Manalapan, NJ Real Estate News

By Gail Szeluga, Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County
(Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan)
PROVIDER'S/ABILITIES FAIR       The Mayors Special Needs Council of Manalapan is hosting it's 4th Provider/Abilities Fair on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 7:00 pm at Manalapan Englishtown Middle School.   There will be a panel of service providers to help answer your questions or address your concerns.  If you need special accommodations or interpreters, please contact Charlene McLaughlin at (732) 446-3200 ext. 4002 or email mayorspecialneedscouncil@yahoo.com.   We hope to provide individuals with a disability, parents and caretakers of those with a disability an opportunity to come and preview opportunities for resources and therapeutic possibilities under one roof.  
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By Jodi Goldberg, Top Realtor in Marlboro NJ/Manalapan NJ
(RE/MAX Central Marlboro, Manalapan NJ)
Manalapan New Jersey Real Estate Click here for a Home Sales Heat Map to our hottest areas I continuosly monitor local real estate statistics to keep my clients informed and ahead of the real estates trends. Below you will find Manalapan's real estate statistics for the week of  September 16  - September 23, 2009. New Homes on the Market     17 New Homes Under Contract   16 Number of Homes Closed       10 Number of Homes Expired      8 To find out what your home is worth with a free over the net evaluation,, please visit my website: www.jodigoldberg.com If you would like  a free list of homes in this area/neighborhood, or would like more information about Manalapan, then give me a call at: 908-770-2150.  Jodi Goldberg RE/MAX Central 908-770-2150 Mobile www.jodigoldberg.com jodigoldberg@...
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By Jodi Goldberg, Top Realtor in Marlboro NJ/Manalapan NJ
(RE/MAX Central Marlboro, Manalapan NJ)
Manalapan New Jersey Real Estate Click here for a Home Sales Heat Map to our hottest areas I continuosly monitor local real estate statistics to keep my clients informed and ahead of the real estates trends. Below you will find Manalapan's real estate statistics for the week of  September 9,- September 15 2009. New Homes on the Market     18 New Homes Under Contract    8 Number of Homes Closed       10 Number of Homes Expired      8 To find out what your home is worth with a free over the net evaluation,, please visit my website: www.jodigoldberg.com If you would like  a free list of homes in this area/neighborhood, or would like more information about Manalapan, then give me a call at: 908-770-2150.  Jodi Goldberg RE/MAX Central 908-770-2150 Mobile www.jodigoldberg.com jodigoldberg@rem...
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By Jodi Goldberg, Top Realtor in Marlboro NJ/Manalapan NJ
(RE/MAX Central Marlboro, Manalapan NJ)
"Walk with Joe"  A Memorial 5K WalkSaturday, September 12th, 2009, 10:00 a.m. Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, N.J. The annuual 5-kilometer "Walk With Joe" was launched in 2002 to honor "Joe" Driscoll and others killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2002. Joe Driscoll of Manalapan was killed aboard the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, PA. The walkraises funds for area charities - more than $175,000 since it started. The club is hoping to draw 1,000 walkers whether the participants pay a $15 registration fee or not.  For more information go to www.walkwithjoe.com 
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By Jodi Goldberg, Top Realtor in Marlboro NJ/Manalapan NJ
(RE/MAX Central Marlboro, Manalapan NJ)
Manalapan New Jersey Real Estate Click here for a Home Sales Heat Map to our hottest areas I continuosly monitor local real estate statistics to keep my clients informed and ahead of the real estates trends. Below you will find Manalapan's real estate statistics for the week of  August 23, 2009- August 30, 2009. New Homes on the Market     15 New Homes Under Contract    9 Number of Homes Closed       11 Number of Homes Expired      2 To find out what your home is worth with a free over the net evaluation,, please visit my website: www.jodigoldberg.com If you would like  a free list of homes in this area/neighborhood, or would like more information about Manalapan, then give me a call at: 908-770-2150.  Jodi Goldberg RE/MAX Central 908-770-2150 Mobile www.jodigoldberg.com jodigoldberg@re...
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By Gail Szeluga, Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County
(Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan)
Monmouth BattlefieldState Park Location:Monmouth County Mailing Address:16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726 (732) 462-9616 GPS CoordinatesDMS 40° 15' 22.13" N 74° 19' 14.59" W Size: 2,928 acres Fees: No entrance fee.Link to the Related Fees page Directions:Located approximately 12 miles east of exit 8 of the NJ Turnpike on Route 33. From the NJ Garden State Parkway, take exit 123 to Route 9 south for 15 miles to business Route 33 west. Park is located 1.5 miles on the right. Facilities & Activities: Interpretive center Visitor center Picnic tables Playground Hunting: special deer hunt only (by permit) Winter sports:sledding, cross-country skiing Trails: Horseback riding Hiking   The park offers a variety of interpretive and educational programs. Join us for nature and history hike...
