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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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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!

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

 

Inventory up in Westfield

When you’re ready to begin thinking of buying or selling a home in Westfield, NJ, you need to understand the real estate market conditions. Here’s what you need to know this month.

Inventory: There are currently 218 single family homes offered for sale in Westfield, ranging in price from $119,000 to $4,995,000.  Thirty homes were sold in May – compared with the 41 homes that were sold in May, 2013, this is a sluggish start to the summer real estate market. Image

What does this mean for you?

If you’re selling your home in Westfield, do what you can to make your home stand out in the crowd. Be sure that your agent has a robust marketing campaign. Price your home competitively. Make any necessary repairs. 

Prices: Prices are up from last monthwhen they had taken quite a dive and the average sold price in May is about 13% higher than the six month average. 

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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.

 

Westfield Inventory up and Prices down

Before you buy or sell in Westfield, an important first step is to educate yourself on the market conditions. Team Zuhl has crunched the numbers for you and here’s what you need to know.

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For more information, to browse listings, or for your free Comparative Market Analysis, please contact us.

What’s up with Westfield’s Real Estate Market?

One of the hottest towns in Union County is Westfield. Great schools, fantastic downtown shopping and restaurants, and an easy commute to NYC make it one of the most sought after towns for home buyers.

To find out how much your home in Westfield is worth, please click here. To search for a home in Westfield, please click here.

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