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North side Cranford Colonial For Sale! Open House 2/5/17 1-4pm

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Spacious living meets fantastic location in this updated 3-bedroom, 3-bath Cranford colonial! c Enjoy cozy nights in front of TWO fireplaces, one in the living room and another in the adjacent family room. The cook’s kitchen with cherry wood cabinetry, stainless appliances, and granite countertops opens to a fabulous solarium breakfast room overlooking the parklike backyard with patio, pergola, and shed. A formal dining room and an accessible full bath complete the first floor. Upstairs are three bedrooms, including master suite with full bath, and an additional updated full bath. This move-in-ready home also features central air, alarm system, freshly painted interior and exterior, new and refinished hardwood floors, new carpet, basement laundry, full attic storage, oversized attached garage, and a corner lot location close to top schools, downtown Cranford, and NYC transportation, NOT in a flood zone!

 

PRICED AT $589,000   OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, February 5, 2017 FROM 1-4 PM

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This Gorgeous Westfield Home Just Sold!

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Congratulations to my clients Jim and Christina on the closing of their GORGEOUS new home in Westfield, NJ! cTalk about curb appeal–this Tudor style home is a stunner from every angle. The interior doesn’t disappoint either, with the character of an old home meshing beautifully with modern updates and spacious additions, including a gourmet cook’s kitchen. With four large bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, first-floor laundry, dedicated office space, finished basement parklike property, and an unbeatable location close to top schools and Downtown Westfield … would you believe this dream home sold for less than $1 million and never hit the MLS? It pays to have a realtor who is searching EVERYWHERE for the perfect home for you!

There are more wonderful homes on the market right now that will fit your budget! You can search for properties directly on this site… check out the search tool on the right! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to be the FIRST to know about homes that will be available soon!

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Another Iconic Cranford Home Sold!

307 Prospect Ave Cranford

 

Sometimes I can’t help but fall in love with a home that my clients are buying or selling. Just take one look at this stunning colonial on Prospect Ave in Cranford, and you’ll see why it was such a pleasure to help my clients Amy and Rich purchase this dream house! It is truly an iconic home with so many standout features that this family will get to enjoy for years to come. My personal favorite feature is the AMAZING sleeping porch at the top of the grand staircase! Currently used as a fantastic family room, it is not difficult to picture it being used during warm summer evenings long ago. It is so charming! And I couldn’t imagine a more wonderful town for anyone to buy a home in…that is why I love living and working in Cranford!

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If you’re not living in your dream house yet, don’t worry … IT’S OUT THERE! And I can help you find it. You can search properties through this site, but better yet, give me a call or email me so we can discuss your goals. I’m always one step ahead of the market trends and often I know of properties before they hit the MLS. Let’s schedule an appointment to meet to discuss YOUR specific needs! Coffee on me!

 

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Turn-key Cranford Cape Cod For Sale $339,000! Yes, PLEASE!!

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There’s nothing to do but unpack your bags in this immaculate Cranford cape cod! First floor boasts gleaming hardwood floors, living room, formal dining room, updated kitchen with contemporary gray cabinetry and farmhouse sink, bedroom, and charming full bath, with a beautiful neutral paint scheme throughout. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms and bonus area. Attached garage, laundry in basement. Close to schools, downtown, NYC transportation, and major highways.

OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017 FROM 1-4PM

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Hey 2016….. THANKS!!

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Here’s a number for you: 47. Nope, that’s not my age (that ship has sailed!). Forty-seven is the number of homes I helped my clients buy and sell in 2017! I feel so fortunate to have guided these people through one of the most important and–yes–stressful decisions of their lives. I do not take that privilege lightly; I know it requires a lot of trust to put one’s future in the hands of a REALTOR®, and I want to thank my clients for trusting me.

