5 Reasons to Move to South Orange, NJ

By | South Orange NJ

With a rich, artsy culture, 8,000 shade trees throughout its many parks, and a convenient stop on the Midtown Direct train line, South Orange, New Jersey has it all. With just over 16,000 residents, the township is smaller than neighboring Maplewood. Historic and beautiful, South Orange is distinguished by its gaslights and varied architecture. Residents… Continued

November 21, 2019

2016 real estate trends

Buying a Home in 2016: 5 Real Estate Trends to Watch

By | financing a home, home buying, homebuying, housing, Housing Trends, Maplewood NJ, mortgages, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, renting a home, Short Hills Mall, Short Hills NJ, South Orange NJ, Summit Nj, victoria carter, West Orange NJ

Frustration. Confusion. Disappointment. With home prices in the U.S. rising an average of 17% over the last three years, many hopeful homeowners have had their hopes dashed by the strong housing market. Housing inventories have been low, and in many of the towns in our area, sellers have had the luxury of multiple bids. There… Continued

December 26, 2015

Thomas Edison Glenmont Estate West Orange NJ

West Orange’s Gregory Neighborhood Is Trending and Affordable

By | Glenmont, home buying, homebuying, Housing Trends, Maplewood NJ, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, schools, South Orange NJ, Thomas Edison, victoria carter, West Orange NJ

The township of West Orange—nestled amongst the ridges of the picturesque Watchung mountains in northern New Jersey–is starting to pique the interest of homebuyers. The onetime home of Thomas Edison, it has a population of 46,000 and a diverse array of communities. Whether you’re part of a small family, a young professional, or looking for… Continued

November 21, 2015

Moving from NY to New Jersey

From New York City to a Northern NJ Home: It Could Be For You!

By | home buying, homebuying, Maplewood NJ, New Jersey, northern NJ, Short Hills NJ, South Orange NJ, Summit Nj, victoria carter

For the young professional, living in New York City may seem the life! Thanks to a largely 24-hour public transportation system, it’s easy to go where you want, when you want. If you’re feeling up to a night out, all you have to do is head downtown. If you like to shop, there’s a vast… Continued

September 30, 2015

South Orange NJ

5 Things That Make South Orange, NJ So Liveable and Likeable

By | home buying, Home selling, Maplewood NJ, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, South Orange NJ, victoria carter

A walk down the residential streets of South Orange, NJ takes you along cozy, vintage-looking pathways. In the evenings, gas lamps still light the way for its almost 16,500 residents. South Orange is one of several towns in New Jersey that still retain gas lamps giving it a sense of old world charm. Coupled with… Continued

July 31, 2015

NJ Summer Housing Prices

Will the NJ Summer Housing Market Sizzle or Fizzle?

By | home buying, Home selling, housing, Housing Trends, Maplewood NJ, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, Short Hills NJ, South Orange NJ, Summit Nj, victoria carter

Despite the frenzy of homebuying activity over the last few months, NJ housing prices are still recovering from the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. In fact, according to a recent article on northjersey.com, “Home values are no higher than they were in 2004, both nationally and in the region.” As surprising, at the end… Continued

May 31, 2015

Brooklyn NY

2015 Housing Trend: Moving from Brooklyn to Maplewood and South Orange

By | General, Glenmont, home buying, housing, Housing Trends, Maplewood NJ, New Jersey, northern NJ, South Orange NJ, Thomas Edison, victoria carter

As of 2013, Brooklyn, New York had almost 2.6 million residents. As the second largest borough of New York City, it could actually be the 4th largest city in the United States in population surpassed only by New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. My team and I see so many families that make the… Continued

December 27, 2014

The Value of a Real Estate Team Approach

By | General, home buying, Home selling, housing, Housing Trends, Maplewood NJ, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, real estate team, Short Hills NJ, South Orange NJ, Summit Nj, victoria carter

Although there are many aspects to buying and selling homes, an integrated real estate team has an incredible edge over individual agents. There is the technical expertise that goes along with the specialization of team roles which may include buyer’s agents, listing specialists, transaction coordinators and marketing personnel. But there is also a uniquely human… Continued

November 20, 2014

Loantaka Brook Park

5 Fabulous Activities that Make These New Jersey Towns Unique

By | arboretum, biking trail, Chatham NJ, cross country skiing, Glenmont, home buying, horseback riding, housing, Loantaka, Maplewood NJ, Morris County, New Jersey, northern NJ, Real Estate, Short Hills Mall, Short Hills NJ, South Orange NJ, Summit Nj, Thomas Edison, victoria carter

What makes a community a great place to live? The answer varies, of course, as every person is different. Some people want top-rated schools, while others want parks, easy access to a larger metropolitan area or public transportation. In northern New Jersey, there are many delightful communities offering everything from scenic rolling hills and lakes… Continued

October 12, 2014