Tenafly & Bergen County Home Buyers Love New Kitchens and New Baths

Tenafly 80 Woodland Park Drive - New Kitchen

              There is a lot to be said for NEW!  While Tenafly home buyers are looking to get more bang for their buck they are willing to pay more for newer kitchens &  newer bathrooms.  Realizing this, some savvy sellers are willing to make an investment in their older, soon to [...]

Bergen County Singles, Want A Date? Buy A Home

Home ownership the ultimate aphrodisiac

By Les Christie @CNNMoney  More than a third of women and 18% of men said they would much rather date a homeowner than a renter. 62% of both sexes prefer dating singles who live alone. Well it seems that  home ownership is definitely an  aphrodisiac for both sexes when it comes to dating. The singles that face [...]

Cresskill Residence At 87 Hoover Drive Caught on Fire

Cresskill Fire At 87 Hoover Drive

LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2012, BY MARC LIGHT DALE STAFF WRITER NORTHERN VALLEY SUBURBANITE Extensive damage was caused to the residence located at 87 Hoover Drive on Cresskill’s East Hill when a  fire broke out on February 9th around 9:30 pm. Nobody was in the 12,000 square-foot home during the fire, and the fire took [...]

The Water Alert to Boil Water in Tenafly, Englewood Cliffs, Englewood & Northern Fort Lee Is Lifted

Tenafly Boil Water Advisory Lifted

An advisory to boil water has been called off on Monday. Following a valve repair on Route 9W United Water issued an advisory on Sunday to affected residents of Tenafly, Englewood Cliffs, Englewood and Northern Fort Lee  calling for  the following measures: * Run water faucets for three to five minutes to flush the service connection and interior [...]

How Will The Federal Budget Proposal to Cut The Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) affect Bergen County Home Owners?

Proposed Mortgage Interest Deduction

The federal  budget proposes to  reduce the value of itemized deductions for wealthier households to 28 percent for married couples with incomes over $250,000 and individuals with income over $200,000. Currently, depending on the tax bracket these households are in, the value of their deductions could be as high as 33 or 35 percent. For Bergen [...]

Tenafly Community Events, News and Happenings

Tenafly News, Events, Happenings

  Tenafly- The opportunity Shop at The Church of The Atonement (97 Highwood Ave )announced its buy 2 get one free -sale to be held during February on Thursdays 10am to 4pm and, on Saturdays 10am to 1pm. The store will feature a variety of clothing from new to slightly uses, children’s . The non- [...]

Former Tenafly Resident Ralph Cioffi’s Proposed Settlement …

Ex Tenafly Resident Ralph Cioffi

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012 LAST UPDATED: MONDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2012, 6:09 PM  BY HUGH R. MORLEY STAFF WRITER THE RECORD The former Tenafly resident who used  to live on Tenafly’s East Hill &  Bear Sterns executive,  Ralph Cioffi who was acquitted in a 2009  of securities fraud and conspiracy related to the hedge funds that were managed by him while [...]

Cresskill To Get A New Culinary Venue This Spring

Farmhouse Cafe To Open in Cresskill May 2012

Some of you must have wondered about the Swiss Chalet like structure going up on 15 East Madison Ave in Cresskill… Well, the soon to open Farmhouse Cafe will be the new addition to the Tenafly, Cresskill, Closter  & Demarest  neighborhoods. The Cafe is slated to open May 2012. The  Farmhouse Cafe is the new imitative of Tenafly [...]

New Jersey Real Estate Taxes Rose 2.4% And Are still Highest In The Nation

Housing to Improve in 2012

While rising at a slower rate than in previous years, NJ Real estate taxes rose by 2.4% in 2011according to data released by Department of Community Affairs. The average rise was $183 from 2010 to 2011 (2.4%) versus a rise of 4.1% from 2009 to 2010. Statewide the highest increase was in Patterson Bergen County an increase of [...]

Is 2012 The Housing Turn Around Year In Bergen County?

Single Family Sales Jan 2012 vs Jan 2011

  The Year has started with mixed performance in the various towns. However it seems that towns like Tenafly will continue to show stellar performance. The confluence of low inventory, high employment, historically low prices, low interest rates, exceptional school system and, proximity to Manhattan seem to be a mix that will not repeat itself once the [...]