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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Address not provided Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: https://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/CX2MX7/Address-not-provided-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3694847
Architecturally distinctive, this exquisite custom home is bathed by sunlight that pours in thru large windows. This fine home provides luxury living at its very best, consistently featuring large spacious rooms, modern conveniences and an open floor plan on the first floor, complemented by the first of two full baths. The designer kitchen has a breakfast room and is open to the dining room. The versatile floor plan is made for entertaining and daily living. 2 more bedrooms are nestled on the upper level, with the potential of creating a Jack ?n Jill access to the newer bath. The lower level offers abundant space while providing direct garage access to avoid inclement weather.Outside, the patio easily supports dining & entertaining, while the fenced-in backyard is beautifully landscaped & private.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $600,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 6719482 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 3694847

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

309 Montague Pl South Orange Village Twp., NJ 07079

Property Site: https://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/YFMMSU/309-Montague-Pl-South-Orange-Village-Twp-NJ-3693499
Welcome to 309 Montague Place in the Village Colonials section of South Orange. This home features an open floor plan, updated eat-in kitchen, 4 large bedrooms, 2 full baths and a finished lower level. From the moment you step into this home, you will be impressed with the generously sized rooms. Your living room is open to the dining room, both with access to the kitchen. Down the hall, you will find a large bedroom featuring workspace, complemented by a full bath. Upstairs, find 3 more bedrooms, the primary featuring a walk-in closet, and a hall bath. The lower level features a recreation room, laundry, pantry and access to the built-in garage. Lastly, the yard is fenced in for privacy. So much to offer, so much flexibility, 2 zone AC and a Full House Generator. A home to fall in love with.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $600,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 6708968 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 3693499

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

651 Valley St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: https://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/BZDRVE/651-Valley-St-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3689030
Truly unique and charming property. Ranch style living just 1/2 mile to town. Newly painted & recently renovated kitchen. Lower level Family room & bedroom w/ door to backyard with Golf Course views. This 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home is extremely close to the train station and Maplewoods award winning downtown and restaurants. Perfect for a downsizing homeowner or one that is just starting out. Lovely back bedroom can easily have a deck put in to further enjoy the incredibly spacious backyard which extends to the golf course providing an amazing landscape and complete privacy. Side door entrance with tiered patios to enjoy the outdoors. There is simply not another house on the market that combines these features at this price. Tremendous investment potential. Near Tuscan Elementary and Maplewood Middle School.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $475,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 6667727 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 3689030

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Millburn and Short Hills 202 Real Estate Results


 

It is now 2021, thankfully, and I expect we all have high hopes for
returning to some kind of normal. While 2020 was a challenging year
for us all, our local Real Estate Market was hotter than ever. 
 


Here are some of the fun facts: 
 

MILLBURN: 

1.  Average price for a home sold in 2020 rose 1% over the previous
year to $813,548

2.  Sold Price vs List Price performed at 100.4% of Average List
Price, the prior year homes sold for only 97.3% of asking.

3.  The number of $1,000,000 homes sold rose to 20 in 2020 vs. 14
in 2019.

4.  We saw a SIGNIFICANT increase in the number of homes that sold
for over asking=38.5%, this represents an increase from only 28.7% from
the previous year-2019.

5.  Another 14.4% of the homes sold, sold for asking price, giving
us 53% sold for asking price or above, which was a 25% increase from
2019.

6.  Highest Closed Price for 2020 was $1,800,000 for a home on
Linden Ave, in Millburn

7.  Highest list price was $1,800,000, same as the sold price for
the same Linden home.

8.  The number of homes sold increased in 2020, totaling 104,
versus the 87 sold in 2019, an increase of 20%.

9.  The number of DAYS ON MARKET did increase to 38 from 33.6 days,
still a very healthy number.

10.  In the $1,000,000 home market, 5 of the 17 Homes listed for
$1,000,000 or more, sold for over $1,000,000 price.


SHORT HILLS:


1.  Average price for a home sold in 2020 rose 7% over the previous
year to $1,589,501

2.  Sold Price vs List Price performed at 97.3% of Average List
Price, the prior year homes sold for a lower percentage--95.4% of
asking.

3.  The number of $1,000,000 homes sold rose to 20 in 2020 vs. 14
in 2019.

4.  We saw a SIGNIFICANT increase in the number of homes that sold
for over asking=30%, this represents a dramatic increase from 12.4% for
the previous year-2019.

