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Thu Nov 19, 2015
Justin Bosak answered:
If you already asked the owner you could also look into it at the township as permits need to be done so there should be something on file. If its a wooden bulkhead they could last around 20 years before they need some repair. With vinyl bulkheads they could last 40 plus years. You need to contact a professional though from a bulkheading company they can inspect it for you and let you know what kind of shape its in . Best of luck! ... more
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Wed Jan 12, 2011
Alan May answered:
For me, it primarily comes down to cost. I can either pay for the stager's services myself, or expect that the seller will pay for those services.

In many cases, I simply act as a "mini-stager" because the seller won't pay (and I don't want to), and have the seller move and remove furniture, add lighting, move and remove household plants, open drapes... take down the 14 foot heritage wall of family photos that run down the hallway, and clear off the kitchen counter and refrigerator.

No cost to either of us.
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Mon Mar 22, 2010
William Troy answered:
Kevin, email the address and I will let you know what the status is.
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Barbara Smith answered:
Hi Mike,

Brick is a great area. As far as safety, there are a few websites that track crime by a radius around an address. Some even offer email and text alerts when a crime is reported. I've listed a few of the sites below. Not all the sites cover all of the US so you may need to have a look at a few of them.

I hope this helps.

Barbara L Smith ABR/GRI
NJ/PA Licensed
Cell/Text: 609-980-7593
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Justin Bosak answered:
Hey Mike,

There are a bunch of differences between the developments in Sutton Village it is a bigger development located north of Laurelton Woods area. The biggest difference for a buyer I think is the layout of the units Laurelton Woods are 2 levels with an exterior patio for entertaining and are about 200 sq feet bigger. Sutton Village units have a garage. Taxes are about 500-700 higher a year in Laurelton Woods and the MTC fee is about $18 more a month. If you have any other questions feel free there is also another development in that price range that also have a basement in this price range.


Justin Bosak
ReMax Real Estate LTD
The Ocean's Six Group
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Tue Dec 6, 2011
Mack McCoy answered:
Well, you won't necessarily own it just because you have the option.
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Sat Dec 5, 2009
First I must say that I am so sorry for your loss.
I am not sure if you are going to get anyone on this site who is qualified to give you an answer on that. It is a question that an attorney who specializes in trusts and estates would know. If the money that is left in her estate fund is from life insurance or a 401k, it may be important to know who the beneficiaries are before you speak to someone. ... more
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Wed Oct 28, 2009
Marie Young answered:
On the southeast border of the state, and they go all the way down. The first beach is Sandy Hook. The first beautiful beach and my favorite is Spring Lake which is Exit 98 on the Garden State Parkway. The parkway goes by the mile -- so -- if you live near Exit 120, you have 22 miles to Exit 98. The shore goes all the way down to the beginning of the parkway, down in Cape May, about an hour south of Atlantic City, which is Exit 38.

Other beaches of note include Pt. Pleasant which has amusement parks, Belmar, more of the young day tripper scene, and Wildwood, and Long Beach Island. They are scattered about. Spring Lake is much quieter.

NJ magazine publishes a guide to the shore every year. I've linked to one site that links to the entire shore area. If you need a referral in Spring Lake Area and points around, I have the perfect agent, Katie Doyle, who is a member of the mls, and we do many referrals.
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Mon Sep 21, 2009
The Ocean's Six Group answered:
I have been working with the current owner of the home at 247 Vermont. If you would like more information call me at 732-644-9084 so I can help you futher.

Thomas Zdanowicz
ReMax Real Estate LTD.
C. 732-644-9084
O. 732-920-1900
E-Fax. 888-466-2248
NJAR Circle of Excellence Award Winner '06-'08
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Sat Sep 19, 2009
The Ocean's Six Group answered:

Are these properties located in Sawmill? Selling condo's with tenants is common just more difficult. The biggest concern is whether your tenants will be cooperative with viewings. I would like to discuss your properties in more detail and about myself and my team "The Ocean's Six Group". My team has SOLD many condos throughout Sawmill, Evergreen Woods, Primrose, Greenwood Loop , and the list goes on. We actually just closed a condo in Evergreen Woods this past week on Flora. The biggest aspect to this sale is a strategy which my team can help arrange for a successful and smooth transaction. Check out my team's website at and you can also contact me directly at 732-644-6495. I look forward to hearing from you.


Abram Covella
"The Ocean's Six Group"
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Sun Jul 30, 2017
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi Chris, Call the local police and ask about any incidences in the area. Take some time yourself and visit the area at different times of day, different days of the week to survey the scene. And don't forget to include a weekend evening/night - when the locals relax and "let their hair down"-- usually a good time to gauge the situation.

