central new jersey: What is a Green Mortgage? - 06/22/12 01:52 PM
Two things seem to be on everyone's mind lately – the heat, and the fact that the landscape around us is at its peak “greenness.” Speaking of green, you know that Gil and I like to focus occasionally on ideas to help you live green, being environmentally conscientious. We recently came across an interesting article from Keeping Current Matters, all about the ways in which smart financing can help the environment. Beyond the paperless mortgage that can save trees, there are two loan products that can finance energy efficient improvements to your home. And both can be done at time of … (0 comments)

central new jersey: Harvard Study: National Housing Market Showing Signs of Revival - 06/20/12 03:40 PM
According to the Harvard University Joint Center of Housing Studies latest State of the Nation’s Housing report, an increase in the number of renters and a drop in new constructions are breathing a little much-needed life back into the rental market. Rent rates are increasing and vacancies are decreasing. Additionally, construction of multifamily units is increasing. This news is cause for cautious optimism in the housing market, especially as it slowly regains ground in a sluggish overall national economy.
The depressed economy continues to plague rates of home ownership, and the report finds that the homeowner market still needs some work. … (0 comments)

central new jersey: You CAN Have It “Made in the Shade" This Summer! - 06/06/12 02:41 PM
Wow! We're less than three weeks from the “official” start of summer, but if you're like Gil and me, you've already had to scramble a few times to cool down. We consider it 'shades' of things to come in the next few months, so we turned to HouseLogic for some smart ideas for quickly creating some shade (without breaking much of a sweat!) at your house.
You can use a portable awning to create an instant shady hideaway anywhere – not just right next to your house (which is what those are retractable awnings, and they work up to 12 … (4 comments)

central new jersey: Wrapping Things Up: Finishing Your Spring Cleaning - 05/18/12 03:34 PM
This week, we've been talking about quick tips for spring cleaning. Summer is right around the corner, and you'll want to spend as much time as possible outdoors, enjoying our central New Jersey sunshine. But nobody wants to close out a fun day of playing by coming into a house that's less than fresh, right? Those of you planning to sell your home in the coming months know that a top-to-bottom cleaning is an absolute must.
Today, we're continuing to share some tips from HouseLogic for making the most of your cleaning efforts. We've covered the kitchen and bathroom, as … (0 comments)

central new jersey: Cool Ideas for Increasing Curb Appeal - 05/02/12 02:04 PM

Now that spring is well underway, Gil and I would like to welcome all of our fellow central New Jersey home owners back to our blog after a brief hiatus. We've got a new schedule – we'll be posting every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – so be sure to bookmark us and come back frequently!
Whether you're planning to sell your home this season, or you'd just like to improve your curb appeal for the approaching summer months, sprucing up your property is always a terrific idea. According to HouseLogic, it's also a fact that most of us would rather … (1 comments)

central new jersey: Fannie Mae's 2012 First Quarter National Housing Survey - 04/04/12 01:05 PM
Gil and I always look forward to the quarterly release of Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey. The latest report is out, and we turned to our friends at Keeping Current Matters for a look at some of the survey's most important and interesting findings. It was great to learn that 84% of Americans think that owning a home makes more sense than renting.
Financial issues always seem to be the top concerns when it comes to home ownership, but the Fannie Mae study shows that the four main reasons for buying a home today don't have anything to do with money … (1 comments)

central new jersey: Fun Happenings in Central New Jersey! - 03/09/12 07:19 AM
Gil and I are always on the lookout for fun and unique things to do, and the upcoming week is chock-full of excitement! We lucked out by visiting the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and here's what we found:
On Saturday, March 10, come out for Pysanky, a traditional Ukrainian egg decorating workshop. Two sessions are planned, one from 10am to noon and the second from 1:30-3:30pm. Space is limited so register early. Participants will learn to design and create their own patterned egg, using beeswax, a stylus and dyes, following the centuries old traditions of the Ukraine. Master artist … (0 comments)

central new jersey: Selling Your Home – With the Serenity Prayer - 02/22/12 10:22 AM
You may believe that selling your central New Jersey home is impossible in today’s market. Like Keeping Current Matters, we know that you're asking yourself what you could possibly do to turn this housing market around. You need to know that around the country, thousands of homes sold yesterday, thousands will sell today and thousands will sell each and every day from now until the end of the year.
It is totally within your power to guarantee that your house will sell even in the current market. You're probably looking at the screen, wondering if Gil and I are crazy to … (0 comments)

central new jersey: Something Fun to Do in Central New Jersey - 02/17/12 12:43 AM
If you're a central New Jersey resident looking for something fun and unique to do on the weekend, we've got some terrific ideas for you! This week, let's look at the Lakeview (Buckelew) Mansion in Jamesburg.
Located just 9.3 miles from New Brunswick in Middlesex County, Jamesburg is a small community in central New Jersey containing a rich and glorious past combined with strong cultural ties and traditions. Since before its beginnings in 1887 as the Borough of Jamesburg, the community has had a strong sense of history, as seen by the large Victorian houses and old storefronts lining East … (0 comments)

central new jersey: Six Easy Ways to Live Green - 02/01/12 06:49 AM
It's as hard for us, as for all central New Jersey home owners, that it's already February! You know, a lot of people made the decision a month ago to live a little “greener” this year. It's a great goal, but often really hard to keep! Try these easy ideas to improve both your own well-being, and the planet's!
Eat local and organic. Nothing is quite as powerful in supporting good health as buying local, organic produce year-round, supporting your commitment to eating five servings of fruit and vegetables each day. Even during the winter months, there are farmers’ markets open. … (1 comments)

