Basking Ridge, NJ Real Estate News

By Lisa Friedman, Central New Jersey Real Estate
(Alliance Realtors)
Society Hill - Basking Ridge, NJ Market ReportJuly 2nd, 2008 The following 11 condo and townhouse listings are available for sale in the Society Hill neighborhood. Address List Price Style BR Baths 123 Woodward Lane $255,000 1st Floor Unit 2 2.0 237 Irving Place $265,000 2nd Floor Unit 2 2.0 289 English Place $274,500 2nd Floor Unit 2 2.0 158 Woodward Lane $276,000 Townhouse 2 2.1 295 Penns Way $305,000 Townhouse 2 2.1 430 Penns Way $310,000 Townhouse 2 2.1 62 Woodward Lane $314,000 Townhouse 2 2.1 284 English Place $369,000 Townhouse 2 2.1 444 Penns Way $379,000 Townhouse 3 2.1 469 Penns Way $383,000 Townhouse 3 2.1 204 English Place $389,000 Tonwhouse 3 2.1 Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Reference: Garden State Multiple Listing Service, LLC. Click on http://www.LisaF...
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By Judith Jensen
(Weichert, Realtors®, Basking Ridge, NJ)
Open House this Sunday! I will be hosting an open house this Sunday, June 29th, at 284 English Place in Society Hill.  This townhouse is the largest 2 bedroom 2 ½ baths model with the added sunroom.  It has been updated with hardwood floors, molding, stainless steel appliances, etc.  There is a lovely backyard area.  If you are interested or know of someone who is, please have them stop by the open house on Sunday or give me a call, my contact information is to the right.  Hope to see you there!
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By Judith Jensen
(Weichert, Realtors®, Basking Ridge, NJ)
I met a very nice gentleman yesterday who works at the VA hospital and has a side business collecting scrap metal.  He told me that he will pick up FOR FREE any appliances that you have that you would like to get rid of such as an old refrigerator, washer/driver, oven etc.  I have replaced several appliances throughout the years in my condo and then townhouse and had to pay to have the old appliances removed since we don't have curb side pickup.  So I thought that the residents of Society Hill would really appreciate having this option for free pickup of old metal appliances.  His name is Carl Martin, his number is (973) 868-0074.  He said he was going to stop by the clubhouse and post his flyer, but I thought that I would give his name and number as well. As a disclaimer - I have never...
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By Marie Young
(Coldwell Banker)
As a realtor, I am often asked for the numbers and names of local utilities.  For your use, listed below is the short list.   Enjoy! Utilities for Basking Ridge, NJ May I suggest that no later than two days before closing (even longer if you can), that you make arrangements to have the utilities transferred to your name for commencement after the closing.  It is easier to have them provide seamless service, rather than disconnect and connect again.   One note:  certain parts of Basking Ridge get both gas and electric from PSE&G, while others have it split out into two companies.  Also, there is competition among utilities, so you should not feel limited by the list below.  I encourage you to explore what other options are available before settling in.  This list is provided as a courtes...
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Schools, bucolic setting, relative ease to get to major transportation, wonderful lifestyle. All of America is seeing a reduction over prior years, but homes in Basking Ridge that are priced right, in good locations, and with updated kitchens and baths, can still experience multiple offer situations when priced to sell.  In addition to Basking Ridge being my primary market, I live there, and love every minute of it.  Allow me the privilege to present your home to others through the eyes of someone who truly loves the town.
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By Lisa Friedman, Central New Jersey Real Estate
(Alliance Realtors)
Amherst Mews - Basking Ridge, NJ Marketing ReportMay 31st, 2008 The following are active listings in the Amherst Mews neighborhood. Address Status List Price BR Baths Gar Bsmt 8 Benedict Crescent A $699,000 3 2.1 2 U 22 Hadley Court A $745,000 4 3.1 2 FWO 16 Benedict Crescent A $754,999 3 2.1 2 U 10 Dickinson Road A $774,900 3 3.1 2 FWO 20 Hadley Court A $849,900 4 3.1 2 FWO 43 Dickinson Road A $994,900 4 3.1 2 F Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Reference: Garden State Multiple Listing Service, LLC. Click on http://www.LisaFriedman.com/BaskingRidge to read about Amherst Mews and other Basking Ridge, NJ neighborhoods. Put my 19.5 years of local real estate experience to work for you. Contact me at RE/MAX Pinnacle Realtors in Bedminster, NJ at (908) 658-5995 or via my web ...
