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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Just Moved to Maplewood, Millburn, South Orange and Need Day Care for your Toddler?


Just spreading the word that the Millburn Co-op has a couple open spots for September in case you have any young family clients still looking for a school. It's 3s and 4s together, half-day program. Can do 3,4, or 5 days.

Let me know if you have any questions! Interested families can call the school or me!


Millburn Co-Op Nursery School is a two-year program for 3 and 4 year olds. “Children learn through play in an atmosphere that is warm and supportive. We offer stimulating and varied activities designed to help each child grow physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially at his or her own pace.” Classes are offered for morning or afternoon.
http://www.millburncoop.org/
973.568.3763 Co-op
info@millburncoop.org
Aimee Morton
917.703.8584 my mobile


Millburn Co-Op Nursery School
951 Ridgewood Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041




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

Saturday, August 6, 2016

SOMA Open Houses August 7, 2016

We have three great homes that will be Featured Open Houses in Maplewood and South Orange Sunday 8/7/2016.

We have a Wonderful College Hill Home at 6 Amherst Ct offered at $500,000:


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 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.




Want a Classic Colonial with an HGTV inspired kitchen makeover?


Now is your chance to own this Cozy Colonial home in South Orange. Great Home for entertaining. Deck off back of home, adjacent to kitchen/breakfast rooms, along with Living and Formal Dining rooms. Newly refinished wood floors and a new plank style floor in the kitchen! Close to Midtown Direct Trains, Parks and downtown South Orange Village restaurants, shopping and more. There are a total of 4 bedrooms with 1 1/2 baths. This home offers a newer roof (2.5 yrs) and relatively new thermal windows as far as recent upgrades. The 4th bedroom on the third floor has skylights to help bathe this room with sunlight. As of 7/29, there will now be newly redone wood floors upstairs, a new stainless dishwasher in the kitchen and a new ceramic tile floor that has a wood plank look in grey and light brown tones.



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

When You Want To Compare Towns in New Jersey To One Another

I got a call from a friend's son that it might be time to leave Manhattan for the green pastures of New Jersey's suburbs. He mentioned interest in about eighteen towns that fall within four counties. This can be very daunting at first, more so for the buyers at hand. Why, you can see vastly different types of homes that you can buy with the same budget. When I meet with prospective buyers, we are happy to provide a brochure for each town in question that provides an introduction to the town as well as covering schools, houses of worship and restaurants, etc.

In the meantime, we are clearly more in a DIY environment for many of today's buyers and for them, we have a great quick tool--Market Insider--that allows a prospective buyer to compare any two zip codes to one another. Let me know how you like this new feature.


So, do you want to see the differences between Maplewood (07040)and South Orange (07079) or the differences between Millburn (07041) and Short Hills (07078) or even Montclair (07042 or 07043) vs. Glen Ridge (07028), click on this link for Town Comparisons and give it try.




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
http://search.goodhomesforgoodpeople.com/index.cfm?action=newsearchsession&search_mode=form&primarysearchtype=active&searchtype=city&state=NJ&single_family=y&min_price=0&max_price=1000000000&county=Essex&city=West%20Orange%20Township&resetform=1/lewellyn

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
Mark Slade on ZillowMark Slade, ABR,  Local Expert - Agent with KELLER WILLIAMS Mid-Town Direct RealtyMark Slade reviews http://search.goodhomesforgoodpeople.com/index.cfm?action=newsearchsession&search_mode=form&primarysearchtype=active&searchtype=city&state=NJ&single_family=y&min_price=0&max_price=1000000000&county=Essex&city=West%20Orange%20Township&resetform=1/lewellyn

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
Mark Slade on ZillowMark Slade, ABR,  Local Expert - Agent with KELLER WILLIAMS Mid-Town Direct RealtyMark Slade reviews