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Lucky Acres

Lucky Acres is nestled on 5.65 acres boasting two residential homes; the main house is a Colonial with 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and the second home is a Cape Cod featuring 2 bedrooms.  Both homes have central air, and separate public water and sewer. The property is completely fenced offering several outbuildings, dog runs, two stalls/run-ins, hay storage, hard and soft surface parking pads with plenty of room to turn around even your largest trailer, a two-car garage, barns with e [...]

Featured Listing: 19 Peppermint Hill Road

Gloria Zastko, Realtors offers a custom 5 bedroom, 3 full bath north facing center hall colonial nestled on a private culdesac at 19 Peppermint Hill Road in North Brunswick.  The owners have maintained and upgraded this stunning home which has so many executive amenities.  As you approach this home you will be impressed with the distinctive design boasting an impressive 2-story entry foyer.  Upon entering the handsome portico, one is lead to a stunning living room on one si [...]

Featured Listing: 440 Sherman Road

Perfectly situated on a large professionally landscaped yard, this 2-story boasts 4 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths.  Gleaming hardwood floors are featured virtually throughout the entire home giving it an open feeling.  Freshly painted in today's soft, decorator colors and the handsome white gleaming crown molding lend a touch of class!   One enters a 2-story foyer and up a few steps is the main level.  The living room is large and inviting and leads [...]

Real Estate Sales + Listings On Target

Despite heavy retail shopping in December, many savvy buyers and sellers still had time to shop real estate for their long-term investment at the lowest interest rates in decades.  The American Dream lives on. December 2014 was a good real estate month at the Zastko firm and Andrew Zastko, broker-owner announces Jayakrishnan (Jay) Maniyil, a realtor-associate with the firm as top listing agent and both Peter (Pete) Maimone, Realtor-Associate and Jay Maniyil as sharing the top sales agen [...]

Featured Listing: 804 Waksman Place

This gorgeous newly renovated home will thrill the most discriminating buyer.  From the outside it is charming and alluring and the inside has it all! This home boasts a new roof, new heating, electric, central air, new gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, new designer baths, refinished hardwood floors and so much more. You will be thrilled as you approach this home with its stunning new walkway, charming front porch, professionally landscaped, s [...]

New Broker Associate, John McDonald

Gloria Zastko and Andrew Zastko, co-owners of Gloria Zastko Realtors, are pleased to announce John J McDonald as the newest Broker Associate in the Agency. McDonald has just celebrated his 7th year with the firm.  Prior to that, McDonald has over 25 years of successful selling experience in another industry. Since joining the firm he has been a consistent top producing agent.  In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 he earned the NJAR coveted circle of ex [...]

Featured Listing: 75 Highland Drive

Jo Ann Lacina, a Realtor-Associate with Gloria Zastko, Realtors offers a classic 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath center hall colonial in desirable Milltown, USA. This stately home offers everything one could desire including prime location and community.  It is listed at $354,900. From the inviting traditional exterior to the interior, there is a feeling of “coming home”.  Entering a lovely foyer, one is lead to a spacious living room with a charming woodburning fireplace, and [...]

2014 Women Aware Holiday Gift Shop

For the third consecutive year, Maria Reynolds, Broker-Associate with Gloria Zastko, Realtors, spearheaded the collection of gifts from the Zastko staff for the 2014 Women Aware Holiday Gift Shop.  Women Aware, "Moving Beyond Abuse", is again, hosting its annual Holiday Gift Shop.  The Holiday Gift Shop is an opportunity for current and former clients of Women Aware to "shop for free”.  Moms shop for their children, and children for their mothers - a si [...]

November Top Associates

Gloria Zastko, Realtors met its goals and marketshare for November.  Leading the team for sales was Jayakrishnan (Jay) Maniyil, Realtor-Associate and Peter (Pete) Maimone, Realtor-Associate.  Jayakrishnan Maniyil lead the team in sales for November.  Maniyil lives in Renaissance of North Brunswick with his wife and two young sons where he is known as the “real estate icon”.  His knowledge of the real estate market is quickly evidenced.  Jay has an [...]

Featured Listing: 11 Vauxhall Road

Spacious 5 bedroom, 3 full bath multigenerational home at an affordable price in desirable East Brunswick. This big and beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 full bath home is ideal for generational living. It is listed by Karen Marra of Gloria Zastko, Realtors, at an affordable price of $420,000 in desirable East Brunswick.  The first level of this huge home offers a spacious family room, den, two large bedrooms, a full bath, a utility room and a laundry room.  This is all on ground level w [...]

Featured Listing: 27 Tall Oaks Drive

27 Tall Oaks Drive in the elite Farrington Lake area being offered by Gloria Zastko, Realtors Your vacation home at home awaits!  This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to own a completely updated and upbeat home in the elite Farrington Lake area of North Brunswick with a resort-like in-ground pool, all at an affordable price.  "When winter comes can Spring be far behind?"  Be ready to enjoy your summer! You will be impressed with the curb appeal of this lo [...]

'Tis The Season To Shop Real Estate

The holiday season has every retailer offering huge discounts and great coupons. This year the greatest bargains are being offered in the housing market.  Interest rates are still historically low, prices are stable and affordability is at a high.  There are incredible opportunities…a perfect combination that will probably not last too long.  Both buyers and sellers considering a move should act quickly as there are strong indications that interest rates will mo [...]

Featured Listing: 70 Church Lane

This spectacular Farrington Lake one-of-a-kind contemporary, architecturally designed to capture panoramic views of spectacular Farrington Lake, has an open floor plan, glass walls and soaring ceilings.  Outstanding amenities include designer baths, newer kitchen, master bedroom with private deck and spa, custom deck with wet bar, 3-car garage plus storage…a true oasis! The lot size of this special home is 140 x 261 and private.  The grounds are bucolic and the entrance t [...]

Featured Listing: 987 Cox Road

Ten year young home featuring 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths, and listed at $298,900. This sunny duplex boasts wood floors on first level, full finished basement, private yard with patio, blocks to bus, and minutes to NYC train! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-491-3202 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS#: 3179989  

Featured Listing: 917 Hoover Drive

This expanded custom built sprawling ranch is located in Colonial Gardens boasting over 3,000 square feet, 4 beds, 3 1/2 baths, and listed at $450,000. This home is pure living enjoyment at its finest. Hardwood floors throughout, master bedroom suite with soaking tub, finished basement, two-zone heat and A/C, custom deck, hot tub, built-in BBQ, professionally landscaped lot and more! Just minutes to major highways and NYC bus and train. For more information or to schedule a s [...]

Featured Listing: 685 Country Club Road

Fabulous find nestled on over 1 acre, this 4 bed, 3 full bath home is listed at $529,900. The home features newer windows, hardwood floors, full brick wood burning fireplace, and abundant storage. The downstairs boasts a second kitchen with separate entrance making this the perfect home for entertaining or an in-law suite.  The upper level has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, living room, dining room and kitchen. Access to large deck with built in seating overlooking spectacular pa [...]

Andrew Zastko Is #1!

 At the Middlesex County Multiple Listing Stockholder’s meeting held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 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, 2013 to June 30, 2014.  This is the 16th year Zastko achieved the #1 status in the C [...]

Featured Listing: 19 Peppermint Hill Road

Tour this home and be enchanted! This prestigious north facing custom colonial on a private cul-de-sac features 5 bed, 3 full baths, and listed at $680,000. The dramatic two-story foyer greets you upon entering. The newer eat in kitchen boasts 42" maple cabinets, granite countertops, and high end appliances. Just a few executive ammenities include newer spa like master bath, first floor bedroom with bath, multi zone heat and air, custom deck with hot tub, breathtaking [...]

Featured Listing: 6 Shawn Court

Short sale, house is in good condition, being sold as is. No repairs will be made. Attorney dealing with bank. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS#: 1504896

Featured Listing: 33 Patton Drive

Magnificent waterfront location! Enjoy amazing views of Weston Mills Pond in this one of a kind "mid-century modern" three bedroom custom-built rancher situated on one of the most desirable lots in Lawrence Brook of East Brunswick. One is pleasantly surprised upon entering this large 3 bedroom rancher with its large living room with woodburning fireplace, spacious eat-in kitchen, and family rooM offering spectacular tranquil views of Weston Mills Pond of Farrington Lake. This [...]

Nine Nifty Months!

 “Our Company has achieved nine nifty months in 2014, and we are looking forward to three more terrific months to end the year,” stated Gloria Zastko and Andrew Zastko, co-owners of Gloria Zastko, Realtors. Zastko advises: “Real Estate is still the best long-term investment.  Don’t wait ‘til it’s too late.  Interest rates are the lowest they have been in decades, prices have stabilized, and there is pent-up buyer demand.   The Amer [...]

Featured Listing: 32 Pear Tree Lane

This 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath end unit provides great privacy and listed at $230,000. Designer paint in every room, redesigned/updated kitchen cabinetry with granite counter tops, ceramic tile backsplash, beautiful bamboo flooring on the first floor, all windows 2 years old just to name few upgrades of this well appointed, well maintained townhome in desirable Society Hill. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.za [...]

From Storage Shed To Home Office

In need of a little extra space or a home office? One amazing blogger created this space so that her son could study uninterrupted and her husband could take work calls away from the noise of the house. She tried to remain pretty minimal with the styling of the shed so that it looked homey and authentic without being overly fussy. To see all the amazing Before + Afters and all the details click here! For more inspiring home decor, tips, and tricks check out the Gloria Zastko Pinterest pag [...]

Featured Listing: 4 Earl Court

The elegant double door entry invites you into this beautifully updated four bedroom, two and a half bath colonial located in highly desirable Royal Brook Estates.  Located on 4 Earl Court, John J McDonald, Realtor-Associate with Gloria Zastko, Realtors, has this home listed for $439,500. Upon entering the foyer you will notice that the home has beautiful Bella wood floors - Brazilian teak with cherry borders which are on both levels - the flooring has a 50 year warranty. [...]

Featured Listing: 199 Finnegan Lane

This home is one of a kind, featuring 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, and listed at $599,900. This renovated multi level home boasts a first level master bedroom suite, in-home sports bar, spa room, office, family room, theater room, screened in porch, second floor master suite, and private restort like back yard. For more information or to schedule a tour contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com.

1427 Seminole Road

More for your money, this maintenance-free home features remodeled kitchen and baths, gleaming refinished hardwood floors, freshly painted interiors, replaced windows, large 2-car garage, central air, oversized park like yard and so much more.  From the well maintained exterior with its vinyl siding to the lovely large foyer, you will call this “home”.  This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home has an extraordinary floor plan.  The main level boasts a large foyer, family ro [...]

Featured Listing: 1427 Seminole Road

This maintenance free delight features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and gives you more for your money at $289,900. This maintenance free home features a remodeled eat-in kitchen and baths, refinished hardwood floors, replaced windows, large 2-car garage, central air, oversized park like yard, and so much more! Close to park, school, shops, bus line, and train...a commuters delight! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or onli [...]

Keys To A Successful Open House

People are always trying to make an argument that open houses are futile, however we’d argue that those people just aren’t doing them right! Even if you don’t find a buyer for the house at the open house, you can still network with other agents and potential clients. You’ll build business for yourself and find an agent who is looking for something on behalf of another client. Here are some tips for a successful open house:

Featured Listing: 820 Prospect Ave

The original owners have meticulously maintained this stunning home boasting 4 beds and 2 1/2 baths which has many quality amenities including hardwood flooring, multi-zone heat and air, security system, two fireplaces and so much more…nearby shopping, restaurants, parks and transportation. As you approach this home, you will be impressed with the distinctive design boasting skylights and a private location.  Upon entering the spacious foyer, one is lead to a stunning living r [...]

Featured Listing: 230B Mounts Mills Road

The wow factor awaits your immediate inspection for this custom built 3712 square foot colonial featuring 5 beds and 3 full baths, listed at $779,000. The builder has spared no expense! Many spectacular features include a two-story entry foyer, gas fireplace, 42" cabinets, granite counter tops, tumbled ceramic backsplash, hardwood floors throughout, custom baths, two-zone heat and air, custom interior paints and trim work, and outside entry to basement. This is truly a home o [...]

Featured Listing: 229 Pine Meadow Court

Truly a vacation home at home! This spectacular 10 room center hall colonial has it all, including 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths, and listed at $575,000. The owners spared no expense! Upon entering the home you are greeting by a beautiful dramatic foyer with vauled ceilings and beautiful decorative moldings. The interiors boast a magnificent gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets, granite counter tops, stunning breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances. Other features include a grand [...]

The Days Grow Short In September

The days grow short as we reach September…and even shorter for both sellers and buyers to take advantage of today’s low interest rates.  It’s hard to believe that Fall is here.  It’s time to get back to basics.   School  started, schedules are changing, football reigns and most importantly, perspective buyers and sellers must act now to take advantage of today’s low interest rates. Home prices are stabilized, affordability has kick [...]

Featured Listing: 67 Pin Oak Drive

This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath freestanding home was built in 1999, and features a full finished basement and a large attached 2-car garage…All this and loaded with mega amenities, at an affordable price of $489,900.  Upon entering a large 2-story dramatic foyer one is immediately impressed with the formal living room and spacious dining room, and the beautiful 2-story family room with fireplace. The kitchen is a gourmet delight with granite countertops and stainless steel appliance [...]

24th Annual Heritage Day

Plans are well underway for the North Brunswick 32nd Annual Heritage Day, which will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m at the North Brunswick Community Park on Route 130 So.,near the Rennaissance Shopping Plaza.  In case of bad weather a rain date of September 21st has been scheduled. The event is designed to celebrate North Brunswick’s history and the rich heritage of the people who live there.  Andrew Zastko, co [...]

Summer Ended With A Bang!

Summer ended with a bang at Gloria Zastko, Realtors and August was a great month.  Gloria Zastko, President of Gloria Zastko, Realtors is very proud of her entire team's production for August, 2014, but especially lauds the top producing agent: John J. McDonald, Realtor-Associates was overall top producer for August. John McDonald lead the team in both listings and sales for August.  McDonald, has over 25 years of successful selling experience and is a top producer with the [...]

Featured Listing: 7 Starodub Drive

This house is the best buy in Milltown, featuring 3 beds, 1 1/2 baths, and listed at $349,900.  This home boasts hardwood floors throughout, newer kitchen with center island and breakfast nook, bright sunroom, large patio, wood burning fireplace, and pool table included! The unfinished basement can be customized to your tastes, and outside the home boasts a corner lot, generous two-car attached garage and storage shed. Come and see for yourself! For more information o [...]

How To Sell Your Home...In Memes

We all know the real estate market is rough and selling your house may not be as easy as it seems. Going through a rough time getting your home to market? Here's a little meme humor to lighten your mood. Meme image found here For more tips and tricks to get your home sold check out the Gloria Zastko Pinterest page!

Need To Get Organized?

 Yeah, yeah, you've been saying you'll get rid of the clutter in your home for months, but at this rate, no one believes you. Well, show them they're wrong with this declutter challenge that will take your home from messy to impressively organized in just 30 days. If you are looking to sell your home or planning to buy and move in the near future, chances are you really need to declutter and get more organized! And guess what? We have just the thing to make it easier for [...]

Welcome Deborah Dooling!

 Gloria Zastko and Andrew Zastko, Broker-Owners of Gloria Zastko, Realtors, are pleased to announce that real estate veteran and top producer, Deborah Dooling, has joined the firm as a realtor-associate . Deborah has been helping home buyers and sellers in Central Jersey for over 11 years.  As a testament to her professionalism and respect in the industry, she is a multi-million dollar producer, and has received several awards.  Born and raised in Staten Island, Deborah has [...]

How To Deal With An Indecisive Buyer

Working with an indecisive client can be incredibly frustrating. Sometimes it may feel as though s/he isn’t listening to your expert advice, or maybe s/he simply doesn’t know what s/he wants. Here are five roles to assume in order to place, inform, listen, mediate and encourage your client to make a decision! After all, knowing how to deal with an indecisive home buyer can be the difference between closing a deal and losing one. Be the Judge When beginning to work with a new [...]

Revamp Old Laminate Countertops!

So you have some formica laminate countertops, do you? And something tells me that you’re just not happy with them at this stage of your life. You don’t want to do a full-scale renovation until the time is right, and therefore don't want to spend a lot of money on a temporary solution. Here are five quick fixes for that counter you can't stand to look at one more day.! For more tips and tricks check out the Gloria Zastko Pinterest page!

Things To Disclose When Selling

Deciding to sell your home is a big deal and it is incredibly important to know what to disclose when selling a house. By making sure you’re informed and that you’ve got yourself covered, you’ll feel more assured and confident during the selling process, potential buyers will be reassured by your transparency, and your realtor won’t feel like you’re trying to pull a fast one on him/her! Not disclosing certain information about your house can lead to a fail [...]

Create A Back To School Homework Station!

As summer draws to a close, our focus shifts from the beach to back to school; teachers, lessons, classrooms, and homework. With kids of all ages now trucking home extensive workloads, it’s wise to establish a space inside the home that’s a suitable study environment. Without an efficient place to do homework, children can struggle to focus, can lack the motivation to attend to their work, and can be prone to household distractions. They can also, in reaction to insufficient w [...]

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Windows

Part of what makes a home special is the windows, and their glimpse of the outside with all it promises. Maximize their benefits and reap the rewards with these five ways to make your windows the most they can be. 1. Remove All Roadblocks: Move any furniture that’s hanging out in front of the windows, declutter sills, and keep curtains open as long as possible. 2. Use a Mirror: By putting a mirror on the wall opposite a window, you reflect more light and brighten the entire space. [...]

Featured Listing: 1530 Van Buren Road

Imagine your family in this four bedroom, two and a half bath charming Tudor colonial located within walking distance to tranquil Farrington Lake, offering boating and fishing. Located on a tree-lined street in the elite Farrington Lake area, you know you have arrived.  From the lovely entry foyer one is lead to a large living room opening to a banquet-sized formal dining room.  The newer kitchen is a gourmet delight featuring granite countertops, stainless steel appliances&hell [...]

10 Steps To An Organized Fridge

 First things first: Clean it out! The first step when organizing anything is to clean it all out. Remove everything from your fridge and throw away expired food and unused condiments as you go. This organizing process should move quickly, so your food won’t be in room temperature for too long. 1. Leftovers: Love ‘em or leave ‘em. I recently read that the average lifespan of leftovers should be 4 days max. Store them in clear glass containers so you are aware of wha [...]

Featured Listing: 3 Creekside Court

This gorgeous east facing home is located in desirable Ireland Brook in South Brunswick, featuring 4 beds, 4 1/2 baths, and listed at $899,900. From the professionally manicured gardens to the updated baths, gourmet kitchen, and basement, no expense was spared! Quality custom workmanship surrounds on every level of this home. All windows have been tinted to protect the interior furnishings. Both HVAC's and hot water heater are two years old. A must see! For more informat [...]

Eek Out Extra Storage In Your Small Space

 One of the biggest challenges of small space living is... where does all the stuff go? If you feel like you've maxed out all your storage but you still have things that need a home, this tps are for you. Here are ten often-overlooked spots where you can squeeze a little extra storage out of a small space: 1. Hang a set of wall-mounted shelves above a radiator or wall vent. 2. The space above your door is the perfect place to mount a shelf to store books and other sundries. 3. W [...]

Featured Listing: 6 Joseph Court

  Buyers looking for an especially large meticulously well maintained home in a neighborhood of similarly sized and distinguished homes will want to see this six-bedroom Colonial, listed for sale by John J McDonald, a Realtor-Associate with Gloria Zastko, Realtors. With more than 4,200 square feet of living space, this home has four full and two-half baths. The professionally landscaped grounds include a private terrace for serenity.  The home's first floor has a two-story [...]

