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Posted on 07/19/2021
The Top 5 Best Flowers for Your Front Yard
If you’re looking to increase curb appeal or even just add some color to the outside of your home, planting flowers in the front yard is the best way to do it. There are countless combinations of plants and flowers that look great in front of your home, but some are easier and more effective than others. Here...
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Posted on 07/12/2021
Here's Why First-Time Homebuyers Should Consider Condos
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay First-time homebuyers have more choices than ever before when it comes to picking a home. While for many, a home translates to “house” there are other home ownership options to consider. Condominiums, or condos, are an excellent choice for first-time buyers for several reasons. Depending on where you live, they might be more...
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Posted on 07/07/2021
Another Property Sold - 59 Harborhead Drive, Point Pleasant Beach (ppb), NJ 08742
Be mesmerized by the ocean and inlet views from the patio, balcony, living room, dining room and kitchen of this 2 BR 2 BA 2 story end unit condominium with association pool, private beach access, 3 levels of outdoor living space and 2 assigned parking places. A waterfront condo for all seasons where you are just steps from the beach and boardwalk and can enjoy a wood burning fireplace too. Upper and lower-level bedrooms connect to bathrooms for privacy. Lower-level bathroom includes heated floors. Central vacuum system, laundry area and storage are included too! Totally renovated. Nothing left to do but move right in and be...
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Posted on 07/05/2021
3 Areas to Customize when Building Your Home
Photo by Gabby K from Pexels As you make plans to build your own home, give yourself room for some customization. Your budget may not allow you to customize everything so will need to consider your priorities. Here are three key areas you should focus on to customize your home to make it more functional and enjoyable. 1....
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Posted on 07/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 3-5 Lakeshore Drive, Lakehurst (lkh), NJ 08733
Go ''Jump in the lake'', Lake Horicon that is, where you can fish, swim and kayak. Don't miss this unique opportunity to build a waterfront dream home of your own, a private get-a-way on this 1.5-acre lakefront property. Stroll along the semi-private finger pier pathway that extends into the heart of the majestic 63-acre lake. Come relax and appreciate the tall and stately pines that overlook the 2-mile round lake. A portion of the property also consists of a 30' wide private road that fronts on a main street to assure roadway access. Make this an experience of a lifetime where you can create wonderful memories and enjoy the good...
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Posted on 06/28/2021
Patio Herb Garden DIY Ideas
Do you dream of growing your own herbs but only have a tiny outdoor space? The good news is that it’s possible to have a thriving herb garden on your small porch or patio. With the right lighting and temperatures, you can grow a plethora of fresh herbs to use in your cooking or other projects. Here we’ll...
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Posted on 06/21/2021
Simplifying the Home Buying Process
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay Buying a home is a huge investment and the buying process can be very confusing—especially if you’re buying your first home. However, buying a home doesn't have to be challenging. By understanding a few key tips, the whole home buying process can run smoothly and efficiently. Understand Your Needs Even before you...
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Posted on 06/14/2021
Organizational Tips for Home Sellers
Image by LightField Studios from Shutterstock When you've owned your house a long time, getting it ready to sell may seem like a daunting task. If relocation is on the horizon for you, get an early start and organize your spaces. Ideas to help you get organized right away! Resist the temptation to add items to your home...
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Posted on 06/07/2021
Modern Design: Quick Tips for Your Living Room
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels Giving your living room a modern look can instantly enhance its appearance, especially if it has an outdated look or style currently. Modern interior design includes a wide range of options in terms of overall style, so you’ll find plenty to choose from. Whether you’re aiming for a more minimalist look or...
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Posted on 05/31/2021
Smart Lighting Systems: What They Are and How to Use Them
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels While ordinary light fixtures can certainly do the job, they lack the fun and pizzazz of smart lighting systems. You can’t order your basic lamp to illuminate the room in a dazzling purple hue well before you even arrive home, after all. Or turn it back off after leaving the house and realizing...
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Posted on 05/24/2021
Small Towns to Consider Moving To
Photo by Christian Heitz via Pexels Sometimes, small town life is just what you crave. If you’re considering a move and want a community with that feel, there are several in the East Coast that deliver it beautifully. From New York to Pennsylvania, here are some of the top small towns that you need to see for yourself....
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Posted on 05/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 849 South Drive, Brick (brk), NJ 08724
Seize this Barnegat Bayfront unique and unparalleled opportunity to own your own oasis overlooking the Bay Head and Mantoloking Shorelines! From the 280' boardwalk along the fiberglass bulkhead you can fish, crab, boat, sail and/or watch the captivating sunrises or dynamic reflections at sunset. Enjoy the 70' dock with deeded riparian grant or use the boat lift to accommodate your boating pleasure. This charming 1860 SF Cape Cod with 2 car garage is located at the end of a cul-de-sac where you will also find a one of a kind boat house to enjoy waterside living at its best! Escape and reside here or build your own version of...
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