I recently made the same move myself (from Hoboken) and also have a little boy! My husband commutes to NYC so we chose a development right off of RT 9. I love the area.
There is a new development by Lennar opening up in OB priced in the mid 400s. Definitely contact me if you want more info and visit my blog at realestatemomi.com
Good luck with your home search!
If you need assistance finding a home in this area please feel free to call me. I have been selling homes here for years.
(732) 972-1000 x 364
My company is a NYC based bank. I'm always available to meet in person and go over your mortgage options. Even if you're looking to do something 12 or so months from now, it's probably wise to make sure everything is in order as far financing. Also, if you're purchasing a new construction, you might want to look into the possibility of locking your rate now (because they're much lower than what they'll be a year from now) that cover you all they way to the move in date. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Good luck!
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STERLING NATIONAL BANK
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Woodbury, NY 11797