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Virtual Tour: 8 Bel Air Court

Click here to watch the virtual tour of this gorgeous luxury executive estate. Located on a 2.32 acre private cul-de-sac lot, this home features 6 beds, 6 1/2 baths, and is listed at $2,199,000. The exquisite detail and quality construction are evident throughout this home. A soaring two-story foyer greets you and boasts a dramatic curved stiarcase with intricate wrought iron railings. The two-story family room boasts a beautiful stone gas fireplace. Exquisite detail & quality co [...]

Featured Listing: 2 E Primrose Lane

Move right in to this young home in sought after Cranbury Knolls in East Brunswick's Blue Ribbon School District, an excellent location for commuters. This home boasts 4 beds, 3 1/2 baths, and is listed at $559,900.  The home's spacious layout and vaulted ceiling greets you at the door. The eat-in kitchen features tall cherry cabinets and beautiful hardwood floors. Downstairs the finished spacious basement boasts a full bath. For more information or [...]

"Real Estate Update - May 2013" - The Zastko Report

The media has been recording increased average home prices and activity on the national scene.  What's been happening in Central New Jersey?  Cooper and Andrew review the stats for Middlesex County. To find out more, call us at 732-297-0600 or email us at zastko@zastko.com.  

The Zastko Report - March 2013

The Zastko Report March 2013 Reports in the real estate market continue to be very positive.  Is this also consistent with our local market in Central Jersey?  What about rising interest rates and fees?  This month, Andrew Zastko and Cooper Ford take another look at the activity in the local real estate market and the shortage of available homes, and what it means.  Also, they discuss the rising mortgage rates and fees and how it impacts home buyers and sellers. Curre [...]

Gloria Zastko Realtors Voted Best of the Best!

In a Home News Tribune Reader’s choice contest, Gloria Zastko, Realtors was again voted Best Realtor for 2012.  Gloria Zastko, and Andrew Zastko, co-owners of the firm, are delighted with this award which the firm has repeatedly received.  Zastko states, “Every day, every hour, we strive to be the best”.   "Becoming No. 1 is an awesome feat . . . Remaining No. 1 is an every-day challenge."  "Seeing longtime competitors and now the new k [...]

Andrew Zastko: 14th Time As #1 Status in Middlesex County

At the Middlesex County Multiple Listing Stockholder’s meeting held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Pines Manor in Edison, Andrew Zastko, Broker/Owner of Gloria Zastko, Realtors in North Brunswick, was awarded the Middlesex County Multiple Listing First Place President’s Award, in recognition of having the greatest number of listings taken and closed for the fiscal year from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.  This is the 14th year Zastko achieved the #1 status in the County [...]

The Zastko Report - August 2012

The Zastko Report August 2012 The Summer is coming to end, but is it the same for the Central Jersey market?  This month, Andrew Zastko and Cooper Ford take another look at the activity in the local real estate market, the shortage of homes, and what it means.  Also, they take a look at the latest on the Transit Village in North Brunswick, as well as the rise of rentals.  Finally, an explanation of "average home prices" and what it really means for local homeowners [...]

June Goes Out With a Bang at Gloria Zastko Realtors

June was a great month at the Zastko agency and leading the team were Raymond Schwarz, Joyce Ann Staples and John J. McDonald.  Gloria Zastko, President of Gloria Zastko, Realtors is very proud of her entire team's production for June, 2012, but lauds the three top producing agents.  They are Raymond Schwarz for sales and Joyce Ann Staples and John J. McDonald for listings. Raymond Schwarz lead the office in June sales.  A consistent top producing veteran in the industry, [...]

The Zastko Report - June 2012

The Zastko Report June 2012 The momentum continues to build in the Central Jersey real estate market.  This month, Andrew Zastko and Cooper Ford discuss the current state of affairs locally, as well as some of the continued challenges.  Also, they highlight their experience with a new, no-PMI program from Sun Home Loans that's helping many buyers save money on buying a home.  Finally, they discuss some helpful tips for buyers preparing to buy a home, as well as sellers p [...]

Summer 2012 - The Heat is ON!

The heat is on in Central Jersey real estate.  Although there is a deluge of tough news regarding real estate, many major financial resources such as the Wall Street Journal, CBS Money Watch, Forbes Magazine and National Public Radio all concur in their advice..."It's Time to Buy a Home Now",  and it is also a time to sell now.  The lowest interest rates in decades make this the optimum time to move in, up or out. It is not the price of the home that is important [...]

Home Shortage Creates New Challenges

Recently, the Los Angeles Times reported a shortage of available quality homes in several different real estate markets, as buyers are competing over those that are currently available.  Locally in Central Jersey, we've seen similar trends, where quality homes that are priced well in certain markets are selling quickly, whether it's new construction townhomes in North Brunswick or larger colonial homes in neighboring South Brunswick.  Even investment properties are [...]