Featured Listing: 1063 Matthew Street

What a beautiful and well maintained 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath home, listed at $419,000. The beautiful interiors boast custom lighting in living and dining room and upgraded appliances in the kitchen. Detatched home on a cul-de-sac location close to all shopping and major highways, easy commute to Princeton and NYC! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS#: 1500533

10 Reasons A Home Won't Sell

1. The House is Overpriced This is usually the number one reason a home won’t sell. An overpriced home just isn’t a practical investment for most home buyers. As should’ve been revealed in the comparative market analysis (CMA), what other, comparable homes have recently sold for should give you a good estimation of a reasonable selling price for the listing in question. 2. The House was Recently Purchased According to a recent report by Redfin, homes that were purch [...]

Featured Listing: 820 Curie Road

Move right in to this lovely 4 bed, 2 bath colonial in North Brunswick listed at $339,900.  Freshly painted walls, hardwood floors,and a bath and bedroom on the entry level are just a few of the features this home has to offer. Roof, furnace, and windows replaced in 2009, new central air in 2013, and finished basement. Close to shopping and commuting! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. [...]

Featured Listing: 7 Silver Hollow

The keynote to this impeccably maintained and exceptionally decored 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, better than new, center hall colonial is livability.   One enters the two story center hall foyer and is immediately impressed with the spacious and open design.  One is lead to a large living room and a formal dining room.  The updated eat-in kitchen befitting any gourmet cook boasts ceramic flooring and newer appliances.  Off the kitchen is a sun-lit family room complete wit [...]

Featured Listing: 462 Ridge Road

Lovely Cape Cod with charming appointments featuring 3-4 Bedrooms on a 1/2 acre+ lot with a private yard, listed at $289,000.  This home boasts 9' ceilings, hardwoods on the first floor, newer roof and siding, and clean! Corner lot with side street entering driveway for easy in and out. Very close and convenient to easy Park & Ride buses to NYC. South Brunswick high ranking schools!  For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors [...]

Featured Listing: 83 Riverbend Drive

Magnificence abounds in this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath Riverbend with its brick fireplace, full finished basement with full bath and attached garage.   The cathedral entry way leads to the huge living room with floor to ceiling white brick fireplace and hardwood floors.  There is a family-sized dining room, as well as a newly renovated kitchen which boasts twin ovens, breakfast bar, elite stainless appliances, water filtration system and so much more.  French doors lead to th [...]

Featured Listing: 80 Meadow Ave.

This incredible custom home features 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths, and is listed at $359,900 just waiting for your finishing touches!  This home boasts a spacious open floor plan, central AC, beautful hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, walk-in closets, custom woodwork, and much more! Enjoy the outdoors on an expansive peaceful lot with easy access to shopping and public transportation. Make this home yours today! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zast [...]

How To Have A Fake Immaculate House

A clean home is a welcoming home. It’s calm. It’s a haven. It’s a place everyone wants to be. Once you realize that there is a manageable way to keep up with housework, and children, and other activities, your cleaning will become less of a burden. When you break down your home into sections or zones, you can really get it clean in less time than you may think! These 8 simple steps can teach you how to have a home that can look clean, but one that doesn’t take [...]

Featured Listing: 325 King Road

The curb appeal says it all for this wonderful 3 bed, 1 1/2 bath split colonial located in the Farrington Lake area listed at $269,000. This delight features maintenance free vinyl siding, replaced windows, roof, furnace, air, hardwood floors, newer baths, custom deck, storage shed, private yard, and so much more! Value and desirability awaits your inspection. Make this delight your home! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-2 [...]

Top Associates June 2014: John McDonald & Jay Maniyil

June, 2014 will be known in Central Jersey real estate as “The Comeback Month”.  Sales and listings were brisk at Gloria Zastko, Realtors with 46 new contracts and 36 new listings.  Leading the firm in June’s production were John J. McDonald for listings and Jayakrishnan (Jay) Maniyil for sales.    John McDonald lead the firm for top listing agent for the month of June.  McDonald, has over 25 years of successful selling experience and is a top [...]

Featured Listing: 21 Lake Drive

This spectacular north east facing center-hall colonial features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and is listed at $599,000. This home has been meticulously maintained and updated, featuring a newer gourmet kitchen with 42" maple cabinets, granite counters, ceramic backsplash with custom in-lays, and stainless appliances. Other features include a wonderful first floor home office, a fabulous three-season room, and a sprawling custom deck. What a winner! For more information or [...]

Best Remodeling Jobs For The Money

Rising home prices mean that homeowners are getting a better return on their remodeling dollar today than a year ago, according to Remodeling Magazine's 2013 Cost vs. Value report. Owners around the country are getting back an average of 61% of their remodeling dollars when they sell. That doesn’t compare with the high of 87% in 2005, but it's an improvement over the last survey in late 2011, when the average project returned 58%. Smaller projects and practical replacem [...]

Featured Listing: 259 Edwards Place

This custom built expanded rancher is located in the fabulous Farrington Lake area of North Brunswick featuring 4 beds, 1 1/2 baths, and listed at $400,000.  The open and airy floor plan features a stunning great room with handsome stone fireplace, wonderful view of private woodlands, gourmet eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, custom built deck, oversized 2-car garage, finished basement, and so much more! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko [...]

Featured Listing: 19 Afton Blvd.

Open and airy Franklin Model located on the 17th hole of the famous Palmer Course at Forsgate Country Club, featuring 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths, and listed at $465,000. This stunning home offers a newer gourmet kitchen with 42" french vanilla cabinets, granite counters, and all newer appliances. The two-story family room boasts a handsome gas fireplace which leads out to a wonderful custom deck with breathtaking views of the course. A true winner!. For more information or to [...]

5 Easy Outdoor Updates

 Your porch is not simply an afterthought but rather an extension of your home. When putting it together think about how you would spend your time there and outfit it with those essentials early on. But just like inside our homes, an occasional tweak to your outdoor space can produce dramatic results. Here are five different ways to give yours a subtle but refreshing makeover. Try incorporating one or two of these ideas to see how it transforms your outdoor space. You might find t [...]

Featured Listing: 217 Pine Meadow Court

Get Ready to be WOWED with this incredible 5 bed, 3 1/2 bath colonial listed at  $550,000.  This home boasts many features including cathedral ceilings, magnificent hardwoods, flowing floor plan, and a lovely open kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Other features include a master suite, prive in-law suite, and manicured landscaping located on a quiet cul-de-sac close to shopping and mass transit! For more information or to schedul [...]

Featured Listing: 574 Bridgewater Ave.

Completely remodeled 4 bed, 2 bath home from top to bottom, listed at $350,000.  Features include a stunning new kitchen, two full bathrooms, magnificent hardwood floors, open floor plan, neutral colors, and much more! All you need to do is unpack and move right in! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS#: 1416861

Zastko Scholarship Awarded

 On June 10th North Brunswick Township High School held its 2014 Annual Senior Awards Night in the school auditorium.  Many distinguished awards and scholarships were presented to North Brunswick’s outstanding 2014 graduates. Andrew Zastko, Broker-Owner of Gloria Zastko, Realtors awarded the 24th Annual Gloria Zastko, Realtors Scholarship Award presented each year to a student who excels in business administration.  This year the recipient of the Gloria Zastko, Realtors& [...]

Featured Listing: 20 Winterberry Court

This dynamite patio home has it all, including 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths, and listed at $339,000. Private location for this wonderful Brentwood Model features gorgeous hardwood floors, stunning fireplace, finished basement, 2-car garage, and so much more! This home is also a commuters delight with easy access to all major highways and buses to NYC. Simply a winner! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.c [...]

"Spring Ahead" Contest Winners!

Gloria Zastko, Realtors held a “Spring Ahead” Contest which ran from February 1st to May 31st, 2014, wherein the sales associate with the highest amount of listings and closed sales wins.  At the weekly office meeting the winners were announced.  The sales associate that came in first place was Jayakrishnan (Jay) Maniyil, Realtor-Associate.  Maniyil lives in Renaissance of North Brunswick with his wife and two young sons where he is known as the “real [...]

Featured Listing: 85 Princess Drive

The keynote to this impeccably maintained and exceptionally decored 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath, better than new, center hall colonial is livability and is being offered at $479,000. One enters the two story center hall foyer and is immediately impressed with the spacious and open design.  Off to the left is a wonderful first floor guest bedroom/study, to the right is a large living room leading to a banquet-sized dining room.  The eat-in kitchen befitting any gourmet cook boasts g [...]

Make Your Small Space Feel Big!

Stylish small spaces are defined by not only being stylish, but knowing how to make the most of small space so that it actually feels roomy and luxurious. To get this effect there are seven things you should know: 1. Always include something big. Small spaces will actually feel smaller if you make everything tiny, so by placing at least one surprising, oversized object into the room (artwork, mirrors, or lighting are good choices) you will create a pleasing contrast that will help the ro [...]

Featured Listing: 47 Cornell Drive

This gorgeous 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath home is better then new and listed at $499,000.  All bathrooms have been redone with designer tile, the kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a 5 burner stove, and stunning black granite. Out back there is a beautiful 4 season room with hardwood floors and ceiling paddle fan, glass doors to huge trex deck and paver patio, and even a planted vegetable garden! A community pool + Blue Ribbon schools + great location for commuters = WI [...]

Steps To Successfully Move With Kids

It's no secret, no one likes to move and that includes your kids. Moving is one of the most stressful times in life. It brings a lot of change, to do lists, financial concerns, and for your kids it means making new friends and maybe adjusting to a new school. Way before you break out those card board boxes, use these pointers to help your kids get through the moving process. Here are four steps to a successful move with kids: timing, transition, getting the kids involved, and an adjus [...]

Featured Listing: 252 Forest Lane

This young 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath approximately 3,700 square foot home situated on an almost acre lot, backing onto woodlands and stream, is absolutely dynamite. The exterior of this northeast facing home is brick fronted and offers dramatic landscaping and a very handsome hardwood entry into a large foyer. To the right of the foyer is a large study or den and to the left is a large living room leading into a banquet-sized dining room. The 2-story family room with marble surround fireplace boa [...]

The "Show-Ready" Home Checklist

Getting your house ready for the real estate market involves a lot of boxes, cleaner, and “editing” of things. Also, probably a bit of sweat. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who sells his or her house in the first or second visit, you’re probably going to have multiple showings to contend with. They can be scheduled at nearly any time of day, and can sometimes be thrown up on you in the last minute.   It’s good advice that if your agent calls [...]

Featured Listing: 1520 Joseph Street

This fabulous expanded colonial is the cream of the crop, boasting 3 master-sized bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and listed at $353,000.  Other features include newer windows, newer central air, 3-zone baseboard heat, and hardwood floors. Out back the park-like yard features a stunning composite deck, paver patio and walkway, fence, and storage shed. Truly ideal for summertime enjoyment! The fantastic location, close to bus, shops, and schools make this home a winner! For mor [...]

Featured Listing: 1530 Van Buren Road

Tucked away in one of North Brunswick's most prestigious streets is this 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath gem of a home, listed at $470,000. Come tour this enchanted and remodeled home loaded with every conceivable exta! Features include a modern eat in kitchen with granite counters, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, newer luxury baths, master spa with walk-in shower and jacuzzi. The furnace has been replaced with a H/E unit, as well as new A/C, hardwood floors, outdoor deck [...]

Featured Listing: 13 Saratoga Court

Enchantment can be yours…yet minutes from everything!  Seclusion, elegance and extraordinary craftsmanship abound in this magnificent 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath center hall colonial boasting approximately 3,800 square feet of pure luxury enjoyment plus a full basement and an attached 2-car garage.  The price requested is $599,000.  This home can easily be seen by calling Gloria Zastko, Realtors at 732-297-0600 or visit www.zastko.com. The approach to this estate-like home i [...]

Featured Listing: 20 Livingston Avenue

This lovely home located in Residences at The Heldrich, located in New Brunswick's theater and restaurant district, features 2 beds, 2 baths, and is listed at $415,000. Just a short walk to the train offers a unique and one of a kind luxury lifestyle. Residences have access to the 4-star hotel ammenities, including in-door pool, spa, fitness center, and underground park. The Hughes model offers 9 1/2 foot ceilings, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, and much more! Fo [...]

Top Associate April 2014: Jay Maniyil

Spring has really sprung in Central Jersey real estate as evidenced by a bonanza real estate market at Gloria Zastko, Realtors.  The firm took in 40 new listings and wrote 51 sales transactions.   Jayakrishnan Maniyil lead the team in both listings and sales for April.  Maniyil lives in Renaissance of North Brunswick with his wife and two young sons where he is known as the “real estate icon”.  His knowledge of the real estate market is quickly evide [...]

A Modern Pullman Kitchen

Think you live in a small home? Kittie lives in a 170 square foot studio, so you can imagine how small her kitchen must be. The original Pullman kitchen dated from the 1920's and was like a narrow closet behind french doors. When Kittie renovated her apartment, she knew she wanted to build a working kitchen regardless of how miniaturized it would have to be. Unlike many New Yorkers who use their micro apartment as an excuse to eat out every night, Kittie feels strongly that it "i [...]

Featured Listing: 1398 Masoma Road

This stunning north-facing Ascot Model welcomes you with a dramatic two story foyer with the same bright and airy feeling that flows throughout the whole home. With 3 beds and 2 1/2 baths, this home is listed at $439,000.  The sunked living room with full volume ceiling is brightened by the large overhead window.  The newer eat-in kitchen features maple cabinets, corian counter tops, center island, and stainless steel appliances. Other quality ammenities include [...]

Homebuyer Financial Seminar

On Saturday, May 31st there will be a free Homebuyer and Financial Workshop sponsored by Gloria Zastko, Realtors and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  Attendees will learn the benefits of homeownership, the truth about local home prices and why 2014 could be the best time for you to purchase a home.  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from local professionals from Gloria Zastko, Realtors, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and North Brunswick attorney, Jason Fruhschein.  Along [...]

Featured Listing: 379 Stelle Avenue

Seldom does a 4 bedroom colonial come on the market in the Milltown section of North Brunswick offering it all!  As one approaches they feel like they have arrived home.    Upon entering a large entry foyer one is impressed with the open living room with hardwood floors, a handsome fireplace with an energy efficient “Glacier Bay” insert.  The kitchen with a center island is a gourmet delight.  The banquet-sized dining room leads to a wonderful 3-seas [...]

Pantry Organization 101

Looking to organize your cramped and messy pantry so you can actually see what you have and use the things you own? You're not alone! Head on over to A Bowl Full Of Lemons to check out a step by step guide for getting your pantry organized. You'll also find some incredible inspiration! For more organizing tips and tricks head on over to the Gloria Zastko Pinterest page!

Featured Listing: 5 Heather Drive

Listed at $339,000 this home is the best buy in Old Bridge! What a lovely 4 bed, 2 full bath colonial with hardwood floors through out, spacious family room, formal dining and living rooms, and a partially finished basement. Exterior features include an attached 1 car garage, deck, patio and fenced yard great for entertaining, outside lights and lawn sprinkler system. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.za [...]

Small Space Home Office

Do you work from home but have no space for a dedicated office? Thinking of turning a spare closet or nook into an office or craft room? Check out these 10 examples for inspiration from Apartment Therapy!  And for more inspiring room makeovers, tips, and tricks, check out the Gloria Zastko Pinterest page!

Featured Listing: 202 Forest Lane

In the Mae Brook Estates at Farrington Lake enclave of 10 new homes is this gem, listed at $629,000.  At Mae Brook, the wooded lots range from 1/3-1/2 acre, featuring seven dramatic floor plans. These model homes include high ceilings, 2-zone heating and air, Pella windows, hardwood floors, granite countertops, and so much more! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS#: 1309898

Featured Listing: 252 Forest Lane

This young 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath approximately 3,700 square foot home situated on an almost acre lot, backing onto woodlands and stream, is absolutely dynamite.  The exterior of this northeast facing home is brick fronted and offers dramatic landscaping and a very handsome hardwood entry into a large foyer.  To the right of the foyer is a large study or den and to the left is a large living room leading into a banquet-sized dining room.  The 2-story family room with marble surr [...]

5 Tips For A Greener Move

  When you hear the term "green moving," it might invoke images of packing your things in grass and bamboo baskets, or perhaps a VW van with a psychedelic paint job comes to mind? Today, green moving means being conscientious of the environment and using methods that are not harmful to the earth. Fortunately, there are steps and now moving companies that help you move with the smallest carbon footprint possible without incurring any additional costs. In fact, moving green c [...]

An Organized Playroom/Bonus Room

For many homeowners, the room where your kids play with their toys can become a war zone if you don't get control of the clutter. The most important thing is to find a system that works and utilize it! Perhaps you don't have children but rather you have a bonus TV/game room where you like to entertain or work on projects and that too can become unruly from time to time! Here are some tips on what you can do to get your playroom or bonus room organized: 1. Take a picture of your sp [...]

19 Cheap Kitchen Fixes

Want to spruce up your kitchen but don't want to spend a lot of money? Looking to list your home for sale and need to take a few spruced up kitchen photos? Check out this article for 19 inexpensive ways to fix up your kitchen today! 19 Inexpensive Ways To Fix Up Your Kitchen And for more inspiring home tips and tricks check out the Gloria Zastko Pinterest page!

How To: Repair Cracked Walls

Do you live in an older home with a few cracked and/or crumbling walls? Or perhaps you are currently renting while you save up for your dream home but still want to make a few upgrades to improve your current residence. Repairing small cracks and holes in your walls is an essential home improvement skill. It's quick and easy to do on your own, once you know how. Here are a few good tips to show you how its done; check it out, gather your supplies and give it a try...you can do it! [...]

Featured Listing: 29 Point Of Woods Drive

This sprawling brick front ranch is located on over a half acre lot in one of the most prominent streets in Hidden Lake, boasting 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths, and listed at $450,000. This extraordinary executive home has approximately 3200 square feet of pure living space. A few of the many features include four master-sized bedrooms, a large fully equipped kitchen which opens to a spacious family room with wood burning fireplace, and custom surround built-ins! This home is just minute [...]

DIY Craftsman Style Window Trim

If you're like many homeowners, you love the look of a craftsman/vintage style home but either could not find one during your home search or the homes you found with these charming touches were in need of far more repair than you were ready to tackle! Perhaps you landed in a home you now love but it is lacking a little in the charm department. Or maybe you are looking to purchase a charming older home and everything you see is newly updated and devoid of that character you so deeply wan [...]

Get More Counter Space!

Almost every home owner I know, regardless of the size of their kitchen, gripes that they wish they had more of one thing...counter space! Here are 10 easy fixes to give you more counter space in your home, some of which you could do today! 1. If you're striving to save space, a rolling cart with a butcher-block top does double duty. Use the top for prep when you need it, and give dishes or other supplies a good home on the shelves underneath. 2. Most kitchen utensils have [...]

Featured Listing: 93 Princess Drive

This is a fabulous home with amazing attention to detail. With 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths this home is listed at $469,000.  The newer eat in kitchen is befitting of any gourmet cook with granite counters and backsplash, custom flooring, and center island. Other features include inground pool and custom deck with gazebo and hot tub out back, custom paver drive and walkway, new 3-zone heating and cooling system...the list goes on! For more information or to schedule a [...]

Featured Listing: 39 Princess Drive

The keynote to this well-maintained 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, better than new, center hall colonial is liveability.   The original owners of this fabulous home have paid amazing attention to detail, both on the interior and exterior. From the large center hall there is a banquet-sized dining room on one side and a formal living room on the other.  The large gourmet eat-in kitchen has been recently updated and leads to the family room with gleaming hardwood floors and woodburni [...]

From Contract To Closing

You decide that it's time to sell your home. Your Realtor advertises the home, brings in a buyer, and you come to an agreement for the sale of the home.  Now you can just sit back and relax, because there's nothing left to do, right? The reality is that for many home sales, the time from contract to closing is where the majority of the work happens. It is where you can successfully navigate the waters to your destination or crash upon the rocks and end up back on the market. [...]

