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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Are you out of your cotton picking mind?

27 years ago?

How would that be relevant to today?
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Sat Mar 1, 2014
Katherine Rubinshteyn answered:
Please contact me and I can show you the home that fits you description.


SUMMIT, NJ 07901-
908-277-1200 (Office)
908-277-0836 (Fax)
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Mon Oct 22, 2012
Natalie Leighton answered:
Hi, to answer your question, no, it is not possible to attend a different elementary school than what your neighborhood/street is slated to attend. In very rare cases, for example if a family moves from one school district to another and a child only has 1 year remaining, the principals may let your child stay for the last year. But your address is reading Brooklyn so if you are just moving to Summit, you will have to send your children to the elementary school for your address. Are you aware that Kindergarten is now consolidated to two primary centers, at Jefferson and Wilson schools? If you have any further questions about schools or anything else regarding Summit or other local towns, I'd be happy to answer them. I've lived in Summit for 20 years and my children went to the public schools there.
Natalie Leighton
Keller William Realty, Summit
cell: 908-419-6847
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Gina Suriano Barber answered:
Congratulations on your move! There are many towns within 30 minutes of Summit that fit your criteria. Berkeley Heights,New Providence,Cranford, Scotch Plains are just some of the lovely communities with great schools and a good selection of homes in your price point. Feel free to call me for more details. I
Gina Suriano Barber
Coldwell Banker
(908) 917-4577
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
Cindy, sorry to hear you're having such problems and I would suggest you may want to take up the issue with your home inspector who bears some responsibility. There's no way that you're going to break even anytime soon as you're trying to recoup the full price plus whatever the commission you'll be charged by a Realtor. Unless you're willing to lose the amount of the commission; I'm sure you'll need to address some of the issues and wait some time.

Also you would be obligated to disclose the problems you've uncovered.
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Sun Sep 2, 2012
Kari Pollock answered:
Every area is different. I would check with your local City and/or County Planning and Zoning office. If they can not answer your question they can direct you. It may be a lender call also with the type of financing the developer is using.
I hope this helps you
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Albert Rapoport answered:
Yes I am doing one right now. Depends on the VISA type, expiration date and type of property being bought.

Albert "Al" Rapoport
Branch Manager
Cardinal Financial Company, L.P.
50 Harrison Street, Suite 310E
Hoboken, NJ 07030
NMLS ID#60865
T: 201-604-3485
F: 973-774-7026
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Tue Jul 12, 2011
Anne Oliver answered:
As a realtor I direct clients to the local school board for information on public school performance. I suggest you start with the New Jersey Department of Education or the New Jersey School Boards Association. Best of luck to you. ... more
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Mon May 23, 2011
Margret "Peg" Carton answered:
Hi Jane,

The neighborhood is very definately kid friendly. The yard is not huge... it is private and has a 2 tier patio..
Let me know if you would like to see it!

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Wed Nov 19, 2014
Ron Simone Jr answered:

Ray 973 220 6521 tell him Ron Simone referred u
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Thu Jan 20, 2011
kenneth cole answered:
The listing agent should know if there are any junior liens on the property. Ask that agent.
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Wed Jan 27, 2010
Natalie Leighton answered:
Hi Jamie,
I'm a realtor in Summit, and also trained as an architect. Many pre-fab homes are well built and have energy efficient features. If you are serious about this house, I would inquire as to which company built the home and do some research on that company, to see what their reputation is and the quality of their product. If I can be of any other assistance, feel free to give me a call.

Natalie Leighton
Keller Williams Realty
Summit, NJ
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Sat Jan 30, 2010
Corey Grushin answered:
Here is an answer from the web below. Another issue you may have can be financing. Good luck.
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Fri Dec 11, 2009
Jeff K answered:
Hi Howard,

Well it can be tricky. Time of day has a lot to do with it. If you get there very early then no sweat. If you plan to commute at the height of rush hour ... it can "be fun". Metro Park in particular went from busy to insane quite a few years back. I can't speak to the others with the same accuracy. ... more
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Janet Larsen answered:
Every bank is different, and I must say Bank of America is one of the lengthiest, taking 4-12 months for approvals of the short sale. I have dealt with many short sales, some closed as quickly as 3-5 weeks, however, they had preliminary approvals in place. You need to clarify with your attorney and find out from the seller's agent the following:

Does the seller have an attorney handling the short sale.
Has the seller submitted all necessary documents to the lender (heartship letter, W2's, tax returns)
Has a judgement search been done and are there any liens on the property?
How much is owed? What percentage of what is owed did you offer?

Short sale can take a very long time. Inspections should never have been done until the the bank approves the short sale, and homowner's insurance usually cannot be put into place prior to 30 days from settlement. Make sure you have professional, knowledgeable people working with you. If none of the above has been done, check with your attorney regarding dates and cancellations within your contract to get your escrow back. The home inspection you cannot get back.

Janet Larsen, Broker/Associate
Remax Connection
Sewell, NJ 08080
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Wed Oct 21, 2009
Margaret "Maggee" Miggins answered:
how are you concerned that it could hurt the values? I by the way am a real estate broker and an owner of one of the one bedrooms.
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Fri Sep 11, 2009
Paul Vickery answered:

Like most other towns in the area there are different districts in Summit as well. Homes on the market range from properties in the eastern section of town that start in the $400K range, to multi million dollar properties in several other sections. Where you buy is really a function of what your budget is.

As diverse as Summit is, the services provided are available to all residents. There are five elementary schools, two of which are also new Primary Centers. There is one junior high, and one senior high. Of the five elementary schools all are rated very well, and are administered by the same school board.

Druid Hill Road is in one of the upscale neighborhoods, and is in the Brayton (Elementary) School section. Brayton is a short distance away, and, like the other schools, is well regarded. I may be a bid biased as two of my sisters all went to that school.

Long and short of it is you will not make a mistake buying a home in Summit.
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Fri Sep 4, 2009
Kimberly "KIM" Wojcik answered:
thanks Paul for your opinion, unfortunately you are not correct. When we list property for sale there is a form to present to the seller requesting if they would like the address of thier property disclosed or not on the internet, if the seller states they do not want thier address disclosed, we as agents can not disclose the address.

So for those seeing undisclosed address and would like more information regarding the property, please do not hesitate to contact the agent.

Thank you.
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Tue Aug 4, 2009
Paul Vickery answered:
The answer really starts with a queston. If you are looking for a commercial location, River Road might be right for you. There are only a handfull of homes on River, most all are at the end of nice residential streets, but the street is very busy at certain hours of the day, and that factor has to be taken into consideraton.

Summit has a garage that they control at the station, so residents are almost guaranteed a parking spot. Chatham station is probably a bit closer to River Road, but still is not an easy walk, and getting on the train in Chatham takes you into Summit before heading out to NYC.

There is bus service on River Road, The 70 line, which does go to Summit Station and ends at Penn Station in Newark.

Trust this helps.
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Tue Aug 4, 2009
Paul Vickery answered:
I think the failure of Summit Chevrolet was a simple business failure. There had been a Chevy store there for many years, Summit having bought out Barnes Chevrolet a few years back. With the econonly in a tailspin, Summit Chevrolet was simply the first to go down. ... more
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