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Home Buying in Hunterdon County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jul 7, 2017
Mary Heimerl answered:
What information are you looking for? I know this property. It is in a flood zone. It's a duplex and the other half just had a price reduction today.
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Thu Mar 16, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Tue Mar 14, 2017
Tonyhoward255 answered:
Here in NYC, a property can be under contract for 3 months and in some cases significantly longer. There are many things which could delay the actual closing, including waiting on board approval (if an apartment building) and dealing outstanding city code violations. ... more
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Tue Jan 17, 2017
Drs.meleo.ligums asked:
Wed Aug 10, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
SO many warning signs, first always complete a walk through JUST prior to signing closing docs. Second use a local company to close. If you did not check before signing it may be on you. You need a legal advice from a local lawyer at this point ... more
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Sat Jul 23, 2016
Jaclyn Lee asked:
My boyfriend and I rented a condo that was destroyed in a fire by our neighbor. We are now living with family and debating on purchasing a home less than 150k. My boyfriend gets paid on…
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Wed Jun 22, 2016
Babatunde Otulana asked:
Tue Mar 22, 2016
Lopezclaudia33 answered:
Hi Neil, did you ever find an insurance company? If so, I would highly appreciate if you can give me their info. I'm in the same boat!

Help!!

Thank you
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Thu Feb 4, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
You DON'T. These websites mean nothing. Their values mean nothing. They even admit they aren't accurate! Nothing is "hurting" your home's values. The values of your homes are based on actual sales, in recent months. (Fair Market Value).

I just wrote a blog post on the subject:

http://boulderhousesearch.com/blog?post=But-Zillow-Says&xid=040105-01

These sites were created to make money off us REALTORS. They charge us $$ to advertise our listings, they charge us $$ so our properties will be "featured". They charge us $$ to get the "lead" from a buyer who is interested in our listing (or they'll just randomly send it to other agents if we don't pay their fees).

It's a huge SCAM and a RIP OFF. And their info is terribly outdated and inaccurate and it's very deceiving to consumers -- you the buyers and sellers! If you're interested in your home's value, talk to a REALTOR. They'd be happy to do a CMA for you for FREE. Or you can hire an appraiser and pay them $500 for the same info.

Good luck!

:-)

Sally
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Fri Jan 22, 2016
Miho Yokogawa asked:
Sun May 24, 2015
Abob1.2 answered:
I would also add a gardening nuance to this serious question and that is about Hunterdon County and what attracts people here. Although Hunterdon County officials have attempted to regulate the septic systems they overlook that buying a property 1-3+ acres offers prime gardening or small subsistence farm has meant that septic drain fields most likely drain affluent on acreage. This effectively makes gardening anywhere in the drain field could result in food contamination. To avoid this potential, during the inspection period hire a firm to not only inspect the mechanics of the system but the soil in the drain field as when it rains frequently bacteria rises to the surface. I noticed on one property deer totally avoided walking on a drain field "lawn". Heavy rain effectively expands the drain off and on some properties encompasses most of the gardening potential of a property. Need I say that if deer will not cross such a property or eat its grass children may not want to play there either. http://homeguides.sfgate.com/far-can-plant-vegetable-garden-septic-lines-86783.html ... more
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Sat May 16, 2015
James 'Jim' Grigg answered:
Hi Amy,
I just saw this question you posted a while back. The answer is, that depends. There are very different answers depending upon your price range of interest. I can answer these for you. Please call me at 908-391-0981 and I will be happy to help you with this and other important metrics you may be interested in. No strings attached. Jim Grigg, Turpin Realtors. ... more
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Fri Apr 10, 2015
jaimiepajak asked:
Schools
Elementary School
Below Average
Middle School
Below Average
Hunterdon Central High School
Above Average
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Fri Jan 16, 2015
Bob McCauley answered:
I have well and septic. Dump out your septic tank every 3 years by a professional. Bring a flashlight to inspect the inside of the tank and baffles. Properly maintained septic system should last a lifetime. As for the well, mine is 220 ft down. The pump is at the bottom of the well. Provides clean cold water. Most of area the water is hard. Which means water passed thru limestone on its down to the aquafilers. Hard water has calcium in it. If you have too much you may consider a water softner (salt). ... more
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