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Lovely Colonial in sought after Spring Brook
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Private Country Estate on 12 acres in Chester Township
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Renovated Gem in Morristown
Center of It All in Morristown
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Bi-Level in Parsippany-Troy Hills
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Did You Know?
You can't think of Thanksgiving without thinking about turkey.  But, most historians will tell you that turkey probably wasn't served at the first Thanksgiving.  Do you know what foods are thought to have been served?

Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast!
  
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Residential Area in Morristown
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November 2015
The Buzz
Caretakers: An Alternative Way to Rent
With apartment and home rental prices rising, it can be difficult for renters to find a place to call home.  Conversely, for landlords who own multiple properties and are waiting for the ideal renting or buying candidate to come along, the time spent on property upkeep can add up quickly.  Luckily, there is a trend starting to catch on in certain niches that solves both problems.

A home caretaker, or property caretaker, is someone who will stay at a property for minimal rent and, in turn, will take care of the upkeep on the property.

For the property owner, this solves several problems: the property is not just sitting vacant, the upkeep is handled by someone else, and the property is always ready to be shown to potential renters or buyers.

For the caretaker, the rent is much lower than it would otherwise normally be in turn for the person assuming the task of property upkeep, and, in some (but not all) cases, furniture is already present as part of the property.

So what's the downside?

For the property owner, the steep discount in rent afforded to property caretakers means that, while you'll be saving sweat equity, you won't be earning a profit.

For the caretaker, the property has to be kept in a state of readiness for the owner to be able to show to potential renters or buyers, meaning that the caretaker also has to be able to leave the property for a showing on short notice.  Also, once the property owner finds someone, the caretaker needs to be ready to vacate and move on to the next property.

For those interested, there are caretaker organizations and newsletters to help you get started.
Monthly Recipe

Thanksgiving is the focus of November.  From the moment we flip the calendar page, we start thinking about turkey and all the sides.

This month's recipe from food.com for garlic mashed potatoes is an easy update on a traditional Thanksgiving side dish.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients
8 medium russet potatoes (about 4 pounds)
1 head peeled garlic cloves (about 15 cloves)
coarse salt
1 & 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), cut into small pieces

Directions
  1. Peel potatoes and quarter lengthwise; cut crosswise 1/2 inch thick. In a 5-quart saucepan, combine potatoes and garlic cloves; cover with water (about 8 cups) by 1 inch. Add 1 tablespoon  salt.
  2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are easily pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Drain; return garlic and potatoes to pan. Stir over medium-high heat until dry, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil; pour over potatoes. Add butter and 1 teaspoon of  salt. Mash until smooth and creamy.
Halloween Hangover: The Cleanup From Mischief Night

Halloween was this past weekend and, chances are, you or your children may still be on a sugar high.  

Your house may be suffering the effects of Halloween weekend, too.

Eggs?  Toilet paper?  Smashed pumpkins?  Mischief night can leave behind a big mess.  Luckily, Realtor.com compiled some tips to help you get your house back in shape in plenty of time for your Thanksgiving feast.  Click here to go to the article.
Article Sources
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