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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
September 2021 Solds in Madison Common:Visit our Madison Common website page to see the listings for these properties! We also have all the floor plans!Built in the mid-1980's and situated around a 3 acre lake which adds a serene, resort-like setting to The Madison Common - a friendly community of 208 townhomes.  This beautiful and affluent Madison townhome community offers a landscape that is both lovely and mature and affords each homeowner maximum privacy.  An on-site manager at Madison Common makes certain the grounds and amenities are impeccably maintained. There are tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a clubhouse with party room and fitness room for the exclusive use of Madison Common residents and their guests.Pets are allowed and welcome in The Madison Common and the townhomes we...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
September 2021 Solds in Moore Estate:Visit our Moore Estate website page to see the listings for these properties! Contact The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group Moore Estate Expert, Tracy Biebelberg at 908-510-9593 for more information. There are approximately 250 homes in the Moore Estate populated with people of all ages, from young professionals to retirees and everything in between. The Moore Estate enjoys a unique and delightful pastoral setting adjacent to Loantaka Park with more than 570 acres of parkland, nearly five miles of trails for biking, running, walking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing; 3 ballfields; and a scenic pond. There is a beautiful clubhouse with a spacious party or meeting room and catering kitchen for use by Moore Estate residents. The recently e...
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By Tony Busanich, 1-4 FAMILY HOME LOAN SPECIALIST
(TD Bank)
With as little as 3.5% down first time homebuyers are buying in Edison, NJ?When first-time home buyers are looking for 3.5% low-down payment conventional mortgage without PMI they offer have many options but aren’t sure where to look. A minimum of 20 percent down payment is not the standard anymore. New first-time homebuyer programs are available with as little as 3.5% down.  The cost of the mortgage insurance (MI) maybe paid by the bank depending on the borrower's credit score and location of the property there buying. Borrowers with lower credit scores may be better off with an FHA loan. The disadvantage with FHA loans is that the borrower cannot cancel the MI for an FHA loan. The only way to get out of it is by refinancing into a conventional loan.Aside from the down payment, there a...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
LIVE GUIDED INTERACTIVEVIRTUAL TOURSRegister for the Live Virtual Factory Tour:Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM EST  Experience a live virtual tour of our actual factory & models located at the factory, as well as custom homes that our customers have allowed us to shoot in 3D and share with you. If you are interested sign up at www.vt-sign-up.com: What will you learn by attending the Live Virtual Factory Tour? The Benefits & Advantages of Modular Construction The Design Software & how you can take a 3D walkthrough of your home before its built 3D Tour of our Factory & Sample Homes Q & A Session after Presentation   PLEASE NOTE : If you signed up for a live virtual tour and are unable to attend for some reason we will email you a recording of it. Please make sure when you sign up ...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Fall is definitely in the air here in the Northeast. The leaves began to change color already here in New Jersey. Scotch Plains recently celebrated the Fall season with their Scotch Plains Days. Traditionally, Westfield's Girls Night Out takes place at the beginning of Fall. Not to be left out, Cranford ushers in the season with their Cranford Street Fair this weekend.What: Cranford Street Fair 2021Where: Downtown CranfordWhen: Sunday, October 10th, 11 am to 5 pmCost: Free admission & free parkingContact: Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce (908) 272-6114 or via emailCranford Street Fair 2021October kicks off the end-of-year holidays with gusto. That means hayrides, pumpkin patches, and decorating your home for Halloween, right? Well, you can find some unique decorations for Halloween, Th...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
We are back. Team Guys and Dolls has been participating in Bike MS NYC for two decades now. In the past, we did so in support of my sister-in-law, Diane, who valiantly fought Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for years. Unfortunately, she also fought a battle against COVID last year and lost. So, now we ride to honor her memory. But the good news is that events like this raise much-needed funds to find medication to help treat this debilitating disease. In fact, the medications have been successful enough to warrant advertising on TV. But we need your help to reach our Bike MS NYC 2021 fundraising goal.Bike MS NYC 2021The RideThis ride provides one of the most incredible routes any cyclist could ever experience. For one day a year, some of the streets around Manhattan completely shut down to moto...
