Music lovers, it’s your time of the year if you live in Summit NJ! Whether you’re a fan of the timeless, soulful, or original rock ‘n’ roll, come enjoy the hottest free musical event of the year! “Hot Summer Nights Concert Series,” sponsored by Investors Bank, Summit’s Department of Community Programs, and Equinox. Bring a blanket, your picnic basket, and come enjoy the music on Summit’s Village Green (across from the Summit Train Station) tonight at 7 p.m. Bring neighbors, kids, grandparents, whoever you know who has a home in Summit and come dance and sing along at the “Hot Summer Nights Concert Series.”
This year, the Tuesday evening concert schedule is looking to be one filled with fun and rock and roll, with a bit of soul towards the end. On July 17th, the Party Dolls take the stage by paying tribute to women’s rock and roll. Love Bon Jovi and AC/DC? Don’t miss out on Rockers Live night on the 24th, a tribute to the men of rock and roll (made complete with impersonations). To end on a good note, the last concert will take place on July 31st with Total Soul, a favorite of all concert-goers and brought back by popular demand.
The concerts run from about 7 to 8:30 pm., but don’t be surprised if you’re calling out an encore with the rest of the crowd! The night just might be too good to end! Wherever you’re living in New Jersey, it’s important to get a night out once in a while and a lively concert on the green may be just the trick! So, don’t forget your dancing shoes and join us for a great time!
JUST published Market Trends in Summit New Jersey.
New Jersey is home to a number of sophisticated restaurants, from Florinos to Roots Steakhouse, especially for those who live in Summit, NJ. But, wherever you live in New Jersey, and for whatever occasion, you are lucky to have a wide variety so you can always find your type of fine dining.
Like, for instance, if you love a good steak and fine wine? Go to Roots Steakhouse!
When you arrive at the doors, you’ll find what you’ve been looking for – delicious food and great customer service. However, don’t forget to make a reservation, since Roots is known as being one of the hot spots in NJ.
Roots prides itself on being upscale, well-attended, and worthy of being seen. Which is why it’s price range is a bit up there compared to other restaurants near your Summit New Jersey home. The full bar is home to good, epicurean wine and beer, making your experience there a fun one. The noise level at the bar can get right up there and getting a seat can be tough, so I definitely recommend getting to the bar early for a good spot. Otherwise it’s standing room only.
Try Florino’s! This Summit New Jersey dining experience will have you seated and feeling part of their family before the main course arrives. This is absolutely one of my favorites. I can always count on running into a ton of my friends here.
Many a review has said it’s a favorite, so don’t forget to make a reservation! The great service, elegantly served food, and good atmosphere are some of the things that make it a favorite to those who live in New Jersey, but don’t forget the wine. Florino’s is very serious about its wine, and you can tell by its delicate wine menu (at all price points!) and main floor wine library and cellar.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
So, grab a parking spot, make a reservation, and enjoy some of New Jersey’s fine dining near your New Jersey home!
The Summit Contract Sales May 11, 2012 are up 30% and Active Inventory in Summit is down from 140 in 2011 to 122 in 2012. My home sale statistics for April have just been posted with information you’ll want when purchasing a home. Search the MLS for all the NEW listings and keep yourself up on what’s coming on the market and what’s selling.
Each day technology becomes even more impressive as new tools, products and apps are rolled out that truly have a place in your daily life. It can be exciting and exhausting to try to find the ones that will benefit you. As a homebuyer, it can be overwhelming to narrow down all the choices. With that in mind, I’ve made my real estate website tech and mobile friendly in the hope that you will find the results you need in your search, however, when it comes to buying a home in Summit NJ, these apps may of benefit to you as well.
Many of these apps are even offered free of charge, although they may request your location information in order to produce the results you desire. If you want more specific information or ideas on specialized apps for your tech devices, please give me a call so we can brainstorm on how I can help meet your real estate needs. In the meantime, though, check these out!
Not sure where you want to live?
- Nabewise Get to know neighborhoods in-depth, complete with pictures, reviews and ratings ond rankings on the things you care most about.
- GreatSchools Get to know local school options and read reviews by staff and parents of children attending the schools. Schools are also scored based on scores and ratings.
- Yelp Find the best restaurants, shopping, and entertainment in the area you are researching directly from the people who live there. A true “insider’s view.”
Trying to keep track of everything?
- Evernote Keep track of your buying process, including the information on homes you have seen, complete with your personal notes!
Want to compare?
- House Hunter This tool allows you to set priorities on your wants and needs and match them to homes you are considering with the feature list and also has a mortgage calculator built in.
- Trulia – Easy to use and even includes a help button! Depending on your mobile device, you can check and compare listings and even search by feature using your voice.
Looking for actual numbers?
- Zillow Zestimates and make me move allow you to get an idea of what homes cost on any street and even permit you to make offers to home owners who do not have their property for sale.
- Realtor.com Get stats on new homes, sold homes, and homes for sale easily and quickly, including price changes in any neighborhood.
