Bernardsville, NJ Real Estate News

By Holly Pring, CDPE,SFR,ABR When in Need, I'll Transfer Your Deed
(Exit Realty Group)
Increasing Your Home Value on a Budget in Bernardsville, NJ   Increasing your home value will help you maximize your profit should you consider selling your home.  Of course, location matters-but so does the condition of your home and the amenities it has. You can make it look more attractive with improvements that increase your home value-but don't drain your bank account. First off, review your budget and decide how much you can afford. You should also get some idea of value for homes in your area so you don't go overboard; you don't want to price yourself too high. To get the best idea of value in your neighborhood, contact your local full time real estate agent. Some key ways I always recommend increasing your home value on a budget:   Paint A fresh coat of neutral paint on the insi...
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Bernardsville, NJ Investment Properties For Sale Over the past 20 years, I have gained important knowledge working with investors in Bernardsville, NJ and surrounding areas. I worked in construction with local Bernardsville builders and Bernardsville contractors while in high school and concurrently studying the Carlton Sheets “No Money Down” real estate investment course. I was making offers on Bernardsville investment properties at 16 years old. I learned the rewards and benefits from my mentors and later implemented this lucrative path for my clients and for my career. Positive cash flow myths One of the most common myths of real estate investing in Bernardsville was coined around the phrase “positive cash flow”. I found that every study I examined and local investor I spoke with bra...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
TAZEWELL, Va. - Hundreds crowded a public hearing Tuesday over a controversial wind turbine farm for East River Mountain."I am a property owner, I am a taxpayer and I vote," Joyce Johnson of Bluefield, Va., said. "I am strongly in favor of the proposed ridgeline protection ordinance because this ordinance protects everyone of us, and it also protects one of our greatest natural assets."   "I feel the ordinance as written would prohibit Tazewell County from moving forward and using the best natural resource we have," Wallace Angles of Bluefield, Va., added. "That is the wind. It is clean and renewable and will cause no harm."Hundreds jammed Tazewell Middle School for the ridgeline ordinance hearing. While citizens spoke both in favor and against the ordinance, the majority in attendance ...
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By Jennifer Blanchard, No Obligation, Just Information
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NJ Properties)
I am working on a market analysis for a listing appointment scheduled for Wednesday night.  The property is a lovely expanded bi-level with over 3000 square feet of living space.  Updated bathrooms and a kitchen with a very recent face lift - I am looking forward to getting it on the market!  Here is some of the analysis I have done so far. Bernardsville, NJ Market Snapshot  5 properties under contract since 10/30/2009  9 Sunset Dr $399,900, Ranch 71 Anderson Hill Rd.  $449,900, Cape Cod 26 Essex Ave $479,000, Ranch 33 Timber Rock Trl $859,000, Colonial 8 Harvey Drive $923,000, Colonial 88 properties available (as of 11/30) Overall Market Absorption: 17.6 months Adjusted Market Absorption: eliminating luxury properties (over $1M): 39 available, 5 under contract = 7.8 months of inventory...
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By Penny Toombs, ABR,AHS,e-Pro
(Coldwell Banker)
2 Bell Terrace                        $399,900         $277,500 67 Olcott Ave.                       $436,590          $506,000 130 Mt. Airy Road                  $499,900         $475,000 8 Columbia Drive                    $587,500         $580,000 118 Rippling Brook                $1,325,000       $1,300,000 100 Carriage House Way       $2,250,000       $1,700,000 58 Ballantine Road                  $2,685,000       $2,375,000
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By Penny Toombs, ABR,AHS,e-Pro
(Coldwell Banker)
Beware of the high price tactic! It has been used for years and continues to hurt uninformed sellers. Once you read this page you will not only be able to see when and why this strategy is being used on you but now you will be able to profit by avoiding it! This tactic is also called "Buying Your Listing". HOW YOUR ASKING PRICE AFFECTS YOUR SELLING PRICE There are 4 common strategies that most sellers use to price their homes. It is unwise to assume that a higher asking price will net you a higher selling price. In fact, often this equation works in reverse, especially if you're not paying attention to what the market is telling you. Remember, you cannot "fool the market" with a high price. Please consider these facts when you set your asking price. 1.) Clearly Overpriced - Every seller...
