July 2014

Found 4 blog entries for July 2014.

oakland njPurchased in 1695 and settled in the early 1700s, Oakland, New Jersey is a quaint town with a rich history. Over the centuries the town has seen many changes, including a name change or two. Today, Oakland is known as a family-friendly community with a beautiful natural landscape.

Rated 2013’s best town for young families by the New Jersey Monthly, this town has a wealth of exceptional amenities for anyone looking for a home to raise their kids in.

Oakland, NJ Homes For Sale

What’s particularly interesting about Oakland homes for sale is the distinctive Dutch influence in many of the historic homes. Houses have features such as gambrel roofs—where the sides of the roofs are curved instead of gabled.

The post-war boom was not forgotten on

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bergen county live eventsThere are great live shows to check out in Bergen County this August! The live concert experience epitomizes the feeling summer for many people. The open air and the excitement of a live performance is a great way to get out and explore the community around you and absorb some terrific entertainment. Here are some of the best live shows being put on this August, right here in Bergen County.

The Tenafly Free Concert Series

This free event is held every Tuesday and Thursday evening in Huyler Park in Tenafly, NJ. These lively outdoor events feature a variety of performers and styles including big band, jazz, classical and even classic rock. Bring out a folding chair or a blanket and find a comfortable spot, or just get up and dance. The choice is up to

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open house mythsMyth #1: They’re Outdated

The way Realtors® advertise open houses has evolved just as much as the way buyers search for homes. With online listing services and other platforms, real estate agents have new methods for connecting with buyers.

These services create opportunities for open houses, as buyers searching listings will see a notice for an open house and visit a home they may have not otherwise. If the buyer can’t attend the open house, they always have the option of booking a private showing.

Open house advertising is one way of making your listing unique, which generates more traffic, whether online or in person.

Myth #2: They’re A Waste Of Time

Open house non-believers often state that there is no return on investment unless there

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list ridgewood homesYou may be wondering if now is the right time to list your home in Ridgewood, or surrounding areas. When making this decision, be sure to examine absorption rates within the local real estate market.

Tarvin Realtors has calculated the absorption rate for Ridgewood and surrounding towns through May 31st, 2014.

Bergen County Real Estate Absorption Rates

Within the Bergen County real estate market, an absorption rate that is less than 6 indicates a seller's market. This means that homes are selling at a quicker rate, and final prices will be very similar to the original listed price. On the flip side, and absorption rate of more than 6 indicates a buyer's market. The buyer will usually be able to negotiate a price much lower than the listing price

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