Real Estate

May 30, 2020

CLARK, NJ – After nearly a quarter-century in the business, commercial realtor Bill Caruso of Performance Realty Corp - a subsidiary of ERA Village Green Realty is getting ready to retire. Caruso spoke with TAPinto Clark recently about several career changes he’s had throughout his life and how he ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- Freddie Mac (freddiemac.com/pmms) announced that the U.S. weekly 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage declined 0.09 this week to an average of 3.15% with 0.8 Fees/Points as of May 28th. If you are interested in refinancing your mortgage or, if you are purchasing a home, please call or text ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - Since 2017, Ocean Township has had an ordinance in place targeting vacant and abandoned properties. The local law requires property owners to complete registration statements and pay fees.  As of this month, the township now has the right to assert a lien for non-compliance. The ...

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“My client’s needs and desires are my top priority. I can assure you that as my client, you will receive the individual attention and care that you deserve.” Adrienne Marcigliano MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: There is certainly no slowing the tenacity of EXIT Realty East Coast agent Adrienne ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In a little more than a year, if all goes according to plan, the mountains of dirt, heavy-duty construction vehicles and chain link fence on Route 206 - across from the Hillsborough Centre shopping plaza - will be gone, Larken Associates has broken ground on Hillsborough ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - An effort to increase affordable housing in the city’s growing Bergen-Lafayette section is under consideration by the Jersey City City Council. According to an ordinance due to be introduced, an area of about 280 acres, with a perimeter of nearly 5.2 miles and currently ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Planning Board voted, 5-4, to recommend that the Chatham Township Committee rezone 344 Hillside Avenue, allowing for an affordable housing Group Home to be built on one of five lots during its 3 1/2-hour virtual meeting held Monday night. Last year, the ...

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LOCAL REAL ESTATE TRENDS FAVOR HOME SELLERS NOW By Mary Tunny Weichert Although real estate across the country, like many industries, has taken a hit during the COVID-19 crisis, certain recent changes in the local real estate market have become especially advantageous for people who want to ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - For Clifton’s Team Realty, supporting the community they work in is as important as selling homes there. On Thursday, they showed this to be the case when their team members, with social distancing in mind, gathered in assembly line fashion to package food essentials for nearly 150 ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - When Renee Condon held the oversized scissors to officially cut the ribbon on KW City Life's new office in October 2019 she said that their goal wasn't just to sell homes across Bayonne. She and her associates, she said, wanted to "be a part of it, to be a part of the fabric of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee held an unprecedented five-hour virtual meeting on Thursday evening with public commentary cut off by the mayor toward the end of the first of four public hearings related to affordable housing Group Homes and the 62-unit development planned for River ...

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NEWS RELEASE South Orange Historical and Preservation Society    CONTACT    Joel Levin      MediaJoel@gmail.com   CELL 973-568-6000     FOR RELEASE 14 May 2020 at 11 a.m. EDT                               info@sohps.org South Orange, NJ - 'Old Stone House,' South Orange ...

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The Chatham Township Committee will purchase property adjacent to the Affordable Housing site on River Road, significantly reducing the height of the proposed building. “The purchase of the adjacent property expanding the site to nearly 10 acres will be a major improvement,” said Mayor Michael ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) is seeking real estate marketing and brokerage services for five condominiums at 311 Washington Street currently owned by the agency. The selected firm is expected to assist the JCRA in completing the redevelopment of the area by ...

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There are real concerns about the economy overall and unemployment levels, but this is not a housing crisis like 2008 for many reasons. Key factors that lead up to the housing market crash are not the same issues we are experiencing today. Unlike the years leading up to the crash: 1. We do not ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University was granted an extension of the approval for an addition and renovation to the University Center; the action was taken at the May 4 South Orange Planning Board meeting. Seton Hall’s extension was granted for one year, and their attorney stated that it would ...

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AT HOME IN CHATHAM   By Mary Tunny Weichert   The word home brings many good feelings, happy memories, emotionally moving visual images, and hopeful expectations to my mind. It is the place I begin and end each of my days. It is the safe haven I share with my family, friends, and pets. When ...

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The buyer momentum picked up over the last couple of weeks. The conversations I am having with buyers and other agents seem to be positive as we head into Memorial Day. Buyers are safely scheduling showings and I am seeing many agents, including myself, receiving offers and even multiple offers ...

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WATCHING, NJ - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Watchung adopted a resolution at a special meeting Monday extending the due date for the second quarter taxes to June 1, 2020.  Tax payments can be made online, by mail, or dropped in the deposit slot outside ...

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With May and its warmer temperatures, sunshine, and spring flowers at our doorsteps, I naturally lean toward a hopeful outlook despite the toll COVID-19 has taken on us. This is not to suggest I see the future through rose-colored glasses; but rather that I hope to meet challenges ahead with ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township on Friday morning extended the property tax grace period at a special meeting Friday morning based on the Governor’s Executive Order Number 130.   The Township gave notice after Governor Murphy issued the order. Townships need to give 48 hours notice and are not ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The planning board is slated to hear an application seeking approval to build a three-story office building on vacant land at 440 North Avenue East — next to the location of the now shuttered Vine Ripe Markets. The application on the agenda for Monday’s planning board meeting ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Workers at the James Monroe condominium building in Downtown Jersey City were back to work Tuesday after staging a 24-hour strike to protest what they called the condo board's bad faith bargaining in the middle of a pandemic. Using appropriate social distancing measures, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Murphy today signed an Executive Order on Tuesday to allow municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments that are due on May 1.  The Order takes effect immediately and extend the due date to June 1 without incurring any interest costs or ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - As plans to re-open after the COVID-19 lock downs, Woodland Park mayor Keith Kazmark will host a series of online discussions about small business, investments, and interest rates. Wednesday join Kazmark and mortgage planner George Tsemberlis for a discussion about the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Even as he celebrated again that the “curve is still flat” in efforts to beat back COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy announced the signing of a new Executive Order that allows tenants in residential properties to use their security deposit to help cover rent. Previous to the Order, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township received an extension on its affordable housing compliance from Superior Court Judge Michael Gaus on Thursday, pushing its third-round compliance hearing to late July or early August. The remote conference hearing with Judge Gaus approved the request by Chatham ...

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Despite a temporary lull in the real estate market, buyers are now in a good position to purchase a home or an investment property. Historically low-interest rates and appealing list prices make today’s real estate market especially attractive to first-time buyers as well as buyers who don’t need ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The real estate market is still moving forward, though social distancing guidelines and restrictions on businesses have caused this market to change rapidly.  Three real estate experts: one realtor, one real estate attorney and one mortgage provider weigh in on the market and provide ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Preliminary steps are already underway for the mixed-use project located at 59 South Main Street (Route 9).  Edgewood Properties, the developer says that the Lofts at Barnegat will offer a “new level of style and luxury to the Ocean County apartment market.” Construction is slated ...

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