RARITAN TWP., NJ – Would you like to buy a brand new two-bedroom condo here for less than $60,000?

The idea may sound far-fetched, but applications are now being accepted for “affordable” housing units in the Hunterdon Creekside development.

Hunterdon Creekside is the project being built by Pulte Homes off of Case Boulevard here. Central Jersey Housing Resource Center is accepting applications to qualify to buy a Creekside unit. The deadline for applications is April 1, but this is no April Fool’s Day joke.

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The first building has 12 "affordable" units available for sale and they are broken down as follows:

  • One unit is a two-bedroom unit on the first floor for those with “very low” incomes: $57,042.
  • There are four two-bedroom for those with “low” incomes. One is on the first floor; two are on the second floor; and one is on the third floor: $117,473.
  • There are four two-bedroom units for those of “moderate” incomes. One is on the first floor: $162,796. One second-floor and one third-floor unit are priced at $147,688. A single third-floor unit costs $132,581.
  • There is one, three bedroom, first-floor unit for a “low” income buyer: $140,974.
  • Two units have three bedrooms for “moderate” income applicants. One is on the second floor and the other is a third-floor unit: $158,432.

There is no elevator in the complex; washer, dryer and refrigerator not provided.

Pets are allowed, off-street parking provided. The units feature an electric stove, gas furnace and heat, dishwasher, central air, utility closet. All units have one bathroom.

Regional priority preference will be given to those that live or work in Hunterdon, Somerset or Middlesex counties.

For more information and an application, call Central Jersey Housing Resource Center at 908-203-4560 mailbox #3. Applications and information are also available from the property manager at Hunterdon Creekside Sales Office, which is located at Case Boulevard and Route 202 south.

CJHRC is the administrative agent and will assist those seeking to buy in this complex with questions on the process. Units will be deed restricted to ensure continued affordability.

If any category has more qualified buyers than units, buyers will be entered into a lottery that will be held on April 17.