Tag: neighborhood

Avoid A Stroke: Get Good Neighbors

I have to admit, reading academic journals isn’t my thing. But I was fascinated to read “Perceived Neighborhood Social Cohesion and Stroke” authored by University of Michigan Department of Psychology researchers Eric Kim, Nansook Park and Christopher Peterson which found that having good neighbors equates to better health.

March 10 / 2014

Expert Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood To Buy In

It’s not just the home, it’s finding the right area.

How to Throw a Block Party

What you need to know about planning a block party.

How to Know if a Neighborhood is Right for You

Before you buy a home and make what’s likely to be one of the biggest investments of your life, you owe it to yourself to get good information on your new neighborhood.

Neighborhood Features to Examine Before Buying a Home

Location, Location, Location! An obvious and important aspect of buying a home is looking at the home itself, but another, and sometimes forgotten, is exploring the neighborhood. Limited amenities and services, unkempt communities and noisy neighbors can curb a home sale, and to avoid moving into an area that lacks the features owners are looking [...]

A Very Angry Holiday House

Quite possibly the coolest holiday house ever. A must see for gamers.

Sandy Aftermath: The Road To Recovery Starts with Community

In times of stress, including natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, we really get a glimpse of what a community is all about.

November 07 / 2012

A New Found Appreciation for Home, Neighbors and Community

I sit at home, recovering from an injury and surgery, not feeling sorry for myself, but being incredibly grateful that we own a home and have established roots in a community where people have taken amazing care of me, David, and our two boys.

Home Sweet Home: Halloween Candy Battle (Elite Eight)

In case you missed round one, we thought it would be fun to poll our readers  to find out what the ultimate Halloween candy is. The goal of this is to provide home owners with the need to know information on how to be the coolest house on the block for trick or treaters. In [...]

Best Places to Live for Suburbanites

Suburban life is all I have ever known and I couldn’t imagine it any other way. I was born and raised in Livingston, NJ and now live in West Orange, NJ. Grass, trees and non mass transit is what I know and love. As a self admitted shopping addict there is something special about having access to suburban malls. I know every crook and cranny of The Mall at Short Hills and could complete a full fledged shopping spree with my eyes closed.