Marlboro

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.

Monmouth County Housing Market Update -- January 2016

Steady growth in the Monmouth County housing market is what we should expect in 2016.  Here are some of the fast facts from the latest real estate market statistics report for January 2016, provided by New Jersey REALTORS®.  We have separate statistics for Single Family Detached Homes, Condos & Townhomes, and homes in Adult Communities.  

  ►  Key Metrics for Single Family Detached Homes in Monmouth County - January 2016 compared to January 2015:

  • Closed sales were up 47.1%, from 244 in January of 2015 to 359 in January 2016.
  • The median sales price remained about the same at $370,000, as did the days on market until sale at 91 days.
  • 804 new listings entered the market last month, up slightly from January of 2015.
  • The inventory of available homes for sale was down 14.7%, to 2,883 homes, which represents a 5.9 months' supply.

Time to Think About Summer Camp in Marlboro Township!

This is a great time to be thinking about Summer, isn't it!  It will be here before we know it!

Registration for Marlboro Township Department of Recreation & Swim Summer Camps begins tomorrow.  Why sign up early?  Because they are offering early bird discounts, and because we have really great summer camp opportunities in Marlboro for our children..

There will also be a Camp Open House on Tuesday, February 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Recreation Center, where staffers will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have.  See the Camp Flyer for more information, or call 732-617-0100.

Monmouth County Real Estate Market Statistics Year-End 2015

Let's take a quick look at what happened in the real estate market in Monmouth County for the year 2015 compared to 2014.  

Across all residential property types -- Single Family Detached Homes, Townhomes/Condos, and Adult Community Homes -- there were consistencies of note.  All three categories had increases in new listings, closed sales, and median sales prices.  All three categories also had decreases in days on market and inventories.  

We're entering into 2016 with low inventories and moderately-increasing prices.  Buyers looking for homes in Monmouth County should not hesitate to view and make offers on homes that meet their requirements as we expect clean, well-maintained homes that are priced fairly will continue to sell quickly and the best homes will often receive multiple offers.

Let's take a closer look at what happened in each of the residential real estate categories:

Invite The Maximum Natural Light Into Your Home

Lots of natural light is a great selling feature for any home.  It has much to do with the placement of the windows and which direction they face.  It also has much to do with how much light enters your property, how wooded or open, and the placement of large trees and shrubbery.  These are perhaps things you can't do anything about.

In light of that, the window coverings you choose can make a big difference on how much natural light you invite into your home.  When you're selling your home, the rule of thumb is . . . the more natural light the better.

Let's look at some window covering options you might choose that will give you both ample natural light when you want it, and privacy and shade from the sun when needed.

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Space Look & Feel Larger

Looking for ways to make your space look and feel larger?  Here are five easy changes you can make.

1.  Hang curtains higher and wider than your windows.  The eye will be drawn up and over and the windows and the room itself will look larger.

2.  Strategically place a large mirror in the room.  Mirrors reflect light and create the illusion of more space.  They are also good for checking your look before heading out the door.

3.  Keep some windows bare instead of using window coverings.  Who doesn't like a nice bright sunlit space?  If your windows are beautiful, show them off!

Interested in Participating in Marlboro's Youth Exchange Program?

Marlboro Township is accepting applications for host families as well as committee members and volunteers for its Youth Exchange Program.

Marlboro Township host families who participate in the cultural exchange will host students from Nanto City, Japan, and Wuijang, China, for one week.  The host family's student then will travel to the country of the students that they hosted for one week.

This is a great program that has provided rare multicultural and educational experiences for hundreds of students and their families over the nearly 25 years of its existence.  

There is an information session being held on November 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marlboro Recreation Center.  Click here for a link to learn more.

See You at 'Marlboro Day' on Sunday!

Will you be attending the Marlboro Day annual fall festival on Sunday?  

If so, please stop and visit the CENTURY 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie tent . There will be lots of  giveaways, Joseph the Juggler on stilts, face painting and balloons for the kids.  Looking forward to seeing old & new friends!!!!

The Marlboro Day festivities will be held at the Marlboro Municipal Complex from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.  If it rains, the event will be moved to the next Sunday, September 27th.  The festival will feature a variety of fun activities for the whole family . . . live entertainment, food, crafters, vendors, free rides and more. 

Get all the details at: http://mainstreetmarlboro.com/events/marlboro-day-to-be-held-this-sunday/#.dpuf

Join Us At The Indo American Community Fair This Weekend!

Attending the Indo American Community Fair this weekend at the Hindu American Temple & Cultural Center in Morganville?  We will be there too!

Stop by our booth for giveaways and community information.  Professional REALTORS® will be available to answer all your real estate questions.  We are your local go-to real estate company!

This year's festivities include dance & art competitions, cultural programs, clothing & jewelry sales, and local professionals in real estate, home contractors and decorators.  For the children there will be face painting, arts & crafts, inflatables, and lots of play and entertainment.

Click here for a flyer with all the details.  We hope to see you there!

Less Than 5% Down? Not A Perfect Credit Score? Yes, That Can Work!

One of the benefits of owning a home is being able to protect yourself from rising rents, which have risen approximately 15% over the last five years.  When you purchase a home you can lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage and grow your net worth as home values (and rents) increase and your mortgage balance goes down..

The average renter spends approximately 30% of their income on housing compared to that of a homeowner who spends 25-20% on average.

Monmouth County Market Update - June 2015

Let's take a look at the real estate market in Monmouth County for the first half of 2015 compared to the same period last year for our three single-family home categories; detached, attached, and adult communities.  Homes in all categories are selling quickly . . . an average of 83 days for single-family detached, 78 days for single-family attached, and 64 days for homes in adult communities.

Single Family Detached Homes

  • New listings are up by 6.4%, and there is curently an 8.8 months supply of homes on the market.
  • Closed sales up 6.3%, with 2,308 closings for the first half of 2015.
  • The median sales price is nearly unchanged at $390,000.