Westfield, NJ Real Estate News

By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Do you enjoy the smooth, sultry tones of jazz music?  Are you looking for something to do on a weekday evening?  The Downtown Westfield NJ Jazz Festival 2016 is in full effect every Tuesday.  Make Tuesdays "date night" this summer.What: Downtown Westfield NJ Jazz Festival 2016 Where: Various Locations in the Downtown Westfield Area When: Every Tuesday in July and August, 7pm to 9pm Admission: FREE Contact: Downtown Westfield Corporation (908) 789-9444Downtown Westfield NJ Jazz Festival 2016One live performance is nice.  Two is better.  But the Downtown Westfield NJ Jazz Festival 2016 isn't content with that.  Every Tuesday evening, guests will be entertained by five separate concerts set up at different locations around the downtown area.On July 12th, the Claudio Roditi Quartet will be ...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
North/Central NJ Town Listings & School Reports This web page is provided as a public service for home buyers, sellers and residents in the North/Central New Jersey. If you are interested in other communities please contact us,and we will be happy to obtain the information for you and send it to you. Click on the county or town name below to find complete local info, statistics, histories, school report cards, places of worship, demographics, real estate listings and much more. Somerset CountyBasking Ridge, NJBernards Township, NJBernardsville, NJBound Brook, NJBranchburg Township, NJBridgewater Township, NJGreen Brook, NJHillsborough Township, NJLiberty Corner, NJMartinsville, NJManville, NJNeshanic Station, NJNorth Branch, NJNorth Plainfield, NJSouth Bound Brook, NJWarren Township, N...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
As I stated in my May 2016 market update, summer is a busy time for the Westfield NJ luxury home market.  With no school and warmer weather, Buyers make their home search a priority.  The Westfield NJ June 2016 Luxury Homes Market Update supports this idea.  There were more active and sold listings in June than there were in May.Westfield NJ June 2016 Luxury Homes Market UpdateThe Westfield NJ June 2016 Luxury Homes Market Update revealed 21 active listings.  Of these, 12 were listed within the last 30 days.  New construction or homes waiting to be built make up 18 of the 21 currently active listings.The Westfield NJ June 2016 Luxury Homes Market Update also showed that there are seven homes currently under contract.  One of these properties spent just 32 days on the market.  One home w...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
In 10 days, the nation celebrates its 240th birthday.  Cook-outs, family gatherings and fireworks are sure to be the events of the day.  Our Westfield community marches to the beat of its own drummer.  We don't want to wait 10 days.  Westfield celebrates Independence Day 2016 four days early.What: Westfield Celebrates Independence Day 2016 Where: Mindowaskin Park, Westfield, NJ When: Thursday, June 30th, 7:30pm Admission: FREE Contact: Warren C Fristensky, President, West Fields Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (908) 654-1731Westfield Celebrates Independence Day 2016Next Thursday, Westfield celebrates Independence Day 2016 a little earlier than the rest of the country.  Festivities begin at 7:30pm with an official presentation of the colors courtesy of West Fields Color Gu...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
No matter how much we love our homes, there is always something we would like to do to improve it.  Even a luxury Westfield home can be augmented in one way or another.  Some projects may be done just to suit your taste.  Others might be a contribution to future profits when you eventually sell your property.  You're a smart home owner.  You want to put your money where it will best be utilized.  These Westfield home improvement projects are worth your investment.Westfield Home Improvement Projects for the Saavy Home OwnerCrown Molding/Chair Rails - They're simple.  They're chic.  Molding has been around for centuries.  They can be ornate or you can keep it simple.  They can be stained.  They can be painted.  They are very versatile.  The addition of crown molding or a chair rail will i...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The official Westfield 2016 Pizza Run 5K is next month.  This time honored Westfield community tradition attracts over 2400 participants each year.  Do you have the stomach to run?What: Westfield 2016 5K Pizza Run Where: Downtown Westfield When: Wednesday, July 27th, 7pm start time Cost: $30 for USATF members, $33 for non-members Contact: Beth Brenner, Westfield Today (908) 789-9444 or via emailWestfield 2016 5K Pizza RunThe Westfield 2016 5K Pizza Run is a fast course through downtown Westfield.  Runners end up at Elm and Broad St, where the party really starts.  After the race, competitors will be rewarded with tasty pizza to refuel their systems.  The evening's festivities don't just stop there either.  Guests will enjoy live entertainment with music in the background.  Awards will b...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Westfield NJ luxury market has been picking up steam.  The summer months tend to be busier times in the real estate market.  School breaks make it easier on families to move.  Warmer weather entices Buyers to start searching for new homes as well.  The May 2016 Westfield NJ Luxury Home Sales Report showed quite a bit of activity.May 2016 Westfield NJ Luxury Home Sales ReportThe May 2016 Westfield NJ Luxury Home Sales Report was compiled from information provided by the Garden State MLS.  As of May 31st, there were 17 active luxury Westfield NJ homes on the market.  They included these four featured listings: 652 Nottingham - 3 bed/3.5 bath Stonehenge Colonial 7 Amy Dr - 5 bed/5.5 bath Gialluisi custom home (to be built) 12 Marlin Ct - 3 bed/4 bath 746 Coolidge - 3 bed/2 bath Henry W...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
