Ridgewood, NJ Real Estate Blog

So, you’re ready to sell your home. You’ve made that big decision, weighed all the pros and cons of moving and have decided to list your home among the other Ridgewood homes for sale. Maybe you’ve finally found that dream home or the kids have finally left and you’re able to downsize. Regardless of the reasons you’ve decided to sell, there are a number of mistakes you want to avoid to ensure the sale of your house is successful and that you’re putting the maximum amount of money in your pocket. Check out our infographic and keep reading below to learn about some of the most common mistakes home sellers make when listing their house, and how you can avoid making them!

home selling tips and things to avoid

Mistake #1: Pricing Your Home Wrong

How you price your home is the most

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There is a lot of history and style in our quiet little town of Ridgewood, New Jersey and a great deal of that history can be found in the town’s architecture. From the first home built by Johannes Van Emburgh in 1700 right through to today’s newer developments, the architectural styling of Ridgewood tells the story of our town. Take a drive around Ridgewood and see if you can identify the different styles of houses that add to our town’s character. To get you started, we’ve provided a quick snapshot of four of the more popular styles of architectural design that can be found within our community.

English Tudor/English Cottage

The English Tudor style of architecture, or more accurately the Tudor Revival style, brings to mind quaint little pubs in

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Located near the center of the village of Ridgewood, New Jersey and surrounded by the historic homes that make up this quaint community, sits the focal point for neighborhood outdoor summertime fun: the historical Graydon Park and Pool. A gathering place for families for the last century, Graydon Park and its spring fed pool has provided outdoor fun for four generations of Ridgewood residents and visitors. If you’re looking for some family friendly outdoor activities to keep you busy this summer, Graydon Pool has something for just about everyone.

Graydon Pool Swimming and Beach

The main feature of this historical park is, of course, the famous Graydon Pool. A natural spring fed and sandy-floored lake, Graydon Pool has white sandy beaches

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These days, technology develops at a staggering pace. Ask any teenager and they’ll be sure to tell you how “old” your current cell phone is… even if you did just get it last year. With advancements in technology comes the ability for home owners to adapt their homes in order to take full advantage of these new products. And while some of the initial setup costs can be a bit on the pricey side, more often than not the gains in energy efficiency will pay off in the long-run. Before you know it, you’ll be pocketing a bit of extra cash when it comes time to pay the utility bills and wondering why you didn’t “smarten up” earlier.

Smart Light Bulbs

Smart lights are probably the easiest of the smart home products to install, and in the case of the color

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quick fixes to help sell your Ridgewood, NJ home
While we all like to think our homes are in tip-top shape and near pristine condition, potential home buyers are the first to notice small repairs that need attention within minutes of walking into your Ridgewood, NJ home. Here are our suggestions for a few common quick fixes that you, as a seller, can do yourself with just a few tools, very little money and a little elbow grease.

Flooring Fixes

One of the first things a potential buyer sees when entering your home is the flooring. If you have old, stained or worn out carpet, you might want to consider replacing it. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have hardwood flooring below, remove the carpet altogether and expose the floors. Many Ridgewood homes have existing hardwood floors that could use a bit of

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the best summer camps in ridgewood njSummer is finally upon us, and for parents, the hot weather and longer days also signify the long-awaited summer vacation. Ridgewood Parks and Recreation has put together a phenomenal line up of summer camps in Ridgewood, NJ that will help kids stay active and engaged! From budding engineers to the next Tony Hawk, there are Ridgewood summer camps available for every child, no matter their interests. With summer camps like these, you’ll wish you were a kid again!

For updated information, read our post about 2017 Ridgewood Summer Camps.


For the Scientist:

Summer LEGO® Camps with Play-Well TEKnologies

Take your child's love of LEGO® to the next level with this brilliant summer camp! Play-Well TEKnologies offers LEGO®-inspired engineering

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how to save for a down payment for a Ridgewood NJ homeWith the current stability of the real estate market and fixed mortgage payments, now is a great time to buy a Ridgewood, NJ home. No matter what kind of home you’re looking to invest in, you’re going to need a significant amount of money for the down payment. And regardless of whether you’re a first-time home buyer or an experienced investor, coming up with a down payment can be a challenging endeavor.

In order to help you purchase your next piece of real estate in Ridgewood or any other charming area of Bergen County, NJ, we’ve put together the infographic below, highlighting how to save for a down payment in five easy ways.

If you’re ready to purchase a new home in Ridgewood or have any questions about the process, send us a message, or phone the

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Father's Day Activities Ridgewood NJ

While we shouldn’t need a specific reason to celebrate fathers and all they’ve done for us over the years, this Sunday is the officially designated “Dad is awesome day”, otherwise known as Father’s Day. Those looking for Father’s Day ideas to spoil their dads or treat them to something special will find a myriad of things to do for Father’s Day in and around Ridgewood, NJ this year.

So gather the whole family and celebrate Dad, Grandpa, and any father-figure in your life by partaking in one (or all!) of the following 5 Father’s Day Activities for Ridgewood, NJ Dads!

Take Dad Out to a Ball Game

Spend Father’s Day with America’s favorite pastime! Baseball fans aren’t the only ones who will enjoy watching the Hackensack Troasts play ball. Made

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glen rock njA small community in Bergen County, just twenty miles outside of Manhattan, Glen Rock is home to just over 11,000 residents. Boasting beautiful parks, great schools, and annual community events for all ages, the charming town is an ideal place to raise a family.

Residents enjoy a wealth of recreational facilities and programs, and numerous paths and trails winding throughout the community make Glen Rock a safe and walkable city for the whole family.

Explore Beautiful Parks in Glen Rock

Glen Rock is home to several great parks and outdoor spaces, perfect for family weekend outings. Wilde Memorial Park is centrally located in the town, and offers a wealth of recreational facilities for public use. Local teams make use of the park's baseball

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It’s a bit early to fire up the barbecue (or is it?) and open up the pool, but you can at least start planning how you’re going to spruce up your backyard patio for summer. That way, once summer finally gets here, you’ll be ready to take full advantage of that warm weather and those long days. Read on to learn how you can create the ultimate outdoor space for summer, perfect for relaxing and entertaining.

Exercise Your Green Thumb

Fresh flowers and vibrant plants are an easy and affordable way to update your backyard patio. And they aren’t just for gardens and flower beds! Arrange plants and flowers in pretty pots or baskets and group them together in different areas of your deck. Tall plants and topiaries work especially well in corners, while

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