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Wed Mar 22, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Thu May 26, 2016
Sumterec answered:
I was wondering...did you wait to buy the furniture until after closing?
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Mon Mar 9, 2015
efd5598 asked:
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Annmarie Cristiani answered:
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.

The current initiatives are to hopefully create a passive recreation area to include a dog park and a skate park. The town has to approve the plans.

If you are thinking of moving here, I would be happy to help.
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
David Jenkins answered:
The litigation amount is known, the insurance company has committed to provide the defense and the litigation amount is covered by the insurance policy

The litigation amount is unknown, the Underwriter has documented the Mortgage file with a copy of the complaint, or the most recent amended complaint, and with an attorney letter that supports the Underwriter’s determination that the litigation involves minor matters. The attorney letter must state the reason for the litigation and that the insurance company has committed to provide the defense. The letter must also include the upper and lower limits of any potential monetary judgment against the HOA, or settlement with the HOA, and the likelihood that the amount of the judgment or settlement, including punitive damages, will not be covered by the HOA’s insurance policy. If the attorney indicates the matter may not be fully covered by the HOA’s insurance policy, then the project is ineligible ... more
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
The absolute best resource for accessing "foreclosures" is still by way of contacting a local agent. You should be able to rely on them for the most complete and accurate information as well as expert guidance through the buying process.

Consider getting in touch with a local realtor.

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Fri Feb 1, 2013
homesnowllc123 answered:
The schools are awesome, The community is a great place to raise kids and there is a great program at the rec center
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Pamela Stetson answered:
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.
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Annmarie Cristiani answered:
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
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
Are you referring to a home that has had a fire or a house that is tainted by cigarette smoke?
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Wed Mar 7, 2012
NinjaVirtualMarketingAssistant answered:
What I suggest my clients is this: look at all the social media outlets as just tools - as they in fact are. Any and all of them can produce results if done right, but not everyone likes to be in a video, or feel comfortable writing, or sharing their day activities and thought with gazillion people they do not know. Important thing is to find one or two outlets you could see yourself enjoy using and then learn everything you can about doing it the right way - or just hire someone who can do it for you (hint: we can :) hehehe)...and the results will come, no matter the industry. ... more
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Mon Apr 5, 2010
Pamela Stetson answered:
Hello Rita --- the pricing history of your home is PUBLIC knowledge because the history is posted on the NJMLS property history. And, now, due to the beautiy of the internet --- activity is shown. If pricing is wrong --- first correct with the MLS, the county/town records or the internet vehicle displaying the wrong price. If the history is corrent --- once it is published and in the public domane --- it stays ! ... more
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Mon Apr 5, 2010
Jenny C answered:
Hi Rita,

Your listing with the MLS #1007671 is active for sale on our site at Your manual submission has been activated, please remember to click the green "refresh" button for your listing information before the expiration date in the Listings page. As long as you continue to refresh your listing, it will remain live on Trulia.

Please provide the link to other listing that has a picture of your listing so we can look into the matter.


Jenny of Trulia
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Sat May 16, 2009
Barbara Weismann answered:
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.
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Fri May 2, 2008
Pamela Stetson answered:
Hi Andrea --- In addition --- you can now take the high speed commuter train into NYC from the new Ramsey Station on Route 17 (very close to Route 202). There is plenty of parking in the parking deck and trains run very often both locally and fast service. I have also taken the park and ride from either Ridgewood or Paramus and the bus into mid-town during commuting hours runs fast and often.
For your reference --- see --- for exact public train info. Or --- see --- and click on the bus link for info bus schedules.
Good luck!
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Sat Apr 26, 2008
Rebecca Boomsma answered:
Hi Shar,

It's definitely 35 minutes in rush hour whether you take I-287 south to Route 80 or exit earlier on Rt 23 south through Verona or take Rt 46 west near Rt 80. The second route on Rt 23 south is the most direct and may consume less fuel, depending on your exact destination. ... more
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Tue Mar 25, 2008
Barbara Ostroth answered:
It depends on the property, location, square footage, condition, flood plain, etc. Generally speaking, the range can be anywhere from $700 to $1000 a year.
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