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Re: Plumber?
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Thanks jcneighbor!

You basically described my last two experiences with him. He yells at his poor assistant in such a degrading way, it's almost painful to watch. I'm ready for a new plumber so I'll give Charles a call.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2015/7/8 19:09
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Re: Plumber?
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Byron used to be my plumber but after two bad jobs that he never came back to fix, I have to switch. Does anyone have a plumber recommendation other than Byron?

(To be fair to Byron, he responds quickly, price is fair)

Posted on: 2015/7/8 12:14
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Re: What are my rights with my rental lease?
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It sounds a little fishy that the landlord is making you pay for something that's a structural issue (or even HVAC).

That said, I have a few houses where the lease says (lawyer approved) something like the tenant is responsible for anything less than $10 dollars to repair. And encourages them to call me or a list of approved contractors to deal with the rest.

The $10 thing is just to prevent some high maintenance tenants calling due to a broken lightbulb or some random AA battery.

Posted on: 2015/4/23 14:26
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Re: My Friend is Seeking a 1-Bedroom for $1000 in Hudson Co.
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That's amazing. It's one way to insure you'll never get a better class of tenant than the ones that already live in the neighborhood! I guess that's what makes me a gentrifier.

Not too long ago someone being on the internet at all was a decent filter for getting better tenants. That's why I stopped advertising in the papers.


Never thought of it that way, but I guess that makes me a gentrifier too. I only advertise online. Although, I make it a point to be very honest about the neighborhood, parking (sucks!), and commute etc. The old ad's used to attract some fancy NYC-UES types who've never set foot in Jersey City much less know the diff between Downtown, Greenville, and the Heights. Eeeek!
Now I make sure to re-describe the exact place and the neighborhood on the first pre-screen call to make sure that no one wastes their time.

I do like the Hoboken-to-Heights spill over though, and same with Exchange Place along the Lightrail line.

Posted on: 2015/4/23 13:42
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Re: JSQ Apt Rental
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Try craigslist. I rented out a 2bedroom in JSQ in literally 24hours to what looks like a good tenant.

Probably under priced it a bit, but I'll have to deal.

I've never had much luck with broker's renting out the apt's for me. They don't seem to care much about tenant quality.

Posted on: 2015/4/23 13:21
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Re: The Great Greenville Gathering
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Love it. Finally packing to move to Greenville (again!) so maybe I'll stop by!

Posted on: 2015/3/6 18:33
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Re: Any sandblasting contractor recommendations?
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Can I revive this 2 year old thread to see if there are any recommendations? All the sudden, I'm interested in this too.

Posted on: 2015/3/5 15:35
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Re: Do you recommend particular Roofer?
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Quote:

brewster wrote:
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bunny22 wrote:
Brewster, who are you using? I just read about an exterior building company in North Bergen called Hansen Brothers. They do roofs, windows and siding. They're PSE & G certified --whatever that means. But I haven't heard any reviews of them...just stumbled upon their website...Anyone out there have experiences to share?


I'm going to hold off referring them until the job is done.


brewster,
How did the job go?

Posted on: 2014/12/30 15:15
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Re: Buying an apt with tenant in place
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+1 on have it be delivered vacant at closing. seller's responsibility. you don't want to get stuck in landlord-tenant situation when you just want to live there yourself. takes a while and a whole lot of hassle to kick a tenant out once he is "yours".

Posted on: 2014/9/3 2:46
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Re: New Asian Market
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LOVE THIS. Just buying a house there right now, and I'm pretty excited.

Posted on: 2014/8/21 22:58
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Re: Short Sale / Foreclosure Realtor Recommendations?
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Can you re-confirm link? It's going to an error page for me.

Posted on: 2014/7/21 17:38
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Re: Short Sale / Foreclosure Realtor Recommendations?
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user1111, any pointers? I'm finding that a lot of the realtors don't want to deal with the commission of a cheap short sale/foreclosure especially during summer time.

Posted on: 2014/7/21 13:31
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Short Sale / Foreclosure Realtor Recommendations?
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Hi,

Does anyone have a good realtor that they recommend who's willing to do short sales and foreclosures?

I don't know what's happening with my regular realtor but she seems rather MIA this season due to personal issues/out of the country.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! It seems that during the summer season a lot of the folks are busy with rentals...

Cheers.

Posted on: 2014/7/18 18:17
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Re: New Heights Eatery
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yeah, they make good food but i wouldn't call them business savvy at all.

i knew they'd be in a little trouble when i first went in and everything was so nice, menu (nice and thick paper $$$), a lot of items on the menu. a lot of money spent on cosmetic stuff, but no marketing as if people are going to just wonder in (it's on Summit too, not on Central).

like heights said, breakfast menu but aren't open during breakfast time, unpredictability in timing, and also long time in cooking. almost like they were trying to do too much all at once and had to learn the hard way.

for those of you that want to visit soon. do it not this week because their AC is broken. Order take out instead, call ahead. stuffed cabbage, the beet soup, a lot of things are delicious.


