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Old 10-29-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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My husband is interviewing for a job in Wayne, NJ - just north of the Willowbrook Mall area. If we were to move to the area, my kids & I would need to be at the Ice Vault 3-4 days a week after school. We would want both the commute to his work and to the ice rink to be 30 minutes or less.

Our home price range would be $60,000-$85,000, and we would need 4bedrooms with a minimum of 250,000 sq. ft. and 1/2+ acre lot. Our other priorities are excellent schools, a nice town center, and being in a scenic area.

So... is all of this possible? Any suggestions for some towns I can start researching? Thanks so much - Sheila in New England
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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My husband is interviewing for a job in Wayne, NJ - just north of the Willowbrook Mall area. If we were to move to the area, my kids & I would need to be at the Ice Vault 3-4 days a week after school. We would want both the commute to his work and to the ice rink to be 30 minutes or less.

Our home price range would be $60,000-$85,000, and we would need 4bedrooms with a minimum of 250,000 sq. ft. and 1/2+ acre lot. Our other priorities are excellent schools, a nice town center, and being in a scenic area.

So... is all of this possible? Any suggestions for some towns I can start researching? Thanks so much - Sheila in New England
I am sorry but that's a definite no... you would not be able to get what you are describing for anything less than 4x's the price range you mentioned.
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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Did you forget a zero on those numbers? I would hope so because 85K is not going to get you anything around here. Maybe a studio apartment in Camden...

if you meant $650K-$850K then you should be able to afford a nice part of Wayne, just be weary of flood zones, although on that price range it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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Default Flood Zones

Be mindful of the flood zones in the area near Willowbrook. I doubt you will find a house in your price range.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Our home price range would be $60,000-$85,000, and we would need 4bedrooms with a minimum of 250,000 sq. ft. and 1/2+ acre lot.
Any chance you mean 600k - 850k and 2500 SF? Check ANY 4BR in Wayne on realtor dot com. I doubt you could even buy a small condo for that amount. Sorry! Wish it were not true!
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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Your not going to find a home in Wayne for under $100,000 thats laughable, and you want 250,000 sq. ft. thats like a McMansion, my home is 2,000 sq. ft. and I have 3/2/2.

Flood zones are to be considered also, when it rains, areas get flooded for days. Plus property taxes $$$$, ouch.

Your best bet would be to rent check out the area and then decide where you want to live, if you could come down for a weekend or long weekend check the area out, find a realtor and take it from there. Good luck!

Last edited by Songbird42; 10-29-2009 at 03:07 PM.. Reason: added information
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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I was born and raised in NJ - and I still love it - and would love to be able to afford to live there. But you are in a fantasy world to think you can find that kind of housing anywhere in NJ. You couldn't even find that in New England, except maybe Maine or northern VT or NH.

In fact, to find a 4 br house for that kind of money, you'd need to move to TN
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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Default Please read -correction to original post!

[quote=NY Annie;11400487] But you are in a fantasy world to think you can find that kind of housing anywhere in NJ.

No, not a fantasy world... just feverish from the flu!

I'm really sorry everyone... I mistyped! Our home price range would be $500,000-$850,000! And we want 2500+ sq ft (not 25,000 or whatever I said).

So.. can we try this again? Sorry for the confusion (and outrage LOL) I caused

Humbly, Sheila in New England
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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No outrage, just lotsa laughs in this house!
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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does it have to be the ice vault?
30 minutes from wayne can land you in essex fells, roseland, verona great towns with great schools and very close to the two rinks in Montclair (Clary and Floyd) and withing 30 minutes to Codey arena.
are your kids hockey players? If so maybe you want a school district with a hockey program.
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