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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 [...]

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: 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: 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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Zastko Report - March 2013

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

Magnificent New Construction for the New Year!

The Estates at Dunham’s Farm located in quiet South Brunswick, one of Central Jersey’s most sought after and prestigious subdivisions is more than 80% sold out.  When completed, there will be 46 homesites, each one on approximately 2-3 acre lots with homes ranging from 3,900 sq. ft. to 5,100 sq. ft.   Garden Homes Development is offering “The Emerald Elite”, a magnificent 2 story colonial boasting 4-5 bedrooms, a great room, soaring ceilings, banquet-si [...]

Gloria Zastko Realtors Voted Best of the Best!

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

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

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

The Zastko Report - August 2012

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

How Reliable Are School Rankings?

For many home buyers, one of the most significant criteria is the quality of the school system.  After all, what parent wouldn't want their child to receive the best education possible?  When considering different communities, one source often considered are rankings put out by different publications, such as the one just released by NJ Monthly.  Yet, how helpful are these really in finding the best quality school system?  What else can home buyers do to evaluate the sc [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ART NAPOLITANO AND PETE MAIMONE LEAD IN JANUARY

2012 is coming up roses at Gloria Zastko, Realtors.  Leading the staff for January 2012 were Arthur Napolitano, Broker-Associate for total sales, and Peter Maimone, Realtor-Associate for new listings taken.  There is a buzz in the air as the Zastko firm enters 2012.  "There are reasons to move and to move NOW", cautions Zastko.  Interest rates are the lowest they have ever been.  As the economy continues to improve, there is, however, indication that interest [...]

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

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

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

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

National vs. Local Home Trends in September

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

Look What We've Sold So Far in 2011!

Despite tough times in today's market, we are still going strong.  Our goal isn't simply to list a home, but to do everything we can to make sure it sells.  Whether it's a Society Hill condo in Somerset or a magnificent colonial in South Brunswick, the proof is in the results.  Click here to see what we've sold so far in 2011! When it comes to successfully selling a home, our people truly make the difference!

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 [...]

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