Posted on: 2013/7/2 21:39
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Re: New Heights Eatery
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Just went again today. Pretty sad news is that business seems to be struggling a little due to low turnout.

I think the bottom line is that they are delicious, authentic, and offer a new flavor to the heights that we haven't had in a while.

It's sad because it just needs more marketing. (like posting at the polish store on Central, which they haven't done yet)

I, for one, will be posting a good review (based on food) on yelp:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/mamas-cuisine-jersey-city

If people have had their food and like it, I encourage you to support this place by posting a review as well.

Hope they survive!

Posted on: 2013/7/2 19:03
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Re: Property values in the Heights (post Sandy)
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So glad you like it!

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marullos88 wrote:
Hello!

I?m new and wanted to chip in. I?m almost afraid to post, but here goes. A few months ago my husband I decided to leave Hoboken in order to pay less rent, be able to travel more, and save up to buy a house. I started reading threads like this one (in fact, I read this one), and let me tell you, the naysayers are doing a great disservice to these neighborhoods and to the people who are considering them for whatever reason (money, space, etc.)

From the naysaying, I was afraid that if I left Hoboken I would be living in some horrible dump in a crime ridden dirty place, and doubling my commuting time to NYC. I was wondering if our only choice was to continue letting our money go down the rent drain to avoid such a horrible fate. Omg, I feel like a fool! I lived 4 blocks from the Heights for years and had never visited. So we did, we walked over, took the elevator, and voila! What a nice, normal neighborhood! And yes, each area in the Heights is different, but it was great to see with my own eyes how quiet and normal many of its areas are. Because that?s the thing, many parts of the Heights are just normal neighborhoods. It?s true, no coffee shops or fancy lounges, but the middle class suburb I grew up didn?t have these things! Neither did my husband?s small town in upstate NY. We have access to those things in NYC, where we both work, so it?s not the end of the world. And we can walk/bike/bus/train it to Hobo.
Also, I checked crime stats and for the last 2 years The Heights has had half the crime in twice the geographical area when compared to Hoboken.
And, my commute is exactly the same! 40 minutes door to door to the W Village.
We had dinner out the other day for $20? what?! I was giddy with disbelief.
So yes, we can?t afford the lifestyle we want in Hobo, but that?s ok! We are very happy in the Heights! We are now between Europe or Asia for our next trip this year

Posted on: 2013/5/8 18:37
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Re: Local Rental Scam you should know about
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brewster wrote:
I had a hysterical call yesterday about a craigslist listing. After admitting she wasn't actually looking at my ad but was looking at something she "emailed to herself", she says "where's the rent, it just says heights, is this a scam, are you a scammer?", when I laugh she hangs up not even listening.

I think I'm with the "low price gets low-life" crowd. I'm having a hell of a time getting someone who actually makes a living.


Yeah, this year I'm having a harder time than usual too. Luckily I'm all filled up now with good tenants, but it was a harder journey than normal.

Posted on: 2013/4/26 17:31
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Re: Wood Floor Repair - Not Refinish/Sanding
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Not really yet. Seems like folks want to do full installs, still having a hard time finding someone to do repairs. Can you share?

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Yardl3y wrote:
did you find someone for this? I have a guy who did the same to my home with great results.

Posted on: 2013/4/26 17:16
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Re: 2013 Jersey City Pet Owner's Day Clinics **SAVE THE DATE**
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Went last weekend to City Hall for this. It was much better than last year I thought (but I had the 3 year license - which is totally worth it). It is a great program overall, and I'm glad I live in Jersey City for this.

Going again this Sunday to Pershing Field for the other animal in the house.

Posted on: 2013/4/24 16:15
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Re: Local Rental Scam you should know about
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my property's identity was stolen. they contacted me via other methods via my company - which also had the same listing in place. so it was by luck that i found out!

they said something like "but you said on craigslist that it was for $850?" and i said "what craigslist?"

Posted on: 2013/4/24 16:02
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Re: Local Rental Scam you should know about
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just last week the scammers actually "stole the identity" of a few of my properties, pictures, and description and everything and posted on craigslist for a cheaper (REALLY cheap) price for exactly this reason. I had to get all my friends to flag it and bring it down, but not before a few folks contacted me about the ad saying "is it still available for $850?"

shady!

Posted on: 2013/4/24 15:34
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Re: JC 2013 Responsible Pet Owners Rewards Card
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Can't wait!

Posted on: 2013/4/8 15:19
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Wood Floor Repair - Not Refinish/Sanding
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Hi,

I need to get a chunk of an old wood floor replaced (but not the whole floor). 5-10 "planks".

