Lydia Bourgeois

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Looking to stop those bathroom battles? The solution is easier than you think.
12/29/2019
How to Make Sharing a Bathroom Less Stressful

Looking to stop those bathroom battles? The solution is easier than you think.

When couples move in together, conflicts and disagreements frequently arise around the issue of shar...

Myself and @sigpropsnj want to wish everyone a warm holiday season and a happy new year! #happyholidays #merrychristmas ...
12/25/2019

Myself and @sigpropsnj want to wish everyone a warm holiday season and a happy new year! #happyholidays #merrychristmas #happyhanukkah #asburypark2019 #asburyparknj

If you're just moving into your first home, it's probably not a good idea to go overboard with expensive housewares and ...
12/15/2019
Home Goods Worth Buying Second Hand

If you're just moving into your first home, it's probably not a good idea to go overboard with expensive housewares and furnishings.

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Checking your credit report often can help you spot unauthorized inquiries.
12/01/2019
How to Deal with Unauthorized Credit Inquiries

Checking your credit report often can help you spot unauthorized inquiries.

Unauthorized credit inquiries are a sign that someone has fraudulently applied for credit in your na...

Before you list your apartment, follow these staging tips for a quick sale.
11/24/2019
Staging an Apartment for Sale: 6 Smart Tips

Before you list your apartment, follow these staging tips for a quick sale.

If you’re preparing your apartment to go on the market, start with these easy steps. Your real est...

Sketch out your yard and make a plan for planting now. Here's how...
11/17/2019
How to Map Out Your Garden Goals for Next Spring

Sketch out your yard and make a plan for planting now. Here's how...

How to Map Out Your Garden Goals for Next Spring Advanced planning is a good idea in all cases, even when it comes to your outdoor space. Don’t wait until spring arrives to create the backyard of your dreams. Map out your goals now by following these steps from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institut...

❄️❄️ Bond St. RENTED! I'm so happy this Duplex got a family for the winter season; it's a premium sized property with a ...
11/15/2019

❄️❄️ Bond St. RENTED! I'm so happy this Duplex got a family for the winter season; it's a premium sized property with a robust and renovated interior. ❄️❄️

#asburypark2019 #asburypark #asburyparkrentals #asburyparkrental #asburyparkrealestate #asburyparkwinter #jerseyshorerentals #jerseyshorerealestateagent #signatureproperties #berkshirehathaway @ Asbury Park, New Jersey

Adopt these saver secrets.
11/14/2019
8 Tips That Could Get You to Millionaire Status

Adopt these saver secrets.

8 Tips That Could Get You to Millionaire Status About 5 percent of the adult population in the U.S.—or about one in 20 people—are millionaires. Entrepreneur and investor John Rampton is one of them. Rampton, who achieved millionaire status early in life, has made some savvy decisions along the w...

Is your roof insured? Should it be?
11/07/2019
What to Know About Insuring Your Roof

Is your roof insured? Should it be?

What to Know About Insuring Your Roof Your roof is, quite literally, hanging over your head whenever you're inside your residence. As a homeowner, you need to take good care of this important part of the house, which means understanding what your homeowners policy includes (and what it doesn’t) in...

Make sure your private information is wiped from your devices before you sell!
11/03/2019
Be Smart About Your Smart Home When Selling

Make sure your private information is wiped from your devices before you sell!

Be Smart About Your Smart Home When Selling While smart home technology makes our lives simpler and more efficient, when it comes time to sell your home, things can get tricky if you don’t take the proper steps to protect yourself. According to The Mortgage Reports (www.themortgagereports.com), be...

Don't fall into these traps.
10/31/2019
Just Bought a Home? Here's What Not to Do

Don't fall into these traps.

Just Bought a Home? Here's What Not to Do Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, putting you on the path to a smart financial future. There are certain traps you can fall into as a new homeowner, however, that can put your financial well-being at risk. Avoid doing the following too soon: R...

Some home upgrades are worth the extra cash and could pay off big-time when you decide to sell.
10/27/2019
Which Home Renovations Should You Splurge on?

Some home upgrades are worth the extra cash and could pay off big-time when you decide to sell.

Which Home Renovations Should You Splurge on? Home renovations can be expensive, especially if you want to make changes to several rooms or alter the floorplan. You probably want to keep the costs down as much as possible, but sometimes it’s better to spend more money to install items that’ll la...

