Randolph & Shongum Lake Real Estate

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Here you can find last month's closed transactions in Randolph Twp and Shongum Lake. You’ll be able to see the Street Address, the list price (List $), the sold price (Sale $) as well as the beds, baths, garage, basement, year built, days on market (DOM) and the date closed. Please note that List Price and Days on Market are reflective of the listing contract in place at time of sale and do not consider any previous listing agreements.

*Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Not all sales made by Missy Iemmello or Remax.

Shongum Lake Closed Real Estate Transactions August 2015*
ADDRESS Shongum Lake STYLE Bds Bth G Bs YB List $ Sale $ DOM Date
12 DRUM HILL LN SHONGUM LAKE COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1973 599,950 600,000 88 8/19/15
6 ROLLING RIDGE RD SHONGUM LAKE COLONIAL 5 2.1 2 YES 1969 635,500 625,000 86 8/13/15
Randolph Twp Closed Real Estate Transactions August 2015*
ADDRESS TOWN STYLE Bds Bth G Bs YB List $ Sale $ DOM Date
15 URSULA COURT RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 5 3.1 3 YES 1997 845000 800000 130 8/31/15
2 COLONIAL COURT RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.2 2 YES 1985 495,000 510,000 143 8/28/15
9 LAKE SHORE DR S RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1969 549,900 551,000 23 8/28/15
1502 SUSSEX TPK RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 3 2 0 YES 1900 309,990 295,000 53 8/27/15
51 SUNRISE TERRACE RANDOLPH TWP BILEVEL 3 3 2 NO 1967 349,000 322,000 76 8/27/15
4 CARA COURT RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1983 564,900 560,000 30 8/26/15
11 HAWSER WAY RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 3 2 YES 1988 629,500 599,000 25 8/26/15
11 OAK LANE RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 3 YES 1995 659900 635000 43 8/24/15
3 WOODMONT DRVIE RANDOLPH TWP TOWNHOME 3 2.1 2 YES 1994 369,000 357,500 178 8/20/15
29 ASHWOOD AVENUE RANDOLPH TWP RANCH 3 2 1 YES 1956 359,900 370,000 14 8/19/15
177 MORRIS TPK RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1981 449,900 450,000 87 8/19/15
6 CHELSEA DR RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 3.1 2 YES 9999 624,018 610,000 172 8/19/15
50 RADTKE ROAD RANDOLPH TWP BILEVEL 4 3 2 NO 1971 398,999 387,000 94 8/18/15
14 CHIDESTER RD RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1987 597,500 590,000 13 8/18/15
9 WOODMONT DRIVE RANDOLPH TWP TOWNHOME 3 2.1 2 YES 1994 419,900 405,000 47 8/17/15
144 COMBS HOLLOW RD RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 5 2.2 2 YES 1976 531,913 522,000 87 8/17/15
7 TROWBRIDGE DR RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1981 649000 646000 3 8/17/15
33 TREATY ROAD RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1966 469,000 465,000 18 8/14/15
98 EVERDALE ROAD RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1950 479,000 481,124 6 8/14/15
58 DOBY COURT RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 5 2.1 2 YES 9999 499,900 550,000 25 8/14/15
37 MOREY LANE RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 3.1 2 YES 1987 739,000 725,000 23 8/10/15
5 DOGWOOD TRAIL RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1966 525,000 500,000 25 8/7/15
2 SLEEPY HOLLOW LANE RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1991 559,900 532,000 23 8/7/15
17 PIERSON HILL RD RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 3.1 3 YES 1994 559,000 545,000 106 8/6/15
40 HILL STREET RANDOLPH TWP CAPE COD 3 2 1 YES 1946 349,000 342,500 46 8/5/15
3 CHIDESTER RD RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1986 598,999 595,000 6 8/4/15
10 PLEASANT HILL RD RANDOLPH TWP RANCH 4 3 2 YES 1994 369,000 359,500 46 7/24/15

 

We are smack dab in the middle of home buying season, and while some properties are off the market before they’re even on it, others haven’t had such luck. A great way to boost your home’s selling power is to make small and affordable updates throughout the home. These quick updates and fixes won’t break the bank or a budget, and they will help make your home more inviting to potential buyers and a potential sale.

