Camden made be this or that. Not all of Camden is what you say. Have you drove around in Camden? Just in any towns maybe like yours clean but dirty, a nice dose of Police calls. It still call "HOME" with Schools.Families
Churchs, Transportation, Hospitals Business, History and etcs. It takes one person to fix a home then a block, before long that block become neighborhood. My niece just purchase her first home. another one is renting a home, Working hard to do so. They talk about a place, never live or work in Camden. And it just like every town in American. Good, Bad Some of the home in Camden were build to last. Have you been in some of these older home The lay out in some is awsome or updated WOW, Oh I live just half a block from Camden. Question WHY? anybody want to buy homes in over price areas like yours. To answer the question back you say why a crime ridden , dirty, Because There are "GOOD PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN CAMDEN, Its call "HOME TO THOSE PEOPLE" just like your town.
Thank you for your question.
Everything is negotiable in New Jersey so when you see a home you like you will are able to have your Realtor submit the offer with the price you feel the home is worth. The Seller's agent will be present the offer to the Seller so he/she can respond to it. If it is accepted you go to contracts otherwise he/she may give you a counter offer and continue the negotiation until price and terms are reached. You can view the homes in all the areas you like.
Best of luck in your home search.
Ines De La Cruz, Realtor, ABR, CRS
http://www.inesdelacruz.com to view all the home in SJ