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Eecbguo, Home Buyer in Manalapan, NJ

Need help buying a house in central New Jersey around $260,000-$320,000

Asked by Eecbguo, Manalapan, NJ Fri May 7, 2010

I work in allentown,PA, but all our friends are in central New Jersy, such as holmdel, manalpan. So we want to buy a house near friends, and it would be best to be also within 1 hour drive from working place,clinton or bridgewater are preferred. We are first time buyer, but considering we may relocate in a few years, we may rent this house after we relocate. So this house must aslo be easily rented.

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There are a lot of affordable single family homes in that price range right over the state line into NJ in either the Washington Boro or Washington Twp area (for the closest commute) or down 78 East over towards the Clinton area. I would suggest teaming up with a buyer's agent that is familiar with that stretch of towns along 78 to see all your options. As you get closer to Somerset County, you'll start to see higher taxes, but depending on what type of home you're looking for you may find just what you're looking for!

Let me know if you have any additional questions!

Christine Markow, e-PRO
ERA Statewide Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 13, 2010
Manalapn is over an hour and a half from Allentown and would be a very long commute daily. Have you looked in the Flemington area? That would put you about an hour from work and an hour from Manalapan. Anything further east will start to put you at over an hour to get to work.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 12, 2010
Hello! It is so wonderful to hear someone will be moving to New Jersey, as it is a wonderful place to live and has so much to offer.

I grew up in Manalapan, and work at the Manalapan office of Coldwell Banker. As an Accredited Buyer's Representative, I have the tools to assist you in finding the perfect home for you in the area.

The first step would be talking a bit more specifically about your needs and wants. So, when you are ready, please feel free to contact me. I'm happy to help however I can!

Tg Glazer
Coldwell Banker
335 Route 9 South
Manalapan, NJ 07726
732-682-7299 (cell)
732-462-4242 (office)
Web Reference: http://www.TgGlazer.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 12, 2010

Remember that in New Jersey that when considering which option you wish to use that in New Jersey Commission Rebates are legal..So shop around for what works best for you...

Good info here on Commissions and Options/Rights

Good Luck
Dunes the $20 TruliaPro
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 7, 2010
Hi Ecebugo,

I am very familiar with the towns you mention and the surrounding markets. There are only 9 properties in Manalapan and Holmdel that fall within the price points you defined.

Here they are:

You can click on the pictures for additional photos, or the address for a map.

There are many other options within a reasonable distance of Manalapan and Holmdel that would be within an hour of Bridgewater. (Side note....spent Cinco de Mayo at the Green Knoll in Bridgewater. What a great place!! It is about 35 minutes from the GSP exit for these towns.)

The towns of Aberdeen, Matawan, Old Bridge, Middletown and Freehold are near Manalapan and Holmdel near the Garden State Parkway. If your geography is more flexible, there are other towns that would fall within Central Jersey and a one hour commute to Clifton - Bridgewater.

Here are properties within the other towns:

The following site provides you the opportunity to search on your own, with extensive data fields included. It also allows you to find info on under contract and sold data on properties. In order to release that depth of information, registration is required, per the National Association of Realtors.

If you don't want to register and you simply want to search - in real time - up to the minute accurate data as represented in the Realtor database, you can do that here:

Happy Searching.....

Deborah "Deb" Madey
732 530 7755 Main Office
732 530 6350 Direct
732 784 8450 Mobile
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 7, 2010
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Brick, NJ
Dear Eecbguo,

It's sounds like you have put a lot of thought into your target location.

I think you will save yourself tremendous time if you connected wtih a local NJ Realtor who could research those areas to find you the best homes to tour.

Here is a link to Reatlors on Trulia who work in the Manalpan area:


Best Regards,

Search the Charleston, SC MLS:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 7, 2010
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