Who is buying real estate along the Midtown Direct Communities?
First time home buyers have until April 30th
to be Under Contract and then must close by June 30th.
Are you ready?
Want to learn more about the towns along
the Midtown Direct Train line into NYC?
Contact Perri K. Feldman
I am always asked: "What is so special about Livingston, NJ?"
Plenty, first my husband grew up there and graduated from Livingston High School.
His family still lives there as do many of my cousins.
So, OK I may be partial!
There are homes for sale at every price point...
whether you want:
single family homes, town homes, upscale senior communities
or in-town living.
Livingston is ranked in the Top 20 NJ High Schools.
Commuting to New York is EASY on the Express Bus from
The Livingston Mall (40 minutes)
With the 2009 real estate slump, less homes were sold in Millburn/Short Hills
than the previous year (223 vs. 260).
However, Millburn/Short Hills benefits from having the # 1 High School in New Jersey
In addition, the town boasts strong cultural events with the
Papermill Playhouse and Metropolitan Orchestra
and of course premium shopping downtown and at The Short Hills Mall.
That said, the average home sale price fell from $1,216,231 in 2008
to $1,160,406 in 2009.
Of course days on market increased as a result of the economy
to 73 up...Continue Reading!
I think it is fair to say that most real estate buyers and sellers
are glad that 2009 is behind us.
In Maplewood, NJ (07040), home prices have fallen far less than the national average. The ease of commute to New York City on the Midtown Direct train line and wonderful downtown have kept housing prices in line.
Based on figures released from the Garden State MLS, 232 homes sold in Maplewood, NJ in 2009 with an average list price of $474,645 and average sale...Continue Reading!
Real Estate is local.
We all know that.
But it is nice to see that Optimism is Back for 2010 Real Estate.
I was recently at a Real Estate convention in NYC and here is what the "experts" had to say:
Ha Ha, yes that's me!
There is optimism in the air about the NJ real estate market for 2010 as reported in The New York Times by Antoinette Martin on January 10th.
..."SO is it over? The three-year period of unrelenting home price declines: has it stopped? And is it possible that sales prices will go the other way in 2010?
...€œEvery county has its own story, said Mr. Otteau, (market analyst, whose Otteau Valuation Group continuously tracks sales data in 21 counties for real estate companies.)
Congratulations to all of the high schools
along the Midtown Direct Trainline
that were awarded top honors by
US News & World Report
Silver Medals went to:
Chatham High School
Madison High School
Millburn High School
New Providence High School
Summit High School
To view all of the New Jersey Honored High SchoolsContinue Reading!
THE TAX CREDIT HAS BEEN EXTENDED AND EXPANDED
(President Obama still has to sign it, which he will)
Per Martin Straka, Mortgage Loan Officer with Bank of America:
On Thursday afternoon (11/5/090 the House of Representatives voted to pass the legislation extending the Tax Credit and Unemployment Benefits (HR 3548).Homebuyer Tax Credit: H.R. 3548 extends the $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers for five months, from November 30, 2009 to May 1, 2010. In addition, the bill provides a $6,500 tax credit...Continue Reading!
You only have three more months
to take advantage of the 2009 Housing Tax Credit.
Still Confused as to whether you qualify?
There are still many opportunities to purchase an affordable home
along the Midtown Direct Train line in New Jersey.
If you want additional information about real estate in
South Orange, Maplewood,Millburn/Short Hills,
Summit, Chatham, Madison, Livingston or West Orange...
Contact Perri K. Feldman @ 973.650.4727
or Perri@MidtownDirectHomes.comContinue Reading!
If you are looking for the perfect four bedroom home
close to the South Orange Train Station€¦
you must visit 462 Redmond Road this Sunday!
OPEN HOUSE JULY 19TH FROM 1P-4P
For more information please contact Perri @ 973.650.4727
Also check out South Orange at a Glance to learn more about this wonderful townContinue Reading!
"Perri was very reactive AND proactive. Clearly, she has an excellent grasp of the towns and counties she covers and went the extra mile to educate us on an area we were not entirely familiar with." Steve & Laura Lee