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Jul 02
Jun 30

Welcoming New Team Members During COVID-19

Throughout COVID-19, the Garden State family continues to grow in size.  Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Garden State has welcomed 11 new members to the team. Despite navigating these unprecedented conditions that are a challenge for everyone, we still aim focus on the most important goal: Customer satisfaction.... read more →
Jun 26
South Jersey Mortgage Companies

South Jersey Mortgage Companies

Garden State Home Loans continues to be among the top reviewed South Jersey mortgage companies. Located in Cherry Hill, our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends, and community. Though we've expanded our footprint over the years (currently licensed in six... read more →
Jun 25
May 20
New Jersey Mortgage Rates

New Jersey Mortgage Rates

It’s time to learn about the current New Jersey mortgage rates that are at all time lows after the COVID-19 outbreak. Those looking to buy a home may have fewer options available now than were available in February. In today's housing market, mortgage rates and affordability aren’t the most significant... read more →
Apr 22

Give Super Heroes Lunch

These days, our initials (GSHL) have a different meaning. Give Super Heroes Lunch. To show our support for local businesses and our heroes through COVID-19, we will be providing lunches twice a week from local restaurants to our essential employees.  To date, we have been able to provide lunches to... read more →
Apr 06
Apr 02
New Jersey Home Modification and Refinancing

New Jersey Home Modification and Refinancing

  For New Jersey home modification and refinancing, Garden State Home Loans provides the best experience. We have a local office with a focus on NJ clients. Our office is dedicated to providing clients with the best tools for their New Jersey home modification and refinancing plans. There’s no better... read more →
Mar 18
New Jersey Home Loan Rates

New Jersey Home Loan Rates

For accurate and convenient New Jersey home loan rates, Garden State Home Loans has the tools for you. Founded in 2011 right in the heart of Cherry Hill, NJ. We’ve expanded our locations over the years, stretching our services to five states and counting. Staffed with hardworking, responsive, detail-oriented, well... read more →
Mar 18

Mortgage Rates are NOT 0%, here’s why…

There have been a lot of calls and emails regarding the Federal Tax Cut and what the markets are doing. We understand that the topic can be confusing, which is why we tried to break it down into simpler terms. Here's what you need to know: First things first, Mortgage... read more →
Feb 06
South Jersey Home Loan Companies

South Jersey Home Loan Companies

It can be tough to obtain the best home loan with options for many South Jersey home loan companies. For us at Garden State Home Loans, we believe in providing the most knowledgeable minds to the customer for the best experience in the country. The quality of experience you'll find... read more →
Jan 06
Dec 18
Owning vs Renting Real Estate

Owning vs Renting Real Estate

Let's look at the advantages of Owning vs Renting. Purchasing real estate is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s likely one of the biggest purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. Just because it can be a daunting task, doesn’t mean it won’t be worth it! Let’s take... read more →
Dec 09
Jul 17
Jul 10

How to Build a Garage Apartment

Garage Apartment A garage doesn’t have to be used for cars or for storage. You can turn your garage into an apartment. Here’s how to turn your garage into an apartment. Get clearance Before you begin any project, you have to make sure that the remodeling you’re doing is legal!... read more →
May 31
NJ property tax rates

Garden State Home Loans Welcomes Stephen Oliver

Stephen Oliver Joins Garden State Home Loans Cherry Hill, NJ, May 28, 2019. Garden State Home Loans is pleased to announce that Stephen Oliver has joined the company as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Bringing several years of experience, vitality, and excitement to the position, Stephen Oliver comes to Garden State Home... read more →
May 22
May 21

How to Build Your Credit

Having a good credit score is essential for getting a good mortgage rate. Before purchasing a home, make sure you have started to build your credit and that it is in a good place. Here’s how to start building your credit to put you in an optimal position.  How to... read more →
Apr 30
Apr 09

How to Make a Tiny Closet Feel Bigger

Small closets can be annoying. While it’s hard (or near impossible) to change to space your closet allows you, there are ways to make your closet seem larger. Here are seven tips to make your small closet space work for you. Add a fresh coat of paint – and a... read more →
Mar 08
Feb 07

PANTONE Color of the Year: Living Coral

Living Coral: The 2019 Color of the Year For the past twenty years, PANTONE has chosen a color of the year. This color influences product development and purchasing designs in multiple industries. Each year, PANTONE's color experts look for new color influences in areas such as the entertainment industry, all areas... read more →
Feb 05

What is the KonMari Method?

