I have been working with buyers and sellers in Perth Amboy,prices are low because the peope used to modify the houses without any professional advice,they divide bedrooms in order to have two rooms to rent and make money.
Today is very hard to find a house under $200,000.00 that has a good layout inside,most of the cheaper houses's bedrooms do not have space for a bed.
Bathrooms are made in corners ,without ventilation,etc...everything to get more rooms for rent.
A house listed by $100,000.00 with 3 bedrooms is not neccesary a good home.
Price is good but you never know how much money will need to be ready to move.
You have to bring a constructor,have an estimate,see who is gonna pay for the repairs.
Everything before the short sale approval because some times the short sales Bank can help with repairs,depends of what kind of things are,and this has to be informed before the Bank give the approval.
Hispanic community is good,the people is nice but,they have been doing this kind of modifications inside the houses,this is the true.
There are still,some good areas to live and find good houses,but,depends of the price range.
Email me if you need more information.