There are many VALID reasons.
1. Your employment is insecure
2. You have insufficient cash flow to address the projected increases in the cost of home ownership.
3. If you feel you never want to split all that you own if a relationship disolves
4. You haven't a clue regarding home maintainence.
5. The apron strings are tightly wrapped around your brain.
6. You are gettting free room and board at your partents or inlaws address.
There are more humorous and some serious reasons. Let's hear them.... more
Moving from warm sunny california back into the bitter cold and heavy snow of new york? Yup, I think that's crazy.
Be aware, property and income taxes are very high now in NY and NJ. If you buy a condo look out for HOA fees. I saw one person say they were looking at $750 a month for those. Those fees come if you live there every month, or never show up.
if you choose to move to the bronx in the summer, and go back to cali in winter, it might be ok.
The important thing is to look before you buy. Come back, spend a month or 3 renting. After that time, you can decide if it is still as you remember, or if you no longer wish to live there. The bronx could have changed, you may have changed. Either or both (both did happen) may make you feel it is a great idea, or an idea whose time has passed.... more
Hi, I am an Associate Broker in Orange County. I have listings in the Newburgh Area and close to New Windsor as well. As far as which one is better, that is such a personal decision. I recommend you visit different neighborhoods and possibly visit the various schools and see what you like. Just so you know, parts of New Windsor share Newburgh school and some go to Cornwall schools. New Windsor might cut your commute down a bit, depending on where you go to work. The Town of Newburgh does have pretty easy access to major highways, so actually getting on the highways might take less time. I would be happy to show you homes, townhomes or condo's in these areas. Go to my website and visit the school reports. There are MANY lovely parks through out Orange County, you shouldn't have trouble finding some place to take the kids to have some playtime. Some developments have play areas on site. I have a number of listings in a community like that, it has a "tot-lot", clubhouse, heated pool, etc. Let me know if I can help! Good luck to you.... more
There are many good neighborhoods in the Bronx and in the area you just mentioned. I have 2 homes in the Pelham Bay area which also is a good area. If you wish to see them, please e-mail me at Paulmvp@aol.com or go into my web site: Paulmvpteam.com... more