A Cresskill Townhouse in Rio Vista Commons

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141 Broadway is a Cresskill townhouse for sale at $545,000. It’s newly listed and ready for a new owner.  Because it’s currently rented at $3,500 per month, this is also a good investment as well. This is the only opportunity to buy a Cresskill townhouse in Rio Vista Commons.  As a result, this property will find a buyer quickly.  I would not wait to see it. Let’s take a look…

Cresskill Made The News This Week With A Lightning Fine

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Here is what caught my eye in the news:  Cresskill is fining people for lightning.  I am not kidding.  It’s not a joke.  This can cost you a $1,000 fine too.  It sounds like Big Brother doesn’t it?  Well actually this is a great program. Cresskill is leading the way on this and it’s a very good program.  Haven’t you seen people who wave you off when you say it’s time to get…

Cresskill Helps It’s Senior Citizens Repair Their Homes

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Are you a senior citizen?  Do you own and live in your Cresskill home?  Is your income low?  Do you need a new roof?  Does your plumbing need work?  Does your central air conditioning need to be recharged?  Is it time to paint the exterior?  If you fit this profile, the Borough Government has a program for you! On low fixed or limited incomes, senior citizen homeowners simply can’t afford to make the house repairs…

The Cresskill Spring Festival Is This Saturday June 18th

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Rainy weather forced the Cresskill Spring Festival to move to this Saturday.  It’s worked out well because the weather in town will be perfect.  Weather reports say it will be in the low 80’s and sunny all day! The Cresskill Spring Festival is relatively new.  It was started only a few years ago and has become a major event of the year.  The Spring Festival attracts thousands of people who come out to…

Town Websites – A Great Source of Community Information

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Isn’t the internet great?  When you are buying a home nothing seems to beat it for all the information it has.  But when it comes to knowing a town and the neighborhood, nothing replaces being there.  Still there is one place where you can get to know a community and that’s the town website. Town websites give you a special look into the character and services of a community.  Although not…

Cresskill Homes Are Flying!

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Cresskill Homes Are Flying! If you own a home in Cresskill you’ll be very happy to hear that the Cresskill real estate market is brisk so far this year.  No matter how you slice it, more homes have sold this year through April than they did last year.  Town wide we have 24 sales so far this year with 19 in 2010. Because Cresskill has a significant number of high…

The Credit Suisse Report – Pricing Remains Under Pressure

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Credit Suisse Bank has a really neat way of looking at the local housing market – they send out a monthly questionaire to top real estate agents on over 40 housing markets in the US.  As one of the agents surveyed by Credit Suisse, I get the these reports and find them to be very valuable. The Credit Suisse  “Monthly Survey of Real Estate Agents”  for the New York – Northern New Jersey…

How To Find A Home Inspector

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How To Find A Home Inspector Whether you’re buying a home in Cresskill, Tenafly, Teaneck, Englewood or anywhere else in Bergen County, you need to do a home inspection.  Once Attorney Review is completed and you have a firm purchase contract on your new home, often the next step is to do the home inspection.  How to find a home inspector is often a big concern. This is because this is when…

2009 to 2010 Residential Sales

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You won’t find tremendous differences when you compare 2009 to 2010 residential sales.  Let’s take a look at what the facts show us. The difference between 2009 and 2010 wasn’t much county wide.  According to the New Jersey MLS there were only 58 fewer units.  We had 7,315 in 2009  and 7,257 in 2010.  The average sales price didn’t move much either.  It rose by only 2% in 2010 to $500,710.  This is…

Cresskill Real Estate Today and Tomorrow

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I thought it would be a good time to take a look at how Cresskill real estate is today and how projections are for tomorrow. Cresskill is like  “A Tale of Two Cities.”  At over $2 million, the for sale to under contract ratio is 20 to 1;  at under $1 million, it drops to 5 to 1.  According to Jeff Otteau (www.Otteau.com) when you get to 5 to 1, you’re entering…