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Kristin, Home Buyer in South Amboy, NJ

First time home buyers looking for houses in Old Bridge, Sayreville, Matawan, Aberdeen, Keyport, Cliffwood Beach areas..

Asked by Kristin, South Amboy, NJ Mon Jan 28, 2013

We are looking for a house under $275,000 but not a house that needs to be fixed up. Preferably a 2 story house with an attached garage, 3 bedrooms and at least 1 1/2 bathrooms.

Also any advice on which areas to stay away from regarding schooling for when we have children in the future.

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Hi Kristin, We are private sellers of a 3BR / 2.5 Bath townhouse with full finished basement in Matawan (Old Bridge Township). Its completely updated and ready to move-in. Please contact me at 732-318-7030 or email at jp1975@gmail.com for more details and schedule a time to see the place.
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There are a number of great buys in the Old Bridge area with great schools for kids in the future. Give me a call at 609-851-6423 or vdavis@weichert.com (Weichert Realtors Old Bridge)
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Hi Ktintin22,

As a life long resident of the area you are looking in I can help you with you home purchase

You can visit my website at http://paulkimmel.msx.fusionmls.com

We help home buyers like you looking in the Old Bridge, Sayreville, Matawan, Aberdeen, Keyport, Cliffwood Beach areas.

As for school info you can visit :

Hope this helps

Paul Kimmel
REALTOR® Associate
cell: 732-822-5310
office: 732-613-9300
Dineen Realty
3 Parlin Dr.
Parlin, NJ 08859
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013
You can get the most objective information about school districts by looking at the web site from the NJ Department of Education: http://www.state.nj.us/education/finance/sf/dfg90.shtml

Schools are categorized into what the state calls District Factor Groups (DFGs). Each DFG has a letter, with "A" being the lowest and "J" being the highest rating. The listing is by county, so you'll have to scroll down past Atlantic, Bergen, etc. until you get to Middlesex and Monmouth Counties.

The state also provides results of the NJ ASK (Assessment of Skills and Knowledge) tests. An overview is given at: http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/updates/NJASKUpdate.pdf and results are given at this site: http://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/ms/5-8/. These tests are given in grades 3 through 8.

It's difficult (but not impossible) to find homes that meet all of your criteria, and you might want to consider looking at condos as well. I'm working with a young couple with similar desires, except that they're willing to go a little further south so we're looking at Hazlet and Middletown as well. Text, call or email me and I'd be glad to work with you to find exactly what you want.

Leonard “Len” Dunikoski, GRI
REALTOR® Associate
Diane Turton Realtors – Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 239-0739 (cell) (732) 530-6686 (office)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013

I am an Old Bridge resident and my children are currently in the school system which s great. I have been an agent for over 10 years and would be happy to assist you on your search for a new home. I will take you step by step and insure that your purchase goes smoothly!


Patricia Jover-Garcia
America's Elite Real Estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013
Hello -

There are a lot of nice houses that come up within that search criteria - you'll have a great selection to choose from.
If you are not already pre-approved I can link you up with our in house mortgage advisor.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance and if you would like me to send you a list of properties.

Good luck!


Nicholas Repp
Coldwell Banker

Vist me at NicholasRepp.com
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My name is Lisa Bell Sansevere! I live in Old Bridge and I have lived here my entire life! I know this area very well and the school systems since I have children in school! I can email you listings so you can see pic and all info about the homes before we go and take a look. If you would like for me to do that, please send an email to LisaSansevere@gmail.com. Or you can call 732 -763-3509.
I work as a buyers agent for Keller Williams!
Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013

Your choice of areas are great. As far as school areas, I would suggest, Old Bridge, Matawan, Sayreville and Aberdeen.

If you want to talk, give me a call. I can get some more information and hook you up with a mortgage professional if you need.

I will run a search and direct all my knowledge for you. Your price range is good, we can find many properties.

I work with Ellen Rosenbaum Real Estate.

My cell is 908 839 9634

And office 732 679 5661

I look forward to helping you out.
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