BY Erica Dietsche | Saturday, May 18, 2013 1:11pm
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The local real estate market is extremely active, with about 177 properties showing this weekend.
32 Cambridge, Bloomfield
32 Cambridge Rd., Bloomfield
List Price: $469,000
Close to the Glen Ridge border, this eight-room renovated Ranch has updates and upgrades throughout, including a newer kitchen (but it’s not eat-in). Hardwood floors, central air, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and a patio are among the other attributes. All three bedrooms are on the first floor. There is a full basement with a bar and a two-car detached garage. The house was built in approximately 1953. Open 2 to 4 p.m.
44 Hawthorne, Bloomfield
44 Hawthorne Ave., Bloomfield is also showing from 2 to 4 p.m. The seven-room Colonial has three bedrooms, one-and-a-half bathrooms and a new kitchen. Taxes are $11,667. Continue Reading
BY Erica Dietsche | Saturday, May 11, 2013 11:00am
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About 24 houses are showing this Mother’s Day weekend, and in honor of the holiday, we figured we’d break them down by the feature that might most appeal to mom.
68 Hawthorne Pl., Montclair
List Price: $975,000
Perfect for the mom…who does a lot of laundry. Machines are on the second floor.
Just listed, this 12-room renovated Victorian has luxurious touches throughout, including a new kitchen with a breakfast room, six fireplaces, central air and a lot of outdoor living space. Characteristic Victorian attributes remain and have been nicely maintained. The covered front porch is a highlight, as is the entry vestibule. There is an unfinished basement and a detached two-car garage. The house was built in approximately 1879 and was renovated in 2004. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading
BY Liz George | Thursday, May 09, 2013 5:59pm
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Get ready for Phase I of the Montclair Center Gateway Redevelopment Plan.
LCOR announced today that it has closed on 638 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, previously owned by DCH Automotive Group, and will co-develop the 304,271 sq. ft. mixed-use property site with Pinnacle Companies, who gave Montclair The Siena.
The site, to be called CentroVerde at Montclair, is described “viable mix of new residential, retail and office space further expanding the walkable area within the community.” Phase I will include 259 residential units, 571 parking spaces, 23,055 sq. ft. of office space and 22,340 sq. ft. of retail space. Phase II will result in the likely build-out of a boutique hotel by The Pinnacle Companies. Here’s what LCOR, Brian Stolar (Pinnacle) and Mayor Jackson have to say:
BY Erica Dietsche | Saturday, May 04, 2013 2:00pm
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There is a lot of variety among the 117 or so properties open this weekend. New listings and reductions are plentiful.
49 Forest Ave., Glen Ridge
List Price: $795,000
New to the market, this 10-room Colonial has large rooms, an updated kitchen with a center island and a breakfast area, hardwood floors, central air, woodwork details and a deck. New York can be seen from the den. There is a bedroom and a bathroom on the third floor. Finally, there is a full, unfinished basement and a two-car attached garage. The house was constructed in 1934. Open 2 to 4 p.m.
52 Lloyd Rd., Montclair
List Price: $1,500,000
Situated on over an acre of land, this 14-room Colonial with over 5,000-square-feet of living space is also a new listing. The house, built in 1905 and renovated in 2006, has an updated kitchen with granite, a master suite with a renovated bathroom, three fireplaces, a sunroom with brick arched windows, city views and a three-car detached garage. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading
BY Baristanet Staff | Thursday, May 02, 2013 1:13pm
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Montclair resident Ed Skillin sends us this sad postcard today from Upper Mountain Avenue, as the 1898 carriage house owned by Montclair Kimberley Academy, meets its demise. Continue Reading
BY Erica Dietsche | Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 11:00am
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About 77 properties are showing this Sunday, many of them holdovers from last weekend’s National Open House Weekend event. Below, a look at some of the new listings, and an especially notable Victorian in South Orange.
