Scotch Plains, NJ Real Estate News

By Manny Rosa, New Construction - Union & Essex Counties, NJ
(Rosa Agency)
Citi & PNC Short Sale Closed in Scotch Plains NJ We're pleased to announce another successful Citi Short Sale has closed, this one located in Scotch Plains, NJ.  There was also a second lien with PNC Short Sale dept. which we also successfully settled with the short sale. This three bedroom Split-Level in Scotch Plains NJ was in move-in condition.  Featuring hardwood floors throughout, a warm & spacious living room with wood burning stove, a large formal dining room with high ceilings and a partially finished basement with recreation room, this home was in high demand. After completing the borrower eligibility phase, Citi Short Sale Dept. ordered a Broker Price Opinion (BPO) to determine what price we should market the home for.  Once the home was marketed at the indicated list price, t...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Scotch Plains, NJ is home to about 23,000 people in southern Union County. It was the site of the Battle of Short Hills during the  American Revolution. It was also home of the first African American country club, the Shady Rest Country Club, now the site of the Scotch Hills Municipal golf course.   Students in Scotch Plains are served by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District which includes five elementary schools, two middle schools, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Scotch Plains is also home to theUnion County Vocational Technical Schools and Union Catholic Regional High School. Union County College has a facility in Scotch Plains as well.   New Jersey Transit passes through Scotch Plains and carries passengers to the Port Authority in Manhattan in about 45 minutes,...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Students in Scotch Plains and Fanwood are spending a lot of time poolside this summer, but their schools want to remind them that they have summer reading to do! Here are links to the summer reading and supply lists for the SP-F school district. William J. McGinn Elementary School One Elementary Brunner Elementary Terrill Middle Grades 6-12 The first day of School for all students in Scotch Plains and Fanwood is Monday, September 9th. Happy Reading!
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Selling your Scotch Plains home is as easy as 7 simple steps:  Make repairs. Things like broken windows, stained linoleum, or a leaky roof need to be in working condition before you show your home.  Some home improvements - like a new front door, for example - that will help to sell your home faster and will increase the price you get for your home.  You may want to consider making improvements to increase the value of your home, depending on your time frame and budget.  Educate yourself on the home selling process. Here is a link to a free video called "Preparing your home to sell." It's filled with information that can help you make decisions about what to do. Educate yourself on the real estate market conditions in your neighborhood. We've listed some good market reports for Scotch P...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Scotch Plains Real Estate Market Report for April, 2013 Scotch Plains, NJ is a township in southern Union County and is home to about 23,000 people.     Scotch Plains was famous in the Revolutionary War as the site of the Battle of Short Hills. It was also home of the first African American country club, the Shady Rest Country Club, now the site of the Scotch Hills Municipal golf course.   Students in Scotch Plains are served by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District which includes five elementary schools, two middle schools, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Scotch Plains is also home to theUnion County Vocational Technical Schools and Union Catholic Regional High School. Union County College has a facility in Scotch Plains as well.   New Jersey Transit passes through ...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Near the center of downtown Scotch Plains is a World War I cannon that was given to the town after WWII.  The gift was a thank you for residents purchasing a minimum of $20,000 in War Bonds.  The resident's of Scotch Plains generously gave more than $200,000 in support of the war effort.    So as the picture shows the cannon sits in it's glory, but something is missing.   The wheels.   Because the cannon had been sitting for so long, the wooden wheels were heavily damaged.  The wheels have been shipped to an Amish wheel worker in Pennsylvania to do the restoration work.   A couple of weeks ago, I drove past the cannon, and behold!  The new wheels are on it!  It really looks grand!!! Don't you think?
