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Sun Aug 9, 2009
Tod Edwards GRI ePRO REALTOR answered:
Dear Gs,

I work with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. I can have them refer a top agent that specializes in this most unique niche you seek help with. Only appropriate candidates, with knowledge of your exact area, price sensitive conscience, will be sent to you for interview. This is a normal Realtor/Buyer situation, but the top drawer companies associated with this hand select qualified Realtors to aid you. If you would like to discuss this, I can get the ball rolling very quickly, discreetly, and professionally.

Respectfully,

Tod Edwards GRI Realtor
Carolina One Real Estate
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
49 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-563-8144
TodEdwards@CarolinaOne.com
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Christine Markow answered:
It's going to depend on how your home compares with some of the recently sold properties in that price range. I would interview some local agents and have them preview your property and review a market analysis with you. They will be able to give you an appropriate list price to list your home (coupled with the necessary custom marketing strategy).

Some of the properties in that price range that recently sold have between 4 - 7 bedrooms and were on the market for an average of 186 days (based on the 6 properties I pulled). I also saw that there are currently 10 properties (with 5 bedrooms) listed in the $2.0 - $2.5 Mill price range.

Again speaking with an agent who can preview your home and give you market statistics based on how your home compares to these other properties will be the best most efficient way to sell your home for the most amount of money.

Christine Markow, e-PRO
ERA Statewide Realty
christine.markow@era.com
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
William Leigh Holt answered:
Homebuyer; don’t ask this question of anyone but Madam Arcati, the medium in "Blithe Spirit." If anyone really knew, they would be buying or selling as fast as they could. If you get ten economic forecasters, lock them in a room and demand a forecast, you will get 15 or 20 forecasts!

When I was pursuing my graduate work in business, I learned that it is very easy to mathematically project a trend but almost impossible to call the turn.

The good news is that in the long run, real estate, in general will go up. The bad news is, as John Maynard Keynes once said, "We are all dead."

Lots of luck. Want go looking?

Bill Holt
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Wed Sep 30, 2009
William Leigh Holt answered:
Sri:

You are probably NOT going to find one in that zip code. If you do, you are probably going to have to do extensive and costly repairs. However, the stock of rental properties in nearby areas at that price is extensive. Some are cash-outs of investors who see the opportunity to do just that. They have other projects in mind. If you'd like to pursue your goal, you should find a Realtor with experience in the area and in that phase of the business. I'd be willing to sit down with you and go over the prospects of this investment and the terms under which I'd work with you, should like to do so. ... more
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Tue Jun 30, 2009
Shalu Thaman answered:
Hi Sld78,

Sorry,.......as per the association rules & regulations :-

""Animals of any kind are not permitted to be kept in any unit or anywhere else upon the property. This includes visiting pets. ""

Please feel free to contact me regarding other communities that do allow pets.

ShaluThaman@gmail.com
609-577-5861
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Thu Jun 25, 2009
Daniel Castagna answered:
Dan,

Make sure you get the home owners ins. You may want to get a survey done as well, but its not required.

If you go to a lender like BOA, TD, etc, your probably looking at a 45-60 day close. So just be prepared. If your trying to get somethign done quickly, go to a direct lender. Good Luck!

Danny Castagna
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Tue Aug 11, 2009
William Leigh Holt answered:
Dan: At this point, you need legal counsel. No Realtor, except those licensed to practice law, can interpret your legal rights or write contract language that protects your interests. PLEASE do not take any advice from anyone on this site who is not an attorney.

The conditions under which you are being asked to complete this sale are pretty tough. Unless you have reserves to meet almost any amount of appraisal shortfall, you may well be so over-burdened that you will go bankrupt. It can be that serious.

As I understand the situation, (and I truly do not. In the first place, I can't see the documents and in the second, I am not licensed to practice law.) you really have no contract at this point. If you have an attorney who reviewed your contact (as opposed to only the seller taking advantage of this option,) ask him or her where you stand. Usually, ANY change demanded by an attorney is preceded by the phrase, "this contract is void but would be reinstated if..." or words to that effect. If so, you are at least not obligated to take on more than you can manage at this point.

Since there are multiple offers on the property, you are faced with a seller who wants an ironclad deal. It may be that you are not strong enough to give him, her or them that deal. On the other hand, there may be no one else who can either! Yours may still be the highest and best offer that the seller will get.

As a Realtor, I can give you advice as to negotiation and my advice, were you my client, would be to walk away from ANY deal that was going to exhaust your resources before you even went to closing. There are other houses that you can make your home, and, just as you could not afford the Rockefeller Mansion, (I recommend the tour.) you may find that you really just can't afford this one but can find something that will be a comfortable home. This one sure won't be, if the sheriff comes knocking for default.

Lots of Luck.

Bill Holt
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Tue Sep 1, 2009
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
There are many to choose from, you should also note your price range. Do you need a certain distance from station?
Kenneth Verbeyst CRS GRI ABR SRES GREEN
Broker-Associate
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Sat May 2, 2015
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
Feel free to call Alex Reilley of Trident cell 215 280-1556 or office 609 924-1600
He is our in house lender and shops for best terms/rates
Tell him Ken sent you
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Tue May 26, 2009
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Tue Sep 1, 2009
Pamela Parsons answered:
Dear Paul,
The 08540 zip code is basically Princeton Township with some fringe areas in other townships, like Middlesex, South Brunswick, Lawrence and Hopewell, carrying that same zip code. The defining element as to what school district a neighborhood sends to is not the zip code but the actual physical location, i.e township.
If you wish more information please contact me at 609 947 7442.
Sincerely,
Pamela Parsons
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Sun Jun 12, 2011
Randy Hurley answered:
Hello Lily,

I am not an expert in the Princeton North area but am sure that you will be able to find a great place to live! I do have a number of associates that would be able to help you, but they would first need to know a few things. For example, what is your time frame? Would you want to move as soon as possible? If so, have you taken the step to get pre-approved? This step is necessary for a buyer to take you seriously. Do you have to sell your current home in order to buy this new home? If so, you may have a contingency situation on your hands. This is not a problem, just something for you to consider when you move forward with an offer. These are just a few of the things your agent would need to know in order to find you the best new home.

