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Monday, March 2, 2015

Stendergate: There's more?

Do those 'poor' Stenders own this juicy Fanwood real estate
on South Avenue, from the Dunkin' Donuts to the Post Office?

Yes, Plainfielders, like those late night commercials for zircons and magic knives -- there's more.

A commenter on the Plainfield Today original post "Stendergate?" (see here) evidently has done some homework and writes --
...[t]ax records show that the Stenders sold their house at 154 Herbert Place in Fanwood for $514,000 on December 8, 2010. Richard Stender bought their house in Manasquan for $465,000 two years earlier, on October 2, 2008. Therefore unless they took a reverse mortgage on their Fanwood house or had a sizable downpayment socked away from another source of income, they would have needed a pretty hefty loan for the second property. The Stenders also own considerable property in downtown fanwood, including the land that the Dunkin Donuts, Post Office, and Scotchwood Florist sit on. Finally, Linda Stender has claimed that she lives with her mother on Highlander Drive in Scotch Plains. That house is in her mother's name...
So, if this is true, is there even more reason to ask how Habitat's criteria could have been truthfully met?

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

Not much has been reported on another sideshow to this circus. It was reported that Stender's husband registered to vote in Monmouth County in August, 2013, but voted in Union County in November, 2013. Moreover, he claims to be a resident of Monmouth County. Doesn't his voting in Union County under those circumstances become a matter of voter fraud- that elusive crime Republicans are always talking about but never seem able to discover?

Anonymous said...

From what I've read Habitat only had requirements based on income. Folks with a great deal of wealth do not necessarily have a high income. This is especially true of those near and in retirement who intend to live by selling off their assets. Habitat should've based eligibility on income and net worth.