Short Hills Real Estate Blog

  • Helping Your Child Buy a Home

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Home ownership is a dream come true for many. However in today’s economic landscape, many young adults are finding it hard to turn that dream into a reality. Whether it’s because of student loan debt, not having enough money for a down payment,...

  • Staging a Living Room to Sell

    BY Jill Birnberg

    There’s no doubt about it – one of the most important rooms to stage when you’re selling is the living room. The living room is where family and friends gather and where you unwind after a long day. A great living room will often be at the top ...

  • Heating Systems 101

    BY Jill Birnberg

    We’re heading into the hottest part of the year, so it’s unlikely you’re thinking too much about your home’s heating system. But if you’re house hunting this summer or you need to upgrade to a new system, now is the time to research and und...

  • Make the Most of a Small Yard

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Yards are a great way to extend your living space – especially when the weather is nice. However, if you have a small yard, then you may feel like you’re missing out. But don’t be dismayed! There are many ways that you can maximize that outdoor...

  • Creating a Craft Room

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Is a personal craft room on your wish list? If you’re house hunting – or you’ve just purchased a home – you may be wondering how you can turn a spare room into a craft room. Fortunately, all it takes is a little inspiration to get started. Th...

  • How to Minimize Your Home’s Flaws

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Does your home feel less than perfect? There are truly very few homes that live up to all the owner’s expectations. Although it’s common for most homeowners to feel some dissatisfaction with certain elements of their homes, it can be more obvious...

  • When Do You Need a Permit?

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Summer is a great time to complete home improvement projects. Both sellers and recent buyers may opt to make upgrades because they can add value to a home. But it’s essential that you understand which projects may require a building permit. If you ...

  • Planning a House Hunting Trip

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Memorial Day weekend is almost here. This holiday is often thought of as the unofficial start of summer. But it can also be a great time to go house hunting. In fact, if you’re planning to move out of town, then a long holiday weekend can be a pe...

  • Selling a Home With a Pool

    BY Jill Birnberg

    If you’re selling a home with a pool, then you may be wondering whether it will help – or hurt – your home sale. Well, we have some good news for you! According to the National Association of Realtors, having an in-ground pool can increase your...

  • Hidden Expenses of Selling Your Home

    BY Jill Birnberg

    Is it time for you to sell your home? You’re no doubt thinking about all the money you can potentially make from your home sale. But it’s important to remember that selling a home can also cost you money. Not only will you be on the hook for co...