thanks again to everyone in taking the time to reply,
Carolyn: I understand the further west you go the bigger the land and pool possibilities, but I cant commit to a house that would make my NYc daily commute too big a chunk of time away from our son :(
Tara: thank you for starting up a search however those links dont seem to work :), I'd be glad to know which movers are reliable and trustworthy yes, although thats a another thread altogether, I dont want a condo or community pool, maybe a townhouse if far away from one another, I dont want to settle for less than what I described.good area, good school, easy swift commute, 4bedrooms, finished basement, pool (ideally indoor), backyard with privacy, I will add central Air as well. it may be a long search, but I'm hoping it is possible, an Agent may have more inside info on that than me scrolling through houses on Trulia...
John: we want to move on or around November, as soon as we believe we found a couple of houses worthy to take a physical look at , we'll fly over.
Beverly: thank you for reading carefully I appreciate that link about West Orange schools, seems like a good education with a diverse alumni.
Sloan: thank you for your input
Debbie: so true, the perfect house in the eye of the 'wanna' be-holder.
Basically reading you all it seems like Montclair or Verona is a safer investment for Us, eventhough West Orange may benefit from diverse listings and sounds like a nice area as well.
the tough search starts now, I'm not interested in settling for less than adequate, I we will right now continue to scroll Trulia listings, but I will definitely consider an AGENT that can have the access, expertise, and 'nose' to know where such 'our' perfect house will be found. when that house is located, we'll fly over to see it.
just to be clear once again:
I dont want a condo or a community pool, at this time I dont want to settle for less than what I described:good area, good school, easy swift commute, 4bedrooms, finished basement, pool (ideally indoor), backyard with privacy, and central Air.
if you find it, or have an incline where to look, let me know, I will get in touch with you.