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New Homes Slashing Prices

There's loads of new construction around Montclair, but even before folks have moved in, asking prices are already going down, as new urbanism takes a hit. Maybe folks aren't willing to pay so...

Maplewood Library to Kids: Drop Dead

Sure, denizens of Baristaville might covet their pool, but Maplewood can keep its library. From the New York Times... Every afternoon at Maplewood Middle School’s final bell, dozens of students pour across Baker Street to...

Checking Up On The Joneses

If too much partying over the holidays means you haven't kept up with Baristanet, you might have missed this nugget in comments, when Montclairians were puzzling over their home appraisals: As far as I could...

Realtors: Watch Your Back!

Want more evidence that the Internet is changing the way real estate deals play out? Disgrunted homeowners are exposing their frustrations with realtors in a very public way. Here's the house that started...

For Sale: Bragging Rights For Oldest Home

Have you ever ended up with two of something when you really only need one? That's what happened to Steve and Patty Kushner, who bought the property above at 140 Union. Built in 1740,...

Building The Anti-McMansion

The ranch house -- is it an endangered species in Montclair? If you see a ranch on a good sized piece of land -- buy it. Martin Schwartz did. The co-owner of Textured Home,...

Insert $2 Million McMansion Here

Life was simpler back in 1897, when 70 Plymouth Street first came to be. Nestled in the estate section, this four-bedroom French Normandy carriage house was probably home to many happy families, way before...

Developer Smackdown: Montclair

OK, we'll bite. It does sound more romantic than Christopher Court. Notting Hill Way... Get ready for the face-off between American Properties and Continental Properties. The former of Crisco fame, will have to contend...

House Hunting: Montclair

Just a short walk from the Montclair library, this 16-room stately home at 83 S. Fullerton Avenue has loads of leaded glass and period details, and sits on .67 acre. On the market...

Criscotopia?

In the sales world of the Crisco mansions, it's all about what's inside. Once you get past the location, the arms length distance from your neighbors, and the general lack of breathing space,...

Amenities Include ATM on Premises

Move over Siena. You've got company. Luxury townhomes above a bank -- what will they think of next? Dubbed the Town Homes of Upper Montclair, the building that houses Haven Bank and seems...

Update Your Real Estate Scorecards

Remember this new house on Grove? In fact, commenters had lots to say about it. Situated on a 76 X 150 lot, it did sell, this month, for $1,190,000. Meanwhile, Cobble Court, (below, at...

Welcome to Sienaland

Sure, it will always be the site of the Hahnes building, but here's how its replacement, Montclair's new residential paradise, the Siena, is being described to potential buyers in cyberspace...Situated at the intersection of...

Richie’s Real Estate Maneuver

When Richie Cecere, Jr. hung out his shingle and announced the launch of a new real estate alternative, Be Smart America, some realtors were not amused. It wasn't just the half page ads in...

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