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Real Estate Market Report for Mountainside, NJ – August 2015

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If you’re planning on selling your Mountainside home, call Team Zuhl today for a free comparative market analysis of your home. If you’re thinking of buying a home in Mountainside, call us today!

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How Long Will It Take To Sell Your House in Mountainside?

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If you’re planning on selling your Mountainside home, call Team Zuhl today for a free comparative market analysis of your home. If you’re thinking of buying a home in Mountainside, call us today!

For more information on selling your home:

For more information on Mountainside Real Estate:

Not intended to solicit currently listed properties.

Buying or Selling a Home in Mountainside – July, 2015

Before you buy or sell a home in Mountainside, your first step is to understand how the real estate market is performing. Here’s what you need to know this summer.

Inventory: There are currently 50 single family homes offered for sale in Mountainside. This is an unusually low inventory for the beginning of summer. Low inventory sometimes results in an increase in prices. There were 8 homes sold in June in Mountainside.

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Prices:

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The average sale price of a home in Mountainside in June of 2015 was $698,681. This is 11% higher than the 12 month average of $625,728 and the highest June average of the past several years.

Sellers who want to get top dollar for their home will want to be sure that their marketing is on point and that their home is appropriately priced. Buyers who are looking for a bargain in Clark will want to do their research. When you find the home you want to buy, be sure that your offer is competitive because there are many multiple offer situations this summer.

Days on Market:

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Eight homes were sold in June in Mountainside and they were sold after an average of 55 days on the market, the fastest June sales in several years. The 12 month average in Mountainside is 63 days.

Home sellers who are interested in selling their property quickly will need to be sure that the home is priced correctly. Overpriced homes sell much more slowly, if they sell at all. Condition also affects the speed at which a home will sell. Homes that are cleaner, more up to date, and in better condition will sell faster than others.
If you are a buyer or a seller interested in a home in Union County, please call Team Zuhl! We’re happy to help you in all of your real estate needs!

If you’re planning on selling your Mountainside home, call Team Zuhl today for a free comparative market analysis of your home. If you’re thinking of buying a home in Mountainside, call us today!

For more information on selling your home:

For more information on Mountainside Real Estate:

Not intended to solicit currently listed properties.

The Mountainside, NJ, Real Estate Market Report for First Quarter, 2015

The Mountainside, NJ, Real Estate Market Report for First Quarter, 2015

Winter is the slowest time in Union County Real Estate. Not only do homes take longer than average to sell in the winter, they also sell for less in the winter than they do the rest of the year.

But don’t think for even one moment that Mountainside’s real estate market is dead in the winter!

This winter, Mountainside had 35 active listings and 10 sold listings. The average sale price this winter was $689,900 with the average home selling after 48 days.

How does the winter of 2014-15 compare with previous years?

Slightly fewer homes were sold this winter (10) compared to last winter (13).

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Inventory is higher this year (35 listings) than last year (28).

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The average sale price in the first quarter of 2015 was $689,900 compared with an average sale price of $604,531 last year.

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The average home sold after 48 days this winter compared to 59 days in 2014.

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If you’re planning on selling your Mountainside home, call Team Zuhl today for a free comparative market analysis of your home. If you’re thinking of buying a home in Mountainside, call us today!

For more information on selling your home:

For more information on Mountainside Real Estate:

Not intended to solicit currently listed properties.

How long will it take to sell my Union County home?

The length of time it takes to sell your Union County home is dependent on several factors, the most important of which are:

  1. Location
  2. Condition
  3. Upgrades
  4. Marketing

The average Union County home that was sold in 2014 was sold after 66.6 days with the range in Days on Market from 50 days (Cranford) to 105 days (Linden).  Among the fastest towns were Fanwood with 51 days, Westfield with 53 days, and Garwood with 54 days. Among the slowest towns were Union with 96 days and Rahway at 85 days.

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More great news – every single town in Union County had a faster average Days on Market in 2014 than in 2012.