Front Door of a Home

SPRUCE UP THE FRONT DOOR

The front door is one of the first things potential buyers see when viewing your home. Spruce up the front door by touching up paint (either paint over chipped or fading paint, or change the color completely), adding a kick plate, changing out the hardware, or you can replace the door completely. A new front door can add energy efficiency and additional security if you choose a metal door. Making the front door pop not only adds a special touch to your curb appeal, but potential buyers definitely notice a door that’s been taken care of.

FRESHEN UP THE KITCHEN

Kitchens appeal to so many buyers. If you don’t have the budget or time to overhaul your kitchen, don’t panic. If you have nice wood cabinets and don’t have the budget to update them, consider adding a coat of paint to freshen them up. You can also add new hardware (knobs, handles or pulls) to help give cabinets a younger look. You can also change out any outdated countertops, and adding a new faucet to the sink is another way to give a kitchen a new vibe. If you have the time and the budget, consider changing any flooring that is chipped, cracked or broken. Vinyl flooring is economical and affordable, and it’s available in a number of types and styles to suit any kitchen design.

UPDATE PORCH COLUMNS

Porch columns are another item buyers see immediately; if you have columns that have chipped paint, are decaying, or don’t match the style of the home, consider updating or replacing them completely. Sand and paint over chips, or update the look with vinyl wraps. If you have the budget to replace the columns, consider fiberglass, which is weather resistant and helps support the weight of the porch roof.

TIDY UP A BATHROOM

Bathrooms are another large selling feature of properties, and outdated bathrooms are a top sale killer. Update within reason of your budget and time: replacing the vanity, counter, sink and faucet can be a quick fix that is also budget friendly (some home improvement stores have entire kits available for this). If this doesn’t fit your budget, consider painting the vanity and replacing the hardware and faucet. Other updates that can be done in the bathroom: change out a toilet (you can usually find energy efficient toilets at a local big box store for under $200), update a showerhead, and replace any vanity or overhead lighting for more modern and energy efficient options.

UPDATE A STAIRCASE

Many staircases are located just as you enter a home, which means they are a focal point and something buyers look at and judge the moment they walk into a property. If your staircase has seen better days, take the time to do some small updates. Fix any broken or loose steps and evaluate the railing; refinish a wood staircase, replace a broken railing, change outdated balusters, and, if the stairs are carpeted, clean or replace the carpet.

JAZZ UP A FIREPLACE

Whether it’s gas or wood, many homes have fireplaces, and many buyers love them for their purpose and as focal points. An updated fireplace can say loads about your home, and a great looking fireplace can help a sale. You can paint and transform outdated brick or add ceramic tiles to add color. You also have the option of adding budget-friendly artificial stone veneer or natural stone (if you have the time and money). Mantels are a large part of fireplaces – add, update or replace a mantel with wood, stone or marble. An updated fireplace and mantel can help any home sale.

LIGHT UP THE YARD

Lighting can take the exterior of a home from drab to fab. Dark homes don’t pop to buyers, and outdoor lighting can add a ton of appeal. Update any outdated outdoor lighting fixtures, especially those that no longer work or are broken. If you have some extra money to put toward projects, consider adding additional outdoor lighting in the way of a lamppost or path lights, and if you live in a sunny climate you also have the option of solar lights.

ORGANIZE A CLOSET

Buyers will go through cupboards and closets, and a cramped bedroom closet can be an issue with some buyers. A quick and budget-friendly fix is a closet organizer. Organizers come in a variety of options, from wood and plastic-laminate to wire, and most are DIY, which cuts down any installation costs. If your closets are stuffed or poorly organized, buyers will see this and could potentially be turned off by it.

MAKE AN ATTIC MORE USABLE

Most homes have some kind of attic, whether it be a small crawlspace that’s barely accessible or a large attic area accessed by a staircase. Make sure your attic area is accessible: if it’s not, add a ladder and insulate the door for better energy efficiency. If your attic area is just studs, add a plywood floor to make it more accessible and ready for storage. By adding a couple extra things to an attic area, you’re adding usable space and making your home more marketable to potential buyers.

