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irca 2011. Jim was a
friend. A lazy friend.
One day Jim, who
worked for me, came by the
office to pay a visit. You see
Jim was a nice guy, just lazy.
(Did I point that out already?)
On this particular visit we
were talking about the state of
my company and I mentioned
how I really needed one more
salesperson. After a few seconds he said, “Why don’t you
hire me?” Once the shock of
what he said wore off I decid-

ed to ask him one simple question, “Would you hire you?”
Without hesitation he smiled
and said, NO.
The good news is he
knew himself well, at least
when it came to his work
ethic. The bad news is that
while he knew this truth, he
did nothing to change it.
Think about it…
Do you live in a comfort
zone? One that repels change?

Picture this...

If so let me tell you there is a
brave new world out there.
One that will make us feel
comfortable and move us to
action and ultimately change.
After awhile, the comfort
zone can really stink!
Joe Pellegrino is an author,
speaker and consultant for Not
Just An Average Joe, LLC.
Have thoughts of your own?
Send them to joe@notjustanaveragejoe.com. ©2014
Not Just An Average Joe, LLC.

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FEB 12
•Join the Teen Advisory Group and
make a simple Valentine’s craft on
Thursday February 12 from 3:153:45pm. Open to Wayne kids in grades
5-12. Register at waynepublic
library.org. Funded by the Friends of
the WPL.

FEB 16
•Watch the blockbuster movie
“Divergent” at the Wayne Library on
Monday February 16 at 1pm. Students
ages 13-18 are welcome to join the
viewing, Rated PG-13, 140 minutes.
Snacks & beverages will be provided.
Register at waynepubliclibrary.org.
Funded by the Friends of the WPL.
FEB 18
•Wayne House Committee will hold
Fish and Chips night on Wednesday,
February 18 serving from 5:30-7:30

for eat in or take out. Tickets for adults
are $12 and children under 12 are $7
and include chips, coleslaw, fish dessert
and coffee. Call Joyce at 973-9568956 for reservation.
FEB 22
•Join Women and girls, ages 8 and up,
for an evening of unity and inspiration, as we knead and braid delicious
Challah to adorn our Shabbat Tables on
Sunday, February 22 at 7 pm at The
Chabad Center, 194 Ratzer Road,
Wayne. The cost is $18. RSVP is

required. Email chanig@optonline.net
or call 973-694-6274. Visit our website- jewishwayne.com.
FEB 26
•Gaming Get-together for kids at the
Wayne Library on Thursday February
26 at 6:15pm. Bring your own devices
to our casual gaming get-together.
Make sure your portable devices are
charged beforehand! Connect to the
library’s Wi-Fi and socialize with other
gamers. Open to kids in grades 5-8.
Please register online in advance to
make sure we have enough participants.
FEB 27
•Huge Garage Sale hosted by the
Packanack Lake Mother’s Club on
Friday, February 27 from 9am-3pm
and Saturday, February 28 from 9am3pm Sunday, March 1 from 9am-3pm
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appliances, household items, electronics, games, books, movies, sporting
goods, jewelry and tons more!
•Wayne Elks Auxiliary will hold Polish
night on Friday, February 27 serving
7-9pm. Buffet menu prepared by Chef
Bob Fisher. Call Joyce at 973-9568956 for tickets. Casual dress.
FEB 28
•Young Adults in grades 5-12 are welcome to play chess on Saturday,
February 28 at 3pm in the Wayne
Library Story Time room. Online registration required at www.wayne
library.org.
MAR 1
•The Wayne Conservative Congregation, 30 Hinchman Avenue, will hold its
annual children’s Purim Carnival on
Sunday, March 1 at 11:30am-1pm.
Purim game booth tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door- $20

for 25 tickets; $10 for 10 tickets; $5
for 5 tickets; and $6 for Combo Meal
Ticket. Separate food items will also be
available for purchase. Come in costume and celebrate Purim! For information contact office@shomreitorah
wcc.org or 973-696-2500.

