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to an Italian Feast on Christmas Eve, lets ring in the New Year with Buco Ristorante.....
Although celebrating the holidays in (4 comments)
JUST SOLD!! 6 Barrister Street in Cambridge Crossings, Clifton New Jersey - 10/30/10 12:22 AM
As I wrote in my post last week about not only getting paid on October 29th but more importantly but paying it forward to my buyer.....I am thrilled to announce that I JUST SOLD 6 Barrister Street in Clifton New Jersey's Cambridge Crossings!! What an amazing 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath Dorchester model unit in Cambridge Crossings! For those of you not familiar with Cambridge Crossings, Cambridge Crossings is located just off of Route 3, Route 46, and visible from the Garden State Parkway. Inside its 24 hour guarded, gated community, Cambridge Crossings offers townhouse style living, equipped with a fitness center, clubhouse and swimming pool. Located (7 comments)
Something fun to do this Halloween Weekend Indoors in Wayne New Jersey - 10/29/10 10:47 PM
The temperature has really dropped here in Northern New Jersey in the past few days. We went from the mid 70's in the beginning of this week to the mid 50's!! Since this Halloween weekend in Wayne, NJ they are predicting temps in the high 50's, you may be looking for something fun to do indoors this Halloween weekend with kids in the Wayne, New Jersey area. Now I know I typically write posts about Essex County and The Communities of West Essex but located approximately 3.5 miles and under 10 minutes away from Fairfield, New Jersey is Wayne, New Jersey's (2 comments)
Respect cannot be learned, purchased or acquired - it can only be earned. Paying it forward R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Style! - 10/28/10 11:07 PM
About eight months ago I was contacted by a potential buyer through Trulia. She was young, just graduating college, had her money saved up for a nice down payment and she was honest. She told me from the beginning that she wouldn't be actually buying for about 9-12 months. Over the past eight months, I emailed her regularly with property listings, we talked from time to time about properties, towns, etc. We had never been out looking at homes but I knew the time was coming. Today the time came but it was not what I had expecting. Due to some personal family issues she (5 comments)
Essex County's Nutley New Jersey Spooktacular Halloween Celebration - 10/26/10 12:00 AM
Ghosts and goblins residing in Essex County's Nutley New Jersey are invited to join in on the fun at Nutley's Spooktacular Halloween Celebration on Friday, October 29, 2010 starting at 6:30 p.m. Nutley's spooktacular celebration, located at the Park and Recreation building at 44 Park Avenue will provide the children and families of the Nutley community a Halloween extravaganza including Halloween music, a haunted hayride, hot dogs, candy apples, snacks, drinks and so much more!!!! Nutley's Spooktacular Halloween Celebration will offer plenty of fun for Nutley children of all ages! Don't forget to wear your costume and comfortable shoes (even if they don't match your costume)! (2 comments)
My Husband Found Me on ActiveRain!!!!! - 10/24/10 10:58 PM
It's a true story -- my husband found me on ActiveRain! Tonight he was searching for football stats for our town's Fairfield Falcon football team. He googled Fairfield Falcons Football West Essex and he found me, Gina Chirico on ActiveRain!! As you can see below, not only was I in the #1 spot but in the #2, #3, #4 and #5 spot too! The power and proof of google and ActiveRain is displayed below!!
What was funnier is when my husband looked at me across the table and said is this you? At first I didn't know what he was talking about (5 comments)
October holds three days of milestones celebrated with family - 10/24/10 10:27 PM
October holds three days of wonderful milestones celebrated with family...... It started out on October 23, 1971.........39 years ago when my mother gave birth to a baby girl.......Gina Carola; Twelve years ago on Saturday, October 24, 1998 I married my friend, the one I laugh with, live for dream with and love at St. Lucy's Church in Newark, New Jersey; and Eleven years ago on Monday October 25, 1999....I became a mother giving birth to our first child. Having three milestones in three days year after year can be hectic but it's also nice! Obviously getting married the day after my birthday (2 comments)
Visits and photos with the Wayne Town Santa in Fairfield will be inside the Fairfield Garden Centersat its Christmas Ice Cavernsdisplay, 437 Route 46 West, Fairfield, New Jersey 07004. Wayne Town Santa's hours are: Monday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 8:p.m. and on Sundays from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Remember Santa breaks everyday from 3:00-4:00. Wayne Town Santa will be (1 comments)
Fairfield Real Estate Open Houses on Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 10/23/10 09:29 PM
Come visit Fairfield Real Estate Agents from Lattimer Realtyhosting open houses in Fairfield, New Jersey on Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fairfield Real Estate Agents from Lattimer Realty will be hosting Fairfield Open Houses on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at:
7 Christina Court New Construction offered at $399,900. (Plymouth to Christina Court - complex with sign and flags). 3 bedrooms/2.2 bath new construction in Fairfield. Phase two opening. Model Standing. Great Value!
