Cranford, NJ Real Estate News

By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
            Video credit: By NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio[see page for license], via Wikimedia Commons If you're interested in seeing the Full Moon through one of the largest telescopes on the East coast tonight, stop by Sperry Observatory on the campus of Union County College in Cranford. Every Friday night, the Amateur Astronomers of Sperry open the dome for public viewing from 7:30-10:30 pm. Tonight there will also be a presentation on what to see in the night sky at 8:30 pm.
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By For Sale By Owner Flat Fee MLS Listing For $395, Save 3-6% Commission
(RealmartRealty.com)
Home for Sale By Owner in Cranford Twp, NJ 07016 - Flat Fee MLS Listing $395 26 Munsee Dr Cranford Twp, NJ 07016 - Realtors welcome, buyer agent commission paid at closing !Please check listing details here at MLS# 2869249 . 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Beautiful updated home with open floor plan that is great for entertaining. Home is within walking distance to top-rated schools, community pool, park, downtown, buses and trains. First level includes Living Room with wood burning fireplace, Family Room with gas burning fireplace, Formal Dining Room. Refinished hardwood floors throughout the home. Remodeled kitchen with granite counter-tops, Stainless steel appliances, tiled back splash. Mudroom with entrance from outside deck. Finished basement that is waterproofed. Home includes multi zone ...
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By For Sale By Owner Flat Fee MLS Listing For $395, Save 3-6% Commission
(RealmartRealty.com)
Home for Sale By Owner in Cranford Twp, NJ 07016 - Flat Fee MLS Listing $395 26 Munsee Dr Cranford Twp, NJ 07016 - Realtors welcome, buyer agent commission paid at closing !Please check listing details here at MLS# 2869249. 4 beds, 2 bathrooms This home has Carbon Monoxide Detector, Dishwasher, Disposal, Kitchen Exhaust Fan, Range/Oven-Electric, Range/Oven-Gas, Refrigerator, Self Cleaning Oven, Sump Pump, Wall Oven(s), Center Island, Pantry, Wood Floor, Basement Level Rooms: Inside Entrance, Laundry Room, Office, Rec. Room, First Level Rooms: 1 Bedroom, Bath Main, Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen, Living Room, Second Level Rooms: 3 Bedrooms, Bath Main, Second Bedroom is: 14x13, Third Bedroom is: 14x12, Fourth Bedroom is: 10x13, Recreational Room is 11x24. If you are interested in this ...
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By Faith Maricic
(Coldwell Banker)
Are you interested in Riverfront Homes in Cranford? I just looked up on the Garden State MLS to see if there were any available Cranford Riverfront homes for sale and as of this post there are currently one or two for sale! Search All CRANFORD NJ HOMES HERE
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
In our last look at Cranford NJ Real Estate at the end of March, I predicted that the 2nd Quarter Sales to "exceed" the 1st quarter sales. Seasonally, this is almost always the case, but with the first time home buyer tax credit in place through April 30, combined with historically low interest rates, and favorable pricing I expected an even greater surge in market activity. As we complete the 2nd month of the quarter, it is quite apparent that the 2nd Quarter of 2010 will show a sizable spike in sales activity. In the entire 1st quarter, there were 29 closed sales in Cranford. So far in the 2nd quarter, there were 10 closed sales in April, 9 closed sales in May, and currently 43 listings under contract. This is a staggering number, as most of these properties will likely close before J...
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
Hard to believe its already the 2nd quarter, but I am sure uncle sam didn't forget! Hope you've filed your taxes...or at least started them. ...but I digress. With the start of a new quarter comes the looking back at the last one. Cranford NJ saw 29 closed sales, and 50 homes go under contract in the first quarter. Thats about a 4.7 month's supply. Is that a seller's market??? It just might be right now. Check out the Cranford NJ Market Summary for more detailed stats, and as always, thanks for reading!  
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
Foreclosures were on the rise in Cranford at the end of 2009, but the good news is that compared to the national, state, and county average, Cranford is still experiencing less foreclosures per number of housing units. We will continue to track these numbers, and I suspect if unemployment stays near 10%, the foreclosures will increase a bit more before decreasing. For the full article : Cranford NJ Foreclosure Report Sean Carroll RE/MAX Supreme 908-276-MAXX - office 908-418-7152 - cell www.TeamCarrollNJ.com  
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
Looks like the Cranford NJ Real Estate market showed a strong recovery towards the end of 2009, which helped the closed sales to end nearly flat compared to 2008, when it looked like 2009 was going to be well below the 2008 numbers through the 2nd quarter. For the complete data of the Cranford NJ market, CLICK HERE to read our latest blog post on TeamCarrollNJ.com Thanks for reading, and check back for more local market reports soon! Sean Carroll RE/MAX Classic Group www.teamCarrollNJ.com
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
"There is a green revolution coming," Congressman Tim Ryan said. "And we are going to be a part of it. We are going to shape it."It is something that Ryan has been saying for some time. Now the Mahoning Valley is trying to position itself as a leader in Ohio in green job training.    The Electrical Trades Institute has dedicated a new windmill and four solar panels at their Champion Township Facility, paid for by a grant from the Wean Foundation."The wind and solar are training modules," said Mark Catello with the I.B.E.W Local 573. "Our goal is to train 50-percent of our workers. Right now we've hit 30-percent, which we are pretty proud of. We are hoping to continue with our training with this additional grant. The state of Ohio received $4.8-million." Read mor: http://www.wytv.com/con...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
The government is funneling nearly $100 million into training programs for green jobs, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said today. The funds, part of a $500-million green workforce development initiative through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will go to 25 projects around the country. The programs are designed to help workers find jobs -- such as hybrid and electric auto technicians, weatherization specialists, wind and energy auditors, and solar panel installers -- in growing energy-efficiency and renewable-energy industries. The money will be parceled out in Energy Training Partnership Grants ranging from $1.4 million to $5 million each. Projects in communities affected by the restructuring in the auto industry will receive $28 million. Read more: http://latimesblogs.latim...
