October 2016

Found 8 blog entries for October 2016.

Ridgewood's weather is getting a bit of a chilly edge to it, signifying that it's that time of year where we spend more time in the cozy comfort of our homes. This gives us the perfect opportunity to tackle some home improvement projects that we may have thought we didn't have time for in the summer (or at all). Plus, when you're lounging around the house enjoying the fireside comfort, you might just become more aware of what changes you'd like to make. The truth is, while we can make time to take care of the pre-winter home improvement necessities before fall kicks in, the more superficial, aesthetic changes get put on hold indefinitely. Likewise, less pressing—but still important— changes might still be awaiting your attention. Stuck inside on a brisk

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While it may be difficult to imagine your home without your kids living there, you can’t deny the exciting promise of potential for what comes next. As the kids go to college, move out, and start to build their own homes, it’s time for you to take advantage of your empty nest and repurpose your home to suit your new lifestyle. This is perfect opportunity to find new interests and hobbies that will fill the space left by your nest-fleeing children.

Here are some creative ways that empty nesters can take advantage of their newfound extra space:

Create a Closet Worth Coveting

Sure, walk-in closets are a great addition to any home, but what about an entire room as your closet? Take a page out of some of the most glamorous women in Hollywood, and

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Graphic of paintbrush and blog titleThinking of painting your home for yourself or for potential buyers? Worried that your amateur paintwork might result in a finish that looks less than seamless? Let's face it; we've all seen sloppy DIY paint jobs that result in missed edges, splashes on the ceiling, or the lumpiness that comes when paint is spread thin in certain areas and thickly coated in others. You want that striking, polished look that you see in the decor magazines; the model home finish in which you couldn't find a flaw if you tried. Well, there are a few tips and tricks to help you get there. Most amateur paint jobs that look clearly unprofessional only look that way because the painter jumped right in thinking that the scope was easier than it is. Don't make the same mistakes;

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Discover Bergen County communitiesLast week, we talked about six incredible Ridgewood-area communities in Bergen County. These incredible and elegant communities are all known for their spacious estates, Ridgewood-esque ambiance, and range of real estate options. However, those were only the tip of the iceberg. This week, we present you with five more Bergen County communities that you should consider when searching for your next home. If you love the idea of life in Ridgewood, one of these unique and family-friendly areas is bound to suit you just as well. Don't limit your chances of finding your dream house; read all about these beloved New Jersey locales!

Midland Park

Exterior of Midland Park homeMidland Park is a beautiful borough with a population of just under 7,000. This comfy hamlet is known for its

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Ridgewood Home Renovations

It's common sense that home improvements projects can increase the value of your property, but not everyone has the know-how required to do renovations themselves, and hiring professionals can quickly become expensive. However, not every task requires a person to have a resume of previous handyman experience, and updating your Ridgewood home doesn't need to be complicated.

Here are 5 DIY tasks that can be done without picking up a power tool.

1. Paint

Paint is the time honored favorite of those looking for an easy, but satisfying change. Coating your walls in a new color can drastically change the feel of a room. You can select two shades and playfully alternate them throughout the room. If you're more adventurous, create a feature wall with

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 Ridgewood is a spectacular place to live, and as the home community of Tarvin Realtors, it holds a special place in our heart. The "perfect community" in many ways, the village of Ridgewood is an ideal place to find one of those picture-perfect houses you've always dreamed of. That being said, many of the lovely residential communities near Ridgewood are equally as beautiful and friendly, and you may be slightly less familiar with them. Within these boroughs and townships you can find a wealth of gorgeous single-family homes with all the charm and outdoor space that you can imagine. Don't let these amazing places go unnoticed during your home search — give yourself as much choice as you can! To help you get started, we'll introduce you to six of the most

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Halloween in Ridgewood is always a fun time, filled with family events, candy, and of course breathtaking decorations. Ridgewood's large homes and leafy lots are perfect for crafting a spooky or simply beautiful Halloween display. However, it can be tricky (no pun intended) to create a home that stands out above the rest and truly reflects the work you put into creating your holiday masterpiece. Don't fret — rethinking your Halloween decor and coming up with fresh new ideas doesn't have to mean going out and buying brand new decorations to replace or supplement your current ones. You can repurpose old items, shop second-hand, or just buy some craft supplies and make them yourself. Halloween isn't all about decorations, either; you can build a reputation

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