Christine Haines' Blog

Posted on 03/07/2021
Home Repair Insurance Coverage
Photo by: Caleb Woods via Unsplash Home repair insurance is an optional service agreement also known as a home warranty. It is put in place to save costs when there may be a need for repairs or replacement of any major system or household appliances. Often added as an incentive to sweeten a sale, a great home warranty...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Hardwoods Need a Facelift? Consider Bleaching
Post Photo by Pixabay via Pexels One of the benefits of hardwood floors is their durability. When they start to look worn, refinishing takes time, but is much less of a hassle than replacement. Yet sometimes, stains won't simply buff out of the surface of your hardwoods. If you’re dealing with tough stains, like juice or wine spills or...
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Posted on 02/23/2021
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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Posted on 02/21/2021
Investing in Real Estate
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When thinking about investments, the first rule is to diversify. This allows you to invest in a few different things that may vary in risk or pay off. One option for diversifying investments comes in the form of real estate. For many people, purchasing a home is one of the most expensive...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Green Tips: Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Solutions
Photo by Monfocus via Pixabay Homemade cleaning solutions aren't just effective. They're also free of irritating chemicals, gentle on delicate surfaces, and easy on the environment. Here are a few recipes for making your own cleaning solutions. Natural Wood Polish This is a classic mix: In a small cup, mix one part olive oil to one part lemon...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
How to Make Daily Cleaning Easier
Photo by New Africa via Shutterstock As a homeowner you know there is a lot of upkeep that goes into maintaining a nice home. From weekly cleaning to monthly home maintenance, you put in time, money and effort to give yourself the home life experience you desire. The best living environment to come home to is one that...
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Posted on 02/01/2021
1710 Olden Avenue, Neptune, NJ 07753 is now new to the market!
Take a look at this ranch home - 2 bedrooms 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, and a large living room. Property is being sold "as is"; the seller will not make any repairs. Home has outside only basement entrance. Large back yard, solar panels, and much more. A little love will go a long way for this...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Strange Real Estate Laws
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Only Two Toilet Per Building Many homes have two and a half or more bathrooms. If you want to move to Waldron Island in Washington, you’ll have to give up the idea of having a bathroom for every bedroom or even having that extra half bath. Waldron Island is very small and...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Homeownership Costs: More than a Mortgage
Image by Have a Nice Day Photo from Shutterstock The home you've been searching for is on the market, and now you’re ready to buy it. But can you afford it? How do you know? The internet is filled with mortgage calculators to help you determine what your mortgage payment will be. You simply plug in the numbers...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
26 Oakham Row, Manchester Township, NJ 08759 now has a new price of $185,000!
This property is a short sale, buyer to purchase in "AS IS CONDITION" only. 2 bedrooms 2 bath / Heather model with 1 car garage. Cash purchase only . Solar panels on roof. Seller will do no repairs all items left in home stay with the...
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Posted on 01/23/2021
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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