Category Archives: Comin Up Roses

Adventures in rehabbing and design

Flood Zone? Flooding your home? In can happen!

When you’re buying a property, it is important to know if it’s in a Flood Zone! Why? Because, if it is, it can require costly flood insurance and negatively affect your ability to re-sell it!  Note:  This is something the listing broker (if there is one) should know and disclose. The listing broker may not know, […]

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The Benefits of a Great School District When Buying a Home! Consider Scotch Plains, NJ!

There are so many factors to consider when looking for a new home. Location is typically a huge determiner for home buyers. Another important factor to consider is the strength of the school district within the area in which you want to live. There are so many benefits for a homeowner in a great school […]

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Tips for Staging a House for Sale

Preparing a house for sale is a multi-faceted project. This post will cover tips for staging a house for sale. Here is a video of an apartment we recently had staged. The apartment sold almost immediately, in large part because it was staged! The saying “you only get one chance to make a first impression“ […]

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Living in Edgewater NJ; Gracious Condo Living With Easy Commute to NYC!

One of the amazing things about Edgewater real estate is the easy commuting to NYC. Travel By Land… or Sea Residents of Edgewater have easy and convenient access to direct bus service to New York Port Authority on 42nd Street in the heart of Manhattan. Or…..a quick jitney ride to the Edgewater Ferry Terminal offers commuters spectacular New York […]

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Best Towns in Northern New Jersey…Best Commuter Towns in NJ? Glen Ridge is Both!

 Are you looking for a home in one of the best neighborhoods in New Jersey? Are you interested in living in one of the best New Jersey commuter towns? Glen Ridge encompasses both of these aspects! This small town is less than a 30 minute drive from Manhattan, a direct train in to Newark, Hoboken, and NY […]

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Investing in Multifamily Housing – Step 1: Figure Out the “Cap Rate”

Renovating a multifamily house can be a fantastic way to build your family’s fortune! Many people dream about “buying and holding” real estate for the income it provides. But before you buy a property to hold for income, you must calculate the property’s “cap rate.“  Cap is short for capitalization.  This cap rate is the […]

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The Advantages of Bamboo Flooring

Have you ever wondered about the advantages of bamboo flooring? With its unique versatility, ease of instillation, and cost-efficiency, it’s no wonder designers, contractors, and homeowners alike are choosing bamboo. GreenRose Fine Homes was honored by This Old House Magazine in their Jan/Feb 2016 issue. Our interior design and renovation was featured in an article, entitled “All […]

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Best Place to Live Near NYC

If you’re looking for the best place to live near NYC in one of the Best New York suburbs, come to Verona, NJ. Located just 19 miles from NYC, Verona was ranked #1 in Essex County and #3 in New Jersey as “Top Places to Live in New Jersey” by NJ Monthly Magazine! The NJ […]

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Adding Curb Appeal to Ranch Home

How to give curb appeal to a ranch! Location!  Location! Location!  The “Afterglow” neighborhood of Verona, New Jersey is home to some of the area’s most beautiful abodes. The quiet winding roads and lush tree-lined avenues welcome warmth, solitude, and tranquility.  Large, beautiful colonials, tudors and stucco estate-like homes grace the area. On top of that, […]

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Reglaze vintage “mid-century” tub; modernize and save while doing it!

       This mid-century “tub” was great but the color definitely dated!  What was the craze for pink all about, anyway? This was a recent project which required complete renovation of the bathrooms. While we took this hallway bathroom “to the studs”, we loved the vintage, mid-century ‘corner tub-shower’ fixture and so the decision was […]

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