Your Private Retreat Awaits!

Location, location, location!  Families who want a beautifully landscaped estate with an inground Anthony swimming pool, barbeque area, and other activities to keep the teens and their friends occupied, will want to consider this 5-6 bedroom estate home at 566 Riva Avenue in the Farrington Lake area of East Brunswick. "This is not just a home," says Andrew Zastko, listing broker.  "It's an estate on a private lot that backs to woodlands.  This one-of-a-kin [...]

The Zastko Report - April 2012

The Zastko Report April 2012 As the spring market moves along, we continue to see movement in real estate, not only locally, but also on the national scene.  What's happening specifically and what's the impact for the future?  What are the financial experts saying about the outlook on today's prices?  Why are so many houses failing to make it from contract to close, and what can be done?  We answer all these questions and more on the Zastko Report, with Andr [...]

GLORIA ZASTKO, REALTORS TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL REALTOR NATIONWIDE OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

In an effort to increase consumer awareness of the benefits of buying a home now, the National Association of Realtors is encouraging Realtors nationwide to hold open houses on Saturday and Sunday the 28th and 29th of April. Gloria Zastko, Realtors is proud to announce its firm will participate.  It is an incredible event for sellers to showcase their homes and for potential home buyers to shop for their new home. "Never in my 40 years of listing and selling real estate have I se [...]

Short Sale Update - Central Jersey

There is still a tremendous amount of Short Sale activity on a national level.  We've seen an increase over the past few years to about 306,000 short sales in 2011, and a predicted 500,000 in 2012, according to JPMorgan and CoreLogic.  Also, in the past month, the National Association of Realtors reported that 14% of sales in February were short sales.  So, what's the trend in Middlesex County? According to data from the Middlesex County Multiple Listing System, 13.6% [...]

The Zastko Report - February 2012

Click to view the video Spring has sprung! National reports are that real estate activity is up. Is that what we're seeing with homes in Central Jersey? Andrew Zastko of Gloria Zastko Realtors shares the driving force behind some of the latest trends, as well as some of the opportunities for buyers and sellers in the near future In This Month's Zastko Report: A look back at activity in Middlesex County in January 2012 compared to the year before Why the monthly payment [...]

Spring 2012 - It's as Good as it Gets!

Spring 2012 is coming up roses in Central Jersey real estate. "It's as good as it gets!" says Gloria Zastko, President of Gloria Zastko, Realtors, and a 39-year veteran in New Jersey Real Estate. "There are reasons to move and to move NOW", cautions Zastko.  Interest rates are the lowest they have ever been.  As the economy continues to improve, there is, however, indication that interest rates will hike and also there is speculation that mortgage qualificat [...]

Is the Bottom Near? - Home Sales Point to "Yes"

In a market that has seen incredible turmoil over the past couple years, many are eagerly looking forward to a turnaround, beginning with the bottom.  Is that something we're going to see soon?  Here's what real estate expert Jeffrey Otteau of the Otteau Valuation Group had to say: New Jersey home sales in October recorded a 4.9% year-on-year increase as the housing market continues to show signs of stabilization. Home sales have now increased in 5 of the last 6 m [...]

National vs. Local Home Trends in September

In a recent article, RisMedia reported that "Existing-home sales were down in September on the heels of a strong gain in August, but remain well above a year ago, according to the National Association of REALTORS®."  But how does our local community in the Brunswick area compare nationally? Unfortunately, when looking at Single Family Home in North Brunswick, South Brunswick, and East Brunswick, not only did the number of home sales decline 20%, but average home [...]

Just Listed - Magnificent Farrington Lake Colonial

A MAGNIFICENT VIEW OF FARRINGTON LAKE COULD BE YOURS WHEN YOU BUY THIS 10 ROOM, 2 BATH COLONIAL IN EAST BRUNSWICK ENJOY MILLION DOLLAR PANORAMIC VIEWS OF FARRINGTON LAKE FROM OUR NEWLY LISTED 10 ROOM, 2 BATH, 2-STORY CENTER HALL COLONIAL OFFERED AT  $485,000! Ginger Boyle, a Broker-Associate with Gloria Zastko, Realtors has been chosen to market this one-of a-kind colonial with magnificent views of Farrington Lake. The first floor of this custom-built charmer offers a center [...]

THIS ESTATE HOME HAS IT ALL...BACKING TO WOODLANDS AND SCENIC BROOK!

Location, location, location!  Families who want a beautifully landscaped estate with a swimming pool, barbeque area, and other activities to keep the teens and their friends occupied, will want to consider this 5-6 bedroom estate home at 566 Riva Avenue in the Farrington Lake area of East Brunswick. "This is not just a home," said Andrew Zastko, listing broker.  "It's an estate on a private lot that backs to woodlands.  A luxury-filled 10 rooms, 5-6 bedroom [...]

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