Oakland NJ has several committees which host events for the public. Some of these events include:
The annual carnival, a seasonal farmers market, car shows sponsored by the high school, a Halloween Parade, Art in the Park, Easter Egg Hunt, and others that are apparently in the works. I was the Chairperson for the town's Public Event's Committee last year, which sponsors many of these events. Here's a FB link for the committee.
Hello John --- New construction estimates in our area can range from $ 150 sq foot to over $ 300 depending on the quality of the construction, location and property size. There are new construction project throughout Bergen County - close by in Mahwah and Ramsey, too. Although none currently on the NJMLS in Oakland --- I know of a for sale by owner new construction sub-division in Oakland close to Franklin Lakes. ;)
Give me a shout or email and I can put together a new construction pricing guide or comps for you to see. I am happy to help.... more
Mocha, are you still planning on moving? The mortgage rates are fantastic right now and the market is moving better than it was two years ago. I lived in Bergenfield and know the area well. I currently live in Oakland, NJ, right next door to RIngwood, in the area you'd like to look. Have you started your home search yet with anyone? Please feel free to call me.... more
Allow me to clarify thngs. My point is that trying to assess how best to approach the transaction puts the cart before the horse. The real issue is financial.
Before doing anything regarding a home purchase, you should figure out what is comfortable financially and stick to that budget. It is therefore logical to ask why a real estate agent would show a buyer client properties that were either unaffordable or financially uncomfortable. Homes normally do not discount drastically unless they are over priced. The buyer here is asking how much of a discount he can reasonably expect for homes that are not within his affordability range; this is unfair to the buyer in my view just for openers. This is basically my point.
As for foreclosures and short sales: Sometimes the real estate agent has nothing to do with negotiating the short sale because the buyer's attorney does it all. Each situation is unique. Foreclosures in a mls system typically close quickly. With short sales, it can vary widely depending on a bank's efficiency or lack thereof and also if there are additional liens on the house. Most short sale denials come from the 2nd/3rd etc positions and this can take a very long time. There really is no fixed standard for how soon or late you'll hear from the bank on a short sale.... more