5.  Another 10% of the homes sold, sold for asking price, giving us
40% sold for asking price or above, which was more than double the
percent for 2019.

6.  Highest Closed Price for 2020 was $4,400,000 for a home

7.  Highest list price was $4,800,000

8.  The number of homes sold increased in 2020, totaling 264,
versus the 209 sold in 2019, an increase of 26%.

9.  The number of DAYS ON MARKET decreased to 56.8 from 68.2 days, a
very positive move in the right direction.

10. The highest list price for 2020 in Short Hills was $3,995,000
compared to last year when it was $4,800,000. This home closed for
$3,800,000, 95% of its asking price     

 

 Forecasts call for a continuation of these trends for the next 9 months*, all things being equal; that means that interest rates would stay at their close to all time lows and joblessness doesn’t increase further. *according to Jeffrey Otteau from Otteau Group, New Jersey’s most prolific appraisal and real estate advisory company.  

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes Selling a Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced local expert as your 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 and certifications 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, but its benefits also 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 local 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 

and  

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

 

  Mark Slade

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Address not provided Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: https://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/XMMUET/Address-not-provided-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3687805
This stately home is situated just 6/10 s of a mile from the Maplewood Train Station & Village. As you step through the foyer your eyes will feast on a large living room with stone fireplace, flanked by built-ins and trimmed with dental molding, setting the tone for this incredible home. A large formal dining room is open to the renovated kitchen with center island. A gorgeous powder room & sunroom round out the first floor.- The second floor continues to excite with a rare find--4 good-sized bedrooms on the same level--a newer hall bath as well as an en-suite bath to make the most of comfort and convenience for the primary bedroom. The third floor offers yet another full bath and 2 bedrooms that could also be offices or guest quarters.The lower level boasts a recreation space, laundry, and storage
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4
Price: $850,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 6657946 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 3687805

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

74 Blanchard Rd South Orange Village Twp., NJ 07079

Property Site: https://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/A3Z33W/74-Blanchard-Rd-South-Orange-Village-Twp-NJ-3686518
Architecturally distinctive, this fine home provides luxury living at its best, featuring impressive living space. This home is nestled on cul-de-sac, features NYC views & offers large outdoor space. Fully renovated in 2021, this home remains fresh and modern, with sunlight that pours in through large windows. You will be thrilled with the chef s kitchen, two primary suites & two potential home offices, including one with its own entrance. The open floor plan is made for entertaining and essential daily living. While there are three bedrooms and two full baths on the first floor, there are two more bedrooms or office space served by another full bath on the second level. The lower level offers a spacious mud room, recreation room, laundry, & powder room, making this home the ultimate in luxury living.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Price: $950,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 6647956 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 3686518

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

362 Elmwood Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: https://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/4G88WD/362-Elmwood-Ave-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3685560
This newly renovated & stately colonial home is nestled on just under 1/2 acre of lush level property. Upon entering the center hall, a large living room w/ fireplace sets the tone for entertaining, followed by a formal dining room & family room, a large kitchen w/ granite counters, SS appliances, breakfast room & powder room. Off the kitchen is a wonderful deck, while off the family room--with its large windows and abundant sunlight--is a separate patio for all your outdoor entertaining needs.The second floor continues to excite with a rare find--4 good-sized bedrooms on the same level--a new hall bath and new ensuite bath to support the primary bedroom.The lower level boasts an incredible amount of space to enjoy: featuring recreation space, office space, storage, & laundry, plus a new powder room.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Price: $775,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 6639888 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 3685560

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

South Orange 2020 Real Estate Recap

  


 

It is now 2021, thankfully, and I expect we all have high hopes for returning to some kind of normal.   While 2020 was a challenging year for us all, our local Real Estate Market was hotter than ever.  Here are some of the fun facts:

 

1.       Average price for a home sold in 2020 rose 6% over the previous year to $703,763

2.       Sold Price vs List Price performed at 103.2% of Average List Price, the prior year we were flat.

3.       The number of $1,000,000 homes sold rose to 24 in 2020 vs. 15 in 2019, so just over a 50% increase in $1M Plus.

4.       We saw a HUGE increase in the number of homes that sold for over asking=54%, this represents a shift of 6% more than the previous year.