Bike-friendliness is sought-after.
10/24/2019
Wheel Estate: Bike Paths Lift Home Values

Bike-friendliness is sought-after.

Wheel Estate: Bike Paths Lift Home Values Bicycle-friendly amenities are contributing to a surge in property values in communities across the globe, marshaled by developments in urban centers and suburban outposts that accommodate “active” transportation. “Today, bike trails, bike lanes, bi...

Step 1? Do your research and find a good real estate agent...
10/20/2019
Home Buying: 5 Steps for Beginners

Step 1? Do your research and find a good real estate agent...

Home Buying: 5 Steps for Beginners Venturing out to search for your first home is one of the most exciting times of your life! Unfortunately, it is also one of the most daunting. Between a lexicon of new terms and an onslaught of online information, the process of shopping for a home is understandab...

Here's a room-by-room checklist to help detect water leaks that might be costing you money.
10/17/2019
Find Hidden Household Leaks in 10 Minutes

Here's a room-by-room checklist to help detect water leaks that might be costing you money.

Find Hidden Household Leaks in 10 Minutes Water conservation isn’t only good for the environment; it’s also good for your bank account. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), easy-to-fix leaks in homes across the country waste a total of almost 1 trillion gallons of water e...

How green is your decorating scheme?
10/13/2019
Earth-Friendly Decor: Make Your Home Greener

How green is your decorating scheme?

Earth-Friendly Decor: Make Your Home Greener In my search for ways to help make your home more "green," I discovered a blog by Blythe Copeland at howstuffworks.com about how more environmentally conscious homes are incorporating sustainable decorating techniques. Copeland says it’s easier than you...

You don't need a spare bedroom to make overnight visitors feel welcome. Here's how to turn any spot in your home into a ...
10/10/2019
Turn Any Room Into a Guest Room

You don't need a spare bedroom to make overnight visitors feel welcome. Here's how to turn any spot in your home into a perfect nook for guests.

Turn Any Room Into a Guest Room Whether you have out-of-town visitors on the way or an unexpected guest who needs to crash for the night, don’t panic if you don’t have an official guest room - you can quickly outfit just about any area into cozy sleeping quarters with a few simple steps: No bed?...

Rental listing up on Bond St., Asbury Park!! This newly renovated 3 bedroom 2 level duplex features all new appliances a...
10/07/2019

Rental listing up on Bond St., Asbury Park!! This newly renovated 3 bedroom 2 level duplex features all new appliances and is a nice midway point between the beach, bus, & train stations. It's a very quiet neighborhood on a one way road, and is also very close walk to downtown Asbury Park. Currently listed at $2350/mo. Please contact me with any questions!! @sigpropsnj @asbury.park @cityofasburyparknj @asburyparkboardwalk @jerseyshorerentals @eastcoast_rentals @asburyparkrealestate @ Asbury Park, New Jersey

Wondering why you have the urge to improve your home? You may be surprised.
10/06/2019
Do You Have Home Improvement Envy? You’re Not Alone

Wondering why you have the urge to improve your home? You may be surprised.

Do You Have Home Improvement Envy? You’re Not Alone Have you found yourself longingly peering into your neighbor’s yard to check out their new water feature only to start drawing up the blueprints for your own a week later? If you answered yes, turns out you’re just one of the many who experie...

From bench seating to cozy throws, the options for your balcony are many, no matter how small it is!
10/03/2019
Bring New Life (and Comfort) to Your Balcony

From bench seating to cozy throws, the options for your balcony are many, no matter how small it is!

Bring New Life (and Comfort) to Your Balcony For condo and apartment dwellers, one of the most important areas of home decor happens once you step outside...to the balcony! Not only can a balcony be an important selling feature when it comes time to list your property, it’s a great extension of yo...

Check out these surprisingly easy ways to brighten up any room.
09/29/2019
5 Quick Ways to Brighten Any Room

Check out these surprisingly easy ways to brighten up any room.

5 Quick Ways to Brighten Any Room ​Want to brighten up a room, but don't have the time to paint or budget to add a window? Consider the following easy fixes: Hang a mirror. Hang a mirror (or lean a large one against a wall) to toss light around your room and open it up. Add metallics. Golds and si...

