Large Single Family Home – PRICE REDUCTION

106 Hollywood Ave, East Orange, NJ 07018

Year Built: 1930
Sq Footage: 2257 sqft.
Bedrooms: 4 Beds
Bathrooms: 2.5 Baths
Parking: 1 Off street
Lot Size: 5227 Square Feet
Property Type: Single Family House

Large single family house. HUD owned being sold “As Is”. buyer is responsible for all inspections and certifications. HUD case # 352-393613 . All bidders welcome. Bids are being accepted daily until a winning bid is chosen.


Living room
Dining room
Master bath


Off-street parking

Contact info:
Robert T George
RTG Property Solutions LLC


4 BR, 1 BATH Home in Maplewood


12 Van Ness Terrace, Maplewood, NJ  07040

Call Robert for details and showings 609-474-0360.

HUD Home – 4 Bedroom,1 bath single family.  Single car attached garage. Property currently available for owner occupants only.   Bid deadline is March 29, 2017.  Property is Sold “AS IS”. Buyer may be eligible for $100.00 down payment ask how. If home built before 1978 a LBP addendum is included. FHA financing UI (uninsured) 203K Eligible. Case # 352-586043 For property condition report, forms, disclosures, availability and to place a bid please visit Buyer to verify all information.


14 Ways to Add Variety to Your Walks

Bored with Walking? Try These Ideas!
  — By Jen Mueller & Nicole Nichols, Fitness Experts
While a walking program can be exciting and challenging at first, you don’t want to fall into a rut by doing the same thing month after month. Here are some ways to add variety to your workouts, whether outdoors or inside on the treadmill.

Add an Incline
Even adding a moderate hill can significantly boost your energy expenditure so you burn more calories, build more strength, and strengthen your bones.

  • On a treadmill, start with the incline at 2% and add 1% every few weeks. Don’t add so much incline that you have to hold on to the treadmill or can’t maintain proper walking form. If that happens, bring the incline back down to a more comfortable level.
  • Outside, vary your route to include more hills. The change of route will keep you from getting bored, and the hills will increase the intensity of your workout.
  • Try incline intervals. Instead of walking up a steady incline the entire time, walk up a hill or incline for a few minutes, and then walk downhill (or at a lower incline) to recover for a few minutes. Repeat these intervals during your workout to keep things interesting.

Try Speed Walking
Pump your arms (at a 90-degree angle) vigorously as you speed up your pace. Your arms should move front-to-back and not side-to-side (commonly referred to as “chicken wings”). You can burn 5%-10% extra calories by adding this faster, more deliberate arm movement to your walks. Practice this technique over short distances until you can build up your time and speed, being sure to breathe properly the entire time.

Just Add Water
Walking in the water (waist high and above) is harder than it looks. The water’s resistance makes walking much more challenging. In turn, walking on land will feel easier if you also train in the water. Plus, water exercise is easy on the joints.

  • In the shallow end, try walking the length of the pool (don’t forget to use your arms). Go as quickly as possible for 10 seconds, then slower for a 1 minute recovery. Start with 5 sets and build from there, alternating forward and backward. Be sure to walk with proper form and allow your entire foot to strike the bottom of the pool from heel to toe.
  • In the deep end, strap on a flotation belt for water walking. You can do the same “bursts” described above or vary your routine depending on your ability and preference: Try more or fewer quick bursts, longer or shorter steps, changing directions, etc.

Change Your Stride
Experiment with different stride lengths during your workouts. Try shorter and faster strides or slower and medium-length strides. You can try entire workouts at a new stride length, or change it up every minute or two. Different stride lengths and speeds will challenge your muscles in different ways so you can keep seeing progress.

Take Your Dog
Fido will ensure you are walking at a good pace. For an average person (and dog), you’re probably in your target speed range when your dog is “trotting” too. Be careful–if Fido tends to pull a lot, it might be dangerous for him. Get more information about walking with your dog.

