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Mon Mar 22, 2010
John Sacktig answered:
Hi Home Buyer -

Well, all of this depends on your wants and needs. My description of the area may vary from other people’s description. The same for the pricing. What are you looking for? bedrooms, one level, townhouse, close to the pool, far away.. Wooded view in the back.. Backing to other units..?
There are many variables to take into consideration.

Please email or call and we can discuss in detail and I can send you units that are available and look into each one and section of the development.

Overall.. This is a very nice development with access to all shopping and major transportation.

John Sacktig
Broker /Manager
Orange Key Realty
Office: 732-863-6969
Cell: 732-213-1409
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Mon Sep 7, 2015
thinz answered:
You could do bus to train, o just bus...if taking the bus, here is an example of the routine...



Itinerary 1
Walking Directions

Board : Bus No 811 toward NEW BRUNSWICK-Exact Fare
Arrive : GEORGE ST AT ALBANY ST at 8:18 AM

Board : Bus No 818 toward OLD BRIDGE STRATFORD APTS-Exact Fare
Arrive : US-9 AT FAIRWAY LANE at 9:11 AM

Depart : US-9 AT FAIRWAY LANE at 9:17 AM
Board : Bus No 139 toward NEW YORK VIA FRHLD MAL

Walk 0.08 mile NE to NEW YORK CITY

Fare Regular Child/Senior/Disabled
Bus $14.35 $6.55
Transfer Fee $0.70 $0.35

Total $15.05 $6.90

Monthly Fare $278.00

Tom Hinz
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Sun Mar 14, 2010
Pete Maimone answered:
Thu Feb 4, 2010
Pete Maimone answered:
it depends on the type of home that you want rental prices range from 1400 for 2BR 2BA condos to over $2000 per month for 4BR single family homes. selling asking prices right now are from $217K to $550. right now is a perfect time to look for a home to purchae there as there is a home for every budget. Plus there's still time to cash in on the firt time buyer $8000 tax credit and before interest rise significantly as predicted. (they've already begun but will be going higher through Feb March and April)
I live in the community and have been the highest selling agent in the history of this community. give me a call and I can get you in on the best deals there and answer any questions that you may have.


Pete Maimone
NJAR Lifetime Distinguished Sales Club 1988-2008
Gloria Zastko Realtors
Cell: (732) 439-0472
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Thu Nov 19, 2009
Rowena Patton answered:
Are you buying and using the services of a Realtor that knows how to handle a foreclosure offer? It can be a tricky process and it takes a great deal of tenacity usually to drive this kind of offer through. Often the big banks will deal primarily by fax. You may find some tips on dealing with foreclosures in the link below. ... more
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Mon Nov 16, 2009
Relo answered:
10% of 350,000 is $35,000, not $3500. You can check the income limits and see if you qualify for the $8,000. But I am pretty sure you won't get $3500.
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Mon Mar 22, 2010
Barbara Swavely answered:
Try to bargin a lower price on New construction,if not resale s are great.Eventually ,I think interest rates will raise.
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Sat Sep 19, 2009
Yolanda Escobar-Flores answered:
Hi Maybride,
I think it's very difficult to tell exactly how many potential buyers would be lose because of the location. But for the right price some buyers would not care about the cementery.

Yolanda Escobar-Flores
Graduate of Realtor Institute, GRI
Certified Residential Specialist, CRS
At Home With Diversity: One America, AHWD

Weichert Realtors
185 Elm St. Westfield, NJ 07090
*****Cellular: 908-418-1616*****
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Fri Nov 13, 2009
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi there - this is a time to spend your money wisely and not expect a complete return on investment. The improvements that you mention are desirable for sure and will undoubtedly help you to sell your home more quickly, but NOT necessarily to recoup all of what you put in.

What I find with condos/townhomes is that they generally trade within a measurable band among comparables. Nicely improved units will sell at the high end of that band, perhaps slightly over, but generally even with great improvements you will not sell for much more than the high end of what comparable units are selling for. There is simply a limit that buyers will pay.

Estimating market value a year out is impossible - but establishing a starting point by establishing current market value is possible and advisable - a good local agent can assist you by providing a pricing analysis. It is a great tool when done well - a good one draws on past sales - 12 months ago, 6 months ago, and properties under contract to establish a trend - and then applies that trend to comparable active listings. The result is a recommended market value range. It will give you a good gauge of the current range or band at which comparable units are selling - then you can think through whether the improvements you are considering make sense.

