Hi AG, sounds to me as though you have come to your own conclusion wiht the help of the responses. I would just add that while being on a busy road negatively affects value and time to sell, two houses in from the road wouldn't necessarily be discounted. Best to approach any home purchase with a sound pricing analysis for the particular property under consideration - and use comps as closely aligned to that property as you can. Certain locations can create discounts to others - on a busy road, proximity to power line - or premiums - nestled at end of quiet cul de sac.
I just spent some time in the Plainsboro, West Windsor, Princeton Junction area previewing homes for a client of mine and over half of the homes had one "consideraton" or another - power lines, backing to school grounds, close to busy road. In densely populated areas, these considerations are not uncommon - we've got more and more people, and less and less land to develop.
Keep looking, and I suggest work with an agent that you trust to guide/assist you with the pricing evaluation.
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