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Sun Jan 20, 2013
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
I have attorneys and inspectors I like and use (my clients have been happy with them too). I wont post them here but am happy to email them directly to you.
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Fri Jan 16, 2015
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
septic tank should be emptied every 2-3 years depending upon your use. some things can damage systems. You will have to monitor what goes down the drain. I have a pool and septic on one of my properties in neighboring Hopewell Twp. there should be no relationship between the two. if there is you have serious health issues. The cost of operation and maintenance will depend upon the type system, its age and condition. If you have a raised bed system which is becoming more common than not, there is the additional cost of pumping that goes on. These systems have a settling tank and pump tank for the liquid waste only. If your solids get into pump tank a then into field you could be looking at expensive jet cleaning or replacement of field. (My septic system was put in about 10 years ago at cost of nearly $44,000 for a 6 bed room capacity). As to the well, the cost is for electric to operate as well as any treatments that may be needed. Again this will vary depending upon what is needed such as treatment for arsenic, coloform lead ...Feel free to email me directly with questions, though no health official I have had to replace well, septic,clean up oil leak on my own sites. ... more
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Wayne F. Smith answered:
If it's a designated historic property or one that you fell should be or you want it to be or simply want to make sure things are done "to period" check with the Historic Commission
Here is a copy paste from part of that page;

Historic Preservation

The Borough of Flemington's Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) was established in accordance with Section 1404 of the Borough of Flemington Zoning Ordinance. The HPC is an advisory body which encourages the retention and repair of the design elements for all historic land marked or district buildings, and ensures that changes in exterior appearance through alteration, demolition, new construction/addition or replacement are accomplished with respect and consideration for the building and its environment.Members of the HPC, along with Flemington homeowners and other stakeholders, recently developed guidelines for historic preservation. The Guidelines are available for review at Borough Hall. Copies are available for purchase for $15.00.The HPC meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Borough Hall. A copy of the Application for Flemington Historic Preservation Commission review can be located under Documents -> Forms menu item. The commission asks that the applicant fill out the application and attach drawings, current color photos, and a list of materials to be used. Completed applications should be submitted by the first Friday of the month the meeting is scheduled.

ENJOY! Make sure to take a ton of pictures for yourself as before and after.

Wayne Smith
Weidel Realtors
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Lynell Antonelli answered:
I'm not sure. However, I would start with the following:, click "Commissions", click Historic Preservation may be the best resource. it keeps a database.
Good luck,. And if you have any interest in buying or selling an historic home, that is my specialty.
I have personally bought and restored five historic properties, and helped numerous clients find their antique dream homes.

Best regards, Lynell Antonelli
Prudential Fox & Roach
Licensed in NJ & PA
direct: 908-797-5400
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Tue May 22, 2012
Teresa Trigas-Pfefferle answered:
I think the best thing you can do would be to call the local Police department and ask them. They would be the ones to know the answer to that question. Flemington is trully a lovely place and bear in mind that Liberty Village is just on the other side of Brown street so you have the ability to walk a short distance for shopping and restaurants. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Feb 3, 2014
Camille Miller answered:
I relocated my family here almost 10 years and I can’t think of any other place I’d rather live. The schools are excellent and we have everything from fresh Jersey farm vegetables to the huge malls a few miles away. It’s the best combination of farm and suburbs if you ask me.
If you’re looking for more information or would like a relocation package just let me know I’m happy to help. Flemington is where my office is located and I reside myself. You can get more information on school reports, maps, county information and available housing all on my website Contact me anytime.
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Wed Sep 15, 2010
Marc Paolella answered:
Hi Mem,

It's your choice. I would not expect any significant property value appreciation for the next few years. So if you believe that is correct, the decision is one of lifestyle and financial ability. If you want to move, and can afford the hit, you move. If not, then you stay.

Good luck!


