Bergen County Real Estate News

 

April 20, 2019

Treat Yourself on Westwood Property

Generations have stepped into Westwood property for a bit of sugar. In business since 1928, Conrad’s Confectionery has pleased one sweet tooth after another. The store room shelves display a tasty array of chocolates and other candies. For decades a steady stream of customers come in during regular hours with crowds drawn in around the holidays.

Resident Westwood property chocolatiers take their job seriously. Only the best and freshest ingredients are used to create pure deliciousness. The selection seems endless from traditional boxes of milk chocolates, dark chocolates and combinations too. There's chocolate covered pretzels to get you in a twist. Chocolate covered Oreos have a cookie crunch. Carmels are delightfully gooey and folks are known to go a bit crazy over candies with nuts.

Westwood Real Estate is too Good to be True

Confections are extra special during the holidays. Candy filled heart shaped boxes are perfect for presenting to loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate bunnies and colorful jelly beans add a bit of whimsy to Easter baskets. Foiled chocolate leaves, jack o’lanterns and skulls add festivity to fall. Thanksgiving goodies on the shelves are shaped like turkeys and pumpkins. When Christmas is close Conrad’s Confectionery is filled to the brim. Traditional Christmas candies are bought to stuff in stockings and chocolate covered Santas seem to have a sparkle in their eyes.

It’s easy to cool off when the weather warms with homemade ice cream. Families often treat themselves to a scoop or two of their favorite flavors. Popular selections include black raspberry, lemon, butter pecan and coffee chip. Those seeking something different often indulge in Folk Song Mule, a combination of peanut butter, chocolate chips and graham crackers. There’s plenty of room to sit inside for a while and soak up the ambiance. Others walk up to the Westwood real estate pick up window and grab a lemon or coconut ice cream to go.

Conrad’s Confectionery is open everyday but Sunday making practically anytime the right time for a bit of chocolate. Declared the “Best Chocolate in Bergen County” the shop is easily found at 107 Westwood Avenue.

 

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April 19, 2019

Keep Your Eye on Bergen County Real Estate

Bergen County real estate is crawling with the world’s animals. At the Bergen County Zoo visitors are introduced to a variety of species from around the globe. Mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds all have their place on the grounds.

Birds watchers are in awe as they spot a rainbow of feathered friends. From brilliantly bright macaws to regal bald eagles they are all amazing. It’s hard to keep a straight face when surrounded by a variety of monkeys. Nearby the bobcat is on the prowl and the resident sloth ready for a nap. Bison stand their ground while prairie dogs scamper about. Aquatic turtles, ratsnakes, desert lizards and poison dart frogs are all creatures one should keep an eye on. Find a listing of all the animals here.

Bergen County Property is the Perfect Place to Go a Little Wild

There’s more to do on this piece of Bergen County property than get to know the animals though. Youngsters in the group beg for rides on an old fashioned carousel. Discussions may go round and round before parents give in. Others grab a seat on the train that chugs about the property. Summer shows are held in the amphitheater adding a bit more enrichment to visits.

Special events are great times to come by. The Party for the Planet Earth Day puts Mother Earth centerstage. Sheep shearing days highlight the age old tradition of shearing the sheep, gathering the wool and spinning it into threads. Endangered Species Day illustrates the necessity for education and conservation by highlighting those animals in peril in the wild. Holiday events are festive and fun filled too.

The zoo is located in the city of Hackensack at One Bergen County Plaza. Doors to the park are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Families owning Bergen County real estate often choose to purchase a membership. Perks include unlimited admission, member only events and special discounts. Print out a zoo map ahead of time and preplan the day!

 

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April 18, 2019

Hillsdale Real Estate Holds the Apple of Your Eye

Gather together on Hillsdale real estate. At Demarest Farm simple moments create priceless family memories. Throughout the seasons this farm, easily found at 244 Wierimus Road, provides an opportunity to unplug for a while. There’s so much to do from  picking fruit, taking a hayride, romping on the playground, and visiting the petting zoo.

Hop on a Hayride and Cruise about Hillsdale Property

Hayrides rumble along the landscape. Customers get in on the action with pick your own programs. When produce is at its prime groups can pick apples and peaches from the trees and pull pumpkins off the vine.

Gates to the orchard usually open sometime in July for peaches. Picking the juicy pieces of fruit is perfect for a great summertime activity with the kids. Apples grow plump on the trees and are ready to be picked at the end of August. School children attending field trips with their classmates learn all about local growing seasons and the farming process. Autumn days are meant for pumpkin picking and September through October groups get in the spirit. Searches on this piece of Hillsdale real estate for just the right pumpkin are extensive. Pick your own admission includes the hayride, petting zoo, picking bag, produce, and playground fun.

After time in the fields friendly animals in the petting zoo beckon. The barnyard is filled with goats, chickens, pigs, sheep and more all waiting for pets and pats. Other favorite animals to meet are the resident cow and llama.

A wonderful farm store overflows with fresh fruits and vegetables on the Hillsdale property. Not only is this a great destination for grocery shopping, ready to go items are available as well. Cider donuts are raved about and fresh baked pies are great for taking back home to gobble up. When the weather warms Jane’s ice cream draws a crowd. From sundaes to scoops it’s a delicious way to cool down.

Stop into Demarest Farms for a wonderful day. Many look forward to visits in the fall when the friendly fields turn into Haunted Orchards!

 

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April 11, 2019

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Originally Published: April 11, 2019, 9:46 pm

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April 11, 2019

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April 11, 2019

RE/MAX should buy Redfin

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Originally Published: April 11, 2019, 8:15 pm

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April 11, 2019

Insurance startup Lemonade raises $300M funding round

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Originally Published: April 11, 2019, 5:43 pm

Lemonade, a tech-centric insurance startup that uses artificial intelligence, announced Thursday it had raised $300 million in a new round of funding....

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April 11, 2019

RE/MAX Results arms agents with buyer insights

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Originally Published: April 11, 2019, 3:32 pm

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April 11, 2019

You can now buy an entire town in Indiana for $3.8M

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Originally Published: April 11, 2019, 2:36 pm

If you've ever dreamed of owning a town, now's your chance. The historic town of Story, Indiana — population, three — is up for sale for $3.8 million....

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April 11, 2019

Sam DeBord named CEO of Real Estate Standards Organization

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Originally Published: April 11, 2019, 1:45 pm

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