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New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey

New Year’s Eve 2019 in New Jersey: Jersey Shore

New Year’s Eve 2019 in New Jersey: Jersey Shore


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New Year’s Eve is a time we all enjoy. Holidays are an interesting thing, some are religious based, nationalistic, local, or personal, that is except for celebrating the New Year. From when it begins in the on December 31st from the furthest east location in the Pacific ocean to the furthest point west before it’s just January 1st, it is one of the only holidays that is internationally recognized. But with the celebration, comes stress. We all want to have a good time, but Where? With Who? How Far? What’s the deal? How much? It is a hindrance on your good time.


New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


Well look no further, let us assist your search to find the best time for New Year’s Eve 2018 in New Jersey. We’ve separated it by region: North Jersey, Central Jersey, Jersey Shore, and South Jersey. So you don’t have to worry about anything except having a good time, toast, and kiss that special someone at midnight


New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


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New Year’s Eve 2019 in New Jersey: North Jersey


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New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


Jersey Shore


Asbury Park

The Asbury Hall, The Asbury Hotel

$95.00

8:00pm – 2:00am

New Year’s Eve Soul Pop is Back! They are bringing you everyone’s favorite… Remember Jones with a 12 piece band. Spinning before, between, and after will be DJ Prestige.

210 5th Ave. Asbury Park New Jersey, 07712

New Year’s Eve with Soul Pop


Atlantic City

Fire Works at the Tropicana, Tropicana Resort & Casino

Price: Free (Only Free thing in Atlantic City… jk)

9:00pm – 10:00pm

Start your new year with a bang and watch Tropicana Light up the sky with a stunning Fireworks display on New Year’s Eve December 31 at 9 pm!

2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City NJ, 08401

Fireworks on the Boardwalk


Atlantic City

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Resorts

Price: Free

9:00pm – 1:00am

Margarita Toast at Midnight Live entertainment

1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

NYE in Margaritaville!


New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


Atlantic City

The Pool After Dark, Harrah’s Resort and Casino

$35.00 – $75.00

8:00pm – 1:00am

Ring in New Year’s Eve with a splash! Open bar/champagne toast/party favors.

777 Harrahs Blvd. Atlantic City NJ, 08401

2019 at the Pool!


Atlantic City

Ruth Chris Steakhouse

Price: Special Menu

3:00pm – 12:00am

Join Ruth’s Chris Steak House on New Year’s Eve!

2020 Atlantic Ave. Atlantic City NJ, 08401

New Year’s at Ruth Chris Steakhouse


Atlantic City

Wet Willie’s

Price: Varying

9:00pm – 3:00am

New Year’s Eve at Wet Willie’s! Heart-pounding Firework Extravaganza and Countdown!

2801 Pacific Ave, Unit 204, Atlantic City NJ, 08401

Great Bars to Spend NYE in Atlantic City


New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


Avalon

The Princeton

Price: Varying

8:00pm – 2:00am

The Princeton opens New Years Eve at 8pm cover starts at 9pm. The band Radio Neon performs live starting around 10pm and they always rock the house! (The Princeton is not serving food but the Circle Tavern and the Sea Grill are open regular hours for food service and reservations are recommended at the Sea Grill). Radio Neon delivers a fantastic mix of modern dance, rock, pop and classic party hits and have been electrifying audiences up and down the northeastern coast! As always, The Princeton leans in on New Year’s Eve for a final blast of 2017 taking us all into the new year!

2008 Dune Dr. Avalon NJ, 08202

Bring the New Year at The Princeton


Brick

Beacon 70

$59.9500 – $89.95

9:00pm – 2:00am

Celebrate New Year’s at Ocean County’s Newest Iconic Landmark. 5 Hour Premium open bar 9pm-2am. Lavish Buffet Dinner. DJs. For more info, call 848-232-4235.

799 New Jersey 70, Brick New Jersey, 08723

NYE at Beacon 70


Brielle

River Belle & River Queen New Year’s Eve Cruise

$110.00

9:00pm – 1:00am

This Gala New Year’s Eve Cruise features a 4 Hour Cruise with Deluxe Cuisine, D. J. and Dancing, an Open Bar including a Champagne Toast at Midnight, Party Favors.

