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Fri Oct 10, 2008
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Mary,

This listing is listed on Trulia at the link below. From our listing details page you'll be able to view additional photos and property details and you can contact the listing agent directly with your question.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Thu Sep 18, 2008
Diane Glander answered:
Sheila,
Post this question as an answer to your last question so people can follow your train of thought.
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Wed Feb 11, 2009
Angie Cathion answered:
Is it listed or do you have a property manager taking care of it? Either way a credit & background check would need to be done. You need someone you trust to take care of that for you first. ... more
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Mon Aug 18, 2008
Deborah Madey answered:
Hi Monica,

Most of the pre-foreclosures that are for sale are listed in the MLS, but not all. Because a property is in a foreclosure action does not mean that it is for sale. Many times the owners are seeking solutions through refinancing, work out loans with their existing lender, liquidation of other assets, or borrowing from a family member in order to retain ownership of their home. You can find many pre-foreclosure listings right here on Trulia. But, again, the appearance of a property on this list does not mean that it is for sale. You can find properties and compile lists of interest using Trulia, then research on your own, or with a Realtor, which properties might be for sale and of interest to you.

Those properties which appear on the MLS are actively being marketed for sale. Many of the listings in the Monmouth/Ocean MLS are short sales and pre-foreclosures. A Realtor who follows this market will also have word-of-mouth knowledge of other properties that are for sale but are not listed. And, Realtors who work this market will reach out to property owners who are in a foreclosure action to find out if they might consider selling, when they have a potential buyer. While you can do this on your own, the reception to inquiries from owners under duress is often better when the approach is from a Realtor. Many of these owners have been approached multiple times by unscrupulous individuals with false promises. As a result, their guard is up.

There is no central list of "short sales" other than the fact that any properties being sold as a short sale should be identified as such in the MLS. Property owners, nor lenders report this information anywhere. When property owners make their property available for sale, they should identify it as a short sale, if it is. Many FSBOs do not. Most in the MLS are identified, but sometimes the Realtor does not know, or willingly omits this data.

Properties in foreclosure actions are a matter of public record, and can be obtained in Freehold. If you want to pay a service, you can subscribe, or simply search right here on Trulia, make your list and go forward with or without a Realtor from there.

Regards,
Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group - New Jersey
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Myke Atwater answered:
It totally depends on what you put in your offer. If you did not stipulate anything, only warranted items, not cosmetic (which would be carpet) would be included. The appliances only need to work. This is why I generally recommend that a buyer not deal directly with the seller's agent--you want the best representation possible. A really good realtor can be fair to both sides, but you need to be a little more savvy buyer if you are using the listing agent to buy the home. Read your contract carefully. It may be that your only option may be to walk away and give up your deposit if you really want out of the deal. What other protections did the agent build in for you--contingencies that might work in your favor in the offer? You might consult a real estate attorney to have him review your contract, too. ... more
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Fri Oct 10, 2008
Sharon Kozinn answered:
You can call the listing agent on the sign for info on the listing.
Sharon Kozinn
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Sun Apr 10, 2016
Marc Paolella answered:
Preposterous. If she is beginning the relationship by specifying what she will NOT do, you need to dump her regardless of your feelings for her.

Interview 3 more if necessary. Any agent who will NOT do open houses and will not work Sundays is basically useless.

-Marc
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Tue Oct 7, 2008
Judy Collan answered:
Hi Jennifer,

Here is a comp from this year for a 2 bed/1 bath home:

Details 20746275, 3 EASTWICK CT, #3, FREEHOLD TWP, NJ - $219,900.00


Here is a comp for a 3 bed/1.5 bath home:

Details 20744736, 17 AUGUSTA CT, #7, FREEHOLD TWP, NJ - $223,000.00

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Regards,

Judy Collan
Century 21 Action Plus Realty
732-221-7115 cell
www.JudyNJHomes.com
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Thu May 23, 2013
Robert Hayley answered:
Unfortunately until you both sign the contract it is either parties’ choice at anytime to modify and accept or alter the conditions of the contract. One option might be that you put a limit on him say 5% increase. Also, suggest to him that if cost went down would he be willing to reduce the price. Do you have a realtor? If so, he/she should be able to negotiate this issue for you. If not put yourself in the builders position. Trying to understand his point of view will help you negotiate stronger. Know also that to truly negotiate with full power you have to be willing to walk away from the deal. That being said… I still think however it is perfectly reasonable for you to expect him to show you the cost increase. The reason, I am guessing here, that he doesn't want to show you the increase is that would reveal his profit margin. Builders hold this very close to their chest for obvious reasons. Try setting a cap on how much he can increase cost on you as I mentioned above. I personally would walk away if he isn't willing to justify the increase in costs. I am guessing your view is something like this; If you buy a car and it is a factory order, you pay in full and they deliver. If there is a strike in the factory or the railroads explode or whatever other cost occur to the manufacturer, well that is the cost of doing business. BUT with homes, the builder is paying as he goes and more than likely he is caring a construction loan with an aggressive bank asset manager breathing down his neck, so if he agrees to build your home in a year and it is for 1.2 million then all of a sudden there is a weevil attack on the lumber industry and his cost double he could lose everything. Not really a solution but maybe it will help you in seeking an arbitration point. He wants to build the house for you, that is his business, he just doesn't want to lose his shirt doing it. With the current economic fear going on he is just probably trying to protect himself. Suggest that he put a cap on costs and maybe add a clause that if the cost go down he will reduce the price... Let me know what you decide. I will also check with my partner and see what she thinks. She has several years working on the home builder’s side of the deal. She will respond soon I am sure. ... more
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Fri Feb 1, 2008
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Bob,

Trulia shows 80 foreclosure listings in Freehold at the link below. If you want to find this information for a city in Delaware as well just search for that city from our homepage. Once your results load on the next page you can then select Foreclosures under our Listing Type filter to view those properties.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative
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Mon Dec 26, 2011
Jackie Blankenship, M.B.A. answered:
I'm assuming that you'll be selling your home? There was an article on the Realtor Mag. this month exactly on this issue. National Ave (and I'm quoating the mag) of cost recouped for siding replacement comes in at 88% and wood window replacements at 81%. However, depending on your area, the # can vary. These two items are at the top so if your area has been steady or appreciating, the # may be higher and it might be worth it. If your area is struggling a little or your budget is limited (and whose isn't, these days?), painting and a little landscaping might be the ticket. Ask your realtor that you've selected or if you're interviewing, ask about this. They'll know the right answer for your area. Good luck! ... more
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