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Check Out This Townhome Alternative at 642 Wood in North Brunswick!

Gloria Zastko, Realtors has just listed an updated, pristine three bedroom, one and a half bath rancher on a tree-lined, 50 x 140 lot in North Brunswick...a great alternative to a townhome with no maintenance fees. It is offered at a low $234,000!   Upon entering this lovely rancher, one is immediately impressed with the upbeat newer kitchen featuring maple cabinets, granite counters, tiled backsplash and stainless steel appliances. The living room is 15 x 13 and the kitche [...]


    Buyers 55 and older looking for a life-style change free of outdoor maintenance, yet having every amenity within reach should definitely visit this Woodhall model home offering 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 2-car garage in desirable Four Seasons at South Brunswick, listed for sale by Gloria Zastko, Realtors at $364,900.   This bright and spacious 3 bedroom 2.5 bath, 2-story detached home welcomes you as you enter into a dramatic open floor plan. The first fl [...]

REAL ESTATE & RETIREMENT.....Plans, Trends & Ideas

A monthly presentation by Jo Ann Lacina   This is the second in a complimentary monthly column designed to enable and help today’s boomers and seniors planning a move.   Ah, we wait for the snow and ice to melt many of us start thinking about warmer weather and the potential of the upcoming spring real estate market.  If you are one of the many boomer or senior homeowners that have already decided to sell this spring you may also be con [...]

Gloria Zastko Realtors Proud to Offer Home with Endless Financing Possibilities

Gloria Zastko Realtors and Mark J. Schmidt are proud to announce they have been selected to market a great home in North Brunswick – a four-bedroom, two full bath home on almost a third of an acre. The best part of the home is it comes with endless possibilities!   The home is found at 1201 Williamson Road, in one of North Brunswick’s most sought-after neighborhoods, Colonial Gardens. Located off of Route 130 North, the central location of this home  [...]


Gloria Zastko, Founder of Gloria Zastko, Realtors, is delighted to salute her professional staff, who achieved one of real estate’s top honors, the prestigious NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award®. The NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® is our industry's way of saluting outstanding sales achievement. There are four levels: The Bronze level must have $2.5 million in production plus 15 transactions; the Silver level must have $6.5 million i [...]


  The calendar might say it is winter, but 9 Overhill Drive SIZZLES. If you are looking for curb appeal – here it is.   With so many updates inside and out, this home offers everything you could want.  The exterior of this home is stunning with newer seamless vinyl siding, GAF roof, windows, gutters, garage doors and Pella doors and sliders. The grounds have been professionally landscaped and include a stone paver driveway, front porch and walkway that le [...]

Gloria Zastko Realtors Proud to Offer Wheelchair-Accessible Home with a Little Extra

North Brunswick, NJ – January 28, 2015 – Gloria Zastko Realtors and Mark J. Schmidt are proudto announce they have been selected to market an exceptional home in North Brunswick – a 5+ bedroom colonial that features an additional wheelchair-accessible first floor bedroom.  The home is located at 977 Hoover Drive, in one of North Brunswick’s most sought-after neighborhoods, Colonial Gardens. Located off of Route 130 North, the central location of t [...]

6 Tips To Maximize Your Kitchen Space

We all dream of a large, luxurious kitchen where we can gather our family and entertain guests. It’s stylish, well-stocked… and cleans itself, while we’re dreaming! The reality is that not every kitchen is large, but even a small kitchen can feel a bit more luxurious with a few simple touches. Try one of these space-saving ideas for making the most of a small kitchen. 1. Work smart — and small When space is limited, you need every available inch to work for you. To [...]

Home Staging: Hidden Toy Storage

Just because you have kids, it doesn't mean your home needs to scream "We have kids!" the second someone walks through the door. This is especially important if your home is on the market and you have surprise showings you must be ready for at any given moment. So if you want to organize your home to sell, or even just to spruce things up for your own enjoyment, take a few notes from this homeowner and mother. When her baby arrived she didn't want to give up her nice clean li [...]

