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Sunday, July 24, 2016

They call them Flipper, Flipper...

Just over 2 years ago, I was trying to find a buyer for a short sale in Maplewood. I had a few offers from existing investor/flippers but none would five the bank the minimum they wanted and the home had too much cosmetic work for the average first time home buyer's wishes.

I would then come to find a newly minted investor who was interested. They purchased my listing in the Hilton Section of Maplewood for $222,500 and then proceeded to use their HGTV eye for design and updated this home from top to bottom. In some cases we reused portions of the home that could be made more current in taste and materials and in other cases we made some alternations. In the end, we put the home on the market for $375,000 and sold it in a bidding war for $426,550, almost double their purchase price.


BEFORE


AFTER

In another example, this home on Oberlin became a distressed sale. Another set of local investors came in and bought it for $345,000 and then renovated it from top to bottom. They put it on the market for $679,000 and sold it for $695,000.


BEFORE

AFTER

While its sad to see homes that have gone into disrepair, it's enlightening to see what can be done with some imagination, elbow grease and of course money. Yet, the ends clearly do justify all the work and money. Further, the township now has homes that were once eyesores now looked upon as highly coveted homes in our town.

This isn't the only area seeing such benefit. There are many examples of work being done by local investors that continues to add to the beauty of our town.





Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes



Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.


As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers


I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.


As your Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
and
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com

For Homes For Sale:
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
Mark Slade
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Maplewood Open Houses 7/24/2016

In Maplewood, we have two great homes that will be Open on Sunday 7/24/2016.

We have a Wonderful College Hill Home at 6 Amherst Ct offered at $525,000:


This Home has the perfect blend of architectural charm and modern upgrades and efficiency. The renovated kitchen complements a brkfst room, powder, dining, living and family rooms with sliders to deck Three bedrooms flank the renovated full bath on the second floor while the third floor offers a renovated space featuring a bedroom and an exercise room with skylights. The basement is also fully renovated and offers not only a family room and laundry room but a bedroom/bathroom suite with direct access. This home will give you everything you need for all year round enjoyment whether sitting by the arts & crafts fireplace in the living room, enjoying a nice outdoor bbq on your deck or practicing your putting on the custom putting green.

Looking Commuter's Paradise? This Charming Colonial at 48 Maplewood Ave, offered at $550,000, has it all and More!



THIS IS THE PERFECT HOME WHERE YOU CAN DROP YOUR BAGS AFTER A SHORT WALK FROM THE TRAIN STATION OR VILLAGE.
THREE BEDS, INCLUDING A MASTER SUITE ADORN THE 2ND FLOOR; WHILE THE 3RD FLOOR OFFERS A 4TH BED THAT CAN BE USED AS A NANNY/IN-LAW/GUEST SUITE.
KITCHEN HAS BRAND NEW STAINLESS APPLIANCES AND BREAK-FAST ROOM THAT OPENS TO NEW DECK FOR SUMMER BARBECUES OR AL FRESCO BREAKFASTS; FENCED IN YARD.
LOCATED ON THE TOWN’S MAIN STREET, THIS CHARMER IS VERY CLOSE TO TRAINS, SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS.






FOR A LIST OF ALL MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE OPEN HOUSES, PLEASE GO TO: www.somaopenhouses.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL ME:

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes



Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.


As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers


I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.


As your Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
and
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com

For Homes For Sale:
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
Mark Slade
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great Choices for Weekend Open Houses

In Maplewood, we have two great homes and in South Orange one more great home, just listed For Sale and both are having Open Houses on Sunday 6/26/2016.

We have a Wonderful College Hill Home at 6 Amherst Ct offered at $525,000:


This Home has the perfect blend of architectural charm and modern upgrades and efficiency. The renovated kitchen complements a brkfst room, powder, dining, living and family rooms with sliders to deck Three bedrooms flank the renovated full bath on the second floor while the third floor offers a renovated space featuring a bedroom and an exercise room with skylights. The basement is also fully renovated and offers not only a family room and laundry room but a bedroom/bathroom suite with direct access. This home will give you everything you need for all year round enjoyment whether sitting by the arts & crafts fireplace in the living room, enjoying a nice outdoor bbq on your deck or practicing your putting on the custom putting green.

Looking to be a little closer to "town?" This Charming Colonial at 85 Oakland Rd., offered at $550,000, has it all and More!



TOTAL COMFORT
THIS SHOULD BE THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS!
THIS HOME HAS THE RIGHT BALANCE OF ROOM SIZE, FLOW AND CHARACTER; PROVIDING ITS FUTURE OWNERS WITH EVERYTHING THEY NEED IN SPACE AND AMENITIES.
A GREAT HOME TO LOVE AND ENJOY, STARTING WITH THE LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, SUN ROOM AND FIRST FLOOR POWDER ROOM. GREAT FLOW AND PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING YOUR GUESTS INSIDE; OR STEP OUT FROM YOUR KITCHEN ONTO THE DECK OVERLOOKING A SPACIOUS GREEN BACKYARD.
THE SECOND FLOOR OFFERS THREE BEDROOMS, RENOVATED FULL BATH AND BONUS ROOM CURRENTLY USED A WALK-IN CLOSET WITH MAKE-UP AREA, COULD BE CONVERTED INTO A GREAT OFFICE SPACE.



