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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Westfield continues celebrating native son Charles Addams and his spooky creation The Addams Family with AddamsFest throughout the month of October. Neighboring towns celebrate the season with their own festivities as well. So, if you want even more Halloween-themed fun, come see the fun designs created downtown at the Cranford Scarecrow Stroll.Cranford Scarecrow Stroll 2022From now through Halloween, the streets of downtown Cranford display dozens of cute, silly, and scary scarecrows. When you go see the scarecrows, stop inside any of the businesses located around downtown and ask for a ballot. Then, make a note of your favorites while you walk around. Submit your vote by the end of the night on Halloween. The creators of the scarecrows with the most votes in each of the five different...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
We have definitely experienced a lot of "ice" lately. But, if you want to shake off the winter chill with a little heat, come to the Cranford Fire and Ice event this weekend. It's free. It's fun. And it's something the entire family can enjoy.What: Cranford Fire and Ice 2022Where: Downtown Cranford When: Saturday, February 26th, 12 pm to 4 pm (rain date: February 27th)Cranford Fire and Ice 2022Our winter chill definitely helps the ice carvers create amazing sculptures. Watch them in action at the Cranford Hotel, the Cranford gazebo, and the River & Rail Cantina. Warm up by watching live fire-breathers perform at the Eastman Clock Plaza. Then, go get your face painted for free at the Thirsty Turtle. While traveling around to see these fabulous sights, make sure to stop at any (or all) of...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Many companies experienced significant hardships over the past two years due to the pandemic. Local businesses found it particularly rough to weather the storm. The rallying cry "shop local" has never been as crucial as it is right now. To support local Cranford shopping, everyone is encouraged to visit downtown Cranford businesses on February 22nd. It could nab you a prize at one of them.What: $22 on the 22ndWhere: Downtown CranfordWhen: Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022Cranford Shopping: $22 on the 22ndAll that Downtown Cranford asks is that you go out on Tuesday, February 22nd. Get your nails done. Pick up a gift for someone special (including one for yourself). Drop off your dry cleaning. Meet someone for lunch. Whatever you decide to do, just make sure you keep your receipts. Then, visi...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
We support our own whenever we can, however we can. For the Cranford High School swim team, that means raising money for themselves and helping out the community at the same time. To that effect, they ask the public to help them by coming to their Cranford High Clothing Drive 2022 next weekend.What: Cranford High Clothing Drive 2022Where: Cranford Community Center (220 Walnut Ave)When: Saturday, February 19th from 9 am to 12:30 pmContact: Friends of Cranford Swimming (908) 347-0827Cranford High Clothing Drive 2022Please bring your gently used items to the parking lot between the Cranford Community Center and the library on Walnut Ave between 9 am and 12:30 pm on Saturday, February 19th. Members of the CHS swim team will be on hand to collect clothing, shoes, bedding, bath towels, beddin...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
We love our downtown area here in Cranford. There is so much to see and do. To encourage residents and visitors to stop there, many businesses participate in various "strolls" throughout the year. In October, we had the Scarecrow Stroll. Last month, there was the Souperhero Stroll. This month, we celebrate Black History Month with the Cranford Storywalk.What: Cranford Storywalk 2022Where: Downtown CranfordWhen: Now through February 28thAdmission: FREEContact: Cranford Library (908) 709-7272Cranford Storywalk 2022The Cranford Library teamed up with the Cranford Unity Project and Downtown Cranford to celebrate Black History Month with a Storywalk. Twenty different downtown Cranford businesses display one of the pages of the children's book "Overground Railroad" in their windows. This tell...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Last month was all about scarecrows and the Addams Family. This month, we give thanks for the many blessings we received over the last year. Unfortunately, some people may not have been as blessed as you. To help them through this holiday season, please add a few items to your grocery shopping list and bring them to the Cranford Thanksgiving Food Drive 2021.What: Cranford Thanksgiving Food Drive 2021Where: Cranford United Methodist Church (201 Lincoln Ave E)When: Saturday, November 13th, 10 am to 1 pmCranford Thanksgiving Food Drive 2021Giving to others not only helps them but it makes you feel good, too. Consider donating food to Cranford UMC's food drive this Saturday, November 13th. Just bag up the items you want to donate. Then, place them in the trunk of your car or bed of your tru...