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Old Bridge : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Oct 10, 2010
Joan Congilose answered:
Hi Nik
Both communities are very desirable communities & both are in Old Bridge but in 2 different areas. If you commute by the GS Parkway a lot then Bridgepointe may be the better of the 2 since the parkway entrance is right outside the entrance to the cmty. They also have very attractive floor plans & most have basements.
That being said, Heritage Woods is a newer , smaller cmty , very nice floor plans as well, a few have basements & the plus side to this cmty is that you are very close to Hwy 9 where you can catch a bus to NYC if that is how you need to commute. Most builders ini their master plan have to allocate some guest parking throughout the cmty so there should be guest spots in both.If you'd like to see homes in either community feel free to contact me.
Joan Congilose
RE/MAX Central
(732) 972-1000 ext:364
(732) 232-5277
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Mon May 3, 2010
Joan Congilose answered:
Hi Pindahan
I just did a quick search for you on Middlesex Counly MLS. There are currrrently 17 ACTIVE unsold listings in Sayrewoods South, 3 UNDER CONTRACT all listed & sold after 1/01/2010 & just 1 CLOSED days on market 191. All homes are different & the time frame to sell your home will vary & be based on the price, condition & location. Feel free to contact me if you are in need of an experienced real estate agent that knows your community. I'd love to help you sell your home. ... more
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Sat Mar 27, 2010
Jane Grant answered:
Until one of the contracts is signed by all parties then the bank or any seller can and should consider all offers that are submitted.

Put yourself in the place of a "Seller", if you were selling your home wouldn't you want to consider all offers?

It sounds as if your market there is becoming competative like many areas around the U.S. that are beginning to show signs of recovery.

In a competative market you have to write strong and competative offers, based on recent sold comparables, and get them signed as soon as possible. Bank owned properties that are priced at or below current market values will almost always have multiple offers submitted.

Good Luck!
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Wed Apr 7, 2010
Yolanda Escobar-Flores answered:
Hi Gabigonzo,

I think the banks would like to have other offers as a back up, just in case you change your mind or for what ever reason you don't qualify any more.

Good luck with your purchase!

Yolanda Escobar-Flores
Realtor Associate
Graduate of Realtor Institute, GRI
Certified Residential Specialist, CRS
Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource, SFR
At Home With Diversity: One America, AHWD

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185 Elm St. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Marc Paolella answered:
10 Amber sold for $375,000 in August. That one was a 3BR.


Marc Paolella
Relocation Director
Century 21 Joe Tekula Realtors
Phone (direct): (973) 584-4235
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
Confer with your buyers agent, it does not matter how much you offer will your lender approve purchase amount.

It depends on property owner current lender, if home is short sale most likely would still need lender approval, there could be undetermined amount of expenses, taxes, insurance and etc, PLUS mortgage due and past debt

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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Danielle Monaghan answered:
Hello! If you are referring to New York City, then Route 9 can be taken to the parkway, and then to the turnpike, from most areas in Old Bridge. You can also take Route 18 North to the turnpike. Also, If you live in the Laurence Harbor area of Old Bridge, then you would take Route 35, which merges with 9, to the parkway, and then to the turnpike. There are no back roads that will take you to NYC. Just for your information, there are many bus lines on Route 9 that take commuters to either Wall Street or the Port Authority. The commute is about 55 minutes in the morning and closer to an hour and 20 minutes in the evening. If you need anymore or help, or are looking for a home in the area, I would be happy to help!

Danielle Monaghan
ERA Advantage Realty
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Fri Nov 27, 2009
Robert Porbansky answered:
There are 256 houses for sale in old bridge 17 are in attorney review as for the past 6 months there are 62 houses that have closed or under contract. The list price and the selling price range from $600000 to $225000 ... more
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Sun Sep 20, 2009
William Troy answered:
Hi Fabio, I need a little more information to give you an average. I need to know the size of the home, lot size, are you looking for a newer home or older, how many bedrooms, price range, etc. Taxes vary depending on that information. Feel free to email me at

William Troy
Veltri Realtors
O- 732 557 4600
C- 732 600 1570
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Fri Nov 27, 2009
Dev answered:
Hi Abe

Check my website under buyer section, you will get an idea on any particular town w.r.t school systems, commute, crimes, taxes etc....

