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Teddybear, Home Buyer in Flanders, NJ

I am looking for towns in Morris/ Somerset county with low taxes and high ranking school systems.

Asked by Teddybear, Flanders, NJ Sat May 22, 2010

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Jeanne Feenick, Somerset County pro reporting for duty ;-)

You've gotten good input on Morris County so I'll stick to Somerset County - we've got some good values to offer out on the tax/school basis: consider Basking Ridge, Warren, Watchung, Bedminster (lowest tax rate of the bunch - feeds into Bernards High along with Bernardsville - has own elementary and middle schools), and Bridgewater.

If you'd like more detail on the Somerset County options, I'd be happy to help.

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Jeanne Feenick
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 28, 2010
Hi Teddybear,
Morris County is my beat, so I can help you there (Not Sommerset though).
As pointed out by my colleagues, low taxes and good schools usually mean higher home prices, as you would expect.
I would suggest looking at Florham Park , E.Hanover and Hanover to see if that suits your needs.
Be happy to help you there, just call my cell 201-618-0309, or search my site.
Good luck!
Murph Plishtin
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 27, 2010
Hi
That's a loaded question. Both counties have good school systems and the taxes differ all over. It would be interesting to see a ratio of school ranking vs taxes but I am not aware that there is such one. However, there is relationship between the price of the home and taxes, with a few exceptions, the ratio the higher the price the higher the taxes. However, with the issue of taxes you’re not talking a huge difference between similar towns. I don’t think you should give up on area because taxes are few thousand more or less in a particular town. Where ever you buy I suggest you consider the long term of being in town vs the short term tax savings.
I hope that was helpful

James Berman … http://www.theNJRealtorGuy.com 973-610-5674
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 21, 2010
Check out these sites for information concerning schools:

http://www.greatschools.com
http://www.schooldigger.com
http://www.psk12.com
of go the town in question's own web site.

Tax rates are public infomation and can be obtained at town hall. Or you can contact a realtor like me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 23, 2010
Well if nobody else chimes in here, you may want to research taxes on your own at http://www.njactb.org and try finding info on the school systems by searching them on http://www.google.com

If I was familiar with the area I would be better able to answer your question. Sometimes questions like this will be avoided since answeres could be considered "steering" which is frowned upon :(
Web Reference: http://www.sjrates.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 22, 2010
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