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Joseph Pettinella's blog

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.

Make Your Outdoor Space Perfect for Summer Parties

Everyone loves summer because of the opportunities it grants us to enjoy the great outdoors! Of course, you don't have to travel far from home to have fun outside; in fact, the right features can make your home's exterior spaces the ultimate destination for friends and family! You've already read about which outdoor improvements brought the most joy to homeowners, but which ones are most effective at creating an entertaining space for their guests? Personal finance site MagnifyMoney recently wrote about the outdoor renovations that will help make your home perfect for hosting summer gatherings!

Pride of the Hudson Murder Mystery Cruises

Looking for something fun and different to do? Enjoy an amazing night of entertainment from Hudson River Adventures on their ship, the Pride of the Hudson! On select dates throughout the summer, Hudson River Adventures is offering special "Murder Mystery Cruises", during which passengers can take in the beauty of the Hudson while trying to unravel the mystery of this funny whodunit! As if a cruise/performance wasn't enough for a great evening, some of the events offer dinner as well! The next Murder Mystery Cruise departs on the evening of Friday, July 13, so grab your tickets soon!