chris hooks: Honoring Our Armed Forces - 05/14/14 06:39 AM

Saturday, May 17th is a very special day in Pennsville Township.  That is the day for honoring our Veterans.  There are many activities and events planned:  a glorious parade, a concert by a Civil War-themed band and two inspirational ceremonies. 
Here is the schedule for the day:
10 am - parade that kicks off at the Pennsville Shopping Center & ends at PMHS high school
Immediately following the parade - ceremony to lay wreaths at the monument & honor our Veterans at the monument at PMHS high school
Noon - Live music at Riverview Beach Park by the Fort Delaware … (0 comments)

chris hooks: Chris' Featured Listings - 10/30/2013 - 10/30/13 03:11 PM
I chose these listings based on the word, "Space".     The first property, on Harvard Road, has the potential for 5 bedrooms!  The current owner has upgraded it over the years by his own hand.  His workmanship is top-notch.  Maybe you can complete his vision?  Full, partially finished basement. Large, screened porch has lots of outside-in livingspace!   Next is Rutgers Road.  What a unique property!  Where in the world can you find 5 bays of garage space (3 attached, 2 detached) at a residential home?  Not only that, but the house is just so cool!  Cathedral ceiling, floor-to-wall fireplace, … (0 comments)

chris hooks: What's Happening In Salem County - July 19th Edition - 07/19/13 02:42 AM

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chris hooks: What's Happening In Salem County, NJ - the weekend of June 28th, 2013 - 06/28/13 07:14 AM
The weather is going to be hot and possible thunderstorms, but there is much to do to brighten your days!  
3 Bender Drive in Elsinboro is having an OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, June 30th from 1 to 3 pm.  A beauty of a waterfront'll want to check it out!  
The Law Office of Rachel Guallpa is a full service law firm in Woodstown, NJ offering free consultations on a variety of legal issues.  Contact us today at (856) 769-4811 or visit us online at Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and legal news! 
DRBA’s Delafort Ferry Between Salem, Pea … (0 comments)

chris hooks: Price Reductions On Some Terrific Properties! - 05/29/13 02:37 PM
The following listings had price reductions today!  There are terrific buys on the market at the current are several for you to consider!
*  291 Virginia Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ - adorable mobile home!  2 bedrooms, lovely eat-in kitchen, roomy livingroom, recently upgraded bathroom, located in the Garden Homes mobile home park.  Lot rent is $450 per month.  Prospective buyers must be approved by the moblie home park.  
Affordable and adorable!  Now offered at $20,500  
*  86 Delaware Avenue, Pennsville, NJ - classic 3 bedroom ranch offers spacious livingroom, … (0 comments)

chris hooks: Mass Marketing, Politics and Canoes - Speed Networking Works! - 04/23/13 03:36 PM
Today I had the pleasure of attending a speed networking event at Dodge's Market in Elmer, NJ.  The meeting was organized by Roe Melnicove who is a National Marketing Director with the health & wellness company, Juice Plus. I met Roe back in 2008 at an eWoman Networking event in Voorhees.  I actually didn't get the chance to talk to her until the event was over, in the parking lot!  Well, it turned out that I had met her husband, an attorney, during a recent settlement.  Small world!  We've stayed in touch ever since.  
Roe's story is quite compelling.  She is … (2 comments)

chris hooks: Sweet, Sweet Sunday - 04/21/13 04:02 PM
What do you do when  you pass by a lemonade stand?
How does it make you feel?
And the big question......Do you stop to buy some?
Of course!  Each and every time!

