Westfield, NJ Real Estate News

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
After the sugar rush of Halloween, it's time to take a breath and take stock of all that we have to be grateful for in our lives. Thankfully, most of us count a roof over our heads and food on the table among our many blessings. Unfortunately, not everyone in our area can say that. One thing that makes me proud of the community in which I live is that we never shy away from a chance to give back. The Boys Scouts and our local firefighters both hold Westfield food drives this month. Please give generously to both.Westfield Food DrivesScouting for FoodOn November 2nd, members of our Westfield Boy Scout troop plan on leaving donation bags at local residences. Place non-perishable food items inside. Then, leave them out on your front porch for pickup between 9 am and 12:30 pm on November 9t...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Do you enjoy winding down your workday with a glass of beer? Then I've got an event you won't want to miss. In just over a week, the Westfield Craft Brew Fest 2019 comes to town. With 40 breweries lined up, you're sure to find something that satisfies your tastebuds.What: Westfield Craft Brew Fest 2019Where: Westfield Armory (500 Rahway)When: Saturday, November 2nd, 6 pm to 10 pmAdmission: $15/Designated Driver & $65-$70/General AdmissionContact: Westfield Hops via emailWestfield Craft Brew Fest 2019These 40 breweries offer up more than 100 fine craft beers for guests to sample at the Brew Fest. Valenzano Winery and Señor Sangria bring samples of their wines as well. But you need something in your stomach other than alcohol. Luckily, Angry Archie's Seafood, Bearded One BBQ, and Ma & Pa'...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
It's apple-picking time here in the Northeast. That means warm apple cider, delicious apple tortes, and good old-fashioned American apple pie. In honor of our city's upcoming 300th birthday, the historical society hosts Westfield AppleFest 2019 at the Reeve History and Cultural Center this Saturday.What: Westfield AppleFest 2019Where: Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center (314 Mountain Ave)When: Saturday, October 19th, 12 pm to 4 pmContact: Westfield Historical Society (908) 654-1794 or via emailWestfield AppleFest 2019Some of the festivities guests enjoy at AppleFest include fun children's games, Westfield history quizzes, live music from local band Save Mary, and storytelling. While the Apple Cafe promises some tasty apple-themed treats, they also plan on serving up an All-American...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Did you know that jack-o-lanterns originated in Ireland? Also, they didn't start out as carved pumpkins. (Ireland had no pumpkins.) Instead, the Irish carved turnips. Irish farmers hollowed out turnips, gourds, beets, and potatoes. Then, they carved faces into them and placed an ember inside. This was to ward off any evil spirits on All Hallow's Eve. When the Irish came to America, they brought this tradition with them. Over time, they transferred their carving from turnips to pumpkins. Pick yourself up a pumpkin or two at the 2019 Westfield Pumpkin Patch hosted by FUMC to ward off evil spirits at your house this Halloween.What: Westfield Pumpkin Patch 2019Where: First United Methodist Church lawn (1 E Broad St)When: October 12th to 31st, 10:30 am to 6:30 pmContact: FUMC Westfield (908)...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Last year, Westfield hosted its very first festival to honor its native son, Charles Addams, creator of The Addams Family cartoon series. Everyone enjoyed it so much, that organizers decided to expand it even further for AddamsFest 2019. It pretty much takes over the entire month of October now. The first of several events taking place this month is happening right now: the Westfield Haunt Your House Contest. Judging starts up next week. But, that's only the beginning. There are so much more creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky festivities awaiting anyone who dares to partake.What: AddamsFest 2019Where: Various Locations Around WestfieldWhen: October 17th to 27thContact: AddamsFest Organizers via emailAddamsFest 2019Gomez's Dynamite Model RailwayAny fan of the comic and/or TV series kn...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Earlier this week, Fall officially arrived. In just a few days, October begins. You know what that means. Time for AddamsFest to take over our fair city. Part of the festivities includes the Haunt Your House Westfield Contest 2019. Do you have what it takes to claim the "Spookiest House in Westfield" title this year? Sign up for the contest and prove your worth.Haunt Your House Westfield Contest 2019Registration for this fun AddamsFest activity opened up on September 13th. If you want to be a part of the contest, you must register online before close of business on October 4th. Organizers welcome all homeowners to join. Spaces are limited. So, sign up as soon as possible.RulesJudges only consider decorations viewable from the street. Put your home's best face forward. Decorate your West...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