Change Direction
People move forward, and walking is no exception. As long as you’re careful and don’t have any balance issues, walking laterally or even backwards can be a good way to add a little variety to your program. Sideways walking is probably easiest and poses the fewest risks. Keep your body facing in one direction and focus on the movement of your outer and inner thighs as you step to the side. Don’t forget to go both ways (lead with the right leg, but don’t forget to turn the other way to lead with the left leg, too). On the treadmill, try a very slow speed with 0% incline. You can hold on to the railings for support.
Vary Your Program
There are countless of simple ways you can change up your walking routine, from experimenting with different workout durations (short, medium or long), different workout intensities (low, moderate and high), and even different days of the week. The more you change things up, the better your results will be, even as you continue to get more fit.

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Nice 2 Family Home Near Seton Hall – PRICE REDUCTION!!!!



90 Roland Avenue, South Orange, NJ  07079

Contact Robert George for details and showings. (609) 474-0360

HUD Owned 2 Family features rear deck, parking for 4 cars.  Near Midtown Direct Train Station.  HUD Code: IE (Insurable with Repair Escrow), HUD case #352-545632. Open to all bidders.  Bids are accepted daily until a winner is selected. For property condition report, forms, disclosures, availability and to place a bid please visit Buyer to verify all information.


Contact info:
Robert George | RTG Property Solutions LLC | 609-474-0360

Great 3 BR House In Bloomfield

70 Elston St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003


Year Built: 1940
Sq Footage: 1103 sqft.
Bedrooms: 3 Beds
Bathrooms: 1 Bath
Floors: 2
Lot Size: 3637 Square Feet
Property Type: Single Family House

HUD House  FHA Case #352-591867.  FHA financing UI (uninsured) 203K Eligible.  Available to all bidders.  Bids are accepted daily until a winner is selected. For property condition report, forms, disclosures, availability and to place a bid please visit Buyer to verify all information.

Contact info:
Robert George
RTG Property Solutions LLC


10 Tips for Keeping the Weight Off

10 Tips for Keeping the Weight Off

Weight is difficult to lose, but often even trickier to keep off. According to a study published in the journal Obesity, after six years, most contestants on “The Biggest Loser” regained much of the weight they had shed during the competition.

There are two big reasons it’s difficult to keep weight off. First, studies show that most people have trouble sticking with lifestyle behavior changes for more than about six months.

“When a person first adopts a weight-loss regimen, they tend to be highly motivated and often make major diet and lifestyle changes,” says Stephan Guyenet, PhD, author of “The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat.” “As time goes on, the restrictions and inconveniences of these changes start to wear them down, and they feel increasingly tempted by old habits.”

Second, the brain’s starvation response can thwart our best efforts.“Our bodies are programmed to try to hold onto every pound they can,” explains Karen Ansel, MS, RDN, and author of “Healing Superfoods for Anti-Aging: Stay Younger, Live Longer,” “so our biology fights weight loss.”

How can you avoid this fate? Here are 10 tips that address both issues.


“A diet is something most people go on and go off,” Ansel says. “If you want to keep that weight off for good, that means you have to stick with new eating habits for the long haul.” Keri Glassman, RD, agrees. “Excess weight comes when you fall completely off the track because you dieted too hard, without creating healthy habits,” she says. “This is the downward spiral of yo-yo dieting.”


“Simply prepared whole foods, like fresh fruit, vegetables, beans, meats, yogurt, eggs, potatoes and whole grains — with few added fats, sugars or other flavorings — appear to dampen the starvation response,” says Guyenet. He also recommends integrating lots of protein, since protein “helps to control appetite and sustain metabolic rate in the face of fat loss.”


“The human brain is highly reactive to its surroundings, and particularly to food cues, so controlling your food environment is critical in this regard,” says Guyenet. “Get rid of most visible foods in your home and workplace, and make sure that any foods that are visible are consistent with your goals. Banish the worst offenders — such as ice cream and chips — from your house completely. If these foods aren’t available, not only is it difficult to eat them, but you’ll actually crave them less.”


Sweeping changes can be difficult to maintain over the long run. For many people it’s easier to make an incremental change, solidify that habit, then make another change. Possible tweaks include eating smaller portions, limiting alcohol, switching to whole grains and eating more fruits and vegetables, says Ansel.


