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August 2015

4 Tips to Decluttering Before You Move

From Realtor.com By Mike Krumboltz, Mike Krumboltz is a journalist who also writes fiction. He holds an MFA in creative writing and lives in Oakland, CA, with his wife and daughter. … If you’re planning a move, you may have an overwhelming urge to throw all your possessions into cardboard boxes, tape them shut and think,…

Pick Your Own Apples in NJ

from NJFamily.com   It’s fall, which means it is time to hit one of NJ’s great farms and pick-your-own apples with the family. Here are some of the best spots across the state to go apple picking. BERGEN COUNTY Demarest Farms 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale 201-666-0472, demarestfarms.com Mon–Fri: 3–4:30 pm Sat–Sun: 10 am–4:30 pm BURLINGTON COUNTY…

What Is a Renovation Coach (and Do You Need One)?

from Realtor.com photo- coach: zeljkosantrac/iStock,  house: Allyson Scott/Getty Images By Deborah Kearns Cher Lewis was living in Paris when she found out that the rear wall of her historic New York City carriage house was in danger of collapsing. In order to fix it, she’d have to file the appropriate paperwork with the local historic preservation board and…

Your Mortgage Payment Explained

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Your Mortgage Payment Explained from realtor.com photo from MLS By Michele Lerner Michele Lerner writes about real estate, personal finance, and business news. She is the author of two books about home buying. She also enjoys writing fiction, visiting art museums, and tutoring kids. …… As a renter you are used to sending your landlord…

Recycled Kitchens, Salvaged Splendor – NYTimes.com

Recycled Kitchens, Salvaged Splendor By TIM McKEOUGH AUG. 21, 2015 Photo Jonathan and Barbara Pessolano bought a large used high-end kitchen for their house on Staten Island from Green Demolitions in Fairfield, N.J. CreditTodd Heisler/The New York Times  When Jonathan and Barbara Pessolano began renovating an 1850s three-family house on Staten Island earlier this year, they didn’t intend to make…

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