Monday, September 28, 2009

Bergen County New Jersey Home Buyers Guide




The following is a Guide for Bergen County Home-Buyers. Whether you are a first time home-buyer, a move-up buyer or you are downsizing, this HomeBuyer's Guide can help answer your questions regarding the Real Estate Process.


The first step when Buying a Home is to get Pre-qualified. The loan is the first piece of the puzzle that should be addressed. Click here to check out our Tips for First Time Home-buyers.

It's important to know what amount of money you will need to purchase your dream home.

Click here to learn some Tips for Pre-Qualifying for your Mortgage.




The next important step is to select a real estate professional to assist you in the home buying process. Click on the following link to find out How to find the right real estate agent.




Making an offer on your Dream Home takes strategy. Click here for our tips on Making an Offer.


Once you've decided on the right home and gone through the offer and acceptance process, it's time to order a Home Inspection. Click here for our Home Inspection Tips.

Click here for tips on understanding The Real Estate contract.


We are here to help you with your real estate needs. Click here and Ask us Anything!
Buying or Selling a Home in Bergen County, New Jersey? Give Lisa & Bob a call at (201)218-6802 or visit us at http://www.hammersteam.com/.

If you or someone you know is planning a Move in the near future, call your Pascack Valley experts, Lisa & Bob Hammerstein at (201)218-6802 or visit us on our website at http://www.hammersteam.com/.

We'll be able to help you if you're Moving to any of the Pascack Valley towns in Bergen County New Jersey.For more Local Information about the Pascack Valley area of Bergen County, New Jersey, call Bob & Lisa at (201)218-6802 or visit us online at http://www.hammersteam.com/.
Your Real Estate Resource for the Pascack Valley!



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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Westwood NJ | The Hub of the Pascack Valley

Westwood New Jersey The Hub of the Pascack Valley in Bergen County!
Westwood, New Jersey - The Hub of the Pascack Valley Area
At the center of the Bergen County area of the Northeast corner of New Jersey, you will find the quintessential Family town of Westwood. This quaint town is one of the towns that comprises the area named "The Pascack Valley". Westwood, named the "Hub" because of it's location at the center of the County, people coming here from other areas will find a town rich in history and drenched in charm. Just ten miles North-Northwest of the George Washington Bridge, the Pascack Valley Train line has been a draw for commuters coming to enjoy the tranquillity of suburban life.



The streets of the town are lined with quaint specialty shops and eateries making for a thriving downtown business district. All is centered around the Train Station and the Park Gazebo where summer concerts and movies can be enjoyed by the public. Around the Holiday Season in December, the town and it's merchants go all out on decking the halls, making for a Norman Rockwell-like setting to behold.

On the opposite side of town from the Gazebo where the "Five Corners" of the town center meet stands a small Memorial Park dedicated to the Volunteer Firemen of the town.
Students from K-12 attend the Westwood Regional School district serving both the town of Washington Township as well as Westwood. There are four K-4 elementary schools and two schools for 5th and 6th graders while grades 7-12 attend the Westwood Regional High School with their mascot named the Westwood Cardinals.



The Pascack Book County Park in Westwood is a wonderful place for families to relax, take a leisurely stroll or feed the ducks. The Fountain in the Brook makes for a scenic display.
Many come to the town of Westwood for it's old world Colonials with Lemonade front porches and Victorian homes such as the homes picured here, that were sold by the HammersTeam. For more Westwood homes visit our website at http://www.hammersteam.com/.


There are so many reasons why families flock to the cozy town of Westwood in the Pascack Valley area of Bergen County, New Jersey.


Call Lisa & Bob for more in depth Pascack Valley history and local information of the town of Westwood, New Jersey.
Click this Link To View Our Westwood Show!
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Lisa & Robert Hammerstein • Sales Associates • Keller Williams Village Square
257 E Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood NJ  201-445-4300

Monday, April 27, 2009

Montvale | NJ | Market Reports March 2009

Welcome To Montvale New Jersey!


Montvale NJ Real Estate ReportMarch 09' Single Family Home Sales
Montvale NJ Real Estate ReportMarch 09' Single Family Home Sales saw Two homes closing in the town of Montvale in the month of March. The Spring 2009 market is in full bloom! With interest rates low, qualified Buyers can take advantage of some wonderful opportunities to own a piece of Small Town America! There's no place like A New Montvale Home for the New Year!


The town of Montvale is constantly changing to keep up with the times while maintaining that desireable small town feel. Residents can take advantage of the many amenities offered by this Pascack Valley town.

Montvale Market Activity:
Total Homes Sold..........................2
Average List Price..............$ 794,500
Average Sold Price.............$ 694,500
Median Sold Price..............$ 694,499
Sale/List Price....................... 87.413 (12-13% differential)


There are currently 44 Actively Listed homes in the town of Montvale with an average List Price of $797,077. There are some fantastic opportunities in this popular town with prices for every budget.