20 Fox Hill Road listed for $479,9000. (Horseneck to Fox Hill). - 3 bedrooms/2.5 bath bi-level. Great neighborhood, Major Updates, Move Right In.
If you do, get ready to tell Inside Jersey why you or your nominee's cooking rises to the top (without bubbling over). Inside Jersey's experts will pick three finalists in each category to compete in a cook-off and the winners will be crowned as New Jersey's Best Home Chef! The contest is broken down into the following three categories: Appetizer Entrée Dessert The final winner of each (1 comments)
On October 29th I will not only get paid but Pay it Forward to my buyer.... - 10/21/10 11:57 AM
Attending real estate closings here in New Jersey is customary. Typically the buyer(s), the seller(s), agents for buyer(s) and seller(s) and their attorneys meet at the buyer's lawyer's office for the closing. I have personally attended all my closings except for 3 which were paper closings and not even my seller or buyer attended.
I'm not going to lie, one of the reasons I love what I do is because of the flexibility I have with regard to my scheduling and so far I've been pretty good with not having to miss any important functions for my children. There are (2 comments)
You Got Neighbors! What SOLD in the West Essex School District of Fairfield, Essex Fells, North Caldwell and Roseland (10/1/10-10/15/10) - 10/20/10 01:23 PM
Welcome to my bi-weekly report of You Got Neighbors! What homes SOLD in the West Essex School District of Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell and Roseland from October 1, 2010 through October 15, 2010! When a new home sells in a town, community, neighborhood or school district everyone ponders the same question: What did that house sell for? When I refer to "everyone" -- I mean EVERYONE! It doesn't matter if you're buying, if you're selling, if you're a neighbor up the street, the business owner in the center of town -- it doesn't matter!! EVERYONEwants to know WHAT DID THAT HOUSE SELL FOR? Well now (0 comments)
In Memory of St. Gerard, In Memory of My Mother........ - 10/18/10 10:53 PM
I normally do not write religious posts. I guess I've always listened to and taken the advice that you should never discuss politics or religion. This post isn't so much about religion but about a family tradition. For as long as I can remember and even before I could remember my mother never missed the Feast of St. Gerard at our parish, St. Lucy's Church in Newark, New Jersey. In 1977, St. Gerard's chapel in St. Lucy's Church was dedicated as a national shrine. Each year during St. Gerard's Feast there are the traditional lights, music, food stands and the street (4 comments)
Come visit Fairfield Real Estate Agents from Lattimer Realty at our Fairfield and North Caldwell open houses on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7 Christina Court located in Fairfield. New Construction offered at $399,900. (Plymouth to Christina Court - complex with sign and flags). 3 bedrooms/2.2. bath new construction for sale in Fairfield; Model Ready! Phase II opening!
1 Christina Court located in Fairfield. New Construction End Unit offered $409,900. (Plymouth to Christina Court - complex with sign and flags).3 bedrooms/2.2 bath new construction for sale in Fairfield. Model Open.