A large majority of successful dieters eat breakfast, such as cereal and fruit, says Michael W. Smith, MD, medical director and chief medical editor at WebMD.


“Our metabolisms are largely a function of our body weight, so if you lose weight, your metabolism will naturally slow down,” Ansel says. “That means that your new thinner self will require fewer calories than it used to, so you won’t be able to eat as much as you did before you slimmed down.”


Keep your nutrition consistent, even on the weekends, says Smith. “You can splurge a little then, but consistency in this area pays off.”


The scale can help keep you in check, says Smith. Weigh in at least weekly, and know that the number will fluctuate by 1–2 pounds from day to day. But, if it changes more than that, you need to dial it back. “Once you get in the 2–4-pound and above range,” he counsels, “it gets harder to reel yourself back in.”


“Insufficient sleep impacts the brain circuits that regulate body fatness, favoring higher appetite and fat gain,” says Guyenet. “Conversely, getting enough high-quality sleep supports lower appetite and leanness.”


“In addition to the fact that physical activity burns calories, it also helps to maintain the brain circuits that regulate appetite and body fatness, leading to easier weight loss maintenance in most people,” Guyenet explains.

9 Ways to Lose Weight That Aren’t Just Diet and Exercise

9 Ways to Lose Weight That Aren’t Just Diet and Exercise

The formula for weight loss is, by now, probably burned into your brain: Exercise more often and eat a healthier diet. But there’s good news if that sounds old hat to you. Sleep, stress levels and even your plate size can affect your weight-loss efforts if you’re doing them the right way. Try these nine strategies to reach your goals faster.


When was the last time you had a meal and focused only on the food and the company? If you typically eat while working on a computer, answering texts, watching TV or even reading a book, it’s time to stop. British researchers reviewed 24 studies on distracted eating and found that not only do multitasking eaters consume more at their meals, they eat even more later on. “When you are eating, just eat,” says Mike Roussell, PhD, author of “The MetaShred Diet.” “This will help your body cognitively process the amount of food that you are eating, making you more satiated at the end of the meal.”


We all get by with a little help from our friends: “There’s nothing like the support of another person to help you reach your goals,” says Keri Gans, RDN, author of “The Small Change Diet.” “You are more likely to hit the gym if you know your friend is counting on you.” And you can also team up to healthy cook meals together, whether you’re cooking for one or the whole family.


Halving the size of your plate can help you eat 30% less food, according to research by Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab. The study authors say you naturally serve yourself less with a small plate or bowl.


Yes, sleep counts in the quest to drop pounds. “Research has shown that the less hours of sleep you get, the more likely you are to make poor food choices in the morning,” Gans says. “When you’re overly tired, those sugar-loaded breakfast options become more desirable.” It may also help to…


Or at least a sleep mask. Too much light in your bedroom may make it harder to lose weight, according to a 2014 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers looked at the sleep habits and weight of more than 113,000 women over nine years and discovered that women who slept in the darkest rooms were 21% less likely to be obese compared to those sleeping in the brightest rooms. They believe light inhibits the production of melatonin, a hormone that makes us sleepy.


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“Writing down everything you eat and the moods you are experiencing throughout the day can definitely be eye-opening,” says Gans. This will help you spot habits, which means you can then take action to change those habits, she explains. For example, you may notice that every time you feel anxious about work deadlines, you grab chips from the vending machine. Find a new habit — like taking a short walk, making a cup of tea or listening to a short meditation — and start doing that every time you’re drawn to those chips.


Stress has been linked to weight gain for years, and a new study suggests a stress-response protein is the culprit. University of Florida Health researchers found that mice under stress produced more of a protein called betatrophin. “Betatrophin reduces the body’s ability to break down fat, underscoring a link between chronic stress and weight gain,” wrote the study’s lead author, Dr. Li-Jun Yang. So do yoga, meditate, take walks outside — do whatever helps you chill when life has you ready to snap.


