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2012 

Dear TZ, I'm going to be selling my house in about a year and I have some cash to spend to get it ready to sell. Which home improvements get me the best improvement in selling price? Fix It Up Freddy   Dear Freddy, Lots of Union County residents are thinking about getting their homes ready to sel...
03/31/2012
  Please vote for which of these April Fools’ Day gags we should play on our 16 year old son who absolutely deserves worse and has the best sense of humor in the family.   1. Sprinkle mashed potato flakes on the lawn, car, or driveway and tell him that it snowed last night.   2. Replace the pull ...
03/31/2012
Get ready for some Spring Time Fun in Union County! The Easter Bunny will be around this weekend for the first Easter Egg hunts of the year.   New Providence Lions Club will hold its Easter Egg Hunt at Oakwood Park Easter on Saturday, March 31st, at 9:30 am with the Easter Bunny arriving at 9:15 ...
03/30/2012
Dear TZ, My neighbor told me it's a great time to buy a house as an investment. Then my cousin said the same thing. I don't believe them because there are all kinds of "For Sale" signs everywhere. Is it a good time to invest in real estate? Why? - Irwin Investor   Dear Irwin, Now is absolutely a ...
03/30/2012
Thomas J. Nelson has one of the more interesting and eclectic blogs. I subscribed because of a beautiful and inspiring post called No Guarantees and then spent my entire lunch time reading all of his older posts. This one is my favorite :)ENJOY! On the first day, God created the dog and said: ‘Si...
03/29/2012
Nothing beats a kitchen so clean that it sparkles. Here's everything you need to get your kitchen looking Open House ready! 1. Declutter your cabinets. Donate unopened food that you don't eat and doubles of pots/pans/baking dishes. Discard food you opened six months ago and haven't touched since....
03/28/2012
Sell Your Home Fast with these 3 Simple Steps: 1. Price it right. Get a pre-appraisal (about $300 from a certified appraiser) or get a CMA (free from a REALTOR) and price your home 1-2% lower than they recommend. Offer a competetive commission to the buyers' agent to get them in there. 2. Clean i...
03/26/2012
Every spring, my thoughts turn to the garden. This is the year my flowers beds will be immaculate and my vegetables will be abundant! Here's what to do in NJ: Perennials: This week, I divided up all of my hostas. Hostas can be split right down the middle with a spade and then half can be removed ...
03/26/2012
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A couple of weeks ago while driving my 2007 Chrysler Sebring, I noticed a noise that was new.  Not being an expert on cars, I took my vehicle in to Livingston Sunoco for an oil change and to have them look into the noise.  As I was waiting for them to diagnose the issue, the owner's father Ronnie...
03/25/2012
Summit,  New Jersey is in north western Union County and had the 16th-highest per capita income in the state as of the 2000 Census. As of the 2010 Census, Summit had a population of 21,457 and 36% of all households in Summit had school-age children. Schools in Summit include 2 Pre-K to Kindergart...
03/25/2012
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