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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Elisa Dewees answered:
"Pre-foreclosures" are also known as "short sales". Any Realtor can access that information for you...most are listed in our local MLS.
I have some helpful info on short sales if you need further information. Just email me and I can send over to you.
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Tue Mar 9, 2010
Ines De La Cruz answered:
Hello Susan,
Thank you for your question.
Willowdale Swim Club is really nice.
Last year was $350 + tax for a family in the first year (Associate Member) and $500.- bond for the second year.
After the second year will be $410 plus $35 per pool tag (plus tax) so a family of 4 would pay $550 plus tax in 2009.
Senior 55+ is $295
Go to their website if you would like more information. Here is the link:
Feel free to use my website anytime you like and use it as a resource.
Call or email me at if you have any other questions.
Good luck and enjoy this beautiful weather.
Ines De La Cruz
RE/MAX Connection
800-246-2799 ext. 169
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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Sandi Lichtman1 answered:
Your question was posted about the taxes - but it did not include a reference to the specific property. Please Email me the property - and I will tell you the taxes You mentioned the Willowdale swim club - - I just listed a house in Eagle Oak - across the street from the swim club. It is on the corner of Swallow and Ticonderoga. Would you like more information about this new listing? If you can put a house under contract by 4/30 you may be eligible for the federal tax credit. I have lived in the area you are talking about for 25 yrs - and I'd be happy to help you find a great home in my community.
Sandi Lichtman
Lichtman Associates Real Estate, LLc
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Joe Montenigro answered:
You are welcome to call them, however, they will not be able to answer that question. As for presenting an offer to the homeowner, that's tricky.... you have no way of knowing if they are interested in selling or if they would be receptive to your approach (or even hostile).

I am very familiar with sheriff sales in camden county and gloucester county and would be happy to answer your brief questions, however, it has taken me many years of buying and selling homes at sheriff sale to learn what I know and it's impossible to tell you everything you need to know via email or even in one meeting. It can be complicated and very risky but it can also be a great way to get a good deal if you know what you're doing and if you have all the cash for the purchase. You are welcome to visit my website and/or call me with more specific questions..... chances are good that I'm familiar with the specific property you're interested in and we can discuss it further.

I hope that's helpful... if so, click the "thumbs up" below,

Joe Montenigro REMAX Home Team
Broker, GRI (856)374-2800 x106
Serving Gloucester Twp & Southern NJ
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Fri Jan 4, 2013
Ginger Belland answered:

It's hard to give an accurate answer when I am not so sure what statistics you are looking at. But from a buyer's perspective, it's always good to have an inventory to choose from. If you want to e-mail me with a more specific question, I can try to be more clear for you. Please feel free to visit my website below and you can e-mail me there.

Ginger Belland
Lond and Foster, Cherry Hill
(856) 857-2157 Direct
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Sun Feb 7, 2010
Elisa Dewees answered:
Hi Alex, which area, Cherry Hill? In South Jersey there are numerous hospitals. Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Marlton, Camden all have large hospitals.

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Fri Mar 5, 2010
Elisa Dewees answered:
The best way to find out is to go over there and ask residents as they come and go how they like it!

Elisa Dewees
Re/Max Main St. Realty
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Thu Dec 17, 2009
Barbara Smith answered:
Hi Sharon,

I can get you a list of rentals to your email, just let me know what you are looking for as far as monthly payment, number of bedrooms- Condo/Townhome/Single Family home....How far from work are you willing to live, etc.

I've attached a short list from Cherry Hill so you can get an idea of what your rent payment gets you in this area. There are many nice areas surrounding Cherry Hill, close to major highways and great shopping.

Do you know if you'd qualify for one of the home buyer tax credits (my website has the guidelines posted for you to check out)? If so, we may want to look at a few homes for sale just to determine if renting or owning is better for you at this point. Call/text or email anytime so we can get your list narrowed down and start to look.

Barbara Smith
Weichert Realtors
cell/text: 609-980-7593
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Fri Sep 25, 2009
Mel Kim Realty answered:
Not Sure but we now offer 9-12% Commision for Qualified buyers at MEL KiM Investment Properties.
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Wed May 12, 2010
Daniel Castagna answered:
You can look here on this site. Go to Find Home, put in the address of the home you are looking at, and click the compare. You can aslo look at or

Good Luck

Danny Castagna
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Sat Nov 7, 2009
Paul Howard answered:
If you have an agent the agent can easily provide that information. If not, and you are interested in my services I can provide the sold property information.