Marc Paolella
Relocation Director/Appraiser
Century 21 Joe Tekula Realtors
Phone (direct): (973) 584-4235
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Tue Oct 6, 2009
Annette Worswick answered:
28 Pennsylvania Avenue in Flemington closed on 9/25/2009. The list price was originally $299,000 and sold for $255,000. If you need any other information, please feel free to contact me at 908-246-2752,
Annette Worswick
Prudential New Jersey Properties
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Fri Jul 17, 2009
Fred Griffin answered:

Are you working with a Real Estate Agent or with an Attorney?

Yes, you should have a Clause in the Contract stating that it is Contingent upon your Getting the Loan, and upon the house Appraising at or above the Price you are offering.

Please, if you do not understand your Contract, do NOT sign it until you meet with a Real Estate Attorney.

The $200 or so that a Real Estate Attorney will charge you for a one hour meeting is a good investment.
Have all the paperwork when you show up for the meeting with the Lawyer.

Best wishes,
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Wed Nov 10, 2010
Camille Miller answered:
There's no room and it's cost prohibitive for the builder.
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Mon Mar 9, 2009
Keith Manson- Metro Milwaukee Wisconsin answered:
According the 2007 debt forgiven bill the person does not have to be concered about a 1099C being filed ad being taxed on the diffeerence of what was owed and what the value was a the short sale. This is a temporary adjustmet to the goverment IRS taxing debt forgiveness but may be extended.

If refinacing no debt is foregiven unless you are talking about the allowance in the bill for banks to write down the debt to 90% and refinance with FHA. I have seen none of these transaction completed because the banks have to make a decesion to write down the debt! This bill was all voluntary!
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Wed May 6, 2009
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi Kathleen, if you are working with an agent and there are comparable homes of similar size and utlity arrangements, your agent could reach out to agents that were involved with those sale to see if they have information to share. Another suggestion is to talk to the utility companies themselves and ask the question based on square footage. Perhaps there are correlations that can be drawn from usage you know for your current home. Always good to try to enter any transaction with your eyes wide open so that a savings on the one hand does not translate into a considerable increase in expense on the other.

Good luck and best -
Jeannie Feenick
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Wayne F. Smith answered:
I think that the inventory level in Carriage Gate (a GREAT developement by the way) may simply be a reflection of the marketplace dynamics over the past 5 years. Prior to 2005, Carriage Gate saw a dramatic increase in market value as did Townsende. I've worked that area for years and saw the ping pong match occur between these two developments. First Carriage Gate saw the increases, then Townsende, then Carriage Gate. Many of these homes were purchased under the interest only ARM period. Those ARM's have now re-adusted so it may be affordability issue. These 2 developments appeal to commuters to the Bridgewater area and a number may be RELO or job related listings. In addition, the Days on Market have increased which has resulted in higher inventory and hence, more homes for sale in any given area versus a few years ago. If I can assist in any way please give me a call. ... more
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Wed Jul 23, 2008
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
Bill, are you including new sales only or homes that may be 2-3 years in age? Also just Flemington Boro or anything with a Flemington address? The last new home I sold there was a custom home about 4000 sq ft with granite etc. It had Flemington address but was actually in Raritan Twp and sold at $850K about a year ago. Also if you want history specify what time frame. If you are working with an agent they can do all this if not give me a call or email. ... more
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Jeffrey Vroom answered:
I specialize in Hunterdon County! Just shoot me an email and I'll email you the sold listings.
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Fri Jan 27, 2012
Christopher Benedict answered:
Not sure if this agent can help you but she does serve the Somerset County area....feel free to look her up:
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Tue Apr 1, 2008
Karen Wenzel, e-PRO answered:
By all means, as soon as you have closed on your home, take your closing statement to the City Assessor's office. Bring a copy of the data sheet also if you wish. I have had alot of Buyers do this and all of them have had their assessments reduced. Now, I'm not familiar with your area, but it won't cost you anything to at least ask....
What I am seeing is that alot of assessed values are still based on old sales data - some as far back as 2005. The municipalities are looking for the most revenue, so unless you ask, I don't think they will hurry to reduce your assessment....
Good Luck!
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