in Saw Creek Estates, we've had a number of burglaries, but it was determined to be teenagers who were breaking into homes that were empty (owners were vacationing, home is vacation or rental). One of the teenagers was turned over to State Police by their parents. I have not heard of any robberies or burglaries by "professional" theives.... more
I lived in Saw Creek estates from 2010-2014. It is a terrible development. If you love loud mexican music playing all day and night you'll just love it. My neighbor did this and she spoke like a low class Mexican that she was, all the kids hung out there. Hell even the brother in law ran outside shooting a gun in the air because of the wonderful kids attacking their home. I finally left and gave them the middle finger as I left. I am now in a 55+ no kids community in NJ. If you want crime and homies all over the place you will just love Saw Creek Estates... more
Go and see Bushkill Falls, Fishing at local lakes, or Trout fishing at river below the falls near route 209 . Horse back riding, Bushkill Park fair's in summer. A beer or hamburger at the Cabin .Cheap breakfast or a slice of pizza at store on Bushkill Falls Road. Read your mail at post office, take a boat on Delaware river . Shopping/resturants on 209 , go see a antique store , flee market or a play in Stroudsburg . Go snow sledding at area hotels Basically all Pocono attractions are less than 20 miles away .... more
You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's Trulia listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!
yes, you have school taxes that come in September, and you have township and county together in or around april. we don't have to pay exorbitant taxes for garbage pick-up and ticket writing cops,... more
What an interesting question. This is an important variable that should be answered to a buyer's satisfaction BEFORE they make a purchase decision. How do you discover the answer?
First, your question covers quite a large geographic area, with many communities, and differing socio-economic data.. Start out by checking census bureau data. Searching the internet will certainly uncover many comments and evaluations, some objective, some subjective. Check out the schools, crime reports using unbiased resources. Read reviews and comments from the public with a grain of salt - who knows who those folks really are? They could have agendas promoting either a positive or negative point of view.
If you are looking for a home in any of these areas, your best bet is to spend time in each of them. Visit the neighborhood delis and fast food markets, as well as the grocery stores, and small shops, diners, eateries. Talk to the patrons and the folks who work there. Once you think you've found an area or two that meets your criteria, focus your home finding efforts there. And, once you've found a home or two that you are seriously considering, be sure to take the time to talk to the neighbors. They will provide you with a wealth of information, and if they don't, or, they aren't friendly and respectful, well, maybe you should consider looking for a different property to purchase.
If you are seeking a home in any of these areas, I wish you good luck! Just remember that you must do your own due diligence before making such an important purchase. ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THESE EVALUATIONS. I encourage all my clients to do their research first. I can then help them find homes in their targeted areas of interest. It will speed and enhance the entire process.
If you are looking for a home in these areas, then I wish you good luck!... more
Bushkill is an awesome place to Live and to raise your family. In my opinion, the school system is great. Saw creek, Ranch lands, Pine ridge, are great places to live. If you need the amenities, keep sawcreek and ranchlands in mind. Stay out of those little communities w/ no amenities... Their rent is just as high and nothing to offer.... more
Great choice. Stay within Saw-creek. There are a couple of other communities, but Saw-creek has the most to offer. Stay away from those other little communities that surround the area, like Rustic Acres.
Those people can be very nosy and intruding. Plus they have amenities...no pools, club houses, restaurants...etc...... more
This IS a legal question, however, it is one that we deal with on a regular basis as real estate agents. If the entire situation is that you were sent a contract, which you may or may not have agreed to verbally, and you did not sign it, then you have no contract, and not committed to the purchase. No one can make you sign the contract. However, the question was, can you be sued? Sure.. People can bring a lawsuit for crazy reasons. Bringing a lawsuit, and winning a lawsuit, though, are two different concepts. And people who sue can be countersued. Still, frivolous lawsuits cause expense to the defendant. If you have reason to think that the other party might sue you, by all means consult an attorney to understand what your options are, and whether or not you should be concerned in this situation.... more
What price range are you searching in? Not sure what you mean by "passed inspection." How bad were the inspections? Were the sellers unwilling to work with you to resolve any issues?
Every house, especially older homes, will have some sort of inspection issue, much of which is normal wear and tear on a home and often can be corrected and is not necessarily abnormal for a home of its age.
Sometimes, expectations are set above what the homes in the market will provide, depending on the price range. I have encountered several buyers who are VERY READY to buy a like new, $200,000 house...but only if they can get it for under $130,000. :)... more