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Our Top Producers for the Month of October

We're pleased to announce the top producing individuals and teams for the month of October.

Garry Klein

TOP LISTING AGENT

Alan Katz

TOP SELLING AGENT

The Cole Gold Team

TOP LISTING & SELLING TEAM

The competitive intelligence, professionalism and dedication of these REALTORS® have make them valued and trusted real estate resources for our community and major contributors to the overall success of our office and the Century 21 System® as a whole.

Call us at 732-536-2228 for your real estate needs.

Happy Halloween!

Monmouth County Real Estate Market Update -- October 2015

The real estate market keeps moving forward in Monmouth County, and the agents are busy helping buyers buy and sellers sell.  

Lets take a look at the significant market statistics through the end of September 2015, compared to the same period in 2014.  Here's a quick visual to sum it up:

So now lets drill down and look at the actual statistics for single family detached homes, townhomes/condos, and adult community homes.

Is It Better To Rent Or Buy?

Rent vs Buy . . . it can be a tough decision and making the right decision depends on your circumstances and lifestyle.  Since for most, buying requires qualifying for a mortgage and a down payment, buying may not always be an option.  But for those who can qualify for a mortgage and have available funds for a down payment, then it may come down to looking at the math.

Of course, how long you are going to be living in the area is a big factor.  Selling after only a short time of owning your home will most likely result in a loss.

Here are a few resources to help you understand the financial pros and cons of renting vs buying:

Smart Home Technology Explored

The smart home tech industry is just exploding with new products that are designed to save us money and have a more favorable effect on our environment.  

We're interested in how these new products will change the way we live in our homes, and we want you to be aware of the advantages to you personally as well as their importance in the larger scope of saving energy and making a smaller impact on our overstressed planet.

If you are also interested in all the great new technology, here is something really cool that you might want to follow.