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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Ronald Sheedy answered:
I am a Real Estate Agent who services the Manahawkin area. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding any property listed on this site. If you want, please give me a call at your convenience.

Ron Sheedy
Coldwell Banker - Robert Michael Realty
(732) 239-7452 Cell
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Deborah Madey answered:
I suspect that there may not be a closing if it's simply a "no show." If someone is simply not available at a prescribed time, there are work arounds. My information should not be construed as advice and no decisions should be based upon these statements. I do not have enough information. In most situations, both parties will need to sign the paperwork in order to close and transfer title. A seller can and will sometimes meet their attorney before the actual closing and not attend. Sometimes a person who holds a POA that will allow them to sign for another party. That is subject to the verification and acceptance of any POA documentation. In general, all parties do usually sign, but they don't always meet together at the same table in order to put ink on paper. Your attorney, title company, and REALTOR will advise you based upon your situation. ... more
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Shaukatali Kadibhai answered:
That is perfectly fine if the Title company has all the signatures that they need on the documents to close the deal.

It is normal that BOTH sellers and buyers are not at the same table during the closing.

Good luck.

Kadibhai (Kadi)
Better Homes & Gardens Gary Greene, Realtor Katy/Houston
Phone: 832-228-7978
Fax: 281-646 1841
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Sun Dec 21, 2014
Laura Giannotta answered:
I'm not sure what your question is. I'm a REALTOR working in Manahakin, Barnegat and Little Egg Harbor.

Please send me your questions
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Laura Giannotta answered:
The home you link to is not in Ocean Breeze, it's in Ocean Acres. Call Ocean Breeze at 609.698.5540, they'll answer any questions you have.

If you have further questions email me.
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Joann Leikauskas answered:
Having 3 grandchildren who love playgrounds and the beach we frequent the playground at the Barnegat High School on Bengal Boulevard as well as the playground by the Ocean Acres Elementary School. During the summer we frequented the bay beach on Bayshore in Barnegat - after Sandy we will have to see about going there this summer ... more
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Understand that the LISTING PRICE has one primary objective, to attract attention: It is not intended to be set in stone, and in many cases it is not even a good guideline toward the SELLING PRICE.

Some Sellers believe that by setting the LISTING PRICE high, they can always come down, and people will make an offer anyway: WRONG! Buyers will just bypass the property and look at houses that are within their price range. And six months from now, the Seller will slowly start lowering the PRICE, (this is called “chasing the curve”) and Buyers will be asking the question; “What’s wrong with that house?” and “Why has it been on the Market so long?”

Other Sellers set the LISTING PRICE low, to attract multiple offers. (The correct strategy.) We are asked; “Aren’t you obligated to sell at this price if someone offers it?” The answer is probably not; for that to happen, you would first have to have only one offer, and secondly, the offer would have be exactly the same, down to the smallest detail, (please discuss this with your Realtor).
Another thought; Buyer will search for potential properties by groups; for example, $400,000 to $450,000, and $250,000 to $300,000. If your house is priced at $460,000 or $310,000, the Buyers will never see it. (something else to discuss with your Agent.)

Different Banks have different philosophies about pricing their properties: You cannot draw any conclusions without a good analysis.

Have your Realtor do a CMA, (Comparative Market Analysis) to help you determine your Offering Price. It is the surest way to determine the Market Value of the property.
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Curtis Lee answered:

I am very familiar with this property and my estimate has it very close to the list price. I base this on my knowledge from being a new construction specialist in Beach Haven West. Builders are currently paying between $260k & $270k for tear downs on smaller interior lagoon lots across the street. Now those lots are almost ½ the size (4,000sqft vs. 7,300sqft) and don’t have creek views or a view of Atlantic City (The Borgata) like this lot does. Please let me know if you’d like to see the property, I can also but you in contact with a couple good local builders.

Curtis Lee
Prudential Zack Shore Properties
Office: 609-597-6464 ext1268
Cell: 609-709-2866
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Dennis OBrien answered:
Hi! My name is Dennis O'Brien with hch Sotheby's in Harvey Cedars (LBI). This is the first time I am receiving any correspondence from you so I am not sure what you have sent in the past. I will be more than happy to assist you if you would like to email me directly (LBIDennis@comcast .net) or call me at 609.709.5352 (cell).