Budget Friendly Master Bath Makeover

If you're in the market for a new home or are looking to put yours on the market, consider these simple yet effective upgrades for your bathroom. This homeowner loved having a master bathroom off of their bedroom but the size was lacking. Rather than blow out the wall and do a full renovation they simply made wise choices and gave themselves a $1000 budget to turn the small room into something a bit more masterful and modern. After the bathroom is fresh and updated. The homeowner [...]

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 [...]

The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Good News for Housing (Mostly)

In the weeks coming up to the Fiscal Cliff, there was a lot of uncertainty in the real estate market.  For example, would the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) be preserved?  Would short sales result in higher taxes for those who sell?  Once the dust settled and the deal was done, the results were generally positive for homeowners.  Here are some of the highlights: Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) – Generally remains intact for most homeowners, which means t [...]

2012 a Banner Year at Gloria Zastko, Realtors

Gloria Zastko and Andrew Zastko, co-owners of Gloria Zastko, Realtors announce that once again the firm met its goals and surpassed its marketshare.  In 2012, its top producing agents sold and closed in excess of 350 closed transactions, more than a deal a day; once again establishing itself as a top-ranking agency in Central Jersey and, year after year, #1 in North Brunswick real estate. A good part of what makes the Zastko firm so consistently successful is its ability to stay on top [...]


Gloria Zastko, Realtors will host a North Brunwick Open House Showcase on Sunday, June 24th.  With historic low interest rates and excellent home prices, many homebuyers are making the move, not only seeking great homes, but exceptional communities as well.  A real estate leader in Central Jersey, Gloria Zastko, Realtors aims to personally introduce potential residents to the wonderful offerings of North Brunswick, a community that the agency has called home for over 21 years, and wh [...]

Gloria Zastko Receives Honor From National Association of Realtors

At a Middlesex County Association of Realtors® Continuing Education Class held at Pierre's Restaurant in Monmouth Junction, NJ on June 14, 2012, Gloria Zastko, President and Founder of Gloria Zastko, Realtors, was awarded the Realtor® Emeritus status.  This status is awarded in recognition of forty cumulative years of membership in the National Association of Realtors® and in recognition of valuable and lasting contribution to the real estate profession in the community.&n [...]


The North Brunswick Township High School Senior Awards Night was held on June 5, 2012.  Andrew Zastko, owner of Gloria Zastko, Realtors, presented the 22nd Gloria Zastko, Realtors Scholarhip Award to a student excelling in the business field.  This year the graduating recipient was Yeni Brima. Gloria Zastko, Realtors is proud of the town they have called home for over 21 years, and year after year, they remain the #1 real estate broker in North Brunswick.  "We're ex [...]

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 [...]


March at Gloria Zastko, Realtors  was in like a bear and out like a bull.  "We're back", says Gloria Zastko, founder and President of Gloria Zastko, Realtors.  Zastko is pleased to report that leading the team in sales was John J. McDonald and in listings was Arthur Napolitano. Napolitano brings over 32 years of professional real estate experience to the firm.  He worked for many years as a broker sales associate and was a partner and trainer for  a loc [...]

Is it REALLY cheaper to buy a home than rent?

There's a growing mantra in the real estate community, "It's cheaper to buy than rent, it's cheaper to buy than rent..."  It seems like there's a new article out each week.  Even this past week, Trulia released a new article and illustration, claiming that in 98 of 100 metro areas, it is cheaper to own a home than to rent something comprable.  However, is this really the case, or just a bunch of self-serving salespeople who trying to manipulate you into [...]


Four decades ago, Gloria Zastko started selling and listing real estate.  She quickly became a leader in the industry, winning virtually every sales award.  After 20 successful selling years, on March 15, 1991, Gloria, her son Andrew, and a select group of charter members, including Ginger Boyle, Sonya Panson, Lucy Mollica (retired) and the late, Carol Latchaw, opened Gloria Zastko, Realtors® . Steadily growing for more than 21 years, this award-winning real estate firm is a lo [...]

