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Moving in New Jersey : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 31, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes this is standard. However, be firm and put some pressure on the broker. Use this strategy: "You stated that your fee is $_____. However, since you're in NJ and not Manhattan, I know that rents and brokerage fees are cheaper on this side of the Hudson River. I want to pay $____ (calculate 10% less or 75% of 1 month's rent). See what the broker says. He/she may agree, counter with something else or reject it outright. It doesn't hurt to try. Worst case scenario - you have to pay the full fee.

Just that I know from experience, brokers along the Hudson River think they can get away with charging high fees because they know most renters are from NYC and are used to paying high fees and getting ripped off for everything. So brokers in NJ figure, hey if they do it in Manhattan, I can do the same in NJ.
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Thu Aug 31, 2017
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Tue Aug 22, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need a harsh reality lesson. Landlords have the legal right to refuse Section 8 tenants because the amount you receive for Section 8 is much less than what the market rate for rentals is. Also most landlords refuse to accept tenants with pets. Therefore you need to be as flexible as possible. This means searching in areas besides Bergen County, getting rid of your cat and accepting a rental wherever you can get one. Because Bergen County, Hudson and other counties are close to Manhattan, landlords can easily get tenants who can pay higher rents without vouchers. This means you're on the bottom of their lists because you have a voucher. So you cannot afford to be picky and need to accept whatever you get. ... more
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Tue Jun 6, 2017
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Thu May 25, 2017
Tmags1216 asked:
My mom is being evicted because she seems to be a "bother" now that she is 83 need to find her section 8 house where myself and my sisters live which is saddle brook,nj
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Sat Mar 4, 2017
Smith answered:
There is a lots of moving companies in Florida that help you to move your storage and helps to stress-free move in anywhere in the world.I found some type of moving company that is Strongman Movers which is determined to be the best moving company in Florida to move your business furniture in Florida as well as all over the world. It provide a services to store your furniture and move your furniture with the Orlando movers.
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Wed Feb 15, 2017
Jeff answered:
Good luck finding that price. The only thing I can suggest is the Carteret Arms off of W. State Street, heat, hw, cooking gas included. Not a bad place at all... but their rents are going up fast also! ... more
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Fri Nov 18, 2016
Jtavy asked:
I currently live in a condo in key biscayne Florida I am 10 mins away from the city and 15 mins away from Miami beach. I chose where I live because I get to live in a condo and feel like…
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Fri Nov 18, 2016
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Tue Aug 9, 2016
Steven Yerow answered:

Are you a landlord or are you a tenant looking for a place?
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Fri Jul 29, 2016
Tyriqjordan asked:
I need to find a apartment in middlesex county nj i have section 8
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Mon May 23, 2016
Tomasjr84 asked:
I am looking for a single family house in Pennsylvania but not more than a 1:30 be drive from Bergen county NJ
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Thu Dec 24, 2015
thinz answered:
There are some smaller moving companies that move appliances and pianos that could be an option.
You may not get the same white glove treatment but it could save you money depending on how much stuff you have, and how comfortable you are with the service.
I've had clients use them in the past...but you will need to do the packing yourself which also helps the company from a liability standpoint...they are just moving, not doing all the packing....
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Wed Oct 28, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you have are listed and not yet undrer contract, ask for a full release in writing, if you are under contract, check with a lawyer to review your contracts
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Sun Nov 16, 2014
John Westrich answered:
This depends on your usage. Is anyone home during the day, the average temperature outside as well as how hot you want to keep it inside.

Here is a suggestion, once you identify the home you are interested in you and your agent can call PSE&G and they can advise what the average cost for heat is per month. Not many people know that you can do this and this is public record.

Let me know if you need any assistance and I will be glad to help.


John Westrich
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Tue Nov 11, 2014
Vishal Maher Cell 732-277-9321 answered:
I Agree with John below. If you are renting, there is a window guard addendum for lease agreement and landlord should install it for you.
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Forrest answered:
Hi Wendy,
We currently live in Brooklyn and are relocating this summer preferably August. We have one old cat and good credit:) need accessibility to train but not a deal breaker.
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