princeton new jersey: WHY DID THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR SELL AND MINE DIDN'T? - 04/02/11 09:01 AM
What do you say to your client when they learn that the house down the street just went under contract to a buyer who had also looked at their home?
Sometimes sellers forget that a number of weeks/months ago, when the Listing Agreement was signed, you advised them to respect the information that was presented as part of the Comparative Market Analysis(CMA) and price their home accordingly. And sometimes sellers forget that they decided to ignore the recent sales information and opted to offer their home at the price that their next door neighbor got back in 2007 - "not for nothin' but I have … (11 comments)

princeton new jersey: I HAVE DECIDED TO MOVE INTO THE ACTIVE RAIN COMMUNITY - 03/31/11 03:38 AM
ACTIVE RAIN has been a tremendous resource for me with input from knowledgeable professionals in the real estate community as well as blogs from some very interesting (and funny) people. I have been in the real estate business a long time and have never been exposed to such a diverse group who always seem willing to share information and assistance. So I have now decided to join in becoming an ACTIVE RAIN-maker.

princeton new jersey: PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS IN PRINCETON - 03/22/10 09:56 AM
The Paul Taylor Dance Company brings more than a half century of dance excellence to McCarter Theatre on Wednesday, March 31 at 8pm. The program will feature Taylor's two latest works: Beloved Renegade (set to Poulenc's Gloria) and Changes (set to songs of The Mamas and the Papas), plus an early classic: Scudorama. For more information call (609) 258-2787; order tickets online at; or in person at 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ.

New Zealand's leading contemporary dance company Black Grace will make its McCarter Theatre debut on Tuesday, February 23 at 8:00 pm.  For over 15 years this all-male dance troupe has fused Pacific traditional cultures with contemporary dance onstage, performing to music ranging from Samoan indigenous music to Bach and hip-hop. Named after a New Zealand expression that translates to "daring and brave," Black Grace continues to unfold founder and director Neil Ieremia's dynamic, bold vision, blending athleticism with innovation onstage.
The company's McCarter Theatre program will include the signature work Minoi, showcasing Samoan slap dancing and singing; Surface, which traces the … (0 comments)

princeton new jersey: ILLUMINATI BOOK SIGNING EVENT IN PRINCETON, NJ - 01/30/10 05:51 AM
Writer Chris Illuminati, a lifelong resident of Lawrenceville and a 2000 Rider University graduate, will sign copies of his new book, A**holeology: The Science Behind Getting What You Want-And Getting Away With It, the humorous and informative new guide for men who wish to become more assertive in business, love and life (Adams Media paperback, 224 pages,$12.95).
The free event will take place at Borders Books in Princeton on Saturday, February 13 from 1 to 3 pm.

Once again Homefront needs our help! About 20 volunteers from NJ Young Professionals(NJYP) will assist in running this annual Poker Tournament and Silent Auction. Volunteers will register guests, run poker tables (yes, we need dealers), assist with the Chinese and Silent Auction and so much more!
Please note that volunteers will be spread out all over the restaurant so this event is more focused on volunteering and less focused on socializing with your fellow volunteers.
Hours:Volunteers are needed from 3:30 to 10pm.
Dress Code:Please wear a nice BLACK top and nice pants (dark wash jeans are fine).Wear comfortable shoes but … (1 comments)

princeton new jersey: PRINCETON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DOES BROADWAY - 01/13/10 11:36 PM
Princeton New Jersey: Broadway stars Teri Dale Hansen ("The Boys from Syracuse") and Norm Lewis ("The Little Mermaid" and the upcoming "Sondheim on Sondheim") bring beloved music of the Great White Way to Princeton on Saturday, January 30, as part of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra's PSO POPS! sixth annual Broadway Concert. The 8 p.m. show in Princeton University's Richardson Auditorium (Alexander Hall) features swinging and sultry favorites from the Great American Songbook, by such composers as George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.

princeton new jersey: BEN VEREEN PERFORMING IN PRINCETON,NJ - 12/29/09 11:47 PM
A unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring popular songs such as "Defying Gravity", "Mr. Bojangles", "Something's Coming" and "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries", An Evening With Ben Vereen is a contemporary and timeless journey through the Broadway songbook.
A Tony Award winner for his renowned performance in Bob Fosse's Pippin, Ben has gone on to solidify his place among Broadway royalty, with starring roles in such Broadway productions as Wicked, Fosse, Jelly's Last Jam, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair and I'm Not Rappaport.
Ben, legend … (0 comments)

princeton new jersey: PRINCETON'S FESTIVAL OF TREES - 12/09/09 10:18 AM
Morven Museum & Garden
Morven Museum & Garden, the former New Jersey Governor's mansion located at 55 Stockton Street in Princeton, will hold its annual Festival of Trees from December 2, 2009 through January 10, 2010, when the museum's galleries will be adorned with beautiful holiday trees decorated by area businesses and organizations . The Festival of Trees hours are: Wednesday - Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon - 4 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for seniors and students. There is free on-site parking. Ticket price also includes admission to the museum's exhibition, Rocks … (0 comments)

princeton new jersey: UPDATE - FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS' TAX CREDIT FLEXIBILITY - 05/21/09 04:10 AM
Are you sitting down?
Yesterday our mortgage folks said the Feds have pulled the letter allowing the First Time Home Buyers to use the $8,000 tax credit towards downpayment on a purchase or towards closing costs.  Today we were informed that the Feds are saying that they have not pulled the provision but have merely put it on hold while they re-review it.
I am going to take the advice some of you offered who responded to my earlier blog and that is that I will believe it when I see it and until then I am not going to talk about … (3 comments)

princeton new jersey: PROFESSIONAL HOUSE SITTERS - 05/12/09 08:30 AM
There seems to be a growth in the House Sitter profession in light of the length of time it takes to sell property these days.  The media is circulating stories about squatters and/or homeless people setting up residence in vacant houses as well as vacant Staged homes being burglarized.
House sitting is an interesting and troublesome concept from the Real Estate Agent's perspective because (1) at what point should an Agent bring up the subject of using a House Sitter; (2) how should an Agent or homeowner go about finding a reputable House Sitter; (3) what will the Agent's liability be in participating in the … (4 comments)

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