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Franklin Lakes : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Dec 29, 2016
DKnight answered:
Bus is impractical with all the tunnels and bridges to cross.
Franklin Lakes to Glen Rock is 15-20min
Midtown with Secaucus transit is 45min

Downtown thru hoboken
Glen Rock to Hoboken express is 35 min
Hoboken to NYC is 15 to 20 min
You are looking at 1hr 10min to 1hr 20min. You can park at Glenrock station being a non-resident. Check NJ transit station info for Glen Rock Boro Hall for parking details.
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Thu Oct 27, 2016
Matthew And Daphne asked:
I am logged onto my Trulia account, viewing my listing, but cannot find an edit button or link anywhere on the page.…
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Mon Jul 14, 2014
Tracy Kuehn answered:
I work with an investor group that rehabs distressed properties. All cash deals, quick closings. If you'd like me to take a look, call/text/email me. 201-741-7238 ... more
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Dianna Ivanov answered:
Franklin lakes is am amazing town, fantastic schools, beautiful lakes and mountains , and low low taxes! All of this within 30 minutes of Manhattan plus It's 10 miles from Paramus and the Garden State Plaza , Route 287 and all major highways.
I've lived here for 26+ years however in my opinion one of the best things right now about buying in Franklin Lakes is that many neighborhoods in this beautiful community have now become affordable!

I specialize in helping people in all stages of default, pre-foreclosures, short sales, bank properties ,etc. Most specifically in towns such as Franklin Lakes and Saddle River.

There are properties that I can show you in all neighborhoods in all price ranges including Urban Farms, Lily Pond etc.

I'd be happy to provide you with a break down of where each neighborhood is, what each section is like and what homes are available in each neighborhood.
Best of Luck and I hope to welcome you to our beautiful community soon,

Dianna Ivanov
Keller Williams Village Square
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Sat Apr 20, 2013
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Much depends on how close - can you see it? Can you hear it? And yes, Laquita is right, much depends on your own preference. What I counsel my buyers is this ---- anything that causes you pause will have a similar effect on future buyers when the time comes to sell.

Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpassed Results
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Fortunato Campesi answered:
Get home sale info on Franklin Lakes and market conditions on Franklin Lakes at
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Adrena Aiazian answered:
I can e-mail you what is available in Franklin Lakes. I am resident for 23 years in Franklin Lakes. This is my website:
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Patricia Davis answered:
Hi Fe,
Franklin Lakes does have a main street that is Franklin Avenue with small businesses and shopping. They just had their town fair last weekend and it is a great community. It depends on what you are looking for in a home. Homes in Franklin Lakes will generally have larger lot sizes and lower taxes than other towns on a rail line. (Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Ramsey, Allendale). There is a bus line now that goes from Port Authority to the VFW hall on Franklin Ave. Commute will be about an hour 15 minutes during the week. The population and town is smaller than say Ridgewood and less traffic too. So it just depends on your taste of where you want to live and what your needs are. Please give a call if I can assist you further!
Patty Davis
cell 503 807-0049
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Wed May 30, 2012
Rudy McDowell answered:
Hi, Rosb1288. 100% financing is available only for vets now. If you're not one, the minimum down required now is 3.5% through FHA. Or 3% if the home qualifies for Homepath Financing. Minimum credit will very from lender to lender, but now typically a 620 or better is needed for FHA. Its 680 for Homepath. ... more
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Tue May 29, 2012
Camille Marotta answered:
USDA is the first thought of program when someone mentions 100% financing. VA no down is the second. There are also several First Time Homebuyer's programs that do not require down payment and will allow the seller to contribute to your closing costs.

I would be happy to speak to you regarding your options. i have 30 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry and it is experience that make home buying experiences successful.

Camille Marotta
Branch Manager
First Alliance Home Mortgage
NMLS 9838 732-539-9300
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Mon Apr 25, 2011
Dianna Ivanov answered:
Lorenzo, 969 Lily Pond lane was my listing and it sold really quickly, I do however have some others right in that neighborhood that are not yet listed (getting ready to sell etc.) but will be shortly. If you're interested, call me
201-739-1132 or email me and I'll give you a preview.
Good Luck.
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Sat Apr 26, 2008
Becky Boomsma answered:

That home originally came on the market in 2003 for $10,800,000. It is incredible and by far, the smartest house I have ever been in. The design is captivating and the technology is "uber-cool", creating a most exceptional home and extraordinary experience! I introduced this home to a writer at Forbes Magazine, who wrote a very interesting story on it. The new owners of this home got a bargain last August at the purchase price of $7,300,000!! I'm sure they wake up each day wondering if they will wake up from their dream, enjoying their home as much and more than the first day they laid eyes on it. A great buy in Franklin Lakes! ... more
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