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View Poll Results: Should I buy A condo in Forest hill section of Newark, NJ - as a starter home
Yes - good idea for a starter home 6 60.00%
No - get the hell out of Newark 4 40.00%
Hell 1 10.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-24-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Yeah right, look what is waiting for you a few blocks away... and guess what neighborhood the troublemakers are going to walk over to rob

East Orange man is fatally shot in Newark | NJ.com

Enough with this crap , just start one thread on Urban Jersey crime and stop posting every criminal incident in random threads....
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:17 PM
 
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I live in nearby University Hieghts for half the year while at school. You'd be in the safest neighborhoods in Newark, and one of your neighbors would be the dean (or is it the president) of NJIT as well as other such well to do people. It is a good neighborhood, within a terrible school system. I'd say go for it.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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In Forest Hill, they’re willing to pay for someone to watch over them | NJ.com


"But it was a victim of serious crime who knocked several weeks ago on the door of Paul Agostini, the treasurer of the community association. He said a 23-year-old man had been pistol-whipped nearby and came crying for help. "He was all bloody and both eye sockets looked like dark patches," Agostini recalled.
Agostini said he and his neighbors want someone keeping extra watch, particularly when they are at work during the day."







Don't do it! the president of NJIT can afford 24x7 private security ,cameras ,sloman shield,private school in montclair for his kids and a private condo in NYC to get away... can you?


http://branding.njit.edu/


Address: 214-220 BALLANTINE PKW
Date: 07/07/2006
Paid: $825,000
Seller: DOHERTY, WILLIAM
Buyer: ALTENKIRCH, ROBERT A & BETH A

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/21...38693984_zpid/

For all his education he doesn't seem very smart either, he took a 50% haircut on his home value


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Old 08-27-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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In Forest Hill, they’re willing to pay for someone to watch over them | NJ.com


"But it was a victim of serious crime who knocked several weeks ago on the door of Paul Agostini, the treasurer of the community association. He said a 23-year-old man had been pistol-whipped nearby and came crying for help. "He was all bloody and both eye sockets looked like dark patches," Agostini recalled.
Agostini said he and his neighbors want someone keeping extra watch, particularly when they are at work during the day."







Don't do it! the president of NJIT can afford 24x7 private security ,cameras ,sloman shield,private school in montclair for his kids and a private condo in NYC to get away... can you?


NJIT: Branding: A Message From President Altenkirch


Address: 214-220 BALLANTINE PKW
Date: 07/07/2006
Paid: $825,000
Seller: DOHERTY, WILLIAM
Buyer: ALTENKIRCH, ROBERT A & BETH A

214-220 Ballantine Pkwy, Newark, NJ 07104 - Zillow

For all his education he doesn't seem very smart either, he took a 50% haircut on his home value

Whats the point in posting these articles , if you hate Newark this much that you have to point out every flaw , move....there is alot of places to move to in this region.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: The Allegheny
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I didn't know Forest Hill was a couple blocks away from the East Orange border, block.
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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use the sales proceeds to pay off my college loan
Pay. This. Off. First.

Higher interest than you will get for equivalent risk on the market, and you can't discharge student loan debt in bankruptcy if something bad happens.

Get out of debt before getting back in. It's not like the NY-metro market has low rent-buy ratios anyway, so you're not losing out by not buying unless inflation hits in a really big way.

This is all totally independent of neighborhood.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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Pay. This. Off. First.

Higher interest than you will get for equivalent risk on the market, and you can't discharge student loan debt in bankruptcy if something bad happens.

Get out of debt before getting back in. It's not like the NY-metro market has low rent-buy ratios anyway, so you're not losing out by not buying unless inflation hits in a really big way.

This is all totally independent of neighborhood.

Agreed, students loan will kill you the longer you keep it. Everyone should be paying off student loans and credit cards as soon as possibe
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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If you really want to live there I would recommend:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/90...102963375_zpid

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/87...24758276_zpid/

but be careful walking around at night as you are really surrounded by the hood, no universities, government offices or major hospitals to draw in professional people. It is right across from the light rail otherwise try out Society Hill. Society Hill as it will have more middleclass / normal people/ redevelopment


Branch Brook Park Commons is what I think it is called:


http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/73295_162928160393118_161898993829368_453006_51562 21_n.jpg (broken link)
http://photos3.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i8/i6974/IS1rf235w6be1lv.jpg?op_sharpen=1&qlt=90&hei=446&wi d=596 (broken link)


http://photos1.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i8/i6974/IS6nmxckusdy8z.jpg?op_sharpen=1&qlt=90&hei=446&wid =596 (broken link)

http://photos2.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i8/i6974/IS6nmxccynxqcj.jpg?op_sharpen=1&qlt=90&hei=446&wid =596 (broken link)
http://photos3.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i8/i6974/IS1rf23680i2dgj.jpg?op_sharpen=1&qlt=90&hei=446&wi d=596 (broken link)


Not sure how you would like the light rail being right out your window:

http://photos1.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i8/i6974/IS1rf23642fu9ib.jpg?op_sharpen=1&qlt=90&hei=446&wi d=596 (broken link)



http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/71973_162928947059706_161898993829368_453016_61337 14_n.jpg (broken link)

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/67454_162929017059699_161898993829368_453017_22542 97_n.jpg (broken link)

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/33674_162929843726283_161898993829368_453027_39655 87_n.jpg (broken link)


http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/73366_162928330393101_161898993829368_453009_63267 27_n.jpg (broken link)

http://photos1.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i8/i6974/IS6nmxc90lpmeb.jpg?op_sharpen=1&qlt=90&hei=446&wid =596 (broken link)

http://photos2.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i8/i6974/IS1rf236bykaher.jpg?op_sharpen=1&qlt=90&hei=446&wi d=596 (broken link)

http://photos3.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i8/i6974/IS6nmxc52jhig3.jpg?op_sharpen=1&qlt=90&hei=446&wid =596 (broken link)



Not sure how current this is pricing wise:

http://www.bbcommons.com/pricing.htm

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Old 08-28-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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I didn't know Forest Hill was a couple blocks away from the East Orange border, block.

LOL

marv95 July 16, 2008 at 2:16PM:
"Except BBC is poorly planned because it's next to a BUSY, LOUD, OUTDOOR transit hub. On paper it sounds stupid saying that but anyone who's familar with the area should know what I'm getting at. Lots of characters hang out too much. And being near Stephen Crane and in front of a gas station doesn't help. If they built BBC at least 10 stories high then it could work; don't know how residents will get any quiet unless the building is soundproof. At least it's close to Burger King, McDs and the 2 supermarkets."

Luxury condos coming to Newark | NJ.com

Fail.
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