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The Enclave in Mays Landing features estate-style homes with luxury touches

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Written by Advertiser submission Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:00 am

  The Enclave The Enclave

Schaeffer Family Homes’ newest Atlantic County community, The Enclave, is now open for sale. Seven opportunities remain to build a new home in this established Mays Landing community.

Situated on a private wooded cul-de-sac, The Enclave is conveniently located near retail, dining and entertainment facilities and is only minutes from the Jersey Shore, Atlantic City and the Atlantic City Airport.

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Existing-home sales remain flat in March

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 03, 2014 12:00 am

Existing-home sales were essentially flat in March, while the growth in home prices moderated, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in the West and South.

Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, slipped 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million in March from 4.60 million in February, and are 7.5 percent below the 4.96 million-unit pace in March 2013.

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Fewer new homes for sale

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 03, 2014 12:00 am

Sales of new single-family houses in March 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, according to estimates released jointly April 23 by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The number is 14.5 percent below the revised February rate of 449,000 and 13.3 percent below the March 2013 estimate of 443,000.

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Current Homes, May 1, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 12:00 am

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Atlantic County Real Estate Transactions, edition of May 1, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:00 am

Atlantic County

Absecon

204 Creek Court, $285,000, March 30, from Catherine R. Kancy and Richard A. Kance to Ernest J. Dibono.

35 Amy Lane, $185,000, March 11, from Allison J. Conlow to Jonathan C. Babcok and Lisa A. Subotin.

23 E. Oyster Bay Road, $61,500, March 25, from Nandkumar Hasija and Sonya Hasija to Maria E. Figeroa.

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Steps to take before erecting a fence

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 12, 2014 05:13 pm

 As a courtesy, speak with your neighbors about your fencing plans. The fence will separate your properties from one another, and your neighbors may have certain feelings about what they want to look at. As a courtesy, speak with your neighbors about your fencing plans. The fence will separate your properties from one another, and your neighbors may have certain feelings about what they want to look at.  Fences serve many purposes on a property and can even add visual appeal and value to a home. A fence can effectively delineate property borders, serve as a safety barrier and keep pets and children from wandering into the street.

According to Zillow, an online real estate database, erecting a fence on a property in an area where fences are common usually increases the value of the home, putting it in line with similar properties nearby. However, this may only be the case if the fence is installed professionally and matches other fences throughout the neighborhood.

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Fresh paint can work wonders in the bathroom

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 12, 2014 12:18 pm

 Applying a light-colored paint scheme can Applying a light-colored paint scheme can Recent surveys show that the bathroom has overtaken the kitchen as the most frequently remodeled part of the home. But unless your plumbing is wanting or your tile is intolerable, you can often beautify the bath simply by painting it.

"In a lot a cases, people remodel the bath not for functional reasons, but just to change and enhance the appearance. If that's the goal, it can almost always be achieved with an attractive paint treatment," said Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert for the Paint Quality Institute.

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Debunking common myths about carpeting

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 12, 2014 08:15 am

  Carpeting is actually better at trapping allergens and dust in its fibers than smooth-surface floors. Carpeting is actually better at trapping allergens and dust in its fibers than smooth-surface floors.

Carpeting has long been a reliable flooring option to keep rooms looking good and feeling comfortable underfoot. There's something to be said about having a plush, warm cushion on the floors of a home. Carpeting can help buffer sounds and minimize injuries from falls. Walking around on a padded surface may minimize back and joint pain as well as feel more comfortable when going barefoot.

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Nine ways to improve curb appeal

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 12, 2014 07:15 am

 Nine ways to improve curb appeal  Nine ways to improve curb appeal

Homeowners who want their homes to make strong first impressions must prioritize curb appeal. Homes with strong curb appeal sell well and can impart a welcoming feel to all visitors. Improving curb appeal need not be expensive, and the following are a handful of ways to improve the appearance of your home.

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The dos and don'ts of basement finishing

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 12, 2014 05:20 am

 An unfinished basement allows homeowners to transform the room into anything they desire. But there are some dos and don'ts to finishing a basement, including ensuring the project adheres to local building codes. An unfinished basement allows homeowners to transform the room into anything they desire. But there are some dos and don'ts to finishing a basement, including ensuring the project adheres to local building codes.  Remodeling a basement is a popular home improvement project. A finished basement makes the space more functional and, when done correctly, can add a considerable amount of living space to a home.

Finishing a basement pays dividends in additional space in a home that doesn't require the same level of investment as putting an addition on the house. Also, the groundwork for a finished room is already there, as most basements are already set up with a poured concrete floor and some walls, usually cinder blocks. Some electrical components, plumbing and the creature comforts of drywall and a more inviting floor might be all that's necessary to finish a basement.

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