Mahwah, NJ Real Estate News

By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
Please help the Mahwah High School Girls SOCCER Teams raise money for the upcoming season ---- by attending a fabulous family oriented MOVIE NIGHT at Mahwah High School on June 14. The money raised is used to purchase uniforms, warm-ups, equipment, training and tournament play. PREPURCHASE the wrist bands to enter  --- email me at CupaT@aol.com  --- and one of the players will deliver them to you this weekend or they will be mailed.   Sponsors NEEDED --- contact me for several fabulous sponsorship opportunities including sampling, signage, handouts, etc.     Thank you for supporting Mahwah Soccer. I am sure it will become an annual event.  -------------------------------------------------------------- COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE   *MAHWAH HIGH SCHOOL *  GIRLS SOCCER PROGRAM     SATURDAY, J...
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By Richard Pilla
(United Sales Associates Realty, Inc. RJ Pilla, ABR, CRS, GRI)
Mahwah & Ramsey homes plus other real estate for sale or rent in Bergen County New Jersey Please join me in celebrating 15 years (1993 - 2008) of real estate sales and service. As a real estate broker in New York and New Jersey, I appreciate the many differences of living and working in these areas. My local service area includes Rockland County, NY, Orange County, NY and Bergen County, NJ. As a long time home owner and resident (since 1974) living in Rockland County, its been exciting to be a part of it and to watch how it develops into one of the most desirable and sought after places to live. BIO: As a child growing up in New York City, I was very active in sports. One of my early and most exciting memories is of playing in little league baseball one afternoon. My parents were watchi...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
My good friend Angela has asked me to share and invite you to: ------ MEET MAYOR DICK MARTEL AND MEMBERS OF THE TOWN COUNCIL   WANT TO MAKE A MORE INFORMED VOTING DECISION?   WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE ISSUES?   WANT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF AN IMPORTANT ISSUE?   WANT TO EXPRESS AN OPINION TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS?   WANT TO ASK QUESTIONS THAT HAVE ALWAYS PUZZLED YOU?       IF SO, THERE WILL BE AN OPEN HOUSE ... Open House                When:  FRIDAY MAY 9th  from 7 - 9 PM      Where:  133 RUTHERFORD ROAD   CO-HOSTED BY YOUR Friends and Neighbors   ANGELA CLARKIN AND HARRY WILLIAMS   REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED Join Us...For more information contact Angela at AClarkin@aol.com .
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
 ANNUAL Golf Classic at Apple Ridge Country Club --- Monday, May 19th Please come join us for the Annual Mahwah Schools Foundation Golf Outing at the Apple Ridge Golf Course in Mahwah. All proceeds benefit the Mahwah Schools to help supplement school programming. We are all very proud of our friend Darryl --- come out and join the fun!For more information click http://www.themsf.org/ . Follow the link for the golf outing to sign up, donate or to sponsor a TEE.... The Mahwah Schools Foundation has proudly chosen Darryl Secor as the 9th Annual Golf Honoree. As owner and operator of Secor Farms, Mr. Secor runs a business with deep roots in Mahwah. Started by his great grandfather, the original location consisted of 50 acres of land in Upper Saddle River purchased when the family moved from...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
 I took this photo early this morning outside of Rio Vista's Walsh Hall. It is a beautiful Spring Day --- so I thought it was time to visit the SALES Data to garner some insight into the sales picture for Mahwah over the past 6 months for single family residences. I also included the last 6 months for the homes under contract or pending sale. From the chart below, you can see when homes are priced right.... they sell...some at the higher end of the price range...going into contract pretty quickly ( contrary to the media's point of view ). Location and pricing are key to fast sales in this ( or any other market ) *** Data taken on 04/29/2008 from the NJMLS of single family homes either under contract ( 6 months ) or sold (6months). ***Status#AverageMinimumMaximumAvg DOMActive :85$1,210,4...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner! Listed below are some of the fabulous Recreation Events that are planned in Mahwah. There is something on the list for everyone --- so come on out and join the fun. You will meet new friends, neighbors and you will enjoy the many benefits that living in Mahwah has to offer you and your family. Youth Sports Parade - May 3All spring sports athletes are invited to kick-off their season by marching in the annual Spring Sports Parade on May 3 rd at 9:30 AM. Parents should coordinate with their team's coaches and meet at the Betsy Ross School at 9 am. Parade immediately follows. All players and coaches are asked to wear their TEAM shirt, hat and/or uniforms.  * Refreshments will be served at the end of the parade. 19th Annual Fishing Contes...
