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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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Selling your Westfield home involves several crucial steps. First, you need to find the right Westfield REALTOR@. Then, you need to determine an appropriate list price. After you hold open houses and/or private viewings, you'll accept an offer from a buyer and open escrow. At some point, an appra...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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The Westfield luxury real estate market started the year off with a flurry of activity. Whisperings of interest rate hikes could influence more buyers to look for homes earlier in the year. So, putting your Westfield home on the market now could be more profitable than waiting. But today's buyers...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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There's been a flurry of activity in the Westfield luxury home market since the beginning of the year. Several newly constructed homes entered the market in the last 30 days. A few more are under contract. If you're in the market for a new home, now's the time to buy. Read on for a breakdown of t...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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After the boom and subsequent bust of the mid-2000s, the US real estate market hit hard times. Banks tightened their lending standards, making it more difficult for buyers to receive funding for a home purchase. But that all seems to be behind us. A stronger economy, low unemployment, and high co...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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You've decided to sell your Westfield home. One of the tips I previously wrote about to sell it quickly is to let it show. By that, I mean that you need to be willing to let people come look at it at any time. This could take the form of a scheduled open house or private showings. If you prepare ...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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The usual rule of thinking is to lower your asking price when your Westfield home isn't seeing much traffic. But that isn't necessarily the right thing to do in all situations. Several factors help determine how to price your home appropriately for the market. Sometimes, that may mean actually ra...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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The Westfield tax assessment appeal season is coming soon. In fact, the first quarter is when Westfield homeowners can file their appeals. I've seen so many people whose own homes would be more attractive to buyers if the property taxes were lower. By the same token, I've also seen many buyers wh...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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New year, new tax code. Late last week, President Trump signed a bill overhauling the tax system. It goes into effect beginning next Monday, January 1st. Many people are still scrambling to determine how it affects them. You definitely need to talk to your tax attorney, CPA, or financial adviser ...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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Selling your Westfield home during the winter presents itself with certain obstacles we don't experience any other time of the year. First, there's the weather. Fewer buyers are willing to trudge through the snow and freezing temperatures to look at homes. Then, there are the holidays. With just ...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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Winter is officially upon us. As snow falls upon our community, the Westfield real estate market begins to slow. With Christmas just over two weeks away, our focus turns to shopping for gifts rather than shopping for houses. That doesn't mean buyers aren't out there looking. But, if you're sellin...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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Putting your Westfield home on the market can feel daunting, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. But it doesn't have to be an overwhelming process. Follow these simple steps for your Westfield home sale and you'll do just fine. Countdown to a Westfield Home Sale: What to Do F...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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Next Thursday, millions of families across the country sit down to enjoy a sumptuous feast and express thanks for the many blessings they received over the past year. After the turkey and all its trimmings get put away, then it's time to start planning Christmas. There's no better place to start ...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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You've been wanting to make a change. Your Westfield home's value increased since you bought it. Maybe your kids flew the coop and you don't need as much space. Perhaps the opposite is true. Your family has outgrown your current housing situation. But before you can move on, you must sell your cu...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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We're nearing the end of the year. That means it's holiday season. Typically, real estate transactions slow down at this time. If you have your home on the market, don't be discouraged. Learn how to sell your Westfield home during the holidays with these helpful tips. How to Sell Your Westfield H...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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According to Safeguard the World, one US home is broken into every 13 seconds. A home without a security system is three times as likely to be broken into than one with a system in place. But, does a security system add value to your Westfield home? Yes. And in more ways than one. Why Should I In...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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Looking for a project? Remake the 1929 Colonial located at 450 Beechwood Pl in Westfield, NJ into exactly what you and your family wants. Demolition has already begun to take place inside this grand single-family home. So, you can add your own personal touches. 450 Beechwood PlaceThis home featur...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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It seems that the crisp Fall air provided a boost to the Westfield luxury real estate market. According to the September 2017 Westfield Area Market Report, active listings experienced a bit of a jump from their summer counterparts. Newly constructed properties dominated the scene. Meanwhile, sale...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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On September 7th, 2017, Equifax announced that they detected a security breach in their system at the end of July. Criminals hacked into their files and stole credit card, driver's license and social security information. This breach may have affected as many as 143 million consumers in the Unite...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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Exactly two weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey touched down in eastern Texas. When Sandy hit our New Jersey shores, Texans jumped right in to offer assistance. A couple of local residents want to return the favor. They've set up Westfield Hurricane Harvey donation drop-off sites for today and tomorrow. ...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
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Every two years, New Jersey Monthly compiles a list of the "Best Places to Live in New Jersey". In Westfield news, our city made the top 100 on that list. In fact, Westfield ranked #34 on the magazine's 2017 list, a big jump from #62 two years ago. What Determines Ranking on Best Places to Live L...

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