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Jersey City : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
It might be affected if you haven't made the last 4 payments!
Seriously, it will effect your DEBT/INCOME ratio.
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Fri May 24, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
No, of course not.

Forgive us for not congratulating you on "finding the listing yourself," given that listing agents and brokers have invested incredible sums of money with the goal of getting their listing in front of every potential and prospective buyer in the world. There may have even been a sign in front of the building and arrows on the corner pointing to it.

It is not required by law anywhere that buyers - or sellers - be represented by a licensed real estate agent or broker. The fact that the seller IS represented by a licensed real estate agent or broker does not matter.

All the best,
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Suzanna Woodhead answered:
Yes commissions can be negotiated with the broker. You are wise to offer a higher commission.
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Sat Nov 17, 2012
De Vonte Williamson answered:
Hello. You should consider getting in contact with a local Mortgage Broker/Loan Officer who could assist you. They will listen to your needs, and explain your financing options.

I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.

Wishing you all the best,

De Vonte Williamson , LSA
Proudly Serving Long Island
Coldwell Banker Residential
"I Stand Behind Getting You Results!
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Sat Nov 17, 2012
Diane Maxon answered:
I think the best option might be to call the local Red Cross or Jersey City Office of Emergency Management. They should be able to help you.

If you are looking for a real estate agent in Jersey City, please give me a call. I have lived here for over 30 years and am knowledgeable about all neighborhoods here. ... more
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Helene Jeanette answered:
Depends upon the buyer but a Pre-school/ elem would likely be a plus for some . I wouldn't see it as a drawback excepting for traffic flow. This is definitely a "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
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Fri Nov 16, 2012
Victor Rezabala answered:
Well that budget can get you a pretty nice place in the right area. If you'd like give me a call 917.209.9391.

We can discuss if your looking for a condo or multi family dwelling. Loan options if you need a Pre approval etc. To give you an example, I have put some clients of mine in Port Liberte, Weehawken and West New York, all of which get them downtown quickly. There are a lot of different options, so if you'd like just reach out to me. ... more
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Amos Elroy answered:
Jersey City downtown has a lot more newer development than West New York, so a lot more of it is likely to be ADA compliant, however you should consider also the fact that parts of downtown, as well as Hoboken, are prone to flooding more so than West New York, which can be an even greater problem for someone relying on motorized, or even manual wheelchair.

On the whole, you need to weigh the daily convenience aspect with the significance of any major disruptions such as hurricanes Sandy and Irene have demonstrated. Personally, I am under the belief that such surges are going to occur at a higher frequency in the upcoming years and decades due to effects of Global Climate Change.


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Sun Dec 16, 2012
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
at the right price its a great time to buy any property. safety is always a concern but is reflected both in the rents you can receive as well as the price you pay. If you are new to being a landlord I suggest staying in areas you know and close to where you live (makes it easier to collect rent or check on the property) If you cant afford where you live now try to stay with in about 20 minutes drive, other wise you begin to hate dealing with the hassles of being a landlord. Email me with further questions if you like. I own 4 homes (2 are 2 family) and have been a landlord since 1984. ... more
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Did you think that FINDING a house is the most important step in the process?
There is always another house for sale.
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Jacques Ambron answered:
An income would be a good start, but if you can establish some credit here then it would go a long way. If not you may be required to give additional security deposits. See if you can get a u.s. credit card and use it a little. ... more
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Sun Jan 6, 2013
Jim Olive answered:
This sounds very much like the short sale deal I closed last year. Bank closed it several times. Bank "countered" at prices WELL above asking price. Lots of goofy stuff. But, 10 months from start to finish we closed on the house way below market value. That's not to say it will work out every time. It is definitely an art, rather than a science. Best of luck getting your deal done... ... more
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Victor Rezabala answered:
Hello Kimokc

Sometimes it varies. Some landlord pay the commission for renting their apartments but mainly the tenant that is going to be moving in pays the rental commission. If your looking for an apartment I have about 30 apartments that the landlords cover the commission. Call me and let me know what your looking for 917.209.9391 ... more
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Mon Dec 24, 2012
Victor Rezabala answered:
Hello Alton

I have 100 of possible apartments to show you on and off the MLS and some that don't require you to pay the realtor fee. Give me a call when you'd like 917.209.9391 ... more
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Sat Nov 3, 2012
Diane Maxon answered:
It appears that this apartment is no longer available for sale, but is for rent only. If you are interested in purchasing, I can see if that would still be a possibility. Parking is available for $150 per month. ... more
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
James Folise answered:
Hi Vick,
I'll be happy to help you find the best place for you.
My office is located in Downtown Jersey at 120 Newark Ave.
Call me so we can start looking for your new place.
James 347 596 0523 ... more
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
Janet Nation, CBR answered:
Well it sounds like Anthony you have no choice about selling unless you can rent your home and don't mind the responsibilities of being a landlord out of state.

Unless you purchased your home at a deep discount, the chances of you breaking even are slim. This would mean you would be forced to do a short sale and walk away with nothing. You do not have to be behind on your mortgage payment to do a short sale. Your hardship would your inability to carry two mortgages because your job requires you to relocate for example.

To find the right agent for you, ask friends, family members, coworkers and/or neighbors who they have used in the past and was happy with the service provided. Recently sold comps mean little in an agent's skill set. As a matter of fact, you mght really want to consider an agent with short sale experience because unfortunately you mgiht be heading in that direction. All the best.

Good luck.
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Fri Oct 19, 2012
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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, I always recommend getting it done for peace of mind. It's typically part of the inspection and they give you a receipt showing it's either free of termites or has termites. You can always go back and have it done...Typically termites love warm dark places and if there are no wooden joists or any othewr wood on the foundation you are probably ok. I'm not an expert so make your own decision.

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