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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Edward Verdel answered:
It is feasible in downtown JC, but Hoboken is probably out of your range. Shoot me an email if you'd like to see some listings!

Edward Verdel
Real Estate Salesperson
Licensed in NJ and NY
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Christopher Poreda answered:
No. Not in Hoboken. Range of 1 BR's in Hoboken is $1,500 (rarely) and up. You'll need to look in JC Heights, Union City, and the like.

Another option, if you're set on Hoboken is to find a roommate.

Best of Luck!

Christopher Poreda
Hoboken Home Advisors
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Christopher Poreda answered:
Hi Steve,

You're not alone and it's as frustrating for great real estate agents who have qualified buyers as you. Sometimes, although rare, listings are held as office exclusives but there is no real benefit to the seller.

My advice, keep looking and get in touch with an agent who is an expert in what you're looking for.

We can help. Hoboken Home Advisors is an advisory firm who connects buyers, sellers and renters with real estate professionals who are best suited for their unique and specific needs. The service is free for you and without obligation.

Good Luck

Christopher Poreda
Hoboken Home Advisors
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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Sam,

You can buy as many homes as you want - as long as you qualify financially for them. If you are not going to be on the mortgage of the home with your fiance, make sure you are on the Deed/Title if you want to be an owner (especially if you're splitting the downpayment). Your fiance may have to Quit Claim you onto the Deed/Title if his lender won't let you be on it originally (if you're not on the mortgage).

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Tue Sep 11, 2012
Christopher Poreda answered:
Hi Eric,

As for Hoboken, that's a tough one. Inventory is historically low and you can expect to pay in the $2,400 region for the best places.

You may find a place in JC but their prices are closely aligned to Hoboken right now.

I'd be more then happy to point you in the right direction. You can contact me at

Good Luck and all the Best,

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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Christopher Poreda answered:
Hi Edward,

The best starting point of any home search is to align yourself with a real estate agent who is an expert in the town you're searching and the type of home you're looking for.

log onto and click on the buyers questionnaire on the left. Complete the profile and we'll put you in touch with someone who specializes in your unique situation. We can also align you with an attorney and mortgage broker.

The service is free. If you have any questions email me at

Good Luck,

Christopher Poreda
Hoboken Home Advisors
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Wed Dec 19, 2012
Karina Abad answered:
Hi Swaroop you'll want to start working with a real estate agent in mid October for a December move in date. It should be slightly easier to find an apt in the winter than it is now as demand will start to diminish as we get closer to the Holidays.

Best of luck
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Thu Apr 30, 2015
Deborah Madey answered:
That is a bit challenging to answer since one's perception of quaint is subjective. There are over 500 municipalities in NJ, and over half of these have populations fewer than 10,000. Does small make quaint? Not necessarily.

Summit and Westfield both have vibrant towns, but these towns have populations in the 20,000-30,000 range.

Red Bank won the award from a major publisher as the 'hippest' town in NJ, and many still hold onto that title with a strong belief.

Residents who are drawn to Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, Sea Bright, Highlands, Atlantic Highlands, and other nearby towns speak emphatically about the character and heart of each town. Is a walkable town important? Sea Bright sidewalks are crowded on a summer evening, but it might not score high on a walkscore since transportation and commerce are limited. it sure has a great shore town feel and this weekend, every outdoor cafe was packed. Little Silver, Monmouth Beach, Fair Haven and Rumson have very small town centers - if you blink, you will miss them. Yet, a spirit rings strong throughout each of these towns. Those who value proximity to beach may favor Monmouth Beach. Those who favor proximity to town center, commerce and train stations may favor Red Bank. All of the towns in this paragraph....and more......may be quaint to some, but...other than Red Bank, may not have enough mass to deliver up what Summit or Westfield might.

Quaint is in the eyes of the beholder.

Consider what lifestyle you see and make your list based. Do you want to be close to a ferry, train, bus, parkway, ocean? Do you want to live in a town that has a strong downtown? Or would you like to live in an adjacent or nearby town that will provide you access? Do you want to get to the Parkway or Turnpike quickly? Do you want to park a car and not drive all weekend because everything is within your reach?

One thing for sure.......with 566 municipalities, Jersey can serve up just about anything you place on your list of wants!

Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group
732 530 7755 Office
732 530 6350 Direct Line *** Best ***
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Karina Abad answered:
Hi Ericdavidhoke, private outdoor space is hard to come by in town and is always in demand.
I am a dog owner myself, and while Hoboken is very dog friendly, more and more owners that are renting their homes for the first time, find themselves uncomfortable with the idea of having pets in their home with tenants.
You may have a better chance finding an apt in a large building that has a common yard. Hoboken does have some nice parks and designated dog areas. I would recommend you check some out.

Last, if you find an apartment that has a private yard but doesn't allow pets, you should make an appointment to see it, that is if the no pet rule is a landlord rule and not a building rule, and if you like the apartment offer to pay a non refundable pet fee of $500 or you could offer to pay more rent than the owner is asking. Hopefully one of these will sway them into renting to you, pending you have a good looking application.

Best of luck
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Amos Elroy answered:
Jersey City downtown has an artsy free spirit life style. Hoboken is also very happening, but more in a Yupi bar scene life style.


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Sat Aug 25, 2012
Michael Klein answered:
most rentals come to market 45 days before the first of the month...if you are looking for the beginning of january, then you should start your search mid november
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Sat Apr 27, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
Your agent has this backward, at least in my opinion. A buyer's agency agreement, if one is used should come very early on before showing all the homes and investing their time. If they are seriously worried about getting paid, they should write the offer and do whatever they can to get the deal accepted. If you get the house you are after, they will ge paid.
It sounds like this agent may be new and is confused and you may want to speak to their managing broker for some clarification.
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Tania Patch answered:
Yes, there are many seller's waiting until after Labor Day to list their properties. However, at that time there are also gong to be more buyers and it will be more competitive. Right now is a good time to take advantage of listings that have been sitting, not getting as many viewings simply because so many buyers are away on vacation. ... more
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Darren Giordano answered:
Hi NittanyLion,

Currently there are 7 units for sale under $420k that are 2 bedrooms in Hoboken. None are a short sale but a few are very attractive. I can walk you through the process if these don't interest you.

Take a look (hopefully my link works):

Here's my info, feel free to contact me tomorrow:

Darren Giordano
Sales Partner
Prime Real Estate Group
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Diane Maxon answered:
There are currently no rentals available in Hoboken within your price range. They do come up, but you need to jump and be well qualified to get these apartments. If you would like me to keep looking for you, please contact me. ... more
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Thu Aug 16, 2012
Andrew Tisellano answered:
For rentals no more than 2 2/12 months prior
Craigslist or an Agent can help you best
good luck with your move
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Sara Schwarz-Snell answered:

I know of a building in Hoboken that is primarily duplexes, and is within a walkable distance to the PATH train. Please feel free to reach out for additional information. My name is Sara Schwarz-Snell and I can be reached at 201-679-7692.

Sara Schwarz-Snell
Sales Partner
PRIME Real Estate Group
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Sun Aug 5, 2012
Helene Jeanette answered:
For the very reason you like Hoboken, it is a popular location for many. It's all about supply and demand. I would not expect to see prices dropping My suggestion is to work with a Realtor who can augment your search. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Ask people you may know for referrals, or, contact and interview in person a few local agents from different realty companies, then choose the one you like best.
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
No. Just because a home is foreclosed on doesn't mean it's certificate of occupancy is lost.
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