Archives: January 2012

What’s Cooking in Westfield NJ?

It seems that as well as a busy Housing Market in Westfield NJ and a multitude of restaurants, people are beginning to want to cook like the professionals.   Almost every day I read of a new cooking class being offered and it’s very tempting to dream of serving up beautiful dishes to amaze and delight […]


Choosing A Realtor

A good real estate agent can make or break the purchase or sale of your home! Realtors want your business and home buyers and home sellers are often looking for agents.  However, it can be tricky to find the right agent for you.  Remember that this person is going to be responsible for your purchasing […]


Mortgage Rates Are Falling

It may be winter and getting colder by the day, but mortgage rates are falling yet again and the real estate market is heating up!  Rates have fallen to a record low, offering buyers and owners a great opportunity to purchase or refinance. If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market for sale, […]


Happy Chinese New Year

Today is the first day of Chinese New Year.  It’s the Year of the Dragon.  The cycle covers a 12 year period so previous years were 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and now 2012.   The Year of the Dragon ranks high as a special year.  Of all the Chinese zodiac signs, […]


Making An Offer

Buying a home is an exciting and sometimes scary process.  Once you’ve found that perfect place that you want to call “home”, you want to make sure that the offer you make to the seller gives  you the very best chance of securing your new home.  It is import to ensure that the sale is […]


Don’t Forget the Permits!

There’s a lot of remodeling going on in Westfield and the surrounding areas.  There are some beautiful older homes and people want their charm.  However, once the home is purchased, it’s common to want to start remodeling and add gorgeous new kitchens, bathrooms and all sorts of other additions.  When taking on one of these […]


“New Arrivals, Longtimers Mix in Westfield”

“Westfield NJ is kind of a small-town haven that’s great for families – it’s highly walkable, it has a wonderful downtown and the houses go from turn-of-the-century Victorians all the way up to new construction.  It’s a close-knit community, but it’s large enough that you don’t know everyone in town.” This appeared in Sunday’s copy […]


“New Arrivals, Longtimers Mix in Westfield”

“Westfield NJ is kind of a small-town haven that’s great for families – it’s highly walkable, it has a wonderful downtown and the houses go from turn-of-the-century Victorians all the way up to new construction.  It’s a close-knit community, but it’s large enough that you don’t know everyone in town.” This appeared in Sunday’s copy […]


Westfield NJ Market Update. December 2011

At the end of December 2011, there were 35 sales pending in the Westfield NJ real estate market, which left 92 listings still being available.   Currently, the market would be described as being mildly active.  The average list-to-sales ratio for December was 91.7% which is a simple way to express the difference between two […]


Westfield NJ Market Update. December 2011

At the end of December 2011, there were 35 sales pending in the Westfield NJ real estate market, which left 92 listings still being available.   Currently, the market would be described as being mildly active.  The average list-to-sales ratio for December was 91.7% which is a simple way to express the difference between two […]