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Dog Parks In Hudson County

HOBOKENShipyard Dog Park- Frank Sinatra Dr. N. near 13th St.Small, synthetic turf, benches, poop bags, no separate run for small dogs or water fountain, river viewChurch Square Park Dog Run- 401

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JBG Wishes You Happy Holiday

Happy Holidays!  On behalf of all of us at the Jill Biggs Group, we would like to wish you and your family a very warm, happy, and safe holiday. We look forward to working with you in the

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The Scoop On Solar

In many parts of the U.S., solar is becoming a more popular renewable energy source used to power the home. Not only can it help you reduce your energy bills, it may also add to your home’s value

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Making The Move To NYC

Our newest addition to the Jill Biggs Group, Isaac Mahone was recently featured in the New York Times to discuss making the move from Texas to the Big Apple. Isaac and his husband, Marcus (and

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Parks In Downtown Jersey City

The up-and-coming area of Downtown Jersey City is made up of several neighborhoods and within those neighborhoods are numerous parks.  Each of these parks offers different amenities and

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Parks And Playgrounds In The Mile Square City

One of the many reasons Hoboken residents are fortunate is because there is a great variety of parks and playgrounds dispersed throughout the Mile Square.  Many Hoboken parks offer commodities

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Childcare Options In Hoboken

As a family with working parents (or a parent who needs a break) living in Hoboken, it is crucial to find a welcoming and nurturing environment for your child or children to spend their younger.

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Independence Day Adventures In New Jersey

The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate freedom, food, and fireworks. This year, Macy’s is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Fourth of July Fireworks show! Unfortunately, the show is over

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10 Best Late Night Munchies In Hoboken

Everybody knows that Hoboken is a busy and thriving hub for night-life.  Whether you choose to unwind at bar with friends, dance your cares away at a night club, or take that someone special

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Furry Friends In Hoboken

What do you get if you cross a gold dog with a telephone?  A golden receiver!  Now I know that was a little (or very) corny, but it brings me to a very important aspect of life in…

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The Best Weekday Happy Hour Deals In Hoboken

In a town like Hoboken, that's chock full of bars and other places to indulge in a drink after a long day at work, there are bound to be copious amounts of Happy Hour specials. We recently told you

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10 Restaurants To Hit In Hoboken

Everybody who has been to Hoboken knows that we're famous for our Italian delis and pizzerias, but there is so much more great food than just Italian in the sixth borough. Everywhere you turn in

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Summer Fun In Hoboken

    One of the many advantages of living in Hoboken is that there is always something to do. This is especially true during the summer, when city administrators plan numerous events

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Mile Square Theatre Is Up And Running

We are so thrilled that Mile Square Theatre is up and running!Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's largest arts organization, welcomed business and government leaders to its new facility in Hoboken

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Top Housing Markets

http://www.cbsnews.com/media/the-9-hottest-housing-markets-in-the-us/

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Furry Ones

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2015/06/njfunnyfest_to_combine_live_comedy_with_helping_an

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Luxury Apartment Building Starts To Rise In Hoboken

Luxury apartment building starts to rise in HobokenBy: Joshua BurdVertical construction is underway for Advance Realty's new 140-unit luxury apartment building in northern Hoboken, the Bridgewater

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Maxwell Place Rumblings

http://hoboken411.com/archives/102168#sthash

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The Weekend Open Houses Saturday April 4

Join the Jill Biggs Group this weekend at our Open Houses!Saturday April 4th, 2015 1pm - 3pm 944 Bloomfield , HobokenExceptional craftsmanship is evident in this 6 bed, 3 bath home. The

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Not Just On The Waterfront

Not just on the waterfrontResidential buildings rising in all parts of Hudson County By Carlo DavisReporter staff writerMar 22, 2015view slideshow (6 images)The real estate market in

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Hoboken The Hipster Town

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2015/03/which_city_is_home_to_the_most_hipsters_according

