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4 Things to Consider When Moving from New York City to the New Jersey Suburbs

If you’re thinking about moving out of New York City, you’re not alone. According to a recent article in The New York Times, some New Yorkers began to leave the city when the coronavirus hit around March of this year. Based on the number of mail-forwarding requests to the post office, many people left New […]

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The New Normal: Virtual Home Selling

The pandemic has ushered in once-unthinkable changes to the home buying process. From coronavirus clauses to serious buyer inquiries via social media and the abandonment of last-minute agent showings, every facet of how a person buys a home has been impacted. People may not realize, however, that the current public health crisis has also unnerved […]

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Coronavirus Clauses and the Changing Real Estate Market

At the beginning of March, all indications seemed to be that the spring real estate market would be incredibly strong. The housing market activity kicked off early with many new listings by the end of January. However, as each day of March passed, news of the coronavirus global pandemic seemed to worsen, and understandably, the […]

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Family-friendly and Fun: 5 Museums to See in Northern New Jersey

In the recent Planning & Progress Study conducted by The Harris Poll for Northwestern Mutual, responses about how Americans define success may surprise you.  When asked, “ Please select the 5 attributes that best fit your definition of success,” the number one category topping the list was Spending quality time with family. In fact, the […]

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Recent Changes to the New Jersey Fire Code and What Home Sellers Need to Know

It is hard to imagine, but a smoke detector only 6 inches in diameter can throw your home sale. The same is true for a fire extinguisher if you cannot show a recent receipt of purchase or Certificate of Approval and comply with a lengthy list of requirements. On January 1, 2019, New Jersey changed […]

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5 Things You Probably Did Not Know About Living in Llewellyn Park

Llewellyn Park is an idyllic, gated hillside enclave in West Orange, New Jersey. Boasting fairytale-like castles, romantic landscapes, and rich history, Llewellyn Park is a lovely place to call home. Its 175 homes span 425 acres and encompass single-acre lots and sprawling estates. Steeped in history, past residents have included an A-list of storied names, […]

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5 Reasons to Move to South Orange, NJ

With a rich, artsy culture, 8,000 shade trees throughout its many parks, and a convenient stop on the Midtown Direct train line, South Orange, New Jersey has it all. With just over 16,000 residents, the township is smaller than neighboring Maplewood. Historic and beautiful, South Orange is distinguished by its gaslights and varied architecture. Residents […]

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5 Fun Things To Do with Kids in Montclair, NJ

Montclair is a beautiful, walkable, family-friendly New Jersey town nestled at the foot of the Watchung Mountains and situated just 12 miles from Manhattan. Known as the place where motley arts meet a hip downtown, Montclair has been home to well-known individuals like Yogi Berra and Buzz Aldrin. It’s a vibrant college town too with […]

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5 Reasons to Move to New Providence, New Jersey

New Providence is a Union County borough with a delightful small-town charm. Situated between two ridges of the Watchung Mountains, it’s home to tree-lined streets, beautiful parks, excellent K-12 schools, and a manageable commute that draws the New York City crowd.  In a recent niche.com survey, New Providence was ranked #2 for Best Places to […]

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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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