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Did you take advantage of the wonderful fall scenery of downtown brought to you by the Cranford Scarecrow Stroll? If not, you now have to wait 11 more months to see it again. I highly suggest that you add it to your calendar so as not to forget. Now that Halloween is over, it is time to look forward to the next big end-of-year holidays. In three weeks, we celebrate Thanksgiving. But you might want to focus on Christmas. Even with 49 shopping days to go, kinks in the supply chain mean that you might run into availability issues for gifts on your Christmas list. Fortunately, the Cranford Craft Fair promises plenty of gift ideas so you can begin to start checking off names on your list.What: Cranford Craft FairWhere: First Presbyterian Church (11 Springfield Ave)When: Saturday, November 13...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Westfield gets their Addams Family Fun throughout October. But they are not the only ones enjoying the season. The Cranford Scarecrow Stroll 2021 takes place from now through Halloween. And organizers need your help to decide on who wins prizes.What: Cranford Scarecrow Stroll 2021Where: Downtown CranfordWhen: Now through October 31stContact: Downtown Business & Economc Development Office (908) 709-7208Cranford Scarecrow Stroll 2021The Scarecrow Stroll originated in 2008. At that time, 111 scarecrows lined the streets of Downtown Cranford. Last year, more than 100 unique scarecrow creations showed passersby a spooky/silly time. And that took place during the heart of the pandemic. This year, the township hopes that we see the biggest turnout than ever before from our local business owner...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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 Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Westfield's Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival concludes at the end of this month. But they are not the only ones showcasing sweet, sweet music this summer. In fact, the Downtown Cranford Summer Sounds Series for 2021 continues through the end of August as well. And it costs absolutely nothing to listen.What: Downtown Cranford Summer Sounds Series 2021Where: Eastman Clock Plaza (N Union Ave)When: Every Thursday through August 26th from 6 pm to 8 pm Admission: FREEContact: Downtown Cranford (908) 709-7208 or via emailDowntown Cranford Summer Sounds Series 2021Visit the Eastman Clock Plaza on Thursday evenings for the rest of August to enjoy live music. Each week promises a new act with a different musical style. Next Thursday (August 19th), listen to Laredo perform their brand of Count...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
According to Cedars-Sinai, patients in hospitals all over the country need a total of 38,000 blood transfusions every single day. Type O-negative blood and Type AB plasma are compatible for all blood types. They are also the most in demand. But donation centers happily accept all blood and plasma types. To help fill in some of the shortage, the Community Center plays host to the Cranford Blood Drive next week and they need donors to sign up as soon as possible.What: Cranford Blood DriveWhere: Cranford Community Center (220 Walnut Ave)When: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021, 1 pm to 7 pmContact: (732) 616-8736 (text only) or Schedule Appt OnlineCranford Blood DriveOne pint of blood provides the potential to save up to three lives. Any healthy person aged 17 or older may donate as long as they me...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Cranford NJ Real Estate Listing (Updated Daily) (Union County)https://bit.ly/3S88pQXThe data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the IDX Program of Garden State Multiple Listing Service, L.L.C. and Weichert, Realtors® - Warren. Real estate listings held by other brokerage firms are marked as IDX listings. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Copyright © 2022 Garden State Multiple Listing Service, L.L.C. All rights reserved. This information is being provided for Consumer's personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purposeSellers' Advice https://bit.ly/351Tbqx Buyers' Advice https://bit.ly/3n0Cmm3   No/Central NJ Town Listings https://bit.ly/32YoroI    Our New Homes & Commercial Listings  https://bit.ly/3lWVEbC  Our Listings/Open ...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