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By Lisa Friedman, Central New Jersey Real Estate
(Alliance Realtors)
The Barons - Basking Ridge, NJ Marketing ReportMay 31st, 2008 The following is the recent activity in The Barons neighborhood. Address Status List Price Style BR Baths Gar Bsmt 25 Dexter Drive North S $575,000 Townhouse 2 2.1 1 U 11 Bradford Lane UC $599,000 Townhouse 2 3.1 1 F 26 Bradford Lane A $644,900 Townhouse 3 3.1 1 FWO 45 Dexter Drive North A $649,000 Townhouse 2 3.1 1 F 17 Dexter Drive North A $649,000 Ranch-style Townhouse 2 3 2 F 48 Dexter Drive North UC $683,900 Townhouse 3 3.1 1 F Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Reference: Garden State Multiple Listing Service, LLC. Click on http://www.LisaFriedman.com/BaskingRidge to read about The Barons and other Basking Ridge, NJ neighborhoods. Put my 19.5 years of local real estate experience to work for you. Contact m...
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By Lisa Friedman, Central New Jersey Real Estate
(Alliance Realtors)
Society Hill - Basking Ridge, NJ Marketing Report - May 25th, 2008 The following 8 condo and townhouse listings are available for sale in the Society Hill neighborhood. Address List Price Style BR Baths 123 Woodward Lane $255,000 1st Floor Unit 2 2.0 107 Irving Place $269,999 1st Floor Unit 2 2.0 237 Irving Place $276,000 2nd Floor Unit 2 2.0 221 English Place $289,000 2nd Floor Unit 2 2.0 79 Woodward Lane $299,000 Townhouse 2 2.1 158 Woodward Lane $299,900 Townhouse 2 2.1 430 Penns Way $310,000 Townhouse 2 2.1 444 Penns Way $390,000 Townhouse 3 2.1 Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Reference: Garden State Multiple Listing Service, LLC. Click on http://www.LisaFriedman.com/BaskingRidge to read about Society Hill and other Basking Ridge, NJ neighborhoods. Put my 19.5 years...
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By Lisa Friedman, Central New Jersey Real Estate
(Alliance Realtors)
Spring Ridge - Basking Ridge, NJ Marketing Report - May 25th, 2008 The following 15 condo, townhouse and 1/2 duplex listings are available for sale in the Spring Ridge neighborhood. Address List Price Style BR Baths Gar 135 Jamestown Road $229,900 1st Floor Unit 1 1.0 0 169 Alexandria Way $273,000 1st Floor Unit 2 1.0 1 204 Jamestown Road $273,850 2nd Floor Unit 1 1.0 1 168 Jamestown Road $276,500 2nd Floor Unit 1 1.0 1 7 Commonwealth Drive $289,000 1st Floor Unit 2 1.0 1 78 Jamestown Road $289,900 2nd Floor Unit 2 2.0 1 48 Jamestown Road $295,000 2nd Floor Unit 2 2.0 1 219 Alexandria Way $297,000 1st Floor Unit 2 1.0 1 200 Jamestown Road $299,900 2nd Floor Unit 2 2.0 1   72 Commonwealth Drive $310,000 2nd Floor Unit 2 2.0 1 124 Smithfield Court $339,000 2nd Floor Unit 2 2.0 1 16 Smith...
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By Judith Jensen
(Weichert, Realtors®, Basking Ridge, NJ)
Just a reminder that this Saturday, May 17th, 2008, is Charter Day which is celebrated in downtown Basking Ridge.  If you have never attending the Charter Day celebration, you should try to make it this year because it is always a lot of fun.  I will be tending the Weichert booth from 11-1 pm.  Please stop by and say hi.  Here is the link from the Bernards Township website for more information.  Hope to see you there! BASKING RIDGE CHARTER DAY INFORMATION
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By Judith Jensen
(Weichert, Realtors®, Basking Ridge, NJ)
Last night I had the privilege of attending the William Annin Middle School production of "Beauty & the Beast."  I encourage everyone to attend if you want to witness some of the fabulous talent that is in the Basking Ridge middle school!  From the moment the show started, I knew that I was in for a fun evening.  The cast is extremely talented, and a pleasure to watch.  It was evident how much the cast was enjoying themselves.  There are many surprising special effects, a live orchestra, and the costumes looked like they came straight off the Broadway stage!  There are still a few tickets available at the door, and people have been kind enough to turn in tickets if they can't use them.  Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 pm, and Sunday matinee is 2 pm at the William Annin Middle Sc...
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By Judith Jensen
(Weichert, Realtors®, Basking Ridge, NJ)
For those of you who are Basking Ridge residents, this is a reminder that the School Board Election will be  held on April 15th, 2008. (also the IRS' favorite day!).  Those running in this election are as follows: Monique Loh Susan McGowan John Ryan Ken Wilke There has been plenty written about all the candidates, particularly in the Benardsville News over the last few weeks.  Let's support the candidates! Hope you will get out and vote!  Good schools are not only important for our children, but they attract people to want to live in the town which helps keep our property values strong. Polls will be open from 2-9 pm.  Same polling places that you voted in the primary election.
