Short Hills, NJ Real Estate News

By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
Although 2020 was a very tough year for many business sectors, our local residential real estate market ended up incredibly strong. We are fortunate that our area is in a unique location. After the initial lock-down ended, we had buyers coming from Manhattan, Jersey City, Brooklyn and elsewhere. Many were wanting to get out of high-density areas and wanted more space with home offices and yards, and still have the option for easy commutes to the city. The December market is usually quieter, but this year we stayed extra busy closing out residential sales with significant gains over past years. The number of units sold and under contract for both Short Hills and Millburn in 2020 were substantially higher than 2019. Both Millburn and Short Hills 2020 sales price averages increased over 20...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Short Hills NJ Real Estate Listing(Updated Daily)(Essex County)https://myre.io/0hqXJ8ivp5LaUThe 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 listing. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Copyright © 2020 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 purpose Sellers' 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 Listin...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
 A special look at the luxury Townhomes at The Enclave in Short Hills,NJ   The Enclave in Short Hills is a luxury townhome community comprised of 30 exquisitely appointed carriage homes that feel like private homes.  The Enclave is the only luxury gated community located in the top school district of Millburn Township. In the video below Trish Giassa and Shannon Aronson give you a tour of one of the gorgeous homes at  the Enclave.   Step inside this gorgeous home and you will see high ceilings, an open floor plan, two story living room with a wall of windows, a top of the line kitchen, spectacular master bedroom suite with luxury bath, finished basement and a private patio.           The Enclave is approximately a 10 minute walk to the Short Hills and Millburn train stations, close prox...
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By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
You’re thinking of partnering with a NJ home staging company, but there are so many to choose from where do you start? Below are some guidelines that will help you determine which stager fits your criteria, budget and what you can expect.Stagers fall into several niches and there's a need for all:Occupied staging: Working with what the seller already has, often reconfiguring and re-purposing furniture and decluttering. There is no inventory rental. Vacant staging: They stage properties of all price points usually under a million dollars. They will also do partial stagings or minimal staging.  Luxury vacant home staging: Best for homes over a million dollars in the luxury market. You can (and should) expect higher end furniture, art, rugs and accessories. Because they are more expensive,...
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By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
Staging is different than the way we live. Most of us have taste specific décor and more furnishings than what you’d find in a staged home.  I’m not saying the rooms should be sparse, but less is more when it comes to staging, putting the emphasis on the home's square footage. The goal of staging is to showcase the home and its architectural details. That’s why we use a neutral pallet. We want the home and its architectural features to take center stage (pun intended).Vacant homes will never capture the attention of buyers as much as a well staged home whether in person or online for several reasons: Buyers spend 35% more time in a staged home, it takes the guesswork out of furniture arrangement and lastly, vacant rooms look smaller. Staging creates emotional connections with buyers, he...
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By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
Fifty Shades of Gray: Paint Colors When Selling Okay, maybe not 50 shades, but it got your attention, right? As NJ home Stager we highly recommend that if you haven’t painted your home’s interior in the last 5-7 years or your colors are taste specific, you really should invest in painting before you list or stage your home. Not only does painting yield a 300% ROI, but it’s the most effective way to update your home. Moreover, clean, neutral walls make your home look newer. However, choosing the right paint color is really confusing, so I’m here to help! As a NJ home stager, I make it my business to know what neutral colors are trending and best suited for mass appeal. I’ve used all these paint colors with excellent results. They look good in all lighting, day or night. Here are my Top B...
