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Oceanport Approves New Sign Ordinance!

After hearing concerns that the Borough of Oceanport did not allow the placement of open-house directional signs, REALTORS® from the Monmouth County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR) and NJAR® began working with the Mayor and Council in Oceanport to request a change in their sign ordinance.

On April 16, 2009, the Oceanport Borough Council approved an ordinance permitting the placement of two temporary, directional signs in the public right-of-way advertising an open house. In addition, as was the case under the previous ordinance, one temporary sign is allowed on the property being sold. Under the new ordinance, no sign can block a site triangle or have any attachments such as balloons that can obstruct a driver's view.

This is great new for homeowners and Realtors where the houses were more inland and not of the main road this way people driving by can find the house even if they did not see the ads.

Great News regardign NJ Property Tax Proposal

I recieved a letter from Senator Kean stating THANKS TO ALL OF US opposing the tax property proposal the Governor has withdrawn his proposal. To view the complete letter click on this link Download Taxstateltr.

4 Reasons to have a pet Companion

If you don’t share your home with a companion animal, and especially if you live alone, you’re missing out on all the health benefits they offer - companion animals can:

  • Instill a sense of well-being
  • Promote lower blood pressure
  • Decrease the likelihood of depression in older adults
  • Promote higher self-esteem in older people than those who don't care for companion animals

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Hope for Homeowners Program

FHA Mortgage Rescue Program

Part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, passed in July 2008, includes provisions to help struggling homeowners replace their mortgages with 30-year fixed-rate loans backed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). Available from October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2011, the Hope for Homeowners program is designed to help homeowners who can no longer afford their monthly mortgage payments and have mortgages that exceed the market value of their homes.

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More information about the Hope for Homeowners program is available online at (type “Hope for Homeowners” in the search window) or by calling (800) 225-5342. Both resources also offer information about the FHASecure program -- a program designed to help qualified homeowners who may be facing foreclosure due to an interest rate increase on their mortgage.




“My daughter is insisting I move in with her,” complains Martha.  “She just wants to control my life and take away my freedom,” she continues.


Jenny, Martha’s daughter worries that her mother keeps falling, and fears one day she will break her hip or hit her head.


“I’ll take my sister to court before I will let her get control of mom and my inheritance,” exclaims Jim about Jenny’s desire to move her mother in with her.


It is amazing how quickly formerly cordial relationships between family members will sour when the family has to deal with care of elderly parents or inheritance at their death.  Sometimes the consequence of dealing with the final years of elderly parents can break families apart and create long-lasting animosity.…" read the entire article by going to the link below


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"Because many elderly people face such a daunting task with moving out of their existing residence and into a new one, a growing number of seniors relocation specialists are stepping forward to provide assistance. These individuals or companies provide advice and counseling, help with finding new accommodations, downsizing of possessions, selling of existing property, arranging for the move, unpacking and setting up and arranging of furniture. Relocation specialists who help seniors obtain the veterans aid and attendance benefit are providing additional value to their service." Please go to the following URL for the current article and previous articles: