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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 April 2015*
ADDRESS Shongum Lake STYLE Bds Bth G Bs YB List $ Sale $ DOM Date
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Randolph Twp Closed Real Estate Transactions April 2015*
ADDRESS TOWN STYLE Bds Bth G Bs YB List $ Sale $ DOM Date
25 BERRY LANE RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1985 $549,000 $517,000 191 4/30/15
25 RIDGEWOOD DR RANDOLPH TWP TOWNHOUSE- END UNIT 3 2.1 2 YES 1994 $409,900 $385,000 49 4/28/15
15 CRESTWOOD DR RANDOLPH TWP RANCH 5 2 2 YES 1958 $499,900 $485,000 140 4/27/15
20 MOREY LANE RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1987 $679,000 $685,000 186 4/24/15
225 MORRIS TPKE RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 3 2 3 YES 19155 $350,000 $350,000 211 4/22/15
15 CORWIN ST RANDOLPH TWP SPLIT LEVEL 3 1 1 NO 1956 $329,000 $317,750 327 4/17/15
31 PEACE RD RANDOLPH TWP SPLIT LEVEL 3 2 2 YES 1958 $499,900 $465,000 104 4/17/15
91 FERNIA DR RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1989 $535,000 $527,750 25 4/17/15
401 QUAKER CHURCH RD RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 1 YES 2008 $499,900 $470,000 335 4/15/15
5 PENN RISE CT RANDOLPH TWP COLONIAL 4 2.1 2 YES 1998 $649,000 $630,000 43 4/9/15
11 DOVER CHESTER RD RANDOLPH TWP CAPE COD 2 2 2 YES 1939 $325,000 $290,000 140 4/8/15
329 QUAKER CHURCH RD RANDOLPH TWP CUSTOM 5 4.2 3 YES 2005 $614,999 $590,000 288 4/8/15

Three Essential Habits That Successful Home Buyers Must Embrace
THE THREE ESSENTIAL HABITS THAT SUCCESSFUL HOME BUYERS MUST EMBRACE

Whether you are preparing to purchase your first home or it has been many years since you last walked through the home buying process, you may be starting to feel overwhelmed at the thought of all of the work that lies in front of you. From concerns about finding the right home to the physical act of relocating all of your belongings after the closing, there is certainly a lot to think about.
While each home buying transaction is unique, the most successful home buyers have typically adopted a few behaviors. You may keep these in mind to help you navigate through the process with success.
Keep An Eye On Your Budget
Financial stress when buying a home is common. You may have saved for years to afford your down payment, but there are various expenses that some may have not calculated or planned for.
It is important to leave extra funds available for unexpected expenses, such as paying for the appraisal up-front on the home you have fallen in love with. Likewise, keep a close eye on your budget so that you are aware of your financial situation at all times.
An important strategy to stay on budget is to sit down with your trusted mortgage expert to determine what you can afford before you go look at homes. This may save you from falling in love with a property that is well outside your budget.
Be Available And Flexible
It is imperative that you remain available and flexible as much as possible. Your real estate agent may call you at the last minute with a great new listing that has come on the market, and you may need to be flexible with your schedule to see this property before other buyers do. In addition, you may need to be flexible and accommodating with regards to contract negotiations, working with title company requests and more.
Seek Advice And Knowledge
Buying a home does not have to be stressful, but it also is not something that you do every day. There is a lot for even an experienced home buyer to learn, and you should be prepared to seek advice and to educate yourself along the way. Ask questions as necessary, and use the Internet for additional research.
Home buying is a process, and you may consider taking one day at a time as you proceed through the journey to reach your ultimate goal. A skilled real estate agent parnered with a trusted mortgage advisor can both guide you through the process and can help you to more successfully reach your goal. Reach out to a trustred mortgage expert today to begin looking for your new home by figuring out what you can afford.

7 N Bridge Road, Long Valley, New Jersey
$789,900
Open House Sunday 1-4pm

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I can’t help you with that, but this home is as charming as they get with all it’s details and fine workmanship totally renovated and move in ready! Located in the heart of Rockaway close to shopping, major highways, NJ Transit & trains it will be worth your while to come by and check this out. Priced at $399,900, call me for more details today or to schedule a showing.

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Want a home that is great for entertaining. Come visit this Open House today from 1-4 at 11 Oak Lane, Randolph. So much home for the price at $659,900. Large rooms and 3 car garage, hard to find in the price point, are some of the highlights of this meticulously kept home. Come out today and see for yourself!

