There's just something about Tudor homes that makes my buyers fall in love instantly. They're the perfect combination of vintage charm and informal coziness and we're lucky enough to have a lot of them in this area! Lake Arrowhead in Denville is home to a bumper crop of little fairy godmother cottages and the Boonton Park Section boasts many larger-scale representatives of the style. One thing is for sure - whether they're big or small, you're going to be enchanted!
I just received an important message from one of my favorite charities. Nana's Gift of Boonton is devoted to bringing the joy of the Holidays to local children in need. Every year they grow their efforts and spread even more Holiday cheer! Once you read this letter, I know you'll want to get in touch with Kim Sgro to see how you can help, too! ~Jackie
If you drive through Montville as often as I do, you've seen the sign for Rails Steakhouse and the beauty of the new building emerging as the natural stone facade and copper roofs go into place. The suspense was killing me! Luckily, I got invited to take a look at what's in store for all of us!
I'm happy to report that we can look forward to enticing new shopping options, high-end 1 and 2 bedroom rentals and a restaurant/lounge that's different from anything else we have locally! Rails Steakhouse is part of a 55,000 square foot development located right along the train tracks and adjacent to the Towaco train station. It will be called Towaco Crossing, and the developers are hoping to create an appealing, walk-able downtown hub for an already great town.
Being surrounded by beautiful acreage and perfect privacy is a common real estate fantasy, but that fantasy often ends as soon as you see the property tax bill that goes along with it. Fortunately, there is a solution that will allow you to have your kingdom without paying a king’s ransom in taxes. I recently listed a property that's over 11 acres in size and has two single family homes on it in beautiful Boonton Township. You will be amazed to hear that the property taxes for all of that are just $13,100 a year! Read below to find out how this is possible!
Natural Gas lines are coming in all over Morris County and oil tanks are coming out faster than ever! I want to make sure that when you pay someone to put in your new heating system, you really get your money's worth!
If you're upgrading from an older furnace, odds are you'll get a boost in efficiency no matter what you install, but it still pays to do a full energy audit of your home and its heating needs. Many companies will encourage you to buy a more powerful furnace than you need to make sure that it can keep up with demand in the coldest Winters. In fact, most homes have overpowered furnaces. There are better ways to stay warm and they'll save you real money!
Chemical cleaners aren’t always your best bet. They linger in the air, don’t smell so great and can cost a lot of money. You’ll be amazed at just how much you can do with some simple lemon juice and white vinegar.
It’s almost time for school again and your morning routine is about to get a bit more complicated! How can you simplify your morning routine with one simple household project? It’s easy! Make a place for you and your kids to share reminders. A fun way to accomplish this is to paint all or part of a wall with chalkboard paint. This paint can come in any color and turns any surface it’s applied to into a chalkboard.
Benjamin Moore and other major paint brands manufacture chalkboard paint, readymade, but I’m going to save you money with an easy recipe for making it at home! It’s simple, inexpensive and you can make as much as you need!
Chalkboard Paint Recipe:
Mix2 Tablespoon of Unsanded Groutper1 Cup of House Paint.Use any color you like for a completely custom chalkboard look!
This paint is good for much more than walls. You can paint just about anything with it.
Never forget what you need from the store. Paint turns the inside of the pantry door and medicine cabinet door into a chalkboard to keep a running tally of what you’re out of!
Keep track of what’s on your shelves by painting and labeling the storage bins!
With a little painters’ tape you can mask out an area and create a re-usable chalkboard label on the dry goods containers in your pantry! This is a great place to keep the date you filled the container, too. You’ll never have to wonder how old the coffee beans or popcorn are again!
Create a chalkboard table top where your kids do their homework. They can work out math problems on the surface!
Paint the center of a platter or plate with an attractive border to make a one-of-a-kind chalkboard for your kitchen!
Paint the bases of your wineglasses before a party, and guests will be able to label their own glass to keep track of it!
Make sure that all your tools go back where they belong. You can create a chalkboard background in your garage or workshop to mark where everything hangs and paint workbench and toolbox drawers to keep track of what's inside!
Paint your planter pots to keep track of which herb is which or what plants are on the way while they're still seedlings!