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Old 04-25-2019, 10:44 AM
 
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vision33r, Would you have a town recommendation for 400k?
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:53 AM
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Rutherford, Wood-Ridge, Emerson - maybe Westwood and River Edge - all on train lines
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:55 PM
 
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vision33r, Would you have a town recommendation for 400k?


I wouldn’t really listen to that guy’s opinion. He’s got an unrealistic view when it comes to things like safety. He thinks any place that isn’t affluent is so dangerous that you shouldn’t go outside.
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Old 04-25-2019, 06:33 PM
 
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Thanks Bloomfield is definitely on our radar. I hear that some neighborhoods have bidding wars etc, so I’m not sure it’ll work.
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:11 PM
 
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Thanks Bloomfield is definitely on our radar. I hear that some neighborhoods have bidding wars etc, so I’m not sure it’ll work.

I’m hearing the same. I just put an offer on a Bloomfield home today.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:52 AM
 
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How did the offer go?
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:10 PM
 
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I wouldn’t really listen to that guy’s opinion. He’s got an unrealistic view when it comes to things like safety. He thinks any place that isn’t affluent is so dangerous that you shouldn’t go outside.
He's also obviously talking about some other Maplewood than the one in New Jersey. Housing opportunities for lower income people have pretty much dried up there.
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:21 PM
 
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Nj has good jobs. And housing price is still very affordable. Even in pricy burgen county, $300k can buy a decent house.








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He's also obviously talking about some other Maplewood than the one in New Jersey. Housing opportunities for lower income people have pretty much dried up there.
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:51 PM
 
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I vitied Roselle Park this weekend - In the area in the upper-left hand side of the town. For ~350-375ish, There seemed to be a ton of options.

https://www.redfin.com/NJ/Roselle-Pa...m_content=link

https://www.redfin.com/NJ/Roselle-Pa...m_content=link

https://www.redfin.com/NJ/Roselle-Pa...m_content=link


All of the streets we quiet, well kept, certainly nothing bad to speak about. The train was about 2 blocks away on foot. Cranford a quick uber away if needed. I spent some time looking at the crime data etc which seem to be much better than they were a decade ago which implies that the town is getting better (possible appreciation?). Schools arent good, but do we expect this for the mid term? (10 yrs?)

I checked out Springfield but couldnt spend too much time there. I drove by an awesome looking high school to this home https://www.redfin.com/NJ/Springfiel.../home/38075948 for $375K

The entire time, I was trying to figure out how to get to NYC from here. The walk to the train in Roselle felt much more appealing in general. So right now, im trying to understand if Springfield is worth the increase in price + commute vs Roselle Park. The buying power isnt as great in most towns unfortunately.

Would love to hear more thoughts, or town suggestions.
Ive already checked out Clifton/Bloomfield, in hopes of getting access to Montclair.

Next week I'm going to Maplewood/SO.

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Old 04-29-2019, 10:07 PM
 
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Roselle Park has a train (transfer in Newark), Springfield means you're riding a bus or driving to a neighboring town with a train.
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