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Home Buying in Marlton : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 6, 2016
Michelle McCarthy asked:
For instance, if I go to re-sell this 29 year old home in about 7-10 years, will I lose money because townhomes are not as desirable in this area? Will it depreciate in value? I am new to…
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
mkab38 answered:
I have never had an issue with my property it's a great neiborhood with reall nice people I but I will be putting my house up also in the next year or so, only because I would like to down size the house is big and I don't need all this house since it's only me my husband and one sone and he will be moving soon also but the kids went to school here at dreams I and Cherokee and it was a great experience for them ... more
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Fri Mar 21, 2014
MarltonMom answered:
We love the beautiful neighborhood and the friends that we have made on our street. The location is ideal (close to shopping, but still away from the hustle and bustle of rt 73). The schools are great. That's about it.
We are extremely disappointed and frustrated with the builder, Wynlake Homes. Even before we signed the dotted line, their lack of concern and lack of communication is horrendous. We have lived here for over a year now and we are still trying to track down someone to complete items on our 45 day punch list! It's absurd that I have to track them down, and even more absurd that they blatantly ignore my emails/phone calls. I have had hardwood flooring and a replacement window sitting in my home for months. But I can't get anyone out to actually replace them. Also, the person that they send out to do the work is a PAINTER! Thats right, a painter is going to replace my very expensive hardwood floors (a whole other story on why they need to be replaced) and my window. Everyone on our street has had the same experience;it's not just us.
So, if you like dealing with morons, or if you want to do all of the warranty repairs yourself, then come to The Sanctuary!
That being said, besides dealing with ignorant people, we truly love our home, the neighborhood and our new friends.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Sanctuary Resident answered:
The Sanctuary is a beautiful neighborhood, and the schools in Marlton in general are fabulous. I grew up in Marlton, going to the schools here, and my kids will as well. There are also several daycare/preschools to choose from such as Excel, Chesterbrook, and Wiley. My only suggestion is to buy a current home. Do not build. We built and the whole entire process for us was a nightmare. We love our home - after we did our own work to fix issues - and we love the area and our neighbors but you couldn't pay me to do it again. They have no pride in the quality of their build and after you make settlement you have to track them down to get issues resolved. My husband and I have lived here for over a year, we still have remaining unresolved issues on our initial punch list from when we made settlement, and no one will return our emails and/or phone calls. We are not the only ones either. On the next nice day, take a drive around the new construction area and talk to some of the new homeowners. Hopefully they'll tell you the truth - as everyone is unhappy. Anyway, enough about us. LOL. The commute to Philly isn't the best, and the closest train station is the Patco in Lindewold. Good luck! ... more
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Tue Dec 3, 2013
Joe Montenigro answered:
There may very well be significant and insurmountable "mountains" as you put it and you won't really know until you get into it and see how it develops. The larger problem is, and I presume, that you have no experience on what to expect and are unable to adequately adjust your purchase price to reflect the additional risk and uncertainty you're taking.... because you don't know what to expect or how you might resolve it.

You are entering complicated legal waters. You're not experienced. You don't have the time, money or inclination to deal with it. My advice is don't close unless the property is clearly vacant the day of closing and ideally the tenant signed off on a cash for keys agreement.... even then, it's not that simple. You can't even imagine the creative legal battles that tenant could come up with to extend thier occupancy indefinitely.

Also, consider this....Half the advice you'll get in this forum is completely wrong and is worth exactly what your paying for it.... Not only do you need a lawyer, you need one well versed in foreclosure law. You might also need a psychiatrist to figure why you would move forward on a such a risky purchase :-) only kidding.... best of luck

Joe Montenigro
REMAX Preferred
http://hometeamNJ.com
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Joan Gordon answered:
I took a Marlton listing about 3 weeks ago, which has since had 6 showings, (2 cancels) and good open house traffic. That said, the area traffic is slowing down going into the holiday season and offers are slow to come for our competitors as well, so I will revisit our pricing.

Is your home getting traffic on all the internet and social media sites? You should be getting weekly reports from them, specific to views on your property. If the home is being thoroughly marketed, it boils down to competitive pricing, as you have seen in the other responses here. Ask your realtor how and where your property is being marketed. They work for you. Then examine the competing properties in your area and take a hard look at your price/value in comparison.

