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Best States for New Business - New Jersey Makes the Top 20 - 03/31/08 07:40 PM
Forbes.com is famous for their lists. Best hotels, best wines, best cities for singles...and so on. I was browsing their website last night and came across their list of the best states for business. Once again, Utah took home the #1 position. The rankings are based from a variety of factors including quality of life, business costs, economy and more. Where does your state rank? (2 comments)
Plasma vs. LCD - The Ultimate Buyer's Decision - 03/31/08 07:25 PM
With all the latest advances in technology, many people are out this year looking to buy a new flat screen lcd or plasma tv. Now if you anything like me you don't know the slightest difference between these two types of tvs. So....to help all of the future big-screen tv owners, below is some information comparing these tvs. Use the information well and happy buying! PLASMA LCD (1 comments)
Glen Rock, New Jersey - What is the Glen Rock? - 03/27/08 03:24 PM
If you ever find yourself driving through Glen Rock, New Jersey you might pass by a gigantic boulder in the middle of the town. I know when I first drove by I thought to myself, "what is that doing there!?" In fact, the famous "Glen Rock" has quite a history. The town itself was settled around this enormous rock when it was left by a retreating glacier. The 570-ton boulder is called Pamackapuka, or Stone from Heaven, by the Delaware Indians. This rock served as a base for Indian signal fires and later as a trail marker for colonists. This is (2 comments)
We all know that real estate markets are local and that the difference between one area of the country and another can be extremely large. Below is a map that shows the areas that are the most over-priced and under-priced. The red dots are the most over-priced areas and the black areas are the most under-priced areas. The map shows that real estate is mostly over-priced in areas along the coast with the middle of the country remaining under-priced or priced correctly. I find this map to be fascinating...What is your market like? (3 comments)
In the Midst of a Real Estate Bubble? - 03/25/08 06:50 PM
With so much going on in the recent past about the declining real estate market, today I read an article about a chart created by a Yale economist. He suggests that we are in the midst of a real estate bubble. An index of U.S. home prices since 1890, it controls for factors that cause people to overestimate returns on home purchases: home improvements, increases in average house size, and inflation. In other words, it shows the real appreciation of a standard, unchanging house over time. The chart shows that real estate has not always been a road to riches. In (4 comments)
Bergen County Volunteers....Helping Out Others In Need - 03/24/08 07:37 PM
The Volunteer Center of Bergen County, New Jersey has been helping people since 1966. This is a tremendous organization that helps Bergen County residents learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the local area. The types of service available is very diverse and it everyone from students to seniors are encouraged to step up and lend a helping hand. Get out there and help make your community a better place! For more information visit http://www.bergenvolunteers.org/. (1 comments)
High Blood Pressure - Get Yourself Checked - 03/24/08 07:27 PM
Tomorrow Mahwah, New Jersey is having a free blood pressure screening clinic at the Norfolk Village Blood Pressure Clinic. This is a great opportunity to get yourself checked! Many people do not realize how deadly blood pressure can be. Check out these statistics from the American Heart Association. High blood pressure (hypertension) killed 54,707 people in the United States in 2004. About 73 million people in the United States age 20 and older have high blood pressure. One in three adults has high blood pressure. Of those people with high blood pressure, 71.8 percent were aware of their condition. Of all people with high blood pressure, 61.4 percent were under current treatment, 35.1 (5 comments)
After Hours Networking in Paramus, New Jersey - 03/19/08 06:57 PM
We all know that networking is one of the many keys to success...especially in the real estate industry and now, when the market is facing a tough time. Luckily, for realtors in the Bergen County area, the Paramus, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is having an after hours networking event on Thursday, March 20th. The event is from 5:30-7:30pm at the Rug Importer on Route 17 in Paramus. Come out and get busy networking! (0 comments)
