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Morris Township NJ Real Estate Home Sales For March 2008

Morris Township NJ real estate home sales totaled 19 for the month of March.  Below is the location, closing price and a bit more.
  1. 217 Pitney Place closed for 200K - First floor condo unit - Pitney Place is a complex located in Convent Station right on Madison Avenue across from the BMW Dealer
  2. 407 Mt. Kemble Ave - 312K
  3. 50 wildflower Lane - 375K
  4. 59 wildflower Lane - 400K
  5. 25 Timothy court - 424.9 - Wildflower and Timothy are all part of the Rose Arbor Town Home Complex located off Sussex Turnpike in Morris Township west of Morristown
  6. 21 West Lake Blvd. - 470K
  7. 12 Shelly Place - 500K
  8. 38 Davenport Place - 529K - End Unit in The Moore Estates Town Home Complex
  9. 24 Ellsworth Ave - 570K
  10. 30 Wyndmoor Drive - 570K
  11. 20 Chimney Ridge Dr. - 685K
  12. 42 Harter Road - 690K
  13. 12 Brandywine Ter - 760K
  14. 48 Junard Dr. - 835K
  15. 10 Old Glen - 875K - Really pretty road in Convent Station, a popular area with Morris Township families.  It runs from Madison Avenue thru to Woodland Road.
  16. 3 Victoria Lane - 885K
  17. 10 Croyden - 1,025,000
  18. 91 Springbrook Rd - 999K - Great area named after the Springbrook Country Club which is an exclusive private golf course
  19. 38 Frederick Pl - 1,150,000 - New construction - Gorgeous 5 bedroom home in prime neighborhood of Morris Township
The average list price for Morris Township NJ real estate for March is $686,605 with the average sale price $644,994 and 118 days on the market.   ...

Morristown NJ Real Estate March 2008 Sales

Morristown NJ Real Estate Home and Town home Sales for March 2008

The month of March 2008 reflects 9 Morristown real estate closings.  This translates to happy buyers and sellers along the Midtown Direct train line. Below are the location, sale and list prices.
  • 62B Western Ave - Listed for $299,000 and sold for $270,000
  • 6H Dorado Drive - Listed for $359,000 and sold for $347,500
  •  25 Windmill Drive - Listed for $419,000 and sold for $401,000
  • 17 Robertson Court - Listed for $434,900 and sold for $428,000
  • 54 Sherman Place - Listed for $499,900 and sold for $470,000
  • 4 Tuxedo Place - Listed for $505,000 and sold for $485,000
  • 21 Green Street Unit A - Listed for $545,000 and sold for $545,000
  • 20 Twombly Court - Listed for $559,000 and sold for $545,000
  • 39 Colles Avenue - Listed for $789,000 and sold for $775,000
I would be happy to provide more information on Morristown real estate or home sale statistics for your towns of interest....

Earth Hour A Global Event March 29, 2008 8-9 PM

Earth Hour Awareness For Morris County NJ

I went to do a search on Google this morning and honestly, I thought there was something wrong with my computer.  Their page was completely blacked out with a message about a world-wide effort called Earth Hour...check it out its pretty cool.  So thank you Google for enlightening me about this global event to raise the world's awareness of energy conservation.Evidently the event originated in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has grown to be something with participants from various organizations, timezones, cities and people around the world.  Canada has one of the highest participation rates.
  • Lights are turned off at buildings and landmarks
  • Restaurants and businesses are encouraged to shut the lights
  •  Homes around the world
Fun Things to Do
  • Arrange a party around Earth Hour
  • Light lots of beautiful candles
  • Take pictures and turn it into a big annual event
So don't forget to do what you can to help out and recognize this cause between 8-9 PM where ever you may be.  NJ Midtown Direct Real Estate ...

