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Buying A Home Take Stock Of These Things

What are some of the most important factors that buyers take into consideration when looking for a new home? There are the obvious things like price, square footage, location and lot size. Those are

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Millennial Home Buyers What You Need To Know

In the past, you’ve likely read about how the Millennial generation is opting to rent rather than buy property. While this still holds true for many Millennials, the fact is that a growing number

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New Home Construction Boom Expected

The housing market has been trending in a positive direction and economic indicators point to new home construction going vertical. Following the housing bubble and sluggish post-recession economy,

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4 Things To Know About Homestead Exemptions

Homeowners are well aware that peripheral costs swell over time and can put a strain on incomes. Utility bills increase, home insurance creeps up annually and taxes rise with the cost of schools and

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4 Reasons Millennials Should Buy A Retirement Home First

There’s an idea running through marketing and business circles that anything that is popular, the opposite will likely be popular as well. Consider that sugar and caffeinated beverages such as

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When It Makes Sense To Buy An Ugly Duckling

“Move-in ready” homes are desirable — there’s no doubt about it! But sometimes it makes better financial sense to opt for a house with dated decor and a less than trendy kitchen or master

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week August 20th 2018

Last week’s economic reports included readings from the National Association of Home Builders and Commerce Department releases on Housing Starts and Building Permits issued. Weekly readings on

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Outdoor Projects That Will Help You Sell Your Home

First impressions matter when you’re selling your home. Curb appeal is what draws potential buyers to your home. It can make or break a home sale.Attractive landscaping or an appealing entryway

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Pros And Cons Of Downsizing After Retirement

With Baby Boomers already rolling into retirement and Gen X looking forward to shrugging off the stress of the 40-hour work week, downsizing could be a strategic move. For many Americans,

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Myths About Buying A Vacation Home

Are you thinking about buying a vacation home? Maybe owning two homes is part of your retirement dream. Maybe you’d like to have a second home in your favorite holiday locale. If you are

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Myths About Buying A Vacation Home

Are you thinking about buying a vacation home? Maybe owning two homes is part of your retirement dream. Maybe you’d like to have a second home in your favorite holiday locale. If you are

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week August 13th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 13th, 2018 Last week’s economic reports included readings on job openings and inflation along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and

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Big Second Quarter GDP Numbers Impact Housing Market

Positive economic growth numbers are always cause for celebration and the second quarter GDP just went vertical. After nearly four years of sub-par growth, the real GDP hit 4.1 percent in the second

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4 Top Sustainable Home Trends

The emergence of sustainable energy and products have solidified the go-green movement. Solar energy and electric cars are just the tip of the iceberg. The impact of products on the environment has

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Home Trends Includes Natural Mindfulness Designs

Urban and suburban life offers wonderful conveniences and cultural benefits. But a downside that many families are experiencing is the pervasive use of electronics and disconnectedness from.

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4 Tips For Downsizing To A Smaller Home

You can make the most of a small home with smart design strategies and careful planning. Maybe your youngest has finally gone away to college, and you have much more space than you really need. Or

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week August 6th 2018

Last week’s economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller, Commerce Department reports on pending home sales and construction spending and an FOMC statement. Labor sector reports on job

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Guide To Buying An AFrame House

A-Frame houses have spiked in popularity over the last couple of years. These adorable homes can be quirky or sleek and modern. They are shaped like a triangle — hence the name. A-Frame houses

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4 Important Reasons To Install A Home Generator

Home improvements are key investments when it comes to quality of life and property value. While decks, solar panels and smart technologies are trendy options, installing a home generator may be

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Should You Buy A Fixer Upper

Popular TV shows like Fixer Upper and Property Brothers have brought the charms of owning a fixer upper to light. A fixer-upper can be a great option if you are prepared for the experience of

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Top Real Estate Predictions You Should Know About

Whether you are a homeowner looking to get the maximum return on investment, a buyer interested in fair market value or an industry insider grappling with the moving parts of the real estate

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Selling Your Home 4 Ways To Get Your Garage Ready

The garage is often the last thing on seller’s minds when it comes to home staging. It is prudent to make sure your kitchen and bathrooms are perfect for showings. Make sure that you don’t

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Check Out This Great Next Gen Kitchen Technology

There’s perhaps no better indicator that we are living in the technology age than Smart gadgets infiltrating the kitchen. Whether they are little conveniences or big-ticket items, the chef in

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3 Generations Top Housing Market Trends