5 Aldon Terr., Bloomfield
List Price: $419,000
New to the market, this nine-room Tudor has many improvements, including new bathrooms, a new roof, and updated electric. Also, there are hardwood floors and original chestnut woodwork throughout the house. There is a gas fireplace in the living room. One extra-large bedroom is on the third floor. There is a finished, full basement — just renovated with recessed lighting and wide-plank Mannington floors — and a one-car attached garage. And, there is a patio. The house was built in 1929. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading
BY Dana Hawkins-Simons | Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 4:08pm
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Gail Winston estimates she has rented nearly 4,000 apartments in Montclair over the last 40 years. The owner of Gail Winston Brokers, who calls herself “The Rental Specialist,” talked with Baristanet about how the realty business, and Montclair, have changed over the years.
Where are you from originally, and how did you land in Montclair?
I’m a New York City girl, born and bred. My former husband and I started this business together. We picked Montclair not knowing how great it was. We were driving around one day and saw a “For Rent” sign on Valley Road. It was a good price, so we bought it and opened our rental business.
We started in April of 1973, and commuted from the city for several years. Then in 1976 we saw a beautiful apartment, 123 North Mountain, and rented it for $280 a month. Now it goes for $1,900 a month. Continue Reading
BY Erica Dietsche | Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 12:15pm
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It’s National Open House Weekend 2013 and 168 properties are open in Baristaville, including 90 1/2 Wildwood Avenue, Montclair, which is open from 2 to 4 p.m. Many area realtors expect it to be the busiest weekend in terms of traffic in some time.
3 Woodhill Dr., Maplewood
List Price: $944,900
Just listed, this 10-room Colonial was completely renovated in 2011 and has a gourmet kitchen, new bathrooms and central air. Rooms are nicely appointed; there is dentil trim, wide moldings, marble, glass tiles, and more. Two bedrooms are located on the third floor; one has a walk-in closet. There is a partially-finished basement and a two-car attached garage. The house was built in 1937 and is situated on a cul-de-sac. Open 1 to 4 p.m.
19 Franklin Pl., Montclair
List Price: $629,000
New to the market, this circa 1907 Victorian has also been extensively renovated. The house has a new kitchen, bathrooms, wood floors, electric, plumbing, roof, HVAC, landscaping and front porch. Other pluses: there are 9.5-foot ceilings and there is a wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Many rooms are large and bright. There is a finished, full, walkout basement, but no garage. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading
BY Liz George | Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 9:26am
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Expect to see a lot of balloons directing people to homes for sale this weekend. It’s National Open House Weekend 2013, and a big turnout is expected in our area Sunday.
“I think this year we will see a return to big turnouts here, given the foot traffic we’ve seen all over, from little to big homes, at opens over the past month,” says Roberta Baldwin, NJ Dream Houses.
The most active part of the market in Montclair, where you’re most likely to see bidding wars and price appreciation, are homes priced in the $550,000 to $750,000 range, according to Richard Stanton, Stanton & Co.
Here’s one of the Montclair homes for sale we expect to get a lot of attention this weekend. Listed with Keller Williams, 90 1/2 Wildwood Ave. in Montclair looks like a sweet colonial on the outside, but is packed with high-end updates that sellers crave and a surprise in the garage. Here’s a look at the house (open Sunday, 2-4 p.m.): Continue Reading
BY Erica Dietsche | Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 2:00pm
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About 107 properties are showing this weekend, but unfortunately two of the more interesting listings, 31 Marquette Rd., Montclair (better known as the Russian Spies House) and 60 Undercliff Rd., Montclair, a 19-room mansion listed at $5,875,000, are not among them. Below, a few of the other notable listings — open to the public.
190 Bay Ave., Glen Ridge
List Price: $625,000
This renovated circa 1856 farmhouse colonial retains much of its charm (wraparound front porch, stained glass, wood-burning fireplace) and has many modern features as well, including an extra-large kitchen with a baking area and a breakfast room. All of the bedrooms are on the second floor. Laundry is on the first. The 10-room house also has central air, newer windows, multi-zone heat, a patio and a hot tub. There is an unfinished basement and a one-car detached garage. The house was renovated in 2008. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading