Out & About in the ‘burbs This Weekend: June 12-14, 2015

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Happy Friday! With summer in full swing, it’s a great time to get up and go—to some great suburbs, some great family-friendly activities and some great must-sees in your (potential!) new community. Because looking at the current market conditions, all signs point to “buy!”

  • 50% of homes are sold during the summer—so you won’t be the only newbie on the block if you make a move now
  • Mortgage rates are still sitting below 4%–higher, sure, but still at historic lows
  • And—bonus!—it’s easier to get bigger mortgages, jumbo loans and other non-conventional loans



Need a quick, fun stopover this weekend, as you’re touring new towns? Check out a classic family activity—stop by a petting zoo! Here’s some of our faves:

  • 45 minutes from NYC, Fosterfields in Morristown is a living historical farm, and home to horses, cows, pigs, goats, chicks, ducks and sheep
  • In Stamford, Runabout Farm is a must-do, with ponies, goats, bunnies, ducks, chickens and much more
  • White Post Farms in Melville is open daily from 10AM-6PM. In addition to a top notch petting zoo, your kids can ride a pony, watch an all-chicken band and even ride a mini train
  • Somers’ Muscoot Farm offers 7 miles of hiking trails, farm-to-table meals, a lush farmers’ market and loads of animals for your kids to meet

Happy suburban hopping!