There’s Always Something Fun to Do in Millburn Short Hills, NJ

unWined, Millburn Short Hills, NJ

unWined, Millburn Short Hills, NJ

Millburn Short Hills, NJ always has something interesting to do, and it’s a great place to live! On Friday, 8/2, the proprietors of UnWined Boutique, Jose and Toni Sotelo, will be hosting a wine-tasting contest! The contest will take place from 6-8 pm.

Visitors can just stop in and take the challenge in which they will taste 3 different red wines and try to guess the varietals. Those who correctly name 3 grapes will get a prize!

UnWined is a small wine store that hand-picks every wine they carry. Wine tastings are held every Friday evening and often wine importers and distributors are there to discuss the wines.

Located at 345 Millburn Avenue, UnWined delivers to downtown restaurants, making BYOB even easier!

If you want to learn more about Millburn Short Hills, NJ, please contact me by phone at 973-214-0691 or by email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. If you’d like to see some of the fabulous homes for sale in Millburn Short Hills, NJ, let me know! I’d love to show them to you!

64 O’Connor Circle West Orange NJ Major Price Reduction

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Front entrance to 64 O’Connor Circle West Orange NJ

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Beautiful Eat In Kitchen located at 64 O’Connor Circle West Orange NJ

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Ariel view of the Formal Living Room at 64 O’Connor Circle West Orange NJ

The Shannon Aronson Real Estate Team just had a major price reduction on one of their amazing listings located in the Pointe at Crystal Lake. Our home for sale is located at 64 O’Connor Circle West Orange NJ. Our homeowners at this home in West Orange NJ are very motivated. This is an outstanding Lucerne Model with exceptional privacy and it also has the largest deck in the community of The Pointe at Crystal Lake, West Orange NJ.

For more information on 64 O’Connor Cirlce West Orange NJ or other properties alike, contact the Shannon Aronson Real Estate Team at 973-214-0691 or visit our website www.NJRealEstateDirect.com

Millburn Short Hills, Summit NJ Home Sale Price Comparison

If buying a home or selling a home in the Millburn Short Hills, Summit NJ area is something you may be considering, then the information below, Millburn Short Hills, Summit NJ Home Sale Price Comparison, will be helpful for you! As your trusted realtor, I like to make sure you always have the most recent market data so you can make informed real estate decisions!

Millburn Short Hills, Summit NJ Home Sale Price Comparison

The chart below shows us the average list price and sale price comparison, by town, for the week of 7/19-7/25/13. It includes information for the following towns: Short Hills, Summit, Chatham Township, Chatham Boro, Madison, South Orange, Maplewood, Livingston, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, and Springfield.

Millburn Short Hills, Summit NJ Home Sale Price Comparison 7.19-7.25.13

Millburn Short Hills, Summit NJ Home Sale Price Comparison 7.19-7.25.13

Still have questions about current market conditions for the Millburn Short Hills, Summit NJ area? Please feel free to contact me by phone at 973-214-0691 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. Please visit my website, too, at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

132 Greenwood Drive Millburn NJ New Home for Sale

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Front view of the new home for sale located at 132 Greenwood Drive Millburn NJ

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Eat in Kitchen located at 132 Greenwood Drive Millburn NJ

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Open floor plan located at 132 Greenwood Drive Millburn NJ

The Shannon Aronson Real Estate Team just listed a new home for sale located at 132 Greenwood Drive Millburn NJ. This fabulous new home for sale is in the desirable section of South Mountain, Millburn NJ. This Colonial home has excellent access to Taylor Park, NYC trains, top NJ rated schools, and much more. This home for sale has a wonderful combination of location, convenience, and community.

