central new jersey: South Orange, NJ Top of the List of Homes for Sale in New Jersey - 07/22/19 11:40 PM
South Orange, NJ Top of the List of Homes for Sale in New Jersey. With a portfolio of homes rich in architectural detail, cultural diversity and an easy commute to New York City on New Jersey Transit's Morris and Essex Line., no wonder South Orange is a highly sought after village for homebuyers.
One such architectural gem is nestled in the Tuxedo Park section of the township at 24 S Kingman Road. Once through the doors of this classic 1926 center hall colonial of just under 3,000 square feet, you will find, flanking the grand foyer are the over sized living room to the right and a spacious formal dining room to … (0 comments)

central new jersey: Maplewood, NJ - Perfect for the New York Commuter - 07/17/19 04:57 AM
Often consider part of the sixth borough of New York City, as well as Brooklyn West; Maplewood, NJ is perfect for the New York commuter. Approximately 36 minutes from New York Penn Station, the township is 3.9 square miles of rich cultural diversity and small town charm.  
Top of the list for most people moving into Maplewood from New York is the ease of access to New York City. Not only is there direct train service to New York City via New Jersey Transit's NYC Midtown Direct train line; the township has made it very easy to access the train, no matter … (4 comments)

central new jersey: Contemporary Rentals in the Heart of South Orange Village - 07/25/18 09:21 AM
Whether your new to the area, downsizing, New York commuter or looking for your first apartment, these two contemporary rentals in the Heart of South Orange Village, offfer ease of living with access to unlimited entertainment, shopping and dining. The first floor   unit at 1,470 sq. ft.  features three bedrooms, two full baths and one powder room. This unit also has a 810 sq. ft. finished basement, all within a five minute walk to the New York Midtown Direct train. The main floor kitchen includes granite counters, subway tile backsplash, and a full complement of Whirlpool Elite stainless steel appliances. The … (3 comments)

central new jersey: Five Bedroom Side Hall Colonial in North Plainfield, New Jersey Qualifies for Subsidies That Can Exceed $10,000 - 11/25/16 09:38 AM
Established as an independent borough on June 9, 1885, North Plainfield is situated in the northern portion of Somerset County in central New Jersey. The location makes for easy access to Routes 22 and 78.  Additionally, the Raitan Valley train line provides easy access for commuters destined for New York City.
North Plainfield offers a variety of housing styles.  However, homes with five or more bedrooms are very limited.  During the course of the last 10 months, there have only been four sales of five plus bedroom homes.  The median list price has been $359,000 with a median sales price of $345,000.
This … (8 comments)

central new jersey: New Jersey Real Estate at Its Best - Pride of Ownership is Evident Throughout this Meticulously Maintained South Plainfield Bi-level - 09/23/15 01:45 PM
New Jersey real estate at its best, the pride of ownership is evident throughout this meticulously maintained South Plainfield bi-level. Amongst the New Jersey Homes for sale, the most discerning buyer will find custom enhancements abound in this beautifully proportioned South Plainfield home. Setting the stage is the two story entrance which gives way to an expansive sun drenched open floor plan. The main level is host to an artfully crafted custom kitchen, appointed with all the modern amenities and sure to appeal to the most discriminating taste. The kitchen adjoins a spacious dining room overlooking the rear grounds of the … (0 comments)

central new jersey: New Jersey Rentals Include This Exceptional Duplex Rental in South Orange, New Jersey - 09/23/15 12:20 PM
New jersey rentals include an execptional duplex rental in South Orange,  has come to the New Jersey real estate market. Captivating redesign, resulting in a sophisticated three bedroom, two full baths and one powder room duplex apartment with a 20 x 15 family room and two car garage; all within three blocks to the New York Midtown Direct train. The main floor is host to a gourmet kitchen which includes granite counters, subway tile backsplash and oak flooring; with a full complement of Whirlpool Elite appliances. There is a master bedroom suite which has two ample closets and a beautifully tiled full … (1 comments)

central new jersey: Spacious and Affordable East Orange, New Jersey Townhouse - 01/21/15 02:50 AM
Listing Details Spacious and Affordable East Orange, New Jersey Townhouse 350 B N. Oraton Pkwy, East Orange, NJ 07017
Price: $114,900
MLS number: 3189472
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1166
Call William Collins at 908-531-4979 to see if this property is still available and arrange a private showing.
You Will Love the Ease With Which You Can Traverse Between East Orange and New York City The spacious and  affordable East Orange two bedroom townhouse is just a stone's throw away from New York City.  Because the city of East Orange is situated at the intersection of the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 280, New York City is easily accesible by car. … (1 comments)

central new jersey: 2 Bedroom Condos For sale In New Jersey - 11/29/13 02:41 PM
2 bedroom condos for sale in New Jersey are plentiful. However, very few are FHA approved or even come with seller and lender financial assistance. There is such a rare find at 133 N. Maple Avenue in East Orange. Not only are the sellers offering a $2,000 concession if the property is under contract and appraised by 12/31/2013, but there is lender assistance in the amount of $3,000 for those who qualify. A total of $5,000 is available to assist with closing cost and down payment expenses.
In addition to the financial incentives, the condo is not without attributes. Defining style … (1 comments)

central new jersey: 3 bedroom 2.5 bath homes at the Heritage in Piscataway New Jersey - 11/27/13 02:42 AM
The 3 bedroom 2.5 bath homes at the Heritage in Piscataway New Jersey are part of a 120 unit single family enclave, nestled in the Middlesex County township,s Randolphville Section. Built by American Properties Realty, Inc., the homes in this sought after community are within easy access of routes 287, 27,22, Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. Aside from being minutes away from shopping, dining and live entertainment, these 3 bedroom 2.5 bath homes at the Heritage in Piscataway New Jersey are only 45 minutes from Jersey City and just under an hour from New York City.