5.       Another 15% of the homes sold, sold for asking price, giving us almost 70% sold for asking price or above.

6.       Highest Closed Price for 2020 was $1,451,000 for a home in the Montrose.

7.       Highest list price was $1,399,000 in The Manors and sold for full asking.

8.       The number of homes sold showed a nice gain for 2020, totaling 291, versus the 268 sold in 2019.

9.       The number of DAYS ON MARKET did increase slightly from 34.0 to 36.7, showing an 8% worsening, as the only negative factor in 2020 for South Orange Real Estate.

10.   In the $1,000,000 home market, 15 of the 25 Homes sold for over $1,000,000 closed for asking or above.

 

Forecasts call for a continuation of these trends for the next 9 months*, all things being equal; that means that interest rates would stay at their close to all time lows and joblessness doesn’t increase further.

*according to Jeffrey Otteau from Otteau Group, New Jersey’s most prolific appraisal and real estate advisory company.

 

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Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good 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.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com www.southorangenjopenhouses.com 

 and  

For Homes For Sale: www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com and www.latestsouthorangehomes.com

   

Mark Slade

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2653111
"Mark helped me through all stages of buying and selling a home, two difficult and challenging transactions. I have tremendous confidence in him, and ... more "
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"Our experience with Mark selling our house could not have been better. In less than a week we had 6 offers over the asking price. He is a pro in every ... more "
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Maplewood 2020 Real Estate Recap

 

 

 

It is now 2021, thankfully, and I expect we all have high hopes for returning to some kind of normal.   While 2020 was a challenging year for us all, our local Real Estate Market was hotter than ever.  Here are some of the fun facts:

 

1.       Average price for a home sold in 2020 rose 11% over the previous year to $665,776

2.       Sold Price vs List Price performed at 104.9% of Average List Price, the prior year we were flat.

3.       The number of $1,000,000 homes sold rose to 35 in 2020 vs. 29 in 2019. 

4.       We saw a HUGE increase in the number of homes that sold for over asking=63%, this represents a shift of 18% more than the previous year.

5.       Another 17% of the homes sold, sold for asking price, giving us 80% sold for asking price or above.

6.       Highest Closed Price for 2020 was $1,650,000 for a home on Hickory Drive, in Maplewood

7.       Highest list price was $1,850,000 in Maplewood, but this home sold for much less than its asking price at $1,570,000 or 15% less than asking.

8.       The number of homes sold was pretty much the same for 2020, totaling 389, versus the 390 sold in 2019.

9.       The number of DAYS ON MARKET dropped from 37.4 to 26.4, almost a 30% decrease in the time it took to get a home under contract.

10.   In the $1,000,000 home market, 22 of the 35 Homes sold for over $1,000,000 closed for asking or above.

 


Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good 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.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com www.southorangenjopenhouses.com 

and  

For Homes For Sale: www.bedroomcommunitiesofnyc.com and www.goodhomesforgoodpeople.com

   

Mark Slade

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A picturesque town in Essex County, Maplewood is located on the East Branch of the Rahway River. Originally consisting of farms, mills and orchards, Maplewood is now a great mix of residential and commercial areas, culminating in the jewel of a downtown village and coming together to create a charming, tight-knit and diversified community. Maplewood has predominantly Colonial and Tudor style homes with sprawling porches and ample greenery, but you can also find some Victorians and a range of more modern style construction on its beautiful tree lined streets. Maplewood is a diverse town with 6 elementary schools and prominent municipal building designed by famous architects, Guilbert and Betelle. In the center of town, famed landscape architects, the Olmstead Brothers, created the breathtaking Memorial Park; not to be overlooked is Ricalton Square, nestled between the train station and the downtown shopping; this area is frequently used for events including a Halloween Parade with hayrides and petting zoos, as well as featuring replica homes during the Winter Holiday Season. The town offers many activities to its residents from camps in the summer, arts and crafts classes, a public pool (with 4 pools ranging from a “baby” pool to toddler pool to large lap pool and a diving tank) and a farmers market when in season. There is even an annual musicalpalooza--Maplewoodstock—featuring a variety of bands and musical styles, showcasing local and national bands with booths for local businesses to set up. The Village, also known as Maplewood Center, is a quaint, downtown shopping district with everything from restaurants with foods from all over the world, bakeries, dance studios, gyms, bookstores, a movie theater and bookstores. With its large variety of cuisines to choose from, Maplewood recently started a yearly town-wide Restaurant Week with over 30 eateries participating. Easily accessible by its throughways and the New Jersey Transit, it's no surprise Maplewood has been ranked several times as one of the most desirable places to live in America by a number of surveys.