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Old 05-13-2010, 06:46 AM
 
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We are a family of 5, looking to buy a home in a couple of years. I am doing research now...seeing which areas we should leave on our list. We are currently renting in MA, and have family in MA, NH, and (most in) CT. We would love to stay closer to family, but can't afford to buy a home around here. I've discovered the Syracuse area, which is almost exactly what we are looking for (cheap homes, nice neighborhood, great schools), but I am not a fan of all the snow, or the fact that it is 5.5 hours from family. If we could be closer to the Albany area (or anywhere in eastern ny for that matter), it could allow us to be 2-3 hours closer to family (plus I hear it snows less there).

So here is what we need...3+bed/2+bath 1150+sq ft home with great schools, safe neighborhood, somewhat close to highways for less than 120K. Is that possible anywhere around your area? Or should I just continue to focus on Syracuse?

Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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You might check out Glen Falls and Saratoga. People will say Saratoga is pricey, but there are homes for sale in the outlying areas (Schuylerville, Moreau, Northunderland, etc.) that are within your price range. Also look into Clifton Park, Balston Spa, Malta, outlying areas of Albany. The snowfall is less than Syracuse area as we don't have the lake effect snow.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:55 AM
 
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I agree with Ellwood in that Glens Falls and outlying communities in Saratoga County could work. Something in South Glens Falls or Ballston Spa should work. Maybe something in Washington County like Hudson Falls or Cambridge could possibly work too.

With that said, I wouldn't stop looking at the Syracuse area.....lol
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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I'd say it's possible in Schenectady. Take a look at a real estate site, the Woodlawn section of Sch'dy has a lot of affordable single family homes, when you are looking at a map, look for elementary schools -Woodlawn or Paige. Another section of town that would be affordable and nice would be near Upper Union in Sch'dy; Parkwood/Glenwood near Ellis Hospital; Lenox, Ave. A near Union College might be an option too. I tried searching quickly, I found several that were over your price, but maybe could be negotiated down. Like this one: 1422 Mcclellan St, Schenectady, NY, 12309 - MLS #201016671 - Single Family Home real estate - REALTOR.com® Here is one I found that was less than 100k: 1818 Avenue A, Schenectady, NY, 12308 - MLS #201016164 - Single Family Home real estate - REALTOR.com® The Bellevue neighborhood near Hillhurst Park is nice too: 330 11Th St, Schenectady, NY, 12306 - MLS #29120624 - Single Family Home real estate - REALTOR.com® If you have any questions about Sch'dy, feel free to ask. Good luck
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:27 AM
 
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Schenectady has some nice residential neighborhoods that are quite affordable . I am thinking of the Upper Union Street area. Just a thought.
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