Welcome to My Basement Renovation! Part Two

Welcome to My Basement Renovation! Part Two

This is Part Two of my three part series on finishing our basement.  I’m excited to share that we are making great progress! Part One discussed our goals for the project, determining our needs, and comparing against our budget. A...

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Should you “Love it or List it”?

Should you “Love it or List it”?

The HGTV show “Love it or List It” strikes a chord with many young families, and with good reason.  It is a question many of my friends ask themselves.  Often, young newly married couples settle in quickly to married...

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Bizarre Basement Finds: Top 5 List

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

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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I Just Bought a House, Now What? Getting all the “stuff”

I Just Bought a House, Now What? Getting all the “stuff”

When we first purchased our house, we thought we had a good handle on everything that home ownership included.  We had previously owned condos and felt our experience would serve us well.  Sure, we knew there would be a...

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The Essentials, Part Three: Wine, Cabs, Coffee

The Essentials, Part Three: Wine, Cabs, Coffee

Now that you’ve made some friends in town, get out, socialize, and have a glass of vino (or two)! Here are some great choices for wine bars.  And, of course for those who might have been “over-served”, here are...

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The Essentials, Part Two: Friends

The Essentials, Part Two: Friends

Of the ‘essentials’, in my opinion none is more key than having friends close by.  When we first moved from Hoboken, I worried about becoming isolated in the suburbs.  I was fearful of losing the tight circle of friends...

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Making the Move

Making the Move

When making the move from Hoboken to the suburbs, Darren and I had to figure out what really mattered.  Where should we look? What sort of community would be right for us?  What amenities could we not live without?...

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Welcome to my site!

Welcome to my site!

Hello and welcome to my very first blog post! Thanks for visiting. My name is Tina Browning and I’m a Realtor Associate with Coldwell Banker in Westfield, NJ (Westfield West office). I live in Cranford, NJ with my husband, Darren, and...

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