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Join me today at my Open House at 14 Lookout Road, Randolph from 1-4 and tour this truly amazing home. With over 5000 sq ft of custom finishes , it will be sure to please. Move right in. Located in the sought after Shongum Lake Community.

For a private showing, call me at (973)-945-3331

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UNIQUE YET MAGNIFICENT CH COLONIAL TUCKED AWAY ON ALMOST 7 ACRES YET IN A NEIGBORHOOD SETTING ON CUL DE SAC. BRING YOUR FUSSIEST BUYERS TO SEE ALL THIS HOME HAS TO OFFER W/ ALL ITS FINE DETAILS. SPECTACULAR OUTDOOR SETTING BEGINS WITH A 2 YR OLD GUNITE, JARITH FENCED IN POOL COMPLETE W/WATERFALL AND BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED, BRAND NEW 4 TIERED DECK W/ GAZEBO, PATIO W/ HOT TUB LEADS FROM WALK OUT BASEMENT, HUGE OPEN, LEVEL YARD W/ FIRE PIT, ALL SURROUNDED BY PRIVATE WOODED LAND. INSIDE YOU’LL BE AMAZED TO FIND CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, HARDWOOD FLRS, DUAL STAIRCAISES, 3 FIREPLACES, 1ST & 2ND FL OFFICES, SUN ROOM OFF KITCHEN W/ MAPLE CABINETS, VIKING 6 BURNER STOVE. THIS HOME OFFERS SO MUCH, IT IS A MUST SEE! GREAT COMMUTER LOCATION.

$789.900

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THIS HOME HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER!LARGE KITCHEN W/GRANITE,SS APPLS,OAK CABINETS & CENTER ISLAND,OPEN TO SPACIOUS FAMILY RM W/HDWD FLRS & STONE FIREPLACE.LARGE 1ST FLR OFFICE SPACE. MASTER SUITE W/ WIC & MASTER BATH.2ND FLOOR LAUNDRY FOR CONVENIENCE .FULL BASEMENT W/ HIGH CEILINGS & STORAGE GALORE ADDS ADDITIONAL SPACE. NEW DECK W/ SUNKEN HOT TUB AND INGROUND POOL FOR YOUR PRIVATE BACKYARD RETREAT SET ON ALMOST AN ACRE.ADDITIONAL HOME FEATURES INCLUDE ENERGY EFFICIENT TEMP CONTROLS, 3 CAR GARAGE, PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPING, PUBLIC WATER AND MORE. CONVENIENTLY LOCATED MINUTES FROM 10, 10-15 MINS FROM TRAIN,I-287,RTE 80. CLOSE TO HISTORIC MORRISTOWN, MORRIS PL & MORRISTOWN TRAINS.CHECK OUT THESE TAXES FOR .87 ACRES IN RANDOLPH AT $13,000.THIS HOME IS A MUST SEE. NOTHING TO DO BUT MOVE IN.
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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! LOVELY SHONGUM COLONIAL LOCATED ON CUL DE SAC IS MOVE IN READY.LAKE COMMUNITY OFFERS SWIMMING, FISHING & EVENTS. 4 BRDMS, 2.1 BATHS see full report INVITING TILE ENTRY FOYER, EAT IN KITCHEN W/ GRANITE CTRS, SS APPLIANCES & OPEN TO SEPARATE EAT IN AREA FOR EASY DINING. LARGER FORMAL DINING ROOM W/BEAUTIFUL DECORATIVE GLASS DOORS IS PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING. SPACIOUS FORMAL LIVING RM. LARGE FAMILY RM W/BUILT INS & FIREPLACE LEADS TO DECK & LANDSCAPED YARD. MASTER EN SUITE W/NEWER PRIVATE BATH. THREE MORE GENEROUS SIZE BEDROOMS AND UPDATED MAIN BATH COMPLETES 2ND LEVEL. LARGER DECK LEADS TO PRIVATE YARD AND RETREAT LIKE PROPERTY. COMPLETELY TURN KEY. DONT MISS THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY.