Water, that is. In a study in the Annals of Family Medicine, people with higher body mass indexes were more likely to be inadequately hydrated. The study authors say that, in addition to sipping H20, eating produce that is high in water — such as watermelon, cucumber and zucchini — can help you stay hydrated and curb cravings.


Yes, cooking takes time, but it’s worth it for your waistline. People who cook most of their meals at home eat fewer calories and carbs, and less sugar and fat than people who cook less — even if they’re not trying to lose weight, Johns Hopkins researchers reported. Those who cooked six or seven nights a week even ate less when they did go out to eat. If you feel lost in the kitchen, take a cooking class or ask a friend who likes to cook to let you be their sous chef for a few days.

7 Tricks to Finally Nail the Whole Portion Control Thing

7 Tricks to Finally Nail the Whole Portion Control Thing

When searching for healthy eating or weight loss tips, the phrase “portion control” pops up time and again. Simply put, controlling your portions means sticking to a set amount (portion) of food in one sitting: The right amount depends on your calorie and nutrient needs. And, of course, what actually fills you up. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just develop healthy eating habits, it’s important to have a good idea of what a healthy portion looks like.

“Portion is different than serving size,” Caroline Kaufman, R.D., tells SELF. “The serving size is a measured amount of food or drink (what you see on a nutrition label) and your portion is the amount you actually consume,” she explains. For example, one serving of granola may be listed as a quarter cup, but if you have two servings, your portion is a half cup. Oftentimes, the right portion size is one serving, but that’s not always true.

Portion control is an important part of a weight loss plan.

If you’re trying to lose weight, knowing the nutrition content of one serving and then controlling your portions is the best way to monitor calorie intake. It’s important to also note that counting calories, and losing weight in general, is not for everyone. There are also many other factors, like sleep habits, stress, and genetics that can influence weight loss, making it about way more than just calorie intake. If you have a history of disordered eating, you should always speak with your doctor before changing your eating habits.

Even if weight loss isn’t your goal, sticking to reasonable portions helps keep meals balanced and nutritious.

The goal is to eat a reasonably sized meal that fills you up and is nutritionally diverse. “You want to make sure your plate isn’t all red meat, for example, and that you’re getting a little bit of variety,” Jackie Baumrind, M.S., senior dietitian at Selvera Wellness, tells SELF.

There are lots of guidelines comparing foods to everyday objects—for example, a single portion of protein should be about the size of a deck of cards. (For more examples, check out this pretty comprehensive list by the Mayo Clinic.) You can also use measuring cups to dole out portions according to serving sizes and then adjust depending on your personal needs.

But we’re not all walking around with a deck of cards or our trusty measuring cups in our purses. Here, Kaufman and Baumrind share some easier ways to naturally eat healthy portion sizes, so you can develop better eating habits without spending so much energy fussing over it.


The best way to eyeball healthy portions? Fill your plate or bowl with 50 percent veggies or salad, 25 percent lean protein, and 25 percent starchy vegetables or carbs. This helps you roughly control portions automatically. “If a quarter of your plate is for protein, it’s hard to fit a 12-ounce sirloin into that corner,” Baumrind jokes. This also helps you fill up on veggies, which are low in calories and fat.


“Use salad plates and cereal bowls instead of dinner plates and large soup bowls,” Kaufman suggests. Why? It essentially tricks your mind into thinking you’re eating more than you are. Whether we’re eating at a restaurant or cooking at home, we all want our plates to look full, Baumrind notes. “We eat with our eyes and nose first.” A salad plate that’s piled high with food looks and seems more filling than a scantily topped large dinner plate—prepping you to expect to be full once you’ve cleaned it.


If you’re cooking dinner and intend to have leftovers for lunch or the next night, portion it out before you even sit down to eat, Baumrind says. That way, you can determine the correct portions before you dig in. It’s much harder to stop eating when there’s still delicious, home-cooked food on your plate.


Either with yourself or another person. “Most places, it’s enough for two people,” Baumrind notes. “Ask the waiter to package up half before they bring it to the table,” she suggests. “Or split a main course with whomever you’re with.”


