You don't say your total budget, but with those taxes in mind I would look in Summit, Madison or Chatham New Jersey. These towns are walkable and have lower taxes than the towns in Essex County. Good luck with your search.... more
Have you moved to New Jersey yet or are you still in North Carolina? If you're still looking, consider Little Silver in Monmouth County. The median home price is a little under $570,000 and the schools are excellent. What grades are your children in? The NJ Department of Education has an excellent web site called the "New Jersey School Performance Report": http://education.state.nj.us/pr/nav.php?c=25. If you have high-school age children, you also should be familiar with New Jersey's DFG (District Factor Group) classification system.
Immediately next door from Little Silver is Red Bank and Shrewsbury. Red Bank has a great downtown with lots of excellent restaurants and shopping, and Shrewsbury has a great little shopping mall called "The Grove".
You can take the train (NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line) into NYC from either Little Silver or Red Bank.
Hope this helps!
Leonard â€œLenâ€ Dunikoski, GRI
Diane Turton Realtors â€“ Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
It is not a legal requirement to use a lawyer, but most brokerage firms will make you sign off stating they have advised you to utilize an attorney and you decided against it. This is to protect the brokerage from any kind of liability in the long run.... more
A general rule of thumb is: If your house is not shown at all in the first two weeks on the market, Agents think it's either overpriced or could be in better condition. If it9;s being shown and you have between 10-12 showings in the first two weeks and no offer, buyers think the price is too high. You obviously had the right combination of correct pricing and presentation! Congratulations!... more