Hillsdale, NJ Real Estate News

By Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Restaurants of the Pascack Valley in Bergen County New Jersey Tour!Pascack Valley, New Jersey Restaurants visits the town of Hillsdale.                The popular town of Hillsdale offers many choices with something sure to appeal to everyone!  Upon entering downtown Hillsdale, the first to catch your eye will probably be The Cornerstone located at 84 Broadway.  Call (201)666-8688 for more information.          Here you can sit in a relaxed pub-style atmosphere and enjoy a sit down dinner with your family and friends.     Head on down the street to 116 Broadway for some delicious Authentic Mexican Food at Cinco De Mayo.  Call (201)722-1172.  For more information.                              But Don't stop now!     In the mood for some of that famous Starbucks?  At 126 Broadway you can ...
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By Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
For our Historical Photo post today we wanted to show you how the town of Hillsdale has not changed too too much throughout the years.Below are two postcards that are not dated but we would "guestimate" them to be from around the 1930's or 40's? Possibly? They are not dated and are courtesy of PVPhotobase.org Modern Day:As you can see the traffic booth has been moved out from the center of the street onto the sidewalk area now.  Bob's grandfather had a hand in the building of this iconic figure in the center of town.And another angle form back then.Many do not know this but the sidewalks in the front of the stores in Hillsdale were boardwalks until they made concrete sidewalks. You can almost see them in this shot.Many years later it doesn't look like the downtown area stores have chang...
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By Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Hillsdale NJ Real Estate Report|February 2011' Single Family Homes Sold Report saw Two homes closing in the popular town of Hillsdale as the Spring season begins.  With interest rates low Buyers can take advantage of some wonderful opportunities to own a piece of Small Town America in this sought after town known as the town with a heart!  There's no place like A New Hillsdale Home! The town of  Hillsdale is constantly changing to keep up with the times while maintaining that desirable small town feel.  Residents can take advantage of the many amenities offered by this Pascack Valley town.  Hillsdale, NJ February 2011' Real Estate Market Activity: Total Homes Sold..........................2 Average List Price...............$354,950  Average Sold Price............ $343,950 Median Sold Pr...
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By Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Hi everybody ,For my Sunday Photo post today I wanted to show you how the town of Hillsdale has not changed too too much through the years.Below are two postcards that are not dated but I would "guestimate" them from around the 1930's or 40's? Possibly? They are not dated and are courtesy of PVPhotobase.org And another angle form back then.Many do not know this but the sidewalks in the front of the stores in Hillsdale were boardwalks until they made concrete sidewalks. You can almost see them in this shot.Many years later it doesn't look like the downtown area stores have changed too much.The architectural integrity remains along with the small hometown feel.Another angle.The circle on the bottom left of this shot above, shows where the Traffic Booth stood previously.That's my pictorial...
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By Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Hillsdale NJ Real Estate Report|February 2011' Single Family Homes Sold Report saw Two homes closing in the popular town of Hillsdale as the Spring season begins.  With interest rates low Buyers can take advantage of some wonderful opportunities to own a piece of Small Town America in this sought after town known as the town with a heart!  There's no place like A New Hillsdale Home! The town of  Hillsdale is constantly changing to keep up with the times while maintaining that desirable small town feel.  Residents can take advantage of the many amenities offered by this Pascack Valley town.  Hillsdale, NJ February 2011' Real Estate Market Activity: Total Homes Sold..........................2 Average List Price...............$354,950  Average Sold Price............ $343,950 Median Sold Pr...
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By Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Hi everyone and Lisa says Hi! Can it be?  March 2011 is here already? Spring is just around the corner and we should be seeing some these Grape Hyacinths popping up soon.Our updated Real Estate Newsletter for March 2011 has arrived as well! The Northeast and, for that matter, most of the country has experienced an unusually tough winter this year. It has not stopped the real estate market from moving forward though. We have many buyers who are coming out and viewing homes, every week now that the weather has begun to clear up.We're finally seeing some warmer temps here on the East Coast.Customers have been connecting with us on the internet while the bad weather had kept them indoors. Now they are coming out in droves.We believe buyers are starting to realize that prices as well as inte...
