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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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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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