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Joseph Pettinella's blog

Love Pumpkins? Don't Miss 'The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze'

There are people who like pumpkins, and then there are the people behind the annual Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze. Since 2004, this Halloween celebration has grown ever larger and more elaborate in its use of the thing perhaps most associated with the October holiday: pumpkins! Make time to attend this amazing event, running through the end of November in Croton-on-Hudson.

Buying a Home? Beware These Compromises

Without a doubt, compromise is an important part of the home-buying process. In fact, you are almost guaranteed to come up empty-handed unless you are willing to forego some of those items on your dream house checklist. Unfortunately, there is a fine line between making reasonable compromises and living with regret. No matter how frustrated you might become during the search for a new home, the following are some compromises that aren't worth making.

Use Staging to Make a Small Home Feel Big

Trying to sell your home, but worried that its small size will deter buyers? Don't be! With the proper staging, any home can be made to feel significantly larger and more open than the square footage might lead you to believe. Keep reading to learn about some of the simple ways that you can expand your home's feel without knocking down walls!