Scotch Plains, NJ Real Estate News

By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Did you ever play with Tonka trucks when you were a kid? Hauling sand in dump trucks to make huge sand castles. Creating moats around your sandcastle with a backhoe. Maybe you extinguished a house fire with your toy firetruck, saving an entire family in the process. Perhaps you chased down the bad guys in your toy police car. Have you ever thought about what it must be like to work in their real-life counterparts? At the Scotch Plains Touch a Truck 2019 event, you and your kids have the opportunity to climb aboard all kinds of trucks, including emergency vehicles.What: Scotch Plains Touch a Truck 2019Where: JCC of Central NJ (1391 Martine)When: Sunday, May 19th, 1 pm to 5 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Caren Goldberg, JCC NJ (908) 889-8800 x236 or via emailScotch Plains Touch a Truck 2019Sev...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Homeowners and home buyers in Scotch Plains  are smart to learn about the real estate market to help make an informed decision about when to buy and sell a home in Scotch Plains .Here’s what’s been happening lately.Inventory: 26 homes were sold in Scotch Plains in September - 30% fewer than were sold in August. Buyers  still find Scotch Plains real estate very attractive, but a less active market is a good indicator that the fall has arrived. With schools in session, fewer families are thinking of buying or selling a home, and this lull in the real estate market typically lasts for a few months, until early spring. Inventory is up to 160 currently listed homes compared to a 12 month average of 150 homes. As buyers slow down, houses are lasting on the market longer.   You can see from th...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Homeowners and home buyers in Scotch Plains  are smart to learn about the real estate market to help make an informed decision about when to buy and sell a home in Scotch Plains .Here’s what’s been happening lately.Inventory: 40 homes were sold in Scotch Plains in June - compare to  a 12 month average of 29 homes. An increase in sold homes in Scotch Plains indicates that buyers find Scotch Plains real estate very attractive. Inventory is actually up this month as more sellers realize that this summer is a great time to get their homes on the market. 171 homes were offered for sale in Scotch Plains in June - compared to the 12 month average of 146 homes. You can see from the overall trend line in the graph here that inventory trends downward over the past 6 years. As inventory shrinks, d...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Homeowners and home buyers in Scotch Plains  are smart to learn about the real estate market to help make an informed decision about when to buy and sell a home in Scotch Plains .Here’s what’s been happening lately.Inventory: 30 homes were sold in Scotch Plains in May- compare to 28 in May, 2017 and compared to a 12 month average of 27 homes. 169 homes were offered for sale in Scotch Plains in May - compared to the 12 month average of 145 homes. As inventory shrinks, demand for homes usually increases. This can help to raise prices and/or shorten the length of time homes are on the market. Prices: Average sale price in Scotch Plains in May was $623,930 - compare to the the 12 month average sale price of $571,918. Average list price in Scotch Plains in May was $697,626 - compare to the 1...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Homeowners and home buyers in Scotch Plains  are smart to learn about the real estate market to help make an informed decision about when to buy and sell a home in Scotch Plains .Here’s what’s been happening lately.Inventory: 22 homes were sold in Scotch Plains in April - compare to 18 in April, 2017. 145 homes were offered for sale in Scotch Plains in April - compared to 150 in April of 2018. As inventory shrinks, demand for homes usually increases. This can help to raise prices and/or shorten the length of time homes are on the market.  Prices: Average sale price in Scotch Plains in April was $656,284 - compare to the the 12 month average sale price of $569,256. Average list price in Scotch Plains in April was $681,484 - compare to the 12 month average of $688,068. Consumer confidence...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Homeowners and home buyers in Scotch Plains  are smart to learn about the real estate market to help make an informed decision about when to buy and sell a home in Scotch Plains .Here’s what’s been happening lately.Inventory: 14 homes were sold in Scotch Plains in January - compare to 20 in January, 2017. 121 homes were offered for sale in Scotch Plains in January - compared to 136 in January of 2018. Prices: Average sale price in Scotch Plains in January was $494,143- compare to the the average sale price in January of 2017 which was $486,936. Average list price in Scotch Plains in January was $664,941 - compare to the 12 month average of $685,779. Days on Market:In January, the average sold home in Scotch Plains was on the market for 41 days - compared to the 12 month average of 58 da...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
& We are very happy to announce a Price Reduction for the home at 2319 Lyde Place in Scotch Plains. Come and see this lovely Expanded Cape Cod style home that sits on .56 acres. The view from the multi-tiered deck is beautiful as it overlooks the large park like back yard. The house itself features 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath.  There is a large eat-in kitchen, gorgeous brick fireplace in the living room and plenty of storage space throughout the home.  Even more storage with an oversized garage, there is also a multi-season room between the house and the garage. Conveniently located near schools, shopping, restaurants, and both the Westfield and Fanwood Train stations.  Also very easy access to routes 22, 78, 24 and the Garden State Parkway. The New Price: $625,000!!! For ...
