New Jersey’s low existing-home inventory seems to be mirroring a national trend. Median home prices have recently pushed higher because of this low inventory.

With spring around the corner, the real estate market enters its strongest season in nearly nine years. According to a December 2013 report by the Otteau Valuation Group, “Home purchase demand in New Jersey rose by 23% year-over-year in November, marking the 26th consecutive monthly increase.”

It’s the little things

This time last year, Greta Adler wasn’t thinking about Valentine’s Day or Presidents Day or even American Heart Month. She was thinking about moving to her new home.

Beat the winter blues

Nearly everyone gets the “winter blues” now and then. The days are shorter, the nights are longer, and the cold air nips at your nose, making isolation more common during winter months. But some people suffer from a more severe form of depression.

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Humanism is on the rise in the United States.

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When Joyce and Richard Barrett read an article in the Tribune last fall about a customized apartment at

Superstorm Sandy

A year after Superstorm Sandy, the Jersey Shore shows significant signs of restoration. Rebuilding efforts led by local government, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and town citizens have taken great strides in restoring the Shore that was nearly flattened last October.

Floorplans

As we continue to watch the real estate market thermometer inch its way back toward center, developers continue to make more enticing incentives and improvements to their properties. One local example Seabrook, an Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J.

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Three teams will square off later this month in Seabrook s fourth annual Super Chef competition on Sept. 19.