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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Gimme Some Sugar: Chatham Maple Syrup Sugaring Demonstrations Starting January 14

All Ages.

MAPLE SUGARING DEMONSTRATIONS - JANUARY & FEBRUARY AT THE GREAT SWAMP OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER
Originally Posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016 on Morris County Park Commission Website.

Learn the process of maple sugaring from start to finish. Identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different delicious syrups, including syrup made at the Great Swamp OEC. Rain or shine.

Dates: January: 14, 15, 21, 28, 29 & February: 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Times: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township

Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up

Contact: 973.635.6629. No registration is required, but seating is first come, first served.

The trees are tapped and the firewood is chopped – it’s maple sugaring season at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township!
Immerse yourself in the maple sugaring process from start to finish. Identify and tap maple trees, collect the flowing sap, and witness syrup making over a wood-fired evaporator. Best of all, taste-test the finished product organically made at the Great Swamp.

Hour long Maple Sugaring Demonstrations are held at 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. on the following dates:
January 14, 15, 21, 28, 29
February 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

According to Jenny Gaus-Myers, Assistant Director of Education and Interpretive Services, “People don’t look at the maple syrup on their table the same way after experiencing the maple sugaring demonstration! They begin to appreciate the quality differences, as well as the process required to make this tasty treat. The demos are a fun and educational experience for everyone!”
Admission is $3 per person age 3 and up. No registration is required, but it is first come, first served seating.
Celebrate the peak of the maple sugaring season at the annual Maple Sugar Festival on Saturday, March 4, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Head outside and watch steam billow from the evaporator, and become engulfed in the sweet smell of maple sugar. See maple cream making first hand and taste the final product. Enjoy a variety of crafts and games, and enjoy your own maple snow cone.

Bring your friends and family and take a guided ‘Hike Through Maple Sugaring History,’ to discover how sugaring has changed since it was started by the Native Americans hundreds of years ago.
Admission for the Maple Sugar Festival is $4 per person age 3 and up.



Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059


Morris County Homes

Quick-Links:
Homes for Sale in Chatham
Homes for Sale in East Hanover
Homes for Sale in Florham Park
Homes for Sale in Madison
Homes for Sale in Whippany

OPEN HOUSE SITES:
Chatham Open Houses
East Hanover Open Houses
Florham Park Open Houses
Madison Open Houses
Whippany Open Houses



Selling a Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park and Morris County area home involves many steps and having an experienced Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park and Morris County New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Morris County—Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park, Morristown, Parsippany, Morris Township, Montville, Rainbow Lakes and Morris County --by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park 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. Our www.unioncountyhomesnow.com brings us several new buyers every day which helps us sell our clients' listings for more money and in less time.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 Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park, Morris 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 Morris, Union and Essex County area Realtor® is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.


Mark Slade
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Area Film Premier of The Great Gilly Hopkins in Summit, NJ


On Saturday, January 28 at 7 pm, the Film Society of Summit will host the area premiere of the dramatic film THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS. We will welcome the two of the film's young actors to lead post-screening discussion of this entertaining film: Zachary Hernandez of Wycoff, NJ who plays W.E. and Claire Foley who plays Agnes.

synopsis:
Wisecracking 12-year-year old Gilly Hopkins has seen more than her share of foster homes and has outwitted every family she has lived with. When Gilly is sent to live with the Trotters, the weirdest family yet, she isn't planning to stick around. But cheerful, affectionate Maime Trotter isn't giving up on Gilly just yet - she is sure there's a hurt little girl in there somewhere. Gilly knows she has to escape, and if she can't run then she'll lie her way out. In an effort to escape her new foster mother Mamie Trotter's (Kathy Bates) endless loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the ply blows up in Gilly's face it threatens to ruin the only chance she's ever had to be part of real family.

The script was adapted from a multi-award-winning novel by Katherine Paterson, author of The Bridge to Terabithia.

