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Sat May 2, 2009
Heather Daccurso answered:
Hi Scorpio,
here is a link to the Old Bridge Housing Inspection Requirements website which will give you some information. I have listed and sold homes in Old Bridge and as long as you meet all the requirements it is not hard to obtain a CO.

In my opinion getting a short sale approval from the bank may be more difficult :).

Good Luck,
Heather Daccurso
Weichert Realtors
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Sun May 3, 2009
Matthew De Fede answered:
I dont know of any bank that is giving 103% these days but in order to use your credit you have to apply in your name.
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Tue Aug 4, 2009
Amber Noble Garland answered:
Hello Jennifer:

You are asking some really thought-provoking questions. Love it!

My professional opinion is, YES it may be worth it to pay more for the same house in a slightly better neighborhood/school system. However, there are a couple of caveats that to my answer.

#1 - The "same" home but in a more desirable area with a more advanced school district MUST be in an area where the average home appreciates at a higher rate than the area you currently live in.

#2 - The school district must offer curriculum and achievement standards that will adequately equip your children to compete nationwide (and even internationally) with students who are high achievers.

A. Think of it this way, if you move to an area where the homes increase in value at a higher rate than Old Bridge, that's a PLUS.

B. If your child is moved to a school system that will offer them greater learning, extra curricular, athletic and socialization opportunities. This might increase your children's chances of earning scholarships for college, and save you $$$ in the future.

C. Lastly, your overall quality of life may be enriched, knowing you'll have the peace of mind that you made a wise decision by choosing the right home in the right area and knowing that your children are being educated to your satisfaction.

So in a nutshell Jennifer, it may very well be worth the additional investment.

Thank you for asking great questions. Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you in any way.

All the best,

Realtor-Associate / Multi-Million Dollar Producer
Weichert, Realtors (Marlboro~ Manalapan office)
455 Route 9 South
Manalapan, NJ 07726
917-723-5645 - cell
732-536-4400, ext 199 - office

"Your Reliable Resource For Real Estate, Local Info & More"
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Wed Jan 21, 2009
Stacey Karp answered:
What zip code is the property in?? I can asssit you.

Stacey Karp, Realtor, ABR, e-Pro
CENTURY 21 Alliance - Royersford
322 N. Lewis Road
Royersford, PA 19468
610-948-2100 x311- business phone
610-948-2188 - fax
610-453-2488 - cell
PA License # RS302275
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Wed Mar 11, 2009
Heather Daccurso answered:
Hi Hariharan,
I answered your other question about 9 Cobblestone Ct also.

At this time there are no active Single Family homes in Heritage Woods.

2 homes have recently closed in the community:
1. 21 Palisades Rd closed 7/30/2008 for $540,000
2. 9 Cobblestone Ct closed 12/22/2008 for $512,500

There are plenty of other homes in the area matching your criteria. If you would like to discuss this further please feel free to contact me.

Heather Daccurso
Weichert Realtors
Office: 732-577-0440
Cell: 732-580-5309
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Tue Dec 9, 2008
Todd Kessler answered:

Obviously the biggest variable is going to be which model you are looking at. For starters, I have included a link to the last 3 closings in the MLS for Heritage Woods. If you have more specific questions that you would like answered, Iwould be happy to respond to you.

Good Luck!

Todd Kessler
CENTURY21 Charles Smith Agency
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Wed Dec 14, 2011
Barbara Ostroth answered:
In my opinion, your offer is too light, and the bank will not approve it. The fact that it is a short sale is only one of the considerations; if, as you say, the house is asking at the bottom of the price range as other houses in the area are asking, you have to ask your agent what the two others sold for and what other comps he/she can show you to give you more guidance for an offer. Did the two that closed need work as well? If I were your agent, I would probably advise you to start at $300K and expect to come up just a little bit. The final arbiter on the value of the house will be your mortgage company's appraiser who will offer the independent assessment that will be submitted to all parties. Good luck. ... more
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Wed Mar 18, 2009
William Leigh Holt answered:
Reobuyer: Yes I can. Well, Yes and no to another bid. The seller has asked for highest and best. That usually means that he has multiple offers. If he does and yours is not the highest on this go round, he may accept a higher bid than yours. No more offers from you, then. He may find yours the highest but still not what he wants as a minimum. He may than ask if you will give him "X" more in price, or terms and conditions. In that case, you may bid higher than your highest and best. Sometimes this procedure is called "best and final" but because it's NOT final, the more current expression is highest and best.