Please contact the Shannon Aronson Real Estate Team at 973-214-0691 with any further questions regarding 132 Greenwood Drive Millburn NJ or visit our website www.NJRealEstateDirect.com

5 Oakdale Ave Millburn NJ New Rental

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Front view of the new rental located at 5 Oakdale Ave Millburn NJ

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Updated Eat in Kitchen at 5 Oakdale Ave Millburn NJ

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Formal Living Room at the new rental 5 Oakdale Ave Millburn NJ

The Shannon Aronson Real Estate Team just listed a new rental located at 5 Oakdale Ave Millburn NJ. This spacious Split Level Rental has an updated eat in Kitchen, updated bathroom, fenced in yard, and has great location to NY trains, downtown Millburn, and Millburn schools.

For more information on 5 Oakdale Ave Millburn NJ rental or others alike, contact the Shannon Aronson Real Estate Team at 973-214-0691 or visit our website www.NJRealEstateDirect.com

Berkeley Heights, NJ Home Sale Activity

If you are curious about what recent Berkeley Heights, NJ Home Sale Activity has been like, you’ve come to the right place for answers!  I provide that information for you in the charts below!  As your trusted real estate agent, I like to make sure you have all the information you need if you are looking to buy a home or sell a home!

Berkeley Heights, NJ Homes for Sale

The first chart below shows us home many active listings were on the market in Berkeley Heights, NJ each month between July 2012 and June 2013.

Berkeley Heights, NJ Active Real Estate Listings July 2012-June 2013

Berkeley Heights, NJ Active Real Estate Listings July 2012-June 2013

Berkeley Heights, NJ Listings Under Contract

The second chart highlights how many listings went under contract each month between July 2012 and June 2013 in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Berkley Heights, NJ Listings Under Contract July 2012-June 2013

Berkley Heights, NJ Listings Under Contract July 2012-June 2013

Berkeley Heights, NJ Home Sale Activity

The third and final chart shows us the most recent Berkeley Heights, NJ Home Sale Activity. Specifically, it shows us how many new listings came on the market, how many listings went under contract, how many had price reductions, and how many properties settled, each week, between 5/24 and 7/18/13.

Berkeley Heights, NJ Home Sale Activity 5/24-7/18/13

Berkeley Heights, NJ Home Sale Activity 5/24-7/18/13

If you have more questions, or if I can show you some of the fabulous listings in this wonderful town, or any surrounding towns, please contact me by phone at 973-214-0691 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. Please don’t forget to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Millburn, NJ Paper Mill Playhouse to Hold Open Auditions for Broadway Show Choir

Paper Mill Playhouse Millburn, NJ

Paper Mill Playhouse Millburn, NJ

Millburn, NJ Paper Mill Playhouse will be holding Open auditions for the highly-acclaimed Broadway Show Choir on Sunday, 8/25, and Wednesday, 8/29, at the Millburn Theater, located at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, NJ. Auditions are open for students aged 16-22. The choir is made up of 30-40 singers and dancers. Auditions are by appointment only and will begin at 6 pm. Callback auditions will be held on September 8. To make an appointment call 973-315-1640 or email Kstevens@papermill.org.

The Broadway Show Choir is a tuition-free, audition based, performance show choir that comes from Paper Mill Playhouse’s award-winning Arts Education and Outreach programs. During this past year, the choir has performed for thousands of people and have made appearances at such locations as the New Jersey State House and the Patriot’s Theater.

Students who are selected for the Broadway Show Choir will receive free instruction at the highly-regarded Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. The Broadway Show Choir season runs late September, 2013-June, 2014. Rehearsals will be held Sundays from 5-8 pm. Performance schedules will vary.

Major funding for Paper Mill Playhouse Education Outreach is provided by The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and MetLife Foundation.

This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Paper Mill Playhouse is a nonprofit arts organization.

If you would like to learn more about the fabulous things offered in Millburn, NJ, I’d love to speak with you! Please contact me by phone at 973-214-0691. You can also reach me via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. If you are considering buying a home in Millburn, NJ, please contact me! I’d love to show you around!

West Orange, NJ Home Sale Activity

Planning a move to West Orange, NJ?  If buying a home or selling a home in West Orange, NJ is something you are considering at this time, please read the information I have provided below on West Orange, NJ Home Sale Activity. As your trusted realtor, you can count on me to provide you with the most up-to-date information on real estate market conditions in our area.

