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Fri May 24, 2013
Marsha Bowen Washington answered:
Real estate agents are not allowed to answer those questions, however a good resource to find out about neighborhoods is
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Josie LoPiccolo answered:
Bill, I appreciate your concern in regards to areas that you would consider to be safer than others. As realtors, we are not in the position to tell you what is safe and what is not safe. What may be safe to one individual, might be unsafe to another individual. I advise that you do your own due diligence in regards to safety concerns. However, I can suggest a few websties that will help you in your research:

If you have any other questions or thoughts, feel free to email me.

Josie LoPiccolo
Weichert Realtors
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Joanne Bernardini answered:
The reason you don't see a lot online is that yearly rentals have been a challenge in Ocean City in 2012-13, as most have been taken by families displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Your best bet is trying to find something just off island in Somers Point, Northfield, Linwood or even in Egg Harbor Twp. Our company has offices in Ocean City and off island.
If you need help let me know!
Joanne Bernardini
Sales Associate
Coldwell Banker Casa Bella
Linwood, NJ 08221
c- 609-947-2451
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
I understand thay you do things a little different back on the right coast:
We don't use Lawyers, you do.
We put everything in the Escrow Account, and checks are written to the Title Company.
The Title Company works jointly for the Buyer and the Seller, and it is more structured.
If she is using a Title Co., she may have the choice of whom she writes the Checks to.
If this is the case, she could talk to the Escrow Officer for guidance.
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Sun Sep 15, 2013
mesutter answered:
The Housing for Older person's Act (HOPA) which sets out the exemption in the Federal Fair Housing Law allowing 55+ housing states that in qualified housing for older persons 55+ 80% of the units must be at least occupied by one person aged 55 or older per unit. No more than 20% of units may be occupied by residents under age 55. If the community does not have more than 20% of the residents under age 55 you should be able to live there. Contact the management of the communities you are interested in.

From another poster on the web: "In my area of Northern New Jersey for example, Rockaway Township minimum age is 52, in Denville the minimum age is 48, in Wharton the age is again 52. As long as the community does not have more that 20% at these age levels you should be able to work it out. Communities are not allowed to advertise this, so many people are not aware of this set aside".

Good luck!
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Rick Ambrose answered:
For a renter to have Lake Mohawk Country Clun privileges, (1) the property must be within the Lake Mohawk reservation ( ask the owner or call the Club to confirm) AND the owner msut pay a RENTER FEE MEMBERSHIP of approx $400. Renting a home in Lake Mohawk does NOT give a renter lake privileges automatically. ... more
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Javier Meneses answered:
Mohammed, in general co-ops are looking at your financial documents (income, assets and credit). They'll be looking at what type of income you get, employment stability, and your overall situation. They want to make sure you're able to pay the monthly dues along with your mortgage, and in some unique and rear cases they want you to fit the profile of the co-op's residents. The last thing they want is for someone to move in and default.

What's the process? Begins with you meeting a Loan Officer and becoming pre-approved. I'm always available if you're in need of a Loan Officer experienced with co-ops. Good luck!

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Javier Meneses
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #23130
310 Crossways Park Drive
Woodbury, NY 11797
(516) 606-9648
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
mj_gleeson asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Hi Mary, I live in Haddon Township. I honestly can't answer your question without me and my mortgage guy understanding better your parents' finances, but there are multiple options for seniors and real estate. If you would like to have a confidential and no-pressure conversation, please reach out.

I sell in NJ and PA, and at all price points.

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
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Sun Apr 23, 2017
terryriw53 answered:
Steohanie, first you need to contact an agent that is knowledgable in the market area. Second, you need to identify the specific market area you want to live in so I can do a proper valuation analysis. Call me so we can discuss your goals in greater detail. It becomes a bit too cumbersome via e-mail.

Terry Iwaniw
Residential Marketing Specialist
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Tue Mar 29, 2016
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hio Ester

Currently, there are 17 rental listings in Millburn/Shprt Hills, ranging from 1200 for a 1 BR/1bth apartment to $19,500 for a grand 7 bedroom in the heart of old Short Hills.
There are some 3 BR/2bth homes in the 3300 - 4800 range.

Rentals in Millburn and Short Hills are always desirable, as people want to move to town due to the great school system and the Mid Town Direct train to the city.
Many transferees like the idea of renting for a year to give them time to settle in, and get a sense of the neighborhoods before buying.

I have a rental property that I have rented out pretty much every year for the past few years, and it always rents out very quickly - the current tenant's lease is up Aug. 31, so I expect I will be listing the home again in June. That home is a 5 br/3.5 bath, and currently rented at $6000.

What is your price range?
New listings come out all the time, and are usually listed 60 days prior to the end of the current leases.

I'd be happy to let you know when something that fits your needs comes along. Often they rent out quickly, so it is good to have someone keeping an eye out for you.
What is your desired move in date?

Let me know if I can be of help.........
Best wishes

Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties
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Sat Oct 8, 2016
Anna M Brocco answered:
For scholl information see links, also consider a visit to the school, speak to the superintendent, principal, teachers, etc. ... more
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Sat Aug 22, 2015
Adrienne Myrick answered:
Yes these townhomes and or single family homes can be rented out. As a home owner of a home if you're thinking of putting your home on the market as a rental, you will become a landlord and you are required to follow all rules out lined in the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division of Codes and Standards Landlord/Tenant Information Service - Truth In Renting Booklet located at If you want to put your home on the market as a rental, call me. There are a lot of renters looking to rent townhomes and single family homes. ... more
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Wed May 8, 2013
James Scott,CRS answered:
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
It is probably doable, but just barely. You would most likely take Route 15 to Route 80 to 287 and then down to Bridgewater. The route 80 nexus as well as the 287 nexus can get pretty congested but I would think at 6:45 am it wouldn't be so bad. I would suggest that, if you can, you try the commute out, now while school is still in session, just to see how it goes. ... more
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Shankari_vass asked:
Due to sandy storm and other stuff the builder keep dragging now it April 2013 and I have given notic to the apartment landlord to move out (60 days notice) which ends on April 30th and...
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I have a good lender who does FHA 203K loans. email me at and I will put you in touch with him.
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Mary Petti answered:

Just FYI, if a house is ZONED in a single family residential zone, you would have to go to the zoning department of Woodbridge to make an application for a variance to convert to a 2 family. However, it's my experience that most zoning boards will not allow this to occur. (I am on a local zoning board myself so I know something about this). The only way to find out what the zoning is, is to go to town hall and speak to the zoning official.

Please DO NOT consider doing a conversion without the proper approvals. It's illegal, unsafe and can get you into a lot of hot water, with heavy $$ penalties if the conversion is discovered and was done illegally, including making you convert back to a SF home.
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
Judy Collan answered:
Here is a link to the tax rate history in freehold:
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Alex Kushnir answered:
Depending on the area, but mostly not that heavy
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