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Downsizing Tips - Buy a Home - Tarvin Realtors

Thinking about downsizing? Looking for a new house when you're an older adult is quite different from getting your foot in the property market as a youngster. On one hand, it's hard to let go of a house full of memories, but on the other, it's important to find a house that will support you as you age, like these Ridgewood homes for sale.

Here are some tips on what to look out for in a new home.

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Yoga Studios - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

With International Yoga Day right around the corner on June 21st, it's time to celebrate one of the greatest fitness revolutions in the modern era. Millions of people across the country practice yoga every single day, and there are many studios throughout Bergen County. We can't list them all, but our agents have put together their favorites:

  • Shree Yoga Studios — 3 Barnstable Ct., Saddle River, NJ 07458
    Shree Yoga Studios refers to itself as the "Harvard of Yoga," and we'd say this is a very accurate description. They offer both in-studio and online classes for people of all fitness levels, health conditions, yoga experiences, and ages. If you want to do a deep dive into their past classes, they offer a virtual library through their website where you can access past Zoom classes 24/7. This studio is close to quite a few Saddle River homes for sale, so check it out when you're nearby.

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Summer Maintenance To-Do List - Homeowners - Tarvin Realtors

As spring winds down and the weather warms up, it's the right time to put your summer maintenance list together to get your home and landscape in order. Creating a list will help you visualize the work that needs done and makes it easier to prioritize tasks. Our agents share tips to help you get started.

  • Get Ready to Clean
    You should start your maintenance by getting rid of clutter and thoroughly washing the inside and outside of your home. This will make it easier to see any damage to the home and any issues that need repairing.

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Chocolate Ice Cream - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? If you're a fan of chocolate, you're not alone. In fact, so many people love chocolate ice cream that there is an entire holiday dedicated to the flavor. June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, and our real estate agents can recommend some great Bergen County ice cream shops to visit in celebration. 

  • Van Dyk's Homemade Ice Cream: 145 Ackerman Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    Van Dyk's Homemade Ice Cream is a small, family-owned ice cream shop. They make all of their own products in-house, and their ice cream is smooth and creamy. 

    In honor of National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, ordering chocolate would make sense. But Van Dyk's also has chocolate chip, chocolate peanut butter, cheesecake brownie, and coffee chip. They sell pints and quarts to take home for later, and their milkshakes have quite a following, too.

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Interior Painting Tips for Homeowners - Tarvin Realtors

If your home's interior is looking a little dated, perhaps it's time for a fresh coat of paint to boost design appeal. Our agents know that new paint is an easy, affordable way to transform a drab, outdated space into a space with updated style and appeal.

A fresh coat of interior paint will quickly create a clean updated look that appeals to buyers looking for Ridgewood homes for sale. If you're ready to tackle an interior paint project and give your home a new, stylish look, consider these interior painting tips that will ensure successful results.

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Bergen County Golf Courses - Tarvin Realtors

Our agents are always excited to hear that Bergen County's golf courses have opened up for the season. And now that we've gotten through the wind, rain, and occasional late snowstorm that April often brings, it's time to look ahead to clear skies and smooth fairways. 

New Jersey offers some truly world-class golf courses, and some of the very best are right here in Bergen County. These local courses near our Ridgewood homes for sale are truly above par.

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Sound System - Homeowners - Tarvin Realtors

A home filled with music is a home filled with memories. Whether spending a romantic evening with your spouse or sharing a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family, music sets the backdrop for a wonderful time. Our agents love listening to music as much as you and highly recommend the following technologies that will allow you to enjoy your favorite music in every room in the house.

  • Multi-Room Music 101
    Modern home entertainment technology makes it easy to connect every room in your home to a central music system without the need to string wires and cables through every wall. Multi-room audio systems allow you to connect wireless speakers and other devices effortlessly. These allow you to stream music from Apple, Spotify, and a wide range of apps that you can control from your phone, tablet, laptop, or PC.

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Burgers in Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Nobody is quite sure who invented the hamburger. Some say it originated in Hamburg, Germany. Others say it originated in Hamburg, New York. There's even evidence to suggest medieval folks ate meat patties similar to hamburgers. Regardless of which of these theories you subscribe to, one thing is for sure: Burgers are delicious.

Luckily, May is National Burger Month, the perfect occasion to treat yourself to one of these juicy, mouthwatering creations. If you're looking at Ridgewood homes for sale, we recommend some nearby burger restaurants.

  • The Office Tavern Grill: 32-34 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    The Office Tavern Grill is a laid-back neighborhood bar where you can enjoy drinks and burgers with friends. Their Tavern Burger is a crowd-pleaser. Made from 100% ground chuck, it comes topped with provolone, stout-braised onions, bacon, and burger sauce.

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