Master of the house

By Marilyn Melia Kennedy CTW Features Single-family homes make up a significant portion of the rental market. But before investing in a property, be aware of what awaits in the land of landlords Looking into being a landlord? No longer can homebuyers count on purchasing now and selling for a profit later. Instead, buyers wanting …

Home shopping 101

By Marilyn Kennedy Melia CTW Features Buying a home is unlike any other purchase. Here’s how to stay focused while on the house hunt. Home buying ranks as the biggest purchase most people make, not just measured by dollars, but by decisions. When buyers reach the closing table, it’s the culmination of many carefully weighed …

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Carlo Siracusa, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that sales associate Joann Otteau of the Howell office was recognized for her exceptional industry success during the month of November. Otteau led the region, which is comprised of locations throughout Ocean and Monmouth counties, for resales. She can be reached in Weichert’s Howell office located …

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, …

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Iris Lurie, broker/owner, Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie, announces the top individuals and teams for the month of November. Top Listing Agent is Frank Fortino and Top Listing Team is the Cole Gold Team. Top Selling Agent is Lorraine Broccoli and Top Selling Team is the Gloria Bernstein Team. “The competitive intelligence, professionalism and …

BUSINESS BRIEFS

More than one million soldiers will transition out of the military in the next five years. This year, in honor of Veterans Day, Farmers Insurance started a campaign to support transitioning veterans by collecting gently used suits for the men and women of the military. Farmers Insurance Atlantic Territory States (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, …