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Home Buying in River Edge : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 7, 2015
Rajshree Banerjee answered:
Hi Brady-

That sounds frustrating. Was your home for sale in the past? If so, just contact your agent and he should be able to log in to his account and delete the post. Also, when you open up the page where your home is listed, under the pics, you will see MORE at the right hand corner, click on that, then choose flag. Hopefully someone from Trulia will contact you after that. If not Call TRULIA at 1888-466-3501.

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Thu Nov 20, 2014
Jim Olive answered:
Hello Avo, and welcome to Trulia. The Q&A forum is for real Qs & As, and the rules don't allow us to put self-serving content there. This would be good content for a blog. Best of luck with Trulia.... ... more
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Thu Jul 11, 2013
Approved Funding answered:
I am certain that Trulia has the available tools to help you see how the market is moving and has been moving over the past few months. In general it does seem like pricing on home values have bottomed and are trying to push their way higher. It is yet to be seen if that trend holds due to the recent increase in mortgage rates and home costs. ... more
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Thu Jul 11, 2013
Approved Funding answered:
Title Searches have more of a set price and standard whereas title insurance depends on the actual loan amount.
Are you looking to get title insurance because of a refinance or a purchase mortgage or for another reason altogether?
What is the loan amount?
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Sun May 20, 2012
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Agree with prior posters, comp it as a one bath home, but the presence of the half bath in the basement among finished space will certainly add to the liveability of the home. Assuming other features are comparable, the finished space with bath will justify being at the higher end of the pricing range. And in the end, having the finished basement with a bath, may well be why this home will sell and others that lack it will not.

Good luck to you,
Jeanne Feenick
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Tue Jul 26, 2011
Lisa Cannata answered:
When you get a mortgage, you are charged two different rates–the annual percentage rate and the interest rate. Understanding the difference between the two rates is important and will help you make an informed decision when shopping for the right lender and the right loan.
Interest Rate
The interest rate is the yearly rate a lender charges for permitting the borrower to use money for a specific length of time. The rate is calculated by dividing the total amount of interest charged by the loan amount. For example, if a lender charges a client $60 a year on a loan of $1000, then the interest rate would be (60/1000) x 100% = 6%.
Annual Percentage Rate
The APR is a little more complex and is comprised of two factors: it includes your actual interest rate and any additional costs. Additional costs might include things like prepaid interest, private mortgage insurance or closing fees. Your APR represents the total cost of credit on a yearly basis after all charges are taken into consideration. It is typically higher than your actual interest rate because it includes these additional items and assumes you will keep the loan to for the full term.
When shopping for a mortgage–”especially if it’s your first time”/home-buying/first-mortgage–it’s important to understand the terminology surrounding the mortgage process. So do your research. Find out as much as you can so that you understand the loan process to make an educated and informed decision when it comes time to choose a loan and lender.
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Fri Sep 24, 2010
Desari Jabbar answered:
You don't need a special agent to buy a foreclosure, but an agent who has foreclosure experience will be able to better guide you. I suggest you find an agent in your area who will represent you. Your agent can get through the clutter and get your questions answered.

Best of luck to you!!
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
Barbara Ostroth answered:
My fellow realtor is exactly right. When a bank sells a house by foreclosure, you are buying it "as is" with no rights granted by the bank. You are responsible for anything needed for your mortgage approval (such as a termite treatment) or for the C.O. in a particular community (such as railings, sidewalk repairs, working furnace, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors placed properly) -- you will need to go to the township building department to find out the specific requirements. Lead paint abatement is not a requirement the seller has to resolve. You can have an inspection and lead paint assessment, but it's strictly under the "take it or leave it" standard for any foreclosure. If you are not willing to take these risks, or are not handy, or do not have the means to hire contractors to fix these issues -- don't buy a foreclosure. ... more
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Wed Jul 1, 2009
Barbara Weismann answered:
I think that you may be looking at what was called the California Ranch when that area of River Edge was developed in the mid to late 1950's. If it looks like there's a boxy shape in the middle of the front facade with a flat roof section, then that's it. Back then, this was a hugely popular and highly contemporary style. Today we don't quite see it that way.

I don't remember the builder's name but I can tell you it was done in other communities as well by a variety of builders. Anything relating to California was "hot" back then as was contemporary styling. I hope this answers your question. You might want to call the River Ege Borough Hall (201-599-6303) and ask for the name of the Borough Historian who, I am sure, can give you more information on this.
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Wed Jan 28, 2009
Sofia Ginzburg answered:
Hello Amanda,
At this price range we do have homes for sale, but $300k is an entry price. Most of the houses will need some work. I would recomend you to look at Fair Lawn, Dumont, Saddle Brook, we have few listings in Leonia, Cresskill , and Westwood. If you are interesting to know more about these houses, e-mail me at or call at 201-315-0143 and I'd be happy to send you this info.
Good luck!
Sofia Ginzburg
Villa Valentina Realty
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