Floor To Ceiling Spring Cleaning Checklist!

Daylight savings time is a good reminder that it's time to spring clean. But what most people don't love about the chore is that once the weather gets nice they want to run outside, not be cooped up at home with rubber gloves and a duster. This month, though, is sort of that sweet spot when you can still justify a day indoors before you start to creep outdoors for greener, sunnier pastures. Here is a roundup of the best spring-cleaning tips. Take your time, go room by room if you [...]

Featured Listing: 10 Nathan Drive

This beautifully maintained original owners home features 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths, and is listed at $374,900. The home is freshly painted and boasts hardwood floors throughout. The spacious eat-in kitchen features porcelain tiles, water filtration, and all appliances included. Other features include a full finished basement, replaced roof and leaf guard system and updated HVAC. Minutes to Jersey Ave train/NYC bus, just 10 minutes to Princeton. For more information or to sche [...]

Before You Sell: Fix It Or Leave It?

If you're thinking of selling your house down the line, some items lingering on your to-do list could make buyers turn and run. Here are the repairs and upgrades you should do and the ones you can leave for the new owners: Outdated Appliances: A buyer may have very specific tastes, so it's not worth splurging on appliances that you're not using yourself. However, dated models can distract from an otherwise okay kitchen, so give them an inexpensive cosmetic boost with stai [...]

Featured Listing: 26 Woodmere Road

26 Woodmere Road, in the elite Hidden Lake area of North Brunswick. One enters a huge center hall flanked on one side by a spacious living room, expanded dining room and newer custom gourmet kitchen with a separate dining area.  From the foyer there is a step-down family room with a full brick wall fireplace.    Off the family room there is a powder room and a separate laundry room.  Up the open stairway are the bedroom chambers, housing five master sized b [...]

2014 Spring Housing Market

Traditionally,  Springtime is an active time in the housing market as many people try to time their move with the end of the school year or the end of a lease.  With a variety of factors driving this market, we see the emergence of a perfect recipe for an even more energetic Spring than in years past.  Over the next several months, we expect a time of great potential for those planning a move. Many home buyers realize that the market has bottomed out and are coming out in f [...]

Featured Listing: 702 Stony Brook Way

This high demand ground floor Renaissance 2BR 2BA Sussex model is listed at $210,000.  Clean neutral move in condition featuring walk in master bedroom closet, double closet in 2nd bed room, 2 additional closets, covered paved patio overlooking pool and tennis court.  Steps to shopping... don't wait or you'll be too late! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS#: 1 [...]

Spring Cleaning: Go Green!

WHY GO “GREEN”? If you begin educating yourself about the toxic dangers within your home, you may decide that you should do something about it – and fast. The first thing you can do is swap out traditional cleaners for more healthy alternatives. Basically, if the bottle says toxic… don’t buy it – It’s TOXIC!  It’s really as simple as that.  If you can’t find a more natural alternative or you can’t afford to buy organic [...]

Featured Listing: 10 Daisy Court

This lovely well kept 2 bed, 1 1/2 bath townhome is move in ready and listed at $230,000. The recently painted interior boasts two master-sized bedrooms, large living room leading to a beautiful outside deck, and formal dining room.   The large kitchen and full basement complete this winning package! This home is close to all major highways and NYC bus stops. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ [...]

Spring Cleaning: Deep Clean Your Stove

Ever wonder if buyers open your closets? They do. Wonder if they peek into your medicine cabinet? Definitely. Question whether or not they open your stove? Better believe it! When listing your home for a sale, take every precaution to ensure your home is as clean as a whistle, top to bottom to truly dazzle your buyers!  A clean and fresh home tells buyers that you care about your property and all the unseen areas of the home as just as well kept. Click here to check out this simple D [...]

Featured Listing: 1 Lakeview Court

This one is truly your vacation home at home! This spectacular 11room, 5 bed, 3 1/2 bath stunner has it all. The magnificent 1 year young gourmet kitchen boasts maple cabinets, granite counters, and tile backsplash. The family room boasts vaulted ceiling and handsome fireplace. The stunning entertainment room also boasts a vaulted ceiling, as well as wet bar and fabulous lake views. Out back you will fall in love with the landscaped grounds and resort like Gunite pool! Fo [...]

Featured Listing: 1381 Mohawk Road

  This expanded and totally remodeled 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath impecably maintained colonial is located in North Brunswick and listed at $380,000. This home sizzles, featuring a 3 year young gourmet kitchen with granite counters, tumbled marble backsplash, 42" cabinets, stunning breakfast bar, and high end appliances. Master bath features separate stall shower and jacuzzi. Other features include hardwood floors, newer windows, newer baths, a/c and more! For more infor [...]

Spring Cleaning: Deep Clean Your Kitchen

There are many deep cleaning spots in the home that take up a fair amount of time. The kitchen is one of those places. Because you tend to make messes there that you tell yourself will be picked up later, when it comes to deep cleaning in this area, you feel like it is almost insurmountable. Here are some tips for getting the job done and where to begin. How To Deep Clean a Kitchen: First, start by doing any maintenance cleaning to get you ready to do the deep stuff. This means you shou [...]

Featured Listing: 647 Gambocz Court

This spacious fee-simple townhome in a smaller, private community boasts 3 beds, 1 1/2 baths, and is listed at $230,000.  Lovely newer cherry kitchen cabinets with granite counters, center island and pergo flooring! Huge family room with built-ins and spacious living room! First floor laundry and 3 bedrooms with good closet space.  Terrific, fenced oversized yard with patio/storage shed, and wooded area. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Z [...]

Gloria Zastko, Realtors Celebrates 23 Years

Gloria Zastko, Realtors celebrates 23 years as one of Central Jersey’s most formidable brokers and year after year remains North Brunswick’s #1 Broker.  “Becoming No 1 is an awesome feat; remaining No. 1 is an everyday challenge”, cites Gloria Zastko and Andrew Zastko, co-owners of Gloria Zastko, Realtors.   Gloria Zastko, Realtors celebrates its 23rd anniversary on March 15th.  Zastko, who has been listing and selling real estate for more than 43 [...]

How To Pick The Perfect Paint Color

Need help picking the perfect paint color for your new or staged home? Check out this great article or browse the Gloria Zastko Pinterest page for more great tips!

Featured Listing: 17 Haypress Road

What a wonderful property! This 4 bed, 2 bath home is located in South Brunswick and listed at $410,000.  This home boasts large rooms, upgraded kitchen, hardwood floors, a 3 year old roof, and private backyard. Great commuter location and in a blue ribbon school district! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS#: 1411488

5 Tips For Tiny Bedrooms

Bedrooms are a place for resting, reading, and sleeping. And besides a bed and a lamp, there's really nothing else that must go into it. So there are a lot of options for how much or how little you want to incorporate. Many have gone the route of keeping it simple with no artwork; just dark walls, patterned curtains and a white bed. But there are lots of options for packing style into a small space:   • Add One Punch Of Pattern. Keep everything simple but add a colorful he [...]

Featured Listing: 906 Lee Avenue

Come see this one for yourself! A charming home in a friendly neighborhood, this 3 bed, 2 bath home is listed for $255,000. The spacious floor plan includes eat-In kitchen, wood burning fire place, hardwood floors, and fresh neutral colors. What a great space to enjoy and entertain. The open fenced in yard out back includes custom paver patio. Also included out back is a double car detached garage with loft. This home is a potential mother/daughter. For more information [...]

Spring Cleaning: The 40 Hanger Closet

Buyers will always look in closets and behind closed doors so be sure your closets are in tip top shape! Even if your home is not currently on the market, having a clean and organized closet will make your home feel fresh and organized. A great tip to use when purging clothes in your closet is to keep only the pieces you love and wear, and all the rest can be donated. This will not only leave more room in your closet and keep things less cluttered, you will also have the added bonus of a wa [...]

Spring Cleaning: Update Dated Flooring

Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or upgrade your home, a dated floor can really bring down the house. If you are looking to cover an eyesore of a floor— be it plywood, vinyl, or tile— here are 6 bold, geometric ideas to get you inspired. Check out Apartment Therapy to see the awesome Afters! And for more inspiring room makeovers and DIY fixes check out the Gloria Zastko Pinterest page!

Featured Listing: 321 Farrington Blvd.

Seldom does a home come on the market offered at such great value in an absolutely fabulous location. This custom built ranch features 3beds and 3 full baths, listed for a steal at $345,000.  This home boasts a formal dining room, living room, family room with fireplace, large eat-in-kitchen, full basement, and 2-car garage to boot! What a winner! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors at 732-297-0600 or online at www.zastko.com. [...]

Record Breaking 2013 For Andrew Zastko

  Andrew Zastko, Broker-Owner with Gloria Zastko, Realtors® enjoyed another record-breaking 2013 in real estate sales, topping $33 million in personal sales for the year. Zastko cites that his intense knowledge of the market, telling the truth and working hard and smart, are the keynotes to his success. Zastko feels that 2014 will bring another year of challenge to the industry, but a rewarding one. He believes that this year, more than ever, one should demand the resources of a [...]

Featured Property: Mae Brook Estates

Andrew Zastko, Broker-Owner at Gloria Zastko, Realtors and listing agent for Mae Brook Estates, reports brisk sales for the new year at Mae Brook Estates, a 10-home subdivision in the Farrington Lake section of North Brunswick.  There are only two remaining homesites at Mae Brook Estates starting at $629,000.  Zastko states, “The new year and the increased interest in Mae Brook Estates is a true sign that the real estate market has definitely shown positive direction in No [...]

Featured Listing: 14 Wood Lake Court

This spectacular colonial style home is located on a private cul-de-sac lot and boasts 5 beds, 2 1/2 baths, and is listed at $520,000. This home has been meticulously maintained and updated by its original owners. The magnificent newer gourmet kitchen features sandstone counters, custom maple cabinets, and breakfast nook.  Other features of the home include a full library with elegant built-in bookcases, front room with wet bar and handsome fireplace, newer furnace  and [...]

Tips For Home Selling: Best Neutral Paint Colors!

Home staging with neutral wall and trim paint colors will appeal to the widest possible audience of home buyers and attract the greatest number of buyers to your home. Neutral wall colors are so desirable because they evoke a sense of tranquility, balance and comfort. Loud, taste-specific colors may be a turn off to some buyers. Be sure to stick to the basics so buyers can concentrate on the assets of your home instead of being distracted by paint color which can easily be updated in just o [...]

Spring Cleaning: 10 Vinegar Cleaning Secrets

You'll be amazed how many ways you can use vinegar for spring cleaning in your home! Not only is vinegar dirt cheap, it's all natural and absolutely amazing as a cleaning product. Because of vinegar's high acidity, it kills all sorts of germs and bacteria. It even kills mold. We all love our house to be clean, but no one really likes toxic cleaners. So, vinegar is the perfect stinky yet safe little miracle product. Here are 10 fabulous cleaning uses for vinegar: #1. Use vinega [...]

Featured Listing: 357 Hadleigh Lane

This lovely townhouse with water views boasts 2 beds, 2 1/2 baths, and is listed at $249,999.  The newer kitchen boast high end appliances and all three baths have been tastefully updated.   Hardwood floors through out. Gas fireplace, newer windows and HVAC (Carrier) system. Roof replaced 10 years ago. Large private paver patio off the Living room. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko. [...]

Spring Cleaning: 15 Organizational Tips

With February more than halfway gone and March right around the corner, we are finally heading out of the doom, gloom and cold of winter. It’s about this time that the snow starts losing its pretty sparkly qualities and starts looking dull, dingy and dirty. Which may also sounds a bit like your house. Here to help are a few great tips for Spring Cleaning & Organizing after a long winter. 15 SPRING CLEANING ORGANIZATION TIPS 1. Gather your supplies! Make sure you are stock [...]

Featured Listing: 17 Potomac Road

It's true...a picture is worth a thousand words!  This beautiful full brick front four bedroom two and a half bath desirable Lexington model is located in sought-after Deans Pond Crossing in South Brunswick. There are over $100,000 in luxury upgrades!    The curb appeal says it all with its lush professional landscaping,  paver patios, walkways and an extraordinary location.   One enters a large 2-story entry foyer and is immediately impressed with the [...]

Top Associate 2014: Jay Maniyil

 "Despite the icy, snowy conditions throughout Central Jersey, real estate at Gloria Zastko, Realtors was hot...hot...hot", according to Andrew Zastko, owner of the firm.   Spearheading the firm in both listings and in sales was Jayakrishnan (Jay) Maniyil, Realtor-Associate and a repeated top producer with the firm.   Maniyil earned the NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® Bronze level in 2013, as he has done previously in 2010, 2011 and 201 [...]

Ten Receive NJAR Circle Of Excellence Award

Ten Gloria Zastko, Realtors received the New Jersey Association of Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® for 2013.  All are consistent and repeated top producers in the industry. 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 in production plus 20 t [...]

Tips For Home Selling: Curb Appeal

    Exteriors are an important part of the home-seeking process. Houses can be (and have been) eliminated from a prospect list simply based on how they look. But, thanks to shows on HGTV, DIY network, and others, most buyers and sellers now know about “Curb Appeal." Curb Appeal is how your home looks from the front curb, and is generally understood to mean that the yard and house are well-kept. The lawn is mowed, the shrubs are trimmed, the yard edges are nea [...]

Featured Listing: 5 Violet Court

Come and see this well maintained expanded cape featuring 4 beds, 1 bath, and listed at $230,500. This home includes living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, and partial finished basement. The home is situated on a large parklike yard surrounded by a wonderful neighborhood. Close to all major highways, NYC train, bus lines and shopping. East brunswick offers award winning school systems. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors [...]

20 Tips For A Successful Move!

Moving any distance can be a tough job, especially if you’ve never done it before. Here are 20 of the best tips for moving: Start Early. It’s never too early to begin planning for your move. Start getting moving quotes to compare prices and services, and start planning how you’ll pack your home. Purge before you pack. Typically, the less you move, the less you pay. So sell, donate, or throw away belongings you no longer need or want. Research moving companies. Look a [...]

Featured Listing: 229 Buckingham Way

Beautiful 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath townhome with attached garage in Quailbrook Community, listed at $209,900. The lovely open layout includes a large living room and a nice private kitchen with opening to dining room.  Other features include laminated flooring, corner fire place, sliding door to nice back yard, split stairs going to two very spacious bed rooms and loft. Each bed room has full bath room attached. What a great deal of a home! For more information or to schedul [...]

Tips For Home Selling: Staging Your Foyer

It's no wonder the foyer is one of the most overlooked rooms of a house. It's just the room we pass as we come and go. But when your home is for sale, every room is important. Especially the foyer.  The foyer welcomes guests to your home and gives visitors a glimpse of what's to come. It lets buyers have their first chance to judge the home's interior. This is no place for "good enough." This is a place for "wow." Do something impressive. [...]

Tips For Home Selling: Staging Your Porch

Does your home for sale have a porch? If so, lucky you! Whether it’s in the front, at the side, or behind a house, a porch makes any structure appear larger, more welcoming, and more connected to the out-of-doors.    A porch can create memories (or fantasies) of times when life was leisurely, when neighbors visited just to “sit a spell.” Or a porch can tell buyers that once they buy your home, they’ll have a special place where they can enjoy [...]

Featured Listing: 121 Haverford Street

Move right in to this charming 3/4 bedroom colonial located in North Brunswick and listed at $255,000. The rooms in this home are very spacious and feature newer windows throughout. Other quality amenities include newer gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters, custom tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, as well as a newer roof, siding, ductless A/C, hardwood floors, paver patio, and so much more! For more information or to schedule a showing c [...]

Rosemarie Georgianna Joins Gloria Zastko, Realtors!

Andrew Zastko and Gloria Zastko, Broker-Owners of Gloria Zastko, Realtors are proud to announce that Rosemarie Georgianna has joined its top producers as a sales associate.   Georgianna has been a top-producing licensed New Jersey sales-associate for over 15 years and brings many successful years of real estate sales, marketing and administrative experience to the firm.  Born and raised in the North Brunswick area, Rosemarie now resides in Plainsboro.  She has a vast know [...]

Tips For Home Selling: Staging Your Closets

If you ask a realtor whether people open closet doors when they inspect homes on the market, they're likely to say something like, "Yes, absolutely!" Here are a few fantastic ways to make your closets (and cabinets!) inviting. And remember that usually refrigerators and dishwashers get looked into as well! White Rules. There's no substitute for a can of white paint. Semi gloss is nice in closets and cabinets.   True, it shows off bumps and dents, but it a [...]

Featured Listing: 228 Manchester Lane

Spacious end unit condo/townhouse in Monroe's Rossmoor community , listed at $85,000.  Newer kitchen with white cabinetry, stainless appliances and attached breakfast area. Newer baths as well.  Newer windows and door in the sunroom, too! For more info or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS#: 1409869

Tips For Home Selling: Staging With Kids

The only thing more difficult than living in a home that's for sale is living in a home that's for sale when you have young children. It can be very stressful when you've just polished all your stainless appliances only to discover little handprints on them a few hours later. It can be very stressful when your realtor calls from down the street, wanting to show your home in a few minutes, and the living room is draped in blanket forts that cover an intricate complex of Lego [...]

Tips For Home Selling: Staging The Dining Room Table

  Setting the dining table in a staged home is different from setting the table for a dinner party of your friends and family. It doesn't have to be practical, and the settings can be a little over the top. People on home tours know that buyers are putting their best foot forward, so don't  think you will look like a phony. Think of tablesetting as putting on lipstick. It's obvious your lips aren't really that color, but you are telling the word, "Hey, [...]

Featured Listing: 1217 Plymouth Road

This bright and sunny 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath tri-level end unit is a true delight and listed at $227,000.  This model offers a spacious and flexible floor plan. All appliances stay with the home as well as the gogeous granite counter tops and newer hot water heater. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS#: 1409432

Tips For Home Selling: Staging A Bathroom

Bathrooms are so important to buyers that a well-staged one can be serious buyer bait, but a loser could be a serious deal breaker. It is important that you make your baths look as up-to-date as you can afford, and as luxurious and clean as you can manage. Here are some do’s and don’ts to get the look: Buy new towels. If you purchase only one thing brand spanking new off the shelf when it’s time to stage your home, make it bath towels. And make them look plush. Th [...]

Tips For Home Selling: Staging A Bedroom

  We all know that kitchens and baths sell houses, that's a fact. Bedrooms may not be the first room buyers check out when they tour a home, but how much your buyers like the bedrooms, especially the master, has a major influence on how much they like the house. When it comes to staging your bedroom or bedrooms you must consider "the tangibles."   Staging is not the same as decorating and you want to keep the room as neutral and de-personalized as possible. &n [...]

Featured Listing: 150 Church Lane

Privacy and more is awaiting your immediate inspection for this sprawling 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom rancher situated on an acre lot in the Farrington Lake section of East Brunswick.   One enters a lovely entry foyer and is lead to a living room, a family room with a wood burning fireplace, a spacious eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, powder room, a family bathroom and 3 large bedrooms with the master enjoying its own private bath.  There is a full basement which can easily b [...]

Tips For Home Selling: Staging A Kitchen

Staging a house is one of the most important factors in determining if and how quickly a home will sell. Making the kitchen as attractive as possible is essential in home staging because many people view the kitchen as the heart of the home, making it the most important room of the house. Here are a few tips to consider when staging your kitchen to sell: Freshen up the paint. Nothing changes the look and feel of a room more than paint. When it comes time to select a paint color, choose a [...]

Tips For Home Selling: What Not To Fix

"While we're at it" can be some of the most expensive words in home improvement. It's all too easy once you're in the midst of home improvement to keep improving. But beware: The new paint makes the cabinets look bad. The new cabinets make the appliances look bad. The new appliances make the floor look bad. The new kitchen makes the bathroom seem dated, and pretty soon you're fixing up the neighbor's house. The truth is, the improvements you make when yo [...]