Summit NJ School Information

Summit New Jersey is a very family-oriented town.  Summit High School prepares students to be responsible and productive high-achievers in this competitive and evolving society.Lawton C. Johnson is Summit's Middle School with a curriculum that concentrates on offering opportunities for growth and a well-rounded education.  Lawton C. Johnson Middle School's curriculum includes:
  • foreign languages
  • art
  • music
  • computer courses
This school is a good foundation for adolescents to progress into the Summit's high school and become well-educated, open-minded adults upon graduation.Summit City prides itself on being the home to five high-ranking K-5 schools. They offer every child an exceptional education that promotes emotional, social, physical and academic growth. These K-5 schools provide academic and creative challenges which include:Literature-based language strategies
  • Process writing
  • Manipulative math experiences
  • Hands-on science education
  • Hands-on computer education
The school system is a combined effort of students, parents and teachers. They work toward developing a successful, strong and well-rounded individual in each graduate.  For your convenience, below is a list of the schools in Summit New JerseyPublic Schools
  • Summit Senior High School - Grades 9-12
  • Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School - Grades 6-8
  • Brayton Elementary School - Grades K-5
  • Franklin Elementary School - Grades PK-5
  • Jefferson Elementary School - Grades K-5
  • Lincoln - Hubbard Elementary School - Grades PK-5
  • Washington Elementary School - Grades PK-5
Private Schools
  • Central Presbyterian Church - Grades PK-K
  • Summit Jewish Community Center School - Grades PK-K
  • Kent Place School - Grades PK-12
  • Oratory Prep School - Grades 7-12
  • Oak Knoll School of the Holy...

Harding NJ Subdivision of 24+ Acres

Interesting article from today's Daily Record...... 

HARDING NJ Real Estate

The township planning board will meet Monday and will consider an application for a major subdivision on 24.75 acres with frontage on both Red Gate Road and Van Beuren Road.Walter and Marianne Morris and Post & Rail Partners LP want to change two lots -- each of which has a home and accessory buildings -- into four lots. Various variances would be needed.The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon. Looking for a home in Harding NJ?  Contact Susan Zanzonico - Harding NJ REALTOR® - 973-214-5872 -

Basking Ridge - Bernards Township NJ Statistics

Basking Ridge NJ is a section of Bernards Township in Somerset County about 20 minutes south of Morristown NJ.  Basking Ridge is a well-known area because it has such a quaint and charming town and of course....a train station.Below are Bernards Township real estate statistics dating back 6 months from today.
  • Active Listings in Bernards Township NJ - 481
  • Average Sale Price - $611,481
  • Number of Homes Sold - 147
  • Average Days On The Market - 69
Find out more information about Basking Ridge NJ real estate.   Check out all the homes listed for sale on the Garden State MLS and along the Midtown Direct train line....

Loantaka Park in Convent Station Morris Township NJ

Its technically called Loantaka Brook Reservation, but I live right down the street and Morristown residents typically refer to the area as Loantaka Park. There are four areas of the reservation
  • Seaton Hackney Stables -Horseback Riding
  • South Street Recreation Area
  • Loantaka Brook Park at Kitchell Road
  • Loantaka Way Trail
There are more than 570 acres to Loantaka Reservation and it sits in one of the more populated areas of Morris County.  There are almost 5 miles of trails which are commonly used for biking, jogging, hiking, roller blading and horse back riding. There are three ball fields, three parking lots and picnic facilities.  This park is quite popular during our warmer and even cooler months. ...

Morristown NJ Transit Village Groundbreaking March 19 with Mayor Cresitello

Morristown NJ Transit Village groundbreaking of The Highlands will take place at 12:00 noon on March 19th. The ceremonies will be attended by New Jersey Transit representatives, state and local official as well as Morristown's Mayor Donald Cresitello.  The location at 50 Lafayette Avenue was previously a commuter parking lot for the Morristown Train Station.  The plan is to build a new luxury rental building and a development used for a variety of purposes - retail and amenities.As quoted in the local Morristown Newspaper - Morris NewsBee on Friday, March 14, 2008 - The state's Transit Village Program, which encourages development at and around major train centers, the new five-story elevator building will house 217 upscale residences, more than 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 6,000 square feet of amenity space.  The 3,5-acre site will also contain a five-story parking garage which replaces the former open-air commuter parking lot.  The garage will offer 722 spaces, of which 415 will be designated for New Jersey Transit commuters.  The building is expected to be completed in spring, 2010, with the garage targeted for spring, 2009 completion.  The developer is Rosewood – a joint venture between Roseland Property Company and Woodmont Properties. The Highlands at Morristown Station continues a major multi-phase redevelopment effort underway in Morristown that will ultimately result in some 526 new residences. In addition to the new homes, the Redevelopment District will include The Shoppes on the Green, 70,000 square feet of retail space located in each building, a pedestrian-friendly common piazza with water features, pavers and benches; an 800-car parking garage and a LEED-Certified office building.  The public garage – which will open to the public later...

