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Re: 1BR vs 2BR vs 3BR on $/sq ft
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Can't get that report to load but any idea what the sq ft prices are in these places for 1 and 2BR?

Posted on: 2015/7/23 13:24
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1BR vs 2BR vs 3BR on $/sq ft
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Curious what the current DTJC condo market looks like in terms of 1, 2 and 3BR. A few years ago 1BRs, assuming in the same building and similar finishes, were about 15-20% higher on a $ per sq ft basis compared to 2BR units. Is that premium still true or do you think there is more demand now for larger condos? Hard to even find 3BRs so maybe just comparing 1 and 2 bedroom units is better. Just curious what people are seeing.

Thanks

Posted on: 2015/7/22 8:19
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Re: Tailor - alterations
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What's ballpark pricing for Decarlos? Do they ever run 3 for XX specials on shirts or offer any kind of pants/suits bundles? I know some of the M2M tailors can charge 70-100 for shirts and 150-200 for pants, so I'm assuming he'd be slightly higher?

Posted on: 2015/4/26 19:26
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Re: Smoke Damage to Rental Apartment
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If you are halfway comfortable processing a claim avoid this adjusters. They just want s cut of your claim. Call your insurance company tomorrow morning and find out their process. Sound like you did the right things by taking pics and alerting them. I'd avoid hiring anyone at this point, just easier to run it through your insurance. Obviously notify the owners of the unit, because your insurance probably only covers your personal items. The owner's insurance may be able to cover your own items, avoiding a deductible, but I'm not 100% sure about that. Smoke damage sucks though, good luck.

Posted on: 2015/3/1 20:51
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Re: daycare feedback & recommendations
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Thanks N00b

Posted on: 2015/2/8 9:24
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Re: daycare feedback & recommendations
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Does anyone know tuition cost for the River School? Do any of these daycare options have a sick room or some kind of backup for sick kids?

Posted on: 2015/2/7 9:17
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Dairy Coop?
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Looking for a place to buy non ultra heat pasturized heavy cream. Not really interested in raw milk, but want a cream with a little more flavor for butter making. Any dairy co-ops or stores that sell this? Thanks

Posted on: 2014/12/14 18:52
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Re: Package thief on Varick St
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Yes, apparently they followed the guys after receiving the video I sent them. Didn't take the thieves long to steal a few more packages, so they were caught red handed. Detective Lopez at the 7th St Precint should be able to help if you suspect your stuff was taken. He did mention a sweater being stolen too.

Posted on: 2014/12/12 13:49
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Re: basketball gyms in JC
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$27 an hour is a great rate. I'd definitely be interested in some pick up ball. Let me know if you can round up a few guys. How is the court btw?

Posted on: 2014/12/11 20:44
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Re: Package thief on Varick St
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I thought about something similar to the poop trap but opted for a less interesting decoy package and camera setup this morning. Got the 2 guys on video walking by, quickly returning and opening our gate. They took the package and walked right out. I was watching it live from my cell phone. Called JCPD and emailed the detective a few short videos and some still photos. PD alerted patrols and they got the guys within 3 hours. Looks like they even got someone else's sweater during the day.

Overall, impressed by JCPD and hope we don't have to worry about our mail for a while.

Posted on: 2014/12/11 14:45
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Re: Package thief on Varick St
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Well they got another one today. Amazon told UPS to require a signature, they decided not to, and left it outside around noon. Came home to an open gate and no package. Luckily Amazon keeps replacing the item, but some thief has 3 of my same items already.

Posted on: 2014/12/10 20:01
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Re: Package thief on Varick St
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So I tried the My UPS and Fedex services but since we just moved we can't get access to control deliveries. You need to have been in the residence for 90 days. Bad timing with Xmas around the corner and trying to do a lot of online shopping.

I will set up a camera, but I don't think it'll deter them. And if they still take my stuff, a video of the perp doesn't bring it back.

Does anyone use the deli on varick and Columbus as a pick up? I'll stop in and ask them, but I hate imposing on a small business.

Posted on: 2014/12/9 12:33
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Re: Package thief on Varick St
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I've tried using the pick up centers but it's not guaranteed to be held there. Communication with the drivers is questionable unless the sender immediately makes the request, which you can't do from Amazon.

It's a private residence so USPS only had access to a mail slot, no way to get them into the lobby without giving the mailman my house keys.