800 Ashley Ave. Brielle NJ, 08730

Dinner Cruise for New Year’s


New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


Cape May

Union Park Restaurant

$69.00 – $115.00

4:00pm – 5:45pm ($69.00 per person)

6:00pm – 7:45pm ($90.00 per person)

8:00pm – 10:00pm ($105.00 per person)

Executive Chef / John Schatz. 4:-5:45 $60 per person, 6-7:45 $90 per person , 8-10:00 $105 per person.

727 Beach Ave. Cape May NJ, 08204

New Year’s at the Union Park Dining Room


Egg Harbor

Joseph’s Pub and Grill

$49.95 (Price differs if you wish to stay overnight. See website for details)

5:00pm – 10:00pm (Specialized Menu)

7:00pm – 1:00am (Entertainment)

Join Joseph’s Restaurant on New Year’s Eve! Sunset Dinner 3-5pm. Regular Dinner Menu 5-10pm with chef’s specials. Happy Hour also offered at the bar the entire day.

72 Bremen Ave. Egg Harbor NJ, 08215

Joseph’s Bar and Grill New Year’s Celebration


Egg Harbor

Joseph’s Restaurant, New Year’s Day Brunch

$30.00

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Join Joseph’s Restaurant on New Year’s Day! Enjoy their Breakfast Buffet.

72 Bremen Ave. Egg Harbor NJ, 08215

Joseph’s Restaurant New Year’s Celebration


New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


Freehold

iPlay America

Price: $39.99 per person in Advance

$49.99 per person at the door

6:00pm – 1:00am

Bring the entire family and enjoy a night of rides, party favors, a live DJ, and giveaways!

There will be confetti cannons at midnight as you watch the ball drop on 5 large screens and monitors! NYE PARTY PASS INCLUDES:

An iRide Plus Pass, $10 Game Card, Party Favors, DJ, Light Show, Prizes, Giveaways, Confetti Cannons and Watching The Ball Drop On One Of 5 Large Screens And Monitors!

NYE PARTY & DINING PASS INCLUDES EVERYTHING IN THE NYE PARTY PASS PLUS:

Seating At The NYE Buffet, Soft Drinks With Dinner and a Champagne Toast For Adults With Dinner! Dining Pass will be valid only for specific seating time purchased.

110 Schanck Rd. Freehold NJ, 07728

New Year’s at iPlay America


Hammonton

Downtown Hammonton

Price: Free

10:00pm – 2:00am

Ring in the New Year as Downtown celebrates with food, live music and good cheer. A free outdoor event held in front of Hammonton Town Hall.

Downtown Hammonton, Hammonton NJ, 08037

2019 at Downtown Hammonton


Manasquan

Blend on Main

$70.00

5:00pm – 11:00pm

Celebrate the end of 2017 at Blend and enjoy their Pre Fixed Menu during any one of the three exclusive seatings at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm.

152 Main St. Manasquan NJ, 08736

Blend on the Main New Year’s Dinner


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Matawan

Piazza di Roma

$150.00

8pm – 1pm

5 Hour Premium Open Bar, Three Course Sit Down Dinner / Champagne Toast and Ballroom Drop at Midnight / Cocktail Hour. Featuring Mike Pantina of Total Sound Entertainment.

1178 Hwy 34, Matawan New Jersey, 07747

Ring in the New Year at Piazza di Roma


Monmouth Junction

Rasoi 3

$45.00 – $199.00

7:00pm – 2:00am

Time to Celebrate your life again with a complete fun-filled night, Non stop DJ, Premium open bar, Belly Dancers, Multi Cuisine-Lavish Dinner, Photo Booth, Unlimited Beverages, Party Favors, Free Car Parking, Limited Free Gifts, Live Ball Drop, Kids Entertainment and lots of fun & more.

620 Georges Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

New Year’s at Rasoi III


North Cape May

Rusty Nail Bar & Grill

$50.00

9:30pm – 1:30am

Say hello to 2018 at The Nail’s Beach Bash this New Year’s Eve. The heat is on so put on your flip flops and Aloha shirts and dance the night away. Count down to midnight in the indoor sand pit, and watch as the beach ball drops at midnight. Admission includes open bar, appetizers, Champagne toast, party favors and live entertainment.

205 Beach Dr. North Cape May, NJ 08204

North Cape May New Year’s Activities


New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


Ocean City

The Flanders Hotel

$45.00

4:00pm – 9:00pm

New Year’s Eve Dinner served from 4 to 9pm. Appetizer, Entrée & Desserts. For More Information Call 609-399-1000.