Around the
Community...
•The Teen Advisory Group is open to
Wayne kids in grades 6-12 who are
interested in being library advocates.
The group helps with different library
needs, and provides input for Y.A. programs and book related activities. The
group meets bi-monthly on Thursdays
at 6:30pm. Please contact Eleana at
973-694-4272 ext 5305, or email
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“Investor Confidence is Up!”; “The Big Market Crash of
2015!”; “The End of the Middle Class in America!”
By Mark Charnet

T

hese were three headlines from three financial periodicals last
week that came across my
desk. They were written by
respectable writers with very
obvious strong opinions. Can
they all be correct and at the
same time? Invariably, history
has shown us that a good number of people hesitate to invest
at the bottom of the market,
thinking there is more room
on the downside. They wait
and wait as the market is moving back up showing sustained
upward momentum before
leaping in. They wait for the
headline that reads, “Investor
Confidence is Up” before getting off the fence and you
know what, they waited too
long! Then the second headline, “The Big Market Crash
of 2015!” headline makes the
front page of the paper and
these people knew that they
should not have gotten back
into the markets at that time.
Though they might lose a
small or a big fortune in the
crash, they feel vindicated in
their decision to wait, just not
long enough; instead of the
proper position of, “I never
should have left the market!”

Let’s talk about headline
number 3. “The End of the
Middle Class in America!” Do
you agree? Are families being
pushed into poverty or stepping-up to the wealthy class?

These are the only two possible directions upon leaving
the middle class. I’ve written
about inflation and the costs
of goods and services, taxation, both income and proper-

ty taxes in this column for
over seven years now. We
have all been witness to our
net disposable income being
whittled away by increasing
taxes, insurance premiums and
rising energy costs, we have
seen our grocery bill rise with
certainty and have known
people who were forced into
decisions of delaying their
retirement or move to a less
expensive State to live.
Savings rates have fallen from
8%, 20 years ago to the current rate of less than ½ of 1%.

Remember when a million
dollars was really a million
dollars and one could live like
a “millionaire” off of the interest that sum was able to generate? Forever!?

We were taught by our
parents and the public school
system to get a good job with
benefits and for that era might
not have been totally bad
advice; however it should
have been accompanied by
the lecture of live below your
means and save and invest at
least 10% of your earnings
outside and in addition to the
company plan. I do believe
the 3rd headline, that the
middle class will be forced into
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travel knowing that the homestead is occupied, protected
and cared for by their children; and children can afford
to save and invest more for
their future, which, is not
optional in order to have a
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I hope my column today
has given you pause to reflect
and ponder about your own
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the crash of 2015, or during
any year, fatally injure your
income? Can you afford to let
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•Join Calvary Temple’s various support
groups to guide you through life. Every
Thursday at 7pm the meetings include:
Anger management, single parenting,
grief share, marriage builders, men’s
pure life dealing with pornography, post
abortion group. Veteran’s Support is
every Monday at 7pm. For more information contact Reverend Dee Verhagen
at 973-694-2938, 1111 Preakness
Avenue, Wayne.

•The Community Food Box Program is
at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1219
Ratzer Road. The boxes contain a
great selection of quality frozen food
that is delivered on site each month,
for pick up, at very inexpensive prices.
There are 8 different selections of
boxes to purchase. For more information and to receive a menu call 973626-2802.
•Professional musicians and vocalists
of the Wayne Seniors Swing Band will

perform for your dancing and listening
pleasure on the third Tuesday of each
month. Performances are from 12:302:30pm at the Wayne Elks Lodge, 50
Hinchman Ave. Requested donation is
$2 from Wayne Elks Lodge members
and Wayne Adult Community Center
members. For all others donation is
$3. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 973-6330734.
•The Riverview Garden Club, based in