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STUNNING CUSTOM 5 BED, 2.5 BATH HOME IN LAUDERDALE ESTATES FEATURING MONTICELLO MODEL W/4050 SQ FT OF LIVING SPACE ON ALMOST 2 ACRES. ORIGINAL OWNER. GRACIOUS HOME OFFERS OPEN FOYER W/2ND LEVEL. TWO COAT CLOSETS. LARGE EIK W/CENTER ISLAND FOR EASY DINING & 42″ WOOD CABINETS,SEPARATE DINING AREA W/SLIDERS TO LARGER PRIVATE TREX DECK & YARD IS OPEN TO COZY FR W/WOOD BURNING FP, RECESSED LIGHT & CROWN MOLDING. FORMAL DR W/HARDWOOD FLRS, PERFECT FOR ENTERTAIN. LAUNDRY ROOM (BOSH WASHER/DRYER) 1ST LEVEL. HUGE MASTER SUITE HAS A LARGE M BATH W/SOAKING TUB, SHOWER & DOUBLE VANITY, FOUR WIC’S, STORAGE & SITTING AREA. THREE MORE SPACIOUS BEDROOMS, (2 WITH WIC’S)& UPDATED MAIN BATHH COMPLETES THE 2ND LEVEL. LARGER BM CAN BE EASILY FINISHED OFF. NEWER TIMBERLINE RF. AG POOL, SHED, PRIVACY FENCE. PERFECT!

$739,900

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UNIQUE CUSTOM HOME LIKE NO OTHER FOUND IN THE SOUGHT AFTER SHONGUM LAKE COMMUNITY. HOME SHOWS LIKE A MODEL WITH SO MUCH TO OFFER AT 5000+ SQ FT. SPACIOUS & NEWLY RENOVATED GOURMET KITCHEN WITH DINING AREA & GAS FIREPLACE, WET BAR,(SEE ATTACHED LIST OF XTRA FEAT)1ST FL LIBRARY/OFFICE. EXQUISITE GREAT ROOM W/ COUFFERED CEILINGS, FIREPLACE, BUILTINS, LEADS TO DECK AND PRIV BACKYARD! (SELLERS HAVE ARCH PLANS FOR POOL)SECOND STAIRCASE LEADS TO PRIVATE MASTER SUITE WITH DRESSING ROOM, WALK IN CLOSETS, SITTING AREA & OFFICE. 2ND FL LAUNDRY WITH MUD SINK. WALK UP ATTIC. 4 CAR GARAGE. SO MUCH SPACE YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS HOME! STORAGE GALORE! NESTLED IN A PRIVATE LAKE COMMUNITY W/YEAR ROUND EVENTS. EASY COMMUTE, JUST 15 MIN FROM DENVILLE TRAIN, I-80, US-46 & 10; 10 MIN FROM MORRIS PL TRAIN, I-280,I-287 & 202!

As a Randolph NJ real estate agent, one that has been in the business for almost 10 years, I can remember when Zillow and Zestimates were all the rage. Zillow launched in beta form back in 2006. Back then, real estate agents like me, thought Zillow revolutionized the way we evaluate property values.There was a time when a Zestimate, Zillow’s version of fair market value of a home, would be fairly accurate. . .but that time was short lived.The following blog post will highlight 10 reasons why you should NOT trust your Zestimate and in essence why Zillow fails to be accurate. I am not here to bash Zillow. There are plenty of angry homeowners who have voiced their frustrations with the inaccuracies of Zestimates. As much as I would love to bash Zillow, I would argue that there is some value to Zillow, but not in the form that you would imagine.

