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Ashish Patel, Home Buyer in 07012

Hi All, We are looking to buy our first home in NJ. Me and my wife both works around Midtown, NYC and would love to get on public transportation!

Asked by Ashish Patel, 07012 Mon Apr 2, 2012

I am looking to commute around 45-90 minutes on daily basis although I do prefer less commute. My budget is upto 500k and looking for 3BD house in community with nice schools, parks and other amnesties.

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Fascinating thread. Many answers, no evidence of what Patel has done. How about Bloomfield, the Oak View section. I call it Upper Bloomfiled, next to Upper Montclair, home of Steven Colbert and other famous names. How about Upper Montclair, or just Montclair. 6- train stations in town, one certain to please. How about Verona, highly rated schools and very stable management. How about Glen Ridge, once home of Tom Cruise, and now the area's top rated school district, by some measures and with its own quaint RR station. 30-45 minutes to Manhattan depending......
Call me if still interested. Carl 973 632-8593 cell.
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I would recommend you consider Bridgewater in Somerset County - you'd be over an hour commuting wise, but you will find nice inventory choices in your price band. Schools are well regarded, access to shopping, conveniences, highways and transportation is all good.

In Union county, we can explore Berkeley Heights and Scotch Plains. And in Morris County, Long Hill Township.

As a starting point, you can search among all actively listed properties in Bridgewater by visiting http://www.Homes08807.com

Here to assist in any way in these areas.

Best,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpassed Results
Web Reference: http://www.Homes08807.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 8, 2012
Hi Ashish,

If you are still looking for your first home in NJ with easy commute to NYC, excellent school system, great downtown area, and many more amenities, I recommend Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Allendale, or Ramsey.
All are excellent Bergen County towns, offer all you are looking for, and for $500K you can find a very nice 3BD home.

Wafaa Elamir
Sales Associate
Weichert Realtors
15 West Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-887-5497
welamir@weichert.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 7, 2012
I would highly recommend the established community of North Caldwell, NJ. Just 17 miles from mid town Manhattan, the township provides exceptional education, recreation, community and saftey. Ranking Top 20 within the state; the Borough of North Caldwell provides Public Pre K to 6th grade schooling with a regional 7th to 12th grade middle/high school which ranked 16 in the state.

I urge you to please visit my website and contact me directly. There are a number of resident families which work in Manhattan and live in the North Caldwell community. With a number of Midtown direct express buses and trains, local residents attest to the quality, happiness, privacy and comfort in their selection of home in North Caldwell, NJ.

Kind regards,

Judith Amorim Dias
NJ Licensed Real Estate Agent

Prudential New Jersey Properties
50 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 &
14 Forest Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Mobile: 973-444-5643
WEB: http://www.JudithAmorimDias.com
Email: Judith.Dias@PrudentialNewJersey.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 26, 2012
Hi-
Denville is a great town with good schools,parks,restaurants,lakes and a train to mid town direct.

If you send me your e-mail address I will be happy to send you listings in the area.

Regards,Carolle Donofrio
cadonof@aol.com

973-960-8002 cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 5, 2012
I have 5 bed room, two and half Bath room, Plus 11X 11 Jacuzzi , above ground pull, deck plus many more. House is under renovation.located in cliftion.
Want to sell by owner call me for more Info. Dipak 201-993-0286
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Mr. Patel,

Feel free to email your email address to me or you can log into my website below to start your search.
My email address is Marsha.bowenwashington@cbmoves.com.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 7, 2012
Hi Mr. Patel

Cosider towns along the route 1 corrider. It will be one train into Penn Station and you can comfortably work, read or sleep on the way. The commuting time will be dictated by how far south you decide to move. And for a great bargain in housing, real estate taxes, car insurance and personal income tax consider Yardley Bucks County PA. It will, however be the longest commute, 60 minutes plus on the train.I did it for 16 yearsand found the train time to be very productve.
Good luck in your search and if Yardley becomes a consideration do not hesitate to contact us.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 6, 2012
HELLO MR. PATEL, I AM NOT ADVERSE TO SENDING YOU LISTINGS THAT MIGHT MEET YOUR CRITERIA, HOWEVER, BEFORE I CAN DO THAT, WE NEED TO MEET, GREET AND REVIEW YOUR NEEDS; ALSO NARROW DOWN YOUR CRITERIA, STYLE HOME AND TOWNS; WHILE TOGETHER I WILL SHOW YOU SOME PROPERTIES AND AFTER OUR MEETING, I WILL BE HAPPY TO CONTINUE E-MAILING YOU PROPERTIES; THERE IS PAPERWORK WE NEED TO GO OVER BEFORE I RELEASE PROPERTIES; HOPEFULLY YOU CAN RELATE TO AND APPRECIATE MY REPLY; WHEN WOULD YOU BE AVAILABLE FOR AN APPOINTMENT?
GEORGE "SERVICE" CONKLIN 973-248-9293 JERSEYGEORGE@AOL.COM
REALTY EXECUTIVES -OFFICE- 973-575-6700
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 6, 2012
need your email address to send you listings...........
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 6, 2012
If you are agent, please send me a link to your listing using following criteria:

1. Price Range 400-500K
2. Property Type: Single Family
3. Bedrooms: 4BD or 4BD Plus

Property should be in a range of about 20 miles from NYC.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 6, 2012
Also, I am looking for 4BD+ and 2BH+ house not 3BD house. Sorry i forgot to mention that earlier!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 6, 2012
Thanks Everyone for your responses. I am more specifically looking to have my annual real estate tax around 8-10k range or less!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 6, 2012
Hi Ashish

You have a lot of options that would keep you in your price range, and well within your commuting timeframe.

