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Wed Aug 19, 2015
Jamie Travis answered:
there are me and I can send you info-Princeton Commons is nice off of Princeton Avenue on the Metedeconk River, I had a neighbor who retired there. Also Hovanians Four Seasons in Wall, and Toms River.....Xanadu of Wall is a high rise with lots of amentities...

Further out are the Greenbriars..I & II- to many to count

- find out price point and bdrms what they like and taxes and I can narrow it down-
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Mon May 19, 2014
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Cynthia Capiris answered:
Rentals are a bit of a challenge these days. Feel free to contact me or visit my website to see what is available in your area.
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Kara Nixon answered:
Matthew please let me know your email or contact me at when you say pay do you mean rent or buy? Also, you are coming from florida? Thanks. Look forward to hearing from you. ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Matthew Gerber answered:
ds12 months $3500. Per month plus utility Summer months $3000 per week
On inlet dr
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Diane Glander answered:
Hi Aimee,
At the current time, this property is not on the market. It hasn't been for many years. Sometimes, when an owner is behind on payments, their properties hit websites like Trulia because a lis pendens is filed (a pre-foreclosure). That does not mean that the house is actually for sale.
If you are interested in purchasing in Pt Boro, whether you are only looking for a foreclosure or if you would consider an easier transaction (and not always a more expensive one!) I would be happy to help you.
Just contact me via Trulia or my website, below.
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Diane Glander answered:
This home is in the Bay Head Shores community. You can walk to their private beach on the bay. They have swings, summer programs, and a club house there. If you want an ocean beach, you will have to drive or ride you bike, depending on how fit and adverturous you are! ... more
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Elise Reineking answered:
I would be happy to help. I will be in our Point Pleasant office first thing tomorrow (Thursday) morning.
Elise Reineking
Cara Realtors
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Barbara Furdyna answered:
Good question -- Multi faceted answer:
Good agents focus on their specialties and many are not short sale or foreclosure specialists, nor do they want to be.
Short sales and Foreclosures can be very time consuming and not yield a positive result for an agent. Since agents work on commission only, and short sales take more time generally, they have to assess each situation independently.
That said, agents who focus on short sales and Foreclosures do well if they do a lot of volume -- like any sale, it's a numbers game, and the more an agent is involved in short sales, the better their closing odds may be.
As others here have stated, some pre-Foreclosures can be turned around to the Seller's advantage if they can reach an agreement with their bank. Some agents may not want to provide foreclosure information because they risk not getting paid. As I mentioned in a previous note, there are excellent auction companies like Tranzon Auction Properties that encourage realtor participation and pay a commission.
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Barbara Furdyna answered:
I just experienced a foreclosure auction. What is stated below is mostly true but the company that conducted the auction, Tranzon Auction Properties, out of Portland, Maine had a very good system. Their website is and you can sign up to receive notices of auctions. They provided a packaged description and inspection overview. They did have a day set aside where potential bidders could inspect for a 2 hour period. They are professionals. They do pay realtors a commission also if they register their clients, and it's smart to go to an auction with a realtor. Realtors know the territory, zoning issues, comparables, etc. Banks are happy to compensate realtors for bringing clients and it doesn't cost the buyer anything!. While my clients didn't win the bid, they were the ones in control to bid higher or not. Also, there was no upfront fee, other than bringing a decent down payment if you were planning to bid. I believe this separates the spectators from the true buyers! Feel free to contact me on for any questions. ... more
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
Unfortunately, probably not.

I ran a listing of all properties within my MLS--and that includes some in West Virginia and some in Maryland (as well as a large area of Virginia). I went all the way up to $90,000--keeping it below $60,000 would have cut almost all of them out. These are all waterfront, though in most cases the waterfront is a river, not the ocean. (I noticed at least one on the bay, though.)

Here's what's out there now:

One positive aspect is that very few are under contract, and a lot of them have been on the market for awhile. That means the seller (whether it's a foreclosure or an individual) may be more willing to take a deep discount on the asking price.

Hope that helps.
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Fri May 4, 2012
Kim Evans answered:
It is more a personal preference as far as rating the different areas in Point Pleasant Borough.
The reference east and west of the canal is more to let buyer your proximity and ease of accessing the oceanfront. The Laguna Village and Bay Head Shores sections of Point Pleasant are considered 2 of the more desirable areas west of the canal. A good number of the homes are on the water and there is a bay beach club with playground and club house available for optional membership to home owners. If you are looking to be on the water, you may also want to take a look at the homes off River Road on the Manasquan River. ... more
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Judith M. Petix answered:
There is nothing in the Wall area for under $200.000, under $300,000 is possible.
There are homes In Ocean County that would fit your criteria.
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Tue Dec 8, 2009
Diane Glander answered:
Hi Maria,
Not too many foreclosures in Southern Monmouth County, along the coast. There are many in Brick, though. If you would like to email me, I can send you out a list of foreclosures (including short sales) but I'll need to know what towns you are interested in.
Also, you might want to do some further searching while here on Trulia. Buying a short sale or foreclosure is not as easy, not closed as quickly, and has a bunch of limitations for you the buyer--not always making them such a good deal. An experienced agent can help you find a bargain that might suit you just as well!
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Mon Dec 7, 2009
Jamie Paradise answered:
To date, as of December 2009, there have been 30 closed sales under $250,000, 3 presently under contract and 10 active listings. That range tends to move a bit quicker but definitely you can find a nice selection of homes in that price range. Best of luck.

Jamie Paradise
# 1 Agent: Pt Pleasant
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
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Thu Nov 19, 2009
Jamie Paradise answered:
It very much depends on whether the home is 1) a foreclosure (owned by the bank), aka REO which stands for "Real Estate Owned" or 2) short sale pre-foreclosure (owned by the home-owner where the owner owes more than what the home is selling for). Banks typically try to list their properties at aggressive price points leaving less room for negotiation. If a home is listed for an extensive amt of time, a bank will have flexibility, Remember, the last thing they want is to own the property. Remember that the terms you give a bank can be more important than the price i.e., cash vs. mortgage, early close dates. On average, I would say that banks are getting within 5%-10% of their asking price and oftentimes over list price if it is priced right. Make sure to do your research to determine what the property is worth. The biggest mistake some buyers make is thinking that the best deals are based upon how much of a discount you get off of the asking price. Some of the best deals I ahve seen this year, buyers have paid full price on an underpriced home compared to other buyers who have received a 20% discount off of the price and paid more than it was worth.

Referring to Short sales, it is much more difficult to answer your question. It truly depends on the value on how low you can bid. Some homes are priced below market value, others accurately, others way too high. Best of Luck! There's great opportunity out there.
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