Maplewood, NJ Real Estate News

By William Collins, Property and Asset Management
(ERA Queen City Realty)
The month of June 2008 captured a 16.9% increase in the number of single family/condominium listings. During the same period the average price was $481,722, down from the  average of $532,358 in June 2007. There were 41 new lisitings on the market in June. This represents a 43.9% drop, in comparison to June of 2007. With the lower prices, it comes as no surprise that the houses under contract increased by 21% over June of last year. Interestingly, the average price for homes that went under contract was $607,151, 14% higher than last June's average. The rubber meets the road when it comes to closings. June had twenty seven closing with an average sales price of $591,389 and an average of 53 days on the market. Although selling prices are down over June 2007, in June 2008 homes sold for ...
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By William Collins, Property and Asset Management
(ERA Queen City Realty)
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By Perri K. Feldman, NJRealEstateWire.com
(Keller Williams of Essex, Union & Morris Counties)
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By Perri K. Feldman, NJRealEstateWire.com
(Keller Williams of Essex, Union & Morris Counties)
The 2008 April home selling market in Maplewood New Jersey is brisk...in spite of the fact that the first quarter 2008 saw a dramatic drop in the number of homes sold vs. first quarter 2007. Buyers are ringing our phones and open houses are full.  Full priced offers are made when homes are priced right, BUT we are still seeing low offers on homes the buyers feel are overpriced for the neighborhood.Maplewood NJ only saw a 6% drop in average sale price in the first quarter 2008 ($485,750) vs 2007 ($516,492) which speaks to the continued vibrancy of the town with its close proximity to New York City, the Express Midtown Direct Train into Penn Station (less than 30 minutes) and its wonderful downtown and lovely homes and parks.Fifteen homes went under contract in as many days since the begi...
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By Perri K. Feldman, NJRealEstateWire.com
(Keller Williams of Essex, Union & Morris Counties)
294 Homes SOLD in Maplewood, NJ in 2007... Maplewood Real Estate saw a decrease in Average Sold Price of 13%, a decrease of 2% in Volume of Homes Sold and a decrease of 4 days for Average Days on Market over 2006 (probably due to sellers being more realistic with pricing towards the end of 2007): To continue reading the rest of this market report please visit New Jersey Real Estate Wire
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By Juliet Johnson, Jacksonville Photography & Digital Marketing
(Vizzitopia)
It was right out of the history books... the French (interior designer) abandoned the project and the British (yours truly) stepped in to save the day.A Dicken's House - specifically Scrooge's Nephew's House - of course. it was snowing that day...             ....or is that a halo?  Yes, the only work surface WAS the garbage bin!  Isn't this the cutest thing?  It's done in Maplewood, NJ - a Dicken's Village set up in the little town square.  Each house is a different bit of the story.  We start with Scrooge's Nephew, the one next to us is the Counting House where they all work.  Then there's Fezziwig's place, Scrooge's bedroom, the Crachetts' House, etc. etc. and then The Conservatory.  This is not in the story, of course, but it give the Garden Club a way to participate.  T...
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By Gay Real Estate New Jersey
(Gay Professionals)
Maplewood NJ Real Estate Update.October seemed to be a better month for home sales in Maplewood New Jersey.  23 homes sold to their new owners through the month of October.Address List Price   Style  BedsBathsGARBSMT Sold Price  DOM283B Elmwood Avenue $   219,000.00   Townhome  210Y $   203,000.00  10828 Orchard Road $   295,000.00   Colonial  31.10Y $   285,000.00  1015 MENZEL AVE $   310,000.00   Colonial  31.12Y $   319,300.00  5236 VAN NESS TER $   319,000.00   Colonial  31.12Y $   320,000.00  1465 HILTON AVE $   339,000.00   Colonial  41.12Y $   345,000.00  1139 BOYDEN AVE $   369,000.00   Colonial  31.12Y $   365,000.00  4357 FRANKLIN AVE $   372,900.00   Colonial  322Y $   360,000.00  13417 Beach St $   379,000.00   Ranch  21.11Y $   382,283.00  2923 Overlook Ter $   399,000.00  ...
