Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your questions with regards to the types of loans and maximum loan amounts you could qualify for.
Line up a Home Inspector. A good home inspector will scare the heck out of you: that's what you pay him for! But you'll concentrate on the fundamentals of the property: roof free of leaks, plumbing, heating and electrical up to code and in good working order. Again, when you make an offer and you have your Home Inspector ready to go, your offer will be considered with much more interest by a Seller because you truly have your "ducks in a row" and your preparation demonstrates your serious attitude about conducting the purchase transaction in a timely manner.
Find an experienced Local Realtor who works in your desired shopping area. A serious pro Realtor will refuse to show you homes until you are Prequalified for mortgage financing. Don't take offense! That Realtor doesn't want you to be disappointed and wants you to have a smooth experience as you shop for your new home.
Put together your Team of real estate professionals and shop 'til you drop!
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Short Hills IS a good choice, but unless your budget starts around 750,000+, there are limited, if any, options - Millburn, which is part of Millburn Township, along with Short Hills ( separate post offices, but they share the same middle and high schools) is a possible option, but you'd still have to increase your budget to buy there, as well.
Livingston is "next door" to Millburn Township, so it's the same general area, and offers homes in your price range.
I have lived and worked in this area my entire life, so I know it well.......... I'd be happy to go over the various options, keeping in mind all your criteria.
This past year I helped a family move (back) to NJ - they actually found me on Trulia - after spending several years working in Shanghai. They chose to move to Livingston, and are very happy with their choice. Their price range was somewhat in the same vicinity (slightly higher, but not over 600) as yours, and they bought a lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch style home with a family room and fireplace, 2 car garage and .3 acre - on a quiet residential street.
It would be my pleasure to help you explore this area to see if it works for you and your family!
Please email me for more information.
There are some very nice towns in Monmouth County with good schools where you can find a nice home in the $500,000 price range. The most popular mall is Freehold Raceway Mall. The towns closest to it that you might want to consider are Freehold, Howell, Manalapan, Marlboro, and Colts Neck. They are all within 10 minutes to the mall. If you need help finding the perfect home please feel free to give me a call.
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Top rated schools.....private school options, too.....great recreation for the family (2 town pools)
You want shopping?
Try the Mall at Short Hills, Livingston Mall and Willowbrook mall - all within a 15 min drive!
Great local restaurants.....and close to major highways - 25 min drive to Manhattan (ok, so not during rush hour!)!
MidTown Direct train plus bus routes nearby.............
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There are some areas in Morris County that you might want to look into. Here are few to start looking at.
Denville - http://www.denville.org/
Rockaway - http://www.rockawaytownship.org/index.cfm
Boonton Township - http://www.boontontownship.com/index1.htm
Morris County Website - http://www.co.morris.nj.us/
I'd love to talk more with you and help you narrow your search down. Feel free to call me with any questions.
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Livingston, Florham Park (close to Livingston Mall), New Providence (close to Short Hills Mall) may be some of the towns to look into. All have great schools.
Need more info about any house in particular or would like an introductory tour of the area?... I am here to help in any way!
I look forward to speaking to you!
There are so many wonderful towns in NJ that have good schools. You need to determine what area of the state you want to live in and then you can narrow down the towns in that area to look at. If I can be of any assistance please let me know.
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You need to visit a few towns to get a feel for what is going on. I would tell you to check out East Brunswick ( where I ive) Marlboro, Manalapan all great town.. all within distance t a great mall!
As an expert in Middlesex county, a parent with kids going thru the system and former NYC commuter.. I can pretty much cover all the bases for you and answer any question you have! Call me direct or send an email and we can discuss in detail you wants and needs in a home!
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