Cranford, NJ Real Estate News

By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
A new price for the home at38 Concord Street in Cranford!This home is a MUST SEE, large, 4 bedroom, 3 bath split level home features an in-law suite, multi-zone heating, 2 living rooms, 2 car garage, LOTS of storage space.  Located near Unami Park, downtown Cranford, the train station, shopping and restaurants.  Easy access to the Garden State Parkway and mass transit. The home has been freshly painted and many of the floors are hardwood. Some of the hardwood has been under carpet for more than 40 years and may need to be refinished.  There's a fully fenced rear yard, newer windows, siding and furnace.  A one year home warranty is included for the buyer!NOT in a flood zone.Price Reduced to only $445,900!!!  Contact Team Zuhl for more information or to schedule a showing.
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Their newest listingat38 Concord Street in Cranford!This home is a MUST SEE, large, 4 bedroom, 3 bath split level home features an in-law suite, multi-zone heating, 2 living rooms, 2 car garage, LOTS of storage space.  Located near Unami Park, downtown Cranford, the train station, shopping and restaurants.  Easy access to the Garden State Parkway and mass transit. The home has been freshly painted and many of the floors are hardwood. Some of the hardwood has been under carpet for more than 40 years and may need to be refinished.NOT in a flood zone.Priced to sell at only $479,000!!!  Contact Team Zuhl for more information or to schedule a showing. 
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
  We took this picture at Nomahegan Park in Cranford. There are hiking paths with a fitness trail around the lake and through the woods. Kids ride their bikes around the lake and fish in it in the summer. There’s a nice sized playground and fields for soccer and baseball. There's also plenty of parking and clean bathrooms.  
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
If you're interested in buying or selling a home in Cranford, here's what you need to know about the Cranford real estate market this spring. To read earlier posts about the Cranford Real Estate market, please click here. To contact us, please call us at 908-917-4189.
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
 Home prices around the Country are up this month and Cranford is no exception!Seventy nine homes were listed for sale in Cranford in March, compared to 87 homes listed in March of 2016. A decreasing inventory often results in increased prices.                   There are currently 45 homes offered for sale in Cranford. Of those homes, more than half are listed at prices above $500,000.      The average sale price of a home in Cranford in March was $484,654, up 12% since March of 2016.The big real estate story in Union County last summer was the speed at which Cranford homes were selling. Bidding wars and homes being sold in under a week were commonplace. How has that situation changed? Things slowed down a little this winter and the average Days on Market in March was 55 days. It's goi...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
If you own a home in Cranford, or if you want to own a home in Cranford, this is the place to be for information about real estate values this winter.Inventory: There are currently 74 single family homes are currently  offered for sale in Cranford representing a drop in inventory to the lowest we’ve seen in Cranford since February. The current listings range in price from $173,900 to $1,275,000.  Fifteen homes were sold in November at an average sale price of $445,933.This graph shows inventory and sales for the past 4 years.The blue line represents the active inventory in cranford month by month. There are seasonal trends with inventory typically increasing in the summer and decreasing each winter. This summer’s inventory never hit the peak that previous years experienced, largely beca...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
If you own a home in Cranford, or if you want to own a home in Cranford, this is the place to be for information about real estate values this summer.Inventory: There are currently 93 single family homes are currently  offered for sale in cranford representing a drop in inventory compared to the summer high of 109 homes. The current listings range in price from $173,900 to $1,275,000.  Twenty homes were sold in October at an average sale price of $442,033.This summer’s inventory never hit the peak that previous years experienced, largely because homes in Cranford were selling so quickly that the inventory didn’t have a chance to accumulate.For more information or to search recently listed homes, click here.Prices:  In October of 2016, the average sold home was sold for $442,033, slightl...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
The housing market is thriving in Cranford!  Many homes are on the market for only a few days before the bidding wars start.Buyers and sellers in Cranford need to understand the current real estate market in Cranford and be able to compare it to the past real estate market to identify any trends or patterns that may impact their home purchase or sale. This is what you need to know for October, 2016.Inventory: There are currently 93 homes offered for sale in Cranford. Thirty one homes were sold in September.  You can see from the graph below that inventory in Cranford varies seasonally. This summer's inventory did not reach the highs that we've seen in earlier years which created a strong sellers market in Cranford in which homes were selling quickly.  Prices: The average home sold in Cr...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Team Zuhl&Are proud to announce that the homeat70 Osborne PlaceIn CranfordHas SOLD!!!This lovely 4 bedroom, 1.1 bath Cape Cod style home has been redone on the interior.  We are hopeful that the new owners will enjoy their new home and Cranford living.  Conveniently located near shopping, mass transit and easy access to the Garden State Parkway.  In move in condition!  Low taxes!  The home has SOLD for $390,000 in 83 days!!!  That is great considering that it was listed for $399,000 and sold for 98% of the list price!    So if you or someone you know wants to get their home SOLD for the most money in the shortest time possible, have them contact Team Zuhl.Remember with Team Zuhl, everything we touch turns to SOLD!!!
