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Union’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 2016

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your friends in Union! 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Reviewing Stand Festivities start at 12:00 noon at the Main Reviewing Stand at the corner of Morris Avenue and Stuyvesant Avenue in Union

Parade begins at 1:00 pm from Morris Avenue and along Commerce Avenue and Jeanette Avenue

Parade continues east along Morris Avenue, turns at the reviewing stand at Stuyvensant Avenue and ends at Roosevelt Avenue

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Special Attraction: The New Jersey Hall of Fame Travelling Museum

 

 

This year’s General Chairwoman is Kerry E. Ricci and the Grand Marshal is Frank McGovern. This year’s parade is dedicated to the Children of Irish Heritage.

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:

 

For more information on selling your home:

 

Union Real Estate Market Report – June 2014

When you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Union, a necessary first step is to research the real estate market conditions. Here’s what you need to know this month.

Inventory: There are currently 347 homes offered for sale in Union. They range in price from $65,000 to $1,840,00.  This is an exceptionally low inventory and the laws of supply and demand would indicate that prices will go up as an increased number of buyers are eager to be settled before the end of the summer.

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Prices: The average sale price in Union in June was $256,649, just slightly above the 12 month average of $250,512. Prices have been relatively stagnant for the past year, although there is a downward trend when we compare past years.

2014 average YTD =$239,392

2013 average = $256,665

2012 average = $245527

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To see this month’s infographic, please click here.

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

For more information on selling a Union home:

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Buyer’s Market in Union

If you’re ready to buy or sell in Union, please check out our latest market report.

Here’s a quick summary:

  • Inventory is up and slow to sell. The average home sold after 147 days on the market in May.
  • Prices for the past 12 months have held relatively steady, and the average sale in May was roughly equal to the average sale over the past 12 months. 

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What’s your favorite Farmers Market?

A farmers market evokes memories of sunshine, mouth watering berries, giant tables covered with bright vegetables, and corn on the cob so sweet it could be a dessert. I love picking giant shoppings bags filled with fresh fruits and vegetables and then piling them up on my kitchen table and cooking the day away. If you’re a farmer’s market lover, like we are, then get ready because the season is just about to begin. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Liberty Hall Museum Community Farmers Market at 1003 Morris Ave in Union on Thursdays from 11am-5pm from June 8th until October 30th. Tons of Jersey Fresh produce, wine, cheese, breads, honey, pickles, coffees, crafts, syrups.
  • Roselle Park Farmers Market at the corner of Chestnut Street and East Grant Ave in  in the gazebo parking lot of Michael Mauri Park in Roselle Park on Wednesdays from 1pm to 6pm from July 3rd to October 30th. Fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, baked goods, pickles.
  • Scotch Plains Farmers Market at 430 Park Avenue in the Municipal Parking Lot in Scotch Plains on Saturdays from 8am to 2 pm from May 17th through November. Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods.
  • Springfield Farmers Market at Dayton High School at 139 Mountain Avenue in Springfield on Mondays from 12 noon to 6 pm from July 1st through August. Fruits, vegetables, baked goods, granola.
  • Westfield Farmers Market at the South Avenue Train Station in Westfield on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 2pm from July 5th through October 25th. Fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, granola, dried fruits, cheese, yogurt, eggs, baked goods, honey.

How do you know what’s locally ripe and in season? Try RipeTrack. Just type in the fruit or vegetable you’re looking for and see if you’ll be buying locally grown produce. Alternately, click What’s In Season Right Now and see all of the produce that local farmers are picking today.

 

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