I believe an active lifestyle helps promote a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. I also believe in helping others whenever possible. Several years ago, we found out that my sister-in-law, Diane, had Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We watched this terrible disease attack her body. But her spirit remained strong. We don't want others to see their loved ones experience the devastating effects of this disease. That's why we choose to participate in Bike MS NYC 2019.Bike MS NYC 2019The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has made it its mission to stamp out this disease. They provide funds for research into finding a cure for MS. But they also offer support to individuals and their families living with MS. One way they raise money for all that they do is through events like Bike MS. And that's...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Summer's almost over. The kids have gone back to school. The weather already started mellowing out. We may even start seeing the leaves turning color soon. Autumn officially starts on September 23rd. Come bid adieu to summer and welcome autumn at the Westfield Festifall 2019 on Sunday, September 22nd.What: Westfield Festifall 2019Where: Downtown Westfield (Quimby/Elm/Prospect/Broad)When: September 22nd, 10 am to 5 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (908) 233-3021 or via emailWestfield Festifall 2019For the last 30 years, the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed pumpkin spice and everything nice with their Festifall event. More than 300 vendors showcase their wares to the public. This makes for a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping. Or grab...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Westfield, New JerseyReal Estate in WestfieldWestfield is a lovely small town in Union County, New Jersey and a home to over 30,000 residents. The town is bordered by six different municipalities including Mountainside, Springfield Township, Garwood, Cranford, Clark, and Scotch Plains. Like most towns in the region, Westfield has a main road that hosts different local businesses along with various residential developments and commercial districts that were built along this primary thoroughfare.Real estate in Westfield is mostly single-family homes in family-friendly suburban neighborhoods. There is also a few private subdivisions, golf communities, and luxury neighborhoods featuring beautiful custom-designed homes with lavish furnishings and exquisite architecture found in the community...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Our Westfield ladies are very stylish. With companies like Lord & Taylor, J McLaughlin, and Jude Connally to choose from, it's no wonder! Trends may come and go, but classic beauty is eternal. If you like keeping up with the latest trends in today's fashion world, make plans to attend the 2019 Westfield Fashion Show on September 8th.What: 2019 Westfield Fashion ShowWhere: James Ward Mansion (169 E Broad St)When: Sunday, September 8th, 12 pm to 2 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Jamie Lemberg, Downtown Westfield Corp (908) 789-9444 or via email2019 Westfield Fashion ShowFor its final Second Sunday event of the year, the Downtown Westfield Corporation invites all fashionistas to watch their very own fashion show. Ready for fall? Find out what latest fall trends you should expect to see on our mo...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Run. Walk. Roll. Stroll. Skip if you want. It doesn't matter how you do it as long as you just do it! Registration for the Westfield Area YMCA 5k Run 2019 is now open to anyone interested in participating. Proceeds help fund the special needs programs provided by the Y.What: Westfield Area YMCA 2019 5K RunWhere: Westfield Area Y (220 Clark St) When: Sunday, September 15th, 9 am Kids Fun Run, 9:30 am 5KAdmission: $0 for Kids Run, $27 for 5K before August 30thContact: Will Smith, Assistant Director of Physical Programs, Westfield Area YMCA (908) 301-9622 x279 or via emailWestfield Area YMCA 2019 5K RunAs a long-time member of the Westfield Area Y Men's Club, I know first hand what this organization means to our local community. They provide education, services, and athletic programs to me...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
In April 2014, residents of Flint, MI found out that a change in their water source made to reduce costs actually brought unhealthy levels of lead to the city's water. In turn, thousands of men, women, and children developed health issues related to lead contamination. Five years later, they still battle lead issues. Last year, Newark officials found elevated levels of lead in their water. In October 2018, they began handing out water filters to help hold over residents until the issue could be resolved. Earlier this month, EPA officials found that the city's main water source still contains extremely high levels of water. Now, they're handing out bottled water to residents until they can get the lead problem under control. As a call to action for Westfield residents, we're being asked ...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
We've now entered the "dog days of summer". I'm not referring to the celebration of our canine friends happening in downtown Westfield this weekend. (Although, that does sound like a lot of fun.) We have now entered the final month of summer. Kids head back to school in early September. With sunny weather predicted for the next couple of weeks, it sounds like a great time to enjoy the Westfield Street Fair and Craft Show 2019.What: Westfield Street Fair and Craft Show 2019When: August 17th, 11 am to 5 pmWhere: Downtown WestfieldAdmission: FREEContact: Street Fairs.org (908) 654-1400 or via emailWestfield Street Fair and Craft Show 2019Summit hosts their annual summertime street fair on August 18th. Cranford hosts theirs on the 25th. But Westfield starts it all on Saturday, August 17th. ...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Active listings for luxury Westfield homes remained high, according to the Westfield Area Market Report for July 2019. More than 60% of these listings were newly constructed or are ready to be built. A few owners in the incredibly popular Savannah also put their properties up for sale, including a penthouse unit. If you want to make it your own, you need to act now.Westfield Area Market Report - July 2019Active Westfield Luxury Homes for Sale - July 2019Garden State MLS reported a total of 40 active Westfield area luxury home listings in July 2019. Twenty-five of those are either newly constructed, currently under construction or scheduled to be built soon. Eleven of them came onto the market within the last 30 days. They include a gorgeous custom colonial currently under construction b...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
