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Wed May 4, 2011
Yolanda Escobar-Flores answered:
I believe you cannot have the FHA 203K combined with the HMFA.
I would suggest checking with your mortgage representative or the HMFA program
Best wishes,
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Sun Apr 17, 2011
Marsha Bowen Washington answered:
Hi Robin,

Congratulations on purchasing a home. In most cases if you have all the appropriate paperwork, the HMFA loan program takes about 4 to 6 weeks to process. In regards to the 203K program, in most cases if the township declares your new home inhabitable and you require a certificate of occupany to move in, then you will need to stay in your apartment until the repairs and renovations are complete.

Good luck to you.
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Sat Mar 5, 2011
Jerry Barker answered:
Most Realtors don't work with rental properties except for the seasonal ones. You might want to try reading this article title "How to find Real Estate for Rent Online"

If that don't help try this website

Good luck with your search.
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
** Jeremy Gryvatz ** answered:
There appears to be information and reviews regarding the piscataway heritage developments if you go to google and type it in the search bar.
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Gary Geer answered:
Normally if buyers are not making an offer it indicates your price may be high for the area. Have your agent do an updated Comparable Market Analysis using just the sold similar properties in the past month to find out what price homes like yours are actually selling for. Sometimes buyers will look at the entire market and then only buy homes that are priced lowest. If a home is overpriced it may have showings, but it will only aid in selling the homes that are priced right for the current market. ... more
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Tue Nov 2, 2010
Maggie Hawk answered:
A home is worth what a Buyer will pay and a Seller will accept. If you are working with an agent, your agent can search databases (Multiple Listings, Property Appraiser's website) to see what similar homes have sold for recently. The document the agent produces is a called Buyer's comparative market analysis. Armed with that, and any other information available about the home, your agent can guide you in making a fair offer for the property. Once you have the home under contract, your agent can help you with inspections, financing, and all the many things that need to be done to get the sale to the closing table. Good luck.

Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
(386) 314-1149
Watson Realty Corp.
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Tue Jun 22, 2010
Jerry Barker answered:
If no one chimes in here, try looking on angies list at
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Sat May 5, 2012
Phil Lebowitz answered:
Hands down it is Bergen County. Please call me and I will guide you to the best location for you. Originally from Brooklyn myself, I have lived in Bergen over 50 years in various communities and many of my friends and clients still travel to Brooklyn daily.

"Phone Phil" Lebowitz
Weichert Realtors - Alpine / Closter Office
201 750 6885
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Tue Jun 22, 2010
Marc Paolella answered:
Hi HB,

I am sure you can find someone but be careful. There are a ton of rookie agents out there looking for any possible payday, and with the poor economy there are many "out-of-work" agents who will do anything for a few hundred dollars. In other words, use such an agent for paperwork shuffling only. Do not depend on them for anything important like determining a fair selling price or looking for problems witht the house itself.

I can tell you that most competent and professional agents will not handle this type of transaction, so again be careful.

Good luck!

Marc Paolella
Relocation Director
Member: Worldwide ERC
Member: New Jersey MLS, Garden State MLS, Hudson County MLS
Licensed Realtor NJ
Licensed Appraiser NJ & NY
Century 21 Joe Tekula Realtors
Agent of the Year 2008
Agent of the Year 2009
Owner: Sands Appraisal Service, Inc.
Phone (direct): (973) 584-4235
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Thu May 6, 2010
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
you may be able to get many items for free. ( I have a sofa and computer table available)
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Thu Nov 12, 2009
Sharon Doll answered:
Dear Rt,
The last 2 bedroom townhome in Starpoint closed on August 11 of this year for $302,000. The list price was $319,900. If you have any other questions regarding this complex, please don't hesitate to email me.
Sharon Doll
Century 21 Golden Post Realty
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi there Rt, if you working with an agent, ask him/her to provide a Price Trend Analysis - done well, it will guide your bidding process and substantiate your offer.

My experience is that within a condo/townhome development, like models sell within a price band - where they fall in that band will depend greatly on the standard criteria of location and features/upgrades.

If you are not working with an agent, you can reach out to me and I can assist you with this analysis.

Jeannie Feenick
"Unwavering Commitment to Service"
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Sat Dec 12, 2009
Linda Hargreaves answered:
Hello, I am happy to help you find a good agent in Piscataway area. Give me a call, 704-602-6094 or e-mail
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Wed Sep 30, 2009
John Sacktig answered:
Hi Syed -

I will have Allie Matthews of my office give you a call.

Allie is very familiar with the Piscataway area and will be able to answer all of your questions and send you what is available.

Allie Matthews
Sales Associate
Orange Key Realty
732-718-6515 - Cell

732-863-6969 - office
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Tue Nov 2, 2010
Melisa Takacs answered:
My name is Melisa Takacs with Millennium Interstate Realty and I too lived in Piscataway. I would be glad to discuss with you what you need to do to sell your current home and show you all the homes available in the other area you want to move. I will determine what your home is currently worth and this is the best place to start. Call me at 732-203-1500 or my cell at 732-996-1835 with no obligation.

Melisa Takacs
Millennium Interstate Realty
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Tue Dec 15, 2015
Joe Del Vecchio answered:
they are both good sections of Piscataway. please let me know how I can assist you further.

You can also visit
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Wed Jul 14, 2010
Carl Ben Witzig answered:
Your attorney must help you. Contracts are canceled with cause such as non-performance, but "decided not to buy" is kind of a loose one. Try to save the deal first. If everything about your buying in Georgia was disclosed along the way, the 2nd deposit may be yours. Put the property back on the market ASAP. Good luck. ... more
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Mon Aug 31, 2009
Audrey Dalton answered:
The Woodfield section in Piscataway is a well maintained area. It consists primarily of single family homes. Most approx. 15-20 years old. Adjacent to this area are younger homes approx. 5-10 yrs. in age. Overall a very desirable area. Close to hwy 287 and river road. ... more
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Mon Aug 31, 2009
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi there, I'd be happy to assist you. I connect with many of the people I ultimately work with here on Trulia - it is a great resource indeed.

That is a very hot price point - particularly with the incentives that are motivating first time buyers to act now - low rates (although they've ticked up some) and that wonderful $8,000 tax credit (must close your transaction by midnight Nov. 30 to qualify).

We are hosting a Buyer Seminar this Saturday at our office - you'd likely find it very useful. Send me a quick email and I'll send you more info about the seminar and specific listings in Piscataway and Edison that may be of interest.

Jeannie Feenick
"Unwavering Commitment to Service
Search and connect at
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Tue Jun 30, 2009
Mike B answered:
Ask the mortgage company to help to clarify why you were declined. If you used an attorney, get them involved. I don't see how they can say you did not act in good faith.

What was your final debt to income ratio? Maybe another lender could get you approved.

Best of luck,
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