Does anyone have a recommended contractor to do this?

Because it's an old house, it looks like it doesn't have a subfloor at all so this wood is all I've got. I don't want to sand it.

Seems like there are a lot of refinishers out there and installers, but I'm having a hard time finding a repairman...

Thanks in advance,
Grif.

Posted on: 2013/4/8 14:03
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Re: JC Unleashed Pet resorts, any reviews?
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pattyb wrote:

I love this idea! We could operate it like babysitting clubs, where you meet once a month for dogs to play. You get an idea which people and dogs get along. After a few doggie play groups, we aren't strangers anymore! I am leaving my dog at K9dergarten for a second 10 day stay and it is soooo expensive! My dog seems to love it there, and I'm happy with their care, but such an added expense when you have to go away.

"what we should have (if you have trust in JC strangers) is to have a dogsitting club. as a dog owner myself, 1 extra dog for a week makes almost no difference in my daily tasks. saves the other a good fortune and hope that the favor is returned when you need a hand.

maybe i have too much faith and am insane."


Looks like people are taking to the idea. It's been on my wish list for a while now. Let us think on it - key is implementation/logistics. Meetup or etc etc. Anyone has a idea of how to set it up?

Posted on: 2013/3/15 20:34
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses recruiting in the PATH station
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JamesBeard wrote:
Does anybody else find it odd that PATH allows Jehovah's Witness people to recruit inside the station?


never even thought about it. They do it in NYC MTA too. Seems pretty harmless to me (they seem so put together), at least they don't shout the bible out loud the whole time. I don't find them that pushy at all.

More power to them!

Posted on: 2013/3/14 22:07
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Re: NJ Bad Tenant List?
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Quote:

Magnus wrote:
The critical thing in background checks is prior evictions or court actions related to housing. Credit history not so much. Most people with lousy credit still know to pay their rent first.


Yeah agree on that. And truth be told, i'd rather get rent paid 1-2 days late instead of a bunch of troublemakers calling about q-tips in the toilet everyday.

Posted on: 2013/3/14 15:52
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Re: JC Unleashed Pet resorts, any reviews?
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Quote:

user1111 wrote:
Quote:

clayton wrote:
Our dog attends daycare there a few days a week and we really like it... He always comes home tired at the end of the day. Haven't used the boarding.

There's also this new daycare (with boarding also) that just opened, haven't heard any reviews yet though: http://clubbarks.com/


Thanks for the tip, Everyone I emailed on fb seems to love the service at Unleash. I am not familiar with club barks, but I will check it out, I had no idea to board two dogs would be more than my plane ticket. LOL


what we should have (if you have trust in JC strangers) is to have a dogsitting club. as a dog owner myself, 1 extra dog for a week makes almost no difference in my daily tasks. saves the other a good fortune and hope that the favor is returned when you need a hand.

maybe i have too much faith and am insane.

Posted on: 2013/3/14 15:29
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Re: NJ Bad Tenant List?
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yeah, i definitely do the credit check etc background check, landlord reference.

but in the past, i've gotten caught up in "pays the bill on time=good tenant". which is true most of the time.

what i can't catch sometimes (even via landlord reference because say if the current landlord wants to get rid of them) is all the other factors like sending a billion emails about a tiny scratch in the window screen they made themselves, calling daily about plumbing issues because they flush q-tips down the toilet, etc. you can send a notice to cease and they stop that particular behavior but begin another behavior that's clearly against the lease. but somehow it doesn't get past the "notice to cease" to eviction level. I got burnt on that on my very first rental few years ago. they say you never forget your first... i wished there was something like 3 strikes and you are out type of deal instead of constant flow of notice to cease.
they pay on time, but the cost of sending a contractor out everytime and come back with non-issue is also a giant pain in the arse.

i guess i'm still trying to somehow find ways to prevent that type of tenant.

have you guys had issue with the latter type?

Posted on: 2013/3/14 15:26
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NJ Bad Tenant List?
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Just out of curiosity. Is there such a thing as tenant blacklists in NJ?

I keep hearing fellow landlords talk about it in NY, about how Tenant Fair Chance Act kinda of put a stop to it in NY (at least the selling of it).

But everytime I google search it's "new york new york new york" with no mention of NJ.

Just curious to see if such list existed or database existed in NJ? Is it a real thing?

I'm certainly not going to put anyone on it, was just curious to see if any of my previous bad tenants were on it.

Posted on: 2013/3/14 13:19
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Re: JC landlord registration?
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Sorry, I have the dumbest question.

What's the difference between Landlord Registration Form
and Landlord Registration Statement Form?

Landlord Registration Form

vs
Landlord Registration Statement Form

I've filled out one but not the other, just wanted to make sure here...

Both for Jersey City - quite different.

Posted on: 2013/3/14 13:08
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