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By AMBER NOBLE GARLAND - Top Real Estate Expert, Property Tax Appeal Specialist & Author, - The Agent You Can Trust To Deliver REAL Results!
(Strategic Marketing Expert & Relocation Specialist Serving New Jersey and nationwide!)
MarketWatch has reported that resales of U.S. single-family homes and condos rose 3.6% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.89 million, the highest level since last October, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday. Resales have risen for three straight months. The housing market appears to be healing, said Lawrence Yun, the NAR chief economist. The increase was higher than expected.  Inventories of unsold homes are still elevated and putting pressure on prices. The inventory of unsold homes on the market fell to a 9.4 month supply at the June sales pace, down from 9.8 months in May. Yun said that inventories would have to be at a 7 month supply to get price stabilization. The median sales prices fell 15.4% in the past year to $181,800. Resale activity is conc...
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  There are new signs that have gone up on Union Hill Road in Manalapan that if you go above speed limit, there is mandatory court appearance required.  I have seen a number of people pulled over.  So I just wanted to inform you of what's going on if you are driving in that area.  MAKE SURE YOU WATCH YOUR SPEEDOMETER WHILE DRIVING ON UNION HILL ROAD. I hope this information helps you drive carefully and avoid a speeding ticket and court appearance. Best Wishes, Phyllis Katz, Weichert Realtors, 455 Route 9 South, Manalapan, NJ 07726  
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By Phyllis Katz
(Weichert Realtors)
I know that Congress and the President want to come up with universal health care.  And, true it is very important for people to have coverage.  But another tax?  Even subsidized health care benefits cost you money.  I don't know anyone anymore who has totally free coverage.  So you pay something up front to have the coverage, then there are deductibles that you have to pay, and not everything is covered.  Now on top of that, we may have to pay an additional tax.    What do you think of this?  I value your comments. 
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By Phyllis Katz
(Weichert Realtors)
Manalapan is a great town to live in.  It is located in Monmouth County, NJ.  One of the developments in northern Manalapan is Woodland Green.  This development was built in the 1970's and is on or close to Union Hill Rd.  This is a great location for commuters.  There is a bus that stops on Union Hill Rd near the development, and there is the park and ride on route 9.  There are several different models in this development such as a bi-level, split, a couple of different split colonials (the Newport and Hampton models), colonial and center-hall colonial.  If you would like further information about this wonderful development of 4-5 bedroom houses, please call me, Phyllis Katz, Weichert Realtors, 455 Route 9 South Manalapan, NJ 07726, (732) 536-4400 x 142 (offfice), (732) 804-3057 (cell...
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By Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio, Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro)
I started blogging less than a year ago and haven't looked back.  In fact, it's been very disappointing to not have enough hours in the day lately to post or comment as often as I would like.  The good news is, in my opinion, my lack of time to blog is a direct result of my blogging!!  When I joined Active Rain, I gave serious consideration to the message I wanted to send with the majority of my postings. I saw this forum as an opportunity to position myself as the Manalapan New Jersey Neighborhood Real Estate Specialist!  I've lived in Manalapan almost 17 years and have been raising 2 daughters through the school system.  I'm a Girl Scout Leader and community volunteer.   What better place in which to specialize? I started posting about community, school and local area events.  I'd pos...
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By Phyllis Katz
(Weichert Realtors)
This blog is for anyone interested in what happened.  The day started very optimistically.  I was there with my fellow realtors (Gail, Joanna, Lee, Curt, Al, Essie - hope I did not forget anyone), and we were all in a very good mood.  The sun was shining and we were setting up the tent, tables, and "giveaways" or promotional items.  The band was playing in the background, the kids were checking out the rides, and the other vendors were setting up.  Everything looked great for a fun day.  Then, the sky in the distance began to change color and darken.  And. the rain came, and came, and came.  In the beginning we were hoping that it was going to stop.  The weather reports had been chance of an occasional shower.  But this rain, kept coming.  So finally, we decided to pack up and leave.  O...
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By Lynn Michaels, Marlboro-Manalapan Real Estate
(RE/MAX Central- Marlboro & Manalapan, NJ)
  If you live in or near Manalapan NJ, or are visiting this area on Saturday, June 13, you are in for a treat! Come and visit the annual extravaganza known as Manalapan Under the Stars. This fun family event will be held at the Manalapan Recreation Center on Route 522 near Taylors Mills Road across from the Municipal Complex.  There will be exhibits, vendors, food, live entertainment, rides, games, and more. The fun begins at 4:00pm and lasts until 10:00pm. Highlights will include a performance by Micky Dolenz of the Monkees at 8:15pm and a fireworks display at 9:30pm. Tommy G, NJ 101.5's Leader of the Late Night, will M.C the festivities. Outstanding local talent will be on hand to entertain, including Rising Stars School of Dance and Performing Arts, ICON Dance Complex, Gallery of Dan...