Low interest rates along with a well educated pool of buyers have contributed to a very interesting and busy spring market. The Real Estate Charts show active inventory in Millburn-Short Hills is about the same as it was this time last year. The pending sales in Millburn-Short Hills are up 19% while in Summit they are up 40% due to the new construction at Parmley Place. One and Two bedroom homes are available in this new complex located just blocks from downtown Summit. My home sale statistics for March have just been posted with information you’ll want when purchasing a home. Search the MLS for all the NEW listings and keep yourself up on what’s coming on the market and what’s selling.
Every week the market along the NJ Midtown Direct has been changing. Keeping up with all the inventory and homes going under contract has been overwhelming. I’m grateful to have this week a bit slower ( public school vacation) to catch up on what’s still available and making sure my clients get in the door fast! I’m posting a comprehensive spreadsheet covering pending contracts and active inventory along the 12 local NJ Midtown Direct towns. Take a look and compare your local real estate in 2011 to 2012. If you would like to be updated on a weekly bases with theses statitsics , please contact me and I will add you to my list. Search the MLS for all active listings.
Spring is in the air, making it a great time to focus on sprucing up your Millburn-Short Hills home. Whether you have just purchased a home for sale in Millburn Short Hills or are planning to sell, a little bit of effort spent and a few quick cleaning tips will help your home to sparkle! Along with the need for general de-cluttering and cleaning, the tips below list easy fixes to resolve issues you may encounter in your new home or home for sale.
Before you start to spring clean, open up the windows so air can circulate throughout your home. This will help remove any mustiness and you can use candles, essential oils, and other room fresheners to add a pleasant scent to your home.
Look at your walls and surfaces and use a melamine sponge to wipe away anything from soap scum to marker or crayon. You will be amazed at how easily the dirt is removed with the sponge and a little water. A popular brand of sponge is the Magic Eraser by Mister Clean, but there are many on the market today that act in the same way.
For the most painless and fast dusting method, use a microfiber cloth to capture the dust most effectively. Follow up your dusting with a quick run of your vacuum, to clear away any particles that may have settled. You can also reduce the amount of dust in your home by cleaning any filters on circulation systems in your home.
Remove the dust from curtains in your home by dry-cleaning or washing them (be sure to follow the label instructions) before rehanging. There are many tools available for clearing dust from other window coverings, so spend a few minutes researching techniques here, if you have a question about the quickest method. If you have a shower liner, add it to your laundry load. Just make sure you allow it to air dry rather than dry in the dryer.
Hopefully these tips will inspire you and help you to get your home “Spring Clean” whether for your enjoyment or because you have a home for sale in Millburn-Short Hills.
Spring is in the air and vacation plans may not be far behind! Whether you are embarking on a weekend getaway or an extended trip, it’s critical that you make arrangements to ensure the safety of your new home in the MidTown Direct Area. Implement the following suggestions and enjoy increased peace of mind on your get-away!
- Befriend a neighbor. A formal Neighborhood Watch program may not be instituted on your block, but you are bound to have a neighbor willing to watch over your home while you are away. Request that they notify you or the police if something alarming occurs.
- Do not tell the world about your vacation plans until after they are complete. Your voice mail, Facebook, Twitter, & other social networking websites provide information to sources that may not be your “friend.” Do not leave notes on your front door, trashcans or mailbox, either.
- It’s always best when your home appears to be occupied while you are away. Timers and volunteer police patrols can be utilized, and newspapers and mail can be placed on hold, unless you have a large, locking mailbox. You could also ask a friend to visually check-in on your home.
- Try using a deadbolt or locking mechanism on your garage door while you are away for long periods of time and secure any pet entrances.
- Remember that a well-maintained and well-lit home with timed lights and motion detectors can be a deterrent, as can loud dogs. Please take note that if you have a pet, you will also need to plan for its care while vacationing.
When you return, be sure to begin all suspended services again. You will also want to thank those who watched over your new home so they will feel so inclined when your next vacation comes up.
“Mom, I’m bored!!” If those are words you hear often around your Summit homes, The Connection may have some answers for you!
“Programs with children in mind, and community at heart.” that is just part of the mission statement donned by local community leader, The Connection – a not-for-profit service organization specifically designed by women, for women and families but open to all! This Friday join The Connection for “Girl’s Night Out!” from 6:30pm-9:00pm. All girls over the age of 6 are invited to come with friends and enjoy an evening of swimming, gymnastics, games, food and fun! Bring a bathing suit and towel, registration is required but membership is not. The cost is $25 per child.
The Connection is known locally for enriching lives in the Summit homes community through a variety of service programs. Some of which include: special needs swimming instruction, after school enrichment programs, adult and children recreational activities including fitness classes, educational opportunities and The Girl Project designed to empower all girls ages 9 and up.
The list goes on and on, so go check out what they have to offer the community and you!
The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St, Summit, NJ
To Register for Girl’s Night Out call 908-273-4242 – space is limited!