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Wed Jan 18, 2017
Laura Piccinich asked:
Sat Sep 10, 2016
USMortgageRanger answered:
Hi Dave,

Its over a year ago on the last late, nothing to worry about its a standard Fannie requirement to make sure that this is not an on going issue. Good Luck and quickly upload it into your Loan tracker. ... more
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Thu Aug 27, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
You should enlist the help of a realtor as a realtor can only post on Trulia.
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Tue Nov 25, 2014
Amber Noble Garland answered:
Hello Sean:

Sounds like you made a serious investment into improving your home.

The additions you made are substantial, and while you may not receive a "dollar for dollar" return on your investment, the upgrades should yield you some level of increase in value for your home. Mother-Daughter homes are in high demand these days, particularly with the aging baby boomer generation (many of whom are now moving in with their adult children). Additionally, the constant migration of New York home-buyers to the Central NJ area makes the inlaw suite concept quite attractive.

The key to receiving the value bump you desire is ensuring that you did not "over-improve" your home beyond what your local area can bear. I can't say for certain what your value will now be without seeing it in person and then comparing it against your neighbor's homes that are in close proximity to your property.

Hazlet is a desirable area, and frankly it's one of Central NJ's "best kept secrets." I sold the home in Hazlet at 13 Briscoe Ter. last month to first-time buyer clients of mine, and they absolutely love their neighborhood!

I am an expert in the Hazlet area. If you're interested in receiving a no-obligation and complimentary CMA (comparative market analysis) for your home, please feel free to contact me as indicated below.

If you're celebrating the holiday, Happy Thanksgiving :-)

Be the very best,

Amber Noble-Garland, CDPE/CNE/Realtor-Associate

CEO & Team Leader,

Keller Williams Realty - West Monmouth
50-B Route 9 North
Morganville, NJ 07751

732-991-9426 - cell

"The greatest compliments we could receive are referrals from our clients, colleagues, family, friends and neighbors. Thank you for putting your trust in me and my team!"
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Sarah Pomphrey answered:
Narrow down the area you would like to live in and then contact a local realtor there. They will be able to get listings for sale as well as rent for you. Its a great time to buy, but if you dont find a home that suits your needs....renting can be a great way to get to know an area before you buy. Good luck! ... more
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Sarah Pomphrey answered:
I would ask your realtor what the feedback from other agents showing the home or attending the Broker Open house has been. If there are no suggestions on improving anything, you may want to address reducing your asking price. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Mark answered:
I lived on Middle Road perhaps a few blocks from the mobile home park by Raritan High School. In respect to your question about safety, for the 12 years I lived in the town I was amazed at both the lack of crime and feeling of safety within the community.

In the summer there were small instances of sporadic transient crime, mostly correlated to the NJ Shore season I believe, but most definitely infrequent. In fact, I never locked my doors while I lived there.

In respect to taxation, township services and the overall state of NJ, many things have changed unfortunately and I am glad to be free from that town and the state. Whether at the local level of Hazlet, Monmouth County, or the State they have all lost their understanding that they are there to serve the residents. Egos run free without bounds.

Simple example, the township does not take phone calls. You have to "leave a message" and they call you back. In fairness they do call you back in a day or two, but this is an insane practice, most specifically considering the high tax rate in Hazlet. A town government that works by voice mail response is an absolute abomination in my view.
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Carol answered:
I have my house for sale at 12 Oregon Ave, in Hazlet, and you can walk just a few minutes down to the bus to NYC.
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Tue Oct 4, 2011
Dennis Knight answered:
You can get hardy cement sidings at Arzee/Allied Bldg Products.

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If you're just looking for replacement pieces for an older house, then you may be about to get it from Home Depot.
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Thu Aug 18, 2011
Janis Painter answered:
Yes, you can. Well Fargo, some banks and even credit unions loan for mobile homes. Some require more of a down payment than others.
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Fri Oct 29, 2010
Robert Bruno answered:
I lived in a home like that. It was a good starter home, better than an apartment or a condo, in my opinion and we made a profit when we sold it, took that money and bought a bigger home in a better location.

