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Senior of the Month

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Lifelong Montclair, an aging-in-place initiative of the township of Montclair has partnered with the Montclair Senior Citizens Advisory committee and the Montclair Center Advisory BID to name a Montclair resident Senior of the Month – and that senior is Me, for the month of September. Carolyn Lack was August and Shirley Cobert will be October. It is a nice honor – and also to be included in the roster with the others. It mentions the groups I’ve been involved with and that I’m still working full time – (some people think that at age 85 I should retire) Why? I like this job ( selling and listing real estate) I can certainly use the money –no pension plan as an independent contractor-working replaces that. You can find a video on You Tube – not sure  how you do that – but the… Continue Reading Senior of the Month

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Those big, round, overgrown, green bushes in the front of your house!!!

AS  you drive around town, our beautiful green treed town – look at some of the round, marshmallow styled green shrubs that edge over the walk, bump onto yur windows and look really wierd! Cut them back, down, or remove. Why?

Good Landscaping adds to the beauty, ( and value) of your property. Get some garden supply magazines or go to a garden supply shop – they have people who can help you create a beautiful year round vision. Whether you have a shady, wet. dry or sunny location – thee are plants and trees and bushes and shrubs that can enhance your home. Try to keep to vative plants – exotic wont last and dont fit in. Deer eat lots of things – try to get plants that are not flavorful to them.

Pick a favorite color – and work on that aspect of new plants and plantings. Perennials ar… Continue Reading Those big, round, overgrown, green bushes in the front of your house!!!

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Summertime! Slow? No!!

Does real estate slow  up when the weather heats up? Not at all

Sellers are getting ready for the ‘ fall’ market. We provide a stager – ( I pay for most of the cost) most homes need a fresh eye for getting it ready for the market – paint color, furniture arrangement, removal of personal items etc – This is not a condemnation of your decorating style or style of life – but a buyer does not want to have to go thru your “‘stuff’ to be able to see his/her furniture in the  house. It can  also be intimidating to see a home with  expensive art work or awardss that might not apply to them.

The next move could be for any number of reasons. …Downsizing, new location, new style ( over 55 community) more space for a growing family (yes that still happens) space for care- needing family me… Continue Reading Summertime! Slow? No!!

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Lions Club golf outing at Picattiny

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Church St on a Sunday morning!

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New on the market!!

Just go to  your computer and put these numbers in to see 2 different houses for sale.

41 Plymouth Street in  Montclair – beautiful colonial with grace and style:


and for 29 Riverview Drive West. http://www.seetheproperty.com/234207

Enjoy the interior tour – open houses – Saturday 1 – 3 at Plymouth and 2 – 4 at Riverview on Sunday

and visit the Iris gardens – almost in full bloom.!

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Your Garden! and other ramblings!

Get ready for some work and then the benefits!

Look at the garden catalogs and maybe think of a color that you would like to concentrate this year.

Now if you choose ‘blue’ that’s a challenge but could be lovely – with some white accents.

Is there lighting in your garden? or Water? or some garden art work?

And if you are thinking of selling your house – get a landscaper and make sure the  bushes are well trimmed not impeding the exposure from the street  (buyers make up  t heir mind within 8, Eight, seconds of seeing the property. )-

Then they get inside – that’s another story

We provide a stager for  you, and are able to enhance all the positives –

The exterior is the beginning – and then the movers come, and  you are on your way to a new way of living.

Your d… Continue Reading Your Garden! and other ramblings!

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Expert Network!

I do like to be appreciated! And I just received a designation from a group I did not know about – called, Expert Network, ( www.expertnetwork.co) for …”membership is extended solely to the most qualified professionals and business owners form each state who demonstrate superior influence, leadership, reputation and knowledge”.

Does that get me more business? Don’t know, but it should confirm to buyers and sellers that I get the job done, with their best interests my concern.


Save… Continue Reading Expert Network!

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Spring will be here soon -I have snow drops blooming!1

Now is the time to be critical about the exterior of your house. Dull Shrubs?  boring trees?’bent over trees? yellow grass – or none? The garden catalogs are arriving  in the mail – look a them and pick out a few new plants to put in place as soon as the ground warms up. Landscaped properties yield a better return. Why? because it tells people that you are interested  in the  property and have maintained it. ( a very subliminal message) Like cleaning off the boiler and furnace of basement dust).

You can rent temporary storage units – one business called zippyshell.com

or your neighbors’ basement too –

but the more space in a house that can be ‘ seen’ is a plus – unless the buyers are coming from micro-units, ( 300 sq feet?) that’s another story;

The real estate market in Mo… Continue Reading Spring will be here soon -I have snow drops blooming!1

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Open House this weekend – February 19th 2 = 4 PM

This is the ‘ spring’ market – come and see 122-124 Hornblower Avenue in Belleville.

3 large bedrooms,abundant closets, fireplace and formal dining

The oak floors have recently be refinished and the entire house painted.

Get your purhcase before rates start going up – as they will you know.

Come to the open house, or call and make an appointment for some other time

Priced st $265,000

973 650 6039… Continue Reading Open House this weekend – February 19th 2 = 4 PM

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