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Tue Sep 10, 2013
Simone Hardy answered:
Hi cbunn, just saw this. I hope you're already home so to speak but if you still need help would love to help you with that. Please call 609-484-9890. Thank you. If you're already home; glad you found something. ... more
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Emily Marchese answered:
There are several properties in the area that have recently sold. I just sold 2 yesterday. 1 for $31K and the other for $42K. If your looking to see what your home is worth, then I would be happy to speak with you. I am a realtor with Remax in your area. I can help you sell your property:) Call me at 609-241-5141. ... more
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Sherry Yampaglia answered:
It is a buyers market. It surely it a great time to buy in Atlantic City. Ventnor is a great area. If you let me know what you are interested in I will search for you and email you some listings you may like. ... more
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Val Smith answered:
Although opinions vary depending on where the house is located, it's pretty standard that buyer's are taking a hard look at kitchens & bathrooms. Buyer's consider lots of "wants v/s needs", but it usually comes down to the price & is the price a good value for what they are buying. Of course, your first step is to interview several REALTORS in your area & have them give you a market analysis of your home. As REALTORS, we are professionals & marketing homes is what we do on a daily basis. But, here are a few things that will make your home stand out from the competition:
Reduce clutter: clean out closets, pick up clutter & pare down what's inside.
Pack away items & "collections" that you have throughout your house. When potential buyers are touring your home, you want them to focus on the house - not your stuff!
Tone down your creativity - you may be in love with the lime-green accent wall in your living room, but that may not appeal to potential buyers. You want your house to appeal to every poteneial buyer! When I'm showing houses to my buyer-clients, I always have them "name" the house: the house that smelled like cat ("The cat house"), the house with the great pool & deck ("The party house")...you don't want your house to be remembered as "the crazy paint house".
It doesn't stop on the inside...take a look at your curb appeal. How does your house stack up with the compitetion? Have your REALTOR take you to tour the houses on the market analysis, so you can see for yourself how your house compares to the others.
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Laquita Baez answered:
Jack,

I don't know who you have been contacting, but let ME know how I can help you!

Laquita Baez
Licensed Realtor in NJ and GA
Weichert Realtors
973.687.7095
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Deborah Madey answered:
RealtyTrac utilizes multiple free and fee based data sources and aggregates this info. If you seek information about foreclosure properties, your options are as follows:

1) Pay a service, such as RealtyTrac for the ease and convenience of an aggregated data source.

2) Engage the services of a REALTOR who has familiarity with the market niche you seek. A buyer agent who knows the area well who can access various data sources to value add to their neighborhood expertise.

3) Engage the services of a REALTOR who specializes in REOs who has expertise in foreclosures and can utilize tools to add any necessary neighborhood info.

4) Perform your own research. You can use 'free' tools only. In addition to internet searches, visit your local township offices for tax data and tax status (including items which are treated as tax beyond property taxes) county recorder for deed info, and courthouse for updates on legal proceedings.

Note: REALTORS do not rely solely on free tools via the internet. REALTORS utilize fee based tools through their associations as well as individually purchased tools. The information available to a REALTOR may supersede that which you can source on your own for free. If, however, you wish to invest the time and money, you would be able to find out the same facts and history on properties as would a REALTOR. At that point, utilizing - or not - a RELATOR becomes a choice based on whether you believe the experience and input from a trusted advisor has value.

Finding the right REALTOR, in my opinion, is the most efficient and cost effective route, while simultaneously reducing your risk since the input of a skilled REALTOR could help your outcome through better decisions.

However, in the alternative......... your sources are:

Township Offices - Tax data. Tax liens? Sewer liens? Past due water bills can become taxable liens against a property in municipalities where water is provided by the township. If water is provided by an independent water company, not so. Title transfers. History of taxes. Zoning office. Planning Office. Permits properly filed for all work performed?

County Offices - Deeds, liens filed? Scheduled sale dates? Postponements? Title transfers?

