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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AR Workshop: Getting in touch with my inner “craft-inista”

I recently had the chance to check out AR Workshop in downtown Westfield!  I am the first to admit I am not particularly crafty, with yards of purchased fabrics and piles of various crafting tools enthusiastically purchased and then...

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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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Should I get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage? What’s the difference?

Often when first time homebuyers start looking for their home, one of the first questions they encounter is, should I get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage?  And often, they are not entirely sure of the difference between the...

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The Essentials, Part 4: Pizza

Forget all about Friday the 13th, did you know that tomorrow is Pi Day? (as in the date, 3.14.15, for those of you who aren’t math geeks).  So, Happy Pi Day (one day early)! In honor of Pi Day, here are my...

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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

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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The Essentials, Part One: Chinese, Thai, Sushi

SO where can you go to get the “Essentials” in the Cranford and Westfield area? In honor of the Chinese New Year (Gong Xi Fa Cai to all who celebrate!) , today’s post will focus on my picks for Chinese...

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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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What’s “hop”pening for Easter? The lowdown on events around town!

Are you wondering what Easter events are going on around town?  Here’s a handy list that gives you the lowdown!  There are lots to choose from (or you can do them all!):   SATURDAY, MARCH 28 BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY: Seatings at...

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