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Home Buying in Freehold : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Dec 9, 2013
Judy Collan answered:
Here is a link to the tax rate history in freehold:
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Alex Kushnir answered:
Depending on the area, but mostly not that heavy
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
John Meeker, SRESĀ®, ABRĀ® answered:
It is a mobile home in an adult 55+ community. The monthly fees run around $638/month. If you would like more information, or have any other questions just let me know.

Thank you,

John Meeker
Keller Williams Realty - Monmouth/Ocean
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Wed Dec 5, 2012
The United Home Team answered:

Contact any title company they should have all the same rates. Ask them what closing cost would be complete on a cash transaction.

Keller Williams Realty
3xUS Army Veteran
Joseph Fernandez
cell: (817)975-7258
off: (817)635-1157
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Angela Baskin answered:
Hello Trotter 456, I can definitely assist you with showing some townhomes as I have knowledge in these areas. I am with Keller Williams West Monmouth and would really like to help you find your perfect home! You can contact me anytime via email at or my cell phone at website is where you can also do a search as well. Let me know what budget you have in mind and your requirements and i can send you some current listings.
Angela Baskin
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
It is so irritating;
The Banks are sooooo arrogant and insensitive!
They do not send you a signed ACCEPTANCE; at best, they will send a COUNTER OFFER or an ADDENDUM.
You are suppose to read between the lines.

If your Escrow is suppose to close in 6 days, you should be Okay. But, how would you know?

My suggestion would be to go straight to the Escrow Officer and ask them if everything was on track for Closing. Where the Realtors may not know; the Escrow Officer has to know.

Good luck and may God bless
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Aurelia Isidoro answered:
Fellen & Fellen
200 Craig Rd
Manalapan, NJ 07726
(732) 431-0473

Reasonably priced and excellent service. Real estate law is their specialty.
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
John Sacktig answered:
Hi Elenie -

What mortgage person did you end of going to after Wells Fargo?
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Irina Karan answered:
Hello Elenie,

FHA loans can take time.
You can set up a re-payment plan with IRS before April 17, and start paying a certain amount per month, trying to hold on to your cash till you close. IRS charges interest rate though, around 7% or so...hopefully you can push your loan officer to close quicker...

Irina Karan, CDPE
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Wed May 9, 2012
Helen Cocuzza answered:
It has to go to underwriting for them to review, thats normal, why dont you contact another bank or mortgage company and ask them some questions to put your mind at ease until you hear something, thats my suggestion for the moment. They may just want to see more verification or proof of funds, bank statement, etc. Just be patient & Good Luck! ... more
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Mon May 28, 2012
Marsha Bowen Washington answered:
Since FHA is insured by the government, there are strict guidelines that all lenders have to follow before underwriting the loans. Your mortgage contact at Wells Fargo has to make sure the guidelines are met beforehand. You can actually visit to learn more about FHA loans.

Good luck to you!
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Richard Gribble answered:
A 700 score is pretty good, best way to find out is to speak directly with a mortgage broker who will go through the pre-qualification process with you. Feel free to contact me and I can put you in contact with a couple of people that can help you out. Good luck. ... more
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Sat Mar 10, 2012
Tina Lam answered:
Those figures vary across the country. In the Bay Area, a good starting offer for a regular sale is 95% of the asking price and you hope to end up between 98-103% of asking. For short sales, I'd start with 105% of asking and end around 115%. Where demand is high, it's better to bid higher now than try to chase the market in 6-9 months. ... more
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Tue Dec 21, 2010
Molly Sabatino answered:
It would be in your best interest to get your own inspection done on the home and then compare it to the one from the relocation company. If you don;t have time for a second inspection then hire the needed specialists to fix the issues. ... more
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Sun Apr 17, 2011
Francesca Patrizio answered:

In any market, but especially in this market, it all comes down to price. In the last 6 months, there have been 48 homes with 4BR, 2Ba, up to 3000 sq feet either under contract or closed in Freehold. I'm not surprised that a $10 reduction didn't produce any more showing as typically a large reduction will grab attention.

Since market values are changing almost on a monthly basis due to the increased volume of short sales and foreclosure, I would ask your Realtor to do another CMA and "value" price your home. What this means is that your price should be either at current market value or slightly below so that you create a perception of value in the minds of the prospective buyers.

Now is the time to price improvement if you are serious about selling because the predictions for house values for 2011 is further declines.

Francesca Patrizio, ePro, SRES
732.606.2931 (Cell/Direct)
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Jennifer Blanchard answered:
Yes, probably. For the most part, the listings are fed to Trulia from the MLS but there are several other sites that we use to market listings that also syndicate to Trulia. It's very possible (because it's happened to me) that he changed it in the MLS - which is the most important place - but has forgotten to "follow" it at the other sites he's used. He also may have manually loaded it on Trulia in which case he has to log in and change it.

Hopefully you will get an offer soon and it won't matter much!

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Mon Apr 2, 2012
Philip DeFusco answered:
It would be a "healthy" wallk, but two communities to consider would be KIngley Square (townhouses and end unit ranches) or Briarwood West (condos), as well as a few other possibilities. I would be glad to send the links to these and other properties, which would include photos and mapping information. The best way to contact me is by cell: (732) 567-5995 or email:

Phil DeFusco
Weichert Realtors
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Sat May 22, 2010
Tim Robbins answered:

It can both have a neg or poss reaction to your value it wil depend on the zoning of the home, for instance if it is zoned mixed use you will have problems get a mortgage or if it zoned commerical you would have problem with conventional mortgage.

That being said if it is mixed use and purchase it you maybe able to rent it as doctors offices but as a residential home for future resale it may have direct affect on the value once the building is built and traffic starts flowing. Now is not to mean that it is not the right place to own but you will need to know what the zoning is before so you can have an exit strategie.

It could have great a great plus in the future Do your due diligence first

Tim Robbins


Better Homes Realty
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Tue May 4, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Call a few local different realty offices, interview a couple of agents and choose the one you like best--then go from there.
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Tue Apr 19, 2011
Heather Daccurso answered:
Hi Christin,
Only one section of Raintree is approved, Briarglen and Patriots Point is not on the approved list. Here is a website where you can check all the complexes in the area:

If you need further assistance please contact me at 732-580-5309. I am very familiar with the Freehold area.

Heather Daccurso
Remax Realty 9
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