Posted on: 2014/12/9 11:02
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Package thief on Varick St
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In the last few weeks 3 packages on 3 separate deliveries have disappeared on Varick near Montgomery. It's hard to get delivery services to require signatures for all deliveries or always hold items for pickup, so I'm hoping somebody has some advice.

As for the thief, not sure what I can do. The boxes are being left outside, I presume in the open, on top of the steps or behind a plant somewhere. Set up a trap sting operation? Worth calling the cops?

Thanks

Posted on: 2014/12/9 8:39
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Re: Looking for parking near Dixon Mills
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Thanks, I'm actually closer to Montgomery, but that isn't too far away. Surprised more people at Dixon don't rent their spaces.

Posted on: 2014/9/15 16:33
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Re: Looking for parking near Dixon Mills
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I'm not a resident so I don't have access to the building link. I was hoping someone there was looking to rent to a neighbor. I live a block away and wanted off street parking.

Does the mgmt company monitor every car on the lot?

Posted on: 2014/9/15 9:38
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Looking for parking near Dixon Mills
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Anyone know if there are any parking spaces for rent at or near Dixon Mills? Thanks

Posted on: 2014/9/14 15:12
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Flooding around Grove St between Grand and York
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Hi, I'm looking to rent a garden apartment in this area but am concerned about potential flooding problems on this street. I was here for Sandy so I know how bad that street was hit but how is it in more normal heavy rain conditions. This is a ground floor unit in the middle of the block on the west side of Jersey Ave.

Any other concerns about this location? Is that church on the corner pretty loud? Any updates on opening Grove St and putting up new buildings along Grand st?

Thank you

Posted on: 2014/8/30 7:51
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Re: Graffiti at 71 Bright St
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If it were my property, I'd gladly do it myself but who wants the liability of having me climb up on a roof with a spray can? If we have a city department for these issues why is it so hard to get them to clean it up? I'd also love to paint new stop sign lines at jersey and York but I'm sure that would cause more harm than good. Who would be next up the chain after Candice to get a response on this?

Posted on: 2014/6/19 8:07
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Graffiti at 71 Bright St
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There is graffiti along the top sidewall of 71 Bright St that I've reported to the incineration authority numerous times. I've also followed up with councilwoman Osborne, but nothing has been done. Any advice on what other steps I can take to get this small area cleaned up?

Posted on: 2014/6/18 17:26
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Re: Combining 2 condo units
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Quote:

JoeGee wrote:
First Home Depot out sources to contractors that bid on your job... might as well find a reputable in town contractor that knows how this town "operates." A girl in Weehawkin went that route and was unable to get clearance and close the walls to her bathroom for over a month.

Second this has always been my goal, they are hard to find. This would cost at least 500k for the two units, if they needed to total gut work. The construction will cost you between 80-120k. Right there you are looking at 600k altogether. The best way to do this, would to buy one, lease it for a year, than purchase the other one to live in. You will be able to secure the second loan because the bank will take into consideration the other unit is occupied. The only problem is that the second mortgage will be higher. Once this is all done, you can start getting the paper work done. If you find a property that is in the vacant stages in the area, please feel free to share. This might be the only way it can be done, and if over 50 percent of the owners of the condo units would like to do this, the bylaws would allow it. Feel free to pm me.

Joe


Thanks for the reply Joe. Well we already own 1 so with the adjacent apt available the opportunity has presented itself. Pretty basic combo, no need to gut, so I'm thinking 50-75k should be enough to update 1 bathroom, demo a kitchen and open up 2 walls and refinish all of the floors. I'd end up with a 1700 sq ft 3 BR with all in cost of just under 800k or in the $440 per sq ft area. Seems reasonable when I look at 3 BR comps in the neighborhood but really hard to know if it's comparable until it's all done.

Posted on: 2014/5/29 13:41
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Re: Combining 2 condo units
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Quote:

corybraiterman wrote:
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scrappe7 wrote:

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corybraiterman wrote:
Home Depot has a service for this.


LOL - I wouldn't trust them to hang a picture.



i mean, it isn't as if they aren't a multi billion dollar corp and do this kind of 3rd party contracting daily across the country. but shrug, go with whomever you like.

ps, if you thought i meant a bunch of retail kids would show up at your house in aprons and do this, you're mildly retarded. they work with contractors.


