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Home Buying in East Brunswick : Real Estate Advice

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Yesterday at 12:33pm
Jayashree Bhave answered:
I am a Realtor and a long time resident of East Brunswick. If you are moving near the Society Hill area, you might be able to walk to the NYC bus. There is a bus stop at Old Stage Road and New Brunswick Avenue, another one at Rues Lane and Cranbury Road at Civic Center Drive. It depends on what time you want to travel to the city.
There are other stores that are now open at what used to be a Pathmark store. There is Autozone, a Burlington Coat Factory and an Aldi supermarket there now. So the parking there is now busier.

Call me or email me to discuss other available options.

Jayashree Bhave
Realtor Associate
Century 21 Cataneo and Associates
Cell; 732-789-8359
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Fri Oct 7, 2016
Rai answered:
Did you get an estimate? I too would like to know the cost to add a 1000sq ft basement in New England.
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Tue Jul 12, 2016
Vijay_narchesani asked:
Tue Jul 12, 2016
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Thu Jul 30, 2015
thinz answered:
Looking at this home and neighboring houses, I do not think it is greatly overpriced at all.
Possibly the list price is due to the balance owed on the mortgage...given all the renovations that was done, they may have a HELOC as a junior loan along with the 1st mortgage. That would help explain their price. Plus, folks that spend so much on reno many times have expectations that the reno demands top dollar in the location...when in reality, it does not....
Anyway, hope that answers your question a little more. Tom Hinz
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Wed Jun 24, 2015
diane lezark answered:
east brunswick schools were ranked 26th in new jersey monthly magazine. every school (all 11) have attained national recognition and are blue ribbon schools. our tax rate is $10.70per $100.00 of assessed value. since you are purchasing brand new you will be assessed at full sales value. ... more
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Wed Mar 25, 2015
Randi Shook answered:
You can also choose to split the cost of the commission with the renter. This has to be clearly stated in the MLS listing though. When I bring a potential tenant to a rental I make sure they are aware if it's a split commission arrangement. ... more
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Wed Aug 13, 2014
whiskeyjenkins answered:
It can be fairly difficult to fill in an in ground swimming pool. Plus, the repairs can be more money. I enjoy in ground pools myself better though. ... more
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Mon May 19, 2014
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Wed May 14, 2014
John Sacktig answered:
The commute is about 10 Minutes to the transportation center, but you can get on the bus at Racetrack Road, Rues Lane and a few different places. There are many commuting options! there Bus that comes up route 18.. from Windsong, you could go a short distance the other way and get on a bus at the Brown Town shopping center on 516 in Old Bridge.. not that far!

You have options!
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Wed May 14, 2014
John Sacktig answered:
East Brunswick does not require a CCO. When selling your home it requires a fire department certificate of occupancy that the smoke detectors are in working condition, carbon monoxide detector and there is a fire extinguisher mounted in the kitchen.

In attorney review, the buying attorney should request that all permits have been applied for and closed to close the house. Here is your problem. You would be going into this knowing the basement is finished without permits. The obvious says to me… was it done correctly, the proper electrical wiring, the connections, the plumbing, the proper walls, is there fire stop in the walls.. the things that permits cover and make the contractor do correctly to be up to code. So, you buy the house, which you can do.. and then the tax appraiser decides to look at the house after the closing, this does happen at times, not sure it happens every sale, but it happens. They find the unfinished basement, the seller moved to Texas and guess what.. you are responsible to pay for the permits.

They can send plumbing, electrical and building inspectors to review the work and if it is not up to code, make you take it out or correct it.

Sounds like a headache to me.
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Fri Feb 7, 2014
Josh Barnett answered:
Speak to a REALTOR member now, as you may be able to get the seller to pay the closing costs.
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
jerseytruck11 answered:
Please Keep Radiation Data in mind for ALL Radon Testing/Mitigation, Mold Testing/Mitigation and Basement Waterproofing..

Radiation Data Inc.
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Christina Huang answered:
Here are the bus stops for Coach USA in East Brunswick Township:
Christina Huang, Weichert Realtors, East Brunswick Office
732 254-1700 office, 732 742-9437 cell

Old Stage & Summerhill Road
Old Stage & New Brunswick Ave
New Brunswick Ave. - Society Hill
Rues Lane - Cranbury Rd - Civic Ctr Dr
Civic Center Drive & Ryders Lane
Ryders Lane & Dunhams Corner Road
Ryders Lane & Milltown Road

Regarding parking:
East Brunswick Township operates two park and ride facilities for commuters. The Transportation and Commerce Center (located on Route 18 North and Tices Lane) is open Monday through Friday and has over 400 spaces available for daily parking on Levels 6 and 7 ($5.00 per day) and over 1,000 spaces for permit holders. Neilson Plaza (located on Route 18 North and Naricon Place near NJ Turnpike Exit 9) is open 7 days a week and has over 400 daily parking spaces available on Levels 5 through 7 ($5.00 per day) and over 600 spaces for permit holders. Suburban Transit provides continuous rush hour service for commuters at each location. Buses travel either directly to New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal or downtown Manhattan. Those seeking to travel intrastate can do so via one of Suburban's many bus routes to the Port Authority Bus Terminal or downtown Manhattan. In addition, those who need to travel to Newark or Kennedy Airports can do so by parking at Neilson Plaza and utilizing the Princeton Airporter van located next door at the Hilton Hotel.

Residents of East Brunswick are charged $30.00 for a monthly parking permit and non residents are charged $60.00
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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Basimah North answered:
Hi Mina,

I want to take this moment to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday and New Year!

It would be a pleasure to assist you in finding a home in NJ. I want to mention that when a home is in "Attorney Review" that does not mean that the home is no longer available (sold) to you or anyone for that matter. It simply means that someone has an " interest " in the property and that they submitted an offer on it. During that time an Attorney Review is usaully 3-10 day period when the buyer & seller attorneys will review the contract with their clients.

I hope this helps and you can contact me at anytime with any questions.

Basimah North
Prudential New Jersey Properties
862-215-2068, cell

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Fri Oct 18, 2013
Richard (Rick) Grimm answered:
In New Jersey the sale of a Mobile home is regulated by the Motor Vechicle Commission and is not considered Real Estate. You are renting the space from the Landlord so it depends on the Landlord. In most cases the Real Estate taxes are paid by the Landlord, the water and sewer depends on the agreement, landlord may also take care of Trash, and snow removable on your space. These are the questions to ask. The rental space can range from 500-1,000 in central Jersey and as I said before, they may include many services or not. ... more
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Fri Oct 4, 2013
John Sacktig answered:
Hi Rose,

Lets talk! As an East Brunswick ressident and an expert on properties in the area, give a call and we can dicuss what is available! I have a great townhouse listed in Society Hill and I am pretty well informed on Kingswood Station, Fox Meadow, Lexington Village and so on. And as a parent of teenagers myself, I can give you informaiton on all the schools and activities in town!

If it in on the market... I know about it.

Give a call or email and we can get out this weekend!

John Sacktig
Orange Key Realty
Direct: 732-213-1409
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Sat Aug 31, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
Unfortunately this happens all of the time, and there really isn't much you can do at this point but wait the few days and close. Most sales contracts state an estimated closing date. That should have been explained to you. You might want to speak to your landlord and see if you can stay and pay on a per diem basis until the closing. ... more
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