Knick does not know more about Westbury than a Realtor. If he did, he wouldn't be asking the question. Perhaps Knick is [ahem] "low income" himself [I WONDER what image those words bring up in Paltow's head].
Knick, my suggestion is to go on the school district website, check the scores, take a couple of day trips down to the island, drive around, spend some time at the local library and shopping areas, ask to see a few houses, and when you think you're comfortable, decide whether or not you want to buy.
many parts of Westbury are considered low income and are not desirable to live in.
Don't listen to these guys about "buy now". the market is coming down and it will keep coming down this year. Expect 10-15% lower at least. Several close friends of mine have purchased homes in the last year. Their realtors kept saying that the market was turning around and home prices would come up. In one instance, the market fell another 20% that year (he bought in Cali).
Patience is the name of the game my friend. Realtors want the quick sale and the higher commission as a result of a higher sale price. Work on your own schedule, not theirs. take your time and make sure you do your homework. You can know more about a property and an area than the realtor. They are knowledgeable experts, yes, but you can be too.
Certified Buyer Representative
Century 21 Princeton Properties
Foreclosures (REO) and Short Sales are a result of sub prime lending
in the past years. Lenders were giving financing to anybody that
Westbury is not the only town. They are in every town. I just saw one
for $1,300,000 in Roslyn Heights. The are in Queens, Nassau and
My office is in Westbury and the majority ok listings are not foreclosures.
Take advantage of the situation and get a bargain house with bargain interest rates.
If you wanna see whats on the market, I can show foreclosures, new construction or existing inventory.