Historians like to say that those who do not learn the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat them. In the real estate industry, the chances of that happening are slim because agents and other

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Home Buying Repair Requests After A Home Inspection

The perfect home has been found, the one in the right neighborhood with the right amount of bedrooms and bathrooms. The home inspection is complete, but a few issues have been found. At this point,

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Surprising Things That Can Derail A Closing

Once you and the seller have negotiated an offer and you’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage, you might think that you are in the clear as far as your closing goes. However, that is not always the

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Backyard Farming Fad Or The New Future

While a kitchen herb garden or pot-grown tomatoes may be commonplace in both suburban backyards and on urban condo patios, an increasingly large number of homeowners look to backyard farming as a

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5 Critical Tips For Buying In A Sellers Market

This summer, quality homes are being scooped up almost as fast as they’re being listed – and for top price. Yes, it’s a seller’s market out there, which is great news if you’re

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week July 16th 2018

Last Week’s economic readings included reports on inflation, mortgage rates, new jobless claims and consumer sentiment. Inflation Slows in June The Consumer Price Index for June inched down to 0

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InLaw Apartments Provide Tangible Benefits For Home Owners

Many homeowners are looking for ways to maximize on their investment. One idea that is gaining popularity is a space set aside for aging parents known as an In-law apartments. These additions are

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The Case For Making A Smart Garage

Energy-efficiency, smart electronics and automation have come home to the rest of the house, but many garages still look and feel like neglected warehouses. Why not update the lighting and add some

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Rebuilding Costs Rethinking How Much Homeowners Insurance You Really Need

Rebuilding Costs: Rethinking How Much Homeowners Insurance You Really Need Buying a home comes with numerous financial planning obligations. It’s far from a turn-key operation and one of the

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Working From Home 5 Best Tips To Make It Work

Carving out space for a home office isn’t always easy, but if you have the option to work from home even part of the time, it’s essential to have a space that works for you. Here are 5 great

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week July 9th 2018

Last week’s economic releases included monthly readings on construction spending, public and private sector job growth and June’s national unemployment rate. Weekly readings included Freddie Mac

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Top Uses Of A HELOC

Top Uses Of A HELOC Homeowners who have equity built up in their homes can tap into that equity using a home equity line of credit, or HELOC. This financial tool can be a great way to accomplish a

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SellerPaid Closing Costs In A Sellers Market Yes Its Still Possible SellerPaid Closing Costs In A Se

Seller-Paid Closing Costs In A Seller’s Market? Yes, It’s Still Possible For first-time home buyers, closing costs are a major hurdle for home ownership. Coming up with a down payment and

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week July 2nd 2018

Last week’s economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller housing market indices and data released on new and pending home sales. Weekly releases on mortgage rates and first-time

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Home Automation Conveniences Attract Buyers

The rise in Millennial home buyers will inevitably change the items that promote faster and more lucrative home sales. Consider trends over the past decades that have included conveniences such as

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Understanding The Factors That Impact Your Credit Score

Most consumers believe if they pay their bills on time, they need not worry about their credit score. Oftentimes, it is a rude awakening when they apply for a mortgage loan, car loan, or any

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week June 25th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 25th, 2018 Last week’s economic reports included readings from the National Association of Home Builders, Commerce Department reports on

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3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Time House Hunting 3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your

In the ideal home-buying scenario, you’d have plenty of time to find the perfect home. However, this is not always possible. Maybe you are relocating for a job and have to buy a house from across

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3 Programs That Allow You To Buy A Home With No Money Down In 2018

3 Programs That Allow You To Buy A Home With No Money Down In 2018 Home buyers are typically advised to put at least 20% down for a mortgage. Coming up with that amount can seem almost impossible

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House Hunting When You Are In A Time Crunch

In an ideal world, you’d have plenty of time to find the perfect home. However, that does not always happen. Maybe you are relocating because of a job transfer. Fortunately, it doesn’t have

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How To Manage Investment Property While Working FullTime

How To Manage Investment Property While Working Full-Time In 2017, upwards of 75 percent of independent rental property owners in the U.S. reportedly worked another job on top of being a landlord.

