1. Location, Location, Location is as true now as when it was first coined. Neighborhoods affect your home value. Here's a link to get recent sold homes in any neighborhood. https://www.searchallproperties.com/nearbysales/veronit2/West+Orange%2C+Montclair%2C+S.+Orange%2C+Maplewood-630019

2.  Schools, another essential to consider when buying a home. Here's a link to NJ school ratings https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/s/new-jersey/?

3. Easy access to public transportation, shopping, affordable and healthy foods, hospitals and shopping centers. Here's the link to the Jitney/shuttle bus to NYC trains. http://www.westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1415