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Nancy, Other/Just Looking in Morris Plains, NJ

I am helping a friend look for a house to buy somewhere between parsippany (his family) and cranford (where

Asked by Nancy, Morris Plains, NJ Wed Jan 7, 2009

he works)...around 400,000 range with lower property taxes. He is living in Morris Plains currently. Any suggestions?

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Hi Nancy- I have a great property in Westfield, completely renovated, very convenient to NJ train/bus, town, schools, shopping, restaurants. They can move right in and do nothing! You probably know that Westfield homes retain their value and present a wonderful buying opportunity. They can contact me directly with any questions dachisen@optonline.net and visit the home at http://www.409WGroveSt.com to check out the virtual tour!
Web Reference: http://www.LynnDachisen.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 3, 2009
Hello, Nancy!
How are you? I know it is not easy to find a right home in a right area, even if there are so many on the market. For today $400K is a good price range for a home. You may take into consideration Bridgewater area; I think it is exactly in the middle between Parsippany and Cranford.
You are a good friend. Good Luck!
PS. And as a real estate professional I am offering you my assistance, of course. Happy to Help.
Yelena Tsuladze
Advnaced Realty Group
Morristown, NJ 07960
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 22, 2009
Lots of Inventory available in this price category in Morris Plains, Cranford and in between. Start your search on realtor.com or trulia.com or gsmls.com but pick one and start . Also a good agent in each of the towns that are of interest can get the job done with expediency. Hire a buyer's agent. I will be happy to assist if you give me more information about the type of housing, condo or single family, must have a town center or is that not important, how much land is needed, number of bedrooms desired. These are starter questions that your friend must answer before starting the search. Sundays are a good day to get out there and cruise the OPEN HOUSES and see what you like. Email me and I will send you a weekly list of the Open Houses in your price range.
Web Reference: http://www.anneshearman.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 22, 2009
Parsippany, Morris Township, Morris Plains, Long Hill, etc. are all great towns. You might want to run a search of some sample towns to get an idea of what type of house and taxes you are looking at and then narrow your search in that way. I show homes in all of Morris County, Union County as well as Somerset County and would be more than happy to be of assistance. I am with the Coldwell Banker in Madison but do travel extensively.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 9, 2009
Hi Nancy,

Sure there are many homes that area available.

I am positive that you can find a home within the area in this price range. The key is to have a realtor that knows the area well. There are many properties available in the 330 - 430 range that I am sure are negotiable. You need to have a full service Realtor in your corner.

I personally do not work in this area, but I can connect you with the best agent in the Morris county that happens to work in this area. She is a good friend and great person to work with. Call / Email and I will send you her information.

John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty
Office: 732-863-6969
Cell: 732-213-1409

Email: JSacktig@orangekeyrealty.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 8, 2009
I agree with Mark, My office is in Long Hill Township and compared to the surrounding towns you get more house for your money while still getting a tremendous location. Three trains stations easy access to Route 78/22/287 make it great for commuting north, south, east or west. Please fell free to contact me to get more detailed information on the area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 8, 2009
Hi Nancy,

That is an extremely tough corridor of very high priced towns. Between Parsippany and Cranford is Florham Park, Madison and Chatham, Short Hills, and Springfield. Taxes aren't low in any of those towns. Instead of trying to locate between the two, it might make sense to triangulate. Long Hill Twp might be something to consider. There isn't a lot on the market, so your friend can't be too picky, but there are several homes available with asking prices below $450,000 with fairly low taxes ($5,500-$7,500). Long Hill is a beautiful area, but it does have some older housing stock that sells fairly reasonably. It's a shorter drive to Cranford then Parsippany, but there are plenty of backroads and it's fairly easy to get to either town.

Here is a link:


If you need any help or have other questions, I'd love to help. Contact me via my profile or website.

Good luck!


Marc Paolella
Relocation Director
Member, Worldwide ERC
Licensed Realtor NJ
Licensed Appraiser NJ & NY
Century 21 Joe Tekula Realtors
Phone (direct): (973) 584-4235
Web Reference: http://www.marcpaolella.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 7, 2009
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