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By Paul F. Stillwaggon Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Homeowners and home buyers in Scotch Plains  are smart to learn about the real estate market to help make an informed decision about when to buy and sell a home in Scotch Plains .Here’s what’s been happening lately.Inventory: 34 homes were sold in Scotch Plains in June - compare to 46 in June , 2016. 160 homes were offered for sale in Scotch Plains in June - compared to 175 in June of 2016 As inventory shrinks, demand for homes usually increases. This can help to raise prices and/or shorten the length of time homes are on the market. Prices: Average sale price in Scotch Plains in June was $593,909 - compare to the 12 month average of $534,465 repreesnting an 11.1% increase. Average list price in Scotch Plains in June was $718,595 - compare to the 12 month average of $673,022. Consumer c...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Homeowners and home buyers in Scotch Plains  are smart to learn about the real estate market to help make an informed decision about when to buy and sell a home in Scotch Plains .Here’s what’s been happening lately.Inventory: 25 homes were sold in Scotch Plains in May - compare to 21 in May, 2016. 150 homes were offered for sale in Scotch Plains in May - compared to 165 in May of 2016 As inventory shrinks, demand for homes usually increases. This can help to raise prices and/or shorten the length of time homes are on the market. Prices: Average sale price in Scotch Plains in May was $527,560 - compare to the 12 month average of $535,014.  Average list price in Scotch Plains in May was $681,110 - compare to the 12 month average of $676,066.  Consumer confidence helps increase prices. Sco...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
  On Wednesday, June 21st, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary held their installation dinner at Shackamaxon Country Club.  The new president and board members were sworn in by Past District Governer, Mel Kevoe.     There were about 40 people in attendance as outgoing President, Carmela Resnick presented awards to several Rotarians for appreciation for efforts they made in Fundraising and Service.  Later in the evening, incoming President, Steve Goldberg awarded his predecessor with a Paul Harris Fellow Pin as well as a framed Gavel for her service to the club and community, both near and far.  During Carmela's term, the FSP Rotary has grown to 71 members, making it the largest club in the district.  Throughout her year there were several very successful fundraisers and several new service...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
On Thursday, June 1st, 2017 the Fanwood Memorial Library and the Scotch Plains Public Library are kicking off The Library Telescope Project in New Jersey!  Both libraries received a donation of a fully outfitted reflecting telescope.  The funds for the first two telescopes were donated by the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club and the fabrications to the telescopes were made by members of Amateur Astronomers, Inc. (AAI) in Cranford.  The telescopes are modified Orion Starblast 4.5 reflectors.  The telescope design was created by Issac Newton (these are Newtonian Telescopes) and are mounted on a single arm altazimuth tabletop mount.  Several modifications were made to make the telescopes more "user-friendly" and to make it impossible to lose the covers.  A zoom eyepiece was added, giving ...
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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 Scotch Plains, or if you want to own a home in Scotch Plains, this is the place to find out what you need to know this spring. How long it takes to sell a Scotch Plains home is affected by three factors - price, condition, and marketing. Homes that are priced at market value sell faster than homes that are overpriced. Homes in better condition will sell faster than homes in poor condition. And homes that are marketed well will sell faster than homes that are not marketed well.If we can help you with your Scotch Plains home sale or purchase, please call us at 908-917-4189. We represent Hallmark realtors where our mission is to provide excellent customer service so that our clients become clients for life.
