Paramus, NJ Real Estate News

By Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ
(Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
. In the heart of Bergen County, NJ is the town of Paramus.   Widely known for it's abundance of commerce, Paramus boasts 4 major malls, including the state renowned Garden State Plaza. Route 17, which is home to 3 of these malls, also houses the Paramus IKEA - which as most know, can consume your entire day !!!   In addition to the commerce, Paramus is a desirable place to live. Many newly constructed neighborhoods, along with areas dating back to the early 1900s, Paramus has neighborhoods for everyone.   ...and the business outlets mentioned above have continued to bring in valuable revenue for the town, and have served to keep the residents' property taxes low !! There are currently 142 homes for sale as of 3/31/2010, with an average home value of $665,628. Couple that with the well ...
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By Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ
(Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Bergen Town Center - Paramus NJ   After a multi-million dollar makeover, the new Bergen Town Center is a dazzling new modern mall alongside Route 4 in Paramus, NJ ! Easy access from Route 4, 17 or Garden State Parkway, the Bergen Town Center offers a great variety of shopping just 1 mile from NJ's biggest Mall the Garden State Plaza.   Stores located at the Bergen Town Center include: Department Stores Century 21 Department Store Target SuperMarkets Target Whole Foods Market Apparel - Women's Avenue Dress Barn Filene's Basement Gap Outlet Guess Factory (Spring 2010) Maidenform - NOW OPEN! Marshalls New York & Company Nike Factory Store Nordstrom Rack Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH Timberland Factory Store Tommy Hilfiger U.S. Polo Assn. Apparel - Men’s Filene's Basement Gap Outlet Guess Facto...
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By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Bergen County, NJ Nor'easter 3/13/10 Bergen County, NJ recently experienced a terrible nor'easter that caused destruction &  left many still without power.  The storm started Friday, March 12, 2010 and reached it's peak on Saturday. Many other areas in New Jersey experienced flooding, power outages, property damage and even deaths related to this nor'easter.  I had no electicity in Ridgewood, NJ from Saturday-Sunday night. My parents in Paramus are still without electricity. PSE&G is expecting it to possibly return on Thursday. While I was out working (just like the mailmen), I took some pictures of the devastation the storm has caused: This tree fell on a 2 car detached garage on Midland Avenue in Paramus, NJ. This tree pulled down power lines and struck a car on Spring Valley Road in ...
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By Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ
(Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Paramus Homes For Sale Summary | February 2010 Market Report       Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed per the NJMLS. Paramus offers a terrific opportunity to live in a Bergen County town with traditionally low taxes - this is largely due to the high volume of commerce that Paramus provides. The private neighborhoods make living enjoyable, while still having the accessibility to New York City via many major highways or public transportation with buses or nearby trains. Paramus is also the home of "Van Saun Park" - a fabulous park with a Zoo, a Kids Train Ride, a Carousel, pony rides, swing parks, tennis courts and picnic areas ! -- Truly a great place to take the family ! If you would like to be emailed the full listing details on current homes for sale in Paramus, please cal...
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By Craig Andriulli, Vice President NMLS #212830
(Bond Street Mortgage NMLS #191351)
As we all have bared witness to, many changes have been arising in the mortgage world with 2010.  For instance, all mortgage companies are now equipped with new 2010 good faith estimates that must be coordinated with all parties involved in the purchase transaction and spot approvals for unapproved condo complexes are no longer eligible for FHA.  Please expect more changes to come for the year of 2010 with FHA and Conventional guidelines because default ratios on existing mortgages are up. Therefore, although we are subject to abide by these new and sudden revisions, we must learn to navigate through them as we prepare best to serve our clients in the best possible way.  Instead of being disheartened with change, we must learn to adapt to change so we can propel ourselves to the top of ...
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By Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ
(Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Paramus Homes For Sale Summary | January 2010 Market Report       Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed per the NJMLS. Paramus offers a terrific opportunity to live in a Bergen County town with traditionally low taxes - this is largely due to the high volume of commerce that Paramus provides. The private neighborhoods make living enjoyable, while still having the accessibility to New York City via many major highways or public transportation with buses or nearby trains. Paramus is also the home of "Van Saun Park" - a fabulous park with a Zoo, a Kids Train Ride, a Carousel, pony rides, swing parks, tennis courts and picnic areas ! -- Truly a great place to take the family ! If you would like to be emailed the full listing details on current homes for sale in Paramus, please call...