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By Robert Rauf
(HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ))
Home Price Appreciation Hits Another Record HighThe Case-Shiller Home Price Index, considered the “gold standard” for appreciation, showed home prices rose 1.6% in July and 20% year over year. This annual reading set another record high, beating June’s 18.6% record.The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) also released their House Price Index, which measures home price appreciation on single-family homes with conforming loan amounts. While you can have a million-dollar home with a conforming loan amount, the report most likely represents lower-priced homes, where supply has been tight and demand strong.Home prices rose 1.4% in July, and they were also up 19% year over year. This is the first time in recent memory that we have seen FHFA’s data below Case Shiller’s.This dynamic shift cou...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
Join a LIVE VIRTUAL TOUR of our sample homes, factory & design center... reserve your spot for our next tour on October 6th 2031 @ 6:30 PM EST at www.vt-sign-up.com... LIVE Q&A Session right after tour... LIVE MEET one of our builders...Experience a live virtual tour of our actual factory & models located at the factory, as well as custom homes that our customers have allowed us to shoot in 3D and share with you. If you are interested sign up below: What will you learn by attending the Live Virtual Factory Tour? The Benefits & Advantages of Modular Construction The Design Software & how you can take a 3D walkthrough of your home before its built 3D Tour of our Factory & Sample Homes Q & A Session after Presentation PLEASE NOTE : If you signed up for a live virtual tour and are unable to...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Scotch Plains residents love where they live. They know that helping each other only makes them stronger. Mayor Losardo says that volunteerism lies at the heart of our beautiful community. At Scotch Plains Day 2021, he plans on acknowledging all of the efforts of local volunteers. But that is just one small part of the family-friendly events planned.What: Scotch Plains Day 2021Where: 430 Park Ave (Between Grand & E 2nd)When: Sunday, October 3rd, 11 am to 3 pmScotch Plains Day 2021As a special "thank you" to our lovely town, organizers invite all township residents to Scotch Plains Day 2021. Part of the celebration includes a special outdoor screening of "Casper" on the town hall's lawn at 7:30 pm on Friday, October 1st. If you make it a little early (7 pm), join in on some pumpkin carvi...
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By Susan McLaughlin, Monmouth County Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - East Monmouth)
Just listed in Whispering Pines, Old Bridge NJ NEW TO THE MARKET!  $479,900  To see it first, call Susan McLaughlin, 732-710-0772 Cell  I'm pleased to share that I have been selected by the owners to market this beautiful home for sale in the private community of Whispering Pines.  This single family home is in move-in condition and is spotless from top to bottom. It features an updated kitchen with granite tops and backsplash, new roof, new marble bath with double-sinks, Jacuzzi tub and separate stand-up shower.  Extra closets have been built and are customized to maximize storage.  Vaulted ceilings upstairs and down, and a large, private patio for entertaining. Other upgrades are recessed lighting, hardwood floors.  The windows were replaced two years ago.  The home is located on an a...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
The global pandemic left so much of our lives up in the air last year. We had to adapt to a new "normal". Fortunately, some things returned for 2021. Outdoor events like Sweet Sounds Downtown and Cranford's own Summer Sounds series made summer that much better here in Union County. Alas, summer is over. Fall is in the air. Now, it is time to bring back Downtown Westfield Girls Night Out.What: Downtown Westfield Girls Night Out 2021Where: Downtown Westfield Shops and RestaurantsWhen: Thursday, September 23rd, 10 am to 2 pm & 5 pm to 9 pmContact: Downtown Westfield Corp (908) 789-9444Downtown Westfield Girls Night Out 2021It's true. Girls Night Out is back in Downtown Westfield. That means more boutique specials, more refreshments, and more relaxation just for you. Dozens of the shops and...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Back in 2012, Superstorm Sandy hit our neighborhood. Just last week, Hurricane Ida struck. (Reminder: Regular curbside pickup will not allow for bulky storm waste and debris. You must dispose of it at the Conservation Center.) When a natural disaster strikes, many homeowners rely on their insurance to take care of damages to their property. But when was the last time you checked on your homeowners insurance? You need to do that sooner rather than later.Homeowners Insurance Check-UpTornados. Floods. Hurricanes. Severe cold weather. They may all affect our lives here in the Westfield area at one point or another. If that happens, you want to be prepared.FloodsYes, homeowners insurance typically covers damage from a plumbing issue on your property. However, most of these policies do not co...
