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Seeker, Home Buyer in 08043

am looking for new townhouse/single house in 08043 with good school dist in 180k-250k price range as primary residence. Which’s better in long run?

Asked by Seeker, 08043 Sun Feb 13, 2011

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Seeker...08043 Voorhees Twp. I grew up and atteneded the schools there, it is an excellent system. There are about 60 properties available in the price range you mentioned.

Its difficult to say which is a better buy, single family or condo/townhome. When thinking of resale, the lower the price, the larger pool of buyers for the property. Generally speaking condos and townhomes are less expensive than a single family homes. Either way choosing a home in a good location with a good school system is a pretty solid purchase. Beyond that you should purchase based on what you want, after all you will be living there for several years at least and you should enjoy it while you are there.

If you would like to see any of the available homes, please contact me by email or cell phone and I'd be happy to help.

Barbara Smith
Weichert Realtors
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Townhouses are easier to sell quicker and can be rented easier than a single family. You have more flexibility with a townhome. Need to assess your full situation. Hard to determine with just 2 sentences. Shoot me an email and we can discuss...
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It depends on your life style. Do you like working in the yard and maintaining the exterior of your home? Are you the kind of person that wants your privacy or do you enjoy a having people around all the time. Do you like the freedom to decorate and paint and cook out side your home, or do you want to focus your energy on the inside of your home? Do you travel a lot? Do you work a lot? Do you spend more time on the soccer field with your children then you do in your back yard? Some Townhouses require you to maintain your own exterior, in which case the differences become less significant. Communities pools are great for getting to know people, they also consume about 80% of the associations budget, so make sure you are going to enjoy the pool before you move into a community that has one. You can compare communities with pools to communities without and most often you will find the fees to be cheaper wen their is no pool. Be careful of associations with special assessments and find out what the owner occupancy ratio is. These two factors will influence your ability to sell the townhouse in the future and might prevent you from getting financing for it today. Owner occupants will take better care of their homes and FHA will not insure loans in communities where the investors have taken control. Hope that helps,
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I cover the Voorhees area and have sold many homes in that area. It is an excellent school system. It really depends on your specific needs and whether the townhome community has ammenities such as a pool, clubhouse, fitness room, etc. Please contact me and I will be happy to discuss the pros and cons and schedule some showings for you.

Janet Larsen, Broker/Associate
Remax Connection
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