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The county average showed that homes in Union County sold 14% faster in 2014 than in 2012. The biggest improvement in DOM were Rahway and Fanwood with a 33% decrease in time it takes to sell a home. The slowest improvement was in Linden which only showed a 5% decrease in time to sell a home.

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How does this affect you? If you’re a homeowner, you can improve the length of time it takes to sell your home by improving its condition.  Another critical step is to choose a competent and professional agent who can market your home appropriately.

When you’re ready to buy or sell a Union County home, please contact us for more information!

What is your Union County Home Worth?

Happy New Year, Union County!

With the new year comes new data, and one of the most compelling numbers we’ve crunched this week has been the change in prices from 2012 to 2014.

County-wide, the average home in Union County sold for 3.9% more in 2014  than the average home in 2012. Not every town, however, saw an increase and some towns were bigger winners than others. Garwood is the biggest winner over the past 2 years – the average sale price of a home in Garwood increased by 40% from 2012 to 2014. Also on the winner’s board was Clark with a 16.3% increase. Mountainside saw a 14.7% increase in prices and Rahway is up by 14.5%. Fanwood home prices increased by 12.6% during this time period and Springfield increased by 9.9%. Lesser gains were seen by Westfield at 4/2%, Linden at 1.5% , and Union at 0.8%.

Three Union County towns saw decreases in home values when 2014 average home sales were compared to 2012. Cranford homes lost 0.5% value, Scotch Plains lost 1.8% value and Kenilworth comes in with the biggest loss of 9.4%.

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What is your home worth? A home’s value is dependent on many things including location, condition, upgrades, and marketing. The average home in Union County in 2014 was sold for $403,443. In 2014, homes in Westfield were the highest valued homes in Union County. The average Westfield home that was sold in 2014 was sold for $711,933. Mountainside wasn’t far behind with an average price of $605,184. In the middle of the pack were Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Clark, and Springfield with average sale prices in the $400k range. Cranford, Garwood, and Kenilworth all had average sale prices in the $300k range and Union, Rahway, and Linden had average sale prices in the $200k range.

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When you’re ready to buy or sell a Union County home, please contact us for more information!

Union County Market Reports – July 2014

When you’re ready to buy or sell a home, one of the first steps you need to take is to educate yourself about the local market conditions. Here’s what you need to know this month:

 

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Summer Recreation in Union County Parks

Union County’s Park System has plenty to entertain you and the family and friends this summer. There are dozens of parks throughout the County, each with something different to offer summer fun lovers!

Where can I bike in Union County?

  • Ashbrook Reservation in Scotch Plains
  • Echo Lake Park in Mountainside/Westfield
  • Lenape Park in Union/Westfield
  • Nomahegal Park in Cranford
  • Oak Ridge Park in Clark/Edison
  • Rahway River Parkway in Cranford
  • Warinanco Park in Elizabeth/Rosellebiking

Where can I canoe or kayak in Union County?

  • Milton Lake park in Clark/Rahway
  • Passaic River Parkway in Berkeley Heights/Summit
  • Rahway River Parkway in Clark
  • Watchung Reservation

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Where is there a dog park in Union County?

  • Echo Lake Park in Mountainside/Westfield

Where can I fish in Union County?

  • Blackbrook Park in Kenilworth
  • Briant Park in Summit
  • Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield
  • Echo Lake Park in Mountainside/Westfield
  • Elizabeth River Parkway in Hilside/Union
  • Green Brook Park in Plainfield
  • Lenape Park in Cranford/Kenilworth/Springfield/Union/Westfield
  • McConnell Park in Cranford
  • Milton Lake Park in Clark/Rahway
  • Nomahegan Park in Cranford
  • Passaic River Parkway in Berkeley Heights
  • Rahway River Parkway in Rahway/Clark/Linden/Cranford/Springfield
  • Watchung Reservation

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Where are there fitness trails in Union County?

  • Briant Park in Summit
  • Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield
  • Echo Lake Park in Mountainside
  • Esposito Park in Cranford
  • Nomahegan Park in Cranford
  • Oak Ridge Park in Clark/Edison
  • Phil Rizzuto Park in Union/Elizabeth
  • Ponderosa Park in Scotch Plains
  • Rahway River Parkway in Rahway/Springfeld

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Where can I play handball in Union County?

  • Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield
  • Mattano Park in Elizabeth

Where are there Nature Trails in Union County?

  • Ashbrook Reservation in Scotch Plains
  • Lenape Park in Cranford/Kenilworth/Springfield/Union/Westfield
  • Milton Lake Park in Clark/Rahway
  • Passaic River Parkway in Berkeley Heights/New Providence/Summit
  • Watchung Reservation

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Where are there pedal boats in Union County?

  • Echo Lake Park in Mountainside/Westfield
  • Rahway River Parkway in Cranford

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Where are there water sprays in Union County?

  • Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield
  • Phil Rizzuto Park in Union/Elizabeth
  • Ponderosa Park in Scotch Plains
  • Watchung Reservation

Where are there tennis courts in Union County?

  • Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield
  • Mattano Park in Elizabeth
  • Rahway River Park in Rahway
  • Unami Park in Cranford/Garwood/Westfield

 

Mountainside Real Estate Market Update – June, 2014

Before you buy or sell a home in Mountainside, an important first step is to learn about the real estate market conditions. Here’s what you need to know for June, 2014.

Inventory: There are currently 51 homes offered for sale in Mountainside. They range in price from $319,000 to $2,000,000. Click here to view the current listings.

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Prices: The average sale price in Mountainside in June was $555,000 and the average sale price over the past 12 months was $550,180.

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What does this mean to you? The increase in inventory in Mountainside is a normal increase for summer and may not impact prices.  The nearly stagnant average sale price is of more obvious concern. If you are thinking of selling your home, be sure that it is in perfect showing condition. Be sure to consult a Real Estate professional for a Comparative Market Analysis that will help you to price your home competitively.

To view this month’s infographic, please click here:

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If you’re interested in purchasing a home in Mountainside or the surrounding area, please see a complete list of homes at www.WayneZuhl.com or by clikcing here. If you’re planning to sell your Mountainside home, please call us at 908-917-4189 for a free comparative market analysis of your home.

For more information on selling your home:

For more information on Mountainside Real Estate:

Not intended to solicit currently listed properties.

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Mountainside Real Estate Market for May, 2014

Before you buy or sell a home in Mountainside, NJ, please be sure that you understand the local market conditions. Here’s everything you need to know this month.

Inventory:

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In Moutainside, the amount of homes offered for sale typically peaks in the summer and drops in the winter, and this year is no exception. However, Montainside’s real estate inventory this May is dramatically lower than in previous years.

What does this mean to you?

If you’re thinking of buying a home in Mountainside, you still have plenty of beautiful homes to choose from. There are lots of other buyers out there also, so you need to be ready to act fast when you find the home you love! Click here to browse listings and then call us for an appointment!

Homeowners in Mountainside might not find a stronger buyer’s market this year. Buyers want to get into their homes before the end of summer, and adding your home to a low inventory could result in getting top dollar for your home! Call us if you’re ready to list now!

Prices:

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The average sale price in Moutainside in May was $831,315 – significantly higher than the average price we’ve seen over the past several years. This is a result of one or two very high priced homes driving the average up.

But outside of the one or two high priced homes, prices in Mountainside are still strong and have increased pretty steadily over the past several months. 

How can you get top dollar for your home?

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you can be sure that your selling price will be the highest possible by ensuring three things:

1. The home is in top showing condition. It is clean, uncluttered, and easy to show.

2. The home has been maintained and no repairs are needed.

3. The home has upgrades such as updated kitchens and baths which make it more appealing to buyers.

 

 

If you’re interested in purchasing a home in Mountainside or the surrounding area, please see a complete list of homes at www.WayneZuhl.com or by clikcing here. If you’re planning to sell your Mountainside home, please call us at 908-917-4189 for a free comparative market analysis of your home.

For more information on Mountainside Real Estate:

Not intended to solicit currently listed properties.

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