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week June 18th 2018

Last week’s economic reports included the post-meeting statement by the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee along with readings on retail sales and inflation. Weekly reports on mortgage rates

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Questions To Ask When Buying New Construction

Buying a new home is exciting. Buying a brand new home can be even more so with the realization of being the first owner and possibly being able to choose your own layout and finishes. The

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Fix And Flip Forget What You See On Television

The drama of home and garden TV shows may be fun to watch, but no matter what you think, reality shows are not at all like real life. If you think it’s easy to buy a house that needs updating and

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Buying A Foreclosure 5 Things To Know

Buying A Foreclosure: 5 Things To Know Buying a property out of foreclosure can be a very smart move, financially. But it can also be complicated, expensive, and stressful. Here are 5 things

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Market Mortgage Rate Update 6102018

Rates have settled back into the mid 4% range for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage today (for borrowers with A credit). It has been a bit of a see-saw the last two weeks with the political turmoil

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What To Know When Looking At Active Adult Communities

What To Know When Looking At Active Adult Communities For many Americans, retirement age is fast approaching or already here: Baby Boomers account for nearly 75 million individuals in the United

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What You Need To Know About Short Sales

What You Need To Know About Short Sales On the surface, a short sale seems like the perfect deal. However, before you take the plunge, you need to understand how this type of home purchase works.

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Pros And Cons Of Buying A Foreclosure

Pros And Cons Of Buying A Foreclosure When a homeowner stops making regular mortgage payments, the bank can foreclose on the property. This means that the bank takes possession of the property in

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week June 4th 2018

Last week’s economic reports included readings on Case-Shiller home prices, pending home sales and construction spending. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were released,

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How To Qualify For An FHA Loan

Borrowers who cannot qualify for a conventional mortgage are often able to obtain an FHA loan. However, to secure this type of loan, you must still meet certain requirements. What Is an FHA?

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Understanding Your Debt To Income Ratio

When you are filling out a mortgage application, the lender will be asking you for specific financial information. One of the reasons they ask for this information is to enable the underwriter to

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Home Updates That Make Good MultiGenerational Sense

Home Updates That Make Good Multi-Generational Sense Multi-generational households and the growing preference on the part of many retirees toward “aging in place”have altered home design

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week May 29th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 29th, 2018 Last week’s economic reports included readings on sales of new and previously-owned homes along with weekly readings on mortgage

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Smart Technology Or Home Automation Whats The Difference

Smart Technology or Home Automation: What’s the Difference? Is it worth it to add smart appliances or automated features if you’re selling a home? Just how much connectivity do buyers want? And

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What You Need To Know About Your Home Appraisal And Your Mortgage

When buying a home, there are certain steps a buyer should go through before the home sale is official. First the buyer makes the offer, then the offer is accepted.Next the buyer schedules the

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Green Technology To Reduce Your Homes Carbon Footprint

When you are a homeowner looking to reduce your carbon footprint, there are a number of steps you can take to make your home earth-friendly. From passive solar heating to solar panels, you can

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Thinking About Buying A FixerUpper Know These Top Resources To Make The Most Profit

If your financial situation is limited, yet you’re handy with a hammer and nails, then purchasing a fixer-upper home can be an attractive option. Fixer-uppers typically require a bevy of updates

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PetFriendly Homes Some Selling Dos And Donts

Nearly 70 million American households include at least one pet, but most prospective buyers won’t want to see evidence of pets in a home on the market. Here are some tips about how to sell a-

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Selling Your Home FHA Learn These Tips To Ensure A Smooth Closing

Before an owner can market a property to buyers that want to use a FHA loan, he will want to familiarize himself with the FHA’s standards. FHA won’t insure loans on just any property. While

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Tips For Home Buying In The Digital Age

The digital age has changed the way buyers browse for and purchase goods and services, including real estate. While home buyers still can check out property listings via a print newspaper or by

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week May 14th 2018

Last week’s economic reports included readings on consumer prices, consumer sentiment and weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.Consumer Price Index Increases in AprilConsumer

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New Home Buyer Dont Make These 3 Common Mistakes

Looking for your new home can feel like a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time going through the home buying process.  Sometimes, all of the choices may feel overwhelming. You

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How To Turn A Profit Flipping Land Into Residential Property

Reality TV shows have inspired people to flip houses for profit. They make it look fun, easy and the type of business anyone with some capital can get into. Every once in a while, house-flipping

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Ensuring A StressLess Closing

Ensuring A Stress-Less Closing Buying a home is an exciting and exhilarating time. Between the time your offer is accepted, and when you finally have keys in hand and you are ready to step into

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Dont Let A Renter Assume Your Mortgage Payment As A Landlord

