Shrewsbury Volkswagen partners with CHOP for holiday toy and gift drive

Shrewsbury Volkswagen, the region’s largest Volkswagen dealer, is continuing its longstanding partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) by hosting a toy and gift drive to benefit the hospital. Now through Dec. 20, area residents and businesses are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys and gifts at Shrewsbury Volkswagen in Tinton Falls. The …

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 …

Stop and start

Q&A with Sharon Peters Q: I read or heard there’s a mid-size American car (the U.S. part is important to us) — not a hybrid — that has an automatic cut-off/cut-on function for when you’re at stoplights. I haven’t been able to learn what car that is. Can you help? A: The 2014 Chevy Malibu …

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Gloria Zastko, Realtors met its goals and marketshare for November. Leading the team for sales was Mark J. Schmidt, broker associate, and Jayakrishnan (Jay) Maniyil, Realtor-associate. Schmidt let the firm in listings taken in November. He can be reached by calling 732-297-0600, ext 37, or 908-705-5110, email mark@zastko.com, or visit www.zastko.com/mark. Maniyil led the firm …

Only one quick move-in home remains at The Grande at Howell

Quick move-in homes are an increasingly popular choice and a very attractive option for homebuyers today. These homes are complete, providing a unique opportunity to close rapidly. Quick move-in homes are an ideal opportunity for first-time buyers, for buyers who don’t have an existing home to sell, and for those who have recently sold their …

Coldwell Banker reports ranks most expensive, most affordable markets in New Jersey

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has released its 2015 Home Listing Report (HLR), which ranks the affordability of 188 real estate markets in New Jersey. The Coldwell Banker HLR named Chatham Township the most expensive market in New Jersey, with an average listing price of $882,260, while Willingboro ranked as the most affordable market in …

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Susan Giacchi, broker/owner of RE/MAX Dreams of Sayreville, announces the addition of Marie (Jaworski) Miller, formerly of RE/MAX In Action. As a fulltime experienced Realtor, she has a team of trusted professionals with whom she has worked with specializing in real estate law, mortgages, inspections and construction. She also formerly worked for years with a …