719 E 11th St. Ocean City NJ, 08226

The Flanders Hotel New Year’s Festivities


Ocean City

The Flanders Hotel, New Year’s Day Brunch

$19.95

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 from 8:00am – 8:00am

Enjoy a New Year’s Day Buffet at The Flanders Hotel. For More Information Call 609-399-1000.

719 E 11th St. Ocean City NJ, 08226

New Year’s Brunch at The Flanders Hotel


Point Pleasant

Jack Baker’s Wharfside

$140.00

8:30pm – 1:30am

Dinner Dance Party! The Nerds will highlight this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration. There will be an open bar all evening including a Champagne toast at midnight with party hats and horns.

101 Channel Dr. Point Pleasant Beach NJ, 08742

The Nerds on the Shore


New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


Point Pleasant

Martell’s Tiki Bar

$40.00 (General Admission)

$85.00 (VIP Admission)

8:00pm – 2:00am

The B-Street Band (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) Complimentary buffet, party favors, giveaways, and champagne toast!

308 Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach NJ, 08742

New Year’s on The Shore


Red Bank

Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar

$150.00

9:00pm – 2:00am

Party Favors, DJ and Dancing, Four Course Dinner, 5 hour open bar from 9pm-2am. Champagne Toast at Midnight.

50 Maple Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701

New Year’s at Buona Sera


Red Bank

Catch 19

Price: Varying

11:30am – 2:00am

Catch 19 is open with a Pre-Fix menu on New Year’s Eve!

19 Broad St. Red Bank NJ, 07701

Catch 19 New Year’s Delight


New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


Rio Grande

Menz Restaurant & Bar

$35.00

8:30pm – 2:00am

Butlered hors d’oeuvres, party favors, live music, champagne toast at midnight!

985 Route 47 South, Rio Grande, NJ 08242

Menz Restaurant New Year’s


Rumson

Salt Creek Grille

Price: Special Menu

$125.00 (Party)

4:00pm – 11:00pm

9:00pm – 1:00am (Party)

Special New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu 4 – 11 pm. Reservations highly suggested for all Holiday Hours.

Party: 4­ hour Open Bar, Music by Affair 2 Remember, Photo Booth, Champagne Toast, Times Square Countdown Celebration, Party Favors, and, as a gift for ringing in the New Year with Salt Creek Grille, each guest will receive a $20 reward card for future use. (732) 933­-9272.

4 Bingham Ave. Rumson NJ, 07760

New Year’s Eve at The Salt Creek Grille


Seaside Heights

First Night at The Seaside Boardwalk

Price: $0

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday, 12PM to 5PM. Mark your calendar for New Year’s Eve and a family celebration with local businesses along the Boardwalk. Fun and games for the entire family! Fireworks at 5:00 pm.

800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights NJ, 08751

New Year’s Eve on the Boardwalk


New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


Sea Isle

Fireworks on JFK Blvd. Beach

Price: $0.00

8:00pm

Join in for a fabulous fireworks display on New Year’s Eve.

JFK Blvd. Beach, Sea Isle City New Jersey, 08243

Sea Isle New Year’s Eve Celebration


Tom’s River

Aqua Blu Kitchen & Cocktails

$110.00

8:00pm – Close

6 Course Sit Down Dinner | Premium Open Bar | Live Entertainment by Gerard Esposito.

3410 Route 37 E. Toms River NJ, 08753

New Year’s Eve at Aqua Blu


Wildwood

Dog Tooth Bar & Grill

$49.00

5:00pm – 1:00am

NYE at Dog Tooth Bar & Grill. Special and Regular menu available, seating from 5-10pm. Champagne toast at midnight!

100 E Taylor Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260

A Dogtooth New Year’s


Wildwood Crest

Icona Diamond Beach Resort

Price: Depends on Package

6:00pm – 1:00am

Ring in the New Year with an overnight (or more) celebration on the beach front Icona Diamond Beach Resort. They offer a variety of dinner & overnight packages with either a la carte or package pricing, that can include a 5 Course Tasting Menu, 4 Hour Top Shelf Open Bar DJ & Dancing + Party Favors in the rooftop tent*, overnight accommodations, continental breakfast and late noon check-out.

9701 Atlantic Ave. Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

New Year’s on the Beach


New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


HOME, North Jersey, Central Jersey, and South Jersey


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New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey

Deborah Kerr

Keller Williams Elite, Realtors

Office: 732-549-1998

Cell: 732-910-1682

Email: debkerr@kw.com

Website: debkerr.com


Get Pre-Approved TODAY!

