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Old 02-26-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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Default Best place to find something to buy for an engaged couple?

My fiance works in midtown and I work out in Mastic Beach. We are looking to buy something in an area more or less in between where we work that is close to a LIRR station. Our price range is from $150-$250 and we would like a reasonably nice, comfortable, and safe area.

Any suggestions? We found some Bayshore listings but don't know very much about that area. I'm thinking more like Smithtown or W. Babylon?

Thanks!!!
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:00 PM
 
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In that price range, I assume you are talking about buying a 1 BR co-op or condo (at least if you are talking Smithtown). Just be careful with the common charges/maintenance, as just like property taxes, they always go UP, not DOWN, and if they are high ($700 and up) it might not make much sense to pay that on an apartment that is relatively low value (meaning your mortgage payment is less than the common charges) because if they are high your apartment might be less desirable for resale and if you can sell it, will be worth less than an apartment with lower common charges. When it comes to West Babylon, you might find a few houses in your price range, but I don't know what kind of neighborhood that would be in terms of safety.

As for Bay Shore, it can literally range from trailer homes to multi-million dollar houses. Someone more familiar with the area can hopefully step in and give you advice on the different neighborhoods.
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:05 PM
 
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In that price range, I assume you are talking about buying a 1 BR co-op or condo (at least if you are talking Smithtown). Just be careful with the common charges/maintenance, as just like property taxes, they always go UP, not DOWN, and if they are high ($700 and up) it might not make much sense to pay that on an apartment that is relatively low value (meaning your mortgage payment is less than the common charges) because if they are high your apartment might be less desirable for resale and if you can sell it, will be worth less than an apartment with lower common charges. When it comes to West Babylon, you might find a few houses in your price range, but I don't know what kind of neighborhood that would be in terms of safety.

As for Bay Shore, it can literally range from trailer homes to multi-million dollar houses. Someone more familiar with the area can hopefully step in and give you advice on the different neighborhoods.
Thank you so much, that response was helpful!
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:17 PM
 
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My fiance works in midtown and I work out in Mastic Beach. We are looking to buy something in an area more or less in between where we work that is close to a LIRR station. Our price range is from $150-$250 and we would like a reasonably nice, comfortable, and safe area.

Any suggestions? We found some Bayshore listings but don't know very much about that area. I'm thinking more like Smithtown or W. Babylon?

Thanks!!!

Take a look in Lindenhurst.

You may be able to score something decent mid to upper 2s
http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...757_1107588052
Stay out of Copiague schools though.

Crooks
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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Thanks Crooks.. we can check out Lindenhurst, its just still a little far away from Mastic Beach.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:27 PM
 
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Thanks Crooks.. we can check out Lindenhurst, its just still a little far away from Mastic Beach.

No... thats a straight shot down Sunrise.
Not much further than W Bab and easier to get to Mastic than Smithtown.

I think Lindenhurst (and Kings Park to the N) are your best value plays in W Suffolk.

Crooks
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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Thanks Crooks! Great advice!! Is Kings Park pricey??
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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Thanks Crooks! Great advice!! Is Kings Park pricey??

Not for the North Shore.

I really think Lindy is your best bet though.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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You can get them something from things remembered, its nice engraved stuff for the couple! You can find the store at roosevelt field mall
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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Smithtown may be out of your budget but you can try Hauppauge, which is right next door. Taxes are cheaper. The only negative I would say is the train ride to NY is about an hour & a half.
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