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
When:  Sunday, 10am till 2pm - May 19, 2013  Where: On the Village Green, Scotch Plains Why: To raise money for the Scotch Plains Police K-9 Unit, the Fanwood Police Department's Bike patrol as well as other Rotary charities. The information below is from a press release written by Maria LaMorte-Wright, VP of the FSP Rotary.  The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club will hold its third annual "Woof Walk” on Sunday, May 19th.   The walk is a 1.5-mile fundraiser for the Scotch Plains Police K-9 unit, the Fanwood Police Department's Bike Patrol and other Rotary charities. The Scotch Plains Police K-9 Unit is used in a variety of situations to assist the residents of Scotch Plains. To search for and detect the presence of explosive devices or firearms To search for and detect the odor of narc...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Market Analysis of Scotch Plains, NJ, Real Estate Market for January-March, 2013 Total number of properties available -  153 Total sales -  36 Average sale price - $476,534 Average list price - $573,929 Average Days on Market -  81 Average Sale Price/List Price ratio - 96% Absorption Rate - 7.0 months of inventory (4-6 months is a "normal" market, less than 4 months is a "sellers market" and more than 6 months is a "buyers market.") For a list of all active properties available in Scotch Plains today, please click here and click on "Search Homes." For a free market analysis of your home, please email us at TeamZuhl@gmail.com. For more information on Scotch Plains Real Estate: How long will my Union County home be on the market? - 02/24/13 Buying and Selling a Home in Scotch Plains - 01/...
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By For Sale By Owner Flat Fee MLS Listing For $395, Save 3-6% Commission
(RealmartRealty.com)
Home for Sale By Owner in Scotch Plains Twp, NJ 07076 - Flat Fee MLS Listing $395 25 Eastham Scotch Plains Twp, NJ 07076 - Realtors welcome, buyer agent commission paid at MLS#3010772 2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Welcome home to this fabulous 2 bedroom townhome, with soaring ceilings, wide open rooms, beautiful granite kitchen and huge master bedroom. All situated in Soutgate Village. Close to all! Must see to believe! Make this a must see on your list! If you are interested in this Home for Sale By Owner in Scotch Plains Twp, NJ 07076- Flat Fee MLS Listing $395, please call 1-888-362-6543, enter the MLS#3010772 . You can make an appointment or ask any questions about the property. Realtors welcome, buyer commission is paid to any realtor. Please see additional listing details at Realtor.com fe...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
This coming Tuesday, March 26th at 8pm, the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood will hold their monthly meeting.  This month they will have Ray Chase as their featured speaker.  Mr. Chase is a trustee of the New Jersey Antique Radio Club.  He will be speaking about the history of radio in our society.  Mr. Chase will have a powerpoint presentation to accompany his talk.  The focus of which will be the popularizing of radio.  Much history will be covered. This meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend, Tuesday evening March 26th, starting at 8:00PM. This meeting takes place at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Ave. and Jerusalem Rd. in Scotch Plains.  The meeting  is free and refreshments will be served.  Please contact Connie Klock, 908-232-9...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
On a recent Saturday evening we went out to try the new Irish pub in Scotch Plains, Darby Road.   As soon as you walk in the place screams Irish Pub.  The bar has several televisions all showing some type of sporting event.  One entire wall is decorated by the scarves of various soccer teams.  We were quickly seated and our waitress took our drink order.  After our drinks arrived we ordered.  The menu is comprised of "standard" pub fare with a few standouts.  We started with the Onion Soup Dumplings appetizer.  Less than ten minutes later the dumplings arrived at our table.  Imagine carmelized onions in a wonton wrapper that is simmered in onion soup.  The dumplings are put on a plate and provolone cheese is baked on top of them.  Delicious! In a rarity for us, we both ordered the same ...
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By Manny Rosa, New Construction - Union & Essex Counties, NJ
(Rosa Agency)
View Manny Rosa’s Inventory Listing Details New Construction Center Hall Colonial Sold in Scotch Plains NJ Address: 1841 Chapel Rd., Scotch Plains, NJList Price: $765,000Beds: 4Baths: 3 Full, 2 HalfLot Size: 100 x 100 Call Manny Rosa at (917) 518-7861 for other Scotch Plains New Construction Brand New Construction on South Side Scotch Plains Stunning new construction Center Hall Colonial with massive front porch & dramatic 2-story entry foyer. Bright & open 1st floor plan. Gleaming oak hardwood floors with walnut borders. Crown & wall moldings.  Recessed lighting throughout.  Center Island Gourmet Kitchen Gourmet kitchen with granite counters & center island with wine fridge. Exquisite tumbled marble backsplash; GE Profile Stainless Steel appliances.  Double-sink with garbage disposal. ...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
    Near the center of downtown Scotch Plains is a World War I cannon that was given to the town after WWII.  The gift was a thank you for residents purchasing a minimum of $20,000 in War Bonds.  The resident's of Scotch Plains generously gave more than $200,000 in support of the war effort.   So as the picture shows the cannon sits in it's glory, but something is missing.   The wheels.   Because the cannon had been sitting for so long, the wooden wheels were heavily damaged.  The wheels have been shipped to an Amish wheel worker in Pennsylvania to do the restoration work.   The wheels should be back on before the summer.  We'll do another post (with a picture) to show the restored look of the cannon.  
