Top Reasons to Move to South Jersey

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When people outside of New Jersey think of our state, they may initially recall time spent at Newark Airport, or on the turnpike, or even en route to another state. South Jersey, however, is an often-neglected portion of the state that boasts many of the best features of the Garden State. It’s an area I’ve […]

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How Room Colors Affect Your Mood

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The colors of the rooms in your home are a reflection of your personality, and while most of us may not spend a ton of time thinking about room color, it affects us every day. Depending on one’s age, gender, ethnic background, and climate, color affects people in many ways. That’s why it’s so important […]

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Top Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Carpeting

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Buying carpeting is not something many people do with frequency- in fact, most will only shop for it a few times in their lives, if that. As a result, many consumers don’t understand the process that goes into buying carpeting- and the common mistakes to be avoided. If you’re planning on buying carpeting, here are […]

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How to Determine Your Home’s Value

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Have you been wondering what your home is really worth? The short answer is easy: a house is worth whatever someone will pay for it. The long answer, however, depends on the market and whether you’re asking a lender, an agent, or a county tax assessor.  Knowing how to calculate your home’s value with the […]

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Fall Decor for 2019

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While apple picking, leaf-peeping, and hayrides are fun, sometimes the best part of fall is cozying up in the great indoors. From pumpkins, to plaid, to chunky knit blankets, this is where your autumn favorites have waited all year. From your front door to your living room, every room in your house deserves a fall […]

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Top Secrets of Home Contractors

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You just bought your first home, and you couldn’t be more excited. Settling into a new home is an amazing experience, and you’re probably thinking of all the changes you’d like to make.  Before jumping into any home improvement projects, however, there are a few secrets that home contractors wish you knew about: Permits Take […]

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Myths About Moving

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Thinking about moving? If you make the leap, you won’t be the only one doing it- once someone reaches the age of 18, they’re likely to move at least another 9 times in their remaining lifetime. Moving is a natural part of life, and one that many people dread.  If you follow some of the […]

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Common Questions About Attorney Review

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Almost all real estate transactions begin with the signing of a real estate contract, which is the most important document in the entire transaction. It’s for this reason that each party should go through the process of attorney review, in which a lawyer combs through the contract to make sure their party’s legal rights are […]

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Top Interior Design Styles Primer

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Whether you’re in the know or don’t have a clue as to what makes design movements differ from each other, it can be helpful to get a primer on what makes each distinct movement special. Styles are constantly changing, and keeping up-to-date on their unique components is a great way to find inspiration for your […]

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Top Features of a Profitable Rental Property

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Looking to purchase a residential rental property? The idea can be daunting for a first-time investor- real estate is a tough business, and the field is peppered with landmines that can cut your returns. Before getting started, you’ll want to make sure you understand what makes for a profitable property- and what doesn’t.  Here are […]

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How to Choose a Paint Color

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Depending on what you choose, the right interior paint colors can energize, revive, or relax your home. Cool colors like green and blue add a sense of calmness and balance, while paint colors in warmer shades like apricot, dark gray, or rich red will create coziness. With the thousands of shades and hues available, knowing […]

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Renovate or Relocate?

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Most homeowners eventually get to the place where their current home no longer complements their lifestyle. Once that’s the case, you’re left with two options: renovating your existing home or moving to a new location. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, so it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each decision.  Here […]

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Top Benefits to Living in the Suburbs

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There’s no question that cities provide entertainment and dining options galore, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. However, one aspect of American life is drawing more and more attention, even amongst millennials: the suburbs.  Here are some of the top benefits to living in the suburbs: Space Suburbs offer more space […]

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Top Misconceptions About Buying a House

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The home-buying process can seem mystifying if you’ve never done it before. The decision to purchase a house can make a serious impact on your life and finances, and it’s not something to be approached lightly.  With that said, many people have misconceptions about what the process entails, blocking them from the easiest route to […]

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How to Get Your Home Ready for Autumn

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The summer heat is fading fast, and it won’t be long before autumn bursts into life with its gentle colors, sounds, and smells. Unfortunately, with the end of summer comes a number of tasks that should be added to your to-do list that need to be addressed to get your home ready for the coming […]

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Designing the Perfect Living Room

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The stuffy parlors from the past are gone. Living rooms are just that- the rooms where we live, where we now do everything.  When designing your living room, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some tips: Start with a plan, not pillows The foundation of your living room’s design is […]

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Create a DIY Driveway

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Not every home comes with a driveway, but it’s a great feature to allow for extra space. Driveways also provide an aesthetic benefit, drawing in passerbys to your home.  If you don’t have a driveway leading up to your home, there are a couple of steps you can take to make your own: Create parking […]

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Summer Staycation Ideas

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Summer is well-known as the most popular season for vacations- but you don’t necessarily have to spend time away to take a break and do something new. If you’re planning a staycation for your whole family, there are a ton of things you can do to enjoy the time off and see your home in […]

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Bring the Outdoors Into Your Home

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Not interested in venturing outside in the heat? I can’t blame you- it’s been unseasonably warm the past few weeks, and it’s tough to find a reason to go outside. If you’re tired of going out in the heat in the summertime, you may want to start preparing for next year’s heat surges by making […]

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Top Roofing Tips to Remember

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With all of the daily hustle and bustle, it’s easy to lose sight of the most important exterior essentials that protect your home. While most asphalt roof systems are designed to safeguard your house for roughly 15 years, the National Roofing Contractors Association recommends bi-annual roof inspections- during the spring and fall.  Here are the […]

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Best Lighting for Staging a Home

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Light is essential for setting up your home to be shown. The ultimate goal is for potential buyers to imagine themselves in the space, and proper lighting allows for the right ambiance and color palette to display in an appealing fashion as people walk through your home. Here’s how to set up optimal lighting for […]

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How to Manage Closing Time

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You’ve overcome the difficulty of house hunting and have finally found your future home- congratulations! If you’ve gone through the bidding process and attorney review, you’ll find yourself in the closing period. It can be challenging to figure out which steps should be taken while you’re in this transitional phase, but there are some best […]

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