Relax Cory, no need to show off your own ignorance. Of course I know HD doesn't use cashiers and stock boys for work but as a large corp they are nothing but a middleman for other contractors that can range anywhere in quality. It would be the same as picking randomly from the yellow pages. I'm looking for someone with experience in this type of work to handle the permits, design and build out.


Posted on: 2014/5/29 10:21
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Re: Combining 2 condo units
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Quote:

corybraiterman wrote:
Home Depot has a service for this.


LOL - I wouldn't trust them to hang a picture.


Posted on: 2014/5/29 9:49
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Re: Combining 2 condo units
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Interesting I'll have to look at 135 Montgomery. I'd need the Association to approve the changes in the by laws but there is nothing structurally that should cause any issues.

Posted on: 2014/5/28 20:25
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Re: Combining 2 condo units
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Anyone out there combined apartments in JC? Curious how the permit process went and what the logistics were for the sale and mortgage.

Also, any contractor or designer recommendations would be helpful. Not too many options but I want to make sure we aren't missing anything in the potentially new layout.

Thx

Posted on: 2014/5/28 19:17
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Re: Combining 2 condo units
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Well here is what I've been told so far about those two issues.

Mortgage - most likely route is to get an investment property mortgage to start for the new property. Once sold I'd then have to change the master deed as we'd look to combine the units. A new primary mortgage would then have to be obtained for the combined mortgage.

Taxes - the assessed value is not likely to vary much on the combined units as the sq footage is still the same. The only real savings would be on combining utilities.

As for pricing, I've seen what i would view as comparable from the high 300s to 500 per sq ft. Pretty wide range for similar styled homes and building. That's what makes it tough, how can you tell where on the scale you should be based on a rendering.

It's a large enough swing that it means the difference between creating instant equity or being 200k in the hole.

Posted on: 2014/2/4 20:55
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Combining 2 condo units
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Looking for any advice and recommendations for converting 2 adjoining apartments in jersey city. Already spoke with a mortgage broker and lawyer but I'm looking for some help with a GC that could handle all of the issues and or someone to help with the design. It's 2 1BR units that could be turned into a 3BR.

Also, for anyone that's been looking in the 07302 area, how's the supply? Doesn't appear to be much and most 3BR units are only available in the high rise buildings. Trying to gauge what fair price/sq ft in an older building without all of the amenities would go for.

Any tips would be appreciated. Thx

Posted on: 2014/2/3 20:30
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Re: Unregistered vehicle ticket
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Thanks, never got a live person. Will try calling again tomorrow and if no luck head there in person. I would have expected a corner ticket too, but maybe Officer Sweetheart wanted to give me an out.

Posted on: 2013/3/12 19:49
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Unregistered vehicle ticket
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Received a parking ticket on Sunday for "unregistered vehicle" while the car was parked on the corner of Jersey and York. I just got the notice in the mail today. Here is the issue, the car is registered and has NJ plates on it. It has not expired. There is also a new JC parking sticker in the window.

Is there something I am missing? How else could they run the plates and it come back as unregistered? I'm on hold with the parking authority but we are now on the 24th minute.

Is this just a case of filling the quota? Anyone else get one of these?

Posted on: 2013/3/12 18:31
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Re: Need central air conditioning unit serviced...
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Based on the reviews here I called New England HVAC to inspect a noise issue we are having from all the compressors vibrating on the roof of our condo. The guy was 20 minutes late and never even bothered to come off the ladder. He held onto the ladder and said "Yep, i knew it, you won't want to do this." After 20 seconds of visual inspection he said it would cost 20k to move the units to different spots on the roof. Next he says "Well at least you had a f^&^#!n elevator" and climbs down and exits! Didn't even wait for me to climb down the ladder to get into the elevator. I was so turned off by his attitude that I didn't even bother to ask him to look at my individual A/C which needed repair.

As for maintenance of my individual unit I was able to get All Week HVAC to come out on the same day, although there was a $125 service charge. The tech was on time and said the fan motor was broken. Called the base and they came back with a quote of $875 plus tax. No way I was agreeing to that.

Got a hold of Bruce at BPM Designs after mistakingly calling a plumber who recommended Bruce. Showed up as scheduled a few hours later, very professional. Fixed a faulty wire for less than the service charge of All Weeks. AC is back to running fine and I'm a happy man. BPM by a landslide.

Posted on: 2012/7/9 18:15
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