Manalapan, NJ Real Estate News

By Esther (Essie) Cruz, Manalapan Marlboro, NJ Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Marlboro-Manalapan)
ONCE AGAIN, A FRIENDLY REMINDER: TIME CHANGE THIS WEEKEND   Don't Forget to set your clocks AHEAD one hour on March 14, 2010 -- So, this weekend, we loose an hour sleep! Also, a good time of year to replace your batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors. Enjoy and a safe weekend to all!   Esther (Essie) Cruz is committed to providing the best in professional real estate services, and consistently exceed customer expectations. Call Essie today for all your real estate needs. Contact info: 908-596-1801 (cell), or 732-536-4400 X166 (office), or email: EssieNJ@aol.com, or visit: www.EssieNJ.com. I am proud to say that my extra effort to accommodate my client's needs has earned me the excellent reputation I enjoy today!
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By Roy Giordano - Top Real Estate Expert, Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes
(RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ)
Manalapan Homes - Home Sales Market Update - Provided by Roy Giordano  Manalapan/Marlboro Realtor   I post this information on a regular basis for Manalapan residents and people who are considering moving to Manalapan NJ. If you're thinking about buying or selling a home in Manalapan, please contact me for additional information about Manalapan home sales. If you would like a detailed account of all the latest MLS listings and home sales for Manalapan, please click here for a Free Market Snapshot You can find all the available homes for sale in Manalapan MLS search for Manalapan homes as well as search the MLS for homes for all towns in Monmouth and Ocean County. * Manalapan Homes     Available    Under Contract    Recently Closed   Single Family              183                    44  ...
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By Gail Szeluga, Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County
(Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan)
Manalapan Township has announced that they are accepting applications for the 2010 Photo Contest. There was such a great response last year that we are doing it again. Look around and start snapping!!! Fur, Feathers and FinsManalapan Township’s 2010 Photo Contest Photos will be showcased at Manalapan Day onJune 12, 2010 where a “People’s Choice” award will be voted upon. Photo Contest Rules:• Photograph must be taken by a Township Resident.• Submission form must accompany photograph. Form must be completed in full andsigned.• One photo per Manalapan Township Resident. Previous winning photos cannot be resubmitted.• Township prefers digital picture, but will accept traditional photographs (may not be usedin promotional/web page displays)• Submitted photos must be no larger than 5” x 7”• ...
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If you are looking for your FIRST purchase, please contact me.  I have listings priced at $287,000 (a condo in the most desirable Knob Hill in Manalapan), $315,000 for the lowest priced ranch in Fleetwood Park, Hazlet, NJ - a great commuter location, near routes 35 and 36, and the Garden State Parkway, $269,000 for a 2-family house in Keansburg near route 36, and the beach.  The 2nd floor of this house can be rented out to help pay the mortgage!  And, if you are not ready yet to buy, then I have a rental in Margate Co-op in Edison.  This is a gated community with a swiming pool, tennis courts, and shuttle service to Metro Park Train is included all for $1,025/mo. Please Call Me At: 732-536-4400 x 142 (office) 732-804-3057 (cell) www.phylliskatzsellshomes.com Hurry, these GREAT BUYS WILL...
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By Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio, Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro)
It's all my fault!  I take the blame! Before I went to bed last night... I had my pajamas on backwards and inside out Toothpaste on my nose I put a lemon on a spoon and put it under my pillow I flushed the toilet 3 times I spun around 5 times Threw a dash of salt out the window   And then I went to sleep.   It worked!!             I needed a day off... a chance to catch up!  And catch up I did!! I cleaned out and organized my Outlook - sheesh I let that go too long!  Lovin' all my new Rules!!  Nothing better than being automated! Made some progress on my e-pro certification.  Good thing they give you 8 months to finish this program!! Took 1 of 3 webinars I needed to complete my short sale/foreclosure specialist certification.  Wrote a contract!  Not presenting til the snow clears, but ...
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By Gail Szeluga, Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County
(Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan)
    Sustainable Jersey representatives announced that Manalapan has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey Certification. Manalapan is one of 32 towns out of the 240 registered municipalities that have attained certification in the first year of the program. Manalapan was recently honored at the Sustainable Jersey awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 17th. Members of the Governing Body and Manalapan Township Green Team were in attendance to accept the award. “We are so proud to be one of the 1st towns in New Jersey to receive this award and one of only three in Monmouth County. Our Green Team is dedicated to continue to bring innovative and sustainable solutions to control costs, save money, and take steps to maintain the quality of life over the long term in Manala...
