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DIY Home Projects Creating A Study Space That Will Help Your Children Stay Focused

DIY Home Projects: Creating a Study Space That Will Help Your Children Stay FocusedIf you’re a parent of school-aged children, you’ve likely been concerned with their study habits at some point.

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Its Preapproval Time How To Get Your Finances In Order For Your Mortgage Approval

It’s Pre-approval Time: How to Get Your Finances in Order for Your Mortgage ApprovalBuying a new home is one of the most exciting experiences a person or family can have. Of course, before you can

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The NAHB Reports Builder Confidence Dropped After Hurricanes Harvey And Irma

NAHB: Builder Confidence Dips on Hurricane DamageHome builders had less confidence in housing market conditions in September. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, builders worried that

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What Your Down Payment Should Be

How Much Is the Right Amount to Commit to Your Down Payment? Let’s Take a LookAre you thinking about buying a new home? If you are going to take out mortgage financing, one consideration you will

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Real Estate Agent Rules

Rules for Working With Real Estate AgentsPlaying by the rules keeps the peace between buyers and real estate agentsOne of my buyers is a brilliant neurosurgeon, top of her class in med school, but

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Best Deals Of The Year

17 best things to buy on Labor Day weekendIf you’re not squeezing in one last summer getaway this Labor Day weekend, it’s a good time to do some shopping to score deals on a wide range of

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21 Staging Tips To Sell Fast

Sell Your Home Fast: 21 Staging TipsSuccessful staging is key to selling your home quickly and at the best price. From cleaning to styling, these tips can help1. Boost curb appeal.This is something

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Back To School Organization For Everyone

24 Back to School Organization IdeasThese back to school organization ideas make the perfectionist in me so happy! I’m not a very organized person, so I can promise you that if you open my mudroom

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How To Buy A House With 5 Rules

How to Buy a House: The 5 New Rules That Can Make or Break Your OfferThe rules on how to buy a house have changed, folks—so if you're serious about becoming a proud homeowner in the near future,

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Buy The House Take The Plunge

I Want to Buy a House': A Guide to Taking the Real Estate PlungeMaybe you're renting in an overpriced neighborhood and are sick of writing a huge rent check. Maybe you're living in a yurt and

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Backyard Oasis All Year Round

With summer winding down and cooler weather approaching, it’s time to think about how to make the most out of an outdoor living space. One way to extend your time outdoors is to incorporate a fire

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5 Updates To Change Your Home

Five Changes to Reinvent Your HomeWhen you are looking to reinvent your space, there are some key changes you can make, both indoors and out, that can easily transform the entire look and feel with

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Custom Storage Ideas

Custom Storage Ideas for Your HomeMany of us probably have at least one junk drawer in our North Jersey home. However, some people also have a junk closet, pantry, or even a whole room dedicated to

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August Checklists

Check Yourself: 6 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in AugustThe dog days of summer are barking and Labor Day is just around the bend, signaling the end of yet another epic season in the

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Moving

Plan a (Relatively) Stressless House MoveTips on how to hire a mover (or move yourself), pack your belongings properly, and move your home with relative ease.Whether your last move was across the

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Time Is Now For Home Buyers

When Is The Best Time To Buy A Home?People ask me financial planner questions all the time.  I’m a mortgage guy, ask me mortgage questions and I will try my hardest to get the answer right.

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Your First Fall Dinner In Your New Home

6 Ways to Style Cute Place Settings for an Early Fall Dinner PartyGet inspired with different ways to set a chic and simple place setting at your next dinner party.With summer ending and fall just

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Back To School Home Office Organization And Work Space

Are you in need of some back to school and home office organization? Build Your Own – Daily SystemFall is almost here and that means back to school season is upon us. If you’re like me,

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5 Things A Buyer Should Never Say When Closing On A Home

5 Things Buyers Should Never, Ever Say When Closing on a HomeBy the time home buyers make it to the closing, it’s smooth sailing, right? Wrong.For home buyers, the adage “loose lips

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5 Things Buyers Should Never Say When Closing On A Home

5 Things Buyers Should Never, Ever Say When Closing on a HomeBy the time home buyers make it to the closing, it’s smooth sailing, right? Wrong.For home buyers, the adage “loose lips

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Wow Your Buyers With A Chic And Stylish Powder Room Reno

11 Chic & Stylish Powder Rooms  Powder rooms are an excellent place to make a statement with your designs, using bold patterns, bright colors, and distinctive hardware and.

