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Memories of Bowcraft

 Author’s Note: Team Zuhl is not affiliated with the owners of Bowcraft or the Purchaser of the property. 

With the Bowcraft property being sold (not by Team Zuhl) it appears that the amusement park will be razed.  The current plan is for an apartment complex to be built on the site.

I grew up in Cranford, and in my youth, Bowcraft was a place where I spent many, many days.  Riding the rides, when I was a bit older (probably 17) we would go there for the arcades and mini-golf.  I have fond memories of bringing my nieces and nephews there and my own children got to enjoy Bowcraft in their younger years also.

So now, it is going to be a memory.  But a memory will be kept alive as long as people keep talking and sharing about it.

Here’s where you come in.  Please leave your memories and photos about Bowcraft in the comments below.  I’m sure that even though we will all miss Bowcraft, sharing these memories will help keep Bowcraft alive and will brighten the faces of many young and old.

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Scotch Plains Real Estate News – November 2015

Scotch Plains is a township in south western Union County. It is home to nearly 24,000 people.

There are currently 168 homes offered for sale in Scotch Plains, ranging in price from $184,995 to $1,888,000 – something for every budget. Twenty homes were sold in October, slightly lower than the 12 month average of 28 homes.

Homes in Scotch Plains were sold in October after an average of 63 days on the market. The average sale price was  $610,389, significantly higher than the 12 month average of $512997.

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

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Scotch Plains Real Estate – August 2015

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

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How long will it take to sell my house in Scotch Plains?

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

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Buying and Selling a Scotch Plains Home – July 2015

Before you buy or sell a home in Scotch Plains, 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 176 homes offered for sale in Scotch Plains. This is pretty normal for Scotch Plains – you can see in the graph below that every sumer has a peak inventory of roughly 175 homes. The summer market is definitiely heating up.

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Prices: The average price of a sold home in Scotch Plains in June was $472,235. This is 8% higher than June of 2014 when the average sale price was $439030 but 8% lower than the 12 month average of $508,310. What’s happening? There’s a definite up-trend over the past year as the real estate market continues to settle, and you’ll notice that the peaks and valleys are less extreme now than they were three years ago.

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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 Scotch Plains 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: The average sold hom in Scotch Plains was sold after 56 days on the market. Looking at this graph of the past 3 years, it’s easy to see that things have improved quite dramatically although there are still some bumps in the road.

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

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The Scotch Plains, NJ, Real Estate Market Report for First Quarter, 2015

The Scotch Plains, 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 Scotch Plains’s real estate market is dead in the winter!

This winter, Scotch Plains had 125 active listings and 118 sold listings. The average sale price this winter was $551,616 with the average home selling 71 days.

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

Significantly more homes were sold this winter (118) compared to last winter (36).

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Inventory is slightly higher this year (125 listings) than last year (111).

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The average sale price in the first quarter of 2015 was $551,616 compared with an average sale price of $452,714 last year.

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The average home sold after 71 days this winter compared to 65 days in 2014.

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

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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!

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