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Hoboken Ranked Top Hipster City In The US

Hoboken ranked top hipster city in the U.S.HOBOKEN-- Sorry, Portland, Hoboken apparently has you beat when it comes to young people with a taste for yoga and cafes. A new list on 

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Hotel Information For Travellers

http://hoboken411.com/archives

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Open House This Sunday March 15 2015

This Weekend's Open Houses   March 15, 2015 from 1-3 ;

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Leave The Daily NORM

http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/Weekend_Getaways/WINTER_GETAWAYS_NJ

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The Hottest New Area In Hoboken

http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/26431937/article-Welcome-to-NoVHo----Neighborhood-North-of-the-Viaduct-in-Hoboken-bustles-with-food--theater--?

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Open House This Sunday 700 Grove 6N

700 GROVE 6N OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 TO 3 PMPlease come by to our open house our new listing at 700 Grove on Sunday from 1 to 3 pm This fabulously appointed 2b/2b condo at 700 grove has it all!

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Little City Books To Open In Hoboken

This spring Hoboken, N.J., will get its first general independent bookstore in over a decade, when Little City Books opens on May 2, Independent Bookstore Day.Singer/songwriter Kate Jacobs had

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Open House This Sunday 627 Willow Ave

The Jill Biggs Group Welcomes you to an Open House Event! Date: This Sunday, 01/25/2015 Time: 1pm-3pmLocation: 627 Willow Ave Unit 2, Hoboken NJ 07030Spacious and bright 2 bed, 1

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Open House This Sunday 705 Park Avenue Hoboken

The Jill Biggs Group Welcomes You to an Open House Event ! Date: Sunday, 01/18/2015Time: 1pm - 3pm Location: 705 Park Ave Unit 2, Hoboken NJ, 07030 Fabulous location, style and

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Happy Thanksgiving

The Jill Biggs Group would like to wish you and your loved ones a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!;

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Join Us This Weekend

Join us this weekend at our open houses! Saturday, November 8th 1-3pm 700 1st Street #15JHoboken2Bed/2Bath, NYC Views$675,000Saturday, November 8th 1-3pm1030 Hudson St. #8 /

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Rocket Viewing Across New Jersey Today Oct 28th

NASA is launching a rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station. You should be able to see it if you look to the southeast.We don't get to see rocket launches that often here in New

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Annual Hoboken House Tour This Sunday

This annual event features 8-10 homes and condos that allows Hoboken to show off its eclectic array of home spaces. The Jill Biggs Group is a proud supporter of this event. Read more...Click

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Oktoberfest At Pilsener Haus Is Going On Now

Pilsener Haus Oktoberfest runs through Oct. 25thIt’s that time of the year again! The much anticipated Oktoberfest over at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten uptown (15th & Grand) begins this

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Fall 2014 Hoboken Arts Music Festival

If you're in town, you MUST check out this event!!! Amazing food, amazing vendors, amazing performances..http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival/

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Hoboken Gets More Sandy Relief

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/08...

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Hudson Restaurant Week 2014

Only a couple more days left!!! The promotion runs from July 28th through August 8th. Click here for more information and to see participating restaurants.http://hudsonrestaurantweek/

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Grammar Rules In Real Estate

In today's Wall Street Journal there is an interesting article about grammar. The market is moving very quickly and something small like a typo is still noticed! This could possibly hurt a

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Pulaski Skyway Closure Alert New Jersey Department Of Transportation

Pulaski Skyway Rehabilitation ProjectCommuters Should Expect Delays On April 12, 2014, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, (NJDOT), will begin construction to replace the deck on

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Hobokens Easter Egg Hunt

There will be 15,000 eggs for children to find in this year's Hoboken Grace Easter egg hunt.The hunt is set for Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at Mama Johnson Field at 4th and Jackson. The

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The Key To A Home Sale

I always find these articles interesting in the WSJ - Mansion section. These homes have everything. Would this appeal to you? http://online.wsj.com/news/articles

