Hopewell, NJ Real Estate News

By Jaimie OnullNeil, Mercer County NJ Real Estate
(Re/Max Tri County)
   Anne B. Moore, who has served as Hopewell Township deputy clerk, was transferred to the new position of municipal housing liaison on Monday.   "This is the first time a full-time paid position" has been devoted specifically to affordable housing, she said of her new post where she will be paid $50,500.   "I'll be doing the nuts and bolts work," Ms. Moore noted.   She said James McManimon, director of planning and community development, also is involved since his office deals with planning, zoning, construction, land use, open space and affordable housing.   To allow for the creation of Ms. Moore's new post, the Township Committee amended the Salary and Wage Plan for 2007 by adding the classification, "municipal housing liaison." Ms. Moore's accrued benefits will transfer to her new p...
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By Jaimie OnullNeil, Mercer County NJ Real Estate
(Re/Max Tri County)
State Gives Approval for Capital Health System Move to Hopewell  Capital Health System (CHS) gained approval from the state to relocate most of its Mercer Medical Center campus from Trenton to Hopewell Township. The state approval is contingent upon several conditions, including CHS maintaining a satellite emergency room at the site on Bellevue Avenue in Trenton for three years. The hospital originally planned to move to Princess Road in Lawrence, but decided on the larger site in Hopewell because it offers more space and flexibility for expansion. CHS officials will soon begin seeking the needed approvals from Hopewell Township to build on a 165- acre parcel of land, which is east of Scotch Road and North I-95. The land is owned by Merrill Lynch and is already zoned for hospital use. U...
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By Jaimie OnullNeil, Mercer County NJ Real Estate
(Re/Max Tri County)
Dear Friends and Families of Hopewell Valley Wrestling!I am very excited to announce the 2nd annual Bulldog 5K, a fundraiser for the Hopewell Valley Central High School Wrestling Team, scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 30, 2007 on the lovely grounds of Washington Crossing Park in Titusville.  Thanks to last year's inaugural race, organized by long time program supporter, Jim Lebbad, funds were raised to help provide many of the important extras for the team through the season.  And what a season 2006-2007 turned out to be!Senior Warren Gerstacker set a career takedown record with 102 takedowns! Junior George Saliba set an individual season record with 32 wins and 18 pins! Sophomore Irka Pearse-Drance won the Girls State title with 4 pins! 3 wrestlers had over 20 wins for the season...
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By Jaimie OnullNeil, Mercer County NJ Real Estate
(Re/Max Tri County)
Lets Continue to Make Miracles Happen!!!! Lets Continue to make Miracles Happen!     RE/MAX Tri County is preparing to host the 14th Annual Children's Miracle Network Golf Outing on Monday, June 18th, at the Olde York Country Club to benefit Children's Hospital in Philadelphia and New Brunswick.As an office, we had another very successful year.  With your help, not only did we close 1,510 homes in 2006, but we raised over $85,000.00 for the Children's Miracle Network.  Again, we are proud to say our success is not limited to business.  Our Commitment to Children's Miracle Network( CMN ) is an ongoing endeavor that relies on your continued support.   We have for 14 years running been the top fund raising office in the State of New Jersey and several years in the top spot through out the ...
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By Jaimie OnullNeil, Mercer County NJ Real Estate
(Re/Max Tri County)
Public hearing and adoption vote set for June 11 meeting    A proposed $19,149,693 municipal budget for 2007 was unanimously introduced by the full Hopewell Township Committee Monday night.   The proposed budget, up $82,828 from last year, is scheduled for a public hearing and adoption vote at the June 11 committee meeting.   Township officials said the proposed spending plan includes no major changes to township government. If adopted in its present form, the budget would yield a municipal tax rate increase of 1 cent per $100 of assessed property value, to 25 cents.\   This 2-cent slash coupled with a 1-cent increase in the proposed municipal spending plan translates to a net 1-cent reduction.   For a home assessed at $549,400, the township average, an overall municipal tax rate reduct...
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By Jaimie OnullNeil, Mercer County NJ Real Estate
(Re/Max Tri County)
Hopewell Valley Golf Club Information visit them at Hopewell Valley Golf ClubLocated in central New Jersey, Hopewell Valley Golf Club is a member owned private golf and country club founded in 1927 on a 190 acre country estate & horse farm.  Facilities include a Thomas Winton designed 18-hole championship golf course, an Olympic size swimming pool, three Lee's HydroCourt tennis courts, two platform tennis courts, and a clubhouse featuring two formal dining rooms with adjoining decks and a mixed grill room.Nestled in historic Hopewell Township, our country lane invites you to explore membership possibilities.