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By Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ
(Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
For those people in parts of the country who are experiencing snow storms at this time of year, it may behoove you to mentally and physically prepare yourself so you do not end up flat on your back and stiff as a board the following day !! Here in the New York / New Jersey area, we are expecting 24 hrs of snow starting tonight, and an accumulation of about a foot of the white stuff, so I was reminded by a chiropractor friend of mine about a few tips to follow, to reduce the likelihood of injury following the snow shoveling that I am gearing up for ! These include: When shoveling snow, especially the elderly or anyone with high blood pressure, coffee and snow shoveling do not mix, Coffee can temporarily cause enough capillary constriction and thus raise blood pressure, that combined with...
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By Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ
(Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Paramus Homes For Sale Summary | YEAR 2009 Market Report       Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed per the NJMLS. Paramus offers a terrific opportunity to live in a Bergen County town with traditionally low taxes - this is largely due to the high volume of commerce that Paramus provides. The private neighborhoods make living enjoyable, while still having the accessibility to New York City via many major highways or public transportation with buses or nearby trains. Paramus is also the home of "Van Saun Park" - a fabulous park with a Zoo, a Kids Train Ride, a Carousel, pony rides, swing parks, tennis courts and picnic areas ! -- Truly a great place to take the family ! If you would like to be emailed the full listing details on current homes for sale in Paramus, please call lo...
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By Eric J, Dream Home Financing
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
Bergen County Mortgage Loans and Lenders If you are planning to buy your dream home or refinance in Bergen County, then please allow a Bergen County Lender such as Dream Home Financing the opportunity to help you to get the best combination of low mortgage rates and fees in Bergen County. We have access to some unique programs to satisfy everyone. Self employed borrowers in Bergen County can benefit from stated income loans.  Borrowers with low credit scores can get an FHA mortgage loan in Bergen County with scores as low as 500! Your first step is to contact us either by phone or by completing a FREE QUOTE form so we can fully assess your needs and call you with some options. If you are planning to shop for a home, we can then provide you with a pre-qualification letter which is absol...
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By Lisa Hammerstein, Pascack Valley NJ Real Estate - Bergen County
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Paramus NJ Real Estate Report|December 09' Single Family Home Sales saw  Seventeen homes closing in the month of December.  As the holidays roll in, Buyers can still take advantage of some wonderful opportunities to own a piece of Small Town America!  There's no place like a New  Paramus Home! The town of Paramus is constantly changing to keep up with the times while maintaining that desirable small town feel.  Residents can take advantage of the many amenities offered by this bustling Bergen County town.     Paramus, NJ December 09' Real Estate Market Activity:  Total Homes Sold..........................17 Average List Price..............$ 787,785 Average Sold Price.............$ 696,712 Median Sold Price..............$ 690,500 Sale/List Price....................... 88.439  (11-12% dif...
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By Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Bergen County New Jersey, Paramus in Spring A Picture is worth a thousand words in  Bergen County, New Jersey.  Winter has been cold but soon the landscape will become alive once more with Spring color.  The flowering trees in the Garden State as seen from the town of Paramus is one of the many pictures worth a thousand words in Bergen County.  Just imagine what a delight it is to see the sights of Spring as the flowering cherry blossoms and Magnolias burst open on a Spring day.  It won't be long now.
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By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Paramus homes sales statistics for December, 2009   Statistics for: Entire MLS As of: 1/12/2010 4:49:51 PM Prop Type:  Residential County:  BERGEN Area:  PARAMUS   Beginning: 12/1/2009 Ending:   12/31/2009 Listing Status        Total        Total List/Sale Dollars  Average ListPrice Average SoldPrice Median SoldPrice Sale Price/List Price* Sold 17  $ 11,844,100  $ 787,785  $ 696,712  $ 690,500   88.439 Co-Broker 15  $ 10,299,100  $ 746,227  $ 686,607  $ 605,000   92.010 List/Sold 2  $ 1,545,000  $ 1,099,475  $ 772,500  $ 772,500   70.261 New 9  $ 5,710,607  $ 634,512       Under Contract 13  $ 7,342,500  $ 564,808       Withdrawn 11  $ 7,708,457  $ 700,769       Expired 8  $ 8,673,000  $ 1,084,125       Back on Market 2  $ 954,000  $ 477,000       Extended 21  $ 21,444,700  $ 1,021,176...
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By Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ
(Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Dont be surprised if Mortgage Rates start CLIMBING VERY SOON !!!!!   Today I got two emails from clients disappointed that their mortgage rates had just gone up. Their loan officers told them this morning that because they hadnt locked in a rate yet, that today their rate was up about a quarter of a point. Now while that is not the end of the world, it's still a higher rate than they would have had a little while ago, (and almost a point higher than they could have had a few months ago). I talked to a number of Loan Officers over the last few weeks and they all seemed to say the same thing, that rates are going to start climbing ... and likely sooner rather than later. Unhappy Borrower's rate went up today !   I read an interesting explanation for this today in an email from a NJ Loan O...
