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Gloria Zastko, Realtors Celebrates 24th Anniversary

March 6th, 2015 GLORIA ZASTKO REALTORS CELEBRATES 24TH ANNIVERSARY Gloria Zastko, Realtors celebrates its 24th anniversary on March 15th.  Zastko, who has been listing and selling real estate for more than 44 years, feels the success of a salesperson is directly related to his or her knowledge of the product being sold.  She said, “A Realtor should “know your buyer, know your seller and most of all, know your market.” During the past 24 years since Zastko foun [...]

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

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

9 OVERHILL DRIVE, HIDDEN LAKE, NORTH BRUNSWICK, MARKETED BY JO ANN LACINA, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE OF GLORIA ZASTKO, REALTORS, IS OPEN TODAY FROM 1 – 4 PM.

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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

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

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

Home Shortage Creates New Challenges

Recently, the Los Angeles Times reported a shortage of available quality homes in several different real estate markets, as buyers are competing over those that are currently available.  Locally in Central Jersey, we've seen similar trends, where quality homes that are priced well in certain markets are selling quickly, whether it's new construction townhomes in North Brunswick or larger colonial homes in neighboring South Brunswick.  Even investment properties are [...]

Your Private Retreat Awaits!

Location, location, location!  Families who want a beautifully landscaped estate with an inground Anthony swimming pool, barbeque area, and other activities to keep the teens and their friends occupied, will want to consider this 5-6 bedroom estate home at 566 Riva Avenue in the Farrington Lake area of East Brunswick. "This is not just a home," says Andrew Zastko, listing broker.  "It's an estate on a private lot that backs to woodlands.  This one-of-a-kin [...]

Is it REALLY cheaper to buy a home than rent?

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

GLORIA ZASTKO, REALTORS CELEBRATES 21 DYNAMIC YEARS IN CENTRAL JERSEY REAL ESTATE

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

The Zastko Report - February 2012

Click to view the video Spring has sprung! National reports are that real estate activity is up. Is that what we're seeing with homes in Central Jersey? Andrew Zastko of Gloria Zastko Realtors shares the driving force behind some of the latest trends, as well as some of the opportunities for buyers and sellers in the near future In This Month's Zastko Report: A look back at activity in Middlesex County in January 2012 compared to the year before Why the monthly payment [...]

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

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

New Custom Colonial for $519,000

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

Know Before You Go!

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

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 [...]

What Do You Really Need to Get a Mortgage?

There seems to be a persistent misconception that people need perfect credit or a huge downpayment to buy a home.  In reality, the short answer is that it depends on each individual, but many people are successfully able to make it happen.  To provide some clarity as to the truth of the matter, we went directly to the source and brought in Alex Rivera, Vice President and Mortgage Banker at Jersey Mortgage.  He shared with us some fantastic insights about today's process i [...]

Things May Be Looking Better for 2012

Wells Fargo recently released their end of the year report, citing some positive news from recent statistics across the country.  Yet, it was also a mixed bag, with some price declines as well.  Here some of what they had to say: Most of the economic reports dealing with housing have shown a little more strength recently. New home sales rose 1.6 percent in November and sales of existing homes climbed 4.0 percent. New home construction also improved, with housing starts rising 9.3 p [...]

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