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By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
The Internet and social media have drastically changed how we buy and sell homes. Today’s buyers are proactive and savvy, doing their research online where they can easily view hundreds of homes. Your MLS photos are the “bait” which attracts 95% of buyers to your house. This is why so many Realtors® recommend staging to their clients, to better market their homes.And, this is not a new concept; model homes have been around forever, successfully selling out entire communities of townhouses, condos and spec homes. Moreover, most Realtors prefer to show staged homes because they are market ready.  As a NJ home stager I can tell you it’s the norm to stage vacant, luxury properties in my area. Why? Because we stage their competition and they see the results. NJ’s Elite Staging creates an ele...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
The Enclave at Short Hills- 2014 Sales Report - Short Hills, NJ The Enclave at Short Hills is a premiere Toll Brothers development in the exclusive Short Hills community.  Only a short walk away from two NJ Transit Midtown Direct train stations, this small enclave of 30 Carriage Homes or Townhouses offers a top location, convenience, and beautifully appointed, spacious homes with two stories plus basement and attached garage.     There are 5 floor plans that have been built and all the new townhouses are now sold out.  However, there is the possibility of resales - so get on our list to be the first to learn about new townhouses in Short Hills to come on the market!   Some floor plans at the Enclave at Short Hills have first floor master suites.  Is that something you are looking for?  ...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Click for All Town Listings ...    Short Hills is a census-designated and unincorporated community located within the township of Millburn, in Essex County. It is a popular commuter town for residents who work in New York City. Short Hills was the first planned community and commuter suburb in America. Within Millburn Township, Short Hills contains the sections of Knollwood, Glenwood, Brookhaven, Country Club, Merrywood, Deerfield-Crossroads, Mountaintop, White Oak Ridge, and Old Short Hills Estates. Short Hills students enrolled in the Millburn Township Public Schools attend grades Pre-K through 12th. Millburn High School is highly ranked amongst the top in New Jersey. A large number of its residents commute to work to New York City or Newark. Midtown Direct rail service (train station...
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By Paul F. Stillwaggon Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Click for All Town Listings ...    Short Hills is a census-designated and unincorporated community located within the township of Millburn, in Essex County. It is a popular commuter town for residents who work in New York City. Short Hills was the first planned community and commuter suburb in America. Within Millburn Township, Short Hills contains the sections of Knollwood, Glenwood, Brookhaven, Country Club, Merrywood, Deerfield-Crossroads, Mountaintop, White Oak Ridge, and Old Short Hills Estates. Short Hills students enrolled in the Millburn Township Public Schools attend grades Pre-K through 12th. Millburn High School is highly ranked amongst the top in New Jersey. A large number of its residents commute to work to New York City or Newark. Midtown Direct rail service (train station...
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By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
Is Virtual Staging Bait and Switch? I’m not looking to stir up controversy, but wrote this post to open up a dialogue on how Realtors, buyers and NJ home stagers feel about virtual staging vs. hands on staging. This topic came up when a local Realtor and builder hired us to stage their 3 million dollar new construction luxury property. She explained that the previous listing agent had used virtual staging on MLS and placed large virtually staged posters at the entrance of each room. She went on to say that when buyers showed up they were disappointed and confused, leaving them with a negative first impression. Moreover, the home sat on the market for 12 months with no respectable offers.   Now that she had the listing, she advised the builder to physically stage it, which he agreed, and...
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By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
 Staging New Construction Luxury Real Estate Staging new construction luxury real estate is different than staging vacant homes. The first time we view the house it’s usually under construction. You need imagination and vision to choose the right furnishings that will complement and showcase each room while highlighting its architectural details. For this particular home, having a paint schedule was very helpful, which was given to us by architect Matthew Rosenbaum of SRA who is always accommodating when we stage his properties. This was the home when we first viewed it…     Just before staging day we returned once the home was finished. We rented transitional, neutral furniture within budget and assembled high end accessories that would complement and showcase this space giving it mass...
