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Old 07-10-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: America
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We are looking into moving back to NJ from Florida. We have been in the Orlando, FL area for three years and I have yet to find a decent job or make a decent living here (I work in Human Resources). We used to live in the Dayton section of South Brunswick. Any suggestions on affordable housing in NJ? We have two school age children, so good schools are important. One of the reasons we moved to FL was we were losing our lease on the place where we currently lived and could not find anything affordable to buy of rent in NJ. We were totally priced out of the state! Also, most of my family lived in Florida. We are looking to buy, but would rent short-term, if necessary. Any suggestions, pointing us in the right direction would be appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:27 AM
 
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I live about 15 minutes from Dayton. It's still a nice area there. How about Jackson area. North brunswick is so over populated now. Hillsborough is nice too and has good schools. Just some suggestions
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:35 AM
 
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Thank you for the reply. Dayton has become way too expensive for us. We are looking for something within the $250K range, which will be quite a challenge. We need at least three bedrooms. We have been looking into foreclosed homes.
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Thank you for the reply. Dayton has become way too expensive for us. We are looking for something within the $250K range, which will be quite a challenge. We need at least three bedrooms. We have been looking into foreclosed homes.

You will have a hard time in that price range. You may get lucky in South Jersey.

Coming from NJ you already know that housing and taxes are over the top...

Best of luck to you!!!
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: secaucus nj
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u can def find a condo in that range in north NJ. union city, north bergen, west nY. i actually know someone who just got a condo in secaucus for 250k.

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Old 08-01-2007, 09:36 AM
 
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Me & my family moved to Florida about 9 months ago, and looking to move back to NJ. We thought we'd like it, but vacation is different than living here. Prices are going so much higher, and though NJ has its problems and high costs, its really not too much difference....not to mention that crime is getting worse here in Florida (as so many other places), but we are just not happy with low salaries, higher living costs, and higher crime. We might as well move back home to NJ.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Nevada
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Look into Manahwakin NJ, my friend talked someone down from 290,000 to 265,000. I'm pretty sure that was a 3 bed 2 bath with a basement, he's in Ocean County, 10 mins from the beach, very safe area.

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Me & my family moved to Florida about 9 months ago, and looking to move back to NJ. We thought we'd like it, but vacation is different than living here. Prices are going so much higher, and though NJ has its problems and high costs, its really not too much difference....not to mention that crime is getting worse here in Florida (as so many other places), but we are just not happy with low salaries, higher living costs, and higher crime. We might as well move back home to NJ.
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