Things to do in Berkeley Heights, NJ

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If you are looking for things to do in Berkeley Heights, NJ or surrounding towns, one idea is to visit downtown Summit, NJ on Friday, 12/2, for the Summit Snowflake Stroll. Find the elf walking down the street and get your snowflake dollars! Snowflake dollars can be spent just like cash at Summit downtown’s businesses–many of which will be open late and offering discounts, in-store events, and more! The Hospitality Center will be open from 6-9 offering a photo booth, complimentary gift wrapping, and hot chocolate, all courtesy of the Summit Educational Foundation. The Hospitality Center is located at 408 Springfield Avenue. Free babysitting will be offered by the Summit YMCA from 5:30-9:30 pm. Registration is required.

Wait! There is still more things to do in Berkeley Heights, NJ and the surrounding towns. The 16th Annual Winter Holiday Festival will be held at the Lord Stirling Stable on Saturday and Sunday, 12/3-12/4, from 10 am -3 pm. Enjoy such festivities as holiday craft activities, hay rides to Santa’s house, and pony rides (at designated times). Seasonal music and refreshments can be enjoyed while taking a look at the plethora of gift baskets at the School Horse Retirement Fund silent auction.

If you are interested in learning more about Berkeley Heights, NJ and our surrounding towns, please contact me for a free copy of our Town Snapshots, offering you a convenient look at what our local communities have to offer. I can be reached by email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com or by phone at 973.637-0004. If you are planning a move, click here to search homes for sale. Click here if you are thinking of selling. For additional real estate information, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Summit NJ Real Estate Trends

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Summit Real Estate Trends – Listing vs. Sold Prices

Are you considering buying a home or selling a home in Summit NJ? If so, you might want to check out the most recent Summit NJ Real Estate Trends. Comparing the listing price and sold prices gives us a good idea of where the real estate market is heading. Before we look at the trends, let’s first talk about the difference between a listing price and a sold price. The listing price is what the sellers are asking for their home, while the sold price is what a buyer is willing to pay for the home. Looking at the following chart, we can see that over the past 12 months, the median listing price was at its lowest in December of last year, and then it reached its peak in March of 2016. It has been declining since with the exception of a spike again in the Spring market in May of 2016. The sold prices saw a sharp decline when the listing prices saw their peak in March of 2016. Sold prices reached their peak in June of this year and then began to decline slightly through September. However, listing prices have been on the rise over the last couple of months. Thinking of selling? Click here to find out what your home is worth.

Summit NJ Real Estate Trends

Summit NJ Real Estate Trends

Summit NJ Real Estate Trends – Market Inventory Trends

Looking further into the Summit NJ Real Estate Trends, the graph below shows us the number of active listings that have been on the market in Summit NJ and how long they have been on the market. The number of active listings in Summit NJ dropped by 2% from the previous month.   The median number of days active properties have been listed is 43 which is significantly shorter than the national average. The number of sales in August dropped by 95.5% from the previous month.

Summit NJ Market Inventory Trends

Summit NJ Market Inventory Trends

Summit NJ Real Estate Trends – Learn More!

As we conclude our look into the Summit NJ Real Estate Trends, some other interesting statistics to note are: $1,219,390 is the median listing price, 43 is the median days on market, and the number of active listings is 84.

If I can provide you with additional information regarding Summit NJ real estate trends, or if I can show you any of the fantastic properties for sale, please contact me. I can be reached by phone at 973.637.0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. For more information about Summit NJ and our surrounding communities, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Things to Do in Summit, NJ

things-to-doLet the festivities begin! If you are looking for things to do in the surrounding areas of Summit, NJ, here are some things to check out:

Head to downtown Rahway on Friday, 11/25, from 12-6 pm for the 3rd annual Winter Wonderland. Among the many activities offered at this family-oriented event include outdoor ice skating, bon fires, carriage rides, and pictures with the big guy himself, Santa! Food and drinks are available. The evening concludes with an annual parade and tree lighting at 6 pm. This event is free!

