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Old 07-12-2007, 09:44 AM
 
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I am moving my work to manhattan and want to live in NJ(to avoid NYC overheads). How much it cost to buy a town home or single family home in NJ area if I am looking for these......

Accessable to IT work in NY/NJ.

1> Safety: Safe to walk in the community/neighbourhood at night time
2> Commute: +/-1 hr commute door to door if I work in manhattan. Optionally easy access to NJ IT world.
3> Space: Minimum 1900sq feet home either town home or single family
4> Places with Asina-Indian community and white crowd.
5> Good school district for elementary level.

6> Restaurants, shopping is NOT a priority.
7> Possibility of realestate natural growth( not a mandatory )

All I am asking is the best place to live in NJ for an IT pro. How much do I need to pay for townhome or SF homes if I look for these. any info?

Last edited by webuser; 07-12-2007 at 09:46 AM.. Reason: more info
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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I would venture to guess $350k-400k and up for what you need and that's just the mortgage.
Your taxes will be high as well.

IT pro you will want to be within commuting distance to NYC or in the Morristown/ Parsippany area
or Jersey City
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:22 AM
 
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What do you mean by 'NYC overheads?'
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: 4222'55.2"N 7124'46.8"W
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Sounds like he has his own business, so the rent in NYC would be sky-high for sure. He probably expects to have many clients in NYC so he would drive to meet them there, but he'll be based in NJ. Just a guess.

BTW, have you posted this question everyday for a few days now?
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Here are answers to your questions:

1. Safety: Safe to walk in the community/neighbourhood at night time

The towns below have this available.

2. Commute: +/-1 hr commute door to door if I work in manhattan. Optionally easy access to NJ IT world.

Probably looking at Middlesex County -----> East Brunswick, Edison, North Brunswick, etc.

3. Space: Minimum 1900sq feet home either town home or single family

Very possible in the areas listed above.

4. Places with Asina-Indian community and white crowd.

Again the places above have all of these.

5. Good school district for elementary level.

East Brunswick has one of the best school systems in the state of New Jersey.

6. Restaurants, shopping is NOT a priority.

Available pretty much anywhere in central NJ.

7. Possibility of realestate natural growth( not a mandatory )

Unfortnately it is hard to predict the market but East Brunswick will always hold it's value due to the blue ribbon school system and the education level they have.
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Oh yes, and pricing for a home that you are looking for is around $350K to $450K depending on the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and age of the home. Townhouses in East Brunswick with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths that are under 10 Years old go for mid to high $300s and 4 Bedrooms townhouses tend to be in the $425K range. Homes tend to be a little cheaper because of their age if you are comparing sizes. If you need any help, let me know.
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:26 PM
 
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Sounds like he has his own business, so the rent in NYC would be sky-high for sure. He probably expects to have many clients in NYC so he would drive to meet them there, but he'll be based in NJ. Just a guess.

BTW, have you posted this question everyday for a few days now?
Best places to live and cost of homes in that area! are they not two different quiries? I thought they were . And I do not have my own business. I am IT pro doing my ground work before I fly there. Answers PLS not guesses.
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:09 PM
 
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I still don't understand what "NYC overheads" are....
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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Best places to live and cost of homes in that area! are they not two different quiries? I thought they were . And I do not have my own business. I am IT pro doing my ground work before I fly there. Answers PLS not guesses.
No need to be rude or sarcastic if people don't answer to your exact standards. They are just trying to help.

Doing your groundwork does not mean coming onto a forum and asking broad, general questions and then getting annoyed when you don't get the answers you want. It means looking at a map, looking on-line and doing some research. Then maybe if you are more specific about what you are looking for, people can better help you.

For example, you want less than an hour's commute. By train? By car? Could make a difference. You want to know what homes cost in those areas? How about giving us a price range you can work with, since that will also make a difference. How much you "need" to pay for a home depends on how much you can afford. How much you can afford will drive the decision on where to live.

You want easy access to the NJ IT world. What does that mean? There are IT people and companies all over NJ. Are you asking if there is a particular area where there is a concentration of IT companies?
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:55 PM
 
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Oops PLS dont take it personal!.... OK let me phrase my question:

How much a town home cost in the little above descent(Safety,School) area accessible to NYC Transit? ( for more details read original posting )

$400/500/600/700?

I would really appreciate for sharing your local information.
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