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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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 @ [...]

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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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- [...]

Virtual Tour: 8 Bel Air Court

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

Featured Listing: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 Reasons To List With Us!

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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

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