The program will be held at MONDO Summit. 426 Springfield Avenue, 3rd floor, Summit, NJ. Admission is $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Advance tickets can be reserved by e:mailing summitfilm@gmail.com or purchased at MONDO Summit. Seating is limited. Please direct any questions to The Film Society of Summit, (973)885-1983. summitfilm@gmail.com www.summitfilmsociety.com


Summit, NJ is a vibrant community of about 21,000 residents, situated 20 miles west of Manhattan, and features a bustling downtown known for its unique variety of shops, restaurants, businesses, and other services. Consistently ranked in the top 20 places to live in the state by NJ Monthly magazine, Summit is a diverse city with the charm and feel of a small town but all of the amenities of a sprawling city. With hundreds of events, activities, recreational programs and teams, as well as one of the top public school districts in the state, Summit is an ideal place to raise children.

Downtown Summit has a rich variety of restaurants and shops. From pizzerias and coffee shops to fine dining and ethnic food, there is a restaurant for every taste and occasion.

Thinking of living in Summit? Check out Summit homes for sale at www.latestsummithomes.com Want to see some of these homes on your own? Use our Summit Open Houses site.




Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Union County Homes




Selling a Summit, New Providence, Springfield, Mountainside, Berkeley Heights, Westfield area home involves many steps and having an experienced Summit/New Providence New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Union County— Summit, New Providence, Westfield, Berkeley Heights, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Springfield, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Summit/New Providence/Springfield,/Mountainside/Berkeley Heights/Westfield 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. Our www.unioncountyhomesnow.com brings us several new buyers every day which helps us sell our Union County Listings for more money and in less time.


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 Summit, New Providence, Springfield, Mountainside, Berkeley Heights, Westfield /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.


Mark Slade
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Friday, January 6, 2017

New Jersey Fun Fact For the Day Episode 1




On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse's telegraph system is
demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in
Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph would eventually
revolutionize long-distance communications. Morse demonstrated
his invention using Morse Code, in which dots and dashes
represented letters and numbers. In May 1844 Morse sent the
first original telegram over the line, with the message: "What
hath God wrought!". Over the next few years using Morse's
patent, private companies began setting up telegraph lines
across the US and the world.




Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Union County Homes




Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange 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/ West Orange New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, 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.morriscountyopenhouses.com
www.essexcountyopenhouses.com
and
www.unioncountyopenhouses.com

For Homes For Sale:
We have over 300 QUICK-LINKS to help our clients search for homes in Essex, Union and Morris Counties. Simply type: "www.latest[insert town name]homes.com for any of the following towns:
Berkeley Heights, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Cranford, East Hanover, Essex Fells, Florham Park, Livingston, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, New Providence, Roseland, Short Hills, South Orange, Springfield, Summit, West Caldwell, West Orange, Westfield & Whippany and many more.

EXAMPLES:

www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
and
www.latestwestorangehomes.com


Mark Slade
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Montclair 2016 Real Estate Report: Burning Up The Charts!



I cover a wide variety of towns that are under the umbrella as a "bedroom community of nyc" due to its commutation times. I was simply blown away by the results Montclair had for homes sold in 2016.

1. They sold for 103.7% of asking
2. Average price paid jumped almost 10% more to $741,000 from $676,000.
3. Average listing prices also increased about the same amount to $714,000 from $652,000.
4. UNBELIEVABLY, ALMOST 2/3's of all the homes sold, sold for OVER ASKING PRICE!
5. Another 7% sold at asking, bringing the total of homes sold for asking and above to virtually 75% of the total!
6. Days on Market did increase a full day from 40.8 to 41.8 but that is pretty much a wash considering all that is going on.
7. The only negative statistic was that units sold actually did decrease from 450 to 408, a drop of 9.3%.


If you were a seller, you probably did extremely well in 2016.

Now that a ReVal is about to occur in Montclair, we could see a slight increase in inventory over normal trends that possibly could impact prices paid for homes a bit, but its way to early to tell.

If you would like to know how much your home is worth, simply give me a call at 917-797-5059 for a no-obligation consultation.



Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes



Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/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— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, 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 Montclair, Glen Ridge, 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. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more $? www.sellinghousesformore.com



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



As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/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.