When it comes to a property that’s been financed with a mortgage, homeowners can experience the need or desire to live elsewhere from time to time. Renting may be considered as a way to recover

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week May 7th 2018

Last week’s economic releases included readings on inflation, construction spending and private and public- sector payrolls. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were

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Financing Your Solar Roof

Going solar can make life sunnier for some homeowners. In addition to reducing energy dependence by “borrowing” energy directly from the sun, purchasers may also enjoy a 30 percent

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Understanding The Basic Interest Rates Difference Between Fixed And Variable

Understanding the Basic Interest Rates Difference Between Fixed and Variable Home loans are available in an assortment of lending packages, but the big difference that consumers need to pay

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5 Ways Millennial Buyers Can Snag Their Dream Home In This Sellers Market

5 Ways Millennial Buyers Can Snag Their Dream Home In This Sellers Market According to the 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report, Millennials bought 34% of the homes sold; the

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5 Key Factors That Affect Your Mortgage Rate

5 Key Factors That Affect Your Mortgage Rate Many first time home buyers often wonder what factors determine their mortgage rate. Is it their credit score? Is it the type of loan chosen? Is it the

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week April 30th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 30th, 2018 Last week’s economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, new and existing home sales and weekly

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Five Reasons Why Spring Is The Perfect Time To Sell

Five Reasons Why Spring Is The Perfect Time To Sell Spring is many people’s favorite season of the year. Obviously, there are many valid reasons why this is so. One of the best things about

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The HomeBuying Closing Process In A Nutshell

The Home-Buying Closing Process in a Nutshell The closing process for a home purchase is an exciting time. The home is finished, the purchase is ready to be finalized and it’s almost time to move

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Solar Roof Panels A Mainstream Option For Homeowners

Solar Roof Panels: A Mainstream Option For Homeowners? Do rooftop solar panels add value to a home, and are they cost-effective in terms of energy savings? The short answer is yes, say the experts.

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Equity Loan And HELOC Vs Reverse Mortgage Whats The Difference

Equity Loan and HELOC vs. Reverse Mortgage – What’s the Difference? There are times in our lives when the idea of freeing up cash becomes desirable or necessary. Near retirement, this

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Best Tax Deductible Home Improvements For Homeowners

Best Tax Deductible Home Improvements for Homeowners Before delving into tax-deductible home improvements, it’s important to understand that these tax deductions won’t be applied immediately.

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Pros And Cons Of Adjustable Rate Mortgages

Pros and Cons of Adjustable Rate Mortgages When you are in the market for a new home, you may be faced with numerous options for financing your home. One of the choices you will have to make is

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Should You Pay Discount Points When You Get Your Mortgage

Should You Pay Discount Points When You Get Your Mortgage? One of the challenges you will face when deciding how much money to put down on your new home is whether to put down a larger down payment

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week April 16th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 16th, 2018 Last week’s economic reports included readings on inflation, the minutes of the most recent meeting of the Fed’s Federal Open

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The Humble Vegetable Garden A Fun Healthconscious Home Project For The Entire Family

The Humble Vegetable Garden: A Fun, Health-conscious Home Project for the Entire Family Whether you are hunting for a project that will pry the kids away from their phones or you just want a head

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Look Beyond The Interest Rate What Else Matters When Choosing A Mortgage Lender

Look Beyond The Interest Rate: What Else Matters When Choosing A Mortgage Lender?Most consumers securing a mortgage plan to remain in that loan for 30 years. During that time, the borrower maintains

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How The 2018 Tax Changes Can Affect Your Mortgage

How The 2018 Tax Changes Can Affect Your MortgageWhen the chatter was at its peak on the 2018 tax law changes being proposed, one of the big areas of concern for homeowners was the elimination of

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Manage These 3 Items Before Applying For A Mortgage

Manage These 3 Items Before Applying For A Mortgage Mortgage lenders weigh the risk of getting their principal and interest paid back by looking at the qualities of the prospective borrrower. And

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week April 9th 2018 Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week A

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 9th, 2018 Last week’s economic reports included readings on construction spending, mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims. Other labor

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Should You Consider An Adjustable Rate Mortgage For Your Home Purchase

Should You Consider an Adjustable Rate Mortgage For Your Home Purchase? With mortgage rates finally looking like they may move upward a bit as the overall market improves the adjustable rate

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Questions And Answers Regarding The Veterans Loan Program