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Reasons Why Zillow’s Home Values Are Not To Be Trusted
Reason 1: Location is only one of three primary contributing factors that comprises a home’s market value. Zillow doesn’t take into consideration two other key variables: pricing and condition of your home in relation to other available homes on the market.
The novelty of using using Zillow is having the ability to insert your address or neighborhood into its search feature for a “real time” home value estimate or a Zestimate within seconds. The problem with Zillow’s algorithm is it incorrectly assumes that your neighbor’s home, which would generally be in close proximity to your home, is truly comparable to your home. Zillow does not know about the number of “capital” improvements you have made over the years as in a new kitchen, furnace, roof, or the addition you put on your home. Zillow does not know that your neighbor had an underground oil tank or wood paneling throughout his/her house that made your neighbor’s home tremendously unattractive to home buyers when it sold. These important data points, like upkeep, updating, additions, heating type, clutter, odor, bad paint jobs can affect real estate values in real life. Let’s not forget that the vice versa could also be true: if your home lacks capital improvements, curb appeal, faces the wrong direction, Zillow’s computer will never know about it. And for this reason alone, you should look, laugh and place to value a Zestimate.
Reason 2 Zillow Can Be Duped.
In the past, for sale by owners, these are homeowners not represented by a real estate agent, could list their home for sale on Zillow and set a ridiculous prices called a Make Me Move Price. Make Me Move is a function that allows homeowners the ability to “test” the market without a homeowner having to use a broker or real estate agent. I can not say for certain whether or not the Make Me Move prices is an element of Zillow’s Zestimate calculation, but if you are inserting your own address into Zillow’s search bar and you look at the results map at a glance, you might see a number of overpriced homes available homes for sale and hence set an over-priced asking price for your home. I met several homeowners on Zillow who priced their homes as high as $700,000 when in reality there home value was closer to $500,000. I know what you are thinking. Zillow says my home is worth more? In reality true market value is based on what a real life buyer is willing to pay for your home at the time in the market.
Reason 3 Zillow has a hard time differentiating between different property styles and types.
Zillow can not distinguish between a cape versus a bi-level or even a single family home versus a mother daughter or a multifamily property; It can’t tell the difference between condos from single family detached homes. Cape style homes are generally significantly smaller than a bi-level or split level home, which this style difference does and should influence the home’s value over another. When Zillow Zestimates do not take these property style differences into consideration, you are likely to get highly inaccurate Zestimates.
Reason 4 Zillow Documents Private Sales which can be a double edge sword.
As an agent, I value the private sales information. Although, I know that private sales i.e. sales between friends or family members or even a for sale by owner and buyer, nets a homeowner on average 8-10% less than if their home sold with MLS or broker exposure . This information of private sales, which comes directly from tax records skews Zestimates if in fact private sales are considered in Zillow’s Zestimate, but then again, at a glance, you might inaccurately assume that your home value is comparable to a sale that sold for less than its fair market value.
Reason 5 Zillow knows its inaccurate and they do not care!
At the bottom of the Zillow website, there is a tiny link called Values and Accuracy. On this page you will find a decoder ring to help you understand whether or not your Zestimate is accurate. It looks something like this. In some cases, the index tells you that they are super inaccurate, off by 27% in some cases. This inaccuracy is not something that Zillow wants you to know about or they would have made it more prevalent on their website. I had a hard time looking for it myself and if you are an unsuspecting homeowner, you might have missed it altogether. Zillow Accuracy Chart NJ

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Reason 6 Zesimates do not distinguish between homes sales that were foreclosed on or sold at short sale.
Arguably, when you sale your home and have it appraised, a appraiser will make every effort to look for homes that were not discounted due to a desperate seller’s hardship situation. An appraiser will in some cases, make an active effort not to include homes that foreclosed (i.e. sold through an bank repossession). Although, if the market is saturated with distress properties, you will more than likely have to included distress homes as comparable (comps) to your home. But again, Zillow at a glance does not separate normal resale from short sale or foreclosures.
Reason 7 Zillow does not correct correctable inaccuracies.
I participate in Zillow’s Advice, which is their question and answer forum where buyers and sellers can connect or pose questions to other buyers and sellers and even real estate agents. I often see homeowners who complain when they find their home is still listed for sale on Zillow or the sold price of there home is not accurate. This is what I call correctable inaccuracies. I do not see the customer service department responding to those homeowners even though I know they monitor and police the forum. I do not see them making changes to incorrect sold prices. This is problematic and increases the margin of error of Zillow’s data.
Reason 8 To be fair to Zillow, I think I have done enough Zillow bashing and explaining why Zillow is not accurate, they do allow homeowners the ability to create an estimate.
This feature allows you to select other data points such as amenities, bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, etc that can influence your home’s value. I am a homeowner and as much as I love my home, I am not so sure that I would be able to pick comparable homes objectively. Zillow does allows you to subscribe to your home’s report on Zillow and have the option of requesting similar listings when they come on the market and when similar home sell. I have the ability to do this as well and since I am tapped into several different Multiple Listing Services (for NJ that is), where 90% of all property sales take place, it would be prudent of you to set up a auto email campaign with Zillow in addition to setting up a just sold email campaign with an agent like me.
Reason 9 Zillow needs to do a better job policing Realtors or Agents that abuse Zillow.
I know of hundreds of listings on Zillow that are listed by a broker and have sold yet they still appear as active homes for sales. If they are still listed for sale, their sales data does not appear on the just sold properties, which would be important information for you to know.
Reason 10: At the end of the day, zillow encourages you to contact a real estate agent.
Zillow, by their own admission, wants you to verify that the information you received on Zillow is consistent with an real estate agent’s opinion because only real estate agents have access to 90% of all property sales and only good agents will know which amenities, neighborhoods, property styles, updates and selling situations will give you a true outlook on your current or future home’s value. When in doubt, ask a human or even better, a professional real estate agent.

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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