Warm regards,

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Thu May 24, 2012
William Troy answered:
Hey Bill, you should check with your attorney regarding this, I am not sure if you are in contract or not. But there are builders that use deposit money towards building the home if that is what you are asking. But anytime they want to do that it is fully disclosed in any contracts you would sign. In terms of access, every builder is different. Typically I would say most that I have dealt with allow access as long as they are there and it is arranged for insurance purposes. Good luck. ... more
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Laura Giannotta answered:
Manahawkin is home to the Southern Ocean Medical Center. The care there is top notch.
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Tue Oct 19, 2010
Meyer & Boss Team answered:
Pre-foreclosure means the bank has started the foreclosure process on the home. It is not to late until the auction actually happens. Some houses can be in preforeclosure for months, others quicker. ... more
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Fri Aug 6, 2010
Laura Giannotta answered:
Is the mortgage held by Deutsche or does the bank own the property? Even if the bank has started the foreclosure process, they might be the owners. The process for forecIosure takes a while in NJ. I'd be happy to check on it for you, I live and work in Manahawkin..

Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore
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Mon Mar 22, 2010
Robert Suarez answered:
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Wed Nov 11, 2009
Bradley Bargiel answered:
Hey Michelle,

The kids would love it down here...especially with Long Beach Island so close. I actually live on the Island myself and could direct you to hundreds of different activities for the kids. I have family that went to all the schools in the area as I can give you some inside knowledge on everything in the schools. I would love to help you make your decision. Feel free to contact me.

In good health,

Bradley Bargiel
Weichert, Realtors®
Cell: (973) 229-9158

Weichert Co., REALTORS®
326 West 9th Street
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 494-6000
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Tue Oct 13, 2009
Robert Greenblatt answered:
Hi Kristi. In New Jersey, the commission is typically paid at the closing table from the seller's proceeds. The Checks are made payable to the agencies with whom the agent's are employed. The agent is then paid a portion of those proceeds from their agency.

Robert Greenblatt
Keller Williams
Cherry Hill
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Mon Sep 14, 2009
Patrick Thies answered:
It may take you awhile to get your money back if at all. Once a corporation or business (in this case the developer) files for bankruptcy, all assets are frozen. The courts will decide how the money, if any, left in the company will be distributed. ... more
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Thu Sep 17, 2009
Laura Giannotta answered:
Hi Kristi, I always recommend IKM Insurance in Harvey Cedars to the homeowners I work with in Manahawkin and all of southern Ocean County. IKM writes policies for many companies. Contact Kathy at 609-494-9200. She can give you quotes from a number of insurers.

Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore
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Fri Aug 6, 2010
Marc J Williams SRES,e-PRO answered:
Kallie- this is a legal question and a lawyer is your best bet to answer this.
However as a broker I did work on closing over 1000 foreclosed properties in several states. The property should be free and clear of liens after the action. If it was not done properly you could have liens that pop up. If you received title insurance when it was purchased you may have some protection. I work in the area - if I can help you let me know. ... more
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Sun Sep 28, 2008
Gina Chirico answered:

Confused on your question regarding the first home - if it is foreclosed upon and bank owned - the auction took place and the bank took back ownership. If its still in pre-foreclosure status, the home will go to auction. You can go to the County website in which the home is located and provided you know the address and/or owner's name you should be able to perform a search. I know with Essex County only the homes up for auction for that week are listed so you would have to check back week to week. Again, if you know the address, you have the option of contacting the homeowner directly.

Regarding the second home, what is the status - REO or pre-foreclosure. A pre-foreclosure doesn't always mean the house is available for purchase. The owners may have defaultd on their loan but could have made other arrangements with the lender such as a workout, loan mod or even cured the default by paying what was past due. Again, if you know the address, you can contact the owner directly.

I'm not in your area so I cannot assit you in purchasing a foreclosure home but you should find a buyer's agent with experience in REO/short sales.

Good luck.

Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Prudential NJ Properties
973-715-1158 cell
973-992-6363 office
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