Nouvelle Turns One

Nouvelle Turns One

By Michele Silver

Upper Montclair women’s clothing boutique Nouvelle https://www.nouvelleboutiques.com/ celebrated its one-year anniversary last night with special discounts, an eff.y.bee https://www.effybee.com/ trunk show, treats from Sweet Home Montclair https://sweethomemontclair.com/ and Dolci D’Italia and DJ Prince Hakim http://www.djprincehakim.com/.

Owner Arlene Carrini, looked fabulous in a black ruffled long-sleeve top and pants from Dance and Marvel, one of the vendors she carries. Nouvelle was a concept that happened organically from her Montclair consignment shop One Savvy Design https://www.onesavvydesign.com/, she explained.  As Carrini noticed customers’ needs for items like cardigans or bralettes, for example, she would start buying them and stocking them in her store to sell along with the consigned merchandise. Then something unexpected happened: the new items sold exceedingly well. Opening a boutique to carry new apparel and accessories made perfect sense.

“We looked for a location in other towns, but I knew I wanted to develop my business in Upper Montclair,” Carrini said. “I knew I wanted to stay in the town where people knew me and knew my reputation for being on top of trends and having a great attention to detail. A lot of people said I was going to cannibalize my consignment business, but I didn’t think so.” She was completely right.

Nouvelle carries stylish, unique yet very wearable dresses and separates that are perfect for work, nights out or just running errands. The merchandise changes often, giving customers ongoing choices throughout the season. Carrini has discovered a great formula for sharing the old with new is that items sold on consignment at One Savvy Design can be used as credit at Nouvelle. Now that’s smart business.

Nouvelle
629 Valley Road

Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
973.707.5971

https://www.nouvelleboutiques.com/

Michele Silver is a freelancer who has been living in Montclair for more than nine years.

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Montclair/Glen Ridge/Maplewood/South Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Montclair, Glen Ridge, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: http://www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Montclair/Glen Ridge /Maplewood/South Orange /Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.
Looking for Open Houses: http://www.montclairnjopenhouses.com and http://www.glenridgeopenhouses.com
For the latest listings for sale: http://www.latestmontclairnomes.com and http://www.latestglenridgehomes.com


Mark Slade

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Soccer Zone USA No. 4 Kicks Off Downtown

Soccer Zone USA No. 4 Kicks Off Downtown

by Michele Silver

Michele Silver has lived in Montclair for more than nine years and is a professional writer and editor.

Italian native Frank Giuliano Sr. had a long-term passion to help soccer grow in Northern New Jersey. He opened Universal Sporting Goods in 1976, which he eventually handed over to his son, Frank Giuliano, Jr. in 2008. Five years ago, Frank Jr. officially turned Universal Sporting Goods into the Soccer Zone—it now has four locations, the newest one on 58 Church St. (next to Starbucks).

With the tremendous popularity of rec and travel teams in town, soccer players of all ages now have a downtown destination for their needs. The store carries a deep selection of cleats, clothing and gear from major brands such as Nike, adidas, Puma, New Balance, Reuch, Kwik Goal, and Storelli.

“I lived in Montclair for five years and it was a dream of mine to have a retail shop on Church St.,” Frank, Jr. said. “With all of the different ethnic backgrounds in a historic town like Montclair, I felt that the town deserved a soccer stop that carried all of the top brands and carried a vast amount of not only equipment, but also a variety of different Club and National team jerseys from around the world.”

Soccer Zone USA
58 Church St.
Montclair, NJ 07042

973.616.4449
(*This is not a direct number to the store but you can be connected to one of the other locations for guidance. When the Montclair number gets updated, we will update the post.)

Store Hours:

Mon – Sat, 10am – 6pm; Sun, 11am – 4pm
https://soccerzoneusa.com/

 
Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more $? http://www.sellinghousesformore.com
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers
As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Mark Slade

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Sweet Soles Fits The Smallest Montclairians

 

By Michele Silver

When Little Shoebox decided to shutter its doors after 25 years, families with young children were terribly sad—and they really did not want to venture to the malls to get footwear. Thankfully, Sweet Soles has filled the void.

Owner and Montclair native Christina Papasso actually wound up enlisting the help of Little Shoebox owner Elaine Sinisi. Her shop sells many of the popular footwear, boots and slippers for sizes infant 4 (first walkers) through 4.5/5 for big kids and accessories that Sinisi carried. For dressier looks for little girls, there’s Naturino, Nina’s, Kenneth Cole and Steve Madden in addition to fun and funky sneakers from Vans and Tsukihoshi. Boys can choose from Saucony, plae, See Kai Run and Sperry. There’s a solid collection of fashion boots, including a new supplier, Lyard, as well as rain jackets and umbrellas.