Questions and Answers Regarding The Veterans Loan Program Owning a home is important to military veterans just like the majority of other consumers.  The Veteran’s Administration has

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week April 2nd 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 2nd, 2018 Last week’s economic releases included readings from Case-Shiller, pending home sales, and consumer sentiment. Weekly reports on

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7 Tips To Plan A Spring Yard TuneUp Before Listing A Home For Sale 7 Tips To Plan A Spring Backyard

7 Tips To Plan A Spring Yard ‘Tune-Up’ Before Listing A Home For Sale The oft-repeated maxim that there is never a second chance to make a great first impression is especially true when it

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A Mortgage PreApproval Can Help You In Your Home Purchase Negotiations

A Mortgage Pre-Approval Can Help You In Your Home Purchase Negotiations A mortgage pre-qualification is an initial estimate of what type and size of mortgage a borrower could get. It is limited,

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5 Tips For Prospective Buyers To Submit A Winning Offer

In a hot real estate market, agents often tell buyers they must expect to make multiple offers before one is accepted. Disappointment may be the new normal rather than an exception.

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Over 5 Trillion Dollars In Home Equity May Lead To More Cash Out Transactions

Over 5 Trillion Dollars In Home Equity May Lead To More Cash Out Transactions US homeowners now have over 5 trillion dollars in home equity which is a very large amount of money! So this year may

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week March 26th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 26th, 2018 Last week’s economic releases included readings on new and pre-owned home sales and the Federal Open Market Committee’s

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6 Top Trending Green Features To Consider When Remodeling 6 Top Trending Green Features

6 Top Trending Green Features To Consider When Remodeling Sustainable materials, energy savings and smart home technology are high on the list of buyer wants in a home. But there are some other

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What Changes Occurred In FHA And FNMA Rules During 2018

What Changes Occurred In FHA And FNMA Rules During 2018? The FNMA HomeReady Program Those who are involved in the mortgage industry must keep updated on changes to FHA, and Fannie Mae (FNMA)

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7 Excellent Ideas For Building An EcoFriendly Home

7 Excellent Ideas For Building An Eco-Friendly Home In recent years, building an environmentally friendly home or updating an existing home to be more energy efficient has become much more

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The Four Best Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage The Best Questions To Ask Before Ref

The Four Best Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage 1) Do I have enough equity to get a mortgage? To get a conventional loan, you will usually need to have at least 20 percent equity.

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week March 19th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 19th, 2018 Last week’s economic news included readings From National Association of Home Builders, Commerce Department reports on housing

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Moving From An Apartment To A House Heres What You Need To Remember About Your Lease

Moving From An Apartment To A House? Here’s What You Need To Remember About Your Lease The major problem that the vast majority of buyers will run into – especially when purchasing their first

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What Are The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Putting 20 Percent Down On A Home Purchase

What Are The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Putting 20 Percent Down On A Home Purchase? Several generations ago, lenders required home buyers to have a 20 percent down payment in order to get a.

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What Items Can Change My Mortgage PreApproval Status

What Items Can Change My Mortgage Pre-Approval Status? When you are purchasing a home, your lender may recommend you obtain a mortgage pre-approval before you find the home of your dreams. There

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Can I Have A Co Signer For My Mortgage Loan

Can I Have A Co-Signer For My Mortgage Loan? Like credit cards or car loans, some mortgages allow borrowers to have co-signers on the loan with them, enhancing their application. However, a co

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week March 12th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 12th, 2018 Last week’s economic releases included reports on Non-Farm Payrolls, ADP payrolls, and the national unemployment rate. Weekly

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The Benefits Of Using A Veterans VA Loan To Purchase Your Home

The Benefits of Using a Veterans (VA) Loan To Purchase Your Home U.S. military veterans have opportunities to enjoy some richly-deserved benefits in other aspects of their lives, including some

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Should You Improve Your Home Before Selling Or Not

Should You Improve Your Home Before Selling Or Not? Selling your home is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever go through and one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.,

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week March 5th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 5th, 2018 Last week’s economic releases included readings on new home sales, pending home sales and Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

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Can Your Waistline Be Affected By Your Kitchen Colors

Can Your Waistline Be Affected By Your Kitchen Colors? Have you ever walked into your kitchen and instantly felt hungry? Rarely do people think about the colors that they choose to paint their

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Should You Get PreQualified Or PreApproved For Your New Home Purchase

Should You Get Pre-Qualified Or Pre-Approved For Your New Home Purchase? Often times, home buyers can be disappointed when they find their dream home only to discover they are not able to get a

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DIY Home Improvement A Much Better Bedroom In Just A Few Hours

DIY Home Improvement: A Much Better Bedroom in Just a Few Hours Taking on the task of renovating your home can seem like an awful lot of work, but there are ways to do this that require a lot less

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How To Successfully Use Your Down Payment To Achieve Your Home Buying Goals

How To Successfully Use Your Down Payment to Achieve Your Home Buying Goals When you are considering purchasing a home , understanding the lending guidelines regarding a down payment is important.