2013 A Banner Year!

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 2013, its top producing agents  closed in excess of 364 properties, 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 [...]

10 Tips For Home Selling

Home on the market? Here are 10 great tips you may not have thought of when it comes to selling your home. Buyers are interested in the details so be sure not to overlook them! 1. New pulls on kitchen cabinets and drawers- Replacing the pulls and handles on kitchen cabinets and drawers give an overall new appearance to older cabinets. This is one of the easiest and lowest cost replacements you can do to make your kitchen pop. 2. Buy it Right - You’ve heard it said before: you make [...]

Featured Listing: 707 Heron Court

This beautiful end unit single family home located in the Forest Park section of North Brunswick is priced to sell at $448,000.  The home boasts brand new hardwood floors in first floor, upgraded counter tops in kitchen, stainless steel refrigerator, full finished basement, private backyard, premium lot from builder, private family room, and 2 car garage. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zast [...]

Festive Holiday Mantels

A beautifully decorated mantel is one of those quintessential Holiday touches and one that guests and buyers alike will love and appreciate. Here are four gorgeous examples to give you a little inspiration! For more inspiring tips for home decor or organization check out the Gloria Zastko Pinterest page!

Randi Tirado Joins Gloria Zastko, Realtors!

Gloria Zastko and Andrew Zastko, co-owners of Gloria Zastko, Realtors are pleased to announce that Randi Tirado, Realtor-Associate has joined the firm.   Randi holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.  After a successful 12-year career in Pharmaceuticals, her Sociology degree helped guide her toward her passion for working with people and into the real estate profession. Tirado is an experienced professional who never tires of meeting new people.  [...]

Kyla Mallette Joins Gloria Zastko, Realtors!

  It is with great pride that Gloria Zastko and Andrew Zastko, co-owners of Gloria Zastko, Realtors welcome Kyla Mallette to their team of top producing agents.  Mallette has been a licensed Realtor for over 5 years.  She is a member of the Middlesex Association of Realtors as well as the New Jersey Association of Realtors.  Mallette has a B.B.A. in Management and started her career working for a title company.  She also has the added benefit of working for a No [...]

Looking Ahead To 2014

  2013  Looking Back... It was a grand year in real estate at Gloria Zastko, Realtors…where goals were met and market share exceeded.  This is achieved by a lot of hard work and a team approach to servicing both buyers and sellers.  Increasing market share and building a satisfied client base for over 22 years can only be accomplished with the very best agents working as real estate consultants, educating buyers and sellers so they can make decisions and feel good a [...]

Real Estate Activity Strong As Ever

Everyone seems to agree that the housing market seems to be rebounding as home sales posted its biggest percentage gain in more than two years! This is good news, especially in light of the slide in home prices and the overall state of our economy over the past several years.  Andrew Zastko, owner of Gloria Zastko, Realtors, says, “What are you waiting for…  there has never been a better time to buy or sell real estate.   Today’s low interest rates add [...]

The Organized Pantry

A completely practical and do-able pantry organization system! These simple tips can help even if you do not have a designated "pantry." Simply break down a few of your food storage cabinets into these handy categories. Check it out: To see more helpful tips and tricks check out the Gloria Zastko Pinterest page!

Upgrade A Builder Basic Staircase

Head over to the Gloria Zastko Pinterest page to see how Kate transformed her carpeted builder basic honey oak staircase into something fresh, modern, and lovely! BEFORE: AFTER:

Clean Up Your Closets

You're having an open house...think no one will look in your closets? Think again! Buyers love to open closets and cabinets to give themselves an idea of how much storage space they could potentially have. So do yourself a favor and consider these tips for an open-house-proof closet. 1. Begin by taking inventory of the essentials that must be stored. Do this as you sort through your wardrobe and donate any items you no longer love or wear. Then you can evaluate the space for its real [...]

Add A Little Holiday Sparkle

A little sparkle goes a long way when it comes to Christmas decorating! Touches of silver really elevate any decor and make a room feel special.  Consider topping silver candlesticks with something other than candles like brightly colored ball ornaments or even pinecones. Silver ornaments inside a fillable lamp base are a fun twist on the ordinary. A simple white bowl can also be used to inject some sparkle in any space! For more room decorating tips check out the [...]

Featured Listing: 30 Timber Ridge Road

This most popular and desirable NW facing Renaissance Villas Manchester Model home features 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths, and is listed at $519,900.  This home boasts a dream kitchen with granite counters, center island, new stainless steel appliances, ceramic floor, and backsplash. Newer upgraded carpets throughout the home which is also freshly painted nuetral.  With no maintenance fee and lower taxes, this home is priced to sell! The basement is entirely finished an [...]

Home Staging: Christmastime

Just because you are listing your home for a sale, doesn't mean you have to strip it of all charm and decoration. Especially now with the Holiday upon us, buyers are looking for a home they feel comfortable in and a place where they can share their own family traditions. So if you are looking to stage your home in any particular season, feel free to keep up some decor but the trick is, keep it simple! By keeping your color palate to something crisp and neutral (tans and whites are [...]

Featured Listing: 269 Colfax Road

This is a very large 4 bed, 3 1/2 bath home with a contemporary feel located in North Brunswick and listed at #385,000. This home boasts hardwood floors and a full finished waterproofed basement on a gorgeous lot! Choose between a master bedroom on the first floor with private bath or second floor with sitting room and private bath! Perfect for a home office with private outside entrance. This home is a must see! For more information or to schedule a showing contact G [...]

Home Staging: Decluttering

01 // Make a list of every area in the house that needs a little (or a lot) of decluttering and cross rooms/closets off as you go. This helps you to organize your thoughts, and it helps keep a goal in sight. Plus, it truly does feel so good to cross something off a to-do list.   02 // If a lack of time gets in the way of conquering the clutter, choose one room (or even just one piece of furniture, like a dresser, if you’re really pressed for time) to tackle each day. By focus [...]

Featured Listing: 130 Nathan Drive

Look no further than this turn key townhouse featuring 2 master bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and listed at just $209,000. The newer remodeled kitchen boasts nice dark wood cabinets, stainless fridge and dishwasher, and a cozy breakfast nook. Beautiful hardwood floors grace the living room and entryway and the entire home is painted in nice neutral shades, perfect for any decor. Some exterior features include a custom built deck backing to woods and an attached garage. This home [...]

Setting A Lovely Thanksgiving Table

While hosting Thanksgiving may be stressful with all the buying and planning and cooking, setting a lovely table shouldn't be. Take some inspiration from these lovely rooms to create a simple yet inviting space where family and friends will feel welcome and festive. Keeping your color palate simple in whites and tans means you can really amp up the festive feel with touches of brown and orange. For Thanksgiving, natural is the way to go so pick a few sprigs of colorful leaves or twigs [...]

Featured Listing: 12 Tanglewood Place

This gorgeous 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home located in Monroe is move-in ready. All you need to do is unpack your bags! Listed at $510,000, this home has so much to offer. A true winner! This home is situated on a private tree lined lot with beautiful curb appeal, newer paver walkway, and an inviting front porch. Some of the quality ammenities include a remodeled eat in kitchen featuring granite countertops, ceramic backsplash, and newer appliances. The dining and living rooms boast [...]

6 Ways To Make A Small Closet More Functional

Whether it be large or small, the size of your closet doesn't matter. It’s our habits, and what we put in there, that make all the difference as to whether it is cleaned and organized or messy and chaotic. The bigger the closet, the more junk that can get stashed and overlooked. Here are some ways to keep your closet neat, and orderly, no matter the size. 1. Add hooks and baskets to your closet. You’ll be surprised how much you use both. The hooks are nice to hang clothes [...]

Featured Listing: 41 Linwood Drive

For those desiring an "almost new" home with all the many extras already included, be sure to visit 41 Linwood Drive in Monroe.   Jayakrishnan (Jay) Maniyil, Realtor Associate, with Gloria Zastko, Realtors is marketing this 5 bedroom, 4-1/2 bath home in the Crossings @Monroe.  Built in 2005, this delight has every feature for luxury living.   The original owners have included many quality amenities and extras to make this a very special home.  The full [...]

Realtor Spotlight: Lacina and Maniyil

There were no tricks, just treats in October for Gloria Zastko, Realtors! Spearheading Gloria Zastko, Realtor’s record in October were Realtor-Associates Jo Ann Lacina for number of listings taken and Jayakrishnan (Jay) Maniyil for number of contracts written.       Jo Ann Lacina, lead the team in listings for October.  Lacina joined the Zastko team in 2003 and has been a consistent top producer consistently qualifying for the NJAR® Circle of Exce [...]

Featured Listing: 403 N Rittenhouse Court

This beautiful 2 bed, 1 1/2 bath North Brunswick townhouse comes with tons of upgrades and a pricetag of $219,000.  The gorgeous upgraded kitchen boasts granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinetry.  Other upgrades throughout the home include newer windows, doors, recessed lighting, hardwood floors and custom woodwork. The lovely French doors off the living space open up to a nice bright sunroom. For more information or to schedule [...]

One Room, Three Functions

When homeowners John and Sherry first bought their 1950s rancher they turned this small 10x10 space into a charming guest room for out of town family and friends. Painting the walls a soothing neutral and the trim a nice bright white was the perfect foundation for the room's transformation a few years later. After the birth of their first child, the couple needed a space for her to play as well as an office because they both worked from home. They also didn't want to give up on [...]

Featured Listing: 26 Woodland Ave.

This custom built 4 bed, 2 bath brick cape located in North Brunswick is listed at $289,900. This home has great room sizes and a large family room. Other features include a covered patio, upgraded electric, newer roof and furnace, and an in-ground pool in the over-sized yard. The finished basement has a full bath, too! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS#: 1405412

Featured Listing: 5 Lebed Drive

Come and see this lovely updated ranch located in Somerset boasting 3 beds, 2 full baths, and listed at $364,900.  The newly updated kitchen is gorgeous and features new granite counter tops, 36" cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. Other upgrades in this home include new flooring and carpets, replaced windows and roof, new vents and ducts, a high efficiency HVAC, and a two car attached garage. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria [...]

Organize It All!

Need a little organizing help? Need a lot of help? Need it in every room of your house kind of help? Well today's your lucky day! The lovely Jen over at I Heart Organizing has made a fabulous round-up of organizational goodies for just about every room in the home. So whether you need help in your kitchen, entryway, or bedroom, this round-up by Jen is here to help! To see all of Jen's great tips click here! To see more inspiring room organization check out the Gloria [...]

Organized Kitchen Tour

An organized and well functioning kitchen is major whether you are looking to list your home or simply want to make the most of the space you have. If you are listing, don't think potential buyers won't peek into your cabinets and drawers because they will! Crowded cabinets and overflowing junk drawers give the impression that your space is too small and lacks functional storage. And that just may not be true! Pare down the things you don't need and get rid of multiples...you'l [...]

Featured Listing: 11 Clifton Ave.

Finally, a vintage center hall colonial impeccably maintained in the elite Dewey Heights section of New Brunswick, offering 11 rooms and 4 full baths. The curb appeal tells it all.  From the brick walkway into the large and inviting entry, one is immediately impressed with the quality features, including wide-planked hardwood flooring, mega built-ins and so much more.  The first floor of this delight boasts a huge custom eat-in-kitchen, formal dining room, spacious family room [...]

Featured Listing: 11 Golden Pond Drive

A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to this magnificent custom built sprawling ranch located in East Brunswick. Unique curb appeal is quickly evident by this home's impressive brick paver circular driveway and expansive lot.  At $999,000, this 4 bed, 3 1/2 bath home offers the ultimate in quality construction and executive living! This home is loaded with every conceivable amenity and is truly a home of distinction in one of the most elite locations in Ea [...]

Home Staging: Thanksgiving

Whether you are listing your home to sell or not, making your home a welcoming place to be should always be a priority. Even if you are not staging your home to appeal to someone else's tastes you should strive to make your home a place that appeals to you and is a welcome retreat from the daily grind. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, here is a simple yet beautiful way to decorate your home for the holiday that will appeal to buyers and homeowners alike. A hot apple cider ba [...]

Featured Listing: 3 Webster Court

The original owner had taken great care of this of this lovely 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath Plainsboro home! Listed at $612,000 this home has had many recent upgrades including HVAC, roof, stove, and dishwaher. This home is close to a fantastic school system as well as NYC transportation by either bus or train. There is a quarterly MF of $215 that includes pool and garbage pick up. This south-facing home is located on a great-sized lot with a fantastic back yard. For more informat [...]

Featured Listing: 11 Cleremont Ave.

Welcome home! This lovely two story colonial located in the fabulous Berdines Corner of North Brunswick  features 2 beds, 1 1/2 baths, and is listed at $230,000. The owners of this home spared no expense upgrading it to the gem it is today! Some of the many features include upgraded flooring, replaced windows, vinyl fencing, detached garage, and a charming front porch. The newer eat in kitchen boasts maple cabinets, granite counters, glass tile backsplash, center island, a [...]

Easy Living Room Organization

Whether you are listing your home for a sale or simply want to fall in love with your home once more, the mantra of "Less is More" could not be more true. In your living room especially, less is most definitely more. In this room there should be no clutter. It is your “home sanctuary." You come in to relax, not to stress over clutter and mess.  This is not a storage room or a “collect all” space.  It’s the living room. I challenge you to get rid [...]

Featured Listing: 28 Alerica Lane

Wow! This new construction Somerset Gate home is starting at a compelling price of $209,990, featuring 2 beds and 1 1/2 baths. Conveniently located off the vibrant Route 27 corridor, this home is near all major transportation, shops, college, hospitals, and entertainment.  At Somerset Gate you will discover 106 townhomes, featuring 3 floors of pur living enjoyment with attached garage. Preview our designer furnished model today! For more info or to schedule a showing co [...]

20 Home Staging Mistakes To Avoid

Home staging is quickly becoming a necessity and an integral part of selling real estate. Home staging follows some simple and proven techniques to maximize the appeal of your home to the greatest number of buyers. However, despite the theoretical simplicity of the staging concept, there are quite a few common mistakes that undermine the success of staging and a potentially successful sale of your home. Here are top 20 common mistakes that sellers make when preparing their house for sa [...]

137 Willowbrook Drive + Virtual Tour

Enjoy the comfort of this beautiful 2 bed, 1 1/2 bath home located in the desirable Hidden Lake section of North Brunswick, listed at $225,000. This home is in a great location for NYC Buses, trains & shopping, with Blue Ribbon Schools! Some of the many features are the updated baths, newer kitchen appliances, hardwood floors throughout plus newer roof! The home boasts a large step-down living/family room and master bedroom too! Out back there is a private yard, dry basement, [...]

Featured Rental: 995 Livingston Ave.

This centrally located 2 family home, close to downtown New Brunswick, public transportation, and shopping offers a 1st floor 2 bed, 1 bath apartment. Renters gain access to the partially finished basement with laundry facilities. All utilities are included (Electric, Gas, Heat, Water, Sewer). This home offers a den/office that could also be used as a possible 3rd bedroom. Also included is a one car attached garage as well as a great private backyard and plenty of parking. At $2,200 this is [...]

Featured Listing: 11 Clifton Ave.

This incredible center hall colonial in the elite Dewey Heights section of New Brunswick boasts 11 rooms total, 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, and is listed at $350,000.  Some of the quality amenities include hardwood floors, custom built-ins, home office, and full daylight basement with outside entry. Out back the screened sun porch is perfect for entertaining and looking out at the park like back yard. This home also boasts a two car garage to top it all off! Truly a ma [...]

Andrew Zastko Achieves #1 Status

At the Middlesex County Multiple Listing Stockholder’s meeting held on Thursday, October 17, 2013 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, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  This is the 15th year Zastko achieved the #1 status in the County [...]

Featured Listing: 1 Byron Road

This sharp 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit located in North Brunswick's Deerbrook Village is listed at $99,900.  Recent upgrades include new roof , newer insulated windows, kitchen, laminate flooring throughout with Whisper Step underneath, newer water heater and newer A/C.  Both bathrooms have been redone and the home has been professionally painted. This home features hot water baseboard heating, a master bedroom with dual closets and even a bonus room.  The two-car dr [...]

Builder's Personal Home For Sale

  Andrew Zastko, Broker-Owner of Gloria Zastko, Realtors was chosen to market a builder's personal home, a French Mansard in the Colonial Oaks section of East Brunswick.  Ray Slomiak, trading as Rayway, built some of the finest homes in East Brunswick and surrounding areas.  Known for his quality construction Rayway was a very sought-after builder and Gloria Zastko, Realtors is pleased to market his own personal home.  Located in the heart of Colonial Oaks in E [...]

5 Easy + Green Home Improvement Tips

Reducing your family’s environmental impact might be easier than you think, especially if you live in an older home. Even for beginning DIYers, there are simple, cheap fixes that can make your home greener and less expensive to live in. Here are a few of the easiest projects to get you started. 1. Clean your A/C condenser This is the simplest job on our list, and it’s one of the most effective ways to reduce your energy costs—especially if you live in a hot climate. Ch [...]

Featured Listing: 51 Jersey Ave.

This 3 bed, 2 full bath nicely kept colonial is located in desirable New Brunswick and is listed at $249,900.  The entire home has been well cared for and updated. The updated kitchen boasts gorgeous granite counters, tiled backsplash, and breakfast bar. Out back there is an oversized two car garage with nice yard. This home is close to public transportation, shopping and enterntainment! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtor [...]

Featured Listing: 1596 Axel Ave.

This updated and welcoming 4 bed, 1 1/2 bath split level home is located in North Brunswick and listed for $270,000. With a new roof just installed and the driveway just sealed, this home is move-in ready! A few of this home's many features include newer windows, new front door, updated appliances, paver patio, updated baths, updated interior lighting. This home also boasts hardwood floors and updated baths, including the half bath in the first floor bedroom. The beautifu [...]

Ginger Boyle, Guest Speaker

 Ginger Boyle, CRS, GRI and Relocation Coordinator for Gloria Zastko, Realtors, was a speaker at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Fall Workshop in Boston on October 4, 2013.  Accompanying Boyle to the workshop was Andrew Zastko, Broker/Owner of Gloria Zastko, Realtors. The workshop attracted brokers, managers and relocation directors from top real estate firms around the country.  Participants were members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global net [...]

Featured Rental: 386 Hadleigh Lane

This lovely 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath rental in North Brunswick has just been listed for $1650.  This home has been meticulously cared for and has recently been re-carpeted and painted. This pet-free rental is available for occupancy November 1st. Applicants must be non-smokers with a recent credit report, employment/salary verification, and personal references.  For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www. [...]

Upgrade a Builder Basic Kitchen

If you live in a home that was built in the late 90's or any time in the 2000's, you may be living with builder basic details such as beige wall paint, brassy fixtures, or boring kitchens. But just because it is basic, doesn't mean it can't be upgraded! Slowly over time this homeowner transformed her basic kitchen into one style and then another until it finally felt like "her." After first decorating the room with dark paint and a dark backsplash she eventually light [...]

Featured Listing: 703 Heron Court

This outstanding and beautifully uprgaded 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath home speaks for itself and is listed at $469,000. A few of the many features include lofted ceilings, designer wall colors, beautiful laminate flooring, excellent storage, and a two-car garage. The upgraded kitchen boasts granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The basement is fully finished and perfect for entertaining or exercising! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Z [...]

Featured Listing: 17 Albert Ave.

This charming center hall colonial in Milltown features 4 beds, 1 1/2 baths, and is listed at $395,000. This home has been loved and well maintained with a freshly painted interior and exterior. Just a few of this home's features are hardwood floors, new furnace with electronic air cleaner and updated electrical. To top it all off, the spacious backyard features an inground pool! For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297- [...]

