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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Francesca Patrizio answered:
Google,

Unfortunately, as licensed Realtors we are not allowed to advise as to "which is better". All we can do is refer you to site that provide info on schools. Try these links.

http://www.greatschools.org/

http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc06/menu/25.html

http://www.schoolmatters.com/

Good Luck and let me know if you need any further asisstance in your Home Buying efforts.

Sincerely,
Francesca Patrizio, Broker Associate, ePro, SRES
Francesca@PatrizioRE.com
732.606.2931. (Direct/Cell)
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
Shirley Messinger answered:
Dear George,
Better comprises a variety of issues, like floor plans, quality of construction, location, lots, etc. Some of these are subjective, such as floor plans. Each builders�39; designs may appeal to different people, etc.

But, you can research the quality of construction for each builder. Go to the township and see if there have been complaints from other buyers. Research other developments that they've already built. Visit homes that are for resale and see how they have stood up. Check in those townships for complaints. Also, Better Buisness Bureau may be some help also.

Good luck with your decision.

Shirley Messinger 732-828-5077
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Mon Feb 14, 2011
Pete Maimone answered:
It depends on which model you have. there are 3 different models of 2BR twhs there.Please call my cell or email me your address and basic description whether you have patio in front of the home or in back and if you have the sunken living room model or not. Location backing woods is also a plus if you have that. The upgrades mentioned are good moves for todays market. Also new windows if you have them are a plus. whatever the case may be I can help you pinpoint the real value and give you some tips on how to get the best price for your home.

All The Best!

Pete Maimone
NJAR Million Dollar Distinguished Sales Club 1988-2009
Gloria Zastko Realtors (R)
Cell Phone: (732) 439-0472
Email: pete@zastko.com
Website: www.petemaimone.com
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Sat Sep 25, 2010
Gene Krutyansky answered:
Hello-
I did a search and saw that there is a townhome in Gov Point listed at 200k. It is a short sale. The next one up in price is around 234k. If you need more details or if you would like to see this unit please e-mail me at gene@genehomes.com or call 732-322-2848
Thanks
Gene
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
Pete Maimone answered:
Hi Lina!

No there are plenty with kitchens in the rear. but they are the newer models and are higher priced. I live in Renaissance and sell more there than anyone else. get in touch with me and I'll be happy to show you some .

Pete Maimone
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Sat Aug 28, 2010
Lyle Wolf answered:
You need to get home owner's insurance to protect your investment in the home against things like fire, theft, and liability for accidents to others that might occur on the property, ... more
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Tue Aug 24, 2010
Jason Gillis answered:
Definitely worth it. Everyone benefits. The seller because a short sale is far better than a foreclosure on his credit history. The lender because it is proven they will lose much less money on a short sale than on a foreclosure. The buyer because he is getting a fantastic price on a property that has not been abandoned, vandalized, etc. The realtor because the property will likely sell for more, thus generating more commission than if it is foreclosed on.

This assumes you are an unhurried buyer willing to be patient for a fantastic deal. If your time frame does not allow for this, you might want to look at resale properties, or foreclosures that have been pre-approved by the bank.

Ask your accountant, but on the buying end there are no tax consequences for buying a short sale, only benefits.
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Mon Aug 16, 2010
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Pea

I am not a lender, but I keep in touch with my favorite ones and that is the latest information that I have. Perhaps you'll get a response from a mortgage broker that could assist you.


Do you qualify for VA? How about USDA? How about WHEDA?

Linda
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Mon Aug 16, 2010
Ian A. Wolf answered:
Ok. First what you are describing is the old 80/20 loans which was how the banks used to do 100% financing. These loans have basically vanished from the map. The 20s usually had higher interest rates or were HELOCs(Home Equity Lines of Credit). The HMFA program you are describing for 100% financing(because of the up to 4% grant) has certain qualifiers depending on area and your income. No matter how you slice it there will always be a quid pro quo scenario. If you get a benefit you will pay somehow with interest or points. There is actually a 5% down convention loan that has much less MI and points, it is a better alternative in my opinion than anything FHA. You need someone who is familiar with these types of programs and understands them. I would definitely recommend a Bank or direct lender. Here are the two best that I work with that are familiar with the types of programs you are describing. Met Life has the 5% down product and Residential Home Funding is familiar with the HMFA program. Talk to both and you will get good information to make an informed decision. Met Life is a Bank and RHF is a Direct Lender. Neither is a Broker.

Steve Sargent
Relationship Manager
MetLife Home Loans
240 Cedar Knolls Road
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
cell908-797-4537
off(973) 326-6700
ssargent@metlife.com

Jeremy Knapp
Loan Officer
Residential home Funding
cell973-214-8311
off732-227-4807
fax866-743-1285
jknapp@rhfunding.com

Hope that helps.
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Sun Aug 15, 2010
Ian A. Wolf answered:
It sounds like it could be true. Short sales can be complicated and the bank dictates what they will take, if anything. Often times the bank will give a number and not go lower, especially if all the paperwork has been submitted and it is already approved. Those kind of shorts are hard to come by, and could be a good opportunity for you. Remember the bank does not have to short the home and they are losing money, also short sales can takje many months or more, so this seems like a nice opportunity. I would maybe ask a few local realtors/appraisers for a quick opinion on value. But based on my knowledge of the area that sounds like a pretty good deal even without knowing much about the house. Hope that helps. ... more
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Wed Jul 28, 2010
Shirley Messinger answered:
It's a lovely area. I used to live on the East Brunswick side of Lake Farrington. Since the lake is used for the water supply, it is free flowing (mosquitos need stagnant waters) and the level is maintained. If you'd like to talk to my mortgage rep who has lived there for 35+ years, contact me direcly and I'll give you his number.

