westfield real estate: Westfield Makes Top 10 List of Best Suburbs to Live in NJ - 02/19/21 01:30 PM
Niche.com collects data on various cities all over the country. They compile this data in different "best of" lists. In 2020, they put Westfield in the top 10 of their Best Suburbs to Live in New Jersey list. (It is a little too early in the year to be releasing their 2021 list.) That actually moved us up a spot from our 2019 rankings. But that really does not surprise anyone who lives here.
Westfield Ranked in Top 10 Best Suburbs to Live in NJHow Niche.com Determines RankingsThe folks at Niche.com base each city's ranking on 15 separate categories. These include the … (2 comments)

westfield real estate: Pre-Qualified vs Pre-Approved When Buying a Home - 02/11/21 01:39 PM
With the winter weather blustering outside, many people may choose to stay inside this weekend. If you desire to purchase a Westfield home in the near future, you might want to choose to start looking at available homes for sale. Another task on your home buying "to do" list should be to get your funding in line before you physically start to look at properties. This entails either getting pre-approved or pre-qualified. But these are two very different things. Which option should you choose?
Pre-Qualified vs Pre-ApprovedPre-QualificationThe pre-qualification process takes much less time than the pre-approval process. First, you sit down with … (1 comments)

westfield real estate: Common Mistakes Home Buyers Make - 01/29/21 02:40 PM
When buying a Westfield area home, knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what you should do. For example, ignore home buying myths (like you cannot have any debt whatsoever and your credit must be excellent or forget about ever being approved for a loan). Fortunately, lenders offer several different loan options for buyers to choose from. And avoid these common mistakes home buyers make to help ensure a smooth transaction.
Common Mistakes Home Buyers MakeWaiting to Hire an AgentHiring a qualified Westfield REALTOR® that you trust should be one of the very first steps you take when … (2 comments)

westfield real estate: Smart Ways to Use Your Home Equity - 01/22/21 01:43 PM
You bought a Westfield home two or three years ago. Its value increased quite a bit since then. The difference between what you owe and your property's value is called "equity". You can use this equity in a myriad of ways: a vacation, a wedding, a new car. But to make the best use of your home equity, you should either use it to buy a new home or borrow against it to pay off debt or remodel/update to further increase the value of your property.
Smart Ways to Use Your Home EquityNew Home PurchaseStarting a new family? Need a larger home? … (1 comments)

westfield real estate: What Westfield Buyers Can Expect From a Home Appraisal - 01/08/21 12:35 PM
You decided to make 2021 the year that you set aside any home-buying myths you previously believed in and purchased a new property in the Westfield area. Congratulations! Part of your house-buying process more likely than not includes a home appraisal. Alleviate some of the stress of buying a house by learning why this is needed and where it fits in with your journey to homeownership.
What to Expect from a Home AppraisalWhat is It?Basically, an appraisal is the valuation of a property provided by an unbiased, third-party licensed appraiser. Unless you pay all cash for your new Westfield house, you need … (1 comments)

westfield real estate: Home Buying Myths You Should Just Ignore - 12/28/20 11:16 AM
Are you considering purchasing a Westfield home in the new year? Do you think you need to put 20% down in order to qualify? That is absolutely not the case. Some programs allow you to purchase a property with as little as 3.5% down (or less). But that is just one of several home buying myths that stops people from buying a new home. What are the others?
Home Buying Myths You Should Just IgnoreZero DebtStudent loan debt lands among the top reasons why undergrads delay purchasing a property. Even if you paid off your student loan, thousands of people believe they … (3 comments)

westfield real estate: Westfield Applefest 2020 - 10/12/20 10:43 AM
For most people, October means Halloween and pumpkin spice lattes. On a local level, it also means Addamsfest. But those are not the only events taking place in our neck of the woods this month. This weekend, we celebrate Westfield Applefest 2020.
What: Westfield Applefest 2020
Where: The Reeve House (314 Mountain Ave
When: Saturday, October 17th, 12 pm to 4 pm (two 2-hour sessions)
Admission: $5 per person, free for veterans and kids under 3
Contact: Mary Konoslaki, Westfield Historical Society, (908) 654-1794 or via email
Westfield Applefest 2020A beloved annual fundraiser for the historical society, Westfield Applefest 2020 will be held on the lawn of … (1 comments)

