carol garcia: Branchburg NJ News and Events - 02/14/11 06:13 PM
Community Garden - Applications garden plots are now being accepted by the Township Clerk's Office.    Applications are available on the Township's website under Document Library.  Please register as soon as possible to make sure you get a plot. 
 Branchburg Police are  reminding motorists that accumulated ice and snow must always be removed from their vehicles before traveling on New Jersey's roadways.  Motorists who fail to clear their vehicles of ice and snow before driving can be cited and fined under an amended law, which became effective October 20, 2010.   
Bureau of Fire Safety would like to remind all residents to help us help you by clearing snow around fire hydrants.  Precious time is … (0 comments)

carol garcia: Branchburg NJ Community News an Events - 01/31/11 10:50 AM
Dog License Information:  All dogs must have a current rabies certificate good through October, 2011, in order to be licensed.  If you provide a letter from your vet, this requirement can be waived.  Please remember that State Law requires all dogs to be licensed by January 31, 2011.  Dogs licensed after that date are subject to a $5.00 late fee.
 Branchburg Police are  reminding motorists that accumulated ice and snow must always be removed from their vehicles before traveling on New Jersey's roadways.  Motorists who fail to clear their vehicles of ice and snow before driving can be cited and fined under an amended law, which became effective October 20, 2010. 
Fines for violating … (0 comments)

carol garcia: Deciding Whether to Buy or Rent - 01/03/11 02:20 PM
By ANTOINETTE MARTIN
 IN today's market, with uncertainty the sole certainty up ahead, the age-old question - rent or buy? - becomes increasingly perplexing.
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A three-bedroom rental at Crest Ridge has 1,325 square feet.
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In West Orange, a three-bedroom house for sale at Winding Way has 2,269 square feet.
For example, in New Jersey, where average home values rose slightly only to drop precipitously last year, and where an additional 6 percent overall decline is predicted for 2011, is it even possible … (0 comments)

carol garcia: What International Home Buyers Want and What You Should Know - 01/03/11 01:55 PM
 By Chris Kaucnik RISMEDIA, January 3, 2011-Thanks to some favorable conditions, like perceived value and affordability, international home buyers, especially from Canada, Mexico, China and India, are eyeing the U.S. a bit more these days. Over 40% of the international home-buying transactions come from these four countries. And you can capitalize on these buyers more easily than you might think, but first you should learn more about them.These prospects typically come from referrals provided by previous clients and the Internet. Most fall into two categories, with 41% primarily residing in another country and 38% being recent immigrants and short-term visa holders; some … (2 comments)

carol garcia: Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Jump Again - 01/03/11 01:42 PM
Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Jump Again  
RISMEDIA, January 3, 2011-Mortgage rates climbed higher last week, with the average conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rising to 5.02 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.44 discount and origination points.To see mortgage rates in your area, go tohttp://www.bankrate.com/funnel/mortgages/.The average 15-year fixed mortgage increased to 4.39 percent and the larger jumbo 30-year fixed rate rose to 5.64 percent. Adjustable rate mortgages also went up, with the average 5-year ARM rising to 4 percent and the average 7-year ARM reaching 4.43 percent.The last time mortgage rates were … (0 comments)

carol garcia: Do Brokerage Resist Change? - 01/03/11 01:23 PM
Do Brokerages Resist Change?  By Jose PerezRISMEDIA, January 3, 2011-I recently had a fascinating conversation with another industry professional who made me laugh even though the topic was very sad. This person made an analogy to dinosaurs and the Ice Age that rang true as it relates to what is happening in the real estate brokerage industry. "Our industry (in general) is like a herd of dinosaurs grazing on dry grass wondering what happened to the green grass, while, in the distance, a glacier is slowly coming down the side of the mountain ready to make fossils out of all of them."Harsh? … (0 comments)

carol garcia: 21 Brentwood Court - 12/08/10 06:09 PM
Hello Friends,
Just a few months ago, my current owner decided to put me on the market due to job relocation.  Even though, is the right move for them, I will miss them tremendously.  Now, I am seeking for a new owner that is as loving and caring as my current one had been.  
I feel that I have so much to offer that I want to let you know about some of my best features:  
I will greet you everyday in a sun filled two story foyer with lavish trim and shadowbox moldings.
 
