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If you’re ready to buy, Union is the town for you!

Now is the time to buy in Union! There are plenty of beautiful homes available for sale in a wide range of prices. 

For more information on selling a Union home:

If you’re considering selling your Union home, call us today for a free comparative market analysis of your home.

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Time to Buy in Union!

Union, NJ, is home to nearly 57,000 people. It occupies northern Union County in the area that was called Connecticut Farms in the 18th Century. 

There are six primary (PreK-4) schools: Battle Hill SchoolHannah Caldwell SchoolConnecticut Farms Elementary SchoolFranklin SchoolLivingston SchoolWashington SchoolCentral Five-Jefferson School serves grade 5, and Burnet Middle School and Kawameeh Middle School serve grades 6 though 8. Union High School serves 2400 students in grades 9-12.

There are currently 241 homes offered for sale in Union. After a bit of a dip last month, the inventory has partially recovered but is still lower than it’s been in years. Low inventory may bring higher prices – as demand out-buys supply, prices tend to rise.

 

Prices in Union took a bit of a dive this winter, so spring should bring a correction. The average sold home in Union in January was sold for $229,100, about 25% lower than January of 2013. As the temperatures rise in the spring, prices may rise as well. In the meantime, if you are selling a home, make sure you’re list price is at or below market value to ensure that your home sells within a reasonable amount of time. Keep up with the maintenance of your home – don’t let it look run down or outdated, or the value will drop and buyers will walk past.

 

Homes are taking longer to sell than they did last summer. In July, 2013, the average Days on Market was 71 days and in January, 2014, that number had increased to 113 days. If you want to buy a home, this may be the best time for you!

 

For more information on selling a Union home:

If you’re considering selling your Union home, call us today for a free comparative market analysis of your home.

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Big range of homes for sale in Union

Union, NJ, is home to nearly 57,000 people. It occupies northern Union County in the area that was called Connecticut Farms in the 18th Century. 

There are six primary (PreK-4) schools: Battle Hill SchoolHannah Caldwell SchoolConnecticut Farms Elementary SchoolFranklin SchoolLivingston SchoolWashington SchoolCentral Five-Jefferson School serves grade 5, and Burnet Middle School and Kawameeh Middle School serve grades 6 though 8. Union High School serves 2400 students in grades 9-12.

With 246 single family homes for sale in Union, there’s something for everyone. Prices range from to $84,900 $1,250,000 with property sizes from condos to 40 acre luxury properties. Inventory has dropped since the peak of spring, 2012, and has stayed relatively low for all of 2013. 

 

 

 

With lower inventory, prices tend to increase and that’s exactly what we’re seeing. The average sale price of a home in Union in December was $270,806, well above the average 2013 sale price of $257,398 and even higher than the average 2012 sale price of $234,427.

 

 

Sales are still sluggish compared to the rest of Union County. The average Union County home sold in 76 days in 2013, but the average home in Union Township sold after 109 days. While this is still an improvement over the 2012 average of 116 days, December 2013 was sluggish at 141 days.

 

For more information on selling a Union home:

If you’re considering selling your Union home, call us today for a free comparative market analysis of your home.

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Two-Family Homes for sale in Union County

122 two-family homes are currently offered for sale in Union County. Prices range from $150,000 to $750,000. You can search through the homes by clicking here and then contact us for an appointment to tour the ones you like.

Where are the two family homes?

Nearly every town in Union County has at least one two-family home for sale. Westfield has a beautiful duplex offered for $749,900. There is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath two-family home in Linden offered for $599,000. Cranford has a beautiful home on nearly a quarter of an acre for only $$539,000 and Clark has a six bedroom home for $494,500.

Investors will be pleased to see that there are  5 great two-family homes for $150,000 – in Linden, Rahway, Plainfield and Union.

Why buy a Two Family Home? 

Buyers of two family homes are often investors – they seek to live in one unit and rent the other unit. With rental prices in Union County so high, they often see a return on investment quickly.

Buyers of two family homes may also buy the two family home for their family. They may seek to live in one unit and have their adult children or elderly parents live in the other unit, saving housing costs and providing a lifestyle that suits some people.

Homes in Union County are Selling Quickly!

When you put your home on the market in Union, you should be ready to move quickly. Nearly all of Union County saw a marked decrease in the average Days on Market of a sold home in 2013 as compared to 2012, and the average home that sold in Union County in 2013 sold in fewer than 75 days as compared to an average of 88 days in 2012. Certainly, location within Union County had some effect on this as well, so here is the breakdown by town: 

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Westfield, the fastest selling town in 2012, continues to sell faster than 2012 but not as quickly as Garwood, Mountainside, Fanwood, and Cranford. Rahway, the slowest selling town in 2012, is now faster selling than Union and Linden. 

When we combine these two graphs, we see how each town’s Days On Market changed from 2012 to 2013. 

