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Wed Oct 21, 2015
leahb750 answered:
Middletown Township is very large and broken up into smaller sections, which New Monmouth is one of them. The township has two separate high schools (HS North and HS South), and there are varying opinions on both. There are also several different elementary/middle schools. Students typically attend the school based on what part of the township they live in. Little Silver has its own elementary and middle school and students typically attend Red Bank Regional HS.

This website has information on different schools throughout NJ: http://www.nj.gov/education/pr/1314/nav/county/25/index.html

In my opinion, Little Silver has a more small town vibe in comparison to Middletown, however, both are very active communities.

Best wishes with your search!
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Mon Sep 14, 2015
Frank Gilligan answered:
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Fri Jul 24, 2015
Lee Brewer answered:
Commuting details:
The Colts Glen, Fox Hills and Oak Hill sections of Middletown are all easy commutes to NYC. All are within 2 miles of the train station. Colts Glen is not walkable, the other 2 are and have sidewalks. The train to Penn Station NYC is 1 hr express. The exit 114 GSP to Tpke is 1-1/2 hr or less drive normally. The Belford Ferry is 45 minutes to NYC plus a 10-minute drive to the pier. Exit 114 to the base of Brooklyn Bridge is 1-1/2 to 2 hr. normal. If you are driving subtract 10 minutes using exit 117 and buying in Keyport-Hazlet Area. If you want bus commute, then buy Oak Hill or Lincroft areas - add 15 minutes longer than train plus 10 minutes drive to parking lot. ... more
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Mon Jan 26, 2015
Lorry Sayre answered:
I'm interested in a Craftsman style home in Ocean County. How would I be able to find them?
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Fri May 23, 2014
Anthony Marchigiano answered:
Alot Of Community's In the area do accept dogs, but have a weight limit, size ect. Also depends on landlord if you are looking to rent.

Give me a call when you have a moment and I would be happy to help you with any Info you need!!
(732) 832-5052-cell.
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Fri May 16, 2014
Kris Mager answered:
That's a good question. I would speak to the attorney that is representing you in the sale. All banks and short sales have different rules and regulations.
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Maria Tsabrova Buyers Rebate answered:
Can you please be more specific with your question.

Take advantage of our Buyers Rebate program- get a cash back up to 2% of the selling price at closing.
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Atul Moghe answered:
All schools in Middletown are ranked well. I'd recommend any and all schools in Middletown
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Thu Feb 20, 2014
Jeanne Feenick answered:
I agree with John, this whole concept has always befuddled me. If you want /need to rent, find yourself a rental that suits your needs and budget. If you want to consider a purchase down the road, and you think the owner of the place you are renting may consider a future sale, ask for the courtesy of the right of first refusal.

Good luck and best,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpassed Results
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Sun Sep 8, 2013
thinz answered:
Here are two links that may help when looking for the best schools. Chances are that if you have a really good school, you are in a decent location - although even the best high schools have their issues with drugs and such...

http://www.zillow.com/monmouth-county-nj/schools/public/elementary/#/monmouth-county-nj/schools/public/elementary/bb=-78.936768%2C39.391631%2C-74.393921%2C42.177652®ionId=2441&zoom=7

