Published on May 21, 2013
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!
Published on May 20, 2013
Published on May 17, 2013
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 This kitchen makeover is a prime example of taking an outdated space you [...]
Published on May 16, 2013
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 [...]
Published on May 15, 2013
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 [...]
Published on May 14, 2013
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 [...]
Published on May 13, 2013
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 [...]
Published on May 10, 2013
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 [...]
Published on May 9, 2013
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 [...]
Published on May 8, 2013
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 [...]
Published on May 7, 2013
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 [...]
Published on May 6, 2013
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 [...]
Published on May 3, 2013
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 [...]
Published on May 2, 2013
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.
Published on May 1, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 30, 2013
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.
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!
1. Light a fire in you [...]
Published on Apr 29, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 26, 2013
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. [...]
Published on Apr 25, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 24, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 23, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 22, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 19, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 18, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 16, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 16, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 15, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 12, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 11, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 10, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 9, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 8, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 5, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 4, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 2, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 1, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Apr 1, 2013
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!
Published on Mar 29, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 27, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 26, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 25, 2013
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. [...]
Published on Mar 22, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 21, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 20, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 19, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 18, 2013
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.
The fun striped floor was easy to do and makes a big impact. It's li [...]
Published on Mar 15, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 14, 2013
Easter is right around the corner so come out and celebrate this weekend, Saturday, March 16th!
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Published on Mar 12, 2013
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& [...]
Published on Mar 11, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 8, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 7, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 6, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 5, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Mar 4, 2013
"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 [...]
Published on Mar 1, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 28, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 27, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 25, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 21, 2013
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.
Published on Feb 20, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 19, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 18, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 14, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 13, 2013
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:
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 [...]
Published on Feb 12, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 11, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 8, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 7, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 6, 2013
“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 [...]
Published on Feb 5, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 4, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Feb 1, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Jan 31, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Jan 30, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Jan 29, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Jan 28, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Jan 25, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Jan 24, 2013
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!
Probably the biggest change of all was taking down [...]
Published on Jan 23, 2013
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, [...]
Published on Jan 22, 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 [...]
Published on Jan 21, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Jan 18, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Jan 17, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Jan 16, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Jan 15, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Jan 14, 2013
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!
Published on Jan 10, 2013
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 [...]
Published on Dec 4, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Nov 20, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Nov 16, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Nov 2, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Oct 25, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Oct 18, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Oct 18, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Oct 3, 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- [...]
Published on Sep 24, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Aug 28, 2012
The Zastko Report
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 [...]
Published on Aug 22, 2012
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, [...]
Published on Aug 20, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Aug 9, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Jul 23, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Jul 13, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Jul 9, 2012
"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 [...]
Published on Jul 9, 2012
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, [...]
Published on Jun 30, 2012
The Zastko Report
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 [...]
Published on Jun 26, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Jun 22, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Jun 19, 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 [...]
Published on Jun 12, 2012
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 [...]
Published on May 30, 2012
The Zastko Report
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 [...]
Published on May 28, 2012
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 [...]
Published on May 17, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Apr 30, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Apr 30, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Apr 27, 2012
The Zastko Report
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 [...]
Published on Apr 19, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Apr 16, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Apr 12, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Apr 8, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Feb 25, 2012
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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 [...]
Published on Feb 24, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Feb 15, 2012
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 [...]
Published on Nov 21, 2011
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 [...]
Published on Sep 22, 2011
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 [...]
Published on Aug 29, 2011
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 [...]
Published on Aug 29, 2011
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 [...]
Published on Aug 27, 2011
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 [...]
Published on Jul 14, 2011
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Published on Jul 8, 2011
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 [...]
Published on May 6, 2011
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 [...]