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Re: Possible Nor'Easter for us late Sunday through Monday
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Didn't get a drop of water in basement. Forecast was also a little off as far as rainfall amounts.

Posted on: 10/30 15:38
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Re: Hoa fees in jsq condos
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This sounds like it makes more sense for the price.


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jdm2008 wrote:
I recently came across a condo with fees of almost 500 dollars per month. It includes heat and hot water but no amenities like door men fitness rooms and the like. It's for a10 unit building. About a half mile from the path if that matters
This seems very high to me. It's for a 3 bedroom, will this fee make this condo hard to sell or is that the fees are around jsq?
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Is there in-living super or other employees like porters, security etc? If it is just paying for hot water/water, sewer & garbage then that does seem a bit high for the sqft with no amenities. For comparison I have a 1050 sqft 2bd in St John's condos in the area and pay $578. In addition to hot water, heat, AC includes 24hr doorman, security guard, package room and onsite supers. Extras are fios/comcast, parking, gym & pool.

Posted on: 10/26 23:38
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Re: Possible Nor'Easter for us late Sunday through Monday
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But hype is unreliable.


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fraulein wrote:
The Euro model is reliable.

Posted on: 10/26 23:36
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Re: Should We Switch Time Zones?
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Me too. I hate turning the clocks back.

Posted on: 10/26 23:34
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Re: Are Symes and Solomon winning in Ward E
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Lol


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jimbehrle wrote:
I was thinking Rassmussen

Posted on: 10/25 23:01
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Re: Are Symes and Solomon winning in Ward E
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You should submit your resume to Quinnipiac.


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jimbehrle wrote:
I haven't heard any buzz on anybody else. It seems like they must be doing pretty well.

Posted on: 10/25 22:58
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Re: New owner/landlord isn't cashing rent checks
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The purchaser was well aware that the building was rent controlled when he/she bought it. Now they want to break the law by trying to illegally evict people. I think the OP made it clear that his intention was to stay, as he has the legal right to do.

No free ride, just caveat emptor.



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richieveal wrote:
You just want a free ride, well a ride that cost someone to actually keep you in your home. Rent controlled buildings are pulling down the cities. Owners can't invest in a place if they are constantly costing them money to keep it afloat.

Posted on: 10/11 16:32
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Re: Hoa fees in jsq condos
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While you raise some good points, you still have to realize that a 10 unit building pulling in $5000 per month in maintenance is still a lot of money even with having a management company and holding a healthy reserve. In the buildings I've managed, We hired management companies and found that they basically did nothing other than pay the bills for $300 per month.

The reserve account at $200.00 per month always allowed the bulilding to make capital improvements (new roof, new brickace on front exterior) without special assessments.

60K per year on a 10 unit building is high for the level of ammenities.



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JadedJC wrote:
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dmark526 wrote:
I am well aware of what it takes to manage a small association. I have managed two different small associations. We always ran with a reserve of $6000 minimum. It was always more than enough (200 per month) to pay all of the bills and add to the reserve account. It all depends on what someone is looking for. The OP stated that there where no additional ammenities for the money. I simply stated that $500.00 per month with no ammenities was a little high.


I managed the HOA in my first JC condo as well. My maintenance for a 2-bdrdm was $250 in a small building, and this was 15 years ago. That amount allowed us to run a small reserve of about $5,000 - easily wiped out by a major emergency, which always seemed to happen every couple of years. If the building mentioned by the OP has a management company overseeing things and at least a part-time super/handyman to haul garbage, clean the common areas and clear snow, then the maintenance sounds fairly reasonable. For a small building that actually is an amenity (and probably a sensible route to go) - unless you have one or two owners willing to take on what essentially amounts to a second, unpaid job taking care of the building. It's been my experience living in small, self-managed buildings that as much as all the owners agree to share chores/responsibilities the reality is one or two people end up doing all the work. In my first building, we looked into hiring a management company and part-time handyman for the tasks I mentioned - that easily would've added $100/month to everyone's maintenance.[/quote]

Posted on: 10/9 1:14
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Re: Hoa fees in jsq condos
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I am well aware of what it takes to manage a small association. I have managed two different small associations. We always ran with a reserve of $6000 minimum. It was always more than enough (200 per month) to pay all of the bills and add to the reserve account. It all depends on what someone is looking for. The OP stated that there where no additional ammenities for the money. I simply stated that $500.00 per month with no ammenities was a little high.


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JadedJC wrote:
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dmark526 wrote:
That sounds a little high to me for the size of the building. I lived in a 7 unit and the maintenance was $200 per month. I hardly think you would have a heating/hot water bill of $3600 per year.

Maybe that figure includes a special assessment for a capital improvement. I would want to see what their budget looked like before going into contract.


And $200 sounds ridiculously low - you wouldn't have much after paying insurance for the building. Let me guess, you have to corral the all the owners to cough up money every time you have a major repair bill such as a roof leak or a plumbing issue, right? A financially sound building would calculate maintenance fees to take into account major replacement projects - such as the hallway carpeting or the roof - on a set schedule every X number of years. The fees should also allow the HOA to build enough of a reserve fund to handle emergencies without having to hit up the owners. It avoids the headache of one or two owners who are unwilling or unable to suddenly come up extra money for these issues.

Posted on: 10/8 23:31
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Re: Hoa fees in jsq condos
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That sounds a little high to me for the size of the building. I lived in a 7 unit and the maintenance was $200 per month. I hardly think you would have a heating/hot water bill of $3600 per year.

Maybe that figure includes a special assessment for a capital improvement. I would want to see what their budget looked like before going into contract.

Posted on: 10/8 16:24
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Re: Certificate of occupancy during closing
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Jersey City doesn't require C/O. The seller is required to obtain a carbon monoxide/Fire Extingusher certificate from the JCFD on Marin Blvd.