“Portion out a certain amount of food (use the serving size on the container as your guide) and go back for seconds of the same amount if you want more,” Kaufman says. When you’re taking snacks on the go, portion them into Ziploc bags, Baumrind says. “Grabbing something like a cheese stick or single-serve yogurt is good because it’s already portioned,” she adds.


It’s easy to forget everything you’ve been taught about healthy portion sizes and eating with your stomach not your eyes when you have endless options and feel like you should get your money’s worth. Kaufman suggests taking a lap and surveying all the options on the buffet before digging in. That way, you can decide what you really want to put on your plate and portion accordingly. If you decide you’re hungry for seconds, just stick to the suggested proportions (see #1) when you serve yourself again.


Eating when you’re distracted pretty much guarantees you’ll overeat—if you don’t take the time to pay attention to what you’re putting into your mouth, it’s tough to recognize when you’re full. To be more mindful, avoid eating in front of a screen, Kaufman says. That means both your TV and your laptop. Baumrind goes one step further: “Turn off your phone or put it away and sit quietly, enjoy the company [of others] and the food.”

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25 Green Spring Cleaning Tips

Good for You, Your Home and the Planet
  — By Liza Barnes, Health Educator
After being cooped up in a stuffy house all winter long, it’s finally time to fling open the windows, shoo away the cobwebs, and take on your annual spring cleaning. But often, the chemicals found in conventional cleaning products can be more dangerous than the dirt they’re intended to clean. And the way we clean (with lots of disposable paper towels) isn’t exactly earth-friendly. Thankfully, there are many alternatives available that can help you make your home squeaky clean—and green.

Green cleaning products
The last thing you want to do is dump toxic chemicals into the environment in the name of cleaning, right? These days, you don’t have to make a special trip to the natural foods store to seek out environmentally-sensitive cleaning products. Seventh Generation, Method and Biokleen are three companies that make full lines of household cleaners, and you can find them in just about every store. These products work just as well as their conventional counterparts. Or you can stock your natural cleaning kit with homemade cleaners—making them yourself is super easy.

The basic supplies you’ll need to make your own green cleaners include:

  • Distilled white vinegar (sold in the cooking section of most supermarkets)
  • Baking soda
  • Olive oil
  • Borax (sold in a box in the laundry aisle)
  • Liquid castile soap (like Dr. Bronner’s brand, found in most natural foods stores)
  • Essential oils (super concentrated natural plant oils found in natural foods stores, usually in the cosmetics section)
  • Microfiber cleaning cloths
  • Newspaper

Here are a few basic “recipes” and techniques to get you started:

  • Glass: Mix 1/4 cup vinegar with 1 quart of water in a spray bottle. Spray on glass and wipe clean with old newspaper or a lint-free cloth.
  • Countertops and bathroom tile: Mix 2 parts vinegar and 1 part baking soda with 4 parts water. Apply with a sponge, scour, and wipe away.
  • Floors: Mix 4 cups of white distilled vinegar with about a gallon of hot water. If desired, add a few drops of pure peppermint or lemon oil for a pleasant scent. After damp mopping the floors, the smell of vinegar will dissipate quickly, leaving behind only the scent of the oil.
  • Wood furniture: Mix equal parts of lemon juice and olive and oil. Apply a small amount to a cloth, and rub onto the furniture in long, even strokes.
  • Toilet bowl cleaner: Sprinkle a toilet brush with baking soda and scrub away! Occasionally disinfect your toilet by scrubbing with borax instead. Wipe the outside of the toilet clean with straight vinegar.
  • Disinfectant: Mix 2 teaspoons borax, 4 tablespoons vinegar, 3 cups hot water, and 1/4 teaspoon liquid castile soap. Wipe on with dampened cloth or use a spray bottle. Wipe clean.
  • Mold and mildew: Wipe with straight vinegar.
  • Air freshener: Sprinkle essential oil on a cotton ball, and stash it in a corner of the room. If you have kids, make sure it is out of their reach as essential oils are very strong and could irritate their skin. Lavender is a relaxing scent that is great for bedrooms, and cinnamon, clove, and citrus oils are great for the rest of the house. You can stash a few in the car too—try peppermint, which may help you to stay alert.