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week February 26th 2018 Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Wee

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 26th, 2018 Last week’s economic releases included minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting, a report on January sales of pre-owned homes

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3 Great Homebuying Tools Millenials Have Available To Them Right Now

3 Great Homebuying Tools Millenials Have Available to Them Right Now The economy seems to be heating up rapidly, but home loan interest rates are still at historically low levels. Real estate

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3 Tips To Consider When Buying A Home With An FHA Mortgage Tips To Sidestep Common FHA Loan Problem

3 Tips To Consider When Buying A Home With An FHA Mortgage FHA loans are becoming increasingly popular these days as potential homeowners may not able to qualify as easily for conventional

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Questions And Answers Regarding Escrow Accounts

Questions and Answers Regarding Escrow Accounts Whether you are purchasing a new home or you are considering applying to refinance your home, chances are the lender will require an escrow account.

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week February 20th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 20th, 2018 Last week’s weeks economic releases included readings on the NAHB Housing Market Index, housing starts and building permits

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Why Should One Consider Refinancing Their Mortgage Now Why Should One Consider Refinancing Their Mor

Why Should One Consider Refinancing Their Mortgage Now? Refinancing a mortgage is a golden opportunity to lock in today’s low interest rate for the next 15 or 30 years. While interest rates now

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What You Need To Know About Mortgage Insurance

What You Need to Know About Mortgage Insurance Homeowners insurance and title insurance may not be the only kinds of insurance you need when you buy a home. Many buyers also have to purchase

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week February 12th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 12th, 2018 Jerome “Jay” Powell was sworn in as Chair of the Federal Reserve amidst wild fluctuations in U.S. stock markets. Analysts

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Down Payments 101 Is It Worth It To Put More Than 20 Percent Down

Down Payments 101: Is It Worth It to Put More Than 20 Percent Down? Are you thinking of buying a new home this spring or summer? If so, you’re not alone. Many thousands of individuals and

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3 Reasons Why Buying An Investment Property Is The Best Way To Build Your Net Worth

3 Reasons Why Buying an Investment Property Is the Best Way to Build Your Net Worth Whether you have recently graduated from college or are getting close to retirement, it’s likely that you have

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CaseShiller Home Price Growth Ticks Upward In November Reading

Case-Shiller Home Price Growth Ticks Upward in November Reading Home prices increased in November, with national home prices up 0.70 percent month-to-month and 6.20 percent higher year-over year.

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The 4Step Financial Checkup To Get Ready For A Mortgage In 2018

The 4-Step Financial Checkup to Get Ready for a Mortgage in 2018 Are you ready to join the ranks of homeowners in our local community? Congratulations – homeownership is a big step towards

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week February 5th 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 5th, 2018 Last week’s economic releases included readings on pending home sales, Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and construction.

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What Is Mortgage Insurance And How Does It Benefit Me Lets Take A Look

What Is Mortgage Insurance and How Does It Benefit Me? Let’s Take a Look Are you in the market for a new home? If you are considering a mortgage, you may be curious about mortgage insurance,

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The Mortgage Helper How To Find The Perfect Tenant For Your Basement Suite

The Mortgage Helper: How to Find the Perfect Tenant for Your Basement Suite Do you have an empty basement or separated suite in your home? If you have a suite sitting empty, you are missing out on

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Curious About Homeowners Association HOA Fees Heres What You Need To Know

Curious About Homeowners’ Association (HOA) Fees? Here’s What You Need to KnowIf you are thinking of buying a condominium or a home that is part of a planned community, you have likely come

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week January 29 2018

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 29, 2018 Last week’s economic news included releases on new and existing home sales along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and first

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3 Reasons You Might Consider Refinancing Your Mortgage In Early 2018

3 Reasons You Might Consider Refinancing Your Mortgage in Early 2018 If you are a homeowner who has had their mortgage for a few years, you may be starting to wonder about refinancing. In essence,

