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2014 

According to Mark Twain, the best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer up someone else.       Do you know someone who needs cheering up?      Try listening to them. What a pure joy it is to have someone let us vent our frustrations! Don't offer advice, don't offer to help. Just listen! Token gift...
07/30/2014
Union County's Park System has plenty to entertain you and the family and friends this summer. There are dozens of parks throughout the County, each with something different to offer summer fun lovers!     Where can I bike in Union County? Ashbrook Reservation in Scotch Plains Echo Lake Park in M...
07/30/2014
Libery Hall Museum at Kean College presents a new exhibit called Bon Voyage. In this exhibit, Liberty Hall will showcase luxury travel from 1780 to 1950 by highlighting several trips taken by the Livingston and Kean families during those years. The exhibit includes personal diaries and letters fr...
07/30/2014
  Team Zuhl   & Are proud to announce that 545 Chilton Avenue in Elizabeth is Under Contract and scheduled to close!  This three family home is located in the Elmora Section of Elizabeth, very near Kean University.   If you or someone you know is looking to sell their home quickly, for the most m...
07/30/2014
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There are three different laws that protect people from discrimination in real estate transactions including buying and selling property, borrowing and lending money, and the people involved in the transactions. The Civil Rights Act of 1866 is a federal law. It states that discrimination against ...
07/29/2014
A big THANK YOU to Hella Rothwell for this fantastic post! We had an unfortunate conversation when we first started in the real estate biz. A family member knew someone who knew someone who wanted to sell their home.  "I'd love to help!" I offered.  "What kind of kickback will you give me?" he sa...
07/29/2014
Dear Team Zuhl,   We live in Clark in a 3 bedroom, 2 bath colonial home. There are some updates, but not too many. Can you tell me what my home is worth?   ~ Clark Clan     Dear Clarks,   You can get a very accurate idea of what your home is worth by hiring an appraiser. For about $300-400, you c...
07/29/2014
Clutter is the antithesis to selling a home. Buyers aren't comfortable in a cluttered home and won't stay long enough to appreciate the fine features in your home if there are too many distractions.  Got 5 minutes? Then tackle one of these 5 minute de-cluttering projects. Clear a counter. Take ev...
07/29/2014
What criteria are you looking for in a home? When you are ready to start looking at homes, you and your agent will go through all of the homes offered for sale in your neighborhood in your price range. From the list, and there could be many, you'll select the homes that meet the criteria you need...
07/28/2014
Once you've found a home, your agent will help you write an offer. An offer takes the form of a contract and specifies everything about the conveyance of the property. Then, your agent will present the offer to the listing agent who will present it to the owners. How Much Should You Offer? In wri...
07/26/2014
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