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By Robert Rauf
(HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ))
 MORE GOOD NEWS FOR OUR BUYERSOn January 14, 2021, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (i.e., Fannie and Freddie’s regulator) announced several new restrictions on loans that could be purchased by Fannie and Freddie.  These restrictions severely limited the GSE’s purchases of 2nd home and investment property loans causing SIGNIFICANT rate increases especially on 2nd (vacation) homes.  September 15, 2021 FHFA announced that they were removing these restrictions effective immediately. So we are back to pre pandemic guidelines for both vacation and investment properties.  This comes just 2 months after the removal of the Adverse Market charge for refinances in July which leads me to believe that things are getting back to normal in the secondary market.  Effectively a sign that mortgage vol...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
You are cordially invited to join a LIVE VIRTUAL TOUR of our sample homes, design center & factory on September 22nd 2021 at 5:00 PM EST... RSVP at www.vt-sign-up.com today... see how we can design and build your dream home... we feature Andersen products in all of our homes... learn more at www.andersenwindows.com & www.westchestermodular.com...Please use  http://www.vt-sign-up.com 
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
August 2021 Solds in The Mountain ClubVisit our Mountain Club website page for links to the listings below! Contact The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group Mountain Club Expert, Fabio Nieto at 973-713-6492 for more information.  The Mountain Club Condominium complex is set high up on the hill right off Route 10 East with views of the city. The complex includes 50 residential buildings that consist of a total of 702 dwelling units. There are one and two-bedroom units available throughout the community.  With low taxes and HOA fees, residents get to enjoy several amenities such as a community pool, tennis court, clubhouse, fitness room, and on-site management team. If convenience is important to you then look no more! The Mountain Club is convenient to all major highways (Routes. 10, 2...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
August 2021 Solds in Madison Common:Visit our Madison Common website page to see the listings for these properties! We also have all the floor plans!Built in the mid-1980's and situated around a 3 acre lake which adds a serene, resort-like setting to The Madison Common - a friendly community of 208 townhomes.  This beautiful and affluent Madison townhome community offers a landscape that is both lovely and mature and affords each homeowner maximum privacy.  An on-site manager at Madison Common makes certain the grounds and amenities are impeccably maintained. There are tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a clubhouse with party room and fitness room for the exclusive use of Madison Common residents and their guests.Pets are allowed and welcome in The Madison Common and the townhomes were ...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
August 2021 Solds in Moore Estate:Visit our Moore Estate website page to see the listings for these properties! Contact The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group Moore Estate Expert, Tracy Biebelberg at 908-510-9593 for more information.  There are approximately 250 homes in the Moore Estate populated with people of all ages, from young professionals to retirees and everything in between. The Moore Estate enjoys a unique and delightful pastoral setting adjacent to Loantaka Park with more than 570 acres of parkland, nearly five miles of trails for biking, running, walking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing; 3 ballfields; and a scenic pond. There is a beautiful clubhouse with a spacious party or meeting room and catering kitchen for use by Moore Estate residents. The recently equ...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
August 2021 Solds in Sutton Woods:Visit our Sutton Woods website page to see the listings for these properties! We also have all the floor plans!Contact The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group Sutton Woods Expert, Nathalie Lissinna at 908-656-1747 for more information.  Sutton Woods is a condo community of approximately 300 homes, most of which offer townhouse-style living. Conveniently located in a pastoral setting in Chatham Township, Sutton Woods Condos are on the border of Summit NJ. There are approximately 300 condos in Sutton Woods populated with people of all ages - from young professionals to retirees. All enjoy the pastoral setting and the outdoor recreational facilities such as walking paths, outdoor swimming pool with sundeck and the tennis & paddle courts. The grounds are...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Our Westfield neighbors claim Charles Addams (from "The Addams Family" fame) as its native son. But Cranford houses its own set of very talented artists albeit maybe not as famous as Mr. Addams. The City invites artists of all ages to participate in the Cranford Community Paint Out 2021. All you need is a bit of imagination and a willingness to showcase your work.What: Cranford Community Paint Out 2021Where: Fire Me Up Studio (117 N Union Ave) and Various Locations Around CranfordWhen: September 18th (rain date of the 19th)Cranford Community Paint Out 2021Artistry knows no age limit. For the Paint Out, though, children will be split up into two age groups (ages six to 11 and ages 12 to 17). The younger kids receive guidance from the staff at Fire Me Up Studios in painting a Cranford lan...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
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