Things to do near Marlboro, New Jersey – May 2013

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Spring Craft Market at Allaire Village

When: May 4, 2013

Where: Historic Allaire Village

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Weekend in Old Monmouth: 4th Annual Self-Guided Historic Tour

When: May 4 & 5th, 2013

Where: Old Monmouth

More info: Visit for free over 30 historic places guided by a tour map & booklet throughout Monmouth County.

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NJ Marathon

When: May 5, 2013

Where: Monmouth Park

More info: Run through the diverse neighborhoods and business districts of Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, Long Branch, Deal, Allenhurst, Loch Arbour, Asbury Park and Ocean Grove. Marathon starts in Monmouth Park and ends on the Long Branch Ocean Promenade.

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Marlboro Township Community Pride and Beautification Day

When: May 11, 2013 from 9am-12pm

Where: Recreation Center

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Pier Village Sidewalk Sale

When: May 10, 11 & 12, 2013

Where: Pier Village

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Algonquin Arts Theatre

The Sound of Music

When: May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19, 2013

Where: Shore Repertory Theatre Company

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Opening Day at Monmouth Park

When: May 11, 2013

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Monmouth Park

When: May 12, 2013

Where: Clubhouse Dining Room Terrace

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The Galleria Farmer’s Market

When: May 12, 2013 and every Sunday through November 27th, 2013

Where: The Galleria

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Brad Paisley Tickets

Brad Paisley with Chris Young and Lee Brice

When: May 16, 2013

Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

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Spring Lake 5-mile Run

When: May 25th, 2013

Where: Spring Lake

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Fireworks On the Beach in Asbury Park

When: May 26th, 2013

Where: Asbury Park

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Old Mill Estates Updates! New Photos!!

We are making progress on the new luxury home community at Old Mill Estates! Here are the newest pictures, check it out!

9 Silver Leaf Dr, Marlboro, NJ 07746

$750,000

Single Family Home
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 3,200 sqft

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The “Magnolia” in Old Mill Estates, Marlboro, New Jersey!

Welcome to “Old Mill Estates”! New Construction at it’s FINEST!This Elegant Community offers 8 single family homes on approx 1/2 acre lots and larger on a cul-de-sac. 3 models to choose from ranging from 3,200-3,900 sq. ft. This Magnolia offers 4 bdrms,2.5 bths, 2car side entry garage and W/Out basement. Dramatic 2-story foyer,Hardwood flring,Soaring 2-story Fam Rm. w/fireplace, Gourmet CI Kitchen w/ granite c/tops, S/S appl., library on 1st flr, MB suite, lavish bths,9ft.1st flr.ceilings& more

Interested? See more information or schedule showing

For more information, contact (908) 770-2150

Agent photo Jodi Goldberg

Phone: (908) 770-2150Listing agent/broker:
Jodi Goldberg with RE/MAX Central

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Pros and Cons of doing a home pre-inspection in New Jersey

What is a pre-inspection?

A pre-inspection is when you are going to list your home for sale, but inspect your home before putting it on the market. This way you know about and can fix issues that arise before listing. A home inspector will check everything from the outside to the inside of your home checking the mechanicals, electrical system, plumbing, and more. The buyer who purchases your home will most likely do a home inspection and have that as a contingency when they write an offer on your home. Letting the buyers see the pre-inspection and the items you remedied could give the buyer peace of mind before they even write an offer.

A pre-inspection can be great for selling your home, but it also has it’s bad side. Know the pros and cons of a pre-inspection before you decide for yourself…

Pros

  • Allows you to know potential “deal killer” defects with your home so you can fix it

  • Allows you to provide peace of mind to potential buyers by showing them the pre-inspection report and things you have fixed (if any were needed)

  • Can improve the likelihood of the sale of your home to close on time by avoiding time consuming repairs and inspections

  • Improves chances of passing the buyer’s home inspection

Cons

  • You might discover a bigger, larger, more expensive issue with your home than you were prepared for. The buyer would likely find these issues anyway.

  • Once you or your real estate agent become aware of an issue with your home, you must disclose it to the potential buyer

  • Cash out of pocket before even selling your home is never ideal, but you can always adjust the price of your home accordingly

  • Even if you fix issues on your pre-inspection report, a buyer may come back with more things their home inspector found that they want fixed

Before you decide to do a pre-inspection, think about the pros and cons. Sometimes it is worth it to inspect your home before listing it. Sometimes it doesn’t make sense for your situation. Talk to your real estate agent about doing a pre-inspection, get their opinion on whether or not it could help the sale of your home go faster and smoother.