I am sorry not to answer your question directly but it is important for your agent to know this information in order to best serve you in your search.

Please let me know if this was helpful and if you would like the name of an agent that specializes in this area so that you can best be served! My e-mail address is Randy.Hurley@CBMoves.com
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Sat May 30, 2009
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
I have found the town homes to be mostly older (14-15 years) and while typical nice sized rooms many models I have seen seem flimsy. Units somewhat cramped in tight quarters and exterior maintenance nothing to brag about. Great location and top notch schools and prices seem on a par with neighboring Canal POinte though I prefer the POinte.

Kenneth "Ken" Verbeyst CRS GRI ABR SRES GREEN
Broker-Associate
Prudential Fox&Roach
Licensed NJ&PA
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
John Sacktig answered:
Sondi, There is a lot involved.

I personally average 40 - 60 agents at my brokers open houses. It is a matter of networking and whom to contact.

A FSBO doing a brokers open? You are going to end up with cards and information about Realtors and their companies trying to get your listing. You may not get any agents. Quite a few realtors do not show FSBO or Flat Fee company listings regardless of the "split" you offer. As far as going about it, due diligence, like anything wlse, get out the phone book and get fax numbers of the local offices, make a flyer and fax it out to the offices for the day you want to have the Briokers open.

Good Luck.
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Wed Apr 15, 2009
Dana Schuster answered:
Sometimes the owners request it not be posted. particularly with a very high end house,sellers want to prevent looky loos & also do not want to display the exact location of their personal possessions for fear of crime. ... more
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Sat May 30, 2009
Jeff K answered:
Hi Glores,

Try http://www.princetonlanding.org/ then click on "About our Community". Looks like "exterior repairs and maintenance, landscaping, trash collections, snow removal and other services". the full list of stuff should be somewhere in the "Documents" link.

BUT ... you really really really should consider moving to PA instead. You are being taken blind by NJ Taxes - property taxes, association fees and NJ income tax. For the same money as living in Princeton Landing you could have an EXQUISITE single family home in the best school districts in lower Bucks County.

I've detailed out how many of these numbers work in some of my recent posts. If you don't own in NJ right now this is the perfect time to leave - keep working in NJ though - you won't pay their taxes - only PA taxes (3.03 vs. a very probably 6.37 in NJ).

I wish that I knew this stuff a few years ago - moving to PA could put an extra $5000 in your pocket ever year.
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Tue Apr 21, 2009
Jeff K answered:
Hi Glores,

Realtors aren't allowed to comment on stuff like that - it would be a breach of their ethics code. They can't comment on questions about crime either - just direct you to the local police. I have no idea if there are any Indians in PL. I have to assume that you either really want to avoid them or want to be around them. If you really want to know - then head over there and talk to the people in the neighborhood.

Try http://www.princetonlanding.org/ then click on "About our Community". Looks like "exterior repairs and maintenance, landscaping, trash collections, snow removal and other services". the full list of stuff should be somewhere in the "Documents" link.

BUT ... you really really really should consider moving to PA instead. You are being taken blind by NJ Taxes - property taxes, association fees and NJ income tax. For the same money as living in Princeton Landing you could have an EXQUISITE single family home in the best school districts in lower Bucks County.

I've detailed out how many of these numbers work in some of my recent posts. If you don't own in NJ right now this is the perfect time to leave - keep working in NJ though - you won't pay their taxes - only PA taxes (3.03 vs. a very probably 6.37 in NJ).

I wish that I knew this stuff a few years ago - moving to PA could put an extra $5000 in your pocket ever year.
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Sun Apr 12, 2009
Sally G. Christie answered:
Hello - I was the sales manager at The Preserve at Princeton Walk (the Toll built section of Princeton Walk) If you would like to provide me with your email - I will be happy to send you listings of any homes that are currently available in this community.

Please contact me directly at salbi12@aol.com
or feel free to contact me directly @ 609-577-0487

Regards,

Sally

Sally G. Christie
Sales Associate
Century 21 Abrams, Hutchinson & Assoc.
10 Schalks Crossing Rd.
Plainsboro, Nj, 08536
609-577-0487 cell
salbi12@aol.com
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Sun Apr 12, 2009
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
Windsor Haven is closest (town homes) another neighborhood is Berrien. There are other homes that are close (walking distance is a pretty difficult guage, suggest you rephrase to an actual distance) ... more
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Tue Sep 1, 2009
Kathy Richey answered:
I haven't found any particular time of the day or day of the week is the most popular because it depends so much on the buyer's schedule and time frame. Are they living in the area already? Have they started their job already, if applicable? How soon do they need to move in? All of those variables are a factor and you just have to decide, especially if you have small children, what is the best time for you and how much notice you want/need. I have some good tips on selling your home on my web page if you'd like to look at it. ... more
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