The Raider Review - March 2012

What's the latest news at North Brunswick Township High School?  Check out some of their latest accomplishments and updates in this month's edition of the Raider Review.  You'll find out about  the accomplishments of some of our fantastic students and teachers in the community, as well as some of the things to come in the near future.  Gloria Zastko Realtors is proud of our award winning high school and it's positive role in the community! READ MORE

New Custom Colonial for $519,000

Andrew Zastko of Gloria Zastko, Realtors and Cottage Hill Construction proudly present a new custom-built , 2900 square foot , 4 bedroom, 3 full bath colonial at 285 Conover Road in East Windsor. From the beautiful curb appeal of this brick and vinyl sided colonial to the smashing interior one is absolutely awed with the quality custom construction and distinctive features. Upon entering the stunning 2-story entry to the two-story family room with brick fireplace one is immediately impress [...]

Perfectly Appointed Expanded Custom North Brunswick Rancher

For those looking for spacious living all on one floor this is it!  From the impressive curb appeal to the park-like setting, you know you have arrived at 295 Marshall Road in the elite Farrington Lake area of North Brunswick.  One enters a large inviting center hall foyer leading to the spacious living area which includes a luxurious living room, banquet-sized dining room, newer gourmet kitchen boasting maple cabinets, granite counter tops, ceramic backsplash and built-in wine rac [...]

How Important is a Mortgage Pre-approval Letter?

Click to view the video When buying a house, many people understand that they need to get a mortgage.  Yet, there are cases where they will only get a pre-qualification letter, which may cause them to lose a potential home, or not even get one until they have found a home they like, only to discover they don't even qualify!  So, what are the signs of a quality pre-approval letter?  What should one look for?  Alan DiGiovanni, a mortgage professional, answers some of [...]


2012 is coming up roses at Gloria Zastko, Realtors.  Leading the staff for January 2012 were Arthur Napolitano, Broker-Associate for total sales, and Peter Maimone, Realtor-Associate for new listings taken.  There is a buzz in the air as the Zastko firm enters 2012.  "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 [...]

Join North Brunswick Twp Schools in Saving Energy & $$$

As budgets become tighter, many school disctricts are finding different ways to cut costs, while still delivering quality education  Recently, the North Brunswick Township Public Schools took on the challenge of energy conservation and are now passing that resource on to residents.  Here's the original article from the district website: As the cost of energy continues to rise, it is increasingly important for many to reduce those costs through conservation, efficiency, and ot [...]

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 [...]

North Brunswick Heritage Day a BIG SUCCESS!

After months of planning, the entire staff of Gloria Zastko, Realtors sponsored its North Brunswick Heritage Day  Booth at Babbage Park on Sunday, September 25th.  It was canceled for Saturday, September 24th because of weather conditions, but was rescheduled for Sunday, and it was perfect!  It was a fun-filled day under the big white tent, as hundreds gathered at the park, many seeking the Annual Free Horse and Buggy rides sponsored by the Zastko firm for the past 21 years. [...]

Should I Consider an Older Home?

Statistics have revealed that homebuyers select older homes over new ones in two out of three instances. However this is a choice that each buyer needs to make for him or herself. Some of the advantages to buying an older house include: More space for the money. Many older homes have more ample bedroom space. Often buyers will prefer a home with fewer rooms that are more spacious to a house with more rooms that are smaller. Nicer Landscaping. The lot of an older home is often planted with [...]

Perfectly appointed 4 BR, 2.5 bath colonial and "Hyatt" backyard

It's not often that such a perfectly appointed 4 BR, 2.5 bath colonial is offered for sale.  From the impressive curb appeal to the "Hyatt" backyard with inground pool and outdoor kitchen, you know you have arrived at 27 Tall Oaks Drive in North Brunswick!  This center hall is flanked by a formal dining room and spacious living room.  The kitchen is a gourmet delight with center island, built-in wine cooler, and garden sink.  The family room is off the kit [...]

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