Any area could be a good area, but only you can made that assessment. Shop around for a neighborhood. Typically buyers should scout into areas where they would like to purchase a home. If you prefer to purchase a home in a dead end street then scouting would be most effective. Dead end streets offer privacy, but they are certainly not for everyone.
An older couple may have such preference as well as a growing family with small children. Yes you could use fancy websites that map properties online but this does not compare to the onsite experience.
When you are scouting for your next neighborhood do not call every listing agent on every sign unless you are prepared to track who is calling you again and again. The ideal situation is to get a list of properties from your real estate agent and drive by the area yourself. You will have all the time and space you need to look over the area.
If you see houses for sale in that area not on your list, write down the address and speak to your agent about it. It probably was excluded due to some feature you did not request like no finished basement, etc.
Visit my site and let me know if you see any house you like.... more
Well because no one has answered, I will even though I'm not in Newark. If someone from my own area asked me that question I would tell them to call the building department in their town and ask.... more
it can be really case by case. mine took 2 months because my builders (greenstar const) are retards incapable of managing a timeline or writing something like- i dono a gant chart!
its really a matter of getting all the inspections done which can run i'd guess 2 weeks if nothing failed and no one was on vacation... but how often is that the case?... more
Is your interest in investing as a homeowner and being an owner occupant, or is your interest in being a landlord? That question assumes a residential interest over commerical. Or, is your interest in commerical builidngs?... more
Steven, Every pot has a lid. There is a buyer for your unit. It depends on your expectations of price. The average first home in NJ is about $400,000. East Orange currently has over 200 properties available on the market. The avaerage price being in the mid 200s.... more
The city of East Orange is trying to revitalize and bring in more home buyers and renters from the middle class. You may already know that in years past, the city has had many problems but I firmly believe that things are going to change. They are making an effort to bring in new residential developments in town such as Empire View Condos and several other new developments. This is fostering a new middle class moving in. The city also has a midtown direct train to NYC for those who work there. Theyre also rebuilding the town shopping plaza and adding in a new arts center and a new high school. This town is not yet completely middle class but there are lots of new people moving in there every day that is starting to change the dynamics of the town. I think that if you were browsing listings online, it might be worth the trip to go and check out some of the new developments. You might be delightfully surprised for the quality of home you will receive for the asking price. Good luck!... more