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By Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Hi everybody, The inevitable Spring Market for Real Estate has begun, even though the weather here in New Jersey has not backed up that statement as of yet.We are still getting some rough weather but the buyers are starting to come out in droves now and for good reasons.Many new listings are coming on the market as well as interest rates still being historically low, are making this a perfect time for first time homebuyers to get the home of their dreams now..........If you are selling this is an opportune time to tweak your home to get the highest amount for your sale as well.Here are some quick tips to help you get your home ready for the market to sell for the highest price. 1. Make Repairs: Homes require regular maintenance and repairs are a necessary component of homeownership. Pro...
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By Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Hi everyone and Lisa says Hi! Can it be?  February 2011 is here already? Our updated Real Estate Newsletter for February 2011 has arrived as well! The Northeast and, for that matter, most of the country is experiencing a tough winter this year. It has not stopped the real estate market from moving forward though. We have many buyers who are coming out and viewing homes, every week even through the weather hasn't been great.As long as we can get into the houses, we are there to show them.Maybe it's cabin fever or the lower prices.  With great mortgage rates that still prevail it is bringing them out.It seems as though our internet presence is bringing out many homebuyers and they are connecting with us via the internet.Isn't technology {and Active Rain}  grand?They are realizing what an ...
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By Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Hi everybody,Some more interesting news came to me the other day.In the midst of all this frigid weather we are currently having here in New Jersey, I received a note from my manager stating that I not only made the top 10 for December of 2010 but also the Top 20 of our office for 2010 in Hillsdale New Jersey.I actually came in at Number 10!  Pretty cool if I must say so myself.... and I must...lol Considering that we have approximately 90 agents in our office this was an accomplishment that was noteworthy.Of course I would not have been able to accomplish this without the ever present support of my wonderful wife Lisa Hammerstein.Without her support, I wouldn't have gotten anywhere this year. My wife is my rock when I need the support and confidence that we all need occasionally with t...
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By Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Well Well Well,We knew we had a good month last December but had no idea it was this good.We just received this notice form our manager that Bob made the Top Ten Club for December 2010 in our Hillsdale New Jersey office. Now that's the way to end a year on a good note right?And a great way to start the new year..... This is the criteria that the top ten status was derived from:The point system used for The Top Ten Club is as follows. 4 points for a Listing Taken, 6 points for a buyer side in contract, 6 points for listing side in contract, 1 point for a rental listing taken, 2 points for a tenant side rented, 2 points for a rental listing side rented. Dollar Volume is used to break any ties. To be fair to all, the total points awarded to a team or any agents working a deal together are ...
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By Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Well Well Well,I knew I had a good month last December but had no idea it was that good.I just received this notice that I made the Top Ten Club in December 2010 Now that's the way to end a year right?And a great way to start the new year..... This is the criteria that my top ten status was derived from:The point system used for The Top Ten Club is as follows. 4 points for a Listing Taken, 6 points for a buyer side in contract, 6 points for listing side in contract, 1 point for a rental listing taken, 2 points for a tenant side rented, 2 points for a rental listing side rented. Dollar Volume is used to break any ties. To be fair to all, the total points awarded to a team or any agents working a deal together are divided by the number of agents on the team or involved in the deal.What a ...
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By Lisa Hammerstein, Pascack Valley NJ Real Estate - Bergen County
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Hi everyone and Lisa says Hi! Can it be?  January 2011 is here already?Our updated Real Estate Newsletter for January 2011 has arrived as well! Christmas and the New Years festivities have come and gone. Now it's on to the Spring Market in what seems to be a re-awaking for Home Buyers. They are realizing what an opportune time this is to buy the home of their dreams. We find that buyers are out and looking already before the Spring Market officially starts in a couple of weeks. At least historically that's when it has started for us in NJ.Wow!  Where has the time gone? The Winter market has picked up here in New Jersey. The snow fall over the Holidays only fevered the pitch of buyers out looking for homes. The customers who did come out to look at homes seemed like they were more realis...
