Scotch Plains, NJ Real Estate News

By For Sale By Owner Flat Fee MLS Listing For $395, Save 3-6% Commission
(RealmartRealty.com)
Home for Sale By Owner in Scotch Plains Twp, NJ 07076 - Flat Fee MLS Listing $395 30 Highlander Dr Scotch Plains Twp, NJ 07076 - Realtors welcome, buyer agent commission paid at closing !Please check listing details here at MLS# 2869296 . 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms Carbon Monoxide Detector, Dishwasher, Disposal, Kitchen Exhaust Fan, Microwave Oven, Range/Oven-Gas, Refrigerator, Breakfast Bar, Center Island, Separate Dining Area, Wood Floor, Walk-In Closet, Basement Level Rooms: Bath(s) Other, Inside Entrance, Rec. Room, Storage Room, Utility Room, First Level Rooms: 4 Or More Bedrooms, Bath Main, Bath(s) Other, Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Entrance Vestibule, Family Room, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Living Room, Master Bath Features: Stall Shower, Second Bedroom is: 12x11, Third Bedroom is: 12x...
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By For Sale By Owner Flat Fee MLS Listing For $395, Save 3-6% Commission
(RealmartRealty.com)
Home for Sale By Owner in Scotch Plains Twp, NJ 07076 - Flat Fee MLS Listing $395 4 Pheasant Ln Scotch Plains Twp, NJ 07076 - Realtors welcome, buyer agent commission paid at closing !Please check listing details here at MLS# 2866809 . 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms Carbon Monoxide Detector, Dishwasher, Disposal, Kitchen Exhaust Fan, Microwave Oven, Range/Oven-Gas, Refrigerator, Breakfast Bar, Center Island, Eat-In Kitchen, Pantry, Separate Dining Area, Carpeting, Ceramic Tile Floor, Tile Floor, Wood Floor, Walk-In Closet, Basement Level Rooms: Family Room, Storage Room, First Level Rooms: 1 Bedroom, Bath(s) Other, Breakfast Room, Den, Entrance Vestibule, Family Room, Foyer, Great Room, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Living Room, Powder Room, Second Level Rooms: 3 Bedrooms, Bath Main, Master Bath Fe...
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By Paul F. Stillwaggon Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
    2084 JERSEY AVENUE Scotch Plains, Union County, NJ $850,000    Style: Colonial Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 3 Area: 3750 sq.ft. Acres: 0.2  Contact: Paul Stillwaggon (908) 310-1358  Or, Jane Nicastro-Disch (908) 313-7180  CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE    This home is a rare find in Scotch Plains for the price! Exceptional newly built colonial featuring quality designer details throughout. As you enter the two story foyer you will immediately notice a wide, open, engaging floor plan which suits both a relaxed lifestyle and allows for the type of traffic flow essential to entertaining.  The entire home offers wide plank hardwood flooring and custom trimwork. The living room and dining room are both enhanced with hand crafted millwork including raised & recessed panels, chair railings with picture mo...
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By William Collins, Property and Asset Management
(ERA Queen City Realty)
ERA Queen City Realty will host a dinner dance and silent auction on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 7:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. This year's event marks the 28th celebration and will be held at Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. The occasion celebrates our customers and benefits MDA. The donation is $40.00 which includes: dinner buffet, open bar, dancing and auction. For more information call 908-322-5454.  
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By Paul F. Stillwaggon Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
It's goes against accepted ethics, but there are those who prey upon the weak and desperate in today's housing market. If you find yourself upside down on your loan, facing default and foreclosure, then beware. There may be those lurking nearby, waiting for a chance to take advantage of your vulnerable situation. They could make away with more than just your money; they could walk away with your home. Paul F. Stillwaggon NJ Estates Real Estate Group October 2010 LINKING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGYTO OLD FASHIONED SERVICE Copyright © 2010 Realty TimesAll Rights Reserved There are numerous tell-tale signs that you could be dealing with a swindler. If the company, or person, in question asks for an upfront fee, it's time to turn on your scam radar. No fees should be exchanged until a service is ...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Some people enjoy hurting others. They feel so small and weak that lashing out at someone else gives them a sense of God-like power and satisfaction. They don't have the skills to try and make anything for themselves, so the excitement from "tearing someone down" is about as much as they have to live for.   How to prevent it: Don't do things to make people mad at you - even at great cost. Balance every business, marketing and custom service decision you make with "Is this going to get people mad at us?" and "What will be the potential cost of getting these people mad at me and having them publish their experience online?" Make your decisions generously and accordingly. Paul Stillwaggon, For All Your Real Estate Needs Contact New Jersey EstatesReal Estate Group E-mail: njestates@gmail.co...