It feels like we lived a decade in the last 7 or 8 months. With a global pandemic going on, many wondered what the end-of-year holidays would look like. We kick off this year's holiday season with the Cranford Scarecrow Stroll.Cranford Scarecrow Stroll 2020When you visit downtown Cranford, you might run across some very interesting public displays of "scarecrow" art. These were created by local businesses and residents. Some of the entrants took the term "scarecrow" figuratively rather than literally. But that just made it more fun.Organizers need your help to determine a winner. Visit the downtown Cranford offices at Lot 7 next to King Strength and Performance tomorrow, October 24th. Give them a food donation for Cranford Family Care and receive a special Scarecrow Stroll bag. If you f...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Cranford remains one of the most sought after towns in Union County. Here's what's been happening in the Cranford real estate market this month.InventoryThere were 81 homes offered for sale in Cranford in February compared to the 72 homes that were on the market in February of 2019. 18 homes were sold in February.Inventory and sales are variable  monthly as shown by the peaks and valleys in the graph above. Some variability can also be attributed to homes that are more desirable or less desirable than the average Cranford home. Homes that are in exceptional condition or well priced won't stay on the market long, whereas distressed properties or homes in disrepair stay around longer and cause data variations. Even conditions such as weather affect home sales - fewer buyers are out lookin...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Cranford is home to about 23,000 people who are served by the Cranford Public Schools District. The Star Ledger named Cranford's downtown the best downtown for the past 2 years. There are currently 44single family homes offered for sale in Cranford. 22.7% of the listed homes were offered below $400,000, 34% were in the $401-500,000 range, 27% were offered between $501,000 and $600,000, and the remaining 15.9% were listed above $600,000.On WayneZuhl.com, buyers can search for listings by town and use the map feature to see the homes offered for sale in Cranford.   Team Zuhl breaks down the real estate market in Cranford  monthly at SellMyCranfordHome.com.
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Cranford remains one of the most sought after towns in Union County. Here's what's been happening in the Cranford real estate market this month.InventoryThere were 71 homes offered for sale in Cranford in January compared to the 85 homes that were on the market in January of 2019. 20 homes were sold in January which is a terrific improvement over the 14 homes that sold in November, and slightly above the 19 homes that were sold in January of 2019. Inventory and sales are variable  monthly as shown by the peaks and valleys in the graph above. Some variability can also be attributed to homes that are more desirable or less desirable than the average Cranford home. Homes that are in exceptional condition or well priced won't stay on the market long, whereas distressed properties or homes i...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Cranford remains one of the most sought after towns in Union County. Here's what's been happening in the Cranford real estate market this month.InventoryThere were 75 homes offered for sale in Cranford in December compared to the 12 month average of 104 homes. 36 homes were sold in December which is a terrific improvement over the 14 homes that sold in November, bringing the 12 month average to 23 homes per month. Inventory and sales are variable  monthly as shown by the peaks and valleys in the graph above. Some variability can also be attributed to homes that are more desirable or less desirable than the average Cranford home. Homes that are in exceptional condition or well priced won't stay on the market long, whereas distressed properties or homes in disrepair stay around longer and...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Cranford remains one of the most sought after towns in Union County. Here's what's been happening in the Cranford real estate market this month.InventoryThere were 101 homes offered for sale in Cranford in November compared to the 12 month average of 107 homes. 12  homes were sold in November which is much fewer than the 12 month average of 22 homes and is also much fewer than the 19 homes sold in November of 2018.  Inventory and sales are variable  monthly as shown by the peaks and valleys in the graph above. Some variability can also be attributed to homes that are more desirable or less desirable than the average Cranford home. Homes that are in exceptional condition or well priced won't stay on the market long, whereas distressed properties or homes in disrepair stay around longer a...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Monthly Cranford Real Estate Analysisby Team ZuhlNovember 2019The real estate market in Cranford this month is characterized by two factors: Boost in sales Steady inventory These two factors have contributed to a "normal" market this autumn with about equal buyers and available inventory.   So what does this mean for you?If you're a homeowner in Cranford, relax in the knowledge that your home's value is holding steady. Our detailed analysis reveals that the return on investment in Cranford real estate continues to grow.If you want to sell your home in Clark, consider your marketing and pricing strategy. You will have to use a realtor who  knows the Cranford market and is able to price your home appropriately as well as market it aggressively. Read our sellers guide and be confident that...
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