Westfield, NJ Real Estate News

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
For the last 15 years, the Downtown Westfield Corporation has hosted a 5k run and pizza extravaganza in the summer.  The 2017 Downtown Westfield Pizza Run takes place on Wednesday, July 26th.  And it looks to be even bigger and better than ever before.  Are you game?What: 2017 Downtown Westfield Pizza Run Where: Downtown Westfield (download course map here) When: July 26th, 7pm Cost: $33 per person, $30 for official USATF members Deadline to Enter: Midnight on July 24th Contact: On Your Mark Productions (908) 902-8587 or via email2017 Downtown Westfield Pizza RunWhether you're an individual or a group, the 2017 Downtown Westfield Pizza Run welcomes everyone.  All participants will be categorized into five year increments beginning with 10 years and younger.  For example, we start with t...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
It's always a busy time for the Westfield real estate market in the summertime.  Sunny skies bring the Buyers out.  According to the June 2017 Westfield NJ Market Report, active listings increased substantially from the previous month.  Meanwhile, sales remained even.June 2017 Westfield NJ Market ReportActive Westfield Luxury Homes for Sale in June 2017The Garden State MLS reported a total of 20 active Westfield luxury homes on the market in June 2017.  That's double the amount of active listings we saw in May 2017.  Included among the active Westfield listings is the beautifully updated colonial at 560 West 1st Street.  Originally built in 1922, this property underwent a huge renovation in 2015.  This home entered the Westfield market just 23 days ago.  Another currently active listing...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
You've found the perfect Westfield luxury home.  But there's a "sale pending" sign out front.  Just because a sale is pending doesn't necessarily mean that it is sold.  Things happen.  Sales fall through for all sorts of reasons.  My Westfield Buyer tip to you is to make a backup offer.  Worst case?  The original deal goes through and you're no worse off than you were before.  Best case?  You're the next in line if the original sale falls through.  But how do you go about creating a backup offer?Westfield Buyer Tip: Creating a Backup OfferGet Your Money in OrderMy first Westfield Buyer tip for creating a backup offer is to make sure your financing is in place.  If paying cash, the money must be available right away.  However, if you decide to finance the purchase of your Westfield home,...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
There's nothing quite like cool jazz on a warm summer night.  This July and August, you'll get to enjoy both at the 2017 Downtown Westfield Jazz Festival.  Every Tuesday evening beginning on the 4th of July, jazz music fills the Westfield air.  And it won't cost you a dime to enjoy it either.What: 2017 Downtown Westfield Jazz Festival Where: Downtown Westfield When: Every Tues in July & August, 7pm to 9pm Contact: Downtown Westfield Corporation (908) 789-9444 or via email2017 Downtown Westfield Jazz FestivalIf you find yourself shopping or dining out on a Tuesday evening this summer, take some time to appreciate the 2017 Downtown Westfield Jazz Festival.  Each of the five locations set up around the Downtown Westfield area feature a different performer each week.  If you find yourself s...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
After the previous month's boom in home sales, the May 2017 Westfield NJ Market Report showed a return to normal for this time of year.  Active luxury homes dropped while pending sales stayed almost the same.  For a breakdown of what happened in the luxury Westfield NJ market last month, please read on.May 2017 Westfield NJ Market ReportActive Westfield Luxury Homes for Sale in May 2017The Garden State MLS reported a total of 10 currently active Westfield NJ luxury homes for sale in May 2017.  That's less than half of the total active listings for the previous month.  Of those, five were ready to be built, are currently under construction or were recently completed.  Five of them came onto the market within the last 30 days.  These included a custom colonial that went on the market thre...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Presidential elections receive the highest turnouts.  However, elections take place far more often then once every four years.  The Westfield NJ 2017 Primary Election comes up next Tuesday.  Will you be casting your vote then?Westfield NJ 2017 Primary Election InformationThe official date for voting in the Westfield NJ Primary Election is Tuesday, June 6th.  Polls open at 6am and close at 8pm.  Your polling location is determined by your home address.  Please visit the Town of Westfield's website here to find where your polling place is located.  In order to vote in June 6th's election, you must have registered by May 16th.Mail-In Ballots for Westfield NJ 2017 Primary ElectionOftentimes, polling locations can be busy.  We tend to lead hectic lives.  Standing in line to vote can be incon...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
If it looks like a duck,and quacks like a duck…… Here are a few of the fine feathered friends we spotted at Mindowaskin Park this weekend.   Mindowaskin Park is on East Broad Street in Westfield and spans 12.6 acres. Lots of walking paths around a lovely lake make it one of our favorite summer evening spots.  
