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Blog :: 11-2015

Just Listed: 44 Rector Place - Bloomfield

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This expanded Cape offers the best of so many worlds! With four good-sized bedrooms, 44 Rector Place in Bloomfield is more house than it appears at first. Freshly painted, refinished hardwood floors and a breakfast nook that overlooks the golf course, this home is in ready for its next owner.

Other great features include: central air, back deck, nice flat lot, over-sized garage with plenty of additional storage, partially finished basement and an unbeatable price.

I love this quiet section of Bloomfield, just slightly off the beaten path so it feels private, but also mere blocks away from bustling Broad Street, with some favorite eateries -- like Brookside Thai and Holsten's (where the ending scene of the Soprano's finale was filmed!) -- and all manner of shopping. This home is also minutes away from the Garden State Parkway and an easy walk to the New York City bus and local parks.

Listed at $289,000, this home will not last.

If you're planning a move to the area, I have many wonderful things to show you in Bloomfield! This is a great time to buy! Call me: 973.809.5277

New Listing: 1694 Broad Street - Bloomfield, NJ

1694 Broad 1Once upon a time, this house was just a single room. A Dutch oven was used for cooking and warmth and a bed built into the wall was hidden by heavy curtains during the day.

Old homes have plenty of stories, and this old home is no exception. An historic landmark, the Van Houten House was reportedly built around 1800 and expanded as part of the original owner's dowry for his daughter. This 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home has three fireplaces and plenty of built-ins.

This is a spacious home with hardwood floors, a barn-like garage and a beautiful yard. If you've ever lived in an old home, you know: they were built to last forever.

I love how close this house is to Route 3 and the Garden State Parkway, but also only a few blocks from several beautiful parks as well as the Bonsal Wildlife Preserve - a 20-acre nature preserve and one of the area's best kept secrets.1694 Broad 2

This is truly a special property and it is priced to sell at $375,000. If you'd like to arrange a viewing, or talk about any other of your real estate needs, I'd love to hear from you: 973-809-5277

Veterans Day in Montclair

It's almost impossible for me not to think of Edgemont Park on Veteran's Day.Edgemont_Park

I used to live across the street from the park - one that I consider among the most beautiful in the area - and every year, I could watch people from all over town walking along the footpath from every direction, assembling at the island bridge to take part in the service commemorating our veterans.

The park itself is about 20 acres of mostly field space, with two ball fields, picnic tables and an all-access playground that was put in not long ago. There's an incredible climbing tree - you could hide up there in the summer - and an enormous stocked pond that people can ice skate on in the winter if it gets cold enough.

When I first moved here, Edgemont Park was nice enough, but it has truly become the go-to park in town, a hub of activity all year long. This is the place where kids learn to ride bikes, where neighborhood schools take recess, and, most poignantly, where residents come to honor those who have served.

The statue built on the pond's island was originally designed as a WWI memorial, but has come to memorialize all those who have served in all the wars since. It is one of the landmarks of Montclair and it truly anchors us on this day. I love how this one spot in town - a spot that draws people from all over the community - is a reminder that our real community is much bigger than our neighborhood or our town; it's our nation.

Thank you to all the veterans who have made such a brave commitment to that community. You have made life better for all of us.