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General Area in Hoboken : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 30, 2015
Deborah Madey answered:
That is a bit challenging to answer since one's perception of quaint is subjective. There are over 500 municipalities in NJ, and over half of these have populations fewer than 10,000. Does small make quaint? Not necessarily.

Summit and Westfield both have vibrant towns, but these towns have populations in the 20,000-30,000 range.

Red Bank won the award from a major publisher as the 'hippest' town in NJ, and many still hold onto that title with a strong belief.

Residents who are drawn to Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, Sea Bright, Highlands, Atlantic Highlands, and other nearby towns speak emphatically about the character and heart of each town. Is a walkable town important? Sea Bright sidewalks are crowded on a summer evening, but it might not score high on a walkscore since transportation and commerce are limited. it sure has a great shore town feel and this weekend, every outdoor cafe was packed. Little Silver, Monmouth Beach, Fair Haven and Rumson have very small town centers - if you blink, you will miss them. Yet, a spirit rings strong throughout each of these towns. Those who value proximity to beach may favor Monmouth Beach. Those who favor proximity to town center, commerce and train stations may favor Red Bank. All of the towns in this paragraph....and more......may be quaint to some, but...other than Red Bank, may not have enough mass to deliver up what Summit or Westfield might.

Quaint is in the eyes of the beholder.

Consider what lifestyle you see and make your list based. Do you want to be close to a ferry, train, bus, parkway, ocean? Do you want to live in a town that has a strong downtown? Or would you like to live in an adjacent or nearby town that will provide you access? Do you want to get to the Parkway or Turnpike quickly? Do you want to park a car and not drive all weekend because everything is within your reach?

One thing for sure.......with 566 municipalities, Jersey can serve up just about anything you place on your list of wants!

Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group
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Sun Jun 28, 2015
Diane Maxon answered:
It is against the law for any realtor to give out information about the racial make of of any community. In terms of diversity I think if you come visit some towns in Hudson County, you will find a city and neighborhood which will fill your needs.

I would be glad to help you with your search for a new home. Please contact me at 201-780-6594 if you'd like to start a home search.
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Tue May 14, 2013
Matthew Mustich answered:
Recent Grad,

There are a number of factors, including the community dynamic, which you should consider when looking for a place to call home. Some questions you may want to ask yourself are: Am I looking to rent or buy? What is my budget? When do I need to move by? What size apartment am I looking for? Do I need easy access to public transportation or will I be commuting by car? The answers to these questions along with a few additional will help you and your realtor narrow your search. Depending on your appetite for a commute you can look as far as Hoboken or as close as Fort Lee. If you have questions or would like further assistance please feel free to reach out to me.

Best of luck

Matthew Mustich
Licensed Real Estate Agent
HALLIBURTON HOMES: "Redefining Great Service"
Direct: 201.360.9928
Office: 201.792.4300
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
Rudy Bachraty answered:
Mon Apr 28, 2014
Donna Antonucci answered:
The amount listed that you have to pay per month is it in total. No other charges. The agency fee, for helping you find the place is typically paid by the renter and is typically equal to one month's rent.

Donna Antonucci
Prudential Castle Point Realty
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Tue Jan 18, 2011
Deborah Madey answered:
Remove the word "cheapest" from your post......and you have likely described the more expensive real estate areas in NJ. A scenic, tree-lined area with shops, parks, and convenient travel to NY comes with a price.

How long of a commute is acceptable? What is your real estate budget? With the answers to those two questions, your likelihood of relevant responses will increase.

Cheapest travel could mean Path, Midtown Direct on NJ Transit. You can also take the train from many other points, but you may consider a longer ride inconvenient. Alternatively, one can take ferry service to a number of points. See NY Waterways and Seastreak Ferry service route maps.

Shorter commutes and convenient travel to NY usually will be attached to hire real estate prices. Lower real estate prices are usually found further away from the commuter centers.

If travel options are your priority, look at the transit and ferry maps, and solicit feedback for towns along the routes within the commute distance and cost that is acceptable to you and define your real estate budget. Many people in Monmouth County commute to NYC every day. It's an hour by train and 40 minutes by ferry. For some, the lifestyle (a blend of shore, suburban, and country), along with more bang for your real estate dollar (compared to other parts of NJ) make it a perfect place. Others may prefer to be on the Midtown Direct train route.