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
We owe so much to our veterans.  It is through their personal sacrifices and that of their families that we enjoy freedoms other countries lack.  On Monday, May 29th, we honor the brave military men and women whom we have lost over the past year.  Show your appreciation for what they have done for you by attending the Westfield Memorial Day Parade 2017.What: Westfield Memorial Day Parade 2017 Where: WWI Veterans Memorial (North Ave & E Broad St Plaza) When: Monday, May 29th, 9am Admission: FREE Contact: Stan Cuba (908) 233-2767 or via emailWestfield Memorial Day Parade 2017The Westfield Memorial Day Parade 2017 begins with a service at the WWI Veterans Memorial on North Avenue and East Broad Street Plaza at 9am.  Any organization participating in the parade itself meets at the parking l...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
If you own a home in Westfield, or if you want to own a home in Westfield, this is the place to be for information about real estate values this spring.If your next step is selling your Westfield home, call us today at 908-917-4198 for your free comparative market analysis and see how your home compares to others in Westfield. 
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
The demand for luxury Westfield area homes continues.  While active and under contract homes dipped slightly from March, the April 2017 Westfield NJ Luxury Market Report revealed a large increase in sold homes.  In fact, the total sales almost tripled from March 2017.  If you're interested in purchasing a Westfield luxury home, you need to act now.April 2017 Westfield NJ Luxury Market ReportCurrent Westfield Luxury Homes for SaleThe Garden State MLS reported 21 active listings in their April 2017 Westfield NJ Luxury Market Report.  This was only slightly less than the 23 active listings in March 2017.  Ten of these were either ready to be built, were currently under construction or were recently built.  Twelve of the 21 active listings hit the Westfield market within the last 30 days.  ...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
A community's strength relies heavily on the involvement of its people.  If you want your children to be productive members of society, they need to be involved in what's happening around them.  One way to do that is through events like Westfield's Edison School Community Day 2017.What: Edison School Community Day 2017 Where: Edison Intermediate School (800 Rahway Ave) When: Saturday, May 6th, 10am to 12pm Admission: FREE Contact: Stacy Bergerman (sbstuff25@gmail.com) or Lisa Blitt (lisablitt@icloud.com)Edison School Community Day 2017Last year's event was so successful, that they decided to do it again this year.  All members of the Westfield public are invited to participate in Edison School Community Day 2017.  Event coordinators put together 15 different hands-on projects for both k...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
If you own a home in Westfield, or if you want to own a home in Westfield, this is the place to be for information about real estate values this spring.Inventory: There are currently 213 homes offered for sale in Westfield right now. Inventory in Westfield continues to increase which is unusual in Union County. Throughout the rest of the county, we're experiencing decreases in inventory creating a strong seller's market. In Westfield, sales remain steady but inventory is increasing.  Prices: The current listings range in price from $363,000 to $4,450,000.  Thirty three homes were sold in March at an average sale price of $773,173. The average price in this case does not tell the whole story. When we break down the listed homes by price category, we see that 38% of the available inventor...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Spring is here.  Our Westfield community still has some showers coming our way.  But it'll give way to bright, sunny days soon.  Time to take advantage of the beautiful weather.  Next month, Westfield Girls' Night Out 2017 takes place.  However, it won't be relegated to just night time hours.  This year, the shopping and fun happens all day long.What: Westfield Girls' Night Out 2017 Where: Downtown Westfield (151 E Broad St) When: Thursday, May 11th, 10am to 9pm Contact: Beth Brenner, Downtown Westfield Corp (908) 789-9444 or via emailWestfield Girls' Night Out 2017Westfield Girls' Night Out 2017 begins at 10am.  Pick up something for yourself.  Or, since Mother's Day falls on May 14th, maybe you can get Mom something to show her how much you love and appreciate her.  You can pick up yo...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