Hope this helps! Always available to answer questions.
Joan Gordon
www.joangordon.kwrealty.com
Cell 609-969-2010
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
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Sun Jul 29, 2012
Dennis Knight answered:
Elisa is correct. Contact the building/zoning dept as to your potential liability. I'm assuming you mean no unnecessary risk. Your home inspector should be directed to pay extra attention to the garage and related components. You should also require, if not already, the seller provide a CO prior to closing. This should resolve the problem. If the buyer won't allow town inspection, then it's time to walk or renegotiate a heafty credit for your risk of responsibility. The worse case would be the building department requiring you to permit the project and open it for inspections. Then possibly upgrading a large amount of your home due to the conditions found. Code requirements were a great deal different 20 yrs ago, and could end up costing you a great deal to upgrade. ... more
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Ines De La Cruz answered:
Hello Bonkers85,
Thank you for your question.

Have you visited www.mlcaweb.com? You can find a great amount of information there. You can also contact the member listed there or contact the Township directly to get an straight answer to your questions.

They mentioned The Dam is now under construction. That Crane Lake weir is complete and the Upper Dam is now under construction. All work is scheduled to be complete by end of this year.

Good luck!
Ines De la Cruz
RE/MAX Connection
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Sun Jun 3, 2012
Dalewmiller answered:
Yes. I lived at 571 Hopewell Rd and what is now the entrance to the Sanctuary was the trail I used to ride my bike on and walk my dogs from '79-'88. Many times rattlesnakes entered our property. I guess once in a while they got off course as they usually commuted from lake to lake (now both dried) behind us during mating & birthing season. Being the owner of that land, Mr. Shiffendecker was a local as he lived in that shack with the flagpole on the corner of Kettle Run & Hopewell. I used to see him back there all the time just walking around & enjoying nature. He really loved that land and he was so kind to let me use it to ride around and fish.

For years the land was protected by the wildlife commission due to the snakes, but someone must of gotten paid off after Mr. Ernie Shiffendecker died, as what is now called the Sanctuary was mostly his land. That is why I always found it amusing when all the Yuppies moved into their McMansions back there as I knew it was inevitable the rattlesnakes would show up again and they would freak. What did they think that nature would just go away because they built some houses?
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Corey Grushin answered:
The owner is the one who makes the decision on who to enter into a contract with Stasia. Wish you luck on your attempted purchase.
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Corey Grushin answered:
Kathy from a mortgage standpoint you can, but it would be as an investment property or as a 2nd home. You realistically couldn't have your primary home in NJ and work a full time job in certain parts of VA, unless the commute was reasonable. ... more
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Wed May 25, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
If the contingincy has been met, then teh date is removed teh buyer and seller can move on and close. If the contingincy has not been met, than you should not be removing the date but extending it, the buyer risks losing their deposit or more if they remove it and still cant buy as teh contract calls for. ... more
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Tue Dec 7, 2010
Elisa M. Fabi answered:
Hi Danielle,
The best advise you can get before you start working with a Realtor and looking at homes,is to consult with a reputable banker and or mortgage representative and get APPROVED for a mortgage. This will turn you into a cash buyer .This is a wonderful market to purchase in . The real estate market is constantly changing right now and being approved for a mortgage based on all your personal information is the best way to go in today's market .If you need to find someone to work with feel free to reach out to me at efabi@weichert .com ... more
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Wed Mar 31, 2010
Chris A answered:
I'd stay away from Carrefour, it's all run down looking over there. We searched for over a year and settled in Sturbridge Woods in Voorhees. There are some nice houses for sale in the neighborhood in the $500k range, so I'd look there. ... more
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Mon Feb 22, 2010
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Wed Apr 1, 2009
Jeffrey Adams answered:
Go to http://www.AdamsHomeSearch.com

You can enter all of your criteria for the house that you'd like. If you save your criteria, you will be automatically emailed the day it comes on the market.

You can search by the street, neighborhood, zipcode, or any combination that suits you.

When you see a home that you like, just click on the "inquire about this listing" link.

Optionally, I could set this up for you.

Please, let me know how I can help.

Jeffrey Adams
The Adams Family Team
Keller Williams Realty
Cell: 856-524-2800 (Call me here!)
Direct: 856-685-1676
Main Office: 856-321-1212 x333
http://www.JeffAgent.com
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