winter: After the bloom fades - a Primer on Pointsettias - 01/01/14 01:39 AM

To me, pointsettias are the perennial holiday flower. They bring bright red and green into an otherwise dreary landscape, and even one potted pointsettia brightens an entire room. We give them as gifts to some of our clients and referral partners. This year, we were lucky enough to have a son majoring in plant science. He worked in the greenhouse at his college and raised plenty of beautiful pointsettias from seedlings. He also gave us some tips on what to do with the plants after the blooms fade.

Now that the holidays are over, you're probably thinking of putting … (5 comments)

winter: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night - 12/28/12 10:07 PM

Apparently, the Post Office has nothing on Team Zuhl. 
We're in a winter storm warning here in NJ. Snow, wind, ice - the whole nine yards. It's also the weekend between Christmas and New Years - businesses all over the State are closed for the holiday week.
And here's our schedule for the day:
9:45 am - showing rentals to a new prospective client.
12:00 noon - walk through for the house that's closing on Monday.
1:30 pm - meeting with a client to write an offer on a house he saw yesterday.
3:00 pm - showing condos to another … (2 comments)

winter: Keep Your Heating Bills Low! - 12/06/12 07:45 PM
I love it toasty in the house. But I don't love the bills. Here are some ways to keep your bills more manageable:

 Caulk gaps around your windows, doors, exterior faucets, dryer vents, exterior electrical outlets, exterior light fixtures, holes for phones, cable wires, and air conditioning lines.  Be sure the springs in the louvers covering your dryer, range hood, and bath fan vents work smoothly. This way they'll close when the units aren't in use and provide some protection from cold air coming in. For really worn out vents, you can replace the entire vent cap. Cost $40.00 … (2 comments)

winter: 11 Tips to Sell a Home in a Union County Winter - 11/07/12 08:19 PM
Even though there are fewer homes on the market and therefore less competition, it’s still tough for a home to be seen in its best light during the winter months.
Here are eleven tips to make sure your home its best.
Keep walkways and driveway clear of ice and snow. This is absolutely imperative – if they can’t get in to your home, they won’t buy it. Keep the temperature in the home comfortable. The initial smell and noise of some heating systems may distract buyers if they put the heat on when they’re there. Keep blinds and shutters … (4 comments)

winter: Dear TZ - Isn't it harder to sell a home in the winter? - 10/19/12 11:22 PM
Dear TZ - 
We're ready to sell our home, but our uncle told us it's too hard to sell a home in the winter. Is that true  - Is it harder to sell a home in winter?
Suzy and Sam Seller
Dear Suzy and Sam,
Weather does make it more difficult to show a home.
Muddy or icy pathways and driveways may make it difficult for prospective buyers to see the outside of your home in its best light. Less light means there are fewer hours for people to see your home in the light. Holidays make it harder for you … (3 comments)

winter: Dear TZ - When should I sell my Union County home? - 05/31/12 11:26 PM
Dear TZ,
We're ready to move out of our home into a retirement community. Some people told us that summer is the worst time to sell a house, and we're afraid that all of the buyers will be away on vacation. Should we wait for fall? Does the season of the year matter?
Suzie and Bill Snowbird
Dear Suzie and Bill,
While the "spring rush" is a real thing, the truth is that there are buyers buying houses all year round.  There could also be financial benefits to NOT waiting to sell.  While the market appears to be "nearing" the … (0 comments)

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Clark, NJ

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