July Real Estate Sales in Millburn and Short Hills New Jersey

August 5th, 2017

Millburn and Short Hills had another strong month in Real Estate Sales.

There were 30 closed transactions. Of the 30, there is no doubt that the homes priced under $1,500,000 sold for better prices, equating to almost 101% of asking price and in an average of 34 days–less than half the number of days needed for the balance of the closed sales; whereas, the 9 homes listed over $1,500,000 and sold, showed a significantly weaker 92.7% of asking price and sold in an average of 78 days.

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Millburn and Short Hills New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Millburn and Short Hills area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.millburnnjopenhouses.com

For Homes For Sale:
www.latestmillburnhomes.com

Mark Slade

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Living in Chatham: Maple Sugaring Demonstrations At The Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

January 11th, 2017

All Ages.

MAPLE SUGARING DEMONSTRATIONS – JANUARY & FEBRUARY AT THE GREAT SWAMP OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER
Originally Posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016 on Morris County Park Commission Website.

Learn the process of maple sugaring from start to finish. Identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different delicious syrups, including syrup made at the Great Swamp OEC. Rain or shine.

Dates: January: 14, 15, 21, 28, 29 & February: 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Times: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township

Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up

Contact: 973.635.6629. No registration is required, but seating is first come, first served.

The trees are tapped and the firewood is chopped – it’s maple sugaring season at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township!
Immerse yourself in the maple sugaring process from start to finish. Identify and tap maple trees, collect the flowing sap, and witness syrup making over a wood-fired evaporator. Best of all, taste-test the finished product organically made at the Great Swamp.

Hour long Maple Sugaring Demonstrations are held at 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. on the following dates:
January 14, 15, 21, 28, 29
February 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

According to Jenny Gaus-Myers, Assistant Director of Education and Interpretive Services, “People don’t look at the maple syrup on their table the same way after experiencing the maple sugaring demonstration! They begin to appreciate the quality differences, as well as the process required to make this tasty treat. The demos are a fun and educational experience for everyone!”
Admission is $3 per person age 3 and up. No registration is required, but it is first come, first served seating.
Celebrate the peak of the maple sugaring season at the annual Maple Sugar Festival on Saturday, March 4, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Head outside and watch steam billow from the evaporator, and become engulfed in the sweet smell of maple sugar. See maple cream making first hand and taste the final product. Enjoy a variety of crafts and games, and enjoy your own maple snow cone.

Bring your friends and family and take a guided ‘Hike Through Maple Sugaring History,’ to discover how sugaring has changed since it was started by the Native Americans hundreds of years ago.
Admission for the Maple Sugar Festival is $4 per person age 3 and up.

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059

Morris County Homes

Quick-Links:
Homes for Sale in Chatham
Homes for Sale in East Hanover
Homes for Sale in Florham Park
Homes for Sale in Madison
Homes for Sale in Whippany

OPEN HOUSE SITES:
Chatham Open Houses
East Hanover Open Houses
Florham Park Open Houses
Madison Open Houses
Whippany Open Houses

Selling a Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park and Morris County area home involves many steps and having an experienced Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park and Morris County New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Morris County—Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park, Morristown, Parsippany, Morris Township, Montville, Rainbow Lakes and Morris County –by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Our www.unioncountyhomesnow.com brings us several new buyers every day which helps us sell our clients’ listings for more money and in less time.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park, Morris County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Morris, Union and Essex County area Realtor® is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.


