Westfield, NJ Real Estate News

By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Do you want to live in a beautiful Tudor-style home?  Does a lazy Saturday spent sipping coffee on the wrap around porch of your classic Colonial sound like heaven?  Then "The Gardens" in Westfield, NJ may be just the ticket.  The entire area is located in the northern section of our Westfield community, between Lawrence Ave to the southwest, Hillside Ave to the northwest, Priscilla Lane to the northeast and Mountain Ave to the east.  These $1+ million homes offer elegance and wonderful architectural detail with plenty of space for the kids and your pets to roam around.  Here is the March 2015 Market Update for "The Gardens" in Westfield, NJ.A total of 15 homes were sold in "The Gardens" between September 11, 2014 and March 11, 2015.  That was up slightly from the 14 sold during the sam...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Westfield NJ community has so much to offer its residents.  The Downtown Westfield area provides a mix of nation-wide retail establishments as well as boutique stores.  There are dozens of restaurants to satisfy just about anyone's appetite.  But when it comes to settling down, "The Gardens" remains the most desired neighborhood in the entire Westfield NJ market. "The Gardens" is situated on the north side of Westfield, extending to Lawrence Ave on the southwest, Hillside Ave on the northwest, Priscilla Lane on the northeast and Mountain Ave on the east.  While the total area of "The Gardens" may be small, it appeals to both first time and long time residents of Westfield. Between September 11, 2014 and March 11, 2015, a total of 15 homes in "The Gardens" were sold.  This was sligh...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Military members sacrifice so much for the rest of us in the United States.  Thousands of members of our Westfield community have served in many wars throughout our nation's history.  When they come home, it can be difficult to adjust to civilian life again.  This can also put a lot of stress on their families.  Westfield offers counseling for vets and their families through their Youth and Family Counseling Services (YFCS). The YFCS has served Union County for over 100 years.  They have developed a new program especially for members of the military and their families called Bravest First.  This program offers counseling for mental health and substance abuse problems regardless of whether you can pay or not.  YFCS will submit the bill for their services to your insurance company.  Howe...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
823 Coolidge St, Westfield Town, NJ 07090Special Features MLS #: 3200120 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Year Built: 1952 Price: $650,000 DescriptionLight, Bright & Priced Right. Sunny colonial boasts roomy eat in kitchen, DR & family room proclaiming "lets party!" Updates all over, move in home, hop, skip & jump to Washington Grade School. New Roof and Siding-2001 Additional Insulation- 2003 Main Bath Renovation by Beauty Craft-2005 New Railing & Front Steps-2011 French drain and new sump pump-2014 Retaining Wall and Paver Patio Installed-1999 First Year Home Warranty Included. Taxes successfully appealed.Agent InformationScott Gleason RE/MAX Properties Unlimited Westfield NJ http://www.LuxuryHomesNJ.com
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Sports programs can be an integral part of a child's development.  They teach children how to work together as a team, what good sportsmanship is and help keep their bodies and minds healthy.  Unfortunately, there is not a lot of area for children to practice here in the Westfield community.  That's why the Westfield Soccer Association (WSA) is asking the Board of Education for permission to put up temporary lights at Kehler Stadium.  Where do you stand on Kehler Lights in Westfield: yea or nay? The WSA says that they would like to be able to use the field for their soccer and lacrosse teams to practice between 7pm and 9:30pm during the week from early March to the middle of May.  They say that lights will be turned off no later than 9:40pm when they are using the field.  Westfield Hig...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Spring has sprung on our towns' real estate calendar.  Recently I helped a young couple from Brooklyn buy a charming 3 BR colonial currently crammed full of bunk beds, oversized furniture and a basement chock full of parent's and children's entertainment devices.  The sellers are moving a quarter mile away to the bigger house they will likely occupy as long as they use the schools.  Those sellers are likely moving away or downsizing nearby.  The real estate cycle is alive and well. Buyers' motivation is weatherproof and accelerated by the sense that mortgage rates have bounced off the bottom and will likely rise.  (As a rule of thumb, every 1% rise in rates pans out to 7% less affordability.)  Or maybe they just can't stand being cooped up in their Park Slope & Hoboken apartments anymo...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  This is especially true when the proceeds of sales of the breakfast benefit the Westfield community.  That is why you need to stop by Westfield High School on Saturday, March 7th for the 2015 Westfield Rotary Pancake Breakfast. What: 2015 Westfield Rotary Pancake BreakfastWhere: Westfield High School (550 Dorian Rd)When: Saturday, March 7, 2015 8am to 12pmCost: $10Contact: Rotary Club of Westfield NJ Pancakes aren't the only thing on the menu for the 2015 Westfield Rotary Pancake Breakfast.  Guests will enjoy other standard breakfast fare such as eggs, bacon, sausage, juice, milk and coffee.  All of this will be served with a smile by happy volunteers from the Rotary Club of Westfield.  You are going to come for the food b...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