Looking for a Rare Find: This Arts & Crafts Home is Loaded with architectural details.



Arts & Crafts Style
BEAUTIFUL ARTS & CRAFTS STYLE HOME INSPIRED RESEMBLING HOMES DESIGNED BY GUSTAV STICKLEY. THIS HOME HAS THE RIGHT BALANCE OF ROOM SIZE, FLOW AND ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS TO FOREVER CAPTIVATE, MAKING THIS HOME IRRESISTIBLE!
THREE STORIES OF LIVING TO ENJOY, STARTING WITH SEVERAL LUXURIOUS ROOMS AND POWDER ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR.
STEP OUT FROM THE KITCHEN INTO YOUR BACKYARD OASIS WITH PAVER PATIO AND LARGE AND LEVEL FENCED IN BACKYARD.
THE SECOND FLOOR FEATURES A MAGNIFICENT MASTER, RENOVATED BATH WITH SHOWER, JETTED TUB, DOUBLE SINK VANITY, BUILT-IN LINEN CLOSET AND A MAKE UP AREA AND TWO MORE BEDROOMS.
LASTLY, THE BASEMENT OFFERS A RECREATION ROOM, FULL BATH, OFFICE/GUEST ROOM, LAUNDRY AND STORAGE.







FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL ME:

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes



Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.


As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers


I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.


As your Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
and
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com

For Homes For Sale:
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
Mark Slade
Mark Slade on ZillowMark Slade, ABR,  Local Expert - Agent with KELLER WILLIAMS Mid-Town Direct RealtyMark Slade reviews

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Amazing Arts and Crafts Home For Sale in SOMA/South Orange


Arts & Crafts Style
BEAUTIFUL ARTS & CRAFTS STYLE HOME INSPIRED RESEMBLING HOMES DESIGNED BY GUSTAV STICKLEY. THIS HOME HAS THE RIGHT BALANCE OF ROOM SIZE, FLOW AND ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS TO FOREVER CAPTIVATE, MAKING THIS HOME IRRESISTIBLE!
THREE STORIES OF LIVING TO ENJOY, STARTING WITH SEVERAL LUXURIOUS ROOMS AND POWDER ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR.
STEP OUT FROM THE KITCHEN INTO YOUR BACKYARD OASIS WITH PAVER PATIO AND LARGE AND LEVEL FENCED IN BACKYARD.
THE SECOND FLOOR FEATURES A MAGNIFICENT MASTER, RENOVATED BATH WITH SHOWER, JETTED TUB, DOUBLE SINK VANITY, BUILT-IN LINEN CLOSET AND A MAKE UP AREA AND TWO MORE BEDROOMS.
LASTLY, THE BASEMENT OFFERS A RECREATION ROOM, FULL BATH, OFFICE/GUEST ROOM, LAUNDRY AND STORAGE.




ENTERTAIN
EACH OF THESE LARGE-SIZED ROOMS FLOWS GRACEFULLY FOR ENTERTAINING. THE LIVING ROOM OFFERS A LEADED GLASS BOOK CASE, CONTRAST RIBBONING IN THE FLOORS AND OPENS TO A VERY LARGE SUN-DRENCHED FAMILY ROOM THROUGH FRENCH DOORS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE DOUBLE SIDED FIREPLACES. YOU CAN SEE THIS HOME IS SUCH A RICH SPACE TO HANG WITH FRIENDS!
AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH, THERE IS A WONDERFUL SUNROOM TO CREATE, READ LOOK OUT TO THE STARS.








CONVENIENCE AND COMMUNITY
GOOGLE SAYS IT’S 1.3 MILES TO THE SOUTH ORANGE TRAIN STATION FOR THE MIDTOWN DIRECT LINE TO NYC ; ALSO CLOSE TO THE GSP AND RT 280 FOR COMMUTTING BY CAR TO NYC.
A QUICK WALK TAKES YOU TO GROVE PARK TO ENJOY AND MEET AREA RESIDENTS AND JUST A QUICK HOP IN THE CAR WILL BRING YOU TO THE BEST PARK EVER FOR SLEDDING, MUSIC AND SPORTS. YOU ALSO HAVE THE RESERVATION, THE TOWN POOL & THE REFLECTIVE DUCK POND, ROUNDING OUT YOUR OUTDOOR ENJOYMENT. CLOSE TO SO MANY RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, SERVICES, THE ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL & MORE!








FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL ME:

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes



Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.


As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers


I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.


As your Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
and
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com

For Homes For Sale:
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
Mark Slade
Mark Slade on ZillowMark Slade, ABR,  Local Expert - Agent with KELLER WILLIAMS Mid-Town Direct RealtyMark Slade reviews