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Many homeowners notice when the temperatures drop, their energy bills rise. This isn’t a unique problem; it’s something that almost every homeowner faces each year. Luckily, there are several things you can do to save money on your energy costs this winter. Here are some of our best tips and tricks for saving money when it starts to get cold outside:

Make Sure Your Air Filters are Clean

One of the leading factors in an inefficient heating system is a dirty or clogged air filter. Your heater or furnace requires a constant stream of clean air to operate efficiently. If your air filter is dirty, the heater or furnace will strain to operate efficiently. This will result in higher energy bills and greater risk of an unexpected breakdown.

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Many so-called real estate experts will try and discourage individuals from trying to sell their homes during the holidays. November to January is typically considered the worst time of year to buy a property, however, there are many benefits to selling at this time that many people do not consider.

Selling during the holidays may seem like simply adding another item to your seasonal to-do list, but you may find that your home is actually easier to sell during this time of year. For one, homebuyers during the holidays are typically more motivated and serious about buying. The market is also less saturated, which means there are fewer homes and less competition to worry about.

Here are our top five tips for selling your Ridgewood home during the

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Packing a bag and heading to the gym is a chore. Let’s be honest. And once you get there, it’s all about finding a locker, scoping out available machines, and trying not to get a bad case of athletes foot in the showers. Taking care of yourself is important. Diet and exercise are two vital components of a long and healthy life. So why spend your time commuting to and from the gym when you can create the perfect space at home work those muscles and get your heart rate pumping.

Here are some things to consider when creating your perfect workout space at home:

Think About What Type of Workouts You Enjoy

Are you a cardio fanatic? Do you prefer lifting weights? Creating a gym full of equipment you won’t use is useless, which is why we recommend taking

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The holiday season is upon us. First up, is Thanksgiving; the perfect time of year to enjoy family dinners, watch football, and give thanks for our blessings. If you are hosting a Thanksgiving get-together, you may be feeling the pressure to create the perfect day and meal for your friends and loved ones.

Here are some tips for getting your home ready for Thanksgiving:

Make Sure the Guest Rooms Have Clean Sheets

If you are planning to have guests sleepover, make sure the sheets in your guest rooms are clean. Nothing is worse than crawling into a bed with old, musty sheets. Even if you aren’t planning on having loved ones sleepover, make sure your guest rooms are clean and ready in case an unexpected guest decides to sleepover.

Reorganize Your

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As you enter the golden years of retirement, a few things will start to go through your mind. Questions you need to ask yourself such as figuring out if you wish to stay in your family home or move, what you’ll do with all your new spare time, and the best ways to manage your money. For many, this is the moment they have been waiting for most of their professional lives for. It’s finally time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Although retirement may seem like the beginning of a quiet era, there are still many dynamic changes that individuals go through, the most important of which, seems to be where you will live.

When it comes to retirement living, here is why Ridgewood, NJ is a popular choice for many:

The Central Location

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Living in Ridgewood is full of perks. The quiet streets, clear air, safe environment, and value for your home are just a few things that are driving people out of the city and into this beautiful and tranquil “Bedroom Community.” For many residents who still love to work and play in the city, commuting is a very real part of their lives.

Depending on your schedule, you may be spending several hours per week in your car or on the train to get to work. Don’t feel like these are lost hours. There are many things you can do to make the most of your morning commute:

Skip the Radio and Sink Your Teeth into a Podcast

Who needs the same three songs and depressing news stories on every radio channel? If you’re tired of the radio options in the car,

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Like many of us, you might think of a home library as an insane luxury amenity that no person with a reasonable amount of square footage—even in a prestigious Ridgewood estate—could possibly own. Maybe you knew you could have one in your home, but just haven't been sure where or how to start. Well, we can help with that. Creating the cozy, elegant literary enclave of your dreams within the walls of your Ridgewood home isn't the simplest of tasks, but it's certainly not as complex as many more common home add-ons such as swimming pools or full-out room remodels. If you're looking for a way to enrich your home without breaking down a wall or creating an industrial black hole of construction for weeks on end, why not embrace a space where you can relax,

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Ridgewood's weather is getting a bit of a chilly edge to it, signifying that it's that time of year where we spend more time in the cozy comfort of our homes. This gives us the perfect opportunity to tackle some home improvement projects that we may have thought we didn't have time for in the summer (or at all). Plus, when you're lounging around the house enjoying the fireside comfort, you might just become more aware of what changes you'd like to make. The truth is, while we can make time to take care of the pre-winter home improvement necessities before fall kicks in, the more superficial, aesthetic changes get put on hold indefinitely. Likewise, less pressing—but still important— changes might still be awaiting your attention. Stuck inside on a brisk

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While it may be difficult to imagine your home without your kids living there, you can’t deny the exciting promise of potential for what comes next. As the kids go to college, move out, and start to build their own homes, it’s time for you to take advantage of your empty nest and repurpose your home to suit your new lifestyle. This is perfect opportunity to find new interests and hobbies that will fill the space left by your nest-fleeing children.

Here are some creative ways that empty nesters can take advantage of their newfound extra space:

Create a Closet Worth Coveting

Sure, walk-in closets are a great addition to any home, but what about an entire room as your closet? Take a page out of some of the most glamorous women in Hollywood, and

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Graphic of paintbrush and blog titleThinking of painting your home for yourself or for potential buyers? Worried that your amateur paintwork might result in a finish that looks less than seamless? Let's face it; we've all seen sloppy DIY paint jobs that result in missed edges, splashes on the ceiling, or the lumpiness that comes when paint is spread thin in certain areas and thickly coated in others. You want that striking, polished look that you see in the decor magazines; the model home finish in which you couldn't find a flaw if you tried. Well, there are a few tips and tricks to help you get there. Most amateur paint jobs that look clearly unprofessional only look that way because the painter jumped right in thinking that the scope was easier than it is. Don't make the same mistakes;

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