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Buying A House You Can Afford

Are you shopping around for a new house or apartment? One of the key considerations you will need to make is figuring out how much you want to invest in your new home. Below you'll find our quick

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Why Young People Prefer Owning Vs Renting

At some point in their lives, every renter thinks about home ownership and whether or not it's worth it. Let's explore the top 5 reasons why young individuals prefer the idea of owning a home over

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Circus Coming To Bayonne This Weekend

Garden Brothers Circus will bring its show, replete with acrobats, clowns, cyclists, aerial artists – and for the last time – elephants – to Bayonne this weekend for eight shows.In true circus

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Jersey City Beyond Downtown Is Growing In Appeal Report

Jersey City is growing in popularity for those who would previously consider buying a home in Manhattan or Brooklyn.Those priced out of buying or renting a home across the Hudson River have made

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Trader Joes Is One Step Closer To Hoboken

Hoboken residents are now one roll of a packed grocery cart closer to having convenient access to Trader Joe's signature Speculoos cookie butter, frozen mandarin orange chicken, and

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Warren Buffet Investing Strategies

There is no lack of information available about the institutional investment strategies of the world's billionaires -- how they move money in their capacity as the heads of large public companies

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Boat Captain Captures Picture Of Rare Pink Dolphin

Captain Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service first spotted the mysterious pink dolphin they affectionately call, "Pinky" in 2007 while fishing off the Louisiana coast.Erik Rue / Calcasieu Charter

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Luxury Living In The Trump Plaza Jersey City

Trump Plaza, Jersey City88 Morgan Street, Jersey City, New JerseySee All Available Units For SaleTrump Plaza Jersey City captures the ultimate luxury of the Trump name in two majestic towers rising

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Introducing Womens Answer To The Man Cave

It’s been said that sheds are the answer to men’s ailments. But why should men have all the sheds? Every woman deserves a shed of her own — somewhere to retreat for some solitude, to create or

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13 Warren Buffett Quotes For Real Estate Investors

Quote #1“Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.”REI Translation: Today’s market fluctuations are your friend

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JUST SOLD By The Ayubi Team

This stunning tri-level townhouse located just 20 minutes from NYC/Hoboken located in Woodridge, NJ. Are you looking for some more square footage?  These new construction residences

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How Roommates Turned A Brooklyn Studio Into A TwoBedroom

Monday, August 31, 2015, byAmy PlittWelcome to House Calls, a recurring feature in which Curbed tours New Yorkers' lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes. Think your space should be

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Luxury Attach Top 5 Seafood Restaurants In NYC

 From coastal classics to avant-garde aquatic fare, Luxury Attaché’s got the skinny on NYC’s standout galleys. Anchors aweigh!1 ZZ's Clam Bar Raw bar. Fancy drinks. Torrisi..

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Two Record Breaking Sales AT Trump Plaza In Jersey City

• Residence 2405. This magnificent home sold in just 3 days for the highest price per square foot in the building to date. • Residence 2006. This customized home went under contract after only

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YOU SHACKED UP AND NOW YOU BROKE UP HERES HOW TO STAY SANE

byVirginia K. Smith|8/27/15 - 8:59 AMSo, you met someone, moved in together, gave things the old college try, and now you want out. (It happens.) But how do you break up civilly when you

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Ubers New Service Sounds Suspiciously Like A Bus

The service would allow passengers to select a pickup spot along a predetermined route in exchange for at least a dollar off the fare.    

