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Posted on 10/27/2020
Another Property Sold - 402 Worthington Avenue, Spring Lake (spr), NJ 07762
Excellent opportunity to own a classic Spring Lake colonial! Situated on an over sized 100-foot corner lot, encompassed by a rare & nostalgic white picket fence. The magnificent wrap around porch overlooks a beautiful yard and provides the perfect setting for family gatherings & entertaining. Inside you'll be welcomed to immaculate hardwood flooring, 5 bedrooms including a luxurious master suite, 2.5 baths, large kitchen w/ center island and a full finished basement w/ high ceilings. Access to the porch can also be found from each the Family Room and Living Room creating tremendous flow throughout the home. Located on the highly...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Senior Living Trends To Watch
Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito... from Pixabay Baby Boomers remain the single largest demographic, and their transition into retirement age continues to change the senior living landscape. At more than 74 million strong, this generation will completely cross the retirement age threshold in the next decade, and 52 million Americans are already enjoying their golden years. That...
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Posted on 10/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 3423 Quaker Street, Wall (wal), NJ 07719
Top location in Wall Township!! This lovely colonial sits on a gorgeous, large corner property in a quiet neighborhood! The spectacular backyard oasis features a gorgeous GUNITE Anthony inground free form pool. The pool was completely resurfaced in 2010. In addition, new tiles and copings were installed. One of the special features is the underwater lighting for those late evening parties. This home has so many great features including a lovely front porch, oversized 2 car garage with additional huge storage area and an underground sprinkler system with a private well. The finished basement features a Rec Room, office with a walk in...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Is Selling a Home a Good Idea?
Believe it or not, selling a home may prove to be a good idea. In fact, there are many reasons why selling a residence could be beneficial, and these include: 1. You can earn a profit from your home sale. If you have allocated significant time and resources to maintain your residence, you may find there will be lots...
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Posted on 10/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 1515 Edgemere Road, Wall (wal), NJ 07719
Shark River Manor UNDER $400,000 & LOW TAXESAmazing home updated, maintenance free. New AC/ furnace 6/2020. Gleaming hardwood floors, beautiful decorative moldings, tastefully painted with neutral palette. Kitchen w/dinette area granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances. Newer bathroom makes this home perfect. Spacious living & dining room, 3 Bdrms, sunken den w/wood burning stove for those crisp fall nights. Home has a full basement with high ceilings ready to finish. Well cared for shows the moment you arrive. Fully fenced yard, perfect for BBQs, entertaining, plenty of room for a pool. Find privacy galore with its park...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Understanding Debt to Income Ratios
Image by Mimzy from Pixabay As you start your journey to home ownership, one of the terms you may hear from your mortgage lender is debt to income ratio. Many people have never heard this term before, but it is an important aspect of obtaining a mortgage. Your mortgage lender wants to make sure you are not going...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Offer Competition: Why Your Dream Home is Getting So Much Attention
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock Months of searching, attending open houses, and viewing available homes finally paid off. You’ve found the perfect property in the perfect neighborhood for the perfect price. You’re ready to make an offer. Then, it happens, you get the dreaded call from your agent telling you there are multiple offers on the property. How...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Improve Curb Appeal with Hardscaping
Image by Tim Cooper from Unsplash If your lawn and garden area is full of lush, thriving trees, shrubs, herbs, and flowers, you're probably proud of it's appearance and of all the hard work you've put in to get it that way. However, you may also have a nagging feeling that it's missing something, but you can't quite...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Avoid Home Security Blunders When Travelling
A struggle that everyone faces is keeping priorities straight. As careers advance, families grow, and financial responsibilities increase, some priorities fall by the wayside. One example of how that can happen is with home security. When you have your mind on twenty other things that need to be taken care of this week, it's easy to forget about consistently...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
How to Turn a Quick Profit on an Investment Property
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Buying property is a long-term investment. If you’re looking to make quick income from property, the only way is to buy low and sell high with minimal input for remodeling, upgrades, or even paint. However, if you intend to keep your property as a rental here are a few of the basics...
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Posted on 09/12/2020
Another Property Sold - 925 Wall Road, Spring Lake Heights (sph), NJ 07762
Charming as can be! Lovely Cape Cod w/ample space to comfortably house all your loved ones. Formal LR is light & bright w/newly re-finished HW Floors. Gas F/P adds a touch of character to the home. Dining Area & kitchen are open to the FR making an airy floor plan made perfect for entertaining. Great Cabinet storage in the Kitchen & delightful Breakfast Bar, too! 2nd F/P in the FR is great to cozy up to on chilly nights. Plus tons of natural light here through picture windows & sliders that lead to the rear patio. Both BRs on the main level featuring those gorgeous HW Flrs & lighted ceiling fans. Finished Attic Level...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Establish Priorities When Searching for Your Next Home
Since there are so many things to keep in mind when searching for the right home, it can be very helpful to create a priority list. If you're at the beginning of the house-hunting process, one of the best ways to clarify your thoughts is by organizing them in a notebook or on a computer screen. As is the...
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