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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Tina Lam answered:
Thu Oct 4, 2012
Paul Combitsis answered:

There is no clear-cut answer, however, if you're simply asking about TRENDS and an "on the average" sort of answer, I would say the short sale. Someone could be in a short sale situation not necessarily because they can't pay their bills, but because they need to move (say, a job relocation) and their house is worth less than what is owed on it. In the case of a foreclosure, most of the time this is the result of a homeowner not being able to pay their mortgage every month, no matter WHAT the reason. Again, it could be something that is beyond one's control (e.g. a single mom going through a divorce; she may have gotten the house, but she can't afford the monthly payment), but foreclosure does carry a negative connotation to it. In either case, some explanation to the landlord might be in order if asked about it.

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Fri Oct 26, 2012
William Troy answered:
If you are interested in me coming out to take a look at the home I would be more than happy to. There are a lot of things to decide when a short sale is involved. I have numerous designations for short sales and I am certified as a preferred agent with some of the larger banks. There is no way any agent can tell you without seeing the condition, layout, floors, kitchen (updated 10 years ago or 30), pool, basement, etc.

William F. Troy
REO/HUD Director
Pre-foreclosure Specialist Mastery Certification
RDC PRO, SRES, e-PRO, CDPE, Luxury Home Team
Veltri & Associates Realtors
121 Washington St.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Office-(866)483-5874 ext. 422
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Thu Sep 24, 2015
Jeanne Feenick answered:
It is more difficult. I've worked with some folks in your shoes and it has helped to "tell the story" - so that the credit report does not stand alone. Work with an agency that has the patience and willingness to help you.

In the end, it is the landlord's decision. You'll need to convince them that you can be counted on to pay your rent on time and without interruption in spite of your past hard times.

Good luck and best,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpased Results
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Alicia,
Some landlords prefer a longer term tenant so they don't have to draw up a new lease again at he end of the term or incur the expense of preparing the unit for a new tenant . Perhaps you could discuss this option upfront with each landlord of properties you are interested in to determine if they would consider a longer lease period.

Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Fri Nov 23, 2012
Carla Pennington answered:
You can't be discriminated against because of the size of your family, except that the property code here says that there can be no more than two people to a bedroom on the lease. But just because you have children is not a reason a landlord can use to not rent to you.

Pets are another story - as well as smokers in the residence. You will need to look for houses that allow pets or smokers if that applies.

Your Realtor can filter the search for properties that allow pets and/or smoking.
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
This would be a good question for your Bank's LOSS MITIGATION DEPARTMENT; not us.
You may not have any choice in the matter.
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
nancy cagno answered:
Hi Mary

Most homeowners associations in HC (including Silver Ridge) do allow rentals but for some of them you have to own the home for a period of time first (1 year, etc) before being able to rent it out, it would depend on where the home was that you have interest in and what the rental guidelines of that particular community are. There are a lot of good investment opportunities out there-good luck with your search! ... more
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
We have no idea what house you are speaking about but often I have seen owners list a house for sale or rent and will do whichever comes first to them.
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Philip Portera answered:
This is certainly do-able especially in some of the Adult Communities in the area. There are a host of other questions I would ask you but I think a phone conversation would be better suited to your cause.
Feel free to give me a call.

Phil Portera
Crossroads Realty
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Alex Kushnir answered:
I doubt it will take you 1.5 hrs each way. I commute to either downtown or Port Authority from Lincroft (exit 109) by bus and it takes about the same time or more. NJT is even longer, I think. ... more
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
James Flanagan answered:

I grew up in Toms River. I ran away from Toms River.

I've been back in Toms River for 15 years now. Why?

I believe it's the best to live that I have ever been to!

I even created a blog about it (link below).

Don't just get to know about us, get to know us.

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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Joseph JT Scillieri answered:
HI Hobo, there are several castle harbor models available in holiday city starting at $94,999 call or email me and i will be happy to show them to you.
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Sat Sep 8, 2012
Emilee Jackson answered:
I've used Pete Daniele for 6 years and never had a complaint. His cell number is 732 904 3208. Good luck!
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Fri Nov 23, 2012
Ronald Shaffery answered:
Hi Bob,

The smart start program is a neighborhood targeted program that allows home buyers to get a second mortgage on a purchase to cover closing costs and down payments. There are linits to income and areas. I can help you talk to a mortgage expert if you'd like more details. More info on link below. ... more
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Sun Dec 27, 2015
Cathleen "Cathy" Matulewicz answered:
Hi Christina, I don't know of anyone in Toms River Area, but I will tell you my Landlord down here in Manahawkin has now stopped accepting it. The problem is with Social Services not responding to phone calls and sending money when expected. My landlord was told his tenant was approved and it is now going on 3 weeks of still waiting for money that was suppose to come to him in a week. Because of this he is no longer receptive to do any more of them. I think because of this many landlords are not getting involved. I wish you well. ... more
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
GTOptions answered:
The agents of the area would be a good option as they are very well aware of the places and have the records. Agents can help you to come threw your own dream home and could in fact keep number of option to select. ... more
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Sharon Asay answered:
Hi Jan ~

The cost for a lawn to be covered by light gravel/stones or any stones would best be asked to a Landscaper. It would most likely depend on the size of the yard and the type of stone. If you would be interested in a summer home, then I could definitely help you with that as 3 out of our 12 offices at Crossroads Realty are located in Toms River. ... more
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Joseph JT Scillieri answered:
Hi Judy Mignone, I am very familiar with holiday city and would be happy to find you a place. I also have a Florida real estate license.
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Fri Aug 9, 2013
Paul Combitsis answered:
Hi there,

The whole Ciba-Giegy incident was a long time ago. Any issues regarding the water, etc. have since been resolved. Call me directly or email me and I would be happy to go over everything with you.


Better Homes Realty
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