Fairfield, NJ Real Estate News

By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
From carriage houses to 6 bedroom detached houses, there's a handful of rentals in the West Essex Regional School District.  The  West Essex Regional School District is composed of four municipalities: Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell, and Roseland.  These four suburban residential West Essex Communities located approximately 25 miles from New York City have a combined population of approximately 23,000 people and cover an area of 18 square miles.   The West Essex Regional School District consists of one high school (grades 9-12) and one middle school (grades 7 and 8).  A four-year comprehensive high school program is offered to grades 9-12 serving an enrollment of 1046 students with a faculty of 110.  West Essex Regional is accredited by the New Jersey Department of Education an...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
Are you relocating to Fairfield, New Jersey because of your job?  Well I have great news if you are relocating to Fairfield, New Jersey!  Fairfield, New Jersey offers convenient living for working families with school aged children. Working families relocating to Fairfield, New Jersey are offered the convenience of Tiny Treasures Extended Daycare Center located right inside Fairfield's Stevenson School for both before and after school childcare.      For working families relocating to Fairfield, New Jersey with younger children, Tiny Treasures Infant and Toddler center is located at the intersection of Hollywood Avenue and Horseneck Road in Fairfield.  Tiny Treasures Preschool Center is located on the corner of Horseneck and Big Piece Road.  For more information regarding Tiny Treasures...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
With summer coming to an end, I must say that I am looking forward to the fall in Fairfield, New Jersey.  I've had enough of sun, heat, humidity, pool, Jersey Shore, and YES, the kids bugs too! It seems like two months ago yesterday, I was gung ho on how to Beat the Heat in Fairfieldand now I'm looking forward to the kids returning to school, the changing of the leaves, the Fairfield Falcons Football season starting and enjoying the fall in Fairfield, New Jersey.  In just a few weeks Fairfield Farms on Big Piece Road will start its Fairfield fall fun activities for kids, including hayrides, corn maze and of course, pumpkin picking.  While the kids are navigating through the obstacle course, be sure to have some cider and check out the wide variety of mums, cornstalks and other fall deco...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
The Fairfield New Jersey Public School District will open their doors to its approximate 700 children the day after Labor Day. Last year Fairfield's Public Schools biggest changes were implementing an all day kindergarten program and Keeping the Nuts out of Fairfield Schools.  One of the significant changes Fairfield students and their parents face this year are kindergartners being on the same bus with grades 1-3.  In the past and prior to changes and cuts in the budget for the 2010-2011 school year, kindergartners had their own bus.    I also believe the Fairfield Home and School Association will be implementing the electronic lunch program this school year which will replace the lunch card program.  Children will be required to memorize an assigned pin number when ordering lunch.  Th...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
Come visit Fairfield Real Estate Agents from Lattimer Realty hosting 4 out of 6 open houses in Fairfield, New Jersey scheduled for August 1, 2010.   Fairfield Real Estate Agents from Lattimer Realty will be hosting Fairfield Open Houses on Sunday, August 1st at:    7 Christina Court New Construction offered at $399,900- 3 bedrooms/2.2. bath new construction for sale in Fairfield; Model Ready!  (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Plymouth Street to Christina Court. Complex will be marked open with Signs and Flags).   1 Christina Court New Construction End Unitoffered at its ATTRACTIVE NEW PRICE of $409,900- 3 bedrooms/2.2 bath new construction for sale in Fairfield;  Model Open. (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Plymouth Street to Christina Court - Complex will be visible with sign and flags).   112 Big Piece Road off...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
Come visit Fairfield Real Estate Agents from Lattimer Realty at six out of the seven open houses in Fairfield, New Jersey scheduled for this weekend, Sunday, June 25, 2010.   Fairfield Real Estate Agents from Lattimer Realty will be hosting Fairfield Open Houses on Sunday, July 25th at: 28 Fox Hill Road listed for $379,000- 3 bedrooms/1.2 bath bi-level; First Time open! Priced to sell. Needs Updating but very good price. (1:00 - 3:00 p.m.; Horseneck to Fox Hill)   37 Brook Street listed for $399,000- 3 bedroom/1 bath ranch; Updated Ranch featuring new kitchen, hdwd floors, inground pool, full basement and much more !!! (1:00-3:00 p.m.; Clinton to Brook)   7 Christina Court New Construction listed for $399,900- 3 bedrooms/2.2. bath; Model Ready! Great Opportunity to own townhome in Fairf...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
THE FAIRFIELD FALCONS 2010 CORPORATE SPONSOR DRIVE The 2010 Fairfield Falcons Football season is fast approaching and we would like to extend to you, the opportunity to join our Fairfield, New Jersey Falcons Football Program Community Leaders and become a Corporate Sponsor.  Becoming a Fairfield Falcons Corporate Sponsor is an excellent avenue to bring exposure to your business and show your patrons that you are actively involved in the community in which they live!  The exposure you and your company will receive at our home games this season will consist of concession board exposure, varsity home game announcements (split games, if applicable) and recognition in the 2010 Falcons Memory Book.  Thank you for helping to make a difference in the 2010 Fairfield Football Season.  Your partic...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
