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Tue Oct 25, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
There should be several agents listed to contact for more info. If you look very closely, one should be listed as the "Listing Agent". Are you sure it's a listing "for sale"?? This sites has public records info that they pull from county records. Many people often mistake those for actual for sale listings. ... more
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Wed Jul 20, 2016
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Thu Sep 17, 2015
thinz answered:
I have always found it better to mortgage the primary because the loan interest is always deductible up to my loan indebtedness (plus 100K over the loan indebtedness if you take out an equity line...). With the rentals, depending on your tax scenario and depreciation requirements, you will more likely capture more of your interest and other deductions when you sell the income property. Your cpa can fill you in on the specifics for your case...
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Mon Apr 28, 2014
Tracy Attardo answered:
Dear Terrijoa,

We are in the height of summer rentals right now BUT I have found several annual rentals in the area. If you are still looking please contact me and we can find you the right house.
Have a great day!!
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Sat Jan 11, 2014
Michael Skea answered:
Hi Anthony,

Yours is an interesting question and one that local realtors tend to struggle with. Wall Township does not have its own zip code and there is only one Post Office in town that is located in the Allenwood section in the southwest corner of the township. As a result, when properties are listed in the MLS as Wall, they frequently appear as being in other towns on, Zillow and Trulia because the zip codes throughout Wall Tp have been assigned from other abutting towns. For instance, southeastern Wall has an 08736 zip code that is Manasquan's. Sections of northwestern Wall have an 07753 zip and that's Neptune Township. The section of Wall that is east of Rt. 35, west of 8th Avenue, north of Sea Girt Avenue and south of The Mill restaurant is referred to as Sea Girt Estates and has an 08750 Sea Girt zip code. The agents don't complicate this intentionally in my opinion. It's just reality in Wall Tp. If I may be of assistance to you in your search for a new home, please do not hesitate to contact me. I see that you are in Hoboken, Anthony. I am originally from Jersey City prior to my relocation to the shore many years ago. My cell number is 732-272-5898. I look forward to hearing from you. ... more
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Mon Sep 9, 2013
Diane Glander answered:
It's not difficult at all, if the house is not in a #flood zone. If it is and an #elevation certificate proves the house is above the new elevation as provided in last week's updates, your policy should not be too expensive. One insurer told one of my sellers that if he does not elevate, the most an insurer can raise you is 25%/year for 5 years of the current policy charges. Also keep in mind that if the current owners have flood #insurance, the policy should be transferrable to any buyer through 10/31/13.
If you need specific information, try Kathy at Hawes McAffee in Manasquan at 732-223-0109. She is excellent!
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Sat Mar 16, 2013
Bill Feehan- SELL & SAVE on COMMISSIONS! answered:
If you are buying in an area that had damage from Hurricane Sandy, make sure you use the FEMA Flood maps. Use the following link, and type in the property address. It will show you ABFE. MAKE SUREthe sellers have a Base Flood Elevation Certificate. Your Flood Insurance Primiums will depend on it! ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Valentina Gabela answered:
The advisory flood maps were released in dec. showing your new base flood elevation if you are in a flood zone. This is advisory and only enforced if town adapts to this new bfe. The required flood maps are coming out in 2014. If your house is not at the new elevation and you had substantial damage from this flood they could make you raise your house to get flood insurance.
Hope this helps. Contact me for more details. This is very complicated and took long to completely answer here

Val Gabela
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Elizabeth H Jones, GRI answered:
hard to say right now we were hit by H Sandy pretty hard; homes are still being evaluated for damages
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Lisa Neglia DellaTerza asked:
I am in need of a studio or 1 br property for myself and my 17 lb white sheed zoo. We are displaced b/c of Storm Sandy. Need short term lease 3-4 months.I own my home in Lavallette on the…
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Thanks for letting us know! I will share that tidbit with our customer care team!

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Tue Sep 11, 2012
Terry McCarley answered:
Others have explained that the seller is selling the home in it's "As Is" condition and will not make any repairs. Here in the Cape Coral, FL area the majority of homes are being sold "As Is" with the right to inspect. If the buyer doesn't like the results of the inspection they can cancel the contract to purchase. Just because it is listed and sold "As Is" doens't mean anything is wrong with the house - our market became this way due to the large number of foreclosures and short sales. ... more
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Sat Jan 29, 2011
Gina Chirico answered:

I'm in North Jersey but do have a great South Jersey agent who's with Diane Turton in Rumson. I'm not sure how she would feel about her privacy and me posting her information on here but if you shoot me an email I can provide you her contact information.

Good luck.

Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Lattimer Realty
973-575-6353 ext 17 office
973-715-1158 cell
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Wed May 12, 2010
Diane Glander answered:
Hi Anthony,
I can provide a list for you. Email me through Trulia or my website below and I'll get it right out to you.
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Tue Jul 14, 2009
Elizabeth H Jones, GRI answered:
Waterfront properties in Manasquan are still holding strong at the higher end, the older rental type properties have dropped some; Spring Lake is going for tax assessed value or a little lower. ... more
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Sun Sep 28, 2008
Diane Glander answered:
The homes in the South end of Pt Pleasant Beach are beautiful, mostly newer therefore have what the buyers want: open floor plans, modern conveniences. And, there are plenty of them close to the beach. In Manasquan, the beach area is considered nicest at the far north and south ends, which are away from the area with the most rentals. Finding a newer large home in these areas is not as easy as in Pt. Pleasant. Most of the people who want one buy a cottage, tear it down and build what they want.
As others have said, you need to figue out what is most important to you: school systems, travel time, general area traffic/congestion issues and the local demographic conditions in general. Finally, your budget may be the deciding factor. $1M will get you to within steps of the Pt Beach, but it will cost a few hundred thousand more for the same in Manasquan.
If you have any specific questions, feel free to reach out to me via email or my website. As Realtors, we are not allowed to "steer" people towards one area or another, only to answer your questions so you can decide for yourself what area best suits your needs.
If you would like to search for properties in these towns, you can do so at my website which is connected to the Monmouth and Ocean County MLS. Then, if you see something, drop me a line and we can discuss.
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