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Jim, Home Buyer in Brentwood, NY

should I buy a house in dix hills bordering NS Parkway(noise) or should I buy a home in East Islip...south of

Asked by Jim, Brentwood, NY Wed Aug 20, 2008

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That is up to you. This is funny.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 26, 2010
Freeway proximity & cancer rates are well documented. Rent a home to enjoy as home prices are artificialy propped up. Better to enjoy living and break even then to hold real estate with grave downside potential. If even things turned which is highly doubtful interest rates would climb severley restricting buying power.
The US is on a steady decline in all aspects of society. There is no foreseeable correction. Buy Euro's or Swiss Franc's for your spare capital as bank's are not paying any interest of merit and the US Dollar is in a freefall. Do not hold onto US dollars. Without jobs first time buyer incentives, cash for clunkers and any stimulus packages are useless. In California which use to be the 5th largest economy in the world unto itself there are literally hundreds of thousands laying about not making payments for well over a year now. There is no mention in the news of this or when they will be evicted. With a severe winter onthe way I doubt they will be taking any action in the near future.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 13, 2009
And you kicked it up again! lol
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 20, 2009
This is too funny...this question was asked last summer and it's still being answered!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 20, 2009
Jim - did you buy a home or are you still looking...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 28, 2009
Buy in the area that is most convinient to you but do your neighborhood homework, check out the shopping, the restaurants, parks, anything that is important to you, etc. and make your own educated decision.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 27, 2009
When I was very young and moved to LI from the City with my parents, the house had a parkway in the backyard. When we pulled up to it I first thought it was the Ocean waves. It was cars going by on the parkway. Too funny.
You may want a watch dog. If someone breaks down on the parkway close to your yard where do you think they will cut through? Not that it ever happened to us.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 21, 2009
I have sold homes by parkways before and the noise does not seem to bother the current homeowners. In the summer the shubbery cuts down on the noise and in the winter when the shrubbery is bare the windows are closed. The parkways only have cars (not trucks) so they are not as noisy as highways. You also don't have a backyard neighbor to contend with, so there is more privacy. If you are apprehensive about it now, you can be sure when it comes time for resale your future buyer will be apprehensive too. You are probably getting a lot more house for the price than someone buying further away from the parkway in the same neighborhood,
You need to consider between the 2 locations your commute to work, family obligations, school districts, recreation, neighborhoods,etc. Where will you be spending the most time? Is the backyard big enough for barbeques or is it too much lawn to mow? It is a very personal decision that only you can make.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2008
Only you can answer that question. Research the things that you are concerned with, then decide which location is better for you. Drive the areas you like at different hours of the day. Consider hiring a buyer broker to represent you. A buyer broker will be able to research and preview properties for you eliminating a lot of wasted time. If you would like links and information regarding buyer broker representation e-mail at cbrb07@gmail.com
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2008
Both are great communities with exceptional school districts. I assume that you really do know which home is better for you. The better location of a home in the area you prefer is the better choice.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2008
Hi Jim,
If you're really asking us which is a better community, you probably know as Licensed Realtors we are not allowed to make that decision for you. Which area do you like best? Which area is more convenient for you? Have you driven by both areas at different times of the day to see the traffic patterns? This is a great time to buy a home, but no one can make a decision for you. We have a great free private home search website that we can offer you that may make your home search a little easier for you. Email us at longislandrealtors@gmail.com and we can enroll you asap.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2008
Only you and you alone can answer this question. There are all sorts of lists and listing methods you can try out. Very often these plus and minus analysis work. You would be well advised to use this technique. But also there should be a chemistry or gut feeling you have about a place that you know, its the one. If the house doesn't say " buy me, buy me" or doesn't feel right - skip it: Its not the one for you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 20, 2008
It's all your decision where you want to live, what is convenient to you and your family. Also the location, price range, schools, property taxes and so much more to look into.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 20, 2008
Jimbo -

Congrats on your decision to buy. Now's a great time. If there's things about a house you don't like - you really don't like - then I would move on.

No one can really answer that question for you. It's a personal preference question.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 20, 2008
Jim...are you going to live there? Which one is more convenient for work...which one has the neighborhood you feel more comfortable in? Which one has the school district you prefer?

No one can make these decisions for you... I have a feeling you are asking which is a better community and that is something that Realtors cannot comment upon by law.

I can refer you to http://www.GailGladstone.com where you can click on school or community information and make some comparisons and a decision. REmember, this is of course an investment, but you are purchasing a home...you need to be happy.
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