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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Jack Puso answered:
That developement is Four Season @ Manalapan the current HOA is $228/month. It is a great community that shares a walking path with mine.
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
For the millionth time;
Trulia does not post the listings here;
Either it is the Listing Agent, or else it is picked up off another Lising site.

Don't blame Trulia.
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Sat Sep 15, 2012
Kathleen Behr answered:
Finding a professional contractor is your first step...someone who is recommended from a person you may know. Thus way you can ask how the whole transaction went and you can see the work for yourself. Any good contractor will give you references to call and go see his past work
Next you should contact a real estate professional who can tell you if the work you plan on doing will improve the value of your home or not when compared to other homes
in your area
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Karen Buonomo answered:
Hi - according to the listing the maintenance fees are $80 per month and the taxes are $5,287. Please let us know if you would like to see this home or any other homes in the area. We would be happy to assist you! Thanks Karen and STarr ... more
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Francine Einhorn answered:

Hi....according to MLS listing, the annual taxes are $5330 and Association fee is $80/month.

Francine Einhorn
Better Homes Realty
Freehold Office
Office: 800-531-2885 Ext.348
Cell: 732-910-7390
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Thu Mar 6, 2014
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
I am not a Realtor from your area inNJ, but when I see a question like yours, then I always wonder why a Buyer anywhere is not working with an experienced local Realtor, a Buyers Agent, one who will work on behalf and in the very BEST interest of the Buyer, not only finding the properties, showing them, but also getting the Buyers pre-approved by a lender, so that they will buy within their limits and comfort zone( as you mentioned "affordable", but there are so many details to pay attention to like the various terms of the offer, negotiations with the Seller, earnest moneys, inspection, appraisal issues, walk thru, estimates for repairs,market analysis for a property so that it will be a competitive offer and sooooo much more.

Buyers Agents are usually if the property is listed on the multiple listing services i.e. listed by a real estate company/brokerage paid by the Seller's side at the closing out of the Seller's proceeds, i.e.
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Give this some thought, as the questions as you ask them above, your Buyers Agent will be able to get you, and more than that also what the assessments cover, as this is different for each condo.

Do not do this on your own..... For your protection.
When it comes to schools, each district and school has their report cards on the internet, a local Realtor will be able to guide you to the right site and then it comes to your kids, what is important to you in a school with regard to your children's needs. Always always visit the schools once you narrow in on a certain area for your new home.... And remember sometimes school districts
change, so nothing stays the same for ever.....
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Ian A. Wolf answered:
Unfortunately, Tim is incorrect. According to NJ State Law it is illegal for anyone to receive any fee for real estate unless he/she holds a NJ Real Estate License. My recommendation is to get your license which costs about $300 for the class and then you can get any referral fee you negotiate on each transaction. You may find it to be well worth it to do so. When I was actively buying properties I would get that on each purchase as I held my license. Otherwise, it is not legal for you to receive anything from the Broker for the deals.

Hope that helps.
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Mon Mar 19, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
Check with a Realtor in your area to find out what buyers are looking for. How much do they value a fourth bedroom versus a 2-story family room? That answer can vary widely, based on neighborhood and geographic area.

Having said that, I'd be a bit surprised if that bedroom added $30,000 in value. Just my gut feeling, but that strikes me as fairly high . . . in most cases. (And, as you note, the 2-story family room "looks somewhat better" than yours.) You might be looking at an added value of perhaps half your calculation.

Again, though, it really depends on what buyers value in your neighborhood.

Hope that helps.
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Sat Jan 14, 2012
Marsha Bowen Washington answered:
Greetings Ordonez,

It's very possible that your mortgage could qualify for a refinance under HARP2. If I were you, I would contact your current lender to see if they are participating in the program as there is a certain percentage allowed for underwater mortgages. If they are, and your loan is a Fannie or Freddie loan, you might qualify. If you want more specifics on the program, I actually have a blog with more details right here on Trulia.

