Ridgewood, NJ Real Estate Blog

list ridgewood homesYou may be wondering if now is the right time to list your home in Ridgewood, or surrounding areas. When making this decision, be sure to examine absorption rates within the local real estate market.

Tarvin Realtors has calculated the absorption rate for Ridgewood and surrounding towns through May 31st, 2014.

Bergen County Real Estate Absorption Rates

Within the Bergen County real estate market, an absorption rate that is less than 6 indicates a seller's market. This means that homes are selling at a quicker rate, and final prices will be very similar to the original listed price. On the flip side, and absorption rate of more than 6 indicates a buyer's market. The buyer will usually be able to negotiate a price much lower than the listing price

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If you're wondering about the current market value of your home, look to your tax assessed value for an estimate. As of May 31, Ridgewood homes were selling at an average of 108.8 percent of assessed value.

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Selling a Ridgewood, New Jersey home is not quite as simple as it used to be; it takes far more than sticking a ‘for sale’ sign in the yard and waiting for buyers to come to you. With decades of experience in the Ridgewood real estate market, our team at Tarvin Realtors has assisted countless sellers complete the Ridgewood home selling process with ease. Whether you’re toying around with the idea of selling your home and want some guidance or need to sell your home immediately, you’ve come to the right place to learn more about the Ridgewood home selling process and the steps needed to ensure your transaction is as smooth and successful as possible.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common steps to the Ridgewood home selling process and the many

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Whether you’ve just started to consider buying a home in Ridgewood or you're already exploring housing options, you’ve come to the right place to learn more about the Ridgewood home buying process. While each state requires slightly different steps to buying a home and each transaction, no matter what state, is different, they are all very similar. As real estate experts that specialize in the purchase and sale of Ridgewood houses, it would be our great pleasure to share our knowledge of the buying process with you. Of course, it is always best to consult a Realtor® about the specific steps required for your particular transaction.

The most important step to beginning the home buying process in Ridgewood, New Jersey is to examine your finances. This

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Are you buying or selling a home in Ridgewood, New Jersey? Overwhelmed? Taking care of all the little details when it comes time to purchase or sell in Ridgewood can seem daunting and overwhelming. There are many considerations to be made and deadlines to meet to ensure that your transaction stays on track. While many of these items will be managed and tracked by your Ridgewood Realtor®, it is imperative for you to stay informed and up to date. As local real estate experts that have been assisting buyers and sellers just like you for decades, we’ve developed a checklist for buyers and sellers in Ridgewood NJ to help better prepare you.

From researching potential neighborhoods and getting an inspection, to educating yourself about market trends and

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Buying an investment property in Ridgewood, New Jersey – or anywhere in the United States – can be a great investment for your financial future. However, just because investing in real estate has a great reputation for offering stellar returns and building wealth, it doesn’t mean that all investments are created equal. The secret to getting great returns on your investment property lies in understanding the fundamentals of what makes a great investment and a focus on finding only the best properties to buy. Our team at Tarvin Realtors has been assisting buyers, sellers and investors of Ridgewood real estate for more than four decades and has the knowledge, experience and resources to help you find the investment property you desire.

Below, we’ve put

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Its vibrant atmosphere within Bergen County and ideal proximity to Manhattan characterizes the community of Ridgewood, New Jersey. However, Ridgewood and Bergen County also draw residents and visitors with the wealth of activities available throughout the year. From biking the six-mile path that extends from the Ridgewood Duck Pond into Saddle River to taking in a show at the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra, you’ll never be at a loss for things to do. And, with Manhattan and the city that never sleeps just a 45-minute drive away, Ridgewood real estate really does place its owners in the perfect location!

Whether you’ve been planning a vacation to Ridgewood and need some additional information or are coming to the area to explore real estate options and

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(NorthJersey.com, January 23) Sales of existing U.S. homes edged up slightly in December, helping to lift sales for the year to the highest level in seven years.

The National Association of Realtors says sales increased to an annual rate of 4.87 million units last month, up 1 percent from the November sales pace. However, both months represented a slower pace of sales than earlier in 2013, reflecting the drag from higher mortgage rates and higher home prices.

For all of 2013, sales totaled 5.09 million, the best performance since 2006, when sales totaled 6.48 million. However, the sales gains in both 2005 and 2006 represented an unsustainable housing bubble. Analysts say a more normal sales pace currently would be around 5.5 million units.


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Ridgewood, New Jersey is one of the most sought-after communities in the region for a number of reasons. Families and professionals flock to the area and to Ridgewood NJ real estate for its old-world charm, world-class schools, and the easy commute to Manhattan, but one of the reasons they stay is the wealth of amenities and attractions that are minutes from their front door. With a vibrant downtown, Ridgewood offers and interesting mix of shops and dining options, with a restaurant to match just about any mood. Our team at Tarvin Real Estate has put together this guide to dining out to better help our newcomers find the best that Ridgewood has to offer. Let’s take a look!

For French-inspired American food, try the elegant yet minimalist Zarole

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(NorthJersey.com, December 31)  Home prices continued to rise in the region in October, but at a cooler pace than in the nation as a whole, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index reported Tuesday.

Values of single-family homes rose 4.9 percent in the New York metropolitan area, which includes North Jersey, in the 12 months ended in October. That compares with a rise of 13.6 percent nationwide - the biggest year-over-year jump since 2006, when the housing market was booming.

Even with these increases, home prices are only at the levels of almost a decade ago, mid-2004, and remain about 20 percent below their peaks in mid-2006, both nationally and in the area.

Case-Shiller does not break out prices by county, but according to the

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