Posts Tagged 'listings'

Matters Magazine features 151 Irving Av., the home of First Lady Frances Cleveland




The home of a first lady is always intriguing. The folks at Matters Magazine thought so also and did a multi-page spread.  It includes a lot more detail about Frances Cleveland (wife of Grover)

here’s the link to Matters Magazine’s feature.


here’s the link tot listing for sale

128 Prospect Pl., South Orange, NJ


Chic & Charming 4 bed, 2 bath Victorian on a great block has an easy walk or shuttle to MPLWD & SO trains, schools & shops. Front PORCH, Back Deck, Huge FAMILY ROOM & Recently renovated, modern KITCHEN & BATHS are some of the amenities in this beauty. Classic details that show the home’s CHARACTER include numerous BAY WINDOWS, a FIREPLACE, Hardwood Floors, Built-in shelves, Maple Kit Cabs, Dining room w/ built-in China cabinets. Master bedroom w/bulit-ins, Custom radiator covers. Great layout for entertaining. Active Neighborhood society. BRICK garage. Finished third floor has bedroom & lots of storage/cedar closet. Wired for FIOS.

click link below for more info

Sunny home for sale in South Orange

takextrUpdated Victorian in a great location with loads of charm, sun, a wraparound porch, back deck, hardwood floors and many other desirable features.  $549,000.  Contact me if you’d like to go see it.

link to the listing for details –

Listed at 30 New England Rd., Maplewood


Tudor/Colonial with 3 Bedrooms, 2 and a half baths listed for $549,000

Character, Charm & Comfort!  Beautiful and unique hardwood floors. Great area, fireplace, large rooms, patio, big yard, masterbath, many fine details and more!  see the listing link below for more details

Listed at 120 Roland in South Orange


New Listing at 120 Roland in South Orange – 5 bedroom, 2.1 bath – Sumptuous, spacious Victorian with front porch, back deck,  bright family room, updated kitchen, hardwood floors, grand staircase, fine details & only 12 minutes to train & village.  Only $579,000.  See listing for more details

Sales comparisons from 2011 to 2012

Here are full year sales figures for the year 2012.  The trend is looking positive as we head into the kickoff for the spring market.  The number of sales is up in both towns and the number of listings is down (Demand increasing and Supply decreasing).  Prices increased slightly in South Orange and are only slightly down in Maplewood.

Local figures are far below and see the link directly below for national projections.


Real Estate conditions improving in South Orange & Maplewood

Below is a snapshot of how the market has performed so far this year compared to last year.
Average Number of  listings is down, which is good for sellers and will begin to affect price.
Average Number of homes under contract is up, showing more buyers are willing to commit.
Average Number of homes closing is up significantly in South Orange.   In Maplewood it’s up only slightly.  In my opinion this indicates that some deals didn’t close because of mortgage or inspection issues, but at least the buyers are now making moves.
Average Numbers of Days on the Market is down in both towns which means homes are selling faster.
One area lagging is Average Sales Price, as you can see.
These are signs of an improving market, so let’s hope it accelerates since mortgage rates and home prices are insanely low.