Wayne encourages local area residents
who are interested in gardening and
expanding their botanical knowledge
to join. Novice as well as experienced
gardeners welcome. For details please
call membership chairperson Linda
Wescott 973-694-1098 or email
riverviewgc13@yahoo.com or visit
riverviewgardenclub.com.
•Visiting Angels in association with The
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is
offering free year round memory

screenings. Confidential screenings are
held from 2-4pm every third
Wednesday of each month except for
November. Call for your appointment
973-839-3761. All screenings are held
at the Visiting Angels office at 2190
Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne.
•The Golden Age Circle of Wayne, Inc.
(GACW) is an active non-profit senior
group sponsored by the Wayne
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are scheduled throughout the year,
special speakers, and bingo is played
for only GACW members one Thursday
a month. Members must be a Wayne
resident and at least 50 years of age.
Yearly dues are $7. For more information, call Val Turner, assistant recording
secretary, at 973-694-5094.
•Jewish Family Service of North
Jersey, a recipient of financial assistance from UJA Federation of North
Jersey, is expanding its Kosher Meals
on Wheels program in Wayne. The
Meals on Wheels Program provides
hot, nutritious kosher meals to people
those who are unable to cook or shop,
due to a disability or their age. Drivers
needed to deliver meals. We are
accepting referrals for people who
need meals. To volunteer, or to request
Kosher Meals on Wheels, call Paul
Klein at 973-595-0111.
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cial events for all ages. Kids will have
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Contact Spa 23’s program director,
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View more information online at
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Wayne. For more information, please
call Annette Ford at 973-628-0492.
•The MOMS Club of Wayne is looking
for members. It is part of an international non-profit support group for
mothers who are home with their children during the day. The group offers
monthly socials, group activities/outings, play group opportunities, mom’s
night and community service projects.
For more information e-mail momsofwayne@yahoo.com or go to

www.meetup.com/moms-club-ofwayne.
•The Morning Minyan, a group of caring people dedicated to observing the
tradition of daily prayer, meets at
7:30am in the sanctuary of Temple
Beth Tikvah, 950 Preakness Avenue in
Wayne. A light breakfast follows the
15-20 minute prayer service. All welcome.
•The Pines Lake Woman’s Club is open

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•An open invitation to all seniors to
join the Golden Key of Wayne. Come
play bingo, dominoes, and other
games. Enjoy fellowship, fun, holiday
parties, and trips. The Golden Key Club
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building, 55 Mountain View Blvd.,

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Do your children need to file a
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check to see if your children
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not only on the amount of
income they have, but also on
whether their income comes
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If your child had wage
income only during 2014, a
tax return is required if wages
exceeded $6,200. If the child
earned less than $6,200 but
employers withheld taxes, a
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If a child had investment
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the total exceeded $1,000.
If your child has both
earned and unearned investment income, a return is
required if the total was more
than the larger of $1,000 or
earnings plus $350 (up to
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If your child’s investment income for 2014
exceeded $2,000 and your
child is under age 19 (age 24
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include your child’s unearned
income on your tax return in
certain circumstances, rather
than filing a separate return
for the child.
Be aware that a working
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A safe Valentine’s Day for your pet

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alentine’s Day is upon
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We also have to take care of
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some Valentine’s Day gifts and
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RE G I S TR A T I O N
Things to consider before choosing a summer camp

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“love” is simply that; one day
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everybody and brings his or
her feelings to the forefront.
Whether single or committed, Valentine’s Day makes
you think about loved ones.
Silly at times with a little too
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Valentine’s Day is about dedicating yourself unconditionally to a loved one for 24
hours.
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Valentine’s Day, A simple reminder
continued from previous page

One may say that people
should always treat each
other this way and it’s true,
but unfortunately unrealistic.
Too many times we get
caught in the daily web of
work, responsibilities, and
other frivolous tasks that
seem important on any given

day. Valentine’s Day makes
people check themselves and
reminds them of what is
essential; why they work hard
every day and night, and that
is for the people we love.
If it were up to most of
us we would be on a beach
somewhere not stressing
about tomorrow and loving

today, instead we work hard
hour to hour losing countless
nights of sleep, and we do it
for the people we love. I do
not see anything wrong with
a day that reminds us of that.
Happy Valentine’s Day,
make the best out of it.
Love ya!