Easter Comes to Ridgewood, New Jersey! - 03/19/08 06:32 PM
This Saturday, March 22nd the Easter bunny hops on over to Ridgewood, New Jersey. Held in Van Neste Square Memorial Park, the Easter bunny will lead an Easter Bonnet Parade beginning at 11:00am. Any and all children are welcome to participate in the parade. In addition, parents can take pictures of their children with the Easter bunny and ride a trolley throuhgout the downtown business district. This event is completely free! I hope to see a big turn out and happy Easter! (0 comments)
Pending: 124 Joanne Terrace, Garfield, New Jersey - 03/18/08 07:51 PM
This 2 family home is going to make a great house to earn rental income from in order to help pay off the mortgage or simply earn some extra money. Garfield is an excellent town in Bergen County. For more information on Short Sales, New Jersey Homes for Sale, Bergen County Real Estate or any other topic, call Sal Poliandro, Realtor, ePRO, SRES at 201-259-2187, or visit our website: http://www.salanddawn.com/ Sal can be reached by snail mail at RE/MAX Properties 81 North Maple Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (0 comments)
Ridgewood, New Jersey Realtor Featured in Paper - 03/13/08 07:19 PM
This past week I had an article in the Record, a Bergen County, New Jersey newspaper! Check out the article below and tell me what you think! More space for the buck Sunday, March 2, 2008 Last Updated Sunday March 2, 2008, EST 11:06 AM The listing: Four-bedroom, two-bath Colonial Location: Pompton Lakes Listed by: Sal Poliandro of Re/Max Properties in Ridgewood On the market: About one week Asking price: $433,111 The game plan: Poliandro listed the house on the multiple listing service and held an open house for the public, as well as a tour for brokers. He also advertised it on the Internet and in home-selling and other publications. The (2 comments)
Midland Park, NJ Open House This Sunday! - 03/12/08 07:23 PM
Open House this Sunday, March 16th at 88 Franklin Avenue, Midland Park, New Jersey. This is an absolutely gorgeous home in mint condition. The open house will run from 1:00PM to 4:00PM...I hope to see you there! Ridgewood benefits without Ridgewood taxes! Split level near Ridgewood border is close to upscale shopping and NYC transportation. Maintenance-free exterior with vinyl siding, new windows and doors, stylish stone front. Three bdrms, 1.5 baths. New family room has beautiful nature views, two skylights and cathedral ceiling. Crown molding. Bonus room behind garage with plumbing, heat, phone. Private back yard w/oversized deck, gas grill for summer entertaining. (0 comments)
West Milford Open House This Sunday! - 03/12/08 07:15 PM
This Sunday, March 16th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM there will be an open house at 33 Evergreen Road, West Milford, NJ. This is a tremendous home that is waiting for the perfect owner to come along. Seclusion, peace, quiet ... and fabulous summer entertaining, across from bucolic Greenwood Lake! Updated bi-level is freshly painted & carpeted in stylish neutral tones upstairs. 3 bdrms w/well-equipped closets, 1 new bath has elegant vanity w/granite top. Oversized private deck above, large patio below, offer entertaining options galore. Bonus room w/skylights makes great office or home gym. Ceiling fans throughout capture the lake breeze. Oil heat, (0 comments)
Don't Talk and Drive...Driving While Talking Becomes Primary Offense - 03/04/08 05:57 PM
We have always been told, don't drink and drive. But on March 1st, in New Jersey, talking on a cell phone while driving became a primary offense. Talking on a cell phone has a direct correlation to an increase in accidents with drivers having an almost 3% higher chance of getting in an accident while talking and driving. The new law comes with a fine of $100 or more. Be smart...don't let yourself become distracted while driving, use a hands-free device or pull off the road before talking on a cell phone. (5 comments)
SCAM ALERT! - 03/04/08 05:50 PM
I received this message today on Active Rain. It is an obvious scam and the people behind it are only trying to scam you into following through so they can have access to your money. Do not believe it! Has anyone else gotten this message? (8 comments)
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