Medford Lakes, NJ Real Estate News

By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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One of the many things I appreciate about Medford Lakes is that the decision makers, who are also residents, are very conservative (as in "conservation") about our community environment.  They will avoid pesticide where appropriate, but will also make weighted decisions and take action when necessary to avoid larger ecological damages.Such is the case with the 2008 Gypsy Moth program that is begin carried out under state guidelines and control.  According to the recent letter sent to Medford Lakes residents, gypsy moth egg mass surveys, conducted by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJ DOA), indicate that gypsy moth populations will be very high during May and June 2008. Leaf feeding by the caterpillars of this pest will cause severe defoliation of many of our trees. Consequentl...
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By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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A Medford Lakes Colony Jackson Park Restoration meeting will be help Saturday, April 19th, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. on the Stokes Road side of Lower Aetna Dam.  All colonists in good standing are encouraged to attend.According to the latest report in the Medford Lakes Colony News:The Colony is making progress towards the complete restoration of Jackson Park.  The Colon'y consultant has provided a Park plan and a list of suggested plantings. Prior to any plantings, the Colony will contract to remove any remaining dead tress from the Park.The Jackson Park Committee expects that the planting of trees, shrubs and flowers and the construction of an entranceway and footbridge will include many service groups in the community.The Colony has planted over 1,000 trees and shrubs already, as part of the...
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By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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The Medford Lakes Colony Club Camp for grades 1 thru 9 will begin on Monday, Jun 30th thru Friday, July 25th.Camp times are from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m, Monday thru Friday each week they are held. Registration will take place from April 15th through Aprill 30th in the Colony Club office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (except when closed for lunch between 12 noon and 1 p.m.).Fees for the camp will be discussed at the Monday, April 14th Colony Club meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Demby Annex.Fees are expected to start at $150 for one camper.If you have any questions, keep reading the Colony News for more information or contact the Club office. Copyright 2008 by Lawrence Yerkes. All Rights Reserved.   Home Website | NJ Property Search | Sell | Buy | Rent | Search | Reloc...
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By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), sponsors a FREE income tax counseling service for taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Trained counselors will be in Vaughan Hall on Medford Lakes-Tabernacle Road at Powhatan Trail, in Medford Lakes every Tuesday morning from February 5, 2008 through April 15, 2008, 9:00AM until noon, to assist taxpayers.  Appointments are not necessary.   Counselors can prepare noncomplex federal and New Jersey income tax returns, prepare New Jersey real estate tax rebate forms for 2007, review returns prepared by taxpayers, or consult on specific questions which taxpayers may have. Certain counselors can prepare federal and New Jersey income tax returns by computer and fi...
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By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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The New Jersey Environmental Commission will be hosting an information session on underground oil tanks on March 11, 2008.The purpose of this session is to provide information on state grant programs and cover issues related to the cleanup of leaking and non-leaking tanks from professionals in the oil service and remediation, real estate and insurance fields. who will also be on hand to discuss issues and answer questions related to their fields.  State Grant programs provide reimbursement to homeowners of up to $1,200 for closure/removal of non-leaking underground oil tank and up to $3,000 for closure/removal/replacement of an underground tank.  The reimbursement program also covers costs for removal of tanks retroactive to August 6, 2006. Additional information regarding the location ...
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By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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The annual Medford Lakes Community Yard Sale Weekend is now is full swing and there is still time to take advantage of the fantastic deals available on pre-owned and often never used, quality items.   Well over 100 sales locations in Medford Lakes, not to mention surrounding communities which are also sponsoring similar sales, are available!!!I took a quick tour of the yard sales and was amazed, as always, on the variety great buys on furniture, clothing, toys, crafts, tools, appliances, exercise and electronic equipment and more.   We have regularly found great bargains on some very high quality, often almost new items.  And there is some deep discounting going on here!The yard sales will be continuing tomorrow (Sunday) from 8:30 am until 1 pm.There is a list (catalog) available of par...
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By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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Medford Lakes will be hosting their 7th annual 2-day Community Yard Sale on the last weekend in September (Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th).  The times each day will be from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm.This is a great opportunity for getting some great buys on furniture, clothing, toys, crafts, tools, exercise and electronic equipment and more.   We have regularly found great bargains on some very high quality, often almost new items. There will be a list (catalog) available of participating homes during the Community Yard Sale event.  For residents of Medford Lakes, check your Colony Club news or contact the Colony Club for details.  Whether you are participating with a yard sale at your home or shopping for bargains at neighboring homes, you will not want to miss out.If ...
