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Sat Feb 18, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you are bidding at auction, most often you can not go inside. Most homes taken back by banks, once vacant are cleaned and placed on the market. You can go isnde, but sales are as is, so you should inspect before making an offer ... more
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Mon Jan 16, 2017
Corey Chong asked:
Tue Apr 26, 2016
Youngkano answered:
need to paid in full. 20 % deposit and on foreclosure with in 30 days need 80 % plus tax and fees

after every thing done. you can apply for mortage, Bank only give 75 %
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Tue Sep 15, 2015
thinz answered:
You could find condos and townhomes with not much problem...decent single family houses are going to be higher depending on what you are looking for in the house. Many are priced higher than the 400s due to the proximity to NYC...Tom Hinz www.shortsaletosell.com ... more
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Tue Jul 21, 2015
Stacey Yates answered:
The average rent for a 2br condo/townhouse in Secaucus ranges from $2,200 to $3,000. The vacancy time for the unit will depend on the demand for rentals in that area. If the unit is in excellent shape and is priced right, it should not be vacant long. As far as the maintenance fee, the fee is the responsibility of the owner of the property but you could incorporate the fee as part of the rent. ... more
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Mon Jul 20, 2015
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Sat Mar 28, 2015
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Fri Mar 20, 2015
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Tue Sep 9, 2014
John Facchini answered:
Peter,

Asbestos outside such as shack is on many homes . Asbestos is dangerous when it is airborne such as in dust particles . Left undisturbed it does no cause a threat .
Best of luck ... more
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Wed Jun 18, 2014
Tracey Waters answered:
I would considerate it premium. I believe it is quieter and a lot less traffic going to that area. also alot of the homes in the northend of Secaucus have views of the NYC skyline which is beautiful. ... more
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Mon Feb 10, 2014
Ark answered:
Hi meant past historical data.
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Mon Feb 10, 2014
Don Tepper answered:
Generally--very generally--newer construction will sell for more than older construction. But there are lots of exceptions, especially for construction during certain specific time periods. For a while, builders used aluminum wiring--which has certain issues that copper wiring doesn't. Or in some communities--like the one I'm living in--builders used the wrong type of drywall in the bathrooms and after 15-20 years, the tiles simply fell off. Or sometimes certain things come into style and then fall out of style. It's probably too soon (if you're talking about 5-10 years) to identify those--but past examples include avocado appliances, certain types of woods for kitchen cabinets, etc. I'm actually betting that 5-10 years from now, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops will "date" a house. But just roughly, newer construction will sell for more than older construction.

But you really can't compare townhouses to single-family homes. That just doesn't work. And it's not just the issue of the extra land with a single-family home or the lower maintenance costs of a townhouse. It's also the typical buyer for each of those...and that varies by neighborhood. You really have to stick to comparing townhouses to townhouses and single family homes to other single family homes.

As for the location "all largely in the same area"--each property is unique. And if they're more than a quarter-mile separated, they're definitely not in the same area. But you can have one property with a sloping back yard and the other with a flat one. One facing south and one facing north. One on a pipestem and the other with a separate driveway. One positioned slightly higher than the road and the other slightly lower. One with electric utilities and the other with gas utilities.

It sounds as if (and I'm only half-joking) you're an engineer or accountant--or maybe a computer programmer. Someone who figures everything can be reduced to numbers. A lot can be, but not everything. There's no algorithm that'll tell you precisely how much to offer on a property based on the factors you've listed.

Hope that helps.
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Monique Amabile answered:
Hello Damien,

First of all you have great taste for this is an outstanding community to reside in.
NYC bus enters the community 24/7 15 mins to city.
FREE shuttle to Secaucus Exchange NYC 9 min.
Pool/Tennis/Clubhouse with full service bar& bartender/Basketball/Marina slips(additional charge)/Walking-Jogging trails

This waterfront home has a monthly maintence of $450.00 which includes all of your amenities.
Taxes were last calcaluted at $6354.00 .

This bilevel 2nd floor residence allows you the space you will need with a wood burning fireplace.
Parking is tandem and you can fit 2 cars.

I am a Secaucus resident and I luv my town for it has everything you could want and easy access to Route 3/NJTurnpike/and Garden State Parkway.

Please call me if you wish to preview this home.

Best,
Monique Amabile






MONIQUE AMABILE

201-616-1166

METROPOLITAN & WATERFRONT

residential brokerage

121 Town Center Square Place

Jersey City, New Jersey 07310

P201-626-7686 F201-626-7687
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Sun Dec 22, 2013
Dominick Gratale answered:
It is hard to speak in generalities when discussing property, but I will do my best.