After the sweltering heat earlier in the week, Mother Nature took pity on the almost 2000 participants in the Westfield Pizza Run. By Wednesday night, the weather cooled off enough to let the runners race in comfort. But why should humans be the only ones enjoying what downtown Westfield has to offer? Bring your favorite furry companions to the Dog Days of Summer in Westfield event next month.What: Dog Days of Summer in WestfieldWhere: Quimby Street, Downtown WestfieldWhen: Sunday, August 11th, 10:30 am to 12 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Downtown Westfield Corp (908) 789-9444 or via emailDog Days of Summer in WestfieldShow your pooch how much you love them by pampering them with gifts and spa treatments galore at the Dog Days of Summer. Wolf Gang Bakery & Dog Grooming offers on-site treats...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Let's take a look at how the real estate market in Westfield performed in June of 2019.Inventory:In June, 54 single family homes were sold and 289 homes were offered for sale. To search for homes for sale in Westfield, please click here. Buyers find Westfield attractive, and homeowners benefit in the form of increasing sales prices and decreasing days on market.Realtors use an analysis called Months of Inventory to evaluate the real estate market. The Months of Inventory is equal to how long it would take to sell the existing inventory if no new houses were put on the market.  When the Months of Inventory is below four months, realtors call it a seller's market because the supply is relatively low so sellers have a stronger position in negotiations between a buyer and a seller. When the...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Why run from something? Run to something instead at the Westfield Pizza Run 2019. That's right. One of the area's most popular summertime events takes place on July 24th. Register online today.What: Westfield Pizza Run 2019Where: Downtown WestfieldWhen: Wednesday, July 24th, 7 pmAdmission: $32/USATF Member, $35/non-memberContact: Downtown Westfield Corp (908) 789-9444 or via emailWestfield Pizza Run 2019Now in its 18th year, the Westfield 5K and Pizza Extravaganza feeds your healthy competition with a reward of pizza at the end. More than 2400 runners compete each year for fun and prizes. But you don't have to be a runner in order to participate. Spectators help encourage competitors along their 5K journey to the finish line. Stay entertained with live music from Michael Craig's 8 'til ...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
In May, we had Westfield Girls' Day and Night Out. This weekend, Downtown Westfield Corp organized the Downtown Westfield Sidewalk Sale Days. They partnered up with several downtown shops to bring fantastic sales directly to you during "customer appreciation days".Downtown Westfield Sidewalk Sale Days 2019Today's heavy thunderstorms give way to morning clouds tomorrow morning and sunny skies thereafter. Sounds like perfect weather to go shopping to me. The Downtown Westfield Sidewalk Sale starts today. While bad weather may bring the sales indoors for the first day, rest assured. The sales do go on.From 10 am to 6 pm daily through Sunday (July 14th), several of the shops and boutiques in the Downtown Westfield area take to the streets to offer special deals to their customers. You might...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Tired of the same old Monday through Friday work-day routine? Why should the kids be the only ones to enjoy summer? Break up the weekday monotony. Add some fun with a visit to the Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival this July and August.What: Sweet Sounds Downtown Music FestivalWhere: Downtown WestfieldWhen: Every Tuesday from July 2nd to August 27th, from 7 pm to 9 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Downtown Westfield Corp (908) 789-9444Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival 2019Formerly known as the "Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival", organizers decided to update the name for this year's festival to communicate its inclusiveness of all genres of music. In addition to jazz, local musicians play blues, rock, country, indie-folk, Motown, bluegrass, funk, R & B, pop, and Big Band classics.Each w...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
It may not look like it, but today marks the official start of summer. School's out. Your little ones are probably already getting restless. How do you keep them happy? A fun family-friendly event like Westfield Summer Kickoff Movie Night 2019.What: Westfield Summer Kickoff Movie Night 2019Where: South Ave Parking LotWhen: Saturday, June 22nd, 7 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Downtown Westfield Corp (908) 789-9444 or via emailWestfield Summer Kickoff Movie Night 2019Downtown Westfield Corp partnered up with Outta Hand Pizza and Spencer Savings Bank to sponsor tomorrow's movie night under the stars. It takes place in the parking lot of the South Ave train station this Saturday night (June 22nd). Organizers chose the 1995 Robin Williams movie "Jumanji" as its feature.Before the movie starts, e...
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