How do you get rid of your Christmas tree now that Christmas 2016 is a fading memory?
If you live in Califon Borough, the Califon Fire Department will pick up trees at curbside on or before Saturday, January 21, 2017.
If you live in the Oldwick area, between now and Saturday, January 21, 2017, you can drop off your tree behind the Oldwick Fire House. Be sure to return on the evening of January 21st to enjoy a bonfire and hot chocolate and other goodies! Updates regarding this event and other Oldwick Volunteer Fire Company news can be found at their website, www.ofc24.com.
Of course, please use common sense and remove all ornaments, tinsel, etc. before disposing of your tree!
The Pantone Color Institute, considered by many to be the world authority regarding color, has declared “Greenery” (a/k/a Pantone 15-0343) the Color of the Year for 2017. As described by the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute:“This is the color of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature. It speaks to what we call the ‘re’ words: regenerate, refresh, revitalize, renew. Every spring we enter a new cycle and new shoots come from the ground. It is something life affirming to look forward to.” The Pantone website notes that “Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”
When Leaf, Realtors opened 5 years ago, we chose this color for our logo for the very same reasons. We believe that this color reflects the fresh, straightforward, and passionate approach we take to advising our clients in buying and selling real estate.
Ready to put down roots? Want help planting the seeds for a move? Contact us at 908-975-9756 — we’d be happy to help you make your vision grow.
This sun-filled, move-in-ready Cape Cod style home at 50 Fox Hill Road in Tewksbury Township has an open floor plan, two wood-burning fireplaces, eat-in kitchen, attached 2 car garage, and is perfect for downsizers or multi-generational living as it has two bedrooms and a full bathroom on both the first and second levels. The home is sited in a low-maintenance, fenced backyard with a Gunite-style Sylvan pool and perennials in beautiful setting on a winding scenic road near Oldwick.
If you know anyone looking for a house in Tewksbury please let them know that Leaf, Realtors® has just listed 50 Fox Hill in Tewksbury Township as an exclusive listing. Home buyers looking for an “inside track” regarding homes for sale will appreciate finding out about this home because exclusive listings can’t be found in the Garden State Multiple Listing Service (GSMLS).
To schedule a visit to this home, contact us at 908-975-9756.
We know that it’s not easy to find the right balance of functionality, comfort, and beauty in a farm because each buyer’s needs are very unique as is each farm. We represent sellers of several farms for sale ranging in price from $759,999 to 3,600,000 ranging in size from nearly 8 acres to over 30 acres. Please contact Leaf, Realtors® at 908-975-9756 for more information about these farms so we can help you figure out if one of these farms would be a good fit for you.®
It’s conventional wisdom that the best time to put one’s house on the market in our area is in the spring. By many its considered the time when there are most buyers in the market are actively looking for homes. Real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, and real estate lawyers know that typically, June 30th is the busiest closing day of the year because often families with school-age children will try to schedule their closing date as soon as possible after the school year ends to allow as much time as possible to settle in to a new home before the start of the new school year. With mortgage-funded closings typically taking 60 days to get from under contract date to closing date, this means that a lot of of properties go under contract in late spring in an effort to close around June 30th.
With buyer activity in May and June driven by the school year calendar and mortgage timelines, one would think that by comparison, July and August are relatively quiet. However, what’s surprising is that a look at the actual numbers tells a different story. In May and June of 2015, 15 properties went under contract, but the exact same number of properties in Tewksbury went under contract in July and August of 2015.
There are a few reasons for the disconnect between our expectation and the statistical reality. First, our instinct is that foot traffic (agent showings and visitors to open houses) is correlated to the number of contracts but in reality, there’s not necessarily a correlation between the two, i.e., just because there is more foot traffic doesn’t mean that there are more contracts written. Second, buyers who haven’t found what they need in time for an early summer close are still motivated to buy in time to close before the start of the new school year (it’s particularly important for a family changing school districts who needs to be under contract or closed on the new home in time for registration in the new district). And of course, third is that at any time of year, there are buyers without a need to move on a date convenient to school schedules.
The take-away from this is that while late spring is a good time to be on the market, 2015 numbers in Tewksbury suggest that it is just as likely for a home to go under contract if it’s on the market in July and August.
For more information about statistics and trends in different sectors of our local real estate market, contact Leaf, Realtors® at 908-975-9756.
10 Joliet Street in the heart of historic Oldwick Village in Tewksbury Township is an absolute gem looking for the right buyer to appreciate all it has to offer. Well-conceived renovations inside and out and an in-town setting on one of the best residential streets in Oldwick make it a perfect fit for the buyer who wants charm and updates in a convenient, beautiful setting. Now priced at $639,000.
For more information, visit www.10joliet.com or to schedule a private showing, contact us at 908-975-9756.