westfield real estate: Virtually Tour Your Next Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place - 04/24/20 02:22 PM
The way we buy and sell houses has changed over the last few weeks. In the past, open houses and private tours allowed buyers the opportunity to physically see a property. New restrictions make that impossible at this time. While some buyers might try to wait for their chance to "buy the dip" if that happens in a few months, others might want to take advantage of current low interest rates to buy now. Virtual online tours allow you to check out an available Westfield home for sale while you shelter in place. But did you know that you can virtually … (0 comments)

westfield real estate: Tax Deductions for Westfield Home Sellers - 03/13/20 02:24 PM
We have about a month left before the 2020 tax filing deadline. Currently, that is Wednesday, April 15th. However, in a recent address to the nation, President Trump announced that he would be allowing an extension for some "individuals and businesses negatively impacted" by COVID-19. Specifics about who qualifies for an extension and how long that extension will be are still forthcoming. Meanwhile, anyone who sold their Westfield home last year may be entitled to certain tax deductions and exemptions.
Westfield Home Seller Tax DeductionsSelling CostsAny costs associated with the actual sale of your home (legal fees, escrow fees, commissions, etc.) can … (0 comments)

westfield real estate: Finding the Right Real Estate Agent - 02/28/20 11:02 AM
Whether buying or selling a Westfield home, you need someone on your side who knows the local market. Navigating a real estate transaction can feel daunting sometimes. With your busy schedule, who has the time? Where do you start? To find the right real estate agent, keep the following tips in mind.
Finding the Right Real Estate AgentTake Your TimeFirst of all, take your time. This will probably be the biggest transaction you are a part of in your life. Therefore, you need to find someone who knows the business. Do you know anyone who bought or sold a house recently? Ask … (0 comments)

westfield real estate: Westfield Area Market Report for July 2019 - 08/01/19 12:43 PM
Active listings for luxury Westfield homes remained high, according to the Westfield Area Market Report for July 2019. More than 60% of these listings were newly constructed or are ready to be built. A few owners in the incredibly popular Savannah also put their properties up for sale, including a penthouse unit. If you want to make it your own, you need to act now.
Westfield Area Market Report - July 2019Active Westfield Luxury Homes for Sale - July 2019Garden State MLS reported a total of 40 active Westfield area luxury home listings in July 2019. Twenty-five of those are either newly … (0 comments)

westfield real estate: Westfield Area Market Report - May 2019 - 05/31/19 10:08 AM
The Westfield Area Market Report for May 2019 showed that we are seeing a repeat of 2018 trends in the area. Senior homeowners listed their properties in search of a less expensive environment. Meanwhile, investors came in looking for ways to buy cheap and sell high. That meant more homes on the market in May. When supply runs high, sales get a little sluggish. When sales slow down, sellers begin to reduce prices. Then, buyers wait for those price reductions before they pounce. This creates a vicious cycle.
Westfield Area Market Report - May 2019Active Westfield Luxury Homes for Sale - May … (0 comments)

westfield real estate: Westfield Area Market Report - March 2019 - 04/13/19 10:30 AM
As the weather begins to warm up, we begin to see more buyers venturing into the Westfield real estate market. Spring tends to heat things up. Families want to move while kids are out of school. So, they start their search now. The Westfield Area Market Report for March 2019 seems to show that the luxury market is right on point.
Westfield Area Market Report - March 2019Active Westfield Luxury Homes for Sale - March 2019The Garden State MLS reported a total of 34 luxury Westfield area homes for sale in March 2019. Of those, 19 were either newly constructed or currently … (1 comments)

westfield real estate: Westfield Area Market Report - January 2019 - 01/31/19 11:02 AM
With the polar vortex in full force over the last couple of days, not many buyers were out looking at homes at the end of January. But the rest of the month proved profitable for many sellers. According to the Westfield Area Market Report for January 2019, a slew of newly constructed homes hit the market recently. With an absorption rate of 3.88 months, prices continue to rise. Now's a great time to put your property on the market.
Westfield Area Market Report - January 2019Active Westfield Luxury Homes for Sale - January 2019The Garden State MLS reported a total of 26 … (0 comments)