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By Tony Busanich, 1-4 FAMILY HOME LOAN SPECIALIST
(TD Bank)
Enclave at Shorthills NJ  Mortgages are About to Get Costly In 2014, Now is the Right Time to Invest in a Home Searching for a Home? Now is the Time To Pick Up the Pace – Experts Predict That Getting a Mortgage Will Become Trickier and Costlier by the End of this Year.  By January next year, the loan limits for all popular mortgages will decrease. Furthermore, the maximum size of mortgage backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will also be cut down, and new rules for mortgage lending will go into effect. This means that the type of mortgages that lenders can provide will get restricted, making it difficult for borrowers to find a feasible and affordable mortgage plan for themselves.  All these measures are being taken to restrict the role of the government in how mortgages work. Up till n...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
What Can't You Buy At Short Hills Mall? Short Hills NJ Real Estate Report Strolling through the floors of the Short Hills Mall located in Short Hills NJ it may seem that you can find anything and everything a person could possibly want. And that may be true with the exception of one purchase... the most significant purchase a person will make in their life... a home!  Short Hills/Millburn NJ continues to be a hub of activity; a vibrant town with a bustling downtown, the Short Hills train station equipped with Midtown Direct line, stunning estate homes and top-rated schools.   The real estate market in Short Hills/Millburn is consistently strong and 2013 has been no different.  2013 Mid Year Market Report for Short Hills/Millburn NJ: In June 2013 there were 155 homes for sale in Short Hi...
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By ZEBAIDA GROUP @Keller Williams Realty
(Keller Williams)
New Construction Luxury Homes in Millburn-Short Hills Millburn-Short Hills offers some of the finest, most spectacular New Construction Luxury Homes in the area. Many of these new construction homes, steeped in luxury look like they belong in Architectural Digest! Styles can range from Classic Colonials, Stately Victorians, English Tudors, Custom Homes and more. These new construction luxury homes are rich in amenities, including coiffured ceilings, wood paneled offices, 12 inch moldings, high end kitchen appliances (Viking, Wolf, Sub Zero, etc.), granite countertops, custom cabinetry, and more. Most are approximately 4000-7000 square feet of finished space with the attention to detail you would expect of a luxury home. Purchasing a new construction luxury home can be an exciting opport...
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By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
Staged to Sell: Before/After Photos We received a call from the listing agent of this Short Hills, NJ home which had been sitting on the market  for 6 months with no respectable offers. The initial MLS photos were taken before the family moved out. The seller had very traditional décor which limited their target buyer.   This is an example of the MLS photos - very traditional and taste specific: Elite Staging and Redesign was called in after the furniture and décor were removed and we had a blank canvas to work with. Living room before: After: we chose light, updated furniture, art and accessories to neutralize the space, thus appealing to a wider range of buyers...   Before: After: usually we take down window treatments but in this case they made the windows appear large and worked wit...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
Home Sold in Short Hills NJ Trish Giassa and Keller Williams Realty are proud to announce the sale of another extraordinary Short Hills home!  Several months ago a valued client contacted me because her best friend was thinking to move from New York to New Jersey.  When I met Heather's childhood friend I found an intelligent young wife and mother who wanted more than anything to make a new home for her family in a place where they would all feel comfortable and at home growing up, going to school, making new friends and settling in. We started with statistical and background data.  School ratings and demographic information.  Then I made appointments for her to talk with or meet other parents and school administrators.  We took tours and reviewed listings.  Then when we had narrowed it ...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
What are the trends? Millburn-Short Hills real estate has always been stable.  There are never dramatic highs nor extreme lows. Homes in Millburn and Short Hills have maintained their value through economic downturns and increased in value, year by year, in strong real estate markets.  Search MLS for Millburn-Short Hills homes for sale. Millburn's top-rated school district is top reason for strong real estate values As soon as NJ Monthly's "Top NJ Schools" yearly review comes out, people come from all over to look for a great school district for their children.  Even those without children benefit from living in a Millburn's top notch school district.     NJ Transit's Midtown Direct Our town enjoys two train stops on the highly desirable Midtown Direct train.  The Millburn Train Statio...
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By Matthew DeFede, Top Broker in Nutley New Jersey
(Realty Executives Elite Homes)
Short Hills Homes for Sale Welcome to the Short Hills homes and real estate portal: your single stop for finding a home in Short Hills. Here you can search every available home for sale in Short Hills. As of today there are many homes and properties for sale that are available to search. The number of homes changes daily, so be sure to keep coming back right here, to the best site for Short Hills homes for sale.   SEE ALL AVAILABLE HOMES FOR SALE IN SHORT HILLS NJ
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