Shirley
ShirleyM@Realtor.com 732-828-5077
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Wed Jul 21, 2010
Jason Stevens answered:
Structural engineering is a branch of civil engineering, and its applications are extremely diverse. A great deal of what structural engineers do involves designing things to be built, and then helping to build them: buildings, bridges, tunnels, towers. One of the things a structual engineer can tell you is if the crack in any comprises the safety of the house and if so what needs to be don eto it to make it safe. So yes you have no problem getting an engineer to examine a crack. Just tell him/her that it was on the recommendation of your home inspector. Good luck. Hope the crack is nothing major..

Jason Stevens
email: jasonstevens181@comcast.net
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Sat Jul 10, 2010
John Sacktig answered:
Hi Janay -

I can help with that.. I do know of a great place that is $1375. But, maybe can be negotiated.
Email or call and tell me what you are loking for, where you need to be and how much you really want to pay for in rent and I can help.

I just placed a client in the same area.. for 1500.. but I know what is available!


John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty

JSacktig@orangekeyrealty.com
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Wed Jun 23, 2010
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hi New Buyer

Congratulations on your new townhome!

You only need to hire 1 home inspector to complete all the inspections - these include structural parts of the unit (roof, electric, plumbing, etc) , radon ,and even for wood-boring insects (termites). If the inspector doesn't handle termite inspections, they will be able to bring in somone who does, or you may hire a separate person from an exterminating company.

You should find out in advance what your association covers and what they don't!
These items can really vary from complex to complex. I recently sold a townhome in Parsippany in which the owners were responsible for their roofs!
Don't assume the association covers everything on the outside without checking! You will still want to have these items inspected, as there might be future assessments to replace roofs in the complex .

Considering this is an 18 yr old complex, it is important to know what has and hasn't been replaced so far, and...... what is and isn't covered.

A lot of buyers mistakenly think they will never have to pay more than their monthly maintenace fee - that may not be the case when a large replacement or improvement takes place in the complex.
Make sure you are up to date on any current assessments, too

Please visit my profile page here on trulia, where you will find a blog I wrote on "What to look for during the Home Inspection" - You miight find it helpful, and it may answer a lot of your questions.

Best wishes to you!

Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties
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Mon May 17, 2010
Dev answered:
Hi keshav

let me know what you are looking for in wood acre , you want to know the previous sold prices, location etc..

Send me an email , I can send you few information

Regards
Dev
732-322-7255
dev@devrealtor.com
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Wed Jun 9, 2010
Jerry Barker answered:
They can list the property for rent on the MLS system, it's not going to hurt anything, it only increases your exposure. Normally you would pay the realtor 1 months rent as a finders fee, but if you let it sit one more month because you cant find a tennant on your own then you would have been better off paying the finders fee and getting a tennant in place to pay the rent, so when you look at it that way then its a wash. The other reason you might not be having any luck is your asking to much for rent, a realtor can help you with that as well and you can check it out for your self on http://www.rentometer.com ... more
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Wed Jun 9, 2010
Pete Maimone answered:
yes it is. I live a few doors away from it. and can get you into see it quite easily or any others in the Renaissance community that may catch your eye. give me a call on my cell.

Pete Maimone
NJAR Million Dollar Distinguished Sales Club 1988-2009
Gloria Zastko Realtors (R)
Cell Phone: (732) 439-0472
Email: pete@zastko.com
Website: www.petemaimone.com
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Mon Aug 23, 2010
Joan Congilose answered:
There are presently 5 active listings of homes for sale at Renaissance. If you send me your name & e-mail I'll be happy to send you the information & I can set up appointments to show you these homes as well..
Joan Congilose CRS, GRI, e-Pro
RE/MAX Central
(732) 972-1000 extr:364
(732) 232-5277
thatsmyrealtor@gmail.com
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Mon May 17, 2010
Pete Maimone answered:
Hi Varun!

2 best options.

1) 10-12 min drive to Jersey AVe train station New Bruns. avg 57 mins to penn central. less if express train. Daily parking across the street from train sta
2) 7 minute drive to park & ride bus terminal at NJTPK exit 8A Dayton about 1 hr bus ride to NYC

Let me know if you need help finding a home here.

Pete Maimone
NJAR Million Dollar Distinguished Sales Club 1988-2009
Gloria Zastko Realtors (R)
Cell Phone: (732) 439-0472
Email: pete@zastko.com
Website: www.petemaimone.com
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Tue Mar 30, 2010
Pete Maimone answered:
Hi Pal,

I'll be happy to come by and give you an accurate selling price. I'll email you current listings and solds in the meantime. Prices vary depending on location direction of front door what street you're on and available parking among other important factors. As you're aware I've sold several over there and am in negotiations with teo other Greens townhomes right now. I also live here so I can come by at your convenience.

All The Best!

Pete Maimone
NJAR Lifetime Distinguished Sales Club 1988-2009
Gloria Zastko Realtors
Cell: (732) 439-0472
email: pete@zastko.com
website: www.petemaimone.com
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