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Short Hills : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Richard Brody answered:
You should ask yourself a few questions first. How far, time wise, are you willing to commute? How much of a downpayment can you put down? How is your credit?

There are several lovely communities in Long Island, as well as in Queens, that would have some homes in or near your price range. With today's low mortgage rates, you can get much more for your monthly payment, than in the past. Real estate taxes must also be a consideration, because that will have a bearing on your monthly payment, as well.

In terms of school systems, there are many excellent school systems. There are ratings and descriptions of most of them online.

Think about accessability to mass transit, convenience and cost of commuting, as well. A professional realtor could be of great assistance.

Richard Brody
Licensed Salesperson
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty
Cell: (516) 448- 4184
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Tue Mar 29, 2016
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hio Ester

Currently, there are 17 rental listings in Millburn/Shprt Hills, ranging from 1200 for a 1 BR/1bth apartment to $19,500 for a grand 7 bedroom in the heart of old Short Hills.
There are some 3 BR/2bth homes in the 3300 - 4800 range.

Rentals in Millburn and Short Hills are always desirable, as people want to move to town due to the great school system and the Mid Town Direct train to the city.
Many transferees like the idea of renting for a year to give them time to settle in, and get a sense of the neighborhoods before buying.

I have a rental property that I have rented out pretty much every year for the past few years, and it always rents out very quickly - the current tenant's lease is up Aug. 31, so I expect I will be listing the home again in June. That home is a 5 br/3.5 bath, and currently rented at $6000.

What is your price range?
New listings come out all the time, and are usually listed 60 days prior to the end of the current leases.

I'd be happy to let you know when something that fits your needs comes along. Often they rent out quickly, so it is good to have someone keeping an eye out for you.
What is your desired move in date?

Let me know if I can be of help.........
Best wishes

Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Laquita Baez answered:
Hi Ma, consider having a realtor do a current market analysis for you before you invest your money into remodeling your home. Who nows, you may be pleased with the listing price the realtor suggests.
How long ago did you purchase your home? You cant compare yesterdays buyers with todays buyers as all buyers are different and the previous housing market may have had different variables in comparison to the current housing market.

In Short Hills we are seeing an influx of buyers but low housing inventory, which means home listings are in demand. From the last market research I did for Short Hills, homes that are price right tend to be selling within a decent amount of time.

There are so many different type of buyers that out in the market and each buyer like different things.
So you may come across a buyer that likes the current floorplan of your home.

Of course some of the options you mentioned may add value to your home, but there are other factors you may want to consider before making your decision to invest the money or sell your home as-is.

Feel free to contact me further if you would like a market analysis completed for your home or if you would like to discuss your renovation options.

Laquita Baez
Licensed Realtor in NJ and GA
Weichert Realtors
908.277.1200 office
973.687.7095 cell

Dream Homes ARE Within Reach!!!
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Richa Garg answered:
Average cost of construction in Millburn/ Short Hills can run anything between $175-$300 per square ft. It depends upon a lot of factors, including the grandeur of the projects, overheads of the bulider you use etc. ... more
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Sun Nov 3, 2013
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
Bushwick Homes answered:
It is most important to get a home in a good school district wit heasy access to Manhattan. Short Hills offers both. A ride of approximately 25 minutes via train and the best school districts are in Millburn/Short Hills. Summit neighborhoods are hit or miss. However, in Short Hill's all the school districts are excellent. I have a friend that is selling a home in Short Hills, due to a re-location. The price is good. let me know if you are interested in learning more about this.

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Tue Jul 31, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are not familiar with the areas, do make the time and visit neighborhoods, more than once and at different times of day, look at everything that is important to you and get a sense of belonging--Fair Housing Laws prevent an agent from answering--check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering—enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached--do some homework first and go from there. ... more
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Thu Feb 4, 2010
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Not sure about entertainment, but you can try Scotty's on Morris Ave in Springfield...
In Millburn.... Martini's on Main St has a lively scene (well, lively for the subrubs) ....

My recommendation is Restaurant MC ......... 57 Main St, Millburn 973 921-0888
Martini's and MC are just a block form each other, so you can check them both out.

Have fun!
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Fri Feb 21, 2014
Dallas Texas answered:
GREAT question I have never seen where they work I believe the entire concepts is off just treat as leasing a home than swap.

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Mon Jul 26, 2010
Marc Paolella answered:
Hi guys,

I remember you, you were the ones who need pickup service! I know those areas very well. You should interview several Realtors. As far as those of us here on Trulia, check out our websites and see if anyone looks interesting!

Here is mine:

Also I'd be happy to come into town for an interview if you're interested. Good luck!

(973) 584-4235
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