Real Estate Market Can Expect Boost from Fanwood Buzz

83047ae593c24ab04a7e_Fanwood_Train_Station_-_North_Ave_view.jpg
Credits: John Mooney
ea92accfaf894e4b281d_Paul_Lamastra_head_shot.jpg
"One-seat service is a huge development," says real estate expert. Credits: Courtesy of ERA Suburb Realty
5cf2f921c4bb5ddd99bc_Burns.jpg
Credits: Courtesy of ERA Suburb Realty
d2cf2235848f7400703e_96_LaGrande.jpg
Credits: Courtesy of ERA Suburb Realty
8c7b481e161bfc074293_Beech.jpg
Credits: Courtesy of ERA Suburb Realty
83047ae593c24ab04a7e_Fanwood_Train_Station_-_North_Ave_view.jpg

FANWOOD, NJ – In one month’s time, Fanwood has benefitted from the start of one-seat train service into Manhattan, received a statewide award for its downtown development, and positive coverage in a New York Times feature.

The impact of these developments will likely impact the local real estate market significantly.

“People are so busy with their lives, if they can shave off 15 minutes of their commute, it’s a big deal to them,” said Paul LaMastra of ERA Suburb Realty, who has lived in the area all his life and has been a real estate agent for the past three decades.

Sign Up for E-News

“A lot of people tell me they want towns along the Midtown Direct train line because they don’t want to change in Newark,” said LaMastra, who believes one-seat trains into New York City will boost property prices in Fanwood and Scotch Plains by 10 percent or more.

“NJ Transit has invested millions into duel locomotives.  They’re moving forward with this, and I think we can expect to see more one-seat service coming,” LaMastra added.

Already the attention that the Fanwood downtown redevelopment has received is bringing the area to the attention of home-buyers.

“The real estate feature in The NY Times will boost the market because it paints the picture for someone who doesn’t know how nice the community we have,” said LaMastra. “It might prompt someone who had never heard of Fanwood or Scotch Plains before to come and take a look.”

The NY Times article highlighted the fact that Fanwood is more affordable than Westfield and its mix of houses, including stately Victorians and Colonials, as well as Capes, ranches, and split level homes.

“Fanwood has a lot going for it,” LaMastra said.  

Editor's Note: ERA Suburb Realty is an advertiser on TheAlternativePress.com. To learn more about becoming an advertiser, call (908) 663-2121 or email jmooney@thealternativepress.com

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Westfield Family Continues ‘Summer of Kindness’ with Infant Clothing Drive

July 12, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield mom and teacher Sara Liptack is continuing her family’s “Summer of Kindess” with an infant clothing for Furniture Assist, an organization in Springfield that helps formerly homeless people, veterans, the elderly, fire victims, refugees and people fleeing domestic violence.

“I said, ‘What’s the one thing you really ...

It's Not What You Are Eating, It's What's Eating You

EMOTIONAL EATING: FEEDING YOUR FEELINGS

Emotional eating can be described as episodes of binge-eating, grazing and/or eating when not hungry to soothe feelings. Emotional eaters have a pattern of eating to cope with stress, emotional conflicts and problems of daily life.

Emotional eating is eating for reasons other than hunger. Instead of physical symptoms initiating the eating, ...

Let's Talk About Suicide

In our world today, it seems our children, no matter the town, state, education, family unit, socioeconomic background, ethnicity or religion are grappling with complex, confounding and complicated issues not even fit for a middle-aged adult. Sadly, one of these issues is suicide. With mental health gaining more attention, the stigma appears to be dissipating but when a mental health ...

What Is Your Bottom Line?

This week's Parshah (Torah reading) is the Parshah of Pinchas the Zealot: the courageous young priest who stood up against idolatry and immorality and, in the end, saved Israel from a devastating plague.

While Pinchas' radical response made him a hero worthy of having a Torah section named after him, we wouldn't necessarily suggest to our children ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

July 4, 2018

Dear Editor:

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) ...

When to Dial 911: Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month

July 10, 2018

There are many times you should call 911. If you or someone around you is in true medical distress, such as experiencing difficulty breathing, chest pains, bleeding, possible stroke, or any other serious health issues, then 911 should be called as soon as possible. If there are wires down, fire, a crime in progress, or other dangerous conditions to people or property, call 911 ...

Volunteers Help “Spruce” Up Deserted Village

July 15, 2018

A group of student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program visited the Deserted Village of Feltville last month, but not to search for ghosts. They were there to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project.

“Our Adopt-a-Park volunteers play a big role in our County parks, and the Mitzvah Mania students worked hard to plant ...