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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Maplewood Library Murder Mystery October 11th


As part of the Library’s Centennial Celebration, the Maplewood Library Foundation is hosting its annual fundraiser, a Murder Mystery on
Friday October 11th, at the Main Branch of the Library, from 7-10PM.

“Death in the Stacks,” a murder mystery conducted by Gareth and Liz Jones of Deadgood fame, will be performed by none other than Mike Healy, the actor, magician and Assistant Principal of Columbia,
Phyllis Kessler of Strollers fame and several of her thespian brethren.
The all adult audience will be fed cocktails, clues and dinner from 7:00-9:30 after which they will be polled and the mystery solved.

The Library Foundation is working hard to support two major initiatives underway at the library:

- expansion of the media lab including a 3-D printer and technical instruction
- the continued effort to archive more of Maplewood’s historical data, photos and artifacts.

The library is no longer only a place to read books, (although it will always be that). It is a center for learning, connecting and absorbing
the rich cultural resources of our community. The Library is fast becoming a hub of innovation and technology, and an incubator for creativity.
So, if you haven’t been there in a while, come and see what is going on and have a great time while you’re at it.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at the Library or online at maplewoodmurdermystery.brownpapertickets.com
Or if you need further information feel free to email me: dianehaase@verizon.net

Purchase your tickets before Oct. 1st or email us to reserve a spot for you. Ticket prices go up to $85 after October 1st

In the event that you cannot join us Oct. 11, please consider a donation to the Maplewood Library Foundation at 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040


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



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.

Mark Slade

Saturday, September 28, 2013

west orange paddle boat




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



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.

Mark Slade

Living in Millburn and Short Hills: Jake's Ride 2013



Jake’s Ride for Dystonia Research

Join us on September 29, 2013 for a fun filled day to support dystonia research. The ride begins at Hartshorn Elementary School, 400 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills, NJ 07078. The ride begins promptly at 9:00am with registration opening at 7:30am. Hope to see you all there!

Online registration is now closed.
If you missed the deadline to sign-up online, it is not too late to ride! We will be accepting walk-up registrations the morning of Jake's Ride, Sunday, Sept. 29.

To register the morning of Jake's Ride please go to the Registration Tent between 7:30am & 8:30am. The registration volunteers will gladly help you get signed up! - See more at: http://www.jakesride.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1073390#sthash.CFY4wYYF.dpuf


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



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.

Mark Slade

Viva Z Club: ZUMBA in Maplewood on Springfield Ave



With the newest addition to Maplewood's Springfield Ave, its hard not to see the blocks between Prospect/Yale/Oberlin as a Health and Wellness Destination. We have Eastside Fitness, The Gym, HLS and now our newest: Viva Z Club.

Owner, Lidia Miller stated: It has been dream of mine to open a studio dedicated to Zumba® fitness, because of its enormous impact on my life 4 years ago. Zumba® Fitness has made me healthier, helped me lose 50 pounds and gave me more energy and balance in my life!

Oh no!! I hear you cry, not another fitness infomercial, where someone lost lots of weight and joined a “movement”. This is different – I promise. I believe that Viva Z Club is the embodiment of Zumba® Fitness going mainstream.

...Viva Z Club is different because it offers a social environment with its CLub Room. We want to encourage friendships, offer mutual encouragement and support to be fit and healthy, acceptance and all around togehterness that Zumba is all about: You're not alone on your path to being a healtheir, fitter and happier you! Viva Z Club is not membership based or requires a joining fee.

Trulia's new Rent vs. Buy Calculator

There is always so much talk about whether it's cheaper to own a home or rent one. There are obvious psychological benefits to owning a home like setting anchor in a community while being able to invest in making improvements in the condition of your home you see fit.

To actually use the on-line calculator, click here: Trulia Rent/Own Calculator
Definitions

Annual Property Tax: This varies by locality. We use the actual average property tax rate for your metro area. You can also input your personal property tax rate as a percent of your home's value or a national baseline assumption of 1.35%.

