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Home Buying in Paramus : Real Estate Advice

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Robert W Nei…, Real Estate Pro in Carrollton, MS
Tue Sep 29, 2015
Robert W Neill Jr answered:
That would be somewhat unusual, request all documentation on that.
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Wed Jun 10, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Ask people you may know for referrals, or perhaps the links below may be of help.
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Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, OK
Wed Nov 26, 2014
Josh Barnett answered:
Let us know how things work out, looking forward to updates.
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Jennifer Chan, Real Estate Pro in Hillsdale, NJ
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Jennifer Chan answered:
Hi Nurhanbecidyan,

Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a specific filter for single story or ranch style homes on Trulia. However, you can add keywords to your search such as "ranch" "single story" "1-story," but remember this also runs the risk of filtering ranch-style homes that do not indicate this description.

Since MLS allows Realtors to search by home style, it may be helpful to work with an agent, in addition to the research you are doing yourself. Remember that the seller usually pays the buyer's agent's fee, so it is of complete benefit to you! I am a full-time Realtor throughout Bergen and Hudson counties and would be happy to help you with your search.

Please feel free to reach out to me at 201-679-0564 or email me at so we can discuss other criteria you are interested in.

Best of luck!
Jenn C. Chan
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Century 21 E…, Real Estate Pro in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Tue Jul 2, 2013
Century 21 Eudan Realty answered:
Certainly, this is a great oppoprtunity for you. The first thing you need to understand is the mortgage and RESPA rules, which a qualified attorney can give. A couple of names come to kind: John Conte in Montvale and Ed Gibbons in Rochelle Park. These are 2 attorneys that I have worked with regularly. Also a good accountant that has experience. Try Stewart Farber in Ridgfield. Once you have this information, you will have the knowledge to move through the process. Don't wait on this too long. You never know how tax changes from the government will affect this situation.
Once you do have the information, you want a good loan officer, try John Gugliotti of B of A at 201-370-0372.
Good Luck!
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Robin Baron, Real Estate Pro in Oradell, NJ
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Robin Baron answered:
This is an 18th Century Farm House with all the charm and appeal of that time and numerous updates that would make it appealing to todays buyers. The listing history indicates that the house has been sold several times with the most recent one being in July 2010. You may have seen it during that listing period in 2009 when it was at a substantially higher asking price. That was during the time when real estate values were coming down correcting the over inflated values and assessments from previous years.

I hope this answers your question. If you are interested in Paramus, I would be happy to assist you with more detailed information. Please feel free to contact me directly at 201-314-1915.
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Autumn Urling, Real Estate Pro in Montclair, NJ
Tue Dec 18, 2012
Autumn Urling answered:
Yes! depending on credit rate today is 3.250% to 3.500. Please feel free to contact First Prestige Mortgage Services, Inc 973-744-8300 to assist you.
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Elizabeth Ga…, Real Estate Pro in Elmwood Park, NJ
Wed Nov 21, 2012
Elizabeth Garcia answered:
Hello Sara,
Closest train would be Ridgewood I know since I live in Paramus. Paramus is a great town and would love to help you find a great deal in the area. Go to my web site to search all available properties in the area including Bank Owned REO, Short Sale, etc.
Good Luck
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Liz Santos,  in Teaneck, NJ
Mon Nov 12, 2012
Liz Santos answered:
I had replied to an earlier post of yours; I remember your name. Tell me, do you have financing already? The reason I ask is because your mortgage loan originator and realtor should be answering these questions and advising you. It's a bit concerning that you are seeking answers from strangers on the internet at this stage of the game. If one of my buyers was doing that, I'd be very worried.

If you do not have financing in place, call me. My contact information is available on my web page.

I wish you luck.
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Sheldon Neal, Real Estate Pro in MAYWOOD, NJ
Fri Oct 26, 2012
Sheldon Neal answered:
It might actually be better to consider a commuter parking train stop earlier than Secaucus. You could go from Paramus to River Edge or Hackensack (Essex Street) and park there and take the train. It is an easy transfer from the Pascack Valley Train line to Secaucus to the connecting train into NYC at Secaucus. You could also park and do the same from Ridgewood on the Bergen County Line, which also connects at Secaucus to Penn Station.

Alternatively, my preference is the bus !

For example: The stop at the Bergen Mall for the Bus #168 in Paramus at 7:32am gets you into Port Authority at 8:24am ... and there's no switching ! (and the buses are actually a pretty comfortable ride, you can do some work, listen to music or tak a nap !)

Let me know if you have any other Qs ...