Check these issues out before you bring in the inspector...
09/26/2019
Selling Solutions: Maintenance Musts to Tackle Before You List Your Home

Check these issues out before you bring in the inspector...

Selling Solutions: Maintenance Musts to Tackle Before You List Your Home Looking to list your home in the near future? Set yourself up for a successful home sale by tackling potential problems before you even hire that home inspector.  Consider these tips from 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Elect...

Did you know that clogged gutters can actually lead to a flooded basement? Find out what other signs to look for...
09/22/2019
4 Steps to Stave Off a Basement Flood

Did you know that clogged gutters can actually lead to a flooded basement? Find out what other signs to look for...

4 Steps to Stave Off a Basement Flood All it takes is one soaking rainstorm, and the prized possessions you keep in your basement - from your kids’ memorabilia to your drum kit - can be ruined in a flash. Not to mention the damage done to your home. When it comes to basement flooding, the best def...

Is your home sitting on the market? Here's how you can sell more quickly.
09/19/2019
Selling an Undesirable House

Is your home sitting on the market? Here's how you can sell more quickly.

Selling an Undesirable House The goal of anyone listing their home is to show it off in the most eye-catching way possible, highlighting all the good and hiding its lesser qualities. But there are some houses that just aren’t great attractions. For example, you may have inherited a home and, becau...

Are you a tea lover? These ideas are super smart!
09/15/2019
Don't Toss the Tea Bag: 7 Brilliant Ways to Use Tea

Are you a tea lover? These ideas are super smart!

Don't Toss the Tea Bag: 7 Brilliant Ways to Use Tea If you’re among the millions who start your day with a hot cup of tea, you may be setting the stage for some timesavers, health tips and beauty regimens. From new consumer newsletter MoneyVersed.com, here are brilliant ways to use those used teab...

Are you getting ready to buy a major appliance, like a refrigerator or dishwasher?
09/12/2019
Eyeing a New Appliance? Look Over These Tips First!

Are you getting ready to buy a major appliance, like a refrigerator or dishwasher?

Eyeing a New Appliance? Look Over These Tips First! Are you getting ready to buy a major appliance, like a refrigerator, oven, dishwasher or dryer? The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM.org) recommends the following tips: Get the specs. Ask your dealer for specifications from several...

Messy attic? Follow these tips to get organized!
09/08/2019
How to Organize Your Attic

Messy attic? Follow these tips to get organized!

How to Organize Your Attic An attic can be an ideal storage space, but if it’s not organized, it can turn into a total mess. If you’ve lived in your house for several years, chances are your attic has gotten cluttered and could use some organizing. Get Help If the job is too big for you to handl...

If you have a painting project on your to-do list, check out these tips before you get started.
09/05/2019
5 Secrets of Professional House Painters

If you have a painting project on your to-do list, check out these tips before you get started.

5 Secrets of Professional House Painters Painting your home, inside or out, may not seem like much of a challenge for those who don’t mind getting their hands dirty and tackling projects around the house on their own. But when it comes to determining how long the painter’s tape should be left on...

❄️❄️❄️Update on 4th Ave., Asbury Park! Anybody looking for a lofty winter rental on the shore should keep this one as a ...
09/04/2019

❄️❄️❄️Update on 4th Ave., Asbury Park! Anybody looking for a lofty winter rental on the shore should keep this one as a contender. This 5 bedroom, spacious home has now been added to our @sigpropsnj Winter Rental list at $4500/month from October thru May. This house features a gourmet kitchen with quartz counters and a 5 burner gas range, holding at capacity up to 10 persons. In addition, the house is also for sale at $929,000, contact me for details!! ❄️❄️❄️ #asburypark2019 #asburyparkbeach #asbury #asburyparkrental #asburyparkrentals #asburyparkrealestate #asburyparkwinter #winterattheshore #jerseyshorerentals #jerseyshorerealestateagent #eastcoastrealestate #eastcoastlife @ Asbury Park, New Jersey

Meet Pantone's color of the year--and learn how to incorporate it into your space.
09/01/2019
Meet Pantone's Beachy Color of the Year

Meet Pantone's color of the year--and learn how to incorporate it into your space.

