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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Are you working with an agent - he/she along with your attorney should be guiding you. If you are in review, move it along so you get yourself under contract. Then you proceed on the inspection and the mortgage.

Good luck and best,
Jeanne Feenick
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Timothy Maxwell answered:
Are you still in need of assistance with the home buying process? Did you find the answer to your question regarding the homes on Marcel Lane?
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Sat May 18, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Michael Adams answered:
Lexiremote,

If you are interested in this particular builder (or any other), I would strongly suggest visiting the site with your Realtor to assess the quality with your own eyes. As Heritage at Piscataway is in its final stages of construction, you may wish to speak with potential neighbors to ask how satisfied they are with the builder and how quickly they respond to issues that may arisen.

Please let me know if I can be of more assistance

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Sat May 18, 2013
Vishal Maher Cell 732-277-9321 answered:
You should check with your Seller through the Agents. If the seller does not have the survey, you should be able to get property lines from Township's Planning Department.
If this does not work out, You may have to do your own independent survey by hiring an independent survey company.
I hope this helps !!
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Sat May 18, 2013
REA AGENCY REALTY answered:
Tue Jul 17, 2012
Mary Petti answered:
Not usually in ANY town unless there are very extenuating circumstances, and you get approval from the Board of Education.
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Tue Feb 3, 2015
Michael Dolan answered:
Depending on how large of a rental you're looking for you can expect on average around $1500/month.
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Tue Feb 3, 2015
Wahying Grace Cheng-Yeung answered:
Most towns have good sections and bad sections. Quailbrook is a nice section in Somerset where you can find a lot of townhouses built in the 80s. Piscataway has a few nice townhouse developments in Possumptown, and a very well maintained development called Starpoint which is just one mile from Edison train station. They were all built in the 90s. Piscataway has better schools than Somerset. Edison train station is easier to get parking permit. ... more
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Tue Jan 31, 2017
Janet McCarthy answered:
Yes, Although your listing agreement may be for a specific time frame ( six months, etc...) you can still request that the Realtor release you from the agreement. I would prepare a list of complaints and present them to the Realtor. Give him/her a chance to address the complaints in a reasonable time.
After that time sign a release of contract and interview another Realtor.
I offer clients an Easy Exit Guarantee which gives them an opportunity to be released from their contract. No one has ever needed to exercise that option, but most sellers like the idea of not be tied down.
Good Luck
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Fri Oct 11, 2013
Melisa Takacs answered:
You will get more for the money with a townhome and if you pick a single family home you will have a nice yard of your own but you do have to maintain that. May I send you the properties I have that match your criteria? I am in real estate for 19 years and lived in the area for 8 years. I am positive I have a home you may like to go see. Contact me at 732-996-1835 or my office at 732-203-1500. Thank you Melisa. ... more
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Mon Feb 20, 2012
REA AGENCY REALTY answered:
you have piscataway middlesex dunelllen greenbrook there is alot of good towns most are close to the train is you did not want to drive to philly ever day
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Sat Dec 17, 2011
Lisa Fischer answered:
Pavan.. you would go through a realtor to rent the property, not a property mgmt. service. When you rent you have to take the obligation of being a landlord which means you are still responsible for any items that may break, getting contractors to the unit, etc... When you sell you obviously do not have those items in place.

Please call me directly with any questions or email me at fischer39@msn.com. 201-852-7584. I can explain more to you in great detail or at least refer you to someone who may help.
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Thu Dec 15, 2011
Lisa Fischer answered:
Hi Pavan, The fair market value would be compared to sold comps relevant in age (approx. age). You cannot compare a 20 year townhome to newly constructed townhouse. However, the newer townhouses will bring traffic to your complex if you are considering to list your townhouse actively on the market.

Let me know if you have any other questions pertaining to this.

Lisa Fischer
ReMax Heritage Properties
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Daniel Schnure answered:
Hi Jemmy,
I would be happy to run a report to verify these statistics. If you would like please email me at d.r.schnure@gmail.com and I can send you the report to your inbox.

Thanks,
Dan
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Sat May 18, 2013
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You can start with the "FHA list", which I suspect you are referring to http://www.hud.gov/ll/code/llslcrit.cfm - or you can get referrals & recommendations from family, friends, co-workers or anyone that you trust their opinions on.

Explore at least 3 options, and preferably at least 1 mortgage broker, 1 mortgage loan officer who works for a bank, and also one that would work at a smaller direct mortgage lender (not a broker, and not a bank, just a mortgage lender who arranges loans and sells them afterwards - usually to the banks)... it wouldn't be a bad idea if you had the time to interview up to 6. That way you can get a feel for how each does business, because not every mortgage broker is the same as another mortgage broker, etc.

You'll want to ask what the pre-approval process entails and how long it takes. Will the underwriter who will be allowing your loan to close be the person reviewing your file as part of that process? Will it just be the loan officer reviewing your information? Will they even ask you for documentation?

You'll also want to ask what types of programs they offer, and once your documentation has been thoroughly examined you'd want to get what options would then apply to you, as well as ask what your loan officer thinks would be the best loan program for your situation.

You'll want to ask what type of fees & costs you could expect to incur along the way (credit report, earnest money deposit, home inspection, appraisal fee, closing costs, etc.), how much those costs are estimated to be, and when they are expected to be paid (at the time the service is performed, at closing, etc).

You'll also want to ask what type of loan terms can they offer you if you were to lock in your interest rate today.

You should also ask when & how they will be available - are you someone who likes to discuss things after the normal work hours on the phone? In person on a Saturday? Through email?

There are more variables to think of, some will be important to you and others will not, however I truly believe that you will have a feeling inside of you of pure comfort when you have found the loan officer who will be the perfect fit. You will leave the conversation having a full understanding of the road ahead and what is expected of you, as well as you'll feel the loan officer has left no stone unturned when going over your situation.
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Sat May 18, 2013
Daniel Schnure answered:
Since most DPA programs are offered with FHA loans, your best best is to see if you can get pre-approved for an FHA loan first. Each county has its own guidlelines, so you may want to call the Union County Administration Building at (908) 527-4000 to get an understanding of whether you qualify for a grant. ... more
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Sat May 18, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously; therefore, do get a mortgage pre-approval before conducting your search--why waste your time and everyone else's and risk disappointment... ... more
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Thu Jun 16, 2011
Tim Markley answered:
If you go to the main page here on Trulia and put in Piscataway, NJ for the location and then check the box to only show open houses, it will give you 3 that are open this weekend.
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Sat May 14, 2011
Marsha Bowen Washington answered:
Hi Robin,

Most programs will require an application and there are income guidelines. If you would like some more specifics, I have link on my website for down payment assistance information on these programs by county. ... more
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