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CAT AND DOG ADOPTION EVENT

For anyone who is looking for a new family member please check out the upcoming adoption event that is being held at HOUND ABOUT TOWN in Jersey City on Saturday, April 5th from 1-4pm. For more

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Taste Of Jersey City

Taste of Jersey City OLC/LHA will host their second annual Taste of Jersey City, April 3, 6pm-10pm!12 restaurants (Komegashi, PJ Ryan's, Park & Sixth, Lisbon, Mantra, Sawadee, Orale,'

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Big Loans For Small Spaces Buyers

Interesting article in today's Mansion section of the WSJ discusses how buyers are turning to Jumbo loans to finance their small spaces.  In Expensive Markets Like San Francisco And New

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Landlords Of The Manor

This is an interesting article in today's Mansion's section of the Wall Street Journal. You could be surprised to know who lives in all these large estate homes. Check it out! http://online.wsj

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HOMEOWNER TAX TIPS FOR YOUR BEST RETURN DEDUCTING MORTGAGE POINTS

HOMEOWNER TAX TIPS FOR YOUR BEST RETURN: DEDUCTING MORTGAGE POINTSDeducting Mortgage PointsThird in a four-part series of tax tips for homeownersIf you itemize your deductions and can take the

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For The Love Of Golf

The warmer weather can not come soon enough, and with this it makes me think my experience last summer. Last year, Jersey City, was fortunate enough to host one of the FEDEX Cup events at the

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Does Your Auto Insurance Cover Pothole Damage

When it comes to potholes and car insurance, there's good news and bad news.The good news is, yes, pothole damage is usually covered-providing you have collision coverage. The bad news: You

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Homeowner Tax Tips For Your Best Return Deducting Mortgage Insurance

Second in a four-part series of tax tips for homeownersIf you put down less than 20 percent when you bought your home, your lender likely asked you to get mortgage insurance. Those mortgage

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Big On The Big Easy

Normally I wouldn't mention other real estate markets, but I just returned from a trip to New Orleans so this article in the Wall Street Journal caught my attention. From Newark it was less than a 3

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Preservation In Progress NJ Oldest Home

If you are a history buff or just like old homes check out this recent article about the Parker Homestead in Little Silver, NJ. http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/02

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Homeowner Tax Tips For Your Best Return

First in a four-part seriesIf you're among the taxpayers who itemize your deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040, you can include the interest you paid on your home mortgage of up to

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6 Sneaky Places To Hide Your Valuables

To make sure that you, your family and your valuables stay safe, The Family Handyman came up with six simple places to hide valuables from all but the smartest, most determined crooks.;

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No Need To Go To The Burbs To Raise A Family Stay In Hoboken

I have been saying this FOREVER! There is no need to go to the burbs to raise a family. In this month's issue of hMag which is a local publication showcases an excellent article about staying in

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Pulaski Skyway Closures To Start Soon

Just a friendly reminder that the Pulaski Skyway will be closing soon so make sure to mark the following website so you can stay up to date with the latest information. http://www.state.nj.us

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What To Do In Jersey City And Hoboken

Many clients are new to the area as they have relocated for their jobs and are unfamiliar with the "happenings" going on around them. Check out these information sites to keep up on whats going on.

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A FiveYear Wait For A New Rate The New Jumbo Loan Rate

A lot of people are asking about the new jumbo 5/5 ARM rate for their real estate purchases. The Wall Street Journal had an excellent article discussing this new program. Check it out! http:/

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Jersey City Mayor Looking To Create The Best MidSized City In The US

Great article in the Wall Street Journal about Jersey City.  The question stands to be answered...will it be the next Brooklyn? Does it compare to Austin and Portland? It will be interesting to

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New Lenders For Real Estate Investors

Investors are always looking for new properties and there are new lenders that are helping out this niche market. Check out this article in the Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com/news

