Archive for May, 2012

Mayfest 2012 in Maplewood: a great day filled with fun and food

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

A beautiful sunny day in Maplewood, so what do you do? Now that the Spring/Summer Season has launched, it seems like almost every weekend there is some major event and fun thing to do in town. This weekend is no different with Mayfest. Mayfest takes place on Springfield Avenue, where we have seen such incredible […]

Local Author Reads from his new book at Maplewood’s Words Bookstore May 31st

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

It’s not that often i get to “promote” an author’s reading when i’m friends with the author. Jon Gertner is a fellow Maplewoodian, lives just around the corner from me and is an honorary Yale Block Party Guest. He will be reading his new book at Words, our town’s fabulous book store on the 31st […]

Empower your Family This weekend at the Newark Museum

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Family Day Festival Saturday, May 19, noon–4:30 pm An interactive family science festival and exhibit exploring renewable energy. Come celebrate the opening of the new exhibit emPOWERED: Your Renewable Energy Future. There’s something for everyone. Children and their families can explore a wide range of participatory, inquiry-based and engaging activities related to alternative sources of […]

South Orange Middle School Red Day 2012

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

RED Day You may be a homeowner. A volunteer. Or someone who is eager to help. However you choose to get involved, every little bit counts. Keller Williams Realty’s RED Day is devoted to bringing communities closer together through incredible acts of service. And those acts don’t stop with us. Join in and help better […]

Tuscan Ice Scream and Tuscan Fair

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

An incredible Jam-Packed past few days. In between 2 home inspections for pending sales, a tank sweep for a 3rd, and 1 more accepted offer for buyer clients joining us in Maplewood, we had a Tuscan Ice Cream Social on the “blacktop” this past Thursday afternoon followed by the Tuscan Fair on Saturday. Here are […]

Mother’s Day Brunch Suggestions at the Jersey Shore

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

If you have been too busy for your own good and want to surprise you wife or mom, here are some great suggestions for Brunch at the Shore, that i found on and that i want to share with you! Mother’s Day Brunch at the Jersey Shore: 10 Great Family-Friendly Restaurants May 3 2012 […]

Getting the most Bang for your $: Short Sales vs. Foreclosures and another surprise choice!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Are You a Buyer Looking to Purchase a Short Sale? Posted: 08 May 2012 by KCM with additional commentary by Mark Slade It seems that there is a significant amount of confusion when it comes to purchasing a short sale. There are many misconceptions when it comes to this type of transaction, so below I […]

The Local Real Estate Market Is Like Nothing We Have Seen in Years!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

The Local Real Estate Market has been fast and furious this past month. In fact, since April 8th, there have been 97 new listings and of these, 27 are either in attorney review or Under Contract/Pending Sale. This is the best we have seen in quite some time. What does this mean for Buyers? It […]

keller williams listings overtake Coldwell Banker in Maplewood

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Just came from our bi-weekly team office meeting and left with a wonderful smile on my face as our Keller Williams maplewood office’s growth momentum has finally put us into the number one position for listings 2012 year to date! What a great feeling! What a great town to live in! what a great office […]

Local Housing Market Rebounds during NBA Playoffs

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2012) – Pending home sales increased in March and are well above a year ago, another signal the housing market is recovering, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 4.1 percent to 101.4 in March from an upwardly revised […]