West Orange Real Estate Blog

  • Choose the Right Paint

    BY Roger Bediner

    Whether you're preparing your home to move in, or preparing it to sell, choosing the right paint from the myriad choices available to day can be daunting. Paints come in up to six different finishes, so even if you've chosen the colors, you still hav...

  • Should I Sell As-Is?

    BY Roger Bediner

    As one of the most difficult decisions in real estate marketing, the idea of selling "as-is" (without making any repairs, renovations, or upgrades) appeals to homeowners needing to sell quickly or that are cash strapped. Can you do it? Yes. Sho...

  • Introducing Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Livingston

    BY Roger Bediner

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, announced the signing of Prudential New Jersey Properties, which is among the most recent wave of 22 new affiliate signees nationwide. Pruden...

  • Three Home Safety Features You Should Keep Up To Date

    BY Roger Bediner

    In the midst of all the summer activities, there are a few things you should add to your to-do list to keep you and your family safe in your home. Here are three: Fire Extinguishers If you don't have a fire extinguisher, you should get one. Ins...

  • Is Your House the Right Investment to Fund Retirement?

    BY Roger Bediner

    For many people, your home is your largest asset. Like your parents, and grandparents before them, you expect your home—in some way—to fund your retirement. For some of you, that means selling the home near retirement and using the funds to purch...

  • What to Know about Summer Lawn Care

    BY Roger Bediner

    Lush greens and rolling verdant fairways stoke homeowner dreams of the perfect lawn. In most areas, July starts the season with the highest demand on the water supply. So maintaining those lavish landscapes takes knowledge and a plan. Planting ...

  • 5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

    BY Roger Bediner

    Scorrrrrrrre!!!!!! Celebrate a World Cup of Your Own You may not make it to the FIFA World Cup this year in Brazil, but you can still score big by improving your FICO or Vantage credit score. There's no way around it, if you want to buy a h...

  • Tips for Home Sellers

    BY Roger Bediner

    Sometimes selling a home can feel like a big job – one with a thousand small tasks required to get it done. But many sellers make the job harder by ignoring or avoiding some of the biggest factors that contribute to a faster sale. Use this list to ...

  • Expand Your Summer Living Space

    BY Roger Bediner

    As the temperatures heat up and barbeque season is in full swing, the outdoors beckons. Early morning coffee on the back deck as the sunrises and late evening gatherings to watch the stars come out do not require shade, but to fully utilize your outd...

  • How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 3)

    BY Roger Bediner

    The last in our series, preparing for emergencies in your new home means taking extra measure to protect your investment. Surviving a disaster is just the first part. Recovering takes longer and requires more advance planning. Start by designing your...