Red Bank, NJ Real Estate News

The mortgage program is more straightforward. Beginning next week, the Fed will start buying $100 billion of debt issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the other government-sponsored enterprises. It also plans to buy up to $500 billion of mortgage-backed securities that these firms guarantee. Private asset managers will be hired to manage this portfolio of investments.  By purchasing securities tied to mortgage debt, the Fed hopes to push up the price of the debt, thereby lowering yields. This maneuver, theoretically, should push down mortgage rates.  Its approach is similar to steps taken in Japan in the 1990s and earlier this decade, when the Bank of Japan pumped reserves into Japanese banks. The Fed is taking that process a step further. Not only is it pumping in reserves, it is dec...
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By Nicholas Napoletano
(Nicholas Napoletano)
While there are limits to how low short-term interest rates can go, the Fed has shown recently that there are few constraints on how large its own balance sheet can become. Since late August, the value of assets held by the Fed has grown to more than $2 trillion from a little less than $900 billion. The Fed has essentially created cash and used it to fund a multitude of new lending facilities, including a program to buy private commercial paper, one to rescue loans for American International Group and one that pumps dollars into financial institutions overseas through other central banks. This activity is sometimes called quantitative easing. Rather than focus on the cost of money in the financial system -- which is the interest rate -- policy makers focus on the quantity of money in th...
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By Thomas McCormack
(Resources Real Estate)
HOLIDAY EXPRESS CONCERT & TOWN LIGHTING SANTA EXPRESS Nov. 28, 2008Red Bank Train Station (starting from Little Silver). Ride the train with Santa from Little Silver to Red Bank and join the parade to the concert on Broad Street. FREE. Nov. 28, 2008  Downtown Broad Street. Rock 'n' Roll with Holiday Express in concert and see the lighting of Red Bank's decorations and Christmas tree. 7:00pm FREE.
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By Nicholas Napoletano
(Nicholas Napoletano)
I thought this was a very interesting article on Bloomburg.com about foreclosures and how Washington plans to make it easier to modify delinquent mortgages. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=aiKFOhBcR_Z8&refer=home
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By Susan McLaughlin, Monmouth County Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - East Monmouth)
NEW YORK, Monday, November 10, 2008 - Students too young to remember the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center seven years ago saw the past and the future from where history continues to be made. Most of the fourth-graders from the Red Bank Charter School gazed in awe at the city below them from the top floor of 7 World Trade Center Monday, from landmark buildings to the pit on one side of the new building, where considerable construction activity was going on. The 52-story building rose from the rubble of the original 7 World Trade Center destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the twin towers. It has become a classroom for students, who are learning about architecture, building design and what has been designated the city's first "green" building for its environme...
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By Susan McLaughlin, Monmouth County Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - East Monmouth)
  Just two weeks ago, the entire building was filled with scaffolding and we wondered how the contractors could keep their promise of being ready for the October 30th Grand Reopening.  They did it and they did it on time!   I got the chance to tour the Count Basie Theater on Wednesday evening at a reception the day before the public unveiling of the 8 million dollar renovations.   Almost 300 locals turned out, marveling at the artistry, recounting favorite moments at the Basie, but the focus was the grand theater itself.  We craned our necks to see the skylit dome, which is truly magnificent, then climbed to the balcony to get a closer look at this work of art.  Here's a view from the "Basie Cam" which broadcasted a new photo of the renovations every 15 minutes, day and night through th...
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By Fedua "Sarah" Bandy
(Re/Max Signature Properties)
What to do when you get the itch to have New York City style food and fun but you don't feel like trekking into the city??                                            Well, look no further than Teak, located in  Red Bank New Jersey. Although Teak is known for its Asian Flair, last Friday night it was transformed into a Latin house complete with an amazing Salsa band. Of course you never know who you will bump into while on the dance floor. It's always fun to see other real estate agents as well as clients out enjoying the town too. If you missed last weeks party, don't fret. Teak has Merengue dancing on the second Friday of each month. With the opening of the new Better Homes in Red Bank division about to make its debut, I get a feeling you will be seeing a lot more of me around town. H...