Mark Slade

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Summit Film Society Hosting Area Premier of The Great Gilly Hopkins

January 11th, 2017

On Saturday, January 28 at 7 pm, the Film Society of Summit will host the area premiere of the dramatic film THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS. We will welcome the two of the film’s young actors to lead post-screening discussion of this entertaining film: Zachary Hernandez of Wycoff, NJ who plays W.E. and Claire Foley who plays Agnes.

synopsis:
Wisecracking 12-year-year old Gilly Hopkins has seen more than her share of foster homes and has outwitted every family she has lived with. When Gilly is sent to live with the Trotters, the weirdest family yet, she isn’t planning to stick around. But cheerful, affectionate Maime Trotter isn’t giving up on Gilly just yet – she is sure there’s a hurt little girl in there somewhere. Gilly knows she has to escape, and if she can’t run then she’ll lie her way out. In an effort to escape her new foster mother Mamie Trotter’s (Kathy Bates) endless loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the ply blows up in Gilly’s face it threatens to ruin the only chance she’s ever had to be part of real family.

The script was adapted from a multi-award-winning novel by Katherine Paterson, author of The Bridge to Terabithia.

The program will be held at MONDO Summit. 426 Springfield Avenue, 3rd floor, Summit, NJ. Admission is $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Advance tickets can be reserved by e:mailing summitfilm@gmail.com or purchased at MONDO Summit. Seating is limited. Please direct any questions to The Film Society of Summit, (973)885-1983. summitfilm@gmail.com www.summitfilmsociety.com

Summit, NJ is a vibrant community of about 21,000 residents, situated 20 miles west of Manhattan, and features a bustling downtown known for its unique variety of shops, restaurants, businesses, and other services. Consistently ranked in the top 20 places to live in the state by NJ Monthly magazine, Summit is a diverse city with the charm and feel of a small town but all of the amenities of a sprawling city. With hundreds of events, activities, recreational programs and teams, as well as one of the top public school districts in the state, Summit is an ideal place to raise children.

Downtown Summit has a rich variety of restaurants and shops. From pizzerias and coffee shops to fine dining and ethnic food, there is a restaurant for every taste and occasion.

Thinking of living in Summit? Check out Summit homes for sale at www.latestsummithomes.com Want to see some of these homes on your own? Use our Summit Open Houses site.

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Union County Homes

Selling a Summit, New Providence, Springfield, Mountainside, Berkeley Heights, Westfield area home involves many steps and having an experienced Summit/New Providence New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Union County— Summit, New Providence, Westfield, Berkeley Heights, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Springfield, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Summit/New Providence/Springfield,/Mountainside/Berkeley Heights/Westfield New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Our www.unioncountyhomesnow.com brings us several new buyers every day which helps us sell our Union County Listings for more money and in less time.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Summit, New Providence, Springfield, Mountainside, Berkeley Heights, Westfield /Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.


Mark Slade

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New Jersey Fun Fact: Did you know the Telegraph was invented in Morristown, NJ?

January 6th, 2017

On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse’s telegraph system is
demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in
Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph would eventually
revolutionize long-distance communications. Morse demonstrated
his invention using Morse Code, in which dots and dashes
represented letters and numbers. In May 1844 Morse sent the
first original telegram over the line, with the message: “What
hath God wrought!”. Over the next few years using Morse’s
patent, private companies began setting up telegraph lines
across the US and the world.

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Union County Homes

Selling a Essex, Morris and Union County home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Maplewood/South Orange/ West Orange New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.morriscountyopenhouses.com
www.essexcountyopenhouses.com
and
www.unioncountyopenhouses.com

For Homes For Sale:
We have over 300 QUICK-LINKS to help our clients search for homes in Essex, Union and Morris Counties. Simply type: “www.latest[insert town name]homes.com for any of the following towns:
Berkeley Heights, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Cranford, East Hanover, Essex Fells, Florham Park, Livingston, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, New Providence, Roseland, Short Hills, South Orange, Springfield, Summit, West Caldwell, West Orange, Westfield & Whippany and many more.

EXAMPLES:

www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
and
www.latestwestorangehomes.com


Mark Slade

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Montclair 2016 Real Estate Results Summed Up As Crazy Hot!!!

January 4th, 2017

I cover a wide variety of towns that are under the umbrella as a “bedroom community of nyc” due to its commutation times. I was simply blown away by the results Montclair had for homes sold in 2016.