Meet Pantone's Beachy Color of the Year Drawing inspiration from the underwater ecosystem of the deep sea, Pantone’s 2019 color of the year is a vibrant shade of orange with a golden undertone called Living Coral.   Living Coral (Pantone 16-1546) reflects the sustenance and shelter provided by th...

Drift off to dreamland surrounded by one of these soothing shades.
08/29/2019
5 Calming Hues to Paint Your Bedroom

Drift off to dreamland surrounded by one of these soothing shades.

5 Calming Hues to Paint Your Bedroom You may already know that the temperature of your bedroom can impact your sleep, but did you know the color can, as well? You'll be more relaxed in a soothing space, and the following colors are known to create a mellow mood.Blue. Try a light sky blue or a deep c...

New to the home-buying experience? Here are some terms you'll likely hear.
08/25/2019
Terms Every Homebuyer Should Understand

New to the home-buying experience? Here are some terms you'll likely hear.

Terms Every Homebuyer Should Understand If you’re buying a home, you’ll more than likely be obtaining a mortgage, which you may not know much about. In fact, unless you’ve been involved in a home sale before, there are many things you will be learning about for the first time. Here is a handy ...

Winter Rental ❄️ in Asbury Park at 1111 1st Ave! This stands at $2200/month with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and a driveway in...
08/22/2019

Winter Rental ❄️ in Asbury Park at 1111 1st Ave! This stands at $2200/month with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and a driveway included. The house was redone in segments to facilitate a modern kitchen, bathrooms, and living space.

Contact me for inquiries of interest or if you have any questions!

#asburyparkbeach #asburyparkrental #asburyparkrentals #jerseyshorerentals #jerseyshorerealestateagent #signatureproperties #berkshirehathaway #eastcoastrealestate #realestate #rentals #rentalproperty #winterrental #asburypark2019 @ Asbury Park, New Jersey

College can get expensive, so you may want to start saving early.
08/22/2019
When Should You Start Saving for Your Children's College Education?

College can get expensive, so you may want to start saving early.

When Should You Start Saving for Your Children's College Education? If you have or plan to have children, you want them to have a bright future and to be successful and financially secure. That may mean that you hope (or expect) that they will obtain a college degree. With tuition and other costs st...

A vacation fund can make saving for your time off a lot easier.
08/18/2019
5 Ways to Save for a Family Vacation

A vacation fund can make saving for your time off a lot easier.

5 Ways to Save for a Family Vacation Coming up with the money for a last-minute family vacation can be difficult. But with a little planning, saving for some time off that you expect to take anyway — such as during the summer — can make it a lot easier. Here are five ways to pay and save for a v...

If you're in the market for a new couch, consider these suggestions before making a big-ticket purchase.
08/15/2019
4 Tips for Buying a New Sofa

If you're in the market for a new couch, consider these suggestions before making a big-ticket purchase.

4 Tips for Buying a New Sofa While it can be exciting to hunt down that perfect sofa, with so many options online and in-store, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. And considering the fact that couches are not an inexpensive item, it’s important to make sure your decision is well thought out. The foll...

Moving soon? Check out these tips on optional insurance.
08/11/2019
Is Optional Insurance Worthwhile When Renting a Moving Truck?

Moving soon? Check out these tips on optional insurance.

Is Optional Insurance Worthwhile When Renting a Moving Truck? If you’re going to rent a truck when moving, one of the first questions the clerk will ask you is: Do you want to buy the optional insurance we offer? While your auto, homeowners or renters insurance may cover damage to a rental truck o...

How often do you go swimming? That's one way to determine if a pool is right for you.
08/08/2019
Is a Pool a Smart Investment?

How often do you go swimming? That's one way to determine if a pool is right for you.

Is a Pool a Smart Investment? Summer’s here and keeping cool and having fun is on everybody’s mind. Don’t currently have a pool? Maybe you’re thinking about adding one. It’s a significant investment, so carefully weigh the advantages and drawbacks before making a decision. Amount of Use If...

Airflow is important for keeping your home cool and ventilated!
08/04/2019
How Much Do You Know About Your Home's Airflow?

Airflow is important for keeping your home cool and ventilated!

How Much Do You Know About Your Home's Airflow? You may know a lot about your house, like the square footage, year it was built and when it got that new roof, but how much do you know about its air flow? The U.S Dept. of Energy (DOE) and its energy.gov website reminds homeowners about the importance...

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