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Re: Dixon Mills
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This forum has been great when I first was contemplating purchasing at Dixon Mills.

I've been living in Dixon for 3-1/2 years (can't believe how quickly time as flown by). I live in the "B" Building, so my walk to the PATH is 5-6 minutes (I have long legs). I have walked from the PATH 1AM-3AM on weekends and there are a good amount of people still on the PATH and there have been no issues. It?s a big city, so you always need to have street smarts and be conscious of your surroundings. If anything, you can get a cab right off the station (any time of the night) and give the guy $3- $5 to driving a few blocks if you're not comfortable.
DM is extremely convenient to walk to local restaurants/bars on Newark Avenue, Grove St and even down by the waterfront. I'm so happy there have be significantly more options in the last few years and there a bunch of new restaurants that are opening up. I'm a big supporter of the small local restaurants and shops since they help sustain the neighborhoods nearby.
There are no guarantees in real estate. But what the last few posters have said is true. The sense of community at Dixon Mills is awesome, now that the owners have taken the Board, the community will only get better. I think we as a community need to do a better job in keeping the common areas less worn, but I believe once all the owners are settled in, we can tackle this issue.
Whenever, you need help/advise, there are always friendly neighbors that are willing to lend a helping hand and chime-in.
Depending on your unit, there can be noise and pest issues, but I believe they are of the minority and again, we as owners are trying to address it as a community as best as possible. The remaining units for the most part are selling very quickly.
Like any investment, there are times I wonder if I made the right decision, but I believe the Pros far outweigh the Cons and I?ve been very happy with my overall purchase.
Don?t hesitate to ask any specific questions and we?ll be happy to answer.
Good luck with your decision!

Posted on: 2013/6/3 15:45
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Re: Grove Street PATH noise!
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Seriously dude...that's part of living next to a major transportation hub. I can attest to the fact they do they same thing on the NYC Subways...that time period is when it's least busy...they really don't care about people and being considerate...just the bottom line. I used to live right by a open subway station. You sorta get used to the subway and urban noises...or else, get ear plugs (which wasn't a bad suggestion).

Posted on: 2010/5/21 22:30
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Re: Trees along Christopher Columbus drive
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Quote:

GlitterQueen wrote:
There is traffic on Columbus. Whenever I drive to the Grove Street it takes me 10 minutes. I turn off first and go half a mile on columbus.

A median with trees and bike lanes is the worst idea i have ever heard. Where do you think you live? Really? The city is plenty bike and pedestrian friendly.

Like it or not people(even people who live in JC) use columbus to get to the holland tunnel. This will not change.

why the hell are you all so obsessed with effing trees? plant more piss trees.. that will totally help.



Obviously there is a difference in opinion. But trees and a median will drastically improve the aesthetics of the downtown JC. It looks like a concrete jungle right now. If the appearance of the neighborhoods look better, perhaps people will have more pride in where they live and walk...and try to keep it clean.

Posted on: 2010/4/26 13:39
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Re: Mortgage Broker Recommendations
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They were fine heavily by the Feds...I wouldn't trust them.

K-Lo wrote:
Talk to Pamrapo Savings bank first.[/quote]

Posted on: 2010/4/22 16:12
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Re: Trees along Christopher Columbus drive
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Will the trees be eventually replaced?

Posted on: 2010/4/22 16:10
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Re: Jersey City- Traffic/Highway
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Thanks for the additional info and suggestions. I definitely understand that local roads in cities can get pretty congested during rush hours (I'm from Bklyn- so I understand the pain)

Just a few clarifying questions (I apologize if it sounds silly, but I'm from NY, so not familiar with the different NJ routes and roads):

Third Grove: "to take county road to 15E (my way from downtown) or 495 to the next exit north (if you live in the heights), turn of onto route 46 east (as stated in a previous post." - is that County Road 612 or 617?

IanMac47: "take the covered roadway to Route 7"- is the covered roadway Coutny Road 617.

Posted on: 2010/3/3 20:09
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Re: Jersey City- Traffic/Highway
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Thanks guys...more specifically, should I take local (County Rd 617/summit avenue) to NJ-495 W to I95N? How is driving through Jersey City (Journal Sq to Heights) during rush hour? Or should I always get onto the I78 extension ( I know this is the longer, less direct route).

Posted on: 2010/3/3 3:44
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Jersey City- Traffic/Highway
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Hey Everyone,

New to downtown JC and had a question regarding traffic into/out of downtown Jersey City.
What is the best way to drive to Fort Lee or Northwest Jersey?
Google Map has me heading through:
*County Rd 617/Summit Ave
*Tonnelle Ave/US-1 N/US-9 N

I want the fastest way possible and avoid local roads in Jersey City. I would appreciate everyone's insight into the traffic pattern of the area.