It's Memorial Day weekend.  This Monday has been officially set aside for American citizens to remember the brave men and women of our great nation who made the ultimate sacrifice to secure the freedoms we enjoy every day.  These real life heroes will be honored on May 30th with a Westfield Memorial Day 2016 parade and services.Westfield Memorial Day 2016 ParadeBefore the commencement of the Westfield Memorial Day 2016 parade, a special ceremony will be performed at the WWI Monument Circle at 9am.  Westfield American Legion Commander Allan Beteau and our very own Mayor Andrew Skitbitsky will say a few words in memoriam of our fallen soldiers.  Chaplain Bob D'Arecca with the Westfield American Legion will lead the guests in an opening prayer.  The Westfield High School Band and local tea...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Identity theft is major problem.  According to IdentityTheft.info, more than 15 million US citizens have their identities stolen each year.  As technology changes, these thieves adapt very quickly.  One way to protect yourself is by attending things like the free Westfield paper shredding event being hosted by me and my colleague, Patrick Cicala. What: Free Westfield Paper Shredding Event When: Saturday, June 11th, 9:30am to 11am Where: Capital One Bank (138-142 Central Ave, Westfield, NJ) Contact: Scott Gleason (908) 698-2630Free Westfield Paper Shredding EventNever put your financial documents out on the curb for your weekly trash pick up.  Once anything is placed out at the curb, anyone can take it for their own personal use.  Shred all of your old, outdated financial information you...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Home staging brings Westfield Sellers top dollar.  It's been proven that an empty house takes longer to sell than a well staged one.  Why is that?  Buyers have an easier time imagining your space as their space when you set the stage for them.Home Staging Brings Westfield Sellers Top DollarAs a Westfield luxury home Seller, you need to set the scene for a potential Buyer.  Classic looks make a better impression than a cluttered space.  On the other hand, a completely empty home leaves a Buyer feeling empty as well.  For a quick, successful sale, you need to make sure you put your home's best face forward.De-Clutter - You don't have to pack everything you own.  Take down family photos, books and tchotchkes floating around your Westfield home.  You can also make rooms feel less cluttered ...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
State of the Market, Westfield NJWe started the year in a seller’s market, followed by some overbuilding, widespread cases of seller pricing exceeding buyer sensitivities, an avalanche of available listings flooding the market, and hence a change in the market balance. Every seller can always enjoy their own personal seller’s market. We just have to team up to position your house as better prepared, better priced than the rest it cohort. I will make sure it’s better promoted than 99% of them. While every season and every month sees home sales, if you want to participate in the peak shopping season, we have to crack the whip and sharpen our pencils NOW. The “season” is like musical chairs. It’s the crest of the party now. The music slows between Memorial Day and the end of school, then s...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Earth Day officially takes place on April 22nd each year.  However, every day is Earth Day in our Westfield community.  Registration is now open for the Westfield Earth Day 2016 Clean Up, which takes place tomorrow.What: Westfield Earth Day 2016 Clean Up When: Saturday, April 30th, 10am to 12pm (Raindate: May 1st) Where: Brightwood Park, Grove St @ Grandview Ave, Maryland Ave @ Grandview Ave & Mindowaskin Park Contact: Westfield NJ Online Sign-Up FormWestfield Earth Day 2016 Clean UpVolunteers are needed for the Westfield Earth Day 2016 Clean Up.  There are four locations to choose from: Brightwood Park, Mindowaskin Park, Grove St/Grandview Ave and Maryland/Grandview Ave.  All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate.  A member of the Westfield Town Council or Green Team will be o...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Now that winter is over, Buyer demand appears to have picked up.  The Westfield luxury market offers dozens of options to fit just about any Buyer's taste.  This Late March 2016 Westfield NJ Market Update will give you a glimpse at what is available right now.Late March 2016 Westfield NJ Market UpdateThe Garden State MLS shows that there are 27 luxury Westfield homes currently on the market.  Of those 27 homes, 24 were listed within the last 30 days.  Twelve of these properties are either new construction, are currently under construction or are ready to be built.  That includes the exquisite 6 bed/5.5 bath, 4000 square foot Colonial located at 7 Amy Dr.  This Gialluisi Custom Homes designed property is located on a cul-de-sac within walking distance of local schools.  It is under const...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Garden State MLS has released its Early March 2016 Westfield Market Update.  New construction in the Westfield luxury market is booming.  A few properties have even sold after less than two weeks on the market.  Are you interested in purchasing a new Westfield luxury home?  This market update will help you make an informed decision.Early March 2016 Westfield Market UpdateCurrently, there are 25 active luxury homes on the Westfield real estate market.  According to the Early March 2016 Westfield Market Update, 15 of these properties are newly completed construction, are currently under construction or are ready to be built.  These homes range from a 4 bed/4.5 bath end unit townhome that is currently under construction for $715,000 all the way up to a 5 bed/6.5 bath, 6600+ square foot...
