Friday, September 21, 2018

Real Estate

Try These Three Awesome Backyard Party Ideas

(StatePoint) Throwing a party and need an idea? With just a little planning, you can turn your ordinary backyard into anything you want it to be.

A Water Park

Who says you need a pool to cool off on hot days? Create a backyard water park with stations like

All About Private Septic Systems

Private septic systems are a natural, cost-effective and environmentally friendly means of wastewater treatment and are often found in rural areas characterized by large plots of land upon which are widely spaced houses. Thus, they are more economical and less destructive of the environment than centralized systems that require miles of sewer lines. As private

Lower Temps at a Lower Price: How to Improve the Energy-Efficiency of Your Home

(BPT) When the seasons change, the energy needs in your home change right along with them. And yet, whether you need to heat or cool your home, there’s one thing that never shifts: You want to do so as efficiently as possible.

An energy-efficient home is more than just good for the

The Right Relationship Is Everything, for Some

As a kid, I always loved “banking.” I would always volunteer to go with my parents when they needed to make a deposit, and would never mind sitting around while they spoke with the fancy “bankers.” I was fascinated by the big bank vaults and was captivated by all that might be stashed away in those safety deposit boxes at

Approved Funding Welcomes Elena Rabinovitch

(Courtesy of Approved Funding) Approved Funding is proud to welcome Elena Rabinovitch to its corporate office in Bergen County. Rabinovitch joins as a Mortgage Banker working directly with clients to help get exceptional financing whether buying a new home or refinancing their existing premises.

Tips to Help You Rent Out Your Space Like a Pro

(StatePoint) From city apartments to beach houses, vacation home rental sites like Airbnb, VRBO and others have become popular among homeowners and travelers alike. Renting your entire house or even just one room, especially if there’s a big event coming to your town, can be a wonderful way to earn extra income, but it can also

Selecting the Right Railing for Your Deck

(BPT) As one of the most visible elements of a deck, the railing serves an important aesthetic and structural role - adding support, safety and style. Here are five expert tips for creating the perfect perimeter for your outdoor space.

1) Aim high and low - When choosing railing, look

It’s a Seller’s Market: 10 Spring Homebuying Tips

With spring finally here for most of the nation, prospective homebuyers can look at houses and condos without traipsing through snow and ice. Better weather, plus the traditional belief that families search for homes so they can move in between school years, makes spring a major homebuying season in much of the country.

Easy and Breezy: Six Tips for Controlling Summer Cooling Costs

(BPT) As Americans gear up for sun, surf, barbecues and all the other fun activities that represent summer, they’re also concerned with how to keep themselves and their homes comfortably cool this season.

Of course, they’re also concerned with controlling costs. The average

How to Get Your Home Ready for Summer

(StatePoint) Summertime means backyard barbecues, home decorating updates and more. Want to make all of this happen affordably?

Refresh Your Home

Refresh home décor on a budget any time of the year. Explore your creative side as you pick out new curtains, throws, pillows, wall art and more. To avoid getting overwhelmed, you may want to

Yanny Mortgage vs. Laurel Mortgage

I know that the Yanny-vs-Laurel phenomenon is slowly starting to fade, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to relate how this debate can have real-life consequences to the untrained eye (or ear for that matter). The computer-generated voice stating a single word from a vocabulary website has become perhaps the most divisive

Reverse Mortgage and You

Conventional wisdom once held that the earth was the center of the galaxy and the sun revolved around us. Then we thought the earth was flat until we learned it was round. Today, conventional wisdom holds that having equity and being debt free are the end goal, and taking on debt, especially in the form of a reverse