Manager Gabby Lanflisi, who was waiting patiently on a little boy with his dad, has been in retail for many years in addition to having lots of experience with children; helping to raise her two younger siblings gave her a great foundation. “I really just love kids,” she said. Together, we watched the little boy, in his new kicks, leave the store as a happy customer.

Sweet Soles Children’s Footwear & Accessories

225 Bellevue Ave.

Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

http://sweetsolesmontclair.com/

https://www.facebook.com/sweetsolesmontclair/

https://www.instagram.com/sweetsolesmontclair/
Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex County— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood –by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more?  www.sellinghousesformore.com

In fact, we just recently sold our two Montclair listings for more than asking.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers
As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/Short Hills/Essex County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Mark Slade

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Mmmm, Marcel Bakery and Kitchen


Mmmm, Marcel Bakery and Kitchen

By Michele Silver

Executive Chef Meny Vaknin, owner of Mishmish Café, https://mishmishcafe.com, has brought his love of Moroccan food and local, seasonal ingredients to new Upper Montclair eatery, https://marcelbakeryandkitchen.com/.

A variety of egg dishes and other breakfast fare such as waffles and pancakes, sandwiches, salads and pizzas all have Vaknin’s unique Mediterranean flavors in a completely renovated space that had been home to the Cozy End. The list of hot and cold beverages includes Jim’s Organic Coffee, chai tea and healthy juices and smoothies that will reduce the guilt of indulging in the homemade chocolate halva or rugulach. The location will entice NYC commuters and honestly, anyone passing by. While there is one large family-style table and a handful of other seats, and the setting is delightfully relaxing and inviting, Marcel Bakery and Kitchen has mostly been designed for takeout (they also deliver and cater).

I indulged in the “Yeminite Vine” breakfast, which was a baked malawach with boiled eggs, grated tomatoes, green salad with harissa while my companion had the oatmeal, which was a hearty bowl of steel cut oats with just the right amount of raisins, almonds and bananas. After we ate, I went right back on line to patiently wait for pastries to take home. I plan to be back there regularly!

Michele Silver has lived in Montclair for more than nine years and is a professional writer and editor.

Marcel Bakery and Kitchen
631 ½ Valley Road
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
973.842.4088
Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more $? http://www.sellinghousesformore.com
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers
As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Mark Slade

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Great Loft Hits Market

119 Walnut Interior

Looking to live in modern splendor in the town “where the suburb meets the city?”

Look no further, this SOHO style loft apartment offers 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 17′ ceilings.

Imagine cooking dinner on your 6 burner Thermador or sitting at the center island when taking your first cup of coffee or tea.

This particular unit also offers balcony’s where you can enjoy a sunny day.

Call us at 917-797-5059 if you would like to see this in person.

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=bGNEdSz2qdC

119 Walnut Street, Montclair, 07042, unit #8

The Mark Slade Homes Team has closed over $175 million and 450 transactions in the following towns:

Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood, South Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, Hoboken, Jersey City, Essex Fells, West Orange, Roseland, North Caldwell, Caldwell, West Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Verona, Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights,  Westfield, Cranford, Union,  Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Kenilworth, Rahway, Roselle, East Hanover, Florham Park, Chatham, Madison, Morristown, Wayne, North Haledon, Lincoln Park, Basking Ridge and Bernardsville.

For Buyers we are ABR certified which allows us to consistently help our buyers find the right homes while making sure the process is managed successfully to get you to the closing table where you will get the keys to your new kingdom.

For Sellers we have a cutting edge, tech savvy, strategy ( www.sladesells.com ) that enables our sellers to benefit from an average price paid for their properties that was 3.2% more than the average agent from the same MLS in the same towns.  This effectively “reduces” the cost of selling by slightly more than half the typical transaction cost  for our clients.

Need to Sell and Buy at the same time? We pride ourselves on making this as smooth a move as possible for our clients!

We are trained by Otteau Valuation Group to conduct an Advanced Comparable Analysis ( www.advancedcma.com ) when trying to best understand the value of a property at any given time.