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By Gail Szeluga, Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County
(Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan)
The Manalapan Arts Council Presents: Motown & More                                                     February 27, 2010 Motown & More! "Dinner and Dance Party" Saturday, February 27, 2010 7:30 pm Knob Hill Country Club $35.00 per person (includes a 4 course dinner) Make checks payable to Manalapan Arts Council and send to MAC, 120 Route 522, Manalapan, NJ 07726 Call Susan @ (732) 446-8303 for information  
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By Roy Giordano - Top Real Estate Expert, Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes
(RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ)
Instant MLS Market Snapshot for Manalapan NJ Homes  Provided by Roy Giordano 732-213-2438                          Click here to get an interactive sample of the Free Market Snapshot                                          Click here to get your Free Market Snapshot  - Find out what the homes in your neighborhood are selling for. You can also visit the Manalapan homes  for sale page and view all the Manalapan homes for sale at a glance.
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By Esther (Essie) Cruz, Manalapan Marlboro, NJ Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Marlboro-Manalapan)
  About Ryan Green:   Ryan D. Green is a 21 year resident of Manalapan Township. He has served Manalapan Township on the School Board of Education, reducing school taxes by over $600,000 from 2008 to 2009. He helped restructure Manalapan's schools to save $1.4 million in taxpayer dollars. Ryan was elected to the Manalapan Township Committee on November 3, 2009, and sworn into office on January 3, 2010. He ran succesfully on a platform to cut wasteful spending in municipal government, focus on issues that matter,ie preserving open space, and bringing civility back to the Township Committee and address the concerns of the residents. Ryan is very grateful to a number of individuals who worked on his campaign. He mentioned, "this is a great honor and privilege to serve and I am humbled to b...
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By Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio, Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro)
In recent years, adult community homes in Manalapan, New Jersey, have lost a greater percentage of value than single family homes, presenting a rare and attractive opportunity for people considering downsizing. Comparing 2009 to 2006, median prices of adult community homes are down almost 34% versus around a 10% loss on a single family home for the same time period. Adult community homes are the “top of the food chain” of real estate. Which means many homes have to sell with each buyer moving up, until the adult community home can sell. Government incentives are finally having the impact to help these chains of purchases and sales occur, which will fuel the demand for adult community homes in the coming year. Considering the spread of prices for adult community vs. single family homes,...
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By Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio, Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro)
To my Manalapan Township neighbors, You'll soon be getting a letter with your new tax assessment.   You need to understand that these were "across the board" reductions in value to stop the rush of homeowners filing for (and winning) tax appeals. Our assessment values were originally calculated in 2007.  Since that time, as you know, home values have dropped considerably.  The purpose of this reassessment is to bring the assessed value of your home closer to true market value. It isn't an exact science and won't precisely indicate the current market value of your home.  It is just a measure by which the township will calculate your taxes. I know some of you were probably excited to see the lower assessment values thinking your taxes would be lowered and others were probably disturbed to...
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By Roy Giordano - Top Real Estate Expert, Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes
(RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ)
Manalapan Homes Staging Roy Giordano - Manalapan Realtor                                                                                                                                     Home staging.  Magic words or at least attractive words to sellers. But those words aren't coming from professional home stagger, they're coming from listing agents.  Smart agents know the real value of this effective marketing tool.  Here's advice to sellers who consider signing a listing contract for that reason or sellers who recognize what an important added service that is. Be sure you understand exactly what professional staging services your listing agent plans to provide.  You might get a comprehensive consultation with a Professional Home Stagger, a great benefit and a great Do-It-Yourself to...
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By Roy Giordano - Top Real Estate Expert, Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes
(RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ)
Manalapan Homes - Home Sales Market Update - Provided by Roy Giordano - Manalapan/Marlboro Realtor                                                                                                                                         I post this information on a regular basis for Manalapan residents and people who are considering moving to Manalapan NJ. If you're thinking about buying or selling a home in Manalapan, please contact me for additional information about Manalapan home sales. If you would like a detailed account of all the latest MLS listings and home sales for Manalapan, please click here for a Free Market Snapshot You can find all the available homes for sale in Manalapan MLS search for Manalapan  as well as search the MLS for homes for all towns in Monmouth and Ocean Cou...
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By Esther (Essie) Cruz, Manalapan Marlboro, NJ Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Marlboro-Manalapan)
I received this email from my dear friend today. I truly enjoyed reading it and I wanted to share with my AR friends.  After reading this, I thought...."Maybe 2010 is the year to change things up a bit!" This is something we should all read at least once a week!    Written By Reg Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .To celebrate growing older, he once wrote the 45 lessons life taught him.   He said, "It is the most requested column I've ever written.  My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:" 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.   Your friends and parents will.  Stay in touch. ...
