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by Brian Morgenweck
You’ll see “Average” as well as “Median” dollar figures for each town, as well as the number of homes sold in the last twelve months and the market times (DOM). The links will take you to the respective towns of interest. There, you’ll find complete and current information of all the homes available for sale and how to schedule tours of homes you may like.
Average Home Prices In Bergen County (in alphabetical order)
49 homes sold average: $785,548 median: $740,000 DOM = 61 days
17 homes sold average: $2,719,421 median: $2,100,000 DOM = 193 days
43 homes sold average: $546,888 median: $480,000 DOM = 78 days
183 condos/townhouses sold average: 427,669 median: $405,000 DOM = 79 days
105 homes sold average: $744,636 median: $665,000 DOM = 94 days
102 homes sold average: $962,983 median: $691,000 DOM = 83 days
81 homes sold average: $997,465 median: $860,000 DOM = 75 days
203 homes sold average: $367,257 median: $369,900 DOM = 57 days
9 homes sold average: $1,003,611 median: $880,000 DOM = 85 days
220 condos/townhouses sold average: $658,802 median: $562,500 DOM = 76 days
70 homes sold average: $548,549 median: $488,000 DOM = 66 days
123 homes sold average: $578,438 median: $378,000 DOM = 90 days
134 condos/townhouses sold average: $367,588 median: $335,250 DOM = 75 days
77 homes sold average: $1,304,840 median: $1,140,000 DOM = 94 days
83 homes sold average: $811,264 median: $655,000 DOM = 84 days
282 condos/townhouses sold average: $479,631 median: $383,750 DOM = 90 Days
126 homes sold average: $1,138,647 median: $1,024,999 DOM = 87 days
141 homes sold average: $687,955 median: $625,000 DOM = 48 days
106 homes sold average: $345,183 median: $335,000 DOM = 74 days
210 condos/townhouses sold average: $192,561 median: $182,640 DOM = 60 days
54 homes sold average: $615,714 median: $600,000 DOM = 80 days
43 homes sold average: $715,798 median: $665,000 DOM = 92 days
123 homes sold average: $533,288 median: $500,000 DOM = 50 days
51 homes sold average: $855,804 median: $800,000 DOM = 69 days
139 homes sold average: $782,812 median: $750,000 DOM = 76 days
221 condos/townhouses sold average: $360,422 median: $335,000 DOM = 49 days
93 homes sold average: $400,819 median: $395,000 DOM = 48 days
63 homes sold average: $700,730 median: $657,000 DOM = 66 days
160 homes sold average: $411,900 median: $380,500 DOM = 50 days
51 homes sold average: $458,151 median: $449,900 DOM = 88 days
56 homes sold average: $661,304 median: $658,500 DOM = 99 days
163 homes sold average: $491,528 median: $462,000 DOM = 64 days
57 homes sold average: $811,533 median: $749,000 DOM = 83 days
82 homes sold average: $602,453 media: $570,250 55 days
220 homes sold average: $701,355 median: $647,500 DOM = 58 days
97 homes sold average: $567,881 median: $535,000 DOM = 50 days
156 homes sold average: $646,636 median: $617,750 DOM = 63 days
78 condos/townhouses sold average: $360,825 median: $341,250 DOM = 48 days
338 homes sold average: $844,091 median: $757,500 DOM = 43 days
119 homes sold average: $520,169 median: $485,000 DOM = 52 days
102 homes sold average: $611,338 median: $583,750 DOM = 57 days
36 homes sold average: $1,915,140 median: $1,667,500 DOM = 159 days
393 homes sold average: $420,216 median: $370,000 DOM = 79 days
201 homes sold average: $1,073,238 median: $875,000 DOM = 77 days
104 homes sold average: $981,831 median: $852,500 DOM = 77 days
94 homes sold average: $528,388 median: $502,500 DOM = 57 days
104 homes sold average: $451,466 median: $435,031 DOM = 50 days
65 homes sold average: $772,415 median: $710,000 DOM = 53 days
201 homes sold average: $786,271 median: $715,000 DOM = 57 days
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Meadow Paliotta of Ridgewood recently volunteered to help kids make holiday crafts at Oasis in Paterson. Photo Credit: Facebook: Miss Ramapo Valley's Outstanding Teen Pageant.
A Ridgewood High School freshman could become Miss New Jersey Outstanding Teen.
Meadow Paliotta, who in August was crowned Miss Ramapo Valley’s Outstanding Teen, will be competing against other pageant winners from throughout the state for the title later this month.