http://toppublicschools.com/category/new-jersey/monmouth-county/

Good luck finding your home. Tom Hinz www.shortsaletosell.com
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Karen Blackbourn answered:
When I owned a property in Cambridge Manor it was very well run. I owned one of the original models. I TWO of my agents currently live there. Like anything else, the association is as good as level of the participants in the association, and how reasonably thinking they might be! Drive around the neighborhood on a Saturday or Sunday and find some of the owners and speak to them directly. Make sure they are actual owners and not tenants. Good luck. Cambridge is a convienently located community and still, quite affordable. I would buy there again. ... more
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Suzanne DeTurris answered:
It does not back up to the parkway but is very close by. The Oak Hill area is extremely sought after for 1) school district 2) proximity to the parkway 3) beautiful homes on larger lots.... It makes commuting a dream for people living in that area,as well as Holmdel and some parts or Marlboro that are all very close to the parkway. ... more
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Wed May 29, 2013
Babybearbabich answered:
My house backs up to the garden state parkway and it is loud since my house is closer to the parkway than others (I have a side yard rather than a back yard). Even though there is a line of trees, that doesn't help much. I've been there 6 years and the noise still bothers me. I can hear it when I'm sitting in the back room watching TV and cannot sleep without ear plugs in. I put sound proofing sheet rock and put a black sound proofing insert into the windows in the bedroom, but I still hear the noise. I can hang in my backyard for a while, but need to go in after a while because the noise becomes too much. The constant swooshing noise from the car tires hitting the pavement is bad enough, but please note it gets amplified when it rains. Motorcycles in the summer make so much noise, I can't believe their mufflers are legal.. Not to mention all these young idiot kids tricking out their stupid 4 cylinder hondas, putting performance mufflers on them.. To top it all off, they've been doing road work at night right by my house for 6 months already. And, they installed rumble strips, so I now hear a car hitting that every couple minutes, and that is freaking loud. On top of that, I think traffic helicopters fly over the highway, so you hear them once in a while. The only peace I get is when we get a snow storm twice a year. But then, the plows go up and down the parkway and are noisy as hell. Well, I spoke my peace. I wish I can move, but I would lose 60K+ on my house because the market tanked since I bought. Something needs to be done. The parkway needs to start building sound barrier walls. Public highways by me have already built such walls. They collect so much from tolls and waste that money paving. They paved the road twice by me in the last 6 years. ... more
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Annmarie 'dee' Burtnick answered:
Definitely Locust section or Navesink of Middletown or the Atlantic Highlands, you could take the ferry the Seastreak out of the Atlantic Highlands, ride is about 50 minutes to an hour.
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Sat Nov 10, 2012
Francesca Patrizio answered:
Six of one, half dozen of the other. If your buyers are single, pool is great. If buyers have children under the age of 5, not so good, if buyers have children teenage, pool is great. So you see that the buyer pool varies based on determinants. Keep in mind that most home improvements only net approximately 60% return on investment. A pool may or may not help the sale. Personally, I would weigh the amount of discretionary cash on hand in order to determine if keeping the pool is wise.

Sincerely,
Francesca Patrizio, ePro, SRES
Francesca@PatrizioRE.com
732.606.2931
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
John Sacktig answered:
Great ! Now I wonder of the person asking this question back in 2009 is still looking?

Really ? How does it look towards your research and observation skills answering questions asked in 2009 like it was asked 10 minutes ago? ... more
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Joe Cordova answered:
The minimum down will depend on the loan product you attain. FHA requires 3.5% down, Conventional loans require 5% down, and USDA & VA require no money down. I do not believe Middletown is USDA eligible.

You may also qualify for NJHMFA Smart Start or LWYW programs that can pay up to 4% of the mortgage amount in a grant to go towards the fha 3.5% or conventional 5% down, therefore bringing your payment down to 0% or 1%. Watch video below to learn more. Best of luck to you! Feel free to contact me with any questions.

http://realestatemarbles.com/jscordova/2011/04/08/nj-1st-time-homebuyer-grant-money-live-where-you-work-grant-money/

http://realestatemarbles.com/jscordova/2011/06/24/pre-approved-vs-pre-qualified-application-documents/

Joseph S. Cordova NMLS# 146855
www.joecordova.com
Lincoln Mortgage Company
8003 Lincoln Drive West, Suite F
Marlton, NJ 08053
direct fax: (206) 333-0946
cell: (856) 304-2381
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Robert Haspel answered:
There are short sales every where but appraisals have factored distressed sales into every neighborhood. If appraisals did not include distressed properties that are public knowledge than real estate prices would be higher. Short sales if not approved can take a long time. Every home is a case by case situation between the homeowner and the lender. The key is to find bank owned properties but frankly they are usually offered at current market prices. Going back to the first sentence current pricing has and still is affected by distressed sales. ... more
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