South Orange NJ Home Sales, February 2013

Address LP Style BR TBT SP DOM
609 W. South Orange Ave $160,000 Hi-Rise 1 2 $150,000 14
609 South Orange Ave* $249,000 One Floor Unit 2 2.1 $223,000 16
327 Centre St* $269,900 Colonial 5 3.2 $269,900 69
17-25 Church St Unit 7* $287,000 Multi Floor Unit 2 2.1 $282,000 94
45 Mews Ln* $349,900 Multi Floor Unit 2 2.1 $310,000 98
326 Meeker St* $374,000 Colonial 3 2.2 $345,000 70
450 PROSPECT ST* $399,990 Colonial, Victorian 6 3.1 $326,000 407
310 W End Rd* $579,000 Colonial 4 3.2 $568,000 81
17 Franklin Ter* $595,000 Tudor 3 2.1 $562,500 12
138 TURRELL AVENUE $639,000 Ranch 4 2.1 $595,000 93

This data is taken from the Garden State MLS and is reliable but not guaranteed.

Average Days on Market:  96   Average List To Sales Price Ratio:  93%

Average List Price:  $515,338   Average Sales Price:  $337,378

 Month

#Active Listings

Avg. LP # Sold Listings Avg. SP Avg.
DOM
SP/LP
Feb,2013 107 $515,338 9 $337,378 96 93%
Jan,2013 106 $483,782 12 $674,502 49 95%
Dec,2012 115 $509,572 13 $601,329 107 96%
Nov,2012 124 $516,102 10 $468,750 96 96%
Oct,2012 128 $522,060 14 $467,714 131 96%
Sep,2012 121 $494,960 10 $419,590 69 94%
Aug,2012 116 $486,619 29 $531,124 70 97%
Jul,2012 124 $508,998 19 $509,301 57 97%
Jun,2012 139 $507,038 22 $613,289 48 98%
May,2012 156 $512,315 15 $464,340 46 99%
Apr,2012 137 $534,765 18 $477,256 60 95%
Mar,2012 132 $516,475 8 $477,294 141 94%

Maplewood NJ Home Sales, February 2013

Address LP Style BR TBT SP DOM
19 BERKLEY ST* $269,000 Colonial 3 1.1 $260,000 54
8 Marion Pl* $287,000 Colonial 3 1.1 $277,000 39
20 Overlook Ter* $288,000 Colonial 3 1 $288,000 9
204 Lexington Ave* $295,000 Colonial 3 3 $290,000 21
87 Boyden Ave* $299,999 Cape Cod 3 1.1 $293,900 106
716-720 Valley St* $349,999 Cape Cod 4 3 $325,000 72
46-48 Garfield Pl* $439,000 Ranch 5 2.2 $410,000 128
32 Elberta Rd* $469,000 Colonial 3 1.2 $449,000 27
387 Elmwood Ave* $479,900 Colonial, Tudor 4 1.1 $480,000 54
22 Girard Pl* $485,000 Colonial 4 2.1 $463,500 101
48 KENSINGTON TERRACE $548,000 Colonial 4 2.1 $530,000 135
3 Sunset Ter* $549,000 Colonial 3 2.1 $520,000 69
102 Maplewood Ave* $559,000 Colonial 4 2.1 $541,700 54
20 Arcularius Ter* $625,000 Colonial 4 2.2 $625,000 34
57 Woodland Rd* $682,900 Colonial 5 3.1 $711,000 17
10 Collinwood Rd* $749,000 Colonial 4 3.1 $749,000 26
20 Hickory Dr* $850,000 Victorian 6 3.1 $803,209 164

This data is taken from the Garden State MLS and is reliable but not guaranteed.

Average Days on Market:   68  Average List to Sales Price Ratio:  97%

Average List Price:  $412,033    Average Sales Price:  $482,894

 Month

# Active Listings

Avg. LP # Sold Listings Avg. SP Avg.
DOM
SP/LP
Feb,2013 115 $412,033 16 $482,894 68 97%
Jan,2013 117 $394,033 21 $382,143 77 98%
Dec,2012 119 $372,567 18 $480,533 112 97%
Nov,2012 147 $395,749 16 $420,475 38 99%
Oct,2012 164 $384,827 14 $417,671 91 98%
Sep,2012 174 $385,050 17 $460,612 57 99%
Aug,2012 162 $364,470 39 $558,340 65 98%
Jul,2012 172 $372,192 25 $475,733 55 98%
Jun,2012 182 $382,352 36 $503,581 47 99%
May,2012 198 $399,709 20 $427,355 41 99%
Apr,2012 191 $401,572 17 $510,559 32 99%
Mar,2012 193 $410,086 17 $359,333 83 95%

Maplewood NJ Columbia High School Ranks High

Maplewood, NJ Columbia High School Ranks High this year – in the TOP 15%.

Along with the price of a new Maplewood, NJ house and the taxes,the quality of the local school district is a key
consideration in deciding where to buy. For a parent, or a young couple planning on a family, it might veryScreen Shot 2013-03-07 at 1.54.00 PM
well be the most important factor of all.

In September 2012, on the basis of its academic excellence and student achievement, N.J. Monthly Magazine generated Maplewood, NJ’s Columbia High School#47 out of all the high schools in the State of New Jersey.  Small classes of 20-25 students, and a selection of over 140 courses to choose from, are the key to Columbia’s success. And it shows. The high school boasts average S.A.T. scores that are not only higher than the state average, but exceed the national average as well. For those kids on the fast track toward college, Columbia offers 21 Advanced Placement courses and can proudly point to an 85% passing rate on AP exams.

Columbia’s core curriculum focuses on 5 academic major subjects:
English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and World Languages.   After the required courses in each are completed, students are free to choose from among the scores of college-level electives that are available and for which college credit can be earned. Also required for graduation is one year of fine and performing arts and one year of practical arts. Fine arts courses range from animation, photography, film making, design, to chorale, orchestra and theatre, to name only a
few, while the practical art course offerings include business, finance and technology.

Academics are only one part of the picture at Columbia. The high school can proudly point to over 50 extracurricular activities that relate to its academic and athletic offerings. Among the more exceptional activities are the school newspaper, The Columbian, which was named Most Outstanding High School Newspaper by the Scholastic Press Association in 2012, and the school literary magazine, Guildscript, which received an Excellent ranking award from the National Council of Teachers of English. The school has its own television broadcasting station, which provides hands-on experience to students in the TV Production courses as well as daily programming to the local communities. Clubs devoted to everything from music, theatre, chess, Shakespeare, Magic, Italian, Astronomy keep students interest after school. There is even a Robotics, formed in 2011, which
has already won state titles in competition.

Nothing is more important than the education of your children. The school district that you live in will have a tremendous impact on their future.

If you want more information on schools or real estate in Maplewood/South Orange NJ,  visit my website.

Maplewood, NJ Columbia High School is just one of the reasons to consider purchasing a home in Maplewood or South Orange New Jersey.