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February 2016

The Ultimate Checklist for Staging Your House

From HouseLogic.com BY NATALIE BURG Staging your house can make you money. Seventy-one percent of sellers’ agents believe a well-staged environment increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer, according to the National Association of REALTORS® “2015 Profile of Home Staging.” Just take this real world tale of two condo listings from Terrylynn Fisher,…

10 Tips for Growing Your Best Garden Ever

From Kitchen Gardeners International KGI.org BY ROGER DOIRON The tips below are the things I know now as a 47 year old which I wish knew as as 37 year old. Hopefully, one or two of them will be new to you and help speed you along your path to becoming a better gardener. Tip 1: Make a…

When Couples Disagree about Home Decor: Who Wins?

From Realtor.com BY LIZ ALTERMAN When my husband and I were in the market for a new couch two years ago, we each had a pretty good idea of what we wanted. The problem? Our ideas were polar opposites. He wanted leather; I wanted pale stripes in twill or linen. “Leather is so cold, and…

Cool Tricks for Keeping Your Attic From Going to Waste

From Realtor.com BY LIZ ALTERMAN If you’re currently using your attic as a catchall for everything from your old Beanie Baby collection to those torrid letters from your sixth-grade pen pal (what were you guys thinking, anyway?), you’re missing out. Homeowners craving some extra space can pass on a pricey addition and invest in a top-floor renovation in the rafters instead….

Science and Fun–Educational Summer Camps in Bergen County

From BergenMama.com We love these education, science and cooking summer camps- where enrichment (and fun!) is the name of the game. Dwight-Englewood Summer Connections: Engage learners in the joy of discovery through a variety of exciting experiences. Summer Connections offers a rich breadth of courses which can give an introduction, a chance to improve skills,…

9 Telltale Signs That Your Home is Outdated

From Realtor.com Photo by Steven Errico/Getty Images BY JAMIE WIEBE Despite its many flaws, you love your home—outdated wooden baseboards, disco-era living room set, purple exteriors, and all. But does anyone else love it? If you’re considering putting your place on the market soon, it’s high time to take a step back and take a good, hard…

6 DIY Projects You Should Never Do Yourself

From Realtor.com Photo by sturti/istock BY ROSIE AMODIO Whether you’re addicted to watching HGTV or “This Old House,” home improvement shows always make everything look so easy. But before you pick up the drill and sledgehammer, please pause for this public service announcement. “Those TV shows don’t show about 90% of what happens to complete a project,” says Arthur…

What Every Homeowner Should Do to Prep Their Yard for Spring

From HouseLogic.com BY STACEY FREED In recent winter months, snowmen were the only detectable “life” in your yard. But now that Frosty has succumbed to puddlehood, it’s time to get ready for spring! Jumpstart your lawn resuscitation as soon as the ground defrosts, and you’ll avoid a muddy disaster zone come April — not to…

Which Durable Countertop is Best for Your Kitchen?

From HouseLogic.com BY LISA KAPLAN GORDON Want a hardworking countertop that fits your budget? We took a look at six of the most-durable countertops based on a recent “Consumer Reports” test. After a thorough exam, we’re ready to let you in on why you should — or shouldn’t — install them in your kitchen. 1. …

Sick of Winter? The Houseplants Will Perk You Up!

From Houselogic.com BY STACEY FREED Real talk: “JanuFeb” can be grim. The holidays are a distant memory, and now you have to slog through a barrage of dark, frigid days until spring makes its glorious appearance. To escape that persistent winter funk, shake off that heated Snuggie and take a trip to the garden center….

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