Wow, you could be talking about me. I was just in the exact same situation. Large home and taxes, third just left for college. We made the decision to downsize to a home that made more sense for the two of us that are mostly there and of course enough bedrooms for when the kids do return and visit. In the long run after the expense of college and everything else, you must do what is best for you now. The economy not being the same as years ago you must weigh your options and do what is best for you financially.
It turns out that my kids love my new home and find it "cozy" and more initiate. Its not small by any means by its not enormous either. The most important thing is not the actual house but the family inside, the kids will adjust and come see you wherever you are. Turns out now I'm close to the shore and its an added bonus!
Feel free to call me and discuss. I can share with you your options.
Orange Key Realty
732 863 6969
Freehold NJ... more
Susanne, thanks for your question. I too have heard mixed things about Marlboro's program. How old is the child you will have entering the Special Ed program? While I don't have personal experience with Marlboro's program I do have experience with Colts Neck's. I had a 3-year old who wasn't speaking very much. After a speech pathology assessment that suggested private speech therapy for him, we did some research ad found out this Colts Neck has a "child's study group" that would allow my 3-year old to attend Pre-K with other children who hvw special needs. The program includes regular Pre-K education PLUS speech therapy, physical therapy for children with mobility handicaps, and other special needs program. Within 2 months my son was talking as if he never had a delay. He's been in that program for 2 years and will begin kindrrgarten next year ahead of the skill level expected of a normal 5 year old.
I realize this doesn't 100% answer your question. However, while I do some research into Marlboro's program for you, hvw you considered Colts Neck?
D.J. Ten Hoeve
Keller Williams Realty West Monmoith
Very intriguing question, but in my opinion, no. I am a REALTOR in Colts Neck dealing with luxury homes from Spring Lake to Holmdel and the appetite for these homes has increased over the past 12 months dramatically. When a home is priced well comparative to the rest of the market you still have multiple buyers coming to the table. Traditional pice it high and wait for a buyer, then reduce and repeat just begets stagnant homes that don't sell. While their is an increased demand for smaller homes closer to a downtown and main steer, like Red Bank, families with money have gotten use to space and the desire is still there. Give me a call. Regardless of your motives I'd love to talk through this idea with you a bit more.... more
According to current FEMA Issued Flood Maps for MARLBORO, it looks like it is not in flood zone (see link below).
Also, flood maps are available here: https://msc.fema.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&categoryId=12001&langId=-1&userType=G&type=1
If you are not working with another agent and need more info on this or any other property, please let me know... more
How's everything going? Marlboro has a train station for NJ Transit that will go directly to New York Penn Station.
Peter G. Apicella
Prudential Zack Shore Properties
520 Washington Blvd.
Sea Girt, NJ 0850
Currently in all of Marlboro there are 24 homes listed at 1M+, in the last 6 months there have been 6 homes that have sold. That puts the Marlboro inventory at a 2 year attrition rate for homes in the 1m+ category. There were a couple that sold in less than 30 days and 1 that took over 3 1/2 years and sold for less than half the original asking price. Boy did they loose a lot of money by being overpriced.
In the high end price point, there are many variables, one of the things you can look at is how much is the home per square foot. Drilling down to a small section of the town such as Morganville, gives you less data to consider. If you would like more specific details, shoot me an email or call me at 201-892-5640.... more
Ms Young, thank you for reaching out. I am experienced in this area and it would be my pleasure to locate a home in Marlboro or Morganville area near the Matawan Train. There are many wonderful types of homes as well. Please contact me on my mobile at 718-344-7862 or on my office phone at 732-536-9010 ext 326 and let me know what type of home you would be interested in with your price range, and i will compile a list of homes to show you. In addition as your selling agent, i can get your home on the market, coordinate listing offers and oversee everything from contract to close on both your home sale and your new purchase.
I am looking forward to working with you.
Keller Williams Realty West Monmouth... more
You want to find out who there best buyers agent is. I am one of the top buyers agent in Monmouth County but I work as an independent agent. Looking at townhomes now for next year is an issue. You should do some homework on your own and determine where you should live and not ask an agent where you should live... more
GSP no tolls
Turnpike I think it's $1.75
No traffic about 25 min
Morning commute between 25-45 min
I live in Marlboro and I use to work in Elizabeth, broad st.
Turnpike is the best way, less traffic
I would be happy to help you.
My name is Jodi Goldberg with Re/Max Central in Marlboro/Manalapan. I live in Marlboro for the past 25 years. Please check out my website www.jjodigoldberg.com and call me .... more
Go here first:
Tent City - Lakewood, NJ - Part 1 of 5
then realized that many of these people built homes using mortgages which they could no longer pay.... more
Review your pricing, and adjust accordingly if necessary; keep in mind that a home is worth what someone is willing to pay for it, not what the seller needs, or potential buyer can afford to spend; market conditions do matter as does the immediacy for the transaction to take place; if you're not priced competitively, it doesn't matter how may web sites show your property; most current buyers are educated about market conditions....... more
I always send a pre-approval letter with my clients Contract to Buy. And I ask the lender to write the letter so it states the buyer is approved for the price we are offering. Having a pre-approval letter gives your offer more credibility, and shows the seller and the listing agent that you are a serious buyer and have begun the process of applying for a mortgage.... more
Hi. No. Usually pre approvals are at no cost to you and a good faith deposit is required when makining an offer on a property. That deposit can be a personal or cetified check. If you need any additional help please call me at 732-801-7178 or email email@example.com
Sales Associate at Realworks Residential... more
I teach creative buying strategies to buyers and investors across the country and while I am not in the Marlboro market at all, I can tell you that it works EVERYWHERE. I have a ton of videos and articles on my website that goes over a lot of info on the process.
You may want to check out those before you talk to a local agent (or do it yourself) in Marlboro.... more
If you still need assistance feel free to contact me on my cell phone. I would be happy to help you with your home search and working with a loan officer that can answer all your mortgage questions.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org... more