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Winterfest 2021

Ridgewood Winterfest 2021 – February 3rd – March 6th!

Looking for some family fun? Looking for a way to connect with your local friends and community? Winterfest 2021, sponsored by the Ridgewood Education Foundation (REF), offers a wide variety of fun virtual events for kids and adults – everything from kids story time from a best-selling author and musician to making goodies for Valentine’s Day to a craft beer tasting event. There’s something for everyone! Don’t miss these great community building events!

The Ridgewood Education Foundation (REF) , a local non-profit organization, presents Winterfest 2021 as a way to give back to the Ridgewood community and to

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 Written by Tarvin Agent Jane Vandevander

Looking for Ways to Enjoy the Holidays in Bergen County?

Who says you have to leave home to enjoy the holidays? Many Bergen County residents feel the need to head into the city to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays, but the truth is that there’s more than enough fun to be had here at home. Save the stress and cost of a trip to the city this holiday season and make your own memories at home in Bergen County while remaining safe and socially distanced during these unprecedented times.

Here are our top picks for fun and exciting holiday activities:


Ridgewood kicks off the holiday season with their 35th annual Downtown for the Holidays celebration on

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Here’s your Ridgewood Real Estate Market Report as of early November 2020. The heated sellers market continues in Ridgewood during this very eventful last quarter of 2020. At the same time, this busy market means some exceptional properties have become available which is good news for buyers, too!

Delayed Spring Market Drove Sales through October

The partial shutdown in March and April (caused by the pandemic) delayed the traditional Spring real estate market in Ridgewood. Once showings and open houses resumed in late Spring, the pent up demand pushed the market into overdrive. The market continued to gain energy and momentum through Summer and into the Fall. Currently, the heated

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Halloween in Ridgewood Area and Weekend Events Oct-30-2020

Halloween in Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Wyckoff and area! Looking for fun and spooky weekend events, live music and other fun things to do this Halloween weekend in the NW Bergen County NJ area? We have lots of ideas! Tricks, treats, costume contests, great music, good eats, entertaining events and drive-in movies – fun for everyone – including the pups! Stay safe and have fun!

Also, join our mailing list to receive updates weekly about events around the area including live music in Ridgewood and other local venues!

If you have an upcoming event in the NW Bergen County area that you would like us to feature, email us

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Written  by Tarvin Agent Elizabeth Thauer Realtor ® Associate.

For More information about community events, restaurants, shopping and other fun activities in North West Bergen County visit https://nwbergencountyliving.com/

Top 5 Apple Picking in 2020

Where’s the best apple picking in 2020 near me? Check out our top 5 favorite spots for the best apple picking in 2020 – many within just an hour drive from Ridgewood and the NW Bergen County NJ area. Also, these orchards are an easy day-trip from NYC.

We’ve been lucky with the weather in the northeast this year with plenty of sunshine and timely rains. As a result, this season’s crop of apples is amazing and abundant.

Apple picking is a great family activity – especially during

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Tarvin Realtors is excited to share that we completed 15 deals in 20 days in May alone! If you were thinking of selling your home, now is the time!! People are flocking from New York City to Bergen County in the hopes of beautiful homes and greenery! Of the deals that we completed in the past 20 days, over half of them were buyers coming from NYC and Jersey City. The spring market is in full force and we are excited to see so many buyers choosing Ridgewood as their new home. 

We at Tarvin Realtors are continuing to follow the guidelines set to ensure the safety of our clients and agents. We are proceeding with masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, etc. and are scheduling one on one viewings to allow buyers to see homes in person. Our strong social media

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Tarvin Realtors have been helping homeowners buy and sell property in Northwest Bergen County since 1971.

According to the latest survey from the National Association of REALTORS, previous to April buyers looked at nine homes before purchasing. Now that number is down to three and many homebuyers closed on their new home without ever seeing the property in person.

Tarvin agents are adapting and using technology more than ever to interact with buyers and sellers, focusing on virtual tours, detailed photos and quick responsiveness to create efficient and successful sales.

We strive to stay up-to-date with the latest trends while assisting our team in crafting materials to promote your home using the renowned Tarvin brand across all platforms.

Many of our

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Here in Ridgewood, as in most cities and communities across the country, we are now staying at home and practicing social distancing if we must go out, in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We know that staying home is necessary right now for all of us, but at the same time, we're starting to go a little stir-crazy. So to help during this challenging time, we asked our agents to give some ideas and tips on things they are doing to make the most of this situation.

For The Family & Yourself

Turning to cooking while self-quarantined provides sustenance, comfort and entertainment, too. Mary Onie Holland, along with her husband and fellow Tarvin agent Tom Holland are staying busy cooking more than usual and trying new recipes.

For those evenings you

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You hired a Tarvin Realtors agent who guided you through the home selling process. Through accurate pricing and utilizing Tarvin's concierge services to stage your home, you have a buyer! 

A home inspection is typically scheduled within a few weeks after the purchase offer has been signed by both parties and the "attorney review" period is over. No home is perfect, so the inspection report will most likely reveal items that are not up to standard or are in need of repair or replacement. Often a repair request looks a lot worse than it is, home inspectors have terminology they use to protect themselves and to inform the buyer of what they mean, explaining terms and describing what they have found. 

Once you have read through the repair request

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Lisa has incredible enthusiasm and a unique approach to the real estate industry that makes her a one-of-a-kind professional. Lisa deals in both residential and commercial sales and leases and has achieved her membership in Tarvin's  Five - Ten  Million Dollar Sales Club.

In 2019 Lisa Closed $6.7 Million in Residential sales and $2.1 in Commercial Deals. Lisa is licensed as a broker salesperson, meaning she has met the professional requirements, completed the extensive course work, and passed the multiple examinations required to achieve the highest designation in the real estate industry. She also holds a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute.

Active in the community, Lisa was on the

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