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Fri Oct 27, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I know it's common in NYC to sign multiple contracts with realtors to buy a home but in NJ, you will get caught and realtors outside NYC refuse to allow this. The best thing for you is to speak with the Office Manager or Broker in Charge and ask to be reassigned to a different realtor OR ask to be released from your current agent. The Office Manager or Broker in Charge needs to sign off on this. ... more
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Thu May 26, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Not sure how you're attempting to contact the seller. There's no way you could do that through this site. It would only direct you to agents who pay it for leads.

I've always found it tough to find a seller's contact info on random real estate websites. You could do a reverse address search on and probably get a phone number that way. ... more
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Vincent Alu answered:
i have assisted many buyers with all grants, call me anytime to get the info...732-670-6565
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Gina Chirico answered:

You can participate in the question/answer forum of Trulia and respond to consumers questions about financing, credit, etc. You can also post a blog on Trulia and consumers can find you that way. You can also pay to advertise on Trulia and hopefully create some leads that way too. ... more
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Christina Crupi-Lyons answered:
Beautiful place to live. Convenient to EVERYTHING. Care free living.
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Sat Oct 27, 2012
Andrew Tisellano answered:
There most likely will be a 3%+ national sales tax charged on the HUD starting Jan 1st thanks to Obama Care payable by the sellers.
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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Based on today with a full file and all conditions submitted Commitment signed. Title and Insurance 3 to 4 weeks. Any questions, My suggestion is to call First Prestige Mortgage Services, Inc. They are a reputable preferred mortgage company. 973-744-8300 ... more
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Thu Oct 4, 2012
Vishal Maher Cell 732-277-9321 answered:

Commute to NYC is great. They have a Park-N-Ride to Port Authority. If you drive to NYC , GSP is very close.
For schools, please refer to Depending on the exact address of the house you buy, School will be different, especially the Elementary and Middle.

Let me know If you need any further assistance.

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Sat Aug 25, 2012
The Roskelly Team answered:
Hi Me,

Check in with a good lender there locally. Get a recommend from a trusted real estate agent, friend or family member and have them review your full financial picture to determine what programs you are eligible for. ... more
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Thu Aug 16, 2012
Joan Congilose answered:
The only one that would know that information is the lender that holds the mortgage.
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Tue May 1, 2012
Ed Carbone answered:
The "Short Answer" Banks and their investors don't want to take a loss, also, the buyers are making unrealistic low low offers creating too large a gap between market value and their offer. ... more
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Tue May 1, 2012
Ed Carbone answered:
In addition to access to two big cities, NYC and Philly, the N.J. Schools are the best in the country and people want a good education for their children. Also, there is much less space to build on, therefor existing houses go up in value. ... more
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Dave answered:
If the seller is paying your closing costs (which happens often these days) then you want to close after the 3rd or so of the month. That way the seller pays the interest from that point to the end of the month. For instance if you close on March 5, your first payment is not due until May 1st. If you closed on Feb 28th your first payment is due Apr 1st. ... more
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Sun Aug 28, 2011
Suz A answered:
Yes ... and no.

It can depend on the functionality of the home.

You can appreciate how our lives have changed. In another era, when it was assumed the "woman of the house" would spend most of her hours in the kitchen, it made perfect sense. In years past, when most people farmed, it was essential to have a room close to an entrance where someone could wash off the labors of their day. If the room is next to a door to the outside, it was probably considered an upgrade to a mud room.

These days, the kitchen - not the television/media room, nor dining room - is the gathering area for the family. So, floor plans have changed.

I think it can work well as a room off a laundry/mud room, particularly if the dining room is two rooms away. There may be no getting around this sensitive issue in an older, smaller home with two bathrooms. Family members figure out how to get beyond it.

For many restaurants, the restrooms are just off the kitchen. There is usually a partition or a hallway off the dining room to access the facilities. Smaller restaurants put the bathrooms at the back, sometimes behind the kitchen.

If the entire floor of a home is dining room and kitchen, the answer may be converting that room to a half bath or removing it entirely. There are certainly ways to avoid the issue for the thoroughly charming smaller home.

Best regards,
of Longmont, CO
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Mon Jul 25, 2011
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Here in New Jersey, the inspection is something you as the buyer have a right to do - and it is recommended that you include an inspection contingency in your offer/contract and that you do one. The contingency protects you so that if you do find serious issues you have the right to ask the seller to remedy and the ability to unwind the transaction if they refuse.

The buyer pays for inspection in NJ - it is your option, and therefore traditionally your expense. And it is money well spent.

Good luck to you,
Jeanne Feenick
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
Absolutely not. I've never heard of a buyer who wasn't interested in a home because it was foreclosed upon - once upon a time. Homes have their current value - that is all. I suppose if someone was killed in the home or there was a newsworthy incident attached to the home, there could be some future problems. ... more
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Mon Sep 6, 2010
Lyle Wolf answered:
I agree with Jeanne. In New Jersey, people like garages and basements. You will always be better off getting a townhome with one or both of these if you are given the choice and can afford it. ... more
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Sat Aug 28, 2010
Jacquelyndupras answered:
This is my office's focus area. We are located in Sayreville NJ. I can give you stats., reports, and any info you need to make a decision. Real Estate currently is a local market. Our area is not as bad as other areas in NJ and/or in other States. Please reach out to me and I will assist you in any way you need. Jacquelyn Dupras Agent with Century21 Charles Smith Agency ... more
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Sat Aug 28, 2010
Jacquelyndupras answered:
I work in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties. My office handles many bank owned properties, probably the most of any office in the area. Please feel free to reach out to me and I will try to guide you or answer any questions you may have. Jacquelyn Dupras -Agent with Century 21 Charles Smith Sayreville NJ ... more
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Wed Aug 18, 2010
Jerry Barker answered:
At the very moment in which it is assessed, it is supposed to be. However like john said, its your tax collector telling you what your property is worth and the higher they assess it the more taxes you have to pay, sounds like a scam to me, but even in an honest world, the assessment is old news a month or two down the road when home values may have changed, the assessment stays the same and can do so for many many years. ... more
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