Much Thanks,

Dan

Posted on: 2010/3/3 1:37
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Re: Staten Island vs. Jersey City
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I think Brooklyn would be your best bet. Southwestern part probably (Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Sunset Park area. That way, you are close to the Belt to head into LI and take the Verazzano to Outerbridge into Somerset. I did the Bklyn to Somerset...it's a bit less than 1 hour drive. With the EZPass commuter plan, your Somerset trip will be around $13-$14/daily. LI has their own taxes in Nassau or Suffolk, plus it's really inconvenient if you wanna go into the city.

Good luck on your decision.

Posted on: 2010/2/27 15:20
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Re: Fatal 'DWI' cop's partner saw it all
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This piece of crap, low-life is only going to be jail for as little as three-and a half years for making a decision to drink and drive, resulting in death of a life full of promises and success. Justice was definitely NOT served. I remember reading that his stupid mother had the audacity of blaming the couple that was crossing the street...what a winner she raised! I feel so badly for the girl's family, as this sentencing will not help them get closure.

Posted on: 2010/2/25 4:01
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Re: Real estate / renting - help jumpstart my research :-)
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I haven't spoken to many European 'East' Asians while I was in Europe, so I can't deny or confirm that fact. But I guarantee you won't hear 'East' Asian Americans referring to themselves as "Orientals". I've seen many "East" Asian taken offense to it. So either way, I'm just saying it's not a proper term to use.

Posted on: 2010/2/17 20:28
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Re: Real estate / renting - help jumpstart my research :-)
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Reminder or FYI: East Asians don't like to be called "Orientals"...orientals are objects from "The Orient", not the people.

"So there are Native American Indians living in Newport ? If not then you just mean Asians. Arabs, Orientals, and Hindus all come from the same continent of Asia. Also people of Egyptian decent have African heritage as does Obama, and many African American people here in the United States"

Posted on: 2010/2/17 19:56
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Re: flood insurance for high rise condo in downtown jc?
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Yeah, Chase or whichever bank/mortgage company should send the borrower an annual escrow analysis to inform the borrower of actual cost versus projected. They are only allowed to have a minimal cushion.

Check the HUD1 or Loan Closing Statement...it will have an area for hazard insurance or flood insurance reserve if the bank escrows. If the bank did not provide a flood notice to the borrower, I believe you may a case in not obtaining flood insurance coverage; however the mortgage agreement may have a clause regarding required insurance. Let's say, if the flood map changes during the term of your loan, the bank can legally require flood insurance.

Mortgage companies are now requiring H01 Policy (Condo Policy) because they want the loans to be conforming according to Freddie/Fannie, which pisses me off since that another extra expense. I know it's good to have just in case, but just that they require it!

Posted on: 2009/12/17 20:43
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Re: Wood floor sanding and varnishing
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Hi Nori,

What is the feedback on the contractors you used? Hope your project went well.

Posted on: 2009/10/25 23:40
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Re: Home Inspection
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I ended up using Sergio Angione from House Masters. He charged approx $340 for a condo inspection. I'm not sure if I would recommend him, but I'm not saying he did a bad job. It took him 35 minutes tops. Not especially informative, but not sure how thorough he was. I think the price is a bit steep for such a short inspection.

Posted on: 2009/10/20 23:18
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Home Inspectors
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Hey Folks,

Do you guys have a recommendation for a good home inspector that serves the JC area. How much does it usually cost? Is there any situation you wouldn't need one (i.e. new development?)

Thanks in advance. Have a great weekend.

Posted on: 2009/10/3 2:00
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Re: Two Questions - JC Taxes and Real Estate Attorney
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Thanks guys! I'm just trying to 'rationalize' NJ's exorbitant real estate taxes, by comparing NYS taxes are higher plus I currently have NYC resident taxes. Any other input on real estate attorneys are welcomed.

Posted on: 2009/7/2 13:35
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Two Questions - JC Taxes and Real Estate Attorney
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Hey Guys,

I've been following JCList for a few months and there seem to be a lot of interesting characters on the board...just like one crazy community.
I have two quick questions to ask everyone:
1) Is there a Jersey City income tax like NYC residence tax?
2) Is there a real estate attorney that specializes in Jersey City real etate that someone can recommend or has a good experience with?

Thanks for everyone's input in advance.

Danny

Posted on: 2009/7/1 19:18
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