Clifton, NJ Real Estate News

By Nicholas Tselepis
(Nicholas Real Estate)
  Maple Valley Clifton NJ Colonial Home For Sale If you are looking for the perfect 4 Bedroom Colonial hom on a quiet cul-de-sac, this beauty in the Maple Valley section of Clifton NJ is a must see! Situated perfectly in this sought after section of town everything you need is a short walk away. Schools shopping and transportation are all close by. If you are a commuter NYC is is minutes away as well as all the major highways.  Open the sliding glass doors of the Family Room in this wonderful Clifton NJ home and you can step out on the patio and into this serene, lovely manicured backyard.  There is plenty of room for everyone in the family to enjoy recreation and relaxation on this beautiful property.              From the moment you set foot in the ceramic tiled Entry Foyer of this im...
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About ten months ago you may recall my post about The Sopranos not being the only "family" in New Jersey and that The Godfather, Don Corleone's son in law, Carlo Rizziappearing at Buco Ristorante in Clifton, New Jersey for a meet and greet, wine tasting and performance. Well here we are FALLing forward in Clifton New Jersey.... and let's see what Buco Ristorante in Clifton, New Jersey has planned for the rest of 2010.  From a traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner.....   to an Italian Feast on Christmas Eve, lets ring in the New Year with Buco Ristorante..... Although celebrating the holidays in Clifton at Buco Ristorante seems like an appetizing desire, Buco' Ristorante is opened daily for lunch and dinner offering a variety of chef's specials and Buco Ristorante's Fall Specials.  Prin...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
As I wrote in my post last week about not only getting paid on October 29th but more importantly but paying it forward to my buyer.....I am thrilled to announce that I JUST SOLD 6 Barrister Street in Clifton New Jersey's Cambridge Crossings!! What an amazing 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath Dorchester model unit in Cambridge Crossings!  For those of you not familiar with Cambridge Crossings, Cambridge Crossings is located just off of Route 3, Route 46, and visible from the Garden State Parkway.  Inside its 24 hour guarded, gated community, Cambridge Crossings offers townhouse style living, equipped with a fitness center, clubhouse and swimming pool.  Located about 1/2 mile away from the Clifton train station, Cambridge Crossings makes the perfect home for the New York commuter.  Cambridge Crossings ...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Just 12 miles from New York City is K. Hovnanian’s active adult community, Four Seasons at Great Notch Spa and Club. This gated community technically sits in two different towns, Woodland Park and Clifton. This luxury New Jersey active adult community is only minutes from the hustle and bustle of the big apple yet offers a tranquil rural setting. The towns of Woodland Park and Clifton are well known for fantastic outdoor recreation including world-class golf and beautiful scenic parks. Throughout the community one will surely notice the magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline. The most discerning home buyer will appreciate the elegant touches through the magnificent 25,000 square foot clubhouse. It features a state-of-the-art fitness center with aerobics studios, an indoor swimming p...
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By Kristof Tabor
(RE/MAX Realty Professionals)
Understanding Foundation Problems Foundation problems may mean expensive repairs. Here’s what to look for and what you need to know to keep small concerns from becoming big headaches. Read Fast Fixes for Common Gutter Problems Maintaining gutters is the most important thing you can do to prevent water from damaging your house, and keeping them in shape is an easy homeowner task. Read Protect Yourself and Your Home from Flooding Few places in the country are considered free from flooding, so protect your home and family. Read 7 Signs You May Have a Drainage Problem Finding and addressing drainage problems when they’re smaller and easier to fix can save you thousands of dollars and plenty of headaches down the line. Read 8 Solutions to Common Wet-Basement Problems Solving wet-basement pr...
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By Kristof Tabor
(RE/MAX Realty Professionals)
Public Transportation Adds Value to Your Home Reprinted from HouseLogic with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Copyright 2010. Article From HouseLogic.com Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this.  All rights reserved. By: Sue Mellen   It's an urban (and suburban) myth that proximity to public transportation systems decreases property values and increases crime rates. In fact, just the opposite is true.  Increasingly, cities and towns are creating or expanding mass transportation to boost economic activity, provide convenient alternatives to costly highway systems, and dramatically reduce greenhouse emissions. In the past, homeowners feared that signs announcing construction of transit systems signaled lower property values, while serving as a virtual invitati...
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By Kristof Tabor
(RE/MAX Realty Professionals)
(New!) Hidden Costs of a Two-Story Addition A two-story addition project is fraught with cost variables. Here’s how to anticipate the hidden costs and stay on track. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2010 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
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By Kristof Tabor
(RE/MAX Realty Professionals)
  Homeowners Insurance: Is Mold Covered? Whether mold is covered by homeowners insurance often comes down to the source of moisture and the wording of a policy. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. © Copyright 2010 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®  
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By Hugo Meza
(Nicholas Real Estate)
Most people are familiar with the term short sale by now. Well, Not all because I have seen some realtors who does not know what they are yet. I kind wish i was one of them sometimes! That means they didnt deal with any short sale. :) I  think most realtor would agree with me that short sales are a pain in the neck! There are homeowners who are trying to modify their loan, but do not qualify for it. In my Opinion, their next best option might be short sale. Of course, this is case by case. I am sure an bankruptcy attorney somewhere there will disagree with me. Some benefits of a short sale ·  You are in control of the sale, not the bank. ·  You may sleep better at night knowing who is buying your home. ·  No social stigma of the "F" word, (foreclosure) ·  If multiple unit property, you ...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
For those that think the only "family" in New Jersey is The Sopranos think again.... The Godfather, Don Corleone's son in law, Carlo Rizzi [Gianni Russo] will be making an appearance for a meet and greet and performance at Buco Ristorante in Clifton, New Jersey on January 12, 2010. Enjoy a five course dinner and wine pairing featuring Gianni Russo's wine collection at Buco's for $49.95 per person.  The owners of Buco Ristorante, The Bucco Family [no relation to Tony Soprano's longtime childhood friend "Artie" Bucco), were the former owners of Martha's Vineyard Ristorante which was located on Route 3 West in Clifton, New Jersey for 25 years, relocating to Buco Ristorante in December of 1998.   So make your reservations, bring your camera, your favorite Godfather memorabilia to be autogr...