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Scotch Plains 2017 Earth Day Celebration will be held on the Village Green on Saturday, April 22nd from 9AM to 12 noon.Activities include:9AM - Pick up shirts and clean up gear to help clean up various locations around Scotch Plains10AM - Activities and Crafts on The Village Green provided by the Community Garden, the Garden Club, the Environmental Commission, the Public Library, and Giordano Recycling.11AM - Let's Bloom Together presents VermiComposting for ages 3-10.  Children will learn what leftover foods can be turned into compost.There will also be free tree seedlings provided by NJ Tree Recovery Program.Please register at Community Pass.
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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 Scotch Plains, or if you want to own a home in Scotch Plains, this is the place to find out what you need to know this spring.Inventory: There are currently 99 single family  homes offered for sale in Scotch Plains compared to a 12 month average of 151 homes. 163 homes were listed in March of 2016, so this spring is definitely starting with a "thin"-ventory. Lower inventory often results in an increase in prices due to supply and demand. If you're planning to purchase a home, your offer will need to be strong to avoid losing a bidding war.Twenty  homes were sold in March which is typical for March in Scotch Plains. Normal sales with a lower than normal inventory may increase the impact of the low supply on prices.Prices: The average sale price in March  of 2017 in S...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
 The Scotch Plains Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held this Saturday, April 8th. Festivities start at 11 AM at the Augustine Park Village Green. Activities for egg hunters aged 8 or younger include: Meet the Easter Bunny Jelly Bean Guess Tattoos Balloons Face Painting Come on out and join the fun! 
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Children's education is extremely important for parents in the Westfield area.  The public education system needs to meet parents' demands for excellence.  School information website Niche.com recently released their list of the 100 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.  Three Scotch Plains high schools made the Top 10.Scotch Plains High SchoolsCurrently, 662 public high schools operate in the state of New Jersey.  Bergen County Academies in Hackensack took the top spot for all of the Garden State.  But, what three Scotch Plains high schools made the list?  The Academy for Allied Health Sciences (#2), Union County Magnet High School (#5) and the Academy for Information Technology (#9).  The Academy of Allied Health Sciences took the #15 spot on the list for the entire country.  Union ...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Scotch Plains continues to be one of the most desirable towns in all of Union County. Here we take a look at the 2016 year end trend analysis of the real estate market in Scotch Plains: Home Sales: In 2016 a total of 320 single family homes were sold in Scotch Plains, this is up 29% over 4 years. Prices: The average sale price for a single family home in Scotch Plains in 2016 was $517,638, this shows a 7% rise in price over the last 4 years.  This equates to a normal, healthy market. Days on Market: The average time for a home to sell was 57 days on the market, this is down 34% over 4 years ago.  Another strong indicator of a healthy market in town.
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce their listing at 2264 Elizabeth Avenue in Scotch Plains has SOLD!!!  This 4 bedroom, 2 and a half bath split level home has so many great features.  The beautiful hardwood floors have been refinished, the house is freshly painted and features a lovely Master Bedroom Suite with a large walk-in closet, en-suite bath with a jetted tub.  The house also features a fenced rear yard, parking for 4 cars a built in 2 car garage with one oversized. Multi-zone heating and central air.  Lots of updates!  Close to restaurant's, shopping, downtown Westfield, Fanwood and Scotch Plains as well as NJ Transit Bus and the Fanwood or Westfield Train Station.  Easy access to the Garden State Parkway. We are proud to announce that this home sold for $465,000!!!For more informa...
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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 Scotch Plains, or if you want to own a home in Scotch Plains, this is the place to find out what you need to know this winter.Inventory: There are currently 145 single family  homes offered for sale in Scotch Plains compared to a 12 month average of 153 homes. Fewer homes are typically listed in the winter months and this is not unusually low for November. Twenty two homes were sold in November at an average sale price of $488,091.The graph for real estate inventory and sold homes in Scotch Plains shows seasonal trends of high inventory and sales in the summer months and low inventory and sales in the winter months. The red line in this graph is the sold listings. The straight red line shows the trends in sales going back to January of 2012 and eliminates seasonal v...
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