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January 2016

7 Ways to Make Your Realtor Crazy

Image: Man: selimaksan/iStock; face: yuoak From Realtor.com BY ANGELA COLLEY Buying a house is a process. One where you’ll spend a lot of quality time with your Realtor®. One where you might even drive him or her a little … nuts. No, we’re not talking about that time you called after 10 p.m. because you saw a house online…

Interested in a Wet Room?

From hgtv.com BY BETH RUKER Wet rooms are gaining in popularity, especially in high-end bathrooms, thanks to their sleek use of materials and ease of use. But they’re not a good fit for every home or every person. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of this bathroom trend. Windermere Real Estate…

Winter Fun in and Around NJ

From njkids.com and bergenmama.com Winter blues? Or Winter fun! Fight the cold and go out and explore. Here are some fabulous outdoor activities to get the heart pumping. Physical activity in the cold is healthy and best of all, there are fewer germs! Try cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or horseback riding. Or lace up…

Multimillion-dollar Home Sales on the Rise in North Jersey

From NorthJersey.com BY KATHLEEN LYNN In a sign that wealthy households may be spending more freely, a dozen houses sold for more than $4 million in Bergen County in 2015 — up from eight the previous year. The priciest sale in North Jersey in 2015 was the $13.9 million sale of an Alpine home to…

8 Things Your Realtor Does Behind Your Back

From Realtor.com Image by Geri Lavrov/Getty Images BY CRAIG DONOFRIO Have you ever wondered what on Earth your real estate agent is doing behind your back? No, we don’t mean anything underhanded, naughty, or downright felonious—far from it, in fact. So relax. What we’re talking about is a mystery: In the sometimes confusing, occasionally hectic, and…

The Best Time to Furnish Your Home is Now

From Realtor.com Image from istock BY JUDY DUTTON Now that the holidays are blessedly receding in our rearview mirrors, many of us may be surveying our homes and thinking, “Dang, why did I squander all that money on an Xbox One when we don’t even have a decent couch where we can sit and play “Call of Duty: Black Ops…

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