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By Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio, Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro)
What better way to kick off the summer season than with a parade!   Each year, Manalapan Township celebrates Memorial Day with a parade down Main Street! It is a wonderful opportunity for marchers and spectators to show their community spirit by celebrating Memorial Day together, as a township. The parade starts at Manalapan's Municipal Complex, travels past the Recreation Center through the heart of Englishtown and finishing up at the American Legion Hall on Sanford Street. As a Girl Scout Leader and Mom, I've been marching with my kids for years and think I will miss it some day! Families line the street waving and cheering.  Parade marchers come prepared with treats to throw to the kids who are watching and eagerly waiting to snatch a lollipop or piece of candy!       Manalapan High ...
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By Gail Szeluga, Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County
(Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan)
Manalapan Under The Stars 2009 June 13, 2009 Manalapan Day 2009 Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm Manalapan Recreation Center   Join the excitement as the township celebrates another great fun filled family day.  Bring your entire family, your neighbors and your friends for an evening of fantastic entertainment, exhibits, displays, vendors, children's rides, amusements and games.  Bring your appetites to our food court.  The evening continues after 9:30 pm with a spectacular fireworks finale!   Main Stage entertainment will feature: Risings Stars School of Dance and Performing Arts, ICON Dance Complex, the "Speed Limit" band and the BJ Adams Orchestra.  At 8:15 pm we will present Micky Dolenz of the Monkees.  Additional entertainment will appear on the Future Stars Stage:...
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The springtime is here and it is a fabulous time to buy real estate!!! Interest rates are really low, and so are the prices.  If you are a FIRST TIME HOME BUYER, then you may qualify for an $8,000 tax credit if you purchase a house and close by 11/30/2009!  What a deal!  I wish I was a first time home buyer!    Now, if you are only concerned about buying at the very, very, very bottom, then you probably won't know what hit you when the prices start going up along with the interest rates.  And, there is no guarantee that the $8,000 tax credit will be extended after 11/30/2009.  So, there is no time like the present! Best wishes! Phyllis Katz, Weichert Realtors, 455 Route 9 South, Manalapan, NJ 07726 (732) 536-4400 x 142 (office) or (732) 804-3057 (cell) www.PhyllisKatzsellshomes.com    
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By AMBER NOBLE GARLAND - Top Real Estate Expert, Property Tax Appeal Specialist & Author, - The Agent You Can Trust To Deliver REAL Results!
(Strategic Marketing Expert & Relocation Specialist Serving New Jersey and nationwide!)
SHORT SALES 101:  The Five "P's" Everyone Needs To Practice When Dealing With Short Sales "RUMOR vs. REALITY CHECK" = Real Solutions To Help NJ Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure (May 2009 edition)      1. PREPARE:  Make sure you mentally and emotionally PREPARE yourself for the level of transparency that will be required in order to complete a short sale.  This means ultimately you'll be required to share details with your Realtor, your attorney, your CPA and the bank about why you are unable to pay your mortgage. Depending upon your specific circumstances this could include job loss, medical problems or any number of issues. You have NOTHING to be ashamed about!   2. PLAN OF ACTION: As a Realtor who is experienced with short sales in NJ, I can tell you that proper PLANNING is a huge part of...
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By Gail Szeluga, Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County
(Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan)
Congratulations to Manalapan Township for being named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the 18th year that Manalapan has received the national recognition. See the link below to view the entire article published in the May 6, 2009 edition of The News Transcript http://newstranscript.gmnews.com/news/2009/0506/front_page/080.html The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit, environmental and education organization of nearly one million members with a mission to inspire prople to plant, nurture and to celebrate trees.
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By Gail Szeluga, Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County
(Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan)
Wanted - Clean, Gently Used Plastic Toys May 9, 2009 Manalapan Township and Second Chance Toys, an organization that rescues and recyucles gently used plastic toys for needy children, have teamed up to collect your unwanted toys.  The YMCA Freehold will distribute the toys to families in need in our county.  Your plastic toy donations will be collected and tagged with messages from our children to those less fortunate.   When:     May 9, 2009 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Where:    Municipal Court Parking Lot What:      PLASTIC TOYS, CLEAN, NO MISSING PARTS, BATTERIES MUST WORK Kindly place loose pieces of a set in a plastic bag and tape it to the toy.    
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By Gail Szeluga, Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County
(Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan)
"Bridge of Books" Book Drive May 9, 2009 "Bridge of Books" Book Drive Saturday, May 9, 2009 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Drop off location:  Municipal Court Parking Lot The "Bridge of Books Foundation" provides new and used books directly to children and children's organizations.   We accept the following: New and gently used children books If a book makes sounds, it must work If a book has parts, it must be complete Parenting books   We do not accept the following: Adult books Magazines Textbooks Encyclopedias Used coloring books Used workbooks  
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