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.

CENTURY 21® System Now Provides FREE ToolkitCMA™ To Agents

As part of the promise to be smarter, bolder, faster, the CENTURY 21® System now provides its agents with the ToolkitCMA™ at no additional cost . . . one of the many great benefits of being part of the most recognized brand in the real estate industry!

The product, which is used by over 100,000 agents across the country and priced at around $200, is just one of the many resources that CENTURY 21 offers in order to support its members at the local level. ToolkitCMA offers professional quality marketing tools that agents can tailor to their individual clients' needs.  The system is cloud based and offers mobile and tablet branded presentations, MLS interface, marketing flyers, and quick posting to social media.

As part of the CENTURY 21 ® System, you’ll receive all of this at no additional cost. This is just one way that our brand gives you the edge you need to succeed in real estate.

Learn More About Becoming A Century 21 Agent

Closing Costs - What Are All Those Fees?

Buyers have lots of questions about buying a home and obtaining a mortgage.  Here we'll list the most common buyer closing costs, what they are for, and the average amount charged for these services in New Jersey.

Within three days of applying for the loan, your lender should give you closing disclosures so you will know what your APR (annual percentage rate) will be. The closing disclosures show you the closing costs that are included in the amount that makes up the APR. You should carefully assess each item for validity, and ask questions about items you do not understand.

We've also included the 'average' fees (according to BankRate) that are charged by lenders to buyers purchasing a $200,000 home in New Jersey:

Masters Ruby Award Received By Six Top Producing Sales Associates!

Fran Krumholz-Bookman, Susan Kaplan, Alan Katz, Sheryl Kerner, Brian LichtenthalMarcia Sokal have each been recognized by Century 21 Real Estate LLC as  top-producers nationwide when it honored them with the coveted CENTURY 21® Ruby Masters Award.

Ruby level status is awarded to Century 21® sales affiliates who have met minimum sales production of $117,000 or 32 closed transaction sides within a calendar year.

The sales affiliates also receive a trophy and a personal invitation to attend the annual CENTURY 21 Top Agent Retreat.

Fran, Susan, Alan, Sheryl,  Brian &  Marcia are valued and trusted real estate resources for the Monmouth, Ocean & Middlesex county communities and major contributors to the overall success of CENTURY 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie and the CENTURY 21 System as a whole.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Congratulations to Quality Service Pinnacle Award Recipients!

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized sales affiliates Fran Krumholz-Bookman, Laurin LaLima, Alan Katz, Carrie Moyer, Lori Ragovin, Sheryl Kerner, Alan Lurie, Susan Kaplan, and Brian Lichtenthal with the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award. 

The annual award is based on results from the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Survey (QSS) which is e-mailed to consumers immediately after the purchase or sale of a home.  To earn the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award, an agent must receive completed customer surveys for at least 30 percent of their transactions from January 1 - October 31, with an average survey score of at least 95 percent or better for 2 consecutive years.

Each award recipient will receive a customized glass trophy, in addition to being recognized at the CENTURY 21 Global Conference.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

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:

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