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Home Buying in Fair Lawn : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Aug 5, 2011
Jack Gillis answered:
You have to consider if the system was "grandfathered" in so long as it remained in place. A lot of times the Codes will change over the years, but a homeowner does not have to bring it into compliance with the new code until it is replaced. Most homes built in the 1970s, for example, are not in compliance with the 2010 Codes (are whatever version has been adopted in your jurisdiction). However, until the item breaks and needs replacement is when it usually must be brought into compliance.

As to what your seller did and did not know, and any remedies related thereto, only a qualified real estate attorney in your city may properly answer that question for you with any reliability. You should contact one immediately.

Jack Gillis, M.B.A., J.D.
Jack Gillis Realty Advisors
Nathan Grace Real Estate, Broker
5619 Dyer Street | Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75206
Cell: 214.718.4910
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Wed Jul 8, 2009
Vita Strakhman answered:
Bhfl, if you are working with a realtor, he/she should be able to provide with a list of reputable inspectors in the area; if you are not, contact me and I will send you a list of home inspectors we are using in Bergen county. ... more
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Tue Jun 30, 2009
KAREN ZAMANI answered:
Dear Nick:

It will be my pleasure to help you in your home search. May I ask how old are your children and any special needs or wants do you need for them. There are quite a few towns within your price point that can lead you to a lovely home. If you would be so kind, call my cell at anytime and I we can discuss the steps and begin searching ands narrowing down the choices. I prefer to do town by town, so I can give you pertinant details to each town and giving you the opportunity to become aquainted with towns and what they can offer.

Thank you and I look forward to speaking to you soon! Buyers credit ends Dec1, 09, so dont wait to long.

My cell is 201926-0573 and my email is, thank you again
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Wed Nov 12, 2008
Sharon Kozinn answered:
They are 2 different towns, each with their own flavor. Although they are big, each has it's own smaller sections that still give them a smaller town feel, with all the conveniences of a larger one like being close to the highways, great shopping, etc.

I am familiar and have done business in both towns so please give me a call if you would like more info.

Good luck in your home search.

Sharon Kozinn
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Fri Jul 25, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
A local bank at times will do a land / lot purchase, you most likely will never obtain a mortgage. If you purchase a land/lot there are many issues to be concerned with your long term plan is great. However speaking direct with an agent in your area to your advantage.
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Sat May 3, 2008
Becky Boomsma answered:
Hi Shar,

More information is definitely needed as to what you'd like to accomplish. I live in tOakland and my property extends into the Ramapo River basin with a bit of wetlands on the fringes. The DEP is very rigid and protective of any wetlands, as they should be, and will not allow you to disturb any wetlands. What specifically are you looking to do? in areas involving wetlands, building structures or covering the ground with impervious coverage, extend a footprint on an existing structure, or just remodel within the footprint of an existing structure? The state, county, and local boroughs monitor this area very closely to insure compliance with the laws and regulations. The local building department of the borough the land falls within will be most helpful in assisting you with your questions and they also work closely with the DEP or DEC. Let me know if I can help you with your more specific questions or if you may be interested in knowing what value your approved work will contribute to your return of investment.. Good luck to you. ... more
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Wed Apr 2, 2008
Katie answered:
Sadly your situation is all too common. If I were you this is what I would do.

#1 - i'd quit paying the mortgage until I got a new job
#2 - keep everything else up to date as best you can (i'm willing to bet that the mortgage is your biggest debt)
#3 - once you have new employment file for chapter 13 bankruptcy. JUST YOU- not your wife.

Chapter 13 will allow you to cure the arrears on the the mortgage over time. And you will get to stay in the house.

#4 - KEEP TALKING TO THE BANK!!! In truth they're not going to give you any real help. But talking to them will keep the wolf away from the door for quite some time.

Best of luck!

You can save yourself a LOT of headaches
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