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Old 02-11-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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Got married a few months ago now living with my parents in a 2 family house. My husband and I want to buy a house somewhere in NJ but we need something affordable. We don't have to buy now I'm thinking Fall 2010....Millville NJ( Cumberland county) is the best price on new homes I can find under 200K but we went there and the center of town lets say, was not very nice... my husband works for a cable company and he can transfer anywhere from Union on to South Jersey... Anyone have an idea of a nice town with good taxes. I like Burlington County and had my eye on Willingoboro untill we went for a ride there too... Anyone have any suggestions? I'd love to move out the state but being the only child my mother depends on me very much and i'd like to be a 2hr drive or less away. If i had my choice I'd be living in Florida where its warm all year......
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:58 PM
 
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check out South River in Middlesex County.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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You're wise to be targeting fall 2010 -- prices should be lower everywhere by then. Your patience will pay off.

You'll probably find that towns that appear out of your reach today will not be in 2010. If your husband can work anywhere, South Jersey would seem (to me) the better option, as it's less crowded and less expensive.

That's kind of you to take care of your mother.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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i would just counsel you, whenever you're ready to buy, to find a place as far north as your budget allows to minimize the drive to your mother (I assume you're in North Jersey now?). If you're going to be up there a lot, the drive can really wear on you and I think it would be very easy for resentment to settle in, which you don't want.

Good luck!

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Old 02-11-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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you were close to a great neighborhood in Burlington county. Look at Delran and Cinnaminson. Jewlels of of Burlington county....
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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thanks for the advice... i have a friend who grew up in Tabernacle NJ and I love it over there the schools are great from what i am told. I do live in North Jersey now in Passaic County. I keep hearing about South River and was there once for a party that my husbands co worker was having, he does real estate on the side and I guess he knows where to move, and I have read on here how the taxes are great there. My girlfriend who grew up in Tabernacle now lives in Mt Laurel and tells me Haddonfield, Maple Shade, Collingswood are great, but still when I look I dont see homes I like in our price range. I will check out Delran and Cinnaminson, though....Im getting my Real Estate license this summer just so I can do it on the side and hopefully be there when the market does pick up... I just hope it keeps falling not rise before we buy....
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