If luxury is what you want, look no further than our beautiful Westfield community.  Whether it is a townhome or custom built property you desire, you are sure to find something to fit your tastes.  Here is a breakdown of Westfield NJ real estate market values for 1/30/15. According to the Garden State MLS*, four luxury Westfield NJ homes were sold recently and six are currently under contract.  Closing prices for the sold properties ranged from $1,080,000 to $1,475,000.  These luxury homes included: 5 bed/4.5 bath, 3200 sq ft Colonial built in 2014 - Listed at $1,099,000.  This home was snatched up the first day it was listed and closed the very next day for $1,080,000. 4 bed/4.5 bath, 3973 sq ft Fox & Foxx Colonial built in 2014 - Listed at $1,195,000.  This property went under contr...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
We all know how important education is to our children's future.  Families who reside in our Westfield community are secure in the knowledge that they live in a place with some of the best schools in the country.  One of these schools, Holy Trinity School, offers a Westfield campus tour this weekend.   What: Holy Trinity School Westfield Campus TourWhere: 336 1st St, Westfield, NJWhen: Sunday, January 25, 2015 1:30 pm to 3 pmContact: Holy Trinity Interparochial School (908) 233-0484 or via email Holy Trinity Interparochial School is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.  Their Westfield campus teaches Kindergarten through 8th grades.  Prospective students and their parents are welcome to come to the school to take a tour of the campus.  Refreshments and a bit of entertainment wi...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Moving to the suburbs offers many benefits for homeowners.  Instead of apartment living like you find in the City, you can own a home with four walls of your very own.  You can even have a yard, which is a rarity in New York City.  However, transportation from the Westfield community to work can be a hassle, especially when you have to coordinate train transfers.  Luckily, the Raritan Valley Line evening one seat ride is now open. Back in March of last year, the very first one seat ride (direct line) into New York City via the Raritan Valley Line launched.  However, it was only available during mid-day off-peak hours.  On Monday, January 12th, passengers on the Raritan Valley Line were able to take one seat rides after 8pm.  This is currently only available in the evenings on weekdays....
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
What’s Up in Downtown Westfield New Jersey In Downtown Westfield, NJ you will find lots going on. It’s a great city full of things to see and do. You will find some of the best shops and restaurants around town all in one location. And, there is plenty of entertainment and activities to keep your days and nights fun filled. Therefore, I found some of the most interesting places to visit in Downtown that you will find below. If you are looking in the Westfield Real Estate Market, you will find all these places listed below added bonuses to relocating here. Best Places to Visit in Downtown Westfield New Jersey The Farmhouse Store – Whether choosing the perfect accent piece for your living room, or searching for toys for Fido the Farmhouse Store is a great place to shop. Website: http://j...
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By Tg Glazer - The Right Realtor® for the Right Results!, Westfield/Cranford, NJ area
(Coldwell Banker, Westfield, NJ)
Coldwell Banker Westfield East Office #1 Again! I am very proud to announce that my office, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Westfield East (not to be confused with Westfield West!), has been named the #1 office in the nation! This is the fifth consecutive year that we have garnered this honor, from among 710 Coldwell Banker offices owned by parent company NRT, Inc., nationwide.  Additionally, we have maintained the #1 spot regionally for over 20 years....quite an accomplishment!! So, as a Buyer or a Seller, you are saying to yourself, "Big deal!  Why should I care?"  Good question! As a Seller, you will know that you will be receiving the best, and most professional service when working with someone from our office.  Stop in anytime and you will see how well we operate.  Additiona...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas with their family this year.  I personally want to thank everyone who came out to the Westfield Y Men's Club 2014 Christmas Tree Lot this year.  I am always humbled by how great our Westfield NJ community is at helping out our fellow man.  Now that Christmas is over, though, what are you going to do with your tree?  Sign up for the Westfield NJ Tree Disposal Service by January 1st and someone will pick it up and dispose of it for you. What: Westfield NJ Tree Disposal ServiceWho: Westfield High School Choir & BandWhen: Saturday, January 3, 2015 (Snow Day = Sat, Jan 10)Deadline to Reserve a Spot: January 1, 2015Cost: $15 per treeContact: Email Reservation to whschristmastrees@gmail.com For a mere $15 donation, members of the Westfield High School ...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Westfield appears over and over in these top 10 lists, having also recently ranked #1 in a magazine round up.   Our schools, community feeling and institutions, shopping and dining in pedestrian friendly downtown all make Westfield a pleasure to live in, a coveted destination and contribute to our strong Westfield NJ real estate values! Here's the latest roundup  
