National Night Out And More

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This week we have the National Night Out on Tuesday night throughout Bergen County.  This is a community building event held annually on the first Tuesday in August.  It’s goal is to build stronger relationships among neighbors and between law enforcement and the public.  As a result, everyone in town is invited to this free event.  The idea is to have people  come together to know each other and the…

Father’s Day Weekend Events For You

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Father’s Day Weekend events include State Fair Meadowlands, a church feast in Lyndhurst, Open Cockpit Weekend and a walking tour of Historic New Bridge Landing. While the church feast began last night, I waited until today to post this.  Because I’m a mother, I didn’t want to announce anything in the middle of a school week.  So here we go! Our Lady of Mt Carmel Feast This began last night…

Coming Soon in Bergenfield

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I have a listing coming soon in Bergenfield.  My expectation is that the marketing will be ready by Thursday.  As a result, you’ll see it in the New Jersey MLS that afternoon.  But first, let’s look at Bergenfield as a location. Commuting to New York Advantage This is a single family house on a quiet street that’s also a short walk to NJ Transit express bus service to New York…

Your Home Is Your Retirement

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Your home is your retirement because it does several things for you all of which are good.  I’m going to show you just how important a home is to your retirement. Slow and Steady Wins the Race Remember learning about Aesop’s fables when you were young?  Every fable was a lesson in life.  One of the most well known is a race between a tortoise and a hare.  The proverb…

5 Sandburg Court in Teaneck NJ

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5 Sandburg Court is a glorious townhouse in the exclusive community of The Courts at Glenpointe.  Glenpointe is a small complex.  As a result  you may not know about it.  Allow me to tell you all about it. Glenpointe Glenpointe is an ambitious project created in the early 1980’s by Alfred Sanzari.  It incorporates 3 separate sections – The Glenpointe Hotel, Glenpointe office complex The Courts at Glenpointe  town home…

Holiday Menorah Lighting

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Holiday Menorah Lighting Hanukkah is 1 of the 2 major December holidays celebrated in Bergen County.  Christmas is the other followed by Kwanza and New Year’s Eve.  As a result many towns have both giant menorahs and Christmas trees in their town square or other public place.  Holiday menorah lighting usually includes a celebration too so it’s a lot of fun for all of us.   Here are menorah lightings…

Weekend Ideas in Bergen County

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The weather has turned colder than normal so here are some indoor weekend ideas in Bergen Co unty for you and your family to enjoy: Tenafly Street Fair and Craft Show Do you love crafts?  Love street fairs?  Come to Tenafly because the entire downtown business district will be one big open event.  Local stores will have amazing specials, tons of vendors, music, food, plenty of crafts and rides for…

First Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid – Here’s The 1st of 10 Articles

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Introduction First time home buyer mistakes can be deadly.  While home buyers today do a lot of research on the web, they are still vulnerable.  Because of this, I’ve written a series of 10 articles.  One for each issue.  Today we begin with the #1 – Getting pre qualified. A List of First Time Home Buyer Mistakes First time home buyer mistakes to avoid are the following: Getting pre qualified…

Bergen County Real Estate -1st Quarter 2018

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Bergen County Real Estate – 1st Quarter 2018 We are through the 1st quarter of the year so it’s time to look at how Bergen County real estate is doing.  We are doing very well indeed.  Looking at Bergen County as a whole, there should be no surprise to see sales are down.  This is due to a lack of homes for sale and not demand.  This has been a…

How to Get A Great Mortgage Rate

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The Best Place to Start How to get a great mortgage rate involves several different aspects of your life.  While all of them are important some are more so than others.  The best place to start is to find a great banker.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love the internet but nothing replaces a great mortgage professional. A great banker will do more than…