I was sitting here thinking about what other agents give back to their community, if anything at all.  I think giving back to the community you where you sell or live is important.  I know some agents, brokers and other in-town companies make monetary donations to different community events and/or fundraisers.  For instance, my broker, gives back to the Community of Fairfield by sponsoring rides at the carnival and/or sponorsing sports teams.  Giving back to the community where you sell and where you live should be an automatic part of your business plan. I can tell you what I've given back to the Fairfield Community and not in monetary donations but in "real" time: Co-Vice and Co-President of the Fairfield Home & School Association; Active Member of the Fairfield Home & School Associat...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
As a spin-off to my BEAT THE HEAT!! "Cool" Things to do with kids in Fairfield New Jersey!!, I must say if you can't BEAT THE HEAT in Fairfield, you may as well join it!  I know present my pick of "Hot"things to do with kids in Fairfield, New Jersey: Grab your suit and go swimming at Fairfield New Jersey's Town Pool.  Not a member? Meet up with a Fairfield Town Pool member and go as a guest (pay as you go). Snack bar ran byFairfield's Hollywood Pizzeria.    Too cool for the Fairfield Pool?  How about a sweaty game of three on three on Fairfield's Basketball Courts?  They're playing basketball!  Fairfield kids love that basketball.....   If the Fairfield kids don't want to play at the park at the  Fairfield Recreation Complex on Hollywood Avenue, there's the option of playing tennis, wal...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
With temps pushing 100° this week families kids in Fairfield New Jersey are either swimming (and even pool water temps are reaching the 90°'s), driving their moms, sitters, and/or siblings crazy or looking for something to do in Fairfield!  Well Fairfield families, it's time to BEAT THE FAIRFIELD HEAT!!  There's always things to do in Fairfield, New Jersey with kids.  Here's a list of a few suggestions of "cool"things to do with kids in Fairfield New Jersey:   How about the kids jump away (adults too) in Fairfield's air-conditioned Jumpnasium.  Jumpnasium is not just for parties, they offer Open Jump sessions too.  Check Jumpnasium website for Open Jump times, dates and admission fees.  My two kids celebrated their birthday in 2009 at Jumpnasium!     Climb Aboard Fun Time Junctionfor Fa...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
I am proud to announce that I have 3 Featured Posts on Activerain.  I know its not even close to many other members who have had numerous posts Featured on Activerain but its an accomplishment for me and I am proud of it.  The main reason why it makes me happy when I am Featured on Activerain is because it doesn't have a price tag attached.  Paying the real price for being Featured on Activerain is priceless.    Sure, I can be a Fairfield New Jersey Featured Agent in the spotlight on Trulia.  That price tag is $50 a month for 100% market share. I can also be a Fairfield New Jersey Featured Agent on Zillow by creating a showcase ad on Zillow for $116.  The featured showcase will run for 30 days. Do you see where I am going with this?  I have three Featured posts and the reason why I have...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
Although I believe I am your local REALTOR® in Fairfield New Jersey, I am not allowed to say it, write it or admit it but you can brand it in a different way. Just yesterday I received my 2010-2011 Membership Reference Guide from the National Association of REALTORS®.  As we know REALTORS®are bound by many things, one of the most important is NAR's Code of Ethics.  With that being said, I started flipping through the pamphlet and I came across the "The REALTOR® Brand" which talks about the REALTOR® brand being a powerful marketing tool, valued at over $3 billion. It goes on to mention how the REALTOR® brand must be used properly, starting with these important rules: REALTOR® may be used in conjunction with a member's name or the name of a member's brokerage firm. (ex. Weichert Realtors®...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
You know when something just happens.....you weren't looking for it; you weren't expecting it; and bang it just happens.... That's what happened to me last week.  I wasn't thinking about changing brokers but it just happened and needless to say during my transfer from Prudential New Jersey Properties to Fairfield, New Jersey's Lattimer Realty, I've learned some lessons the hard way. I've read numerous posts and comments here on AR listing the benefits of maintaining your own website (not a company based one).  The reasons why you should have your own email address and not a company assigned one.  As I read them I agreed with them but I never got my own website or my own email.  I used Prudential New Jersey Properties email and website.  And then it happened..... I changed brokers and wi...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