Posted on: 10/3 20:11
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Re: 3bd/2ba Right on Palisade Ave In Heights - $2860/month
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That may have been the case at one time but it's a whole new world at least up here.


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jc_dweller wrote:
Holy Crap, that's insane rent for anywhere other than downtown! But hey, good luck to you. If you can get it, get it.

Posted on: 10/3 9:36
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Re: How to get back rent from a tenant who was evicted?
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I would agree if the amount were less than a couple of thousand. At 15K, I would certainly put the time into retrieving the monies owed. It's a drafting the complaint, notifying the parties involved, and showing up to court which they will not. The plaintiff will then be given a judgement by default. Bear in mind that if they're young adults, they will not be able to buy or sell real estate with an open judgement. The wage execution is the same process which wouldn't take more than 30 hours of time including research.

It's really a matter of opinion. What is worth it to me or Catdog might not be worth it to you.

Posted on: 9/25 21:20
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Re: How to get back rent from a tenant who was evicted?
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This was explained yesterday if you look earlier in the thread. He/she will be able to get the money through garnishment, for most people it might not be worth it, but if it's for thousands they might as well try. I had a seller stiff me on a use and occupancy agreement and I regretted not taking them to court.




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Dinger wrote:
Do you have a money judgment or an order of eviction? Unless you have the former you aren't recouping any money. And even if you go through the hassle of obtaining a money judgment, good luck collecting on it from a deadbeat tenant.

Posted on: 9/25 19:55
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Re: How to get back rent from a tenant who was evicted?
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This is the writ of execution for wage garnishment. Learn as much as you can online because the county will not help you in the least. Good Luck!


https://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/forms/10548_wage_exec.pdf

Posted on: 9/25 17:14
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Re: How to get back rent from a tenant who was evicted?
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If you have only been to landlord tenant court, then the judgement is only to have the tenant evicted. You would then need to file a motion in Hudson County special civil part in order to recoup the money they owe you. A collection agency will only pay you pennies on the dollar for bad debt so I would think you'd be better off going the judgement route.

Posted on: 9/24 23:51
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Re: I-Team: FBI Investigates Alleged Corruption in Jersey City Police Department
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You must be new to the state. This is standard operating procedure. Par for the course. They just got caught and most don't.


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asny10011 wrote:
Wow... incredible corruption!!!

Posted on: 9/22 13:43
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Re: Hurricane Jose: Rain And Storm Surge Could affect us next Tues &Wed
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Heavens to Betsy! What are we going to do??

Posted on: 9/15 17:23
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Re: Flim-Flam Florio is back-and wants your wallet
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Yeah, he was certainly was a peach. The joke is that someone would put him on a commission for anything.

Posted on: 9/15 17:21
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Re: Replacing shut off valve on the water main line
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Hmm, I do have it but didn't know it capped at 7K. I just know it covers up to the curb. Yeah, that wouldn't cover ripping the sidewalk up.

Posted on: 9/14 18:07
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Re: Suez says 'need wire ran' ??
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It's a small black oval piece that's plastic and has a small grey wire attached to it. It should be on the front or side of your house. I took a picture but couldn't figure out how to attach it here.

I don't understand why it wouldn't work all of a sudden when it worked all along. Did your last bill say that it was estimated or an actual reading.

Just don't take anything they say as gospel truth because they are a corrupt company. Our association had a big problem with them in the past and we had to threaten legal action to get them to back off.

The wire itself shouldn't be a problem to replace. It looks like a phone wire.

Posted on: 9/14 18:00
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Re: Replacing shut off valve on the water main line
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Unless he/she had purchased the insurance that Suez offers. Then they would've been covered to the street.



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iGreg wrote:
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Dinger wrote:
I don't see where it was mentioned that he has a steam system. I assumed hot water boiler. For the MJ, an appropriate fudge factor is already built in. Upsizing from that is what typically results in an oversized heating plant.



Yes it took a somewhat pedantic turn.

If the cutoff line in the street is not working as the OP stated then unfortunately it's the homeowners portion of the lead from the main and its his nickel in getting it fixed.




Posted on: 9/14 15:20
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Re: Man Found Dead on Heights Street with Knife in Chest
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The man commits suicide in the middle of the street? This story sounds like it's missing some details.

Posted on: 9/14 14:02
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Re: Replacing shut off valve on the water main line
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That doesn't make any sense. Suez is responsible for replacing their meter. Now if the main can't be shut off before the meter, then that would be your responsibility. Check your house, there is usually a valve on the inside of your house but before the meter.

As long as that valve can be shut off for them to replace, it shouldn't be a problem. If you're saying that both your inside valve and the street valve need to be replaced, then you have a pretty large job ahead of you.

Posted on: 9/12 15:36
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Re: Hurricane Irma possible: Next Tuesday thru Thursday
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Scary stuff. Heard about the shortages in FL but didn't know it went that far north. Hopefully he will find a place with gas in route. I know that gas tankers are getting police escorts to get down there.

Posted on: 9/7 17:45
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Re: Hurricane Irma possible: Next Tuesday thru Thursday
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Posted on: 9/6 14:19
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Does anybody know when they're coming to the Heights? I still haven't heard anything from them.

Posted on: 9/5 23:09
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Re: Jersey City 2017 Mayor’s Race
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So basically, Fulop is running unopposed. I guess that means that nobody thinks they can beat him. Very unusual.

Posted on: 9/5 23:07
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Re: Hurricane Irma possible: Next Tuesday thru Thursday
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This is a pretty detailed update from AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.



https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather ... d-to-prepare-now/70002631

Posted on: 9/5 14:02
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Re: Hurricane Irma possible: Next Tuesday thru Thursday
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Posted on: 9/5 0:28
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