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Home Buying in Perth Amboy : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jan 20, 2017
Hallefelicity2013 answered:
Don't build on wetlands. We lost a 4 year old house and 38 years of property and memories and our health and family. To buying a house built on wetlands. My husband and I got a divorce and because we live in the northern part of the USA ( Sioux Falls,SD) we can't get health care for our systemic ( meaning the toxins the mold release into people like us poor immune systems) mold illness. The doctors think we are crazy, I was even diagnosed with it by my doctor. He is from California but he very obviously was told to hush up about it, because he won't address it at all. My daughter and I keep getting sicker. I am 58 and she is 34 and we have had one illness after another for 4 years. Don't do it our home was built on swampland illegally and the contractor got a minimal fine and that was all. Our lives and health have been torn to pieces and know one even knows. You would be amazed at what happened to us. Another long sad story we still have no family left they all disowned us my own children except for the one that experienced it (but she went into denial) and my oldest daughter because she met someone who had our story too. My aunt's uncle's sister nieces nephews cousins my daughter and son WON'T have ANYTHING to do with us because they think we are crazy . DON'T DO IT SUSAN VOLK SIOUX FALLS,SD (605) 951-4802 ... more
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Sun Jul 10, 2016
Kim L Smith answered:
I live there now. It's very safe but becoming overcrowded. I need to move buy the end of the year. I've been here for 8 years. And, I'm ready to move away from the ppl that are starting to move in. ... more
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Thu Feb 20, 2014
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Focus on properties that are listed for sale. Those should have full property details and photos. If they do not, it is an opportunity lost on the part of the agent - on behalf of the seller. A robust listing - in my view - should inclue room dimensions, a good description and lots of high quality photos.

Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpassed Results
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Paul Marzolla answered:
If "PR" is an acronym for Puerto Rico it can be used to qualify as long as it's listed on your US tax returns. Also, the income from your job should be able to qualify as well. Please give me a call so we can confirm your sources of income in greater depth. I may be reached by phone or email; whichever is of greater convenience.

Kindest regards,

Paul Marzolla
Loan Officer
(201) 957-6768
(201) 203-2266
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Andrew Tisellano answered:
contact Alex

Alex Peralta

Bond Street Mortgage LLC


95 Route 17 South

Suite 302

Paramus, NJ 07652

Direct Line: (201) 560-4218

Fax: (201) 282-5017

Cell: (201) 400-9367
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Fri Feb 24, 2012
Joan Congilose answered:
Yes you can. Call your realtor and ask them to provide you with comparable sales from last year. If there is great discrepancy between your assessed value and current sales in your area then try it. I have assisted many of my clients with this who were successful in getting a reduction. I'm sure your realtor will be happy to help you. ... more
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Tue Jun 28, 2011
Leticia Gilmore answered:
If your credit score is low a larger down payment is usually required. It all depends on the price of the home and who you are renting to own from. Beware and always get everything in writing.

Leticia Gilmore
Empire Real Estate LLC.
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Mon Sep 20, 2010
Mary Petti answered:

The taxes are actually 11,945 year. The listing agency is in Princeton NJ. I just emailed the listing agent to ask a few more questions. Feel free to contact me at and once he gets back to me I will be happy to forward you any further information he provides.

Mary Petti
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Wed May 5, 2010
Scott Troyanos answered:
Yes. Absolutely! However, you may have done a great diservice to yourself by not allowing your agent to initially show the home you were interested in.
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Wed Nov 4, 2009
Yocasta asked:
Iam relocating due by my job(COSTCO)... and how is the taxes compare between waynesboro and shepherstown, which one has better school? my kids are 13.. 10... and 6 years old... my consern…
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Mon Nov 2, 2009
John Sacktig answered:
Cooper is on the money with and you should look into the links on his reponse.

I have had a number of listings in this area, at the Landings and Crows nest.
Some people are looking to appeal their taxes, but then again it is NJ.. and if you want to look at or live on the water.. the goverment, just like anyone else, would seem to be charging a premium.

The taxes are "too high" for your particular liking, there are may people who live there now paying those taxes and loving the location.
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Mon Aug 3, 2009
Jack Vollenberg answered:
Hi Ah,

Send me an e-mail with your contact info. I used to be the asset manager on this before Deutsche Bank took over. I'm in the process of finding out who services it now. As soon as i find out, I can contact you.

Jacobus "Jack" Vollenberg
RE Appraiser - Vollenberg Appraisers
Asset Manager - ERA Statewide Realty
Cell (973) 590-0142
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
- Sal Salafia - answered:
Absolutely! Interest rates are still very low! Many of the sellers still on the market are eager to sell having suffered through a very bad economy. If you think you are qualified to buy and you have an interest in buying then go for it! I would suggest selecting a buyers agent to help you through the process. They can help you through the entire process! If you would like a recommendation in you area don't hesitate to ask!
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Mon Dec 15, 2008
Daniel J. Colon III answered:
Hi Paula,

If you are still looking for a property, then please consider our services. Neighborhood Photo, Inc. specializes in helping folks become familiar with properties and neighborhoods. We are based in San Diego, but we have photographers located throughout the country, including New York and New Jersey. Please check our website for further information. Plus, for first-time clients, the first photo shoot is free. One shoot is 200 photographs. If you are interested, then please send me an email. All the best!

Best regards,

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Sat Sep 20, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should not be looking at houses without your agent to begin with, the problem you may now face i sthat the listing agent will not pay your buyer agent a commission as teh buyer agent wasnt present at the first showing. You would have to pay them out of your pocket if insisted on representation. Im not saying that you cant try it and it may work, however expect a very upset listing agent and it may hamper any offer you try to put in. You shold always have a buyer agent represent you when looking at property, they are looking out for yor best interest as opposed to a listing or sellers agent which is looking out for the seller. In most cases the buyer agent fee is paid by the listing agent through the fee they offerin the mls to buyer brokers, however the buyer broker has to be the facilitator of the sale. You may have a bumpy ride with this property but now you know for the next one. goo dluck with your purchase. ... more
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Thu Aug 14, 2008
Jillian Mason answered:
Perth Amboy is set to be a great place in the next few years with brand new construction, a ferry, and an arena for concerts, sporting events, etc. They will also be adding more restaurants and shopping. Federal Hill seems like it will be a wise investment as prices are still low and I see them only going higher as Perth Amboy becomes the exciting new waterfront town. The surrounding areas will probably improve with time but this cannot happen overnight-it's a slow change. As for safety, this is a risk anywhere, but I don't feel it's a particular problem in Perth Amboy. Check Federal Hill's policy on lighting, gates, and what features they've included that would help make you feel safe. If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to contact me at 732-586-5488. ... more
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Fri Mar 7, 2008
Deborah Madey answered:
Are you searching for a new home or resale?
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