Click here to view all Montvale Local Listings
For more information on Listings in the Pascack Valley area of Bergen County, New Jersey, call Bob & Lisaat (201)218-6802, or visit us online at http://www.hammersteam.com/ your Pascack Valley Real Estate Resource at "Your Service"! It's a great time to "Buy A Home" in the Pascack Valley. We're keeping an eye on the real estate market for you....
Click on the links below to view some scenes of the picturesque Pascack Valley towns.
EMERSON
HILLSDALE
RIVER VALE
WESTWOOD
PARK RIDGE
MONTVALE
WOODCLIFF LAKE
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
PASCACK VALLEY SPRING SHOW
PASCACK VALLEY SUMMER SHOW
PASCACK VALLEY FALL SHOW
PASCACK VALLEY HOLIDAY SHOW
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Lisa & Robert Hammerstein • Sales Associates • Coldwell Banker • (201)218-6802
• Address • 50 Broadway • Hillsdale, NJ 07642

Washington Township | New Jersey | Market Reports

Washington Township, New Jersey Market Reports.







Washington Township NJ Real Estate ReportMarch 09' Single Family Home Sales saw Three homes closing in the town of Washington Township in the month of March. The 2009 Spring Real Estate market is in full bloom. With interest rates low, qualified Buyers can take advantage of some wonderful opportunities to own a piece of Small Town America! There's no place like A New Washington Township Home!


The town of Washington Township 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.


Washington Township Real Estate Market Activity:
Total Homes Sold..........................3
Average List Price..............$ 591,600
Average Sold Price.............$ 550,000
Median Sold Price..............$ 515,000
Sale/List Price....................... 92.968 (7-8% differential)


There are currently 47 Actively Listed homes in the town of Wasington Township with an average List Price of $609,453. There are some fantastic opportunities in this popular town with prices for every budget.
Click here to view all Washington Township Local Listings
For more information on Listings in the Pascack Valleyarea of Bergen County, New Jersey, call Bob & Lisa at (201)218-6802, or visit us online at http://www.hammersteam.com/ your Pascack Valley Real Estate Resource at "Your Service"! It's a great time to "Buy A Home" in the Pascack Valley. We're keeping an eye on the real estate market for you....
Click on the links below to view some scenes of the picturesque Pascack Valley towns.
EMERSON
HILLSDALE
RIVER VALE
WESTWOOD
PARK RIDGE
MONTVALE
WOODCLIFF LAKE
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
PASCACK VALLEY SPRING SHOW
PASCACK VALLEY SUMMER SHOW
PASCACK VALLEY FALL SHOW
PASCACK VALLEY HOLIDAY SHOW
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Lisa & Robert Hammerstein • Sales Associates • Coldwell Banker • (201)218-6802
• Address • 50 Broadway • Hillsdale, NJ 07642 •

Monday, March 30, 2009

Pascack Valley High School Renovations | Hillsdale New Jersey

The Way We Were in Pascack Valley High School and the New and improved Pascack Valley High School!

Springtime has arrived here in Hillsdale New Jersey bringing new sites and memories for us.
Including a Fresh New Look for our High School!

I would like to share this photo-blog about our old High School in Hillsdale and the many changes that have taken place here in the spring of 2009. Our recently renovated High School is complete!

Lisa's and my old High School, Pascack Valley High School, where we met, has undergone some extensive renovations in the past 2 years. The picture below is the way the School sign on the front of the building used to look back when we were students. This has since been replaced along with a new facade. The photo below was taken a few years ago just before the renovations began.



Lisa and I met at Pascack Valley High School. Oh so many years ago it seems. We have seen many changes in our hometowns through the years. It is sometimes mind boggling to us. Ok, don't laugh too much but, this is what we looked like back then. Cute Huh? Ah yes, those were the days!



This Spring has shown even more improvements to our alma matter. Below is a shot of the way we remember it. Walking through those front doors in the morning greeting all our friends and favorite teachers. What a great place it was.


To give you a better perspective of what has changed below are shots of then and now.


And what it looks like now.Wow, what a change.





It is a transformation into modern times compared to the school we attended in our youth.The shot below was taken a year ago just before it was completed with the new sign. Driving past the school the other day, Lisa shouted out, "hey, there's a new sign on the school"!


Now with the advent of social networks such as Facebook and My Space lately, Lisa and I are finding many old classmates. And they are finding us as well. People we haven't thought about for years and years are suddenly popping up in our emails almost on a daily basis.

With springtime here the football field is getting spruced up as well. So many fond memories of sitting in those bleachers or playing on the field. Bob running cross country on the track and starting the first hockey team in the high school.

The old scoreboard is still standing. I used to try to sneak into the football games from those woods and watch the games up on that hill. It gave a great view of the whole field from up there. Just the way we remember it. Boy oh boy it brings back so many memories of the way we were.


Everything is looking fresh and clean as springtime starts to warm the air.


Still the school evokes many memories for us whenever we drive past it. It seems like just yesterday we were walking up to this building and enjoying ourselves in the springtime of our lives.

We have entered the digital age and another new sign welcomes all the students of the new generation.

Welcome to Pascack Valley High School. New and Improved!


So many opportunities for River Vale and Hillsdale children. The Pascack Valley School District is highly rated. We can both attest to that. Great teachers and programs. Spring has a fresh look for the Pascack Valley High School Makeover.



The way we were was great but today is even better. Spring Ahead!


Friday, March 20, 2009

Bergen County Real Estate Market Reports

Below is a market report for Hillsdale NJ in Bergen County. This graph reflects the current market of homes on the market as well as what has sold and what hasn't sold.







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