Welcome to our basement renovation! Part One

This series will be one that is very near and dear to my heart. We are finishing part of our basement to make a playroom.  Glory be! This is an itch I’ve wanted to scratch for several years. Our littles...

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Boroughs to Burbs…to the Beach! Part Three: Point Pleasant

Hey, summer’s not quite over yet!  It sure still feels like it out there, and everyone knows the best time to enjoy the beach and boardwalk can be in September.  So why not make the most of it with...

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Birthday Dinner at A Toute Heure!

We recently had the chance to dine at one of our very favorite local restaurants, the perennially popular, A Toute Heure. We moved to Cranford in 2007, not long after A Toute Heure first opened its doors.  In our carefree,...

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Boroughs to Burbs …to the Beach! Part Two: Beach Haven, LBI

As part of my continuing “Boroughs to Burbs…to the Beach” series, today I will be covering Beach Haven, Long Beach Island. First, a word about LBI.  It comprises several different communities, each with its own feeling and list of things...

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Lun Wah: a Polynesian Party!

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Lun Wah Chinese and Polynesian Restaurant in Roselle for the first time with a few girlfriends.  We had all heard the rave reviews about the delicious food, potent drinks, and fun décor,...

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Boroughs to Burbs…to the Beach! Part One: Cape May

Happy Summer, it’s finally here!  I often get asked by clients, where are good places to go during the summer?  That inspired me to do a summer series highlighting different beach towns along the Jersey shore. IN the first part...

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Bizarre Basement Finds: Top 5 List

The more houses you see, the more likely it is that you are going to see some weird stuff.  Strange layouts, crazy wallpaper, you name it.  And somehow the basement tends to be a home’s headquarters for harboring the...

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Mortgage Approved? Keep it That Way! Avoid these Costly Mistakes

Congratulations! Your offer on your dream home has been accepted and your mortgage application has been approved.  Time to kick back, visit Potterybarn.com and start ordering truckloads of new furniture, right? Not so fast. Keep in mind that your lender will...

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What is the best price for my house?

As a homeowner selling your home, your goal is to get your home sold as quickly as possible for the highest amount of money (preferably with the least stress involved!).  Marketing is the key to making that happen. Price is...

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Multiple Offers? Buckle Your Seatbelt! What a Multiple Offer Situation Means for the Homebuyer

Here in Cranford, Westfield, Fanwood, and the surrounding areas, the spring market has been brisk so far, to say the least.  The combination of continued low interest rates, low inventory, and pent-up demand has resulted in many homes receiving...

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