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Is Scotts Mountain in Lopatcong, NJ worth buying a home in?

Asked by Gabe, Tue Jan 29, 2008

I'm thinking of buying a home in Lopatcong on Scotts Mountain... nice views, but is the area a good investment? And is there any real threat from the Merrill Creek Damm breaking? I read that on a blog.... please advise.

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Marc Paolella, Agent, Succasunna, NJ
Tue Jan 29, 2008
Hi Gabe,

Lopatcong is a bit remote, so appreciation upside long-term is probably not going to be as good as areas closer to New York. However, I did a quick search and the house you're looking at is gorgeous. If you don't have to commute a million miles to work, it looks like a great home to live in.

As for the dam, who knows? There's no one alive who will guarantee that a dam won't break. But what are the odds? I'd think you would have a higher chance of a direct hit by a tornado.

I'd roll the dice as long as there was no official evidence that there is a known problem with the dam. You're going to need a riding lawn mower for that beautiful lawn.

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