To run your home you will need to be mindful of taxes, insurance and heating fuel. These are the big three which you really have very little control over. Taxes here are high. Basic cape figure about $700. Insurance about $75. and heat and electric about the same. All in all aprox $1000.per month. Try to start the all important on no fund. These are old homes and things do go wrong. expect to put atleast $200 per month into a fund for this purpose.
Good Luck and I hope to see your family at the pool.
This is a very exciting time for you, and your family. Small baby, baby on the way (when are you due?) AND a house!! CONGRATULATIONS!
You do have a lot of important life changing things going on.
If you are looking in the Levittown NY area, I would love to help you out. I am from the area and very familiar with the neighborhood and Long Island in general. There is a free site called Listingbook (by invitation only) that makes searching houses fun! If you are interested I am attaching a link to the site for you to play with. I think it will help to make your house search very enjoyable. If you have any questions, feel free to email, text or call anytime. 516 769 6319 Real estate and helping people find their house, to call their home is what I enjoy doing.
I look forward to helping you and your family find your home.
As you are located in Westchester, I can make the search a little easier for you. I will be happy to provide you with access to a program called "Listing Book." It covers the complete area covered by the Long Island Board of Realtors and is very easily manipulated. It will allow you to input all of your criteria, in any area you wish to look and will give back everything that is available in your price range. It will then notify you of new listings or changes in asking prices.
At any time, you can widen or change your search and/or criteria. This service does not lock you into any one Realtor...I just offer it out to help folks such as yourselves.
If this of any interest to you, email me at Gail@GailGladstone and I will set you up.
if you need assistance please feel free to call or e-mail, know the area well.
When you say "commuter Friendly" what exactly do you mean? How much travel time/distance would you be comfortable with and where is the job location?I can easily help you with what you are describing here in Orange County. MANY commute from here for that reason! I have been in the business since the early 80's and love working with first time buyers..in your case, not your true first time, but will be for a house from what you say... Please give me a call, I would love to help you.....if Orange, or Rockalnd are too far, I am part of my relocation team and I can easily connect you with an agent to help you were ever you want to look. It only takes about a day, This is a FREE service I am offering you...so do take me up on it! :).
I do hope to hear from you soon. Call anytime, or text me.... 845-401-1448
my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
to look at homes: http://www.currierandlazier.com/lbrodsky
My Best Regards,
Coldwell Banker Currier and Lazier REALTORS
Based on your location we are guessing that you mean Levittown New York. However you should consider Levittown Pennsylvania. The homes are affordable and it is an easy commute to NYC on the NJT northeast corrider line. If PA would work for your contact us for listing information.
Good Luck in you search.