Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Home Buying in Bridgewater : Real Estate Advice

  • All79
  • Local Info10
  • Home Buying39
  • Home Selling1
  • Market Conditions6

Activity 31
Sun Jun 15, 2014
Jerome Sodano answered:

That would really depend on your preferences and likes. They are both nice communities, with different appeals. That question would be best answered by taking a look at some homes in both communities and seeing what you like better. ... more
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Thu May 9, 2013
John Walin answered:
Good luck getting an answer from a licensee. We as agents cant steer you toward a kid friendly or opposite type of community. Drive around look for strollers, kids on bikes and plastic slides, approach parents on the sidewalks and do your own intel. ... more
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Thu Apr 4, 2013
Anthony Mozelesky answered:
Hi,yes Sloan ct is still available Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Kind regards
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Thu Apr 11, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I do not understand your question? Do you mean what if the builder does not plant the trees, do you have any recourse?
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Thu Apr 11, 2013
Teresita Salvador answered:
Good Morning,

Dear Radhika,

The Bridgewater township health department could give you some guidance regarding this particular issue.


0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Fri Feb 7, 2014
Jennifer Blanchard answered:
Good morning, often new construction will be on the market a long time. It can be hard for a buyer to visualize the finished product ... Some wait until the home is started. If you like the location and you want new construction then I would not let days on market dissuade you from further inquiry. ... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Mon Dec 31, 2012
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
Dear Ketu:

You are going to have to be more specific regarding the cons of Bridgewater. The topic is very broad. Let me know and hopefully I will be able to further assist.
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Tue Apr 8, 2014
Sandra O'Keefe & Johanna Wiseman answered:
This listing has expired twice. It's a nice home in a very good area of town. It may lack renovation/ updates compared to other homes in the area. Nothing wrong that I am aware of.
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Tue Aug 28, 2012
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi there Veera, only you can make that decision. Bridgewater has a number of elementary schools and in the area you are talking about - which I will loosely call the Vanderveer section, there are three elementaries that come into play - JFK, Bradley Gardens and Milltown, with Milltown seemingly the most popular/in demand.

My suggestion is to do your homework. Talk to the school, talk to parents using the elementary, mak your own decision.

Bridgewater schools overall are well regarded so you should take comfort with that.

Good luck to you,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpassed Results
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Feb 8, 2014
Brandon Acken answered:
You can perform a tank sweep as part of the home inspection process.
0 votes 10 answers Share Flag
Thu Jul 19, 2012
Katrina Vitale answered:
If you would like to provide your email, I can send you listings that fit those parameters.

-Katrina Vitale
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Thu Mar 22, 2012
Stephen Robert Sliwka answered:
It depends how run down those homes are. It's always nice to know who your neighbors are. Martinsville is a special place and more than likely those homes wil be knocked down or upgraded. I own a home in Martinsville. ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Wed Mar 14, 2012
John Sacktig answered:
Call Jay Tauber -

Jay is a local Home Builder, Engineer and Home inspector. A regular person that will not fill you full of typical home inspector "I'm important" crap. Thorough and detailed.

Great rates too!

Jersey Building Inspectors
Jay Tauber
Phone: 732-422-0777
Fax: 732-422-7411
... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Tue Dec 13, 2011
Lauryn Eadie answered:
This sounds like an excellent question for your Attorney! Unfortunately this is a legal question and therefore would fall outside the scope of licensure for a real estate agent. However, Your real estate agent should be able to advise you if you have any contingency clauses that allow you to void your contract.

Good Luck!
... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Tue Jan 27, 2015
Mitch Larrivee answered:
YES! There are many options. Some home sellers are even willing to rent to own -to avoid having to go to a foreclosure situation or even just to have the burden of selling off their shoulders.

However, it sounds like you are more interested in buying a home. Just because it isn't as easy to find financing as it used to be, you still have options. One of many examples is homepath properties. These usually get you in the '3% down' range. You should contact your mortgage broker (if you don't have one your real estate agent can help) to see what your options are before going straight to rental.
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Sat Dec 18, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi Sam, I see that no one has responded - so let me take a stab at this. My comments will be limited to properties currently listed actively in the MLS. There are a total of 232 active listings in Bridgewater, of those 25 require lender approval. This category is meant to specify that the sale must be approved by the lender because it is either a short sale or bank owned property. The prices range from a low of $99,900 to a high of $929,000, but only two are over the $500,000's. The distressed market's reach is broad.

Short sales can be complicated and uncertain, and often take a long time. Bank owned properties are more manageable and a sale can generally be consummated in a normal 60-90 day period.

If you would like a list of listed properties in Bridgewater which require lender approval, contact me and provide your email address and I will be happy to provide it to you.

Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Wed Dec 15, 2010
Did you have a mortgage contingency clause in your contract? If you are on medical leave, you may not be able to obtain a mortgage. The time limit for this may have passed, so speak to your attorney about this aspect as it applies to getting your $11,000 back. ... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Fri Aug 6, 2010
JUSTA LEATY answered:
This property , 423 Foothill Road, Bridgewater, NJ, was withdrawn (pulled out of the market), on 6/11/2010, and was put back on the market (listed again), the same day (?), actulally it is under contract (pending) since 6/25/2010 closing on 8/16/2010. This information obtained from the GSMLS report.

Thank you,

Justa Leaty
ERA Reed Realty, Inc.
Realtor Associate
SFR Certified
(908)917-2957 cell
(908) 769-0011 Office
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sun Dec 11, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
The problem is there is no price set yet, if the appraisals and brokers price opinions have come back, it wonbt be a problem as tehy have something to base value on. If they do not have any idea of what the value is yet, they will most likely hold or return your offer until they do.

Depending on which company they are using for an asset management company is how quickly they will respond and if tehy will answer your offer prior to setting a price.

You shoudl accompany your offer with a brokers price opinion and a letter with any pictures explaining why you offered what you did and how you came up with your value. a list of repaors, quotes and estimates will help back up your offer.

As far as answering times, it depends on the company they are using, in most cases i hear within 24 hours, sometimes teh same day, but usually never more than 2-3 if it is a weekend or holiday.

good luck with your offer
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sun Oct 17, 2010
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hi Levi
I think Morristown might be a town to consider - perhaps parts of Parsippany, too..........these choices may put you in the 30 min commute range in either direction. Of course, at rush hour that 30 min. might turn into 45 for one or both of you. The distance is about 19-20 miles from Morristown to Newark and Bridgewater.

Another option is Springfield - it is closer to Newark (about 10 miles), and 19 miles to Bridgewater. Your price range could work there, as well.

There are other towns in the vicinity of these towns that might work, too...........this is just to get you started!

Good luck..........
Please feel free to check out some links on my website for more information on towns in NJ........if I can be of help, please let me know.

All the best,
Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties
... more
0 votes 22 answers Share Flag
1 2
Search Advice
Home Buying in Bridgewater Zip Codes