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Tue Sep 12, 2017
Lonnie Grimes asked:
I signed a lease two months ago. I am renting the bottom unit of a two family. The owner lives upstairs. I found out last week that the property is getting auctioned at the end of the month.…
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Mon May 1, 2017
Mary C 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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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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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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Thu May 9, 2013
Michele Valente answered:
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Tammy Connor answered:
The closest bus is the #48. Also it is near the Rahway Train Station
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Marianne answered:
The city of Rahway would normally allow a temporary c/o to buyers (you will sign an affidavit stating you will fix the c/o issues within 6 months - $25 fee to the city and it needs to be notarized). A clear c/o will be issued for the bank so long as there are smoke detectors on each level, a carbon monoxide detector near the bedrooms and an ABC rated fire extinguisher mounted within 10 feet of the kitchen.

(I would have your contractor in to see how much it will cost to make these repairs before going much further, you don't want to get a great deal on a home just to turn around and put tons into it).

Good luck!
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Sat Aug 22, 2009
Victor Kaminski answered:
Try http://www.gsmls.com/ this is the link to the Garden State MLS which has a public search option, if they don't allow for details like multiple car garage you'll need to contact an agent to add these advanced search criteria.

If you need help feel free to call on me any time, I'm very familiar with rahway and the surrounding areas, I had plenty of family that grew up there and some still living there.
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