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Millburn : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Jonathan Citron answered:
Answer is yes!
Contact info is
Let the communication begin.
Jonathan (973)727-7095
(And, oh, I am very familiar with your areas of interest.)
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Tue Feb 14, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Usually the servicer who you pay your mortgage to provides it howver the bank that holds teh loan is ultimately responsible. I would start with and insist it from whoever you are paying your mortgage to, if who you paid to switched, then you may need to get 2 different ones. If they have online payments, you should be able to print one online. ... more
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Tue Jan 17, 2012
Gary Geer answered:
Your situation is a legal one. Agents are not attorneys and we can't give legal advice. We can't advise our clients on legal issues other than to seek out an attorney.
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Alex Silberman answered:
Not at all, actually. This is a very complex answer and putting it in a paragraph or five will miss a great deal of nuance. Call me at your convenience so we can really give you all the details. 973/219-9200. ... more
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Thu Feb 24, 2011
Alex Silberman answered:
One of the most positive things that Real Estate has done in the past few years is a return to level headed investment one can genuinely afford. There were many people who were duped into taking risky loans which they had no business getting and wound up in terrible situations. Thankfully that is no longer the case and home ownership has been returned to it's rightful place: A great long term investment that combines an appreciating investment which you can enjoy living in for years.

Start by understanding what you can and can't afford by working with a reputable lender (we can give you some great names if you like), then decide what your long term goals areYou shouldn't decide on what to buy until you've thought about what your overall needs are.

This is a big question with a lot of implications and we'd be happy to help you figure it out.
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Alex Silberman answered:
We've lived in Millburn for almost 16 years and we're on our third home in town.

Fixer upper is a relative term. Many of the homes in Millburn were built in the 30's, so whether they lend themselves to what you're looking for may or may not be what you have in mind. If they're dated and you're thinking of kitchens and bathrooms, that's one thing. If you're thinking of re-jiggering the flow, then that's a bit challenging with an eighty year old home.

Millburn is such a desirable community that there never is a glut of inventory, so whatever may be available now, won't be in a month. Generally speaking people move quickly for desirable homes (ones that need no work, or ones that are a great value because they do need work and people can personalize them).

People are often very motivated to get into the community so the best advice would be to start getting a sense of our architectural styles and what the 'value proposition' of each price point is so that when you are ready, you're can reach swiftly.

What we hear mostly from our clients moving into the area is how little think time they have. I suggest you let us drive you around and car window shop. This will be the best 90 minutes you'll send in your home search.
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Fri Aug 13, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
There really are no set standards as to minimum dollars to offer--what is your agent suggesting--if you haven't done so, review recently closed similar units in the immediate area, see what the data suggests as to a fair offer, then go from there. ... more
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Tue Jan 17, 2012
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Sun May 23, 2010
Jack Vollenberg answered:
Hi Helenslam,

You obviously must know something about Millburn or you wouldn't have picked it. Millburn encompasses Short Hills and this wonderful small town combines a top public school system with a thriving town center and easy commuter access to NYC all in one. I used to live in the area for many years and still visit regularly with friends there. There are numerous pre- and afterschool programs available as well as excellent private schools if needed as well. Interstate 78, Route 22, and the Garden State Parkway are all close by as well. Due to its popularity, much of your choices will also revolve around your buying power. Feel free to reach out and I'll be happy to help out in any way I can.


Jacobus "Jack" Vollenberg
RE Appraiser - Vollenberg Appraisers
Realtor/REO Asset Manager
Bridgewater Realty
Office (908) 968-0336
Cell (973) 590-0142
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Tue Nov 9, 2010
Alex Silberman answered:
There are outstanding rentals in both towns. As with any life choice, what makes for a great selection is the attention to the details. It's critical to work with an agent that will understand your needs extensively so they can advise you well. You don't want an agent that will make decisions for you, but you will want one that lays out the implications of both towns (the vibe, the lifestyle, etc), individual neighborhoods, commute times, school choices, etc so you can make the very best decision for your family.

It's very easy to make pat answers in a formulaic manner and you shouldn't settle for that. I suggest you work with local experts (I've lived in Millburn for 15 years) so you can learn for yourself what a good value is or is not.

Unpopular Realtor Comment Coming: Selecting an agent should be treated as hiring someone for a specific job. Interview prospective agents, learn their qualifications, style, professionalism, education, experience, etc.

Many people settle on the first agent they come across because they feel all agents are alike. When one interviews agents, one quickly learns that not all agents are the same!

Hope this helps
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Mon Feb 15, 2010
The Harrisonburg Homes Team answered:
The listing posted on Trulia must have come from a source, like your local MLS, or a third party application (like vFlyer). Days on market would be calculated from the initial list date at that source. If you entered the listing manually, you should be able to change that information in your listings section, or email support and see if they can change the date. ... more
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Mon Jan 4, 2010
Carol Eisenstein answered:
Dear Sgr,

The relationship between a home buyer and a their Agent is a little like a marriage: it must be based on trust, mutual goals . You want an agent who will work to get you the house that best suits your needs and understand what you wants are. To a large degree, the home buyer entrusts the Agent to always keep their (the buyer's) interest first and foremost. It is important that you understand who the Agent with whom you are working represents.

What to look for in an Agent

An understanding of your needs.

A willingness to work with you until your needs are fulfilled.

A sense of professionalism.

Someone who is dedicated to their profession.

A familiarity with the area in which you have an interest.

A familiarity with the price range in which you have an interest.

Someone with patience , works hard and listens.

Strong references.

Can be reach at all times to answer all and any question, regardless of how small.

I am an agent with Prudential New Jersey Properties serving the Millburn/Short Hills and surrounding areas.
Please visit my website to learn more about me or call me directly at 973 879 3282. My past clients would be happy to provide references for me.
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Fri May 1, 2009
Matthew De Fede answered:
do you know the address is it commercial or residential, Ill see if it is available
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Fri May 1, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Since this is a very high vacation traffic rental area , our recommendation is to consider 4 bed rooms and at least 2 baths. Most people coming to the area on holiday come as an extended family and are looking for additional space. An outdoor shower and larger dining area would also be positive features.

We will be heading in that direction in a couple of weeks. If you would like us to check anything out, we would be happy to do that.

Good luck,

The "Eckler Team"
Century 21 Almar and Associates
Venice, Fl 34285
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Brett Dunne - DayBreak Group answered:

Great Question! Two big investments in the same 4 years.

I would advise the following:
1. Consult with a tax Consultant
2. Try to buy a home under $416,000 to be conforming
3. Have your lender check for a FHA loan for you.
4. Have full documental income

Remember, interest only normally requires a minimum of 5%down payment. Please consult with your professional lender.
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