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Home Buying in 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
Tony Grech answered:
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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