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January
10

First-time home buyers can often make rookie mistakes. Here's what you need to know as you shop.

When you first start thinking about buying a home, you may be a little overwhelmed. There are a few things you will want to know before you make the final decision to buy. Our real estate agents are always available to guide you through the process. We know all the steps that are involved in buying your first new home.

  • Know the Loan You Can Commit To – There are several different kinds of loans to choose from when purchasing a home. Know what kind of loan will work best for you and what paperwork you will need to provide in order to apply. For example, if you want a loan from the Veteran's Administration, you will need to provide proof that you are a veteran.

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January
9

Looking for something fun to do this winter? Check out these Bergen County family activities.

Bergen County is extremely diverse when it comes to the different types of activities it offers to local residents. No matter where you choose to live, there is always something new to learn. If you are new to the area or are considering a move, our real estate agents can help you find many different activities that every member of your family will be able to enjoy. There are many things you can choose from so that your journeys of exploration will never be boring.

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January
2

Ice skating is one of the best family winter activities. Here are the local spots you need to visit.

Ice skating is one of the most fun and energizing winter sports you can take part in. Grab the kids and head to the rink. A few hours of skating will give you quite a workout! There are many locations throughout Bergen County where you can find well-maintained ice rinks that are ideal for spending a few hours skating or playing a quick game of hockey. Our real estate agents are available to help you find a nice place to skate near your home.

  • Palisades Center Ice RinkPalisades Center Ice Rink is one of the most popular rinks in the area. Freestyle skate hours are available, as well as hours where the general public can skate. If you have kids who are interested in ice hockey and would like to attend clinics, you can contact the rink and find out when the different clinics will be available. For those looking for West Nyack homes for sale, this rink will be close to your new home.

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December
19

Buying a home involves more than making an offer. Here's why you want the help of an agent.

There are several steps involved in buying and selling a home. Trying to do it all yourself can spell disaster if you don't understand the process and all of the different steps that must be taken as you begin your journey to sell your home and find a new one that you want to buy. Our real estate agents have the knowledge and skills you can rely on to make it through the process and be none the worse for wear. Instead of taking on the stress of doing it yourself, there are several reasons hiring an agent is beneficial.

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December
13

Selling a home can be stressful, especially when trying to set your selling price. It can be a difficult decision to put a monetary value on your family home. Memories, history, and the number of years you put into caring for a property can sometimes weigh in on what you think your home should be worth. Our real estate agents understand this dilemma and can help you determine what a fair and equitable selling price is.

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December
5

Find your new favorite ale and food at these Bergen County breweries.

Bergen County is known for having some of the best restaurants in the state. If you like good food and quality beer brewed onsite, our real estate agents can guide you to area breweries that are well-known for both. Moving to Bergen County will give you a chance to try many of the local breweries and restaurants at your leisure. The following breweries are thought to be the best in the area.

  • Alementary Brewing Co. - If you love trying new beer, Alementary Brewing Co. is always trying new flavors and different blends of ingredients. The unique lab is set up to brew the best beers and the most unique flavors in the area. You can buy your beer to go and, while you're there, pick up a shirt or other types of merchandise.

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November
7

The kitchen is a critical part of the home that buyers pay attention to. Here are the upgrades you should make.

Your kitchen is one of the most used areas of your home. It can also be a deal breaker if you are trying to sell your home. A few kitchen improvements can make a huge difference in how quickly your home sells. Our real estate agents can go over your kitchen with you and determine which of the following improvements may speed up the sale of your home. Even if you only make two or three improvements, the odds of selling your home quickly dramatically increase.

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October
24

Bergen County is full of spooky fun this Halloween. Here's what you can look forward to.

Halloween is one of the most festive holidays of the year. Children and adults alike can enjoy celebrating and having fun with family and friends. Our real estate agents are available to help you find fun activities for every member of your family. Whether you have lived here for all of your life or have just moved to Bergen County, we can provide you with information on all of the local events.

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September
26

A cup of joe is the perfect way to start your morning. Here's where you can find great cafes in Bergen County.

For many of us, coffee is the elixir of life. Knowing where the nearest coffee shop is could mean the difference between having an amazing day or trying to figure out how long your sanity will hold out. Our real estate agents understand. We can help you locate all of the best coffee shops in the area. National Coffee Day is September 29th. Come out and celebrate the day dedicated to the wonderful potion that keeps so many of us from losing our sanity! The following coffee shops in Bergen County are some of the best in the area.

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September
5

Don't sell a home when you're full of uncertainty. Here are the questions to ask your agent.

Selling your home can be a confusing process. You want to work with an agent who will be as transparent as possible. Agents only get paid if your home sells. Our real estate agents understand how important it is for a seller to be fully informed. If you have questions, we will make sure you have the answers you need to feel comfortable with the sale of your home.