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The Era Of Big Loans Wealthy Borrowers Will Have Options In 2014 But Dont Expect A Repeat Of Last Ye

Financing is on almost everyone's mind as new lending regulations start to take place. Here is an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal for your review about JUMBO loans. http://online

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Pet Friendly Homes Real Estate Going To The Dogs

As a dog lover I felt that this was an interesting article. So many clients take their pets into consideration just like people who have children do. Its a doggy dog world out there even in real

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Questions About The Pulaski Skyway Closure

With 2014 fast approaching many are wondering how will the Pulaski Skyway will effect traffic. Check out this webpage for updated information. The Skyway is estimated to be closed for two years.

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Home Staging Effect Not Much

Interesting article in today's Wall Street Journal about staging.....what do you think? A recent study finds that home-staging services affect a home's sale price less than most people think

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Hoboken Number 1 Most Exciting Small Cities In America

For those of us that live we are not surprised about this ranking, but check it out! http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-most-exciting-small-cities-in-america-2013

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Most US Homebuyers Believe Superlow Mortgage Rates Normal

Interesting article. http://therealdeal.com/blog/2013/12/11/most-american-homebuyers-believe-super-low-mortgage-rates...

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The Next Big Foodie Destination Jersey City

You think Brooklyn is the only place for foodies? Jersey City is the next big shining star. Check out these local places..... http://nypost.com/2013/11/30/jersey-city-is-the-new-foodie/

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10 Best Cities In New Jersey

Came across this article and of course I'm partial to Downtown Jersey City (which I don't know what its not listed) as I live there, but I wanted to share for your own information. http:/

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NJ Towns Planning Super Bowl Events Of Their Own Even If They Cant Use Those 2 Words

The end of January will soon be upon us and the craziness of football fans will be taking over New Jersey!! Are you ready FOOTBALL FANS??http://www.nj.com/super-bowl/index.ssf/2013/11

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PATH CLOSED AT NIGHT FOR NEXT 3 WEEKENDS

Make sure to note the schedule for all your upcoming transportation! http://hoboken.patch.com/groups/transportation/p/wtc-and-exchange-place-path-stations-suspended-for

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The Kiddies Of Hoboken Enjoy The Ragamuffin Parade Once Again

http://www.hobokenreporter.com/view/full_story/23969775/article-HoBOOken-s-youngsters-take-Ragamuffin-Parade-by-storm?instance

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Top 10 New Restaurants In New Jersey

There are few things that are better than an excellent night out with friends, family, or just each other. Check out these restaurants and proud to say that two are right here in Jersey City! More

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Michael Jordan Home Up For Auction

Since "sports" seem to be in the air this month, this article caught my attention. Michael Jordan's place is up for auction in Chicago. Any sport fans out there?http://online.wsj.com/news

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Eli Manning Is A Hoboken Resident

In case you are a football fan and love to see sightings of your favorite players consider Hoboken! Here is a recent article in Hmag which interviews Eli Manning and he is quoted saying "I

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Jersey City Penthouse Condos Sets Record For City

Downtown Jersey City is going to be a competitive location to NYC. Check out this recent article about the penthouse sold at 77 Hudson St! If you are considering between the city and Jersey City you

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Wondering About Construction Loans

A lot of people watch all of these real estate shows and they always talk about doing renovations or building a home to their specifications. There is a great article in the Wall Street Journal that

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Buying A Home Still Beats Renting By 35 In Americas Biggest Cities

To buy or to rent, that is the question. Its an important question to investigate especially at this time when the rates are rumored to rise in 2014. Since we are on the Gold Coast of Jersey we fall

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Looking For A Great Work Out In Hoboken

Hoboken has many great parks to run and bike to get your exercise. But, if you are looking for some variety in your daily routine and want to try something new check out these local businesses. 

