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Hoboken : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 5, 2015
jenlulu_412 answered:
hi i don't know whether you have already find one, I have apartment for short leasing (5 month)
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Tue Dec 30, 2014
Caleb Hart answered:
To be honest, I didn't know there was a difference until I started reading everyone's responses. Now, I agree that recessed lighting looks better. My parents have track lighting, and they are the only ones I know that still have it. You don't want to be with my parents in making a statement. ... more
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Wed Dec 17, 2014
garypuntman answered:
I would love to find a professional to do some staging for my home. I am going to be listing it soon. I want it to look great and appealing for future buyers. I think that getting someone to stage my home would help in being able to sell it faster. I will have to look into some of these suggestions. ... more
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Mon Dec 8, 2014
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I don't know as there is a time limit but I would call both the real estate agent and their managing broker to find out if the check was lost. I can't imagine any other reason it would take so long. ... more
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Fri Nov 21, 2014
Eric Williams answered:
Hey saw your message on trulia. I know of brownstones that are not yet on the market. Please call me at 9735630376 to inquire more about this. Also what is your price range please give me that so that I can send you photos of the properties. I would be happy to help. Email me at

Eric Williams
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Fri Nov 21, 2014
garypuntman answered:
I think it depends on what you want exactly. Shades will block a lot of the sun and make your home darker. Blinds will offer you more control. ... more
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Thu Nov 13, 2014
Linda Denovan answered:
Not only is staging extremely important ... so is professional photography. I've sold a number of houses that were previously listed and expired as unsold .. . some without lowering the price (and 3 where we actually raised it) and they were sold within days! Proof that it wasn't price ... simply not marketed to the best advantage. ... more
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Sun Nov 9, 2014
John Westrich answered:
If you do decide with the help of your real estate agent to have the home staged do not forget to retake the pictures. While the home will probably show much better for the showings don't forget the pictures because most likely the pictures will be better as well. ... more
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Simon Watson answered:
As a realtor you should be able to come up with an idea of is possible sale value with the tools we have access to. If your clients want to spend the money on an appraisal to make them more comfortable
with the value then that's an option for them to consider.

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
BRE 01881304
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Fri Oct 10, 2014
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Sun Oct 5, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
It is NOT a good way as most home owners owe more than the home is worth, most sellers are too close to foreclosure to due a short sale and most sellers have given up and wont care to sell it. The big IF is when there is a seller who does want to sell to save their credit before foreclosure and there is time before the foreclosure. This type of scenario makes for a good short sale, however then you have to make sure there is only 1 mortgage, ni IRS or HOA liens and the seller is willing to do what is needed for the short sale to work,. ... more
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Sun Sep 28, 2014
Dalia Tole answered:
You can view some of the most problem areas in Hoboken in this official map

However, the new flood pumps and the cleaning/updating of the sewerage pipes by the local utility has improved flooding in the region.

New flood insurance laws do require a flood elevation certificate, and you can get that information from your condo association. Typically, insurance will not cover anything that can be considered the lowest level/basement so do speak with a flood insurance agent before investing in useless individual flood insurance.

Whether your building has french drains, sump pumps etc will also determine how immune your unit will be. Your backyard will also help with drainage, and help protect your unit.

Finally, follow your nose, if it smells musty, it probably floods.

Good luck!
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Wed Sep 24, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
A tax lien does mean that a seller owes money on the taxes. All municipalities have different rules in place regarding foreclosing on those homes. some in Westchester allow you to be behind two years before they foreclose. If the seller gets a buyer and can pay the taxes at the closing all will be fine.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014
Karina Abad answered:
Hello Jas, thanks for your question. I believe it is all relative. You should sit down with an experienced agent to determine which is the better investment by property - individually - not by theory. You'll want to identify units that have the best potential for higher appreciation such as a unit situated in an area with growth, or a unit that will benefit greatly by upgrades.

Two bedrooms make up the majority of condo property in Hoboken. Two bedrooms have more longevity in terms of renting with stability. However, with that said, one bedrooms can be excellent buys. Case in point - I just sold one of my investor clients unit. A one bedroom she bought with me less than 3 years ago for a 37% appreciation gain.

That's impressive.

Hope this helps!
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Tue Aug 26, 2014
Brett Sikora answered:
You should reach out to Alyssa Suvino. She handles all of our rentals and at Liberty Realty, we have a very large selection of Hoboken inventory. Alyssa's cell is 973-224-1339 and our website is Feel free to browse. Thanks! ... more
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Sat Aug 23, 2014
Dalia Tole answered:
Check out my listing
It is not waterfront but the NYC view is nice.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014
Linda Lorenzo answered:
You should have your own representation. How are you going to determine the fair market value? Who is going to negotiate any repairs? Your agent can get an agent in his office to assist you. As an agent this is a very delicate situation and frankly I would not write up both sides if it were my property. I am surprised this agent would be willing to do that, too many things can go wrong. Good luck. ... more
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Fri Aug 8, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
Hoboken owner,
Continue your research as you have. Observe completed new projects of all types and measure their value appreciation the following three years. I think you will see an irrefutable pattern.

Now, be aware, exceptions can occur if the new project is mismanaged, under funded or gets involved in litigation.

If you bore deeper into the data, for those projects allowing, you will see many multiple purchase owners, usually investors buying a pre-construction prices. Often this real estate is sold two times in the next three years at a profit every time.

It is true, predicting the future is problematic. With big ticket items, you will find it beneficial to consult with the local professionals who actually help others buy and sell dozens of condos every year. They have access to the real data (not Zillow) and can create the report. However, for these professionals this is not a hobby. If you want them to work on your behalf, hire them.
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