NEW PRICE! 79 Summit Drive Freehold, NJ

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$725,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 3,989 sqft
Location
79 Summit Drive
Freehold, NJ 07728
USA

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Summit Park

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Open House

Market Stats 

$750,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 3,989 sqft
Location
79 Summit Drive
Freehold, NJ 07728
USA

Jodi Goldberg Jodi Goldberg

(908) 770-2150
jodiagoldberg@gmail.com
http://www.JodiGoldberg.com

Listed by: Jodi Goldberg with RE/MAX Central

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Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist – 2013

Is your home ready for winter’s frosty temperatures and severe weather?

We all know about “spring cleaning”, but it is just as important to clean and prepare your home in the fall-before winter is here. This checklist, from Better Homes and Gardens, covers all the necessary maintenance for your home and will help homeowners prepare and protect their home this winter.

  • Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts to protect exterior surfaces and keep water out of the basement

  • Seal any gaps or cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk to reduce drafts and to keep the heat in

  • Inspect roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing, or leaky vents-putting this off can be detrimental and disastrous (it’s much harder to find and fix the leak when its under snow and ice)

  • Repair damaged sidewalks, driveways, and steps-look for cracks more than 1/8-inch wide, uneven sections, loose railings on steps, disintegration of asphalt, or washed-out materials on loose-fill paths-these may not seem dangerous now but when it gets cold and icy out they can be hazardous

  • Drain and winterize all outdoor faucets and irrigation systems-it’s easier than dealing with a busted pipe later!

  • Clean or replace dirty/old furnace filters-filters that are clogged can make it harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature and can increase your utility bills during the winter months

  • Have a professional inspect your HVAC system

  • Check fireplaces for build-up; hire a professional chimney sweep (better)-accumulations in a flue or chimney can result in a devastating chimney and/or house fire

  • Inspect any gas-fired room heaters-an improperly maintained gas heater can spew poisons into the air of your home, which can be very dangerous

  • Inspect wood stoves before firing up-cracks in wood-stove-stovepipes can release toxic fumes into your home,  so check for corrosion, holes, or loose joints often

  • Test smoke and CO monitors and replace the batteries

  • Inspect (or install) fire extinguishers-there should be at least one fire extinguisher in your home

  • Review fire escape plans

  • Rid your home of old newspapers and other fire hazards

Be sure to do regular cleaning and maintenance along with the specific chores on this list to ensure that your home and your family are prepared and protected this winter. For more great tips from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, click here!

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5 Reasons To Buy a New Home Over a Resale

Many buyers today are finding no shortage of resale homes to consider, but choosing a resale over a new home may not be the best option for all. The biggest draw of resale homes is their relatively cheap price, but it’s important to remember that you get what you pay for. Here are 5 reasons to buy a new home over a resale from U.S. News.

1. You can customize a new home. One of the biggest benefits to buying a new home is that the buyer can customize and tailor the home to fit their specific needs. For instance, in building a new home, buyers can choose where the bathrooms will be, what kind of flooring will be in each room, and sometimes even the lot on which the home will sit. These kinds of options are really great for people who know what their specific needs and wants are or for buyers who want a home that they know can support their needs for many years to come. In buying a resale, home owners just aren’t afforded that luxury. Customizing resale homes is a very difficult and expensive process, and sometimes it’s just downright impossible.

2. Energy efficiency. Whether you’re building your own home or buying a new one that’s already been built, chances are your home will have top of the line energy-efficient appliances. Some of the best things about having energy efficient appliances are the tax breaks you get at the end of the year and, of course, lower utility bills. Green systems and energy-efficient appliances can help save homeowners thousands of dollars throughout the year. Older resale homes are usually not equipped with these new, green, energy-efficient machines, and thus end up costing the buyer more in utilities. It is possible to retrofit resale properties, but replacing all of those large appliances can get very expensive.

3. Fewer repairs. New homes haven’t experienced the wear and tear that resale homes have, which means that features of a new home will most likely hold up better than features of older homes. For example, when buying older pre-owned homes, many buyers will find that they need to replace the carpet, repaint the walls, re-insulate the attic, etc. These are things that new homeowners really don’t have to deal with.

4. Less maintenance. Many of the new homes on the market are specifically engineered to minimize maintenance requirements for the homeowner. Patrick Costello, president of Forty West Builders, based in Ellicott City, Md, says that his company doesn’t use wood for exterior trim, since it is susceptible to rotting and often requires repainting, but instead uses composite, which means less work for the homeowner. Older homes typically aren’t endowed with this kind of technology, which, again, means more work for the homeowner.

5. The warranty perk. When having a home built, many buyers can negotiate a contract in which the builder will agree to take care of necessary repair work in the home for the first year, at minimum. Other components of the home will be under warranty for longer than the first year, in almost all cases. So, necessary repair work could include anything from a leaky roof to a broken heater, and if either of these things happen within the warranty period, the builder pays to have it repaired. When buying a resale home, there is no chance of taking advantage of a builder’s warranty.

For more reasons to buy a new home rather than a resale, and to read the full article from US News, click here!

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.

Things To Do Near Freehold, NJ – February 2013

Check out the local events near Freehold, New Jersey this month!