Buying Closing Costs: Include loan origination fees, mortgage points, title insurance, appraisal, escrow deposit, fees for running a credit report, and other closing costs.

Discount Rate: The opportunity cost of your money. It reflects what your money would earn as savings or investments other than housing. The higher the discount rate, the more expensive homeownership is because buying a home involves a big upfront payment.

Down Payment: The share of the purchase price you pay upfront. Our baseline assumption is 20%. Putting less than 20% down typically requires mortgage insurance, which is not included in this calculator.

Homeowner's Insurance: Typically required by mortgage lenders. We assume an annual cost of 0.46% of the home's value. Homeowners insurance could be significantly higher if you pay high premiums for risk factors such as floods or earthquakes.

Inflation: Impacts costs such as utilities and renovations, which we assume increase at the rate of inflation.

Long Term Capital Gains Tax: Assessed if the sale price exceeds the original purchase price by $500,000 if filing as married, or $250,000 if filing as an individual. We have assumed a 15% tax rate. Your tax situation might be different.

Mortgage Term: The number of years until the mortgage is paid off. Our baseline assumption is 30 years. Some mortgages have shorter terms such as 15 years.

Renovations: Both regular maintenance and home improvement. We assume homeowners pay 1% annually of the home's value, although this can run significantly higher.

Rent Appreciation: The amount that your rent is likely to increase each year.

Rent Insurance: A policy that covers your personal possessions against perils such as fire, theft, or vandalism. We assume this is 1.32% of your monthly rent. This is not a required cost.

Price Appreciation: The amount that your home is likely to appreciate in value each year, but – be warned -- appreciation is volatile and unpredictable. We make a conservative assumption for each metro area, based on long-term and recent local trends, typically 2-3% per year. This is nominal, not real, appreciation.

Selling Closing Costs: Include the real estate agents' commissions, transfer taxes, title insurance fees, and other closing costs when selling a home.

Utilities: Water, electric, and sewage are often higher for homeowners than for renters. We assume you would pay $100 per month more in utilities as a homeowner than as a renter.
Methodology

Our methodology compares the total cost of renting with the total cost of buying. To calculate the cost of renting, we start with the monthly rent and add renter's insurance and a refundable security deposit. To calculate the cost of buying, we start with the purchase price and calculate the initial down payment and buyer closing costs; the monthly mortgage payment and other recurring costs like maintenance, property taxes, and insurance; income tax deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes; and the final mortgage payment, sales proceeds, and seller closing costs. These costs depend on numerous assumptions, like your mortgage rate, your income tax rate, how long you stay in a home, and local home price appreciation: we provide baseline assumptions that we encourage you to tailor to your personal situation. Finally, we use a net present value (NPV) calculation to compare the total costs over time of renting versus buying.

We regularly publish our Rent versus Buy report for the U.S. and the 100 largest metros on the Trulia Trends blog. (See Full Methodology)
Disclaimer

This calculator is provided for educational and informational purposes only. You should not take any action on the basis of the information provided through this calculator. It relies on assumptions and information provided by you regarding your goals, expectations and financial situation. All figures are hypothetical and may not be accurate indicators of historical or current performance. Past performance does not guarantee nor indicate future results. This calculator does not take into account individual circumstances and should not be relied upon in any way as the sole source of information. Please consult with financial, tax, and legal advisers for any advice relating to your personal circumstances. This service shall not infer that the company assumes any fiduciary duties.


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



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.

Mark Slade

Top 10 Things You Can Do in Maplewood


I HAVE LIVED IN MAPLEWOOD SINCE 1997 AND HAVE LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. WE HAVE A SMALL TOWN FEEL JUST 20 MILES WEST OF NYC WITH A TRAIN RIDE SIMILAR TO TAKING THE F TRAIN FROM PARK SLOPE TO MANHATTAN. EASY ACCESS TO NYC, YET AN ALMOST OLD WORLD CHARM IN A DOWNTOWN VILLAGE ATMOSPHERE WHERE RESIDENTS LOVE TO COME TO HANG OUT FOR HOURS AT A TIME. IF THAT ISN'T ENOUGH, HERE ARE SOME OF THE EXTRA SPECIAL EVENTS AND THINGS THAT MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO "LOVE TO LIVE IN MAPLEWOOD."