New Year's Eve 2019 in New Jersey


 

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

Summer 2018 – 15 Tips For Maintaining Your Home in The Heat

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

—Henry James


Summer 2018: 15 Tips to Maintaining Your Home in the Heat


Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


Summer is BACK! Sure the days are longer, the air sweeter, the sun shines brightly, and the weather encourages outdoor fun, but the HEAT, MY GOD THE HEAT.  This weather can be a strain on your home, especially if it’s older.  The best way to handle the beating of heat, sun, and weather on your fortress of solitude, is TO PREPARE. That’s why we have created a simple to-do list to ensure your home survives for one season.


Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


HERE ARE 10 SIMPLE HOUSE KEEPING TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SUMMER


Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


1.) Gutters: Check for Leaks or Loosening

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

Make sure all of your gutters and drains are free from debris and leaves. Improper draining could lead to flooding of the basement and property devastation.  While clearing the gutters, make sure they are securely attached. A 5 cent screw is far cheaper than siding, roof, or landscape damage, or worse, injuring on a loved one or neighbor. Make sure your gutter drains are clear as well, so water may drain away from the house, instead of inside.

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


2.) Leveling: Filling in the areas of your yard or foundation that are uneven

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

The unforgiving Winter can cause uneven lawn levels and low points surrounding your home’s foundation. Then comes Spring, with Spring comes rain. We all know the rhyme. Depending on your area, rain can cause flooding, which can lead to water damage around the foundation and, come Summer, thanks to those pools of water, AT BEST, they become breeding grounds for insects and put a damper on a Summer party. At worst?

……. Well take a gander at the above gif.

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


3.) Windows & Entryways: Check the Wood and Sealing 

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

Make sure you make the best of your energy bill. To check, take a screwdriver and make sure there’s no separation in wood or the sealant on your windows, door jams, decks, or railings. If there are gaps, now is the time to repair, before the weather turns colder and damage them further and cause a larger problem later.

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4.) Check Your Roof

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

You don’t have to start off on your roof for this, work smarter, not harder. Check it from your yard and check for any damaged, missing, split, or loose shingles or gaps, caused by the harsh winter weather. CHECK THEM NOW! The harsh summer sun can be extremely damaging to roof shingles. You should also check to see if shingles need to be repaired surrounding chimneys or vents, if they do, don’t be a hero, get an experienced roofer to fix these areas. The cost of these simple tasks will be far cheaper than replacing your entire roof later. If you need vast repairs, now would be a great time to begin budgeting money to fix your roof.

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


5.) Chimney: Check for Splits

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

After the thaw of Winter, your chimney has often taken 4-6 months of abuse from need to stay warm. Do yourself a favor and have a certified chimney sweep, to clean out your flue and inspected. Also check the chimney itself for damage and have it repair.

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


6.) Inspect Concrete Tabs For Movement

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

This is the time of year to inspect all the concrete slaps around your home to find movement. In the winter, freezing water causes matter to expand which may cause them to move. Concrete slaps should drain away from your home, but if the gap becomes to wide, fill in the gap with cement or silicone chalk after power washing out the gap before sealing.


7.) Old Firewood: Remove or Replace

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

Depending on your home, firewood is commonplace. The typical storage of wood outside throughout the winter. But as the season changes, dispose of that dead wood. The weather has made them either water logged, bug infested, or other problems that render them useless. The best practice for storing firewood is, covered, 18 inches off the ground, and at least 2 feet from a structure.


8.) Garden Hoses: Check for Leaks or Damage

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

Winter can be murder on your outdoor water faucets for freeze damage. To check, place your thumb over the opening of the faucet, turn it on, if your finger stops the flow of water completely, there is most likely damage to the interior sections of the pipes and needs replacement. If the hose itself isn’t stored properly, you may need to check your hose for dry rot. If there is, just replace the entire hose.

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


9.) Cooling System: Clean and Maintain

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

If you have to perform more than a simple cleaning, NOW is the time to hire an air conditioning specialist to perform maintenance. Why now? Because as soon as the heat increases, more and more people will notice theirs is not working as it should, filling up a specialist’s appointment book. While you sweat out the days of summer. 

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


10.) Fuel: Check your levels

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

Get a jump on the season and get yourself gas, batteries, chargers, and sharpen blades. Fill them up now and forget about it until next year.

