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08540 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 12, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
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Thu Jun 8, 2017
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Thu Jan 5, 2017
Bill May answered:
At least $2,500 for a 2 bedroom in the borough. The borough has some real advantages if you have high school age children.

Both of our children graduated from Princeton High School. We found the best thing about living in the boroough with teenagers is that they almost never asked to used the car or be taken anywhere. They were able to walk to school and do almost everything they wanted to do including going to New York frequently on the train completely on their own. They found that a care in a busy congested area like Princeton tends to be more of an impediment than a help.

It made them both every independent and self-confident at a very early age. Both of them went on to college in London and thrived there as a result of both their education at PHS and their learned ability to cut to cord to the parents early. Neither ever expressed any homesickness and thrived for their entire undergraduate careers using the subways and trains in Europe.
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Wed Jun 15, 2016
Dejajanee answered:
Under the new USDA Home Loan Eligibility Requirements, if you have a middle credit score of 640 or less, the debt to income ratios of 29/41 can not be exceeded. With a 680 middle credit score.

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Sat Jun 11, 2016
Sydniejeans answered:
Each custome home is unique and one of a kind. The cost per square foot all depends. There are several factors involved, paricularly, location, materials, licenseing, Permits, equipment rental, insurance, labor, slope, distance from supplyers, availabilty of skilled labor, choice of Contractor, etc. I use a Home Value estimator to estimate the replacement cost of each home. Usually $150/Sq ft for a standard track home. I estimate $150-300/Sq Ft for a "custome" home.
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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Novascotiapeaches answered:
In my opinion, big ticket items like that should be left to the buyer. What if you did the entire kitchen over and they didn't like it and ripped it all out later? Total waste of time, money and goods! ... more
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Sun Aug 2, 2015
Raj Oberoi answered:
Canal and Colonnade Pointe are both pet free communities.
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Sun Aug 2, 2015
Raj Oberoi answered:
Trulia does not allow or support sale by owner listings. You will need a licensed real estate agent to be able to post it here.

Raj Oberoi
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Sun Aug 2, 2015
Raj Oberoi answered:
Trulia does not allow for sale by owner listings, if you want your home to be advertised here you will need to find a licensed real estate agent to work with. Only real estate professionals can list on Trulia. ... more
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Sun Aug 2, 2015
Raj Oberoi answered:

Not sure if you were able to resolve the issue but it can happen sometimes. Try deleting your cookies and redo it. It should work. If not contact Trulia customer service.

-Raj Oberoi
RE/MAX of Princeton
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Sat Jul 18, 2015
thinz answered:
Usually, it is ok to not upgrade the plumbing when remodeling as you've described...however, if you decide to change the routing of any older pipes, change joints, couplings, vents, etc, those things should be done to code. A licensed plumber will usually not make changes to old stuff unless they are up to code for inspections. Tom Hinz ... more
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Thu May 28, 2015
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Tue May 12, 2015
Hezal and Vishal answered:
Hi Jho,

Wondering If you bought a home in Estates of PJ ?
Let us know. Thanks.
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Fri Apr 10, 2015
Galia Taneva answered:
The allocation is on your tax bill - why did they need to use this site? The assessment shown on this site is from public records same info that is on your tax bill. Fair Market value has nothing to do with assessment. ... more
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Mon Oct 20, 2014
Vishal Maher Cell 732-277-9321 answered:

Please contact South Brunswick Board of Education at 732-297-7800 for accurate information.
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Mon Oct 20, 2014
Vishal Maher Cell 732-277-9321 answered:
Hi Fay,

Let us know If you have already purchased or still looking. It will be good to know.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Asma "Rosy" Naik, GRI answered:
If money is an issue then you should consider a closing date near the end of the month. You will have to pay less in prepaid interest that way! Otherwise, schedule it whenever it is convenient for you. Thanks. ... more
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Sun Jul 6, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
A properly interpreted market analysis factors in upgrades, improvements and features the market will find desireable. I understand your frustration and want you to consider a couple possibilities. First, the average agent may not be who you want to hire for a special property. Within 2 years of getting a licence, most agents are out of the business. Those who manage to survive that time turn into either hangeroners or good professionals. I'm not sure who you have spoken with, so I can't characterize them.
Now if it's a someone truly only interested in a quick buck, move along and find another agent, BUT, be careful of the agent who tells you what you want to hear. Among those that stick around are some who will take any listing at any price and allow the market, time, feedback and frustration get you to lower the price to what the market really dictates. The end result will be a LOWER final net to your pocket.
Some will present the facts, indicate what they believe the market will bring and advise you appropriately. No one can give you an accurate idea of your homes value without seeing it in person and also seeing the competition, both active and pending.
I also want you to consider you are not an objective participant. What you value, may not be shared by the greater market. The market sets the price, a great agent helps you see where the market is, what you can do to take best advantage of the current activity and trends and will tell you the truth, even when you don't like it.
I'm attaching a link to a blog series I did on Selling Your Home Quickly and for Top Dollar, you may find some of it helpful in deciding which agent to select, how to prepare the home and price it. Best of luck.
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Wed Apr 9, 2014
Andrew Chang answered:
1 AC developed lot costs about $400k in our areas. It also depends on location and environment of the lot. It appears you do not want the headaches of undeveloped lots. There are not many left and prices won't do gown. One of my neighbors has a 2 AC empty developed lot in front of him. For more than 10 years, it is still empty, but just some trees and grass. I figure he likes the way it is.... Good luck.

Andrew Chang
SkyBridge Realty
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