September Recap

The Autumn weather turns the leaves to gold and everything we touch comes up sold! This is the case at Gloria Zastko, Realors. Spearheading the firm's record in September were associates, Joyce Ann Staples for number of listings taken, and Sima Brokowsky and Arthur Napolitano for number of  contracts written.  Joyce Ann Staples, Realtor-Associate, lead the firm in listings taken for the month of September.  Staples has been with the firm for more than 21 years and [...]

Fall Home Staging Ideas

If you are looking to list your home during the fall or any other holiday time, there is no need to feel like you need to strip your home of all its decor and charm! By keeping your seasonal items to a minimum and within the same neutral color palate, your decor can actually help your home to sell and make it feel warm and inviting. Here are a few great examples of adding some fall decor without going overboard. Maintaining a color scheme of white, tan, and brown is your best bet. Anyt [...]

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 [...]

Bras For A Cause

A good time was had by all at “Bras for a Cause” fundraiser for the fight against breast cancer on Friday evening, September 20, 2013.  This fundraiser was sponsored by the Women’s Council of Realtors’ at the South River Portuguese Club and catered by The Ria Mar Restaurant.  There was a total of thirty men of all shapes and sizes bravely modeling an assortment of “Bras for a Cause”. Gloria Zastko, Realtors, a participating Realtor designed a b [...]

Featured Listing: 626 Myrtle Road

Unpack your things and move right on in to this 2100 sq. ft. new construction home listed at $349,000. This 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath home has been completely customized to offer a comfortable and spacious layout. Some of the many upgrades include hardwood floors, double staircase, and sliding doors off the dining room. The gourmet kitchen boasts 42" cabinets with ceramic floor tiles and granite counter tops.  The master bath features a separate shower and soaking tub, as w [...]

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Broker's Open House: Somerset Gate

Gloria Zastko, Realtors, will be hosting a catered Brokers’ Luncheon on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm to present the grand opening of the newly furnished designer model at Somerset Gate located on the vibrant Route 27 corridor of Somerset, New Jersey.   Each unit offers 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, den and an attached garage, at an incredibly low grand opening price of $209,990 on certain models and locations. The first level features an entry foyer, [...]

Featured Listing: 2 Medford Road

This lovely home, located on almost an acre of property, in a gorgeous neighborhood of Parsippany, features 3 beds and 2 1/2 baths listed at $449,000.  The many features of this home include: hardwood floors throughout, vinyl windows, crown molding, updated baths, and spacious floor plan.  In the kitchen with floating butcher block island, all appliances are included. Outside there is a 2-car side entry garage with lots of storage. The large deck, patio, and private y [...]

5 Fall Curb Appeal Upgrades

Fall is a prime time for those looking to sell their houses before the end of the year. Fitting in a few simple exterior home improvements can add value and curb appeal to your home helping to snag those end-of-season real estate browsers. So what upgrades are easy, cost-effective and will make potential buyers “fall” in love with your home this season? Here are five fantastic tips: 1. Front Door Décor – The front door leaves a lasting first impression of your hou [...]

$500 Modern Kitchen Makeover

Before, this wallpapered kitchen felt dark and cramped although it did have good bones. The oak cabinetry was in good condition but needed new hardware to update the look for a budget-friendly upgrade. All this kitchen needed was a few cosmetic changes. Subtle blue paint replaced the wallpaper and simplifies the kitchen. The island is the main kitchen workspace, and a new butcher-block countertop replaced the old chipped laminate countertop. A no-drip border routed along the perim [...]

Featured Listing: 45 Dickens Road

Move right in to this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 full bath ranch style home that has been recently updated!  The home boasts a large living room with pergo floors, woodburning fireplace, country sized kitchen with breakfast bar, plenty of counter/cabinet space, and a dining room perfect for entertaining!  Upgrades include a bright year-round sun room, newer windows, and a remodeled main and master bath. Out back the home boasts a custom deck and storage shed! For more [...]

Working With Ugly Floors + Counters

To get a great deal on a new to you home, more often than not it will need a little (or a lot) of TLC. To get a great value for your money however this could be a great thing! Many home improvement projects do not cost as much as one might think and to pay someone else to do them before you buy could end up costing you more in the long run. Not to mention if you don't like their upgrades and plan to change things yourself, you end up paying twice for the same room! Take this dated half b [...]

Featured Listing: 1062 Hoover Drive

Move right in to this totally updated 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath colonial located in the sought after Route 130 corridor in Colonial Gardens/Farrington Lake. This home boasts a fantastic open floor plan with gorgeous kitchen and baths, all of which have been redone. The home sits on a nice flat corner lot with a fenced in yard and deck, perfect for entertaining, pets, kids...or all of the above! Not a thing needs to be done in this gem of a home. For more information or to sc [...]

Tiny Laundry Nook Makeover

When homeowners John and Sherry moved into their Richmond, Virginia rancher, they knew the house would slowly evolve over time. Some rooms would take much longer (like their full kitchen reno) and some would take no time at all, such as their teensy little entryway laundry nook. Before, the space was not as functional as it could have been and lacked any sense of personality. Since the door to the laundry room was where the couple entered and exited, the narrow shelves behind the door wer [...]

Featured Listing: 4 Castle Court

Imagine your next holiday in this 4 BR 3 full bath perfectly appointed colonial which has been meticulously maintained and updated by the original owners.  This home, built by the renowned Toll Brothers, is located just steps to tranquil Farrington Lake which offers boating and fishing!   As you approach this tree lined culdesac, you know you have arrived. The curb appeal speaks for itself. One enters a large center hall flanked by a formal banquet-sized dining room on one s [...]

Home Maintenance: Sept-Dec

Now that Fall is quickly approaching, take the time to maintain your home before the weather and your motivation start to cool. Here are eight great tips and tasks to complete before those leaves start falling: In September... Have your furnace inspected now. “If you don’t have heat when that first 45-degree fall day rolls around, others won’t either, and they’ll be begging for a pro, too,” says Doug Kirk, an instructor for Green Plumbers USA, in Sacramento [...]

Featured Listing: 14 Hemlock Lane

This lovely Timber Glen colonial home features 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths, and is listed at $424,900. Situated in a prime location within the development, this home boats a beautifully manicured lawn and gardens. Many interior features have been recently updated in the kitchen: granite counter tops, ceramic backsplash, new cabinets, hardware, sink, and stainless steel appliances. The powder room has been updated as well. The home also features hardwood floors and a woodburning fireplace [...]

August Recap

Summer ended with a bang at Gloria Zastko, Realtors and August was a great month.  Gloria Zastko, President of Gloria Zastko, Realtors is very proud of her entire team's production for August, 2013, but especially lauds the two top producing agents. They are Jo Ann Lacina, Realtor-Associate for listings, and Cooper Ford, Realtor-Associate for sales. Jo Ann Lacina lead the team in listings taken for August.  Jo Ann joined the Zastko team in 2003 and has been a consistent top [...]

Two-Tone Kitchen Makeover

After living with her orangey kitchen cabinets and tile floors for too long, homeowner Megan decided to take the plunge and repaint her cabinets, as well as replace the counters and flooring for a whole new look on a smaller budget. Before, the cabinets, countertops and floor were all the same orangey-brown and the whole room felt very dark... Their plan was to replace the countertops and floor but keep the cabinets and simply paint them.  In preparation, the homeowners disassemble [...]

Featured Rental: 54 Loring Ave

This 2 bed, 1 bath rental located in Edison is ready for immediate occupancy! This first floor unit features laminate wood flooring, private washer/dryer, and offstreet parking! This unit is a commuter's dream, as it is close to all major transportation. The non-smoking tenant is responsible for employment verification, credit check, and insurance. For more info or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS#: 14046 [...]

Delightful Sunroom Makeover

When Jenna Sue moved into her house it had a sunroom, but it was pretty blah as you can see, with beige carpet and vertical blinds. But with some new insulation, drywall, paint, and accessories she took the room from dull...   ...to delightful! This room is boring no more, with new flooring (tile that is made to look like wood!), comfy seating, and lots of beachy blues to cheer the space up.  She even made the bookshelf, coffee table, and loveseat slip cover herself to sa [...]

Featured Rental: 36 Lafayette Court

Move right in to this beautifully maintained end unit rental located in North Brunswick, featuring 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths and listed at $1,700/month. The home has a great location within the community and boasts new upgrades like new windows and newer appliances.  Just minutes away from NYC buses & train, this rental is a commuter's dream. The unit is available immediately, however the tenant is responsible for credit report, employment verification, and tenant insura [...]

Housing Market More Affordable Than Ever!

Everyone seems to agree that the housing market is rebounding as home sales posted their biggest percentage gain in more than two years. This is good news especially in light of the slide in home prices and the overall state of our economy over the past several years. Despite a recent increase in mortgage interest rates, affordability continues to remain at a high.  The average interest rate for a 30-year conventional mortgage dating back to the late 1960’s was 7.2 percent.&nbs [...]

10 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Home

Buying a home can be the most stressful and most exciting thing at the same time. It is quite the adventure! Here are a few very helpful tips to keep in mind while searching for your perfect home: 1. Figure out what your ‘perfect home’ looks like. Write down on a piece of paper all of the things you must have in your new home, things that would be nice to have and things that don’t really matter. 2. Purchase a home that stays in budget. Make sure to get pre-approved fo [...]

872 Linwood Place

This spacious and light-filled home is located in North Brunswick and features 4 beds, 2 baths listed at $349,000. This great house features an open floor plan with recently renovated kitchen complete with stainless appliances, granite counter tops, and huge breakfast bar. The living and dining rooms also boast hardwood floors and recessed lighting.  Out back there is a large level yard perfect for entertaining or pets! The home is also close to several main roadways an [...]

Lightened Up Home Office Makeover

Here is just one more example of somebody taking a room that doesn't fit their decorating tastes and turning it into something spectacular! Before the room was heavy and dark with so much oak, on the walls, floors, furniture...even the fan blades! So the homeowner had at it with loads of primer and white paint and now it is bright and serene, a perfect place to work, craft, or just relax with a book. Just one more reason not to excuse that house you're looking at just b [...]

Featured Listing: 1411 Omaha Road

Move right in to this lovely cape cod located in North Brunswick, featuring 3 beds and 2 full baths. This brand new  home has been redone from top to bottom, with the exception of the foundation and frame. The home is located in a fabulous neighborhood and is offered at such an affordable price. The light-filled home features beautiful refinished hardwood floors throughout. The redone kitchen is absolutely beautiful and features maple cabinets, granite countertops and a [...]

Make Your Home Stand Out To Buyers!

It is very wise for those wanting to sell a home as quickly as possible to put a best foot forward for potential buyers, and especially those who come in to take a physical walk-through of the property. A number of factors are key in making a home stand out head and shoulders from the rest during walk-throughs. Here are five ways to ensure your home is the one that makes the most memorable impression on potential buyers. 1. Strive For Spotless. There is no way to overstate the importance [...]

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 [...]

Best of the Best 2013! Voting Ends 8/31!

Have a favorite bakery, bistro or realtor in Central Jersey? Show your support by casting a vote for them in the Courier News and Home News Tribune’s 16th annual Readers’ Choice Best of the Best contests. Be sure to vote for Gloria Zastko Realtors under the People & Services category!   Voting is now open online, using a new, more user-friendly format. Printed ballots will also appear in the newspaper, every Wednesday and Sunday until Aug. 21. Voting closes on Aug. [...]

Houseboat Home

It all started with a wildly imaginative dream, sketched on a cocktail napkin one summer night in 2011. Chris and Kristen, artists and gallery owners, wanted to design a boat to use as a creative outlet and a place for entertaining summer guests. Never mind the fact that neither had experience with boat building.  The boat needed lots of work. She had rotten wood and leaky windows, needed new plumbing, wiring, floors and walls. Kristen’s father intended to come help do the [...]

Featured Listing: 1580 Axel Ave.

This lovely split-level colonial home is located in North Brunswick, featuring four beds and two full baths, listed at $325,000. This home is quite different with its step down formal living room and large addition. The updated kitchen features a nice ceramic backsplach and there are refinished hardwood floors in many rooms. The large game room could also become a nanny or in-law suite if needed. Out back there is an attached storage area as well as paver stone patio [...]

5 Unexpected Places To Clean Before Listing

  A crucial aspect of readying a home to place on the market is taking time to thoroughly, meticulously clean, both inside and out. There are obvious areas that most home owners will tackle first when it comes to the cleaning process, but today’s ideas go beyond the standard cleaning tasks to alert you to areas that might get overlooked in the cleaning hustle and bustle. Taking time to detail these areas along with the obvious ones will ensure you don’t overlook an eyesore t [...]

From Yellow to Hello!

When these homeowners wanted to updated their out-of-style yellow master bathroom they called on the help of their son and daughter-in-law to give them a fresh modern space. While the rest of their home is beautiful, the bathroom was stuck in a rut and needed some new life. Before: After: Before: Their son raised the old vanity to a higher height and painted it white. He also added a new marble countertop, hardware, and faucets. After: The previous tub and tile were def [...]

Featured Listing: 304 N Schindler Drive

This like new, fabulous Ashbury model home, located in a gated community of South Brunswick and is listed at $325,000. This home boasts many upgrades such as neutral decor, ceramic tile, hardwood floors, quality construction and attention to energy efficiency.  The community includes a luxury clubhouse featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, heated pool and entertaining kitchen. The home is also close to Princeton and NYC Transportation. For more information or to schedu [...]

Featured Listing: 21 Comstock Street

Calling all investors! This house is in great condition and legal to house seven students. This is not your typical student housing! With three bedrooms and one full bath this home is listed at $349,900. The home is only steps away from Cook & Douglas College. The antique charm of this house is lovely, such as the intricate woodwork, stained glass windows, and original details. The walk up attic is perfect for extra storage and the off-street parking can fit three cars. [...]

Only Two Homesites Remain at Mae Brook!

Andrew Zastko, Broker-Owner at Gloria Zastko, Realtors and listing agent for Mae Brook Estates, reports brisk sales at Mae Brook Estates, a 10-home subdivision in the Farrington Lake section of North Brunswick.  There are only two remaining homesites at Mae Brook Estates starting at $629,000.  Zastko states, “The increased interest in Mae Brook Estates is a true sign that the real estate market has definitely shown positive direction in North Brunswick real estate, continu [...]

The Zastko Report: July 2013

Latest episode of The Zastko Report is up on YouTube! Watch "Rates Jumped: How Did We Get Here?" today!

6 Tips For Great Home Listing Photos

When it comes to listing a home, there are few things more important than having beautiful photos that will make a lasting impression on potential buyers. With so much of the home-purchasing process now done online, great photos will ensure that interested buyers step away from their computer screen and venture over to your home for a closer look. Dynamic photos are an essential marketing tool in the sale of any home, and implementing these six simple home-photographing tips will help your lis [...]

Featured Listing: 1401 Noah Road

Pride of ownership is obvious here at this lovely North Brunswick home. With 3 beds and 2 1/2 baths, this home is a steal at $359,900. Upon entering you are greated with a fantastic front to back living room with a  fireplace. The gorgeous new kitchen features 42" cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances, 12x12 ceramic floor, and breakfast nook. The huge dining room is also near by. The home also boasts new bathrooms, hardwood floors on second floor under c [...]

North Brunswick Transit Village

For years one has driven up and down the Route 1 northeast corridor in North Brunswick and seen a large sign on the old Johnson & Johnson property stating “Imagine a Train Station Here!”.  Well, the wait is finally over.  We can now consider the New Jersey Transit Station in North Brunswick a reality.  All homeowners and businesses in North Brunswick and surrounding areas stand to benefit from the new Transit Village. Construction has already started on this [...]

No Longer A Chore...Laundry Room Makeover

This laundry room makeover is nothing short of spectacular. The homeowners took what once was a dingy dark space in their older home and transformed it into a modern and beautiful laundry room they actually enjoy spending time in. The TV doesn't hurt. Here's what the homeowner has to say: "The plan was to make the room pretty and efficient. We don't live in a large house so we really had to make this oversized space multifunctional. The green tape marked the walking ar [...]

Featured Listing: 411 Wheeler Rd.

If you are looking for affordability and location this sprawling split colonial has it all. This home boats 3 beds, 3 baths, and is listed at $344,900.  The light-filled living room features hardwood floors and replaced windows, also throughout the home. The remodeled eat-in kitchen features granite countertops and ceramic backsplash. The custom built deck out back overlooks the private in-ground pool. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Glor [...]

Light-Filled Kitchen Makeover

When Ashley and Greg moved into their Virginia rancher they knew right away the dated 70's kitchen had to go. While the room was spacious, the flow did not work for them and their vision of "white and bright." After the reno, that's just what they have! Sink before: Sink After: For more inspiring room makeovers check out the Gloria Zastko Pinterest page!

Featured Listing: 2 Lennecke Lane

The photos speak for themselves! Outstanding quality and attention to detail in this custom East Brunswick home! Listed at $819,900 this home boasts 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. As you enter, the mahogany wrap-around porch welcomes you and guests with graceful elegance.  This home features granite not only in the fabulous kitchen but in all seven "water areas."  Other features of the home are the three-zone HVAC system, spacious great room layout, finished walk-out [...]

Opened Up Kitchen Transformation

When these homeowners moved in they felt just a bit cramped in their small kitchen that was closed in on all sides and made communication with guests in the dining room completely impossible. Here's what the homeowners have to say about their renovation: "First we removed the upper half of the wall separating the kitchen from the dining room. After the dated wallpaper came down we painted both rooms with a 5 gallon bucket of Valspar paint to cut costs. We removed the upper [...]

Featured Listing: 306 Valencia Drive

This lovely Raphael model home in the Renaissance section of Monroe's adult community boasts 2 beds and 2 baths listed at $374,900. When you enter the home you will notice right away the great vaulted ceilings, custom ornate columns, and hard wood floors. The kitchen is a chef and entertainer's dream! The room boasts ceramic floors, granite counter tops, breakfast bar, Whirlpool stainless appliances, Italian style backsplash to the vaulted ceiling, 42" custom kit cabi [...]

Gorgeous Half Bath Makeover

When this homeowner first moved in the dated gold bathroom hardware, dingy dark walls, and extraneous paper towel holder were less than charming. She didn't have a large budget though but wanted the room to look like she did so after scoring a beautiful mirrored vanity from Home Goods and painting subtle stripes on the wall she now has a room that looks like a million bucks. So be sure to keep your eye out for deals whever you go and think outside the "home improvement s [...]

Home Office Makeover

With many homeowners now working from home, a house with an office or bonus room is very appealing to buyers. Many people are even converting their formal dining rooms into offices and simply eating in the kitchen or even at the breakfast bar at their counters. If your home has an extra bedroom or nook consider staging it as a home office or craft room and watch the buyers go crazy! Take this home office for example. Before it was heavy, dark, and boring, rather less than inspiring... Aft [...]

Featured Rental: 919 Plymouth Road

This move-in ready rental boasts 2 beds and 2 1/2 baths and is listed at $1,750/month. This beautiful & totally renovated Saxony model townhome is located in the fabulous Renaissance Community of North Brunswick. There is all new flooring throughout the home as well as updated kitchen appliances and renovated baths. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS#: 1401723

Featured Listing: 643 Wood Ave

This lovely home located in North Brunswick boasts 3 beds and 3 baths and is listed as a short sale for $249,900. The home has great bones and new paint and flooring will go a long way! The kitchen has new wood cabinets and a fantastic layout. The master bedroom is a great size with his and her closets as well as an en suite bath. The third bedroom comes with solid wood built-ins, perfect for an office or more storage. The deck out back is perfect for entertainin [...]