I worked incredibly hard this year, no doubt about it, but I genuinely love what I do and where I do it, and I’ve enjoyed meeting so many different folks in different phases of their lives. It’s not just houses that drive the real-estate business: it’s the people behind those front doors. The grandparents looking to downsize…The young couple just starting a family… The city dweller who finally wants a yard to tend… The single person beginning a new era…It doesn’t matter who you are, or what your situation is, I am happy to help! The fact that I can help people make the leap to a new life phase … well, it’s just truly a blessing. 

I look forward to working with clients (both new and repeat) in 2017. This year is going to bring GREAT things, I can feel it already! 

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Open House 8/28 1-4pm 5 Bedroom Westfield Colonial!

646 Fourth Ave Westfield

646 Fourth Ave Westfield

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 8/28 1-4PM

This beautiful 5-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath classic Westfield colonial (646 Fourth Ave) has all the charm and character of an older home combined with stylish updates and spacious additions for today’s buyer. The recently painted exterior oozes curb appeal, while a rocking-chair front porch welcomes you home. Inside you’ll find exquisite woodwork, from the gorgeous chestnut columns to the timeless hardwood floors with inlays. A large living room opens into the dining room with exposed beams. The bright kitchen has been updated with butcher block countertops and stainless steel appliances. Just off the kitchen is a cozy breakfast nook that opens onto a welcoming deck. The first floor continues with a fabulous expansion that includes a powder room, an expansive master suite (currently being used as family room) with gas fireplace and cedar-lined closet, and a gorgeous en suite full bathroom. This could easily become an in-law suite.
Four more bedrooms and a full bath are located on the second floor, and the huge walk-up attic offers limitless possibilities for expansion. The living space continues on the lower level with a massive recreation room featuring hardwood floors and high ceilings, which opens onto the picture-perfect patio and fully fenced yard with lush, level lawn. A generous mud room and an oversized unfinished storage and laundry area complete the lower level.

With its convenient location close to NYC transportation, downtown, and schools, this home has everything you’re looking for and is priced to sell at $609,000.

 

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GORGEOUS Scotch Plains Home For Sale!

 

Click HERE to Contact us now for a private showing, or come to the Public Open House at this amazing home on Sunday, May 15 from 1-4pm! Priced to sell at $600,000

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NJ Homebuyers! Don’t Wait! Now is a GREAT time to purchase the home of your dreams!

 

It’s an interesting time for real estate in the Cranford/Westfield area of NJ. We are finding ourselves with low inventory and an increasing number of buyers . While prices are still below those of a few years ago, we are seeing an upswing in prices, and an increase in multiple offer situations.

Luckily, interest rates are still below 5%. However, we have  indications that interest rates will increase in 2014, and homebuyers should realize that waiting to make the move while mortgage rates are increasing probably doesn’t make sense. As rates increase, the price of the house you can afford will decrease; in fact, as you can see in this chart, a 1% increase in rates will reduce your purchasing power by 10%.

 

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GSMLS Open House List For Cranford, Westfield, and Surrounding Towns for 1/5/14

Click here for the list of GSMLS Open Houses

Click here for the list of GSMLS Open Houses

Here is the scheduled  GSMLS Open House List for Cranford, Westfield, Clark, Garwood, Kenilworth, Scotch Plains and Fanwood for Sunday, December 8, 2013. Open Houses are from 1-4pm unless otherwise noted. Please let me know if you would like information about these, or any other properties, and please let the hosting agents know that I sent you!  

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Home Sales in Westfield NJ During 2013

 

2013 was a wild year in Westfield, NJ’s real estate market. With low interest rates and low inventory, many buyers found themselves in multiple offer situations! In total, there were 357 home sales reported by the Garden State MLS (This list does not include private sales). Click here for the Complete List of Westfield 2013 Sales!! The least expensive home was a one floor unit in the Sandra Circle development which sold for $107,000. The most expensive home reported was a spectacular Colonial built in 2010 which sold for $2,400,000. You can see the Top 100 Most Expensive Home Sales in Westfield 2013  list by clicking on the photo or link below: 

Westfield Top 100 2013

 

If you would like to receive this information monthly, or would like a No Obligation Market Analysis of your current home, just let me know! I would be happy to help!

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