Real Estate

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...

Talk About Staying Power

Despite all the stories about multiple offers, bidding wars and homes snapped up in under a week on market, there are still plenty of homes in Baristaville, like forlorn puppies with big brown eyes...

Craving McMansions

Is bigger really better? Seems a lot of new buyers in Montclair with money to burn want land, lots of land, and rooms to spare. According to realtor Roberta Baldwin, there are currently...

Antique Lovers’ Paradise

Whether you're marveling at myriad snippets of fabric crafted together to create a wondrous Victorian crazy quilt (complete with a DAR delegate ribbon) at Betsy Telford's booth, or gawking at diamonds of J....

Only in Baristaville

Linden Avenue is one of those thoroughfares that makes Baristaville so interesting. Where else can you find a home for sale for $175,000, and another that recently sold for almost a million more,...