Real Estate

May 19, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Planning Board voted, 5-4, to recommend that the Chatham Township Committee rezone 344 Hillside Avenue, allowing for an affordable housing Group Home to be built on one of five lots during its 3 1/2-hour virtual meeting held Monday night. Last year, the ...

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LOCAL REAL ESTATE TRENDS FAVOR HOME SELLERS NOW By Mary Tunny Weichert Although real estate across the country, like many industries, has taken a hit during the COVID-19 crisis, certain recent changes in the local real estate market have become especially advantageous for people who want to ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee held an unprecedented five-hour virtual meeting on Thursday evening with public commentary cut off by the mayor toward the end of the first of four public hearings related to affordable housing Group Homes and the 62-unit development planned for River ...

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The Chatham Township Committee will purchase property adjacent to the Affordable Housing site on River Road, significantly reducing the height of the proposed building. “The purchase of the adjacent property expanding the site to nearly 10 acres will be a major improvement,” said Mayor Michael ...

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AT HOME IN CHATHAM   By Mary Tunny Weichert   The word home brings many good feelings, happy memories, emotionally moving visual images, and hopeful expectations to my mind. It is the place I begin and end each of my days. It is the safe haven I share with my family, friends, and pets. When ...

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With May and its warmer temperatures, sunshine, and spring flowers at our doorsteps, I naturally lean toward a hopeful outlook despite the toll COVID-19 has taken on us. This is not to suggest I see the future through rose-colored glasses; but rather that I hope to meet challenges ahead with ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township received an extension on its affordable housing compliance from Superior Court Judge Michael Gaus on Thursday, pushing its third-round compliance hearing to late July or early August. The remote conference hearing with Judge Gaus approved the request by Chatham ...

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Despite a temporary lull in the real estate market, buyers are now in a good position to purchase a home or an investment property. Historically low-interest rates and appealing list prices make today’s real estate market especially attractive to first-time buyers as well as buyers who don’t need ...

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Given widespread concerns about COVID-19, high unemployment rates, changes in the stock market, and a COVID-19 vaccine many months away, it’s natural to wonder whether it’s wise to sell or buy a home now.  Despite the unique circumstances of our time, several positive themes have emerged for the ...

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Each morning after catching up with news about COVID-19, I pray for and reflect on the lives of my family members, friends, and neighbors near and far. Among the many people in my prayers and thoughts, of course, are those who, at great risk to themselves, continue working to help us — nurses, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Planning Board meeting scheduled for Monday, April 6, has been canceled and all matters involving affordable housing have been carried forward to a 7:30 p.m. April 20 meeting date. The Monday meeting was supposed to be a virtual meeting with the public being ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Carmela Sagendorf, an 83-year-old resident of River Road, filed a civil lawsuit in Morris County Superior Court on Friday, April 3, naming Chatham Township as the defendant in her opposition to naming 476-490 River Road as a site for affordable housing. The civil lawsuit was ...

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Under any circumstance, my family enjoys spending time together. We often unite for vacations, catch up for dinners, and gather for events and holidays. But until the recent COVID-19 stay-at-home mandate, we have never spent this much time together in the same house, day in and day out, even when ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The discussion about the redevelopment of two lots on River Road, where there is a plan to build 62 affordable housing units, has been moved to the April 6 planning board meeting. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Monday, March 16 planning board meeting has been canceled. The ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township received approval from Superior Court Judge Michael Gaus on Friday to proceed with its extended timeline to meet its third-round obligation of affordable housing. Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly confirmed the ruling at his Saturday "Coffee and Conversation" ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Despite the advice of Gov. Phil Murphy to avoid public gatherings in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Chatham Township residents came out in large numbers to oppose the designation of two lots on River Road for a 62-unit affordable housing site. Despite tearful testimony from ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee has detailed its latest affordable housing plan in its agenda for its Thursday, March 12 meeting, which includes a possible condemnation of an occupied family home on River Road "if a negotiated sale is not possible." The Township Committee will hold ...

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  Over the years, I’ve sold eleven homes through 20 realtors. As you might expect, realtors’ approaches differ. I’ve learned that their differences can mean having a positive, inspiring experience or one that is merely satisfactory. In May 2018, my wife and I realized the value of working ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Both Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly and River Road residents predicted lawsuits on Saturday over the pending March 13 court decision that includes the agreement to construct 62 affordable housing units on River Road. Mayor Kelly was greeted by about 60 River Road, Huron Drive ...

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The US Secretary of Education recently honored Chatham, New Jersey’s, Milton Avenue Elementary School with a Blue Ribbon Award. Milton Avenue Elementary School earned the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award for its outstanding performance and growth, including its consistently high test scores and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Former Chatham Township Mayor and current planning board member Nicole Hagner was among the residents who came to voice their displeasure with the affordable housing agreement the Chatham Township Committee announced on Wednesday, which places 62 affordable housing units on River ...

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Sears Roebuck & Co homes were sold as kits and available “already cut.”  They were primarily shipped on boxcar railroads and able to be easily assembled on-site with all parts, materials and instructions included. Typically, the new homeowner built their homes along with family and neighbors or ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee has announced that it has reached a tentative agreement through mediation with the Fair Share Housing Center on a plan for its third-round obligation of affordable housing. The plan, if approved by Superior Court Judge Michael Gaus, would allow the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Committee member Karen Swartz asked for a vote to "rescind" the Nov. 14, 2019, decision to designate the municipal building as the site for 65 affordable housing units at a special meeting of the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday afternoon. The special meeting was called for ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township residents received a Valentine's Day surprise that they didn't appreciate when Township Department of Public Works employees removed signs opposing the affordable housing development plans from front lawns on Friday morning. When questioned by residents, DPW ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township's Feb. 14 court hearing on affordable housing obligations before Superior Court Judge Michael Gaus has been changed to a "case management hearing and a mediation session". It has been announced that no action will be taken on affordable housing at the regular ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council approved the hiring of Robert S. Powell Jr. as a real estate financial advisor for the River Road Redevelopment Project at its regular meeting on Monday night. Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz said that Powell, a principle of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The conundrum for the Chatham Township Committee is that no matter what it says these days, it's going to be in trouble. A certain lack of transparency got the Chatham Township Committee in trouble with the public in the first place when it voted on Nov. 14, 2019, to hand over the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee convened on Wednesday afternoon for the purpose of discussing litigation in executive session regarding affordable housing and a lawsuit filed by residents in opposition of turning over the municipal building for the construction of 65 affordable housing ...

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