Featured Rental: 45 Stillwell Road

Move right into this lovely 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath ranch rental located in North Brunswick.  Out back there is a nice yard with patio and storage shed. The home is located close to the great South Brunswick Schools.  This home is available 8/1/13. The tenant will be responsible for lawn maintenance and snow removal. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com. MLS# 1401360

Featured Listing: 529 Maple Street

This lovely younger colonial located in North Brunswick features 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths and is listed at $309,900. The home boasts generous room sizes throughout as well as hardwood floors on both levels.  Some other features of the home are its recessed lighting, nice moldings, ceiling fans, wood burning fireplace in living room, and a full, high and dry basement!  The home received a complete, updated huge maple kitchen in 2006. The furnace, central air, and hot wate [...]

Claustrophobic Kitchen Makeover

This 1950's ranch kitchen makeover is nothing short of spectacular. The homeowners knew when they bought the house the walls needed to come down to open up the kitchen to the rest of the living spaces. Here's what the homeowner had to say: "Since moving into our house we’ve knocked down major walls separating the kitchen from the rest of the home, updated the electric and plumbing, installed new hardwood flooring, replaced all of the upper and lower cabinets, and added [...]

Featured Listing: 19 Amy Drive

This pristine North Brunswick home features 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and is priced to sell at $279,900. Upgrades abound in this meticulous home with hardwood floors throughout and lovely designer paint colors. The home also boasts recessed lights, a cozy gas fireplace and a two story family room. The newer kitchen has upgraded stainless steel appliances and an eat-in breakfast nook. The home's private yard backs to woods and is close to NYC buses & trains. The [...]

Six Sizzlin' Months of Sales Goals!

Six Sizzlin’ Months - January 1st through June 30th, 2013! Through our doors passed the most satisfied buyers and sellers….real estate is alive and well at the Zastko firm.  “We have exceeded our goals and surpassed our marketshare”.  This is the message of Gloria Zastko, Realtors, ranked the #1 Hometown Broker for over two decades.   As a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the firm, under the direction of Relocation Co [...]

Featured Listing: 175 Riva Avenue

This lovely 4 bedroom, 2 bath bilevel is located in Milltown and is listed at $269,000. The home features many quality amenities such as hardwood flooring throughout, great sized rooms, and two decks, one leading off of the dining room and a second off of the family room. The newer eat in kitchen boasts granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and marble flooring. The updated baths are spacious and clean. Out back there is a large private back yard. For more [...]

Featured Listing: 19 Lake Drive

19 LAKE DRIVE OFFERED BY ANDREW ZASTKO OF GLORIA ZASTKO, REALTORS, BOASTS OVER 4,300 SQUARE FEET OF LUXURIOUS LIVING ON APPROXIMATELY A HALF-ACRE LOT IN THE ELITE FARRINGTON LAKE AREA OF NORTH BRUNSWICK. From the awesome curb appeal to the spacious private backyard with handsome 2-tier deck, you know you have arrived! This must-see full brick-front 5 bedroom, 3 full and one half bath custom center hall colonial offers upgrades galore. One enters a huge center hall which is flanked by a [...]

Installing Vinyl Tile in Master Bathroom

Whether you're staging your home for a sale or just need a quick inexpensive pick me up for your room, installing vinyl tiles is a great way to perk up a dated space! There is nothing worse than carpet in a bathroom and if your home is on the market it may turn off prospective buyers because they think it would be too hard and expensive to replace. So go ahead and do the work for them! This homeowner turned her carpeted bathroom into a wonderful master bath by simply removing the carp [...]

Best Flowers For Window Boxes

Window boxes are a charming feature for any home and a fantastic home staging tool. To pick the right plants, you must consider the climate of your location, the amount of sunlight the window boxes get, and the amount of care you are willing to give the plants. You also want to make sure that you choose plants that will not grow tall enough to obscure the view through the window, or no more than twelve inches. Planting annuals will allow you to have different flowers each year, if you [...]

Featured Listing: 8 Arlington Way

This unique Nassau Royale home located in beautiful Jackson features 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms listed at $339,000.  Once inside the home boasts 11 foot ceilings and a wide open floor plan. The fantastic kitchen is open to the breakfast nook as well as the rest of the living space, perfect for entertaining. Totally separate bedrooms and baths give privacy when needed and include loads of closets.  The home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac setting and even co [...]

Repurposed Dresser As Kitchen Storage

Dressers don't have to just be for bedrooms anymore! Repurposed dressers make terrific storage pieces in entryways, living rooms, and yes, even kitchens. Take this thrift store cast off for example. When the homeowner bought it there were plenty of scratches, missing knobs, and even some peeling laminate. After using some wood filler to fix the cracks and adding some base trim on both sides the dresser was ready for primer and paint. Now the dresser is the perfect addition to her [...]

Featured Listing: 17 Potomac Road

Come see this beautiful brickfront home for yourself listed at $588,000. This lovely Lexington model boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and even a finished basement. The open floor plan boasts a two story entry and foyer. The floors include imported ceramic tiles as well as hardwoods in the living room, dining room, and second floor hallway. The family room comes complete with a lovely cozy fire place. The kitchen is bright and open and includes granite countertops. Outside the [...]

Installing a Paver Patio

Barbecues, birthdays, and backyard bashes...that's what summer is about! Take the lead from these homeowners and install a paver patio in your backyard before summer is in full swing. The couple transformed their overgrown backyard jungle into a perfect hangout spot by installing paver patio stones and a few accessories.  Before, the overgrown foliage hid the area's potential. Now after the paver patio is gorgeous and the pops of red make the space so very inviting. [...]

Featured Listing: 2 Roxanne Court

Move right in to this charming and updated North Brunswick rancher. The curb appeal and large corner lot says it all! Listed at just $289,000 this home boasts 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. The home has been meticulously maintained and upgraded.  Just a few of the home's quality amenities include newer furnace, air conditioning, hot water heater, vinyl siding, parklike yard, deck, gas fireplace and so much more!  The spacious eat-in kitchen has plenty of space to live a [...]

Basement Makeover

Basements can be dark, wet, and smelly but they can also be fun, clean, usable spaces! Take this separate entry basement for example. It didn't have much going for it when the homeowners bought the property but after they got their hands on it a whole new space was born! Before the room was musty and damp with cinderblock walls that did not keep out the moisture. The water heater in the back of the basement had seen better days as well. To remedy the damp walls the couple used [...]

Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?

Before you go and think that foreclosure down the street is a great deal, check out this handy reference tool for determining if you should buy a fixer upper. It may surprise you! If you're in the market to buy, contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com!

Four Seasons Ranch

Buyers 55 and older looking for a life-style change free of outdoor maintenance, yet having every amenity within reach should definitely visit this, Sanibel model, home offering three bedrooms,  two full baths and a two-car garage in desirable Four Seasons at South Brunswick, listed for sale by John J McDonald, a Realtor- Associate with Gloria Zastko Realtors.  This bright and spacious 3 bedroom 2 full bath 2350+ square foot home, located at 6 Pine Hill Ct., welcomes you as you [...]

All Decked Out

This deck makeover is a perfect example of taking an existing home and making it your own. Before, this "catwalk" was just an awkward balcony connecting the home's addition to its original structure. It served no real function and was barely hanging on. One swift tug and the balcony was off the house in no time flat. In its place the homeowners hand built this amazing deck that now functions as a fantastic hang out spot for the family and is located right off of the kitchen. [...]

Cheery Pink + Green Front Porch

With temps in the 90's and summertime in full swing here in central Jersey, it's time to turn our attention to our exterior spaces! If you are looking to sell your home, think about doing a quick staging of your front or back porch or patio. Creating an inviting entertaining space will help buyers envision themselves in your space and hopefully that will mean cash in your pocket! This front porch is a perfect example of a fun, cheery entertaining space that a buyer could envision the [...]

Basement Laundry Room Refresh

If you have to trek down to a less-than-finished cinder block basement to do your laundry, don't feel bad because you're not alone. Most homes built before the 60's have their washer and dryer located in an unfinished basement. But just because it doesn't have drywall doesn't mean it has to be ugly! Take this creepy, disorganized basement for example: After painting the walls and ceiling to make all the pipes and wires disappear as best as possible, the room now looks [...]

Organized Linen Closet

Need some spring cleaning inspiration to whip your linen closet into shape? Check out this lovely, organized, and labeled closet: Keeping a basket on a shelf helps to corral little items that may otherwise get lost among the linens. Using Command hooks on a side wall also give you extra storage space whlle still being out of the way. A slide out drawer maximizes storage space and makes every item easy to access. If you are fond of a particular soap, room spray, or candle stock u [...]

Unique North Brunswick Rancher

Buyers looking for a ranch should definitely visit this custom three bedroom, two full bath center hall in desirable Colonial Square of North Brunswick.  All this on a landscaped private lot!   One-of-a kind 2,000 plus square foot ranch with full basement and two-car garage is just minutes from Judd Elementary School and North Brunswick Township High School and is ideal for today’s buyer desiring one-floor living. This home is listed for sale with John J. McDonald, Rea [...]

Get Your Home Ready for Summer!

Here are seven quick tips to get your home in tip-top summer shape! 1. Tune up your air conditioner. Get a professional tune-up on your air conditioning unit(s) at least once a year. The last thing you want is for your A/C to go out when high temps hit. A professional can check for damage or leaks and make sure your equipment is running as efficiently as possible. 2. Clean and adjust fans. Clean your ceiling and portable fans for maximum efficiency and minimum dust. Turn off y [...]

Tips For Moving Day

Who can’t use some moving tips when they’re packing up their whole life for a new home? If you’re among the thousands of people who have picked up and moved their family to a new home or a new community, you have fresh memories of some of the ups and downs, thrills, or frustrations of moving. There are lots of ways to help make your household move easier and more smooth and here are a few tips: 1. Have plenty of supplies. You’ll need lots of boxes–probably mo [...]

Open House Tips For Buyers

  1. Open houses are just that, open! There is no need to knock or ring the doorbell, just walk on in. 2. Unless otherwise stated, the courteous thing is to remove your shoes upon arriving at an open house. The agent on duty will indicate if shoes are required to tour any part of the house (ie. an unfinished basement). 3. Although it is a common practice for the homeowner to vacate the property during an open house, it is always best to reserve blunt or potentially negative comm [...]

Open House Tips For Sellers

Hosting an open house is not just about keeping your home tidy, although that is a given. In this tough economic market, making your home stand out amongst the rest is paramount! Here are ten great tips for hosting a fantastic open house: 1. Welcome potential buyers with fresh flowers on a table in the foyer. 2. Create a cheerful impression with good lighting so turn on lamps and fixtures. Let in as much outdoor light at possible by opening the curtains and blinds to illuminate the [...]

Open House Bonanza!

 Great economic reports, more job creation, continued low interest rates, pent-up buyer demand, and improving consumer confidence are all positive signs turning the Central Jersey real estate market from an icy white to a beautiful green. Gloria Zastko, founder of Gloria Zastko, Realtors says, "2013 will mark the return of The American Dream." In this accord the firm plans to host as many Open Houses as possible, every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm.  Open Houses are a win-win s [...]

A Pretty Pantry

No matter the size, having a designated pantry space in your kitchen is a fantastic asset and one that most home buyers are looking for. Don't overlook the utilitarian spaces in your home, they can be the best opportunities to have a little fun and make daily routines a little less tedious! Take this crowded and personality-less pantry for example. With just a little organization and paint this pantry is now just as lovely as the rest of the homeowner's house! Before: After: [...]

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From Paneled to Perfect

Dated paneling. If you are searching for a home in a nice neighborhood that needs a little bit of love you're bound to come across dated paneling. Whether it be in an office, a basement, or even the kitchen, you need not fear the paneling! If you are looking to sell your home with dated paneling, consider taking the time and effort now to transform the space and you will certainly reap the rewards in your sales price! This kitchen makeover is a prime example of taking an outdated space you [...]

Featured Listing: 33 Narrows Way

  This large contemporary home listed for $549,000 boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and backs to the The Banks course at Forsgate Country Club.  The entire home has been freshly painted with new carpeting on the stairway and second floor. If an open modern floor plan is what you desire, you've found it in this home! It even has cathedral ceilings in the living room and kitchen/dining area.  Some other great features of the home are the recessed lights and ceilin [...]

Home Staging: A Welcoming Entry

Aside from your home's curb appeal, the first chance to make a good impression to prospective buyers is what lies just beyond your front door: your entryway. Take this blah space before as an example. While it was perfectly functional before, the lack of style and personality would cause buyers to walk on through without really taking in the space's potential. With a few frames, some paint, and accessories this space is transformed and oh so welcoming. The homeowner chose to go ah [...]

A Kid-Friendly Kitchen Nook

Kitchen breakfast nooks can be a great spot in the home for everything from meals to kids crafts and everything in between. This mother took her blah breakfast nook and transformed the space with subtle painted gradient stripes on the wall and a fun bold color on the chairs. After the space seems transformed and all of the white painted furniture really elevates the room and makes it feel fresh and modern. Simple framed prints on the wall add personality and can easily be switched out for [...]

Featured Listing: 67 Ochs Ave.

This fantastic home located in the desirable community of Milltown boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and a two car garage and is listed at $409,000. The inviting formal living room welcomes you into the home and leads straight into the sun-filled formal dining room. The large kitchen has plenty of space to move and work and opens up right into the nearby breakfast area with sliding doors out to the deck. The remodeled powder room is just one of the great ammenities listed fo [...]

Real Estate Forecast: As Good As It Gets!

 Real Estate is coming up roses in Central Jersey real estate. "It's as good as it gets…The American Dream Lives on!" says Gloria Zastko, President of Gloria Zastko, Realtors, and a 42-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, but as the economy improves, there is indication that interest rates will hike and also there is speculation that mortgage [...]

Sunporch Refresh

With spring in full swing it's time to get outside and make the most of this lovely warm weather. Whether you are looking to spruce up your front porch, back patio, or even sunroom, take a few tips from this fantastic room makeover. Before it was tired and uninviting, not to mention filthy. The windows were old and worn and desperately needed a good clean and a fresh coat of paint. So that's just what they did. After, the room is light and bright thanks to the fresh coat of aqu [...]

Featured Listing: 1651 Ohio Ave

This fantastic 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath colonial located in the Paddington Park section of North Brunswick is move-in ready and listed at $439,900.  This home has been freshly painted and features newer windows, gorgeous hardwood floors, and a newer roof, A/C, and hot water heater.  The lovely upgrated kitchen features granite countertops and solid wood cabinets and opens up beautifully to the adjoining rooms. The vaulted ceilings of the first floor allow for a g [...]

Vintage Chic Bathroom Makeover

Gray doesn't have to be unwelcoming or depressing, like a rainy spring day in April. Rather, gray can be undoubtedly chic and warm, just like this vintage bathroom face lift. Kirsten and Kyle moved into their mid-century Portland fixer upper about six months ago and the second room they tackled, after the kitchen of course, was their master bathroom. Even though it's small, the couple maximized their square footage and kept things classic for a timeless room that will never go out of s [...]

Featured Listing: 53 Cedar Avenue

This well maintained and upgraded 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch located on a very quiet street in the Berdines Corner section of North Brunswick speaks for itself. Listed at $259,000, this home features hardwood floors, replaced windows, and a newer roof. All of the rooms are spacious and sun-filled. This home is located on a professionally landscaped lot  and features a gorgeous rear paver patio and above ground pool, as well as a finished basement. For more infor [...]

Converted Schoolhouse to Home

The entire top floor of a classic Victorian school, formerly the gym and assembly hall, has been transformed into a lovely and artistic home located in London, England.  When renovating, the original features were kept including the vaulted ceiling, parquet floor, pine stage and blue and cream Victorian tiling.  This unique home is filled with quirky and eclectic props and furniture ranging in styles from industrial to Art Deco to Modernist. A bank of south facing w [...]

Refreshed Bathroom Makeover

From dated, dark, and mauve to lovely, light, and bright, this homeowner transformed her little bathroom located right off of her home office for very little out of pocket. Dark wood trim can be great for some homeowners but if you're itching for a change, white is just right! After painting all the trim and even the door a nice crisp white, the walls were painted a neutral khaki and accented with loads of serene blue, both on the vanity and in the artwood and accessories. The [...]

Featured Listing: 3 Lynn Court

This home is a lovely and unique custom ranch located in the desirable Colonial Square section of North Brunswick. Listed at $410,000, this home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and is just minutes to Judd elementary and North Brunswick high school. This gracious home welcomes you from the moment you enter and the spacious wide hallway guides you into all rooms with its lovely hardwood floors. Entertain in style in the gourmet kitchen boasting abundant quality cabinets an [...]

Seasonal Home Staging

 You only have one chance to make a good first impression so when your home is on the market be sure the exterior looks just as lovely as what's inside. Here are a few fantastic tips for getting your home's exterior in tip top shape no matter what the season. Summer: 1. Trim your landscape. 2. Watch your bush height and don't allow them to block the features of your home. 3. Water your lawn. A green lawn means more green in your wallet! Fall: 1. Light a fire in you [...]

Aqua and White Kitchen Makeover

Happy Monday! Here is yet another kitchen makeover that drives home the idea of making your home fit your personal tastes. Although the before is beautiful, some might say perfect, the homeowner wanted something brighter and fresher. So with quite a few gallons of paint and a lot of patience they now have the kitchen of their dreams. After, the kitchen feels bigger and brighter thanks to loads of white and aqua paint and fresh accessories. Removing a few of the upper cabi [...]

Featured Listing: 70 N 14th Ave

This fantastic 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath colonial is only six years old and listed in a non-flood zone of Manville at $338,000. The first floor of this home boasts hardwood floors, custom interior paint, and custom light fixtures. This home boasts a gourmet eat-in kitchen complete with breakfast bar, solid surface counters, and stainless appliances. Located on the lower level is a magnificent finished basement and out back is a gorgeous yard perfect for entertaining. [...]

Fresh Kitchen Makeover

Kitchens definitely sell homes so why not put just a little bit of effort into your space to make it a room you love to be in, whether you're looking to sell or stay. Prospective buyers put a huge weight on the beauty and function of the kitchen since it is one of the most expensive rooms to renovate so why not go ahead and make those changes yourself. You'll see that you can accomplish a lot on a smaller budget than you may think! Take this small kitchen for example with its lack of c [...]

Featured Listing: 256 Dallas Road

This move-in ready home is located on a gorgeous park-like lot and boasts 3 beds, 2 baths, and a price point of $349,900. The home comes complete with hardwood floors, newer windows and doors and even updated furnace and A/C. The upgraded kitchen features a vaulted ceiling, tiled backsplash, and granite countertops. The spacious rooms are sun-filled and the homes' baths have been updated. Out back the trex deck and covered patio are surrounded by a gorgeous private [...]

Laundry Room to Pantry Makeover

This makeover is a prime example of how you don't have to stick to your home's original floor plan just because that is how it is "supposed to be" but rather can and should switch things up to meet your family's needs. Kevin and Amanda took what was their laundry room located right off of the kitchen and moved it to a smaller room near the garage. In its place they built a fantastic walk-in pantry that is not only functional but beautiful! Since the laundry room was [...]

Featured Listing: 2343 Berkshire Lane

This new construction end-unit townhouse in the Hartland Square development of North Brunswick boasts three bedrooms, three baths, and is listed at $428,260.  This home has beautiful upgrade potential, a pond view, and is completely move-in ready. The stunning two-story living room, which opens right up into the kitchen, makes the home feel larger than it already is. This gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream complete with dark wood cabinets, stainless steel appliance [...]

Featured Listing: 17 South Middlebush Rd.

This historical charmer speaks for itself. Built in 1844, this home has been lovingly restored, boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and sits on one acre in the heart of the Middlebush historic district. The home has been renovated to combine the charm of the past with the modern conveniences of today and is listed at $519,000. The original wide plank floors are continuous throughout each room, many of which contain a gorgeous fireplace or two. The built-ins in the dining room o [...]

