Short Hills Real Estate Blog

  • How to Think Like a Buyer

    BY Jill Birnberg

    If you’re selling your home, then you know there’s a laundry list of things you need to do to prepare. You’ve got to find a great real estate agent, prepare your home to list, and get ready for your next big adventure. But one thing that most s...

  • Building an Emergency Fund

    BY Jill Birnberg

    You never know what life is going to throw at you. Which is why it’s so important to build an emergency fund. These funds can be used for so many things – from unexpected medical expenses to the emergency replacement of an important home applia...

  • What is a Ranch Style House?

    BY Jill Birnberg

    When you’re buying a home, you’ll see a description in the listing for that home. One key element that is usually included is the architectural style of the home. This can be anything from a Cape Cod to a Midcentury Modern style. But one style ...

  • Prep Your Home For a Spring Sale

    BY Jill Birnberg

    While it may feel like Old Man Winter is never going to leave, spring is just a few weeks away. The spring season is one of the best times of the year to sell your home. By getting yourself prepared during this time, you’ll be ready to list your ho...

  • Buying a Starter Home

    BY Jill Birnberg

    If you’re a first-time homebuyer, then you’ve no doubt heard the term “starter home” before. But what exactly is a starter home? And what should you look for in this kind of property? Here are some great tips on what to look for in your first...

  • How to Make an Offer

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Finding a home you love is one of the most enjoyable – and sometimes most stressful – parts of buying a home. When you finally find the home that you know will be a good fit for you, then it’s time to make an offer. But just what goes into ma...

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

    BY Jill Birnberg

    It’s a brand new year, and if you’re like most Americans, you’ve made a New Year’s resolution or two. Perhaps you’ve made a commitment to eat better or exercise more. But have you thought about resolutions you can make for your home? We...

  • Home Design Trends for the New Year

    BY Jill Birnberg

    It’s a new year AND new decade! Could there be a better time to update your home’s interior? We don’t think so. Whether you’ve just moved into your new home or you want to refresh your home for sale, we’ve got some great ideas for you. Here...

  • 2020 Housing Trends

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Not only is it a New Year – but we’re also heading into a new decade! That can bring lots of change, especially if you’re buying a selling a home in 2020. We’ve looked at what the experts have to say about what to expect in the coming year an...

  • When Santa Makes Your Down Payment

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Did Santa bring you the cash for a down payment on a home this year? Lucky you! That’s a fantastic gift to receive. However, you must be aware of certain requirements that need to be followed when you’re using a gift of cash as your down paymen...