Ridgewood, NJ Real Estate Blog

New Jersey residents have many reasons to enjoy fall. The changing colors of the leaves throughout the state are spectacular (especially in Ridgewood and Bergen County), the temperature for peaceful walks in the many state parks is ideal, and you can catch all the top pro sports teams live, as the Giants, Jets, and Devils are all in action. But perhaps the most underrated advantage of the fall season in New Jersey is the benefits that home sellers have.

You may have heard the common perception that spring is the most popular (and therefore the best) season to sell your home. The term "spring market" comes to mind when referring to the increase of potential buyers that begin to look at homes and inevitably make their purchase. But while it's true

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Even though the summer is over and the weather isn't quite as ideal for outdoor events, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun things to do in Ridgewood and throughout Bergen County. Whether you're looking for fall festivals for kids, adults, or the entire family, there are plenty of autumn events near Ridgewood, NJ that should be suitable for you or your family. October, in particular, is home to a great selection of Halloween events for children and Oktoberfest parties for adults! So if you're looking for fun things to do this fall, here is a sample of some upcoming events in and around Ridgewood that you might like:

If you're also considering buying or selling your home in the Ridgewood and Bergen County area, contact the experts at Tarvin

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It's no secret that $1 million can't buy what it used to and there is no greater evidence of that than the real estate market. However, that doesn't mean you can't buy a legitimate luxury home for around $1 million. It just depends on the location. In the Ridgewood and Bergen County area of New Jersey, the majority of homes for sale that are priced at around $1 million have noticeable luxury qualities and property space that you just can't find in large urban centers such as New York City for the same price. Of course, you'll never be able to spend only $1 million on the type of Bergen County home that the Nixons bought in 1981—a 6,000-square-foot, 15-room contemporary masterpiece on four acres of land in Saddle River, NJ—but there is still a

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There are many variables to be considered when deciding on the best time to sell your home. Do you want to sell the home quickly or are you willing to let the home sit on the market a bit longer in hopes of getting a better offer? Do you want to market your home during the summer when it can be shown in its best light or would you rather free up more time to take advantage of the nice weather and enjoy the many outdoor activities in the Bergen County, NJ area? This is why it's tough to determine the best month to sell your home, as everyone has a different idea of what makes a certain time of year better than others to sell. Below you'll find our list of pros and cons on every month of the year in Bergen County, along with our opinions on which months

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Five school districts in Bergen County, NJ received A+ grades, according to newly released 2018 rankings from Niche.com. In fact, Bergen County schools as a whole received extremely high rankings, with over a dozen other school districts boasting either A or A- grades. Most residents of Ridgewood and its surrounding Bergen County towns are happy with the local schools, and the data compiled by the data analysis website confirms the standard of excellence achieved by these schools districts. This is, of course, a big reason why the area is known for being extremely popular among families with kids, with the amount of family-friendly homes in Ridgewood and the entire Bergen County real estate market reflecting that.

To determine the latest rankings

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With back-to-school season approaching quickly, the list of errands to take care of is likely increasing by the day. Getting your child ready for back to school is difficult enough as it is, but you also have to consider how to prepare your home for back to school. Reorganizing your home to ensure it's ideal for a child or teenager attending school—not to mention the parents supporting those kids—is just as important as choosing the right supplies, clothes, and after-school activities at Ridgewood High School or any of the nearby elementary schools or middle schools. Here are a few tips from Tarvin Realtors to get your home ready for back to school.

Check Your Inventory of Supplies

When considering what school supplies your child needs for

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Bergen County NJ Towns to Retire

With the recently proposed bill that would allow New Jersey seniors to be exempt from paying capital gains taxes on the proceeds of a home sale, it appears to be getting easier to retire without leaving the state. The bill should help ease the financial pressures of living in some of New Jersey's more affluent communities during retirement. Specifically, some towns in Bergen County—while beautiful and highly desirable places to live for a number of reasons—have expensive real estate markets that make it hard for empty nesters on a fixed income to stay there after they retire.

However, with these new measures in place to ensure a comfortable retirement for more New Jersey seniors, it's a good time to explore a few of the best communities in Bergen

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Popular Features of Luxury KitchensThe kitchen has always been one of the first rooms in any home that gets used, and for good reason. It gets used often and, with appliances and cabinets that take up plenty of space, it's perhaps the most noticeable area of most home interiors. For these reasons, an elegant, sparkling kitchen with the most upscale design features can define the inside of a home and, in many cases, add resale value. Even if you're not planning on selling anytime soon, there are plenty of high-end kitchen features that you should consider to spruce it up, especially if you already own a luxury home and want to ensure your kitchen is in line with the other stylish features on your home.

In addition to the modern appliances and sleek countertops that seem to be included in

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Selling Ridgewood NJ Luxury HomesWhile the prospect of getting a great return on your investment when it comes to selling a luxury home in Ridgewood can be exciting, it's also no secret that selling any home, let alone a luxury home, can be stressful. Many worry about homes that sit on the market for too long, which is an all-too-common issue with luxury homes that aren't priced properly. So what's the best way to sell your home quickly and for the best price allowable? Keep reading for a few tips from Tarvin REALTORS® on how you can achieve your goals when it comes to selling Ridgewood, NJ luxury real estate.

List Your Home During Warmer Months

Among the most important qualities when it comes time to sell any home is marketing it in the best possible light, which in New Jersey

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Historic house lovers are very different from the average home enthusiast. Where a "normal" person sees a neglected pile of bricks that's past its prime, historic home lovers see nothing but the potential.

If you want to see coveted historic homes, all you have to do is tour Bergen County, New Jersey to find classic Cape Cods, updated Dutch Colonials, and asymmetrical Victorians. Dating from the early 1700s to current day, homes in Bergen County and surrounding area are worth a look. Although few antique homes have survived, the National Register of Historic Places, supports public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic sites. Especially those in Bergen County!

Lets Talk Historical Bergen County and Ridgewood

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