If you need more information give a call or email me

Keller Williams
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Sun Jan 15, 2012
William Troy answered:
Yes, Laurence Harbor is Old Bridge. There are nice areas to Laurence Harbor, if you have any questions please call or email me.

William F. Troy
Realtor Associate SRES, e-PRO, CDPE, Luxury Home Team
Veltri & Associates Realtors
1012 Cox Cro Rd.
Toms River, NJ 08755
Direct Dial (732)281-3067
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Sun Aug 16, 2009
Glennie answered:
I think the right price for a house like that would be between 525,000-475,000 thousand dollars.Anything over that price is not right.You see people listing there houses for 600,000 thousand dollars when they know there house is not that much.That is why I think a house in between that house is right.You should agree with me! ... more
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Tue Aug 11, 2009
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi there, contact an agent ~ he/she can guide you with listed properties.

Good luck,
Jeannie Feenick
"Unwavering Commitment to Service"
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Sun Feb 26, 2012
Larry Sarlo answered:
I want to say first when I first read your post the first line was quite funny sounding..."I need to sell my home and my wife"

Try this site but make sure your mtg company does nto have something more specific they require . sometimes they have their own forms. If you have and attorney they too will advise you of the conditions.

This will cost you $14.95

There are General Power Attorney which gives broad powers and limited. Also the form should be made to expire upon completion of the transaction.

These forms mostly are very general. seek an attorney for advise should only charge about $50-$100 to have something completed.

Larry Sarlo
Weichert Realtors
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Sun Jan 3, 2010
Christine Markow answered:

I would suggest teaming with an agent familiar with the area. You can then dicuss what you feel are "low taxes" and why this is an important deciding factor in your property search. There are also some websites that can offer the tax rates for Middlesex County ( ) and Monmouth County. You can also just use places like Google or Yahoo to search for a particular town's taxes.

If you'd like to discuss further, let me know!

Christine Markow, e-PRO
ERA Statewide Realty
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Fri Aug 28, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Have your tried as a recommendations for time, directions and etc.

Contact any professional associates who work and live in areas you are searching for their comments.

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Fri Jun 19, 2009
Luke Allison answered:
It depends who you work with. If you talk to a broker, they will tell you a minimum 620 because all of their lenders that they submit to require that for their submissions - their hands are tied. You then go to individual banks. Some smaller banks like stronger files so they might want a minimum 620-660 score to qualify an FHA loan. Some don't.

However, I do not need a minimum credit score to qualify an FHA loan. I can submit an FHA file with any score - but a 580 and above typically is easier to qualify. If you need assistance qualifying for an FHA loan, you are welcome to contact me.

Luke Allison
Bank of America Home Loans
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Thu Jun 4, 2009
Wonder Woman asked:
looking for a 3-bedroom house, probably owner-financed, in old bridge, new jersey. does anyone know of any?
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Tue Jun 9, 2009
Anita Paris answered:
Hi Chang,

I am very familiar with the townhomes at Heritage woods as my office has had quite a few of them listed recently and I have shown many of them to buyers. we recently had a 3 bdrm unit sell for less than $365k andit was in excellent condition. this price is much lower than what the buyer paid a few yrs ago when they were brand new. their loss will be anothers gain. there are still some very well priced homes in Heritage Woods for sale now. as long as you do not have a home sale contingency, you can most likely negotiate a good deal on any of them. feel free to contact me if you would like to set up an appointment to see some of them soon.

Anita Paris
Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie
47 route 9 South
Morganville, NJ 07751
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Thu Jul 16, 2009
Hollie Dodge answered:
Title Insurance is regulated by the state of NJ so you will be within $20.00 of each other if you were to compare prices. The cost of Title insurance goes by the sales price of the home. Ask your mortgage rep what title company he closes at most often if you are not using a realtor. Usually the good title companies are very well known.

Best of Luck]
Hollie Dodge
Century 21 Premier
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