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By Roy Giordano - Top Real Estate Expert, Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes
(RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ)
                                                                                                                                                                                         Manalapan Homes for sale provided by Roy Giordano Welcome to the Manalapan Homes for sale page. Here you can access all the MLS listings for single family homes in Manalapan NJ. Simply click here and browse through all the homes for sale in Manalapan.   If you would like additional information about any of these Manalapan homes for sale, please contact me. You can also find information about the community of Manalapan. Information about Manalapan Township, school reports, population, cost of living, and a wide variety of other useful resources. If you're considering buying or selling a home in Manalapan, ...
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By Roy Giordano - Top Real Estate Expert, Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes
(RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ)
 Manalapan Homes, Pre-Inspection Reports  Roy Giordano   I have been recommending to most sellers that they pre-inspect their home prior to putting it on the market.  This often comes with resistance because at first, it doesn't seem like the expense will be recouped on the sale.  I advise that this is a good strategy and could net a seller more in a slow market.  Here are some reasons: a pre-inspection uncovers what the buyer may find during their own inspection. The seller now can repair, offer a credit, and/or price the house accordingly due to the outcome of the report by making necessary repairs in advance, the seller can better manage the repairs on their own terms and there is no time constraint to having the job done; the seller can shop around for estimates the pre-inspection ...
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By Roy Giordano - Top Real Estate Expert, Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes
(RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ)
  Manalapan NJ Homes - Tax Credit Do You Want to 'Move Up'? The Clock Is Running Out   Do you Want to ‘Move-Up'? The Clock Is Running Out! While you've probably heard a lot in the media about the government's efforts to rejuvenate the housing market with the first-time home buyer tax credit, you might have missed the fact that the most recent expansion of the legislation also includes a $6,500 tax credit for current homeowners who want to purchase a new home...commonly referred to as "moving up." As a long time Realtor in the community I've worked with many homeowners who have wanted to move to a new home over the past year, but have stayed put due to a lack of confidence in the market. Now, however, thanks to the taxadvantages of the Worker, Home ownership, and Business Assistance Act ...
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By Roy Giordano - Top Real Estate Expert, Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes
(RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ)
  Manalapan Homes  - Home Staging -  Roy Giordano Home staging.  Magic words or at least attractive words to sellers. But those words aren't coming from professional home stagers, they're coming from listing agents.  Top Real Estate Agents know the real value of this effective marketing tool and sometimes offer this service to their customers. Here's advice to sellers who consider signing a listing contract for that reason or sellers who recognize what an important added service that is. Be sure you understand exactly what professional staging services your listing agent plans to provide.  You might get a comprehensive consultation with a Professional Home Stagger, a great benefit and a great Do-It-Yourself tool that will mean a (often much faster) successful sale for you.  Or...your ag...
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By Roy Giordano - Top Real Estate Expert, Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes
(RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ)
MANALAPAN HOMES - Top 10 MOVING TIPS - ROY GIORDANO Whether you're moving to or from your Manalapan Home, these tips will save you time and stress. 10 Time-Saving Tips to Take the Stress Out of MovingWhen it comes to moving, a little preparation goes a long way.  My experience tells me that tons of time and energy can be saved by planning ahead, staying organized and focusing on details. Here are 10 great, time-saving tips to make moving fast and efficient. 1. Make a moving schedule. Starting 60 days before the move, use a week-by-week checklist to keep the process on track. The tasks to accomplish further from moving day might seem trivial at first, but staying on schedule will prevent last-minute headaches. 2. Hire a quality moving company. Resist the temptation to hire a company that...
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By Roy Giordano - Top Real Estate Expert, Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes
(RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ)
Executive home rental in Marlboro New Jersey. Roy Giordano Executive Rental home rental in Marlboro NJ. A unique opportunity to lease a custom luxury home boasting 8000 sq. feet in desirable Marlboro. Huge Gourmet kitchen with Center Island and top of the line appliances. Grand Two Story Great Room with gas fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, decorative moldings and detailed mill work throughout. Stunning Master Bedroom Suite with trey ceiling and sitting room with gas fireplace. Side entry four car garage. This beautiful home is in pristine condition, three years young. A perfect rental choice. This 8000 sq.foot home offers 12 rooms in all. 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, formal living room, great room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, music room, family room. All this set on four ac...
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