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Ridgefield Park : Real Estate Advice

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A few hours ago
Alysse Musgrave answered:
It's your decision but if you were my client, I'd advise you to pass on this one. 54% is way too high. You're'll have plenty of time to buy your dream house.

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Wed Oct 15, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Commissions are not set, they are negotiated. You need to negotiate the rate directly with the Buyers agent.
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Liz Santos answered:
Closing costs are not determined by the town. They are determined by the home, the type of loan, the attorney you select, and the purchase price/loan amount. Well-meaning people will try to answer, but your lender of choice should be the one to answer this question. There is no way for you to be sure the information you are getting is accurate, and there is too much confusion. A lot is a matter of perspective, so be careful. For example, it was indicated that tax reserves and prepaid condo fees are closing costs. They aren't. They are settlement charges. Confusing.
Educate yourself and work with a well-qualified lender and attorney team so you aren't trying to make decisions based on incomplete, confusing, or wrong information.
best of luck to you!
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Sun Sep 15, 2013
Colin Chang answered:
Hey there,

Based on what Barbara just said and the home being on contract, it looks like you'll need to explore some more!

I would love to send you a list of similar homes in the area that fit your criteria. Please send it to me at and I'll have it over to you ASAP.


Best regards,
Alan Kong
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
seascape2 answered:
Not necessary. Mom and I have decided together to sell. Please note: We are also offering a $1K finders fee upon closing. Thank you for your inquiry.
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Fri Nov 9, 2012
Giocondanaciones answered:
If I move around ridgefield park like Bogota (because it is difficult to find a house w/ 2 parking, cost 250.000) could my son go the any public school of ridgefield park.? The public school and after school programs are excellent . ... more
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Vanessa Diaz answered:
Hi Andrew, were you able to get your answer through the listing agent? If not, give me a call. I can provide you with that information as well as other information for other listings in Ridgefield Park.

My number is 610-570-0808 (cell) or
Email me at

As an RP resident, I am very familiar with the area and the condos/homes for sale and rent.
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Wed May 23, 2012
Barbara Pohan answered:
199 Bergen Turnpike is a co-op. There are three properties available. a 1 bd/ba for 79,000 with taxes and maintenance of $814 and two 2bd/1ba with taxes and maintenance of $1136. One of them is listed for $79,000 and the other is listed for $130,000. I am checking into the parking an will let you know. If you have any further questions please feel free to call me at 201-539-4138 or email me at

Barbara Pohan/Neal Davanzo
Licensed Realtor
Keller Williams
Team Realty
Office (973)253-2800
Fax (973) 253-2852
525 Piaget Avenue, 2nd Floor
Clifton, NJ 07011
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Sat Mar 10, 2012
Corey Grushin answered:
Pablo it can't be done. the way you want to structure the deal. One two family home, on one deed, on one lot, ONLY one First mortgage. You can aplly for a loan together, but your persaonal information will be kept seperately. The issue with one mortgage would be you are equally responsible for the whole payment. If you have any additional questions regarding financing plerase feel free to call me anytime 973-769-2572 ... more
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Thu Nov 3, 2011
Misse answered:
As with many small businesses they were forced to close down shop due to an outrageously high rent increase. Sad that the building owner is more concerned with his own pocket than supplying the local community with a convenient grocery and package goods store. ... more
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Sat Aug 7, 2010
Monir Mamoun answered:
They are both decent places. You would do well to check out Teaneck as well -- many decent homes, reasonable taxes, good schools and a nice downtown.
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Andrea Gizzo answered:
Hi Tvalbi1

If you are planning on purchasing a home there simply visit the street at different times of the day during the week and see how you feel about the area. Also visit the town borough hall and ask if there has ever been any air testing done previously in the area. Finally, when you visit the home check the moldings close to the floor with your fingers if there is a problem you will find soot building up every week in that area. Good Luck.

Andrea Gizzo
Broker Associate
Prominent Properties Sothebys
201 359 4560
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Sun Jan 17, 2010
Robin Silverberg answered:
I am doing this kind of deal right now for someone who is buying her late grandmother's co-op from her mother and uncle. Her mother is gifting her share. The contract is at the full purchase price agreed, with an addendum that would reference the gift of equity, and you would have them sign a gift letter as well. You can use your money for closing costs, or have a seller's concession written in to the contract for the amount of closing costs, and use the rest of the 5% to lower your loan amount. You may want to double check me on this, but just as an aside, even as a first time home buyer, I do not believe you can get the credit if it is a family sale. ... more
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Wed Jul 1, 2009
Jack Vollenberg answered:
Disregard Scott's answer. MA is obviously not New Jersey as there most definitely are set percentages for specific residential rental units with differences per town. So ask local realtors or your municipal office.

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