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
If you or someone you know are struggling to make your mortgage payments each month, please understand you are not alone. With unemployment on the rise, and the recession taking such a harsh toll on the economy, it is important to know what your options are if faced with a home you can no longer afford. Don't allow a devastating foreclosure to enter your mind. There ARE options, some of which actually involve you KEEPING your home. Check our our blog post on this, and download our free reports.  Thanks for reading. Sean Carroll - Realtor, Associate Team Carroll of RE/MAX Classic Group 908-898-0800 http://www.TeamCarrollNJ.com  
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Driven by the first-time buyer tax credit and low interest rates, existing-home sales rose 10.1 percent in October, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). In addition to month-over-month gains, October's results were 23.5 percent higher than the year-ago sales pace. Sales activity is now at the highest rate since February 2007.   Total housing inventory at the end of October fell 3.7 percent to a 7.0-month supply at the current sales pace, down from an 8.0-month supply in September. Unsold inventory totals are 14.9 percent below a year ago. "The supply of homes on the market is now at the lowest level in over two and a half years -- we're getting closer to a general balance between buyers and sellers," said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. The last time the relative ...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
"Ignorance is bliss" was never said about real estate purchases for 7 good reasons:  1. "Knowledge is bliss" may not make it as a buyer's slogan either, because you don't have to know it all-just what's relevant to success as you define it. Different sets of knowledge are important in different buying situations, so the "bliss" generalization may not be specific enough to be useful. "If it is to be, it's up to me" could be an excellent mantra since determination will drive buyers, both to discover what they don't know and then, to fill that knowledge gap. This combined effort will assure a buyer is well equipped to make confident buying decisions. 2. Generalizations are self-defeating when evaluating properties since it is how each is unique that addresses specific value to a specific b...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
If you're a commercial property investor looking toward 2010, where are the most promising real estate markets in the U.S.? The Urban Land Institute teamed with consulting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers and asked more than 900 investors, developers and lenders that question recently, and came up with some intriguing answers. The top market for heads-up investors among literally hundreds around the country turns out to be Washington D.C. The nation's capital, where you send your tax money and where your federal government continues to grow, turns out to be the only truly "recession proof" market in the U.S., according to the real estate experts polled in the study. Why? Because Washington thrives when the economy falls apart, thrives when the country is at war, and does really well when th...
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
We've just published the latest report for Scotch Plains/Fanwood Real Estate market for the 3rd quarter 2009, as compared to the 3rd quarter 2008. Check out the link to view the data. There is also data available for other towns such as Cranford, and soon Westfield. Click Here for Scotch Plains NJ Market Report Sean Carroll - Realtor-Associate RE/MAX Classic Group 908-898-0800 www.TeamCarrollNJ.com    
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.   He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of th...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
New Jersey, like many others states these days, is facing a severe budget crisis. In the interest of cost cutting and finding ways to save dollars, New Jersey could have dismantled its preservation and open space programs, citing the need to channel its limited funds elsewhere. Or New Jersey could have said preservation was not fiscally sound in a tough economic climate. Other states are certainly doing this so why not New Jersey too? Read more: http://blogs.nationaltrust.org/preservationnation/?p=6944 Paul Stillwaggon, For All Your Real Estate Needs Contact New Jersey EstatesReal Estate Group E-mail: njestates@gmail.comWeb: http://www.newjerseyestates.net908-561-5492 (Paul S) 908-310-1358 (Cell) NJ Estates Real Estate GroupWeichert Realtors908-561-549255 Stirling Road, Watchung, N.J. 0...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Washington, DC - November 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - The National Association of Realtors® thanked Congress for speedy action in passing a congressional resolution yesterday that would extend the current higher Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA loan limits through 2010. The present loan limits would expire at the end of 2009 and revert to previous lower limits. "NAR commends both houses of Congress for their quick action in continuing these higher limits during a time for recovery in the housing market and national economy. The higher limits, along with the home buyer tax credit extension, are necessary to keep the markets moving at this critical time," said NAR President Charles McMillan, a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas-Fort Worth. "Home sales have shown s...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
