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$679,000.00
23 Oberlin Street

Maplewood, NJ 07040



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Posted by Robert Northfield on September 14th, 2015 9:31 PM
Maplewood has been named one of 16 “Favorite Downtowns” in the September issue of New Jersey Monthly. “Commerce thrives in this little village with nary an empty storefront,” according to the article, which features a quote from the Maplewood Village Alliance’s Julie Doran (“The word we hear most is charming.”)

Singled out are the town’s numerous places to dine, including St. James’s Gate, Arturo’s, Lorena’s, Coda Kitchen, Wild Ginger, Bill and Harry’s, Mt. Fuji Sushi and Maplewood Deli.

Tenth Muse is called a “drool-worthy gallery-cum-boutique” and Perch receives a shout-out for its “eclectic mix of home accessories, wall art, women’s clothing, jewelry and gift items.”

Also highlighted are the town’s many events, including Rent Party, Art Walk, Dickens Village and Maplewoodstock.


The article also notes that Maplewood is “working to assure that redevelopment of the old downtown post office doesn’t disrupt the village’s charm.”

According to a press release from the magazine, the choices were based on such factors as ambience, architecture, attractions and amenities such as dining and shopping. Starting Sept. 1, the magazine will launch the first “Downtown Showdown,” a bracket-style elimination competition where readers can vote on NJ Monthly’s website for their favorite downtown.

“The Village Alliance will be working with the Township to get the word out and encourage residents to vote for Maplewood,” said Doran in an email. “Let’s show the state that we not only have the best downtown but that we have most town spirit as well!”

Also on the list were Montclair, Summit, Westfield and more. The issue is available on newsstands beginning Aug. 25.

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Posted by Robert Northfield on August 18th, 2015 11:23 PM

Homeowners are often puzzled when faced with deciding how much homeowners insurance to purchase. Mortgage companies and banks require insurance for those seeking loans to buy a home, but is it enough? What if you do not have a loan from a bank — do you still need homeowners insurance?

Although states generally do not require homeowners to carry insurance, having enough homeowners insurance to cover losses and liabilities is a must for most homeowners. (If you have a mortgage, your lender almost certainly requires you to carry insurance.) A homeowners policy, also called an HO-3, can offset the cost of major repairs due to fires and other catastrophes, as well as cover your personal assets if a visitor to your home is injured. In order to assess how much homeowners insurance to carry, use these simple steps to estimate your coverage needs.

Ask yourself these five questions to estimate your homeowners insurance coverage needs.

  1. How much is your home worth? Don't look at current market values in your town. These can fluctuate wildly, as seen in the real estate market bubble of the past few years. Instead, ask a contractor to help you estimate how much it would cost to replace your home — brick by brick, board by board. This forms the basis for your insurance estimate.
  2. Are you living in an area with weather risks? Ask your insurance agent about flood insurance coverage, which may be additional, as well as special coverage for tornadoes and hurricanes.
  3. How much liability coverage do you need? Standard homeowners policies cover your personal assets in the event that a guest to your home is injured and decides to sue you.
  4. What special assets do you own? If you own expensive jewelry, antiques, artwork or similar items, you may need a rider on your policy that lists and covers these assets separately. Some policies will not cover diamond engagement rings, for example, or the cost to replace antiques.
  5. Do you have a dog or a swimming pool? While dogs and swimming pools seem unrelated, both increase your risk of unintentional injuries to others. You may wish to increase your liability coverage to account for these issues.

Actual Value Versus Replacement Cost

When discussing the value of items in your home with an insurance agent, two terms may come up that you should know. Actual value refers to the value today of an item in your home. Many items such as clothing, furniture and electronics depreciate in value the minute they're brought home from the store. The actual value of the item is the value today if you chose to sell it. Replacement cost, on the other hand, is the value of the item if you had to replace it. Always choose replacement cost (if possible) for better coverage.

Umbrella Policies

Families with significant financial assets may wish to obtain an umbrella policy in addition to automotive and homeowners insurance. An umbrella policy covers excess damages from both home and auto claims when they exceed the value of the respective policies. Like an umbrella covering you on a rainy day so you don't get wet, it covers your personal assets in the event of a catastrophe. Most umbrella policies require you to obtain coverage with the same firm that handles both your auto and homeowners insurance.

With the right insurance coverage, you can sleep at night knowing that you, your family and your property are covered.


