Coldwell Banker reports ranks most expensive, most affordable markets in New Jersey

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has released its 2015 Home Listing Report (HLR), which ranks the affordability of 188 real estate markets in New Jersey. The Coldwell Banker HLR named Chatham Township the most expensive market in New Jersey, with an average listing price of $882,260, while Willingboro ranked as the most affordable market in… Continue reading Coldwell Banker reports ranks most expensive, most affordable markets in New Jersey

Unequal DUI laws

Q&A with Sharon Peters Q: My nephew has been picked up for driving impaired at least four times. Very little in the way of punishment ever happens. And still he drives. In my part of the country, he would have lost his license years ago, and probably would have done time. He lives in Pennsylvania.… Continue reading Unequal DUI laws

A dim view of the road ahead

Today’s automotive car headlamps don’t do an adequate job of illuminating poorly lit nighttime rural roads, which accounts for 40 percent of all miles driven in the United States. That’s according to research conducted by AAA in Orlando, Fla. The organization found that halogen headlamps, currently included in more than 80 percent of new vehicles,… Continue reading A dim view of the road ahead

Keyport dealership among the first Ford dealers in the nation to sell new F-150

A Monmouth County dealership is among the first Ford dealers in the country to sell a 2016 F-150 truck. Joe Jarock Jr., an auto body shop employee and street rod enthusiast, purchased a new 2016 F-150 XLT from Tom’s Ford in Keyport. An employee of Al’s Auto Body in South Amboy for nearly four decades,… Continue reading Keyport dealership among the first Ford dealers in the nation to sell new F-150

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installers and do-it-yourself customers, announced it opened its first store at 471 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury, this month. Company officials said they chose this location for the store because it’s convenient to where their customers live and shop as well… Continue reading BUSINESS BRIEFS

New rules for mortgage interest deduction

By Marilyn Kennedy Melia CTW Features IRS requiring more info from lenders to confirm the mortgage interest owners can deduct The Internal Revenue Service has a keen interest in your mortgage interest. One of the big perks of homeownership is the deductibility of mortgage interest, allowing owners to whittle down the amount of their gross… Continue reading New rules for mortgage interest deduction

Stop and start

Q&A with Sharon Peters Q: I read or heard there’s a mid-size American car (the U.S. part is important to us) — not a hybrid — that has an automatic cut-off/cut-on function for when you’re at stoplights. I haven’t been able to learn what car that is. Can you help? A: The 2014 Chevy Malibu… Continue reading Stop and start