 

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Twons like Mountainside, Fanwood, Clark, Scotch Plains, and Rahway saw dramatic improvements in selling times whereas other towns like Westfield, Garwood, and Kenilworth only saw small improvements. Interesting to note that only Linden saw an actual increase in selling time from 2012 to 2013. We recently published the 2013 End of the Year Real Estate Market Report for Union County in which we compared the average sale prices of homes in Union County towns from 2012 with sale prices in 2013.

Looked at another way, below we have each town represented by a bar indicating the increase or decrease in selling time. 

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How does this affect you? Call Team Zuhl for a free Comparative Market Analysis and find out what your home is worth today!

Union’s Real Estate Market

Union, NJ, is home to nearly 57,000 people. It occupies northern Union County in the area that was called Connecticut Farms in the 18th Century.

There are six primary (PreK-4) schools: Battle Hill SchoolHannah Caldwell SchoolConnecticut Farms Elementary SchoolFranklin SchoolLivingston SchoolWashington SchoolCentral Five-Jefferson School serves grade 5, and Burnet Middle School and Kawameeh Middle School serve grades 6 though 8. Union High School serves 2400 students in grades 9-12.

There are currently 319 homes offered for sale. This is the lowest inventory Union has seen since December of 2012. Only 28 homes were sold in Union in November, much lower than the average of 43 homes sold per month this summer.

Prices in Union have been holding steady. The average sale price of a home in Union in November was $260,225. Compare that to $256,809 which is the average sale price of a home in Union so far in 2012. In 2013, the average sale price was $245,527, so there is some growth, although it’s very slow.

Homes in Union sold more slowly in November than they had for the past 6 months. The average home that sold in November was on the market for 127 days. Compare this to 102 days which is the average for the year so far.

For more information on selling a home:

To see photos and descriptions of all of the homes currently offered for sale in Union, please click here.

If you’re considering selling your Union home, call us today for a free comparative market analysis of your home.

For more information on Union Real Estate:

The Union Real Estate Market Report

Union, NJ, is home to nearly 57,000 people. It occupies northern Union County in the area that was called Connecticut Farms in the 18th Century. Nearly 57,000 people live in Union.

There are six primary (PreK-4) schools:

Central Five-Jefferson School serves grade 5, and Burnet Middle School and Kawameeh Middle School serve grades 6 though 8. Union High School serves 2400 students in grades 9-12.

In September , there were 344 homes listed for sale and 31 homes sold. This results in a months supply of 6.7. This number tells you how many months it would take for all the current homes for sale on the market to sell, based upon the rate of sales in the past. A Months of Supply of less than 5 months is what real estate professionals often call a “seller’s market.” This means that there are more buyers than sellers in the area and homes are selling quicker than they are being put on the market. Typically, this increases prices. In September of 2012, the months supply was 9.4union months supply

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To browse the 344 homes offered for sale in Union, click here.

The average sale price in Union in September was $273,372. This is 17% higher than the average sale price in September of 2012.

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For more information on selling a home:

To see photos and descriptions of all of the homes currently offered for sale in Union, please click here.

If you’re considering selling your Union home, call us today for a free comparative market analysis of your home.

For more information on Union Real Estate:

Open House today – 1937 Arbor Lane in Union, NJ

 

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1937 Arbor Lane in Union, NJ

1937 Arbor Lane

Come and see this BEAUTIFUL 5 bedroom, 2.1 bath home. This home features custom hardwood flooring, fireplace, fenced in yard, covered deck, partly finished basement, and a huge eat in kitchen.  It has an in-law suite which features a living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a full bath.  Living here you’ll have easy access to the Garden State Parkway, Routes 22 and 78 as well as the New Jersey Turnpike.

This home is listed for only $329,000.  Come by and take a look!

 

To see photos and descriptions of all of the homes currently offered for sale in Union, please click here.

If you’re considering selling your Union home, call us today for a free comparative market analysis of your home.

For more information on Union Real Estate:

 

 

 

Beautiful Union Home for sale!

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Team Zuhl and Hallmark Realtors are proud to present

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1937 Arbor Lane, Union

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This beautifully finished home features an in-law suite, gorgeous hardwood floors, fireplace, large kitchen, and tons of storage.

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 full baths, 1 half bath
  • large eat in kitchen
  • second kitchen upstairs
  • large property – 57′ x 145′
  • fenced yard
  • offered for $329,900

Call Wayne at 908-917-4189 to see this home!

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Price Reduced on this beautiful Union home!

 team zuhl and hallmark are proud to present

 

 

 

a price correction for

 

1937 Arbor Lane, Union

 

The price has just been reduced to $329,900!!!!

1937 Arbor Lane

This home is absolutely stunning!  

 

Features:

  •  4/5 bedrooms

  • beautiful handcrafted woodwork throughout

  • open floor plan

  • LOTS of storage space.

  • bright kitchen

  • large dining room

  • bright family room with handcrafted entertainment center

  • The second floor can be used as an in-law suite.  It features a kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a large living room.

  • porch, fenced in yard

  • attached garage

  • partially finished basement

  • located on a beautiful dead end street in the Orchard Park section of Union

  • Renovation Loan financing is available

Contact us for more information.

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