So, these homes have their advantages and probably turn over quite a bit. Just don't expect to make too much profit too soon. There are many homes like this out there.
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Fri Oct 22, 2010
Robert Bruno answered:
Sounds like you probably have to sell your home in Hazlet. Get a free home valuation from 3 realtors in the Hazlet area and find out what your home there will sell for and get it on the market. Selling takes a while, then you can shop to buy another home. I would simply suggest you get an idea of the price and how much house you will get in an area closer to Manhattan before listing your home to sell. You can search Trulia for prices of homes that sold in the areas in which you are interested before doing anything. By the way, I am from Westerleigh also. ... more
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Tue Mar 23, 2010
John Sacktig answered:
Hi Again Joe -

O.k.. so I had a few minutes and I looked around a bit.. If this ss the same house, you are the highest price in the area. There were sales in this range two - three years ago at this pricing. This home is priced third in highest priced homes since 2004! ( the others closed under asking price ) So, what does that say? ... more
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Fri Jan 29, 2010
Laura Giannotta answered:
We south Jersey agents seem to all agree on Hammonton!

Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty-Atlantic Shore
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Tue Sep 15, 2009
William Leigh Holt answered:
Joy: Thanks for your graciousness in thanking those of us who responded. To be honest, the Real Estate business is strange one and I'm not sure that it, much like Wall Street, could not benefit from a thorough shake-up of the way we do business.

As my wise and gracious colleague, Debbie Rose has said, we have far too little information to respond specifically and even if we did, we would not be the ones judging what those facts meant. I would say that nothing you presented seemed to be a reason to cancel the listing contract. You could have negotiated a lease-purchase and the resultant commission payment schedule as well as the new Realtor, for example. That is, unless your brokerage insisted on terms that were not to the seller's liking, of course.

For Ms. Perez: I have a bit of advice for you. We work under the laws and regulations of the state of New Jersey and any municipal ordinances that pertain. That seems to be missed by many out of state correspondents who offer opinions without a clue to our laws. The laws come first. Second, we have an Association of Realtors, with ethics rules and procedures. Lastly, the local Realtor associations, on the county level, have set up Multiple Listing systems. These systems have yet a third level of rules and regulations. They may be the first level of ruling to consult but are superceded by the other two levels, since they derive their legitimacy from those levels. Therefore, citing the MLS rules as the source for all decision is patently incorrect. The Realtor Association, not by the MLS, sets up the arbitration panels for example.

I would counsel anyone who was fairly new at this and who would post a statement such as this one of yours " Thanks! I'm learning as much as I can, " to refrain from offering advice unless it is couched in very "iffy" language. I try to do that myself at all times, even if I have seen one case in point. Little facts change big pictures in ways we do not anticipate!

Bill Holt
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Wed May 20, 2009
William Leigh Holt answered:
tresdee: Protection clause of what kind? From absolute stupidity? A contract is a meeting of the minds reflected in an agreement. (It doesn’t even have to be in writing for it to be a contract, verbal agreements are just harder to prove exactly what was agreed upon and contracted for by the parties!) So, my really honest question is: What protection do you want that you have not insisted be part of any contract you sign? We see, on this site, over and over again, the complaint that someone signed an "agreement" (a hazy way for saying contract) and there was small print or undefined issues. While I will admit that a Realtor SHOULD know the business better that your average buyer or seller, our professional association and most brokerages are well aware of the impact of a public reputation for doing business in straightforward way.

Nevertheless, if you sign something you haven't read or don't understand, the only protection clause that will work is one that voids the contract on the grounds of stupidity. It should be followed by a law that forbids the incompetent from entering into agreements. Oh! I think that is already covered. Just declare mental incompetence and you're home free.

If I seem “tough,” I guess that I am just tired of people who want someone else to do the work, including that of thinking things through.

Best wishes in your real estate transactions. Hire an expert in real estate, and also in law and in home inspections before you sign anything, except if you have a “protection” clause that lets you act according to the information that you receive in a timely manner.
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Tue May 19, 2009
Amber Noble Garland answered:
Hi Ryan:

I can assist you with buying or selling short sales and foreclosures throughout Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties. Hazlet is one of the areas I specialize in.

Please go to for more info.

I hope to have an opportunity to work with you!

All the best,

Waterfront Home Expert & Short Sale Specialist
Weichert, Realtors (Marlboro~ Manalapan office)
455 Route 9 South
Manalapan, NJ 07726
917-723-5645 - cell
732-536-4400, ext 199 - office

"Your Reliable Resource For NJ Real Estate, Local Info & More" -
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