 
You can either spend … (2 comments)

carol garcia: Society Hill at Brachburg,NJ - 12/01/10 11:50 AM
Society Hill Townhouses and Condos of Branchburg, NJ
Society Hill of Branchburg, NJ
 Being a resident of Society Hill of Branchburg for over 2 years, I can be your advocate for all your needs.
Society Hill is located in Branchburg Township in Somerset County, New Jersey.  The township includes the communities of North Branch and Neshanic Station.  Branchburg is approximately 35 miles southwest of Newark, New Jersey, and covers a total area of 20.2 square miles, being eleven miles long, and approximately 2 miles across at its widest point..
 
 About the Community 
The community of Society Hill of Branchburg, New … (0 comments)

carol garcia: Branchburg Township Digest Bulletin - 11/29/10 04:39 PM
The Township Committee is looking for volunteers to serve on Boards and Commissions. If you would like to be considered, please visit our website at www.branchburg.nj.us – select Boards and Commission from the left side menu and follow links to application. Please forward your resume and application to Sharon Brienza, Township Clerk at Sharon.brienza@branchburg.nj.us or mail to Sharon’s attention to 1077 US Highway 202 North, Branchburg, NJ 08876 no later than December 4, 2010.
Branchburg Master Plan Community Workshops on December 9, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM and December 11, 9:30 AM – 12:00 noon Raritan Valley Community College in the … (0 comments)

carol garcia: Weekly Digest from Branchburg, Township, NJ - 11/15/10 01:31 PM
The Township Committee is looking for volunteers to serve on Boards and Commissions. If you would like to be considered, please visit our website at www.branchburg.nj.us – select Boards and Commission from the left side menu and follow links to application. Please forward your resume and application to Sharon Brienza, Township Clerk at Sharon.brienza@branchburg.nj.us or mail to Sharon’s attention to 1077 US Highway 202 North, Branchburg, NJ 08876 no later than December 4, 2010.
Leaf Pick-Up: Will begin on October 18 and continue through December 10. There will be a minimum of two pick ups in each area. Leaves should be … (2 comments)

carol garcia: Single Homes in Cooper Penny Estates - 11/11/10 08:48 PM
I had the pleasure recently of selling a 4 bedroom single home in Cooper Penny Estates, Flemington, NJ to a wonderful family with an 8 year old boy.  It occurred to me that this particular single home development had such a great family feel and culture.  
A couple of days later after they moved in to their new home in Cooper Penny Estates, my client called me to tell me that the next door neighbor rang their doorbell and introduced herself and brought them a welcome gift.  They exchanged contact and to their surprised they became good friends after a … (1 comments)

carol garcia: Marketing that Connects to people - 10/18/10 08:53 PM
Marketing that connects to people
I once read in a book that when you tell a story you connect with people.   So I decided to start farming my complex very differently.  I created this postcard 8 ½ by 11 which tells the story on how I ended up living in Society Hill in Branchburg, NJ.  To my surprise this created a big impact on people.  I started receiving phone calls from people in Society Hills at Branchburg, NJ congratulating me on the beautiful postcard and the story.  I also learned that in order to reap what we sow, we should be … (4 comments)

carol garcia: Branchburg Township Weekly Digest Bulletin - 10/18/10 03:59 PM
Last reminder!!  Shred Day - Saturday, October 16, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The shredder will be located in the lower parking lot of the Municipal Building.  Residents must enter from the Old York Road entrance and exit onto Route 202.  Residents must also take back the container they brought their shredding documents in. 
e-Waste Drop Off - Saturday, November 6, Public Works Garage, Kenbury Road;
9:00 - 3:00.  No cost, no permit!  Items accepted:  TVs, computers, servers, monitors, printers, FAX machine, DVD/Video Players, power supplies, CDS/DVDs, video game systems/controllers, copiers, telephones.
Leaf Pick-Up:  Will begin on October 18 and continue … (0 comments)

