River Vale Market Information for all of 2008!

January 26, 2009

Whether you are a Buyer or Seller, understanding the local Real Estate market is an invaluable tool. Below are the statistics for homes sold in River Vale from January 1st through December 31st for 2008.

River Vale Market Information

  • River Vale saw the sale of 100 homes in 2008.
  • On average, the List price was $662,767
  • On average, the Sold prices was $616,554
  • In 2008, River Vale homes sold for an average of 93% of asking price.

So how can you interpret these numbers? Well, it’s important to remember that these numbers are averages, meaning that some homes in River Vale during 2008 sold for over their asking price as well as some for less than the average given above. The variable here is that pricing is not an exact science, so realtors may price homes differently. However, working with a reputable Realtor will help you to understand true market value.

For more information on how I can assist you in determining the value of your home, or a home your considering purchasing, give me a call on my cell at 201-615-5353.

Susan Laskin, SusanLaskinRealtor.com

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Another Home Sold by Susan Laskin! (Pascack Valley’s #1 Realtor for 2007 & 2008!)

January 21, 2009

Another Home Sold by Susan Laskin! 

This home is an exquisite Custom Split with Amazing Open Flow..Best Buy in Dumont!! Expansive vaulted ceiling Great Room with raised hearth fireplace opens to Formal Dining Room..Spacious Eat-in Kitchen with beautiful custom wood cabinetry and views of picturesque rear yard..4th Bedroom/Office on Main Level with custom built-ins..3 Spacious Bedroooms (Master has two double closets!!)..2 full baths..lots of goodies..2 car attached garage..central a/c..hot water heat..newer dimensional roof..beautiful hardwood floors..wonderful and huge finished basement plus storage..u/g sprinklers..this house has it all!! close proximity to NYC transportation, schools, houses of worship, shopping..  Learn more about this home!

Interested in selling your home?  Contact Me, Susan Laskin, the #1 Realtor in the Coldwell Banker Pascack Valley Office 2005 – 2008!  Direct Cell: 201-615-5353.  Web: SusanLaskinRealtor.com, BergenCountyRealEstateSource.com.

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Let Sunshine Help Sell Your Home!

January 20, 2009

As I’ve discussed in previous blogs, prospective buyers often let their feelings & emotions guide their home purchasing decisions, as opposed to just relying on logic and reason.  As a result, it’s important to create a warm & inviting environment while your home is being shown, as you want buyers to feel good as soon as they step into the living room.

As quick way to improve the lighting situation in your home might be to have your windows and curtains professionally cleaned.  If you’re using shades or heavy drapes in certain areas, consider replacing them with light color or translucent curtains.  On bright days, even when your home looks well lit by natural light, it still helps to turn on lights in the main rooms of the house.  Some people find dark homes depressing and that can play into their purchasing decisions. 

When selling your home, it’s always important to take the extra steps to make your house stand out in prospective buyers’ minds!

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·         What’s going on in River Vale?River Vale is a wonderful town located in the Northern section of the Pascack Valley region of Bergen County.  With wonderful homes adorning the tree covered streets and small town charm (parades, festivals, “movie nights” & more!) filling the charming atmosphere, this is an incredible town to reside in.

·         A Greener River Vale in 2009!As we River Vale residents make our new year’s resolutions for 2009, let’s not forget about the wonderful new recycling initiatives that the township is now offering.

·         A Beautiful Yard!In many instances, sellers wait until they are about to put their home on the market before they put energy and attention into improving their home’s landscaping. 


·         Enhancing Your Home?No matter where you live, you can improve your home’s selling potential through minor remodeling projects that suit both your taste and your budget!