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Here comes Santa Claus, Fanwood!

Fanwood Recreation Commission invites all residents to welcome Santa Claus to

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Fanwood on December 2 at the North Avenue train station. Kids will be able to take a free photo with Santa beginning at 3 pm and holiday  music, crafts, refreshments and contests will be provided. Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr will light the Fanwood Christmas tree at 5 pm.

The Fanwood Fire Department, Rescue Squad, and PBA Local 123 will sponsor Santa’s door to door gift delivery. Santa will deliver gifts to Fanwood homes on December 15th starting at 11 am. You can drop off a gift starting on December 2nd and you can find the rules and schedule here

Union County Holiday Happenings

Welcome to December! Things are bustling in Union County this month with so much to do! 

Here’s a run down of exciting events you don’t want to miss:

Going on now until December 8th – Scotch Plains and Fanwood business are participating in a “Shop & Dine” event which was organized by Amy Boroff of Fanwood

who created a Facebook group titled “Scotch Plains – Fanwood Shop & Dine.” She is joined by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood BPA in sponsoring the event. Click here for more information.

December 1 and 2 – The Nutcracker Suite at Union County PAC in Rahway. For more information, click here.

December 2nd – The African Children’s Choir will perform their holiday show will perform at Enlow Hall  at Kean University,1000 Morris Avenue in Union. For more information, click here.

December 8 – The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea  perform holiday classics at Union County PAC in Rahway. You can find more information here. December 7 – A Rockin’ Holiday Celebration starring Lightning Lou Christie and Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners will perform at Union County PAC in Rahway.  Click here for ticketing information and times.

December 9 – The Greater Newark Youth Orchestras’ 23rd Annual Winter Concert at Union County PAC in Rahway. For more information, click here.

December 13 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party will take place at Union County PAC in Rahway.  Click here for ticketing information and times.

December 15 and 16 – The Nutcracker Ballet at Kean University,1000 Morris Avenue in Union. More information can be found by clicking here.

December 16 – Holiday Brass, a quartet of brass and percussion, will perform holiday favorites at Enlow Hall at Kean University,1000 Morris Avenue in Union. Please click  here for more information.


Happy Holidays, Union County!


Is it a Good Idea to Sell your Home during the Holidays?

Conventional wisdom may sound something like this – don’t bother putting your home on the market in the winter because it’s the slowest time of the year in the real estate market.

That may be true.


Why wouldn’t you want to put your home on the market when the competition is few and far between?

Think about it – most people take their homes off the market because they believe that winter is the slowest month. And, therefore, their house doesn’t sell in the winter, perpetuating the myth!

The truth is – home buyers who are looking in December are typically more serious buyers. They know what they want and they’re ready to act. Putting your home on the market in December practically guarantees that you won’t have curious neighbors just stopping by without any serious intention of making an offer. You might not get as many showings in December, but the ones you get will be more serious!

Here’s another reason to consider putting your home on the market in December – your home is probably at its most beautiful when the holiday decorations are up! Imagine the photographs that will go on the MLS!  Of course, if you decide to sell in the winter, you’ll have to make sure that your porches, sidewalks, decks, and driveway are clear of snow and ice. It’s also a bit harder to keep the floors of the house clean with snow and mud being tracked in. But on the plus side, your holiday decorations are a great way to add some extra lighting to your home and show it at its best.

A third reason you might want to put your home on the market now is because you could tap into an emotional market – buyers are less likely to make low offers. A buyer who’s looking at your house in December and decides it’s the house for them is probably going to make a good offer because there are fewer houses to choose from and they don’t want to risk losing the one that they found!

Here’s a fourth reason – buyers on holiday vacation have more time to look at houses!

Do you need a fifth reason to sell during the holidays? Your buyers who may have tax reasons to buy before the end of the year and are therefore in some kind of rush.

Reason six – The biggest month of the year for job transfers is January and someone who needs to move in January may be knocking on your door this month!

Seven – If you sell now, you’ll be able to buy without a contingency in the spring when there are more houses to choose from (and therefore lower prices).

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