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October 2015

7 Fall Maintenance Moves that Will Save You Thousands

From Realtor.com By Angela Colley With the dog days of summer behind us, fall is the perfect time for home maintenance. A few weekends of work before the weather really turns will help you get ready for winter and avoid any nasty surprises—and big repair bills—the cold might bring. Here’s your must-do checklist for fall….

Kids Cooking Classes in NJ

From njfamily.com. Photo: Master Chef Junior, Fox Copyright By Alanna Wolff Do you love Fox’s Masterchef Junior as much as we do? If your kid has seen the show and is itching to learn, here are some places around the state that could help your kid become a culinary star. At the very least it…

Stage Your Home Like a Hollywood Star

Above photo from Getty Images Photo Archive From Realtor.com By Judy Dutton Ever wonder what it would be like to set foot in the homes of Katy Perry, Brad Pitt, or Scarlett Johansson? Well, Meridith Baer has frequented all of these celebs’ residences and more and, frankly, is not always impressed. “It’s easy to assume…

The Home-buying Checklist: Financial Edition

From houselogic.com By Jennifer Nelson A real yard. Closets bigger than your average microwave. The freedom to decorate however you darn well please! Making the switch from renting to owning is exhilarating, but many rookie homebuyers find the process trickier to navigate than they expected. This is why we created our First-Time Homebuyer Checklist. The…

3 Simple Tricks That Can Help You Build Good Credit

From Credit.com Article By Leslie Tayne Everyone wants a good credit score, there’s no doubt about it. Unfortunately, building a good credit history can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task. Fortunately, there are some tactics available that can help you build good credit. If you’re struggling to find a way to improve your credit score,…

Renovating Your First House? 4 Ways to Stay Zen

Closing on your first new home can be the marker of a job well done — or it can be the beginning of many more big jobs to come. Buying a fixer-upper can be a great option for homebuyers on a budget with the time and vision to personalize the house from roof to patio…

Buying a Home This Fall? Don’t Overlook These 6 Thing

From Realtor.com Article By Jamie Wiebe Spring might be the most popular time to buy a home, but there’s a real case to be made for fall: It’s cooler, so you’ll have less competition at the open houses. Because it’s considered the off-season, you’re more likely to get (or make) a deal. And, with the season’s variable weather,…

What Kind of Home Can You Buy for $1 Million?

Many Americans see buying a million-dollar home as a sign that they’ve finally made it, but is this still true in today’s housing market? What will a chunk of change this size buy you today? Once it was a figure synonymous with raw wealth. Today it’s synonymous with what exactly? We scoured million-dollar listings in 10 different…

25 Must-Do Things in NJ This Fall

from NJfamily.com BY MURPHY MORONEY Whether you’re looking to pick-your-own pumpkins or apples, head to a museum—or even check out a nearby indoor water park we’ve got the 25 can’t-miss activities for fall. Plus, there’s a ton of spooky (and not-so-scary) ongoing Halloween events you need to see. 1.Play a round of footgolf This new, fun-for-all-ages…

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