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Home Buying in Ridgewood : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 14, 2017
Bisonwolf57 answered:
My 1200SF home is worth 20K less than what I paid for it. I do not plan to sell anytime soon, but want to improve the kitchen. I already remodeled my two baths at about 6K. Is it worth spending 10k+ on a kitchen remodel? Thank you for your help.

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Wed Oct 19, 2016
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Tue Jan 19, 2016
thinz answered:
Just go to and click on ZESTIMATE and enter any address on a given block.
Don't take Zillow as the absolute is only a to estimate using the low end of the range to be conservative in this economy. If you need another resource to check against Zillow, go to and enter the address to cross reference.
Good luck in your search. Tom Hinz
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Thu Jul 30, 2015
thinz answered:
They want you to contribute 10K toward their closing expenses or toward repairs most likely.
If you feel they got a good price on the home, you don't have to offer any concessions or contingencies...nor do you have to if they paid top dollar. Up to you depending on your motivation to sell and/or your ability to find another buyer quickly. You could also counter the 10K with a lower offer toward their costs. Email me directly at if you have other questions related to this.
Tom Hinz
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
Yes. He would be a dual agent in this situation which means he has divided loyalty to himself and to you. You do not have a fiduciary relationship with him as you would if you had undivided representation., which would be the case with using another agent. ... more
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Thu Oct 2, 2014
BAO Vo-Nguyen answered:
Hi Mike,
Have you found a home yet? I just listed my house few days ago at 303 Jeffer Street, Ridgewood,NJ 07450.
If you are still in the market looking for home in Ridgewood , I 'll be happy to show you my home.
please contact me at 201-694-2432
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Thu Oct 2, 2014
BAO Vo-Nguyen answered:
HI Emanual,
I'm selling my " home by owner" in Ridgewood.
If you are still in the market please contact me. I am a real estate agent, I live in Ridgewood for 15 years and my office was in Glen Rock.
Vicky Bao Vo
201 -694 -2432
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Thu Jul 31, 2014
Jennifer Chan answered:
Hi Lisa,

Ridgewood is about a 45 minute drive to the city, plus or minus 15 min depending on where you need to be in Manhattan and traffic for the day. There is also a 50 minute train ride that leaves about every 15 minutes during commuter times, and every 30-45 minutes in off-peak hours. Many commuters choose to use the bus which is about 1 hour into Port Authority.

As you can see, there are multiple ways to commute to/from Ridgewood. Many of the surrounding towns also allow for similar commuting opportunities and lifestyle. If you are interested in learning more about Ridgewood and other towns in the area, please do not hesitate to contact me at or via phone at 201-679-0564. I am not only an expert in Bergen County, but I have also lived in NJ/commuted to NYC and lived in NYC/commuted to NJ. It's easier than many people think!

Jenn C. Chan
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Thu Feb 13, 2014
Harriet Lewis answered:
Hello: This home in Ridgewood is currently under contract but I would be happy to make a call on it if you want more information. As I am a very experienced real estate agent, and very familiar with Ridgewood and the surrounding towns, I am certain that I can help you with this or any other properties in Ridgewood or anywhere else. Please contact me at any time. Thanks.

Harriet Lewis, Realtor (201)707-5640(Cell)
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Call me to discuss buying with a renovation loan. You can upgrade the house and remove the oil tank with a HomeStyle or 203k.
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Sun Jun 30, 2013
Stephanie Sotell Lesslauer answered:
I've lived in Ridgewood for 26 years and have communted to NYC. You get a free pass if you live in town but its difficult to get a guaranteed spot after 7am. You can park a block or two away for the day and most of those spots are taken by 7:15. Parking cost $3.00 per day.

Ho-Ho-Kus is a much easier town to park in. Their lot there has available spaces, even mid day. A yearly parking pass is $75. Glen Rock is also easier to find parking, because there are 2 train lines with 2 parking lots. They now give preference to town residents for parking.

Ramsey/Mahwah has a parking garage. The town of Ramsey has a second station in town, as well. Allendale has a small lot behind their business district at the train station.

Please feel free to contact me anytime if you need more information . You can also visit my website at where you will find links to NJ school rankings, open house schedules, a mortgage calculator and other helpful links.

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Thu Jun 6, 2013
Peter J Rogers answered:
home inspectors are licensed by the state of New Jersey which should provide you with a measure of assurance. Cost between $400 and $500 They will include a termite inspection that your lender will require and a radon gas test.. if you use a realtor to find your home most will know reliable inspectors who they can suggest to you. ... more
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Thu May 2, 2013
Christine Thares answered:
Mr. Shulkin,
There are several areas in Ridgewood where you can use a public tennis courts. There are certainly homes for sale along those streets. The inventory is selling very quickly. I would best be able to service you if I knew your other top priorities.
I have been in real estate in this town for nine years and can offer my knowledge of the area to you. You can visit my website at or call my cell 201-819-6413.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards
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Thu May 2, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Well, Marie - let's hope that in the 10 months since you asked this question, you already found something and moved in!
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Michael Personette answered:

My name is Michael R. Personette with Grouptwentysix real estate. I have many properties available in your price range. I can show you everything that is available and also exclusive properties.

Please call me directly at 201 848 2068. We can go over everything

Continued Success,

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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Michael Personette answered:
Move to Bergen county. great towns/ schools. Extreamly accessable to ny and other states. Most buyers move out of ny to Bergen county because of the blue ribbon school districts.

If you need help to make a fully comfortable and confident decision please call me at 201 848 2068 or send me an email at

Continued success,

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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Carolynn Monaco answered:
Here you go: Notice to buyer/seller before sigining contract AKA Opinion 86, 7 page Nj Asso of Realtors Standard contract detailed, Addendum regarding possible Short Sale,NJ Asso of Realtors Standard Form of Informed Consent to Dual AGency, well testing if applicable, CIS Consumer Info, lead paint info.

Whew.......did I forget anything?

Carolynn Monaco
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Fortunato Campesi answered:
Taxes are based upon the assessed value of a home. Assessments are based upon lot size, a properties square footage, improvements, etc. Although it may seem that the taxes in the Orchard School district are lower, tax values are based on a number of factors. To find your next Ridgewood home, go to: ... more
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
J answered:
Please reconsider this option/path to homeownership. I do agree with Don to a point and emphasize the "right situation" aspect of his response. The majority of these deals are not beneficial to a potential buyer. Depending on how the contract is written, which most are geared toward the benefit of the current homeowner, how would you benefit short and long term? What happens if you miss one payment? It is a huge gamble. Put A LOT of thought in to it before moving forward. Sometimes just renting is really the best option. Good luck to you! ... more
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