331 Walnut Avenue, Cranford – Open House

I am so excited to be hosting the first Open House for this brand new listing at 331 Walnut Ave, Cranford on Sunday! Built in 1926, and set on .18 acres, this classic Cranford colonial is just a few blocks from...

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Considering a move from City to Suburbs? Consider this…

Are you considering a move from City to Suburbs?  What should you know? We all know about the benefits of moving from the city to buying a home in the suburbs.  Fresh air, a backyard, peace and quiet, not sharing...

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Your Credit Score: What is it, and What Does it Mean?

You probably know that in order to obtain a good interest rate on your mortgage, you need to have a good credit score. That’s why you should know what your credit score is, understand what it means, and if...

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New Listing! 14 Hillside Place, Cranford

I am soo excited to introduce you to my new listing at 14 Hillside Place, Cranford!   Isn't it a beauty? It is located on one of the most desirable streets in Cranford, on a block known for its friendly neighbors...

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Welcome to Our Basement Renovation: The Reveal!

This is third, and final, installment of my three part series.  We finished off part of our basement, to make a playroom that can eventually be transitioned into a second family room, or hang out area, for the kids...

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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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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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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

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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