These fixes are relatively easy, and most shouldn’t break the bank. If you can afford to do some, go for it, but do what is in reason of your time and budget. You want to sell your house, and you don’t want to spend a fortune updating it. Small fixes can be the ticket to a quick sell, or they can help a home that’s been sitting for a while finally get some movement.

 

Missy Iemmello

Randolph Homes, NJ

Dear Neighbors,

Please be advised of the following scheduling changes for the beach for the upcoming week leading into Labor Day:
Wednesday 9/2 – BEACH CLOSED
(no guards on duty/ swim at your own risk, bathrooms closed)
Thursday 9/3 – BEACH CLOSED
(no guards on duty/ swim at your own risk, bathrooms closed)
Friday 9/4 – BEACH OPENS at 4:00pm
(Friday Night Social is from 5:00pm to 9:00pm)
Saturday 9/5 – Normal Hours 11:00am – 7:00pm
Labor Day BBQ and Bonfire
Sunday 9/6 – Normal Hours 11:00am – 7:00pm
Monday 9/7 – Volunteers needed to help bring the dock in and prep for the fall/ winter
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
SLPOA Council
Shongum Lake, Randolph, NJ

20150901_120115 (2)Saturday, September 26th

9am-4pm

I will be at a table at

52 Radtke Road, Randolph

meeting/greeting and passing out maps.

Please donate a non-perishable food item

to help support the local FOOD BANK.

If you would like to participate, please RSVP to Missy Iemmello by September 18th

 

Today, 8/31/15, is the deadline for the SLPOA annual Triathalon.

Short swim …

10 mile bike on road …

3.5 mile run.

Individuals and teams welcome.

Shongum Lake Property Owners Association, Randolph, NJ

Triathalon Application

IMG_2487_HDR (2)This beautiful newer home located in the Center Grove section of town with a inground pool and new deck has sold for $635,000. Best of luck to Martin & Sherri who have moved out of state!

11 Oak Lane, Randolph

The Empty Nesters’ Club connects Shongum Lake members to the beach after their children have grown up and moved out of the house. Activities include pot luck dinners at the clubhouse, a weekly bridge group, a knitting group, a French group and a few other small group activities that have periodically been started. We continue to look for more special interest groups. Volunteers run different events. Contact Diane Koslow at dpkoslow@optonline.net, or Roxanne Hiltz at roxanne.hiltz@gmail.com For active SLPOA members only.

August 27th, 6-8:30pm, Clubhouse

Shongum Lake, Randolph, NJ

SPACIOUS TWO BED CONDO W/ ALL THE DESIRED FEATURES THIS COMPLEX HAS TO OFFER, UPDATED KITCHEN W/GRANITE , W/D. NEWER HDWD LIKE FLOORING. GARAGE IN BASEMENT + PARKING SPACE, OUTDOOR POOL  LOCATED AT THE END OF DEVEL IN QUIET AREA. THIS PET FRIENDLY COMPLEX IS CONVENIENT TO NYC BUS SERVICE, TRAINS & HIGHWAYS. GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN YOUR OWN PLACE!

$234,999, Springfield, NJ 

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Shongum Lake Labor Day Party 

Saturday, September 5th

Picnic: 1:00 p.m.

BBQ, DJ and Fun

Bonfire: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Featuring the music of Barry McArdle
and Smores for All!

Shongum Lake Property Owners Association ( SLPOA) Randolph, NJ

Last week’s economic events included a number of readings on housing related topics. The National Association of Home Builders released its report on builder confidence in housing markets, Housing starts reached their highest level since the great recession, and existing home sales exceeded expectations and the prior month’s reading. The Federal Reserve released minutes for its most recent FOMC meeting, which indicated that while a majority of FOMC members are leaning toward raising the Fed’s target federal funds rate, concerns over certain aspects of the economy continue to keep the Fed from citing a date for raising its target interest rate.