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Pquinn, Home Buyer in Paramus, NJ
Thu Oct 25, 2012
Pquinn answered:
Hi David, I understand your need . This is hard to find in an expensive area as is Bergen County. Would you be able to move to Paterson. there are some lower prices there in some nice areas with good bus service if you do not have a car.Have you checked the legal rooming houses in Hackensack this would probably be your best bet. Good luck ! Call me if you would like to talk I am available most afternoons .201-925-4200 ... more
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Martha,  in Paramus, NJ
Thu Apr 26, 2012
Martha answered:
As a residential agent who has worked in the Paramus area for over 25 years, I can send you listings that match your needs. I just found a house in Ridgewood for a customer that was a short sale listed at only $250K. Another town that has properties in your price range is Fair Lawn. To contact me, please visit my website and submit your information: ... more
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Roxana Wojda…,  in Bergen County, NJ
Sat May 29, 2010
Roxana Wojdalska answered:
Hi Mark,

What's your price range? I'll send you a customer report from the counties you specified.

Thank you
Roxana Wojdalska
Century 21 JR Gold Team Realty
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Carmelo,  in Paramus, NJ
Sun Dec 27, 2009
Carmelo answered:

I a local expert in Paramus and ill be more then glad to assist you. You did not make reference to which property you are interested in. If you like please visit my site www.Sell With Mel and you can do a search for all the homes available in paramus along with Foreclsoure searches of all bergen county. If you see the home of interest just click Request an appt and i will provide you with all the details to the home. ... more
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Edward,  in Blacksburg, VA
Wed Jul 15, 2009
Edward answered:
In most cases, this will allow you to "Opt out" of your contract if you and the seller cannot come to an agreement on closing. Taxes and fees will also be responsible by the seller. Make sure your attorney will not charge you more if the date is pushed back. If the seller is serious, they will settle on the agreed date. I do not see many sellers in this market losing a sale over 10 days. Get with your closing attorney or title settlement company ASAP! ... more
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Dianna Ivanov, Real Estate Pro in Ridgewood, NJ
Fri Jan 23, 2009
Dianna Ivanov answered:
Home Buyer- You very well may have found a home in your price range.if so Congratulations! However if you haven't please email me and we can discuss the Bank Owned/short sale market. Generaly $200K won't get you too far in Bergen County however there are many fantastic opportunities available in really wonderful towns that could be a home run! Email me at:
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Caesar Fiori…, Home Owner in Maywood, NJ
Thu Jan 15, 2009
Caesar Fiorini answered:
lenders are going way overboard.
Bought a home in late 07 from Weichert Relo.
Would have been happy to finance my 417K thru them, too.
They approved my loan but wouldn't match another prospective
lender and waive about $600 in closing costs!
No skin off my back, I went elsewhere.
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Marc Paolella, Real Estate Pro in Succasunna, NJ
Wed Jan 14, 2009
Marc Paolella answered:
Hi Red,

Here are median home prices over the past 9 months for the towns you are considering:

Fair Lawn: $389,000
New Milford: $374,000
River Edge: $460,000
Oradell: $531,000
Paramus: $551,000

As you can see, New Milford prices are similar to Fair Lawn, somewhat less than River Edge, and significantly less than Paramus or Oradell.

Values in an area can be determined by a whole host of factors. One factor is age/development profile. If you have an older area that developed at higher density, you will have smaller homes and more of them. Smaller homes on smaller lots are valued less than larger homes on larger lots.

A short drive around Paramus and Oradell makes this situation obvious. The average lot size in Oradell or Paramus is larger than New Milford or Bergenfield. Development in these areas seems more centered in the 1960's-1980's, rather than 1940's to 1960's. Younger and larger homes equals higher values.

As for schools, you are best advised to do that research for yourself. Testing and performance scores, along with parent reviews, are available on a whole host of websites. General statements about school districts that you read on the Internet are largely hearsay, so you have to do your own research and speak with administrators and parents of the individual school in question, rather than rely on Internet noise.

Good luck, and if you need further help contact me via my profile or website!


Marc Paolella
Relocation Director
Member, Worldwide ERC
Licensed Realtor NJ
Licensed Appraiser NJ & NY
Century 21 Joe Tekula Realtors
Agent of the Year 2008
Owner: Sands Appraisal Service, Inc.
Phone (direct): (973) 584-4235
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Sharon Kozinn, Real Estate Pro in Hillsdale, NJ
Sat Nov 8, 2008
Sharon Kozinn answered:
Paramus is a gret town, large, but made up of many smaller areas that each have their own style and feel. What you consider to be right for you depends on what you are looking for. Do you need to be close to the highways, schools, or other features? There is a wide variety of houses and of prices to choose from.

I work in that area, and I would be very happy to provide you with any info you need. Please feel free to contact me through my website.

Sharon Kozinn
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