westfield real estate: Westfield Code Ninjas Day Camp for MLK Day 2019 - 01/11/19 12:53 PM
In today's ever-changing world, we rely more and more on computers and technology. Coding provides a boost to children's education. How? By teaching them valuable language and problem-solving skills. It also helps them stay organized and spurs on their creativity. If you want to give your child's education a boost, sign them up for the Westfield Code Ninjas Day Camp this MLK Day.
What: Westfield Code Ninjas Day Camp
Where: Code Ninjas Westfield (1006 S Ave W)
When: Monday, January 21st, 8:30 am to 4 pm
Cost: $89 per child (ages 7 and up)
Contact: Protima Pandey, Code Ninjas (908) 516-8869 or via email
Westfield Code Ninjas … (0 comments)

westfield real estate: How to Sell Your Westfield Home Before the End of the Year - 11/02/18 01:51 PM
The end of the year is quickly approaching. You want to put your Westfield home on the market. But, you're unsure if now's a good time. Should you wait until spring, when more buyers will be searching for properties? Don't wait. There's still time for you to sell your Westfield home before the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. But you'll need to act fast and follow my advice below.
How to Sell Your Westfield Home Before the End of the YearCreate a Standout Online Listing According to Real Estate Agent University, 90% of home buyers begin their search online. If your … (0 comments)

westfield real estate: Westfield Area Market Report - September 2018 - 10/12/18 01:37 PM
Thinking about selling your home in the fall? Even though we may have just passed the busiest time for Westfield real estate, the fall season presents a great time to entice buyers, too. The buyers currently looking for homes want to complete a sale before the holidays. So, the people coming to look at your home are very motivated. That's great for a seller. The Westfield Area Market Report for September 2018 reports very favorable activity in our area, especially for newly constructed luxury homes.
Westfield Area Market Report - September 2018Active Westfield Luxury Homes for Sale - September 2018The Garden State MLS … (1 comments)

westfield real estate: Selling Your Westfield Home in the Fall - 09/28/18 12:48 PM
The "busy season" for Westfield real estate may have already passed us by. According to national real estate stats, home sales hit their peak in most markets during August. However, buyers remain on the hunt for a Westfield home all year round. When selling your Westfield home in the fall, entice them to view your home with a few seasonal staging ideas.
Selling Your Westfield Home in the FallThink "Season", Not "Holiday" With the Autumn season, too many people fall into the Halloween motif. But not everyone celebrates or even likes Halloween. And kids might come with their parents to view your Westfield … (0 comments)

westfield real estate: Managing Your New Home Construction in Westfield - 09/14/18 08:40 AM
New home construction in the Westfield luxury real estate market is a hot commodity. Many buyers want to completely customize their home without the hassle of a messy remodel. A new home build allows them to do that. To avoid problems and reduce your stress, follow these tips for managing your new home construction in Westfield.
Managing Your New Home Construction in WestfieldOnly the Best Will Do When building a luxury new home, don't skimp on the construction firm you hire. Just because they cost the most doesn't necessarily mean they're the best, though. Check their credentials. Ask to see photographs of … (0 comments)

westfield real estate: Westfield Home Repairs: What to Fix Before You List - 08/24/18 01:27 PM
Now is a great time to put your home on the market. But before you do, survey your home for areas that need improvement first. Here are a few Westfield home repairs you should focus on before you list.
Westfield Home Repairs: What to Fix Before You ListFlooring One of the first things a buyer sees when they walk through your door is the floors. Concentrate your Westfield home repair efforts on ensuring they look good. Conduct a good steam cleaning of all carpeting throughout your Westfield home. If your carpet still appears shabby, you might want to consider replacing it. Buyers love wood … (0 comments)

 
Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist (RE/MAX Select)

Scott Gleason

Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist

Westfield, NJ

More about me…

RE/MAX Select

Address: 143 Elmer St., Westfield, NJ, 07090

Office: 908-233-9292

Mobile: 908-698-2630

Email Me

Author Bio: Scott Gleason, CRS writes frequently about Westfield Real Estate, and surrounding towns. Scott works with sellers to successfully prepare and present their Westfield new homes for sale, as well as guiding home buyers and real estate investors.

Real Estate Listings, market, values, homes for sale, marketing, luxury homes, real estate investments in Westfield NJ.


Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog