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Real Estate For A Million–And Less

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The new listings at 74 Personnette Avenue has a deck overlooking a large flat yard.
The new listings at 74 Personnette Avenue has a deck overlooking a large flat yard.

To buy into Verona, you generally don’t have to spend a million dollars. We’re not Manhattan, after all, where a postage-stamp sized apartment with a partially obstructed view can fetch more than six figures.

Prior to this weekend, there were only three listings in Verona for more than $1 million, and all three were condos on the eastern ridge that defines our little town: Two penthouses at Claridge I and one townhouse in the Kips Ridge complex.

Now, you can add a single-family home to the mix. Stanton Company, a Montclair-based real estate broker, has listed 14 Summit Road for $1.2 million. The listing is so new that there aren’t any photos of it posted yet, but the home sits on a large pie-shaped lot on a cul-de-sac in the Afterglow section. If you were allowed to drive the golf carts home from the Montclair Country Club, you’d be home in about five minutes.

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But as we said in the beginning, to buy into Verona, you generally don’t have to spend a million dollars. The five other new Verona listings this weekend are priced below that. So are all six of this weekend’s open houses and the two properties with lower asking prices.

New Listings
61 Brookside Terrace: 4 beds, 2 baths. Wide driveway, deck. $389,900.
88 Claremont Avenue: 3 beds, 2 baths. Front porch, deck. Open-plan kitchen. $429,000.
74 Personette Avenue: 3 beds, 3 baths. Remodeled kitchen, baths. Composite deck. $449,900. Open house Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
2 Claridge Drive #5NE: 2 bed, 2 bath condo in full-service building with pool, tennis court. Remodeled. $459,900.
18 Birdseye Glen: 5 beds, 4 baths. Renovated. First-floor laundry. $759,000.
14 Summit Road: 4 beds, 4 baths. Afterglow section. Dead-end street near golf course. $1,200,000.

Open Houses
7 Durrell Street: 4 beds, 2 baths. Updated kitchen, first-floor bath. Finished basement. Price cut $25,000 to $350,000. Open house Sunday 1 to 3 p.m.
19 Franklin Street: 3 beds, 1 1/2 baths. Family room and finished basement. $449,000. Open house Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
74 Personette Avenue: 3 beds, 3 baths. Remodeled kitchen, baths. Composite deck. $449,900. Open house Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
171 Grove Avenue: 3 beds, 3 baths. Open plan split-level. New kitchen. $458,000. Open house Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
26 Morningside Road: 3 beds, 1 1/2 baths. Updated kitchen, new retaining wall in yard. $459,000. Open house Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
52 Montrose Avenue: 3 beds. 2 1/2 baths. Sunroom, deck, renovated kitchen. $545,000. Open house Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.

Price Changes
349 Bloomfield Avenue #148: 1 bed, 1 bath condo. Newer kitchen, near transportation and shopping. Cut $10,000 to $169,000.
7 Durrell Street: 4 beds, 2 baths. Updated kitchen, first-floor bath. Finished basement. Price cut $25,000 to $350,000. Open house Sunday 1 to 3 p.m.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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