1. Halloween Parade and Costume Contest: Starting early afternoon, the entire downtown is shut down and anyone from infant to toddler to tween to grownup is allowed to dress up and “trick or treat” all the downtown businesses whilst listing to music from a flatbed stage, etc. At the end of the afternoon, winners are chosen in a hand full of categories.  http://maplewood.patch.com/events/halloween-parade-costume-contest

2. Fourth of July: For the annual circus and fireworks display.   http://www.maplewoodonline.com/cg/july4/



3. Maplewoodstock: annual event in Memorial Park with live music all weekend long July 9th & 10th with a street fair ambiance for artists and other wares. The Smithereens will be headlining this year’s event.    http://maplewoodstock.com



4. Memorial Day Parade and Duck Race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_EnUwRU-lE and

5. First Night: Our Two Towns Celebrate New Year’s with events and entertainment for both kids and adults.  http://www.firstnightmwso.org/


6. Hang out by the duck pond in Memorial Park during the Spring/Summer and Fall and sled down the Big Hill at Memorial Park in Winter.

7. Dickens Village in Ricalton Square During the Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanza Holiday Time.
 http://maplewoodvillagenj.com/dickens-village-2010/


8. EAT at many of the great restaurants in downtown Maplewood in the Village:

a.       Coda Kitchen and Bar http://www.codamaplewood.com/

b.      Arturo’s Osteria & Pizzeria http://www.arturosnj.com/

c.       Mt Fuji Sushi http://mtfujinj.com/contact.html

d.      Restaurant Lorena’s French Cuisine http://www.restaurantlorena.com/




g.       Village Coffee Shop http://maplewood.patch.com/listings/village-coffee



j.        Bill and Harry Chinese Cuisine (Take Out) http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/53/580993/restaurant/North-Jersey/Bill-Harrys-Maplewood

k.       Abril Cocina http://www.abrilcocina.com/

l.         Bagel Chateau http://www.maplewoodonline.com/bagel/

m.    Cedar Ridge Cafe  http://http://www.cedarridgecafe.com//



p.      Cactus Charly Mexican http://www.cactuscharly.com/

q.      Sona Indian Restaurant http://www.sonaindiancuisine.com/

r.        The Able Baker http://www.theablebaker.com/bakery.html


On Springfield Ave:


S.   Verjus Restaurant http://verjusrestaurant.com/

T.       The Rack http://www.therackccs.com/


V.      HLS Juice Bar and Grill http://hlsrestaurant.com/


X.       Maplewood Deli and Subs http://www.yelp.com/biz/maplewood-deli-and-sub-maplewood

Y.       Parkwood Diner : http://parkwooddiner.com/index.htm

Z.       Scoops and Soups http://www.scoopsnsoups.net/


Also

OTHER LOCATIONS IN MAPLEWOOD:


b.      O’Reilly’s Pub http://oreillysbarandgrill.com/

c.       The Cupcake Corral  http://www.thecupcakecorral.com/



9. SHOP Maplewood’s Own Stores:

a.       Bee & Thistle Antiques http://www.beeandthistlegifts.com/




e.      Tenth Muse Gallery http://www.thetenthmusegallery.com/

f.        Lotus Petals Floral Design http://www.petalsdesign.com/

g.       Perch Home http://www.perchhome.com/

h.      Jerry Rose Florists http://www.jerryrose.com/

i.         Scrivener’s Toys & Collectibles http://maplewood.patch.com/listings/scriveners-toys-and-collectibles

j.        Village Wine Shop http://www.yelp.com/biz/village-wine-shop-maplewood

k.       Words Bookstore http://wordsbookstore.com/

l.         No. 165 Gifts, Accessories and clothing https://www.facebook.com/No165maplewood


10. Take a drive up the Reservation to see the foliage, the view of NYC, hike, use the dog parks, teach your children to ride a bike, job, see the waterfalls, etc.