14 Spruce Road in (0 comments)
One bad personal experience 11 years ago has taught me to PAY IT FORWARD - 10/14/10 10:08 AM
Eleven years ago we bought our first home. At that time I was pregnant with our oldest son and suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Go ahead say it! Hyperemesis Gravidarum??? What's that? In short, Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease marked by rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting with potential adverse consequences for the newborn(s). Luckily I am a 3x survivor of HG. Unfortunately, some haven't been as lucky as I am. They have either lost their unborn child either through miscarriage or abortion or they, themselves lost their lives battling (3 comments)
Hello. Hi, is this the Stop & Shop in West Caldwell? - 10/13/10 10:36 PM
ME: Hello. CALLER: Hi, is this the Stop & Shop in West Caldwell? ME: Excuse Me. (I was caught totally by surprise by the question) CALLER: Is this the Stop & Shop in West Caldwell? I got your number off the internet for the Stop & Shop. ME: No, I'm sorry its not the Stop & Shop but I am a real estate agent in the West Caldwell area. I recently wrote a few posts about the West Caldwell Stop & Shop so you probably came across one of those posts. CALLER: Huh? I'm looking for Stop & Shop not a (4 comments)
New Jersey 2009 Homestead Benefit Application - Changes in the Homestead Rebate to Homestead Benefit for New Jersey homeowners - 10/11/10 10:19 PM
New Jersey homeowners, if you received a 2009 Homestead Benefit Application you most likely owned and occupied a home in New Jersey that was your principal residence on October 1, 2009, provided that the 2009 property taxes were paid and that you met certain income limits. The income limit is $150,000 or less for homeowners who were age 65 or older or blind or disabled on the last day of 2009 tax year; for homeowners under age 65 and not blind or disabled, the income limit is $75,000 or less. No New Jersey Homestead Benefit will be given for vacation homes, (1 comments)
Vyoo.it - Real Estate Mobile Marketing! Are you vyoo'ing your listings? - 10/10/10 09:15 PM
I was just updated one of my recent postlets and noticed the link to vyoo.it. I had never heard of vyoo.it but it piqued my interest: Make your postlets mobile with vyoo.it!; get a mobile-optimized landing page; get a short URL to use in all your marketing efforts; and visitors will see the version that's right for their viewing device. Vyoo.it is a real estate mobile marketing application that extends your reach to consumers using mobile devices. If a potential buyer is driving by one of your listings or browsing through listings on their phone, with vyoo.it you have the ability to (5 comments)
JUST REDUCED! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath split level in West Caldwell. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 10/10! - 10/06/10 12:20 PM
We just reduced this wonderful 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths split level home located in West Caldwell, New Jersey. This 3 bedroom West Caldwell home is not just your "ordinary" split level. It offers an extended bump out where a traditional split ends. Beyond the kitchen and dining room you will find a family room with a gas fireplace, an extended eat-in-kitchen area and a walkout to the deck and yard. This West Caldwell 3 bedroom home offered at the reduced price of $479,000, located steps away from Richard Park, a few blocks down from Bloomfield Avenue, public transportation and shopping (including (5 comments)
Halloween Happenings in New Jersey - 10/05/10 10:26 PM
Following my Halloween Happenings in Essex County, New Jersey post, I wanted to share some additional exciting Halloween Happenings New Jersey has to offer:
The Haunted Hotel in Morris County's Florham Park is sure to give you quite a scare as you encounter narrow hallways, ghosts and chilling 15 rooms where murder and suicides have taken place. Open Thursday - Sunday in October from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. East Windsor's Field of Terror's haunting corn maze and heart pounding hayride may leave you terrorized! You can enter at your own risk The Field of Terror, 831 Windsor Perrineville Road, East Windsor, (3 comments)
Halloween Happenings in Essex County, New Jersey - 10/04/10 10:31 PM
I'm ready for the fall. Are you? I love the chilly nights, the changing leaves, Fairfield Falcons football season, pumpkin pie and of course, Halloween. Here's a list of some of Halloween Happenings in Essex County, New Jersey: I dare you to enter the Tunnel of Terror in Fairfield, New Jersey, not just for dares and scares but also for all your Halloween decorations. For the Halloween spirit, the Fairfield Garden Center has rides and food the kids too. The Tunnel of Terror in Essex County's Fairfield New Jersey is located at the Fairfield Garden Center , Route 46 West, Fairfield, New Jersey. If the Tunnel of Terror (1 comments)
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