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Susan, Home Buyer in Clifton, NJ

victorian homes

Asked by Susan, Clifton, NJ Wed Jan 21, 2009

i am looking for a victorian home. large. multiple room. nice yard. wrap around porch. small town. decent neighborhood. good place to raise family. only in the areas of morris, union, middlesex, passaic (upper area only) monmouth counties for commuting purposes and vicinity of friends and family. any suggestions as to where to start would be great.

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Susan,

As you can see from the posts below.. price is what we need to know! Where do you want to be "price wise" this will help narrow down the choices. There are very affordable Victorians in Freehold Broro, maybe South River .. But again, price is a need to know item with this question.
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In Middlesex County, Metuchen would be a great place to look for Victorian homes.

Monmouth County offers several communities with Victorian homes. Do you want to be near the beach or in a small downtown environment. Beach towns with Victorian homes include Monmouth Beach - Lots of Victorians, easy access to Exit 109 on the GSP, Red Bank Train Station, and Seastreak Ferry out of Highlands, NJ.

You will find a few Victorian homes scattered throughout Red Bank, Matawan, several in Freehold.

Traveling further south in Monmouth County, you could look in Spring Lake, Sea Girt, Asbury Park, or Manasquan. There really are so many options in Monmouth County. The list continues.

Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group
732 530-6350
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Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Brick, NJ
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Hi Susan,
What;s your pricepoint? In Monmouth County, you can spend anywhere from $500K to $11M. The better the schools, neighborhoods, the more expensive. If you would like to search the entire Monmouth County MLS, you can do so from my website below. That will give you an idea of prices. Then, if you go to the demographic section, it will give you a bit of an overview of the neighborhoods.
If all that seems like too much work, just email or call me and we can discuss your needs to find you a home within your price range.
Web Reference: http://www.dianeglander.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009
Hi Susan. Here is a link to a few in Monmouth County in a moderate price range. There are hundreds of victorians for sale in many beach towns such as Spring Lake but these are more in the million+ price range so it will come down to budget. The second link is two Victorians in a small town called Metuchen in Middlesex County. The price range on these is a little higher. Good luck!

http://mls.momls.com/MonmouthReports/listings.asp?ID=7932182431

http://msx.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=1178162723&…

Jillian Mason
Direct: 732-586-5488
E-Mail: jillian@jillianmason.com
Web Reference: http://www.jillianmason.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 21, 2009
Hi Susan,

Boonton (Twp and Town) in Morris County has a nice concentration of Victorians and is located near the intersection of 287 and 80. Relatively affordable also. Of course Chatham and Madison in Morris, but values there are $600,000-$1,000,000 and up. Morristown and Morris Plains have a ton of Victorians, but a lot of mixed land uses, so you have to shop carefully to avoid being located near a commercial use or a railroad. Denville has some Victorians near the downtown area, great schools and downtown area. Wharton and Dover have some nice Victorians also.

You didn't mention Essex County, but Montclair is a virtual sea of Victorians, however it's somewhat pricey. Although you can run into a nice Victorian that isn't over the top moneywise if you shop carefully. Again great Magnet schools also.

Union is hit or miss. Lots of old houses, but a true Victorian like you are dreaming about is going to be expensive and probably located in a dense environment. Westfield is a mecca of Victorians, but pricey.

If you have more questions, just ask. Keep in mind though that commuting times are going to be 90 minutes plus from all of these areas. Don't just look at the train or bus ride. Figure the whole trip.

Good luck!

-Marc

Marc Paolella
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 21, 2009
Hi Susan,

I love older victorian homes! There are some great houses in Freehold Boro.. close to all transportation, Route 9, GSP, Route 18.. easy commute andgreat shopping close by! .

There are communities that are "victorian communites" and Freehold Boro is one of them.. send me an email and I will send you what is available.

John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty
Direct: 732-213-1409

JSacktig@orangekeyrealty.com
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