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By Susan McLaughlin, Monmouth County Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - East Monmouth)
Here's more photos:    This is the best of the Jersey Shore... Why wait for the weekends? You can live the relaxed waterfront lifestyle in a sophisticated, vibrant community just a 34 minute ferry ride from the city. Nothing else comes close to the luxury of Corinthian Cove Townhomes on the Navesink River. Carefree townhouse living without giving up a private entrance and spaciousness that you want. Fine entertaining spaces, indoor and out..... Nantucket Shingle style townhome, rich with architectural detailing. Featuring roof lines accented with cupolas, corbels and copper detailing, these residences resemble favorite Jersey Shore beach houses. The spectacular "Resolute" model features 3,461 square feet of interior space and 900 square feet of outdoor terraces..... Cherry floors throu...
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By Susan McLaughlin, Monmouth County Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - East Monmouth)
Red Bank is the cultural as well as the financial center of the Jersey Shore.  Finding great stuff to do just became easier today with the debut of "Red Bank Orbit".  Our friends over at RedBankGreen.com just launched their partner site. From RedBankGreen publisher John T. Ward: "Today, redbankgreen marks its first significant expansion with the launch of Red Bank oRBit, a new website dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the local arts, food, entertainment and amusements scenes. What's driving this move? The wealth of events, eateries, artists, interesting shops and other distractions in the Red Bank area." Check out Red Bank Green for hyperlocal news and Red Bank orbit for advance word on who's playing where.  Count on me for the inside track in real estate, count on Red Bank orbit f...
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By Susan McLaughlin, Monmouth County Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - East Monmouth)
 P.S.  Like this fireworks view taken from Riverview Towers?  I bet.  Call me to see something in Red Bank's only full-service building and you can have the best fireworks party in town next July 3rd.  There are large one bedroom units with hardwood floors and balcony listed from $229,000 (!) to the incredible penthouse with views stretching for miles, on the market at $1,195,000!  Riverview Towers has a fabulous pool - I'll post photos, a new marina, 24 hour doorman, protected parking.  All of this within steps to Red Bank's downtown with outdoor cafes, fine restaurants of every kind, great shopping, live music 7 nights a week, outdoor festivals and blocks from the train. Photo taken from my home, Courtesy WM Liu.  
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By Susan McLaughlin, Monmouth County Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - East Monmouth)
  July 3rd is just about my favorite day of the year in Red Bank when the town hosts the largest fireworks display in the state of New Jersey.  Here are two videos of the fireworks, courtesy of Q 104.3 radio. The first video is God Bless America - the second, Beethoven's 1812 Overture.  During the 1812 Overture, watch for a fireworks image of the orchestra's cymbals crashing.  It's brilliant.  Don't forget our friends who work throughout the year to put on this show and raise the fortune that it takes to put on this world-class display.  I'm sure the KaBOOM! fireworks committee would be grateful for donations that trickle in or offer sponsorship for the 2009 show.  You can send any amount to defray the $170,000 cost at KaBoom Fireworks Committee, P.O. Box 155, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or visi...
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By Andrew J. Lenza (ABR*GRI*MBA) Monmouth County NJ Real Estate Broker
(Andrew J. Lenza Realty)
ANDREW J. LENZA REALTY represents both tenants and landlords of Professional Office Space in the Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean County areas. Lately we've enjoyed success representing financial companies like hedge funds, advisors and NASDAQ broker-dealers relocating from Manhattan into the Monmouth County area. We are active in the Red Bank, Shrewsbury, Little Silver, Middletown, Colts Neck and Tinton Falls commercial real estate markets. What does each party want? Tenants are motivated to find new and technologically-advanced Office Space that will accommodate present and future needs. Professional office tenants select space based upon (a) cost, (b) condition and (c) technology upgrades. Landlords? They want tenants -- specifically the right tenants. Oh, it's more complicated than mer...
