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Posted on 10/03/2022
How to have an outdoor dinner party on a budget
If you want to throw an outdoor dinner party without...
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Posted on 09/26/2022
Driveway: Will Paving or Repaving Increase Your Home's Value?
When homeowners weigh which upgrades best improve their property values; remodeling kitchens and expanding bathrooms are almost always top of the list. But what about installing a new driveway? A dirt or gravel parking area turns into a veritable quagmire during bouts of heavy precipitation, which could mean you end up tracking more mess into your home than...
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Posted on 09/19/2022
Outdoor deck materials: 4 Popular options
If you’re considering adding an outdoor deck to your renovation to-do list, one of the first steps is to choose your building materials. With so many options available, making the best choice for your outdoor living space might seem like a daunting task. Here is a basic guide of the most popular deck materials to help you get...
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Posted on 09/12/2022
Revitalize your home with these home improvement ideas
Want to start on your next home improvement project?...
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Posted on 09/05/2022
What is APR? Mortgage basics
When searching for a mortgage, many homeowners might...
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Posted on 08/29/2022
Online preapproval: How to make your mortgage process easier
When preparing to buy a home, many potential buyers...
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Posted on 08/25/2022
Another Property Rented - 11 Jasmine Lane, Freehold twp (fre), NJ 07728
Amazing Opportunity To rent This Single Family Detached Ranch in the Sought After Raintree Community! You'll enjoy spacious living which includes an eat-in-kitchen (ample pantry space), dining room, cozy sitting room leading to a private patio, and an open living room with vaulted ceiling, skylights, and fireplace. The master includes a walk-in-closet and en suite bathroom. You also have a private garage and on street parking for guest. Experience the security of a gated community along with beautiful grounds, tennis courts, inground pool, an executive golf course and more. Public transportation, shopping, and restaurants are...
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Posted on 08/22/2022
Row houses: Styles & characteristics
A common sight in historic metropolitan areas, row houses are an iconic example of multifamily housing structures. As their name suggests, row houses are oriented next to one another “in a row” and without a space in between. Each home is separate from the others, but the structure or building often shares a homeowners’ association or similar governing...
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Posted on 08/15/2022
Cool off your utility bills with these extreme heat tips
Extreme heat can cause a plethora of problems for both you and your household. From heat-related illnesses to simple heat exhaustion, it’s important to keep high temperatures at bay. But how do you keep the heat down while avoiding excessive power bills? Here are a few ways to keep yourself cool without overheating your wallet: Use the right...
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Posted on 08/08/2022
Tips for budget-friendly floor projects
With so many DIY options available, it’s never been easier to tackle your home’s flooring projects. However, there are a few key items to remember, such as material cost and experience required for installation. Here are some ideas for cheap flooring ideas you can DIY: Paint your linoleum or laminate flooring It’s simple to dress up drab linoleum...
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Posted on 08/01/2022
Another Property Sold - 313 Church Street, Lakehurst (lkh), NJ 08733
Large home a few houses to the lake and playground, walking distance to the elementary school, 5/6 bedrooms, 2 full baths, new gas heat and central air installed 10/2018, Wood floors, 2 car detached garage, rear deck, basement, walk up third floor, Vacant ''as is'' sale. Inspections are for informational purposes and no credits will be...
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Posted on 08/01/2022
Property tax abatement: The basics
Property taxes are a major expense for most homeowners and would-be buyers, but property tax abatement programs can help. While not offered everywhere, many states, counties and cities offer abatement programs to alleviate this expense in several ways. Here is a short guide to property tax abatement to familiarize yourself with the basics: What does property tax abatement...
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