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Home Buying in 07302 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 24, 2013
Michele Messina answered:
Hello Ankur,

There are several buildings along the waterfront but only a select few have unobstructed views let me know if you are in fact looking for direct east views or if partial views are acceptable that will assist you with which buildings to look at.

I would be happy to spend some time discussing what is important to you in a waterfront home or in the heart of the downtown area.

If you chose to live in a brownstone many times you will find great outdoor space.

I can also share with you a list of great restaurants, shops, tell you where the libraries are discuss the wonderful farmers markets all over give you information about the path, ferry and so many other great perks if you chose to buy in the downtown Jersey City area.

I myself lived happily downtown for almost 10 years!!!

Please feel free to ask me about my selling experience I've been a licensed Realtor for over 8 years now and have been selling the downtown/waterfront since starting the business.

Warmest Regards,
All the Best,
Michele Messina
*Re/max Villa Realtors*
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Edgewater, NJ 07020
Office (201) 886-2008 ext 342
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
Ronald Sheedy answered:
You would need to contact a mortgage broker to discuss your options with them. They would be able to run your credit and see if you qualify for a mortgage. There are a lot of mortgage programs out there that may be able to help you out. ... more
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Trulia Customer Service answered:
Hello Audrey!

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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
The Owner, who lived there, is the one responsible for the DISCLOSURE.
The Realtor will Disclose things which have become obvious to them while visiting the property:
The Realtor is discouraged from delving too deeply; they haven't lived there and they are not considered "experts" at Inspections. ... more
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Brian Diehl answered:
Check out Rutherford, New Jersey.

Will you buy a car at some point or will you rely solely on public transportation?

Where in NYC are you commuting to?

The answers to these questions may open up more possibilities for you. ... more
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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Jose Martinez answered:
Yes its safe. call me i can connect you with the right realtor.

Also check out my Video on How Purchases are made.

Let Coldwell Banker bring you Home!!

Jose Martinez
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Jose Martinez answered:

In order to get FHA Financing you would need to be dicharged 1 yr, and have no other lates after this.

Call me i can give you your options.

Also check out my Video on How Purchases are made.

Let Coldwell Banker bring you Home!!

Jose Martinez
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Armin Lusinyants answered:
I will be happy to offer my assistance in Essex County.

Armin Lusinyants
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Eric J. Dilone answered:
Hello Michelle,

It's definitively possible, though it will depend on size and exact location. Most 1 beds near the Grove and Exchange Path stations (within 7-10 minute walk) currently sell at an average of $300K and $350K respectively, but those vary based on type of building, size, amenities, and location. At around $250K there are a few options, specially if you consider Montgomery Towers or Metropolis Towers (co-ops). Here's one I just brokered recently for reference (sold at $238K):

Currently there are about a dozen homes at around or below the $250K mark, with a few being short-sales (pre-foreclosure). However, you don't necessarily have to go the distressed-property route.

If you haven't yet selected an agent to service you for the search/purchase, I'm available for a free consultation to see ihow we can work together to achieve your goals. Call me when you're ready, I look forward to it.

Thanks. and good luck.

Eric J. Diloné
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
What ever office issued it should have a copy. I have never seen one from NJ but the ones I have seen all say Cert of Occupancy and have signatures on it. Contact the building dept and ask if they have a copy. ... more
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Maria Batista answered:
Check with the City to see if one was issued. From my experience, Jersey City doesn't issue COs just a Certificate of Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Alarm/Fire Extinguisher Compliance.
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Andres Garcia answered:

Which area you prefer to live in really comes down to the lifestyle you prefer. Newport tends to be primarily high amenity highrise building. The stores and shops tend to be corporate chains, and with Newport Mall so close you have more of a separation between the residential, office and retail uses. Areas along Washington Blvd can be pretty empty on evenings and weekends since it's where all the office buildings are.

Hoboken is obviously a much older area. Downtown and along Bloomfield, Garden and Park, the homes tend to be smaller but have a lot of historic character. You can find highrises spread throughout town but most of the town in low to mid-rise. The uses tend to be a lot more integrated with shops and restaurants throughout town. Most of the large scale corporate offices are downtown but you have smaller office space throughout town. While Hoboken has it's fair share of chain stores there are also a lot of boutiques and independent restaurants. Because of the mix of uses you do need to be a little more careful about where you choose to live as some areas of town can get noisy on weekends.

I hope this gives you a good overview. My advise would be to sit down with an agent and go over the lifestyle you are looking for. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to have this conversation, or if I can be of assistance in any way.

Andres Garcia - Sales Associate, CDPE - RE/MAX Gold Coast Realty - 56 Newark Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 - Direct: 201 795-5200 x340 - -
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Jose Martinez answered:
Yes it is. Call me i can connect you with the right agent.

Also check out my Video on How Purchases are made.

Let Coldwell Banker bring you Home!!

Jose Martinez
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Diane Maxon answered:
The building is one of the most distinctive in the downtown area. And is generally a good value. Call me if you'd like to see the property for yourself.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Michele Messina answered:
Hello Hetal,

Are you working with a licensed Realtor?

Realtors can assist you with property values and Buyers agents take the time to find out what your looking for.

The answer may have multiple reasons for one property being higher than another.

Downtown Jersey City is a great place to invest in a condo and their can be several reasons for a price to be $30,000.00 higher does one property include parking?

What about the ammenities, outdoor space etc.

If you have not taken the time to work with a Realtor perhaps you should.

Michele Messina
Re/Max Villa Realtors
Serving Hudson and Bergen County's!
Call me today for a consultation 201-970-6064
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
Every buyers priorities differ when it comes to buying a home. For most buyers deciding factors usually include location, desired price range,good floor plan, overall condition, and good schools. If you plan on living in your first home for at least 5 years or longer than good schools should play some importance in your decision. If you are only planning on staying in your first home for a shorter period of time then it might not be your greatest priority. ... more
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Fri Jan 2, 2015
Laquita Baez answered:
Hi, if you are purchasing with cash, sure you can. However, if seeking financing there may be some
hurdles you may have to go thru.
Feel free to contact me further to discuss your options as a foreign investor/purchaser.

Laquita Baez
Licensed Realtor in NJ and GA
Weichert Realtors
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Diane Maxon answered:
Please cal me. I can refer you to a mortgage broker who can help you with this.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Joe D'alessandro answered:

Please feel free to contact me any time to discuss your real estate needs.

Best regards,

Joe D'Alessandro
Avalon Realty
321 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(551) 358-3799 (cell)
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Diane Maxon answered:
Check with your attorney. The contract usually stipulates the time you have to perform the inspection and waiting for the bank's approval may put you outside the time frame allowed. You want to make sure you can get a short sale inspected since it is definitely sold as is. ... more
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