms a full bath.…
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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Leonard Dunikoski answered:
Did you ever decide what the "right" answer is?

You didn't give much information, i.e., what do you consider "Central Jersey" to be? I have friends who think that anything south of the Raritan River is "South Jersey". Lol.

What would a hypothetical "best city" mean to you? Great schools? parks? on the water? walkable neighborhoods? safe? low taxes?

In the past 3 months I've sold homes in South Amboy, Hazlet, Fair Haven and Highlands. They were all different, but for the buyers, all 4 of them were in "the best city to live in in Central Jersey"".


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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Fri Jul 5, 2013
jackie.ueller428 answered:
Dunellen floods - it this house is in a flood zone, you could use that for leverage - it depends on how badly they want out. I would say to offer them $215,000.00 they can always counter offer... ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Nicholas Repp answered:
If you’re interested in taking a look at any properties in central NJ, please do not hesitate to contact me. Unfortunately the taxes are high in NJ - so a condo may be a better fit depending on what you want to do.


Nicholas Repp
Coldwell Banker

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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Nicholas Repp answered:
If you’re interested in taking a look at any properties in central NJ, please do not hesitate to contact me. Unfortunately the taxes are high in NJ - so a condo may be a better fit depending on what you want to do.


Nicholas Repp
Coldwell Banker

Vist me at
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Sun Nov 13, 2011
Jerry Barker answered:
Ask them to leave, but maybe this mans rent is the only way they can afford to pay you your rent. Anyway since they have violated your lease and are legally in breach of contract you now have grounds for an eviction, which is the only legal way to get rid of the tennants, all of them. Good Luck ... more
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Tue Sep 14, 2010
Joe Chang answered:
Most tenants "illegal tenants" in basements and attics, are awarded six months of rent as "relocation assistance" in court, this is for New Jersey and is statewide. This is obviously a strong deterrent to renting out illegal spaces. You are generally given more time to leave. Eight days sounds like your landlord is trying to pull a fast one. I know this is being posted months after the original posting, but hopefully someone finds it informative.

*Please note that this is general information only, and not to be construed as legal advice, if you would like a consultation please feel free to call and make an appointment"
Law Offices of Chang & Scolavino, LLC
Paterson and Freehold, New Jersey
"Criminal, Real Estate, Litigation and Immigration Law"
"Somos abogados hispanos y entendemos sus problemas"
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Thu Apr 15, 2010
Jenny Fowler answered:
The best way to see if the bank will take your offer is to actually get it written and have your agent
send it to listing broker or the bank(owner).
Most of the banks that I work with here in Virginia will allow you to do inspections and let you walk away within
a certain time period. Purchasing a home is the biggest investment you will make, it is best to work with a real estate professional. Good luck!
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Mon Oct 12, 2009
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Jan,

Thank you for reaching out to us about this. I've alerted our engineers about this situation and hope to have an update for you soon. Thank you for your patience in the meantime.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Tue Feb 10, 2009
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Hi Toni,

You might also consider owner financing if your circumstances allow for it... I just added this morning a short post about it on my Trilia blog :

Cathy C.
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Thu May 22, 2008
Brian answered:
When I first moved here from a bigger town I said the same thing. If you blink when you drive throught it you will miss it. It's a great town, NJ Transit is right there, there is the Dunellen movie theater right in town everything is in walking distance and they just starting haveing police walking beats again. It is so safe that I have had my door unlocked while I was away and not a thing has ever happened. I would not make a habbit of it but it is unbelievably safe. ... more
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