What’s the Buzz in YOUR Neighborhood? There’s A LOT going on this week! Here’s some great happenings in your current—or future—neighborhood.​

Check Out…Essex Fells, NJ!

Essex Fells is the smallest town in Essex County, with a population of just over 2,100–but it’s also fast becoming one of the most desirable for Manhattan commuters. The old-fashioned ambiance and small town charm draw residents year after year, and the fast commute (just 20 miles to midtown!) keep them here. 

SJ’s Home ofthe Week!

This 5-BR Tudor in Essex Fells is jaw-dropping. Originally designed by Henry Morse and updated with countless modern amenities, this home offers everything you can image and more: English gardens, heated pool, terrace, gourmet kitchen, spiral staircase and even an exercise room.  Click here for more on this home.

Montclair, NJ

Lululemon is here! The newest Lululemon is is open in Montclair, at 520 Bloomfield Avenue. Not only does it offer the latest in fashionable and functional workout gear, but there are tons of free in-store classes happening all weekend long. Check out the full schedule of events and get more info here.

Sleepy Hollow

Happy Halloween! Through November 2nd Phillipsburg Manor is host to an interactive haunted attraction celebrating The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Visitors will stumble through spooky scenes, meet ghoulish guests and encounter a scary surprise or two. Click here for more. 

Oyster Bay

Outdoor Music: Part of the Music at the Mansion series, on October 11th Planting Fields will welcome Matt Marshak for an evening of diverse music drawing on jazz, blues, pop, rock and even down home boogie.  Click here for more information on the event and other concerts.

Montclair Center among the best

Downtown Montclair has been named as a 2013 Great Downtown in New Jersey by the American Planning Association/New Jersey Chapter. From the renowned Montclair Art Museum and historic Lackawanna Plaza Train Station and, of course, amazing restaurants, shops, theaters, public art projects and even an outdoor stage, it’s no surprise this bustling downtown caught the eye of this industry-leading association.

 

This definitely isn’t the first statewide recognition for downtown Montclair. In 2012 Church Street was named a “Great Street” by the Great Places in New Jersey program for its culture, amenities, activities and more. For more information on downtown Montclair, .click here. 

How the shutdown impacts home buyers​

Shutdown hurts housing Loans may be challenging today

While mortgage rates may not be impacted in the short term by the current government shutdown, other aspects of home buying and the general real estat market will likely be. This includes FHA loans as well as potential buyers’ abilities to get essential IRS documents and more. …Read the full story

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