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Old 09-15-2019, 06:43 PM
 
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Hi everyone!

My wife and I are considering moving from the Raleigh area of NC to the LV to be closer to family in north Jersey. We are a family of 3 with an 8 yr old daughter. I am in the accounting field and my wife is a professional nanny. From some of the research I have done on here, towns like Emmaus, Coopersburg, Hellertown, Macungie and a few others fit the bill as far as where we would like to live including safe communities, good schools, walkable downtowns, etc. My biggest concern would be if we can find a house/townhome in our price range in one of these towns. Our price range is $200-250K. We may stretch that a little if we need to. In my search on realtor.com I havent seen much in that price range that I find too appealing. We are looking for a modest home in a nice neighborhood. I dont expect new construction at this price point, but I dont want a fixer upper either. Are there any nice townhomes in our price range in this area that I'm missing? Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:48 AM
 
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Hi everyone!

My wife and I are considering moving from the Raleigh area of NC to the LV to be closer to family in north Jersey. We are a family of 3 with an 8 yr old daughter. I am in the accounting field and my wife is a professional nanny. From some of the research I have done on here, towns like Emmaus, Coopersburg, Hellertown, Macungie and a few others fit the bill as far as where we would like to live including safe communities, good schools, walkable downtowns, etc. My biggest concern would be if we can find a house/townhome in our price range in one of these towns. Our price range is $200-250K. We may stretch that a little if we need to. In my search on realtor.com I havent seen much in that price range that I find too appealing. We are looking for a modest home in a nice neighborhood. I dont expect new construction at this price point, but I dont want a fixer upper either. Are there any nice townhomes in our price range in this area that I'm missing? Thanks!
Check out the townhouses off of 309 and Lanark road (near the Promenade). They are in that range and are pretty nice.

EDIT: Neighborhood is "Countryside at Upper Saucon"
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:22 PM
 
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Thanks Blazerj! I will check them out.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:55 AM
 
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There are often homes in that range in the Hellertown area, I get a zillow notification for about one a week. Granted, they're not new but I've seen some nice ones that look like they've been maintained and often updated. For me, if the main parts are good - roof, HVAC, windows, it's worth it to invest in flooring, appliances and paint. You can have that stuff all done before moving in.
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Old 09-18-2019, 04:06 AM
 
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Check out Trio Fields in Nazareth (great town, great schools). My wife and I moved there after an exhaustive search (and research) of the area. New construction and some very new units for sale, both townhomes and single family and in your price range. There are some caveats though, typical builder stuff, but it's a great neighborhood, old school where people actually walk around with their kids & dogs, socialize. Very friendly and diverse. Folks take good care of their properties as well.
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:18 AM
 
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Check out Trio Fields in Nazareth (great town, great schools). My wife and I moved there after an exhaustive search (and research) of the area. New construction and some very new units for sale, both townhomes and single family and in your price range. There are some caveats though, typical builder stuff, but it's a great neighborhood, old school where people actually walk around with their kids & dogs, socialize. Very friendly and diverse. Folks take good care of their properties as well.
That's a good option too. OP, It's like $250 for a townhouse and $350 for a standalone houses. You can check their website or Zillow.
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:40 AM
 
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That's a good option too. OP, It's like $250 for a townhouse and $350 for a standalone houses. You can check their website or Zillow.
OP if you have family in northern NJ you'll feel at home - many new residents in Trio Fields have migrated from northern NJ and NY.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:46 AM
 
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Much of the housing in that price range in those more desirable areas is going to be older homes; especially coming from Raleigh which is by comparison all newer development. ( Many of the homes in that price range in Emmaus for example are going to nearly 100 years old.)

Macungie is full of newer developments and townhomes and you should be able to find something in the higher part of your price range there.
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:42 AM
 
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Much of the housing in that price range in those more desirable areas is going to be older homes; especially coming from Raleigh which is by comparison all newer development. ( Many of the homes in that price range in Emmaus for example are going to nearly 100 years old.)

Macungie is full of newer developments and townhomes and you should be able to find something in the higher part of your price range there.
I don't disagree with that but I would think hard about moving into a townhouse complex instead of into an actual town. I'd suggest taking some walks in the towns you are thinking of living in and see how that feels compared to walking around a townhouse complex.
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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Morgan Hill area looks pretty good in that price range, plus they have some elevation over the Easton area views.
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