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By Hugo Meza
(Nicholas Real Estate)
I'd like to see how other realtors are handling Loan modifications. In my state (NJ), We cannot legally charge for processing loan modifications therefore I have to refer to attorneys or those who are doing loan modifications for living. What I sometimes do is analyze the person's situation to see if the bank would consider them for Obama's help for homeowners program. Most of those who came to my office do not qualify. I have suggested them to do a short sale, but they refused because they believe somebody could still help them therefore they end going somewhere else where somebody tells them they can do it. At the end, they end up doing nothing for them and the homeowner ending with even less money they had. I have also seen homeowners who have been paying on time, no hardship, no cha...
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By Matthew DeFede, Top Broker in Nutley New Jersey
(Realty Executives Elite Homes)
Priced properly with aggresive marketing any home can be under contract in 30 days or less, The Three Things Sellers Need Today Are, EXPOSURE, EXPOSURE, EXPOSURE, if your shopping for a discount broker and you have landed here please keep searching! if your looking to get your home sold for the most money and least amount of time YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE! Out of the many competetive advantages I have over most of the industry, only one advantage is most important to sellers. EXPOSURE. The question that we answer the most is "How are you going to market my home for sale?" Typically, a realtor has paper marketing (flyers and magazines), Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and word of mouth. You are currently looking at the biggest asset to a real estate company in today's new era of t...
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By Mark Menzella, We build websites for REALTORS®
(RE/Advantage)
While I am not sure everyone may know Giuseppe Rossi but for those of you who do not, he is a soccer player for the Italian National team.  But the interesting thing is he grew up here in the USA.  He was born and raised in Clifton, NJ and at the age of 13 left for Italy to play in the Youth Leagues.  He followed his dreams and they came true as he grew into a man. He is hoping to play for Italy in the 2010 Word Cup. My daughter is an avid soccer player and on Sunday in a soccer tournament in Philadelphia she had the chance to meet Giuseppe.  He was in the states for the summer and was watching his little cousin play.  What a nice role model he was.  With all the attention and the fact he was trying to watch his cousin play, he had the courtesy and class to still be attentive to all the...
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By Kristof Tabor
(RE/MAX Realty Professionals)
12/18/2008 Clifton, NJ “Are we at the bottom of the Real Estate market at this point in time?” and “How much lower can the prices of homes in Clifton, NJ go?” are probably the two questions that I hear the most from both the buyers and the sellers. My answer is “I do not know”. We all know that there are some models out there showing the prices declining another 10% or even 20% from today. There is also some anecdotal evidence that the market is bottoming at this point. I think the buyers are beginning to see the advantage of buying something now when they compare the rental cost to the purchase cost in our area. Case in point: I just had a price reduction on a three bedroom Cape Cod in the Albion section of Clifton. See the listing here http://clifton-nj.com/55PlochRd/index.htm. The pr...
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By Kristof Tabor
(RE/MAX Realty Professionals)
I just updated my sold statistics for Clifton, NJ and no surprise there; the prices are again sliding down. In the past three months single-family homes in Clifton lost about 3% of their value. The annual decline is about 11% (from November of 2007). There were only 20 closings for single-family homes in November 2008. This is an extremely low number for Clifton even at this time of a year. Another, disappointing news was that the average time on the market increased to 93 days from 77 days one month ago. Also the statistics show the difference between the average asking price in November which was $351,000 and average Sold Price of $322,000 increased dramatically. The difference is equal to 8.3%. This number is really alarming since it usually stays around 3-4% (in 2007 the average wa...
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By Jim Albano, Team - Jean-Marie Vantuno / Realtors North Jersey Real Estate
(Prudential Damiano Realty )
As voted by the Bergen Record's Readers Survey - North Jersey's best Hot Dog can be found at The Located at 669 Lexington Ave in Clifton NJ - right across the street from Nash Park. The Hot Grill opened it's doors on October 13, 1961 - Friday the 13th no less - and it's been nothing but good fortune and great food being served ever since by Domenick Sportelli and his three partners. Known for miles around for these delights Texas Weiners (yes, in NJ!) or better known as 2 all the way! Also, the fries with gravy are a special treat that only customers of the Hot Grill can truly appreciate. The Hot Grill has a loyal following of fans that span several generations. One visit here and you're hooked! In recent years, the Hot Grill has been featured on local cable channel commercials with the...
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By Jim Albano, Team - Jean-Marie Vantuno / Realtors North Jersey Real Estate
(Prudential Damiano Realty )
Jim Albano | Prudential Damiano Realty | 973-256-0303 290 Union Avenue, Clifton, NJ Newly Renovated Lovely Colonial 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $439,000 Year Built 1913 Sq Footage Unspecified Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 4 Lot Size 5,898 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This beautiful Colonial features a newly renovated eat in kitchen with maple cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, 2 new bathrooms, a new 30 yr Timberline roof, new windows, new heating and A/C system, new flooring throughout and this home has a flowing floor plan that offers a generous amount of space. For additional information and photos visit: www.yourhomenorthjersey.com For Open House info: www.ohnj.net see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Walk-i...
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