Good luck to you!
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
Laura Giannotta answered:
There are many loan options available. USDA no money down loans, FHA loans, FHA rehab loans. Talk a few mortgage reps, decide which one you're most confortable with (and knows the available loan products) then proceed.

Laura Giannotta
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Sat Feb 26, 2011
Joan Congilose answered:
Hi Raina
Absolutely, most buyers as you know begin their search on the internet & weed out what they want to see with their agent by the pictures. So the better the pictures & the more of them the more showings you will get. ... more
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Sat Jun 3, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Mosts states all mandate paying what the "market rate" is. So in most cases it would have been 1 to 2% a year for deposits held longer than 1 year.
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Fri Feb 3, 2012
John Sacktig answered:
Hi Dan,

Currently in the market most new construction homes have probably been reduced asfar as they area going to go... but, instead of negotiating price, builders may offer incentives in the upgrades or give credits of 5 10k in upgrades.. it depends upon the builder.

I would offer a lower figure to feel them out and get the ball rolling... you will find out pretty fast if they are going to work with you on pricing or not.

Using a Realtor can help you in having a person i your corenr other then your attorney. I happen to know the development and can help you negotiate a good price. Due diligence is the key to any transaction. The more you know the moer it will help in making an educated decision. If you want to move forward in Battleground, give me a call or send an email and I will help in doing the research and work with you to make an offer that may be acceptable to the builder!

Let me know!

John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty
Office: 732-863-6969 732-863-6969
Cell: 732-213-1409 732-213-1409
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Sun Mar 28, 2010
Joan Congilose answered:
Hi Dan
Washingtons Advance is a suburban street of single family homes between Craig Rd & Symmes Rd. The area is close to the library, the park n ride lot on the corner of Route 9 & Symmes , a synagogue on Craig Rd & the shopping centers on Rte 9. I don't believe it is used as a thoroughfare with high traffic , but it does get some traffic from local drivers to get through the 2 main rds which have much more traffic. If you need additional information on the area or Manalapan homes, please feel free to contact me. ... more
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Fri Feb 3, 2012
Heather Daccurso answered:
Hi Sissy,
The first step is to contact a local real estate agent to assist you with your search. It's best to find one agent whom you feel comfortable with and stick with them, this way they will work hard to find you a great home! Your agent will keep you up-to-date on new homes and reduced homes to the market. Once you find a home that meets your needs your agent wil help you write up an offer, negotiate the terms and walk you through all the steps of the contract.

If you need assistance please feel free to contact me, I am very familiar with Manalapan and would love to help you with your home search.

Heather Daccurso
Weichert Realtors
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Sat Nov 21, 2009
Annmarie Howley answered:

The average closed price on colonials in the Manalapan area are between 425,000 and 460,000. I would be more than happy to help you find your home in Manalapan. Let me know if I can be of further assistance. Thank you.

Annmarie Howley
Coldwell Banker Flanagan Realty
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Sun May 31, 2009
Francine Einhorn answered:

Hi! Where is it that you are looking for recent home sales? Let me know and I will be happy to provide you with information.

Francine Einhorn
Weichert Realtors
Office: 732-577-0440
Cell: 732-910-7390
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Mon Nov 17, 2008
William Metzker answered:
Look on Trulia and Zillow in the area you want. If a property is in any stage of foreclosure, it is so indicated. Yahoo search used to have a foreclosure category, but I don't know if it still does. Finally, there's, which specializes in foreclosures. The site lets you poke around a little and only makes you leave your contact info (and maybe charge you) if you want full information. It also tells you agents in a particular area who specialize in that area. ... more
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Sat Feb 28, 2009
Purnima Talwar answered:
I have sold many homes in Meadow creek and would love to advice you with the insight about the homes and the builder. Please call me and I would love to speak to you. Or if you have any questions please feel free to ask. ... more
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Thu Apr 24, 2008
Matthew De Fede answered:
hmmm I have never heard of that, that sounds like something you get when you buy a mutual fund or a company is going public. Anyone?
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