How to Organize like Marie Kondo If you haven’t heard, there’s a new way to tidy up that’s sweeping the nation. The KonMari method, originated by Marie Kondo, is a minimalism-inspired approach to keeping a tidy home by tackling your stuff category-by-category rather than room-by-room. When following the KonMari method,... read more →
Feb 01

Three Home Maintenance Tasks for February

Here are some tasks you should tackle in February to keep your home in the best shape. Clean entryway floors If you’re familiar with cold winters, that probably means you’re also familiar with road salt and snow getting tracked into your home. This can mean that your entryway floor can... read more →
Jan 25

How to: Organize Your Living Room

Quick Tips to Keep Your Living Room Organized Your living room is often the first room that a guest will see and is often where guests will sit. However, as it’s often the place where most people are sitting, it’s not uncommon for it to get cluttered. Clear away the... read more →
Jan 23

Items a Moving Company Won’t Move

Six Things a Moving Company WON'T Move Moving companies can be very helpful, especially to those who have a lot to bring to your new home. However, there are a few things that they might not be able to move. Unsealed personal care products Any unsealed products, such as lotions,... read more →
Jan 03
Dec 21

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Four Last Minute Christmas Gifts Christmas is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to get all your gifts finalized. If you’re struggling to get ideas for those last people on your list, here are some things that can help you win the “best gift given” prize. An e-reader An e-reader... read more →
Oct 15

Ways to Hold a Title

How to Hold a Title A title provides proof of ownership on a property, in addition to a physical description of the property. It will also have any liens that are on the property in certain situations. There are four different ways that you can hold a title. Sole ownership... read more →
Sep 14
Mar 05

How to Clean Your Ceiling Fan

Cleaning Your Ceiling Fan One thing that often gets forgotten about during the home cleaning process is the ceiling fan. Many people are too focused on collecting dust on the ground that they neglect to clean up the dust above their heads! Here are two easy ways to get your... read more →
Mar 02
Mar 01

Seven Tricks to Brighten Your Room

How to Brighten a Room Some rooms just aren’t as light as others. To brighten your room, follow these steps. Opt for matte paint You may think that a glossy paint finish does a better job of brightening your room, but it’s the opposite! Glossy walls create a glare, which... read more →
Feb 28
Feb 27

Eight Uses for Aluminum Foil

Aluminum Foil Uses Aluminum foil doesn’t just need to be regulated to wrapping leftovers. There are several other ways that aluminum foil can be used around the house. Here are a few examples. Sharpen dull scissors Believe it or not, you can use aluminum foil to sharpen your scissors. Simply... read more →
Feb 21

Five Landscaping Mistakes

Landscaping Mistakes Any time is a great time to get your lawn in order. When landscaping, here are a few things to avoid. Choosing the wrong plants One of the biggest mistakes you can make while landscaping is choosing the wrong type of plants. Invasive plants, such as bamboo, fountain... read more →
Feb 20

How to Build a Blanket Fort

Blanket Fort You’re never too old to make (and hang out in) a blanket fort! They’re the perfect place to relax on a weekend…or whenever you want to build one. Here’s how to make the perfect blanket fort. Gather your materials One of the great things about making a blanket... read more →
Feb 19

Eleven Mistakes You Make When Painting

Painting Mistakes Painting is one the most common home improvement tasks that homeowners do on their own.  If you decide to paint your room by yourself, make sure to not make these mistakes. Skipping prep time Professional painters spend much of their time on prep work. Make sure you’ve properly... read more →
Feb 16

How to: Deep Clean Your Bedroom

Deep Clean Your Bedroom Your bedroom tends to accumulate a lot of stuff. As a room gets more cluttered, the less relaxed you feel in the room, and that’s the exact opposite of how you should feel in your bedroom. Here’s how to deep clean your bedroom to get your... read more →
Feb 15

How to Decorate When Renting an Apartment

Decorating a Rental Decorating while renting may seem like a daunting task. You don’t want to do anything that could potentially damage the apartment and cost you your deposit. However, this shouldn’t keep you from decorating at all. Here are a few ways for you to decorate your apartment without... read more →
Feb 14

Six Ways to Ace Your Job Hunt

Perfect the Job Hunt No matter what, job hunting is difficult. The stress and time associated with the job hunt can be overwhelming at times. However, there are a few things you can do to get more prepared. Here’s how to ace the job hunt. Fix up your resume Make... read more →
Feb 13
Feb 12

Creating the Perfect Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom Your master bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your house. After all, you do spend about a third of your life in bed! Because of that, you should make your bedroom the best it can be. Here’s how to do just that. Step One: Decide... read more →
Feb 09

How to Start Saving For College

College Savings Accounts College is expensive, even with loans. So, why not start the saving process early?  There are a few different ways that you can start saving early on that aren’t just a separate bank account. Here are three ways to start saving for college. 529 plan Almost every... read more →