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Mon Jun 15, 2015
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi there, those that appear to be "pulled" are likely quick sales that have gone under contract. When the status changes from Active to Under Contract it is no longer viewable to the public. ... more
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Mon Jun 8, 2015
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Tue Jan 13, 2015
Jacqueline asked:
Stairs are an issue for my grandmother, however I don't want to necessarily limit ourselves. Would someone be able to give some advice on the these sort of options in Glen Ridge. School…
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Mon Nov 4, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Sloan gave you great advice - jump in now - get your feet wet.......... and start becoming familiar with the highly competitive Glen Ridge market.

This way you will have more confidence when it's time to make that first offer, and you won't feel as overwhelmed.
Be prepared that you may be looking at making an offer over asking price, so the more information you have ahead of time, the more comfortable you will feel!

Best wishes............
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Michael Denniston answered:
Hi Pankaj, As a mortgage banker with a federally chartered bank, I can offer you our no-lender closing cost program for medical professionals, educators, law enforcement, union members and other occupations. Features include low down payments, low interest rates and fast and flexible underwriting. Contact me directly for more information at 917.699.0183 or email Michaeldenniston247@gmail.com.

I value your opinion, please hit the thumbs up if my reply was helpful. All the best.

Michael Denniston
Senior Mortgage Banker
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The Federal Savings Bank
Nationwide Direct Lender
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
Go to your local municipal building and usually the construction office or code enforcement will have the necessary paperwork you need to fill out & tell you what fees you need to pay in order to schedule an inspection. They will also check to see if you have any open building permits. Most towns will not schedule a CO inspection until all permits are approved and closed out. ... more
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Gerri leventhal answered:
Be careful when renovating attics and basement. Especially if you are adding a bedroom.Usually appraisers do not consider rooms in the attic bedrooms for many reasons, so I would say to be financially cautious and make sure you can get your money back when it is time to sell. Anotherwords you usually can't add another bedroom to your appraisal, if the bedroom is in the attic or basement. In this current market I would get the home evaluated by a trusted realtor or a quick appraisal and make sure your renovations make good financial sense. I can't tell you how many times I walked into a home and the seller has put a huge amount of money into a renovation which adds little or no value. Sometimes it makes more sense to get another home, if you can't get your money back. I good rule of thumb is the 10% rule. If you buy a $500,000 home and it needs more than $50,000 in renovations , then you seek professional advice before continuing. Best of luck. ... more
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Laquita Baez answered:
Sure, but what budget are you working with?

Laquita Baez
Licensed Realtor in NJ and GA
Weichert Realtors
973.687.7095

Dream Homes ARE Within Reach!!!
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Judith Amorim Dias answered:
Absolutley! Having a very intimate knowledge, culture and understanding of the community, friends and family... I would love the opportunity to work with you :)

Judith Amorim Dias
973-444-5643
www.judithamorimdias.com
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Judith Amorim Dias answered:
I urge you to please consider the established community of North Caldwell, NJ. Just near Glen Ridge and only 17 miles from mid town Manhattan, the township provides exceptional education, recreation, community and saftey. Ranking Top 20 within the state; the Borough of North Caldwell provides Public Pre K for special needs children as well as Special Needs education for K to 6th grade schooling with a regional 7th to 12th grade middle/high school which ranked 16 in the state.

Please visit my website http://www.judithamorimdias.com and contact me directly (973-444-5643). There are a number of resident families which work in Manhattan and live in the North Caldwell community. With a number of nearby Midtown direct express buses and trains, local residents attest to the quality, happiness, privacy and comfort in their selection of home in North Caldwell, NJ.

Kind regards,

Judith Amorim Dias
NJ Licensed Real Estate Agent

Prudential New Jersey Properties
50 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 &
14 Forest Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Mobile: 973-444-5643
WEB: http://www.JudithAmorimDias.com
Email: Judith.Dias@PrudentialNewJersey.com

Web Reference: http://www.judithamorimdias.com
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Judith Amorim Dias answered:
I urge you to please consider the established community of North Caldwell, NJ. Just near Glen Ridge and only 17 miles from mid town Manhattan, the township provides exceptional education, recreation, community and saftey. Ranking Top 20 within the state; the Borough of North Caldwell provides Public Pre K to 6th grade schooling with a regional 7th to 12th grade middle/high school which ranked 16 in the state.

Please visit my website http://www.judithamorimdias.com and contact me directly (973-444-5643). There are a number of resident families which work in Manhattan and live in the North Caldwell community. With a number of nearby Midtown direct express buses and trains, local residents attest to the quality, happiness, privacy and comfort in their selection of home in North Caldwell, NJ.

Kind regards,

Judith Amorim Dias
NJ Licensed Real Estate Agent

Prudential New Jersey Properties
50 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 &
14 Forest Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Mobile: 973-444-5643
WEB: http://www.JudithAmorimDias.com
Email: Judith.Dias@PrudentialNewJersey.com
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Wed Oct 27, 2010
Carl Ben Witzig answered:
I believe the present tax assessment must be more than 15% different from provable present value for any town to entertain a tax appeal. Go on line and see the process explained in Essex county, the appeal office is in East Orange. I can give you the name of an appraiser who can explain it to you. His work and then your follow through after Jan 1 and before April 1, 2011 might save you money. Although GR was re-assessed in 2008-9, yours may have an error somehow. Good luck. Carl (see profle) ... more
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Tue Feb 10, 2009
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Hi Elizabeth,

As Ian mentioned, financing can be a good incentive and help you to find that "one buyer".
I just added a short post about owner financing this morning on my Tulia Blog:

http://www.trulia.com/blog/cathy_chaudemanche/2009/02/should_you_owner_finance

As the Trulia community mentioned already, the FSBO route is not an easy one in this particular market. Strategies such as owner financing or other creative financing can help you.

Cathy C.
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Thu Dec 25, 2008
1st time homebuyer answered:
I think I have figured out the answer to my own question. Architectural styles are clumped around similair time periods. It appears, in general, that newer homes are taxed higher than older homes. The colonial is at least 20 years older than the split level. ... more
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Fri Jan 18, 2008
Gl Buyer answered:
Here is a time line for events up to date:

August 2009: Offer was accepted, and House Inspection Report has findings including A/C and electrical conditions and others.

September 2009: Contract finalized. Seller agreed to repair four items including A/C & electrical conditions

October 2009: Glen Ridge Township rejected Seller's permits to repair A/C and electrical conditions because the applicants are unlicenced.

November 2009: Seller finlly filed permit to repair A/C, using non-standard permit form (we have no knowledge of the Form).
11.17.09 We sold our house and has a week Use and Occupancy. Packing, work with moving companies, discontinue utilties, notify child's school for change... Scheduled closing date 11.23.09.
11.18.09 Glen Ridge Building Department closed Seller's permit. Both Seller and GRBD told our attorney all inspections are completed and met GR requirements.
11.19.09 We found out that the permit only covers A/C repair, and we were mislead. Nothing is done on electricals.
11.20.09 Negotiate with Seller for breaching of contract, Seller refused to hornor the Contract. Contacted GRBD. Our attorney told us that time is running out on us, and Seller knows that it is very difficult and costy for us to store our belongs, rent a place, and drag our school age child along the whole process. Home Inspector and two electrians warned us that do not live in the house when the electrical conditions are not fixed.
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Thu Dec 20, 2007
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Elizabeth,

Please direct your Realtor to the following link so he/she can submit your listing to the Trulia search engine.

Happy Holidays,

Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative ... more
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