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By New Jersey Real Estate James Boyer Morris, Essex & Union County NJ Realtor
(RE/MAX Properties Unlimited, Real Estate)
The Fall Real Estate Market is Here.  In the month of September 13 homes sold and transferred in Maplewood New Jersey.  A far cry from what the news media would have you think is happening.  Despite what you here in the news people are still going out and getting home mortgages, and they are still buying homes.  At this stage of the real estate market cycle they are getting good deals too.  Will this turn out to have been the best time to buy during this cycle of the real estate market?  You never know until a year or two down the road, but just like with the stock market, if you try to time it, you will miss the best time to buy every time.  The best time to buy is when you want and need a home, or a different size home than you currently have. Maplewood New Jersey Home buyers, Now you...
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By Liz Demaree
(Keller Williams Realty)
     Besides being a real estate agent, I'm also an active artist. I didn't realize what a vibrant art scene there is here. I grew up in Madison NJ, only a few miles from here, and always swore I would never raise my kids in the suburbs. I guess that's why they say "Never say never." About 6 months after my daughter was born, my husband got a job in Livingston. My best friend from high school had relatives who grew up in Maplewood, and I'd visited the town a couple of times and remembered it as being rather nice.      So one beautiful fall Sunday we drove out here. We parked our car on a side street and walked around the corner. There spread out before us was the most charming village I'd seen in a long time. The streets were busy with all different sorts of people, of all ages. We fell...
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By New Jersey Real Estate James Boyer Morris, Essex & Union County NJ Realtor
(RE/MAX Properties Unlimited, Real Estate)
First week of July Real Esate & home sales for Maplewood New Jersey.ADD LP StyleTRMSTBRSTBTHGAR SP DOM152 HILTON AVE $397,000.00 Tudor731.13 $397,000.00 218 AMHERST CT $429,000.00 Colonial831.12 $410,000.00 2567 Burnet St $495,000.00 Ranch6222 $470,000.00 10026 COURTER AVENUE $529,000.00 Colonial841.12 $535,500.00 2018 TUSCAN RD $549,000.00 SeeRem732.11 $625,000.00 3363 SALTER PL $599,000.00 Colonial7330 $602,000.00 37139 Maplewood  Avenue $795,000.00 Colonial962.10 $525,000.00 6523 MAPLE TERRACE $829,900.00 Colonial952.12 $820,000.00 34The First week of July continues to show that homes and other Real Estate are selling in Maplewood.  The date also continues to show that the buyers will make offers on a home quickly if the see value in that home.  How do you help a buyer to see the val...
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By New Jersey Real Estate James Boyer Morris, Essex & Union County NJ Realtor
(RE/MAX Properties Unlimited, Real Estate)
 Maplewood New Jersey Home Sales, June 2007ADD LP StyleTRMSTBRSTBTHGAR SP DOM126-C BOYDEN AVE $239,000.00 MultiFlr5211 $   230,000.00 38467 VALLEY ST $244,900.00 OneFloor5220 $   233,000.00 5378 HUGHES ST $285,000.00 Colonial7210 $   295,000.00 2934 Brown $315,000.00 Colonial942.11 $   290,000.00 209798 Prospect St. $339,000.00 Colonial7311 $   325,000.00 61677 Springfield Ave $360,000.00 OneFloor511.11 $   373,015.00 3242 TUSCAN ST $362,000.00 Colonial731.11 $   416,531.00 921 Boyden Pky $365,000.00 Colonial7411 $   363,000.00 1423-25 HILLCREST RD $375,000.00 Colonial831.12 $   382,000.00 4094 BOYDEN AVE $389,000.00 Colonial841.12 $   365,000.00 2797 Tuscan Road $399,000.00 RanchRas5222 $   390,000.00 4132 Ball Terrace $479,000.00 Colonial832.12 $   489,000.00 1419-23 PLYMOUTH PLACE $4...
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