Find Your Own Home in the Most Popular Mid-Atlantic State

By: Art Gib

There is something captivating about the Mid-Atlantic Region of our country. Perhaps it is the pilgrim, colonial and revolutionary history that took place there. Or maybe it has something to do with so many of our ancestors pouring ashore through the gates of Ellis Island. For me the greenness, rivers, beauty and antiquity of the place are the most attractive qualities of the Mid-Atlantic Region.

One of the most popular Mid-Atlantic states is New Jersey. Situated between New York City and Philadelphia, New Jersey is a popular home for many of the people who work in these two large cities. In addition to the metropolitan attractions and entertainment in the area, residents enjoy the nearby mountains, pine forests, waterfalls, lakes and Atlantic coastline which provide a lot of geographical diversity and outdoor recreation opportunities. Some people are also drawn there because of the ethnic diversity throughout the state.

With so many people living in the state, there is definitely a large selection of real estate in NJ to choose from including apartments, town homes, family homes, open lots and commercial property, but the high demand the area enjoys makes it an expensive place to settle. For example, the median price of homes in New Jersey is about $400,000; which is almost double the national average. There are also more affordable houses for sale if you look in the right places but, on the whole, New Jersey is an expensive place to live. If you can't afford to buy a house, renting may be an attractive alternative.

The sheer number of real estate options in the area can also make house hunting in New Jersey a difficult task. Consequently, it would be very helpful to have a trustworthy realtor to help you find the right neighborhood, price range and home to meet your needs. With their help you can save time and money during your search. Fortunately, New Jersey has some of the best school systems in the country, so you won't have to worry too much about which school district your children attend, but a realtor will still have a lot of good insider information that can help you narrow down your search.

A realtor can also help you find good deals, negotiate house prices and close on your new home. With something as expensive as real estate in NJ, you want to make sure everything goes smoothly and is legally secure.

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