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By Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
While I was working on a contract into the wee hours one evening this week, I decided to stop into Veterans Park in Hillsdale to take in the lights that the town has put up this year.And what the heck it was a good excuse for me to go and play/experiment with my new camera as well. So here are a few shots I took of the lights in Veterans Park in Hillsdale New Jersey. Celebrating the season in lights in Hillsdale has always been a wonderful tradition. Looking across the park South:  Gettin closer to the brightly lit Christmas Tree we begin to feel how special this time of the season is.  Hillsdales iconic Police Booth  is on the corner lit up as well. The Famous Victorian Train Station in the town center is all glittered up for the Season as well. The Gazebo in the Park is all aglow....I...
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By Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
2010 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bob and Lisa! Bergen County, NJ We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of friends, family and wonderful colleagues all the warmth of the holiday season. Merry Christmas from Bob and Lisa from HammersTeam! Happy & Healthy wishes in the 2011 New Year too! Robert and Lisa Hammerstein | Real Estate Agents Main 201-218-6802 | Cell 201-315-8618 | Dir 201-930-3089 | Email | Website
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By Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Hi everybody,The current Real Estate market is still moving in the Pascack Valley area of Bergen County, New Jersey in this holiday season.  With the Inventory at  elevated levels, up from last year's market, here are some Helpful Tips from the HammersTeam when Listing your "Home for Sale".   As a Full Time Real Estate Team,  Listing and Selling Homes in the Pascack Valley, our experience shows that there are some key issues that come up repeatedly that can help to facilitate the Sale of a Home. 1. Pricing Is Key - If you want to sell, be competitive!  Your agent will assist you with what the current inventory or competition looks like in your neighborhood.  Be realistic and put yourself in the Buyer's shoes.  If the Buyers  are looking at similar style homes in the same town, give them...
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By Lisa Hammerstein, Pascack Valley NJ Real Estate - Bergen County
(Christie's International Real Estate )
Hi everyone and Lisa says Hi! Can it be?  November is here already?Our updated Real Estate Newsletter for November has arrived for the the fall as well! Halloween has come and gone. Now it's on to the Holiday Season of Thanksgiving. Wow!  Where has the time gone? The Fall market has picked up here in New Jersey. The leaf peeping has just about finished and peaked out but oh what a beautiful season it was as evidenced by the pictures below.The Pascack Valley areas exploded this year with wonderful colors. This is my favorite time of the year here in New Jersey.Here are some views of the Woodcliff Lake Reservoir and Causeway with colors blazing.New Jersey is the Garden State.Business is great and we are excited at the possibilities available for first time home buyers as well as sellers l...
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By Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
                 The Pascack Valley town of Hillsdale in Bergen County New Jersey is a great place to live especially around the Holidays.  Of all the wonderful things this little town has to offer around this very exciting time of year is a visit to Demarest Farms at 244 Wierimus Road in Hillsdale.  The excitement builds as you drive up to the entrance and you're greeted by the Farm's display of the fall harvest.     The fun has just begun now with so much for the entire family to enjoy.  Pick your own Pumpkin, Face Painting and Squiggles the Clown are just for starters!  Hay rides are the Season's specialty and then there are those October goodies like the Apple Cider & Apple Donuts.  Their Bakery, Country Deli & Ice Cream Shop are reminiscent of the good old fashioned days.  There ma...
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By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
 Pumpkin Picking, Hay Rides and Apple Cider, Apple Cider Donuts & much more at Demarest Farm in Hillsdale, NJ Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 07642 Demarest Farms is celebrating it's 125th year! For 125 years, they have been making many familes happy offering classic delights such as homemade donuts and apple cider - some of the best in all of New Jersey!. Some other delights: Fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh baked pies, candy apples, ice cream shop, soup, holiday decor, full service country deli, etc. What would a Fall in Bergen County, NJ be without Demarest Farms homemade donuts? The month of October features Pick Your Own Pumpkin & Hay Rides!! This is a monster pumpkin located at the store's entrance.  Children love to take a photo on top of!!! Here you can also pic...
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By Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate
(Christie's International Real Estate )
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