north jersey homes: West Caldwell pools to open soon - 04/18/09 03:48 PM
The West Caldwell NJ municipal swimming pool applications for 2009 have been mailed to West Caldwell and Roseland residents. Pool badges are now available for those residents who responded by mail and can be picked up at the municipal building. For those who have not yet applied, forms are available at the West Caldwell Municipal Building - 30 Clinton Rd. Hours are Monday 9am - 7pm and Tuesday - Friday 9am - 4:30pm. You can download an application at:
The municipal pools will be open weekends only starting May 23 and will be open daily from June 22 - Sept … (1 comments)

north jersey homes: It's official...Giants release Burress - 04/03/09 02:38 PM

The NY football Giants announced today that they have decided to release their troubled star wide receiver Plaxico Burress from the team. The star player, who caught the winning touchdown pass in last years Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots, has been in and out of trouble both on the field and off.
Now the Totowa NJ resident will have to search for a new team if he manages to clear the criminal charges against him stemming from last falls shooting incident (involving an unregistered gun) in a NYC nightclub.

To read more about the release of Plaxico … (9 comments)

north jersey homes: Closing Today - 03/31/09 09:45 AM
Who says the Real Estate market is bad? Good properties, priced right, still sell.
This unit at Bald Eagle Village in West Milford is a good example.

We had an accepted offer in less than a week.
Today was the closing and here's a photo of the happy new homeowners with their buyer's agent - John Ryan on the right (who along with his wife Danielle were terrific to work with) at the final walk through.

Sellers happy...buyers happy...agents happy!
Your North Jersey Real Estate Team
 Jim Albano and Jean-Marie Vantuno

39 E. Main St.
Little … (4 comments)

north jersey homes: Public WiFi courtesy of Cablevision - 03/27/09 03:25 PM
Cablevision Systems Corporation has recently announced that it has successfully activated it's Optimum WiFi wireless Internet access in commercial and high traffic locations throughout Passaic County.
Passaic County WiFi locations include: Bloomingdale, Clifton, Haledon, Haskell, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Passaic, Pompton Lakes, Ringwood, Totowa, Woodland Park (West Paterson), Wanaque, and Wayne. Optimum WiFi has been activated on commuter rail platforms and parking lots at three Passaic County train stations and parking lots - Passaic, Clifton, and Little Falls, as well as other high traffic areas. For further information visit the Optimum Online website.
Information brought to you by your North … (2 comments)

north jersey homes: Why New Jersey is Special - 03/22/09 02:54 AM
      New Jersey is a  peninsula.  Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation  along the entire eastern seaboard, from Maine to  Florida.  New  Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are  classified as metropolitan  areas.  New Jersey  has more race horses than Kentucky. New  Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq MI.) than Havana,  Cuba. New Jersey has the densest  system of highways and railroads in the US. New Jersey has the highest cost of  living.  New Jersey  has the highest cost of auto insurance. New Jersey has the highest property  taxes in the nation. New … (4 comments)

north jersey homes: The Fine Grind part deux - 03/11/09 09:57 AM
The Fine Grind - Little Falls NJ premier Coffee Bar Cafe' - opened it's second location today!
The Fine Grind.... downtown
Located at 7A Paterson Avenue, this is a slightly smaller version of the new Fine Grind on Newark Pompton Turnpike.
Here are some photos of the new location
And here's The Fine Grind's number one daughter Julianne.

She loves her Daddy!
This Little Falls business spotlight brought to you by your Community Sponsors and Little Falls Real Estate Team
 Jim Albano and Jean-Marie Vantuno

39 E. Main St.
Little Falls, NJ 07424
973-256-0303 ext 218

north jersey homes: Another Happy Homeowner - 02/25/09 06:11 AM
Just sold!!
12 Brentwood Dr, Verona NJ

Yes, despite the current economic crisis and the negative reports about the housing market, there are still people selling and buying homes in North Jersey.
These happy buyers, brought in by Prudential NJ Properties, were gracious enough to let us photograph them next to our sign just after their walk through inspection prior to closing.

So what does this all mean? How ARE for sale, lenders ARE lending money, and buyers ARE taking advantage of great pricing and favorable terms and ARE buying!
So what are you waiting for?
Properties successfully … (5 comments)

north jersey homes: A new guest Blogger - 02/07/09 01:12 PM
Recently my friend and fellow Active Rain blogger - Lorrie Semler of Addison Texas - mentioned that her Mom, former Passaic NJ Mayor - Margie Semler, enjoyed writing opinion pieces on North Jersey life and politics. Seeing a natural tie in for my We Love North Jersey group here on Active Rain, I asked Lorrie if she might be able to convince her Mom to write some pertinent posts here on our blog pages. Well, apparently Margie is not a real big computer person, so she's allowed me the honor of posting her words here on my blog. So without further delay.....ladies and gentleman, … (4 comments)

north jersey homes: Dinner and a movie - 02/06/09 04:42 AM
The Caldwell NJMerchants Association will be hosting a "Dinner and a Movie" event on the following thursday evenings - February 12 and March 12 from 5 to 7 pm. The following restaurants will be offering a 20% discount on those evenings: Bangkok Kitchen, Ocha, Calandra's Italian Village, Otto's, Caldwell Seafood, Rockin' Joe Cafe, Cedar Grill, Tasty CoCo, and the Cloverleaf Tavern. In addition, each diner will receive a coupon for a $2 discount at Clearview Caldwell Cinema 4 on each of those nights. 
For more information visit: or call 973-403-0032
This Community information brought to you by your Caldwell Real Estate … (0 comments)

