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Wed May 25, 2016
Sunitha.sunithababu asked:
I will be working from 110 Cokesbury Lebanon Office and my husband will be working near South Amboy / Parlin.Whats the best route to commute?Train journery leads to Newark Penn and then…
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Sun Feb 28, 2016
Manuprasad_07 answered:
You have trains from High Bridge, NJ to Penn Station every hour or so. I think the closest station to both Clinton and Lebanon is the Annandale station. But if you're willing to drive up to Raritan you have more frequency. Look up the Raritan Valley line, this's your best bet from this part of NJ if you're looking for direct public transit to NYC.. All stations have parking lots and you always have spots available ... more
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Mon Jul 7, 2014
Cecelia Bogart answered:
Backhus Estates are located in Lebanon Township (not Lebanon Boro), NJ. The schools are Lebanon Township Schools: Valley View Elementary, and Woodglen Middle School. The High School is Voorhees High School which is a sister school with North Hunterdon High School (same Board of Education, different sending district). All the schools are excellent and award winning schools! I have had numerous clients who have Sold & Bought in the Township. It is an absolutely beautiful area, very wooded and peaceful, located in the Northern section of Hunterdon County. For more information on schools, please visit my website at

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Fri May 2, 2014
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Mon Apr 7, 2014
Jessica Wormeck answered:
Hi - Only 2 condos have sold in The Heights of Lebanon in the past few years (I was one of the agents who sold one of them). To answer your question, YES, it does matter that a large portion of the units are owned by one entity (the builder) and are rented out. It does not conform to regular lending guidelines, and therefore must be purchased under a lender's portfolio product. There are other considerations you should keep in mind too.

I am happy to answer any specific questions you have about the complex, as well as share my experience my buyer's had when purchasing a unit there.

Jessica Wormeck, Weichert
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
Elizabeth Van Blarcom answered:
The state of NJ does not require an attorney, but it is STRONGLY suggested. Rates vary from attorney to attorney. I suggest asking your realtor for a recommendation.
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Marsha Bowen Washington answered:
Hi Jeevan,

Depending on your commute, there are many towns located within 30 miles of NYC. It will be helpful to know your price range and your home criteria.
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Yvonne Schneider answered:
The only criminal representation, I believe, and you would have to get advise from your attorney, would be a child molester. Even that is a guarded comment now,although it is in the contract of sale. So I would certainly think jail time or anything else is not a property explanation that is a personal item and if you have not had anything involving the home, should not have to be disclosed. Good luck and if I can be of any further help contact and please visit my web-site ... more
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Jessica Wormeck answered:
Hi Lizi,

I live in the Clinton/Lebanon area, and my husband commutes to Newark (AND he works for NJ Transit, so I have all the inside scoop!), so you came to the right place for answers.

First off, yes, public transportation from this area IS convenient. You can take the bus from Clinton (it goes right into NYC) which is Trans-Bridge. Or you can take NJ Transit from a few different stations, and anything west of Raritan Boro has free parking.

If you decide to drive to either E. Rutherford or NYC, you would take route 78. From Clinton to E. Rutherford: 78 west to either the Turnpike or the Parkway. From Clinton to NYC: 78 right in to Holland Tunnel. But honestly, the easiest way to get to NYC from this area is take the bus or train.

Good idea to car pool with your husband. If you go that route, you would take 78 to the Turnpike (or Parkway...there are a few options). He would drop you off at Secaucus and you could take NJ Transit to Penn Station NYC. Depending on what time you leave, 78 can have traffic (if there is an accident, it's tough). But generally 78 moves. It's not as bad as you think. I'd give yourself about an hour to get to Secaucus, then an additional 20 minutes to get into NYC. If you get on the road before 7:30 (and there are no accidents), you're going to be in good shape. You can do the whole 78 corridor from about exit 15 all the way out to the parkway in about 45 minutes.

So you have a few options!

Not only does my husband do that commute, but I've also had many relocation clients move out here and do that same commute. It's very common to live out here and work in NYC.

Anyway, I'll be happy to give you more details...drop me a line and we can chat.

Jessica Wormeck
Weichert Realtors
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Wed Nov 17, 2010
Eugenia (Jean) Bonilla,ABR,SRES,ASP answered:
As a Buyer you will one day be a Seller. Make it simple and request the Seller remove the tank, then you won't have this problem.
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Tue Sep 14, 2010
Jessica Wormeck answered:
Commuting from Lebanon is very easy - parking is free and plentiful. The trains are usually on time. Do you have specific questions I can answer?

My husband works for NJ Transit (and he commutes from High Bridge - Newark everyday), so this is my area of expertise. Call/text/email me if you have further questions.

Jessica Wormeck
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Fri Jan 4, 2008
Deborah Madey answered:
II frequently keep in touch with buyers for years after their purchase. In almost every instance where the initial contract did not work out, my buyers tell me they believe it was for the better because the home they never would have gotten the home where they currently live. This has rung true whether it was due to a bid war, inspection issues, or other reasons. The same may happen for you; the home you buy may work out perfectly. Good Luck. ... more
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Mon Dec 17, 2007
Rafi Footerman answered:
Permits have been required in NJ for over 30 years. The work you described would have required permits. As there is only one legal owner of a home, the current owner is responsible for all the conditions, regardless as to whether or not they did the work. You should contact the township (for any home you purchase) and ask if any permits were taken out for the property and if any are still open (no final inspection). Additionally, a good home inspector should identify any significant items that may have required permits.

Deciding to buy a home with issues has less to do with the issues themselves and more to do with the net cost implication. Most problems can be repaired/corrected so it's just a matter of factoring those costs when negotiating the sales price. After all, all homes have problems and it's better to know what they are and fix them then not to find them. Feel free to contact me for more information.

Rafi Footerman
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