West Orange, NJ Homes for Sale

The first graph provides us with the number of active listings that were available in West Orange, NJ, each month, between July 2012 and June 2013.

West Orange, NJ Active Real Estate Listings July 2012-June 2013

West Orange, NJ Active Real Estate Listings July 2012-June 2013

West Orange, NJ Listings Under Contract

The next graph highlights for us how many listings went under contract, each month, in West Orange, NJ between July 2012 and June 2013.

West Orange, NJ Lisitngs Under Contract July 2012-June 2013

West Orange, NJ Lisitngs Under Contract July 2012-June 2013

West Orange, NJ Home Sale Activity

The third graph shows us the most recent West Orange, NJ Home Sale Activity. In particular, it shows us how many new listings came on the market, how many listings went under contract, how many listings had price reductions, and how many properties closed, each week between 5/24 and 7/18/13.

West Orange, NJ Home Sale Activity 5/24-7/18/13

West Orange, NJ Home Sale Activity 5/24-7/18/13

If I can provide you with more information, please contact me by phone at 973-214-0691 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. My website also has great information! Please visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

10 Plymouth Ave Maplewood NJ New Home For Sale

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Front view of the new home for sale located at 10 Plymouth Ave Maplewood NJ

The Shannon Aronson Real Estate Team just listed a new home for sale located at 10 Plymouth Ave Maplewood NJ. This gracious floor plan has 5 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This Maplewood NJ new listing has an easy walk to downtown Maplewood, NYC trains, 3 schools, and 2 parks. The new Maplewood NJ home for sale is a picture perfect storybook Tudor that is move in ready.

For more information on 10 Plymouth Ave Maplewood NJ or other listings in Maplewood NJ please contact the Shannon Aronson Real Estate Team at 973-214-0691 or visit our website www.NJRealEstateDirect.com

What’s a Real Estate “Short Sale” and Why Should I Buy One?

The best way to explain a short sale is with an example:

Assume a homeowner has an unpaid loan mortgage balance of $200,000, but the property will sell for only $175,000. The lender holding the mortgage agrees to sell the house for the $175,000 amount, which, of course, leaves it “short” of the full amount of $200,000. Thus, the name “short sale!”

Obviously, lenders don’t like short sales since they’re not in business to lose money. But such situations do occur for various reasons often related to “hardship” situations. Examples include:

• Permanent injuries
• Financial insolvency
• Job layoffs, etc.

This is a sad situation for the homeowner, but it does offer an opportunity for you to pick up a bargain. However, there are several potential downsides you should be aware of before you make an offer.

Pitfall 1: Allow time for the lender’s decision.
Once your offer is accepted by the seller, the contract will be sent to the seller’s lender for approval. This process can take anywhere from 2 to 12 months, and there’s oftentimes no way to know beforehand exactly how long the lender will take.

Pitfall 2: The lender is under no obligation to accept the short sale.
Often times, lenders will come back with a counter of a higher price, or will sometimes reject the offer outright. There is no way to know beforehand exactly what the lender is thinking. This risk can be reduced by pre-qualifying the seller and making sure he or she has a genuine hardship, and by making sure you offer close to market value.

Pitfall 3: The seller must be committed to the process.
A great deal of paperwork and commitment will be required of the seller. There have been cases where the seller does not complete everything that is necessary and causes the lender to reject the deal. Additionally, there have been cases where the seller backs out to declare bankruptcy. Make sure the seller is committed to the process before you begin!

Summary

You can pick up great bargains in the short sale market, but you have to be very knowledgeable and very patient! And, as mentioned earlier, there are risks and often times you will face disappointment. Hiring a professional realtor who has experience with the ins and outs of short sales can help reduce these risks.

If you would like to contact me to talk more about the short sale process, you can reach me by phone at 973-214-0691 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. I look forward to speaking with you about short sales or about any real estate questions you may have!