Our team is comprised of premier local experts to assist you with all your real estate needs in Essex, Union, Morris counties as well as some Hudson, some Passaic and some Middlesex.  Whether you are a First Time Home Buyer, a current home owner needing more space or an empty nester looking to downsize, we have successfully helped our clients with over 275 closed transactions while maintaining the highest levels of service with integrity.

We own and operate 7 Websites, including one site dedicated solely to our luxury listings (we are CLHMS certified).  We also own and operate 30 town-specific Open House sites, thus blanketing the area with information for thirsty buyers.  Lastly, we own and utilize over a dozen Social Media sites and pages as well as 353 domains to provide quick-find solutions and answers for our clients.  Our clients love us because we make the home buying and selling process as easy as possible.

We are a 24/7 responsive team.  We are also a Team that GIVES BACK to over a dozen charities and organizations.

Give us a call or text us at 917-797-5059  WWW.GOODHOMESFORGOODPEOPLE.COM    WWW.NJLUXHOMES.COM WWW.UNIONCOUNTYPROPERTIES.COM

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Montclair/Glen Ridge/Maplewood/South Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Montclair, Glen Ridge, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: http://www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Montclair/Glen Ridge /Maplewood/South Orange /Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.
Looking for Open Houses: http://www.montclairnjopenhouses.com and http://www.glenridgeopenhouses.com
For the latest listings for sale: http://www.latestmontclairnomes.com and http://www.latestglenridgehomes.com


Mark Slade

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My Perfect Day

My Perfect DayON OCTOBER 1, 2017 BY MICHELE SILVERIt’s a cool, crisp fall-feeling Sunday and I have the next delicious 12 hours all to myself. If I could ignore the piles of laundry, cleaning, bills and never-ending to-do list, this is exactly how I would spend my day:Make a cup of coffee, get back into bed and call my best friend to talk about our current retail therapy.Take a long, hot shower and put on my most comfortable, cozy yet publicly acceptable outfit. Do not put on mascara.Go to The Corner http://www.thecornermontclair.com, which has the best coffee, the most yummy food and the most friendly, delightful staff. I’ll probably have the vegetable hash with scrambled eggs and a brown-sugar carmelized grapefruit. And of course, a hot cup of La Columbe coffee.Head to Upper Montclair and browse in Nouvelle https://www.nouvelleboutiques.com/, which has adorable clothes, fabulous accessories and super fun owner Arlene. The coolest necklace I own is from this store. The best leggings I own are from this store. I love this shop, and I love that I’m supporting a local business.On my way back home, stop into Amanti Vino https://www.amantivino.com/ for a tasting. Relish the 15-minute parking space in the back, which alleviates all the stress of dealing with the Crescent Parking Deck. Purchase several bottles of delicious wine.Take a nap.Go to Imperial Nails on Watchung Plaza for a mani/pedi. The hot oil treatment for your heels is everything. Read the current issue of People magazine and skip all the sad, crazy stories.Meet up with three of my funniest friends for dinner at Uncle Momo http://unclemomo.com/ Eat happily and laugh constantly. Consume at least one bottle of wine purchased earlier. Take a Lyft home.Get into pajamas and into bed with Netflix.Happily, oh so happily, go to sleep.

Source: My Perfect Day

RARE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE AND WORK IN MONTCLAIR

Ever thought or dreamed about living incredibly close to downtown Montclair and under 1/2 mile to the Walnut NJ Transit train station, all the while running your own business out of the same property?  If so, you won’t want to miss out on this rare find:  a 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths and 2 powder rooms.  One of the powders is part of a unique ground floor space with its own entrance and exit that currently is configured with a reception area, a larger room and two smaller rooms.

This property was rebuilt from the ground up in 2005/6 and offers large bedrooms–one is a master suite with its own bath–a semi-open floor plan on the second floor where a large kitchen opens to a panty and additional work space as well as to a deck, while being adjacent to the formal dining room; there is also an airy hallway that provides flow to the powder room on the same 2nd floor and the large living room with balcony.

Call Mark Slade at 917-797-5059 to set up an appoint to see and possibly purchase this amazing property before it gets scooped up by someone else.

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Montclair/Glen Ridge/Maplewood/South Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Montclair, Glen Ridge, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: http://www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Montclair/Glen Ridge /Maplewood/South Orange /Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.
Looking for Open Houses: http://www.montclairnjopenhouses.com and http://www.glenridgeopenhouses.com
For the latest listings for sale: http://www.latestmontclairnomes.com and http://www.latestglenridgehomes.com


Mark Slade

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Montclair Real Estate Off The Charts!