Good luck to you!
Jeannie Feenick
"Unwavering Commitment to Service"
Search the MLS at
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Sun Jul 12, 2009
Harriet Maj answered:
First you have to check with the building dept on what their rules are. HOw is the soil? Will you have to construct the property on casons/pilings? Most likely the building dept will have you contact FEMA and the Army Corp of Engineers. Good luck, start with your building department and go from there. Make sure you have a knowledgeable engineer in your corner. ... more
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Sun Jul 12, 2009
James Schneider answered:
As a REALTOR involved in the transaction, we have a vested interest in closing. We all have had issues with attorneys from out of area raising questions that are out of left field. We all have perferred attorneys who we feel most comfortable with. But if you have a friend or relitive you feel comfortable with...bottom line its your call. Loyalty is a good thing. ... more
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Wed Jul 8, 2009
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
You hit nail on head as to why there is no substitute for a live agent. Most programs go by size or taxes etc only. If you want the most accurate ideas of value speak to a local knowledgeable agent. ... more
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Thu Aug 13, 2009
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi Kris, it sounds as though you've been chasing the market a bit - perhaps priced over market at the beginning of the listing period, and while you have caught up or maybe even taken your price below market, you've been rejected early on by agents and buyers. My recommendation is always to price correctly from the get go to capture the early excitement that always comes when a listing is fresh and new. But that is water under the bridge, you are where you are.

Talk to your agent, make sure your impression of your pricing agrees with his/hers. You are right to price below market to get traction - evaluate pricing and exposure and make any adjustments necessary. If your price is right, it will sell.

You didn't mention, but I would also suggest that you not skimp on commission. Pay whatever is customary so you don't shoot yourself in the foot.

Jeannie Feenick
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Wed Jan 7, 2009
Larry Sarlo answered:
First foreclosures are not always the best deal. There are many properties avail for you that you can get that do not involve the foreclosure processes. And more than likely they will be in better condition too. Many foreclosures are "as is" and you could be faced with a property with a lot of expenses.

Call a mortgage guy first! Then find a good realtor in your area of Ocean County Your Realtor should show you more than just foreclosures....Now maybe that's all that is avail in your area? Not sure!

I use Best Interest Rate Mortgage Company They are absolutely the BEST... Call the owner Michael DiPlacido Sr. or Jr. Tell them I sent you... Larry Sarlo They will get your options together for you, then you can look for a home... Talk to a mortgage person first. 866-846-3355 x/105


Good luck!
As a Realtor I can help you for the mortgage but I don;t specialize in your part of NJ There are many good realtors... If you need a referral call me 609-868-1171 email me I will make sure you get to someone GREAT!
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Wed May 15, 2013
Joan Prout answered:
I've posted a link to a very informative publication that the State of NJ provides. I'm not sure it covers some of the problems you mention, though. It sounds to me like moving would be your best option.

Joan Prout, MBA
Broker Associate
306 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201-946-2700 x310
800-671-0596 x1 (direct)
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Tue Feb 24, 2009
Maureen Rodriguez answered:

Weichert Financial has a broad range of products available. Please call 732-240-0500 and ask for Bob or Maryann. Let them know I sent you and if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate contacting me on my cell 732-779-0824. ... more
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Mon Nov 30, 2015
Kimberly "KIM" Wojcik answered:
Good morning Terri,

Good luck with your purchase on the waterfront home. I have been selling waterfront homes for over 21 years, Brick is not my area, butr if you need an agent I can get you an experienced agent for that area.. So let me see if I can give you what I have learned. Major is the depth of the lagoon at low tide to make sure you can navigate in and out of the lagoon at low tide. How long does it take to get out to the bay from the home? Flooding? How high is the normal high tide in comparison to the first floor of living space, the closer the tide is to the first floor on a normal high tide the quicker the property will flood, elevation certificates will provide you wth the elevation and also assist with the flood insurance. Visit the home at both high and low tide to see the depth of the lagoon and how high it rises. Ask the neighbors about flooding. Also the condition of the bulkhead, a bulkhead on 50 feet of waterfront can run anywhere between $15K to 20K, so that should also be a concern. If the home is great, in a good location and the only draw back is the bulkhead, negotiate the price of the bulkhead, get estimates. Hope this info helps! Good Luck and Enjoy your waterfront home! ... more
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
Lucy Korzelius answered:
Dear Craig,
Brick Township is a wonderful choice if your are looking to make a move near the Jersey Shore. It has got some much to offer. Check out the websites listed below. I would be more than happy to accomodate you with any real estate information as well. Just ask. You can email me or call me direct 732-684-1559. Best of luck and have a prosperous week. Lucy

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To provide valued Real Estate customer service to buyers and sellers by listening to their needs and providing the communication of resourceful information that inspires them to make their best choice.

My ultimate goal is to be the catalyst to help them fulfill their AMERICAN DREAM of home ownership. EVERY ONE THAT DESIRES TO OWN A HOME AND CAN OWN A HOME, SHOULD OWN A HOME TODAY!
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