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Wall Street Manhattanite Finds New Jersey Gold Coast "Bargain"

Wall Street Manhattanite Finds New Jersey Gold Coast
Views at Hudson Pointe, Port Imperial, NJ

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. – For Philip Tran, a financial analyst for Bear Stearns in Manhattan, moving out of New York was never really a consideration. But after driving by K. Hovnanian's® The Views at Hudson Pointe while visiting his girlfriend in New Jersey, the successful 25-year-old changed his mind.

"It was just too great an opportunity to pass up," said Philip. 

At the time, Philip wasn't even looking for a new home. But he jumped at the chance to purchase after researching the housing market and visiting available properties near Hudson Pointe.

"I looked at a couple of townhouses in a different community near The Views," said Philip. "I talked to a real estate agent who explained that the smallest home in that other development was being sold for $3.2 million. But it had no property and had basically the same view of the Hudson River as K. Hovnanian's The Views at Hudson Pointe."

Prices at The Views at Hudson Pointe begin in the mid $600s.

Philip also felt that his first home purchase should be with a builder he could trust.

"The name – that was another reason I went with K. Hovnanian," he explained. "They are the biggest builder in New Jersey. I looked at other companies and I just wasn't familiar with them. K. Hovnanian is a name I know and a name I can trust."

K. Hovnanian's sales associates also made a positive impression on Philip.

"My associate was upfront and honest with me the whole time," he said. "She was more like a friend, not someone who just wanted to sell me a house."

Once he was convinced this would be a solid real estate investment, Philip moved quickly to ensure a spot in phase one of The Views at Hudson Pointe.

"I feel that I got the best value for my buck," said Philip. "I bought a second floor home, which has beautiful views of the Hudson River. I'll have the city skyline as my backyard."

He selected a floor plan that featured it's a spacious master bedroom, walk-in closet and attached bathroom. Philip's new 1,198-square-foot home also will feature a second bedroom and bathroom, den, kitchen with granite countertops, and utility room with washer and dryer. And for Philip, the amenities outside the door are just as appealing. The Views at Hudson Pointe features concierge service, fitness center, library, conference room, pool, even a rooftop garden.

"I'm looking forward to enjoying the pool," Philip said. "Not many homes that are new construction have pools."

Philip also is eager to visit K. Hovnanian's Home Design Gallery, a 17,000-square-foot interactive showroom where homeowners work with a personal design coordinator to choose options to personalize their new homes.

 "I'm going to sit down and go over everything I want at once," he said. "After I pick out all the colors and options, I'm going to start looking at furniture."

In the meantime, Philip is living in Queens Village with his mother, Minh Ngoc Thi Nguyen. Of course, after he moves out, Philip will visit often.

"She'll kill me if I don't go over for dinner," he said. "But I won't bring my laundry because I'll have my own washer and dryer."

 Residents of The Views at Hudson Pointe will be treated to a lifestyle of luxury in their own private, riverside community. The community offers only 146 upscale condominiums ranging in size from approximately 1,000 to 1,550 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three baths and covered parking. Some homes offer a spacious second-story loft, and most homes feature a private balcony or patio with breathtaking views.

            Outside their homes, residents of The Views at Hudson Pointe will enjoy a privileged lifestyle beyond compare, with a full array of the finest amenities imaginable, including concierge services, a fitness center, library, conference room, roof garden and outdoor pool with spectacular views of the New York City skyline.

The Views at Hudson Pointe offers easy access to the city for commuters and those who want to take advantage of all New York has to offer.

The spectacular sales center is right at the water's edge. Full kitchen and bath vignettes provide a preview of the materials, appliances and finishes that are available.

            For more information, visit or call (201) 758-0905.

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