1. They sold for 103.7% of asking
2. Average price paid jumped almost 10% more to $741,000 from $676,000.
3. Average listing prices also increased about the same amount to $714,000 from $652,000.
4. UNBELIEVABLY, ALMOST 2/3’s of all the homes sold, sold for OVER ASKING PRICE!
5. Another 7% sold at asking, bringing the total of homes sold for asking and above to virtually 75% of the total!
6. Days on Market did increase a full day from 40.8 to 41.8 but that is pretty much a wash considering all that is going on.
7. The only negative statistic was that units sold actually did decrease from 450 to 408, a drop of 9.3%.

If you were a seller, you probably did extremely well in 2016.

Now that a ReVal is about to occur in Montclair, we could see a slight increase in inventory over normal trends that possibly could impact prices paid for homes a bit, but its way to early to tell.

If you would like to know how much your home is worth, simply give me a call at 917-797-5059 for a no-obligation consultation.

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more $? www.sellinghousesformore.com

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Mark Slade

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2016 was another great year for Real Estate in South Orange.

January 4th, 2017

It was another great year for Real Estate in South Orange.

We saw a 4.5% increase in the prices paid for homes sold.

We saw 15 homes sell for more than a $million with one selling for $1,499,000 to top the charts, which sold in just 5 days.

The time it took to sell these homes decreased again, coming in at a touch over 39 days.

While I traditionally use AVERAGES for my analyses, I decided to also look at the median home prices and there were some interesting facts:

1. All three of the median homes in 2014, 2015 and 2016 were sales on Rynda Road.
2. 47% of the homes sold, sold for over asking
4. Another 16% sold at asking, representing a trend that close to 2/3’s of all South Orange’s sales came in at or above asking.

While we have all just experienced our ReVal, you will find that the ReVal figures do not always equate to true fair market value.

If you are interested in knowing how much your home is worth in today’s market, please give me a call at 917-797-5059.

If you want to see how the market its heating up for Spring 2017, you can check out the latest listings for sale at www.latestsouthorangehomes.com

And, if you want to see what homes look like on the inside, then touring open houses is a great method: www.southorangenjopenhouses.com

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Maplewood/South Orange/ West Orange New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com
and
www.westorangenjopenhouses.com
For Homes For Sale:
www.latestwestorangehomes.com
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
Mark Slade

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Reaching New Heights in Millburn and Short Hills Real Estate in 2016

January 4th, 2017

It was a very good year for real estate in Millburn and Short Hills. Most importantly, we saw an increase in average price paid for homes, rising to $1,405,000 and representing an increase of 4.3% over 2015. At the same time, there are also few areas of concern we need to mention: We did see what may be a slight softening of the market in that more than 60% of the homes sold for less than their asking price, unit sales also dipped by just about 4%, the second such year in a row that unit sales declined; lastly, days on market actually showed small increase as well.

Still we did have a $4.1 Million Sale to top the charts in 2016.

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Selling a Millburn and Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Millburn/Short Hills New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Millburn and Short Hills New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Millburn and Short Hills New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www. Millburnnjopenhouses.com
www.shorthillsnjopenhouses.com

For Homes For Sale:
www.latestmillburnhomes.com
www.latestshorthillshomes.com
and

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Maplewood NJ Real Estate Statistics for 2016

January 4th, 2017

It was another great year for Maplewood Real Estate.

We saw a 9% increase in the number of homes sold and another increase in average price paid.

We saw 14 homes sell for more than a $million including 2 that were listed at $850,000 and $875,000 and the chart topper came in at $1,400,000 for a home on Walton.

The time it took to sell these homes decreased again, now coming in at under 37 days.

While I traditionally use AVERAGES for my analyses, I decided to also look at the median home prices and there were some interesting facts:

1. All three of the median homes in 2014, 2015 and 2016 were sales on Rynda Road.
2. The median sale prices in 2014 and 2015 were fairly close to the average prices paid; however, the median sale price in 2016 blew away its comparative average, coming in at $603,000 vs. $544,000.
3. 51% of the homes sold, sold for over asking
4. Another 14% sold at asking, representing a trend that almost 2/3’s of all Maplewood’s sales came in at or above asking.

