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5 Reasons to Move to Glen Ridge, New Jersey

If quiet streets, friendly neighbors, and great schools top your list of must-haves, then Glen Ridge may be calling your name. This small town in Essex County, NJ is stunningly beautiful and full of charm with maple tree-lined streets and historic homes. The town’s trademark is the 600 plus vintage gas lamps lining the streets […]

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5 Signs It’s Time to Sell Your Home

Fall is officially here, and along with the arrival of pumpkin spice everything, change is in the air. Are you thinking about selling your house? Now just might be the ideal time. The weather is pleasant, and potential buyers are traversing the Sunday open houses. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate remains historically low, and financing […]

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Should You Install a Backup Generator for your Home?

The tragic events of Hurricane Harvey and the imagery of the devastation in Houston remind so many of us of Hurricane Sandy five years ago. After Hurricane Sandy, nicknamed “Superstorm Sandy,” many residents decided to purchase a backup generator. Other people who had portable backup generators before Sandy decided to upgrade and installed whole house […]

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What To Do When You Are Selling Your Home

Your home is probably the most valuable asset you own, so when it comes time to sell it, every advantage matters. There’s no doubt the process is hard; people describe selling their home as one of life’s most stressful events – on par with divorce, parenthood, and job loss. It sounds bleak, but in my […]

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The Ins and Outs of Getting a Mortgage in New Jersey

Whether you are a first-time or multi-time homebuyer, financing is an integral part of the homebuying process. In fact, understanding the nuances of the down payment requirements, the effect of interest rates, and the impact of your credit score are fundamental to a smooth home buying experience. There are a multitude of logistics that go […]

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Finding Your Home Sweet Home

Are you the stay-at-home type who loves to snuggle up with a good book in the evening? Perhaps you like entertaining, cooking and long dinners outside during the summer months when friends and family visit. Or, maybe your family makes for a full house with young children, and you need plenty of space to grow […]

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Moving Homes – Sell First or Buy First?

For home sellers, it’s a classic dilemma and at its worst, a stressful juggling act. While selling your current home, you simultaneously try to buy a new one. In the meantime, you have children that need to get situated prior to the start of school, household goods sitting in storage, and buyers pressuring you to […]

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5 New Jersey Home Inspection Must-Knows

“The understanding of a home’s condition is a fundamental part of determining value, and an inspection helps give you that important understanding,” explains Richard Montgomery, a real estate columnist, in a recent blog. It’s no wonder homebuyers fret over the home inspection process and fear they will buy a home only to find afterwards they […]

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Getting To Know the South Orange and Maplewood School District

If you’re a homebuyer with children, the quality of the local school district is one of your top priorities, and you’re not alone in putting education at the top of the list. Highly-rated schools underpin property values and boost the desirability of a neighborhood. In New Jersey, families flock to beautiful Maplewood and South Orange […]

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Homebuyer’s Timeline: 10 Key Milestones To Know

According to a recent article on msn.com, “Buying or selling a home is more stressful than having a child, changing jobs or getting married….” In fact, buying a home ranked as the second most stressful life event surpassed only by getting a divorce. For first time homebuyers, in particular, the complexity of the process can […]

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