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thinz, Real Estate Pro in Allenhurst, NJ
Tue Jul 7, 2015
thinz answered:
Yes, this is not a realtor only site...buyers, seller and their agents may post questions on trulia.
If you are interested in renting a home, you may find a small single story in Greenbriar 1 to rent.
Tom Hinz
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Javier Monti…, Real Estate Pro in Covina, CA
Sat Jul 4, 2015
Javier Montiel answered:
Karen is correct. However you can try other sites such as Zillow, Postlets etc….
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Wed Jul 1, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Commissions are fully negotiable so there is no "current" rate. When you speak with an agent, they will tell you their fee, the manner in which they will present your home for sale, and how they will represent you as their client. ... more
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Joseph J Mau…, Home Buyer in Iselin, NJ
Thu Jun 18, 2015
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Joseph Mulli…, Real Estate Pro in Pennsauken, NJ
Wed Jun 17, 2015
Joseph Mullica answered:
They best way to obtain maximum exposure for your property is through the use of a Realtor.
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Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Mon Jun 15, 2015
Jeanne Feenick answered:
If you are dissatisfied with your listing relationship you can ask for an unconditional release. Only that will free you up to list with another brokerage or sell on your own without being bound by the terms of the listing agreement you are in now ---- the details will be in what you have signed, my comments are true in most cases. ... more
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John Sacktig, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey, NJ
Sun Jun 14, 2015
John Sacktig answered:
Yes. This is what it is like to sell a house in todays market. You need to smile and deal with it -or- keep your home. No one is looking to waste anyone's time, people want what they want... you wanted 2 dogs and 2 cats.. most people do not. It is all relative. All you need is ONE buyer to like your house and make it their own, it is a process.

On the market since 2014.. sounds like it is overpriced, without even seeing the home and or your area, on the market that long... probably not priced correctly.
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Thu Jun 4, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Mon Jun 1, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
I would guess that this could be different for houses right next to eachother. You never know what people were thinking when they built their houses, or if they were all built at the same time. You could probably talk to the sellers or realtors that represent specific homes about this, I think that's really your only chance at getting the information you're looking for though.
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Cathe Linke…, Home Buyer in Whiting, IN
Sat May 30, 2015
Cathe Linke Fiumenero answered:
you don't want to buy in PineRidge. Trailer park. park has good to hell. Lot fee is $ 550.and up. YOU get nothing for your money but get trash pick up and maybe grass cut. If they can find someone cheap enough to plow snow you might get your road plowed.. Your better choice is village that is where I moved to from the trailer park. Very happy here in my village home.. Cheap living.. ... more
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Cathe Linke…, Home Buyer in Whiting, IN
Sat May 30, 2015
Cathe Linke Fiumenero answered:
Yes you can find a home under $20,000. One just sold by me it was a Estate asking $17,000. and sold for $14,000. Always make a offer on a Estate sale.. Kids want to get rid of Grammy's home..
Maintenance fee is very reasonable in all the villages except Pine Ridge Mobile park they do nothing for that big rent fee.
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J, Both Buyer and Seller in Tuckerton, NJ
Wed May 27, 2015
J answered:
Tuckerton Meadows is one of the more family oriented communities within town. The townhomes are for the most part well kept, and display quaint character if you observe from the main road and parking lots. Years ago there were a few 'bad seeds', but over the last few years, the community has cleaned up tremendously. If you are an upstanding citizen who pays your dues and keeps your property looking neat and tidy, then you will have absolutely nothing to worry about. The association dues are EXTREMELY low for Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Currently the dues are $114 which is unheard of in the state of NJ. Some of the units have gotten new roofing, windows, and many internal upgrades. You get what you pay for...if you see a low priced unit, you can gather there is a good chance the owners did not upgrade the unit etc. If you see a higher priced unit, expect the unit owners actually cared and put their heart and soul into the unit. I always say you get what you pay for. Sure you can get a unit for dirt cheap with the economy and people's hardships, but don't expect to not have headaches the rest of the time you live there. I can tell you we spent a ton of money upgrading our unit, and between the marble and bamboo flooring we installed as well as the new AC coil and windows, our unit is one of the most efficient on utilities. Electric bill is well under $100 and gas bill is not much over $100. We took utility efficiency into mind when we made those particular upgrades, and it paid off. The community is a great place to live if you have a small family or are single. People are always watching out for one another, and it is a tight knit community in some of the Courts. I highly suggest the area, and safety is A+ as the police ride through regularly and everyone always looks out for one another. Happy hunting! ... more
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Emorrison152, Home Owner in Point Pleasant Beach,...
Wed May 27, 2015
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thinz, Real Estate Pro in Allenhurst, NJ
Mon May 18, 2015
thinz answered:
You would have gotten a much better deal back in 2008-2012. These days, the lenders are becoming more rigid on escalated BPO values that don't reflect true AS IS MARKET VALUE.
That is why more lenders are foreclosing vs settling on a short sale. The BPO process is flawed in my opinion based on discussions with the lender and evaluating comps...We get the short sales done, and for the most part the buyer is still getting a good deal. The risk for the seller is that if the lender accepts a lower offer, they may expect the seller to come up with cash at closing to complete the deal. It is important on behalf of the seller to get the highest and best offer that reflects the condition of the home and its salability. This helps the seller get the best terms for the approval and the buyer still get a good value purchase. Tom Hinz ... more
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Ibrahim Hugh…, Real Estate Pro in UNION, NJ
Wed May 13, 2015
Ibrahim Hughes answered:
Hi. I'm not sure if I understand your question. Are you saying that there are 2 dwellings located on the one lot that you own? Generally speaking, changing the legal usage of a property usually falls under the jurisdiction of the zoning department. Tax and tax bill issues would typically be handled by the tax assessor. You may want to start there for answers. ... more
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joyce, Home Buyer in Virginia Beach, VA
Sun May 3, 2015
joyce answered:
I was at an open house in Holiday City and yes, minimum age is 55. So she'd have to be the owner
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roxannegless…, Other/Just Looking in Elkton, MD
Tue Apr 28, 2015
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