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For those of us who live, work or play in Mahwah, we were so thrilled to be acknowledged as one of the Top 10 places to live in NJ. New Jersey Monthly Magazine (based on research from the Monmouth University Polling Institute) ranked 566 municipalities in NJ and Mahwah was the only Bergen County town to make the cut and came in at #9!OK, what's so great about Mahwah you might be wondering... Towns were rated on property taxes, home values, population growth, land development, employment, crime rate, school performance & proximity to services.  Household income was not considered, and home prices were measured based on their rate of increase over the last five years instead of their current prices.Low crime, low unemployment, proximity to hospitals, more open land and slow growth were al...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
 Six major lenders including: Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Countrywide Financial Corp., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Washington Mutual Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co., have promised to help homeowners who have missed payments for 90 days by allowing an extended 30 days to negotiate reduced rates and payments. The lenders have formed what is being called the HOPE Now ALLIANCE. They have designed a program, called Project Lifeline, which is aimed at homeowners who face a real risk of losing their home, but have not yet addressed the problem.Under the proposed plan , lenders will reach out to homeowners via a letter offering them the opportunity to "freeze" or renegotiate their rate in hopes of helping them with a smaller monthly payment. According to the website http://www.treas.gov/pres...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
 Now is the time to register for Spring Sports!For more information please go to www.MahwahYouthSports.org  and click on your sport to register. Available sports include: baseball, lacrosse, track and field and MORE. Those interested in Rec baseball must register by March 1 st. If you are not registered by that deadline you may not be placed on a team so... hurry ... go to the website and register NOW!Volunteer coaches are needed as well. So, if you are interested, please go to the site and click on the volunteer link on the left hand column. Thanks to all that come out to help the kids....
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
  In this market --- we all want to sell homes and sell homes fast! What would help buyers decide that a home is just right for them? What, if anything, would help a buyer who is sifting through a lot of real estate inventory, reduced prices, locations or markets, and a media frenzy of not so hot real estate news --- feel better about his or her purchase decision? This is, after all, the largest financial decision of anyone's life. I have wrestled with this over the past two years. So, I do what I always do when I don't know the answer. I do alot of research. I went through tons of online real estate trends from national and state real estate organizations and mls data. I talked with my sellers. I chatted with buyers. I even had lengthy, informal conversations with my competitors. Then,...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
Just thought I would wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Proserous New Year...and at the same time, I thought I would share an effective way to get your name out there amongst your farm --- all year round. A great way to keep in touch with your contacts is to remind them that you are here... and that you are thinking of THEM. I create emails, cards and postcards throughout the year that commemorate events, birthdays, anniversaries and other unique seasonal themes primarily to stay in touch. My SOI ( sphere of influence) loves these. The beautiful thing is that it keeps you top of mind in a soft sell manner. You can save the hard sell for the right time and the right place. The eCard below features my very own Shar-Pei, "Mr. B." He is sort of a local celeb in our town for his, well..., cr...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
You are invited to join the MAHWAH SPORTS BOOSTERSto Celebrate Valentine's Day at their annual Valentine's DAY Dance!All proceeds benefit all Mahwah High School sports programs. Saturday, February 9, 20087:30 to 11:30 PMMahwah Elks ClubOne Foxwood LaneMahwah, NJ 07430$ 50 per ticket includesBEEFSTEAK Dinner, beer, wine and soda, 5 tricky tickets and dancing!For more information contact: Denise Heitman at 201.512.9257 or email me at CupaT@aol.com  for more information. This annual event is a terrific way to help ...andd great FUN, too!For more information about the Mahwah Sports Booster Club clickhttp://www.mhstsbc.org/ Please tell them that Pamela Stetson sent you  ;) !
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
 Listing SOLD!One of the fabulous feelings --- in the real estate business --- is selling your own listing. Recently, I had listed a gorgeous home in one of  the best locations in the beautiful, private neighborhood of Rio Vista Estates, Mahwah. After my listings sell, I like to review what works from a marketing standpoint (and of course, what does not work) so that I have a firm grasp for future home marketing plans and to evaluate the effectiveness of costs, tactics and media. This four bedrooms, 3.5 baths home located in the heart of Rio Vista on a large, flat one acre lot was a popular destination with OPEN HOUSE visitors and was priced well according to area comps. Of particular interest from a marketing standpoint, was that visitors primarily came from: ( in this order )1. Neighb...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
Get $100.00 free Joker's Dollars with every paid admission.Seating is limited so register early!The Mahwah Schools FoundationBoard of TrusteesCordially invite you to attend The Joker's Wild - A Winter's Eve Gala-ThursdayFebruary 28, 20086:30 PM - 11:30 PM The Venetian546 River Drive , Garfield, NJ6:30 PM Cocktails7:00 PM Gaming Tables Open Cocktails, Dinner, Dancing and Auction  Keys tio the Kingdom for Cash Prizes Joker's Jewel - Valued at $1500.00 Bus services availableFor more information and details go to: www.themsf.org  .
