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Marlboro NJ – Homes For Sale / Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

Marlboro NJ – Homes For Sale / Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!



Did you know that Marlboro in New Jersey is a suburban community located within Marlboro Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey? 

It is located just a few minutes away from the beautiful Sandy Hook Bay.

It has been transformed over the years. Marlboro started its life as a farming community and today is a vibrant, active township with ample recreational facilities, a community swimming center, a park system that deserves to be explored and beautiful homes throughout 

If you are in the market to buy a property in Town Center, Durand Dr/ Sandalwood or in the Gordons COrner Rd/ Robertsville Rd. Don’t hesitate to give me a call and allow me to introduce you the neighborhood in the are with all its amenities and of course all the information you will need about the schools in the area

Today I would like to speak to you about  Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!


If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control. 

The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market far exceeds those searching to purchase these properties in many areas of the country. This means that homes are often staying on the market longer which can eventually lead to a price change.

Those who have a starter or trade-up home to sell will find buyers competing, and often entering bidding wars, to be able to call your house their new home.

The sale of your starter or trade-up house will aid in coming up with a larger down payment for your new luxury home. Even a 5% down payment on a million-dollar home is $50,000.

But not all who are buying luxury properties have a home to sell first.

In a Washington Post article, Daryl Judy, an associate broker with Washington Fine Properties, gave some insight into what many millennials are choosing to do:

“Some high-earning millennials save money until they are in their early 30s to buy a place and just skip over that starter-home phase. They’ll stay in an apartment until they can afford to pay for the place they want.”


Bottom Line

The best time to sell anything is when demand is high and supply is low. If you are currently in a starter or trade-up house that no longer fits your needs and you are looking to step into a luxury home, now’s the time to list your house for sale and make your dreams come true.


Source.. KCM Melissa DeSantis Blog


If you see something that interests you around in Marlboro NJ, we can guide you through the area and then find the best properties available for sale. 

Need help? Contact Us anytime to schedule a private showing for any property in the Marlboro NJ area — Or search our website to find more information on the community of Marlboro NJ, including Manapalan, Freehold Township and Colts Neck.

Melissa DeSantis Real Estate Experts @ Remax Central

520 US Highway 9 Manalapan, New Jersey 07726

(732) 757–2522



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Why Manalapan Township is Great for New and Growing Families

The name “Manalapan”, according to Wikipedia, comes from a word in the Lenape language that means either “land of good bread”, “good land to settle upon”, “good bread” or “covered swamp with edible roots”. As a resident and a Realtor, I clearly prefer the “good land to settle upon” translation. But also because it’s true!

If you are looking to settle down and start a family, or upgrade for a growing family, Manalapan is a very welcoming and safe town. The town is filled to the brim with friendly and caring neighbors. The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District and Freehold Regional High School District are fantastic school systems and encourage students to participate in music, sports and other activities. The town has a family friendly recreation center with basketball courts, ice skating/hockey rinks and more! It is close to NYC for a fun family outing in the city and isn’t too far from the beaches during the summer!

Check out a custom list of homes in the Manalapan area here.

If you have any questions about real estate in the Manalapan or surrounding areas, please give me a call at 732-757- 2522 or email me

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MANALAPAN NJ Homes For Sale / 4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

 MANALAPAN NJ Homes For Sale / 4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]



All homes for sale in Manalapan New Jersey are updated daily on our website. We also offer you market statistics that could affect the price you pay for a home in our area…as well as the price you will obtain if you are a seller

When looking to buy a home in the Township of Manalapan, it’s important to have current and accurate knowledge of what area homes are listed for. Let Melissa DeSantis provide you with the hottest listings in your specific price range, she will help you beat out other buyers and negotiate the best possible term when purchasing your dream home

Today, I would like to speak to you about 4 Reasons to Sell This Fall


Some Highlights:

– Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale! Buyers are often competing with one another for the listings that are   available!

– Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market.

– Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.


Source.. KCM Melissa DeSantis Blog


Melissa DeSantis and her team use innovative marketing programs to provide her clients with superior service while designing a marketing plan based upon their specific needs. She utilizes the latest technology to ensure her client’s property needs are met. Melissa has the solutions you need to buy or sell your property today.

For all of your real estate needs, including the areas of Colts Neck, Marlboro, Freehold Township rely on the agent and team that offers award-winning service and support.