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By Penny Toombs, ABR,AHS,e-Pro
(Coldwell Banker)
Re-blogged by 0 agents Preparing your home for winter; Protect your investment (edit/delete) Being the daughter of a mechanical engineer (who was also in the military), we had lists for everything....there was a place for everything and everything had to be in it's place. I wish I could keep up with that philosophy still today, however I can share some of my Dad's ways to winterize a home....I grew up in New England and the winters were cold so he had us prepapred.   Winterizing Your Home Preparing Your Home for Winter Here are ten tips to help you prepare your home for winter: 1) Furnace Inspection •·                        Call an HVAC professional to inspect your furnace and clean ducts. •·                        Stock up on furnace filters and change them monthly. •·               ...
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By Penny Toombs, ABR,AHS,e-Pro
(Coldwell Banker)
Found this great link I thought I woud share as far as fun things to do in and around New Jersey, from hayrides, to haunted house to corn mazes....Have fun and Happy and (safe) Trick or Treating!!! http://www.funnj.com/holidays/halloween/halloween.htm
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By Penny Toombs, ABR,AHS,e-Pro
(Coldwell Banker)
NEW YORK (AP) - Home prices rose for the third straight month in August, data Tuesday showed, a key sign for a broad and sustained housing recovery. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index of 20 major cities climbed 1 percent from July to a seasonally adjusted reading of 144.5. While prices are down 11.4 percent from August a year ago, the annual declines have slowed since February. The latest index shows a widespread turnaround with prices rising month-over-month in 15 metro areas since June. "If the increases are consistent across the markets, this is key," said Wharton School real estate professor Susan Wachter before the index was released. "Then we're seeing the formation of a bottom." However, Wachter along with other industry experts still worry that rising unemployme...
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By Penny Toombs, ABR,AHS,e-Pro
(Coldwell Banker)
Staging a home for sale is all about making it inviting to the largest number of potential buyers. If a home is vacant, a stager will haul in furniture and décor so buyers can imagine themselves living there. If it's occupied, the stager will declutter, neutralize and decorate for the masses. Staging won't make a home sell for more than it's worth. But it can set your home apart and boost the selling price to the top of the range for comparable homes. It can also cut the time on the market. Because nearly 90% of home buyers start their search on the Internet, staging is a good way to make sure online photos pop. Home sellers spend an average of $1,800 to stage a home, but costs can range from a couple of hundred dollars to $5,000 or more. Here are six ways to stage your home for less th...
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By Penny Toombs, ABR,AHS,e-Pro
(Coldwell Banker)
All about blogging.If you are twenty-something or younger, you probably don't need to be reading this. You've probably been happily blogging away for what seems like years, all your friends blog, you read their blogs, and they yours. But for those of us over forty (or, oh my gosh...more!), or with families to care for and busy jobs to do, or perhaps our attention has just been someplace else for the last few years, we may not have even heard the term, or if we had, it sounded like "flogging" and not wanting to go there, we just ignored it. But blogging is growing and for very good reasons, much like email took off ten years ago. But what really is BLOGGING - the act of producing a blog. What's a blog? That's a little bit harder to answer, but bear with me. The term blog is short for web...
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By Penny Toombs, ABR,AHS,e-Pro
(Coldwell Banker)
 RECENT CLOSING ACTIVITY BERNARDSVILLE ADDRESS                   LIST PRICE                SALES PRICE           DATE__ 27 Sycamore Hill       $665,000                     $600,000         9/02/2009 64 Mt. Harmony        $669,000                     $630,000         9/03/2009 145 Mt. Airy Rd.        $675,000                     $670,000          9/02/2009 3 Dogwood Ct.         $925,000                     $880,000           9/24/2009 31 Stirling Rd.           $995,000                     $970,000          9/02/2009 141 Peachcroft        $1,295,000                  $1,160,000         9/28/2009   ....For more up-to-date- information, please subscribe to my blog at  www.thetoombsteamblog.com
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By Penny Toombs, ABR,AHS,e-Pro
(Coldwell Banker)
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By Adrienne Francis
(Keller Williams Towne Square Realty)
Unsold nventory in Bernardsville is down shlighly but "pendings" and new inventory are also down. August should show an uptick in sales as people get into the school systems of their choice this month. For additional information about the town of Bernardsville and other market information, click here.
