Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Feb. 2

BY  |  Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 9:26am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s a not-so-super open house Sunday in terms of volume, with only around 42 properties showing.

montclair0201768 Valley Rd., Montclair

List Price: $299,000

Taxes: $12,301

Acreage: 0.13

3BR/1BA

Just listed and “ready for renovation,” this six-room colonial has hardwood floors, a fireplace in the living room, an enclosed porch, a walk-up attic that could be converted into an office or den and a new gas boiler. There is an unfinished basement and a one-car detached garage. The house, which was built in 1922, is situated on a corner lot. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Jan. 25

BY  |  Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 1:10pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Approximately 90 properties are open this Sunday, including the following five:

montclair01257 Waterbury Rd., Montclair

List Price: $825,000

Taxes: $21,337

Acreage: 0.24

5BR/2.1BA

New to the market, this circa 1899 colonial has an updated kitchen with granite; hardwood floors; a family room with a vaulted ceiling, two skylights and a gas fireplace; and a dining room with a wood-burning fireplace. The nine-room house also has crown molding, custom built-ins and a new roof and landscaping. There is a partially finished, full basement and a two-car detached garage. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Pinnacle Buys Lackawanna Plaza, NY Times Measures Montclair’s Growing Pains

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 9:28am  |  COMMENTS (20)

crane in montclairOngoing conflict over development in Montclair made the New York Times yesterday, in an article entitled Montclair’s City-Suburb Conflict Surfaces in New Development.

The article echoes concerns familiar to Baristanet readers of residents fearful of the impact that MC Hotel and Valley & Bloom “a pair of six-story buildings, an eight-story hotel and a refurbished parking deck” would have on the town. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Jan. 18

BY  |  Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 10:02am  |  COMMENTS (0)

About 72 properties are open this Sunday, with a diverse range of architectural styles and prices represented.

glenridge011814 Cambridge Rd., Glen Ridge

List Price: $995,000

Taxes: $31,679

Acreage: 0.44

4BR/4.1BA

New to the market, this 11-room center hall colonial has numerous fireplaces, crown molding, French doors and high ceilings. There is an office next to the updated kitchen. Other highlights include central air, a slate patio, a finished basement and a detached three-car garage with loft storage. The house was built in 1924. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Jan. 11

BY  |  Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 5:39pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

About 77 properties are open this weekend, with houses in West Orange and Millburn making up the majority of the listings. Nothing is open in Glen Ridge.

maplewood0111189 Garfield Pl., Maplewood

List Price: $389,000

Taxes: $7,213

Acreage: 0.10

4BR/2BA

A new listing, this eight-room side hall colonial has an updated kitchen with a pantry, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, an enclosed front porch and a fenced-in backyard. There is a full, unfinished basement and a two-car detached garage. The house was constructed in 1928. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Jan. 4

BY  |  Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 3:01pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Just 11 properties are showing on this first weekend of the new year, all of them holdovers from 2014. Nothing is open in Montclair or Glen Ridge.

westorange01049 Nelson Ct., West Orange

List Price: $469,000

Taxes: $11,480

Acreage: 0.11

3BR/3BA

On the market for about three weeks, this just-renovated, nine-room ranch has a new kitchen and deck. The master has a new bathroom, and the living room has an open floor plan. There is a full, finished, walkout basement; there is no garage. The house was built in 1959 and is on a cul-de-sac. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Dec. 21

BY  |  Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 12:24pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The open house scene is slowing as holiday activities pick up. Most of the houses showing are holdovers from prior weeks and months, but some have reduced price tags.

montclair122111 James St., Montclair

List Price: $850,000

Taxes: $20,561

Acreage: 0.26

5BR/3.1BA

The price of this nine-room Victorian was just reduced by $45,000. The circa 1864 house, just renovated this year, has a new kitchen with a center island, high and beamed ceilings, central air, a fireplace, a wraparound porch and a patio. There is a finished basement; there is no garage. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Dec. 14

BY  |  Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 11:12am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Approximately 50 properties are open this weekend, including the following five:

glenridge1214232 Forest Ave., Glen Ridge

List Price: $850,000

Taxes: $23,277

Acreage: 0.28

5BR/3.1BA

New to the market, this eight-room center hall colonial has four levels of living space, an updated kitchen with a center island, renovated bathrooms (the master has radiant heat), hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace and built-ins in the living room, and central air. There is a third-floor suite. The basement has a rec room and temperature-controlled wine cellar, and there is a new two-car garage and two patios. The house was built in approximately 1925. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Looking to Buy a Fixer Upper? The Property Brothers Are Casting in NJ

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Property Brothers

HGTV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott, known as the “Property Brothers,” have come south from Canada to the Tri-State area looking for people buying or renovating fixer-uppers to be featured in the show’s fifth season.

Those who want to be on the show need to:

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Dec. 7

BY  |  Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 7:20pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

About 80 properties are open this Sunday, including some notable condos.

montclair1207119 Walnut St., Unit 6, Montclair

List Price: $649,000

Taxes: $19,340

Association Fee: $440

2BR/2.1BA

Built in approximately 2006 and new to the market, this loft-style, five-room unit has an open layout, high ceilings and a wall of windows. The two-floor, 1,697-square-foot unit also has a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, central air and a two-car garage. Continue Reading

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