I cover a wide variety of towns that are under the umbrella as a “bedroom community of nyc” due to its commutation times. I was simply blown away by the results Montclair had for homes sold in 2016.

1. They sold for 103.7% of asking
2. Average price paid jumped almost 10% more to $741,000 from $676,000.
3. Average listing prices also increased about the same amount to $714,000 from $652,000.
4. UNBELIEVABLY, ALMOST 2/3’s of all the homes sold, sold for OVER ASKING PRICE!
5. Another 7% sold at asking, bringing the total of homes sold for asking and above to virtually 75% of the total!
6. Days on Market did increase a full day from 40.8 to 41.8 but that is pretty much a wash considering all that is going on.
7. The only negative statistic was that units sold actually did decrease from 450 to 408, a drop of 9.3%.

If you were a seller, you probably did extremely well in 2016.

Now that a ReVal is about to occur in Montclair, we could see a slight increase in inventory over normal trends that possibly could impact prices paid for homes a bit, but its way to early to tell.

If you would like to know how much your home is worth, simply give me a call at 917-797-5059 for a no-obligation consultation.

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more $? http://www.sellinghousesformore.com

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Mark Slade

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Living Montclair Legends: Who took the First SELFIE? Well, None Other Than Montclair’s Own Astronaut and Moonwalker–Buzz Aldrin.

Living in Montclair: Who took the First SELFIE? Well, None Other Than Montclair’s Own Astronaut and Moonwalker–Buzz Aldrin.

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair was recently abuzz with the renaming of Mount Hebron Middle School on Sept. 16 to Buzz Aldrin Middle School.

We all probably know that Buzz Aldrin was one of the very first astronauts to walk on the moon but I was pleasantly surprised to learn the following:

“Buzz Aldrin grew up in Montclair, New Jersey.

His mother, Marion Moon, was the daughter of an Army Chaplain and his father Edwin Eugene Aldrin was an aviation pioneer.

Buzz graduated one year early from Montclair High School and he attended the US Military Academy at West Point, graduating third in his class with a BS in mechanical engineering. He then joined the Air Force where he flew F86 Sabre Jets in 66 combat missions in Korea, shot down two MIG-15′s, and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross. After a tour of duty in Germany flying F100′s, he earned his Doctorate of Science in Astronautics at MIT and wrote his thesis on Manned Orbital Rendezvous.

Selected by NASA in 1963 into the third group of astronauts, Aldrin was the first with a doctorate and became known as “Dr. Rendezvous.” The docking and rendezvous techniques he devised for spacecraft in Earth and lunar orbit became critical to the success of the Gemini and Apollo programs, and are still used today. He pioneered underwater training techniques to simulate spacewalking. In 1966 on the Gemini 12 orbital mission, Buzz performed the world’s first successful spacewalk – extra-vehicular activity (EVA), and set a new EVA record of 5 1⁄2 hours. During that mission he also took the first ‘selfie’ in space.

On July 20, 1969, Buzz and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo 11 moonwalk, becoming the first two humans to set foot on another world. An estimated 600 million people – at that time, the world’s largest television audience in history – witnessed this unprecedented heroic endeavor.

Upon returning from the moon, Buzz was decorated with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous awards all over the world. Named after Buzz are Asteroid “6470 Aldrin” and the “Aldrin Crater” on the moon. In 2011 along with his Apollo 11 crew mates Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, he received the Congressional Gold Medal.

Buzz is the author of 9 books, most recently his children’s book, Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet and his newest NY Times and Washington Post Bestseller, “No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon”. Both published by National Geographic.

In October of 2014 he revamped his ShareSpace Foundation to be focused on STEAM Education – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math to ignite the spark and fuel excitement for space in kids –Specifically for K-8. In August of 2015 he launched the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute at Florida Tech to promote and develop his vision of a permanent human settlement on the planet Mars.

Since retiring from NASA and the U.S. Air Force, Col. Aldrin calls himself a Global Statesman for Space and has remained a tireless advocate for human space exploration.” –from the Bio section of his very own website: buzzaldrin.com

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more $? http://www.sellinghousesformore.com

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

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Montclair Film Festival One of 25 Coolest on the Planet

We’re blushing! MovieMaker Magazine just named the Montclair Film Festival one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals In the World! A huge thank you to the panelists for noticing our work and thinking of us… it is an honor to be named among these amazing film festivals!

In case you’ve forgotten, movies can just be fun. Welcome to the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World. “Coolest Fests” is where things get a little looser
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