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September
5

Bergen County has some amazing sights for you to discover. Here's where you can capture the best photos.

Bergen County has some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northeast. If you are a photographer or just love taking photos, there are many places you can go in the area. Scenic vistas and local landmarks are ideal backdrops for portraits or simply because you want to capture the perfect shot. Our real estate agents are available to help you find the most beautiful locations in the Bergen County area. Explore the area! You will be amazed at what you can find.

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September
5

Moving in is exciting, but it's easy to make these mistakes. Here's how you can avoid them.

A lot of planning goes into buying a new home and then moving into it. Our real estate agents know that it is easy to get overwhelmed and can guide you through the process. With their helpful hints, you will be able to avoid many of the most commonly made mistakes that new homeowners are known for. Make a few lists to get started and take things one at a time.

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August
17

Committing to a home without doing your research can be a big mistake. Here's what you should do before making any offers.

The process of buying a home can be lengthy. You don't shop for a house as you do for a car or an appliance. Your future home is much more than an investment. It will be a safe haven for your family and where you will be spending most of your time. Before you make a bid on a home, there are a few things you should do. Being well-informed ensures you will make a knowledgeable decision. Our real estate agents can help you with the process.

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August
3

Pack a lunch and join your friends and family for a picnic at these Bergen County locations.

Our real estate agents can help you find the best spots in Bergen County to have a picnic and spend time with your family. In today's fast-paced world, being able to spend quality time with friends and family is a cherished experience. Visit one of these well-known picnic spots and enjoy your day!

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July
25

An organic lawn can be healthy for the environment and your family. Here's how you can get started.

Your lawn is your home's crowning glory. A beautifully manicured lawn is easy to achieve if you take care of it properly. If you have small children or pets, you don't want to use an excessive amount of harsh chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. There are many organic alternatives that can be used in place of the harsher chemicals that are equally effective if you use them correctly. Our real estate agents can put you in contact with a local nursery for recommendations.

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July
11

Looking for ways to make the most of your backyard and patio? Here are some ideas you can implement now.

Your home is your refuge, and your backyard is your place to enjoy nature and find peace. You can take the space you have and turn it into something unique and incredibly satisfying. Most projects are easy to finish on your own, and if you plan them right, easy on your budget as well. When you buy a new home, our real estate agents can help you come up with ideas on how you can best utilize your new backyard space.

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July
6

Moving to Bergen County is one of the best decisions you can make! Here's all you can expect from the area.

Bergen County is the ideal place to live if you want a small-town environment combined with the modern amenities of the big city. Our real estate agents offer a wealth of knowledge when it comes to learning about the communities and everything they have to offer.

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June
20

If you've never bought a home before, there's so much to learn! Here's how you can avoid common first-time mistakes.

First-time home buyers look forward to living in their own home. They often get so excited about the thought of owning a home that they will make rookie mistakes that may end up being quite costly. Our real estate agents are available to help prevent those mistakes from costing you the dream home you have always wanted. Be aware and ask for advice from people in the real estate industry. They know the market and will be able to give good advice.

  • Look for a lender first – One of the most common problems for a first-time home buyer is looking for the house before they find a lender. Get approved for financing first. This gives you the amount you qualify for and also a letter proving that you are capable of being financed for a specific amount.

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June
8

Getting ready to sell your home? Make sure you prep for the appraisal with these tips.

Having your home appraised can cause anxiety if you are worried about selling your home for a certain price. The key to receiving a good appraisal is knowing what you need to do to improve your home. Our real estate agents can help you look for things that will make your home look more inviting inside and have more curb appeal outside.

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May
31

One of the best ways to experience Bergen County is to stray from the usual routes. Here are the trails you should bike on.

Staying healthy is important. Many people get tired of the gym and turn to the outdoors for answers. Walking, running, hiking, and biking are just a few of the ways you can use the outdoors to your advantage when it comes to getting fit. Our real estate agents know the best trails and green spaces in the area and can point you in the right direction.

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May
16

Looking for the perfect way to spend a night out? Try these Bergen County restaurants for stellar wine and food.

Going out on the town is a chance to dress up and taste the wine. When you work all day and run with your kids from event to event, you can sometimes forget to take time for yourself. Our real estate agents are always available to help you find the perfect home close to all of the places you enjoy going. Whether it's a dinner and dancing/date night for two or quality time with the family, we know all of the best places. If you like 5-star dining for date night, try these great places.

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April
11

Keeping your canine family members actively is one of the best ways to make them happy. Here are the Bergen County spots where you can keep your dogs active.

Bergen County in the metro NY area is a beautiful place to live. If you have a dog, you may want to look for a few places where you can let them run and play. People who are looking to buy a home in the area will often ask our real estate agents what parks or recreational areas are available that will allow you to take your pets out for some exercise.

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