Yes Location Location Location is right but price justifies everything.
Please give me a call 908-770-5999 and I'll be glad to discuss all options with you.
in the town. There are not many streets that back to Rt 18, and noise is not an issue. I lived for
25 years on one of those streets and there one many, many trees between and us. I don't remember
ever having a noise problem.
I would be happy to show you in Marlboro and Morganville and you can see for yourself. Please contact
me at 732-996-9945.
Very Truly Yours,
Most homes that back directly to a major highway will have lesser value & be more difficult to sell no matter where you look for a home. If noise is an issue just don't select those areas near highways. If you need assistance finding a suitable home in a quiet community there are plenty to choose from. Work with a local realtor that knows the neighborhoods & you shouldn't have a problem.
Joan Congilose CRS,GRI, e-Pro
RE/MAX Central, Manalapan
(732) 972-1000 Ext:364
Your question is quite common for home buyers looking to move to Marlboro Township, Manalapan and the surrounding areas.
There are certain areas in Marlboro where the noise from Route 18 or Route 79 is noticeable. Some might find it bothersome, while others have been living in their homes for years and don't feel it's a nuisance.
You are right; location is always critical when buying a home, as homes in quiet areas are often a premium and usually yield greater long-term ROI when you sell.
Generally though, Marlboro is a well "buffered" community. There are some developments in Marlboro that are adjacent or at least close to Route 18 where you hear almost no noise at all.
Take for example a home I just listed in the Whittier Oaks East section (not too far from the convenience of Route 18). It sits on a quiet cul de sac on over 1-acre of land, with a serene country club backyard. You can click the link below to view it. This home and others are good examples of the tranquility Marlboro offers.....not to mention the outstanding schools!
Please call or email me if I can answer additional questions or be of further assistance to you.
Amber Noble-Garland, CDPE
Strategic Marketing & Sales Expert
Short Sale Specialist
Weichert, Realtors (Marlboro/Manalapan office)
455 Route 9 South
Manalapan, NJ 07726
732-536-4400, ext. 199 - office
"Your Reliable Resource For NJ Real Estate, Local Info & More"
As a Realtor who lives down the street from you in Cranford, but works out of the Marlboro area, this question is near and dear to me. Just like I can hear the Garden State Parkway from my home, there are certainly homes in Marlboro that you can see and hear Rt. 18. The number of properties affected by Rt. 18 is actually a minority, but they do exist. For some of those homes, it is just a steady background noise, and for some it is right in your backyard. However, as I mentioned, that is the minority of homes in Marlboro.
Yes, if a property is in earshot of Rt. 18, the value of that particular house would decrease. And while it would affect your resale value down the line, it also means that you'd be able to purchase it for less than the homes further from the highway.
This is one of those personal preference things. There are people who buy in Marlboro that come from areas in New York where they are used to having those noises, and it doesn't bother them at all. At my home in Cranford, I have found that I don't even notice the sounds from the Garden State Parkway.
In the end, the simple answer is that, while proximity to Rt. 18 will bother more people than not, there is a buyer for every home if marketed and priced properly.
Many home buyers will consider highway noise an issue therefore it may become an problem when you are trying to sell, it really depends on the buyer. In general, Yes, homes that backup to a highway, are on a main road, etc. do sell for less.
If you need further assistance please feel free to contact me. I am very familiar with the Marlboro area and cover all of Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties
Heather Daccurso, Sales Associate
Remax Realty 9
Good luck! I'd be happy to recommend a realtor in your area if you need to connect with one.
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