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Home Buying in Port Monmouth : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Theresa Capuano answered:
Hummm. That's a small home. I can tell you that a 1,040 home with 3 bds 1 bth on a 125x100 ft lot in Port Monmouth, NJ is currently listed at $200,000.00. Hopefully that will help.
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Leonard Dunikoski answered:
Jim, Port Monmouth has been hurt by perceptions of what happened in much of coastal Monmouth County in Super Storm Sandy. On top of that, for years and years folks have talked about living on the "dry side" and the "wet side" of NJ Route 36. Although there's some truth to these perceptions, there also are parts of Port Monmouth that weren't affected by Sandy, and which are dry. Current prices have been depressed by some unfounded perceptions, so buyers may have a "window of opportunity" to get some good values. On the other hand, those perceptions aren't going to change over night, so don't count on rapid price appreciation.

If you're considering a condo community, The Dunes is a great place to look at. It was the first complex in this area to be built high above the flood level, and several of the units are direct water front with beautiful unobstructed views of Sandy Hook Bay and NYC in the distance.

If you do decide to look at homes or condos in the Port Monmouth, Atlantic Highlands etc. area, look for a Realtor who's a local expert and make sure he/she asks about your needs in terms of schools, transportation, etc.

Leonard “Len” Dunikoski, GRI
REALTOR® Associate
Diane Turton Realtors – Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760

(732) 239-0739 (cell) (732) 530-6686 (office)
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Sun Nov 28, 2010
Virginia asked:
Thu Oct 29, 2009
Francesca Patrizio answered:

I'm sorry it has taken this long for anyone to answer your question.

In my experience typically a "swale" runs throughout a coummunity of homes and if the township did it's job, it should not affect any individual home.

In the communities within which I serve, swales are commonplace and I must admit that the homes surrounded by such swales are not affected by water seepage into the homes provided they were structured property. Therefore, I must say, that you are justified in being concerned, but this should not dissuate you from buying the home of your dreams . . . however, it will require additional due diligence.

Should you desire to speak in depth about this matter, please feel free to contact me direct.

Love and Peace,
Francesca, ePro, SRES
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