Bergen County Appraisers Are Putting Higher Values On Homes Again

Bergen County Homes Appraise Higher

While the last 5-6 years saw many sales  derail due to low-ball appraisals, appraisers are now valuing Bergen County  homes at or above their selling prices. This is true for many towns such as Tenafly, Demarest and other neighboring towns. The major reasons for this are shrunken inventories and, a steady appreciation in values.  With appraisals  being as [...]

Tenafly Residential Sales Show Price Increases….

Tenafly Prices Going Up

Tenafly residential sales in the first four months of 2013 show an increase of the average sold price , compared to the same period in 2012 below are some market statistics and indicators for the period of 1.1.2013 to 4.30.2013 vs same period in 2012 January – April 2012 Total Sold: 29 January – April 2013 Total [...]

Tenafly’s 32nd Rubin Run To Take Place Sunday May12th At The Kaplan JCC

Tenafly Rubin Run

The 32nd annual Rubin Run will take place at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades on Sunday, May 12. Events will include  a 10K at 8:30 a.m., a 5K run/walk at 10 a.m., and a half marathon at 7:45 a.m. This Tenafly event has become a Bergen County Staple for many years offering families the opportunity [...]

Tenafly To Install Lightning Detection System

Tenafly To Install A Lightning Detection System

The governing body passed a resolution to award a contract to Earth Networks Inc. Officials voted unanimously on April 30 to award the contract and access the Open Space funds necessary for the project.   The Tenafly council and the Board of Education hope to begin the process in June. The equipment will cover nine outdoor [...]

Barry Honig Will Not Seek Another Term On Tenafly Council

Barry Honig - Republican Candidate

As reported in the Northern Valley Press South, Tenafly councilman Barry Honig will seek another term come this November. Honig has recently served as liaison to the Tenafly Nature Center. Honig said that before he leaves, he will advocate for  the creation of a new educational building pursued by the center. Honig said his decision was mostly based on his family and [...]

New York School of Music Opens in Tenafly

New York School of Music in Tenafly

  Tenafly residents can now enjoy a richer cultural life with the opening of the pre-college music school.  The New York School of Music opened last month in its new location on 72 County Road. The school draws its distinguished faculty from prominent conservatories such as; Juilliard, Yale and the Manhattan School of Music. The school offers Pre-college [...]

Bergen County Home Prices Are Improving But Are Still 18% Lower Compared to 2007

FNC - 6 Year Residential Price Index (2007 vs 2013)

The limited inventory and  strong demand for housing has created an environment where bidding wars are again more commonplace . Bergen County homes that are  priced properly to today’s market place, are getting  offers within a short time of coming to market and at times even, multiple offers. While home prices in Bergen County and towns such [...]

Is It Safe To Sell Your Bergen County Home Now?

This Tenafly Home listed for $1,195,000 Went Under Contract in 25 Days

For would-be sellers who have been stranded on the sidelines since home prices peaked in 2006 now is a good time to sell. Putting your Bergen County home on the market sooner than later will pay off since buyers demand is high and inventories are still low. Buyers search activity  usually peaks in March and April while seller [...]

Home Sales in Ridgewood and Tenafly

The four-bedroom, 2.5-bath colonial at 27 Woodland Park Dr Tenafly, in the Smith school district area is offered at $1,145,000

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2013, 4:45 PM THE RECORD Optimism is on the rise in TENAFLY, too. Anat Eisenberg, sales associate at Prominent Properties Sotheby’s Realty, Tenafly, said that “serious buyers are out, even though the weather is terrible.” There’s also “far less competition and lack of inventory.” Plus, with talk about interest rates “inching up,” people are [...]

The Impact Of High Taxes On Bergen County Residents

Bergen County Property Tax

It is no secret that Bergen County – The most populous county in the New Jersey  ( 905,000 residents) is also the one with the highest property taxes in the state. The median property tax figure in the county ( for 2012) was $9,232. If you look at what are the areas with the highest property tax [...]