Iris Lurie's blog

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.

Top Producing Agents For The Month Of January 2016!

CONGRATULATIONS! to our top individuals and teams for the month of January. Top Listing Agent is Carrie Moyer and Top Listing Team is the Cole Gold Team.  Top Selling Agent is Frank Fortino and Top Selling Team is the Andrea & Harry Mesh Team.  YOU MAKE US VERY PROUD!!

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:

We're Proud To Announce Our Top Sales Associates for the Month of December 2015

Congratulations to our TOP SALES ASSOCIATES for December 2015!  Top Listing Agent is Michael Kalagassy, Top Selling Agent is Lorraine Broccoli and Top Listing & Selling Team is the Cole Gold Team.  

What 5 Home Design Trends are OUT for 2016?

It's that time of year again when all the experts are predicting what's IN and what's OUT FOR 2016.  It's fun to read what prominent interior design professionals think about new trends . . . WHAT'S HOT AND WHAT'S NOT.  If you are a stylish homeowner and like to be on trend with home fashion, you probably have your own preferences and may agree or disagree with the pros.

So, what are designers saying (OR HOPING)  is OUT in 2016?

1.  FACETED FURNITURE . . . tables that feel sharp and and have points.  Designers feel that this trend was overproduced and is clunky and unsophisticated . . . unless it is a real diamond, of course.