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In A Hurry To Buy A Home Speed Your Mortgage Approval Up By Following This Checklist

In a Hurry to Buy a Home? Speed Your Mortgage Approval up by Following This Checklist Have you finally found your dream home after months of searching, only to discover that the seller has received

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NAHB Home Builder Confidence Drops In January

NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Drops in January Homebuilder confidence in housing market conditions dipped two points in January; ongoing challenges including labor shortages and materials costs

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Shopping For A Mortgage Dont Make These Key Mistakes That Trip Up Firsttime Buyers

Shopping for a Mortgage? Don’t Make These Key Mistakes That Trip Up First-time Buyers Are you ready to dive into the real estate market for the first time? Buying a new house, condo or apartment

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week January 22 2018

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Free Up More Time By Revamping Your Laundry Room Routine

Today, time is an incredible luxury - one that we too rarely have. Between family responsibilities, work commitments and everyday stresses, it can often be hard to accomplish everything on the to-do

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Renovation Loans Give Homebuyers An Edge In A Competitive Market

“Move-in-ready homes may be selling like hotcakes, but older homes or damaged properties are often passed over,” says Margaret Kelly, CEO with RE/MAX. “This is a big opportunity for smart

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Soullifting Home Improvements That Are Good For Your Wallet Too

No matter how value conscious a homeowner may be, few people ever make a home improvement simply to increase their house’s resale value. People also undertake home improvements to enhance their

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Is A Surveillance Camera Right For You

Many people turn to surveillance cameras as a way to make their home and office more secure. There are so many different types of security measures on offer, however, that it can be hard to know

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Tips On Choosing The Right Life Insurance

Here’s a pressing question for you: are you staying on top of your financial needs? If you’re like most people, you’re doing your best to manage your savings and debt. But, how are you on the

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Introduction From Bond Street Mortgage

Our preferred lender, Bond Street Mortgage's CEO James DiPiazza discusses what makes Bond Street Mortgage the right choice for your home financing!

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Surf Fitness Montlclair NJ

Just in time for summer, the first surf inspired fitness class has opened in Montclair at NJ Surf Fitness, held at Shukokai Karate Studio at 100 Grove Street.Despite being a born and

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders With Bourbon Peach Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients:PORK:2 teaspoons smoked paprika1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperOne 3 1/2-pound bone-in pork shoulder roast (Boston Butt), fat trimmed off1/2 cup

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A Guide To Stress Free Home Additions

One issue that some homeowners face is dealing with limited space to the point that it’s a lifestyle detriment. When this is the case, then it’s time to explore home addition options

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Energize Your Homes Exterior With Vibrant Colors

(BPT) - Chances are you’ve thought about adding a splash of color to the exterior of your home, and you’re not the only one. Many people have the same idea, but they don’t act because they

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Final WalkThrough What To Expect At Your Final WalkThrough Before Closing

It’s smart to perform a final walk-through before closing. It’s your last chance to make sure the home you’re about to buy is in the condition you’re expecting. Here’s some great tips that

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Choosing The Right Agent

Choosing the right agent can be one of the most important parts of the home purchase process.  This short video outlines how to choose the best agent for your.

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First Time Home Buyer Tips Things To Know When Buying Your First Home

First-time homebuyers need to keep their ownership goals in mind and make sure to not rush into decisions or feel pressured. This video offers some great lessons from real first-time home.

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SUMMER DRINKS YOU WILL LOVE

You love yourself a good birthday party.  And our sweet land of liberty turning 237 years old is certainly cause for a fête.  Mixologist Angela Russo from The River Palm Terrace

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Outdoor Dining In Bergen County

Picture this: The buttery taste of Chardonnay lingering on your lips . . . the warm embrace of sunlight on your shoulders . . . c’est parfait! It’s that time of the year again, when all you want

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Dont Forget Your Pre Approval Letter

5 Reasons You NEED A Pre Approval LetterBy Marcie GeffnerMost home buyers know they should get a mortgage pre-approval letter from a lender before they begin seriously shopping for a home. But the

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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Difficulty: Medium | Total Time: 1 hr, plus 1 hr cooling time and 20 mins frosting time |Makes: Makes 1 (9-inch) layer cake, or 12 servingsThis moist cocoa cake from

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Food Beer Pairing Guide For Thursdays Food Truck Rally In Overpeck Park

