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Old 02-11-2015, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Marie08540 View Post
Thanks everyone for your feedback. Hoping i can remember some of the questions embedded in your responses! First and foremost, i grew up on the Jersey shore so i'm no stranger to heat and humidity. I grew up in Toms River, which was hit pretty hard by Superstorm Sandy. I guess that's where my concern regarding hurricane damage stems from. I've been living in Princeton, NJ for about 10 years. The taxes here are quite high. I pay $8,000 for a 2 bedroom town house. That's in addition to HOA fees and home owners insurance. Many of the utilities are quite high as well. And should we even discuss the congestion/traffic situation? I commute 38 miles each way to work...which on good day takes at least an hour! It's not all bad though. Princeton is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and a town that will be difficult to leave behind.

As for my budget, i probably would not want to exceed ~$600K. I have my heart set on an ocean front stand alone house. Doesn't necessarily have to be a mansion, but big enough for friends/family who would like to visit. Would prefer something more remote but again, my job would depend on reliable internet connection.

A fixer- upper would definitely be an option as i'm not a stranger to home renovations. Anything with structural damage would probably not be a great idea... Were many of the beach properties damaged from Sandy???

If i'm looking for a more remote location, i'm guessing i should avoid the kitty hawk area? What about Corolla? Have received alot of positive feedback on Emerald isle....
Kitty Hawk?? You might as well be in Wildwood.........really.crowded, summer flocks of tourists...
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:20 PM
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You have to be pretty careful building on the outerbanks. In many storms the ocean reaches the sound. You have to deal with flooding, sand & dune displacement, etc. Even on the sound side you get situations where the wind causes water to back up into the sound and do damage to land and bulkheads. It all depends on your constitution for storms. Not for me but my best friend lives on the Sound and loves it.
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