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How the Fiscal Cliff Could Affect Homeowners

The "Fiscal Cliff" continues to dominate the news, as Washington works to avoid the detrimental impact to our fragile economy of doing nothing.  For homeowners, both current and future, there are several possibilities that could have a significant impact, not only personally, but on the real estate market as a whole. Accoding to a recent article on Fox Business, there are several areas of concern.  First is the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID).  While few people bel [...]

Lakefront Home, Panoramic Views

Ginger Boyle, Broker-Associate with Gloria Zastko, Realtors, has been chosen to market this gorgeous one-of-a-kind home with a magnificent view of Farrington Lake. The curb appeal says it all...the panoramic view of Farrington Lake is awesome.  The first floor plan offers living room, a gourmet kitchen, a formal dining room leading to a den that overlooks the lake,  two master bedroom suites, a family room, and a huge laundry room and powder room.  The second level boasts an [...]

The Zastko Report - January 2012

Click to view the video There are some in the media that say that real estate is improving. Is that the case in Central Jersey? What's going on now and what can we expect for 2012? Andrew of Gloria Zastko Realtors lays out some of his observations. In This Month's Zastko Report: A look back at activity in Middlesex County from December 2011 Why is there greater affordability? Are more people looking for homes now, or are they still waiting? Real estate is local.& [...]

New Law Makes School Budget Votes a Thing of the Past

Recently, Governor Christie signed into law a bill that would allow school board elections and budget votes to be moved to November, as opposed to the usual time in April.  One of the provisions, in line with the 2% cap on property taxes increases, is the elimination of a vote on school budgets that fall within this limit.  Is this change a good thing? Some would argue that it removes a check on school districts on how they spend taxpayer money.  On the other hand, the 2% cap [...]

North Brunswick Twp. High School Rated as One of New Jersey's Best!

Congratulations, North Brunswick Twp High School!  Recently, Inside Jersey of the Star Ledger assessed public high schools across the state, and our local high school came out #9 in its category.  Not only is there affordability for families desiring to live in the area, but they can expect a great education as well.  So, what are some of the positive things going on?  You can check out the school's website here.  Also, visit back often, as we highlight some of the [...]

What Does Square Footage Really Mean?

One of the most common questions from home buyers is, "What is the square footage?"  And while it may seem it like an easy answer, it is often a much deeper and more complicated question, especially when dealing with homes in Central Jersey.  One of the reasons is that there are many older homes in the Brunswick area, where square footages were neither supplied by a builder or measured by the municipality, unlike newer homes, which often have floorplans supplied by the buil [...]


Jo Ann Lacina, top producing sales associate with Gloria Zastko, Realtors, lead the team in overall listings and sales for December, 2011. Jo Ann Lacina joined the Zastko team in 2003 and has been a consistent top producer.  She has 30 years experience in the industry and was a former real estate appraiser.  Her extensive knowledge of the real estate market, especially in today’s market, gives her a cutting edge.  Lacina resides in North Brunswick with her husband, Georg [...]

The Zastko Report - December 2011

What is happening in the local real estate market in Central Jersey?  How does that affect buyers and home owners in the North Brunswick and South Brunswick areas?  Check out this month's Zastko Report for the answers!

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