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By Jaimie OnullNeil, Mercer County NJ Real Estate
(Re/Max Tri County)
Hopewell Township Preserves Foster Farm  On April 23, Hopewell Township Committee passed an ordinance allowing for the preservation of 48 acres off Woosamonsa Road in Hopewell Township as farmland. Under the ordinance, the township and state must equally split the cost of purchasing an agricultural easement for 48 of the 52 acres of property owned by Tom and Mary Foster. The easement will allow the Fosters to retain ownership of the 48 acres on the condition that it only be used as farmland. The easement would be permanent, meaning the same condition would apply to any purchaser of the property. The Fosters' home is on the 4 acres of the 52-acre tract not earmarked for the agricultural easement
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By Christine O'Shea
(Christine E O'Shea Broker)
 Spring Time in Hopewell Boro, altho it is slightly chilly today and snow flurries are outside my window.Oh well, time to go feed the horses and change to go show some properties.  Better take the Hemi.Seriously, folks, unless you personally experience it of live in close proximity to it, you can't justify writing about it just to get points and the locals don't take kindly to "out of towner's" taking their thunder.Photo courtesy of Hopewell Boro Web Site.  http://www.hopewellboro-nj.us/cms/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1 
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By Desiree Daniels
(RE/MAX Tri County)
Municipal Overview: Hopewell Borough  Form of Government: All legislative powers of the Borough of Hopewell are exercised by the Borough Council. These powers can take the form of a resolution, ordinance or proclamation. The Borough Council meets once a month, usually the first Monday of the month, at 7:30 PM in the Court Room at Borough Hall. The Mayor presides at these meetings. These meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, and all public meetings have time allotted for members of the public to speak on any issues they wish to address to the Council.The Mayor appoints volunteers to serve on the various boards and commissions to assist the Borough with its duties and responsibilities to the community. If you are interested in volunteering to ser...
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By Desiree Daniels
(RE/MAX Tri County)
Hopewell Borough Council Approves Rewrite of Master Plan On February 5, Hopewell Borough Council voted unanimously to accept the 2007 Master Plan, which was previously approved by the Planning Board on January 10. The council's vote enables officials to move forward on recommendations included in the Master Plan for open space preservation, affordable housing, and municipal facilities and services. Council has the authority to pass legislation relevant to the recommendations made in the Master Plan. However, the state Municipal Land Use Law requires council seek the review and recommendation of the Planning Board before undertaking projects funded from the borough's capital budget.One of the first capital projects to be reviewed by the Planning Board in 2007 was the renovation of the fo...
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By Christine O'Shea
(Christine E O'Shea Broker)
Countdown to St. Michaels is now down to $202,000 according to the Hopewell Valley News.D&R Greenway received an additional $100,000 from an anoymous private donor.  The deadline for the funds is March 15th.  It seeme like they will make it.   There are many fundraisers and events underway and the residents want to keep the area green, free of a mega housing development or shopping center.  It is difficult to describe unless you see the area in person.Anyone interested in real estate in Hopewell Township or Hopewell Boro, lcan contact me at coshea@nationsrealtors.com.
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By Christine O'Shea
(Christine E O'Shea Broker)
Monthly Statistics for the Date Range SelectedDateUnits ListedListed VolumeListed AveragePendedUnits SoldSold VolumeSold AverageAverage DOMFeb 20071625,000625,00000N/AN/AN/AJan 200752,487,000497,40010N/AN/AN/A         Totals:63,112,000518,6661N/AN/AN/AN/A                   Inventory Accumulation for the Last 12 Full Months          Current Inventory *Inventory VolumeCurrent AverageAverage Monthly Sales**Inventory Accumulation ***126,653,099554,42426*Current Inventory is based on the actual available properties on the date this report was created.**Average Monthly Sales is the average sales for the last 12 full months***Inventory accumulation (in months) = Current Inventory Units / Average Monthly Sales    Pricing Details of Sold Units for the Date Range SelectedMinimum PricesMaximum Pri...
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By Christine O'Shea
(Christine E O'Shea Broker)
Hopewell Boro Train Station in WinterHopewell Boro is something out of Norman Rockwell.  It is a place where there are town parades including Memorial Day with floats and bands, the residents line the streets with chairs and watch the children with decorated bikes.  On Halloween Children, Parents and dogs line up at the train station and parade over to the firehouse.  At Christmas there is a town tree lighting, with carrols and hot chocolate, and Santa delivers gifts from the firetruck.   I have fallen in love with Hopewell and I know you will too.  If you are interested contact me at coshea@nationsrealtors.com or visit our web sites:  www.nationsrealtors.com to visit the mls for listings including Hopewell.To quote the boro web site:  Designated a "village center," Hopewell Borough is ...
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