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By Blast Realty & Oliveri Development LLC R/E Broker & General Contractor, Broker Manager Career
(Blast Realty)
4br 2.5bth Renovated ColonialOpen Floor PlanFinished basementNew siding, windows, plumbing, hvac etc etcAsking $795k Still time to pick out your colors, paint, ktch cabinets, vanities etc Mel201-618-2854Click Here ..........  http://newjersey.craigslist.org/reo/5467715885.html   
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
When it comes to settling down, there are several factors to consider.  What are the schools like?  How easy is it to get to work? For some, how attractive the population is may be a consideration.  According to dating app Clover, New Jersey ranks high for female attractiveness.  Unfortunately, it also ranks high for least attractive males.New Jersey Ranks High for Female AttractivenessAccording to Clover's statistical analysis of its users, New Jersey ranks high for female attractiveness.  In fact, it came in third overall, just behind Connecticut and New York.  No New Jersey city was singled out.  It would appear that the East Coast is the place to live if you want to surround yourself with gorgeous ladies.  Six of the top eight states on the list were located there.  The women of Man...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
12 Marlin Ct Westfield Town, NJ 07090 Come and visit this home! SLIDESHOW VIEW A VIRTUAL TOUR SPECIAL FEATURES Price: $699,900 MLS Number: 3279289 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4 DESCRIPTION Pristine updated ranch on cul-de-sac convenient to Rt 22, EWR, Pharma, Lenape/Echo Lake Parks with bicycle/running paths, lake & river fishing, dog park, concerts. School Bus service for grades 6-12! Move in and enjoy! Kitchen Updated in 2013 with granite, maple and SS appliances. Master bath remodeled 2013. Gleaming refinished oak floors. Renovated main bath. Powder room remodeled with marble floor and updated fixtures. Newer FHA and AC units 2005. New electric panel. Finished basement newly carpeted. Aluminum leaf guards. New retaining walls at driveway. SELLER CONTACT INFORMATION Scott Gleason NJ Agenc...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
213 Scotch Plains Ave Westfield Town, NJ 07090 Come and visit this home! SLIDESHOW VIEW A VIRTUAL TOUR SPECIAL FEATURES Price: $575,000 MLS Number: 3280739 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 DESCRIPTION Light, bright high ceilinged colonial in brilliant location for schools and commuters. Gorgeous kitchen, baths, plumbing and electric renovations in 2014. Generous backyard & 2 screened porches. . . one for year round utility, one for fair-weather entertaining and dining. Recent improvements include: gut renovation of kitchen * updates to all 3 bathrooms including new plumbing of 2nd floor bath *new electric panel *new garage roof * completely new driveway and garage floor * new front drainage system tying new gutters to sump-pump underground to street * update to side porch * backyard re-landsca...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
February 2016 real estate Market UpdateTowns Near Trains Selling Best--The seller’s market is holding up in most towns we cover, with inventories below the 6 month threshold.In this 3 month look-back, it’s also interesting to note that sales pace isn’t always swiftest at the affordable end of the towns’ price ranges.For example in Cranford, where the  average sale price is $440K, the supply from $300-400K is 5.7 months, while the supply from $500-600K is 2.7 months.In Westfield, where the average sale price is $804K, the supply of homes priced $500-600K is 6.9 months, and the supply from $900k to $1M is 4.1 months.  Over $1.1M there is an overhang with a supply of 11.1 months.Statistics aside, there is a red hot sale in every price range every month.  Your market experience doesn’t have...
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