10:00 am to 12:00 noon seminar
Registration deadline: September 21, 2023 Space is limited due to tour
NJ State: 2 credits
Instructor: Margaret Ajamian, 2023 Pres of Greater Bergen County Realtors, Branch Manager of Coldwell Banker Realty
Topic: The Hermitage, located in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, is a fourteen-room Gothic Revival house museum built in 1847–48 from designs by William H. Ranlett for Elijah Rosencrantz, Jr. Members of the Rosencrantz family-owned The Hermitage estate from 1807 to 1970. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark for the excellence of its architecture and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and was added to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places in 1971.
During the American Revolutionary War, the original colonial estate that stood on the property was used to house many prominent historical American figures such as James Monroe, William Paterson, the Marquis de Lafayette, Alexander Hamilton, Lord Stirling and Aaron Burr.
The Hermitage House represents one of the few remaining historical houses in northern New Jersey, which will provide an ideal setting for a discussion on the valuation of historic houses. This 2-hour seminar will feature a tour of the house that includes a discussion on the history of the property. The tour will be followed by a discussion by Margaret Ajamanian, a local real estate broker who specializes in the sales of historic homes. Ms. Ajamian will give an update on the housing market, and discuss buyer preferences, recent trends, and specific things to look out for when valuing or selling historic homes.