U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Jersey
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 04-07-2008, 07:39 PM
 
4,142 posts, read 9,610,909 times
Reputation: 3456

Advertisements

I am graduating college, and looking to buy my own house within a year depending on what kind of job offers I get. I have a good amount of savings

I am looking to spend $300,000 or less on this house. I live in North/central Bergen county, and would like to stay in the area because my friends and family live here.


Is there anywhere within 30-45 minutes of Bergen county where I should be looking? Outside of Paterson and Haledon, I have not found much and even those are pretty expensive.

I wouldnt mind moving into Rockland or Orange counties if there is anything close to Bergen thats affordable either.


Thanks a lot.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-07-2008, 07:43 PM
 
15 posts, read 88,955 times
Reputation: 11
What about Wayne? It is large, and there are more affordable areas there. Also Little Falls, Passaic Park. There are nicer parts of these neighborhoods, and taxes will be lower than Bergen County.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-07-2008, 09:03 PM
 
71 posts, read 299,437 times
Reputation: 120
Default Yes!

Quote:
Originally Posted by GiantRutgersfan View Post
I am graduating college, and looking to buy my own house within a year depending on what kind of job offers I get. I have a good amount of savings

I am looking to spend $300,000 or less on this house. I live in North/central Bergen county, and would like to stay in the area because my friends and family live here.


Is there anywhere within 30-45 minutes of Bergen county where I should be looking? Outside of Paterson and Haledon, I have not found much and even those are pretty expensive.

I wouldnt mind moving into Rockland or Orange counties if there is anything close to Bergen thats affordable either. Thanks a lot.
If you move quickly, you can find a house in Fair Lawn, which isn't bad. My nephew just bought a house in Fair Lawn for 350k. But if you want a condo or a rental, you will be fine as well. Fair Lawn is a great commuter town. Has a mix of socioeconomic backgrounds too.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2008, 03:50 PM
 
2 posts, read 13,310 times
Reputation: 11
If you are still looking, try Waldwick, NJ -
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2008, 04:03 PM
 
5,340 posts, read 13,006,952 times
Reputation: 1174
If you hold on a tad bit longer I think you may be able to find more for that price range in Bergen. Not upper, but lower and central. A friend had a home in Wood-Ridge that sold for $425,000 last October. Her neighbor is put their home, identical home, on the market and it was valued at $360,000. It sat FOREVER before selling for $340,000.00

Do you want a home or is a condo/townhome ok too? Also, are you willing to get a fixer-upper?
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: N.E. I-95 corridor
792 posts, read 2,908,908 times
Reputation: 200
Quote:
Originally Posted by GiantRutgersfan View Post
I am graduating college, and looking to buy my own house within a year depending on what kind of job offers I get.
Why not rent (maybe roomate) and invest the difference? Why the rush to buy??

Quote:
Originally Posted by GiantRutgersfan View Post
I am looking to spend $300,000 or less on this house. I live in North/central Bergen county, and would like to stay in the area because my friends and family live here.
Tied to the nest?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GiantRutgersfan View Post
Is there anywhere within 30-45 minutes of Bergen county where I should be looking?
Orange/Rockland, maybe upper Passaic Co. and Morris Co. (Rockaway, Wharton).
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2008, 04:13 PM
 
2 posts, read 13,310 times
Reputation: 11
Also, visit HSBC Bank in Waldwick, NJ - they have down payment assistance plans, programs, and grants which you may qualify for in the county
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2008, 04:18 PM
 
5,340 posts, read 13,006,952 times
Reputation: 1174
Wanting to be around friends & family does not make one "tied to the nest." It makes you a human being who values people above getting a big ol' home with no one to come to it.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Vermont
5,441 posts, read 15,513,912 times
Reputation: 2641
300k is still a bit low even now.

what are your plans... can you stretch to get into a nicer house that you will stay in for a long time?
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: GA
2,791 posts, read 10,012,977 times
Reputation: 1162
"Within a year" no one really knows what the market will be like. You also don't know your income yet. There are many options, and may be even more by the time you're ready. Good luck!
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Jersey

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top