Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Nov. 23

BY  |  Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10:01pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

About 80 properties are open this weekend, including a few interesting fixer-uppers in Glen Ridge and Millburn.

montclair1123174 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair

List Price: $679,000

Taxes: $19,366

Acreage: 0.53

3BR/3BA

Featuring marble floors and wood molding, this eight-room ranch also has hardwood floors, new central air, a fireplace in the living room and a patio. The basement is finished, and there is a two-car attached garage. The house, which was built in 1964, has been on the market for just over a month. Open 1 to 4 p.m.

montclair1123_2Also an eight-room ranch, 144 Summit Ave., Montclair has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a foyer with skylights and radiant heat, a fireplace in the living room, a partially finished basement and a two-car attached garage. The circa 1956 house, which is new to the market, is listed at $769,000; taxes are $23,426. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Montclair Environmental Commission To Review Streetscapes, Public Hearing 11/19

BY  |  Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 11:31am  |  COMMENTS (18)

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The Montclair Environmental Commission will begin a comprehensive review of municipal and residential streetscape policies this month, with the aim of codifying decisions that will help ensure the thriving and active nature of township neighborhoods. The review will examine policies on township sidewalks, tree plantings, curbs, street lighting, parking lots, recycling containers, park furniture and other areas. It will look at Montclair’s current ordinances and purchasing decisions to help ensure best practices not only from an environmental and functional perspective, but also for the aesthetics of the Township’s built environment as seen from its streets.

“Montclair’s beauty and charm are two of our major defining characteristics,” said Third Ward Councilor Sean Spiller, who is Council liaison to the Environmental Commission. “This not only helps make us a regional destination for visitors and shoppers, but also enhances residential property values by generating a greater demand, with new homeowners looking to move here. Preserving the township’s aesthetic appeal and quality of life is an important consideration for this review,” said Spiller.

Environmental Commission member Martin Schwartz will coordinate the streetscape policy review. Schwartz is also the Commission’s representative on the Township Planning Board. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Nov. 16

BY  |  Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

About 95 properties are open this Sunday, including the following four:

glenridge11163 Chestnut Hill Pl., Glen Ridge

List Price: $550,000

Taxes: $14,819

Acreage: n/a

4BR/3BA

New to the market, this eight-room Cape Cod was just renovated. Virtually the entire interior is new, including the kitchen and bathrooms. The living room has a bay window and wood-burning fireplace. There is a family room that opens up to a patio and the yard. The furnace, water heater, central air and roof are new, and there are hardwood floors. There is a finished, full basement and a one-car attached garage. The house was constructed in 1951. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Public Hearing on Montclair Center Redevelopment Area, Possibility of Eminent Domain (UPDATED)

BY  |  Friday, Nov 14, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (19)

Montclair Center Redevelopment Area

On November 24 7:30 pm at the Montclair Council Chambers, the Township of Montclair Planning Board will hold a public hearing to determine whether any properties should be included in and designated as an “area in need of redevelopment.” Some properties of note are The Social Security building at 396 Bloomfield Avenue and The Wellmont Theater at 5 Seymour Street.

Montclair Center Redevelopment Area

The following is the full posted public hearing notice:

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Nov. 9

BY  |  Saturday, Nov 08, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Approximately 100 properties are open this Sunday, about in line with recent weeks. Many notable offerings are priced at or under $499,000, including an updated studio in Glen Ridge for $129,000 and a historic property in Maplewood that predates the Revolutionary War for $499,000.

bloomfield110949 Overlook Terr., Bloomfield

List Price: $439,000

Taxes: $15,654

Acreage: 0.09

3BR/2BA

Just listed, this seven-room colonial has a renovated kitchen with granite and built-in speakers; a living room with chestnut trim, moldings and a wood-burning fireplace; hardwood floors throughout; newer double thermo-pane windows; and central air. Both bathrooms have radiant floor heating. There is a finished, full basement and a one-car detached garage. The house was constructed in 1936 and renovated in 2006. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, November 2

BY  |  Saturday, Nov 01, 2014 10:38am  |  COMMENTS (0)

About 120 properties are open this Sunday. Many new listings are among them.

64 myrtle64 Myrtle Ave., Montclair

List Price: $839,000

Taxes: $21,616

Acreage: 0.34

7BR/3.5BA

As seen in a new GAP commercial (directed by Sofia Coppola!) it’s easy to picture warm, family gatherings in this welcoming 7 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home. Contemporary updates include renovated kitchen, CAC, and a new master bath. Window seats, high ceilings, five fireplaces and a front porch add charm. A short walk to downtown Montclair center with dining, shops and entertainment. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Oct. 26

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 1:34pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Just about 120 properties are showing in Baristaville this Sunday, including the following six:

glenridge1026101 Carteret St., Glen Ridge

List Price: $339,000

Taxes: $9,721

Acreage: 0.09

3BR/1BA

Featuring an updated kitchen and bathroom, this seven-room colonial is new to the market. The house, built in 1925, was just painted, has a wood-burning fireplace, cove moldings and new laminate floors. There is an unfinished basement; there is no garage. Open 2 to 4 p.m.

Also showing in Glen Ridge, 525 Belleville Ave., an 11-room colonial on the market for about six weeks, has six bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, an updated kitchen, porch and patio. But perhaps most noteable is the renovated two-bedroom apartment over the garage. The property is listed at $659,000. Taxes are $17,157. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Oct. 19

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

More than 130 properties are showing this weekend, in line with recent weeks. Here are six:

montclair1019237 Christopher St., Montclair

List Price: $899,000

Taxes: $27,355

Acreage: 0.47

6BR/2.1BA

This just-listed, 11-room colonial has an updated kitchen, hardwood floors, central air, a fireplace in the living room and a solarium. There is a master suite with a sitting room and two closets. There are numerous architectural details as well, including leaded glass flanking the front door and dining room with a beamed ceiling, molding and corner built-ins. There is a stone patio in the backyard. And, there is a partially finished basement and a three-car detached garage. The house was built in 1912. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Brooklyn to the Burbs: Montclair vs. Maplewood

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 9:06am  |  COMMENTS (30)

 

 

Montclair vs. Maplewood

For years, say the phrase “The Park Slope of New Jersey,” and everyone knew you were referring to Montclair (realtors even dubbed it Park Slope West and who can forget those limo tours). For at least a decade, there’s been buzz about Brooklynites, looking for more space and a more suburban lifestyle without sacrificing their hip, liberal, coffee-connoisseur ways, moving to Montclair.

Montclairions may have gotten used to the title, but they might not be able to hold onto exclusive bragging rights. A recent NY Times real estate article calls Maplewood “Brooklyn West.” and says Brooklyn families see Maplewood as “an extension of the hip, cultured, community-involved lifestyle they’d grown accustomed to in New York.”

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Buying A Home? Get Help And Answers

BY  |  Monday, Oct 13, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

homeownershipRemember when banks used to give out bridge loans? Remember when you weren’t competing with multiple bidders? Or have you never bought a home and the whole process feels overwhelming?

Whether you’re a renter, first-time buyer, or have bought and sold houses before, find out more about purchasing a home in today’s economy at a free seminar offered by Berkshire Hathaway in Montclair. The seminar will cover issues surrounding mortgage approval, credit repair, finding the perfect home and go over what to expect from contract to closing.

Two realtors, a mortgage representative and a local attorney will be on hand to field questions. Continue Reading

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