The New Jersey Festival Orchestra hosts their annual fundraiser next month.  You can pick up tickets for their Westfield Homes Tour 2017 right now.  For just $35 per person, you can take a self-guided tour of some of Westfield's most interesting properties.What: Westfield Homes Tour 2017 Where: Various Homes Around Town When: Saturday, May 17th, 10am to 3pm Cost: $35/person in advance, $40/person on tour day Contact: David Wroe, Music Director, New Jersey Festival Orchestra (908) 232-9400 or via emailWestfield Homes Tour 2017On the Westfield Homes Tour 2017, guests have the opportunity to take a look inside four Westfield homes.  Each home offers a different style for its guests.  This year's properties include a beautiful Grand Queen Anne home built around 1895, a Mediterranean villa, ...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Last week, I wrote about preparing for competition in the spring Westfield housing market.  The March 2017 Westfield NJ Luxury Market Report supports this argument.  Most of the active listings currently for sale hit the market within the last 30 days.  Are you ready to invest in a luxury Westfield area home?  You're not alone.March 2017 Westfield NJ Luxury Market ReportAccording to the Garden State MLS, a total of 23 luxury Westfield homes went up for sale in March 2017.  Of these, 12 were new construction or are ready to be built.  Sixteen listings (almost 70% of total active listings) hit the market within the last 30 days.  Eight of them entered the market within the last seven days.The March 2017 Westfield NJ Luxury Market Report noted a total of 10 homes pending.  Eight of these p...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Union County, New Jersey Real EstateSearch Union County Homes for SaleFind Real Estate Listings, New Homes and more http://www.njestates.net/nj/counties/union You need to have the best representative possible to assist you with buying or selling your home. We have the staff of dedicated, full-time sales associates familiar with all the towns and property values located in Union County. Our experience will help ensure you a smooth and positive home buying or selling experience.We are here to help you make the selling or buying of your home as easy as possible. We not only offer you local expertise but 100% dedication to all of our clients! Request real estate information on specific townships in Union County.Click on Towns for Complete Info Including Town Listings, New School Report Card...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Monday marked the official start to spring.  Traditionally, this is the busy time in Westfield real estate.  With the spring Westfield housing market ahead, you might want to ready yourself for some serious competition.  Sellers are ready.  But are you?Prepare for Competition in the Spring Westfield Housing MarketFor many Westfield Buyers, spring time means it's time to buy.  Competition is fierce in the spring Westfield housing market.  You need to be ready to take action when you find the home you want.  The Federal Reserve just issued a 1/4% bump in their benchmark rate last week.  Usually, bank rates quickly begin to rise as well.  Financial experts predict at least two more increases by year's end.  So, if you want to buy a Westfield home, now would be a good time.First, you need t...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Team Guys & Dolls is currently looking for cycling enthusiasts to be a part of our team for the Bike MS New York City 2017 ride.  Join us for a glorious bike day in Manhattan and fight MS along the way.What: Bike MS New York City 2017 When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 Start/Finish Line: Pier 92/94 (711 W 54th St) Registration: $35 per rider (for now) Minimum Age: 12Bike MS New York City 2017For 18 years, Team Guys & Dolls has participated in the Bike MS ride.  This year's Bike MS New York City 2017 is no exception.  The ride takes place over 30 beautiful flat miles around Manhattan.  We bicycle past the Freedom Tower.  Then, we head along South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge.  Next, we pedal past the UN Secretariat and Yankee Stadium before finally hitting the GW Bridge.  The best ...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Many Westfield Buyers are in the market to upgrade from their current home.  They know what the local market is like.  They know which area they want to live in.  The location and design of your Westfield home rank high in its desirability.  But if you price it too high, the location and design won't matter.  The right price means a quicker sale for your Westfield home.Pricing Your Westfield Home to SellEven the most well appointed home in the best neighborhood can sit on the market if it isn't priced properly.  Studies show that the longer a home stays on the market, the lower the sale price it receives.  The right prices means a quicker sale for your Westfield home.  But how do you determine what the right price is?  Get together with your Westfield REALTOR@ to discuss the following s...
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