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By Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ
(Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Paramus Homes For Sale Summary | November 2009 Market Report       Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed per the NJMLS. Paramus offers a terrific opportunity to live in a Bergen County town with traditionally low taxes - this is largely due to the high volume of commerce that Paramus provides. The private neighborhoods make living enjoyable, while still having the accessibility to New York City via many major highways or public transportation with buses or nearby trains. Paramus is also the home of "Van Saun Park" - a fabulous park with a Zoo, a Kids Train Ride, a Carousel, pony rides, swing parks, tennis courts and picnic areas ! -- Truly a great place to take the family ! If you would like to be emailed the full listing details on current homes for sale in Paramus, please cal...
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By Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Oddly, in 1996 the United Nations General Assembly declared 2009 as the International Year of Natural Fibers, ostensibly to raise awareness and stimulate demand for natural fibers, especially silk. Well, maybe it's working. These days, silk is one of the most popular fabrics in window fashion. Nothing compares to the texture, luster, hand (how well the fabric drapes), and brilliance of silk. In the Odyssey, when Odysseus, while pretending to be someone else, is questioned by Penelope about her husband's clothing, he says that he wore a shirt "gleaming like the skin of a dried onion," which almost certainly refers to the lustrous quality of silk fabric. When made into stationary side panels and draped from a distinctive decorative rod, silk flanks your window, framing and defining it, an...
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By Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ
(Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Paramus Homes For Sale Summary | October 2009 Market Report       Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed per the NJMLS. Paramus offers a terrific opportunity to live in a Bergen County town with traditionally low taxes - this is largely due to the high volume of commerce that Paramus provides. The private neighborhoods make living enjoyable, while still having the accessibility to New York City via many major highways or public transportation with buses or nearby trains. Paramus is also the home of "Van Saun Park" - a fabulous park with a Zoo, a Kids Train Ride, a Carousel, pony rides, swing parks, tennis courts and picnic areas ! -- Truly a great place to take the family ! If you would like to be emailed the full listing details on current homes for sale in Paramus, please call...
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By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
  EFFECTIVE LISTING PRICE & MARKETING HELPS THIS PARAMUS, NJ HOME SELL FAST!!!! ***Only 23 days on the market!!***      This PARAMUS, NJ home just closed for $370,000.       8/12/09 Original asking price $389,000.                                                  8/29/09 Price change to $379,000 (in conjunction with a public open house). 8/27-9/1/09 = Received 4 offers - 1 of which was $380,000& the seller accepted. After home inspection negotiations ($10,000 credit to buyers), sold for $370,000 on 10/27/09.  ***Only 23 days on the market***.  Homes sell when they are priced well! Thinking of selling a Bergen County, NJ home for the most money in the shortest time?  Contact Jeana Cowie of Re/Max Real Estate Ltd 201-982-2200. View my website at www.jeanacowie.com. E-mail jmcowie@optonlin...
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By Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ
(Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
..Friendly Reminder ! ... ... this Saturday night (Sunday morning at 2am) our clocks go BACK AN HOUR !   ...and remember, this means a precious extra hour of sleep !!   Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!      
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By Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ
(Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Tom Sawyer Diner - 98 East Ridgewood Ave, Paramus NJ   Recently Renovated, the Tom Sawyer Diner is a Diner for the year 2009 !     Not your normal diner, Tom Sawyer's architectural design makes this eatery a sharp dressed palace to stop by and dine. The menu was updated this month - October 2009 - and offers a great selection from wraps and paninis, pastas and seafood, and of course the standard omelette's and burgers you'd expect at a diner ! ... however here are a few versions of their Specialty Burgers that are unique to tom Sawyer ! Top of the World BurgerBacon, cheddar, sauteed mushrooms & Onions Tuscan BurgerFresh mozzarella, roasted peppers Aztec BurgerAvocado, bacon, monterray cheese, cheddar cheese Babylon BurgerSwiss cheese, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, mesclun greens,...
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By Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ
(Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Paramus Homes For Sale Summary | September 2009 Market Report       Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed per the NJMLS. Paramus offers a terrific opportunity to live in a Bergen County town with traditionally low taxes - this is largely due to the high volume of commerce that Paramus provides. The private neighborhoods make living enjoyable, while still having the accessibility to New York City via many major highways or public transportation with buses or nearby trains. Paramus is also the home of "Van Saun Park" - a fabulous park with a Zoo, a Kids Train Ride, a Carousel, pony rides, swing parks, tennis courts and picnic areas ! -- Truly a great place to take the family ! If you would like to be emailed the full listing details on current homes for sale in Paramus, please ca...
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