December 2016

Holiday Fun in Bergen County

From We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist! What: Franklin Lakes Annual Menorah Lighting Why: Enjoy the menorah lighting along with hot refreshments, children’s entertainment, and arts and crafts. When: Monday, December 26, 5pm Where: Borough Hall, Franklin Lakes What: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Prudential…

How to Protect Your Home from Severe Cold

From BY GWEN MORAN Snow and cold sure are a whole lot more tolerable when you’re anticipating a snow day (no need to go the office!) instead of suiting up to catch the bus. The freezing temps seem to seep right into the marrow of your bones. That happens to your home, too. And…

Got the Need for Speed? 10 Timely Tricks for Buying a Home Expediently

From BY JAMIE WIEBE Buying a home can be a mind-numbingly slow process, broken up by periods of confusingly frantic activity. It goes something like this:  Look at a zillion homes before you think you’ve found one. Hurry up and get in your offer … and then wait. Submit a million letters to the underwriter … and…

Inherited Property – What you need to know

From Photo courtesy of RomoloTavani/iStock BY LISA JOHNSON MANDELL It’s inevitable: Sooner or later most of us will receive that dreaded phone call announcing a death in the family. And, amid your grief, you might also hear that you’ve inherited property—perhaps the home where the deceased once lived. What to do? It’s hardly an easy question to answer….

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