Van Vleck House and Gardens Montclair NJ

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What a beautiful time of year it is to visit the lovely gardens at the Van Vleck House and Gardens Montlair NJ. Located at 21 Van Vleck Street, the Van Vleck House and Gardens originated over 140 years ago. In 1968, Joseph Van Vleck Sr, a successful businessman, moved his family from Brooklyn NY to Montclair when he had a grand vision of building a country estate surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds. That is what he did on the 12-acres that would come to be known as the Van Vleck House and Gardens.

Many homes have been on the grounds throughout the years, but the Van Vleck’s Italianate villa is the only home that remains. The heirs of the Van Vleck family gifted the house and grounds to the Montclair Foundation in 1993.

Over the past 20 years, the public has been able to enjoy the lovely, serene space offered by the Van Vleck House and Gardens thanks to the support of donors and volunteers. The gardens are open every day of the year from dawn until dusk. The house offers a center for non-profit groups to hold retreats, meetings, and fundraisers.

The Van Vleck House and Gardens is host to many events throughout the year. Maria from the Shannon Aronson team has attended a great Mother’s Day celebration there which included a quartet playing as guests picnic and stroll through the gardens. Maria says the Van Vleck House and Gardens is a wonderful place to picnic, walk the grounds, and take some pictures and the flowers are amazing!

Upcoming events include Fête des Fleurs on Thursday, May 11 from six until eight o’clock p.m., which allows guests premier access to choice blooms while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the garden. Over Mother’s Day weekend, enjoy the Van Vleck House & Gardens’ 14th Annual Plant Sale. The sale will be open to the public on Friday, May 12th, and will continue through Wednesday, May 17th. Click here for pricing info. and to learn more about the upcoming events at the Van Vleck House and Gardens.

These private gardens are open to the public, from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.  Visitors are welcome to enjoy all the garden spaces and are encouraged to join us for classes, concerts, and special events.

If you would like more information about Montclair and other surrounding communities, please contact us!  We would love to send you a FREE copy of our town snapshots!  You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com.  Thinking of buying a home in the area?  Click here to search homes for sale.  For great real estate information, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.

Montclair, NJ Real Estate Market Trends

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Montclair, NJ Real Estate Market Trends – Listing vs. Sold Prices

If you are planning to buy a home in Montclair, NJ or if selling a home in Montclair, NJ is in your future, then you might be interested to find out more regarding current Montclair, NJ Real Estate Market Trends.  First, it may be helpful if you have a clear understanding of the difference between a “listing price” and a “sold price”.  A listing price is the dollar amount a seller is asking for their home. How much a buyer is willing to pay is the sold price. Looking at the listing price vs the sold price gives us a good idea of where the real estate market is heading. The median listing and sold property prices are calculated based on the market activity each month. When we look at the chart below, we see the median list price peaked in June and February 2016. The median list price hit a peak again this month. The median listing price was at its lowest in Montclair NJ between December 2016 and January 2017. The median sold price spiked in mid-August and then began to decline. It has been on a steady increase between September 2016 and now.

Montclair, NJ Real Estate Market Trends

Montclair, NJ Real Estate Market Trends – Market Inventory Trends

As we further explore recent Montclair, NJ Real Estate Market Trends, we see the number of active listings in Montclair, NJ increased 8% from the previous month.  The median number of days active properties have been listed is 39, which is significantly shorter than the national average.

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Montclair, NJ Real Estate Market Trends – Learn More!

Other important statistics to note when we look at single family homes and condos in Montclair, NJ are: The median listing price is:  $817,980, the Median Days on Market is: 30, and the number of active listings are: 109.

I hope you found this information helpful. If you have any questions, or would like a copy of our FREE town snapshots, please contact me. You can reach me by phone at 973-637-0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. If you are interested in seeing any of the homes for sale in Montclair, NJ, please contact me. I’d be happy to arrange a showing for you. To learn more about Montclair, NJ, and other surrounding communities, please visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.