11. I know I said 10, but I can’t leave this 11th item out: The Maplewood Pool
 http://maplewood.patch.com/articles/back-in-the-swim-of-things?ncid=M255#photo-6641836

For a Tour of Maplewood:


Maplewood, N.J.                    A tree grows in Maplewood
• By Emily Gitter , NY TIMES REAL ESTATE (with some updates to keep content relevant to the current time frame by mark Slade).


Lay of the land: Maplewood was originally developed as a weekend town for Newark residents and still maintains something of a country-home aesthetic. The small downtown is quaint, with no national chain presence, and the residences are predominantly twenties clapboard or brick Colonials, although there are also a handful of condo developments. “It has this small-town sweetness; it’s more like a town in the Berkshires than the suburbs,” says writer Marina Budhos, who moved here from the Upper West Side last summer.

Meet the neighbors: Maplewood is a draw for those who abhor cultural blandness and ethnic homogeneity but who can’t afford to raise families in Manhattan. “The biggest strength of the town is its diversity,” says Jane Goetz, a Realtor and 30-year Maplewood resident. More than 40 percent of Maplewood’s residents are nonwhite, and along with South Orange, its “sister town” next door, Maplewood is home to a number of interracial and gay couples. “It’s a great mix of open-minded people,” says Ed Bikales, who relocated from 103rd Street and West End Avenue six months ago. The town also has a significant artistic and intellectual community. “There is almost an alarming number of children’s-book authors here,” says Budhos, whose husband is, in fact, a children’s-book author.

House Prices
Three-bedroom house
$200K to $400K

Four-bedroom house
$400K to $600K

Five-bedroom house
$600K to $900K

Needful things: There are several public playgrounds and parks, baseball fields that are flooded in the winter for ice-skating, and a 2,000-acre nature preserve at the edge of town that is frequented by hikers and picnickers; an Olympic-size public pool is a center for family activity in the summer. The pedestrian-friendly downtown district offers several good restaurants as well as a four-screen first-run movie theater. Gourmet food is available for takeout at (edited as of 6/2011) Crane’s Deli of Maplewood and the many other restaurants in town, and there’s a farmer’s market too. Harried commuters love the Maplewood Concierge Company at the train station, which runs errands like picking up dry cleaning, buying groceries, and taking cars to the mechanic while its clients are at work in Manhattan.

School report: Maplewood and South Orange share one public high school, Columbia High, which is considered to be quite good. The district will spend $10,210 per student this year. The average SAT score in 2001 was 998, and 77 percent of the class of 2001 enrolled in a four-year college. The school’s diverse mix of alums includes Lauryn Hill (who still lives in South Orange), Roy Scheider, and Grace Mirabella. Many parents opt for the strong parochial schools nearby or for the private Seton Hall Prep. To see the kits for the school system in Maplewood, please click here: http://www.somsd.k12.nj.us/somsd/site/default.asp

Commute: Maplewood is twenty miles from midtown. For those of us who may have taken the F Train from Brooklyn to NYC, which used to take about 30-40 minutes to get into the city, NJ Transit provides service that takes 25 to 35 minutes to Penn Station. Parking at the station is limited, but for $60 a year, residents can sign up for the popular jitney service to and from the station. To see the kits for Parking and or Jitney Service, please click here: http://lovetoliveinmaplewood.blogspot.com/2011/06/maplewoods-commuter-kit-for-parking-and.html

For More Information, Please Contact Mark Slade at 917.797.5059, sladehomes@gmail.com



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

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Local Photography Class by Rock Band Photographer

A good friend and amazing photography is now teaching fellow Maplewoodians:

Short Hills Home to Two of America's Richest

Four of the richest men in America live in the Garden State, according to Forbes — two live in Millburn-Short Hills.