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By Robert J. Pike, Morris County and beyond, Relocations Specialist
(RE/MAX Achievers)
Bob Pike | RE/MAX Achievers | 973-476-4245 45 Wesley Avenue, Bernardsville, NJ Pristine condition! Two family home in the heart of Bernardsville. Don't miss this fabulous opportunity. 4BR/2BA Multi-Family, 2 units offered at $589,900 Year Built 1903 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 3 Parking 4+ Car garage Lot Size .32 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Fireplace Hardwood floor Living room Dining room Breakfast nook Dishwasher Refrigerator Stove/Oven Attic Basement Washer Dryer Laundry area - inside Balcony, Deck, or Patio Yard ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Front1st Floor living room1st Floor kitchen2nd floor living room2nd floor dining roomRear Contact info: Bob Pike RE/MAX Achievers 973-476-4245 For sale by agent/broker E...
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By Adrienne Francis
(Keller Williams Towne Square Realty)
Bernardsville, NJ which is next to Basking Ridge, NJ has a similar situation with regard to pending and sold homes this month. Bernardsville's new listing inventory is down but unsold inventory is also up. Fortunately, like Basking Ridge, pendings are also up. This is reflective of how the market has picked up so much lately. I have lots of data on my website and my blog www.adriennefrancis.com and www.baskingridge-nj-homes for sale - that is if you like charts and graphs and market information. The great news is that home sales seem to have picked up significantly across the country including hard hit states like California and Arizona. But with insanely low interest rates, low home prices and government incentives, there is good reason why. Also, at least in this area, the bulk of the...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Located in the horse country of the Somerset Hills, Bernardsville combines the best of suburban and rural living. The perfect place to live and to raise a family. Minutes from Historic Morristown, the United States Equestrian Team and the United States Golf Association Headquarters are nearby. New Jersey Transit trains take commuters through Summit and Hoboken into New York City. The mountains of northern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York State are a pleasant drive. The Jersey Shore is only about an hour away.       BERNARDSVILLESettled by the Scotch, Irish and English, Bernardsville was originally a section of Bernards Township known as Vealtown. In 1840, it was renamed Bernardsville, after Sir Francis Bernard, colonial governor of New Jersey from 1758 to 1760, for whom Bernards T...
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By Paul F. Stillwaggon Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Located in the horse country of the Somerset Hills, Bernardsville combines the best of suburban and rural living. The perfect place to live and to raise a family. Minutes from Historic Morristown, the United States Equestrian Team and the United States Golf Association Headquarters are nearby. New Jersey Transit trains take commuters through Summit and Hoboken into New York City. The mountains of northern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York State are a pleasant drive. The Jersey Shore is only about an hour away.       BERNARDSVILLESettled by the Scotch, Irish and English, Bernardsville was originally a section of Bernards Township known as Vealtown. In 1840, it was renamed Bernardsville, after Sir Francis Bernard, colonial governor of New Jersey from 1758 to 1760, for whom Bernards T...
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By Susan DeGhetto-Anastasia
(RE/MAX Classic Group)
Licensed since 1988. Specializing in the Somerset Hills Area.   Member of the New Jersey Association of Realtors and National Associations of Realtors. Member of Morris County and Somerset/HunterdonCounty Board of Realtors.  New Homes Specialist, Relocation Specialist, Graduate, Realtor Institute: only 16% of licensed realtors have achieved this designation Behind each transaction are individuals who deserve respect, integrity, and loyalty. As a Real Estate professional I make a commitment to each  client and their family I work with.  I take on their circumstances as my own and guide them every step of the way
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By Paul F. Stillwaggon Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
                                                                                                              Bernardsville, NJSettled by the Scotch, Irish and English, Bernardsville was originally a section of Bernards Township known as Vealtown. In 1840, it was renamed Bernardsville, after Sir Francis Bernard, colonial governor of New Jersey from 1758 to 1760, for whom Bernards Township is also named. Nestled in the northern most part of Somerset County, a dozen miles south of Morristown, this rustic community sits in some of the last vestiges of the Great Eastern Forest.The present Borough Hall, built around 1800, was known as Bunn's Mill and was operated as a grist mill and sawmill, cider mill and distillery in the mid-1800's.General Information Incorporated:Population:Area:County:W...
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