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Mon Feb 2, 2015
Josh Rivers answered:
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
ahorezgaonline answered:
South Amboy has a history of flooding. I personally lost a house in Hurricane Sandy, and had flooding in the past. If you live in the newer construction by the waterfront, you should be ok, as that area was elevated before it was built upon, but your bank may require you to have flood insurance anyway as it is still in a flood zone ( People had boulders from the SA waterfront walkway tossed up, and in some cases through their homes.) South Amboy itself has a history of major flooding, which can be looked up in the Flood Insurance Study. Flood insurance is calculated to the scale of 1 flooding event in 100 years - the NFIP flood program started in 1968, so the calculation held true - we had a major flood event within the 100 year period ( acutall we have had several, but sandy is the worst and the most public). Flood insurance premiums are going up also, so that is something to consider.

I would not recommend moving to South Amboy. It is run by a do nothing group of "elected" officials (mostly the same families holding all the positions) and is completly self serving. The parades are great, and so is all the talk of "redevelopement", but the reality is that its a small town run by small town minds with small town goals and is very frustrating to get them to do anything but "manage" their agendas and praise the public workers. South Amboy is like a rehabbed home with a cheap veneer and a jacuzzi tub with the label "luxury living"

Perhaps in 5-10 years when the locals start dying out and retireing real change will come, until then, come for the parades, walks at the park and coffee, but don't - for your sake - move here.
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Andrew Tisellano answered:
I have a company that guarantees that if there is a spill cost will not be more than $8888
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Bryant Angel answered:

I agree, Sayreville is on the up & up! The Point is exactly what it needs.. Here are 2 sites that give some good info. The 2nd site has the names & #'s of leasing & development.

If you ever need to talk Real Estate, I would be glad to listen. BA
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Norine Augliera answered:
Hi Paulie, I am a realtor that can answer some of your questions.

The schools in South Amboy are quite small regarding number of students in the public schools. They built a new middle and high school. Graduating class size of each year ranges from 85 to 100 children. That is relatively small compared to bigger towns. There are private Catholic Schools located in South Amboy for elementary, middle and high school.

South Amboy has its Waterfront properties worth over $1,000,000's

South Amboy has very good recreational programs for every sport. They have beautiful football, baseball and soccer fields located in their Waterfront Park. They have travel and CYO basketball leagues, travel baseball teams. South Amboy hosts many of these leagues.

South Amboy has been built up and caters to many commuters into NYC. Train that will take you to either Manhattan or the Jersey Shore. I have placed many new married coupes in South Amboy and they love the town.

If you would like to see the town or some homes that are available, please contact me by email at or 732-236-5327

Hope this helps.

Norine Augliera
Dineen Realty
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Matthew Simone answered:
south amboy is a town your could look at, but for good school systems and a better place for families there are some other towns I would definitely recommend looking at. Feel free to ive me a call and I will e-mail you some areas.

Matthew Simone
All Towne Realty
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
David Heitzmann answered:
hi kathy...assuming our lease is up soon....i have a waterfront 2 bedroom that will be for rent in a couple months. let me know if you are interested...
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Wed Jul 13, 2011
Allison Connery answered:
Yes, it appears Lighthouse Bay has bottomed out as 6 houses have either sold/or gone under contract in the last 6 months. One of the beachfront homes is under contract for $1.295M; 2 on Spinnaker have sold and 3 on Blue Heron. Those five houses have ranged between $550K and $665K.

We currently have our house listed 16 Spinnaker for $650K. Four years ago we listed it for $929K. If you are interested, here is our listing. We have an open house this Sunday July 17th 1-4pm. Thanks!
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Sun May 8, 2011
Brenda Feria answered:
Jay, You would contact the Planning & Zoning Dept. of the municipality of South Amboy, NJ. I believe that in NJ they are Townships. There may be a website as well where you might get information to lead you in the right direction. ... more
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Mon Sep 13, 2010
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Fri May 7, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
For an accurate answer contact management-- if you are currently a renter in the complex ask the landlord.
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Chris Ryan answered:
They would rent for for 1400.00 per month Chris Ryan Century 21 Worden & Green
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Mon Mar 3, 2008
Dr Cheng answered:
If you take a look at Edison Hollow South condos that can walk to Edison Train Station, you know that condo or townhouses can walk to train station will continue to be in high demand. Yes, EHS is now SOLD OUT!!!!

Even more crazy, Mike at bldg 19 told me that he just placed a rental ads in and over 50 people calling want to rent, and, of course, the major reason is many people do not have car and living in Manhattan is too expensive. So, places can walk to NYC train is in great demand ...

So, you think one example is NOT convincing? Ok, one more Edison Manor right next to EHS has townhouses and also SOLD OUT!!! Let me know if any of our top Trulia realtors can get a listing in those communities.

Need more? ok, University Heights at Piscataway also sold the last one and now SOLD OUT! and Aspen Manor just sold one more, and 2 left to be sold out....etc.

I am pretty much sure that the townhouse community you mentioned above (gee! what is the name of the community? I am interested in too!) will have a "more dollar value". I would not use the word "appreciation", but due to the weaker dollars, you can see the dollar amount will be MORE in next 2 years...

Take a look at the oil price to over $103, all time high, will it keep going up? If it will, there is NO reason why condo/townhouse will NOT. As a rule of thumb, you pay about 100,000 gallon gas to trade a 2br condo in Edison area, so now the gas is about $3, so $300,000 for 2br 2ba condo in Edison is what you will expect.

For South Amboy, you need to figure out how many gallon of gas to trade a 2br townhouse.
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