Calling all history buffs who might be searching for things to do in the surrounding areas of Summit, NJ. The Morris County Historical Society’s Acorn Hall will be host to: Exhibition – Race to the Finish: Newspaper Coverage of Presidential Elections, 1789-2008. When visiting this exhibit, you will be exposed to campaign promises, electoral obstacles and more illustrated through newspaper headlines and articles. More than 20 US presidents and their rivals will be on display, with elections as early as George Washington and as recent as Barack Obama. Period clothing and campaign merchandise will also be on display. You can check out the exhibit on 11/27 from 1-4 pm.

Also featured in Acorn Hall will be a look at how Christmas was celebrated through the centuries. Experience Christmas from the past through nostalgic toys, photos, clothing and decorated trees. Décor in the dining room, parlor, and library will showcase different periods in time. Viewing times are Wed/Thur from 11 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 1-4.

There are so many fabulous things offered in our area. To learn more about the Summit, NJ and surrounding areas, contact us for a free copy of our town snapshots. If you have any questions, or are thinking about buying a home in the area, I would love to arrange a showing for you at any of the wonderful homes for sale. You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. For more information, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Livingston Township, NJ

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Livingston Township, NJ is one of the larger towns that the Shannon Aronson team serves. Livingston Township, NJ is a large, full service community. There is access to shops, restaurants, professional offices and houses of worship. Parks, fields, playgrounds, pools and tennis courts are available to keep residents active. Enjoy the library and activities sponsored by the recreation department. Livingston Township, NJ is home to the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, Livingston Community Players, Children’s Theatre of Livingston and the New Jersey Ballet.

Livingston Township, NJ has three main shopping/retail centers. One is in the center of town and offers residents a more local experience. The shops and restaurants along Route 10 lean more towards the big chain names, and, of course, there is the Livingston Mall that offers shoppers not only several department store options but all of the popular, smaller shops as well.

For more information on Livingston Township, NJ you can visit www.livingstonnj.org.

Facts about Livingston Township, NJ

County: Essex

Population: Approximately 27,000

Location: 22 miles from NYC – 18 miles from the Newark airport
Commute by Car: Nearby Highways: Interstate 280, Route 10, Eisenhower Parkway
Commute by Bus: www.coachusa.com to Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan – to Newark NJ
Commute by Train: Shuttle from Livingston Mall to South Orange Train Station (Morristown Line). The shuttle is fee based.

Education in Livingston Township, NJ

Grades PreK-5 : Burnet Hill Elementary

Grades K-5 : Collins Elementary / Harrison Elementary / HillsideElementary / Mount PleasantElementary / Riker Hill Elementary

Grade 6 : Mount Pleasant Middle School

Grades 7-8 : Heritage Middle School

Grades 9-12 : Livingston High School – Currently ranked 16th by New Jersey Monthly magazine

Livingston Township, NJ is proud to offer full day kindergarten.

If you are interested in making a move to Livingston Township, NJ, I’d love to show you any of the fantastic homes for sale. You can reach me by email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com or by phone at 973-637-0004. For more information about Livingston Township, NJ and our surrounding communities, or for great real estate tips, please visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Things to Do in South and West Orange, NJ

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Things to Do in South and West Orange, NJ

If you are looking for things to do in South and West Orange, NJ, why not check out The Turtleback Zoo.  The Turtleback Zoo will be hosting their Holiday Lights Spectacular beginning November 18th. The display will be every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11/18-12/11. Beginning December 12th, you can see the display every night through January 3. The Zoo is closed 12/24 and 12/25. The hours are 5-9 pm, and admission is free. This event is a lot of fun for the whole family. Plan accordingly as it can get very crowded on the weekends and the days closer to Christmas. It is best to go closer to when it opens. Be sure to bundle up as it can get quite cold!

More Things to Do in South and West Orange, NJ

You can eat your Thanksgiving meal guilt-free after you participate in the “Two Towns 5K Turkey Trot and Fun Run” to be held on Saturday, 11/19, at the South Mountain Reservation.  The course will take runners along Crest Drive, a scenic and paved route that takes you through the Maplewood area of the reservation.  Runners of all ages are invited to run.  Registration begins at 8 am and the run begins at 9 am.  The Kid’s Fun Run starts at 10 am.  All races will be held rain or shine.  Prizes will be given to the men’s and women’s winners.  All children participating in the Fun Run will be given a participation medal, and the top boy and girl will each win a trophy.  All those who run will receive a t-shirt (while supplies last).

