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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.

As soon as we find out any new information about the site, we will post it here or on our website: http://www.waynezuhl.com/ 

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9/11 Memorial Service

Please join us in commemorating the memory of the 60 Union County residents whose lives were lost in the 9/11 attacks.

On Friday, September 11th, a uniformed Honor Guard will stand watch over the Union County 9/11 Memorial at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. The public will be asked to light candles in memory of those who died. The Union County memorial includes two World Trade Center girders and is enclosed in a five sided area which represents the Pentagon. There is an Eternal Flame which represents those lost in Pennsylvania as well as the members of the Armed Services and the emergency responders. The names of the sixty Union County residents are engraved into the memorial.

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There were nine residents of Union Township that died on 9/11. Scotch Plains had three residents who were lost and Springfield lost two of their own. Rahway remembers three lives lost and Roselle Park remembers one. Nine people from Summit were lost. New Providence lost six lives. Two residents of Berkeley Heights and one resident of Clark were lost . Cranford remembers six residents lost.

Buying or Selling a Home in Clark, NJ – July 2015

Clark, NJ is home to 15,000 people and was incorporated as a township in 1864. Clark was named for Abraham Clark, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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

Inventory:  clarkDOMjune2015

There are currently 54 single family homes offered for sale in Clark which is lower than we normally see in the summer. A lower inventory might boost prices. Twelve homes were sold in June, just under the 12 month average of 14 homes and lower than we normally see in June.

Prices:

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The average home that sold in Clark in June was sold for $489,458, almost 20% higher than the twelve month average in Clark. 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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Homes sell quickly in Clark. In June, the average home sold after 75 days, a bit longer than the 12 month average of 61 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 Clark, New Jersey, please call Team Zuhl! We’re happy to help you in all of your real estate needs!

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

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

This winter, Rahway had 190 active listings and 36 sold listings. The average sale price this winter was $211,662 with the average home selling after 125 days.

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

Significantly more homes were sold this winter (36) compared to last winter (29).

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Inventory is slightly higher this year (190 listings) than last year (185).

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The average sale price in the first quarter of 2015 was $211,662 compared with an average sale price of $215,300 last year.

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The average home sold after 125 days this winter compared to 133 days in 2014.

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

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

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

This winter, Fanwood had 32 active listings and 13 sold listings. The average sale price this winter was $462,885 with the average home selling after 76 days.

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

More homes were sold this winter (13) than last winter (10).

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Inventory is higher this year (32 listings) than last year (26).

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The average sale price in the first quarter of 2015 was $462,885 compared with an average sale price of $386,450 last year.

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The average home sold after 76 days this winter compared to 73 days in 2014.

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

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!

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