PRICE REDUCTION: 27 Sunningdale Circle, Manalapan, NJ

27 Sunningdale Circle, Manalapan, NJ 07726

$325,000

Townhouse
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom

More Photos and Additional Info

Interested? See more information or schedule showing

For more information, contact (908) 770-2150

Agent photo Jodi Goldberg

Phone: (908) 770-2150Listing agent/broker:
Jodi Goldberg with RE/MAX Central

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How To Win a Multiple Offer Bidding War

The housing market is starting to even out in some areas of New Jersey. We are starting to see less inventory on the market which means buyers will start to compete when making an offer on a home. For the seller, that is great news! For the buyer, you have to make sure you are prepared to go into a multiple offer bidding war. It is best to talk to your real estate agent, but here are a few tips for you…

1. Make your offer attractive

You don’t know what the other buyers are offering, if they have any contingencies, if they are paying cash, or if they are asking for closing costs. Try to make your offer as attractive as possible without breaking the bank or leaving yourself without room for inspections or ample time for closing. This could simply mean offering more and asking for less. Your real estate agent can advise you on this.

2. Get pre-approved, not just pre-qualified

This is a must when purchasing any home. Even if it is not a bidding war, having a pre-approval letter is something the seller will ask for before accepting any offer. With mortgage underwriters cracking down on loans these days, it is very important to get pre-approved.

3. Price

Typically when it comes to a multiple offer situation, the listing agent will let each buyer know they need to bring their highest and best offer to the table. Keep in mind this might mean something different for each buyer. Do not over stretch yourself financially just to win a bidding war. Make on offer based on your highest and best purchase price. Highest and best also includes the bottom line. The listing agent will plug in the amount of your offer along with any closing costs or things you are asking for within the contract to show the seller what they will net at closing. Whichever offer presents the highest and best under the most favorable terms typically wins.

It is not uncommon to see a multiple offer situation. It just depends on the house, the ral estate market, and the demand. Talk to your real estate agent about competing in a multiple offer bidding war. Remember, do not over stretch yourself just to win the war. Make sure it makes sense for you and your situation.

Things to do near Marlboro, New Jersey – April 2013

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From Plate to Paper: The Art of Printmaking

When: March 10-April 28, 2013

Where: Monmouth Museum

Details: This juried exhibition features work in a variety of media that demonstrate both traditional and alternative printmaking techniques.

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Two River Theatre Company – The Electric Baby

When: April 6-May 5, 2013

Where: Two River Theatre

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Count Basie Theatre

Pajanimals LIVE

When: April 11, 2013

Where: Count Basie Theatre

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Marlboro High School Theatre Society – :Thoroughly Modern Millie”

When: April 11, 12 & 13 @ 7:30pm

Where: Marlboro High School Theatre

Spring Lake Theatre – “Guys and Dolls”

When: April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2013

Where: Spring Lake Community House

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4th Annual Salute to Community Excellence Charity Gala

When: April 12, 2013

Where: The American Hotel in Freehold, NJ

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Monmouth Arts Festival

Annual Monmouth Festival of Art

When: April 13 – 17, 2013

Where: Monmouth Reform Temple

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16th Annual Brookdale Guitar Show

When: April 14, 2013

Where: Life Center @ Brookdale C. College

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17th Annual RunAPalooza – Jersey Shore Running Club

When: April 20, 2013

Where: Convention Hall

Details: Day will include Jeresy Shore Half-Marathon, a USATF Certified 13.1 mile course as well a five-mile race. Both races start at Convention Hall

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Dinosaur Discovery and Kids’ Day

When: April 21, 2013 from 12-2:30pm

Where: 1996 Recreation Way in Marlboro, NJ

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Spring Lake’s 3rd Annual Fashion Weekend Extravaganza

When: April 27th

Where: Downtown Spring Lake

More info: Visit Spring Lake as the town’s premier boutiques, independent retailers, hair and beauty salons and restaurants offer a full day of designer trunk shows, make-up demonstrations, salon specials, wine tastings, prix-fixe dinners and more.

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