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Home Sales, OPRAs and the Often Overlooked Risk of Open Permits

Selling your home is a stressful, complicated process. In fact, in numerous surveys, people rank selling a home as the number one, most stressful life event beating out having a baby, starting a new job or divorce. A successful home sale demands that many factors fall into place just some of which include attracting a […]

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5 Reasons to Move to Montclair, NJ

If you’re unsure whether to leave the city behind, Montclair is the perfect intersection of a vibrant urban center and delightful suburban living. Located in the heart of Essex County and on the Midtown Direct train line, the diverse culture, great restaurants, and array of recreational activities make Montclair an ideal place to raise a […]

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The Top 4 Performing Arts Centers in Northern New Jersey

Are you looking for something cultural, inspiring, and fun to do with the whole family? If you live in northern New Jersey along the Midtown Direct train line, you’re in the right place. With a vibrant, thriving arts culture, there is no shortage of concerts, shows, and theatre productions for residents to enjoy in our […]

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5 Fun Things to Do with Your Family in the Watchung Reservation

If your idea of the quintessential childhood involves exploring woods, fields, lakes, and streams worthy of a Norman Rockwell painting, the Watchung Reservation is for you. Located in the heart of Union County, the beautiful Reservation has over 2,000 acres of protected forestland, a myriad of hiking trails, lakes, and historical sites. The Olmsted brothers, […]

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5 Facts to Know About the NJ Midtown Direct Train Line

A typical one-way, one hour commute translates to approximately 21 days each year spent going to and from a job. Yet, because homeownership remains part of the quintessential American dream, families are still flocking to the suburbs in spite of the toll that commuting can take on a person’s well-being. My real estate team continues […]

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5 Reasons to Move to Livingston, NJ

Livingston is the quintessential northern New Jersey suburb. On a pleasant day, residents can be seen traversing Livingston Avenue, browsing the small boutiques, businesses, and restaurants along the tree-lined street. The town’s friendly atmosphere and highly-ranked schools make it a great place to raise a family. Named for William Livingston, the first governor of post-colonial […]

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5 Reasons to Move to Springfield, NJ

Steeped in history, Springfield, NJ was once the site where the troops of the Continental Army fought and won the critical Battle of Springfield in 1780. Despite the British attempt to burn it down, many landmark buildings still stand today adding to Springfield, New Jersey’s charm. With approximately 17,500 residents and a median home price […]

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Top 5 School Rankings Surveys for New Jersey Home Buyers

School rankings matter, especially in New Jersey. According to a Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National Association of Realtors, 25% of home buyers rank school quality as a deciding factor in their home purchase decision. Another 20% of buyers from the same survey rate proximity to schools as a key factor in […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Realtor, Real Estate Agent, and Broker?

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, a major step is choosing the right real estate agent to assist you. I am often asked the difference between a realtor, real estate agent, and broker. It’s no surprise people find the designations confusing, so here is a brief explanation of the three roles. What […]

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10 NJ Housing Market Statistics to Know

When it comes to finding the place you want to call home, New Jersey has a lot to offer – especially northern New Jersey along the Midtown Direct train line. The proximity to New York City is hard to beat, and along with the perks of living within commuting distance of Manhattan, northern New Jersey […]

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