Thursday, July 2, 2015

Towaco is Montville's New Downtown!

One of the best things about Morris County is how many traditional downtowns full of small, local businesses we have. Outsiders might be surprised that we can be so old-fashioned in a state that's criss-crossed with major highways and big box bargain stores, but those in the know realize NJ offers the unique opportunity to enjoy Norman Rockwell style charm with Mid-Town access and world class culture and dining all around you.

Two years ago, Money Magazine named Montville the #13 Best Town to Live In in America. Despite high praise, the one feature they felt Montville lacked was a real downtown for its residents. Change was already in the works, though, and I'm happy to report that thanks to the efforts of investors, residents and the local government, Towaco center is transforming into the kind of walk-able downtown that anchors a community. The area around Montville's train station is suddenly home to a thriving group of new businesses with many more to come.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Don't Get Left in the Cold by Winter Utility Shut-Offs!

Wintertime can be costly. It begins with all the expenses of the Holidays, and then all it takes is a run of extra cold days to blow your budget. Fortunately there are laws that can protect you if you are unable to pay your utility bills. Know your rights and you'll never get left out in the cold.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Understanding The "Senior Freeze" Property Tax Reimbursement

Getting your retirement budget in order can be tricky. There are so many possible expenses to worry about - especially if you’re a homeowner. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could guarantee that your property tax payments would stay the same for as long as you lived in your home?

Thankfully, our state legislators want seniors to be able to retire with some added peace of mind. In the late 90s they instituted the “Senior Freeze” property tax reimbursement, which caps your property tax payment the year you qualify, and then reimburses you for any future hikes. The reimbursement also applies to mobile homes and caps their lot fees.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Choose The Right Assisted Living Community for YOU!

Now that real estate values in Morris County are on the rise, I have more and more New Jersey sellers who are ready to cash out of their single family homes and retire to an assisted living community. Imagine being able to give up housekeeping, cooking, and laundry for the rest of your life! You can live in a community with activities, friends, and medical services just steps away and never have to mow the grass or repair your home again.