Ridgewood, NJ Real Estate Blog


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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ridgewood njRidgewood, NJ is a pleasant little village in Bergen County in northeastern New Jersey. Ranked #26 on Money magazine's list of 100 "Best Places to Live in America" within the last 5 years, Ridgewood is primarily a residential community of professionals and their families. The village was also named the 12th highest-earning town in America, with a median family income of $198,122 back in 2013. The safe and friendly small-town environment and sense of community Ridgewood maintains are some of the primary reasons why its 25,000 residents are proud to call Ridgewood their home.

Around The Ridgewood, NJ Community

Many young out-of-towners from surrounding communities come to Ridgewood, NJ to go dining or shopping, or to just hang out. Most businesses are

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Due to its convenient location and size, there are always plenty of things to do in Bergen County for families. With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, you might be tempted to partake in some outdoor activities, but summer isn’t quite here yet. While you eagerly await its arrival, why not keep yourself busy with some exciting, family-friendly adventures? For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of special events taking place this spring that you (and the kids) won’t want to miss.

Easter Activities

Those looking for the Easter Bunny can find Peter Cottontail himself at various locations around Bergen County throughout late March and early April. There are also countless Easter egg hunts taking place throughout the county. One

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Saddle River, a borough in Bergen County, is located in the north-eastern region of New Jersey and it’s one of the wealthiest municipalities in the United States. Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Manhattan, this rural area offers residents a picturesque retreat from ‘big city living’. Named after the Saddle River that flows through it, this borough boasts natural beauty and luxury not found elsewhere.

Originally settled by the Lenni Lenape tribe, Saddle River saw huge growth throughout the 18th century mostly due to wealthy Dutch families buying up regions of the land. Industry and community development continued, despite Saddle River being hit hard during both the Revolutionary and Civil War. Today, the just over 3000 residents here enjoy

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