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Home Buying in Long Branch : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 27, 2014
Kevin Homer answered:
A good mortgage company will guide you the process and pre qualify you before you look at properties, his way you will know what and how much you can afford. Often times when a credit score is low, you can pay off debt and if you are trying to raise your score, don't apply for credit till your mortgage is approved.

Hope this helps

Kevin Homer
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Robert Goodman answered:
I live in Long Branch. Were you inquiring about a property here in town?

Robert Goodman
Resources Real Estate
+1 888 303 3335
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
You might want to try calling the local post office for the correct address or the tax office in that town
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Bernadette Lemke answered:
I would love to show you the listing in question.
I would like to send you addition co-op listings, To give you more option.
And also i can get a feel for your criteria. Call or sent me an e-mail and i will
work with you to get what you are looking for..
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Fern Malka answered:
There is certainly a demand for college kids, to rent condo's in the area, during their school session. You are also able to rent out a condo for the summer months, if you so desire.
I would be happy to help you. I have lived in the West End area for over 11 years.
Fern Malka
Royal Realty Services LLC

Cell. 201.281.6369
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Fern Malka answered:
I am a Real Estate Broker, and I have lived in the West End Section of Long Branch, for 11 1/2 years. It is a wonderful, family friendly, and funky, charming town. There are concerts every weekend in the summer. The restaurants are superb.
I would love to help you find a home that you will love, as much as I love mine.
Please call me: 201.281.6369

Fern Malka
Royal Realty Services LLC
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Wed Dec 26, 2012
Mack McCoy answered:
If you believe in "efficient market" theory, they should be equal.

Interest rates are being held down to stimulate home buyer and investing. Rents have gone up as demand exceeds supply.

Historically, home owners have fared better financially than renters.

However, life is short - and there's no sense in tying yourself to a property if you want to live a footloose, fancy free lifestyle.

All the best,
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Sun Dec 23, 2012
Keith Radhuber answered:
"Steering" is the terminology for realtors guiding buyers to specific neighborhoods based on social factors. This is a violation of our licensed duties. As my colleagues points out, web research and communication with civic and business organizations may help answer some of your questions.

Regarding physical or fiscal characteristics of the possible properties you would consider, a local realtor will help you evaluate those parameters. Those, indeed, we can and should help you with.
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
John Skronski answered:
WG - Yes there are income limits. I can send you the breakdown, let me know. Thanks - John

John Skronski
Remax Elite - LONG BRANCH, NJ
cell: 908-601-4567
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Bruce Parker answered:
Here is a new way to look at finding short sales. Simply look at all homes purchased in 2004-2007 with an FHA or Va loan. FHA required as low as 3.5% down and Va loans as low as 0% down. The market has had such a sharp drop since then that all of these loans are probably upside down. For Middlesex and Monmouth Counties I can generate that list.
There are also list around of homeowners that have missed 3 payments. These owners are also probaly upside down. Lastly, each town holds a tax lien sale every year. The homeowners on this list are also most probably upside down. Call me for these lists, or better yet attend one of my classes.

You can also get more information at
My phone number is 908-202-5738
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
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Sat Jun 23, 2012
John Skronski answered:
Syd8jess - Are you still considering buying a home in this area? Do you need any further information? Thanks - John
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Sat Oct 22, 2011
John Skronski answered:
M - I can help you regarding your Long Branch search. Contact me if you wish to discuss the area. I work in Long Branch and primarily buy and sell condos and townhomes. In fact, over the last 5 years, I've represented more buyers in closed transactions than any agent. I look forward to hearing from you. - John

P.S. I also handle rentals and could help with your Holmdel property.
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Wed Jul 6, 2011
Francesca Patrizio answered:

In my experience rumors will come true an other wil fall by the wayside, wheeine u kick yourself in the butt for not investing Until and unless the construction begins, u just never know . . . and this is a risk u must be willing to take. On another note, you can always check with the township to determine how far the plans have progressed.

Francesca Patrizo, Broker Sales Associate, ePro, SRES
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Tue May 10, 2011
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi Sabrina, If you are working with an agent they will guide you putting in an offer. If not you would contact the seller directly, most likely provide them with a pre approval letter, and submit your offer and terms. The response form the seller varies with everytime. There are so many factors to consider, how long the home has been on the market, the sellers motivation, how quick they want to sell, if there are any other offers, etc. I usually get counter offers within 24 hours, at times much faster or longer. You can tell them the offer is valid for 24 hours but that could work in your favor or against you. It all depends on the personality you are dealing with. I always feel out the other side before negotiating because the key to succeeding is knowing who you are negotiating with.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
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Tue May 10, 2011
Sutah Ann Robins answered:
i forgot to tell you that i would be happy to take you out for a glass of wine and show you all the exciting things we do here on the long branch beach. i have lived in beach front north town homes for 6 years. my boyfriend was the second person to buy here. our favorite restaurant is rooney's ocean crab house because it sits on the ocean front just across the great lawn from us. however, i usually go to wine loft on tuesday evenings because the bottles of wine are half off. next week they have a cakebread wine tasting! call me anytime. i'm here. on the beach. long branch. ... more
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Thu Apr 28, 2011
Sutah Ann Robins answered:
Tue Nov 30, 2010
Lucy Korzelius answered:
Hi Mcorona,
You're best bet is to speak to a mortgage rep. They will have to run your credit, take a look at your financial picture, then advise you on the best direction to take in order to buy a home. Long Branch may have some interesting programs, such as live where you work or other community based programs that could make a home purchase extremely affordable. Please let me know if you need a name of any local reps to help you. If you need someone that is bi-lingual and understands the marketplace, please let me know. Best of Luck to you.

Lucy Korzelius
REMAX Gateway
1500 Allaire Ave., Ste 103
Ocean, NJ 07712
732-684-1559 direct
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Sun Oct 10, 2010
Lyle Wolf answered:
Bottom line, unless stated otherwise in your contract the seller needs to obtain the CO before closing. For example, in contracts for short sales the buyer often has the expense and responsibility for the CO. You do not want to close without a CO, even if you are paying cash. It can be a recipe for future costs and trouble later. ... more
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