If you put 20% down you should break-even or at least be very close. Rent is determined by the market, obviously, so I can not provide any details or meaningful insight with out more specifics, but your range is in the right ballpark for a single family in Secaucus. Typically a single family home will rent up in 1 or 3 months, depending mainly on price, condition and the time of the year. Single Family homes are more profitable than townhomes (meaning Condos) because in Secaucus most of the single family homes are older and the taxes are lower, plus they do not have the additional over head of maintenance fees and are much less likely to be assessed for any reason, but on the down side requires more oversight by the landlord. However, Secaucus is (arguably) the best run town in Hudson County and one of the best in North Jersey, so the taxes are pretty low relative to the surrounding towns. If you like go to my website at http://www.buyorsellhomesnorthjersey.com, where you can search via NJ MLS and set up email alerts for new listings. ... more
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Gregory and Kimberli Taylor answered:
Great question! I live in the area and can attest that my community, Riverside Court, was not effected by flooding since I've lived there from 2006. The community has 212 townhouse units along the Hackensack River. There is another community called Jacobs Landing, which sits right behind Riverside court, also along the Hackensack River. The developer actually raised the entire elevation 12 feet above the flood zone. I checked this community for damage post Sandy and all I could find was a portable toilet turned over and a fence that had been blown down. In terms of older construction, where you have a basement below ground, you could be susceptible to flooding depending on your location. ... more
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Inkyu (daniel) Chung answered:
Hi Claudaye,
This is Daniel, sales assiciate. Please tell me about yr budget including no. of bedrooms, moving-in date etc... please let me know yr cell no. So, I can help you to find one.
Look forward to hearing from you.
-Daniel/917-828-7116
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
answered:
Good afternoon Dinesh,

First steps:

Meet in person with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your questions with regards to the types of loans and maximum loan amounts you could qualify for. Your Mortgage Banker will discuss the various loan programs, closing costs, and most important of all, monthly payment.

Get a referral to a good, local, real estate attorney. Call the attorney, retain the attorney so you have her information handy when you make an offer. Having that information at time of offer helps you demonstrate to the Seller how serious you are, and they will consider your offer with more interest.

Line up a Home Inspector. A good home inspector will scare the heck out of you: that's what you pay him for! But you'll concentrate on the fundamentals of the property: roof free of leaks, plumbing, heating and electrical up to code and in good working order. Again, when you make an offer and you have your Home Inspector ready to go, your offer will be considered with much more interest by a Seller because you truly have your "ducks in a row" and your preparation demonstrates your serious attitude about conducting the purchase transaction in a timely manner.

Find an experienced Local Realtor who works in your desired shopping area. A serious pro Realtor will refuse to show you homes until you are Prequalified for mortgage financing. Don't take offense! That Realtor doesn't want you to be disappointed and wants you to have a smooth experience as you shop for your new home.

Put together your Team of real estate professionals and shop 'til you drop!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
Mobile: 516-582-9181
Office: 516-829-2900
Fax: 516-829-2944
PowerHouse Solutions, Inc.
1010 Northern Blvd. Suite 234
Great Neck NY 11021
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Dept. of Financial Services
NMLS#3528

*If you thought my answer was helpful, please give me a “Thumbs Up” or “Best Answer.” Thanks!
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
answered:
Good afternoon maggiekhanna,

First steps:

Meet in person with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your questions with regards to the types of loans and maximum loan amounts you could qualify for. Your Mortgage Banker will discuss the various loan programs, closing costs, and most important of all, monthly payment.

Get a referral to a good, local, real estate attorney. Call the attorney, retain the attorney so you have her information handy when you make an offer. Having that information at time of offer helps you demonstrate to the Seller how serious you are, and they will consider your offer with more interest.

Line up a Home Inspector. A good home inspector will scare the heck out of you: that's what you pay him for! But you'll concentrate on the fundamentals of the property: roof free of leaks, plumbing, heating and electrical up to code and in good working order. Again, when you make an offer and you have your Home Inspector ready to go, your offer will be considered with much more interest by a Seller because you truly have your "ducks in a row" and your preparation demonstrates your serious attitude about conducting the purchase transaction in a timely manner.

Find an experienced Local Realtor who works in your desired shopping area. A serious pro Realtor will refuse to show you homes until you are Prequalified for mortgage financing. Don't take offense! That Realtor doesn't want you to be disappointed and wants you to have a smooth experience as you shop for your new home.

Put together your Team of real estate professionals and shop 'til you drop!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
Mobile: 516-582-9181
Office: 516-829-2900
Fax: 516-829-2944
PowerHouse Solutions, Inc.
1010 Northern Blvd. Suite 234
Great Neck NY 11021
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Dept. of Financial Services
NMLS#3528

*If you thought my answer was helpful, please give me a “Thumbs Up” or “Best Answer.” Thanks!
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Tue May 7, 2013
Gregory and Kimberli Taylor answered:
Hey Deepti,

I left a message for you and can personally answer any further questions you may have. I'm part of the sales team and live in Secaucus so I could speak with experience about the project and market. We have four more units going under contract this week. Feel free to give me a call at 917-805-5411.

Best regards,

Greg Taylor
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