Paul Howard,Broker Realty
811 Church Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Tue Oct 6, 2009
Gina answered:

21 Charles Lane is listed at $369K. It has been dropped from $ 435K.
Has been on the market for 128 days so far. Are you interested in seeing it?
Please feel free to contact me anytime!

Thank you,
Gina Fagnani
Realtor Associate
(856) 419-5066 cell
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Fri Jul 10, 2009
Elisa Dewees answered:
Why was the delay caused? Was it due to the buyers' lender or you as the seller not being able to move out? It really depends on the circumstances...if one of the parties has to spend more money as a result of the delay, they can request compensation to cover the additional expenses incurred. ... more
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Wed Jun 24, 2009
Gina Chirico answered:

REO homes are bank owned homes. You would go about buying the same as you would any other...put an offer in writing and see if the bank accepts or counters your offer.

The latter part of your question is more detailed. Under market value -- yes but definitely not cheap in the long run. Most REO homes are run down, in total need of rehab and even if the list price is good you really need to outweigh the costs of rehabbing the home in order to live in it. Most sellers in foreclosure let the property go, some trashed on the way out...poured cement down the drains, left the faucets on so the houses can't imagine the these we've seen in foreclosed properties. It can be very costly and that's fine if you would like to take on that type of property but in the end...all the money you've spent should be equal or less than equal to at least what the house is worth in the rehabbed condition. Most bank homes are sold as is so you take on the full responsibility for repairs.

Bottom line is there is plenty of inventory on the market and honestly sometimes the foreclosed homes are no better deals than ones that are in good condition and correctly priced. Don't limit yourself...look at everything and outweigh the pros and cons.

Good luck.

Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Prudential NJ Properties
973-715-1158 cell
973-992-6363 ext 116
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Mon Jan 18, 2010
Elisa Dewees answered:
Hi Joe-ann,
I did a quick search for you in the Scarborough built communities (such as Wexford and Fox Hollow) and did not find any Henley models for sale right now.

I would suggest interviewing a few Realtors and finding one you like who you can work with. We are the first to hear about new listings. That way you will be notified immediately when a home comes up for sale.

There are a few other Sacrborough modesl that have first floor rooms that could easily be converted to bedrooms. Good luck and please contact me if you need additional assistance.

Elisa Dewees
Re/Max Main St. REalty
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Tue Jun 2, 2009
John Agnello answered:
There are numerous programs available for first time buyers. You will certainly want to take advantage of the 1st time buyer tax credit. This revised $8000 tax credit applies to purchases on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009. Also see the attached URL (web references) for some other programs currently available in the State of NJ.

I see you live in my local area. Feel free to give me a call – Depending on what your looking for, I may already know of a few properties in your price range that may be of interest!

John Agnello
Long & Foster, Real Estate Inc.
1415 Route 70E Suite 106
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(609) 320-6700 – Cell
(856) 310-9229 – Fax

Realtor® specializing in the sale and purchase of Residential Real Estate / Servicing the Gloucester, Camden & Burlington Co. areas.
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Fri Jan 7, 2011
Carolyn answered:
Ron...If the home has a good functional layout and has been updated and well-maintained, and it is in a neighborhood you are positive about, then you need to probe your motivation to purchase. If you are worried about repairs or construction issues you can have a home inspection, and also purchase a home warranty and even an extended warranty.

It is also likely that you are much, much "younger" than the homes in Cherry Hill, and that hesitation to consider older is normal. I had a Broker who would always say "young buyer, young house". And as silly as that sounds it was true. So the young couple who started out looking for that cute little grandma's house, normally ended up buying something more contemporary, and don't tell him but my Broker was often right. ;-)
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Tue Jun 2, 2009
Elisa Dewees answered:
It depends on the township...most require the septic inspection before issuing the Certificate of Occupancy. It's possible your lender will also require this test. Even if not required, that is something I would not pass on doing...a new septic can easily cost $20,000.-$40,000. It's worth it for you to do to make sure you have a good working system.
Typically, the Buyer is responsible for the septic and the Seller is responsible for water testing.
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Tue Apr 21, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
You need establish short/ long personal and professional goals, Questions are very valid. Many families choose is better schools districts in most communities across US once those are established little to no decline, those homes usually hold value.

~ National Featured Realtor and Consultant, Lecturer regarding Credit Repair, Mortgage Loan Officer
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Thu Dec 4, 2014
Diane Glander answered:
Yes, property taxes include local and county taxes. Don't forget to include your homeowners insurance in your calculations, too.
I have a mortgage calculator on my website that will do the math for you.
Good luck!
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