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Host a Garage Sale - Sellers - Tarvin Realtors

If you've been in your home for a long time, chances are you have a garage or attic full of boxes you have stored for future needs. But, after not opening them for five years, they suddenly seem more of a burden than a treasure. If the time has come to add your house to the list of Ridgewood homes for sale, it's also time to shed that burden. One of the best ways to do that is to host a garage sale. Our agents have some suggestions to help maximize your profits while minimizing the hassle.

  • Investigate regulations and restrictions
    The first question to ask is whether your HOA has any special rules regarding garage sales. If you aren't allowed to conduct a sale on your own property, is there a clubhouse or other option that you can use as an alternative? Check for any restrictions on signs, whether by the HOA or the city. Does your community require that you purchase a permit? Take the time to make a few phone calls to make sure you are within compliance.

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Order Waffles Aug. 24 - Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

National Waffle Day is on August 24, a day that commemorates the anniversary of the first patent for a waffle iron in 1869. Waffles were available before then, but this way of cooking enabled the dish to be much more widely available. Since then, waffles have become a breakfast staple and have also been used in a more versatile way, ranging from waffle cones to chicken and waffles.

A waffle is still a perfect breakfast item, but if you'd like to expand your chance to sample this soft yet crispy bit of deliciousness, some area restaurants serve them throughout the day or for lunch or dinner. Our agents suggest trying the following restaurants that serve waffles that aren't just for breakfast.

  • The Daily Treat Restaurant - 177 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 
    Owned by the same family for over 50 years, The Daily Treat Restaurant has an eclectic menu. You'll find a wide variety of dishes available, including meat, fish, chicken, pasta, salads, and vegan selections. Belgian waffles are also served each day, so you won't have to time your visit just right to enjoy the tasty treat.

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Bathroom Decluttering - Homeowners - Tarvin Realtors

The bathroom can be one of the toughest places in the house to keep organized. As our agents can tell you, it's also one of the rooms that really gets the attention of prospective buyers, for good or bad. Until you're ready to put your house on the market among Ridgewood homes for sale, you can enjoy a relaxing, functioning, well-organized bathroom that makes your morning routine a breeze. These tips will help you get the job of organizing your bathrooms done quickly and easily. 

  • Collect all the products and tools that need organizing.
    Just make a pile or spread them out on the counter or table. Collect anything from other rooms that really belongs in the bathroom. Knowing exactly how much stuff you have to organize will help you decide how much room you need and what kind of organizers you might need.

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Ridgewood Restaurants for Filet Mignon - Tarvin Realtors

Many beef connoisseurs would argue that there is no cut of meat more tender than filet mignon. That's why, when you order it in a restaurant, you want to make sure you're in a place where they do it right. 

Here in the Ridgewood, NJ, area, we're lucky to have some of the best steakhouses in the Northeast just minutes from our doorstep. These are the places our agents go for perfect filet mignon in the Ridgewood area, and we highly recommend that you check them out when you're in town.

  • Roots Steakhouse - 17 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    Offering cooked-to-perfection steaks in a traditional setting, Roots Steakhouse is a reliable destination for a great meal. Choose the perfectly tender 12 oz. filet mignon, or go with the 8 oz. petit filet mignon if you're trying to save room for dessert. Located just minutes from these Ridgewood homes for sale, Roots Steakhouse also serves up some outstanding seafood, including Maine lobster and one of the best raw bars in the Ridgewood area.

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