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
The Township of Cranford is nearly 5 square miles located exactly in the middle of Union County.First incorporated as a town in 1871, Cranford is still a thriving and growing community.  In the late 1800's through the first few decades of the 1900's, Cranford was a resort destination.  With railroad access to and from New York City, many wealthy city dwellers would spend summers in Cranford, enjoying the warm days along the Rahway River.  Many of the early residents of Cranford were wealthy commuters that worked in New York City.  Today, commuting into New York City is easy from Cranford with several bus routes as well as trains running to Newark-Penn all day and New York-Penn during non-peak hours.Today the town has a population of just over 22,000.  It is home to main campus of Union ...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
On Tuesday, September 6th Wayne Zuhl from Hallmark Realtors, Denise Stark from Capital One Mortgage, Jerry Yao from Clear Skies Title, Gary Carvalho from Prudential Insurance and Real Estate Attorney Carolyn Kropp were the speakers at a Home Buying Workshop.  The event was generously hosted by Jane Ann Carvalho of Clear Touch Massage.  There were seventeen people in attendance (not counting the host or speakers) and it was a fun and informative event.  Each speaker presented for 10 to12 minutes and then took questions.  At the end of the event, the speakers all answered questions and spoke one to one with many attendees.  Most of the presenters had some kind of handout or giveaway and all the attendees left with a LOT more knowledge about the home buying process.Similar workshops are pl...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
The first step for home buyers and home sellers in Cranford is to educate themselves on the real estate market conditions in Cranford. Here’s what you need to know for September, 2016. Inventory: 100 homes actively listed (click here to search) 25 homes sold in September   Prices: Average sale price – $438,687 Average list price – $510,949 Days on Market Average for September – 51 days What does all this mean to a home buyer or home seller in Cranford?   For more information, go to SellMyCranfordHome.com or contact Team Zuhl at 908-917-4189! We’re happy to help you take the next step in buying and selling your Cranford home.