Mark Slade





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Reviews on Zillow

Top Ten Reasons Why You May Want To Sell Now


1. There are motivated buyers in the market that must buy for tax reasons.

2. During the Holiday Season there are typically less homes on the market. Less supply
means less competition. Less competition means more money in your pocket.

3. Many people have time off during the Holidays, which increases their availability to see
homes. Buyers that buy during the Holiday Season tend to be serious buyers.

4. Buying is an emotional purchase and emotions tend to run high during the Holiday
Season. Strategically, having the opportunity to work off a buyer’s emotion is in your
favor . . . they tend to offer a higher price when emotions are involved.

5. The Holiday Season reminds many people of family. The home is the foundation of the
family unit. More people become motivated to buy during the Holidays more than
other times of the year.

6. The interest rates are historically low, which allows a buyer to afford more in the
market. When rates are low, buyers tend to present higher purchase offers.

7. Many sellers will wait and list after the first of the year, which causes a lot of new
inventory in January. The longer you wait; the more competition you create for
yourself. You can expect a flood of new inventory in 1st quarter of 2017. As supply
increases, your likelihood of getting an offer at an acceptable price decreases.

8. Since most people do not want to move during the Holidays, you can secure a contract
now while your selling opportunity is high and arrange for a delayed closing or a rent
back with the buyer(s).

9. Companies typically bring new talent in starting at the beginning of the year. These
new hires are looking at property now. You must be on the market to take advantage
of these buyers.

10. Selling now can give you more buying power later. By selling your home now, you can
buy after January when the market becomes saturated with listings as a non-contingent
buyer. This gives you negotiating power!



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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Living in Livingston: Your 2016 Real Estate Recap



We had another good year for real estate in Livingston. The number of homes sold increased to 411 from 406 in 2015. The most telling statistic is that buyers paid 98.2% of list price for their new purchases, also up from 97.5% in 2015 while days-on-market actually show a decrease (also an improvement) to 52 days from 56.5 days.

We didn't have the benefit of a $6.2 million sale like we did in 2015, so we actually would have seen a slight increase in $ paid for homes as well.

If you would like to know how much your home is worth in the current real estate market, please feel free to give us a call at 917-797-5059 or email me at sladehomes@gmail.com

If you want to check out homes on your own, you can use our convenient www.livingstonnjopenhouses.com website which will give you a list and a map location to help find them more easily.

If you are looking to buy a home, feel free to your our QUICK-LINK: www.latestlivingstonhomes.com

Looking for a Luxury Home? We are certified Luxury Specialists with our CLHMS designation.



Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes



Selling a Livingston area home involves many steps and having an experienced local New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Livingston, West Orange, Maplewood, South Orange, Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, Summit, Madison, Chatham, and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Livingston and West Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, often 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



As your Livingston and Essex County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Livingston area Real Estate Market. For Livingston Open Houses please go to: www.livingstonnjopenhouses.com and for latest listings in Livingston, go to: www.latestlivingstonhomes.com . For West Orange Open Houses, please go to: www.westorangenjopenhouses.com and for the latest West Orange Homes for sale: www.latestwestorangehomes.com .
You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Livingston and West Orange 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.

Mark Slade



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Millburn and Short Hills Real Estate Setting New Highs in 2016



It was a very good year for real estate in Millburn and Short Hills. Most importantly, we saw an increase in average price paid for homes, rising to $1,405,000 and representing an increase of 4.3% over 2015. At the same time, there are also few areas of concern we need to mention: We did see what may be a slight softening of the market in that more than 60% of the homes sold for less than their asking price, unit sales also dipped by just about 4%, the second such year in a row that unit sales declined; lastly, days on market actually showed small increase as well.

Still we did have a $4.1 Million Sale to top the charts in 2016.



Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes



Selling a Millburn and Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Millburn/Short Hills 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 Millburn and Short Hills 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 Millburn and Short Hills New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, 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. Millburnnjopenhouses.com
www.shorthillsnjopenhouses.com

For Homes For Sale:
www.latestmillburnhomes.com
www.latestshorthillshomes.com
and

Mark Slade
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