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Posted by Robert Northfield on August 3rd, 2015 8:23 AM
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$2,275,000.00
30 Wildwood Lane

Summit, NJ 07901



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Ideally located in a park like setting among Summit's most distinguished homes.
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Posted by Robert Northfield on July 31st, 2015 10:32 PM
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$349,000.00
41 Marie Place

Maplewood, NJ 07040



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Garage: 1 Built: 1932
 

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Posted by Jill Sockwell on July 31st, 2015 2:47 PM
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$699,000.00
39 Stanley

South Orange, NJ 07079



Beds: 5 Rooms: 14
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 0
Garage: 2 Built: 1925
 

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Posted by Robert Northfield on June 14th, 2015 8:24 PM
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$1,299,000.00
10 Claremont Ave

Maplewood, NJ 07040



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Located in the premier Jefferson neighborhood just short distance from quaint Maplewood village,NYC trains,schools & parks. This gracious renovated center hall colonial has the perfect setting.
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Posted by Robert Northfield on June 13th, 2015 4:27 PM


WASHINGTON (May 28, 2015) — Pending home sales rose in April for the fourth straight month and reached their highest level in nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the Northeast and Midwest, all four major regions saw increases in April.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased 3.4 percent to 112.4 in April from a slight upward revision of 108.7 in March and is now 14.0 percent above April 2014 (98.6) — the largest annual increase since September 2012 (15.1 percent). The index has now increased year-over-year for eight consecutive months and is at its highest level since May 2006 (112.5).

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says the steady gains in contract activity each month this year highlight the fact that buyer demand is strong. "Realtors® are saying foot traffic1 remains elevated this spring despite limited — and in some cases severe — inventory shortages in many metro areas," he said. "Homeowners looking to sell this spring appear to be in the driver's seat, as there are more buyers competing for a limited number of homes available for sale."

Adds Yun, "As a result, home prices are up and accelerating in many markets."

Following April's decline in existing-home sales, Yun expects a rebound heading into the summer, but the likelihood of meaningful gains will depend on a much-needed boost in inventory and evidence of moderating price growth now that interest rates have started to rise.

"The housing market can handle interest rates well above 4 percent as long as inventory improves to slow price growth and underwriting standards ease to normal levels so that qualified buyers — especially first-time buyers — are able to obtain a mortgage."

After falling four straight months, the PHSI in the Northeast bounced back solidly (10.1 percent) to 88.3 in April, and is now 9.4 percent above a year ago. In the Midwest the index increased 5.0 percent to 113.0 in April, and is 13.3 percent above April 2014.

Pending home sales in the South rose 2.3 percent to an index of 129.4 in April and are 14.8 percent above last April. The index in the West inched 0.1 percent in April to 103.8, and is 16.4 percent above a year ago.

Total existing-home sales in 2015 are forecast to be around 5.24 million, an increase of 6.1 percent from 2014. The national median existing-home price for all of this year is expected to increase around 6.7 percent. In 2014, existing-home sales declined 2.9 percent and prices rose 5.7 percent.

The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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1According to NAR's April Realtors® Confidence Index (RCI), the Buyer Traffic Index rose to 69 (66 in March 2015; 63 in April 2014). An index greater than 50 indicates that more respondents viewed traffic as "strong" than those who viewed traffic as "weak."

*The Pending Home Sales Index is a leading indicator for the housing sector, based on pending sales of existing homes. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed but the transaction has not closed, though the sale usually is finalized within one or two months of signing.

The index is based on a large national sample, typically representing about 20 percent of transactions for existing-home sales. In developing the model for the index, it was demonstrated that the level of monthly sales-contract activity parallels the level of closed existing-home sales in the following two months.

An index of 100 is equal to the average level of contract activity during 2001, which was the first year to be examined. By coincidence, the volume of existing-home sales in 2001 fell within the range of 5.0 to 5.5 million, which is considered normal for the current U.S. population.

 


Posted by Robert Northfield on June 7th, 2015 10:53 PM
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$879,000.00
584 Prospect Street

Maplewood, NJ 07040



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Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 0
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Posted by Robert Northfield on May 20th, 2015 7:05 PM
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The Gateway Luxury Residences
9 W. South Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079



Beds: 2 Rooms: 4
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Garage: 0 Built: 2014
 

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