Whether you direct your focus to Hudson, Bergen, Union, Middlesex, Essex, Monmouth, or other counties, there is likely to be a neighborhood that meets your expectations. Which areas fit your budget? Which areas are within an acceptable commute?
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Sun Jan 23, 2011
Roni Skinner answered:
I think the town you're looking for is Florham Park. Surrounding towns are Madison, Chatham,Livingston, Shirt Hills, FlorhamPark is a great residential area too. You can find listings on,, or ... more
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Thu Jun 24, 2010
Cissy Isaac answered:
There is an active listing on the market now - same square footage, 1BR, 1 1/2 Bath with NYC views for 685k. One just closed - 862sf, 1 BR, 1 1/2 Baths with no view on 5th floor for $521,995. It gets down to how important that view is to you.
Hope this helps.
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Wed Dec 22, 2010
Brian Riolo answered:
Hi Wen, I don't live in the Building but I do visit the building frequently, Two friends of mine (since we where in High School) Own in the buildings and we just helped a friend rent in the building. The area is convenient to shopping and with the light rail downtown Hoboken/Path, Newport Mall & Downtown J/C are minutes away and the homes are extremely quiet.

For more information (I can see if my friends will talk with you) you can contact us at:

Brian Riolo
Sales Associate

Weichert Realtors & The Shallis Group
1 Newark St. Hoboken, NJ 07030
Office:201.653.8488 ex.151
P)201.427.1020 ex.203

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Sat Apr 10, 2010
Hugo W Meza answered:

What area of NJ are you looking to move? North?Central? South? What is affordable to you? What is your budget? I think we defenitely need to know your budget to recommend you towns....Lets us know! ... more
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Thu Jul 22, 2010
Matthew Franklin answered:
I think you'll find that all 3 of those cities are great places to live. Hoboken is going to be the most established with a concentration of night life, shopping, and restaurants. Jersey City is a huge city that wraps around Hoboken on it's southern and western borders. I live in the Heights section of Jersey City, which is certainly the most affordable of the 3, but is only a 5 minute walk into Hoboken and has great access to bus and rail lines into NYC and Hoboken/Downtown Jersey City.

Downtown Jersey City is an up and coming area of Jersey City with some area's being as expensive as Hoboken. It has a strong artist community, thriving business district and a multitude of great dining options. I think you'll find that your budget is going to dictate where you focus on. Do you have an idea of how much you'd like to spend each month? If you'd like to email me that information, I'd be more than happy to email you a sampling of some listings.

When are you planning to be out in the area to look around? When you are here, I'd also suggest looking in Weehawken, which is a more residential area to live in, but offers great conveniences to NYC. Good Luck!

Matthew Franklin
Realtor Associate
Halliburton Homes
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Wed Jan 20, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you don't have an agent consider using the services--Market value can and should be defined as the price at which both buyers and sellers are willing to enter into a contractual relationship, whereas the market price is the actual sale/purchase price of a property--What is your agent advising--look at recently sold similar properties in the immediate area to determine a fair price. ... more
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Tue Jan 19, 2010
Eric J. Dilone answered:
Nycrayz - The Hoboken City Hall has all the development plans for the town on file, as they are public record. You can go and ask to see them.That being said, I only see that area improving even more in the years to come. The empty lots are likely to be built on with projects similar to the Upper Grand or the Capella. The number of shops and cafes in the area is also increasing - another good sign. Hoboken population continues to increase, hence the need for more housing (and larger more family-oriented condos). In my opinion, that area has a great future outlook.

Does that help?


Eric J.

Eric J. Diloné
Licensed Real Estate Agent
HALLIBURTON HOMES : Redefining Great Service!
Direct: 646.387.8012
Office: 201.792.4300
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Wed Nov 11, 2009
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi there, I've got a great referral agent that knows the area cold - send me a quick email and I'll connect you. You can easily reach me via Trulia or directly at

Jeannie Feenick
"Unwavering Commitment to Service"
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Wed Apr 20, 2011
Walter Burns answered:

It all depends on your price range. I have helped families purchase all over Hoboken, however from my experience many who intend to stay here longer look at buying a single family home or a 2 family home. The majority of these homes tend to be located in mid-town Hoboken and the uptown Hoboken area.

You may also be able to find a condo in that area of Hoboken with a yard.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I'll be happy to assist.


Walter J. Burns
Weichert Realtors
1 Newark St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201-653-8488 Ext: 230
347-4-HUDSON Direct
201-694-8946 Mobile
201-653-4154 Fax
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Wed May 21, 2008
Lori Turoff answered:
Regardless of the actual units in the building, the location is one of the least desirable in the area. There is a huge amount of traffic coming from the Lincoln Tunnel at all hours of the day and night and the Squeeze Lounge 'gentlemen's club' is, to many people and potential buyers, a less than desirable neighbor. It's long been said that the most important factors in real estate are location, location and location. Unless they are truly giving these units away, you could probably do better.

Lori Turoff
Robert DeRuggiero Realtors
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