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Scotch Plains, NJ is a township in southern Union County and is home to about 23,000 people.     Scotch Plains was famous in the Revolutionary War as the site of the Battle of Short Hills. It was also home of the first African American country club, the Shady Rest Country Club, now the site of the Scotch Hills Municipal golf course.   Students in Scotch Plains are served by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District which includes five elementary schools, two middle schools, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Scotch Plains is also home to the Union County Vocational Technical Schools and Union Catholic Regional High School. Union County College has a facility in Scotch Plains as well.   New Jersey Transit passes through Scotch Plains and carries passengers to the Port Author...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
  Scotch Plains welcomes Santa Claus to town on Sunday December 2nd at the annual Holiday Celebration. The fun starts at 2:00 at the Village Green on Park Avenue with horse drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate, crafts and food. Santa will be at the Village Green for the tree lighting ceremony at 5:00. See you there!
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By Manny Rosa, New Construction - Union & Essex Counties, NJ
(Rosa Agency)
New Construction - Scotch Plains NJ - Open House Sun. 11/25, 2-4 PM Beautiful, brand NEW CONSTRUCTION, Center Hall Colonial situated on corner lot in prime South Side Scotch Plains location. This gorgeous home boasts Oak Hardwood Floors with walnut borders, gourmet, center island Kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, enormous Living Room with Gas Fireplace, Full Finished Basement with custom built entertainment center, 2-car built in garage, spacious front porch and underground irrigation system. 4 Bedrooms, including Master Suite featuring two walk-in-closets with California-style closet organizers, incredible master bath with Double Vanity, Frameless Glass Shower and separate Jacuzzi Tub.Best of all, PRICE IMPROVED to $765,000! Join us on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2-4 p...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
      Scotch Plains, NJ, is a lovely town located in southwestern Union County and is home to approximately 23,500 people.    Scotch Plains has seen a very robust summer real estate market with nearly 100 homes sold this summer. The market has slowed down a bit in September with only 15 homes sold, however. Active listings in Scotch Plains have dropped a bit, resulting in a lowering of the absorption rate. A comparison between the sold listings and the active listings can be used to calculate the absorption rate. The absorption rate is the data upon which real estate professionals identify a market as a "buyer's market" or a "seller's market." If the absorption rate is above 6 months, there are more homes than there are buyers and the market is said to be a buyer's market. If the absor...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
How do additional bathrooms or bedrooms affect market value in Scotch Plains?   In all, 221 homes were sold in Scotch Plains from January 1-June 30, 2012. The details of these sales were analyzed to determine how the number of bathrooms and the number of bedrooms affected sales price. The most obvious statistic is that the more bedrooms a home has, the higher the sales price. 2 bedroom homes sold for 52% more than 1 bedroom homes, and 3 bedroom homes sold for 32% more than 2 bedroom homes. 4 bedroom homes sold for 36% more than 3 bedrooms, and the increase to 5 bedrooms in Scotch Plains increased sale price by about 53%. The jump from 5 to 6 bedrooms represented a sale price increase of 13%. 38% of the homes sold in Scotch Plains are 3 bedroom homes, and 39% are 4 bedroom homes. Increas...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Back To School Night will be held for the parents and guardians of all Scotch Plains-Fanwood on the following days:   All Elementary Schools - Thursday, September 27 All Middle Schools - Thursday, October 4 Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School -Tuesday, October 2     For more information: Get ready for School, Scotch Plains and Fanwood! Free Market Report of Scotch Plains! 11 Union County High Schools Make the Top 1000 List! 
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