Archive for January, 2015

Maplewood Vs. Brooklyn: Same general Lifestyle at less than a third of the cost

Monday, January 26th, 2015

As a former Brooklynite turned Maplewoodian, I’m always astounded by what your money can buy you in “Brooklyn West” (a.k.a. Maplewood/South Orange) versus Park Slope. The NY Times states that a buyer of a 2 bedroom condo is now paying about $961/square foot in Brooklyn From some recent calculations, including this new listing in South […]

Maplewood’s new TGIF program

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Every “Fourth Friday” of the month when you visit a participating Springfield Avenue business and support the local “charity of the month” you’ll receive a special offer from each participating business. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community while supporting your favorite local businesses. Or, maybe there’s a new exercise class […]

The Year in Real Estate in South Orange, NJ

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

We have had a few steady years of escalating values in real estate in our beloved SOMA–South Orange/Maplewood area. The highlights are that average South Orange Sale Prices rose a significant 4.9% (may have been helped by the NY Times article this year: http://goo.gl/zrmr0f ), Average Days on Market dropped by almost 20%,to a touch […]

The Year in Real Estate in Maplewood, NJ

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

We have had a few steady years of escalating values in real estate and, according to my calculations, we are now about 98.7% of the average peak 2006/2007 housing prices. The highlights are that Sale Prices rose a significant 6.5% (may have been helped by the NY Times article this year: http://goo.gl/zrmr0f ), Average Days […]