May 2016

Found 7 blog entries for May 2016.

In the summer, Ridgewood is thriving with activity and there's no better time to take part in the fantastic programs and events put on by the department of recreation. With camps ranging from the artistic to the athletic, the educational to the simply outdoorsy, the Department has a full roster of activities to suit every child — those hoping to try something new or to participate in an old favorite. Here we've spotlighted just a select a few of the many upcoming summer camps, by category, to showcase the variety and quality of the enriching programs run by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation. If you're looking for a fun way to learn a new skill over the summer, keep the kids busy and active, or just find an affordable summer camp in NJ that's convenient and

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Situated on a lush lot behind a leafy grove of stately trees, this tastefully spectacular estate looks as though it was plucked from the French countryside. It features 2.5 private acres of strikingly landscaped greenery and feels delightfully secluded; however, the home is just steps from fantastic amenities. Tucked onto a lane with very little thru-traffic, this sun-dappled Normandy masterpiece is truly prestigious. Moments from banks, shops, parks, and excellent schools, this palatial home perfectly represents upscale Ridgewood real estate which often combines convenience and exclusivity.

The Normandy estate is a West Ridgewood classic that was designed with care and artistic vision. European architectural elements are blended with a luxuriant

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Not all homes come with luxurious bathrooms with soaker tubs, steam showers, beautiful views, or smart technology. There are, however, many ways that you can work with a standard bathroom to transform it from a functional, but otherwise unimportant room in the house, into a luxurious personal haven that you can use to unwind, relax, and de-stress.

Step One: Organize What You Have

If you're like most people, you'll find it a little difficult to relax when everything around you in a mess of miscellaneous items and you don't know where to find anything. By simply organizing what you already have, you'll be taking the first step to creating the ultra-luxe bathroom oasis you deserve. A good place to start is by emptying out your drawers and medicine

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There is a wealth of reasons that one might choose a small living space. Maybe it's the most affordable option; maybe you're simply looking for a minimalist and modern approach to home ownership (small spaces are highly trendy). Perhaps you have a heritage home filled with many small rooms, built before open-concept layouts were in vogue. Maybe you even already have a very spacious home but that one room is making you feel cramped. No matter your situation, these 5 handy tips can help you make that "cozy" space feel like a roomy haven where you can stretch out and relax.

Go Digital

You'd be surprised to see how much of your clutter and space-filling items would be eliminated if you embraced the digital into more aspects of your life. Recipe books

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Here in Ridgewood, gardens are an essential aspect of any good home. Sure, the property is nice — but what is the landscaping like? When we think of reaping the benefits of green space, the first things that come to mind are often dramatic panoramas of rolling pastures, lush forests, and green mountains. But the truth is, you don't need miles and miles of pristine alpine wilderness to get the full value of a living landscape. All you need is a yard or a patch of garden.

It can be tempting to pass off this responsibility to the gardening experts and have someone tend to your lawn and flowers for you. But give it a try yourself. Even if you live in a neighborhood where homes are quite close together, there are many ways to turn your home into a lush

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In their 45 years in the community, Tarvin Realtors has been privileged to work with a variety of beautiful homes in Ridgewood. This gem is located in the exclusive Ridgewood Heights and was crafted in 1916 by a local architect. His expertise and influence can be seen throughout the home. This house showcases classic and timeless elegance, the kind of luxury that never goes out of style. Its exterior is defined by lush, shaded grounds and a crisp cream facade complemented by stately black trim as is characteristic of grand Colonial homes.

This unique posting dates from June 1976—almost 40 years ago—when Tarvin Realtors had already been a central part of the community for six years and had made a name for themselves as a well-trusted, well-loved

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Preparing for a yard sale can seem like a daunting task. Preparing for a yard sale when you have the pressure of moving hanging over you is often even more intimidating. But it doesn't have to be! Whether you've been prepping for months, slowly organizing things and thinking about what you can get rid of, or you're hard-pressed for time and have to get everything things orderly at the last minute, we've got you covered. Here we've put together our top 8 handy tips for sellers to prepare for the best yard sale — ever.


You might think that combined events like multi-household or neighborhood yard sales just add to the competition — but in reality, this type of collaboration actually yields better results. If your community doesn't have an

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