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Home Buying in Jersey City : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 15, 2018
Kathylakritz answered:
Foreigners can buy a home in the U.S. but will be required to pay about 30% cash for a down payment. Beware that in New Jersey property taxes are very expensive and you will need to pay income taxes which is also very high. ... more
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Wed Jan 3, 2018
Nathan Harary answered:
When it comes down to it, the most important factor in obrtianing a mortgage is getting the loan and closing on your home. A quality and reputable lender will have great communication throughout the process, meet with the borrower to discuss their goals, and present the best specific options to meet those goals. Keep in mind the realtor wants to close the deal as smoothly as possible. When a realtor refers a lender ( or any service provider) it's because they have a trust and confidence in that lender. The borrower should consult with that lender, and perhaps another to compare.....The ultimate decision lies with the borrower, but more often than not the communication will be better with the referred lender. RESPA laws prohibit kickbacks to protect the borrower. ... more
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Thu Nov 30, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I don't see why not. Anyone can represent himself if they want to. Is the seller's agent referring to the commission paid to the buyer's agent while your license is inactive?
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Thu Nov 16, 2017
Bpettiford answered:
What are the tenants right during a sheriff sale of property in Jersey City, NJ
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Wed Sep 6, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
This is a question that makes agents fearful to speculate. If wrong, your bear the brunt - potentially becoming homeless. Not doing that...instead I'm wondering...
Why aren't you moving "now?"
Do you really want to move during the holiday months and/or winter? In NJ??
If it were me and I were you, I'd want "solid footing" to bring in the new year.

Best of luck!
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Sat Aug 26, 2017
Lee asked:
Does anyone have any recommendation for buyer agent who offers some buyer rebate incentives? Focus on jersey city area. Has anyone used Redfin before? Thanks for sharing your experiences.
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Wed Aug 23, 2017
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Mon Aug 21, 2017
Bhuvnesh.goyal999 asked:
We are interested to buy a house to move-in which has a protected tenant till July 2018. What would be your advice in this case?

Is there a possibility that the "protection term"…
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Tue Aug 8, 2017
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Mon Jul 31, 2017
Sam asked:
- my budget is on the lower end- $200-300k but hoping to somehow get something, not picky. enough to rent out
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Fri Jul 28, 2017
K.dudley3905 answered:
Do I have to use all of my 401k home loan towards the down payment or can I use some of it on the closing costs or appliances
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Sun Jul 9, 2017
Tej1010 asked:
I am planning to buy a house in NJ suburbs near nj transit train, but I am looking for
1) around 45 minutes commute to midtown via train/bus.
2)low property taxes if possible.
3)good…
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Thu Jun 15, 2017
Baran1913 answered:
I bought a house without an agent. I asked the seller agent to contribute toward the price of the house half of his full 7% or there is no deal. After huggling the seller agent agreed to do it. This was good for me and the seller as we were able to close the deal. The seller agent got 3.5% which I think all he deserved. ... more
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Tue Jun 6, 2017
Esther answered:
Look for rent to own home 3bedrooms 2 bath
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Mon May 22, 2017
Marylee Jeria answered:
Do we continue to pay rent? How can we find out who actually owns the property or when that will happen? I'm worried sick I'll pay rent to the wrong person and lose that money. Also how do we get our security back? Last summer we paid $500 out of pocket to upgrade the floors because we thought we were going to stay here for years. Without the security we cannot afford to move, period. Don't know if it's worth mentioning but we don't have a lease, we just pay her every month in cash (and get a receipt, which I have saved). ... more
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