north jersey homes: The day the music died... - 02/03/09 01:39 PM
50 years ago today - February 3, 1959 - the day the music died....
An American icon, Rock N' Roll pioneer and legend, Buddy Holly, was tragically killed in an airplane crash along with fellow musical stars of his era - Ritchie Valens and JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson - while on a  winter tour. The small single engine aircraft that carried the entertainers crashed in a snow covered corn field outside of Clear Lake, Iowa. Fortunately Holly's music didn't die that fact his music had a great influence on many musical artists who followed. Here's a video of Holly and his group … (11 comments)

north jersey homes: Wordless Wednesday - 01/28/09 06:58 AM

Wilmore Park Little Falls New Jersey - January 28th 2008
Brought to you by your Community Sponsors and Little Falls Real Estate Team
 Jim Albano and Jean-Marie Vantuno

39 E. Main St.
Little Falls, NJ 07424
973-256-0303 ext 218


north jersey homes: Professional Photographs DO make a difference - 01/19/09 04:03 AM

The Northern New Jersey Real estate market is very different these days - inventory is at an all time high and therefore buyers can afford to be really choosy. To say that buyers are in the drivers seat is an understatement.  With that in mind, sellers and sellers agents need to use every tool at their disposal to market - of course yard signs, Multiple Listing Service, Brochures, Internet exposure, staging, and.... Professional Photographs.
It's on that last point that I'd like to promote the photographer who I use for my listings. The difference between his photos and the ones … (6 comments)

north jersey homes: Spacious and Updated...Beautiful Little Falls Colonial - 01/12/09 01:31 PM

north jersey homes: Get the Real Story.... - 01/06/09 03:25 PM

Here's some real information about the Real Estate Market in New Jersey provided By the NJ Association of Realtors ® :
You can't open up your morning newspaper or turn on the nightly news without being inundated with information and reports about the condition of the housing market. Despite the often generalized and negative news about the national real estate market, New Jersey's continues to offer a number of tremendous opportunities. In fact, the 2007 New Jersey Home Buyer and Seller Profile found that the typical seller has lived in their home 7 years. A June 2008 report issued … (0 comments)

north jersey homes: What happens after that computer goes bad? - 01/04/09 12:31 PM

What to do with that broken down computer and electronic equipment? You can't just toss it away in the trash. And what about things like household chemicals, paints, or even motor oils? Throwing out any of these things that may contain toxic substances is a definite no no. Well if you're a resident of Passaic County NJ, you do have a way to dispose of these items safely.
Passaic County will be accepting items at the Para Transit Facility located at 1310 Route 23 north in Wayne on specific dates in 2009. Listed below are the items being accepted and … (7 comments)

north jersey homes: Free Dental Program for Kids in Need - 01/01/09 07:54 AM

Great news in these challenging economic dental care is being offered to area children who are in need but can't afford even a routine check-up. The New Jersey Dental Association in cooperation with the New Jersey Dental Hygienists Association and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) will be hosting an annual "Give Kids A Smile" program on Friday February 6 at more than 70 locations across the state. Children 12 and under are eligible to receive free dental care at any of the participating locations. The program targets children who otherwise don't have regular access … (3 comments)

north jersey homes: Do I really need to do a Radon Test? - 12/29/08 02:02 PM
Radon Gas is a subject that comes up with almost every Real Estate transaction in North Jersey. Many consumers are clueless however about what radon gas is, where it comes from, how it can affect you, and what it means to your Real Estate transaction.
Radon gas occurs naturally in the earth and can move through soil and rock entering buildings through cracks and openings. Once radon is inside a building, it will tend to remain indoors because most structures are designed to keep heated or cooled air from escaping. Also, lower air pressure inside buildings can create a vacuum, … (24 comments)

north jersey homes: The Greatest Game Ever - 12/28/08 12:10 AM
 The 1958 NFL Championship Game was a classic.
50 years ago today - December 28, 1958 - the game that changed the face of the National Football League took place in New York at Yankee Stadium. The NY Giants and Baltimore Colts participated in what has become to be known as the greatest game in NFL history - a game that captured the nations attention and started America's fascination with Pro Football to help propel the league into the number one sports entity it is today.
The game featured many legendary NFL stars such as: Pat Summerall, Frank Gifford, Kyle Rote, Charlie Conerly, Sam Huff, … (17 comments)

north jersey homes: Condo or Coop? What's the difference anyway? - 12/20/08 11:56 AM
The North Jersey housing market includes many condominium and cooperative complexes. Due to our affiliation with our condo division

a significant amout of our business is from the condo/coop market. We are often asked...what's the difference between a coop and a condo?
Here are the basic differences in the 2 forms of community living:
•·        Form of ownership - shares in a corporation that owns the coop complex. A proprietary lease is issued establishing occupancy terms. There is no deed recording or recording of sale information.
•·        Board approval is required. Board may accept or reject any applicant owners or … (7 comments)

north jersey homes: West Caldwell in Watercolor - 12/18/08 12:49 PM

West Caldwell residents - looking for something fun to do during the long cold winter? How about learning how to paint? Well, you're opportunity is here...local artist and art teacher - Margie Samuels - is offering watercolor painting classes that are designed to meet the needs of inexperienced and experienced painters alike. The winter semester will consist of eight classes. Four sections are available - Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday mornings from 9:15 to 11:30 or Thursday evenings from 7 to 9:15. Classes will be held at Ms. Samuels Studio at 17 Boxwood Drive and will begin the week of Monday … (6 comments)


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Little Falls, NJ

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