Real Estate

November 8, 2018

Homeowners will receive letters notifying them their new assessments in January and February, according to Realty Appraisal Company. WESTFIELD, NJ — The average home is assessed at $180,913, the sixth highest of Union County’s 21 towns, state data shows. That is about to change as the town ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Should a developer be allowed to build two homes on a property where one exists? Although the Planning Board made no decision Monday, it considered an application with this aim as a developer proposed subdividing a property of just over half-an-acre at 885 New England Drive, and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A lifetime of local knowledge can be a prohibitive advantage for a Realtor in a particular community. In addition to her three-plus decades as a licensed Realtor in Westfield, Susan Massa, a broker associate with Keller Williams, also has lived locally her entire life. Massa grew ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Before she found Westfield, Michigan native Paige Gaines thought all of New Jersey looked like Secaucus, a thickly populated Hudson County town best known for its major commercial distribution center and transit hub. “How could I know that there would be the Westfields of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Built in 1872 in the Italianate Victorian-style, The Reeve House has been designated a national historic landmark but has no local historic designation, something that is about to change. Looking to take advantage of a proposed state tax incentive program, municipal officials are ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – It’s a tale of two plans, and neither has been decided on. A developer aiming to build eight homes on 6.1 acres straddling the town’s border with Scotch Plains presented two concepts for the design to the Planning Board on Monday. While Camelot LLC has not submitted a formal ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Neil Rubenstein of Realty Appraisal Company gave the town council an update on the revaluation process at its recent conference meeting. The company began knocking on doors to inspect the interiors and exteriors of Westfield homes for a county-ordered town-wide revaluation in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Planning Board approved an application for a three-story mixed-use development on South Avenue at Westfield Avenue at its meeting Monday night. “Circle Plaza of Westfield,” located near the traffic circle and across the street from the train station, will contain 30 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ  — It is something that has happened to many who live in suburban communities with increasing frequency over the last decade: You're driving around a familiar neighborhood when all of a sudden you notice something that always was there is not there anymore. That quaint, cozy home down ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield business owner and resident Greg Blasi of Vincentsen Blasi Architecture will host his second architectural history tour in town in alignment with the Westfield Historical Society this Saturday, July 28, at 9 a.m. For his second tour, Blasi will walk through the Stoneleigh ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Planning Board heard a proposal for a three-story mixed-use development on South Avenue at Westfield Avenue at its meeting Monday night.  “Circle Plaza of Westfield,” located near the traffic circle and across the street from the train station, would contain 30 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved an ordinance that puts regulations on short-term home rentals (such as those done through Airbnb) during its meeting Tuesday night. It is the first time the town has regulated such rentals. Among the rules included in the ordinance: Anyone ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A photo of the parklet used in Downtown Westfield last year graces the cover of AARP's third annual “Where We Live: Communities for All Ages” series, out this month. Creative work from communities across the nation is showcased in this edition, which is available for free. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — One of Westfield’s oldest houses, the Pierson-Clark home located at 1481 East Broad St., is back on the market. The owners are willing to donate it to any individual or organization who is willing to pay to move it or buy the land*, according to Historic Preservation Commission ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council introduced a revised version of an ordinance that would put regulations on short-term home rentals (such as those done through Airbnb) during its meeting Tuesday night. The ordinance, which was first discussed publicly by the council in March, was changed ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Planning Board unanimously denied an application to subdivide 226 Lynn Lane at Monday night’s meeting. If approved, the lot, which currently houses one single-family home, would have been subdivided into two lots with a new single-family home facing a curve on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Jonathan Kinney, state historic preservation specialist and certified local government coordinator of the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office, spoke during Monday’s Historic Preservation Commission speaker series to drive awareness of preservation regulations and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Planning Board carried an application for a subdivision of 942 Summit Avenue at the request of the applicant during Monday night’s meeting. Samuel Michael Strauss, who purchased the single-family home on the property for his daughter and grandchildren, said they’re ...

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WESTFIELD — “I feel that the rate of tear-downs is speeding up,” Westfield Historic Preservation Commission Chair Kelly Kessler said at their meeting on Monday. Kessler was discussing the recent tear-down of 309 Walnut St. In the past, neighbors had discussed the possibility of designating ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Planning Board unanimously approved an application to subdivide 667 Fourth Avenue at Monday night’s meeting. The application was carried from last month’s meeting, at which the board heard lengthy testimony from several experts and members of the community, who ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A new ordinance under consideration by the Westfield Town Council would put regulations on short-term home rentals. Ordinance 2104 stems from issues that were brought to the council’s attention more than a year ago, Town Administrator Jim Gildea said during the town council’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A landmark building at 321 Elm St. that once housed the local Red Cross was demolished last week, making way for new construction. Neal Acito, who sits on the Historic Preservation Commission, captured the demolition on video: The property is owned by Ralph Rapuano of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Historic Preservation Commission shared updates and information on recent progress during Monday’s meeting. Updates included a draft for a new mission statement along with a draft of a new logo for the HPC. “We are not only preserving the past, but also looking to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Town Council endorsed the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan and voted to approve nine ordinances on final reading during Tuesday’s town council meeting  in accordance with the settlement that the town reached with the Fair Share Housing Center in November. Seven ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —National rankings firm Niche is out with its 2018 list of “Best Places to Live” and it ranks Westfield  No. 10 in the state of New Jersey. Niche also ranked Westfield No. 6 in New Jersey on its “Best Suburbs” list and No. 14 on its list of New Jersey’s “Best Suburbs to Raise a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Planning Board voted to accept the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan and Amendment to the 2009 Land Use Element in the early portion of an almost six-hour meeting on Monday. The plan, which includes nine new ordinances, was the result of a settlement that the town ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Historic Preservation Commission identified seven committees during Monday night’s regular meeting. “I am thrilled to have some people out there that are putting in a lot of hard work,” HPC Chair Kelly Kessler said. Member James Corcoran sought clarification regarding ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council introduced nine new land use ordinances Tuesday night in accordance with the settlement that the town reached with the Fair Share Housing Center in November. Seven of the ordinances will create “overlay” zones that give property owners the option to build ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Planning Board approved an application filed by Villane Builders for a subdivision with a frontage variance at 621 Fairfield Circle in a five to four vote at Monday’s Planning Board meeting. According to testimony from the applicant’s planning consultant, Peter G.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Historic Preservation Commission voted to recommend that the Planning Board deny the application for a subdivision of the historically designated property at 667 4th Ave at Monday night’s HPC meeting. After nearly three hours of discussion, public contributions and comments ...

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