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Wed May 31, 2017
Rr.pc.mac asked:
house... And he ended buying the house because he knew your highest offer and made a higher one. Is there any action agains this unethical contractor? I'm so sad because this was our…
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Wed Apr 29, 2015
Robert J. RAPP answered:
Your Realtor can post those on the MLS which will be able to filter onto sites like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, etc. Additionally, you may want to post it on Craigslist. I'd also suggest reaching out to your local or county wide newspaper to include the Open House date and time in the print and online paper. ... more
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Sun Feb 23, 2014
cben521 answered:
I live in Fords in the section that butts up to woodbridge, across from the Club. I built my
home, raised my children and loved it. I love the conveniences to trains, parkway, 287 and
turnpike. I have a custom built home, 4 bedrooms, liv room, dining room, huge kitchen, family room
finished basement 2 1/2 baths. This side of Fords is very nice. Im going to be selling my home within
the next month or so if you are interested let me know.
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Wed Nov 27, 2013
Moretti Team answered:
Dear Henryzski,
The Moretti Team will be happy to help you with your home search. we are very familar with Middlesex, Somerset and Union County properties. Please reach out to us with your contact inforamtion whether it be by phone or email so we can converse more about your real estate needs. We can be reached at (908) 912-5298 or via email at Toni@MorettiTeam.com. ... more
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Thu May 9, 2013
Mary Petti answered:
If it truly is a mistake, then use the contact information given, below, by Patrick.

However, the link you provided is from public records, and shows that 409 Newport closed for $175,000 in March 2004, and the mapping tool shows the house ON Newport Court. Is that when you purchased it and was that the purchase price?

As for 404 Newport CT, Trulia shows public records as well, and the sales price of $215,000 in February 2004, then $225,000 in July 2004. It also say that the "average list price" for similar homes as $210,563. Is that the $210,000 you were speaking of??

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Sun May 5, 2013
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
John Sacktig answered:
Be smart. Go to the local elementary schools, speak to some of the residents. Most people are good and will have conversations about where they live and the pro’s and cons. I say elementary schools because most kids that age are picked up and the parents stand around waiting for them.
Pick up a “local” weekly paper.. read the police blotter, then go online look at the stats, visit the local police department.

I did this when I moved to my area, the residents were great and shared a ton of information! A lot of them I see to this day! My local police department was great as well as going to the library to speak with parents.

Do your due diligence. If the neighborhood is a potential home you want to check it out in person.
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Tue Oct 2, 2012
Mary Petti answered:
Kamini,

Just curious if you have contacted an agent to help you look for a home?

If not, feel free to call me and I will be happy to help you out.

908-675-0167
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Wed Apr 28, 2010
James Wehner answered:
Most MLS computer systems will generate a notice when a listing has had a price reduction. If you reduction was significant enough, it should peek the interest of anyone looking for a home similar to yours. Typically a home need to be reduced atleast 4-5% before it will make a difference, however, I have seen even a few thousand dollar reduction generate new interest in the home.

Best of luck!
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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Anita,

You posted in 08863 zipcode which is Fords, New Jersey . I am not familiar with your description...Did you post in the wrong zip?
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Tue Dec 15, 2009
Jeff K answered:
Hi Olivia,

You are very correct to be concerned about Fords. No it would not be wise. I'm not an agent, I buy and sell homes as an investment. It's a numbers game. Fords is simply not a good location to buy a single family home, if you care about school systems and appreciation of your investment.

And when developers are "having troubles" they DO find ways to cut corners and so do their Subcontractors. And guess who pays the price for it?

Trust your instincts. With this down market, this is the time that you can buy a smaller property in a better neighborhood - one that will gain value faster as things turn around. Always buy in the best area that you can. A smaller place in a good neighborhood is much better than a larger place in a mixed area.
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Tue Dec 15, 2009
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Hi Malya,

Sorry to be coming a bit late...
In a nutshell, my ideal client is a VERY educated and informed seller. The more educated and informed and the more chance we have to go to the closing table. ... more
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Thu Jul 9, 2009
Mary Petti answered:
GREAT NEWS !!! Let us know how things go and congratulations !!
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Tue Jun 23, 2009
Francesca Patrizio answered:
M,

Having personally been a victim of such a scam and done research within the RE industry and outside municipal contacts, the primary targets appear to be homes that appear to be or are advertised as vacant and as mentioned below are listed with RE agencies. These jokesters copy the company pics and description and count on the listing agents to be too busy with selling homes than renting (as small ROI) to notice. . . . joke is on them, we are noticing!

Having said that, I'd offer you the following advice whether you give craigslist a try or list with a RE company.

(1) Do not publish the actual address and/or advise the agency that you do not want the address to be included in any advertisements (except the local MLS).

(2) Do not state that the property is vacant and/or advise the agency.

(3) If the property is in fact vacant, do not publish pics of the interior (if it is not furnished).

In closing, I'll share another success story . . . just this past May a fellow agent had multiple rentals that "just weren't moving." On a Thursday, she placed ads on Craigslist . . . by Saturday, she filled the vacanies in 3 of 4 properties with people that contact her through those ads.

Unfortunately, Nigerian scams are all to common and advisements against them have been plentiful for many years.

Love and Peace,
Francesca Patrizio, Realtor, ePro
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Wed May 13, 2009
Ray And Karen Levy answered:
sometimes a small adjustment in price will trigger buyer activity. The four main components to selling a home are: Price, Condition, Location, and Marketing. Think of it as four legs supporting a chair. When one is removed the chair does not function as it should. Best of luck to you! ... more
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