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By Judith Jensen
(Weichert, Realtors®, Basking Ridge, NJ)
A week ago yesterday, I lost my beloved cat of almost 16 years.  She was actually probably 18 years old, I got her as a rescued cat when she was about 2.  Even though she was old, she still had a lot of life and spunk in her which was why it was such a shock to find her early Saturday morning, almost already gone.  The vet said there was nothing we could do, it was time to say goodbye.As my family sat in the vet's office in state of shock, completely devastated, we started reminiscing about her life.  One of those memories is why I am writing this blog today, because it is about having good neighbors.  The first property I owned in Society Hill was on Baldwin Court.  Like a lot of the condos, I did not have a storm door.  One day, my daughter ran outside to get something and accidentall...
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By Don Hansen
(C-21 New Beginnings Realty)
177 Lord Stirling Road Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 Custom Home on 1.35 Acres Home Complete Details Photo Gallery Property Map Financing Request a Showing Contact Me Don Hansen Office:908-647-2000 Mobile:908-500-0116 Price : $535,000 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 2 Square Foot : 1,800 County : Somerset Property Type : Detached Year Built : 9999 click for more pictures Property Description Sunny and spacious home with updated kitchen, huge master bedroom with balcony, exercise room, formal dining room, den and large patio overlooking private yard. Close to wildlife refuge,NY trains, major highways. Equal Housing Opportunity. Century 21 New Beginnings Realty : 356 Valley Rd. - Gillette NJ 07933 : 908-647-2000
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By Don Hansen
(C-21 New Beginnings Realty)
32 Culberson Road Bernards Township, NJ 07920 Completely Renovated and Remodeled Colonial Cape Home Complete Details Photo Gallery Property Map Financing Request a Showing Contact Me Don Hansen Office:908-647-2000 Mobile:908-500-0116 Price : $799,990 Bedrooms : 5 Bathrooms : 3.5 Square Foot : 3,200 County : Somerset Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1956 click for more pictures Property Description Colonial cape located on quiet tree lined street near local schools and public transportation. Beautiful outdoor patio with large fenced in yard. Finished basement. 2 car garage. Equal Housing Opportunity. Century 21 New Beginnings Realty : 356 Valley Rd. - Gillette NJ 07933 : 908-647-2000
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By Judith Jensen
(Weichert, Realtors®, Basking Ridge, NJ)
For those of you who own townhomes in Society Hill, I want to share with you a little tip that was given to me by a heating/air conditioning expert when I asked him for some advice.  I noticed that the upstairs was always so much warmer than the downstairs whether winter or summer.  This is because heat rises up and cold air stays down, so he told me to do this....In the winter months when you are using heat...close off most of the vents in the upper level (keep just one or two partially open).  More heat will be put out through the open vents downstairs and will help to keep it warmer downstairs and not so hot upstairs.  The warm air will eventually move to the upstairs but it won't feel too hot because the upstairs vents will not be open.In the summer months when you are using air con...
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By Judith Jensen
(Weichert, Realtors®, Basking Ridge, NJ)
If you are an owner of property in Society Hill, you may wonder from time to time.... what is my condo or townhouse worth?  So I have put together an inventory of what is currently for sale in Society Hill, so you can get an idea of how much properties are currently priced at.  If you have further questions (like what have properties actually sold for in the past year) feel free to call me or email me and I will get you that information.As of 2/13/08 there are 6 properties for sale in Society Hill:2 bedroom 2 bath condo (second floor): $269,9002 bedroom 2 bath condo (second floor): 277,000 2 bedroom 2 bath condo (second floor): $280,0002 bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse: $314,9003 bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse (model 350): $359,0003 bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse (model 600): $379,000For those of yo...
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By Judith Jensen
(Weichert, Realtors®, Basking Ridge, NJ)
Just in case any homeowner of Society Hill Bernards I misses an open session of any monthly meeting, you may retrieve the minutes from the Management's office. You as a homeowner also may review any contract that this community has. Please keep in mind you may not take them out of the office, but you most certainly can review them by appt with the Property Manager.  Thursday seems to be the best night for this type of service , since your manager is onsite until 7:00 pm. Thanks to the person who posted this in comments....I thought it was important enough to repost as a blog!
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By Judith Jensen
(Weichert, Realtors®, Basking Ridge, NJ)
Those of us who live in Society Hill know what makes our complex so special, but if someone was thinking of moving to our area, maybe into our complex, what would you say are the attributes of Society Hill?I think one of the things that make our complex so special is that we have lots of grass and trees and nicely placed ponds.  Quite often you will see condo/townhome communities that have a lot of buildings, but not a lot of lawn or trees.  We also have a great pool, tennis courts, playground area for kids and a nice bike/walking path that goes for miles.  I also think that the way the condo and townhomes are laid out, it makes it easy to talk to your neighbors, and for children to get to know other children in their building/neighborhood.What do you think makes our community special?(...
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