The cost for pre-registration for the race is $25.  It will cost $35 to register on race day.  There is a $10 charge for the Kid’s Fun Run.

I hope this gave you an idea of fun things to do in South and West Orange, NJ. If you would like to receive our free town snapshot, please contact me. You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or by email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. Interested in making a move to South or West Orange, NJ? Click here to search listings for sale. For more great real estate information or to learn more about our towns, please remember to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Millburn Township, NJ Open House on 11/20

Please join The Shannon Aronson Team for a Millburn Township, NJ open house on 11/20 from 2-4 pm. You’ll love 408 White Oak Ridge Road. Located in the desirable Millburn Township School District, this custom estate-style Colonial is the perfect place to call home.

MLS Number: 3324708
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 5.1

This One Will Take Your Breath Away

As you enter the Millburn Township, NJ Open House on 11/20, you are greeted by a stunning entry foyer with sweeping staircase at 408 White Oak Ridge Road. Whip up your favorite meal in the beautiful gourmet kitchen featuring top-of-the-line appliances. Soak up the sun in the large breakfast room. After your meal, adjourn to the family room where you can snuggle up by the fireplace. A bedroom with a sumptuous ensuite bath and walk-in closet are also featured on the main floor.

Even More Awaits You Upstairs

As you ascend the lovely staircase at the Millburn Township, NJ Open House on 11/20 you will find a fabulous master suite. At the end of your day, retire to the luxury of your own private retreat complete with sitting area and sumptuous master bath. Plenty of storage is offered by two walk-in closets. Three additional bedrooms, each boasting a full bath, complete the upper level.

Entertaining Has Never Been So Easy!

Not to be missed is the amazing finished basement providing you with an abundance of entertaining space, complete with your very own media room. The party continues outside on your large deck. The level, private and deep backyard offers the perfect gathering space to enjoy the gorgeous fall days.

If you can’t make the Millburn Township, NJ Open House on 11/20, I would be happy to arrange a private showing for you at your convenience. Please contact me. You can reach me by phone at 973.637.0004 or by email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. For more great real estate information, please check out my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com. Click here to search listings for sale.

Am I Ready to Sell My Home?

Every day I’m struck by how many people question “Am I Ready to Sell My Home” and are stuck in what I call, “The Black Hole of Uncertainty” as it relates to moving. Particularly if you are thinking of selling your home, you get lost in this whole train of thought that sounds something like this, “I think I’d like to sell my home, but I don’t know where I’d go”, “I don’t even know how much I have to spend because I don’t know how much I can spend until I know how much my home is worth”, “I don’t want to have a Realtor come tell me what my home is worth until I’ve fixed x, y, or z”. Then they think, “Maybe I shouldn’t fix x, y, or z in my home because maybe the buyer won’t care and I won’t make my money back.” It goes on and on for people, and, often, I’m told that people waste 2, 3, 5, sometimes 10 years simply stuck in this black hole of uncertainty.

Sometimes people are staying in a home far bigger and more expensive than they want or need simply because they don’t know how to get out. If you are questioning, “Am I ready to sell my home?”, I would very strongly suggest you call me for what I call a moving consultation. This is not a pitch for me to sell your home or help you buy a home. I’d like to help you understand the process, get yourself unstuck, and hopefully help you make some really good decisions about how you can best meet your life goals.

You can contact me at 973.637.0004 or email me at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com, and I’d like to help you get out of the black hole of uncertainty. For more great real estate information, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com

11/13 Open House in Bernards Township, NJ

The Shannon Aronson Team is excited to be hosting an 11/13 open house in Bernards Township, NJ from 2-4 pm. Just move in to 85 Fieldstone Drive Bernards Township, NJ. You’ll love this gorgeous colonial sitting on a 1-acre, resort-like settingin the highly-desired Basking Ridge community!

MLS Number: 3333615
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2.5

It’s True . . . You Don’t Have to Do a Thing but . . . Move-In!

As you are welcomed into the 11/13 open house in Bernards Township, NJ, you are greeted by refinshed hardwood floors and freshly painted rooms. The highlight of your day will be coming home to this fantastic 4 BR, 2.5 bath home. Enjoy quiet evenings reading in front of your cozy fireplace. Entertain around the center island in your large kitchen. There is plenty of living space on the main floor.

Delight in the Beauty of Your Own Backyard!

Enjoy a hot cup of coffee while taking in the beautiful trees and gorgeous fall leaves from the privacy of your own deck. Once summer rolls around, you’ll love the fabulous in-ground pool. Additionally, 85 Fieldstone Drive Bernards Township, NJ offers a great location — close to NYC trains, Rt. 202 and Rt. 287.

Not able to make the 11/13 Open House in Bernards Township, NJ? No problem . . . we would be happy to arrange your own private tour of 85 Fieldstone Drive. Just contact me, and we can arrange a time convenient for you. You can reach me by phone at 973.637.0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. To search other properties for sale click here. To learn more about Bernards Township, NJ and other surrounding communities, please visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Things to do in Millburn NJ

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If you are looking for things to do in Millburn NJ, take a look at some of the things going on in and around the town.

One of the things to do in Millburn NJ is visit the Morris Museum on 11/11 from 11 am – 5 pm for an “Icons of American Culture: The History of New Jersey Diners” exhibit. View the history of New Jersey’s diners through artifacts, photos, and more! Often being called the “land of diners”, you are sure to pass many diners as you drive along New Jersey’s highways and main streets. Those visiting the exhibit will be able to view cash registers, menus and other items from local diners. Diners featured include the Summit Diner, the Florham Park Diner, the Alexis Diner in Denville, and Rosie’s Diner, which was, of course, made famous by its role in Bounty Paper Towels commercials.

The holidays arrive early this year in Millburn NJ. Something else that made our list of things to do in Millburn NJ is the premier of “Santa’s Flight Academy” at the Mall at Short Hills. This new, “immersive Santa experience” makes its debut on Friday, November 11. The experience is set to run through Saturday, December 24. The display features state-of-the-art technology that will enable children to “become a member of Santa’s flight crew”. During the experience, children will be fitted for a virtual flight suit, partner with an elf, and help prepare Santa’s sleigh so he can deliver presents. Afterwards, children will experience a snowfall dance and meet with Santa.

Finish off your day of activities with a visit to La Creperie de Karpi, one of the Shannon Aronson team’s favorite places to catch a bite in Millburn NJ. Enjoy made to order sweet and savory crepes.

If you are planning a move to the Millburn NJ area, please contact me. I’d love to show you properties for sale. You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or by email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. Click here if you are interested in learning more about Millburn NJ and surrounding communities. For additional real estate information, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Chathams NJ Real Estate Trends

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The Chathams NJ Real Estate Trends – Listing vs. Sold Prices

If you are considering buying a home or selling a home in The Chathams NJ it would be helpful for you to see what the current Chathams NJ Real Estate Trends are. Before we talk about the chart below, it is important for you to understand the difference between a listing price and a sold price. The listing price is how much a seller is asking for their home. The sold price is how much the buyer is willing to pay for the home. When we look at the most recent Chathams NJ real estate trends, we see that the listing prices reached a high in between December 2015 and January 2016. After that, the listing prices saw a decline through September 2016, but they appear to be rising again beginning in October. The opposite seems to be true of the sold prices. The sold prices saw a decline in January of 2016 and then were increasing through July 2016, with a slight dip in May of 2016. The sold prices dipped again in August 2016 but have been rising since.

The Chathams NJ Real Estate Trends

The Chathams NJ Real Estate Trends

Chatham NJ Real Estate Trends – Market Inventory Trends

Looking further into Chatham NJ Real Estate Trends, we learn that the number of active listings in Chatham NJ increased by 36.5% from the previous month. The median number of days active properties have been listed is 51. This is significantly shorter than the national average.

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Chathams NJ Real Estate Trends – Learn More!

If you have unanswered question or would like to learn more about the Chathams NJ real estate trends, or if you would like to see any of the properties for sale in Chatham NJ, please be sure to contact me. I can be reached by phone at 973.637.0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. For more information about The Chathams NJ and our surrounding communities, please visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.