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Westfield real estate market is full of beautiful properties.  Luxury home sales in Westfield NJ are healthy.  In some instances, Sellers are even getting their exact asking price.  Let me tell you about the Westfield NJ real estate market values for 12/19/14. Garden State MLS recently reported that four new luxury Westfield homes were sold in the last week.  These homes ranged in price from $795,000 to $1,270,000.  The following is a complete list of these luxury home sales in Westfield NJ: 3 bed/3.5 bath, 2572 sq ft Colonial built in 2006 - Listed for $849,000. Sold for $795,000 after 44 days on the market. 4 bed/2 full & 2 half bath, 3553 sq ft Colonial Contemporary built in 2014 - Listed for $899,000. Sold for $890,000 after just 28 days on the market! 5 bed/4.5 bath, 2900 sq ft...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The downtown portion of our Westfield community has been positively transformed into a winter wonderland.  You will see festive decorations everywhere you look: the lamp posts, the trees and the window fronts of your favorite shops and boutiques.  Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?  If not, then you will definitely want to head to the downtown area this Saturday.  While you're there, enjoy some fabulous Downtown Westfield holiday entertainment, too. Whether your family likes big brand names like Urban Outfitters and The Gap or you need a more specialized store like Tamar Jewelry, Juxtapose Gallery or Castle Bootery, you will find what you are looking for in Downtown Westfield.  While you are shopping, don't be surprised if you happen to come across strolling carolers or a b...
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By Tg Glazer - The Right Realtor® for the Right Results!, Westfield/Cranford, NJ area
(Coldwell Banker, Westfield, NJ)
Coldwell Banker Holiday Toy DriveA Few Days Left To Donate!! Through December 15th, Coldwell Banker Westfield East is collecting toys to benefit Family & Children's Services.  Make a child happy this holiday season by dropping off new, unwrapped toys to: Coldwell Banker209 Central AvenueWestfield, NJ 07090   Things are starting to look mighty festive around here...you can make a difference, too!!!
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The holidays have definitely arrived here in the Westfield community.  I hope you are making time to come see me at the Westfield Y Men's Club Christmas Tree Lot sometime this season.  Remember, we'll be open until Christmas Eve.  Another fun event scheduled this holiday season that would be perfect for the kids is the Westfield High School Winter Wonderland 2014. What: Westfield High School Winter Wonderland 2014Where: Westfield High School (550 Dorian Rd)When: Saturday, December 13, 2014 10am to 2pmCost: $12 per childContact: Westfield High School (908) 789-4500 The cafeteria will be transformed into a magical playground at the Westfield High School Winter Wonderland 2014 on Saturday, December 13, 2014.  Everyone in the Westfield community is welcome to come.  This event, however, is...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Thanksgiving 2014 is officially in the books!  Now it is time to turn our attention to the countdown til Christmas.  For anyone who's interested, that means we are just 26 days away from when that jolly old elf Santa Claus will visit us and leave presents behind to open.  That also means that the Westfield Y Men's Club 2014 Christmas Tree Lot officially opens for business tomorrow, November 29th. What: Westfield Y Men's Club 2014 Christmas Tree LotWhere: Elm St Field (between Orchard & Walnut)When: November 29th to December 24th, 2014 5pm to 9pm Mon thru Fri, 9am to 6pm Sat & SunContact: Scott Gleason email The Westfield Y Men's Club 2014 Christmas Tree Lot marks the 61st year that the club has operated their Christmas tree lot.  As a Board Member for the Men's Club and tree wrangler m...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
520 Springfield Ave, Westfield Town, NJ 07090   Special Features MLS #: 3185069 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Year Built: 1950 Price: $379,000 Description Quality built, pristine brick ranch--1 level living, strategically poised near NYC & GSP commutes, just 11 mi to Airport! 99 steps to Echo Lake Country Club & Nomahegan Swim Club. Quick closing available. Taxes successfully appealed to $9656 Agent Information Scott Gleason RE/MAX Properties Unlimited Westfield NJ http://www.LuxuryHomesNJ.com  
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