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Tue May 10, 2016
Jeff K answered:
I don't know the area well enough to advise. But here is some info for you:

Personally I wouldn't buy there. I'm not saying that it is a bad place to live. I'm saying that I wouldn't BUY there.
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Mon Nov 9, 2009
Karen Wilkinson answered:
I personally volunteer every year at the Salvation Army and feed 30-45 people it's very rewarding and they are such nice people.
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Sat Aug 29, 2009
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Thu Sep 3, 2009
Ines De La Cruz answered:
Dear Daisy10,
Call your loan officer and have him/her run an spreadsheet with the 2 possibilities. It should not take him/her long since the computer will do it. Review it and remember you can get rid of PMI once you have 20% in equity on the house. Good luck. ... more
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Mon Jul 13, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Since townhomes are generally structures that have units that share common structural walls it is in many way similar to residing in a condo unit with perhaps a little more space and a small yard.
The benefit of owning either depends largely upon your personal preferences and needs from your accomodations.

From a national perspective single family homes are currently selling better than condo/townhomes.

Best wishes,
The Eckler Team
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Fri Jul 10, 2009
Camille Miller answered:
Motgage rates did drop slightly this week form 5.42 to 5.2 but I doubt we will see below 5 again either way these are excellent rates. Additionally the biggest home buying incentive is already being offered by the government to first time home buyers. To read about the specifics go to by clicking on the icon from the home page. Good luck to you,

Camille Miller
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Fri Jul 10, 2009
Carmen M. Keslin E-Pro answered:
Hi Debra,

I like HWA as it has the $400 one time roof coverage. I have not found any others to have ANY roof coverage at all.

Carmen Keslin E-Pro
Remax 10 In the Park
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Tue Apr 27, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi Daisy, yes, it is. Finished basement space in either a home or townhome is welcomed by potential buyers and may be the swing vote in a purchase decision. But as with most improvement investments these days, don't count on recouping the entire investment. Evaluate whether you will enjoy the improvement, if yes, then great idea - it surely will be a help, not hindrance, to a future sale.

Jeannie Feenick
"Unwavering Commitment to Service"
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Wed Jun 24, 2009
Heather Daccurso answered:
Hi House Hunter,
Typically the seller pays for the certificate of occupancy, if it is a short sale or foreclosure than the buyer pays for it. However the seller can state that the home is sold AS IS and have the buyer pay for the certificate of occupancy.

If you need further assistance please feel free to contact me.

Heather Daccurso
Weichert Realtors
626 Route 9 South
Freehold, NJ 07728
Office: 732-577-0440
Cell: 732-580-5309
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Tue Jun 16, 2009
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi Andrea, talk to a local agent - this information is available in the tax record section of the MLS. I've helped folks in my community with similar requests.

Jeannie Feenick
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Tue Jun 16, 2009
Jerry Lorenz answered:

Almost all information can be found on the internet. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area and we have all the Real Property information listed on the county website. I would recommend that you Google the county that you live in and see if they have that information posted. You may have to look up several different addresses but will work. If you have a Realtor you know they can also look up that information in the MLS and e-mail it to you but it has to be the MLS in your area.

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Mon Jun 15, 2009
Camille Miller answered:
Go to and get some quotes.
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Mon Nov 16, 2009
Amber Noble Garland answered:
Hi Ann:

No; you don't have to deal with multiple Realtors. A licensed NJ Realtor can assist with negotiating and purchasing homes listed by them, as well as homes listed by other Realtors.

I always recommend that buyers and sellers identify one solid Realtor they feel comfortable with. This Realtor can serve as their confidant and resource to help them locate the best home options available.

If you don't have one particular Realtor with whom you're committed to, then consider interviewing 2 to 3 Realtors. Determine whose qualifications, personality and way of doing business appeals to you most.

Once you figure out who is best suited to you, stick with that Realtor. This way you can free up more of your time to do the fun part....finding a home you'll love!

Please feel free to check out the client testimonials on my site

If I can be of help to you please contact me.

