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Old 10-11-2020, 11:45 PM
 
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Hi everyone, we are looking to buy a two family home in Bergen County (rent one and live in one)
Ideally in a town with a train for commute and a walkable Downtown

We think that these criteria will make it easier to rent, any suggestions of towns? Especially where people tend to rent?

We looked into, Ridgewood, Lodi, Closter, Norwood, Fairlawn

We are all over the place and little lost since the inventory is very limited and houses sell pretty fast.
Our budget is around k700 but we re also looking for something much cheaper that has potential


Any help would be appreciated!!
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Old 10-12-2020, 04:21 AM
 
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Do you have any other criteria? Do schools matter? Ridgewood and Lodi are about as different as two towns can be in Bergen County.
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:50 PM
 
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:19 PM
 
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Yes, schools matters actually, we are considering Ramsey since Ridgewood has a very limited 2 family
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:21 PM
 
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A 2-family home for under $700K is going to be hard to find. Perhaps in Lodi, where you'd want to be near the Hasbrouck Heights border.
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Old 10-23-2020, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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Yes, schools matters actually, we are considering Ramsey since Ridgewood has a very limited 2 family


Ramsey has very limited 2 family homes also. That is probably the case for much of northern Bergen County. You're probably better off looking in southern Bergen County.

Train towns:
East Rutherford
Lyndhurst
Elmwood Park
Saddle Brook

Other towns:
Ridgefield
Ridgefield Park
North Arlington
Carlstadt
Little Ferry
Wallington


The school rankings in most of these towns are pretty much middle of the pack.
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Old 10-23-2020, 09:25 AM
 
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Westwood has a train, a walkable downtown and a few 2 family homes.

https://www.homes.com/property/237-d...-400016638746/
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Old 10-23-2020, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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Westwood has a train, a walkable downtown and a few 2 family homes.

https://www.homes.com/property/237-d...-400016638746/


Westwood is a nice town. But that home you linked sold last month. While it is listed as a 2 family, it's only 3 bedrooms total. From what I can see, only eight 2 family houses have sold in Westwood all year so it's unlikely OP will find one there.
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