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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Andrew Tisellano answered:
In NJ
Fair market value?
Is what buyers are willing to pay.
Assesment value is what the the town value your property so they can equally tax property owners.
the 2 are unrelated.

some people come up with the avg difference between the fair market value and the assesed value but it is meaningless when prices are increasing or decreasing.
Appraisers do not even use assesed value
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Wed Feb 4, 2015
Ron Caruso answered:
Hi, the Hackettstown clerk or court administrator would most likely know. if you are working with an attorney they would be able to find out for you also. (908) 852-0688. Good luck.
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Tue Apr 17, 2012
Laura Giannotta answered:
You have to go to town hall. Last time I dealt with a shed in Barnegat you needed a permit. Call the building office at 609-698-0080 ext 114.
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Gina Chirico answered:
Jerry,

Have you tried hanging a sign in your window? Advertising on your Facebook page? I know I've gotten calls from other brokers/office managers asking me if I was interested in switching brokers - you can call local agents from other real estate offices or send out a blanket email to them.

If you are looking for new agents (i.e., new in the business) maybe you can hang up a flyer or something at the local real estate school in your area.

Good luck with your new office,
Gina
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Tue Apr 10, 2012
Karina Abad answered:
Hi Rayanna sorry for your loss. You can contact any bank and they can refer you to an appraiser, or try Professional Appraisers in NJ.
http://www.paaweb.com/

Typically you will spend between $300-$400
Hope that helps!
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Lynn Reilly answered:
All towns are allowed to be off the mark by 15% which is a very big spread. So you need to find comparable homes that match your house and see what they sold for. They have to be true arms length transactions which means no short sales or foreclosures. So say if a three bedroom in Sparta sold for 360,000 the tax assessor is allowed to come in 15 % higher so add another 54,000 to that number and the tax assessor can say your house is worth 414,000.

Not all towns are up to date. Either your house gets reassessed when it sells or every 10 years usually
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Fri Jan 13, 2012
Jennifer Blanchard answered:
Desperate, if you own your home then you have some equity. I understand your income is compromised so your credit might not be good - - but you might be able to borrow some money to pay those taxes. But then you would still have to pay off that loan and you would still have a lien on the property it would just be a different lien holder.

All in all I don't think I helped - and I'm not even sure who to tell you to call.... do you know a real estate attorney or a mortgage broker? Maybe your bank?

Jennifer
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Thu Jan 5, 2012
Kjg answered:
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Tue Nov 29, 2011
Gina Chirico answered:
Shirley,

I responded to your other post. Go to the public listing page for your listing and click the "More" Tab. There's a report an error dropdown - report the error to Trulia and hopefully it'll get corrected. The moderators do moderate the question/answer forum but the other way may get their attention quicker.

Good luck.

- Gina
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Tue Nov 29, 2011
Gina Chirico answered:
Shirley,

I suggest you go to the listing on Trulia http://www.trulia.com/property/3049515893-3-Jerry-Ln-Hammonton-NJ-08037 and the 6th tab under the photo says "More", click report an error. See if that helps Trulia to correct the problem. ... more
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Wed Oct 19, 2011
Jennifer Blanchard answered:
Jerry - sure, you can just walk on to a new construction site and ask to list the new homes but the odds of that happening are between slim and none. The builder most likely has a relationship with at least one realtor if not more. This business is based on relationships and reputations. You need to start somewhere - court the builders if you want, be aggressive even, but you have to build relationships before you can expect to be handed business.

Good Luck!
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Tue Oct 11, 2011
Deborah Madey answered:
Your association board might, at some time, determine that they need a special assessment on every unit in order to have sufficient $$ to address the roof.

The association reports to a board. Homeowners in the association are the people who make up the board. The association can only do what it is authorized.

The bylaws of your association will determine what options are available and how changes are made.

Read your bylaws and speak with board members who govern the community and establish the guidelines for the association management.

A last resort......and one you may want to weigh heavily before acting upon, is to involve the town code enforcement in which you reside. This is your community and neighbors. A more pragmatic approach might be discussions with those whom you can explore alternative solutions.
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Mon Jan 2, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
As a buyer, you shouldn't have to pay anyone. If you use an agent (which I'd highly recommend), the agent's fee almost certainly will be paid by the seller.

I applaud your initiative and ability. And if you want to go it alone, that's absolutely your right. I'm just saying that having your own agent won't cost you anything and very likely will make the process easier. ... more
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Tue Jul 5, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Contact local realty offices for available rentals, check local print media for by owner rentals, word of mouth...
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Mon Mar 21, 2011
Phil Rotondo answered:
Contact a local real estate agent to provide you with a market analysis of your land value and have your property listed on the market.
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Mon Feb 28, 2011
Jbm answered:
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we need to find the history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... more
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Wed Dec 22, 2010
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Mon Dec 20, 2010
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Hi Gina,

You don't say on what basis you want to evict the tenant. There are resources available for New Jersey landlords on the Department of Consumer Affairs Website as well as on the NJ Judiciary website. And your county bar association can refer you to a landlord'/tenant lawyer. I know some very good landlord/tenant lawyers in Morris County, unfortunately I am not as familiar with Union City.

Good Luck!
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Thu Apr 27, 2017
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not consider contacting the school directly and ask.
http://www.essextech.org/bt/contact.htm
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Fri Sep 24, 2010
Trevolyn Haines answered:
Hello Debra,

If the property is not already listed (the listing agent will disclose that info in the listing), you can contact your real estate agent and they can do a title search and let you know very quickly.

Have a great day!
Trevolyn
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