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Family-Style New Year's Eve - Tarvin Realtors

New Year's is often seen as an occasion for loud and exciting parties with friends. But if you have kids at home, you may be more interested in a quieter, family-friendly celebration. You don't have to buy expensive tickets or stay out till 2 a.m. to have a great time on New Year's Eve. Our agents are excited to share some tips for ringing in the New Year, family-style.

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Last-Minute Holiday Shopping - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Still not quite finished with your Christmas shopping? You're not alone. Green Monday is the last day you can order products online if you want to receive them before the holidays. Busy people all over America use this day to get some last-minute shopping done, including our agents. Here are a few of their favorite shops around Ridgewood for snagging those last few presents at the eleventh hour.

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Christmas Tree Care - Homeowners - Tarvin Realtors

A live Christmas tree looks beautiful and makes your home smell fresh, but it's also important to take good care of the tree, so it survives until the holidays. A well-cared-for tree won't dry out as fast and will shed fewer needles, lasting as long as five weeks before needing to come down. Here are a few tips from our agents for getting the most out of your tree.

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Family Baking Fun in February - Tarvin Realtors

The way families spend their leisure time has changed dramatically in the last few years. Instead of piling into the car to drive to an adventure, many families are focusing on activities at home. Our agents have noticed trends that are pulling families away from the TV set and into the kitchen, offering several benefits. February is National Bake for Family Fun Month and the perfect time for the whole family to gather in the kitchen for some baking fun. 

  • Bolster Education
    Reinforce math and reading skills by having younger children follow recipes while helping in the kitchen. Recipes can be halved or doubled, measurements are in partial cups or tablespoons, and recipes can be read aloud. Do you have teenagers that claim they already know how to read? Hand them Grandma's favorite cookie recipe written in cursive on a 3-by-5 card and see how well they can manage!

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Celebrate New Year's at Home - Tarvin Realtors

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a new home? If you're looking to purchase a house, our agents can help you start off 2022 on a high note. Buying a home is an amazing accomplishment that you should definitely celebrate. So, here are a few ideas that will make you wonder why people leave the house for New Year's in the first place.

  • Have a Virtual Dinner Date
    It's much harder to connect in person nowadays, and friends and family may want to stay home too. That doesn't mean you can't catch up with them, not when technology has progressed so far!

    So, set up a virtual date with your loved ones. You can coordinate dinner so you can eat together, play a cards game, and unwrap presents together.

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Hosting Thanksgiving - New Homeowners - Tarvin Realtors

Congratulations! You're a first-time homeowner and have volunteered (or a relative volunteered you) to host Thanksgiving for the first time. Hosting and cooking this great American meal can be exciting, but it can also feel a little intimidating. Hosting comes with a lot of responsibility, and you probably have a few boxes left unpacked. But fear not, our agents have some helpful tips that will help you host your first Turkey Day like a veteran.

  • Plan Your Big Day
    Early planning, ideally two to three weeks before the big day, is the key to a stress-free Thanksgiving. You need to figure out how many guests and children you expect. Create an online or mail-delivered invite to show your family and friends that you'd enjoy their company and encourage them to RSVP as soon as possible. Think about where your guests will sit and where you'll set your food. Think about the need for tables and chairs and create a music playlist that would appeal to everyone's taste. Don't forget non-food items like appetizer plates, napkins, table cloths, and decorations.

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