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By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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Medford Lakes in Burlington County, New Jersey held it's Canoe Carnival on the first Saturday of August has it has done for the previous 75 years.It was a warm summer's night and everyone enjoyed the night out with family and friends watching the creativity and entertainment as it floated by on paddle-driven canoes.    For background information about the rules and requirements for floats and a little history of the Canoe Carnival, see the general information link below for some of my previous articles about the carnival and about Medford Lakes.This year, as in the previous couple of years, the Canoe Carnival was held on Beach #3, while Beach #1 was still being repaired.  Now that Beach #1 is near completion, future carnivals will return to that beach.  However, since Beach #3 residents...
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By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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Once again, the Medford Lakes tradition of holding the Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival, under the auspices of the Medford Lakes Colony Club, on the first Saturday in August (based on historic weather records indicating a very high probability of nice weather on that day) will proceed this evening with clear weather and offering another great time for the entire family. Related resources:Medford Lakes - WikipediaMedford Lakes Colony ClubMedford Lakes Canoe Carnival Picture Archives See my previous post about Medford Lakes' Canoe Carnival 2006 for a 'taste' of what it is all about. For real estate resources, help and support services in acquiring or selling properties in New Jersey, Visit my web site: LawrenceYerkes.com    and visit Besthomes-NJ.com to shop for the latest New Jersey Real Est...
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By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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This past Memorial Day, Medford Lakes celebrated with it's traditional Memorial Day Parade lead off by the Shawnee marching band, following by the herd of kids in their decorated bikes and then follow by local officials and a huge line of police, fire and emergency vehicles from Medford Lakes and the surrounding communities of Medford, Southampton, Shamong, Evesham and Tabernacle townships and the Forest Service.  It was a surprisingly long and impressive line.The highlight of this event is when the parade ends up for memorial ceremonies at the Borough's municipal building (currently temporarily location while construction on the new log municipal building is being completed.).  The national anthem, playing of Taps, offering of words and a time of silent prayer in memory of those who ga...
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By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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Everyone is welcome to visit and experience this Medford Lakes waterfront property for yourselves.   Providing a comfortable lifestyle in a rustic vacation setting, this unique lakes community offers something for everyone at all ages.  Whether you like swimming, canoeing, biking, walking, summer camps for kids or just convenient access to other recreation, entertainment and cultural resources, Medford Lakes is a great place to live, raise a family, play or just relax.  Address: 162 McKendimen Road, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055Date/Time:  Sunday, May 6th, from 1 - 4 pm.[UPDATE: Sorry you missed the open house, but I can still get you in to see that property at your convenience (or to see other properties in the area).  Just Contact me.]This invitation is for you!  Contact 609-654-7300 x206 f...
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By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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Medford Lakes is a great place to experience and enjoy the seasons of the year.   With the natural beauty of it's many lakes, woods, unique homes and trails there is alway something new to experience as each season paints new colors and textures on the landscape.Although my photographs will not do it justice, here are my attempts at showing a section of Medford Lakes after an ice storm.            The best way to enjoy the unique experience of Medford Lakes is of course to be here! Visit my web site for additional services and support: LawrenceYerkes.com  and visit Besthomes-NJ.com to shop for the latest New Jersey Real Estate property listings (Residential, Commercial, Multi-Family, Farm, Land).    Copyright 2007 by Timon, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  
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By Lawrence Yerkes, Broker Associate, Southern New Jersey Real Estate Services
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    Medford Lakes-in-the-pines, the year round summer playground. (That’s the official name of the community!)   Medford Lakes, a borough located in Burlington County, is one of the most unique communities in the world, with over 150 log cabin homes and 22 lakes in a rustic vacation setting.  It's a great place for raising a family and it's convenient to great shopping, excellent schools, a wide variety of sports, cultural and recreational opportunities, major transportation routes, Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore.  Resources for Medford Lakes:Welcome to Medford Lakes [Facts] - Official web siteWikipedia - Medford Lakes, NJCommunity Profile - Podunk.comProfile - CityData.comSchool StatisticsMedford Lakes Canoe Carnival Additional articles about Medford Lakes Borough     Visit my web s...
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