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Mon Aug 28, 2017
Mary answered:

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Wed Mar 18, 2015
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Mon Sep 8, 2014
Ronald Shaffery answered:
I have seen more than a few towns try to gerrymander the town lines to help schools and home values. I have never seen it succeed. The "good" schools usually need the taxes collected to remain good. I hope you can find a good comprimise for your dilema. ... more
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
John Sacktig answered:
Home buyer -

It is possible that there was an in ground oil tank and it was switched to an above ground. Absolutely. It is also possible that it was always an above ground tank too.

You can go to the township, go to the construction department and have the permits pulled for the house and that would show if anything was ever done. IF it was done, there would be a certification that it was done properly.

You can also do little things like look at the foundation walls.. for any patched holes where the copper tube would have come in through the wall, things like that and above all, you can have the property checked for underground oil tanks.

You should be comfortable and sure that there was never underground tanks. Do your due diligence further into the situation. If there is one and there is an issue, it becomes your problem after you buy the house.

Good Luck!

John Sacktig
Orange Key Realty
Direct: 732-213-1409
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Jane DeVincentis and Karen Hoffman answered:
Sat Jun 11, 2011
Jane Shebroe answered:
Hi Lori,

There are some incredible buys in Montville now that I was just looking at this morning. Email me at and I will forward them to you with photos and detailed info.

Best Regards,
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Tue May 12, 2009
Micki O'Toole answered:
Nj gosh I'm sorry you had to pay this up front. I would imagine that this was done to get you to commit and to not "rate shop" or back out. However, like I said, I've only seen this done as an application fee and have never seen it be 1% of the loan amount. When a rate is locked-the lender sets aside that money so it cannot be used. Lenders do not like when there is "fall out" as that means they lost the use of that money for the time it was locked for you.
Did you sign anything stating that this was non-refundable? If not then you may have some recourse. In fact, you still may be able to get it back but I'll have to do some checking for you on RESPA.

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