My area (of Essex County) can offer you a 45-60 min bus commute to Port Authority........or a 37-45 min train commute to Penn Station, via the mid town direct train.

Lots of great shopping in the area (check out the Mall at Short Hills for starters!)....recreation - hiking trails and parks............fabulous restaurants and small boutiques............great schools, too.

Some towns to consider are:
W. Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, S Orange, Roseland, the Caldwells, Florham Park and E. Hanover (these last 2 towns are in Morris County)......
Please feel free to check out my website where I have a number of useful links offering information on schools and the towns mentioned above.

Best wishes, and please don't hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of help, or for more information.

Debbie Rose
Prudfential NJ Properties
http://www.DebbieRoseSells.com
email: Debbie.Rose@PrudentialNewJersey.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 3, 2012
Greetings Mr. Patel,

As a former commuter from New Jersey, I found that the less complicated the commute the better. There are several towns in Essex and Morris county that meet your criteria. Some of these towns have stations where NJ Transit trains travel directly to midtown (Penn Station) and your commute can be within your desired time frame. To learn more about some towns to consider purchasing a home, I've listed some links below that you can review. If you would like further assistance, I would be happy to assist you and your family in finding a suitable home.

http://njmonthly.com/articles/towns_and_schools/the-top-20-t…

http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/Outdoor_Adventure/NJ…

http://www.njtransit.com/hp/hp_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=Hom…


Best of luck to you,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 3, 2012
Dear Ashish, You have many selections of towns which are within 45-90 minutes of Manhattan. I currently live in Wayne and before becoming an agent approx 9 years ago I too traveled to Manhattan. I am currently working in Pompton Plains and as an Accredited Buyers Representative I haved worked in many areas which fit your criteria. Please feel free to give me a call so we can go over what you would like in a home. The best place to reach me would be my mobile 201-259-5205. I look forward to speaking to you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 3, 2012
Thank you for the inquiry; AS mentioned previously, you have lots of choices in many towns; What state or area are you coming from? Have you been pre-approved for that purchase price or is it your gutt feeling of what would be comfortable for you? Any other -needs- you have besides mass transit? Believe it or not, we could actually stay in your budget and get you a brand new home built, too; Can either e-mail with your wants & needs jerseygeorge@aol.com or, call me; GEORGE "SERVICE" CONKLIN 973-248-9293
realty executives (office) 973-575-6700
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 2, 2012
Hi-
there are many options to consider in Morris County with great schools,lakes,parks and easy commuting to NYC.

Please contact me and I will e-mail you listings for you to consider.

Regards,Carolle Donofrio
cadonof@aol.com

973-960-8002 cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 2, 2012
Hi Ashish - there are many great homes available in towns throughout Bergen and Passaic Counties that will meet your needs. Although the taxes are a little higher than some of our neighbors I would strongly suggest taking a look at Nutley.

Nutley has:
-a very strong school system (http://www.greatschools.org/new-jersey/nutley/schools/),
-beautiful parks that run throughout town (http://www.nutleynj.org/content/parks-and-public-grounds.html),
-a very active and involved community
-and a relatively easy commute to NYC from both Delawanna Train Station (http://www.nutleynj.org/content/jitney-service.html) and via both NJTransit and Private Bus Lines

If you'd like to see some of the homes currently available in Nutley check out the below link
http://goo.gl/N5W5r

If you have any additional questions or concerns, or need some help finding a home please feel free to contact me directly.

----------------
Cristian Navas
Coldwell Banker Franklin Realty

office: 973.235.1312
cell: 973.902.7242
email: cristian.navas@coldwellbanker.com
website: http://www.navaslistings.com

"Tambien hablo espanol si lo prefiere."
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 2, 2012
well you have lots of choices with the budget you mention. Most of the towns in Bergen county have either express buses to the Port Authority terminal in Mid town and/or train service via the midtown direct or by transferring at Secaucus junction which brings you to mid town. All are within 1 hour (plus time taken to reach the station or bus transfer)
I did it for many years firstly from Montclair (tough taxes) and subsequently from Hawthorne so I speak from experience.
As far as individual towns you budget will allow you into any town with the exception of a couple of the most expensive and in all cases schools are exceptional.Iam sure subsequent answers will tout their own towns but if you want an unbiased opinion drop me a line
Good luck with your search
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 2, 2012
Hello Ashish,

My Name is Debbie With Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty we have multiple offices in NY and NJ, Give me a call and we can go over style now that i know areas you like.

Thank You,
Debbie Manning
Cell 973-632-3658
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 2, 2012
Hello,
It is a GREAT time to buy a home as rates and home prices are very low!! I am an agent from Clifton and I specialize in many towns around the area. I would love to set a time when we can get together and go over what is available for you. My direct number is (201) 679-2857 and my website is http://www.WelcomeHomeClifton.com. Please let me know if you have any more real estate questions or needs.

Best,
Dan Brozyna
Realtor, Regional Coordinator
Weichert Directors Club 2011
Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club 2010, 2011
(201) 679-2857
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