By now the news has gotten around that there is a Food Truck Rally at Overpeck Park this coming Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 4:0pm till 9:00pm. Along with the info that there’s a beer

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Pig Roast At Blind Boar In Norwood On August 30th

Blind Boar Pig Roast on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 6-8pm at Bling Boar BBQ, Norwood, NJAbout Blind Boar in Norwood:You can’t just buy any old store-bought barbecue sauce, slather it on a

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Best Restaurants And Dining Options In North Jersey

If you're looking for a great place to go online for comprehensive information on restaurants and places to eat in towns like Ridgewood, Hoboken or Morristown, New Jersey, then read on...There is a

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Best Restaurants And Dining

If you're looking for a great place to go online for comprehensive information on restaurants and places to eat in towns like Ridgewood, Hoboken or Morristown, New Jersey, then read on...There is a

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Peach Picking Near Bergen County

The buzz on the fuzz? We’ve got it here. Pick your own Peach Farms in New Jersey!Demarest FarmsHit Demarest Farms for the only pick-your-own peach experience in Bergen County! Home to more than

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Hudsons House Of Play

Whenever I’m asked where the hot play dates are happening during the dog days of summer, my knee-jerk response is usually “any place that’s air-conditioned!” But after visiting the

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Blessed Are The Cheesesteakers St Ann S Festival Returns

Dave Arellano may have regaled visitors to the opening night of the 2014 St. Ann’s Italian Festival with a rendition of “New York, New York,” but there were no “little town blues” on

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Cheating Tips For Your Lawns

The perfect  home has a perfect green lawn. This perfect green lawn is like a living carpet: it has a uniform texture of grass with no daisies, dandelions or worm casts, it is perfectly smooth

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Free Concert On The Hudson

Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present the internationally-acclaimed Django Festival All-Stars, carrying on the legacy of legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, on Wednesday, July 30.

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Over 40 Restaurants Offering Deals For Hudson Restaurant Week

Hudson Restaurant Week is celebrating its 10th year with its winter season, which will run from Monday through Jan. 26.More than 40 restaurants in the Hudson County area will offer discounted meals,

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RoCCA Celebrates 10 Years In Glen Rock

It’s not often that businesses can make it to a 10 year celebration, but that’s exactly what RoCCA, the New American, farm to table restaurant in Glen Rock run by CIA grad owner/chef Craig Levy

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Food Truck Rally At Overpeck Park On August 14th

The NJ Food Truck Association is heading back to Overpeck Park (by the amphitheater) on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm for a Food Truck Rally. They are expecting 14-20 trucks

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Tips And Tricks For Your Next Soiree

Try some of the tips and tricks at a new Paramount Citrus website dailysqueeze.com to guarantee your gathering will be a blockbuster to remember.* Get your grill on: Now is the time to tune up the

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Bathroom Lighting For Practicality Ambience

Decorating any room can be very time consuming and demanding, as you want to get everything just right if you are to enjoy the finished project and achieve the look you want. The bathroom, although

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Signs That Termites Might Be Invading Your House

Termites live to eat. Their hunger causes $5 billion worth of damage each year in the U.S., damage most homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover. In fact, a colony can devour a foot of 2-by-4 wood in

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Hiring Pros For Spring Cleaning Tasks What To Look For And What It Should Cost

Some traditional spring cleaning tasks are easily accomplished on your own, like clearing out clutter or rearranging storage areas. Other important tasks such as cleaning air ducts or your carpets

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Chef Peter Larsen Of Haven Riverfront Restaurant Bar

In a recent Interview with NorthJersey.com, chef Peter Larson shared his favorite local restaurant and local market:Favorite Local Restaurant: "Cafe Anello in Westwood. The Pasta is made in-house

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Ronit Gordon Named To The REMAX Platinum Club And Hall Of Fame

March 12, 2014-(Tenafly, NJ) Ronit Gordon, Sales Associate with RE/MAX Properties Plus was recently awarded membership into RE/MAX of New Jersey's Platinum Club.  The award was presented at the

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Eating Out This Summer How Kids Are Now Eating Healthier At Restaurants

(BPT) - As many families make their travel and leisure plans this year, they are happily discovering that a growing number of restaurants - in their hometowns and at their vacation destinations -

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Exquisite Affordable Dining In Edgewater

For those "foodies" out there who desire the fine dining experience at an affordable price, Edgewater offers a multitude of options. From generic fine dining, to ethnic delicacies, there is an

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