Short Hills Real Estate Blog

  • Buying a Home with a Fireplace

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Is there anything more inviting at this time of year than a roaring fire? If you’re buying a home, then you may be looking at properties that have fireplaces. Perhaps you’re daydreaming about winter afternoons cozied up with a cup of hot chocol...

  • Holiday Decorating for Home Sellers

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Decorating your home for the holidays is one of life’s big pleasures. But if you’re selling your home this time of year, then you may want to rethink your usual décor. While it isn’t necessary to banish all your decorations to storage this yea...

  • Moving During the Holidays

    BY Jill Birnberg

    You’ve sold your house – congratulations! Signing those closing papers and handing over the keys to new owners can be a great relief. But that means that it’s time to move – during the holiday season, no less. While it isn’t necessarily the...

  • Giving Thanks to Your New Home

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Buying a new home is such an exciting – and stressful – experience. It’s one of life’s major milestones, and frankly, it deserves celebrating. You did it! Since this is the week where we here in America give thanks for all we have, we think i...

  • Celebrate Thanksgiving in Your New Home

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Closing on a new home is certainly something to be thankful for this holiday season. But if you’ve just moved in, you may be wondering how you can possibly get it together in time to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Moving is always a stressful ...

  • What Does an Escrow Agent Do?

    BY Jill Birnberg

    If you’re buying a home for the first time (or even the second or third time), then you may be a little confused about who does what exactly. For example – what does an escrow agent or escrow company do, and why do you need them? Let’s take a...

  • Buying a Vacation Home

    BY Jill Birnberg

    With the holiday season approaching, your mind may be daydreaming about getting away to a vacation home. In fact, maybe buying a vacation home is on your holiday wish list this year. While purchasing a home away from home can be a wonderful investm...

  • Selling During the Holidays

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Are you selling your home during the holiday season? While putting your home on the market right now may have you feeling like Scrooge, it can actually be a great time to sell. The trick is to put yourself in the right frame of mind and to understa...

  • 9 Common Title Problems

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Every home sale will include a title search. This is a process that helps to discover who legally owns the house, and thus, who has the right to sell it. While it may seem pretty straightforward, a title search can turn up hidden claims or liens that...

  • How to Make an Offer on a House

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Making an offer on a house can be a very exciting – and very nerve-wracking – experience. Finding a home you love can be a challenging process. Waiting to hear back about your offer can have you on pins and needles. This is the point in the home-...