Marlboro Community Profile

Marlboro Township is situated on approximately 30 square miles on the eastern border of Monmouth County, NJ.  Morganville and Robertsville are unincorporated areas located within the township and contain a little more than 1/3 of the township's approximately 40,000 residents. 

The township has plenty to offer its residents including beautiful homes, wide open spaces, a variety of entertainment, shopping and recreational opportunities, as well as its proximity to the Jersey Shore and New York City.

Local Drop Off Center For Those Devastated By Hurricane Harvey

Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie Is #TexasStrong after receiving this from Sarah Lewis at Century 21 Paramount in League City Texas:  "We certainly appreciate it, Julie! We have no idea what we're going to do. We have several agents without homes and any pending transactions they had are now gone. This is devastating!"

In 2012 many of our community members were affected by Superstorm Sandy. Hurricane Harvey has brought back all those memories from 5 years ago. Our hearts know the pain of going through something as devastating as this disaster.

We decided to take a proactive measure and create a Drop Off Center at our Century 21 office in Marlboro. We are asking for either monetary donations (checks can be made out to Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie which in turn will be combined and sent directly to the offices in need), or gift cards from American Express/ VISA, Walmart, Shoprite, Bed Bath and Beyond, Amazon, Home Depot /Lowes, Babies R Us, Petco, CVS/ Walgreens, and Target.

We will be collecting gift cards and donations starting Friday, September 1, 2017. Our Office Address is 47 Route 9 South, Morganville NJ 07751.

If you have any questions please call our office at 732-536-2228 and ask for either Julie or Mary Lou.

3 Important Pieces of Advice to Avoid a Last Minute Mortgage Denial

So you found the right home to buy, got the offer accepted, made loan application, and the lender approved your loan subject to the home appraisal and re-verification of your employment and financial status just prior to closing.  Congratulations!  You are well on your way to achieving your goal.

You think it's a done deal, right? Well, it's not 'for sure' until the closing takes place. Be aware that from the time you make loan application to the actual closing, lenders have become very cautious about the entire home mortgage loan process. Even when you have a good down payment and good credit, issues arising at the last minute can result in your loan being denied.

We have THREE important pieces of advice to help ensure you don't encounter last-minute problems right before the closing:

Congratulations to our TOP PRODUCERS for July!

We're pleased to announce the top producing individuals and teams for the month of July. They are not only inspiring, but a true pleasure to work with every day!

Top Listing is Frank Fortino and Top Listing Team is the Cole Gold Team.  Top Selling Agent is Laurin LaLima and the Top Selling Team is the Russ Team

Honoring Our Top 10 Producers for 2nd Quarter 2017!

Here are our Top 10 for the 2nd Quarter!  We're honored and humbled to be on the same team. Each and every one of these associates provide exceptional service to all their clients. By focusing on their clients' needs, they achieve continued and consistent success!  Congratulations to all!

Marlboro Township: More Single Family Detached Homes For Sale in 2017

We have been struggling with low inventories of homes for a long time now.  The lack of available homes has affected prices as well as sales and market times, and has been frustrating for buyers competing for their dream home.

We have a bit of good news in the Single Family Detached category of homes in Marlboro Township . . . new listings have increased by 23.3% for the first four months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.  As a result, closed sales have also increased by 52.7%.  It is taking on average 73 days from listing to sale, down by 10 days from last year, and the median sales price in Marlboro Township (including Morganville) was $508,000.  At the end of April there was 6.1 months supply of inventory, which is considered a 'normal' level of inventory for a healthy real estate market.

Best Landscaping Improvements That Will Add Value To Your Property

One of the most important investments you can make is in your home's landscaping. Beautiful landscaping not only adds value to your property, but also makes it stand out to potential buyers by boosting its curb appeal. In fact, good landscaping can raise the value of a house by 28%, and upgrading existing landscaping from good to excellent can reap rewards of 6-7%.

Here are SIX of the most important components to amazing landscaping!

Our Favorite Things About Living in Marlboro New Jersey

Marlboro Township New Jersey has plenty to offer its residents including beautiful homes, wide open spaces, a variety of entertainment, shopping and recreational opportunities, as well as its proximity to the Jersey Shore and New York City.

Marlboro County Acquires 56 Acres To Preserve As Open Space

Marlboro Township completed the purchase of Stattel Farm, at Rts. 520 and 79 in Marlboro, a project they have been working on for more than nine years. A total of 56 acres will be preserved as open space forever.

The acquisition of this land does not impact the budget or local taxes. The Township applied land preservation funding already authorized and in place, including the Township’s dedicated Open Space Trust Fund, NJ Green Acres Matching Grant and state Agricultural Development Committee funding in order to complete the acquisition.

Marlboro Township has logged several open space preservation successes with the Tennent Road (30 acres), Smith Farm (16 acres), Penksa Farm (21 acres) and Baydock Holdings (50 acres) projects.

The Township's continuing efforts to maintain open space is important for the quality of life in our community today, as well as preserving our community's lifestyle for future generations.

Great Video Highlighting Special Places in Monmouth County

This is the time of year when we long for Spring.  Open Spaces & Historic Places in Monmouth County . . . very well done Greener New Jersey Productions!

Selling Your Home? How a Sale Can Impact Your Taxes

Generally, any profits you earn are taxable. However, when you sell your home you may not have to pay taxes on the money you gain . . . it all depends on whether you fall within the qualifying guidelines. 

Here are 10 items to consider when selling your home:

1. You May Qualify for an Exclusion of Gain.  You may be able to exclude part or all of the gain from the sale of your home. This rule may apply if you meet the eligibility test. Parts of the test involve your ownership and use of the home. You must have owned and used it as your main/primary home for at least two out of the five years before the date of sale.