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Shops for Iced Coffee - Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Summer is here, and the days are hot! If you're a dedicated coffee drinker, this probably means you're reaching for iced coffee rather than hot. But where are the best places to order iced coffee in Ridgewood? Our agents happen to know a thing or two about coffee, and they have a few recommendations to share.

  • Rey Sol Coffee: 22 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    Stop by Rey Sol Coffee after looking at Ridgewood homes for sale. This cozy coffee shop has padded chairs where you can relax and sip your drink. They source their own coffee from Columbia, and it's incredibly fresh. 

    In addition to classic iced coffee, Rey Sol Coffee has delicious nitro cold brew. Their Iced Campesino is another fan favorite; it's made with their signature syrup containing cloves, star anise, cinnamon, and panela. Oat, almond, coconut, and soy milk are all available upon request.

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History of Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Referred to as the "Crossroads of the American Revolution," New Jersey played a vital role in the birth of our nation and remains a vibrant and popular place to live. In honor of National New Jersey Day on Tuesday, July 27, our agents share some fascinating facts about Ridgewood. 

  1. Once a Native American hunting and fishing ground, Ridgewood became home to Dutch settlers.
    In pre-Colonial times, the area that gave rise to Ridgewood was thickly forested territory inhabited by the Lenni Lenape tribe. Turkeys and rattlesnakes were among the wildlife that made these grounds so fertile for hunting and fishing. When Dutch settlers arrived, they formed a community around the Old Paramus Reformed Church, which served as one of George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

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Listing Photo Staging - Tarvin Realtors

As the world becomes more dependent on internet shopping than ever before, our agents will tell you that the real estate market is no exception. In order to compete with other Ridgewood homes for sale, you'll want to show it at its best in an array of listing photographs. But as you've heard, photos don't lie. Even the best photographer needs good staging to create the perfect portfolio. Here are a few tips to help:

  • Kitchen
    Every cook wants a spacious kitchen with plenty of counter space. You can make your counters appear larger by eliminating everything that sits on them. It's time to put away the air fryer, the toaster, the espresso machine, and all the other small appliances you have collected over the years. When all the surfaces have been cleared, clean the entire room until it sparkles. Polish stainless steel and cabinet hardware to a bright gleam. Remove all personal items such as children's art on the refrigerator door or Grandma's cookie jar. Throw open the curtains and let the natural light shine in. Make sure that the view to the outside reflects a similar orderly environment without exterior clutter.

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Adding a Patio - Home Improvement - Tarvin Realtors

The trend for adding outdoor "rooms" to increase our living space just keeps getting more popular. The pandemic contributed to this trend, as homeowners sought extra space by building patios or enhancing existing patios. If you're like other homeowners among Ridgewood homes for sale and are thinking of building a patio, how can you make sure it suits your needs? Our agents have some great advice that can make a difference as to whether your patio accomplishes what you want it to do.

  • How Big?
    Before you get immersed in how your patio will look, it's crucial to decide just how big it will be. Experts recommend 90-150 square feet for a 6-ft. table and chairs. A minimum of 550 square feet is a good rule of thumb, as is 25 square feet for each person. Try to locate your patio away from the foundation of the home. Most homeowners complain that the traffic flow of the patio, even when the square footage is adequate, is unsatisfactory, with people forced to squeeze around chairs, and access points requiring foot traffic to cut through the entertainment space.

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