central new jersey: Get Out and Enjoy Autumn in Central New Jersey! - 10/14/11 08:51 AM
We're always amazed and excited by the number of fun autumn events available to central New Jersey home owners and their families, and this weekend is no exception! Today, we're spotlighting just a few events taking place this weekend in and around our area:
Come out tomorrow (Saturday, October 15) from 10am to 3pm for the Fun Fair at the Belle Mead Animal Hospital, located at 872 Route 206 in Hillsborough. The whole family is sure to enjoy games, prizes, face painting, hot dogs, baked goods, and trapping feral cat demonstrations. They'll also be accepting applications for cat/kitten adoptions.
Only … (0 comments)

central new jersey: It's Time to Get Your Lawn Ready for Winter - 09/29/11 03:38 AM
Savvy central New Jersey home owners know that although spring lawn care gets all the attention, fall is the make-it or break-it season for your lawn. “I’m already thinking about next year,” says John Dillon, who takes care of New York City’s Central Park. “The grass I grow this fall is what will be there next spring.”
Fall lawn care is no walk in the park. It’s hard work, and Dillon (courtesy of houselogic.com) guides you through the four basic steps.
Aerationlets your lawn breathe in autumn, and allows room for new grass to spread without competition from spring weeds. … (3 comments)

central new jersey: Some Really Good News, Post-Hurricane - 08/31/11 12:35 PM
 Good news for central New Jersey home owners. Like us, those cleaning up from flooding and downed trees caused by last weekend's natural disaster probably have filing an insurance claim at the forefront of their minds. Late Monday, Banking and Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Considine ruled that Hurricane Irene didn’t generate hurricane-force winds in New Jersey — an important distinction since it means insurance companies should not apply so-called hurricane deductibles to the property damage caused by the storm.
According to the Asbury Park (NJ) Press and houselogic.com, the ruling is likely to collectively save New Jersey home owners – and … (2 comments)

central new jersey: Who DOESN'T Like Shoe Shopping? - 08/12/11 01:43 PM
You know, like a lot of other central New Jersey home owners, there's nothing we love more than a great shoe store. OK...maybe Lorraine loves a great shoe store a little more than Gil, but you get our point. So we got a real kick recently when Keeping Current Matters posted a blog comparing the current real estate market to a shoe store.
How many shoes would you buy if your nearby shoe store offered these perks:
An almost endless selection of shoes in every size, color, and price range Shoes were discounted 30% or more
Your credit card could finance … (1 comments)

central new jersey: Clean Up and Get Organized This Weekend – Without Leaving the House! - 07/15/11 10:49 AM
It's summer, the weekend is here, and the last thing on the average central New Jersey home owner's mind is tackling chores. We understand! Thanks to Courtney Craig of houselogic.com, here are some terrific creative ideas to help get you motivated to clean and get your home organized. Nobody's got wads of spare cash lying around, so try these frugal – and fun – tips for giving your old junk a new life:
Did you know that shiny objects will keep birds away from your garden and your berry bushes? They do! Now, if you're like us, your music collection … (2 comments)

central new jersey: July 4th Celebrations in Central New Jersey - 07/01/11 09:51 AM
The long Fourth of July weekend is upon us, and many of our friends and relatives throughout central New Jersey and the entire country are already enjoying the laid-back fun that only a four-day weekend brings! We wish those visiting family and friends the very safest of travels. If you're enjoying the festivities closer to home, we invite you to join us for one – or more – of the fun events scheduled in our area this weekend.
Somerset County will be offering “Fireworks & More” at the following locations on July 4th in Bridgewater:
The Washington Campground Association holds … (0 comments)

central new jersey: Keep on Track When Searching for a Central New Jersey Home - 04/23/11 06:18 AM
Buying a home can be an overwhelming task. House-hunting and the piles of paperwork that go with it can be daunting. Regardless of where you are in the process, you need to keep on track when searching for a Central New Jersey home. If you are feeling overwhelmed by house-hunting, contact The Marchany Team. They are ready to help you find the perfect home in Central New Jersey.
Searching for a home has gotten easier, thanks to all of the technology that is now available. The Internet features many websites that home buyers can use to search for available properties. … (0 comments)

central new jersey: Owning a Home in Central New Jersey is Awesome - 04/13/11 01:40 PM
Owning a home, whether it's across the country, or in central New Jersey, has always been a part of the American Dream. There is a good reason for that – owning a home in central New Jersey is awesome. If you'd like to experience the happiness and security of home ownership, contact The Marchany Team. They can help you realize the American Dream of home ownership.
Owning a home in Central New Jersey is awesome because, for one thing, it is an investment. You probably won't get rich quickly, but you can build wealth over the long term. The wealth … (0 comments)

central new jersey: How to Make Real Estate Decisions You Can Live With - 04/01/11 12:04 PM
When it comes to making real estate decisions about buying or selling a home in Central New Jersey, you want to be right the first time. Making the wrong decision can be expensive and time-consuming to fix. If you are buying or selling a home in Central New Jersey, consider the following tips, and then contact us, The Marchany Team. We can show you how to make real estate decisions you can live with.
Buying and selling real estate involves both financial and emotional factors. This is why making real estate decisions can be difficult. When you are thinking about buying … (0 comments)

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