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Mon Nov 21, 2016
Marilyn Holda-Fleck answered:
Here in NJ, one place to start is with the Management Company. Some Management Companies have a website where you can download the documents you need (often for a charge). If they don't have a website, give them a call -- you may need to request a paper version of the document (again, a fee may apply). ... more
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Tue Jan 27, 2015
Patricia Weinstock answered:
There are many similarities and differences in both towns. Both towns are commuter towns which cater to Newark/NYC commuters via bus and train lines. Both towns also offer easy access to Garden State Parkway and Rt. 22. As someone who was born, raised and reside in the area, I would be happy to go over any questions you may have in greater detail. You can call my cell at (908) 377-2989.

Patricia Weinstock
NJ Realty Services
cell (908) 377-2989
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Wed May 15, 2013
Armin Lusinyants answered:
Hi Kunal,
The commute from Westfield to NYC takes about one hour. There is a waiting list for the parking permit, but you can buy a day passes for $5/day. However, they sell-out quickly, so one better be there before 7:30. Unfortunately, there is no direct train to Penn Station, you will need to transfer in Newark. I know that many prefer bus to Port Authority. New Jersey Transit's 113 route to New York City's Port Authority seven days per week from the town center, taking approximately one hour to NYC.
Towns like South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn, Summit, Chatham, Madison are along the NJ midtown direct line, hence providing much better commute to NYC.
Also, West Orange and Livingston do have a jitney to the South Orange train station.

Best of luck,
Armin Lusinyants
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Marilyn Holda-Fleck answered:

It's best to go back to the original Lease that you signed. There should be a section that addresses how much lead-time the Landlord/Tenant agreed upon (not sure whether you are the Landlord or the Tenant in this situation). There may be a 'default' lead-time in TX if it is not noted, but most written Leases address this situation.


Marilyn Holda-Fleck
Prudential NJ Properties-Westfield
Cell/Text: 908-456-0779
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Sharon Steele answered:
Westfield is a wonderful community with a lot to offer! If you would like me to email you available listings, as well as information about the community and schools, please email me at I would love to show you all that is wonderful about Westfield! ... more
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Fri Jan 4, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
This is the first I am hearing about this. Here in Middlesex County that did not happen. I actually just checked the MLS to verify but no such results found.
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Tue Sep 11, 2012
Marilyn Holda-Fleck answered:
We have a variety of supermarkets in the area. All of the large chains are within about 5 minutes' drive: ShopRite, PathMark, A&P, Stop & Shop, and King's. In addition, we have a Trader Joe's here in Westfield. In addition, a bit further away (outside Westfield, but 15-20 minutes), there are the 'club stores' - Costco, BJ's, as well as Walmart and, coming soon, an expanded Target. We are fortunate to be so centrally located -- all the standard chains are close by -- but we also have smaller shops, such as bakeries, wine stores, and other specialty shops.

Marilyn Holda-Fleck
Prudential NJ Properties
Cell/Text: 908-456-0779
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Tue Sep 11, 2012
Laura Auer answered:
Chris - try contacting Otteau Valuation Group after the holiday 8004587161. They have been tracking NJ real estate for many years. Good luck,
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Sat Jun 23, 2012
Sharon Steele answered:
I'd be happy to help! You can reach me at 908-447-3579 and visit my website to learn more about both me, and the areas you are looking in. I hope to hear from you! ... more
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Thu Oct 10, 2013
Tressa "TERI" Malone answered:
Westfield -- 07090 -- is a destination community, a wonderful suburb; however, it is more like 30 miles from the Hudson. Summit NJ is 24 miles from the Hudson. In terms of a stellar community in Central NJ, these are 2 of the best. Millburn is another wonderful town, about 26 miles.

Frankly, to be in a good community only 20 miles from the Hudson, you might need to look in Bergen County -- north Jersey.

If you would like to discuss, feel free to call me on 732-423-2792.
Teri Malone, Keller Williams Realty
Westfield NJ
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Tue May 15, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
What does it say on your RENTAL CONTRACT?

You should probably be pro-active, not let it "work itself out" because they could hit your credit rating.
Contact the DA if you need to.
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
Peter Jordan answered:
Parking meters are available on street and pay stations are available at various lots throughout town.

The cost for meter/pay station parking is $.25 per ½ hour. Parking meter enforcement is from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday with the exception of the 12 hour lots 3 & 6. Parking enforcement for lots 3 & 6 are from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parking pay stations accept coins, dollar bills, tokens and parking cards. Parking meters accept coins, tokens and parking cards. Each token provides one-hour of parking. Refillable parking cards may be purchased from $20 to $200 at the Office of Parking Services.

Hope this is helpful...and please let me know if I can offer you an additional information.
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Tue Feb 14, 2012
Monet Floro answered:
Yes Veronica which area are looking into? There's lots of them.
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Wed Dec 7, 2011
Gina Suriano Barber answered:
Westfield is a wonderful community with a vibrant downtown and excellent schools. There are no "undesirable" parts of town. You are finding some areas less expensive because the lots are smaller and the homes are more modest, but it doesn't mean you would be in an area that would be hard to resell or has any negative connotations. Like in any town, homes on busier streets, or with 1/4 acre lots or just 1 bath will sell for less than homes with 1/2 acre, 2+ baths, and on quieter streets. Also, in a town that has a busy train station + downtown, you will absolutely pay top dollar for homes that are within walking distance to town and train. As you move further from those amenities, the prices tend to decrease. I'd be happy to give you an area tour and show you the neighborhoods that fit your budget. Best of luck! ... more
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Sat Dec 31, 2011
Jerry Barker answered:
Try looking it up on and see if that helps you out a bit.
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Fri Oct 23, 2015
Edith Miller Angelo answered:
Unless there was some fraud on the seller's part or disaster like a fire, absolutely not. You can be sued for specific performance and at best you will not get any deposit monies back. The question is really not answerable without more information. If the buyer has lost his/her job the bank will pull the mortgage. A mortgage approval is based on certain circumstances and if the circumstances change the bank will not give the mortgage and they can pull it back the day of the closing if they want. however if it can be proved that the buyer purposely left their employment in order to be turned down for the mortgage, then that is fraud. There is a difference between a mortgage approval and a mortgage COMMITMENT; more information please. ... more
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Thu Jan 8, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hi Jerseygirl!

Well - you can ask the seller for them -that's one way. The seller should be responsible to get you the bylaws. Your attorney, assuming you are using one, should have requested them during the attorney review.

Otherwise, reach out to the management company, and you can order (yes, order, as they will charge you for them) a set. You should have been informaed as to which management company handles the complex. Call them.

It's your right to look over the rules and reguations prior to buying the condo so that you know what restrictions there might be.

Best wishes.....
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Mon Dec 16, 2013
Eileen Passananti answered:
The usual answer is no, unless you and the landlord made some other arrangement. Just let your landlord know a month before. That way the rental can go back on the market.

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Fri Jan 14, 2011
Elizabeth Kroncke answered:
Yes the inventory is the lowest it has been in two years, but that is due to two factors, one the season.
a lot of sellers pull of listings off because they feel the weather will stop buyers from comming out and two homes in Westfield are selling if they are priced correct.
As for the merger, I would not call it a merger, Bergdorff was owned by our same parent company and they felt it would be more economical to "blend" the town brands into one. East and West are under different roofs but we now work as a team.
I will say that we are already in or "spring market" and the buyers that are ready, willing and able are out in full force enjoying the great opportunities out there. Just think, I call this the perfect storm for a buyer, low interest rates, bargin prices. If you are thinking of timming the market, guess what now is the perfict time to buy in Westfield.
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