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Rock The BBQ At Pier A Park OCT 24TH 25TH

OCTOBER 24 & 25, 201510/24 - 11am - 10pm10/25 - 11am - 8pmAt Beautiful Pier A Park100 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, N.J.Welcome to Rock The BBQ Festival 2015! Our weekend event will bring together,

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9 Fun Facts About Hoboken

How much do you really know about Hoboken? Founded in 1630 after being purchased for half a barrel of beer, 12 kettles, 6 guns and a few other treasured items, Hoboken has accrued a rich history

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Tomorrow Is The Luckiest Day Of The Year Astrologically Speaking

AUGUST 25, 2015Need a little extra luck? Tomorrow, the planets will align to provide just that.According to prolific astrologist Susan Miller, Aug. 26 will be the luckiest day of the year for

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Charting The Growth Of NYCs Tallest Residential Towers

 Monday, August 24, 2015, by Amy Plitt[The Waldorf Astoria was the tallest residential building in NYC for more than 50 years. Photo by Marco Rubino / Shutterstock.com.]With its

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Top 6 Home Buyer Concerns

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015Rising home prices tops the list of home buyer concerns this year, a shift from last year when nearly half of buyers said their chief concern was 

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How To Get Free Starbucks For Life

Wondering how you can get around the pesky need for paying for your daily dose of caffeine.  Well one Starbucks customer figured our a great way to beat the system.  A local barista

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Bayonne Barks Hosted By Liberty Humane Society

 Our second annual Bayonne BARK is a one-day service-based event, including a low-cost micro-chipping, Name-Your-Price adoptions on-site, doggie wash stations, and ice cream. Join us for a day

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Art Made With Love

 Check out this beautiful drawing of my clients home I sold this month. If anyone is looking for a great gift or a drawing/painting of any kind, reach out to Samantha Farrar. She did an

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The Rise And Fall Of New York Citys Private Social Clubs

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, by James Nevius[The interior of the Yale Club. Photo by the Wurts Brothers, courtesy of the New York Public Library.]In 1915, the Yale Club opened a giant,-

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5TH Annual All About Downtown Street Fair

 The Annual All About Downtown Street Fair is back this year and bigger then ever. We return for a 5th year with over 200 vendors and more then 15 food and mobile fashion trucks! A day of food

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Home Prices Up In 93 Of Measurable Markets

 Some Highlights: The national median home price for Q2 is up 8.2% to $229,400 The income needed to afford the median home in each region is directly impacted by the amount of the down.

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4 Things Your Bank Wont Tell You When You Get A Mortgage

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau strives to create more transparency within the mortgage industry, there are crucial home-buying truths that endure—and knowing what they are can help

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Best Kept Secret In Hoboken

Best kept secret in Hoboken! The food is delicious and as authentic as the service. The food is amazing but it's really the owner, staff and the ambiance that will keep you coming back.

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These 12 Bed And Breakfasts In New Jersey Are Perfect For A Getaway

New Jersey is home to so many incredible bed and breakfasts, and it wouldn’t be practical to include them all. There are dozens of B&B’s in Cape May alone, and this list would get very long if I

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Hoboken Favorite For Steaks And Seafood

 Dino & Harry'sDino and Harry's has been an institution in Hoboken for decades and one of my favorite restaurants in town.  The staff treat everyone like family and they definitely have

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Jersey City The New Brooklyn

   “Making Art Dance,” one of many installations seen atMana Contemporary, included a David Salle backdrop and costumes for “The Elizabethan Phrasing of the Late Albert

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Jersey City West Sides Hidden Gem

About Laicos"When we opened our doors in 1972, Laico’s was a brick-oven pizzeria and bar for the neighborhood locals. We eventually extended our menu to include a full range of Italian,

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Visit South House In Jersey City

The first thing you’ll notice upon walking into South House is it’s amazing interior. High ceilings, exposed brick, and dozens of vintage rock and roll posters make you feel like you’re south

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