Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Oct. 19

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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

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Oct. 12

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 3:02pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

With almost 150 properties showing, there is a house, condo or townhouse for seemingly every buyer this weekend. Some updated houses on the lower end of the price spectrum are noteworthy, as is an extremely luxurious townhouse in Verona with its own elevator.

montclair1012413 Orange Rd., Montclair

List Price: $349,000

Taxes: $7,354

Acreage: 0.15

3BR/1.1BA

New to the market and just renovated, this six-room colonial has been completely overhauled. The kitchen has quartzite counters, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar; the bathrooms are also new. Other highlights include hardwood floors, a fireplace in the living room and a deck. The heating, electricity, plumbing, central air, roof and siding are also new. There is a finished basement and a two-car detached garage. Open 1 to 5 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Oct. 5

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 04, 2014 11:35am  |  COMMENTS (4)

It’s another busy open house weekend, with about 125 properties showing. Here are five:

glenridge1005364 Maolis Ave., Glen Ridge

List Price: $739,000

Taxes: $18,166

Acreage: n/a

4BR/2.1BA

New to the market, this eight-room Victorian has won Glen Ridge’s Historical Approval Award due in part to attributes like a turret, molding, stained glass, hardwood floors and high ceilings. There have been many recent upgrades, including a new kitchen with a gas fireplace; 45 new windows; and all-new plumbing. The unfinished third floor is currently a loft space, but could be converted into a master bedroom. There is a finished basement with a French drain and a one-car detached carport. The house was constructed in 1910. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Sept. 28

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:19am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Lots of relatively inexpensive and architecturally diverse offerings are among the 100-plus properties showing this weekend. Here are five:

montclair092884 Mt. Hebron Rd., Montclair

List Price: $479,000

Taxes: $12,494

Acreage: 0.12

3BR/1.1BA

New to the market, this eight-room colonial has an updated kitchen, floor-to-ceiling casement windows in the dining room, a bay window and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and a first-floor den/office. There are hardwood floors throughout. Outside, there is a fenced-in yard, stone patio and perennial gardens. The circa 1948 house also has a partially finished basement and a one-car attached garage. Open 2 to 4 p.m.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Sept. 21

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 10:20pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

It’s another busy open house Sunday, with about 125 properties showing. Here are five:

glenridge0921_2105 Sherman Ave., Glen Ridge

List Price: $549,000

Taxes: $14,952

Acreage: n/a

4BR/2.1BA

This just-listed, just-renovated, 12-room colonial with Victorian details has an updated kitchen with a painted tin ceiling; a heated sunroom with a vaulted ceiling and beleved glass windows; and a third floor with an office, guest room, bonus room and full bathroom. Parquet floors, beamed ceilings and original panel doors are among the period details. There is a full, unfinished, walkout basement and a two-car detached garage. The house, built in 1890 and renovated this year, is on a dead-end street. Open 1 to 4 p.m.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Sept. 14

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 9:36am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s the busiest open house weekend in months, with more than 160 properties showing. This week’s highlights include new listings in Montclair, Glen Ridge and Bloomfield. And, a historic house in Bloomfield lived in by prominent local families is also open.

montclair091411 Willowdale Ct., Montclair

List Price: $369,000

Taxes: $8,750

Acreage: 0.12

3BR/2BA

New to the market, this eight-room colonial has an open floor plan, an updated kitchen with granite countertops, hardwood floors, a jacuzzi tub in the main bathroom, a fireplace in the living room, a bay window in the dining room and a patio. The heating and cooling systems have been upgraded, and the water heater and roof are newer. There is a finished, full basement. There is no garage. The house, built in 1923 and renovated in 2006, is located on a cul-de-sac. Open 1 to 4 p.m.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Sept. 7

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The open house scene has picked up with the new school year, with over 100 properties showing this weekend. Highlights include some new listings, recent reductions and the one-time home of first lady Frances Cleveland.

essexfells090730 Essex Rd., Essex Fells

List Price: $599,000

Taxes: $9,894

Acreage: 0.18

4BR/1.1BA

Recently reduced by $24,000, this seven-room colonial has a newer kitchen, hardwood floors and finishes and a master bedroom with a balcony. The roof, heating and central air are new. The seven-room house also has a fireplace in the living room; a walk-out backyard terrace; a partially finished, full, walkout basement; and a one-car attached garage. Open 1 to 4 p.m.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Aug. 31

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 10:08am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Just about 22 properties are open this Sunday. Many are touting reduced price tags.

glenridge083185 Park Ave., Unit 401, Glen Ridge

List Price: $515,000

Taxes: $13,712

Association Fee: $441

4BR/2.1BA

Situated on the top floor of The Reserve, this four-room condo, a corner unit, has an open floor plan, high ceilings, large windows, in-unit laundry, hardwood floors and many luxurious details, including cherry cabinets in the kitchen and marble in the master bathroom. The building, built in 2007, has a doorman, courtyard, clubhouse, exercise room and garage parking. The asking price was reduced by $20,000 (4%) two weeks ago; it’s been on the market for a little over two months. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

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