Bloomfield Real Estate

SOLD! 50 Pine Street Montclair!

Habitat Real Estate successfully marketed and sold this beautiful townhouse in Montclair!

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SOLD! 102 Montgomery St. Bloomfield!

Habitat Real Estate successfully marketed and sold this beautiful townhouse in Bloomfield!

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Just Listed: 122 Sadler Rd. Bloomfield $349,000

Great opportunity to own a completely renovated home,
nothing to do but move in!
Located in the Brookdale/Demarest section, this home features living room w/fireplace, open concept kitchen & dining room, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, C/A, hardwood floors.  New roof, doors/windows, driveway and front entry are just a few of the upgrades…don’t pass this one up!

Contact us for more information or a private showing: 973-415-2324

SOLD! 66 Clark Street Glen Ridge

Habitat Real Estate successfully marketed and sold this completely renovated Colonial in Glen Ridge!

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Just Listed: 102 Montgomery St. Unit 15 Bloomfield Priced at $329,000!

frontWelcome home to this gorgeous 3 floor townhouse in desirable Montgomery Court!

Many upgrades such as stunning hardwood floors throughout with inlaid borders, an open kitchen w/granite countertops,  custom backsplash & SS appliances. The 2nd floor features your spacious master bedroom w/master bath and walk in closet! 2nd bedroom and bath are just down the hall along with a convenient laundry room with upgraded washer/dryer. The lower level features a den with sliders that open to your yard where you can BBQ!

Close to NYC mid-town direct train, NJ Transit bus, schools, parks & shopping!

Call Habitat now to schedule a showing!

SOLD! 137 Heller Parkway Newark

Just Sold_Heller Pkwy_OnlineHabitat Real Estate has successfully marketed this gorgeous Victorian in the Forest Hill section of Newark!

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Just rented through Habitat!

101256169_1This gorgeous town home in Nutley’s Cambridge Heights was rented through Habitat for $2,600.

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Habitat Real Estate can help you find the perfect rental.

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Just rented through Habitat!

This gorgeous apartment in downtown Montclair was rented through Habitat for $1,875.

Not ready to buy?

Habitat Real Estate can help you find the perfect rental.

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Montclair Center Named Semi-Finalist for Great American Main Street Award

The Montclair Center Business Improvement District has been named one of just 10 semifinalists for the National Main Street Center’s Great American Main Street Award.

According to Montclair Center BID’s executive director Luther Flurry, if Montclair wins the award, it will be only the second time that a New Jersey town achieved this honor in the 18 years of the award’s history. Westfield won back in 2004.

National Main Street Center will announce the 2015 winners at its annual conference happening in March. Montclair fits perfectly into the award’s philosophy of recognizing communities that utilize a “Main Street Approach” to revitalize their downtown business districts.

The Montclair Center BID, which formed in 2002, won Great Downtown in 2013 and Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards.

Remodeling 101: Tankless Water Heaters

Long favored in Japan and Europe where square footage is at a premium, tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand when you need it. According to the EPA, residential electric water heaters are the second highest energy users in American households: “The energy consumed by your refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes washer, and dryer combined use less energy than your current standard water heater.” Tankless water heaters offer big savings in energy use and space. The question is: Can these little units cater to the water heating needs of larger homes? Read our primer to find out if a tankless water heater should be on your house remodeling or tank replacement short list.

What is a tankless water heater and how does is work?

Unlike standard water heaters that keep water hot and ready for use at all times in insulated 20- to 80-gallon tanks, tankless models don’t store hot water, they heat on demand. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water runs through a pipe into the unit where a flow sensor turns on a gas burner or an electric element to heat the water to the desired temperature. When the hot water tap is closed, the flow sensor turns off the burner.

How are tankless water heaters powered?

Tankless water heaters can be fueled by gas (natural or propane) or electricity. Gas-powered units require venting (just like standard tank heaters). Most gas models also have electronic controls, so an electric outlet is needed. Full electric tankless heaters don’t need venting but have minimum voltage and AMP requirements—consult a professional to be sure your power is adequate.

Are there different types of tankless water heaters?

Two types of heaters are generally offered: whole house and point of use. Whole-house systems are powerful enough to generate hot water at flow rates to serve a household. Point-of-use units have low flow rates and are designed to supply hot water for a single appliance or location. These compact contraptions are typically installed directly adjacent to wherever they’re needed, such as under a sink; they’re most often used to augment a system when instant or additional hot water is needed.

How much hot water can a tankless heater generate?

Unlike standard water heaters, which draw on reserves, tankless water heaters provide a continuous supply of hot water. Sound too good to be true? Well, sort of. While the stream of hot water is unlimited, tankless models can only heat and deliver water at a certain flow rate. That output, or capacity, is measured in gallons per minute (gpm). So, while a tankless water heater won’t “run out” of hot water like a storage tank can, there may be an issue of not being able to pump out enough hot water for multiple uses at the same time.

What size tankless water heater do I need?

Tankless water heaters are available with different levels of hot water output (measured in gpm and often referred to, confusingly, as “size”). Correct sizing depends on two factors: the level of water flow needed to supply your home and the temperature of the ground water.

How compact are tankless water heaters?

Space savings is one of the biggest advantages of tankless water heaters. Unlike their 5 foot tall, 24-inch-wide monolithic cousins that demand substantial real estate in a home (sometimes their own room), tankless units are wall-mounted and typically measure in at a demure 2 feet wide, 1.5 feet tall, and about 9 inches deep.

Are tankless water heaters more efficient than the standard tank variety?

Yes. A drawback of standard tanks is the energy used to keep the water hot at all times, otherwise known as “standby losses.” Tankless water heaters eliminate these heat losses. The EPA estimates that tankless water heaters offer a 35 to 40 percent energy savings over high-efficiency storage tank heaters.

How much do tankless water heaters cost?

The initial outlay for a tankless water heater is substantial, averaging about $1,000 to $1,200 for a whole-house unit. This is compared to about $300 to $500 for a standard tank heater, but is similar, even a bit less expensive, than high-efficiency tank water heaters, which run in the $1,500 range.

While the upfront costs are high, they’re offset by the higher life expectancy of the units over standard tank models and the savings in energy costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, most tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years, double that of storage tanks. They also have easily replaceable parts, which extends their life by many more years. The savings in energy costs are real but far from life-changing: They’re estimated at $90 per year in an average household. The EPA offers an energy cost calculator for personalized assessments.

Tankless Water Heater Recap

Pros

  • Space savings
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Lower operating costs
  • Long life
  • Constant temperature output
  • Endless supply of hot water

Cons

  • Expensive
  • May not generate enough output for high-use homes
  • Electric controls mean no hot water if power outage

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