Local Residents Leon Cooperman, 70, and Peter Kellogg, 71, tied one another at 166th on Forbes 400 Richest People in America list, each netting approximately $3 billion, according to the Forbes magazine.

Both men specialize in the Investment Industry. Cooperman is the founder of Omega Advisors, Inc and made his money in hedge funds, the website states. He is the 586th billionaire in the word. Kellog, the 527th billionaire in the world, made his money through investments.
http://www.forbes.com/profile/leon-g-cooperman/


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



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.

Mark Slade

Maplewood Village Art Walk Sept 29 11am-5pm


This Sunday, September 29, come to Downtown Maplewood to enjoy the 2nd Annual Maplewood Art Walk & Music Fest which will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Maplewood Village. Once again, downtown streets will come alive with nearly 40 local artists, photographers, and jewelry makers displaying and selling their handcrafted and original work.

New this year, the event also will feature live music by several local bands performing at Ricalton Square and other locations throughout the Village. The Art Walk will take place rain or shine. Baker Street and Highland Place will be closed to traffic; Maplewood Avenue and all township parking lots will remain open.

Art Walk – Music and Activities

Make sure you stroll through the Village and turn every corner to see all the art, hear all the music, enjoy all the kids’ activities and visit all the participating merchants. This is your chance to buy unique art, hand crafted jewelry, dine al fresco and check out the special offers, events and activities at the 30 participating merchants. Read below for a listing of everything going on Sunday, September 29 from 11 am to 5 pm.
Music and Special Performances

SCHEDULE:
Ricalton Square Cafe – Grab a bite from one of the participating restaurants and enjoy live performances from in Ricalton Square:
- Noon – TBD
-1:00pm GUMWALL
One-hundred-percent local homespun indie Rock with a surprise kick like a midwestern mule
-2:00pm REBECCA TURNER & FRIENDS
Local chanteuse on the loose bringing the songs, the stories, and the Jerseygrass flavor
-3:00pm HIPPO
Maplewoodian trio melds Jazz and Rock into a thundering yet graceful musical animal
-4:00pm FELT
Jersey-fresh, garage-stained, and ready to throw down their big, joyful noise.

Baker Street
-12 to 4 pm Performance Violinist Joseph Tornquist Make sure you turn the corner, visit Baker Street and enjoy this CHS phenom.

The After Show Party – at Highland Place/Crane’s
- 5 pm The After Show Party – at Highland Place/Crane’s - don’t miss the “After Show Party” at HPC! Live music by local favorites Mood Ring, passed apps and cash bar. We’ll present the Best of Show with a $200 cash prize and the runner up with a $100 gift certificate to award-winning Restaurant Lorena’s!
Activities

On Baker Street
-Sidewalk Chalk Graffiti at Lotus Petals Floral Design
-Childrens’ Community Mural – sponsored by Geralyn’s Art Studio 2 to 4 pm
-Face Painting & Kid’s Paining Area – sponsored by Geralyn’s Art Studio
- Artist Stalls

On Highland Place
-Sand Art Activity – sponsored by the Girls Scouts
-Children’s Community Mural – sponsored by Geralyn’s Art Studio 11 am – 1:3pm
-Community Art Project – build a mini village made from recycled goods at Little One & Co.
-Pictures at Mona Lisa – take your pictures in the giant frame
-Popcorn at Perch Home
-Artist Stalls

On Maplewood Avenue
-Glitter Tattoos at Scriveners
-Face painting at Strawberry Fields
-Tattoos at Maplewood Deli & Grille
-Balloon Sculpture from Noon to 3 pm sponsored by No. 165
-$1 Cotton Candy at corner of Maplewood Avenue and Inwood Place – all proceeds go to Village beautification projects; sponsored by Village Trattoria