Laundry Nook Makeover

Sometimes you don't need a gigantic room dedicated to laundry for it to be a beautiful and inviting space. If all you have is a nook or a closet, make the most of it with paint and accessories! Take this laundry nook for example:  Before, it was an eyesore of a space hidden behind bi-fold doors that the homeowner promptly removed shortly after moving in. The header was also taken down to make the space feel even more open and inviting. After, the nook is complete with a new pai [...]

Handyman Special: 26 Lufberry Ave.

This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home located in New Brunswick is one half of a duplex and listed for only $59,900. Although the home needs a bit of work, it does boast a few attractive features such as vinyl siding, slate roof, newly updated kitchen, new hardwood floor installed in second bedroom, full basement, and a fenced yard. This home is a commuter's dream, conveniently located to the train as well as the NYC bus on the corner. Within walking distance are RWJ and St. Peters [...]

Top 10 Home Staging Tips

Whether your home is currently on the market or you are preparing it to enter the market in the upcoming weeks or months, be sure your home is in tip top shape by referencing this top 10 list for home staging: 1. Crank up the curb appeal Pull weeds, rake leaves and trim overgrown shrubs, especially if they block windows or the path to your front door. If your front (or side or back) door is dull or has old peeling paint give it some new life with a quick coat of paint. Classic black or r [...]

Featured Listing: 1 Madison Place

Come see this beautiful and lovingly maintained 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial for yourself located in South Brunswick. This home is situation on an approximately 1/2 acre corner lot and features many quality ameninites.  The hardwood floors are continuous through the home except for in the updated kitchen which features lovely tilework for easy clean up. The home's windows have been replaced throughout and the family room located right off of the dining room comes compl [...]

White Hot Kitchen Makeover

Sometimes a room doesn't have to be stuck in a 70's timewarp to be considered for a makeover. Buying a home and making it yours is one of the best parts of being a homeowner and this kitchen is a great example of just that. When Katie and Jeremy bought this home it was a foreclosure but it offered everything they were looking for and more so they had to make it theirs. After dealing with a little bit of a mold issue in some rooms and hideous teal carpeting in others, they turned their [...]

Prestigious South Brunswick Home For Sale

Welcome to this prestigious Princeton Gate home located in desirable South Brunswick. Situated on a premium lot in a private enclave, it awaits the most discriminating buyer. Listed for sale by John J. McDonald, a Realtor-Associate with Gloria Zastko, Realtors, it has six large bedrooms, four full and two half-baths.  This unique offering boasts over 4,200 square feet of luxury living. From the moment you approach this home, you know you have arrived. The grounds are fantastic, profess [...]

Tiny Bathroom Makeover

This lovely bathroom didn't start out this way, or else it wouldn't be much of a makeover would it? Whether you are looking to buy a home or staging your house for a sale, this bathroom is a prime example of what can be done to transform a space from frightening to fabulous. Let's look at the before, shall we: If any prospective buyer saw this bathroom in a home, they might be turned off completely, for fear that it would cost too much money to renovate. That's simply n [...]

Featured Listing: 74 Lawrence Avenue

This charming Highland Park home, listed at $288,000, features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, and is conveniently located close to town and the Rutgers campus. This spotless home is ready for you to enjoy. Brimming with charm, this home boasts newer wood floors, freshly painted interior, newer windows and a terrific screened-in porch where you can relax and enjoy early mornings or late evenings. The sun filled dining room is located right off the kitchen. From the kitchen you can ac [...]

Featured Listing: 6 Joseph Court

This prestigious Princeton Gate home on a premium lot located in a private enclave is waiting for the most discerning buyer. Listed at $699,999, this home boasts six bedrooms, four full baths, and two half baths. This magnificent home offers over 4,200 square feet of pure elegance from the moment you enter. The grand master bath/spa comes complete with built-in makeup vanity, marble tile, and soaker tub. The home's finished basement is fully finished and includes a we [...]

Fresh and Modern Bathroom Makeover

Sometimes vintage bathrooms with colored fixtures can be a fun, vintage element in a home. Then sometimes a dated blue 70's bathroom can be downright disgusting, as is the case with this makeover. Nette took her grody out-of-date bathroom out of its dated-tile misery and transformed the space into a welcoming, modern oasis. By keeping the small bathroom to a simple black and white color scheme Nette maximized her available square footage to give the illusion of a clean serene space [...]

Featured Listing: 41 Cortlandt Street

This gorgeous brick colonial in Milltown has been beautifully updated and well kept. Listed at $289,000 this lovely 3 bed, 1.5 bath home is move-in ready. The home has been meticulously maintained and boasts newer hardwood floors, custom baseboard molding, and updated windows. The gorgeous renovated kitchen is top of the line and opens right up to the adjoining dining room. The focal point of the living room is its handsome fireplace. Both baths have been updated and boa [...]

Open House Bonanza

Spring has sprung in Central Jersey Real Estate. Great economic reports, more job creation, continued low interest rates, pent-up buyer demand, and improving consumer confidence are all positives signs turning the Central Jersey real estate landscape from an icy white to a beautiful green.  Low interest rates and stabilized prices create “Affordability,” the key word to a healthy market.     Gloria Zastko, President and founder of Gloria Zastko, Realtors s [...]

"How to Buy HUD" - Open House, Wed, 4/3

What is the process to buy a HUD home?  What programs are available to renovate this home into the home you're looking for?  This Wednesday, April 3rd, 6-7 PM, at 178 Riva Ave in Milltown, we'll be hosting an Open House to walk you take you through a HUD Home available for purchase, take you through the process, and show you the possibilities to make this HUD home your home!  We'll also be joined by a renovation specialist from Wells Fargo to explain some of the o [...]

30 Quick Tips!

Did you know toothpaste can remove scratches from glass? Or that cold water can help you remove rubber gloves in a snap? Check out this fantastic list for these great tips and more! For more great ideas or inspiration for your home, check out the Gloria Zastko Pinterest page!

$150 Laundry Room Makeover

Sometimes the smallest rooms in our homes can make the biggest impact. Take this tiny laundry room for instance: with just a little paint and stenciling, this room went from blah and utilitarian to a room you'd love to spend time in! For just over $150 ($157 to be exact) Kelly transformed her space into a truly beautiful laundry room. Before, the dated wallpaper border made the room feel old and uninviting: After moving in, the border came down and a neutral coat of paint went up, b [...]

Take Advantage of Zastko.com

The Central Jersey real estate market has turned around..."Relief at Last", says Gloria Zastko, Founder and President of Gloria Zastko, Realtors. Interest rates are the lowest ever, home prices have stabilized and both buyers' and sellers' pent-up demand are spurring the market. Consumer confidence is back.  Right now, the ones making the most of this market are the most informed and educated. It’s with this in mind that Gloria Zastko, Realtors created their [...]

March Recap

 At Gloria Zastko, Realtors, March came in like a bear but went out like a bull. “There was March Madness at Gloria Zastko, Realtors,” said Andrew Zastko, co-owner of Gloria Zastko, Realtors.  “All indications point to a powerful Spring 2013 real estate market in Central Jersey.” Gloria Zastko, Realtors was established in 1991 and Gloria Zastko, the firm’s founder, has been listing and selling homes for more than 40 years.  Gloria said, “Tho [...]

Featured Listing: 47 Kingston Run

This home is a fantastic must-see 2 bed, 3 bath townhouse listed at $244,800. The gorgeous designer kitchen was recently renovated and includes maple cabinets, granite counters, custom tile backsplash, wood flooring and stainless appliances! This home also boasts recently replaced windows and a beautiful large gated deck.  All baths have been updated and there are terrific moldings and light fixtures throughout. To top it all off the entire home has been freshly painted. [...]

From Garden Shed to Teen Retreat

With springtime now upon us (although it's definitely feeling more like winter these past few days) many people are venturing out into their yards and garden sheds to get things ready for summer. If you're an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia however, you may be looking to turn that shed into something completely different. Corinna needed some extra living space to accomodate her teenage son and decided to turn this shed into a room all his own. It's a te [...]

Featured Rental: 2354 Berkshire Lane

Move right in and make this rental your home for just $2,400 a month. Located at 2354 Berkshire Ln. in North Brunswick, this 3 bed, 2.5 bath home with attached one car garage is a pristine new construction home and beautifully finished. The neutral palate is a perfectly blank slate, ready for you to make it your own! The gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances is a chef's dream with attached breakfast bar for casual entertaining. The priva [...]

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Today is officially the first day of Spring so it is high time to break out the rags and the cleaner and get your home squeeky clean. Here is a list of the top 10 Spring cleaning items you need to tackle whether you're staging your home for a sale or plan to stay in your home for years: Dust shelves, blinds, vents, moldings, light fixtures -- anything that collects dust and you usually ignore.  Wash your windows, including sliding and storm doors as well as frosted pr [...]

Featured Listing: 5 Pleasant Place

Move right on in to this lovely, well-maintained 4 bed, 3 bath home located at 5 Pleasant Place in North Brunswick. The home is located in the desirable Farrington Lakes section and can be yours for $517,000. This fantastic home boasts an open floor plan with updated kitchen featuring granite countertops and stainless steel appliances with separate casual dining room. All of the bedrooms are nicely sized and the main bath boasts dual sinks. The home's spacious great room with [...]

Spring Porch Makeover

Winter is slowly fading away and as temps rise, the feeling of Spring is definitely in the air! With the warmer weather and longer stretches of daylight many homeowners are turning their attention to the outside of their homes. Take this lovely front porch makeover for example. With a little paint, fresh landscaping, and a few accessories, this couple transformed their porch for just under $500. And After! The fun striped floor was easy to do and makes a big impact. It's li [...]

Featured Listing: 2 Thatchwood Court

This lovely 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath custom tudor located at 2 Thatchwood Ct. in North Brunswick has been meticulously cared for and can be yours for $459,000. This home has many upgrades including an open concept gourmet kitchen and gorgeous stone fireplace. The master suite includes a built-in vanity area and attached bathroom. Don't let this beautiful property pass you by! Contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors for more information or to schedule a showing @ 732-297-0600 or onlin [...]

North Brunswick Community Egg Hunt

Easter is right around the corner so come out and celebrate this weekend, Saturday, March 16th! Click here for registration form!

Celebration!

On March 15th, Gloria Zastko, Realtors celebrates 22 dynamic years in central Jersey real estate! 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 and the late, Carol Latchaw, opened Gloria Zastko, Realtors& [...]

$50 Kitchen Makeover!

A great kitchen makeover doesn't have to break the bank. There are many small changes you can do to update the most used room in the house and still leave some money in your wallet for groceries. Take this fantastic kitchen makeover for example. For only $50, Whitney completely transformed her space! Before, the tired countertops cluttered with stuff made cooking less than enjoyable. And After, the space is light, bright, and a joy to work in! Whitney did just a few simple things [...]

Featured Listing: 1585 Miriam Drive

Come see this one of a kind custom contemporary home for yourself, listed at $439,000 and located in the desirable Farrington Lake section of North Brunswick. This stunning 5 bed, 3 full bath split colonial boasts an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, fantastic skylights, and a dramatic floor to ceiling fireplace in the living room. The newer eat in kitchen comes complete with custom cabinets and granite counter tops, as well as newer appliances. The sliders off the kitchen lead out to [...]

Living Large in 300 Square Feet

If you think you are dealing with limited living space in your home, consider what it would be like downsizing to just 300 square feet! For Mary Lee, an artist and interior designer from Austin, Texas, this studio was her chance to make the space all her own.  One thing you'll notice almost right away is that most, if not all, the furniture is on wheels, making it very easy to move pieces around the room. Whether she's working, entertaining, or just relaxing and reading a boo [...]

Gem of a Home in Lovely Milltown

Come see this lovely well-maintained home for yourself located in the quaint area of Milltown where small town living is still alive and well! This charming 3 bedroom, 1 bath colonial, listed at $269,500, shows very well and boasts many updates throughout. The home is within walking distance to NYC bus, shops, schools, places of worship...even a community pool!  Walking into the living room is like walking into a magazine with freshly painted walls, plenty of natural light, hardwo [...]

8 Solutions For Under The Stairs

If you live in a two story home, or even a single story with a basement, chances are you have usuable space hiding right under your nose, or rather, right under your stairs! Here are eight clever solutions for maximizing your unused space under the stairs: 1. Build a closet. This can be achieved rather easily by cutting through the drywall, adding two doors, and finishing it off with a couple shelves. If you can, keep the flooring continuous so the closet feels like a part of the home rat [...]

Featured Listing: 1652 Taylor Drive

"The keynote to this five bedroom colonial is pure sizzle,” says Joyce Ann Staples, Realtor-Associate and listing agent at Gloria Zastko, Realtors.  This home, located at 1652 Taylor Drive in North Brunswick, is completely updated and comes with an awesome inground pool. This is a perfect opportunity for today's discriminating buyer to buy the perfect home at a perfect price of $419,999. One enters an foyer and on this level there is a formal dining room, large livin [...]

Featured Listing: 114 Henderson Rd.

There is very little that needs to be said about this property because it basically sells itself! This immaculate 4 bedroom 2 bath split level home with attached two car garage is move-in ready and can be yours for $400,000. This gorgeous gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, 42" custom cherry maple cabinets, and oversized breakfast bar island.  This house has been completly renovated over the past four years and boasts newer baths, win [...]

Coat Closet Turned Entry Nook

If you live in a builder-style home constructed after the late 90s there's a very good chance you have this exact same layout in your entryway: a standard size coat closet that never seems to fit what it needs to hold. Even if your home is older or of a different style it's still very likely that you have a coat closet that doesn't seem to fit your family's needs as much as you'd like.  The Smith family of five had this very same problem themselves. Their coat closet [...]

Two Great Listings to Buy or Rent!

This first property located at 17 Clark Ct. in lovely East Brunswick is listed at $309,900. Move right in to this spacious 3 bed, 2.5 bath townhome with attached one car garage. This home features great Pergo style floors, a spacious living and dining room, as well as a fantastic eat in kitchen with breakfast bar. The large family room with sliders leads out to the huge deck and yard. Upstairs boasts a master bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet as well as two additional spacious [...]

Fantastic Budget Kitchen Makeover

Here is yet another great example of how just a little bit of money mixed with a a little bit of style know-how can transform a space and save you from a total renovation. Kevin and Layla Palmer, two DIYers from Alabama, took this drab 70s kitchen and turned it into a fantastic vintage modern kitchen perfect for a family of five.    To keep costs down, the family chose to keep the existing cabinets and simply updated them with a little bit of trim to give them a classic shaker [...]

Featured Listing: 197 Darwin Lane

Come see this lovely 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse for yourself, priced at just $207,000! Located at 197 Darwin Lane in the Governors Pointe section of North Brunswick, this great home is close to trains and buses and has easy access to all major roads.  To view this property (MLS #1309149) contact Gloria Zastko, Realtors @ 732-297-0600 or online @ www.zastko.com.

Talk About Small Space Living!

What would you consider a small home? 1,500 square feet? 900 square feet? 500 square feet? How about living in a home that can't even be measure in feet, but rather inches? Check out the Keret House and see for yourself how one man takes small living to the extreme, then ask yourself, is your home really as small as you think it is? The dwelling known as Keret House is located in a passageway in Warsaw, Poland and measures 4 feet at its widest point and 27 inches at its narrowest. The [...]

Featured Rental: 16 Julie Court

Looking for a new home but are not in the market to buy? This fantastic rental in Somerset county may be just what you need! Located at 16 Julie Ct., this 4 bedroom home built in 2001 is move-in ready. The beautiful kitchen with large breakfast nook island and newer appliances opens right up to the adjoining dining area. All of the bedrooms are generously sized and the home can comfortably sleep four or more! To view this property (MLS #1309114) or for more information, contact [...]

5 Inexpensive Kitchen Upgrades

Updating your kitchen doesn't have to mean an entire expensive renovation. A few simple changes can make any room feel fresh and new. Whether you're staging your home for a sale or simply want to fall in love with your kitchen once more, here are 5 very inexpensive tips for making your kitchen great: 1. Add a rug. Whether you need to hide ugly linoleum or dated tiles, a rug is a great easy update. Go for something larger if you want to hide what's underneath or spring for some [...]

Two Hot New Properties!

Gloria Zastko, Realors is proud to announce two of its newest listings: a lovely 3 bedroom ranch in Somerset and a move-in-ready 1 bedroom townhouse in North Brunswick. Located at 114 Drake Rd. in Somerset, this well maintained 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch can be yours for $279,900. The items recently replaced include the roof, windows, siding, and both bathrooms as well as a brand new furnace. Keep the original kitchen or design your own dream kitchen! This ranch with attached two car garage i [...]

Making The Most of {More} Dated Tile

A couple weeks ago you all saw a simple effective makeover for working with dated yellow tile and bath fixtures. We're here today to talk about dated blue and brown tile and fixtures. Every home built between the 50's and 70's had colored tile in at least one room so here's a great example of making it work: BEFORE: Nicole's dated brown and blue bathroom was entirely functional but rather rough on the eyes. With just some simple paint and accessories she turned that [...]

Featured Listing: 258 Clinton Place

Come see this gorgeous 1,940 sq. ft. ranch for yourself, located at 258 Clinton Place in the lovely Farrington Lakes section of North Brunswick. This home is completely updated and in pristine condition; it practically sells itself! This northeast facing home is truly priced to sell. This 3 bed, 2 bath home boasts gleaming hardwood floors, a newer kitchen, gorgeous updated bathrooms, a newer Timberline roof and Anderson windows throughout. Located on a huge cul de sac, this home has a [...]

From Garage To Cozy Home Loft

Small space does not have to mean small style, but rather quite the opposite. Living in a small space forces you to keep only what you know to be useful or find to be beautiful. This is just the case for Michelle de la Vega, a visual and performance artist that turned her 250 sq. ft. garage into a beautiful home for only $32K.  Nearly every piece of furniture in the home was found in salvage yards and repurposed into something unique and functional.  In the small but eff [...]

Banner Year For Andrew Zastko

Andrew Zastko, a Broker-Owner with Gloria Zastko, Realtors® enjoyed a record-breaking 2012 in real estate sales, topping $35 million for the year. Zastko cites that his intense knowledge of the market, telling the truth and working hard and smart as the keynotes to his success. Zastko feels that 2013 will bring another year of challenge to the industry, but a rewarding year. He believes that this year, more than ever, one should demand the resources of a realtor with a proven and cons [...]

Featured Listing: 8 Erik Drive

Maria Reynolds, Broker-Associate with Gloria Zastko, Realtors offers a great opportunity to purchase this spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial. This home, located at 8 Erik Drive in the Berdines Corner section of North Brunswick, is a great opportunity for the first-time buyer and is listed at an affordable price of $399,900. Upon entering, you are greeted with a large foyer and formal dining room, lovely living room, completely updated kitchen with newer appliances, powder room, and eve [...]

11 Zastko Realtors Achieve Circle Of Excellence Award

“The New Jersey Association or Realtors’ Circle of Excellence Sales Award® is our industry’s way of saluting real estate achievement. 2012 was a very challenging year in real estate and to have 11 outstanding recipients under one roof (a Platinum, a Silver and 9 Bronze winners) is an extraordinary accomplishment,” states Gloria Zastko, founder of Gloria Zastko, Realtors. Andrew Zastko, Broker-Owner, attained the 2012 NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award&r [...]

Simple Living Room Storage Solutions

Storage can oftentimes be hard to find in any living room, no matter the size. Here are a few great examples of eeking out as much storage space as possible in your most-used room:   1. Built in bookcases add loads of storage as well as display space. When everything is contained in one area your eye doesn't have to struggle to focus on what's happening in the room. Rather, all your favorite items are condensed into one space on top while cabinets on the bottom add plenty of v [...]

