At this price range we do have homes for sale, but $300k is an entry price. Most of the houses will need some work. I would recomend you to look at Fair Lawn, Dumont, Saddle Brook, we have few listings in Leonia, Cresskill , and Westwood. If you are interesting to know more about these houses, e-mail me at email@example.com or call at 201-315-0143 and I'd be happy to send you this info.
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Bergenfield, Fairlawn, Elmwood Park, Saddle Brook, Maywood or Rochelle Park would be good place to start looking for houses in your price range. Trust me - I have 3 or 4 customers that I am helping at the moment in that price range.
Yes you can! You obviously understand that you're not getting a palace, but a decent place as you describe. Towns like North Arlington, Lyndhurst, East Rutherford and Rutherford (there's a foreclosure Coming) may offer several choices. Keep looking in site such as this one and you will find something. Best of luck!