“Twenty of the most talented, intelligent, and community-minded young women will be vying for the prestigious title of Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen,” states a press release from the organization. Paliotta’s talent is musical theater dance and her platform is body positivity.
“As a dancer I feel really strongly about it, because a lot of people think that you have to be a certain weight or look a certain way to succeed in that sort of field,” Paliotta, 15, told Daily Voice. “And I just don’t think that anybody should ever be judged based on their size.”
The pageant will be held on January 27, at the Clayton High School Performing Arts Center in Clayton, Gloucester County.
Standing on a lawn in Asbury Park more than two years ago, amid a stretch of fans that had no business being as large as it was, one could feel the scales of New Jersey rock favor tipping.
It was the last day of the Skate and Surf Festival 2015, an all-weekend event featuring dozens of internationally touring bands and headlined by local heroes The Gaslight Anthem, who to that point had been the state's most prominent modern rock outfit for the better part of a decade. But before Gaslight could take the stage, or before the sun could set, another Jersey group had already stolen the show. The Front Bottoms, originally of Woodcliff Lake, drew the festival's largest and most fervent crowd -- about 3,000 strong, who shrieked every word of its idiosyncratic folk-punk as if the day's end might erase the band forever. It seemed a real star-making moment for the indie group, like a miniature "Santana at Woodstock," only with less weed and more pork roll.
A month later, in June 2015, the bounding Bergen County outfit signed to Fueled By Ramen Records -- shepherds of global pop-rock hitmakers Paramore, Fall Out Boy and Twenty One Pilots -- and now, with two major-label albums under its belt plus performances at premier festivals Coachella, Austin City Limits and Panorama, any doubt surrounding the band's reach has been obliterated. Here's a non-political conversation stater for your Thanksgiving festivities: The Front Bottoms are, without question, New Jersey's hottest, right-now rock band and have been since Gaslight announced its hiatus in summer 2015. Playing to two or three-thousand fans a night is now the norm for singer Brian Sella and drummer Matt Uychich (the only two official Front Bottoms though they tour as a six-piece unit), who packed The Fillmore in Philadelphia Wednesday night for an electrifying pre-holiday party loaded with new tracks and deep cuts. The band's current national tour highlights "Going Grey," the LP released Oct. 13 that pulls the group away from its typical chugging acoustic riff procedure and instead floats '80s pop synth over its rock-leaning melodies. It's a move made by many previously guitar-heavy bands of late -- a style all but perfected by fellow Woodcliff Laker Jack Antonoff -- and in this case, Sella's pitch-corrected vocals expunge some of the band's patently imperfect lyrical banter and intimacy.
But in the live setting Wednesday the every-man frontman Sella, 29, felt like a close friend slipping in a few new stories while still revisiting all the best old ones. A little extra keyboard for newbies "Grand Finale" and "Vacation Town" didn't shatter the aesthetic; the all-ages crowd had learned all the new songs regardless. The Front Bottoms audience is somewhat unique in its composition: a union of bespectacled indie kids, tank-top bros and pop-punk followers donning their flannels and skinny jeans that mirrors the group's melding of quirks, hooks and petulant anthems. Fans bopped wildly to the favorites "Skeleton" and "Twin Size Mattress" and, like The Gaslight Anthem's aficionados, begged endlessly for obscure songs from the late-2000s vault. The Front Bottoms have released several EPs in between full-length albums and tout a back catalog that's unexpectedly thick considering the band only began to put out music in 2008.
Sella was affable and charismatic, a stage commander who ascends the band's wordy numbers about swimming pools, coffee cups, lust and drug addiction from introspective garble into legitimate underdog anthems. The stage show was bolstered by Jenn Fantaccione on trumpet and violin, and Roshane Karunaratne on keytar and melodica. The latest album moniker "Going Grey" is a bit of a misnomer. Sure, The Front Bottoms have now existed long enough to influence a new line of local acts -- namely the killer Montclair band Hodera we reviewed earlier this month -- but these are prime years for the band, which relocated just relocated its home base to Asbury Park -- how fitting that the hottest band in New Jersey would align itself within the state's most vibrant music scene. To that end, Erik Romero, a lead producer at the tastemaking Lakehouse Studio in town, which has forged many of the best local releases of the last few years, now plays bass for the band.
Who's ready to tango? Ariel Espejo, 25 of Teaneck, has opened his second restaurant in Hackensack. El Tango Argentina Grill's mission is to deliver an exceptional dinning experience.
Our family strives to provide the most authentic argentinean cuisine.
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