MEET THESE LOCAL ARTISTS:
Allan Wood John Branigan Alison Oxman Jon Schuhart Berc – Berc’s Fine Art Gallery Josh Levine Bill Figdor Karen Fuchs Catherine Delitt
Kathy Cantwell Cathleen McCoy Bristol – sponsored by Maplewood Deli & Grille Kim Gallagher Chrissy McIntyre – sponsored by Lotus Petals Floral Design Kim Reed
Darryl Haley Landis Carey Dennis Barna Louis Toledo Deo Lutwama Made with Clay by Laura – sponsored by Shed Edward Hoffner Marc Hamburger
Elisabeth Antoine – sponsored by The Able Baker Marie Glynn Elizabeth Carol Winchester Mary Casey Emily Keifer Olivia Marbert Rippin Emily Stabile
Patricia Quirk Erin Rogers Pickering Peter McClard (Tracy Mac) Geralyn Robinson Richard Koch – sponsored by Mona Lisa Framing
Greeting Card Artist – sponsored by Geralyn’s Art Studio Rick Hauser Indy Art Tent – sponsored by Perch Sean Walker Julie Martini Stefanie Silverman Susan Napack

This event also made possible through participating businesses:

Art Walk – Participating Businesses
Merchant Activity
Alchemy Hour Sponsoring Columbia High School Violin Performance Artist Joseph Tornquist
Arturo’s Osteria & Pizzeria Outdoor Food - Featuring New Sandwich Menu
Berc’s Gallery Artist Exhibit
Click! Tutoring & Learning Ctr TBA
Coda Kitchen & Bar Taco Bar – all proceeds benefit CHS Ultimate Frisbee Club and Komen’s Passionately Pink
Geralyn’s Art Studio Sponsor of Children’s Art Mural, Face Painting & Kid’s Painting Area
Highland Place/Cranes Artist Exhibit: Sandy Bluhm, Post-Show Award Party with Live Music and Free Apps. Special Offer: Mention “Art Walk” and receive 15% off your entire bill all (non alcoholic drinks only).
Hopscotch at Home 20% Off selected one of a kind hand painted room accessories and doll furniture
KoKoRo Origami Demonstration and Jewelry Trunk Show
Little One & Co. Participate in a community art project and help build a mini-recycle village. Bring your creation (made of recycled materials) or make one at little one & co… and see what we can create when we work together.
Lotus Petals Floral Design Sidewalk Graffiti – Kid’s Chalk Activity. Sponsoring Artist Chrissy McIntyre
Madeline Moss Artists Exhibit; Wine & Chocolate
Maplewood Deli & Grille Artist Exhibit: Cathleen McCoy Bristol, food tasting, kids’ treats & crayons
Maplewood Karate Artist Exhibit – Louis Toledo
Mona Lisa Framing Presenting Sponsor; Sponsoring Artist Richard Koch & more
No. 165 Balloon Sculpture & More
Perch Home Indy Art Tent, Popcorn Machine & More
Roman Gourmet Sidewalk Food & Drink Sales
Scrivener’s Toys Sponsoring Artist Dennis Barna & the Robotics Club; Kid’s Glitter Tattoos & Special Offers
Shed Sponsoring Made with Clay by Laura
St. James’s Gate Oktoberfest
Strawberry Fields Free smoothie samples, face painting for the kids & $1 off coupons
The Able Baker Sponsoring Artist Elisabeth Antoine
The Laurel Outdoor food & drinks specials & a gift card raffle
The Tenth Muse Gallery Sponsoring Artist Edward Hofner & Fine Jewelry Artist Emily Keifer
Vanessa Pollock KWMTD Presenting Sponsor
Village Dance Academy Studio Information
Village Trattoria Cotton Candy & Blackboard Specials
Words Bookstore Displaying Book Art Creations of Millburn Middle students of Claudia Sohr; Sidewalk Sale Rack


Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes



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