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Alysse Musgr…, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Sat Jan 21, 2017
Alysse Musgrave answered:
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Randy Tanner…, Real Estate Pro in Boynton Beach, FL
Tue May 26, 2015
Randy Tanner & Lindsey Racher answered:
Knock on their door and explain to them that you grew up in the house a while ago. If the home isn't for sale, an agent cannot help you. We cannot just show up to any home.
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Notfor Public, Home Owner in Stanhope, NJ
Mon Feb 23, 2015
Notfor Public answered:
There is an old school building on Lackawanna Road that was sold to the town and is no longer used by the school district. Turn on Mansfield Drive go past the park, tennis courts, police department, town hall. At the end of this road (less than 1 mile) you come first to the intermediate (or middle school) then to the elementary school (built less than 10 years ago). You can get much more information from the website It is truly an excellent school system. ... more
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Susan Paerels, Real Estate Pro in Manahawkin, NJ
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Susan Paerels answered:
Hello and congrats on your offer!

There are special "housing for heroes" loan programs, grants, tax breaks, etc... for nurse professionals but hard to find in NJ - they are state specific

My bank does not offer the program however there are other options, concessions we could help you with.

If you'd like to discuss further please email me some details

Purchase Price
Down Payment
Your Credit Score
Type of Property - single family?

Many thanks!

Susan Paerels

NMLS #340466

Sr. Loan Officer

Maverick Funding

Forked River Office

Cell - 201-208-5699

Email -
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Mary Petti, Real Estate Pro in Edison, NJ
Mon Jul 15, 2013
Mary Petti answered:
I agree to a point but there are several reasons this happens.

1) The MLS information is slow to update into the Zillow database (if automatically fed from the MLS)

2) The agent manually entered the lisitng into Zillow and never changed the status

3) Zillow (and Trulia) keep listing data and sold data on their sites for reference purposes but I have to say that the "off market" or "sold" status is often not very visible to the user.

4) the "public records" of sales are slow to reach these sites and once public records are on it, it behooves these sites to keep the historical information of the home for reference purposes later down the line.

There's lot of good reasons, for the public's knowledge, to see the history of a property as to when it was last sold, how long it was on the market before it sold and/or expired.

I will say that once a potential seller OR buyer get some basic information from the online sites about where they live (for comps) or where they want to buy, (to see what homes cost in that area etc), that's ALL the more reason to then retain the services of a Realtor to get the most recent "scoop" on property values etc.
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Steve Parsons, Real Estate Pro in Salisbury, MD
Sat May 11, 2013
Steve Parsons answered:
Appraised value is an estimate of value. That value is not set in stone. When a transaction sells for more than what it was appraised at, the value changes as the market price is actual value. ... more
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Carolyn Fent…,  in 07825
Wed Mar 27, 2013
Carolyn Fenton answered:
Get a home inspection, septic inspection (if necessary), ask if there were any underground oil tanks and if there are ask for a "no further action" letter. Also ask the home inspector if they cover insect inspection, fireplace - since it is a short sale the owners might not have any money for the water inspection. I would also contact a SFR, short sale and foreclosure resource, Real Estate Agent and hire a real estate attorney that is well versed in short sales (an attorney is strongly suggested in my area). Good luck in your search! ... more
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Andrew Tisel…, Real Estate Pro in clifton, NJ
Wed Feb 6, 2013
Andrew Tisellano answered:
Also 1 point is usually equal to 1% of the mortgage amount. So I like to say it is like paying interest upfront to lower your monthly payment. This is sometime done to make the monthly payment more affordable and help a low income person qualify for the loan. ... more
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Kris, Both Buyer and Seller in Stanhope, NJ
Tue Jan 1, 2013
Kris answered:
My home is a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath for sale by owner. The home is completely updated and on half an acre with a sunken in above ground pool (it pretty much sits at ground level). We have solar panels and MANY new features and updates. Feel free to call if you have questions or would like to take a look. Kris 201-317-9594 ... more
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Judy Golland, Real Estate Pro in Randolph, NJ
Sun Aug 19, 2012
Judy Golland answered:
I believe that all those towns are eligile. All of Sussex County is and all of Warren County except for Phillipsburg. See link to the page on the USDA web site. Direct loans are not through mortgage lenders. As I realtor, I can help you with the local USDA office. You can contact me by phone as well, 973-670-5304 ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Tue Nov 1, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
I don't know anyone who calls it Cali

But, I'm not sure what your point is?

Good luck and may God bless you anyway.
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Justin Kilis…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Mon Aug 6, 2007
Justin Kiliszek answered:
I think home prices in Byram are still very good. Here is a recap of the past 7 months

Active Listings - Average - 418,744
New Listings - Average - 424,681
Under Contract- Average - 363,654
Sold Listings- Average - 351,953
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