Christine Haines' Blog

Posted on 01/17/2021
How to Budget for Your First Home
Photo by Olya Adamovich via Pixabay You’ve decided to start the process of buying a home. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how much money you have, and what you can afford. The goal is to avoid purchasing more home than you can afford, but those variables change. In September 2019, the average price of a new...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Simple Ways to Reduce Energy Use
Image by Marie-Flore Pirmez from Unsplash Going green sounds like a big, lofty goal. For many, it brings thoughts of installing solar panels or upgrading entire HVAC systems to be more eco-friendly. While these are helpful tasks, there are many little things you can do right now to “go green” at home. If you want to make a...
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Posted on 01/06/2021
Video Tour - 48 Hawkin Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
This completely renovated two-bedroom home is cute as can be and an absolute must-see! Everything has been stripped down and replaced! New electric, plumbing, heat, air conditioning, oil tank, septic, siding, windows, and roof. Beautiful new kitchen cabinets, laminate wood-look flooring, and tile flooring. The living room boasts a vaulted ceiling. Off the kitchen is a bonus room that would make a great home office. The very spacious laundry room is also conveniently located just a step from the kitchen and could serve several purposes including a pantry or mudroom. The property is very private and secluded but still located just a few...
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Posted on 01/06/2021
48 Hawkin Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533 is now new to the market!
This completely renovated two-bedroom home is cute as can be and an absolute must-see! Everything has been stripped down and replaced! New electric, plumbing, heat, air conditioning, oil tank, septic, siding, windows, and roof. Beautiful new kitchen cabinets, laminate wood-look flooring, and tile flooring. The living room boasts a vaulted ceiling. Off the kitchen is a bonus room that would make a great home office. The very spacious laundry room is also conveniently located just a step from the kitchen and could serve several purposes including a pantry or mudroom. The property is very private and secluded but still located just a few...
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Posted on 01/05/2021
Video Tour - 6 Allister Lane, Columbus, NJ 08022
Welcome home to this beautiful Ivy Model home in the sought after Four Seasons in Mansfield. As you enter you are greeted with the formal living room and dining room, new hardwood floors, and a great space for entertaining. The updated kitchen is complete with granite countertops, subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. The open layout flows into the breakfast nook and family room. The outdoor patio area is easily accessible from the family room and is a nice quiet place to relax. The owners' suite will wow you will double entry doors, a large walk-in closet, and a beautifully renovated full bath, complete with double...
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Posted on 01/05/2021
6 Allister Lane, Columbus, NJ 08022 is now new to the market!
Welcome home to this beautiful Ivy Model home in the sought after Four Seasons in Mansfield. As you enter you are greeted with the formal living room and dining room, new hardwood floors, and a great space for entertaining. The updated kitchen is complete with granite countertops, subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. The open layout flows into the breakfast nook and family room. The outdoor patio area is easily accessible from the family room and is a nice quiet place to relax. The owners' suite will wow you will double entry doors, a large walk-in closet, and a beautifully renovated full bath, complete with double...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Why It's Worth Your Time to Upgrade Your House's Curb Appeal
Bolstering your house's curb appeal is paramount if you want to achieve the best-possible results during the property selling journey. In fact, there are many reasons why you may want to dedicate time and energy to enhance your home's curb appeal, and these include: 1. You can differentiate your home from the competition. Your home only gets one chance...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
During Your Flip: Nail these Crucial Project Management Skills
Photo by TeroVesalainen via Pixabay Flipping a house successfully means keeping your ducks in a row during the rehab process--and that typically means communicating with several vendors to coordinate work, making sure everyone is on the same page, and dealing with delays when they (inevitably) occur. It's worth your while to build a project management strategy and skill...
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Posted on 12/23/2020
Columbus, NJ Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Columbus, NJ blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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