11.) Lawnmower Blades

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

Give the lawn mower blades a good sharpening now in the spring, when it’s pleasant outside, and don’t worry about it come August, when mowing the lawn alone is already an endurance test. Work smarter, not harder.


12.) Check Your Deck and Maintain Your Porch

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

Make sure there’s no rotting or foundation cracking. If there are nails sticking out either sand them down or hammer them further in. Afterwards, determine if sealant to prevent further weather damage after the harsh winter. 


13.) Check and Clean Your Outdoor Cooker

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

For gas grills. Let the the grill cook, with nothing inside, for about a half hour. Then use a grill brush to clean off anything left on the grill itself. Use a wet towel to clean the outside of the grill. Then inspect the drip pan and clean it to prevent grease fires. 

For Charcoal Grills. Empty the grill and wipe out any ashy residue. Then clean it inside and out with hot water, a scrubby sponge and some liquid dish-washing soap. Let the grill dry completely before using it again.

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


14.) Use the Weather to Your Advantage

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

With the season comes warm weather. Use it, by installing a clothes line. It will lower your energy bill and add a freshness to your clothes that can’t be manufactured.

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


15.) Make sure all of your Detectors are Properly Installed and The Batteries are Changed

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018

Make sure your Smoke Detectors are properly installed and the batteries are changed so they are in working order. Same goes for carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers. The only thing that could make a summer more hot is an unchecked fire.

Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


Now that these After Getting a Jump on the Season with these Steps, Now you can take the time to appreciate the  warm weather. Relax, smell the roses and enjoy the cool summer nights and all that R & R


Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


Enjoy The Season!


Summer Tips For Your Home 2018


Metuchen Real Estate

Deborah Kerr

Keller Williams Elite, Realtors

Office – 732-549-1998

Cell – 732-910-1682

Website – www.debkerr.com


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Enter into serene opulence from the second you pull into this two car wide, stone paved driveway, with drive up to the door access, and bordered by a stylish manicured grounds. Upon your first steps into this splendid, two-story colonial, the foyer exudes warmth and comfort, sure to create the feeling of home. To the right, the spacious and affluent living room, with bay windows, French doors, and hardwood flooring, offering a lavish feeling while still maintaining an intimate setting. The French doors lead to a very large enclosed porch with carpeting and ceiling fans, overlooking a serene forest setting. The formal dining room radiates elegance, creating a splendid setting for future dinner parties. The orderly kitchen is a delight, with unblemished wood cabinets, breakfast bar, and separate dining area, will certainly appeal to the chef in you. The large family room, complete with wall-to-wall carpeting, neutral colors, French doors, track lighting, skylights, and a brick, wood-burning fireplace, offering a tranquil experience. The French doors allow access to the back deck and scenic yard, making even the most mundane summer bar-b-que the event of the season. Off to the side of the kitchen are two bonus rooms, a mud room with 2 closets and a door leading to the deck and a delightful powder room, all for your convenience.  The large laundry room is located on the 2nd floor.  The bedrooms are spacious, with new wall-to wall carpeting, and freshly painted. The master bedroom is complete with a walk-in closet and a full master bathroom. The second full bathroom with laminate flooring and twin sinks, really completes the upstairs. The full basement is vast and has the potential to be completely finished with a conceivable space for a gym, second den, or even rec room. Located in desirable Matawan, near all major highways, parks, shopping malls, and local train stations (among other public transportation) to and from NYC, this house is sure to go fast!!!

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Spring 2018 in New Jersey

Spring 2018 in New Jersey – 10 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready from Spring

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” 

– Ernest Hemingway

10 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Spring

Spring 2018 in New Jersey

Spring, the eternal season of hope, is, once again, upon us. The days begin to grow longer, the air smells sweeter, the flowers bloom more brightly, and the temperature becomes ideal. For some, Spring means Weddings, outdoor eateries, gardening, Baseball in full swing, or other outdoor activities. But with the warmth and sun that breaks us free from the shackles of winter, that same sun shines a light on gutters clogged with leaves, sidewalks with trip educing cracks, or flower beds filled with plants of seasons past.

Before you jump into Spring with both feet, then into the following Summer, let us help you target your Spring Maintenance chores that you may forget, with such, so you can fully enjoy the beauty of the season.


