Real Estate

Edisons Slept Here or Near

Montclair may have Yogi and Bobbi, but West Orange can always name-drop its most famous resident Thomas Alva Edison. And realtors do like to remind us. In her newsletter, realtor Roberta Baldwin describes...

Bloomfield’s MacDaddy House For Sale

The highest price home on the market in Bloomfield is an attention getter. Tennis court, in-ground swimming pool, six bedrooms, 4.5 baths, mega porch, and even a conservatory. It's all situated on a little...

Better Living Through Paint

Some people search for a good dentist, a gentle gynecologist, a caring, patient therapist. For me, it's all about finding the right painter. Nothing brings me down more than staring at someone else's flocked,...

Architecture Envy

I've heard from more than a couple realtors that the kiss of death for selling a home in Montclair are abodes that scream modern. Ranches aren't usually big sellers, unless they are...

Long Days Journey Into Market

The prices in Baristaville can make one dizzy, but when homes linger, usually realtors come in and slash prices (sometimes just one week after being on the market). Could it be that times...

Taxing Questions

It's everyone's favorite complaint -- taxes are just way too high in Montclair. Yet, high taxes doesn't seem to be the only problem. How about inconsistency of taxes, from neighborhood to neighborhood, street...

I’ll Show You Ugly

  The solicitation starts like this... Do you have a one-of-a-kind bathroom? Home & Garden Television is looking for one-of-a-kind bathrooms to be featured on an upcoming special. Is your bathroom over the top,...

Priced to Sell

What's a matter? You can't even get $2 million for a mansion anymore? This custom-built spec house, which replaced a ranch at the corner of Ridgewood and Old Oak Road in Glen Ridge, was...

Staged To Sell

If you've walked through a crisp, clean home for sale and wondered "why doesn't my house look like that," usually the owners had nothing to do with it. House stagers or house...

Welcome To Cobble Court

It's hard to miss this home when doing the drive-by on Upper Mountain. Now, one of Montclair's architectural grande dames is up for sale. As documented in the Montclair Historical Society, the former...

Glen Ridge’s Stock Up?

It's been a while since Glen Ridge has seen a sale over $2,000,000, but sources tell us there may be one in progress. In fact, the last highest recorded sale in the area dates...

Soapy Sales

Granted John Lennon didn't sleep here, but for a diehard soap fan, buying this house on Upper Mountain Ave offers the chance to score some serious bragging rights. In it resided not one, but...

Spring Forward, Get Funky

The bright colors and whimsical window displays have teased me for a while, but I only recently had a chance to scope out Semplice (465 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair). Inside I was surprised. It's sort...

So Long, D. Marie

Furniture/decorating mavens are already mourning the loss of D. Marie Home, a sweet store located on South Park street and owned by Dina McGowan, where you could find just the right accessory to wake...

Clever Commute