By the way, if yours were the only offer on the table, it would be more normal to counter with what the seller wanted than to go to this procedure.

Bottom line: My advice, give it your best shot; you may not get a second.

Good luck
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Fri Sep 12, 2008
Jeff and Ginny Mitchell answered:
Your friend needs to contact the bank because if the property is truly in "foreclosure" and not just "pre-foreclosure" she really cannot sell the house legally. If this is a pre-foreclosure "short sale," she will still need the approval of the bank to sell the property. Does your friend know that she may still be held accountable for the amount she owes above the sale price up to the amount of the mortgage.

Working with a Realtor is not too late if this is a "pre-foreclosure" but if not, she may profit by calling the local Bar Association for free advice about what rights and obligations she may have.

Bottom line: Try to get consumer counseling from local government agencies or the local BAR Association. Don't attempt to do anything with a potential buyer without working directly with the bank. Good luck.
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
Jillian Mason answered:
Hi Monique. I see you have been asking questions regarding this specific area for quite some time now. It seems as though you are very interested in living here. There are currently no short sales in this specific area. I would really love to help you buy one of these homes. If I can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to call (732 586-5488) or e-mail me( Good luck! ... more
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Thu Jul 16, 2009
Barry Lynn Miller J.R. answered:
Find you a young aggressive go getter they will write anything up and who know s it works allot of the time Sounds like you know what you want to do but if you get a seasoned agent they will try and educate you on the market I'm not saying that's a bad thing its just not want I think you are looking for

good luck

If you like I will locate a real go getter for you
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Tue Aug 26, 2008
ReMax Country answered:
Hi Chintan,
Click on the link to see active listings for townhomes
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Tue Aug 26, 2008
ReMax Country answered:
Hi Chintan,
Two closed this year and there are two active listings. Click on the link below. If you have any questions give me a call. ... more
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Fri Jul 11, 2008
Deborah Madey answered:
I am not following your question, and am asking for clarification. You want to know about homes sold for more than 5M? Did you mean 500K? How does the gogo bar fit into the sold homes? Are these interests related?
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Tue Jul 8, 2008
ReMax Country answered:
Hi Monique,
If your thinking about buying or selling email me and I can send you a complet list from MLS. Here are a ffew recent closing for Old Bridge.
Homes that sold in the last 90 days
49 Westley $530,000
29 Brandwine Dr. $520,000
26 Anne Dr. $527,000
3 Crescent Rd. 509,000
8 Helene St. 490,000
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards
Johanna Ternyila
RE/MAX Classic
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Mon Jul 28, 2008
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Sun Jul 6, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
Yes it would however many people dont want to be landlord all the headaches that go along with tenants
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Sun Jun 29, 2008
Barbra Curtiss answered:
Hello Margarita,

Buying bank owned homes can be a great opportunity for significant savings. Most bank owned assets are sold as is but you usually have a 7-10 day inspection period from your binding agreement date. You hire your own qualified Inspector and based on their findings if you do not feel comfortable with the condition of the property then you can cancel with a full refund of your deposit. I would suggest you contact an agent in your area that specializes in Bank Owned REO Properties and they can guide you through the requirements needed in your state if it is a property that requires a Certificate of Occupancy. Please Feel free to call me if you would like a name of an NRBA REO Specialist in your area.

Best regards,

Barbra Curtiss
NRBA Member (National REO Brokers Association)
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Mon Apr 28, 2008
Eliza Jacome, Realtor Associate answered:
Hi Francine,

I will be glad to forward the information, just let me know your email.

Eliza Jacome
ERA Absolute Realty
North Brunswick NJ
732-690-4673 - cell
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Wed Dec 14, 2011
Marie Tils, Coldwell Banker Tomilson Associated Brokers answered:
Stacey short sales are anything but short. If the owners had not started the "short sale" procedure prior to accepting your offer that time frame is fairly accurate. When dealing with the bank (some banks are better then others) they have a lot of people who are going throught the "short sale" process however they do not have a lot of people available to process it. I am not in your county however it does sound like the process is the same everywhere. I hope this helped. Marie Tils ... more
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