Short Hills Real Estate Blog

  • Open House Etiquette for Buyers

    BY Jill Birnberg

    If you’re house hunting, then chances are you’ll attend at least one open house. Open houses are a great way to view a property, get a sense of the neighborhood, and learn more about the local market. They are convenient because you don’t have ...

  • The Dangers of Overpricing Your Home

    BY Jill Birnberg

    The most common issue that most home sellers confront is determining exactly how much their home is worth. If you’re selling your home, then you know that many factors contribute to the pricing. While it can be tempting to price your home on the hi...

  • What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

    BY Jill Birnberg

    If you’re ready to buy a house, then you’re no doubt aware that you’ll need a mortgage to finance the purchase. But are you aware that you should get pre-approved for a mortgage before you make an offer on a house? In fact, in today’s marke...

  • Selling Your Home in a Competitive Market

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Are you thinking about listing your home for sale this spring or summer? While this can be an ideal time of the year to sell your home, it can also be competitive. There may be many other homeowners in your area who are putting their homes on the mar...

  • What All First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

    BY Jill Birnberg

    We’re heading into one of the busiest seasons in real estate. If you’re gearing up to buy your first home, you may have some competition out there. Spring and summer tend to dominate the housing market and see the most activity. When you’re buy...

  • When Your Neighbor Sells Their Home

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Did you see a “for sale” sign go up in your neighbor’s yard? Watching a good neighbor move away can certainly make you feel a little sad. But it can also provide you with valuable information about your home and the local market. This is especi...

  • Buying an Airbnb Home

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Are you thinking about buying a home to rent out on Airbnb or other rental sites? These types of real estate investments can generate extra income for many years. But if this is your first time buying a property to rent, you probably have many questi...

  • How to Clean Stainless Steel

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Did you just buy a home that has stainless steel appliances? Or maybe you’re getting ready to sell your home and you want those stainless steel appliances to sparkle during your open house. Whatever your reasons, there are several methods you can...

  • Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Spring is finally here! If you’re ready to shed those winter blues, start by giving your home a spring refresher. By doing a little spring cleaning, updating your décor, and getting your outdoor space in order, you’ll be ready to welcome those w...

  • Daylight Saving To-Do List

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Daylight Saving Time happens on March 10 this year. While this important annual milestone signals to the winter-weary that spring is just around the corner, it’s also a signal to take care of important chores around the house. Here’s what you s...