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Sat Jun 24, 2017
Swtpr3cious asked:
Thu Jul 7, 2016
Joseph answered:
Greedy seller...Godspeed with unraveling the involved ethics in this circus...if you pray, ask God for clarity without you being involved hands-on...let IT work itself out, and God bless! ... more
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Most everyone likes hardwood - if in your budget I don't think you will go wrong with this choice.

Good luck and best,
Jeanne Feenick
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Sat Aug 31, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
I think you are making a wise decision by removing your oil tank and converting to gas. I noticed that you mentioned you just bought the house and I'm assuming you are planning on staying there a while and not flipping it. The type and price of HVAC unit should be selected based on your budget and the one best suited for the size of your house. I would get 2 or 3 estimates before making a decision. Whatever you decide to do make sure you get all of the necessary permits and state approvals including a certificate of compliance before you start the work. ... more
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Gary Nagurka answered:
You usually see this with foreclosures, REO properties and short sales. Basically means if there are any issues with the house, fixtures, appliances, etc, the owner or lender will not replace, repair or credit you any money. On a normal sale of a house, the seller is responsible for the CO and Smoke Certification. However, with REO's, foreclosures and short sales, the BUYER is responsible. ... more
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Harriet Lewis answered:

I am a very experienced real estate agent and I am certain I can help you with this or any other property . Please contact me at any time and I will be happy to provide information and listings on this or any other property which may interest you, and send you others as well. Thanks.

Harriet Lewis-Trulia Top Recommended Agent-(201)467-5738 and(201)707-5640(Cell)
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Mon Apr 9, 2012
Kevin Hill answered:
Westwood is very nice for kids. I have 2 kids, we just went to the town Easter Egg Hunt over the weekend. They have nice parks including a newly renovated one called Westvale. They have many activities for kids including sports, fairs, carnivals, a recreation center, summer camps, etc. During the summer they have movie nights with free popcorn in the park and music concerts. There is also the Pascack Swim Club which offers a kiddie pool, large pool with slide & diving boards. ... more
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Thu May 26, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Magd,

The answers below are correct in regards to homes that are listed for sale on Trulia, however for properties that are not currently active listings, the information we show is public record. In order to update it, you will need to contact your local assessor's office to make sure they have the most up-to-date information on file for your home. Once they do so, our display should update automatically thereafter.

Please let us know if you have any other questions or feedback for us.

Best Wishes,

Emily Erekuff
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Fri Apr 16, 2010
Laura Belvedere Ryan answered:
Hi Julie-

I have a really nice home for sale in Westwood!! Please call me direct 201-394-8647 cell. MY sellers are relocating and need to move and are flexible and negotiable!

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Thu Apr 16, 2009
Robin Malley answered:
If you are still looking for a condo in Westwood, there are some available. My office is nearby in River Vale and we can definitely help out!
Call 201-666-0777
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Sat Mar 15, 2008
John Sacktig answered:
1) If you make an offer and it is accepted, you have during the attorney review period to back out.

After that you are considered under contract, and no, you can not just back out without the seller being able to go after your deposit.

2) Inspections, - most contracts have the inspection clause, that if there are defects in the home and the homeowner will NOT address them, you can get out of it with your deposit. If the homeowner agrees to fix the issues and you still back out, the seller can go after your deposit.

As I understand it, you do not automatically lose the deposit like in some other states. I am pretty certain the opther party has to request it and if you do not release it, they can sue for it. Since they lost valuable marketing time on thier property you may be liable.

THis is as I understand it, but I am ot a lawyer... so check the facts with a local real estate attorney.
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Sun Nov 25, 2007
Deborah Madey answered:
Hi John,
A sellers agent will help their seller evaluate the total merit of an offer made. The merit of an offer is comprised of many components and the deposit is simply one of them. Unless or until a seller gets to closing, the offer is not worth the paper it is written upon. Your job, as a buyer, or rather your buyer agent's job, it to make sure that all of your strengths as a buyer come across. If you have less than 10% down on the deposit, but your offer is strong in all other capacities and the seller has reason to believe this will close timely and without difficulty, you will succeed. If you find other buyers are competing w/ you for the same property, the deposit could become of greater focus. If there are no other buyers trying to purhcase the same property, a seller will probably work w/ you as long as you demonstrate seriousness and capacity in other areas of your offer and approach.

Best of Luck and Welcome to the Garden State!!!
Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group
New Jersey
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