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Re: Newark ave new lane marking near cemetary entrance
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I almost had a collision yesterday with someone speeding and ignoring the markers who all of a sudden appeared from the right in my blind spot. I have created a SeeClickFix issue which people can comment or vote on. Barriers or hatching may help, or a sign warning of new road layout, or they could get rid altogether.

Posted on: 2017/12/6 14:11
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Type in your address to see if your property is colored in, indicating it has been inspected. Obviously if it is colored in and you had no idea it had been inspected, that's bad and you should call the asinj company. For those of us not yet colored in, I was told to sit tight.


That's a TERRIBLE assumption. If anything, I think getting assessed sight unseen is perhaps the best possible scenario for a homeowner: if the assessment came in too low, you keep your mouth shut and enjoy the tax break. If it is accurate, then you just pay your tax bill when it shows up. And, if the estimate comes in too high, or even a little above what you think is correct, you can request an in-person inspection, or you can easily appeal when the notices with estimated levies come out. There is LITERALLY no downside to getting a blind revaluation, only potential upside.


I am not so sure. I did ask the appraiser about this. Although the inspection was brief he was assessing what heating system there was (ie central HVAC) whether there was parking and whether the kitchen and bathrooms had been renovated. I was told that if an inspection is not completed they will assume the answer to all their questions is "yes" and the assessment will be likely significantly over-inflated.


You obviously missed the part about being able to request an inspection after an estimate is disclosed. The process was clearly laid out earlier in this thread: if an in-person inspection can not be completed, they will leave a note and will attempt a second time. If during that second attempt they are not able to gain access, they will leave a note with an estimate of value. You can then request an interior inspection if you think the estimate is not accurate.

See the last paragraph of the last page of the brochure released by the company doing the inspections:

http://asinj.com/revaluation/docs/int ... evaluation%20Brochure.pdf



I missed nothing. I spoke to the inspector at length about this. They were not going to make a second attempt at my property for the others tenants. They leave a note for you to call and schedule an inspection (or just leave it, if preferred). Then an owner can appeal after they send the estimates out.

Posted on: 9/28 15:02
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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bodhipooh wrote:
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mrspigglewiggle wrote:
Type in your address to see if your property is colored in, indicating it has been inspected. Obviously if it is colored in and you had no idea it had been inspected, that's bad and you should call the asinj company. For those of us not yet colored in, I was told to sit tight.


That's a TERRIBLE assumption. If anything, I think getting assessed sight unseen is perhaps the best possible scenario for a homeowner: if the assessment came in too low, you keep your mouth shut and enjoy the tax break. If it is accurate, then you just pay your tax bill when it shows up. And, if the estimate comes in too high, or even a little above what you think is correct, you can request an in-person inspection, or you can easily appeal when the notices with estimated levies come out. There is LITERALLY no downside to getting a blind revaluation, only potential upside.


I am not so sure. I did ask the appraiser about this. Although the inspection was brief he was assessing what heating system there was (ie central HVAC) whether there was parking and whether the kitchen and bathrooms had been renovated. I was told that if an inspection is not completed they will assume the answer to all their questions is "yes" and the assessment will be likely significantly over-inflated.

Posted on: 9/28 14:03
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Just rang. I work from home so happened to be in.

Posted on: 9/25 16:21
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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JSQ here. My building was inspected yesterday.

Posted on: 9/22 11:32
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Re: Wood floor sanding and varnishing
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Diego at Outstanding Details and his team (based in basking ridge but service JC) refinished my 100+ year old wide plank flooring after years of it being covered with horrible carpet and totally uncared for. The team are so efficient and tidy and used Bona satin waterborne varnish which doesnt have a strong odor. The results are truly beautiful. Their phone number is 908-229-7791.

Posted on: 8/11 12:46
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Re: Door remote release buzzer system
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Antonio and his father Eli at Security Tech Solutions http://securitytechsolutionsny.com/ came and fixed our old ailing intercom system for a good price. They spent all day here to fix the issue which was more complicated than it first seemed.

Posted on: 6/6 9:58
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Gunshots Sunday morning JSQ?
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I was awake at 5.30 this morning feeding the cats and heard what sounded like 8-10 gunshots. I am in the hilltop but it did not sound like it was in the immediate area. Anyone else hear?

