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Old 10-31-2019, 06:41 PM
 
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At same level as NYC suburb , like NJ Bergen county

Why ?

Property tax maybe a bit lower.

NJ has better schools.

My current house is 4-bed 4-bath with a pool and 15 min to NYC. FOR about $500k
NJ has higher median income and therefore higher statewide average test scores than PA. NJ doesn’t have better schools than PA does.

 
Old 11-01-2019, 12:21 PM
 
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Where is this "My current house is 4-bed 4-bath with a pool and 15 min to NYC. FOR about $500k"

Fifteen minutes from NYC, 4 bed, for 500k?

Hmm. I don't buy this without know more. A lot more. A 500k budget barely gets you a townhouse in a decent school district in Westchester, indeed, most of the NYC suburbs when you get down to it.

I'm guessing this 500k house is in a crap area. With outrageous taxes.
OPs theoretical Bergen County house doesn't exist unless "15 min to NYC" he really means 15 minutes to a bus stop that connects to a train that requires a secondary transfer to another train to NYC and the "better NJ school" is private.
 
Old 11-01-2019, 01:15 PM
 
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OPs theoretical Bergen County house doesn't exist unless "15 min to NYC" he really means 15 minutes to a bus stop that connects to a train that requires a secondary transfer to another train to NYC and the "better NJ school" is private.
Yeah, those are some heavily exaggerated numbers. Bergenfield, NJ was somewhere that came to mind for me since it can be about 15 Minutes driving to the GW Bridge and average home sales are < $500k---but rush hour/bridge traffic rarely will allow someone to drive that fast---and public transit consists of 1 or 2 busses and takes 1 Hour to get to Penn Station.
 
Old 11-01-2019, 05:00 PM
 
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As someone who moved from north Jersey to the Philly suburbs a few years ago, I have a lot of thoughts on this topic. The short version is that a) you're generally wrong and b) you're exaggerating about something in NJ (the house quality/price, the commute time, and/or the quality of schools).
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