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Home Buying in Westfield : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Sep 17, 2016
John Renken answered:
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Fri Oct 23, 2015
Amankamal07 answered:
I am in process of buying home my side everything done I received call yesterday from my real estate agent that seller have tenant living in the house tenant have right to stay there 90 days because of section 8 and we cant close the deal so I don't know what to do now.i am first time buyer ... my closing date 10-27-15 Any Help Plz... ... more
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Sat Aug 29, 2015
westernsloperental answered:
Overall, there are not many Indians or south Asians, but there is a solid number of East Asians. I know a couple of Indian families here and they both love Westfield. If you want a disproportionately high Indian population relative to the overall u.s. population, choose Edison if you want a suburb and choose jersey city if you want a city. Westfield is one of the most desirable towns in the state because of its schools, downtown, sense of community, and location. Even the town pool and library are exceptional. But if you are looking for a large Indian populace, this is not the town for you. ... more
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Wed Aug 19, 2015
Bhgadoci answered:
The EPA has tough guidelines that requires the owner of a property with an abandoned oil tank to have it removed, and some areas also require that an inspector be present at the time of removal to ensure that old oil is not spilled during the process. They also way want to inspect the tank itself for holes or leaks. The costs to remove the tank, pay penalties if there had been leaks, and have someone remediate the oil in the dirt/groundwater is very expensive.

You might want to just have someone with equipment that can 'see' metal underground go ahead and inspect the property before you continue with your sale. If there IS a tank, RUN.
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Thu Feb 19, 2015
Dmgwilliams answered:
You can normally get a seat leaving Westfield between 6-6.30.15. After 6.45 you may have to skip the odd bus or be prepared to stand.

Returning from Port Authority before 5 is fine. Between 5-6.30 the lines for buses 113 and 114 are crazy and the organization at PA not very good. You often have to wait for more than one bus to get on and there is a lot of tension in the air. Not a great experience at all.

But there are an increasing number of direct trains to NY Penn and frequent trains to Newark Penn.

I drive to Harrison and take the Path to the World Trade stop for lower Manhattan. I do this because of the flexibility getting home later in the evening. It takes between 20 minutes and an hour depending on traffic to get to Harrison, the same back in the evening. About 25 minutes to WTC from Harrison. There's plenty of parking in Harrison and it costs between 8-11 bucks a day.
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Tue Jan 27, 2015
Caroline Coletta answered:
I live in Westfield and grew up here as well. The big difference is that Cranford is in a Flood Zone and Westfield is not. Many also say that the School System in Westfield is much better, but that is debatable! The two towns are truly very alike, and both are very nice with access to fabulous down-towns and train stations!

If you have any further questions or want to discuss purchasing a house in either town my work information is below! I would love to help.

Caroline Coletta
188 Elm street
Westfield, NJ 07090
Cell: (908)442-1567
Work: (908)233-8502 ext. 451
Fax: (908)233-8503
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Thu Jan 8, 2015
jynifarr answered:
how to loos your waight in minimum time
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Thu Feb 20, 2014
Marilyn Holda-Fleck answered:
Indeed this is good news -- but as you dig into the details, this will be very limited 'one-seat service' and will start only with a few "off-peak" trains.
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Wed Feb 19, 2014
Eileen Passananti answered:
Hi Stan, My daughter takes the 113 in the morning at 6:49 She gets it at the train station on North Avenue in Westfield. It has many stops along the way until it gets to the Parkway. Door to door is about an hour. She has been making very good time getting into the city. The later you leave, the more traffic. At night the bus runs about every hour until midnight.

Hope this helps. He you want more information, I will put you in touch with my daughter who takes the bus every day.

Good Luck

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Tue Feb 11, 2014
Patrick Manies answered:
First off, I wish you the best on your upcoming search.

There are many great towns in Union and Essex county. I grew up in that area and know most of them. You should probably look around the Raritan Valley line for an easy commute. They're actually runnig some test trains that could potentially take you directly to Manhattan. As of now, you would have to take a connecting out of Newark.

Towns like Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, and Cranford all have great school districts and their communities in general are close knit and friendly. If you want a cute downtown, I would concentrate primarily on Westfield or Cranford.

To really understand where you should focus I would need some more details on the type of house that would be ideal. Feel free to contact me at maniespkw@gmail. I would love to extend a hand of help.
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Wed Dec 4, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
So Patti, since you asked this back in July, I am curious, if you're still reading these posts, where you wound up moving.......or at least, where you decided to move?

Hope you're settled in somewhere by now! ... more
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Wed Dec 4, 2013
Nadia Brunetto answered:
Modern? What do you mean? New?
Please post more information so you can get a more specific answer.
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Moretti Team answered:
KJ Stina,
Thank you for posting your question on The Moretti Team will be happy to assist you with the purchase of a short sale/foreclosure as well as traditional business. Our team is very familar with this process and would be able to educate you. Feel free to reach us at (908) 912-5295. If we are unavailable to answer, please leave a message and we'll get back to you promptly.
Thank you, again. We look forward to working with you.
The Moretti Team @ Prudential New Jersey Properties
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Edith Miller Angelo answered:
I can help you as well but I am curious. With prices and taxes so much lower in Pennsylvania, why do you want to look in New Jersey to be close to Bethlehem? If you'd like to call me I am sure I can help you.
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Thu Oct 10, 2013
William Allen answered:
Please give me a call if you are looking for a great lender. 810-335-3503. Or you can send me an email at and I can send you an inquiry form to get your paperwork started and try to get you pre qualified.

William Allen
Mortgage Banker
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Diane Vanvliet answered:
Hi Rich..

I would suggest Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver and Monmouth Beach...great family upscale towns..great commute by boat 45 minutes to lower NYC..Great schools....

Please give me a call at your convenience,

Miles of smiles

Diane, 732. 759 2376
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Sat Jun 23, 2012
Scott Gleason answered:
Yours is a path I know very well. I moved my family from Edison (Park Ave) to Westfield in 2002, and have helped many families do the same. I can help you sell in Edison (10 years' track record) and buy around Westfield where I live and work now. This Wedesday, my clients whose Edison house I sold in Spring are closing on their Scotch Plains purchase!

Come by for a coffee and a tour of the towns--there is plenty of selection and I can help you quickly sort out the lifestyle differences among the towns you mentioned, and why the home prices vary as they do.
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Wed Dec 7, 2011
Marilyn Holda-Fleck answered:
Westfield offers a wide variety of home styles and prices -- whether you are looking for a small starter home, a condo convenient to the train station, or a larger home, you will likely find it in Westfield. One of the things that attracted me to Westfield 25 years ago was the variety of home architectures -- Victorians, Tudors, Colonials, as well as Cape Cods, Split Levels, and Ranch style homes. Whatever your tastes and budget, you will likely find a home to your liking. I would suggest that you select a local Realtor to work with -- someone who really knows the Town well and can help you to explore the various neighborhoods, parks, schools, etc. I'd be happy to share my perspective as both a Realtor and resident of Westfield. ... more
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