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By Andrew J. Lenza (ABR*GRI*MBA) Monmouth County NJ Real Estate Broker
(Andrew J. Lenza Realty)
There are quite a few streets called "Monmouth" in Monmouth County. Sort of like a rose and what's in a name. Since I specialize in Monmouth County Real Estate it seems fitting to write about Monmouth Street in Red Bank. Red Bank is the cool town of Monmouth County. Red Bank borders Tinton Falls, River Plaza (Middletown), Shrewsbury, Little Silver, Fair Haven and Rumson. The town that runs along Broad Street and Front Street is very often called The Hub.In fact there's a trendy, cutting-edge "indie" newspaper that captures all things Red Bank called The Hub, a Greater Media Company publication. Red Bank is the home to Saint James parish, Riverview Medical Center and many fine restuarants. Red Bank is often called "Wall Street South" because dozens of  NASD-registered broker-dealers and ...
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By James J. White, Realtor Associate
(Crossroads Realty Inc)
 The history of The Count Basie Theater Even though there were already several other theatres in the Borough of Red Bank, New Jersey by 1925 (including the Strand, Palace, Empire and Lyric Theatres), on July 29, 1925 the Red Bank Register reported that Joseph Oschwald of Little Silver had announced plans to build a theatre on Monmouth Street.Projected to open eight months later on April 1, 1926, the new theatre would have seating for about 2,000 persons and be equipped for moving pictures, vaudeville and dramatic shows. The ninety foot by one hundred and ten foot theatre would include a wide lobby on Monmouth Street flanked by two storefronts, and a stage entrance for scenery via a ten-foot wide strip of land around the corner on Pearl Street. The noted theatre architect Thomas W. Lamb ...
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By Gloria Benaroch, Monmouth County Real Estate,Author, CRS, e-Pro
(Heritage House Sotheby's International)
URGENT!It has come to our attention through one of my associates that the children of the 8th grade class of Red Bank, NJ school have no coats, no gloves, no hats, no warm clothing. The teachers have taken upon themselves to start a hat & coat drive. If you're reading this and you are local won't you please donate a clothing article for these children?You can call me Gloria 732-245-4031  or my associate Pat Haarup  at 732-842-6608Drop off at my office 17 West River Road, Rumson NJ across from the Rumson Pharmacy!
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By Andrew J. Lenza (ABR*GRI*MBA) Monmouth County NJ Real Estate Broker
(Andrew J. Lenza Realty)
October 9, 2007Information provided by: Andrew J. Lenza, Broker and Owner of ANDREW J. LENZA REALTY (you can click on "More about me" to read my profile and experience)Are you in the market to buy a two (2), three (3), four (4) family home in Red Bank as an investment, a place to live or both?READ ON... As real estate prices soften, there is always a viable alternative to the single family home. Many folks in today's market are capitalizing on a simple idea:Purchase a multi-familyLive in one unit (or upstairs/downstairs)Rent out the other unit.The owner-occupant's housing expense is subsidized by the tenant's rent. The tenant's rent helps the owner occupant pay the mortgage and property expenses. A potential win-win for all involved!For more information about multi-family investing thro...
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By Andrew J. Lenza (ABR*GRI*MBA) Monmouth County NJ Real Estate Broker
(Andrew J. Lenza Realty)
Are you considering re-locating your financial market company to the Red Bank or Shrewsbury area? Do you want to open a sales or trading branch of your company?  I represent prospective buyers and tenants in search of Professional Office space in the Red Bank and Shrewsbury area. (We'll also list commercial office space and real estate and represent the sellers/landlords.)Here are a few factors influencing supply, demand and rental rates: Red Bank and Shrewsbury are considered the financial market centers of Monmouth County. Many professionals have nicknamed the area "Wall Street South." There is robust demand for high quality office space among banks, insurance companies and NYSE/NASD broker-dealers. The private equity boom (hedge funds) has also added to the demand for fully functiona...
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By Timothy Schwartz
(Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie)
Welcome to Red Bank, New Jersey Situated on the banks of Monmouth County's beautiful Navesink River, the Borough of Red Bank has an area of 1.75 square miles and is approximately five miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. As of the 2000 census Red Bank's population was 11,844. Formerly part of Shrewsbury Township, Red Bank was officially incorporated in 1908 and takes its name from the clay banks of the Navesink River that serves as one of its borders. 
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