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Offline Rabbi_Mendy

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Looking to buy a house in Hackensack
« on: March 25, 2019, 10:18:50 PM »

I am looking to buy a house in Hackensack - Fairmont, near Summit Ave.

If you know of a private seller who might be interested to sell, please contact me. No realtors please.

Thank you,

Rabbi Mendy Kaminker

Offline Victor E Sasson

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Re: Looking to buy a house in Hackensack
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 12:03:18 PM »
Hi Rabbi:

I noticed there are at least two homes on Summit Avenue undergoing extensive renovations (toward Spring Valley Road). But one thing you should keep in mind are the high property taxes in Hackensack because of all the non-profits, from the hospital, Bergen County, Fairleigh Dickinson etc.etc. I guess you have to live close enough to the synagogue to walk to services, so you might look in Maywood, whose border is only a couple of blocks from Summit.

The City Council won't be raising municipal taxes in Hackensack for 5 years, starting this year, but the schools and the county have made no such pledge. In fact, the school board wants to renovate all of the schools, which average 100 years old, and its budget has been rising steadily in recent years, exceeding the city's own budget. So, if a renovation plan is approved by voters, homeowners would have to pay every year for 30 years to pay for the school renovations. School taxes are 45% of the overall tax bill.

Victor Sasson