5 Tips for a Winterized Home

  Although Winter is already in full swing, there are still some things you can do to your home to keep it safe and warm this winter. Here are 5 simple tips for winterizing your home that can even help save a few bucks: 1. Have your heating system inspected by a professional to avoid potential home fires and help save money on energy bills. Check your ductwork as well for breaks or tears and change out your air filters. 2. Look for areas of potential air loss and properly insulat [...]

Making The Most of Dated Tile

 Dated tile can often turn a "great home" into a "fixer upper" for both buyers and sellers. However, most renovations done during the 50s, 60s, or even 70s happen to be done very well and it's a shame sometimes to rip out quality work simply because it is out of style. Here is a great example of making dated tile work in a small bathroom. A full gut renovation can run you anywhere from $2-10K but if everything is in good working order, all you may need is new paint [...]

Featured Listing: 765 Darmody Ave.

  If you are looking for a new home for the New Year, look no further! This dramatic 2,400 square foot home is located at 765 Darmody Avenue in North Brunswick. The home is a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath residence offering the ultimate in family living, affordably priced at $479,000. From the spacious 2-story center hall one is lead to the large living room on the left and the banquet-sized dining room on the right. The entire rear of the home is geared for family living boasting [...]

Some Happy S.A.A.D News

Gloria Zastko, Realtors wants to congratulate the Students Against Destructive Decisions Chapter of North Brunswick for their successful holiday bake sale this past December. The students of North Brunswick Township High School met in the commons before school, as well as after school, to encourage a safe holiday season. The S.A.D.D. chapter raised $50.00 from the bake sale and the money will go towards various programs to address destructive decisions. During a collaborative meet [...]

Organized Entryways

 An organized entryway can mean big things to a prospective buyer and can also turn an unused space into something great for any homeowner. Especially if you have children, a designated drop spot for bookbags, shoes, coats, and even leashes can help keep your home running smooth. When everything has a place it is much easier to keep your home organized and your entryway can be the perfect place to start. Here are a few tips for making your entry work hard for you: 1. Hang shelves and us [...]

Budget Bathroom Makeover

Next to your kitchen, the bathroom is the biggest selling point when listing your home. Since kitchens and bathrooms are often the most expensive renovations many people put them off, assuming the next owner will have the money and time to make it their own. The reality is though that many people do not want to do a major renovation themselves and don't have the vision to see what a space could look like. Fortunately, a bathroom makeover does not have to break the budget and you can make a [...]

Featured Listing: 39 W Joffre Ave.

  Imagine yourself living in a brand new four bedroom, 2 1/2 bath colonial in the historic town of Milltown! Gloria Zastko, Realtors is proud to present this beautiful new home located in historic Milltown, NJ. This brand new custom built 4 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath colonial boasts approximately 2,350 square feet of pure living enjoyment. Amenities include hardwood flooring, a gourmet kitchen with granite topped center isle and upgraded cabinetry, fireplace, and more. The curb app [...]

Amazing DIY Kitchen Makeover

Kitchens are the heart of everyone's home so whether you are buying or selling, the kitchen is the place to invest the most time and money. Sometimes, though, you can transform a kitchen for less than you might think! Take this gorgeous kitchen makeover for example. With a little Do-It-Yourself spirit, this couple transformed their ho-hum 70's pine kitchen from dreary to cheery all for less than $7K! BEFORE: AFTER: Probably the biggest change of all was taking down [...]

20 Tips For First Impressions

First impressions are the most important when it comes to selling a home and they can either make or break the sale. Here are 20 tips from Gloria Zastko to ensure your home has it's best face forward. 1.  CURB APPEAL IS VITAL. Your home's exterior is literally the first thing buyers see and therefore your home's first impression. The front lawn and other landscaping should be neatly trimmed and mowed and clean of refuse and leaves. The walk should be swept and, in winter, [...]

Looking Forward, 2013

  The past year is officially gone and the first month of 2013 is almost behind us. It's amazing how time flies when you're busy busy busy. It's always a good idea to reflect on the past year to know where you want to be in the next. The year 2012 was incredibly challenging for Gloria Zastko Realtors amidst a very challenging market. Despite these challenges, Gloria Zastko Realtors still met its goals and even managed to exceed its market share! The realtors at Gloria [...]

5 Tips for an Organized Bathroom

Bathrooms are often the smallest rooms in our homes yet they are one of the most hard working. A lot of function has to be packed into these small spaces, not to mention a little style too. Here are five great tips for making your bathroom has hard working as you are! 1. Remove the doors to an interior linen closet to aviod door collisions. Often times the linen closet is located right behind the main door, causing frustration from banging doors. This is also a great opportunity to bring [...]

NBTHS Blood Drive a Success

Gloria Zastko Realtors congratulates the students and staff of North Brunswick Township High School for such an amazing turnout at the annual Fall blood drive. In coordination with the New Jersey Blood Services, the student government at NBTHS asks for donors 16 years of age or older to donate blood and/or platelets and this year they were able to donate 162 units of blood. After filling out a medical questionnaire and being approved, students and teachers can donate, a process that takes a [...]

A Budget Kitchen Makeover

Whether you are buying or selling, kitchen renovations can cost a lot of money. Yes they add value but if the funds are just not available, here is a great example of what you can do to make a dated kitchen feel fresh and new. *If you're a buyer, don't rule out a home because of old wood cabinets or linoleum flooring. *If you're a seller, don't let your kitchen hold you back!  Take this sad old kitchen for example. Before it was dated and dark with heavy wood cabine [...]

Twelve Added to the Quarter Century Club

Gloria Zastko is "honored to have twelve Quarter Century Club Members and a Realtor Emeritus under one roof." Twelve member of the Gloria Zastko, Realtors have been awarded the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) Quarter Century Club which signifies 25+ years of membership in the NJAR: Ginger Boyle, x24 Sima Brokowsky, x33 Marilyn Dixon, 20 Maria Reynolds, x40 Robert Parillo, x 32 Joyce Ann Staples, x30 Judith Dredge, x21 JoAnn Lacina, x19 [...]

Five Tips For Home Staging

When selling a home you only have one chance to make a good first impression. Buyers oftentimes cannot imagine rooms any different than what they see so it is important to make your home feel spacious and welcoming. Here are a few easy tips for staging your home to sell: 1. De-clutter. This first tip cannot be emphasized enough. Too much clutter makes buyers feel like the home does not have adequate storage and distracts from all the positive selling features. Remove all unnecessary i [...]

Gloria Zastko Realtors is Now on Pinterest!

Want to find some inspiration for fixing up your kitchen or bathroom? Want to see the best of Zastko properties? Go ahead and check out our new Pinterest page and be sure to become a Follower or check back frequently for the most up to date Pins. We're just getting started but there are plently of Pinterest-ing ideas to come!

Two Leaders Stand Out as 2012 Comes To A Close

Gloria Zastko, Realtors ended their year with a bang as home sales rebound, proving to be a positive reflection on our economy's upswing. Home sales have reached their biggest percentage gain in over two years and there has never been a better time to buy. The incredibly low interest rates available for home buyers made December a particularly strong month and two realtors in particular stand out as being team leaders: Joseph Fiorino led the way in listings taken while Arthur Napolitano im [...]

Tips For Home Selling: Do's And Don'ts of Decluttering

Start your new year off right with these fantastic tips for decluttering your home! When listing your home for a sale, the first thing you need to begin with is decluttering. Before any organizing, staging, or packing can begin, decluttering must first take place. Donate, sell, or toss as much unnecessary baggage that you do not want to bring to the new home because chances are, if you didn't use it or love it in the old home, you won't use or love it in the new! Click here for [...]

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 [...]

Affordable Luxury in North Brunswick

AFFORDABLE LUXURY CAN NOW BE YOURS! The keynote to this well maintained and decored 4 bedroom 2.5 bath center hall colonial is liveability.  It is located on a large and professionally landscaped  100x150 ft lot in the elite Farrington Lake area with an inground pool.  Updated amenities include a huge kitchen, full finished basement and more.  The backyard with patio, inground pool and landscaping are so ideal for outside entertaining. One enters an inviting entry foyer [...]

The Election is Over. What's Next For Housing?

For the past several months, one of the big questions surrounding the future of real estate in America was who would be elected.  Well, now we have our answer.  So, what does this mean?  Jeff Kolko, Chief Economist with Trulia put out a fantastic article discussing different areas that home buyers and home owners should be aware of.  Here are some of the key points: There is still a big push to help people refinance their homes at low interest rates (which also helps p [...]

Recovering From Hurricane Sandy

The storm has passed, and the long process of clean up and recovery has begun.  Several days have passed, and many are still without heat and power, enduring cold winter nights.  As we've surveyed our home town of North Brunswick, there are still many fallen trees and downed power lines that haven't been touched, pointing to the massive scope of damage to the area. Yet, there are those who are stepping up to help others in need.  At Gloria Zastko, Realtors, our hearts [...]

The Zastko Report - North Brunswick Market Update

The Zastko Report - October 2012 North Brunswick Market Update Activity in the North Brunswick real estate market continues to be very active. The number of homes sold continues to exceed performance from the previous year. For example, the 2nd Q had approx a 15% increase from 65 to 75.  Similarly,while activity traditionally slows down in the 3rd quarter, it has exceeded its 2nd quarter pace and its increase from 58 homes sold last year to 75 this 3rd quarter is almost a 30% increase [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

JoAnn Lacina and Mark J. Schmidt Top Zastko Agents for September 2012

It was a September to remember at Gloria Zastko, Realtors.  "Our Team has achieved nine nifty months in 2012, and we are looking forward to three more terrific months to end the year," stated Gloria Zastko and Andrew Zastko, co-owners of Gloria Zastko, Realtors. Leading the Zastko team for the month of September was Mark J. Schmidt for greatest number of sales.  Schmidt also tied with Jo Ann Lacina for greatest number of listings taken.  Mark J. Schmidt, a Realtor- [...]

Gloria Zastko Realtors Joins in 30th Heritage Day in North Brunswick

On Saturday, September 29th, Gloria Zastko Realtors will join North Brunswick for its 30th annual Heritage Day at Babbage Park, a community day focused on coming together and celebrating the history and diversity of the town.  The day will feature live performances from Swing Sabroso, After the Reign, Random Test, and Color of Sound, as well as dance, food, arts & crafts, rides, games, opportunities to meet local businesses and organizations, and much more! Keeping with tradition, Z [...]

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 [...]

Gloria Zastko Realtors Leads the Way in North Brunswick

As the real estate market continues to pick up in activity, Gloria Zastko Realtors continues to provide leadership in helping both home buyers and sellers in North Brunswick.  As a pillar in the community, the agency continues to be number one in helping home owners successfully sell their home.  So far in 2012, they have outperformed their nearest competitor by a margin of almost 6 to 1.  Similarly, in helping potential residents find a home in the community of North Brunswick, [...]

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 [...]

Joining the Community at National Night Out

This past Tuesday, North Brunswick joined communities across the country for the annual National Night Out.  Hosted at the Municipal Building at North Brunswick, Gloria Zastko Realtors joined numerous other businesses and organizations in bringing the community together for a positive evening of free food, entertainment, and fun.  Kids had the opportunity to check out a fire engine, play on giant inflatables, and watch martial arts demonstrations, while residents got to meet business [...]

SOUTH BRUNSWICK HUD PROPERTY FOR SALE THROUGH GLORIA ZASTKO REALTORS.

In its ongoing mission to provide exceptional service to home buyers, Gloria Zastko, Realtors offers HUD homes through its relationship with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. These are properties that have been foreclosed and now are available to the public. Cooper Ford, Realtor-Associate with the firm who spearheads this initiative, offers his latest HUD listing for sale, located at 106 Benjamin Court in the desirable Dayton section of South Brunswick.  The home offers 3 [...]

THE ESTATES AT DUNHAM'S FARM - NEARLY SOLD OUT!

The Estates at Dunham's Farm in rural South Brunswick is one of Middlesex County's most sought after and prestigious new subdivision in Central Jersey.  When completed there will be a total of 46 homesites, each one is on approximately 2-acre lots with all homes ranging from 3,900 to 5,100 sq. ft. As of this writing, there are only eleven lots left.  To assist perspective purchasers, the Estates @ Dunham's Farm is now building two popular models, both scheduled to be co [...]

New Construction and Moving Fast!

"The wait is finally over.   The Shady Brook model is now open for inspection in the elite enclave of Mae Brook Estates at Farrington Lake", says Andrew Zastko, Broker-Owner of Gloria Zastko, Realtors.  Follow our yellow signs and balloons to your "American Dream". Mae Brook Estates at Farrington Lake in North Brunswick, when completed, will boast 10 home sites each on 1/3 to 1/2 acres bordering tranquil Farrington Lake.   Each colonial home will [...]

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 [...]

North Brunswick Twp HS "Possibilities" to be Featured on WABC-7

Congratulations to our local North Brunswick Township High School!  On Saturday, June 23rd, at 7 PM, NBTHS's "Possibilities" program will be featured on WABC-7's "Above and Beyond: Inspiring Students and Teachers".  According to the school district, the "Possibilities" Program  "provides our students with disabilities to develop skills by facing real-life situations through volunteering and working in the community".  The NBTH [...]

NORTH BRUNSWICK OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASE - SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012.

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Zastko Report - May 2012

The Zastko Report May 2012 This month, we focus on mortgages.  While it's not usually the first thing people think of when buying or selling a home, it plays an important role in the process, because it is what enables the vast majority of people to purchase a home.  So, what impact are mortgages having on the market?  Can investors take advantage of them?  What does the future hold?  Andrew Zastko, one of Central Jersey's top Realtors, discusses some of th [...]

A Home For All Seasons

Imagine your summer in this 4 bedroom, 3 full bath perfectly appointed colonial featuring a Hyatt-like backyard with luxurious inground pool and posh surroundings...just steps to tranquil Farrington Lake offering boating and fishing! From the impressive curb appeal to the fun-filled backyard, you know you have arrived.  The lovely entry foyer is flanked by a formal dining room and spacious living room.  The kitchen is a gourmet delight with center island and stainless steel applian [...]

A Tale of Two Homes

News was out that the real estate market was picking up.  Mary and Jim, who had been neighbors for years with nearly identical homes, decided it was time to sell, both with the same agent and broker.  With the positive news, Jim decided to price 5% above what his agent suggested (after all, he wanted negotiating room and the home had many nice features).  Mary, on the other hand, followed her agent's advice on price.  While Mary quickly received multiple offers and ende [...]

New Town Center in North Brunswick May Start Shortly

For several years, the community of North Brunswick has waited in anticipation for what would come of the Johnson & Johnson property along Route 1.  Would it be a Transit Village with a train station?  How would it affect the surrounding area?  Ultimately, when would it all begin?  Recently, the North Brunswick Sentinel reported new progress in the path forward, with the possibility of breaking ground later this year.  Here are some of the latest details from the [...]

Strong Turnout For Open Houses Another Sign of Changing Market

As the market changes, the choice is clear, say hello to good "buys" and that's exactly what buyers did at the (NAR) National Association of Realtors sponsored Open House Weekend on April 28th and 29th designed to increase consumer awareness of the benefits of buying a home now. Gloria Zastko and Andrew Zastko, co-owners of Gloria Zastko, Realtors reported a very successful open house weekend with dozens of potential buyers attending their over 15 properties open for inspection [...]

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 [...]

Finally, a Truly Multi-Generational Home at 1201 Stockton Place in the Beautiful Lake Farrington Area of North Brunswick

A golden opportunity awaits those desiring the perfect multi-generational home. This 11 room, 5 bedroom 3-1/2 bath delight exudes pride of ownership. One enters a spacious tiled center hall leading to a magnificent kitchen, a banquet-sized dining room, large living room and a grand family room off the kitchen with a wood burning fireplace. This impressive main level is completed with a library or office, laundry room, and guest bath. There is an inviting porch off the family room offering quie [...]

Welcome to 7 Justice Court, The Evergreen @ Princeton in South Brunswick

For those desiring the ultimate in home and location, this executive 13 room estate home says it all.  It is located on a 2.54 acre elite culdesac setting and boasts approximately 5,555 sq. ft. of luxurious living space.  Exquisite detail and custom quality construction are evident throughout.  The original owners have spared no expense on this barely-used beauty! This home boasts 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, soaring 2-story foyer, media room with all high-end theater equipment, gre [...]

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 [...]

MARCH AT GLORIA ZASTKO, REALTORS WAS IN LIKE A BEAR AND OUT LIKE A BULL

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 [...]

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 [...]

Maria Reynolds, A Veteran Leader, Joins Gloria Zastko, Realtors

Gloria Zastko and Andrew Zastko, co-owners of Gloria Zastko, Realtors are delighted to welcome Maria Reynolds to their team of professionals.  Reynolds brings over 26 years of real estate experience.  She worked  as a sales associate with Century 21 and Coldwell Banker Schlott, and spent the last 20 years with Prudential Fox & Roach in North Brunswick.  Maria's background, prior to entering real estate, was in finance and personnel, giving her priceless people exper [...]

Know Before You Go!

The Central Jersey real estate market is turning around..."Relief at Last", says Gloria Zastko, Founder and President of Gloria Zastko, Realtors.  Interest rates are the lowest ever, home prices have stabilized and both buyers' and sellers' pent-up demand are spurring the market.  Right now, the ones making the most of this market are the most informed and educated.  It’s with this in mind that Gloria Zastko, Realtors created their new website, so that [...]

CHARLES CHARNESKI, BROKER-ASSOCIATE, JOINS GLORIA ZASTKO, REALTORS

Gloria Zastko and Andrew Zastko, co-owners of Gloria Zastko, Realtors are delighted to welcome  Charles Charneski to their family of Realtors.  "Charneski personifies our company motto "Our People Make the Difference". A 1983 graduate of Kean College with a degree in Management and Finance, Charneski brings over 20 years of professional real estate experience to the firm in both sales and management . His most recent position was as an agent with Remax Platinum in [...]

Heritage Day THIS Saturday!

North Brunswick's 29th Annual Heritage Day is this Saturday!  The day begins at noon in Babbage Park (by Parsons School) with lots of great food, musical performances, art & crafts, horse & buggy ride, and much more!  It's also a great opportunity to meet some of the great businesses and organizations in North Brunswick, as well as to see Timbo the Clown, a yearly favorite of the kids! In the evening at the North Brunswick High School, we'll have a performance b [...]

Just Listed - Classic Restored Colonial in North Brunswick

A classic restored Colonial with 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths in desirable Colonial Gardens of North Brunswick. GINGER BOYLE, A BROKER-ASSOCIATE WITH GLORIA ZASTKO, REALTORS®, HAS JUST LISTED 293 FRANKLIN ROAD IN OLD COLONIAL GARDENS OF NORTH BRUNSWICK. It is not very often that a home such as this offered for sale.  The owners have painstakingly restored this classic colonial with every possible modern day convenience retaining its old world charm.  The location is perfect and th [...]

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 [...]

The Zastko Report

Almost four decades ago, Gloria Zastko started selling and listing real estate.  She quickly became an icon in the industry, winning virtually every sales award.  After 20 successful selling years, on March 15, 1991, Gloria, at age 60, her son Andrew, and a select group of charter members, including Ginger Boyle, Sonya Panson, Lucy Mullica and the late, Carol Latchaw, opened Gloria Zastko, Realtors® . Steadily growing for more than 20 years, this award-winning real estate firm [...]

New Pricing - Mae Brook Estates @ North Brunswick

*SPECTACULAR NEW PRICING* MAE BROOK ESTATES @ NORTH BRUNSWICK... 10 NEW HOME SUBDIVISION NEAR FARRINGTON LAKE NEW EXCITING PRICING STARTING AT $499,000... IMMEDIATE DELIVERY ON MODEL HOME (CEDAR BROOK) SHOWN ABOVE OFFERED AT $529,000. "BE PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL!!" MLS# 102707 732-297-0600

Summer 2011 - 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  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 i [...]

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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