Your Morristown NJ Real Estate Investment

I know you've heard this before, but I'll say it again because its really so important and true.  When you're considering a move, keep in mind that the most important thing is the location.  I really wish I could remember who said this to me, but it was about 6 years ago.  I believe the exact phrase was "that train line is very powerful".  Well, he wasn't kidding!! The homes along the Mid-town Direct train line are definitely a good investment and hold their value.  Many of the residents from Summit New Jersey thru Morristown New Jersey and in the surrounding towns on the train line work in New York.  Living in New York is quite expensive, so they choose to live in New Jersey convenient to the train line.Your home is a big investment.  Its really no different than investing in a mutual fund or stocks but its actually better because you get to live in it and write off the taxes.  That is exactly how I look at real estate.  There is no "perfect home" they all have flaws, just like people but you can love them anyway.  You can and should consider your investment carefully and invest wisely.  Try to be certain that your investment has the best of all opportunities to grow and hold up with market fluctuations in a good or bad economy.  Buying a home in Summit New Jersey or even a Morristown town home is a solid investment.Susan Zanzonico...

March Update for Madison New Jersey

I went back 6 months for an update on Madison New Jersey home sales and real estate statistics.  These numbers will help reflect a more accurate picture.  For the actual homes sold in Madison, I tracked back to January 1st of this year.
  • 66 Active Listings In Madison
  • 27 Homes Under Contract
  • 10 Sold Since 1/1/08
The average sale price for Madison NJ home real estate is $788,606 with 63 days on the market. Madison's town center is well known for its quaint environment, shops, restaurants and activity.  In addition to the great public schools, there are two college campuses in Madison - Fairleigh Dickenson and Drew University a big contributing factor to the town's popularity.If you are considering a move to Madison New Jersey contact Susan Zanzonico - Morris County NJ Realtor - Susan Zanzonico - 973-214-5872 - - Specializing in Mid-Town Direct NJ Real Estate -Visit My Testimonials...

Home Sale Activity In Harding NJ

Harding New Jersey is a beautiful area of Morris County.  Its known for its low taxes, big homes and wide open fields.  It definitely gives you a feeling that you out in the country.  If you like horseback riding, you can find equestrian properties to accommodate your needs. A look at Harding NJ real estate statistics going 6 months back from March 11, 2008.
  • 44 Active Homes
  • 5 Homes under Contract
  • 3 Homes Sold Since January 1, 2008
The average sale price for Harding real estate is $2,064,304 with 91 days on the market.  If you're looking for an escape and like the wide open country feeling Harding NJ could easily be the answer for you.  It borders Morris Township and Chatham all in Morris County.   Susan Zanzonico - Harding NJ Real Estate and Morristown NJ Real Estate - - 973-214-5872 - Mid-Town Direct NJ Real Estate...

Morristown Condo Update March 10, 2008

Interesting Article from the Morris NewsBee

Morristown approves 66 Court St. condos - 19th Century houses had been razed last year for project

