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5 Cool Things to Do with Kids in Northern NJ

As summer draws to a close, there’s still plenty of time to do a few fun activities before the start of the school year. Plan a day trip, get to that museum you’ve been meaning to see, find a new playground, and take in the best of our northern New Jersey communities. Luckily, there’s a […]

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5 Tips to Decluttering Your Home

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2019 Profile of Home Staging, 83 percent of buyers agents think that staging makes it easier for potential homebuyers to visualize a property as a future home. Whether you believe in the KonMari method of tidying up in one go or you have a strategy of your […]

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Why Commuters to NYC are Flocking to Northern NJ

For most Americans, commuting to work is something we do every weekday, year in, year out. It’s no wonder when people are house-hunting, one of the first questions they ask a realtor is about the commute. From our northern New Jersey communities, that commute is often into New York City (NYC).  Because a difficult commute […]

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Is Moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) Right for You?

Adults have strong preferences about aging, including where and how they want to live. According to a national AARP survey of adults, “…3 out of 4 adults age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities as they age” or age in place. However, in the same survey, many aging Americans say […]

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5 Reasons to Downsize and Sell Your Home

Whether the appeal is lower expenses, fewer responsibilities, retirement, or perhaps you simply no longer need the space of a large home, sometimes life dictates that it is time for a change. If you have recently entered a new stage in life and are wondering whether downsizing might be right for you, these 5 cues […]

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Winning at the Home Selling “Dating” Game

When you put your house up for sale and a potential buyer walks through the door, it can be a little like meeting a blind date for the first time. You’re nervous. The potential buyer arrives with an expectation based on the beautiful photos posted online, and your house will be one of many (s)he […]

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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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