carol garcia: Branchburg Townshp Digest Bulleting - 09/20/10 11:33 AM
Brachburg Township, NJ
Country Fair September 25 White Oak Park 11:00 AM.  Fireworks.  Branchburg Education Foundation will be hosting the 6th annual Wiffle Ball tournament and the Branchburg Woman's Club will also conduct their annual Food Drive at the Branchburg Country Fair. 
 Shred Day - Prevent Identity Theft:   Branchburg residents are invited to have personal documents shredded at a free, on-site, mobile paper-shredding event Saturday, October 16, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The shredder will be located in the lower parking lot of the Municipal Building.  Residents must enter from the Old York Road entrance and exit onto Route 202.  Residents … (1 comments)

carol garcia: Branchburg Township Weekly Digest Bulletin - 09/07/10 01:59 PM
Shred Day - Prevent Identity Theft:   Branchburg residents are invited to have personal documents shredded at a free, on-site, mobile paper-shredding event Saturday, October 16, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The shredder will be located in the lower parking lot of the Municipal Building.  Residents must enter from the Old York Road entrance and exit onto Route 202.  Residents must also take back the container they brought their shredding documents in. 
  at License Renewals are due September 30.  Your renewal notice will be mailed early next week.  Please check your rabies expiration date as it must be valid through August, 2011.  … (0 comments)

carol garcia: Survey: 1-in-5 Workers Live Pacheck to Paycheck - 09/02/10 09:55 AM
Survey: 1-in-5 Workers Live Paycheck to Paycheck RISMEDIA, September 2, 2010--As the effects of the recession linger on, one place it continues to have a tight grip is on workers' wallets. Nearly eight-in-ten (77 percent) workers report that they live paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. Sixty-one percent of workers said that they felt they lived paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet in 2009. Workers went on to say that sometimes they are unable to make ends meet at all, with one-in-five (22 percent) saying they have missed payments on bills in the last year. This is according to … (0 comments)

carol garcia: FHA Gives Homes Buyers One-Month Window - 09/01/10 07:35 PM
FHA Gives Home Buyers One-Month Window  September 1, 2010--The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is giving homeowners and buyers until October 4 to lock in a low monthly insurance premium, according to Gibran Nicholas, chairman of the CMPS Institute, an organization that trains and certifies mortgage bankers and brokers. "After October 4, the monthly insurance premiums on FHA loans will increase by over 63%."What does this mean for home buyers?A home buyer purchasing a $200,000 home using a $193,000 FHA mortgage before October 4 would pay an insurance premium of $88.46 per month. If the same home buyer waits until after October … (0 comments)

carol garcia: News and Events of Brachburg, NJ - 08/30/10 02:06 PM
News and Events of Branchburg, NJ
Cat License Renewals are due September 30.  Your renewal notice will be mailed early next week.  Please check your rabies expiration date as it must be valid through August, 2011.  As of this date, a rabies clinic has not been scheduled.  For questions on the rabies clinic, please contact the Health Department at extension 183.
  Branchburg Rescue Squad Used Clothing Collection, Sunday, September 19, 12 PM - 3 PM.  Clean, wearable & usable clothing, accessories, linens and stuffed animals in tied plastic bags (no hangers) accepted.  For additional information, call 908-231-1648
 Dumpster Hours Effective July … (3 comments)

carol garcia: White Oak Park in Branchburg, NJ - 08/23/10 09:35 PM


White Oak Park in Branchburg, NJ. It is located on Baird Road, Branchburg, NJ across from the Central Middle School. White Oak Park it is an active recreational park with tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, volleyball courts and a great SHADY playground.
 
White Oak Park in Branchburg, NJ playground is fairly large and shady.  They have several interesting items including a very tall spiral tube slide, a rock-wall-style bridge, and a giant circular seesaw. There are two large climbing structures plus a small one for young children and a free standing double slide. Two bouncy animals, a … (0 comments)

carol garcia: Township of Branchburg, NJ - 08/23/10 08:21 PM
  


 

The Township of Branchburg is located in Somerset County, New Jersey.  The Township includes the communities of North Branch and Neshanic Station.  It is bordered on the west by Hunterdon County, on the north by Bedminster and on the south by Bridgewater Township and Hillsborough Township.  Branchburg covers a total area of 20.2 square miles, being eleven miles long and approximately 2 miles across at its widest point.  The main water courses are the Lamington River on the north, the North Branch of the Raritan River on the east and the South Branch of the Raritan … (0 comments)

 
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