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4 Reasons Why Summer Is the Best Time to Move


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For many of us, moving isn’t what we would call a joyous occasion. Even so, buyers who can maneuver a summer home purchase will find the process to be much smoother. 

Summer is, in fact, the best time of year to jump into the market, and here are four reasons to prove it:  

1. Long days with plenty of sun. Wintery conditions present all sorts of challenges when you’re moving. Rather than having to withstand the cold and snow, why not move when it’s warm and sunny out? Speaking of sunlight, summer brings longer days and more daylight, which means more time on a given day to move into and out of a home. This is especially advantageous if you decide to do the heavy lifting yourself rather than hiring movers.  

2. The children aren’t in school. Families with young children can make a summer move without all the headache-inducing disruptions to the school year and daily routines. Better still, since your kids will be on summer break, the moving process can be an all-hands-on-deck effort. 

3. Lots of yard sales. Once summer is underway, yard sales start sprouting up all over, which can be equally beneficial to sellers and buyers. As a seller, you can partner with your neighbors to get the word out that you’re holding a garage sale and get eyes and foot traffic directed toward your property. As a buyer, you’ll be able to attend as many garage sales as you want, and you’ll have a better chance of finding what you’re looking for. 

4. Summer is the peak selling season. The market is white hot at this time of year, so if you’re eager to move, know that you’re much more likely to pull off a successful home sale and purchase right now. Buyers come out en masse during spring and summer, with June being the best month to sell.  

I hope this list was all the convincing you needed to make your move this summer. If you have any further questions or need help buying or selling a home, please contact us by phone at 201-825-1266 or by email at JeffAdlerJeff@gmail.com. We hope to hear from you soon! 


6 Small Bathroom Updates That Make a Big Difference



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Bathroom upgrades bring some of the highest return of any home renovation projects, and today we’re going to cover six of the best upgrades any homeowner can make.
  1. Update your showerhead. Not only does a new showerhead offer a more enjoyable experience, but it can also reduce your energy costs.
  2. Install a soaker tub. The reign of the jacuzzi tub is over at long last. Now, soaker tubs have taken their place as the hottest trend in bathroom features today.
  3. Add a walk-in shower. These features are also popular and make a great addition during any bathroom upgrade.
  4. Swap large mirrors out for smaller ones. Mirrors that took up the entire space above a sink were once en vogue, but smaller, framed mirrors are now widely preferred.
  5. Update the lighting. New lighting fixtures can make a room look and feel brand new.
  6. Update the vanity. Swapping out certain features of the vanity to give it a more up-to-date and polished look can be a great way to transform the entire bathroom.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

4 Questions Pet Owners Should Ask Themselves When Moving


There are four questions that pet owners need to ask when they buy a home.

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Make sure to ask these four questions if you’re searching for a new house for you and your animal companions:

1. What are the local pet laws? It’s not guaranteed that pets will be welcome in your new neighborhood, so make sure that you check your city and state laws for breed restrictions or limits on the number of animals that are allowed in a home.

2. Does the house have pet-friendly floors? Carpet is bound to be destroyed by claws and dirt, so we recommend that you opt for distressed hardwood floors instead. Your pet and wallet will thank you.

3. Can your pet handle the stairs? If your pets are growing older, consider whether they’ll be okay with the stairs in a multi-level property. To help your pets travel up and down with ease, look for a place with a carpet runner on the stairs.


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It’s not guaranteed that pets will be welcome in your new neighborhood, so make sure that you check your city and state laws for breed restrictions or limits on the number of animals that are allowed in a home.

4. Is the neighborhood safe for pets to roam?
Your four-legged friends need plenty of room to walk and play, so when you’re shopping for houses, make sure to peek around the neighborhood for parks and walking trails that are close by. You’ll both be very happy you did.

 If you have any questions about this or other real estate topics, we encourage you to reach out to us. We’d love to speak with you.