Home swaps are definitely a growing market. I liked this USA Today article which has a number of websites listed as resources. As in any real estate transaction, a strong attorney is important as there are many nuances to a home swap. They do work!
Average cost of construction in Millburn/ Short Hills can run anything between $175-$300 per square ft. It depends upon a lot of factors, including the grandeur of the projects, overheads of the bulider you use etc.... more
I agree with your premise but am not sure that it will be that easy as moving a kitchen entails a lot of roughing - water and gas pipes - to be redone. However, if it is as relatively easy as you say, then my opinion is that you have a good idea there. My sister-in-law did the same thing about 10 years ago and it came out great. She was able to keep her 2-car garage as there was enough space on that side of the house to be within town limits. Good Luck, If i can answer anythign else, call or e-mail me.... more