Thursday, April 10, 2014

Read The Undelightened by Mountain Lakes Author Bentz Deyo

I just started reading a new book by a local author and I’m excited to tell you all about it! The Undelightened is Bentz Deyo’s first published book, but it’s just the beginning of a larger series. The story is set in a fictionalized suburban NJ town (in honor of Bentz’s Mountain Lakes roots!) The main character is an 18 year old named Leam Holt who is coming of age in a world where magical powers are used in the battle between Darkness and Light. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Why A New Hotel In Mountain Lakes Is A Good Idea

Computer Rendering of Proposed Hotel

By now you've probably heard about the debate over whether the owners of the Villa at Mountain Lakes should be allowed to develop their existing banquet hall into a 5 story hotel. There's already a great deal of support for the idea and, as a local businesswoman, Morris County Realtor and long-time resident of Mountain Lakes, I'd like to weigh in and say that I hope the Frungillo family will be allowed to move forward with this project.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How To De-Ice Without Rock Salt

We’re not done with Winter yet, but it’s almost impossible to get rock salt lately. Morris County and most of the surrounding areas in NJ are drastically low on supplies. This can get dangerous quickly with all the melting and re-freezing that's going on. What can you do if you can’t get a solution from the store? Fortunately there are alternatives. (When you're a Realtor with homes for sale and no way to show them safely, you learn pretty quickly!)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Beat The Winter Blues in Your Home

It’s tough when Daylight Savings Time ends and suddenly it feels like bedtime before you even have dinner! Seasonal Affective Disorder is a very real problem that affects your mood and energy due to lack of light. Here are some tips for combatting those Wintertime blahs in your home.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Learn About Tudor Style Homes in Morris County

140 Ridgeview Place, Boonton Park
There's just something about Tudor homes that makes my buyers fall in love instantly. They're the perfect combination of vintage charm and informal coziness and we're lucky enough to have a lot of them in this area! Lake Arrowhead in Denville is home to a bumper crop of little fairy godmother cottages and the Boonton Park Section boasts many larger-scale representatives of the style. One thing is for sure - whether they're big or small, you're going to be enchanted!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Boonton Charity Gives Local Children Happy Holidays!

I just received an important message from one of my favorite charities. Nana's Gift of Boonton is devoted to bringing the joy of the Holidays to local children in need. Every year they grow their efforts and spread even more Holiday cheer! Once you read this letter, I know you'll want to get in touch with Kim Sgro to see how you can help, too!  ~Jackie

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Get to Know Towaco Crossing - New Montville Real Estate, Rails Steakhouse and Boutique Shopping!

If you drive through Montville as often as I do, you've seen the sign for Rails Steakhouse and the beauty of the new building emerging as the natural stone facade and copper roofs go into place. The suspense was killing me! Luckily, I got invited to take a look at what's in store for all of us!

I'm happy to report that we can look forward to enticing new shopping options, high-end 1 and 2 bedroom rentals and a restaurant/lounge that's different from anything else we have locally! Rails Steakhouse is part of a 55,000 square foot development located right along the train tracks and adjacent to the Towaco train station. It will be called Towaco Crossing, and the developers are hoping to create an appealing, walk-able downtown hub for an already great town.