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Old 12-17-2016, 07:05 PM
 
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Looking for areas to search for a house to purchase. Still depending on that city job, so close to a train to midtown is important. We also looking at 'jersey, but we are 'nyers.

In jersey , you can still find a home under $300,000. Is this possible , north of yonkers, near metro north?

Are there good locations in yonkers to consider?
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Old 12-18-2016, 08:09 AM
 
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How far North do you want to go? Poughkeepsie, for example has median homes asking $185,000.
Perhaps give a max distance from Grand Central Terminal?
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:32 PM
 
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We work on the west side, by times square. Would like to get to grand central maybe 35 minutes station to station.

We dont know much about yonkers except that its an annex of the bronx!
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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For a 35 minute ride, Yonkers is pretty much IT...maybe Hastings-on-Hudson for a few more minutes?


Yonkers below $300K is likely to limit you to an apartment.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:48 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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How far North do you want to go? Poughkeepsie, for example has median homes asking $185,000.
Perhaps give a max distance from Grand Central Terminal?
It's worth noting that Poughkeepsie has some less than desirable areas, hence the low prices. Asking for $300,000 for most of the towns along the Hudson with a 35 minute commute on the train is a bit much. You'll have to go further north above Yonkers unless we're talking about the less desirable/sketchy areas of Yonkers? Even then it would be tough. You need to increase your budget by about $100,000. It also isn't clear how many bedrooms/bathrooms the OP is seeking?

There are some nice areas of Yonkers - Southeast Yonkers just above Woodlawn in the Bronx is very nice and the prices are reasonable. I would AVOID Southwest Yonkers. Most of it is not the greatest. The general rule is the further north you go in Yonkers the better, but of course that also means higher prices.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:53 AM
 
Location: NYC / BK / Crown Heights
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In addition to the good suggestions here, maybe take a look at Beacon. Not sure about how it would fit your budget, it's been many years since a looked there. But worth a peek. Also, it will exceed your 35 minutes to GCT.
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:18 AM
 
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Thnxs all.

I will look in beacon. We need a 2 br. , we prefer a house or apartment with space. We have been searching in NJ, but its too long a commute or too much in taxes.
We want to be near working class people, but away from the sketch. We assume areas with like minded homeowners would be more orderly.
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