While we have all just experienced our ReVal, you will find that the ReVal figures do not always equate to true fair market value.

If you are interested in knowing how much your home is worth in today’s market, please give me a call at 917-797-5059.

If you want to see how the market its heating up for Spring 2017, you can check out the latest listings for sale at www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com

And, if you want to see what homes look like on the inside, then touring open houses is a great method: www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Maplewood/South Orange/ West Orange New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com
and
www.westorangenjopenhouses.com
For Homes For Sale:
www.latestwestorangehomes.com
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
Mark Slade

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NJ’s Top 100 Schools List with Home Search capabilities For Towns in Northern NJ

December 8th, 2016

 

Below is the 2016 Top 100 Schools List with Home Search capabilities for the towns in Northern NJ in Essex, Union and Morris counties:

’16 ’14 Name of School County

1 20 Chatham Morris Chatham Homes for Sale

2 32 West Windsor-Plainsboro North Mercer

3 20 Kinnelon Morris

4 5 Millburn Millburn/Short Hill Millburn and Short Hills Homes For Sale

5 2 Haddonfield Memorial Camden

6 16 Livingston Essex Livingston Homes For Sale

7 12 Holmdel Monmouth

8 21 Westfield Union Westfield Homes For Sale

9 35 West Windsor-Plainsboro South Mercer

10 8 Glen Rock

11 50 Watchung Hills Somerset

12 33 Montgomery Somerset

13 6 New Providence Union New Providence Homes For Sale

14 13 Ridge (Bernards Township) Somerset Basking Ridge Homes For Sale

15 67 Princeton

16 63 Randolph

17 19 Mountain Lakes Morris Mountain Lakes Homes For Sale

18 38 Summit Union Summit Homes For Sale

19 36 Governor Livingston (Berkeley Heights) Union Berkeley Heights Homes For Sale

20 37 Park Ridge Bergen

21 22 Ramsey Bergen

22 14 Moorestown Burlington

23 3 Northern Highlands Regional (Allendale) Bergen

24 30 John P. Stevens (Edison) Middlesex

25 47 East Brunswick Middlesex

26 18 Cresskill Bergen

27 60 Indian Hills (Oakland) Bergen

28 15 Bernards Somerset Bernardsville Homes For Sale

29 12 Glen Ridge Essex Glen Ridge Homes For Sale

30 10 Rumson-Fair Haven Regional Monmouth

31 41 Hopewell Valley Central (Pennington) Mercer

32 32 Madison Morris Madison Homes For Sale

33 28 Ridgewood Bergen

34 52 James Caldwell Essex West Caldwell Homes For Sale and Caldwell Homes For Sale

35 58 Parsippany Hills

36 31 River Dell Regional Bergen

37 40 Cherry Hill East Camden

38 77 Metuchen Middlesex

39 45 North Hunterdon (Clinton) Hunterdon

40 11 West Morris Central (Chester) IB Morris

41 4 West Morris Mendham IB Morris

42 7 Pascack Hills (Montvale) Bergen

43 69 Mahwah Bergen

44 26 Hanover Park Morris Easthanover Homes For Sale and Florham Park Homes For Sale

45 53 South Brunswick Middlesex

46 24 Ramapo Bergen

47 74 Hillsborough

48 51 Montville Morris

49 17 Tenafly Bergen

50 34 Sparta Sussex

51 29 Pequannock Township Morris

52 102 Roxbury Morris

53 43 Voorhees (Lebanon) Hunterdon

54 49 Cranford Union Cranford Homes For Sale

55 25 West Essex (North Caldwell/Roseland) Roseland Homes For Sale and North Caldwell Homes For Sale

