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Get Your Mind INTO the Gutter!

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on November 06, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice
Water is the number one problem for every home. We want to do whatever possible to make sure the home is waterproof. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your rain gutters often or realize what an important role they play in keeping your home and property safe from water damage.   The Many Ways That Gutters Defend Your Home Your home is made up of multiple components, which makes it vulnerable to damage from rainwater, especially in these key areas: · &nbs... read more
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From hurricanes to floods to fires, Mother Nature, accidents, and unforeseen circumstances all pose a threat to your home. That’s why taking steps now to safeguard your property from these and other home disasters are important. Step 1: Review and improve your standard insurance policy Homeowners insurance can provide coverage to reimburse you if you suffer losses caused by many home disasters. But it’s crucial to ensure that you have proper coverage limits in place. FEMA reports that over hal... read more
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Who Knew? Thing to do - Jersey Shore Edition

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on July 04, 2019 in  Jersey Shore  Things to Do
Sure, You could lie on the beach or play in the water but there is so much more to do at the Jersey shore - things that are a little off or even a little scary. Paranormal Museum, Asbury Park  Since 2008 this mini-museum has curated a collection of oddities including the Hand of Glory (a candle holder supposedly made from a severed hand), some “haunted” dolls, and the jewel in their crown — a skull thought to be that of the Jersey Devil, the creature rumored to wander the New Jersey Pine... read more
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Have a Staging Party

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on May 27, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Staging
Everyone works hard to get the house ready to have a party and they work hard to get the house looking its very best. What guest is more important than your potential future buyer? It is very hard to look at your home through the eyes of others – one unique method is to have a “staging” party. Why not invite a group of the friends that you know will be honest to have drinks and nibbles and experience your home at its very best. Ask them to fill out anonymous postcards telling you the top positive... read more
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Is your Home Improvement Contractor Registered?

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on May 13, 2019 in  Contractors  Remodeling
Recently a Doylestown Township man was charged with defrauding a pair of Tinicum homeowners of $126,000 through home improvement fraud and investment schemes over the course of two years. What is the Pennsylvania law that covers home improvement contractors? The Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (“HICPA”) was adopted by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly in October, 2008, and signed by the Governor as Act 132 of 2008.  The law establishes a mandatory registration program for contractors ... read more
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