All the best,

Weichert Realtors (Marlboro office)
455 Route 9 South
Manalapan, NJ 07726
732-831-6176-private fax
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Francine Einhorn answered:

Hi! I would love to assist you with your home purchase. My office is located in Freehold and I specialize in the Freehold area. I can put you in touch with the Gold Service Manager in my office who can answer all your financial questions and assist you with obtaining a mortgage. Weichert Financial has many mortgage programs available to suit each individual home buyers needs.

There are currently many 3 bedroom 2 bath homes available in the Freehold area, so once you are pre-approved, we can begin to search for your "Dream Home".

If for some reason you are not able to obtain a mortgage at this time, perhaps a rent w/option to buy may work for you. With so many homes currently on the market, many sellers are leaving their homes vacant in order to move on and are willing to entertain a rental w/option. Either way, I would welcome the opportunity to assist you.

Francine Einhorn
Weichert Realtors
Office: 732-577-0440
Cell: 732-910-7390
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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Monmouth Man answered:
well where are you buying, boro or twp? In both the boro and the TWP there were many of the same age residents that passed on and now theyre either foreclosures or just the old owners family is still deciding what to do. No need to worry this area is far far far from deteriorating and Freehold, boro or twp is a great place to live, a true mix of ethnicities (asains, indians, black, white and hispanic) great restuarants, amazing schools, great mall and parks and proximity to NYC and the beach make it a wonderful place to raise a family or enjoy everything this area has to offer. Also downtown Freehold is going through a somewhat of a revival, with the American Hotel being renovated, new store fronts and the hall of records being repaired. Also if you're looking in the boro, it has come a long long way from where it was 10 years ago, and those "vacant" homes wont be for muych longer. If youre looking in the TWP by Ely Harmony or Jackson Mills than you're in luck, because that area is going through so much building, tearing down the old and bringing in new 4,000+ sq ft homes, this area is already well off and in 10 years will be even more so. ... more
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Michael Rayno answered:
There is no direct connection between assessed value & asking price. What you want to do is have your agent run comparables sales in the last 6 months. That will be closer to the true value of the house.
Godd luck in your search
Mike Rayno
Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors
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Sun Sep 13, 2009
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Hi Gina,
Yes you can find some pockets in Middlesex County NJ such as Fords, Iselin, etc... To give you an idea, the average sold price in February in Iselin was $214,250.

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Fri Feb 20, 2009
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi Ken, talk to a local agent, he/she should be able to provide you market stats. If having a handle on the data is important to you (as I suspect it is) then you can use this as a tool in evaluating whether an agent is a good fit for you or not.

Good luck and....

Jeannie Feenick
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Fri Oct 8, 2010
Laura Giannotta answered:
Contact Bob Mazzola, ATRIUM DEVELOPMENT CO.,Specialists in Modular Home Sales and Construction at

You also might want to check out the Ocean County Home and Remodeling Show the weekend of February 6th. There are usually modular companies there. Read more about the show here..

Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Atlantic Shore
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Mon Jan 19, 2009
Marc Paolella answered:
Hi Lily,

I'm sure 5 Realtors will respond that you need to call them and they will help you with the correct offer. Since every unit is different, even in something as apparently plain vanilla as a condominium, it would be necessary to see the unit on the inside to make a proper determination. The condition of this unit could be much better or much worse than other units. There could be significant upgrades, or lack thereof. It could be a foreclosure or short sale. It could be owned by someone who doesn't have to sell and is not terrible motivated. The location in the complex could be close to a busy road, or power lines, or the garbage dumpster, or the noisy outdoor pool. Recent sales might need to be adjusted for ongoing depreciation. As you can see, it's complicated. So any opinion offered on this question in this forum will be pretty much worthless, unless the poster actually saw the interior of the unit and knows the details of the offering.

If you are interested in really finding out the answer to this question, you should work with an experienced, full-time Realtor from the Freehold area who knows that complex and can provide real data rather than an Internet guess.

Of course, do not call the listing agent, you do not want to fall into the trap of dual agency. You want your own agent to represent you.

Good luck!


Marc Paolella
Relocation Director
Member, Worldwide ERC
Licensed Realtor NJ
Licensed Appraiser NJ & NY
Century 21 Joe Tekula Realtors
Agent of the Year 2008
Owner: Sands Appraisal Service, Inc.
Phone (direct): (973) 584-4235
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