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Lucky Acres

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

Featured Listing: 19 Peppermint Hill Road

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

Featured Listing: 440 Sherman Road

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

Real Estate Sales + Listings On Target

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

Featured Listing: 804 Waksman Place

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

New Broker Associate, John McDonald

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

Featured Listing: 75 Highland Drive

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

2014 Women Aware Holiday Gift Shop

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

November Top Associates

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

Featured Listing: 11 Vauxhall Road

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

Featured Listing: 27 Tall Oaks Drive

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

'Tis The Season To Shop Real Estate

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

Featured Listing: 70 Church Lane

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

Featured Listing: 987 Cox Road

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

Featured Listing: 917 Hoover Drive

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

Featured Listing: 685 Country Club Road

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

Andrew Zastko Is #1!

 At the Middlesex County Multiple Listing Stockholder’s meeting held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Pines Manor in Edison, Andrew Zastko, Broker/Owner of Gloria Zastko, Realtors in North Brunswick, was awarded the Middlesex County Multiple Listing First Place President’s Award, in recognition of having the greatest number of listings taken and closed for the fiscal year from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.  This is the 16th year Zastko achieved the #1 status in the C [...]

Featured Listing: 19 Peppermint Hill Road

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

Featured Listing: 6 Shawn Court

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

Featured Listing: 33 Patton Drive

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

Nine Nifty Months!

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

Featured Listing: 32 Pear Tree Lane

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

Featured Listing: 4 Earl Court

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

Featured Listing: 199 Finnegan Lane

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

1427 Seminole Road

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

Featured Listing: 1427 Seminole Road

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

Keys To A Successful Open House

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

Featured Listing: 820 Prospect Ave

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

Featured Listing: 230B Mounts Mills Road

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

Featured Listing: 229 Pine Meadow Court

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

The Days Grow Short In September

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

Featured Listing: 67 Pin Oak Drive

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

24th Annual Heritage Day

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

Summer Ended With A Bang!

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

Featured Listing: 7 Starodub Drive

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

How To Sell Your Home...In Memes

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

Need To Get Organized?

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

Welcome Deborah Dooling!

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

How To Deal With An Indecisive Buyer

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

Things To Disclose When Selling

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

Featured Listing: 1530 Van Buren Road

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

Eek Out Extra Storage In Your Small Space

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

10 Reasons A Home Won't Sell

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

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 [...]

Best Remodeling Jobs For The Money

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

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 [...]

Top Associate 2014: Jay Maniyil

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

Home Staging: Hidden Toy Storage

Just because you have kids, it doesn't mean your home needs to scream "We have kids!" the second someone walks through the door. This is especially important if your home is on the market and you have surprise showings you must be ready for at any given moment. So if you want to organize your home to sell, or even just to spruce things up for your own enjoyment, take a few notes from this homeowner and mother. When her baby arrived she didn't want to give up her nice clean li [...]

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 [...]

June Goes Out With a Bang at Gloria Zastko Realtors

June was a great month at the Zastko agency and leading the team were Raymond Schwarz, Joyce Ann Staples and John J. McDonald.  Gloria Zastko, President of Gloria Zastko, Realtors is very proud of her entire team's production for June, 2012, but lauds the three top producing agents.  They are Raymond Schwarz for sales and Joyce Ann Staples and John J. McDonald for listings. Raymond Schwarz lead the office in June sales.  A consistent top producing veteran in the industry, [...]

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