What to expect in 2016

By Carley Lintz CTW Features Moderate gains in prices and sales to help drive ‘normal but healthy’ housing market Is buying a new home one of your New Year’s resolutions? Well, you’re not alone. The forecast for the 2016 housing market is one of solid growth and a strong desire to buy, according to two… Continue reading What to expect in 2016

Firm advice: Consider both agent and brokerage

If you’re thinking of buying or selling, chances are you’ll select your real estate agent based upon a name referred from a friend, neighbor or relative. Referrals are the No. 1 way both first-time and repeat buyers and sellers settle on an agent, according to surveys from the National Association of Realtors. But when a… Continue reading Firm advice: Consider both agent and brokerage

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

Jamesburg Family Eyecare is a new, privately owned optometry practice that is located at 333 Forsgate Drive, Jamesburg. The business offers comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and designer eyewear. Most insurances are accepted. There is also free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks for all guests. The optometry center is female-run, and has the… Continue reading BUSINESS BRIEFS

Thinking outside the home

By Lindsey Romain CTW Features A homebuyer doesn’t just buy four walls and roof— they buy into a whole new world. Keep these intangibles in mind as you look into a future home purchase A first-time homebuyer usually has a big-item checklist: a master bathroom; an open kitchen with no obnoxiously colored tile in the… Continue reading Thinking outside the home

Coldwell Banker hosts regional CBRB Evolution business, technology event

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage welcomed approximately 1,500 affiliated real estate agents from New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. to the recent CBRB Evolution business and technology event, which encompassed the entire 16-screen AMC movie theater at Clifton Commons in Clifton. The excitement attendees felt about the educational event made an impact on social media, trending… Continue reading Coldwell Banker hosts regional CBRB Evolution business, technology event