Your commute is one thing, but also the type of area you are looking for could sway your options also. Most of the less than an hour commute towns are going to be a little more busy then say Middlesex County where there is a more suburban feel.
If you are willing to add 15 mintues onto that number.. we can really find you a great house within East Brunswick, South Brunswick area wth great schools and a commute withinin the hour ten range..
Let me know if interested!
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty
There is so much information on line. Draw a line that would be the cutoff for an hour commute to Midtown (probably no more than 20 miles during rush hour if you are driving in) and start researching individual towns.
Only you know the specifics about what you need/want. Do you plan on driving in or using mass transit? Do you want suburbs or more small city feel? Walking distance to a town or a lawn to mow?
Look very carefully at taxes because as you probably already know, NJ has the highest property taxes in the nation and a 700k home can easily add several thousand dollars to your monthly payment depending on what town you are in.
The weather is turning nice and its a great time to start touring around towns that look interesting to you.
Once you have narrowed down the areas you are interested in, then its time to start interviewing agents. Places like Trulia and Zillow are excellent resources in looking at the types of answers agents post but the fact of the matter is, most agents you won't find here. Interview carefully and patiently until you have found the one. A great agent will make all the difference in your experience.
AW Van Winkle & Co
I hope this is helpful.
Good luck in your search.
John R. Wuertz
The Wuertz-Kahuila Team
Coldwell Banker Elite, Realtors
Morris County is GREAT place to live!
.Lakes,Parks,good restaurants and schools and shopping.
Also there is a train to mid town direct (about 45 min) and park and ride buses.
Please give me a call and we can discuss price range and your wish list.Then I would be happy to send you listings.
Regards,Carolle 973-960-8002 cell
Prudential Fox & Roach - Princeton