Courthouse - Updates on legal proceedings.
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
It appears to be a rental, not for sale...
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Are you buying or renting? Your question is under home buying but generally an apartment is rented, and your screen name says acquisitions, which would tend to indicate you are buying. The initial earnest money deposit when purchasing a property can be any amount the seller will agree to, it could even be $1, but I certainly don't recommend you try to do that, it would tend to indicate you don't have the money to complete the purchase (and to be honest it looks as though you don't have the money anyway). However, you could try $100 but $1000 is more the norm. There is usually a second deposit also required at some point before the closing.

If you are looking for a mortgage you could try a USDA loan, those are 100% financing, I don't know if Atlantic City qualifies as a 'rural' area but I have been amazed at the areas that DO qualify so it might be worth a try.
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Tue May 15, 2012
Catherine Portock answered:
I am a Realtor but it sounds like you should be able to get some kind of loan. Maybe USDA which is a 0 Down program...Here is my email...contact me I will get you in touch with a Mortgage rep who can give you more details...Catportock@gmail.com. ... more
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Tue May 8, 2012
Ian A. Wolf answered:
Here is who I recommend, and he is familiar with process. However, the issue may be on the side of the association's. There are certain requirements like a deferred maintenance study, that cost money if they don't have it and they may not be willing to cooperate. But if there is cooperation on getting the paperwork filled out and the other required documents in order, my guy can get it done:

Jeremy Knapp
Loan Originator
Annie Mac
700 East Gate Drive, Suite 400
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
cell973-214-8311
fax866-897-2026
jknapp@annie-mac.com

Hope that helps.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Jo Ann Daly answered:
I actually work with a lender which does financing on any condo's with 25% down.
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Mon May 7, 2012
Tamara Stoebe answered:
Maryrunk,

Here are 2 Property Management companies that may be able to help you:

Lorraine Spinogatti GRI, SRES
Re/Max at Barnegat Bay
31 N Main Street
Unit 10
Manahawkin New Jersey 08050
Business Phone: 609-978-4046
Email: lorrainespin@gmail.com
Website: http://www.jerseyshoreagent.com
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Renee Wilson-Lackey ABR, GRI
Prudential Fox & Roach REALTORS
41 S Haddon Ave
Haddonfield New Jersey 08033-1800
Business Phone: 856-428-2600
Email: wilsonree@comcast.net

Best of luck - have a great week!

Tamara
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Edward (Ned) Humphreys answered:
there is a dog park in Margate, but I believe it is only for Margate residents. I don't know of
any legal areas in Atlantic City...
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Tue May 8, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider contacting a few local insurance agencies and ask for quotes based on your needs--review the information and choose the insurance product that best suits your needs and finances. ... more
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Tue Oct 12, 2010
Emily Christian answered:
Heist Insurance covers the island and is aware of all restrictions for the flood zone that we are in here. Did you find a home yet in AC?? Keep the faith Emily Christian emilychristian23@aol.com or 609-703-3415 ... more
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Sat Aug 28, 2010
Annette Levinson answered:
Yes! If your equity lender will agree to stay as 2nd mortgage and your CLTV is okay for your lender.
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Sun Jul 11, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Do keep in mind that people often move for a variety of reasons, such as upsizing, downsizing, job relocation, financial reasons, move closer to family, etc. If you are looking to buy in the area, consider driving through the neighborhood-- get a sense of belonging, check out all that is important to you, speak to locals if the opportunity arises-- then make your determination, will your comfort level be reached. ... more
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Kimberly "KIM" Wojcik answered:
List with an agent, get it on MLS's as well as tons of websites, Many agents have been working with contractors for years! Savvy shoppers are shopping online!
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Wed Apr 21, 2010
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Thu Apr 22, 2010
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
Belinda, I would recommend that you contact a local real estate attorney or closing title company and they should be able to help you out with the contract.
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