Posted on: 5/21 14:21
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Re: Leak in siding/windows
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MDM and TheHeightslife thank you so much. This is the type of help and advice JClist is great for. I will give Barry a call, it sounds like you both had similar issues and glad to hear yours have been sorted. Thanks again!

Posted on: 5/2 14:43
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Leak in siding/windows
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We are experiencing leaks inside our building beginning at the exterior walls/windows when the rain hits a certain side of the house in high winds. We've had no leaks during snow and it's only when the rain is driving on to the one side of the house that we see water coming through. Capitol roofers were great but were pretty certain our problem was not with the roof itself. As only roofing is their specialty they were unable to help with the issue.

Can anyone recommend a siding and window repair company? Prefer to not deal with a general contractor. Any other advice welcome too. We're a three unit three floor wood-framed building with stucco exterior. Leak is through window frame and on ceiling of second floor unit and in basement exactly below ceiling leak.

Thanks!!

Posted on: 5/1 15:47
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Re: Best Massage in downtown JC
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Zahara really is great. I had a fantastic massage given by Luis. Its pricey, but worth it. Its a great salon for any treatments. If you want cheap try Oriental Spa on Newark.

Posted on: 12/22 12:58
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Re: Bergen Arches Proposal Envisions a World Class Cultural Destination in Jersey City
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Was just thinking this weekend while walking across one of the bridges that spans it that it would be interesting to make use of the space again. Great proposal.

Posted on: 2016/8/22 15:43
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Re: Home/Apartment Inspector Recommendation
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I used Mike Fitzpatrick http://www.fmfconsultants.com/ for our first home purchase. He took two and a half hours for our 950 sqft condo and I dont feel he left any stone unturned. He was personable, his advice was really valuable and the report was thorough. (getting our seller to do any repairs was a different story however......) He is based in Morris County but knows Jersey City well and came out on a Saturday.

Posted on: 2016/8/3 15:09
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Re: Longish-time JC resident interested in buying...somewhere
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Just bought in the hilltop area (Chestnut Ave). Its an 8 min walk to the JSQ path, a 15 min walk to downtown, 15 min walk to India Sq (I love India sq) and easy for access to the Turnpike. Its a really nice residential area.

You can certainly get a place for <300K here - the Courthouse Place property/area might be good too.

We also looked at a beautiful property on Romaine Av but was a little too far from the path and downtown restaurants.


Posted on: 2016/8/2 15:33
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Re: What’s going there? (Journal Square edition)
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Anyone been to Noodlefan yet?

Posted on: 2016/7/6 11:49
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Re: contractor for (re)moving walls?
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Old thread but looking for the same. Have one wall in apartment we need confirming isn't load-bearing - thanks!

Posted on: 2016/6/7 10:20
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Re: Roof & apartment ceiling leak repair
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Sorry to dig up an old post but did anyone have any local roof repair recommendations? Capitol is mentioned here... Any others?

Posted on: 2016/5/17 14:18
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Re: sourcing ingredients in or around JC
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Asian Food Market on 440 next to Big Lots. It's fantastic. Clean, great bakery, great produce and reasonable prices. It's huge too - you'll be able to find whatever you need there.

Posted on: 2016/4/28 22:00
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Re: What’s going there? (Journal Square edition)
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The Noodlefan sign is up! It is opposite where Mister Gusto is.

Also, this development is apparently under construction - http://jerseydigs.com/adaptive-reuse- ... s-lofts-to-2851-jfk-blvd/

Has anyone else never noticed this beautiful building behind the shopfronts?!

Posted on: 2016/4/11 11:51
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Re: shoe repair recommendations
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Bobs on Jersey again! His hours are 8 to 8 I think. I got the heels in a pair of wedges built back up and it was $13 or so. Hes a nice guy and does a really fantastic job.

Posted on: 2016/2/12 14:11
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Re: Overnight Parking Enforcement
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I thought thought there wasnt....

Last week I had to park in DT too close to intersection (not on the side that would block the sightlines of turning traffic might I add) as there were no other spaces and was ticketed at 11.50pm! Could not believe it, especially because all the other cars on my block parking illegally were ticket-less.

Posted on: 2015/12/7 13:46
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