Great new listing in Plainsboro!

And my lovely new listing is live! Such a sweet house, one hundred years old this year. Fifty-year roof installed 2017. Heating system and boiler with 90% efficiency rating installed 2017. All hardwood and tile floors–no carpet or linoleum. Walking distance to Plainsboro’s shops, restaurants, schools and parks. Less than three miles from the Princeton […]

Happy New Year 2019!

Happy New Year to all readers of this post! Wishing everyone peace and good fortune in 2019. Just finished my end-of-year real estate accounting and also wanted to thank my clients for a good 2018 in which I closed 22 transactions in six counties (Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Burlington and Ocean in NJ and Bucks in […]

Lovely newer house near Myrtle Beach for sale and so affordable!

My friends Frank and Robin are selling their four-year-young house outside North Myrtle Beach. Look what a gorgeous and almost new property you get down there for $239,000, just six miles from the ocean! Property taxes a whopping $2,618/year. Many thanks to my Coldwell Banker colleague Jana Muffley of Coldwell Banker Chicora Advantage for presenting the […]

Cranbury Community Wide Garage Sale Tomorrow 9-5

In between negotiating multiple offers for my latest condo listing in Lawrenceville, I just finalized this map for tomorrow’s Community Wide Garage Sale in Cranbury. It’s 9-5, the weather’s supposed to be nice, and there are forty participating households. You can use the online version at this link to see where they are, or pick up […]

Largest model in the Villages at Hamilton over-55 community!

            The one you’ve been waiting for! Rarely on the market, this light-filled end unit Devon model (the largest in the community) is ready for its new owner. Private entrance fronting an enormous lawn gives this property the feel of a single family house without the price tag!

New listing in cute Ewing neighborhood near TCNJ is a flipper’s special!

Attention investors and flippers! This cute rancher needs renovation but could EASILY be flipped (one just like it in the neighborhood went under contract this month after only 20 days, priced at $179,900) or rented out for $1,700+ a month. Big upside here, come see!

Lovely rancher in West Windsor, taxes under $10K!

New listing! Rare opportunity to own a single family home in the top-ranked West Windsor-Plainsboro school district with taxes under $10K/year. This well maintained rancher offers convenient single floor living with a finishable full basement for those who require more space. Two-car attached garage with interior and backyard access (and automatic openers and keypad entry), and […]

New Jersey Realtors Circle of Excellence

Proud and thankful to have qualified for the New Jersey Realtors Circle of Excellence for the fifth year in a row in 2016. JUST MISSED repeating my 2015 silver level performance. Congratulations to all my local (Princeton, Princeton Junction and Montgomery/Hillsborough) Coldwell Banker colleagues who made it. Buyers and sellers–call, text, email or Facebook me […]

Listing with 1682 deed transferring property from Lenni Lenape to William Penn

I showed my beautiful PA listing again tonight (that’s the kitchen) and the owners gave me a copy of the original 1682 deed for the land on which this house now stands along with the six acres directly adjacent, which has been left untouched “climax” forest. You can see exactly what was traded for the […]

Closed most expensive property ever to sell in Millstone Township today

Today my colleague Robin Jackson and I closed the most expensive property ever to sell in beautiful Millstone Township, Monmouth County. We represented both sellers and buyers in a very complex transaction that closed at $1.355 million. The 7,000 square foot custom house originally sat on 44 acres; buyers purchased the house on 15 acres, […]

Witherspoon-Jackson to Become New Historic District in Princeton

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I am of mixed opinion. In one respect, certainly Princeton’s historically African-American neighborhood deserves official designation and protection from destruction. But regular zoning laws, already conservative in Princeton, take care of that in my opinion. Nobody’s putting up a high-rise apartment building on John Street, […]

Jersey, the Peach State?

Jersey peaches are peaking right now and they are OUTSTANDING. Did you know Jersey is the country’s fourth largest producer of peaches, after California, South Carolina and Georgia? And 100% of our peaches are picked by hand and sold on the fresh market. Pick them yourself here in the Princeton area at Lee Turkey Farm in East […]

1919 charmer in historic section of Plainsboro closed

Closed this small but charming and affordable historical in the oldest section of Plainsboro yesterday, five miles from downtown Princeton and two and a half miles from the Princeton Junction train station. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants although unfortunately, still not a supermarket since the Super Fresh moved out of Plainsboro Plaza in 2012. […]

Princeton Landing’s stucco exteriors and lush landscaping lend a California flair

This is Princeton Landing, a California-looking development in Plainsboro with an unusual history that includes the Dutch and their propensity for growing flowers, the university and its enormous land holdings, the Rockefellers, and classified research on peacetime uses of nuclear energy. Now, it’s just a well landscaped neighborhood of mostly townhomes with open floorplans, two-car […]

Gorgeous secluded retreat with EVERY amenity!

Incredible new listing in Perrineville (Millstone Township), in the heart of Monmouth county’s horse country. Enjoy your privacy on more than 40 acres, but so close to everything! Five miles from the Peddie School in Hightstown. Princeton is 17 miles, Princeton Junction train station 14 miles, Cranbury 10 miles, NJ Turnpike Exit 8 (Hightstown) 7 miles, Route 195, […]

1 Tanager, luxurious executive home in desirable Plainsboro!

My new listing is all WOW factor! Large (>4200 square foot) home has been upgraded for luxurious living and gracious entertaining. Princeton Manor is an exclusive development of large modern homes in Plainsboro Township (with a Cranbury address) to suit many lifestyles (and with NO homeowners’ association fees!) Live in complete luxury in this oversized five bedroom, […]

a new office!

During my break in blogging I changed brokerages and am now affiliated with Coldwell Banker in Princeton, New Jersey. Here is our office at 10 Nassau Street, across the street from Princeton University. As some of you know I started my real estate career at Coldwell Banker in Princeton Junction eight years ago, near the […]

Hurricane Sandy’s Effects on Real Estate, Part II: Property Tax Issues

Yesterday I discussed the impact of disasters like Hurricane Sandy on the appraisal process. If a disaster can change the value of a property for appraisal purposes, it follows that it can also change the value of a property for tax assessment purposes. If a disaster has affected your property to the extent that it […]

Hurricane Sandy’s Effects on Real Estate, Part I: Appraisals

An Appraisal, Followed by a Hurricane On the morning of Monday October 29, Wells Fargo sent an appraiser to the house I’ve got under contract in Cranbury. The sellers allowed him access, he inspected the property and collected the data he needed, and he retreated to his home office to crunch the numbers. That afternoon, […]

Hurricane Sandy strikes New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy Strikes the Beloved Jersey Shore Two weeks ago today a hurricane made landfall in New Jersey for only the third time in history. Hurricane Sandy caused incredible devastation along nearly the entire Jersey coastline (over 125 miles), as well as in Hoboken, Moonachie, Sayreville, and other riverfront towns. It also caused major destruction […]