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Home Buying in Jackson : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Tony Biele answered:
My family lives there and I don't know of any crime there. It is a nice woode area with varying models. I have always liked it and everyone I know loves it. I haven't heard any critical feedback. There are currently 23 units of 1, 2 & 3 BR's available raning in price from $95,000 (1 BR's) to $180,000. ... more
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Brian Diehl answered:

The first step is getting pre-qualified for a mortgage. You can do this online (Google "pre qualified mortgage") or you can contact a Realtor who will set you up with a mortgage professional who can get you pre-qualified.

Best of luck to you!

Brian Diehl
Prudential New Jersey Properties
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Diana Brunner answered:
Hi Lillian,

Great question! I am the 60 Acre Reserve expert as I have owned more than 1 home in there and it's been over the past 15 years too. I am very active in the community as well so I would be happy to answer ANY questions you may have about living there. Right now the market values of the Cedar townhouse model you are referring to can range anywhere from $125,000-$175,000 depending on it's condition. I'd love to help you further. Please send me an e-mail or call me. or (732) 904-8403. Thank you.

Warmest Regards,
Diana Brunner, ABR
Broker Associate
Keller Williams Realty
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Rich Homer answered:
Best to look for a local Real Estate Broker under "Find a Pro in the header of this website.
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Thu Oct 4, 2012
Rich Homer answered:
Best to look for a local Real Estate Broker under "Find a Pro in the header of this website.
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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Ellen Dynov-Dell'Alba answered:
Hi, if you go to my website ,then click the tab on top that says community. You can find lots of school info there. Hope that helps you. If you have any other questions or need any other help feel free to message me through my website. Thank you, Ellen Dell'Alba ... more
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Sun Sep 30, 2012
Shaukatali Kadibhai answered:
Hello, first narrow down your area of jackson where you wnat to buy a house.
Than look for Real Esatte offices in that area.Call the office and ask for one agent that is familiar with short sales and do the same with 2 other offices. YOU have to be recruit an agent.
Thank you.

Kadibhai (Kadi)
Better Homes & Gardens Gary Greene, Realtor Katy/Houston
Phone: 832-228-7978
Fax: 281-646 1841
"The highest compliment I am ever given is when
I am referred to your family & friends!"
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Philip DeFusco answered:
Three single family homes have sold on Frank Applegate Rd since January of this year, ranging in price from $279,000 to $315,000. I would be happy to provide a detailed market analysis for you. I'm sure there are comps that would be valuable other than what has sold just on Frank Applegate. ... more
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Wed May 15, 2013
Jennifer Niedrach answered:
Approximately 3/4 of Jackson is Well and Septic, and although many people prefer public utilites for the benefit of flushing anything they want down the drain and not worrying about rust stains from a well, the benefits of having well and septic are not having a water/sewer bill. When you understand how to care for a well, with proper water softener and filters if needed, and how to care for a septic, making sure you service it as recommended, then you will realize that it's not a bad thing to have. The issue and stigma about well and septic falls on the cases where the individual homeowners neglect their systems for several years, and then need to replace the septic or dig a new well. Those are extreme cases and for the most part, if the systems are maintained, there aren't any problems. Here's a link to a guide on septics:
If you are planning to move to Jackson, or to move from one side of Jackson to another, I'd be happy to help you with your search. Any questions you can contact me directly, 732-513-2333 or

Jennifer Niedrach, ABR®, SFR®
NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® Bronze 2011
Weichert Realtors Million Dollar Sales & Marketed Club 2011
Weichert Realtors "Director's Club" 2011
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Tue May 29, 2012
Laura Giannotta answered:
Almost all this area is on top an an aquifer. That's what provides all the drinking water. I don't think that's what's causing the flooding. The home could be on wetlands, which is different from an aquifer. Or it could be poor construction. There are many reasons it could flood. ... more
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Sat May 19, 2012
Rosemarie McGeehan answered:
Hi, thank you for your question. Here is a link to the Ocean County Tax site

On the left, click on Ratables and select 2011 and you will get a town by town list of their tax rates. Good luck, what a great idea and wonderful way to fill a great need in our area! ... more
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Thu Aug 19, 2010
Robert Suarez answered:
Listed for 164,900 3 bed 1 1/2 bath no basement owned by Jackson Township
If you need more Info or want to make an appointment to view.. Use the link to contact me
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Thu Jun 17, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not contact the builder and or your agent and ask for a corrected version of your homeowner's warranty--or consult with your attorney.
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Sat May 29, 2010
Bruce Waller answered:
Hello Janet,
My best advice to you is call the survey company that did your property, not every survey that is done includes pins, monuments, or even a stake. This is done with an additonal charge. Call and ask them how much they would charge you to come out stake the corners. I recommend a concrete monument, or at lease a steel pin.
Good Luck
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Mon May 24, 2010
Diana Brunner answered:
Hi Janet,

You are entitled to work with whomever you choose and can change lawyers anytime you want during your transaction. However there are a few things you should be cautious of. First off, depending on how far along in the transaction you are it may cause a delay in the process. It could also be more complicated if you are buying some kind of a distressed property.

The other problem is that you may end up with 2 bills when all is said and done. If the first lawyer has already done work for you then he/she will most likely bill you. Typically attorneys deduct their fee at closing and just add it to your HUD-1 statement, but if you do not complete the transaction with the 1st lawyer you should probably expect a bill in the mail.

I will direct you to speak with your realtor about changing attorneys at this point in the game. They will give you the best advice. If you are buying a "For Sale by Owner" and don't have a realtor feel free to call me and I will help you the best I can.

I wish you all teh best, and many years of happiness in your new home!
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Sun May 23, 2010
Diana Brunner answered:
Hi Janet,

Boy, I feel like I'm really getting to know you! ;)

You will be able to preview your closing documents and title search usually AT your closing, but I can't see why your attorney would not allow you to see them ahead of time.

Both of those things are very last minute though. If you do a title search too soon prior to closing, it leaves a window of time where something could potentially cloud the title and then you would not know. Your mortgage company will be reviewing the title documents though along with your attorney so I don't think you have to worry about there being an issue there.

As for the closing docs themselves, again, they are generally prepared JUST before closing. Being an Accredited Buyer Representative from the National Association of Realtors, I work with many buyers and MANY different lawyers and I have never seen the attorneys have the final numbers until usually 24 hours prior to closing. It's very frustrating I know, but because of all the last minute adjustments that need to happen at closing sometimes thats just how it is.

Diana Brunner
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Sun May 23, 2010
Diana Brunner answered:
Hello again!

Wow Janet, you seem to have a lot of questions. It seems to me like no one is helping guide you.

While a builder may choose to seed your lot, you would need to read over YOUR individual contract to see if they are contractually obligated to do so or not. And even if they say they will there are no guarantees that it will actually grow. You will have to properly maintain it as the homeowner and water it when necessary.

Speaking from experience a new lawn can take many years and lots of seeding/fertilizing to achieve the results you desire.

Good luck!

Diana Brunner
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
Deborah Madey answered:
When are you closing? The lender does not send the closing package to the attorney until just prior to closing. Are you referring to closing docs or did you want your attorney to review paperwork with the application and Good Faith Estimate (GFE)?

Be candid with your attorney about the help that you need. Perhaps if you talk over your concerns with your attorney there is a solution.

Sorry to hear that your transaction is becoming stressful and challenging for you.
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Sun May 23, 2010
Diana Brunner answered:
Hi Janet,

I think you may have asked this question twice. Please refer to my other answer......

Diana :)
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