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How To Get Involved In Your Community

As a Realtor I meet a ton of clients that are new to town or really want to get involved but not sure where to start. With the crazy work schedules, commutes, and daily life its hard to know what is

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Jersey City Medical Centers EMS Response Times Elite Nationally

Location, location, location doesn't always pertain to just real estate. Quick response from the nearest hospital or EMS dispatch matters. Congrats to Jersey City for being ahead of the curve with

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Buyers Want Everything Not Just The Kitchen Sink

Great article about how buyers are looking for properties fully loaded! Check out today's article in the WSJ! http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323993804578615962574454502

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Hoboken Market On The Rise And FAST

After checking out a quick comparison through the MLS system it confirms Hoboken is HOT! Overall All Market in Hoboken 2012 full year compared to 2013 year to date. 2012 AVG DAYS ON

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Why Everyone In New York Should Live In Jersey City Instead

I came across this article today via another Email campaign and I couldn't agree more! New towers are currently under construction and there is much growth going on in Jersey City that if you are

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Fitness Meets Dance Opening In Hoboken

I love Hoboken for several reasons, but mostly because something new always happening. This week there is an open house for the new Fitness Meets Dance Studio which is located at 83 Jackson Street.

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Art Opening Hamilton Square July 10 2013 Ann Lepore

SILVERMAN and Hamilton Square Condominium Association in association with ArtBloc present: Ann LePore: Upward Mobility Opening ReceptionWednesday, July 10, 20137-9 p.m. Hamilton

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Firework Information For The 4th Of July

Here is a great recap of all the activities that are going on for the 4th throughout New Jersey!http://hoboken.patch.com/groups/holidays/p/fourth-of-july-fireworks-displays-across-the

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City Launches Smart Card Parking Announces Mixed MeterPermit Parking Zones

HOT NEWS ALERT - if you live in Hoboken or have been here before you understand all about the parking situation. So check this article out that was published by the Hoboken Patch. http:/.

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4th Street In Hoboken

Enjoyed a wonderful stroll as I was leaving my listing on 325 Willow today and I am always impressed on the great small businesses that are represented in Hoboken. I love the small town USA feel,

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Pricing Your Home

Check out my latest video on how to use comparables to price your home. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px_saVusRCQ&feature=youtu.beIf you are thinking about listing your home give me a call

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Does Staging Work

Sellers are always asking me if staging works. Its worth every second and every penny you put into it. Make sure to check out my video to hear more about my staging tips. If you have any questions

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Maxwells Closing July 31st

Saw this article today by Hoboken Girl so I wanted to share it as I know many of you spent some summer nights at Maxwells! http://hobokengirl.com/maxwells-nj-closing-this-summer-in-hoboken/

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Ready to Spring Forward

If you haven’t already noticed, it may seem like your friends, family members and co-workers have come down with a strong case of the Mondays, more than usual. They probably haven’t

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Home Buying Seminar Open to the Public

Home Buying Seminar Coffee & BagelsSaturday March 9th | 10am-11amColdwell Banker: 100 Washington St Hoboken RSVP to jillkbiggs@gmail.com with HBS in the subject lineFor questions call: 201.798

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A Mortgage Moment with Jose Martinez

 In this video, I will be going over how a home purchase is made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe29-4VZxyU;

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Public Meeting on Hoboken Terminal Rail Yard plans

The Hoboken Terminal and Rail Yard will soon be getting a full-on facelift. Tonight in the Elks Lodge at 7pm, a community meeting will be held to discuss this makeover of the area surrounding

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New Construction Maxwell Place Hoboken

by Jill Biggs & Lauren Blumenfeld   With the current low inventory of real estate in Hoboken and Jersey City; we expect the release of Maxwell Places new phase three to sell out rapidly. We

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Hoboken Market Is Not In A Free Fall

I just received my 3rd email today from a buyer looking for Hoboken properties hit hard by Hurricane Sandy with sellers desperate to unload. This storm has been a tragedy for so many, but we are by

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