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A few days ago I had a conversation with one of the mortgage guys who frequently drops by to visit our office.  Most of the time we discuss his new baby girl or his new home  or his dog, but this day was different.  We never discuss business since we've never worked together.  He told me that he ...
03/14/2007
You all know the old saying “it’s a small world”  Our good friends at Disney even have a song for it!  Well, last weekend my world got small and it revolved around Active Rain.   First, Teresa Boardman showed up in the Real Estate Section of my very own “.Ridgewood News” I knew that she had been ...
03/07/2007
I had UP time today.  Some folks call it Opportunity Time, other's call in Floor Time, I call it UP time and the desk here is referred to as the UP Desk.  And on the UP desk is an envelope with Lisa Hammerstein's name on it!   The agent who left the package was very surprised that I knew her!  Yo...
03/04/2007
Okay folks, here's the statistics for the month of February.  If everything that we've been hearing about the local market is accurate, then these number should be more promising than those reported in previous months.  If the market is truly on an upswing, these numbers should reflect that.  How...
02/27/2007
Life in The Village of Ridgewood is a rare combination of cosmopolitan living and rich tradition.  One of the larger settlements in the area, with a population of close to 25,000, Ridgewood offers something for everyone.  Tree lined streets, lovely homes, a vibrant community, a quaint downtown ar...
02/01/2007
Despite my best attempt at publishing and truly understanding these numbers, I continue to get confused whenever I attempt to update these monthly numbers.   I refer back to Kristal Krafts post on Absorption Rate here and calculate the following numbers prescribed but I am still baffled.  I “feel...
02/01/2007
  Now in it’s 14th year, the non-profit group is hoping that this year’s schedule will bring out large crowds to rebuild the event so it is heralded as one of the premier events in Ridgewood.    First Night’s mission is to  provide entertainment to the community with an alcohol-free/drug-free  Ne...
12/29/2006
The Ridgewood News reported that “Overpricing (is) no longer norm in Bergen County”  The market continues its return to a more normal state, pricing seems to be more in line with what the market is supporting.  Price reductions are on the decline and homes currently on the market are priced more ...
12/27/2006
 Starting tomorrow, December 7th we will be seeing a lot of news articles and PSA advertising both on TV and even in theaters reminding you to get a Flu shot.  The CDC (Center for Disease Control)  has been in existence since controlling malaria back  in the 40’s; they are charged with protecting...
12/06/2006
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Yesterday we had our company-wide Holiday Party, a Sunday brunch held at The Tuxedo Club  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuxedo_Club in Tuxedo Park, NY.  Most of the Sales Associates (130+) were in attendance and many brought their spouse/significant other to share in the festivities.  Terrie O'Con...
12/04/2006
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