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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Brian Diehl answered:
Hello Raj,
The cost of the oil tank removal will depend on many factors among them are accessibility and size, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. If the soil is contaminated, the cost will skyrocket. You will also need to have a soil test done, so the total cost will be more than just tank removal.
For complete costs in your area you should contact at least 2 companies and get estimates. Your Realtor should be able to help you find an choose a tank removal company.
Good luck.
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Doug Bryant asked:
Mon Mar 18, 2013
Billkace answered:
South Amboy is a nice area but for schools, rec sports andan area that has great home values I would try Oldbridge. The Central Park section located at RT 34 and RT 9 junction is a nice area with great commuting access. ... more
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Matthew Simone answered:
south amboy is a town your could look at, but for good school systems and a better place for families there are some other towns I would definitely recommend looking at. Feel free to ive me a call and I will e-mail you some areas.


Matthew Simone
All Towne Realty
732.320.6299
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
BayAreaHomeRebate answered:
you know, i have no clue where your talking about. But I do know, that until the economy picks up for sure, there won't be any type of ground breaking. There are so many, "coming soon" retail signs in my area, and just a empty lot. ... more
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Sun May 8, 2011
Brenda Feria answered:
Jay, You would contact the Planning & Zoning Dept. of the municipality of South Amboy, NJ. I believe that in NJ they are Townships. There may be a website as well where you might get information to lead you in the right direction. ... more
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Wed Jul 13, 2011
Mary Petti answered:
Jay,

Priced right is a relative term. If you mean you think they have bottomed out, then yes it's a good time to buy based on that presumption. No one has a crystal ball as to how low they will go. For a well qualified buyer (meaning with 20% down) at these historically low interest rates should be just fine, purchasing now and living there for 5-10 years.

Just as examples, in Lighthouse Bay the last three closings for a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhomes were $395K in Novemeber 2010, and $370 and $440K in January 2011. A 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath just closed in February 2011 for $428,500. There are 7 active properties currently listed between $435K to $585K, but two of the lower priced units are short sales.

In Beacon Point the closed prices were $285K in June 2010, $275K in August 2010. In March of this year one sold for $255K, but THIS one was a short sale and on the market for 1800 days !!!!. The active properties are all listed between $285K and $350K, and there is a short sale already approved at $278K.

Looks to me like the prices have actually stabilized, so if you are interested in one, I say go for it.
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
Deborah Madey answered:
You will need to tell the seller (via your agent and his/her agent) if you do are unable to secure your loan by the deadline. If you do not notify the appropriate parties, you could lose your earnest money. You need to be discussing these deadlines and the steps you need to take to meet them with your lender, your Realtor, and our attorney. ... more
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
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The square footage of the units is more important in trying to figure this out than strictly whether it has 2 or 3 bedrooms. That seems like a large price difference in that price range (in otherwords, if you are talking about a difference of $550,000 to $650,000, although it's the same $100,000, the percentage is smaller). If there are other additional features, such as a den, larger kitchen, extra bathroom, that also needs to be taken into account. ... more
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Fri Feb 27, 2015
Janet Nation, CBR answered:
Is a pool a good thing, well It depends on where you live in the country. If you like the pool in the Parlin NJ home and it's a selling point for you, who cares what anybody else thinks. Just bear in mind that your home insurance will most likely be higher than if you did not have the pool. ... more
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Sun Oct 10, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Better from what standpoint?

Better to live in? You have to judge the location, as well as the "traffic flow" in the two homes. You also have to take into consideration square footage, proximity of neighbors, and all those other things. There isn't a real answer on this; it depends on what you want or don't want.

Better value? Ask a Realtor in the area. But, assuming both are fairly priced (but don't assume that; have your Realtor do a CMA on both properties), then they're probably equal values.

If all things were equal, I'd probably opt for the single-family home. But that's just me. If you're concerned about the age difference, don't be. So one's 8 years old and the other's 18 years old. There are some things that may wear out sooner in the single-family home, such as the roof. On the other hand, it's possible some things have been replaced in the single-family home (maybe washer and dryer, or refrigerator) that haven't yet been replaced in the 8-year-old home. (And in either case, of course, you should have a home inspection.)

But find a good Realtor in your area, if you don't already have one. Ask him/her those questions. And weigh the factors that are most important to you, too.

Hope that helps.
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Ron Simone Jr answered:
Kathy,

I would loveto help you just send me an email of the exact details, ammentities and price range and I will e mail you some rental listings.

Ron Simone Jr.
All Towne Realty
Broker/Assocuate
732-978-0991 Cell
RonSimoneJr@gmail.com
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
See link, can search by area maps.
www.msc.fema.gov
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Fri May 7, 2010
Jerry Barker answered:
Nobody here can answer that question, you have to read through your association bylaws, or contact someone who works for your condo assocation.
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
I am not sure what you are seeing, are they new construction? Usually each listing will only have 1 mls listing. The only other difference is homes that can be say a single or a 2 family so they list it under each category or say a condex they list under condo and residential. ... more
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Mon Mar 3, 2008
John Sacktig answered:
I wish I had that Crystal Ball !

Seriously, you do realize that no one can predict what is going to happen. I have sold a few properties in South Amboy and I am positive that the area will continue to grow.

Growth = Value Value is good.

The easy access to NYC and the great water views in South Amboy are selling points that will continue to be favorable to South Amboy. Some 3 bedroom town homes (water view locations) in Light House Bay have brought in over 700k... some did well in the mid 600's and now there are a few great buys in the low 500's.

The best anyone can do for you is give you comps and then you have to make your descision.

Let me know if you are interested and I'll send comps.
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