February 7th: James Arthur & Kevin Carey Poetry Reading
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
Price: FREE
What: The Montclair Public Library’s monthly program “An Evening of Poetry” meets Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium at 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ. this month’s poets are James Arthur and Kevin Carey. The event is free and an open reading follows the featured readers. The Library is handicapped accessible. For additional information on this program, please contact 973.744.0500

 

February 8th: Photo-JAZZ-ography
Time: 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Place: Englewood Public Library, Englewood, NJ
Price: FREE
What: A photo diary exhibit by Jim Edmonds of jazz musicians and music related events at the Englewood Public Library for the month of February 2013. “Meet the photographer” reception Feb. 8, 2013. Admission is free. This is a Black History month celebration.

For more information click here.

February 16th: The Ready Set
Time: 8:00PM
Place: Encore Event Center [106 Schanck Road Freehold, NJ 07728]
Price: Tickets Available Here

February 18th: Special Holiday Racing
Time: 12:30PM
Place: Freehold NJ Raceway
Price: FREE
What: Freehold will have a special afternoon of live racing on Presidents’ Day, Monday February 18.  All patrons purchasing a Freehold live program will receive a Free knit cap (while supplies last.)  In addition, 50 cent hot dogs and 50 cent sodas will be offered.  Post time for the first race is 12:30pm.

For more information click here.
February 25th: Full Moon Hike
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Place: Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly, NJ
What: By the light of the full moon, experience a guided 2-hour walk through the lost Brook Preserve. The hike is approximately 1½ miles. This tranquil, meditative hike encourages reflection and connection with nature while experiencing the trails in a new way. Recommended for adults. Please bring a flashlight. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month. Pre-registration required.

For more information click here.

Jodi Goldberg
RE/MAX Central
www.JodiGoldberg.com
jodigoldberg@remax.net
(908) 770-2150

How To Sell Your Home in Freehold, New Jersey

There are few ways to sell a home but to get the best price, in the shortest amount of time, under the best terms there are some things you need to know. Selling a home is essentially a beauty contest and a price war. So spending time preparing your home for sale, marketing your home properly, and pricing it right the first time is key.

Here are some tips to get you started…

Preparing Your Home for the Sale

When preparing your home to sell, it’s important to organize, declutter, and clean. Sounds easy and sometimes obvious right? So many times we see homes that are not properly prepared and it can really be a turn off to buyers. Here is your checklist..

  • Start with the outside of your home, this is the first thing buyers will see when viewing your home.
  • Remember to consistently mow the lawn, trim the hedges and trees, and clear walkways.
  • Be sure that you also clean all debris from your yard, clean the gutters, and carefully check the outside of your home for any damage that needs to be repaired before selling (ex. missing siding, cracked windows, etc.).
  • Adding flowers or potted plants near your front door can also help to increase the curb appeal of your home.

You must also organize, declutter, and clean inside of your home, but you must also make any necessary repairs and updates. Here is your checklist…

  • Check to make sure that all electrical, plumbing, and heating and cooling systems are working properly
  • Fix leaky faucets and tubs along with rocky toiletsOrange-county-water-faucet-repair1
  • Replace/repair any other out-of-date or non-working systems/appliances
  • Repaint walls that look faded or are peeling
  • Consistently clean all windows, furniture, floors (carpet and hardwood), and pay special attention to the kitchen and bathroom(s).
  • Also be sure to de-clutter and de-personalize inside of your home by organizing, storing unneeded furniture and toys, and removing family photos.

Sometimes depersonalizing your home can be hard. Since you are still living there you might want to see pictures of your family and have a hard time taking them down. But keep this in mind…

Let potential buyers see themselves living in your home. If you don’t pay attention to the details we mentioned above, you could potentially turn off buyers from placing an offer.

Advertising and Marketing Strategies

Today it is all about online marketing. Print marketing still works in some areas but online is where you will be able to reach the most amount of active buyers. Here are a few tips to make sure your home attracts buyers to pick up the phone and set up a showing…

  • Pictures, Pictures, PICTURES! Did I mention pictures? Make sure your pictures show off the best features of your home. Some pictures don’t show off the size of the room and the rooms features but actually make a room look smaller, only show off furniture, or showcase cleaning supplies. Sounds crazy, but we’ve seen it!kitchen-design
  • Show off features: Any upgrades you have done, any features that attracted you to your home, or anything that your agent sees as a positive amenity, show it off. Not only in your pictures but in the remarks.
  • Make sure your home is marketed on all of the top real estate websites, consistently and accurately. This is huge, you do not want to miss a potential buyer because your home expired on a top site or is not on a top real estate website.

You should also post a sign in your yard that says your house is for sale, includes your real estate agent’s information, and any additional contact information if needed.  Even charlotte-homes-for-sale-signthough window shopping online is very popular, don’t count our drive-by shopping.

You can also provide a fact sheet/takeaway brochure for interested buyers that includes at least one picture of your home, and details about the property such as number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, lot size, square footage, floors, etc.

For buyers who are unfamiliar with the Freemont area, or who are weary about buying a home that lies in the wake of the Hurricane Sandy disaster, highlight the Monmouth County Housing Improvement Program that is offering home repair assistance to victims of the hurricane. This will ensure buyers that they’re moving into a great community dedicated to helping its residents.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Freehold, New Jersey or surrounding areas contact a professional and dedicated real estate agent contact me, Jodi Goldberg with RE/MAX Central. I would love to help you take advantage of today’s housing market!

Jodi Goldberg
RE/MAX Central
www.JodiGoldberg.com
jodigoldberg@remax.net
(908) 770-2150