Home Builder Confidence Nears Highest Reading in 10 Years

The National Association of Home Builders reported its highest level of builder confidence in housing market conditions since November of 2005. August’s reading was 61 as compared to an expected reading of 59 and July’s reading of 60. Any reading over 50 indicates that housing market conditions are good. NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe said that August’s readings were consistent with builder expectations of gradual improvement in overall housing market conditions. Builder confidence in current market conditions rose by one point to a reading of 61; confidence in buyer foot traffic in new housing developments rose 2 points to 45 and the reading for expected home sales conditions over the next six months was unchanged at a reading of 70.

Builder confidence as shown by the three-month rolling average indicated that builder confidence increased by three points for a reading of 63 for the West; the Midwest also posted a gain of three points for a reading of 58. The South posted a two point gain in builder confidence for a reading of 63. In the Northeast, builder confidence held steady at 46.

Existing Home Sales Hit New Post-Recession High in July

According to the National Association of Realtors®, sales of pre-owned homes reached a new post-recession record in July. Sales of previously owned homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.59 million sales as compared to expectations of 5.48 million sales and June’s reading of 5.48 million sales. Sales of existing homes have risen for three consecutive months and are 10.30 percent higher year-over-year. Higher home prices are helping homeowners move up to larger homes, but analysts said that first-time buyers are still struggling to buy due to strict mortgage requirements and high demand for homes.

Commerce Department: Housing Starts Higher, Building Permits Lower

The Commerce Department reported that June housing starts increased from 1.20 million in May to 1.21 million in June; this is a month-to-month increase of 0.20 percent. Economists had expected a dip in housing starts to a rate of 1.185 million on an annual basis. Single family housing starts rose by 12.90 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 782,000 starts.

Building permits slipped in July by 16.30 percent to an annual rate of 1.29 million permits issued. Permits for single family homes, which account for nearly 75 percent of permits issued, fell by 1.90 percent to an annual rate of 679,000 permits issued. Demand for multi-family homes such as condos and apartments is rising as would-be home buyers sit on the sidelines and many millennials prefer to rent. In spite of these factors the rate of building permits issued rose by 7.50 percent year-over-year.

Building permits issued rose by 7.70 percent in the South, and rose by 20 percent in the Midwest. In the West, permits issued declined by 3.10 percent in July, while the Northeast posted a decline of 27.50 percent in building permits issued. This was not a surprise as builders rushed to take out permits before a tax credit expired in June.

Mortgage Rates Mixed

Freddie Mac reported that average mortgage rates fell for fixed rate mortgages and ticked upward for 5/1 adjustable rate mortgages. The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell by one basis point to 3.93 percent. 15-year fixed mortgage rates fell by two basis points to 3.15 percent and the average rate for a 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage rose by one basis point to 2.94 percent. Discount points were unchanged across the board at 0.60 percent for 30 and 15-year fixed rates and 0.50 percent for 5/1 adjustable rate mortgages.

What’s Ahead

This week’s economic news includes the Case-Shiller 10 and 20 city home price index reports, FHFA’s house price report for home sales connected with mortgages owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and pending home sales. Core inflation numbers will also be released; this is significant as the Fed has set 2.0 percent annual inflation as one of its indicators for raising the Federal funds rate. Freddie Mac’s survey of average mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims will be released on Thursday, and this week wraps up with the consumer sentiment report on Friday.

 

SLPOA 3rd Annual Open Mic Night
Friday, September 4th at 6:00 pm

Bands, Dancers, Musicians, Singers, Comedians (keep it clean !), Jugglers or any other talented people are welcome to perform.

Chris Smith can provide back up on Guitar if needed  and a microphone and sound system will be set up.

At least one member performing must be a SLPOA member.

In order to perform you must sign up with

Chris Smith at cbsmith123@aol.com
Shongum Lake, Randolph, NJ
The Shongum Lake is a private lake community which offers a resort like community right in your own backyard. Families who live near the lake and whom are members of the lake walk to the lake in the summer for family outings, ice-skate on the lake during the winter, and jog around the picturesque neighborhood in the fall and spring. Friday nights in the summer are Happy Hour where families and friends gather to enjoy the lake, weather, and each other’s company. Parties at the Lake House are always a big hit and parties for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day are huge community events that are truly fun for the whole family

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