"Want to lower your Business Property Tax Appeal and lower your commercial property taxes?"   If you are serious about appealing your commercial property taxes, you'll want A definitive guide to Commercial Property Values and Adjustments to use for the type commercial tax appeal you need to engage in. Use our examples for your particular approach to valuation in order to Win your Business Property Tax Reduction Appeal. Read all about it: http://www.housetaxax.com/comm.htm Paul Stillwaggon, For All Your Real Estate Needs Contact New Jersey EstatesReal Estate Group E-mail: njestates@gmail.comWeb: http://www.newjerseyestates.net908-561-5492 (Paul S) 908-310-1358 (Cell) NJ Estates Real Estate GroupWeichert Realtors908-561-549255 Stirling Road, Watchung, N.J. 07069 Equal Housing Opportunity ...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
The Mortgage Professor's Web Site "For both buyers and sellers, the purchase or sale of real estate should not be viewed as a do-it-yourself venture, it is most likely the largest investment of their life.."   I deal with all types of real estate and related issues, including: co-ops, condos, townhouses, taxes, foreclosures, leases, residential and commercial properties. Did you ever need a quick reference? If you haven't seen this site before go on it and have a look around. I have found it to be very user friendly. http://www.mtgprofessor.com/mistakes_to_avoid.htm Mistakes in Buying, Selling, Financing or Refinancing real estate could be devistating which could follow you for a very long time.  Paul Stillwaggon, For All Your Real Estate Needs Contact New Jersey EstatesReal Estate Grou...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
      Scotch PlainsThe native people living in this area were the Raritans, of the Leni Lenape branch of the Delaware indians. They lived in a large village near what is now Shackamaxon Golf Course and in the Ashbrook golf course area. The land was first claimed by the Dutch in 1609 as a result of Henry Hudson's explorations.The heartland of Scotch Plains was first owned by a Dutchman, Peter Sonmans, until the English conquest in 1664. Capt. John Baker bought the region from the Indians before 1684 paying one cent for every ten acres. In 1684 and 1685 the village was settled by Scotch immigrants under the leadership of George Scot - thus, the name Scot's Plains.   Early on Scot's Plains was part of West Fields (later Westfield) which in turn was part of Elizabethtown. At this time peop...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
The 15-year FRM this week averaged 4.36 percent with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.46 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 5.78 percent. This is the lowest the 15-year FRM has been since Freddie Mac started tracking it in 1991. NJ EstatesReal Estate Group Paul Stillwaggon October 2009 LINKING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGYTO OLD FASHIONED SERVICE Copyright © 2009 Realty TimesAll Rights Reserved. McLEAN, VA -- Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) in which the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.94 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending October 1, 2009, down from last week when it averaged 5.04 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 6.10 percent....
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
By popular demand, we are pleased to release the market data for Scotch Plains and Fanwood, NJ. Remember that each real estate market is highly localized, and so as we expected, the data varied quite a bit from neighboring towns. To view detailed numbers click the link below: Scotch Plains and Fanwood Real Estate Report Check back frequently for more local real estate information about YOUR town! Sean Carroll, Realtor RE/MAX Classic Group www.TeamCarrollNJ.com  
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
Here are the raw numbers for Scotch Plains and Fanwood NJ for the 2 month period from December 1 through January 31. Later this week, I will be posting the 4th quarter numbers and comparing that quarter to the 3rd quarter and the 4th quarter from a year ago, so you can see where are market is, and maybe even where it is going. Here is the data for those 2 months: Closed Sales: 30 Avg. Sales Price: $498,959 Avg. Final List Price: $535,560 List to Sale Price Ratio: 93.1% (this is as low as I've seen this number in a while, indicating a very sharp decline in home prices in the 4th quarter, like I shared in prior blogs) Avg. Days on Market: 105 Check back for more numbers soon for other towns, and for the quarterly reports and comparisons! Thanks for reading. www.TeamCarrollNJ.com
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