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Re: Oil Tank - How do I find out if property has one?
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It nuts bc the actual removal and soil replacement is rather quick. However, the red tape with the state of NJ is what holds it up (in our case, although we were able to side step it and move in). We are still waiting for an NFA letter, which takes upwards of 3 to 4 months.

Posted on: 2014/7/23 18:13
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Re: Oil Tank - How do I find out if property has one?
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We fell in love with our house, put a bid on it, and during the home inspection the oil tank situation came up. The owner said they would take care of it, even convert to natural gas. We were thrilled. However, when the cost came up, their tune changed. We went back and forth and they eventually ended up getting the contaminated tank/soil out, and put a new tank put in our basement.

It is in their best interest to remove it, but it's a gamble, bc you have no idea how much contamination there really is, and therefore the costs can realistically be upwards of $100K. You can research some horror stories, there are plenty out there. If you really want the house (like we did) and you are prepared for anything that may pop up, wait it out. It could have been a deal breaker, and we closed 1 day before our actual moving day, so it was stressful as hell. We are happy we waited it out, as this house is our dream home.

Posted on: 2014/7/23 18:00
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Re: Oil Tank - How do I find out if property has one?
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I agree w/ user1111. Get a sweep done. We knew there was an oil tank on our property, and the previous owner had the soil tested before we moved in. We are in GV and the house was built in 1890. Prior to the removal, the tank had only minimal contamination according to the reports. After it was removed (tank was partially in our driveway beside the house) however, more contamination was discovered and delayed our closing. Thankfully, the contaminated soil was taken out and virgin soil put back in only two days. We didn't have to pay for it, but if you do, it's not cheap either way.

Posted on: 2014/7/23 17:25
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Re: Cars blocking your driveway
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Put a sign up, and so far it has worked like a champ. Fingers crossed it stays that way.

Posted on: 2014/7/10 12:17
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Re: Cars blocking your driveway
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Thanks for the tip. I'm also wondering if there is a way to get the curbs painted yellow (can we just do it?) so people parking know not to park there? I'm sure it wouldn't matter, the parking over here is dodgy to say the least. My welcome to the neighborhood when we were having some work done in our driveway and I had to park on the street briefly was a car running over the curb to take my spot. Other than that, the neighbors have been cool.

Posted on: 2014/7/7 18:56
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Cars blocking your driveway
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Well, we are here in Greenville just over a week and finally settled in. Our block is pretty quiet here (besides July 4th), but I have a question for home owners with a driveway. If someone is blocking your driveway, what kind of recourse do you have? I've had multiple incidents of vehicles partially blocking my driveway because they wanted to squeeze in a spot too small for their car. I've been able to get out, but I don't want to have this happen all the time. I have some thoughts, but not sure what to do. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Posted on: 2014/7/7 18:24
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Re: Marketing/ Creative Agencies in Jersey City
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I do digital marketing and new media promotions.

Posted on: 2014/6/1 15:52
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Re: Bergen Lafayette?
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Is that the huge house with a mother in law suite aka kitchen as soon as you walk in? When we saw it it still needed a lot of work to be finished. It was gigantic though.

Posted on: 2014/5/31 1:18
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Re: Marketing/ Creative Agencies in Jersey City
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Appreciate the Manhattan suggestion. Looking specifically in JC at the moment and in NYC as well. I wanted to see what JC had to offer besides financial companies. Cheers-

Posted on: 2014/5/31 1:16
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Re: Marketing/ Creative Agencies in Jersey City
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Great start..I will definitely check it out. Thx!

Posted on: 2014/5/30 19:42
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Marketing/ Creative Agencies in Jersey City
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Making the move from BK to JC within the next month and am wondering if anyone knows of any Creative/ Marketing agencies or firms located in JC? I've been freelancing in BK for the last few years, but would love to connect with JC firms prior to moving in. Thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2014/5/30 16:32
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Re: Moving to Greenville
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That's great to hear. It takes a joint effort from local government and the community to make it a better place as well as people who believe in the area to help make a difference. That's a positive sign.

Posted on: 2014/5/19 17:56
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Re: Moving to Greenville
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I actually heard about that from a long time resident. That's nuts! Hopefully those days are behind?...

Posted on: 2014/5/19 17:47
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Re: Moving to Greenville
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A great example of what I'm speaking on.

Posted on: 2014/5/19 17:41
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Re: Moving to Greenville
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For us, it's all about JC when we move. Brooklyn was cool, but we really felt no sense of community here. We are getting out out bc real estate prices were way out of reach (we saw a fixer upper in Sunset Park for close to a million dollars) and we want a bigger space for our kids. I welcome a place that has some character, and look forward to exploring all JC has to offer. I've heard nothing bad about JC from friends who live here, and other than bad blocks here and there, that makes our decision to move out of BK a solid one. We will have to see when we get there and get day to day life going on. Thanks again-

Posted on: 2014/5/19 16:39
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Re: Moving to Greenville
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Appreciate all the feedback. We don't have to worry about parking as we have a driveway, and are looking forward to getting involved with some of the organizations/ meetings that were mentioned in this thread. I guess whether to say GV is "up and coming" is debatable according to the board, but the woman we bought our house from said she lived there for 30 years and had no problems. She said it was a lovely pocket of JC. All in all, for the proximity to NYC and the fact our kids will have a yard and we will have a space of our own that is about 5x the size of what we pay in BK far outweighs some of the issues we might encounter here in BK or other areas getting redeveloped. Maybe GV has a bad rep, but we are willing to take a chance. Thanks again for the input.

Posted on: 2014/5/19 13:51
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Re: Moving to Greenville
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We are well aware of what has happened there in the past. I have a lot of friends who live in JC, who never have one bad word to say about living here. After speaking with them, they gave us a heads up, and we fell in love with our house. I love the fact that there is a city feel, lots of arts, and our proximity to Liberty State Park. All a plus. We are really looking forward to settling in and enjoying what JC has to offer. Thanks for your input. Much appreciated.

Posted on: 2014/5/16 0:25
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Re: Moving to Greenville
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We know what we were in for?.I want a local's perspective. I've been lurking on here since we were looking all over JC. We've lived in "up and coming" neighborhoods before, so just want to know what this board has to say.

Posted on: 2014/5/15 23:02
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Moving to Greenville
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My wife and I are closing on our house in less than 3 weeks. We are close to the Danforth Station, and I wanted to reach out to see what you guys have to say about the neighborhood. We've done a lot of research and know some of the good and the bad. The lady we bought from was a resident of 30 years who raised children and said it as a lovely little pocket of Jersey City. We have kids, and are aware of the school situation, and are looking to put the kids in private school. What goes on in Greenville? Anything in particular we need to know about the neighborhood? We are relocating from Brooklyn and fell in love with JC. Any input is welcome, and we look forward to being part of the community.

Posted on: 2014/5/15 22:42
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