56 65 Wayne Hills (Wayne) Passaic

57 44 Hunterdon Central Regional (Flemington) Hunterdon

58 57 Paramus Bergen

59 105 Parsippany Morris

60 9 Marlboro Monmouth

61 78 Midland Park Bergen

62 64 Morris Knolls Morris

63 61 Shore Regional (West Long Branch)

64 96 Columbia (Maplewood/South Orange)Essex Maplewood Homes For Sale and Southorange Homes For Sale

65 62 McNair Academie (Jersey City) Hudson

66 59 Robbinsville Mercer

67 76 Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Somerset

68 46 Whippany Park (Hanover) Morris Whippany Homes For Sale

69 91 Wayne Valley (Wayne) Passaic

70 — South Hunterdon (Lambertville) Hunterdon

71 71 Morris Hills (Rockaway) Morris

72 70 Fair Lawn Bergen

73 120 Montclair Essex Montclair Homes For Sale

74 124 Rutherford Bergen

75 39 Pascack Valley (Montvale) Bergen

76 54 Scotch Plains-Fanwood Union Scotch Plains Homes For Sale and Fanwood Homes For Sale

77 55 Northern Valley Regional (Old Tappen) Bergen

78 92 Middletown South Monmouth

79 72 Science Park (Newark) Essex

80 116 Morristown Morris Morristown Homes For Sale

81 104 Eastern Regional (Voorhees) Camden

82 48 Shawnee (Medford)

83 42 Northern Valley Regional (Demarest) Bergen

84 81 Fort Lee Bergen

85 94 Leonia Bergen

86 68 Colts Neck Monmouth

87 114 Lawrence Mercer

88 97 Mount Olive Morris

89 88 Red Bank Regional Monmouth

90 95 Mainland Regional (Linwood) Atlantic

91 90 Wall Monmouth

92 155 Secaucus Hudson

93 111 Seneca (Tabernacle) Burlington

94 56 Verona Essex Verona Homes For Sale

95 Kittatinny Regional (Newton), Sussex

96 Manalapan, Monmouth

97 Hightstown, Mercer

98 Cherokee (Marlton), Burlington

99 Newton, Sussex

100 Cherry Hill West, Camden

For the complete article click here

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Maplewood/South Orange/ West Orange New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com
and
www.westorangenjopenhouses.com
For Homes For Sale:
www.latestwestorangehomes.com
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
Mark Slade

Mark Slade on ZillowMark Slade, ABR, Local Expert - Agent with KELLER WILLIAMS Mid-Town Direct RealtyMark Slade reviews

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From Maplewood To South Orange, Making the Move! A.K.A. Selling and Buying a Home At The Same Time

November 23rd, 2016

Today, friends, neighbors and a truly wonderful family that has been living in Maplewood for 12 years will be making the move to South Orange. With four girls, they had outgrown their lovely College Hill home. We had been looking on and off over the past few years, but when they found their new home on Scotland Road, with 2 more bedrooms, 2 more full baths–one a master bath–it was almost too good to be true and made this move irresistible. We made their offer on the new home and successfully negotiated a deal that was contingent on selling their home, which wasn’t even on the market as of yet. We mobilized and got their home on the market in less than 2 weeks and on the first weekend had two open houses, bringing in over 50+ potential buyers and ended up with 11 bids and selling their home for 10% over asking.

While this was a great outcome to feel great about, this wonderful turn of events was bested by what I believe is the first ever Official Greeting and Neighborhood Welcome from none other than Sheena Collum, South Orange’s first female Village President.

Interview courtesy of Reporter Extraordinaire Joe Strupp, a.k.a. The Maplewoodian

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Maplewood/South Orange/ West Orange New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com
and
www.westorangenjopenhouses.com
For Homes For Sale:
www.latestwestorangehomes.com
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
Mark Slade

Mark Slade on ZillowMark Slade, ABR, Local Expert - Agent with KELLER WILLIAMS Mid-Town Direct RealtyMark Slade reviews

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