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
While Cranford NJ has not seen nearly the number of foreclosures as other parts of New Jersey, there has definitely been an increase since the first quarter of 2009. Even though Cranford remains one of the stronger markets in Union County, there has still been an impact of unemployment, and financial hardship which has affected more homeowners. For a full explanation with statistics CLICK HERE for the Cranford NJ Real Estate Foreclosure Information. Thanks for reading. Sean Carroll Team Carroll of RE/MAX Classic Group www.TeamCarrollNJ.com 908-898-0800
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
We've reviewed and analyzed the latest numbers for Cranford, NJ, and what these numbers mean for homeowners, or potential home buyers. Sales are up, prices look stable. Don't miss an opportunity to buy a great home in a great town at a great price. To review this market data : CLICK HERE To search for homes in Cranford and receive property updates by email without having to speak to an agent: CLICK HERE Sean Carroll - Realtor, Sales Associate RE/MAX Classic Group 908-898-0800
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
For a complete list of all homes for sale in Cranford NJ in all price ranges that will be emailed directly to you WITHOUT having to speak to an agent...log onto: www.NJAreaRealEstate.com No calls...no hassles...just the information you are seeking emailed directly to you. When you're ready to buy, call us, when you're just looking, we know you don't want to be bothered. Happy House Hunting! Sean Carroll - Realtor, Associate RE/MAX Classic Group 908-898-0800 - office
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
Cranford NJ Real Estate Market News..."What's Happening Out There?"   With all of the news media reports about the ‘national' economy, and the ‘national' real estate market, it is very difficult to decipher exactly what that means for towns like Cranford. There really is no such thing as a "national" real estate market, as people who purchase homes in a community often work in that community, or within commuting distance. This means that they earn money locally, and usually spend that money locally.  The national media often reports on national statistics, and while they can be helpful to uncover trends in the macro-economy, it is important to understand that the Real Estate market, and even the economy are highly localized, and can vary tremendously from one state to the next, or even ...
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
Team Carroll is very proud to share our new community pages specifically designed to help you learn more about the lovely communities we serve. Today, our spotlight is on Cranford. Click the link below to check out some great information about Cranford, NJ, and a bit about real estate in the area. Cranford NJ Community Page Thanks for reading!      
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
Hey everyone. The community choir I am involved with is always looking for members who want to share in the joy of singing. We are especially in need of tenors and basses, but sopranos and altos are always welcome to audition. Let me know if you know anyone who might be interested!                                                          The Celebration Singers to Hold Auditions    The Celebration Singers, a fifty-member mixed chorus, will hold auditions on August 18 and 25, from 7 PM to 9PM at the Cranford United Methodist at Walnut and Lincoln Avenues in Cranford.  Director Sean Berg encourages interested tenors especially to try out.  The choir, open to singers 18 years of age and older, rehearses on Tuesdays from 8 to 10 PM.  According to the choir's president, Regina Bielen, "Our g...
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By William Collins, Property and Asset Management
(ERA Queen City Realty)
 Gone are the days of calling the neighbor's daughter to babysit. At least, without her having the proper credentials. Childcare on all levels is important. When education on childcare can be obtained, it should be embraced, because it only enhances the provider's knowledge. Case in point, the Red Cross Babysitting Course offered May 16, 2009, 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., in conference rooms A & B at the Somerset Medical Center. The course is geared for youth ages 11 -15. The objective is to provide them with skill sets essential to provide safe and responsible care in the absence of parents or guardians. The training is designed to foster leadership skills, professionalism, basic care, safety, safe play and first aid. Upon completion the student will receive a certificate and an illustra...
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
As I shared in my blog last week, the biggest factor affecting the Cranford NJ Real Estate market right now is inventory. While plenty of homes are starting to go under contract and close, we currently have 98 homes on the market, which is about double what was for sale during the peak of the market in 2005. This means that buyers have tremendous choice, and sellers who price correctly will sell if they are the best looking property in that range. There are, unfortunately, a lot of homes on the market though that have been for sale for a long time, as they are just not priced right. For a complete list of homes for sale in Cranford NJ, and other fantastic towns, logon to: http://www.NJAreaRealEstate.com Sean Carroll - Realtor, Sales Associate RE/MAX Classic Group 908-898-0800
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By Sean Carroll, Real Estate Speaker and "Expert" Coach
(The Get Off Your A$$ Academy)
Here are the raw numbers for Cranford NJ for the 2 month period from December 1 through January 31. Later this week, I will be posting the 4th quarter numbers and comparing that quarter to the 3rd quarter and the 4th quarter from a year ago, so you can see where are market is, and maybe even where it is going. Here is the data for those 2 months: Closed Sales: 18 Avg. Sales Price: $429,205 Avg. Final List Price: $459,227 List to Sale Price Ratio: 93.4% (this is as low as I've seen this number in a while, indicating a very sharp decline in home prices in the 4th quarter, like I shared in prior blogs) Avg. Days on Market: 74 Check back for more numbers soon for other towns, and for the quarterly reports and comparisons! Thanks for reading. www.TeamCarrollNJ.com
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