central new jersey: Exceptional Value in This Three bedroom and Two Bath Solid Brick Colonial - 10/05/13 08:08 PM
Exceptional value in this three bedroom and two bath solid brick colonial, is demonstrated by the market statistics for Maplewood over the last three months ending September 30, 2013.  During the three month period, there were only 19 three bedroom homes available for sale, with an average price of $355, 711.  Four of these three bedroom homes went under contract with an average price of $508,200.  To round out the three month period, there were five closings with an average sales price of $566,600.
The average three bedroom home for sale in Maplewood is 10% more in asking price than the featured … (1 comments)

central new jersey: Affordable East Orange Two bedroom Condo With Easy Access to New York - 09/26/13 03:07 AM
The affordable East Orange two bedroom cond with easy access  to New York is accessible,  because the city of East Orange is situated at the intersection of the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 280. For those who are not so inclined to drive, The New Jersey Transit Train System has two commuter rail stations in town. The East Orange Station is across from the East Orange City Hall. The second, Brick Church Station, is a mile west on Main Street. Both stations are serviced by the Morristown Line and the Gladstone Branch. The stations operate seven days a week with … (3 comments)

central new jersey: 2BR/1BA FHA Approved Condo - Low Taxes and Low Maintenance Fee! - 09/24/13 06:24 AM

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central new jersey: The Content of Your Character - 01/15/11 10:34 AM
Originally written four years ago on January 15, 2007, I find the article just as relevant today, given the recent national headlines:
Today we celebrate the birthday of one of America's greatest men, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man light years ahead of his time. His commitment to principle and his personal responsibility to be a catalyst for change, represents the ultimate sacrifice, it speaks to his character. He understood that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" and that "whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly".
This gifted intellectual, stepped outside of his comfort zone and followed … (5 comments)

central new jersey: Plainfield, New Jersey's Single Family Home Report for December 2010 - 01/15/11 10:05 AM
Plainfield, New Jersey's single family home report for December 2010 speaks to the Queen City of Union County. Located in the southernmost tip of Union County you will find the city of Plainfield. Steeped in a rich history, Plainfield dates back to 1847. With that rich history comes an eclectic mix of housing stock, which runs the gamut from Queen Anne Victorians to newly constructed center hall colonials. The six square miles have an impressive portfolio of homes. However, the downward turn in the economy has not left the city unscathed.
Last month there were 360 homes on the market for sale, with an … (0 comments)

central new jersey: Celebrating the Legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., While Helping to Fight Hunger - 01/15/11 09:10 AM
Many Plainfielders will be celebrating the Legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while helping to fight hunger by attending a potluck dinner. This is not your ordinary potluck dinner. The dinner is being hosted this evening by Councilman Adrian Mapp and Mrs. Amelia Mapp. In addtion to bringing a covered dish, guests are asked to bring non-perishable food items that will be given to Plainfield's Starfish feeding program. This event marks the New Democrats 3rd annual Martin Luther king Jr. Potluck and food drive. Come and join the Mapps at 535 West 8th Street at 7 PM. Celebrating the Legacy … (0 comments)

central new jersey: Omega Psi Phi's Omicron Chi Chapter Celebrates the Legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - 01/15/11 02:50 AM
Today at 12:30 Omega Psi Phi's Omicron Chi Chapter Celebrates the Legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. This afternoon the Omega Psi Phi's Omicron Chi chapter will host the Omega Talent Hunt as part of its tribute to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. entitled 'The Dream: It's Up To Me'.  The program features the some of the most talented youth in the area. Each participant will have an opportunity to perform a dance, instrumental or spoken word/drama routine. In addition to talent awards, awards will also be given for the annual Essay Contest. Omega Psi Phi's Omicron Chi Chapter Celebrates … (2 comments)

central new jersey: Elizabeth, New JerseyT wo Family Home with Two Car Garage - 01/05/11 04:59 AM

central new jersey: Union, New Jersey's Single Family Home Report for December 2010 - 01/05/11 04:29 AM
Union, New Jersey's Single Family Home Report for December 2010 illustrated how the month of December, was yet another challenge to those seeking to sell their home in Union, New Jersey. For the final month of the year, there were 395 single family properties for sale in the township. 41 of the properties represented new listings during the month, with 354 carried over from the prior month. For the 395 listings, the average list price was $291,746. However, the 41 new listings had an average list price of $273,384, representing a 6% reduction over the total number of listings for the … (0 comments)

central new jersey: Affordable Home in Maplewood New Jersey - 01/05/11 03:24 AM

central new jersey: New Jersey Rentals Are Great - But New Jersey Condominiums Are Better - 10/10/10 08:38 AM
New Jersey rentals are great. But why rent when New Jersey condominiums are a better investment. You can own a condo for less than apartments in New Jersey rent for. This condominium’s attributes include: stainless steel appliances including microwave and dishwasher, washer and dryer in the unit, luxury marble bath, walk in closets and secured underground parking space. The building has a community room, fully equipped health and fitness gym and 24 hour concierge. This bedroom is offered at only $108,00. Call today for your private tour. New Jersey apartments may be a good deal, but this New Jersey condominium is … (1 comments)

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