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Old 08-31-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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Modern, newer homes, not so old school neighborhood, with our without kids (doesn't matter).

Can be north or south shore, but no further east than about Jones Beach/Mineola/Hicksville.

Thank you.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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Modern, newer homes, not so old school neighborhood, with our without kids (doesn't matter).

Can be north or south shore, but no further east than about Jones Beach/Mineola/Hicksville.

Thank you.

Budget I'm assuming is 600K plus? I don't think any house built after 1995 is less than 3000 sq feet.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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Budget I'm assuming is 600K plus? I don't think any house built after 1995 is less than 3000 sq feet.
Not even close to that budget. Damn, so is there ANY hope for L.I. then?

You're saying all of the houses are older? We're def. looking for a smaller house (can even be smaller than 2000 sq ft). I'm not from here, so I'm not familiar.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Not even close to that budget. Damn, so is there ANY hope for L.I. then?

You're saying all of the houses are older? We're def. looking for a smaller house (can even be smaller than 2000 sq ft). I'm not from here, so I'm not familiar.
A lot of the houses are older and anything "cheap" is old plus in most cases in handyman condition. Remember, this is an old suburban area.

You can get an idea of prices and ages of homes in various communities on this website, the Multiple Listing Service of LI:

MLSLI.com

PS: One thing they don't do is show the square feet of the homes. That's not just this website either. It is a common practice on LI that realtors do not measure/report square footage of homes. Don't ask me why.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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Not even close to that budget. Damn, so is there ANY hope for L.I. then?

You're saying all of the houses are older? We're def. looking for a smaller house (can even be smaller than 2000 sq ft). I'm not from here, so I'm not familiar.
The vast majority of housing stock is 30 years old and counting.

The newer stock tends to be made up of very large and very expensive homes. The closet thing you'll get to affordable and modern is some of the newer townhouse communities, but they ain't cheap either.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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The vast majority of housing stock is 30 years old and counting.

The newer stock tends to be made up of very large and very expensive homes. The closet thing you'll get to affordable and modern is some of the newer townhouse communities, but they ain't cheap either.
I see a lot of those smaller townhouse communities in Valley Stream/Lynbrook areas. They're cute, but you're right - they don't look cheap. Our budget is 400K max. I refuse to live in Queens.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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I see a lot of those smaller townhouse communities in Valley Stream/Lynbrook areas. They're cute, but you're right - they don't look cheap. Our budget is 400K max. I refuse to live in Queens.
You can get a decent house in a decent area for 400K, but forget about anything new. You'd have to update yourself, which frankly, you're better off doing. You can build your dream home to suit your taste at your own pace, and choose the builder.

IMO, this site is better than MLSLI...you just have to set up a free account. If you work with a realtor you can get more detailed listings on the same site but it works just fine if you are working alone:

Welcome to Listingbook.com
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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What's "old"?? To some, that's more than five years, to others ten, etc.
Can you be more specific? (And don't get your hopes up too high )
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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You can get a decent house in a decent area for 400K, but forget about anything new. You'd have to update yourself, which frankly, you're better off doing. You can build your dream home to suit your taste at your own pace, and choose the builder.

IMO, this site is better than MLSLI...you just have to set up a free account. If you work with a realtor you can get more detailed listings on the same site but it works just fine if you are working alone:

Welcome to Listingbook.com
You'll still be assigned to an agent...
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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You'll still be assigned to an agent...
Yes, I was assigned to one but she never contacted me....of course, I put up bogus contact info...that might have had something to do with it

Site still works better than MLSLI even without the extra details a realtor can offer...
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