I am passionate about real estate and 100% committed to my clients, my reward is to have your dreams became a reality! 

-Melissa DeSantis Call 732–757–2522 and let’s get started!



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Fun Fall and Halloween Things to do

10 Fun Fall and Halloween Things to do

Just because the weather is getting cooler, doesn’t mean that you should spend your days hibernating indoors. If you’re keen to create your own action packed fall bucket list, simply continue reading to discover 10 fun fall themed activities.
10 Fun Fall and Halloween Things to do:
1. Explore a fall themed corn maze
Bundle up in your favorite sweater and race your friends or family members through a corn maze. If you’re up for a scare and are a fan of haunted houses, you may want to visit a horror themed Halloween maze. Just be sure to keep your wits about you as you’ll bump into ghosts and chainsaw wielding serial killers, around every corner.
2. Enjoy a leisurely hay ride or survive a haunted hay ride
It’s well worth adding a hay ride to your fall bucket list. Especially if you have children. Some hay rides are pulled by tractors whilst others are pulled by horses. If you don’t have children in tow, you may want to opt for a haunted hay ride, which is a great alternative to a haunted house.
3. Visit a pumpkin patch
If you’re on the search for the perfect pumpkin to carve and display on your porch, it’s well worth visiting a pumpkin patch. Not only will you have the opportunity to hand select the perfect pumpkin but pumpkin patches also make an ideal backdrop for fall themed photos.
As a bonus, you’ll be able to roast the pumpkin seeds from your pumpkin,
4. Visit an apple orchard
Nothing screams fall like a freshly baked apple pie. While you could purchase apples from your local grocery store, why not make a day out of picking your own apples at an apple orchard?
5. Support your local football team
Dress up in your teams colors and attend a fall football match. Alternatively if you’d rather stay in, why not host your friends and family to a football themed party?
6. Saddle up
When was the last time you rode a horse? There’s no better time to enjoy a trek through the countryside than fall. If you’re looking for a romantic fall themed date, there’s no need to look any further.
7. Decorate a haunted gingerbread house
There’s no reason to wait till Christmas to decorate a gingerbread house. Why not decorate a spooky Halloween themed gingerbread house? If you’re in need of a little inspiration, you can use candy corn to make a picket fence and black licorice to create your gingerbread house’s windows.
8. Attend a farmers market
There’s no better place to stock up on hearty fall vegetables such as pumpkins, squash and sweet potatoes, than your local farmers market.
9. Collect pine cones
It’s well worth going for a leisurely stroll through your local park, in order to collect a basket full of pine cones. Better yet, you can use pine cones as fuss free center pieces for your fall dinner parties.
10. Attend a fall festival
Fall festivals offer live music, seasonal treats such as candied apples as well hay rides. Whether you’re a single professional or married with a young family, there’s plenty of fun to be found at your local fall festival.
So grab a sweater and a scarf and start ticking off items on your fall bucket list and you’ll be sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.
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Why are So Few Homes For Sale?

There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an “overwhelming lack of supply,” and even a “straight up inventory crisis.”

First American just released the results of a survey which sheds light on the reasons for the current lack of supply.

The survey asked title agents and real estate professionals to identify what they believe are the top reasons for this lack of inventory in their markets. Here are the results of the survey:

  • 47% – existing homeowners are worried that they will not be able to find a home to buy
  • 26.5% – first-time buyer demand is absorbing a large share of available homes
  • 11.3% – existing homeowners’ mortgage rates are lower than the current rates
  • 10.6% – insufficient or negative equity in the home
  • 4.6% – foreign buyer demand is absorbing a large share of available homes

As the survey revealed, there is a shortage of current homeowners willing to put their homes on the market for one of three reasons (see numbers 1, 3 and 4 above).

Is this an opportunity for some homeowners?

The report on the survey explains:

“The crowd has spoken, and it seems in many markets home buyers and sellers alike are ‘imprisoned’ by the lack of housing inventory.”

That leaves a tremendous opportunity for every homeowner not facing these concerns. If you can put your home on the market today, you are subject to far less competition than at any time in recent history. That will result in your home selling quickly and for the highest possible price.

Bottom Line

While many homeowners are feeling imprisoned for multiple reasons, those who are not handcuffed by these concerns have a once in a lifetime opportunity to sell their houses at a peak selling time