Short Hills Real Estate Blog

  • How Much Down Payment Do You Need?

    BY Jill Birnberg

    A critical step in buying a home is making the down payment. And for many homebuyers, saving for the down payment can be the biggest obstacle to overcome. But how much do you really need for a down payment? Let’s take a closer look. What is a ...

  • Decorate With What You Have

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Are you getting a little tired of looking at your stuff at home? Is it time for a change? Well, here’s a secret – you don’t have to leave the house or spend any money to rejuvenate your home’s style. It just takes looking at your things with ...

  • Pros and Cons of Online Mortgage Lenders

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Did you know you could shop around for a mortgage? Many homebuyers don’t realize that they have choices when it comes to lenders. In fact, shopping around can save you some serious cash. Right now, one of the best ways to shop around for a mortgage...

  • Creating a Home Office

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Are you one of the millions of Americans who are currently working from home? If so, then it can be extremely helpful to create a space in your home that’s conducive to getting the job done. Whether you’ve been working from home for years or find...

  • Spring Home Projects

    BY Jill Birnberg

    If you’re like millions of Americans who are staying at home right now, then it’s a great time to finally tackle some of those home projects you’ve been putting off. Making small repairs, being vigilant about home maintenance, and doing a dee...

  • Researching a Home Online

    BY Jill Birnberg

    If you’re like most homebuyers, then you’ll probably begin your home search online. But did you know that you could go beyond just the listings to learn more about a home? With so much information at your fingertips, it can be tough to know whe...

  • Staging a Deck

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Spring is almost here, which means backyard barbecue season is just around the corner. Many homebuyers are going to be in the market for houses that have great outdoor living spaces. As the temperatures rise, they’ll imagine themselves grilling out...

  • Buying a “Sale Pending” Home

    BY Jill Birnberg

    You’ve finally found the perfect home that meets all your needs. The trouble is, it’s listed as sale pending. Just what does “sale pending” mean, and should you give up hope of ever buying this house? Here’s what you need to know about ho...

  • Worst Moving Mistakes Revealed

    BY Jill Birnberg

    The real estate market is starting to heat up for the spring season. That means in the coming months many people will be packing up and moving to a new place. If you’re one of them, then you’ll be gearing up over the coming weeks for your big mov...

  • Spring Curb Appeal Boosters

    BY Jill Birnberg

    When most homeowners think of curb appeal, they imagine hours spent planting and tending an elaborate garden. But curb appeal doesn’t begin and end with plants and flowers. In fact, you can create amazing curb appeal even if you don’t have a gr...