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Home Buying in Holmdel : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 6, 2016
Maria Tsabrova Buyers Rebate answered:
Sorry, you need to be licensed in the state you offer services. But I can offer you a referral fee for connecting me with your clients!
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Mon Apr 25, 2016
Zlvej41 answered:
Hi svaish,

Just found this post you wrote three years ago. I am in the same situation as you now, I am thinking of buy a house in Holmdel which is close to train track. The trains runs from 4am until midnight. Did you have any issue after you go to bed? It will be terrible if I got waken up by the train at night.

Did the NJ transit horn when passing Holmdel? The horn can be heard very clearly even from half mile away, think.

Not sure if you still follow this post. Thank you anyway.
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
David K. Woods - Buyer Specialist answered:
Put in an offer and request a soil sample paid for by the seller. If anything, you will get a better deal on the property and if soil samples turn out bad pull out before the seven-day inspection contingency. ... more
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Moe Morgan answered:
Here is the newspaper article about the mold infestation!
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Mon Feb 10, 2014
Sarah Pomphrey answered:
I would have tomsay it depends on the home. There are not many prefab homes in my area but there are many custom built homes. From the ones i have seen, they tend to have a prefab look. I myself would prefer to build with a reputable builder. ... more
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Sun May 5, 2013
Out and About answered:
thank you Frederick, i know the homes that are available, and i am working with a realtor currently. i was just wondering if there is a website to view the floor plans from the builder
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Mary Petti answered:
Total assessment is what the townships use to calculate your property taxes and usually have little to no bearing on list and sales price.

Sales price is determined by what buyers are, and were, willing to pay for a home (fair market value)and is based on recent CLOSED comparable sales. ... more
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Tue May 29, 2012
Jim Lavin answered:
The million dollar kitchen is being installed, $120,000 cabinets and center islands arrived last week.
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Mon Mar 26, 2012
Marylynn Hawkins answered:
Yes as long as the occupants of the unit are 55 years old. The resident will need to provide several documents for proof of age to the Home Owners Association. Often a child under the age of 55 years old with an elderly person will purchase a unit in a senior community. It provides a life style for the parent.
Marylynn Hawkins Senior Real Estate Specialist
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Thu Oct 14, 2010
Deborah Madey answered:
The seller has a right to show their home until closing, if they so choose. MLS rules require that properties with contracts be identified as so. More deals fall through today than in the past. Some sellers (and their agents) want to option to continue to show for back up. ... more
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Mon Sep 6, 2010
Diane Glander answered:
Another possibility is if this is a short sale. Sometimes the lender will not allow the home to be put as "under contract" in the hopes higher offers will come in. The buyer must be made aware of this and it is normally an item added in attorney review.
I would not let an offer go unresponded to. Have your agent send their agent an acknowledgement paper that says that he/she presented your offer to the sellers.
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Tue Jun 29, 2010
Smead02 answered:
do you dop a 10%doun payment loan for a secopnd home
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Fri Jun 11, 2010
Francesca Patrizio answered:

I do understand that this can be frustrating and I am sure that u don't want to hear this . . . but alhough sites like Trulia tend to cater to buyers, they also must cater to tbe Real Estate industry as well - keeping us in business - our economy would seriously falter without the need to hire a professional.

Hence, in my view, the reason that properties that are either "under contract" or "sold" are "removed" understandably requires one to consult with a "local" RE agent . . . as Real Esate is local . . . right down to the neighborhood . .. . and internet database quite frantly, don't necessarily represent true market value as it is difficult for them to take it to the level of amenities provided per property.

Hope u can understand that both Trulia a "local" Realtors are merely looking out for your best interests.

Francesca Patrizio, ePro, SRES
732.606.2931 (Direct/Cell)
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Thu May 13, 2010
Lou Redbord answered:
You've heard the standard answers already; "There no set standard reductions....", " can offer whatever...", and " It really depends...". The fact of the matter is how badly do you want to purchase this home and how badly does the seller want to sell, or in other words motivation. As a Broker I can pull comparable sales, give you the history of the home on the market. I can show you tax assessments and try to make sense of that. I can show you all other homes in the town or in your price point, but when you find a home that meets your needs, after reviewing the market and doing our/your homework we make an informative offer. Some sellers are accepting offers at 80% or 85% of the asking price and some sellers (if the home is positioned well in the market) are seller over asking. The county average is between 94% and 95%. Remember making an initial offer too low may insult a seller and start the relationship off on the wrong foot.
Good Luck
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Sun Mar 7, 2010
Diane Curran answered:
Hi, Are you still looking at the Woods in Holmdel? Please let me know if you would like me to email you comparables and units that have sold in the last few months- AND of course current listings! The Orchards have competetive townhomes for the price, size and amenities. Thanks! Email me at ... more
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Fri Nov 13, 2009
Cheryl Laperriere answered:
Hi Jennifer-

Yes, you can get a newer home in Holmdel for under $1.0M. There are some unbelieveable deals right now! I live and work in Holmdel and list in Aberdeen as well. Give me a call!! Cheryl 908-601-1300 ... more
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Fri Aug 21, 2009
Joy DeLucia answered:
Yes, we have a few adult communities in town (Cedar Village and the Grand) as well as low income housing to purchase or rent . Your questions and comments are always welcome.
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Thu Jul 9, 2009
Ellen Keak answered:
You would pay $10,600. The NJ Mansion tax is 1% of the sales price of a home $1,000,000. and above. There are some specific exemptions for farms & commercial properties. I would advise consulting with your attorney. ... more
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Fri Apr 3, 2009
Francesca Patrizio answered:

The horror stories of what the "town" considers value via their third party inspectors are endless and at times, preposterous.

Having just attnended a semiar on tax appeals and recently asisted a Trulia cusomter proceed with an appeal to which a a reputable attorney agreed to take on the case on a contngeny fee basis (meaninging she doesn't pay unless he wins the appeal), I would recommend you contact me ASAP as the 4/15 deadline is fast approaching to determiine if you have a case.

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Sun Mar 9, 2008
Deborah Madey answered:
Call Holmdel Police dept and ask if there have been complaints filed. Use and call neighbors and ask about problems w/; the dogs. Weigh how much you like the house against the info you learn and determine if it is a battle worth undertaking in order to live in that property.

There are currently 135 properties for sale in Holmdel. That's quite a few in a town of less than 18 sq miles and a population of less than 15,000.

How well do you like the home?
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