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Thu Sep 22, 2011
Carl Ben Witzig answered:
You can be the first to see my new listing on Fairway- the Oak View section with its great school, on Weds or later. Great price- $335,000. Send me your email address and I wioll send details. I live and work Bloomfield. We sell the most houses in Bloomfield. My contact: 973-632-8593. Contact me for a list of possibles. You will want to be pre-approved as a buyer, this assures that your offer will be viewed as cash, a strong position to be in. My office colleague Michelle Bueno and set you up, no charge. 973 214-5151. But give me call. Carl ... more
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Sun Feb 21, 2010
Carl Ben Witzig answered:
San Berdoo county, largest county in sq miles outside of Alaska. Near Redlands and Loma Linda where 7th Day Adventist Hosp is. Saturday is the sabbath instead of Sunday, they believe. Colton, CA was where Wyatt Earp lay wounded after a gun fight in Tombstone, AZ, was later sheriff of Colton. From web:
"Mentone is fine. I live in Redlands which is about 5 minutes away. mentone is small and unicorporated, which means no city council, and all the police is done by san bernardino county. The only problem with that can be wait time. They have a great little restaurant called Mill Creek, great burgers! Anyway, it is a very small town. Prices are not that much different in redlands, CA which is a bit bigger city, and has some of the best schools in the area, if you have kids. Although I believe Mentone uses the Redlands school district. It is a poorer community, but not bad. Check out Hope it helps."
Only notable home ownership issue I recall is, deeds can have restrictions as to what is allowed in use and changing dwelling, lots of "tracts" or subdivisions with these restrictions in county, but maybe not in Mentone itself. Seems to be unincorportated so probably not an issue.

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Sun Jan 17, 2010
Hugo W Meza answered:
I dont know if there are any accountants here. I think you defenitely need to refer to a CPA
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Wed Dec 26, 2012
Carl Ben Witzig answered:
Call your nearest Weichert office, we do them all the time. But be careful we might sell you a house. Seriously though, call me anytime (and I am sure 393 other agents in the immediate area) who can help you.
Carl - 973 632-8593 cell. Office-973 746-1515.
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Thu Sep 3, 2009
Carl Ben Witzig answered:
There is only one on the market- Evergreen. It is a wreck but occupied. Very difficult to show. If that is not the one give me the address. Carl
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Elisa answered:
A Real Estate Agent has access to tax records. We can look up the information for you if you would like. Is there an address you are interested in? email me at ... more
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Tue Jul 14, 2009
Elisa answered:
I specialize in Essex county and would be glad to help you. There are really good buys in West Orange and Belleville. Contact me at (973)951-8143 or email me and I will send you properties. ... more
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Sun Apr 3, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
You can submit any offier you like however keep in mind that banks can take multi bids on short sale, Your buyers agent your best resource for determining on how submit a winning offer on home. ... more
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Mon Dec 15, 2008
Jeffrey Bogert answered:

You might want to check on the condo conversion thing with a mortgage person as I believe that a buyer would not be able to get financing for a condo in a 2 unit building. There are currently 94 Multifamily homes in Bloomfield for sale 20 are under contract and in the last year there have 56 have sold. What sort of rents are you getting in the units or are they owner occupied? ... more
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Thu Dec 11, 2008
Trey Miller answered:
PA stands for Professional Association. It is basically forming a professional corporation, which can be an individual, that has tax benefits. This link gives an overview for rules in Florida.;&OVRAW=Professional%20association&OVKEY=professional%20association&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=19899789511&OVKWID=154267018511

Trey Miller
Prudential Tropical Realty
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Wed Nov 10, 2010
Gina Chirico answered:

Not only is that my direct market, I grew up in Belleville and my husband in Bloomfield. Both my parents and in-laws still own and live in there. As with many towns, they both have different sections and some of the areas in both towns are higher priced than other areas in town. An agent cannot really steer you to Belleville or Bloomfield or anywhere for that matter but we can provide you with the necessary information to assist you in making your decision on where to live.

Together with my real estate experience and my strong ties to the communities in those areas, I would be happy to discuss both towns in detail with you and provide you with pertinent information regarding both towns and the surrounding areas as well.

Please feel free to contact me directly -- there are no strings attached, no buyer's agreement to sign, etc. just some free valuable information.

Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Prudential New Jersey Properties
973-715-1158 cell
973-992-6363 ext 116 office
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Tue Sep 8, 2009
Gina answered:
There is an FHA gift/downpayment assistance program that is going to be discontinued soon. If you have found a house already, maybe you can get in on it. You can get into a house for zero down this way. ... more
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Sat Jul 19, 2008
Dave V. answered:
Hi. For the extra tax money that we pay, NJ homeowners (such as myself) receive the privilege of more traffic jams, more bureaucratic red tape for anything remotely connected to a state agency, more corruption at the state level, major flooding every couple of years, a state budget that is irreparably broken, and rapidly depreciating equity in our homes upon which those taxes are based, than any other state in the region. Where else can you pay 10K per year in taxes for 2007 on a house you bought for 630K last year, only to have both your taxes raised by 20% and the value of your home lowered by 20% at the same time in 2008?

While there are many towns in NJ that have excellent school systems and passable local government, there are just as many towns that do not. Unfortunately, the taxes for the municipalities that are run like crap are often higher. Why, you ask? Because those municipalities are run like crap, that's why!

Believe it or not, I actually like it here overall. But boy did you hit a sore spot!
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Thu Jul 10, 2008
Susan Wesely answered:
Did your inspection contingency give the seller the right to repair? If so, and before your inspection period runs out, have your agent document those items AND the fixes you want - in writing, and deliver that to the sellers. There may be a standard form for this in your area, but if not, a blank amendment will do. Clearly state that the offer is contingent onthe repairs being made. They can then decide what to do - make the repairs or reject your offer or negotiate with you about what to do. If you really want the house, keep the list to a minimum and be prepared to deal with some fo the issues. (for example, thermostat needs wiggling - may be a loose wire...) best of luck - hope all goes well! ... more
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Mon Jul 6, 2009
Christine Markow answered:
The average price for properties currently available in Bloomfield is approximately $325,000. The range in pricing is from $123,000 - $449,000. Remember there are several properties that are in foreclosure (bank owned) and short sales (require bank approval) which are all included in these numbers.

Distressed typically is used to describe an area where there's a widespread unemployment and poverty compared to the state averages. Are you looking only in Bloomfield? There are many affordable opportunities in "northern" New Jersey outside Bloomfield. Let me know if you'd like more information!

Christine Markow
ERA Statewide Realty
Office: (908) 874-7797, ext 519
Cell: (908) 444-3106
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Thu Jul 30, 2009
Red Bank Rocks answered:
Go with an FHA loan and find a buyer agent who works well with first time homebuyers. Use MEMBER SEARCH on Trulia. Call several on their cell phones. Ask them to tell you about their experiences with first time homebuyers. FHA lets you do low down payments. ... more
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Fri Oct 17, 2008
Infinity Realty Network answered:
Sometimes there are areas, where Trulia might not a have local agent in your community to answer correctly. I always suggest calling some local realtors and asking them to help you out. You would be amazed how talkative, and informative they can be.

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