A safe Valentine’s Day for your pet
continued from page 10

big undertaking. Purchasing
a pet should be done in a
responsible way and only
after a lot of research. If
you’re ready, you should consider adopting a pet from
your local shelter. These
steps can be done together

and are romantic and
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Have a sweet and safe
Valentine’s Day!
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Valentine’s Day for the kids

A

lthough Valentine’s
Day may be geared
toward adults, children are quite drawn to the celebration as well. Perhaps it’s
the promise of candy or chocolate that gets their attention,
but Valentine’s Day annually
appeals to the younger set.
Some couples opt to leave
children in the capable
hands of a babysitter come

Valentine’s Day and
enjoy the evening solo.
But for those who want
to include youngsters in
their fun, they can
explore the many
enjoyable and clever
crafts and other activities available.
LEARNING GAMES
Valentine’s Day can
be turned into a learning opportunity for children. One idea is to create an “Attracting Love” game
that illustrates the power of
magnets and the laws of attraction. Fill an empty glass jar
with various items made into
heart shapes. These can
include small pieces of pipe
cleaner, paper clips, paper, and
even aluminum foil hearts. Put
the top on the jar and shake up
the contents. Let children
guess which items will be

attracted to a magnet, then
have them test their theory
with a strong magnet rubbed
on the outside of the jar. See
which hearts are attracted to
the magnet.
Other learning games can
include matching or finding
the differences between pictures, counting paper hearts or
making recipes of scented modeling dough.
DESSERT FUN
Invite youngsters into the
kitchen to try their hands at
different recipes, making sure
that they have a chance to
sample their handiwork afterward.
Faux chocolate truffles
made with chocolate sandwich
cookies can be a tasty treat for
little hands. Start by mashing
up some Oreo® cookies, then
add them to a bowl with one 8ounce package of cream

cheese. Mix until everything is
incorporated into a sticky batter. Truffles can be made into
balls or heart shapes. For children celebrating Valentine’s
Day and winter fun, turn the
truffles into edible snowmen.
Dip the truffles into melted
chocolate or colored candy
melts to coat. Place on a wax
paper-covered cookie sheet and
refrigerate for an hour, or until
the truffles are firm.
CRAFTS
Children can have fun
cutting out cupids, making coloring pages or doing just about
any other Valentine-inspired
craft, like making their own
cards.
Another craft idea is to
write secret love notes with
invisible ink. Lemon juice can
be used as invisible ink.
Have children write a message
by dipping a cotton swab or

their finger in lemon juice and
then writing words on a white
piece of paper. Once the papers
have dried, an adult can reveal
the message by placing the
paper in front of a heat source,
such as an iron or a light bulb.
The message will magically
appear and reveal those secret
sentiments.
Children can get crafty by
making gifts for the special
people in their lives. Combine
the concept of valentines with
the ambiance of a candle. For
an even safer alternative, opt
for an LED-flame candle
instead of traditional candles.
Kids can glue foam conversation hearts, sold at many
craft stores, to the outside of
the candle. Wrap the middle of
the candle with ribbon, and
they’ve just created an easy,
heartfelt gift.
KIDS’ DINNER

Encourage the next generation of chefs to create culinary masterpieces, which they
can then serve to family members or friends. Children can
even prepare dinner as a token
of appreciation to their parents.
Plan recipes with kids in
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require much use of the stovetop or other dangerous kitchen
appliances. Kids can always do
the prep work and then ask an
adult to put the food into the
oven for cooking.
One easy idea is to create
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Things to consider before choosing a summer camp
continued from page 11

tions, so eliminate those that
appear hesitant to share information about their staffs.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
When vetting camps for
kids, parents should ask what
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season hits full swing. Many
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to have a well-rounded experience, while others might
want their kids to attend a
more
specialized
camp,
whether it’s a sports camp
focusing on a particular sport
or a music camp devoted to
helping kids become better
musicians. Regardless of the
type of camp parents are considering for their kids, they
should ask about what daily
life at the camp is like. Ask to
see schedules and how strictly
camps adhere to those schedules. When considering specialized camps, ask the staff

representative if kids will
have the chance to simply
have a little fun and which
types of recreational activities
are planned to give kids a
break from what are often rigorous schedules.
CAMP GOALS
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is the goals of each individual
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fun, even when kids are
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strict. In addition, parents
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wants its attendees to foster
relationships with their fellow
campers. Camp can be lonely
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A delicious delicacy to delight your valentine

