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Tue Apr 5, 2016
thinz answered:
If it were me, I'd ask to meet the top 5 agents in the office to interview them.
Not many people do this, but there needs to be a connection I believe in addition to the competence level of the professional. Tom Hinz ... more
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Tue Nov 25, 2014
Kevin Richey answered:
Sounds like a good question for you County or City building department. It would be a good idea to make sure you do everything up to code, or your investment will be wasted.
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Wed May 28, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I have a few ideas in mind (W. Orange is one town you might want to consider)..............but would want to ask a few more questions before offering more suggestions.

Do you want a single family home, or would you consider a town home?

Have you come up with an amount for property taxes that you're comfortable with? (as I am sure you know, NJ has rather high taxes!).

HOw long of a commute can each of you tolerate?

Do you have a style preference? (ranch, split, bilevel, colonial?)

Are you ok with 3 bedrooms/1.5 baths?......... need a basement...... or is no basement ok?

Feel free to email me your answers, and I'd be happy to reply with some towns that could work for you.........I have lived and worked in my area all my life (Essex County), so I know this area very well.

Best wishes, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties

no idea why the 2 people below bothered to leave those "non" answers that did nothing to help you or answer your question!
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Mon Apr 28, 2014
Sara Lopatin answered:
yes it is a lovely place, with friendly residents.
for more information, please call me at 201-647-7799
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Shalu Thaman answered:
Trying to keep the peace with your Agent/Sister-in-Law/Hubby & buy a home that you like is a $$$high-ticket juggling act, where 1 has to give for you to come out whole, through this experience.

ie. Even if you met your sister-in-law's expectations with your action, it is likely a lose-lose; both in the financial & personal sphere.

Million $$ question to ask yourself : - What is MORE important; YOUR financial interest in getting the lowest acceptable price for this home OR the relationship with your sister-in-law??

Even if there was no conflict between the 2 interests, a buyer should have a MAX price decided, for the home they are considering & a willingness to walk away if exceeded.

To help you, ask your agent for most recent sales in the neighborhood & see where the average value comes in for a comparable home.
They key decision-maker to price, in the end, is the Appraiser, not anyone else !

Shalu Thaman- Realtor,ePRO,SRES,ABR
Keller Williams Real Estate
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Tue Oct 22, 2013
Tony Grech answered:
Every USDA office is running off of different turnaround times. I've done USDA loans all around the country and completion times run anywhere from 5 business days to over 30 days. But usually when the lender submits it to USDA that particular office will give an estimated time or else they say they they are currently approving files submitted on X date.

Your loan officer and realtor should be communicating closely on this so they can plan on closing or on moving the date back if necessary. You should have your loan officer or the processor call USDA to get a status update since the shutdown is now over. Things have undoubtedly been delayed.

In the meantime for you personally, don't set up any movers, the cable guy, or any furniture deliveries until you get the clearance to close.

Good luck!
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Tue Oct 22, 2013
Melissa Goss answered:
no worries, even if you do not make it on time, the lender can and will quickly re-issue you your commitment again if it is needed- especially if IT is THEIR fault, which sounds to me like it is....... same goes for the interest rate, likely they will still lock it, and there wont be any issues- I would know, same thing happened to my own home purchase... slow slow slow bank processor in my case. ... more
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Robert Van Der Wende answered:

The buildings at The Mill are not in a flood zone. The association does have a master flood policy however, the condos do not require flood insurance and the buildings are not in a flood zone. Therefore, residents do not need to purchase flood insurance. If you have any interest in taking a look at any of the condos at The Mill please feel free to reach out to me either by email or phone. I have been the #1 agent at The Mill for the past 3 years and I have a great knowledge of the complex.

My Email is and my cell is (973)214-5246

Best Regards,

Robert W. Van Der Wende
Century 21 Van Der Wende Associates
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
GJPCO13 answered:
I have a lot in little falls it is just over a acre, email me and give me your name and contact number.
Email me at
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
egaylor answered:
Here's a stone home + a new log cabin together on the same
approximate half acre lot in Little Falls !

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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Julioandval answered:
I just listed 4 bedroom colonial - 10 Francisco AVenue, Great Notch Section, Little Falls, NJ
please look at listing - it is in trulia and zillow or call me: 973-809-4237
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Judith Amorim Dias answered:
Yes, it is very much possible to rent a home for 1 month and would love the ability to help you in your search. Please consider the established community of North Caldwell, NJ. Just 17 miles from mid town Manhattan, the township provides exceptional education, recreation, community and saftey. Ranking Top 20 within the state; the Borough of North Caldwell provides Public Pre K to 6th grade schooling with a regional 7th to 12th grade middle/high school which ranked 16 in the state.

I urge you to please visit my website and contact me directly (973-444-5643). There are a number of resident families which work in Manhattan and live in the North Caldwell community. With a number of Midtown direct express buses and trains, local residents attest to the quality, happiness, privacy and comfort in their selection of home in North Caldwell, NJ.

Kind regards,

Judith Amorim Dias
NJ Licensed Real Estate Agent

Prudential New Jersey Properties
50 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 &
14 Forest Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Mobile: 973-444-5643
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Judith Amorim Dias answered:
Congratulations and sincere wishes of health and wellness to carry you on this new venture of life for you and family :) In my experience, the $2800 judgment should not deter your abilities to move forward with deed recording, acceptable mortgage and purchase.

I have a few contacts that I can recommend, as well as further questions... I can help guide you on how to independtly resolve the judgement.

Kind regards,

Judith Amorim Dias
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Sat Nov 19, 2011
Cynthia Freund answered:
This poster Kissbuy is answering questions with this ridiculous post about Lucky Store. If you click on their profile you can see it has happened multiple times. You can click on their answers and report them as Spam, off topic and inappropriate ... more
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Thu Jul 15, 2010
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Ahhhh Denise - I know that complex well................. your question brought me back in time to when Inwood was first being built back in 1973 - and they were rentals back then, not co-ops.

I moved there as a newlywed!!!!! I had the duplex 1 bedroom, 1,5 bath unit and the rent was a whopping $360 per month (that was high back then!)
We loved the easy commute to the city from there.

Just a little history!
Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Best wishes..
Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties
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