Cliff21, Home Buyer in Cliffside Park, NJ

I am looking at the briarcliff in cliffside park and several properties are being sold. The price seems low! anybody has an opinion?

Asked by Cliff21, Cliffside Park, NJ Tue Dec 25, 2012

also I have been told a new building/project will be build in front of the the briarcliff (river view). may this project impact the price at the briarcliff?


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Wow. haven't thought of the Briarcliff in a long time. We lived there in the 90s . How can they build in front of it when it is one the cliff ?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 22, 2015
I live here and It's a fantastic place to live. A full service building with a great amenity package including 24/7 doorman/concierge, pool, kiddy pool, gym, sauna, library, grilling hut, library and on-site dry cleaners.

The difference between a coop and a condo is that you are a shareholder in a coop vs. owning the actual deed in a condo. For us, it was actually cheaper to buy here than to rent!
20% down payment is required with a 3:1 income to debt ratio and there is no interview. Considering other coop buildings, this requirement is actually liberal and the maintenance includes taxes, access to all amenities, cable, internet, and is 52% tax deductable.

The building is due to go under major renovation with a new lobby, facade,children's playroom and yoga studio. You can take a look at the following link for additional information or contact me for details.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 19, 2015
Thank you Cindy. Do you know when the co-op leasehold ends or will have to be renegotiated?
Flag Mon Nov 16, 2015
This is a co-op and as such will cost lower than a condo - the reason is generally you will find higher HOA fees, much stricter DTI requirements, extensive application/interview protocols, etc. Def should contact a local realtor.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 4, 2015
Co ops are generally very inexpensive and can be very difficult to sell. You own a share of the building and not the actual unit. Obtaining insurance and a mortgage can at times be a challenge.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 8, 2014
Beautiful building, fabulous staff, great place to live. Lived there for many years and enjoyed every minute of it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 8, 2014
Oh, yes there will be a new building on edgewater obstructing the NYC view on one side of teh Briarcliff...however, the height of the new development has not been confirmed but can reach upwards to 47 stories.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 10, 2013
The Briarcliff has a bad reputation with Brokers and the process to obtain an apartment there is close to impossible considering that it is an old co-op. The residents are older and opposed to any change - years ago there were discussions about converting the building to a condo but it did not fall through due to older residents and their lawyers as well as an old co-op Board. Leasing there is a HUGE issue for current residents wanting out and the waiting list is extensive. The maintenance fees are high to fair. I lived there for some time and management is very picky and lax with prospective buyers. Currently, the co-op board has not done much to aid current residents or attract new life into the building and meetings are a waste of time. Reisdents complain to no avail. If you walk into the Briarcliff you will see why it is inexpensive in comparison to other properties. People there are heading for the hills and this should be a sign of the times there. Proceed carefully and do your research!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 10, 2013
Coops are unique. I can show you the pro's and Con's.

Let Coldwell Banker bring you Home!!

Jose Martinez
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