Fairfield, New Jersey Real Estate introduces its newest Townhouse Complex,  Tuscany Village.   This new Fairfield townhouse complex, still under construction, sits right off of Plymouth Street, on what will soon be Christina Court in Fairfield, New Jersey.  The 19 unit Tuscany Village Complexwill consist of 4 buildings with 8 end units and 11 interior units.  Each unit will boast 3 bedrooms, 2.2 baths (including a full bath in the master bedroom), eat-in-kitchen, living room, dining room, family room, laundry room and 1 car attached garage.  Tuscany Village offers an easy and practical three floor layout:   Ground Level - Family Room, Powder Room, Utility Room First Level - Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, Laundry Room, Powder Room  Second Level -Three Bedrooms, Main Bath, Full Bath O...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
This past week The Township of Fairfield, New Jersey's officials introduced a $17.2 million budget therefore Fairfield New Jersey homeowners can expect an 11% tax increase. Unfortunately with the recent flooding, rejected school budget and all around economy conditions, the last thing many Fairfield New Jersey homeowners wanted to hear was an 11% increase in property taxes.   According to Fairfield's business administrator, the tax increase translates into $40 for every $100,000 of assessed property value.  Fairfield properties were re-assessed in November 2008.    As a resident, homeowner and taxpayer in Fairfield, New Jersey, I understand their concern.  On the other hand, I honestly feel that compared to other towns in Essex County, Fairfield, New Jersey still reaps the benefits of l...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
Perhaps you heard about it on the news or read about it in the newspaper.  Maybe you are many miles away and had no idea about the brutal nor'easter that dumped a month's worth of rain on Fairfield New Jersey and surrounding towns last weekend.  A state of emergency was declared by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Fairfield, New Jersey.      Not only did this relentless storm take down trees and cause power outages, an estimate of 250 homes were affected, causing over 40 residents to be evacuated from their homes (especially along the Passaic River), while others opted not to evacuate and ride out the storm. Many local low lying roads were barricaded and detoured while officials urged the public to stay out of Fairfield in an attempt to control traffic. It wasn't long before Fairfi...
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Grab your swimsuit and lets go swimming! The Fairfield Town Pool Early Bird Prices for Fairfield New Jersey residents ends on March 26, 2010.  Fairfield New Jersey Town Pool is scheduled to open on Memorial Day Weekend (May 29th).  The pool will be open on weekends only from 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. until the day after Fairfield Schools break for summer.  Once Fairfield schools are out for summer, the pool will be open daily through Labor Day (Sept. 6th). Pool hours will then be Monday through Friday:  11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday/Holiday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Family Membership: (Includes husband, wife & all unmarried children 22 years of age or under living with them) Early Bird:  $325 (if paid by March 26, 2010) Regular price:  $400 (if paid after March 26, 2010) Indivi...
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Oh, The Places You'll Go! this Saturday, February 27, 2010 for Story Time fun in honor of Dr. Seuss at Target in Fairfield, New Jersey and Target stores everywhere!     Details for this FREE Event: Saturday, February 27, 20109:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Special reading of Oh, The Places You'll Go! Free Dr. Seuss-inspired games and activities Exclusive Dr. Seuss giveaways   Target, working together with the National Education Association to support Read Across America, the nation's largest celebration of children's reading. Oh, the Places You'll Go!  You have brains in your head.You have feet in your shoes.You can steer yourselfany direction you choose.You're on your own.And you know what you know.And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go. You won't lag behind, because you'll have the spee...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
I normally do not and would not write about such a crime, but Fairfield New Jersey Police Department need your help.... A week ago Saturday (January 30, 2010) I received a frantic telephone call from my friend who lives around the corner telling me that a Fairfield New Jersey Police Officer had been shot just down the road from our homes.  Within minutes after the shooting, a six alarm fire broke out in a different part of Fairfield, New Jersey.  Come to find out only a short while before the shooting, paramedics and Fairfield police officers were called to a neighborhood restaurant for a medical emergency.  Needless to say, it was a very frightening and disturbing night for Fairfield residents. Officer Gerald Veneziano, a three year veteran of the Fairfield Police Department was shot m...
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By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
West Essex at a Glance Market Report for Fairfield, New Jersey Zip Code 07004 January 2010 Fairfield, New Jersey 07004 Single Family Real Estate Market Report as of the end of January, 2010:    Active Listings: 59    (Median List Price:  $575,000; Median DOM:  147) New Listings in January: 9                                          U/C in January: 0                                        Solds in January:  2 (Median Sales Price:  $583,000; DOM:  446, %SP/LP:  99.3%) As of January 31, 2010 there were 4 active rental properties on the market in Fairfield ranging in price from $1,400 for a 2 bedroom to $3,200 for a five bedroom.  Fairfield, New Jersey was voted in the Top 20 Best Places to Live in Essex Countyby New Jersey Monthly in 2008.  Housing styles for its approximate 7,000 resident...
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