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Do you have too much house? If the kids have moved out and cleaning 3 bathrooms, mowing the lawn, and heating and cooling 4 bedrooms is getting old, then it might be time to downsize. Downsizing is not for everyone. There are many reasons people choose to keep the family homestead. Perhaps the kids have move far away and you want to maintain guest rooms for them. Perhaps your location is ideal for your job and you’re not ready to retire. Maybe the kids live close and you want to stay near them. After the real estate bust, some homeowners who might have been ready to downsize postponed doing it until their home regained its market value. With market improvements for several years, you might be surprised at how much your home is worth. A simple phone call to a professional real estate age...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Linden home buyers and home sellers need to understand the Linden real estate market. Here's what you need to know for August, 2016.Inventory: There are 255 single family homes offered for sale in Linden. This is a much lower inventory than we saw last July and may result in a price increase this fall. There were 25 homes sold in Linden in July of 2016. This is typical for July sales in Linden and, coupled with a lower than normal inventory, this may help to shrink the inventory even more.There is very little change in inventory over 4 years. Prices: The average home that was sold in Linden in July of 2016 was sold for $226,970. Although this sale price does not reflect a dramatic improvement, slow improvements over the last several years appear to have made an impact on sale prices. Th...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Buyers and sellers in Cranford need to understand the current real estate market in Cranford and be able to compare it to the past real estate market to identify any trends or patterns that may impact their home purchase or sale. This is what you need to know for August, 2016.Inventory: There are currently 99 single family homes offered for sale in Cranford, making this the lowest July inventory in several years.  Much of that is due to increased sales and the speed at which homes are getting taken off the market. There were 21 sold homes in July in Cranford which is also a little low for the summer. Price: The average home that was sold in Cranford in July was sold for $472,081. This is the highest average sale price since July of 2015. Homeowners in Cranford continue to see a good ret...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
The Township of Cranford is nearly 5 square miles located exactly in the middle of Union County.First incorporated as a town in 1871, Cranford is still a thriving and growing community.  In the late 1800's through the first few decades of the 1900's, Cranford was a resort destination.  With railroad access to and from New York City, many wealthy city dwellers would spend summers in Cranford, enjoying the warm days along the Rahway River.  Many of the early residents of Cranford were wealthy commuters that worked in New York City.  Today, commuting into New York City is easy from Cranford with several bus routes as well as trains running to Newark-Penn all day and New York-Penn during non-peak hours.Today the town has a population of just over 22,000.  It is home to main campus of Union ...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
When I first got into Real Estate, 9 short years ago, I sent friend requests on Facebook to anyone who graduated from my high school (and, yes, that is my high school yearbook photo).  I searched for graduates from 15 years before I graduated  (to cover my siblings's friends) to 10 years after I graduated and added several hundred new friends to my personal Facebook account, all with ties to Cranford where we do a lot of business and all with friends with ties to the town. For years, I posted real estate articles on Facebook, mixed with my personal musings, usually about music or astronomy.  Eventually, we joined Active Rain and learned how to write market reports and started posting them to Facebook.  People in Cranford started to recognize us as the people who know Cranford's real est...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
 Here's what you need to know about the real estate market in Cranford, NJ, this summer.Inventory:  106 homes currently listed 30 homes sold in June, 2016 Important to note: Inventory is increasing slightly but the number of sold homes is increasing at the same pace. Prices: Average sale price in June - $471,750 4% higher than June 2015 If you’re planning on selling your Cranford home, call Team Zuhl today for a free comparative market analysis of your home. If you’re thinking of buying a home in Cranford, call us today!For more information on Cranford Real Estate: Sold! 55 South Union Ave, Cranford  Cranford Real Estate Market Report - May 2016 Cranford Real Estate Market Report - April 2016 Cranford Real Estate Market Report - March 2016 Cranford Market Report - October 2015 Cranford ...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Team Zuhl&Are thrilled to announce that the 2 family home at55 South Union Avenue in Cranford has SOLD!!!This gorgeous 2 family home is located less than 2 blocks from the Cranford Train Station.  It features 2 bedrooms and baths in each unit, updated kitchens, stained glass windows, custom chestnut trim and box beam ceilings.  There's a cedar closet, hardwood floor, newer roof, boilers and Hot water heaters. There is a full basement and attic for lots of storage.  Includes a detached oversized garage and much, much more!!!This home was on the market for only 8 days, had MULTIPLE offers and SOLD for $51,000 OVER LIST PRICE for a final sales price of $501,000!!!Team Zuhl and our sellers wish to extend a special thank you to Casey Egger, Esq. of the Avant Law Firm for all her help in this...
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By Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Remax First Realty II)
Cranford is home to about 23,000 people in Union County. Here's what you need to know if you are a homeowner or want to be a homeowner in Cranford.Inventory: There are currently 95 single family homes offered for sale in Cranford. This is slightly below the 12 month average of 97 homes but significantly lower than the 138 homes that were in the inventory at this time last year. With fewer homes to choose from, the principles of supply and demand predict that prices will rise.There were 14 homes sold in May which is a relatively slow month compared to the 20 homes sold on average each month for the past year and compared to the 30 homes that were sold in May of 2015. Slower home sales should correct the unusually low inventory. Price: The average home that sold in Cranford in May was sol...
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