Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Jersey City- NJ http://www.zillow.com/advice/Jersey-City-NJ/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate how can low income buy a house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-low-income-buy-a-house/566131/ <em>friend of mine has low income[self employer]&nbsp;but he can pay his rent and his credit is excellent&nbsp; and he can afford a big down payment , so can he buy a house up to 199.000[can he find a lender ] or&nbsp; he has to buy a house for cash?</em><br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-low-income-buy-a-house/566131/ 2014-11-11T01:37:00Z Real Estate Advice http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Real-Estate-Advice/560223/ I recently put 1/2 down on a home that after the home inspection I decided I didn't want to go through with it because I have real concern about the quality of the craftsmanship of the work being done in the home. Although the seller agreed to make the changes I am just not comfortable being in the home and choose not to go forward with the process.<br/><br/>Will I loose my 1/2 of the down payment?&nbsp; Is there a way I can get out of the deal now without penalty.<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Real-Estate-Advice/560223/ 2014-09-22T18:26:00Z Need real estate lawyer http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-real-estate-lawyer/558300/ Hi,&nbsp;<br/><br/>I am about to purchase a foreclosed property at 07306, Jersey city, NJ. Need a real estate lawyer who can assist me with this and is very well versed with the laws related to foreclosed ( bank owned).&nbsp;<br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-real-estate-lawyer/558300/ 2014-09-07T15:15:00Z what taxes i recieve owning a home,how much for a $300,000 home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-taxes-i-recieve-owning-a-home-how-much-for-a-300-000-home/558746/ 6 replies Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-taxes-i-recieve-owning-a-home-how-much-for-a-300-000-home/558746/ 2014-09-10T18:12:00Z (Moved): Less than 20% Down on Single Family for Investment http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Less-than-20-Down-on-Single-Family-for-Investment/547331/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Less-than-20-Down-on-Single-Family-for-Investment/547330/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Less-than-20-Down-on-Single-Family-for-Investment/547330/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Less-than-20-Down-on-Single-Family-for-Investment/547331/ 2014-06-26T16:18:00Z 1 apt in a multifamily home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/1-apt-in-a-multifamily-home/545312/ Can we buy 1 unit ( apartment ) in a 3 family home which is currently vacant. There is no condo association in the multifamily home ?<br/><br/>Also what are the things I should check from city requirements perspective when buying a unit in a multi family home ?<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/1-apt-in-a-multifamily-home/545312/ 2014-06-12T23:25:00Z Oil tank contamination clean-up cost http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Oil-tank-contamination-clean-up-cost/538335/ Hi there,<br/><br/>Do you have experience and the cost of oil tank&nbsp;contamination clean-up in North New Jersey? If you prefer, you can email me at puzey@yahoo.com. If you have any good clean-up company to recommend, please do so too. Thanks in advance!<br/><br/>I am in the process of clean-up the oil tank&nbsp;contamination, and would like to have a reference regarding the cost.<br/><br/>Thanks,<br/>Ben<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Oil-tank-contamination-clean-up-cost/538335/ 2014-04-28T14:50:00Z Discrepancy between Tax Records and Listing Info http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Discrepancy-between-Tax-Records-and-Listing-Info/534605/ Hi, I'm about to submit an offer to a multi-family property in Hudson County, NJ. The listing info reflects 2 family but the property tax record (http://www.hudsoncountytax.com) says it's 3U (which I suppose means 3 units). When I viewed the property, it has 3 levels (no basement) with a unit on each floor. The first floor unit has full bath but it's obvious that the previous owner removed the kitchen (the stove hood still present and the markings of the cabinets/sink are clearly visible). The units on the 2nd and 3rd floor are fine. I want to buy a 3-family property but this info discrepancy holds me back. Which is more accurate, the listing info or the tax website? What should I do? Anyone knowledgeable, please advise. Thanks in advance<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Discrepancy-between-Tax-Records-and-Listing-Info/534605/ 2014-03-31T23:03:00Z Auction.com property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Auction-com-property/533090/ I am interested in bidding for a property on auction.com in NJ. I am being told that according to NJ laws, the buyer is entitled to attorney review and inspection. The property is sold as is. I am trying to understand and make sure that I will have the opportunity to have an inspection and will have the option to walk away (without any penalty) if there are any major surprise coming in from inspection. Please advice.Listing agent is not sure.<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Auction-com-property/533090/ 2014-03-20T18:02:00Z Do I need a broker to view homes listed on Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-need-a-broker-to-view-homes-listed-on-Zillow/475155/ 9 replies Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-need-a-broker-to-view-homes-listed-on-Zillow/475155/ 2013-01-20T23:33:00Z Would someone be able to tell me how much a condo in Jersey City is actually worth vs listed price http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-someone-be-able-to-tell-me-how-much-a-condo-in-Jersey-City-is-actually-worth-vs-listed-price/529593/ 2 replies Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-someone-be-able-to-tell-me-how-much-a-condo-in-Jersey-City-is-actually-worth-vs-listed-price/529593/ 2014-02-23T13:09:00Z I need square footage for 1 family house 221 union street jersey city new jersey http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-square-footage-for-1-family-house-221-union-street-jersey-city-new-jersey/529508/ I need information regarding the square footage for one family house address 221 Union Street Jersey City New jersey<br \><br \>0 replies Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-square-footage-for-1-family-house-221-union-street-jersey-city-new-jersey/529508/ 2014-02-22T17:08:00Z how and where can i cheak prices for renovation and price for kitchens and bath room? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-and-where-can-i-cheak-prices-for-renovation-and-price-for-kitchens-and-bath-room/514899/ i need to full renovated my old property that i just buy.<br/>do you know whats are the prices in jersey city fore the hole renovation?<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-and-where-can-i-cheak-prices-for-renovation-and-price-for-kitchens-and-bath-room/514899/ 2013-10-11T10:14:00Z Location, Location, Location !! - Jersey City http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Location-Location-Location-Jersey-City/514244/ Hi,<br/><br/>I am hoping to get some expert advice from the knowledgeable crowd here. Everyone says the 3 most important things about buying a home is Location, Location &amp; Location. How would you rate the following Jerseu City Condo buildings based on this measure:&nbsp;<br/><br/>Shore Club,<br/>Trump,<br/>A Condo<br/>Mandalay,<br/>Portofino,<br/>James Monroe,<br/>Washington Commons,<br/>Gulls Cove,<br/>Fultons Landing,<br/>Waldo Lofts,<br/>77 Hudson,<br/><br/>Thank you all for your expert advice. This is a generic question that does not need buyer's preference and should help all home buyers in this area.<br/><br/>Thanks again !<br/><br/><br/><br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 05 Oct 2013 14:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Location-Location-Location-Jersey-City/514244/ 2013-10-05T14:24:00Z What is the best area to purchase a Multifamily in Jersey City (or other areas of Hudson)? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-area-to-purchase-a-Multifamily-in-Jersey-City-or-other-areas-of-Hudson/479425/ <p>Ideally, looking for a 3-4 unit with a budget up to $400,000.&nbsp; Also, what are you thoughts on the Heights Section?&nbsp; Thank you!&nbsp;</p><br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-area-to-purchase-a-Multifamily-in-Jersey-City-or-other-areas-of-Hudson/479425/ 2013-02-20T15:07:00Z should i rent out a house or should i just flip it http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/should-i-rent-out-a-house-or-should-i-just-flip-it/502358/ i have been hearing a lot about renting out a house or just flipping a house to make money. i do have a real estate agent in my family that i spoke to about the idea and they told me to go for it. i just have to have a good job and i really need to fix my credit. i just want to know how should i go about starting out the process. this is something i would like to do in the next 2 years, i know that with either renting out or flipping i will make money. i would like to start in my home state which is nj to see how it goes and then go from there. right now i am just in the learning process feeding off the information i receive about flipping or renting out a property.so please any tips information would be great<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/should-i-rent-out-a-house-or-should-i-just-flip-it/502358/ 2013-07-17T18:36:00Z thinking of investing into real estate in the next 2 years http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/thinking-of-investing-into-real-estate-in-the-next-2-years/502548/ within the next couple of months i will be getting into my career...i will be able to fix my credit which i know is a key thing along with having some type of money saved up in the bank..what i am trying to say is i would like to get into flipping or renting houses for fun and to get some extra cash while i still have my regular job...if any one has start up tips for me like where can i get a loan for both the mortgage and the renovation if i should use a property management company since i dont think i would be a good landlord lol....... the house that i would be looking into are foreclosed homes in good areas where i can either flip or lease out and i would like to start by looking in nj i know there will still be foreclosed homes in nj in the next two years so i know i still have time ....thank you all in advance<br \><br \>8 replies Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/thinking-of-investing-into-real-estate-in-the-next-2-years/502548/ 2013-07-18T21:30:00Z Sellers delay closings. What options do we have? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sellers-delay-closings-What-options-do-we-have/480768/ We are supposed to close tomorrow, 3/1, but 2 days ago sellers informed us that they need to extend by 2 weeks due to issues in their purchase of another home in CT. They have not even started packing at the time they informed us which means that they have known about delaying for a while but did not tell us until 2 days ago! we will incur fee to extend rate lock and other complications in our schedule. I would like to know how long sellers can delay closing. Can legal actions be brought against sellers if they don't exercise reasonably good faith in meeting closing deadline? If they refuse to bear the cost associated with delayed closing, what can we do? THere are no languages about conditional causes in our contract. Thanks a lot!<br \><br \>9 replies Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sellers-delay-closings-What-options-do-we-have/480768/ 2013-02-28T21:14:00Z I m interested in particular house, however it is being sold with tenant..what to do? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-m-interested-in-particular-house-however-it-is-being-sold-with-tenant-what-to-do/480597/ 7 replies Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-m-interested-in-particular-house-however-it-is-being-sold-with-tenant-what-to-do/480597/ 2013-02-27T20:36:00Z (Moved): What is the possibility of getting a mortgage with a credit score of 600? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-What-is-the-possibility-of-getting-a-mortgage-with-a-credit-score-of-600/487097/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-possibility-of-getting-a-mortgage-with-a-credit-score-of-600/487081/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-possibility-of-getting-a-mortgage-with-a-credit-score-of-600/487081/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-What-is-the-possibility-of-getting-a-mortgage-with-a-credit-score-of-600/487097/ 2013-04-09T18:24:00Z