Archives: February 2012

Vibrant Young Colonial in Westfield NJ

711 North Avenue W, Westfield Asking Price $520,000  Take a closer look at this amazing, young Colonial located close to the center of downtown Westfield.  The flowing floor plan provides a versatile interior which works well for both family living and entertaining.  The home has been beautifully updated.  The contemporary flair of the eat-in kitchen […]


Spring is Approaching

Yes, I know it’s a little early, but let’s face it, we haven’t had much of a winter (having said that, tomorrow we’ll most probably have a blizzard!)  But, I think because of the mild winter, many people’s thoughts are turning to Spring.  I know that when I went out looking at Brokers’ Open Houses […]


Is Your Kitchen Making You Fat?

As I visit the various homes for sale in Westfield, NJ, I notice that there’s a great attraction for big, luxurious kitchens.  Could your big, attractive kitchen be contributing to a big and unattractive waistline?  Mark Blegen, an Associate Professor at St. Catherine University in Minnesota, who studies why people eat, says “if a kitchen […]


Testimonial

After having our home on the market for months, we were very discouraged with the market and were investigating the possibility of renting which was our last option. When we first met, your optimism  was very encouraging, your marketing strategy was on the money and your vision on what work was needed to be done […]


Mardi Gras 2012

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 21st is “Fat Tuesday,” the last day of Carnival and the day before Lent.  If you live in New Orleans, you’ve been out partying and eating amazing food.  If you live in New Jersey, you most probably have not been a part of Carnival, but if you’re a foodie you can still […]


Westfield NJ Restaurant Week

So it’s that time again, come out and sample Westfield’s restaurants at great prices.  It runs for two weeks, excluding Friday and Saturday, from Sunday, February 19 to Thursday, March 1st.  You can find two-course lunches for $10, two-course dinners for $20 and three-course dinners for $30.  (Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included.)  Be […]


Testimonial

One of the best decisions my husband I ever made was hiring Jackie Safran to sell our house.  We found her to be very organized, professional and always prepared.  She truly had our best interests at heart and became a friend as well as our Realtor.  So many times when I was feeling anxious over […]


January Home Sales in Westfield NJ

At the end of January of this year, there were 36 sales pending in the market overall and 99 listings still for sale.  The current market activity is described as “mildly active” and a total of 135 contracts have closed in the last six months.  When I was out visiting public Open Houses last Sunday, […]


January Sales in Scotch Plains, NJ

Current inventory for the month of January 2012 is described as “Mildly Active”.  The $300,000 to $400,000 is quite busy with a large inventory for sale (20) but also a relatively large number of contracts pending sale.  A total of 80 contracts have closed in the last 6 months with an average sold price of […]


Valentines Day in Westfield NJ

So you’re running a little late for Valentines Day – yes, it’s here!  But here’s some suggestions for picking up that special gift on the way home this evening.  They’re all stores in Downtown Westfield: Flowers can be purchased in the following stores: Flower Arts by Design at 103 Prospect Street Meeker’s Florist at 427 […]