Another consideration of course is your cost basis - if you've owned for 6+ years then you should do just fine.

Good luck!

Jeannie Feenick
"Unwavering commitment to service"
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Mon Aug 17, 2009
Pete Maimone answered:
Hi Cool guy. there are lots of variables to that situation. If you're a first time buyer or haven't owned any real estate in the past 3 years prior to Nov 30, 2009 you may qualify for the the $8,000 tax credit offered to such buyers. But you must close by Nov 30th. On dec 1st that gift of basically cash from the governement goes away.. So I would close on it if that is the case. ... more
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Fri Aug 7, 2009
Pete Maimone answered:
Hi Trish!

One recently rented over there but I'll do a quick search and get back to you. There are many others throughout town. Do you need walking distance to Busses or drive to trains OK? Contact me to discuss your needs in more detail.

Pete Maimone
NJAR Million Dollar Distinguished Sales Club 1988-2008
Gloria Zastko Realtors (R)
Cell Phone: (732) 439-0472
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Karen Wilkinson answered:
Hi there is hope! please email me at and I'll be happy to send you what's available. I look forward to helping you.
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Thu May 30, 2013
Bob Wuest answered:
I suggest you press your home inspector to return to the home for the certification. That's not usually something they'll do for free; but spending an extra $100 to gain the peace of mind of knowing that the repairs are adequate would be a good investment.

If you're getting an FHA or VA loan, any major issues are likely to show up on the appraisal... thus even more reason to have your inspector certify the repairs. Because if the FHA/VA appraiser puts it on his work order, it'll prevent you getting a mortgage if it's not done right.
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Fri Oct 11, 2013
Karen Wilkinson answered:
Hi DP,

if you send me your email address I will be happy to send you a few listings you can review..
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Wed Aug 6, 2014
Camille Miller answered:
H&J Friele is good so is HouseMaster. I also like Dan from Freshstart Home Inspections out of Branchburg.

Camille Miller
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Sun Jul 18, 2010
Randi Tirado & Cooper Ford answered:
At this point, I don't think you're eligible for the First Time Home Buyer tax credit, but you'll want to consult your Tax Advisor. If you don't have one, I'd be happy to get you connected with one. ... more
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Fri Nov 13, 2009
Jillian Mason answered:
HI Bobbie. In the past 12 months, there were three, 3 bedroom Canterbury end units that closed. Two closed in the 440's and one closed at 399k. I'd say a good offer for Hawthorne is between 410-420k. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Leander Mcclain answered:
You will probably not get an answer to this question on line. Realtors are not allowed to answer questions like this. It is called steering (to or away from certain areas) and it is illegal. In the past, some used this to steer certain ethnicities to certain areas and others to different areas. Do your research and look online. My best advice, go to the area and get out of your car. Walk up an down the streets and ask the neighbors how they like living their. That is how you will get your most honest answer.

Good Luck
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Fri Nov 13, 2009
Sloane Weinstein answered:

How are you ....If you can provide me with more info, i can send you properties that are currently available for rent in North Brunswick...How many baths one ok?, up to how much do you want to you have a car or are you going to walk to Walmart ....

You can contact me with the info below ....looking forward to hear from you....

Sloane Weinstein
Century 21 Worden & Green
Realtor Associate

Direct (732) 995-4289

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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Ana Monroy answered:

The prices in this community has remained relatively stable over the past few years. The average sale price for a 4Br, 2.5ba Pin Oak Single family has $508k (2007, n=3) and $502k (2008, n=2). While at worst, today's prices may be off the 2005 highs by 10% or ~$50k and half of that can be attributed to the current economic crisis. If you are an original owner, your home has doubled it's value. As a buyer, the only time you'll find a "bargain" in communities like these is if the home condition has been very poorly maintained. While that is not impossible, it's highly unlikely in a new (and desireable) community like Renaissance. As both buyer and seller, you in a good position if you are moving up or laterally as this may the first time you can afford the "bigger" house or "better" school system. If you are downsizing, you should be in dire need of liquidating the equity in your home. As with stocks, the only time you "realize" the gains or loss in home equity is when you sell it. My data sources are the Middlesex County Multiple Listing System and County Tax Records. Contact me if I can be of further assistance or if you require more specificity. ... more
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