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West Long Branch : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 26, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Contact the city or county planning and zoning department. The should be able to provide the current zoning easily, and direct you further on how to obtain the plans.
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Tue Aug 11, 2015
For conventional loans a 10% down payment is required for 2nd/vacation homes.

If the home will be rented out or is very close in proximity to the primary residence, then investment property guidelines apply and you'd need 20-25% down ... more
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
There is no way to guess what the taxes would be on a particular property since every home is different. The best way to find out is to ask a home insurance agent for assistance or ask the owner what they pay each year. You should also ask if flood insurance is required. If so it will be important to find out what the feees for that will be & see if it in your budget before making a buying decision.. ... more
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Thu Apr 14, 2011
David Dorfman answered:
The truth is, Monmouth University is a presence in the communities of Long Branch, West Long Branch and Ocean Township. Students live on and off campus. as one of the largest employers, many employees also live and love the immediate area.

I grew up on the campus, dad having taught there for 40 years and of course, I graduated from there, met my wife there and own several rental properties in Oakhurst.

As far as the Brooklyn crowd, there sure is a great number who own homes in and around the campus as well. Some rent their homes out in the winter and return from around June 23 to the day after labor day. Usually, their homes are well maintained.

These two reasons are why the homes in the immediate area actually hold some value - more desireable to two (or 3) sets of people.

There are also several Houses of Worship in the area - whcih, if your home is in walking distance (<1 mile) - it's a bonus to that Brooklyn crowd.

Add in the ocean one mile down the road....

Thank you.

David Dorfman
Gilman Commercial Realty LLC

I'll throw in I normally sell commercial real estate, but i do have a listing for a nice home in the West Long branch.
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Wed Mar 30, 2011
Keith Radhuber answered:
Simply go to your favorite realtor buddy who is able to look it up through the MLS, assuming it was listed. Otherwise, the info. is not available.
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Wed Nov 17, 2010
Joan Congilose answered:
Hi Gary
This happens all of the time so don't worry about it & take care of it from now. Just be honest & up front about it when you contact your local building dept at the municipal building & tell them what you did & that you were not aware that you needed to get approvals before the conversion. They will most likely tell you that you have to go in person fill out applications for electric, plumbing & building permits where you will need to describe the work that was done, include a sketch of what it looks like w/ dimensions & then they will review it. they will follow up with an in home inspection of the work, If the work was done correctly they will tell you what fees have to be paid to get approved permits. If it was not done correctly you will have to redo the work to their building codes & have it reinspected & pay the fees & then you are in the clear. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Sep 13, 2010
Victor Kaminski answered:
@ Dfox
That is subjective, your result may vary depending how driven you are as a FSBO, how aggressively you advertise and where you are advertising to get the word out to potential qualified buyers.

I'd say go for it, see if you can sell it on your own, if not seek help from a qualified knowledgeable agent. I'd be glad to help. If you have any questions in the interim don't be shy to ask. I've helped many FSBO's sell their homes with tips, watching my home seller videos, etc. and if they were not able to pull it off came to me to get the job done.

Good Luck!

Victor Kaminski
Broker of Record
Jersey Brokers
Office: 732-650-9911 Ext.302
Cellular: 908-884-5757
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Tue Mar 2, 2010
Diane Glander answered:
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