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Prices in that area aren't just dropping, they are falling off a cliff....You should read this article about what happened the last time there was a recession and its effect on housing in that area:
Here's an excerpt from the article:
"Across town at Tudor City, owner Time Equities couldn't cover the complex's underlying mortgage and taxes (not to mention utility bills and staff costs), and ended up giving it away, unit by occupied unit, in a jaw-dropping fire sale: In 1992, if the new owner were willing to assume the accrued debts, a Tudor City one-bedroom could be had for $3,500. In the East Village, Lower East Side, Upper West Side, and Harlem, people abandoned buildings outright"
When property shopping online make sure you check out NJ Transit as well.
Along route 4, there is a $1 van service. It is faster and less expensive than NJ transit. You can ride a "van" into George Washington Bus Station. From there you would take the subway to your desired location.
You've mentioned some pretty good towns. Montclair and/or Little Falls are probably the best for commute by train. There's also Bloomfield - there's a light rail in Bloomfield (closer to the Bloomfield Avenue section). Nutley, Clifton, Cedar Grove or Verona offer bus service and/or are close enough to get to the neighboring town train station like Little Falls Great Notch train station. Glen Ridge and West Orange (and the south end of Montclair) have jitneys that go to the train stations. NJ Transit website is pretty thorough and helpful so perhaps you want to take a look and narrow it down from there. I can provide you some helpful information in comparing the towns of your interest and providing you information on the homes available in the areas. Contact me directly and I'll send it to you. Good Luck.
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