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Home Buying in North Bergen : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Andrew Tisellano answered:
The town needs money.
There is slightly more work involved for the town.
I have a deal like that right now in Elmwood Park.
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Tue Aug 28, 2012
Mary Petti answered:
REALLY ??? This is not a question for a real estate forum, it's a question for the local health department.
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Tue May 15, 2012
Jane Shebroe answered:
It depends on the type of visa you have. Do you live in this country and do you have green card? Call me at: 973-766-4018
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Sun May 13, 2012
Ms. Jerseygal answered:
Hello Shavone,

Sorry for the very late reply. I just saw your question. Are you still interested in your original question topic from last summer? I'm not a real estate agent or broker, but, I have lived in Hudson County for most of my life.

To answer your original question: Yes, it is possible to find a nice, decent condo or co-op in a nice, decent area in North Bergen that is reasonably close to transportation to NY for under $100,000. But, these condos/co-ops will be those with one bedroom. Also, you'll need to check on things like the "pet policy" if you have any pets, and so on. Here are some links:

I don't have personal experience with real estate agents in this area but I have heard very good things about She also has listings at

One piece of advice: Avoid any property on River Road or right on the Waterfront. Why? These properties often require extra expenses such as flood insurance, not to mention the need for you to purchase new furniture and personal home items if/when your property becomes flooded from the Hudson River.

Hope this helps! If it's too late for your original purposes, I hope it helps for your long-term goals for buying a property. Kindly let us know.


Ms. JerseyGal
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Thu May 3, 2012
Amos Elroy answered:
Could you please clarify your question.

Do you mean you would buy multi-family houses with 1 BR apartments in it and would like to rent them out?

If so, you can definitely rent. It is your building and you can appropriate it anyway you like in accordance with the zoning of the house.

Perhaps your question is about finding out the feasibility of getting tenants in? Mostly in Hudson county, as long as the rent price and conditions are right, you should not have a problem populating a rental.

I guess I am not sure what the question is.

Amos Elroy
CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert),
SFR (Short-Sale Specialist Certified)

Residential Real Estate Investment Consultant
Lic. Realtor Associate
EXIT On The Hudson Realty
(888) 462-6573 / (888) HOB-NJRE
FAX (888) 462-6573
Office 201-437-0411

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Mon Nov 21, 2011
Layth Abbasi answered:
Hello, i actually live in the hudson harbor, its a very well managed building. the greatest thing about it to me is the rare 40 foot wrap around balconys from the 2 bedroom units, especially the E and H lines, which have views from the george washington bridge, all the way down to the verrazano. if you have any specific questions let me know. 201-868-6677. ... more
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Wed Oct 26, 2011
Marie Souza Team answered:
Shavone - You should call a qualified mortgage broker (ask your family & friends for a referral). They will be able to best direct you here.
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Mon Apr 25, 2011
Gina Chirico answered:

Look into a temporary CO which will allow you to close on the property and will also allow you a certain amount of time to fix the property and then the town will reinspect and if everything is done up to code, permits paid, etc., they will issue you the Certificate of Occupancy.

Good luck,

Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Lattimer Realty
973-715-1158 cell
973-575-6353 ext 17 office
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Fri Aug 13, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no link is visible and no address given you may wish to ask your question again--or any local agent(s) can help you--contact any realty office(s) and inquire about the property.
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
Rosie Mcmahon asked:
Wed Mar 31, 2010
Thomas Spiess answered:
Hi Richard, great question. Maintaince fees are not determined by area rather by what's included in the fees. Usually with fees that high there are usually amenities included such as doorman, pool, parking, etc. In a 20 unit building
you might not have those but have heat, hot water and maybe even cable or electric are included. The avg in the area for heat and hot water included is usually $275-$350. With other amenities can jump to $500 and up based on sq. ft. Point of reference would be Woodcliff Gardens which is a co-op, their fees range from $800-$900, which include taxes as well as the items above. To answer your question about resell, you can expect increases if 3-5% yearly so by the time you resell they will be higher than they are now. Most importantly make sure your lawyer requests the building financials to be sure the money us being spent wisely. Hope that was helpful, feel free to contact me at 201-519-2348 or email with any further questions. Also regarding your other question about can you buy a home with 0% down it would need to be a VA loan which with a condo can be challenging. Good luck with your purchase.
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Fri Feb 19, 2010
Steve Kappre answered:
Mariel if you are a first time home buyer there will be some additional options for you such as the HMFA Smart Start, Tax Prefund program, and some other programs depending on the specific city you decide on. I bring these up because they may help you come up with additional money for down payment and/or closing costs.

You can check out my blog for some more information (link below) or contact me directly.
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Sun Feb 14, 2010
Ernesto Rodriguez answered:
Hello Shalini,

I am a Mortgae Banker from Elizabeth and have worked many short sales with my wife. If your comprables are accurate and your offer makes sense they will accept. The other issue is how far or stage the short sale is at. You need to be pre-approved, show proof of funds and transaction can move much faster.

Short sales must be called in at least two times a week. If the Short Sale person is laid back and not aggressive be ready to be waiting a while my friend. My best approach is to always call the Bank myself get a hold of the assest manager and deal with it that way.

When the BPO agent comes to the property is when either I try to meet them there or the Realtor must write a report to the bank with the comps to list if there are any defects to the property. This way the price can be reduced a bit more. A demographics report must be made as well to descirbe postives and negatives of where the property resides.

All your paper work must be in order and up to date. If 60 days goes by and you are not moving along with the short the bank will request updated paperwork. Keep on top of your Realotr many are just not qualified and experienced enough when it comes to the Short Sale Proceedings.

Again Bank will move much faster when you are in placed with financing. If you have any further questions send me an email. or
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Thu Dec 31, 2009
George Ratchford answered:
I have details as I live there, and I am a Realtor.
917 301 4271
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Sat Nov 7, 2009
Mack McCoy answered:
The Seller is not legally bound to provide a written rejection of your offer.
You certainly know that the seller's Agent can not reject your offer, nor can she refuse to deliver it to the seller.
If you believe this agent is keeping your offer from the seller, have your agent's broker contact the other agent's broker (boss).
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Wed Aug 12, 2009
Lu answered:
Fri Aug 7, 2009
Lu answered:
Hi Leapr which auction are you asking about?
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Pablo Lopez answered:
I concur with Burns!
Call the Building Department they will be able to help you best.

Pablo Lopez
Realtor - Associate
Century 21 Elite Realty, LLC.
337 Changebridge Rd
Pine Brook, NJ 07058
Office: 973.244.7980 Xt 215
Fax: 973.244.7330
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