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2012 

This wonderful Four Bedroom, Two Bath Colonial, orginally built in 1937, sits perfectly on a .7 acre professionally landscaped lot on a lovely quiet cul de sac in everyone's favorite NW Bergen County towns --- Wyckoff! Spacious rooms, a renovated Kitchen, Great Room, Living Room w/fireplace, Din...
08/28/2012
Maybe it's just that I don't like to be told what to do, especially in my own home, but I think I'm ready to dust off my soapbox and stand up to bullies. As I previously blogged, after more than a year of calling, emailing, and sending registered letters regarding hideous, dead shrubs in the rear...
08/24/2012
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I get a lot of calls from people who are angry that their homes have dropped in value yet their taxes don't reflect that.  It's ironic that homeowners usually think their homes are worth far more than Realtors are telling them, yet when they see their assessments, they want them reduced by 25%.  ...
08/17/2012
I read a great article in today's New York Times, written by Jesse McKinley, on Open Houses in NYC.  While I realize Open Houses in the city aren't a mirror image of those in the burbs, the concept is pretty much the same.  You're inviting all manner of strangers into someone's home in the hope y...
08/12/2012
School systems in New Jersey vary greatly, but it's pretty much accepted that Bergen County schools stand out as some of the best in the state --- even in the country.  Northwest Bergen County is the hub of many of those schools, starting with Allendale.  Allendale is what we refer to as a "train...
08/11/2012
Except for my childhood --- when I lived in Asbury Park which is technically a city, but not a city like NYC --- I've lived in the suburbs. The suburbs at the Jersey Shore are nothing like they are in NW Bergen County which is where I've lived for the better part of my life, but it's still quiet ...
08/09/2012
I hae resisted home staging since it's inception because I think it's difficult to find stagers with great taste and affordable prices. It also takes more time than a lot of Sellers have, particularly those who are transferring out of the area and in a hurry to get there.  I'm also not convinced ...
08/03/2012
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