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
Ramapo College of New Jersey located in Mahwah offers a fabulous performing arts schedule this winter and spring 2008. For area residents, the school offers a vast array of programs --- most of which is New York caliber --- right here in MAHWAH, New Jersey. Take time out to see what the Berrie Center has to offer.  Jazz at the Berrie Center presentsSinging Astaire: A Fred Astaire SongbookFeaturing Hilary Kole, Eric Comstock, Christopher GinesFebruary 9, 8 p.m., Sharp Theater  Jazz at the Berrie Center presents"Our Father Who Art Blakey"Valery Ponomarev and Alumni of the Jazz Messengers March 15, 8 p.m., Sharp Theater Nobodies of ComedyThe Funniest Comics You've Never Heard OfApril 26, 8 p.m., Sharp Theater More programs are available --- go to www.Ramapo.edu/berriecenter  for more infor...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
  I ran some numbers today to gleen some insight into the sales picture for Mahwah over the past 6 months. I also included the last 3 months for the homes under contract or pending sale. From the chart below, you can see when homes are priced right.... they sell...some at the higher end of the price range...going into contract pretty quickly ( contrary to the media's point of view ). Two homes in RIO VISTA went into attorney review or under contract in less than 14 days. The real estate market is LOCAL and when homes are priced well...they sell well... *** Data taken on 1/25/08 from the NJMLS of single family homes either under contract ( 3 months ) or sold (6months). ***Status#AverageMinimumMaximumAvg DOMUnder Contract :9$1,055,944$699,900$1,549,00088Sold :79$1,049,199$500,000$3,800,00...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
 This beautiful brick building was once the home to the Newark Catholic Archdocese and Seton Hall Seminary features 92 condominium units set in the heart of the private enclave of Rio Vista Mahwah. The building is divided into 5 sections also known as towers and is aptly named Walsh Hall after the late Archbishop Thomas J. Walsh (1928-52), who spearheaded the expansion of Seton Hall's seminary campus to the former Darlington Estate between 1933-37. The Seminary remained active until 1982 when the Mahwah over 440 acre campus was sold to Darlington Associates. Restored Fountain in front of Walsh Hall. After a total renovation, Walsh Hall is one of the premier luxury buildings in Bergen County. The building features: 5 elevators, 276 parking spaces plus 64 covered deeded spaces, Clubhouse ...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
What a wonderful place to call home. Mahwah is often referred to as "Bergen County's Parkland" because within it's 26 mile borders are over 5,000 acres of parks and passive recreation areas. The Ramapo County Reservation offers many, many trails for hiking, fishing, dog walking and on any given weekend you can see friends and neighbors taking advantage of the beautiful mountain terrain. You may also camp along the ramapo river or bring your canoe for hours of fun & exploration. The Campgaw Reservation offers over 1,100 acres for hiking and camping. It also features a ski area with a  1,650 foot long chair lift run and man made snow. The park also offers tubing, snowboarding,  a lodge with a fireplace and refreshments and it is a popular place with the young crowd during the week. Visit ...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
Main Entrance to Rio Vista MahwahRio Vista Mahwah is an upscale enclave set on over 466 acres of private wooded land and it is surrounded by literally thousands of acres of Bergen County parkland. The original developers of the community, Darlington Associates, designed a series of one, two and even three acre homesites that surround the over 50,000 square foot Crocker Mansion. The property was once owned by the Newark Archdiocese and was once a Jesuit Seminary and college. Walsh HallThere are many home types to choose from including: single family custom built estate homes; patio or detached townhomes called Darlington Village; and one & two level townhomes located in Walsh Hall. These homes are all set within green belted areas and common use areas for residents including the pool, re...
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By Pamela STETSON, I would love to help you buy or sell your home!
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors)
This fabulous, private Deerhaven on the Ramapo location in Mahwah offers a wooded refuge perfect for a weekend home or make this one - the home of your dreams. This wonderful, old family home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac and it's bordered by over 1,000 acres of Bergen County parkland. This home is a nature lover's delight. The property offers access to state land for plenty of hiking, fishing and privacy. Another border is an English 43 Acre farm that is currently for sale as well and is estimated at $23 million dollars. The home is very comfortable with hardwood floors, finished basement level, decks, stone patios and even a secluded pool area ... all within 30 minutes of New York City and mid-town Manhatten. The home definately needs work and TLC but with vision this home, lo...
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