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Mon Jul 31, 2017
Phasevariance answered:
I'll make it simple for you. Avoid anything South of Elizabeth Ave. You want to stay between Elizabeth Ave and St George for average real estate. The best real estate is North of St Georges Ave.

Anything near the Elementary schools, High School, Jr High and Madison Ave are good areas.

Anything near route 27 is average as you get close to the Woodbride Border.

The absolute BEST property you can get is in the Milton Lake Area. Midwood Dr, Madison Hill Rd, & Lakewood Ave.

Avoid anything South of Elizabeth Ave (close to route 1&9). There is a toxic incinerator and Merk over there. As you get close to the border with Linden there is an old industrial area with old factories that can stink in the summer

Anything above St George Ave is a good.

St. George to Audrey drive is good (Linden Border Line)

Avoid anything near Section 8 public housing (close to 1&9).

Avoid homes near the Leesville Ave Junkyards.

Avoid anything near the Motor Vehicles and the Prison as you get close to (Colonia & Carteret border) Cartert tends to stink pretty bad in the summers because of the Oil Refineries.

The other negatives? INSANELY HIGH PROPERTY TAXES.
You must keep your doors and cars locked AT ALL TIMES.
Security Camera's & home security systems are just about an absolute requirement.
Many stupid city ordinances.
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Mon May 1, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Thank you for informing us regarding the erroneous foreclosure status on this property page. I apologize we have false foreclosure information listed on our home details page. This data is provided to us from Zillow foreclosures and we currently do not have the ability to edit or remove the information that they are sending us.

Please be advised that I created a new ticket request to Zillow Consumer Care to remove the Foreclosure status of the property. Once the status is removed from Zillow, it will automatically update to Trulia after 24-48 hours.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Thu Mar 2, 2017
answered:
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

We do have a mortgage program that only requires you to be one day out of foreclosure.

You need to put 20-30% down.

If you would like more info or have any questions you are welcome to get in touch with me. ... more
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Fri Dec 4, 2015
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
If it was permitted I would assume there wouldn't be any issues with the Sellers disclosing them. It sounds like they did the work without permits and are trying to avoid the subject. Clearly they are not being user friendly and you will either need to deal with that or cancel and move on. If you really love the place and can deal with them not being honest with you, have your inspector or contractor check out all the work that was done in detail and if it was done right you are ok or if they work is bad you just avoided a bad deal. Seller or buyers aren't always reasonable to deal with but if you really want to buy or sell something then we have to suck it up and deal with it and always remember what your finally goal is. In 30 or so days the deal will be done and all that hassle will be behind you. ... more
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Fri Dec 4, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Mary,
If your complaint is about a specific agent, each agent works under a managing broker. You can start there. If the managing broker is part of the problem, you can report them to the local MLS or Board of Realtors, if they are members. Finally, The State Department of Licensing would be the final step to consider pursuing for either an individual or an office. ... more
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Thu Sep 24, 2015
thinz answered:
Mark - check your prior listing agreement for any special limitations for relisting...but if the listing expired, you should be able to relist immediately. Much of this question could be answered better if you provided more information on a) why you need to sell (i.e. financial or health reasons, etc) because it will play a part in what price you relist at and how aggressive you market the property, and b) why are you looking for a different agent? Good luck. Tom Hinz www.shortsaletosell.com ... more
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Sun Nov 9, 2014
John Westrich answered:
Hello, the best way to go about it is to invite a trusted and qualified real estate professional to your home and have him/her come back to give you a CMA. That is the best and most accurate way to go. ... more
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Sat Nov 8, 2014
John Westrich answered:
Hello Jose,

You have several viable options from Rahway into the City. My suggestion is that you visit NJ Transit and review the rail and bus schedules:

http://www.njtransit.com/hp/hp_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=HomePageTo ... more
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Sat Oct 18, 2014
Yanoska Diaz answered:
I will not rely on Trulia's estimate of value, you should contact a real estate professional that farms your area for more accurate information.
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Fri Oct 17, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
If you are interested in a REAL home evaluation consider this:
http://www.trulia.com/blog/AnnetteLawrence/2014/10/virginia_crossing_market_in_a_minute_dunedin_fl

Then call a PRO.
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Fri Oct 17, 2014
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Sat May 24, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
PS .here are some other electrical items you should check if you've not done any electrical updating, and the home was built in '65......

1. does your home have aluminum wiring?

that is something that will alarm most buyers - check that out as there are "fixes" for it.... and......

2. also check to see if your electric box is by "Federal Pacific" (just look on the outside or inside cover and you will see the label).......if it is Federal Pacific, I'd plan on replacing, it as the buyers will definitely ask for that.
You can google "Federal Pacific" and read up on why they are considered dangerous and no longer used in homes (there was a class action suit because they were believed to cause fires).....they stopped being used many years ago.
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Fri May 9, 2014
Anthony Danatzko answered:
Hello,
There have only been 5 single family home sales in Rahway in the $300-$325K range, from Oct 2013 to March 2014. The average DOM from list to close is 180, the average sale-to-list price ratio is 95.3%.

Regards,
Anthony
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Sun Nov 17, 2013
Ronald Sheedy answered:
Kathryn,

Unfortunately that property has already sold. If you are in the market to purchase a home, please give me a call at your convenience to discuss the available properties in the Rahway area.

Ronald Sheedy
Coldwell Banker - Robert Michael Realty
21 Brant Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
(732) 239-7452 - Cell
rdsheed@comcast.net
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Brian Nguyen answered:
I have had to research this question before and I found the definition of "first-time home buyer" when I did. A first-time home buyer is defined as someone who has not owned and occupied a home in the past three years. Another definition I found for a "first-time home buyer" is an individual who has never, or has not during a specified period of time, had any present ownership interest in a principal residence.

I hope this helps! If you found this comment helpful, feel free to leave me a recommendation on my profile page.

Good Luck!

Brian Nguyen
Sr. Mortgage Banker
NMLS # 659743
Phone: 949.667.2887
brian.nguyen@nafinc.com
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