And while you’re at it, consider these 6 additional ways to green up while you clean up:

1. Hang dry your laundry. Drying your clothes in an electric or gas dryer isn’t just hard on your clothes; it’s also hard on the environment. Don’t stop with natural laundry detergent. Stay green every step of the way and install a clothesline in your backyard. If space (or aesthetics) is an issue, look for a “retractable clothesline” like this one from Gaiam, which takes up virtually no space when not in use. Weather permitting, line-dry your clothes outside to reduce pollution, cut your energy bill, get more exercise, enjoy the sunshine, and extend the life of your clothes. Plus, they’ll smell like a clean breeze, not a fake “clean breeze scent.”

2. Add a little greenery. Install a living air filter—houseplants! Some of the most efficient air-cleaning houseplants include Spider plants, English ivy, rubber plants, and peace lilies. You’ll need 15 to 18 medium-sized (6 to 8-inch diameter container) houseplants for the average 1,800 square foot house. If that sounds like a lot, place a few plants in the room where you spend the most time.

3. De-clutter your wardrobe. Donate gently worn items to charity, where they’ll get a second life, and donate torn and stained items (if they’re made of an absorbent fabric) to your rag collection, where they’ll replace wasteful paper towels. And as you’re packing up your winter sweaters, replace those stinky mothballs with a natural and better-smelling version: Stuff a lonely unpaired sock with cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, and whole cloves and tie it at the end.

4. Paint your walls green. If spring cleaning at your house involves a fresh coat of paint, consider the VOC content of the paint when choosing your paint. VOC’s, or Volatile Organic Compounds, are chemicals that form vapors at room temperature. Some VOC’s, like the ones in many paints, contribute to smog and indoor air pollution, and can cause a host of short- and long-term health problems. The good news is that many paint manufacturers have started making low- or no-VOC paints. The bad news is that many of those manufacturers have simply substituted VOC’s with other non-VOC-yet-still-toxic chemicals. For truly eco-conscious safe paint, check out these products: Eco-Spec, by Benjamin Moore; Clarity, by Dutch Boy; Enviro-Pure, by MAB Paint; American Pride Paint; and BioShield Milk Paint.

5. Swap out your Swiffer. Instead of continually buying expensive single-use mop pads, invest in a reusable mop. Casabella is one brand that’s widely available in health food stores and general stores. Their mop heads can be washed in your washing machine, hung dry, and used again and again—well worth their moderate price tag.

6. Ditch the paper towels. Save trees, cash and landfill waste. You can buy specially-made, washable cleaning and dusting cloths (in all types of fabrics from cotton to microfiber). But better yet? Use what you already have and give an old piece of cloth (stained towels, ratty sheets and pillowcases, too-small T-shirts, etc.) a new life. Simply cut or tear your old item into smaller squares (if you want to get fancy, finish the edges with a sewing machine), and voila! Pop them in the washing machine with your laundry to clean, and use them again and again.

Cleaning up your home for spring doesn’t have to be dirty work. When you implement some of these ideas and products, you can rest assured that you’re benefiting your body, your home and the planet all at once. Many of these changes are small ones, but their impact on your health and the environment can really add up over time. Happy spring cleaning!

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Charming Colonial On Quiet Street – REDUCED PRICE!!!




12 South Stanley Road, South Orange, NJ  07079

Renovated spacious colonial featuring refinished hardwood floors, new kitchen, new windows, central heat/air, new main bath with whirlpool tub, finished basement with wet bar, laundry area and storage. Excellent curb appeal. Centrally located. Easy NYC commute.  FHA Case Number: 352-627085.  FHA financing UI (uninsured) 203K Eligible.  Available to all bidders.  Bids are accepted daily until a winner is selected. For property condition report, forms, disclosures, availability and to place a bid please visit Buyer to verify all information.


Call Robert George for details and showings 609-474-0360.

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