Buying and Selling a Home in Scotch Plains

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Scotch Plains, NJ is a township in southern Union County and is home to about 23,000 people.  


Scotch Plains was famous in the Revolutionary War as the site of the Battle of Short Hills. It was also home of the first African American country club, the Shady Rest Country Club, now the site of the Scotch Hills Municipal golf course.


Students in Scotch Plains are served by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District which includes five elementary schools, two middle schools, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Scotch Plains is also home to the Union County Vocational Technical Schools and Union Catholic Regional High School. Union County College has a facility in Scotch Plains as well.


New Jersey Transit passes through Scotch Plains and carries passengers to the Port Authority in Manhattan in about 45 minutes, making for an easy commute for Scotch Plains residents working in New York City.


In Scotch Plains, 248 homes were sold in 2012 with sales peaking in the summer and resulting in a 43% decrease in inventory at the end of 2012 compared to the beginning of 2012. Only 101 homes are actively for sale  and this represents less than 4  months worth of inventory remaining in Rahway which is much lower than most of Union County. At the current rate of sales, it will take 3.7 months for the existing listings to sell.

List prices in Scotch Plains essentially increased about 8% over 2012. Sale prices, on the other hand, ended the year about 11% lower than they were in January.



Homes in Scotch Plains sold quickly this year. The average days on market of a home in Scotch Plains was less than 2 months over the summer and remains less than 3 months even at the end of the year.

If you’re thinking of buying a home in Scotch Plains or if you’re thinking of selling your home in Scotch Plains, you deserve a Realtor who understands the market and can get you the best deal. Please call us at 908-917-4189 for your personal consultation.




For more information on housing in Scotch Plains:

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How does the number of baths/beds affect sale price in Scotch Plains?

Free Market Report of Scotch Plains! 

Scotch Plains Market Report

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Scotch Plains Market Trends

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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

An excellent market report for homes in Scotch Plains in Union County, NJ.  Hope you get a lot of calls from this post from buyers and sellers.

Jan 14, 2013 11:54 PM #1
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Thanks, Rebecca! It's a great town to live in for many reasons, and we're finding that lots of buyers are looking in Scotch Plains!

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