Local Events Westfield Area Tree Lighting Ceremonies 2022 Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is time to focus on the next big holiday: Christmas! But we cannot forget about Hanukkah (which begins on December 18th) or Kwanzaa (which runs from December 26th to January 1st). A couple of Westfield area tree lighting ceremonies take place over the next week to celebrate all of […]
Market Reports November 2022 Market Update Curious about your home’s value? Please click below for the market update of interest to you: Clark Fanwood Garwood Madison Scotch Plains Short Hills Summit Warren Watchung Westfield by Grade School: Franklin Jefferson McKinley Tamaques Washington Wilson Scott Gleason scott@luxuryhomesnj.com Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Realty – East, NJ Luxury Homes
Local Events Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot 2022 First, sit down for a huge Thanksgiving dinner with your loved ones. Then, tackle those Black Friday sales. But on Saturday, make plans to visit the Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot to get started on your Christmas decorations. What: Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot 2022 Where: Field Across from […]
Local Events Westfield United by Light 2022 For most people, Thanksgiving means sitting down with your loved ones over a wonderful meal and sharing the blessings they received throughout the year. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way. Statistics show that one in five adults suffers from a mental illness. So, chances are good that you know of someone with a mental […]
Home Buyers Top Tips for House Hunting Online Hunting for a new luxury NJ home online is a great place to start your search. In fact, a National Association of REALTORS® study found that 90% of home buyers use the internet to look for homes at some point during their home search. However, this should not be your “end all be all” to […]
Market Reports October 2022 Market Update Curious about your home’s value? Please click below for the market update of interest to you: Chatham Clark Cranford Fanwood Garwood Madison Millburn Mountainside Scotch Plains Short Hills Summit Warren Watchung Westfield by Grade School: Franklin Jefferson McKinley Tamaques Washington Wilson Scott Gleason scott@luxuryhomesnj.com Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Realty – East, NJ Luxury Homes
Local Events Cranford Scarecrow Stroll 2022 Westfield continues celebrating native son Charles Addams and his spooky creation The Addams Family with AddamsFest throughout the month of October. Neighboring towns celebrate the season with their own festivities as well. So, if you want even more Halloween-themed fun, come see the fun designs created downtown at the Cranford Scarecrow Stroll. Cranford Scarecrow Stroll […]
Local Events Westfield AppleFest 2022 Ah! Fall is in the air. After the wet weather we saw last weekend, this weekend appears to offer sunny skies and warmer temperatures. Sounds like the perfect time for the annual Westfield AppleFest to take place. What: Westfield AppleFest 2022 Where: Reeve House Lawn (314 Mountain Ave) When: Saturday, October 15th, 12 pm to […]
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Local Events Bike MS NYC 2022 It’s that time of year again. Team Guys and Dolls is saddling up to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Bike MS NYC 2022 takes place on October 23rd. And we need your help to reach our goal of $5000 before race day. Bike MS NYC 2022 Why We Do This For over […]
Local Events AddamsFest 2022 – Haunt Your House Decorating Contest Downtown Westfield fills up with live music during the summer, thanks to the Sweet Sounds Music Festival. Now, fall is in the air. And October in Westfield means only one thing: AddamsFest! This year, organizers practically filled up the entire month with great events. Which one are you looking forward to the most? AddamsFest 2022 […]
Home Buyers When Is It OK to Waive Contingencies? Last week, I talked about common contingencies to ask for when buying a home. I recommend including these in your typical sales contract. However, there are times when it is OK to waive contingencies. This works in a buyer’s favor when they wish to stand out among other buyers. And even though the Westfield area […]
Market Reports September 2022 Market Update Curious about your home’s value? Please click below for the market update of interest to you: Chatham Clark Cranford Fanwood Garwood Madison Millburn Mountainside Scotch Plains Short Hills Summit Warren Watchung Westfield by Grade School: Franklin Jefferson McKinley Tamaques Washington Wilson Scott Gleason scott@luxuryhomesnj.com Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Realty – East, NJ Luxury Homes
Home Buyers Common Contingencies to Ask for When Buying a Home Just like much of the rest of the country, the Westfield real estate market appears to be transitioning from a hot seller’s market to a more balanced one. We see fewer and fewer bidding wars nowadays. In turn, buyers now seem more comfortable asking for certain conditions (aka contingencies) than they have in a while. […]
Selling Your Home How the Capital Gains Tax Affects Home Sellers You sold your Westfield area home this year. You also earned a nice profit from your sale. Congratulations! But, come April 15th, you may end up owing some money because of what you made from your home sale. That is called the Capital Gains Tax. However, there are a few ways you can reduce and […]
Home Buyers Your Guide to a Home Appraisal You found your dream Westfield area home. Now it is time to cross all your “T’s” and dot all your “I’s” before it becomes all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist is the home appraisal. So, what exactly is that? Your Guide to a Home Appraisal The home appraisal […]
Home Buyers Hidden Fees to Be Aware of When Purchasing a Home Purchasing a home is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. As you start your hunt, do not forget there will be costs associated with your purchase in addition to the  price of your luxury NJ home. Here are five “hidden fees” to keep in mind as you begin […]
Market Reports August 2022 Market Update Curious about your home’s value? Please click below for the market update of interest to you: Chatham Cranford Fanwood Garwood Madison Millburn Mountainside Roselle Park Scotch Plains Short Hills Summit Watchung Westfield by Grade School: Franklin Jefferson McKinley Tamaques Washington Wilson Scott Gleason scott@luxuryhomesnj.com Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Realty – East, NJ Luxury Homes
Home Buyers What to Negotiate When Buying a House Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of a real estate transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what should you negotiate when buying a house? What to Negotiate When Buying […]
Local Events New Westfield Artist Alley Submissions Now Accepted Westfield loves the arts in all of their forms. Visit any one of the dozens of galleries in the downtown area to see artwork of all kinds (paintings, pottery, photography, etc.). Sweet Sounds Downtown offers four different live concerts every Tuesday through the end of August. And right now, the Westfield Public Arts Commission is […]
Home Buyers Escalation Clause: Help for the Home Buyer in a Competitive Market Many buyers wonder if they should wait a little bit before actively searching for their next property. Price reductions all over the country leave buyers wondering if the market already reached its peak. If prices are on the decline, it may seem logical to wait. But in hot areas like Westfield, Scotch Plains, Cranford, and […]