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Old 11-18-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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You're not listening, OP. Under $300K (even a foreclosure) and good school system most likely doesn't exist in Bergen County except in someone's dream and you're now saying you only have money to make the house livable. Sorry, you will have to look outside of Bergen County, IMO.

The southern end of Bergen County might have something in the $300K range, but I don't think you'll be happy with the school system. Give up your short commute and look further west. Budd Lake has a decent school system, but a long commute. I know someone who recently bought a house in PA so she could find a house she could afford - she works on wall street and leaves home around 6 am, gets home after 7pm.
I have seem a small amount of homes online that are below $300K in Bergen County but don't know which areas are the best that have that price point. Too many Townships to choose from.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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If you seriously manage your expectations, there are some in Fair Lawn that are under $300K.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:09 AM
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I have seem a small amount of homes online that are below $300K in Bergen County but don't know which areas are the best that have that price point. Too many Townships to choose from.
Why don't you list the towns where you have seen houses <$300K and then people can provide information? Your question is too broad. There are 70 municipalities in Bergen County. Most do not have properties at that low a price, so specifics would help.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County
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You may want to look in Rutherford. Maybe hard to find a home there for the price, but could be close, but you will not get much property or home. Good schools, all transportation to city and small town, 2 aquare miles, you get to know everyone... LOL
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Why don't you list the towns where you have seen houses <$300K and then people can provide information? Your question is too broad. There are 70 municipalities in Bergen County. Most do not have properties at that low a price, so specifics would help.
I have seem homes in New Milford, Fair Lawn,Ridgefield Park, Rutherford, Westwood, Coster, Norwood, Leonia, Mahwah, Hillsdale & Maywood. I am new to NJ, with over 70 municipalities, I don't know which one has the most bang for the buck. I don't want to make the wrong choice.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Check the LBC (lower bergen county). Try like Carlstadt area. Wood Ridge, Hasbrouck Heights, Rutherfords ?????
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Glen Rock, NJ
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I recently relocated with my wife & kids from Miami and are looking to buy a home. Need advice on where to buy in Bergen County based on the following:

1. Great school system(kids are 3 & 13)
2. Low taxes(I know they are high but some areas of Bergen aren't that high)
3. Home needs to be under $300K(dont mind a fixer up er)
4. Prefer short commute to NYC
5. Great area to raise the kids
6. Would love a small town feel with small shops, parks & entertainment
7. BEst BANG for the BUCK

Bergen County us were we want to stay because my wife's family live here.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanking all of you in advance! :-)
Great school districts usually fall under the most expensive areas in BC. The issue with the $300k fixer-upper/foreclosures with lower taxes (up to $9k as you stated earlier) if you find one, is that as soon as you put in the new kitchen, new bathrooms, etc., your taxes will be affected, so you're back at square 1. Depending on the type of remodel it can rise rather quickly.

I gotta believe there are a couple of opportunities to be had but they usually go to investors who have the time, resources, patience and capital to turn their investment into a profit.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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With the title to this thread, you were much closer to reality.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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With the title to this thread, you were much closer to reality.
The title was suppose to say the "million dollar question", not $1,000,000 LOL. I don't know how to edit the title.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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Let's not be so discouraging. I checked my town (Cresskill) on Realtor, and right now there are only 2 listings under $300,000, but several in the lower 300's too, who knows, the sale price could be under $300,000. It's still a buyers market, and I think if you look around, you might find a home in a decent town for under $300,000.
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