Read here to learn great home improvement tips and renovation ideas that will help you sell your home more quickly and for more money.

If you plan to sell your home, put that plan into action now. The U.S. has seldom seen such an astonishing seller's market, fueled by a combination of historically low inventory and historically high demand. This perfect storm of circumstances means that one in four homeowners will consider going up to $100,000 over budget just to snag a desirable residence, in many cases without even viewing that residence first.

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With all these jaw-dropping transactions going on, you might ask, "Why do I even need an agent to market my home for me?" As it turns out, seller's markets present their own share of challenges, not just for buyers but also for sellers. Let's look at the importance of marketing your home in a seller's market, along with some of the smart,…

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1. Have a Backyard Barbecue

It wouldn’t be an American holiday without a backyard barbecue, would it? Invite some friends or neighbors over and start up the grill to enjoy an American classic: hot dogs and hamburgers. Don’t forget to grab a speaker to play some music and get grilling!

2. Plan a Patriotic Road Trip

Take advantage of the holiday falling over a weekend this year, and plan a road trip to celebrate! Visit some places you’ve never been to and stop at some of America’s historic landmarks. What could be more fun than a road trip while learning more about American history? A few notable landmarks include the Lincoln Memorial and National Mall in Washington DC, Freedom Trail in Boston, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in New York…

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Thinking of joining a yacht club? Here are some great options nearby to consider:

Bay Head Yacht Club

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The Bay Head Yacht Club, founded in 1888, has been perhaps Bay Head’s finest establishment for quite some time now. From morning bridge groups to regattas, the club offers its members memorable experiences every week. The dining facilities and the food itself are certainly something special...for example, the once-a-week buffet-style lobster night will leave you dying to come back the next night. Other than boating and phenomenal food, the club offers its members tennis, bocce, and countless activity groups to join. The waiting list for membership at the Bay Head Yacht Club is usually a couple of years, but it is surely worth the wait.

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It's going to be a busy June in Bay Head! Asides from the paramount activity of relaxing under the sun at the beach, there are plenty of activities in Bay Head to take part in this month:

 

Therapeutic Touch's Johnson Street Beach Yoga

Talk about a great way to start your day! Join others in a peaceful one-hour yoga session on Johnson Street Beach every Thursday to Monday throughout the summer at 8 am. All audiences are welcome, whether you're new to yoga or a die-hard master. All you need is a beach towel. $10 entry fee. To receive more information, contact Therapeutic Touch at (732) 899-0920.

 

 

Bay Head Monthly Sunset Paddle at Twilight Lake

Close out your weekend with a relaxing sunset paddle! Join other Bay Head…

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Granite has always been a popular countertop option with homeowners, flippers, and interior designers alike, but that does not mean that it appeals to everyone or suits every home. Increasingly, people have become wary of using granite countertops in their properties due to issues like staining, risk of chipping, and the expense of acquiring them. 

Luckily, there are many high-quality and high-value alternatives out there today that are suitable for every budget, beautiful and offer a good ROI. These are the top 5 granite countertop alternatives that you should consider when redoing your kitchen or renovating a property:

Alternative #1: Marble Countertops

Marble Countertop One of the most consistently well-rated options with homeowners is the classic and…

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Interior DesignStaging is a crucial component of selling a home, and putting in some work and effort pays off in the end. When done properly, home staging can increase your home’s value and fetch up to ten percent more. Even with some smaller upgrades, you can still create a home that will make an impact on potential buyers. Here is how you can make your home look luxurious and refined and help it sell faster.








Use a Neutral Color Palette for a Sense of Sophistication

The fastest and easiest way to transform your interiors is to treat your walls to a fresh coat of paint. Home staging is not the right time to be playing around with wild colors such as lime green or alarming red. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should go with white, either.…

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A Guide to Home SidingA home's siding affects its maintenance and appearance. Some siding will last for decades or even centuries, other siding must be replaced after only a few decades. Homeowners who are either building a new home or who are installing new siding on an existing home should be aware of the different types of siding to ensure that they pick the best siding for their needs.

Wood Siding

For many years, wood siding was the standard siding product found on homes and other buildings. It is attractive and long-lasting, and it's natural, so many homeowners still turn to wood as their siding of choice. Unfortunately, wood siding requires regular maintenance or it will not last. Many homeowners will paint their wood siding every 10 years or stain their…

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Keep Your Home Safe From These Common HazardsHomes are usually safe places, but it's important for new homeowners to be aware of potential hazards. Unsafe building materials, maintenance problems and other issues can cause accidents. Many of these accidents can be avoided, if the homeowner takes precautions. These tips can help.

Mold

Mold can happen when the conditions inside the home are humid and warm. Sometimes mold occurs after a leak or because of poor ventilation. Homeowners who find mold growing in their home must have it remediated in order to protect their family members from chronic health problems. Some of the common signs of mold include:

  • Musty odor in the home.
  • Appearance of mold on the walls.
  • Mysterious respiratory problems among members of the household.

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Light Up A Home With Modern Lighting OptionsEvery room in the home should be layered with a mix of ambient light and specialty fixtures to complement natural daylight. Not only does proper lighting make everyday tasks easier, but the right light in the right places improves room functionality, beautifies the space, improves the probability of a home sale, and can even alter human moods.

There are some simple lighting principles that are easy to master. Here are some tips on how to do it right:

Basic Lighting Principles

Designers and Builders usually identify three types of lighting:

  • Ambient: The overall lighting usually activated by flipping a switch upon entering a room.
  • Task Lighting: Fixtures designed for a specific purpose include vanity lights in a bathroom or…

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Get Rid of Mold in the HomeThere are few places that are free of mold spores. These microscopic spores can't be seen by the naked eye, but they linger in kitchens, bathrooms and the air inside people's homes. They can wait for years for the perfect situation to grow and cause the unsightly stains and unpleasant smells of a mold infestation. Full mold remediation requires a few changes to the home to ensure that this menace does not return.

What Is Mold?

Mold and mildew are funguses. They can show up as speckles in areas of the home that have high levels of humidity and low levels of ventilation. Bathrooms, closets and basements are all common sites for mold in the home.

Mold can take on a number of colours, including black, pink and green. While there are many…

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