The Planning Board approved a scaled-down 66-unit condominium plan Monday that will also include 17 affordable housing units in Morristown NJ.Plans for a condominium complex on a 1.3- acre site on Ann and Court streets had been scaled back at a Planning Board site committee meeting in December.The approved plans call for a reduction from eight stories to six, the units to be placed in an L-shape pattern instead of a U-shaped one and the reduction of the square footage of each unit from 1,600 square feet to 1,450.The project, proposed by Pulte Homes, would include 66 condo units, including 61 two-bedroom units and four one-bedroom units, an outdoor terrace, a fitness center and 133 underground parking spaces.Earlier plans called for 62 two-bedroom condo units and four townhouses.The development will be on a hill on the site of what originally held three 19th century houses. Those houses were demolished last year to make way for the project after the town ruled they were not historic in nature in 2006.Pulte will also work with Morris Habitat for Humanity to help with town’s need for affordable housing.In December Town Planner Michael D’Altillo had asked that Pulte provide affordable units within the development, adding the need for affordable housing is still great in Morristown.Pulte representatives did not comment on D’Altillo’s request at the time, but on Monday Jim Mullen, development application manager for Pulte, said Pulte would be working with Habitat to best create the affordable housing.Blair Wilson, executive director of Morris Habitat for Humanity, told the board Pulte would provide money for building the units and Habitat would be responsible for having them built.The owners are hoping for a groundbreaking...

Morristown New Jersey - A Great Place to Live!

Morristown New Jersey real estate is a great investment and along the Mid-town Direct train line. More than fifty percent of the population consists of families with an adult median age of thirty-five. In 2006, the population in Morristown was 18,966 which reflects a 2% growth since the year 2000. The average value of single family homes is $404,100, which is $70,200 over the average of New Jersey as a state. The median income in Morristown is approximately $65,000. Morristown is a moderately growing area of New Jersey with great promise of good incomes and increasing investment values whether it be multi-family or single family homes. Single family home values in this area range from 90,000-3,000,000 dollars. Are you wondering how to go about finding and investing in Morristown NJ real estate? Here are some tips to take into consideration. Your Goals: ...

Buyers and Sellers in Summit New Jersey Be Smart!

This is inspired by an experience I had with a high-end buyer in Summit New Jersey who was not at all educated by their hopefully "previous" realtor on issues that surprised me.  It is more than a little disturbing to me to find out that a buyer would know nothing about a Consumer Information Statement, Seller's Disclosure and in this case the New Jersey "mansion tax" or buyer's transfer tax.  Buying or selling your home is a big transaction and choosing the right realtor is imperative.  In most cases if not all, this is your largest investment.  Buyers and sellers, please be sure to entrust this transaction to a full time real estate professional with experience and a track record.  Someone who is in a position to give you advice on homes in Summit NJ or your market area.Do not make the mistake of using someone as a "favor" to someone else...your brother-in-law, a friend's mother who does this part-time.  You want to be sure your realtor is active in real estate and relies on selling real estate for their livelihood.  Someone who sells real estate full time will be knowledgeable about real estate technology, the market area and will listen to you specific needs. New Jersey Real Estate Sales
  • The first discussion a realtor is required to have with their buyer or seller is agency relationship. In New Jersey, we have Sellers Agents, Buyers Agents, Dual Agents and Transaction Brokers
  • Any buyer purchasing a home $1M+ will have the added expensive of a 1% tax on closing. 
  • If a buyer is seriously interested in a home, their agent should provide them with a "Sellers...

Madison NJ School Report Card

If you're thinking of purchasing Madison NJ real estate, be sure to review this recently published information on Morris County SAT scores.  Another great reference for you would be the New Jersey School Report Card for not only Madison NJ but Morris County and all the other counties and towns along the Mid-Town Direct in New Jersey.For a strong advocate to purchase your home in Madison NJ, be sure to call Susan Zanzonico on 973-214-5872 or email at szanzonico@optonline.netFor expert advice on homes in Madison NJ, visit   Yet another great resource for Madison NJ real estate information....

Morristown NJ Wine Tasting at Macculloch Hall

Maccullouch Hall is a historial museum in Morristown NJ.  Its a very important part of Morristown's National Historic District.  It was built in 1810 by George Macculloch and is a museum showcasing over 200 years of history connected with the Macculloch and Miller families.  It is also features a collection of 18th century furniture and decorative arts. There will a wine tasting event tonight at Maccullouch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown NJ toasting the vineyards of France.   The annual benefit will will include hors d'hoeuvres, music, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle.  The proceeds are used to support the museum's restortion and educational programs.If you're looking for an experienced Realtor in Morristown NJ, call Susan Zanzonico on 973-214-5872, or visit -  Summit NJ thru Morristown NJ real estate and surrounding towns....

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