Spring 2018 in New Jersey


Spring 2018 in New Jersey


Spring 2018 in New Jersey


1.) Check your Gutters for Leaks or Loosening

Spring 2018 in New Jersey

Make sure all of your gutters and drains are free from debris and leaves. Improper draining could lead to flooding of the basement and property devastation.  While clearing the gutters, make sure they are securely attached. A 5 cent screw is far cheaper than siding, roof, or landscape damage, or worse, injuring on a loved one or neighbor. Make sure your gutter drains are clear as well, so water may drain away from the house, instead of inside.


2.) Fill in Areas of Unleavened Yard or Foundation

Spring 2018 in New Jersey

In the Winter, harsh weather can cause lawn levels to become unbalanced and areas surrounding a home’s foundation can become low. While keeping that in mind, with Spring comes rain. We all know the rhyme. With rain comes flooding, which can lead to water damage around the foundation and, come Summer, those pools of water become breeding grounds for insects and put a damper on a Summer party.


Spring 2018 in New Jersey


3.) Check Window and Door Pane Wood

Spring 2018 in New Jersey

Use a screwdriver to see if there’s any separation in wood on windows, door jams, decks, or railings. If there are gaps, now is the time to repair, before spring rains damage them further and expose more wood.


4.) Check Roof Shingles

Spring 2018 in New Jersey

While standing in your yard, check your roof from afar, no need to bust out a ladder if it’s unnecessary. Look for any damaged or missing shingles from the winter weather. Now is the time to check, as the harsh summer sun can be extremely damaging to roof shingles. So check for split, loose, or missing pieces need to be replaced. You should also check to see if shingles need to be repaired surrounding chimneys or vents, if they do, don’t be a hero, get an experienced roofer to fix these areas. If you need vast repairs, now would be a great time to begin budgeting money to fix your roof.


Spring 2018 in New Jersey


5.) Check Your Chimney

Spring 2018 in New Jersey

After the thaw of Winter, your chimney has often taken 4-6 months of abuse from need to stay warm. Do yourself a favor and have a certified chimney sweep, to clean out your flue and inspected. Also check the chimney itself for damage and have it repair.

6.) Inspect Concrete Tabs For Movement

Spring 2018 in New Jersey

This is the time of year to inspect all the concrete slaps around your home to find movement. In the winter, freezing water causes matter to expand which may cause them to move. Concrete slaps should drain away from your home, but if the gap becomes to wide, fill in the gap with cement or silicone chalk after power washing out the gap before sealing.


Spring 2018 in New Jersey


7.) Remove/Replace Firewood

Spring 2018 in New Jersey

If you own a home with a wood-burning fireplace, firewood is necessary. Most people store it outside throughout the winter, but after the season ends, get rid of that dead wood. The weather has made them either water logged or other problems that cause them to be useless. The best practice for storing firewood is, covered, 18 inches off the ground, and at least 2 feet from a structure.

8.) Check Hoses For Damage

Spring 2018 in New Jersey

After the winter chill, now is the time to check your outdoor water faucets for freeze damage. To check, place your thumb over the opening of the faucet, turn it on, if your finger stops the flow of water completely, there is most likely damage to the interior sections of the pipes and needs replacement. If the hose itself isn’t stored properly, you may need to check your hose for dry rot. If there is, just replace the entire hose.


Spring 2018 in New Jersey


9.) Clean Your Cooling System

Spring 2018 in New Jersey

Now is the time to hire an air conditioning specialist to clean coils and air filters in your air unit to keep it working at peak performance. Why now? Because as soon as the heat increases, more and more people will notice theirs is not working as it should and will call said professional, making it difficult to get an appointment and leaving you to sweat it out.

10.) Check Fuel and Blades

Spring 2018 in New Jersey

Now is the time to stock up on gas, batteries, chargers, or sharpen blades. Whether it be your lawn mower or BBQ, stock up on fuel (propane or petroleum), fill them up now and never worry about it until next year. The same goes with lawn mower blades. Give them a good sharpening now in the spring, when it’s pleasant outside, and don’t worry about it come August, when mowing the lawn alone is already an endurance test. No need to add more activity in the blazing heat.


Spring 2018 in New Jersey


Now that these Simple Steps are Done, Take some time to smell the roses and enjoy the cool spring breezes that poets write about, painters paint, and all can appreciate.


Spring 2018 in New Jersey


Metuchen Real Estate

Deborah Kerr

Keller Williams Elite, Realtors

Office – 732-549-1998

Cell – 732-910-1682

Website – www.debkerr.com

Metuchen Real Estate