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alentine’s Day is synonymous with many
things,
including
chocolate. Men and women
indulge their love of chocolate
every February 14, but those
who want to go the extra mile
for their sweethearts this
Valentine’s Day can make
their own delicacies. Homemade confections send a special message to loved ones on
Valentine’s Day, especially
when they include chocolate,
such as the following recipe
for “Crochette di Ricotta con
Salsa di Cioccolato (Ricotta
Beignets With Chocolate
Dipping
Sauce)”
from
Michael White and Joanna
Pruess’ “Fiamma: The Essence
of Contemporary Italian

together until smooth. Add
the sugar, flour, baking powder, and amaretti and stir until
well blended. Cover and chill
for at least 1 hour.
While the batter is chilling, put the chocolate in a
small bowl. In a small
saucepan, bring the heavy
cream to a boil over mediumhigh heat, about 2 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat
and pour the hot cream over

Cooking” (Wiley).
Crochette di Ricotta con
Salsa di Cioccolato
(Ricotta Beignets With
Chocolate Dipping Sauce)
Makes 6 to 8 servings
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
2 large eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup finely crushed amaretti
cookies (about 16 cookies)
1 cup chopped bittersweet
chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
Vegetable oil, for deep-fat frying
Confectioners’ sugar, for
garnish
In a medium-size bowl,
whisk the ricotta and eggs

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cook, turning once, until
brown on all sides, about 3
minutes. Using a slotted
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Dust with confectioners’ sugar
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Valentine’s Day facts and superstitions

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very February 14th people around the world
exchange gifts, chocolates and romantic greetings
for a day set aside for lovers.
Many traditions are followed,
all in the name of St.
Valentine. Still, people may
not understand why such customs are upheld. Much of the
history of Valentine’s Day and
St. Valentine himself is
shrouded in mystery, and
much of what’s widely accepted is inaccurate. To set the
record straight, here are some
facts about the holiday.
•Valentine’s Day is believed
to have originated from a celebration in Rome during the
fifth century. This celebration
paid tribute to St. Valentine, a

Catholic priest. Other historians surmise it was a way to
"Christianize" the pagan holiday of Lupercalia, which was a
fertility festival. Included in
the traditions were boys and
girls drawing names from a
box and exchanging gifts.
•The Catholic Church
acknowledges at least three
different
saints
named
Valentine or Valentinus.
•All of the stories surrounding St. Valentine -- whether
they are disputed or not -paint him as a sympathetic
and heroic individual.
•Valentine’s Day greetings
have been popular from the
Middle Ages onward, though
they have been usually verbal
in nature.

•The oldest known written
valentine still in existence
today was a poem written in
1415 by Charles, Duke of
Orleans, to his wife while he
was imprisoned in the Tower
of London following his
capture at the Battle of
Agincourt.
•Valentine’s Day is celebrated
in the United States, Canada,
Mexico, the United Kingdom,
France, and Australia.
•Valentine’s
Day
and
Mother’s Day are the most
popular holidays to give flowers.
•According to Hallmark,
women purchase 85 percent
of all valentines.
•According to the Greeting
Card Association, an estimat-

ed one billion Valentine’s Day
cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind
Christmas.
•Candy was among the earliest Valentine’s Day gifts and
remains a popular gift today.
•Some tales suggest that the
type of bird a girl watches on
Valentine’s Day predicts her
future husband. A bluebird
indicates a happy man, while
a sparrow indicates a poor
man.
•In Medieval times, girls consumed unusual foods on
Valentine’s Day in the belief it
would make them dream of
their future husbands.

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Make the most of your home appraisal

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hen homeowners
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some funding to finance such
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the equity of their homes by
refinancing an existing mortgage, while others may apply
for home equity loans. Taking
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Home appraisals compare
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Homeowners can facilitate the
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appraiser. When preparing for
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If your home was built
on the largest lot in the community.
If you have made significant upgrades since it was last
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extra insulation added or sealing drafty windows, which can
increase a home’s value.

Proof that you have used
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Naturally, any expansion
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footprint of the home, should
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A real estate appraiser is
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your home. The appraisal provides banks with information
that can tell loan officers if the
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costs.
The appraiser gathers
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Minor repairs or common
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