Today, the lemonade stand was in Valley Park.  There were 4 adorable little girls marching up and down the sidewalk between their houses and the surrounding neighbors' homes, handmade signs held high above their heads.  Giggling and chanting, "Lemonade for sale --- lemonade for sale!"
The selling point that really caught my attention was, "No Refunds!"  (It was easy to see these business women weren't … (5 comments)

chris hooks: Five Reasons To Host A Broker's Open House - 03/27/13 12:26 PM
1)  It's a great way to be certain that Buyer's agents are familiar with your property.  
Let's face it....buyer's agents have the ear of consumers who the listing agent will probably never get to speak to. A Broker's Open house is one way to encourage those agents to schedule showing appointments for their client.  The theory is that once an agent sees your home and learns how terrific it is, he or she will want to spread the word.   
2)  The feedback you will receive from the Real Estate professionals can be quite enlightening.
It's great that your … (8 comments)

chris hooks: Short Sale/Foreclosure Workshop - March 14th, 2013 - 02/27/13 08:16 AM
Short Sale/Foreclosure Workshop   Short Sale/Foreclosure Workshop
hosted by
South Jersey Real Estate Academy
The Academy is honored to welcome William J. Sragow, Esq.
Mr. Sragow is a prominent Real Estate attorney from Cherry Hill who is extremely well-versed in short sales and foreclosure properties.  He will review the latest rules & regulations, helpful tips and effective processing for your most challenging files.  The goal is to better equip agents & consumers with the necessary, most up-to-date, tools to get to the settlement table as painlessly as possible.
Join us for this FREE workshop!!
Pennsville Public Library
Thursday, March 14, 2013
9:30 – noon
9:30 am … (0 comments)

chris hooks: Mastery in 10,000 Steps - 02/25/13 02:15 PM
"Neurologist Daniel Levitin has studied the formula for success extensively and shares this finding: "The emerging picture from such studies is that 10,000 hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert in anything. In study after study of composers, basketball players, fiction writers, ice skaters, concert pianists, chess players, master criminals and what have you, the number comes up again and again. Of course, this doesn't address why some people get more out of their practice sessions than others do. But no one has yet found a case in which true world-class … (10 comments)

chris hooks: The Odds For Your Success Are Against You, So You'd Better Get Ready - 01/01/13 03:29 PM
How many of you set New Year's resolutions for 2013?
It's easy to feel confident in your abilities while celebrating the end of one year with the energy, optimism and promise of the new year pushing you from behind.  It's understandable to feel strong the first couple of days of January, but what happens after the first week or two?  It may not be such a simple task to stay the course.    
A 2007 study by Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol, involving 3,000 people, showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% … (14 comments)

chris hooks: Are You Blogging With Your Hands Or Your Heart? - 07/16/12 03:18 PM
Are You Blogging With Your Hands Or Your Heart?
(and do you think your readers can tell the difference?)
My blogging has been a tad spotty for several months now.  I can't really tell you why my productivity here slacked off.  (although my productivity in the Real Estate world definitely geared up this Spring.)  I suppose one had something to do with the other.
In any event, my thoughts have come back to this online world.  I've missed it on several levels, the least of which is the marketing exposure for my listings and myself.  The biggest loss of all has been the … (14 comments)

chris hooks: AUCTION! 274 Virginia Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ - 6/30/12 @ 10am - 06/26/12 07:40 AM
AUCTION!  274 Virginia Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ - 6/30/12 @ 10am

This three-bedroom brick rancher is going to Auction on Saturday, June 30th at 10am.  It's a lovely home in need of a new steward. 
There is much to feel excited about:
Spacious full basement!3 Bedrooms! 100x150 lot!Attached one-car garage!Detached 2-bay out-building! Roomy eat-in kitchen! Hardwood floors!Oversized walkup attic!  
TERMS:  'As Is', $3,000 due at signing, 30-40 day settlement, Seller guarantees clear title
If you've never seen a Real Estate auction before, come on out and join us!  It's an interesting way to sell property. 


chris hooks: Broker's Open House - 31 William Penn Avenue, Pennsville, NJ 08070 - 05/21/12 03:47 PM
Broker's Open House - 31 William Penn Avenue, Pennsville, NJ  08070
On Tuesday, May 22nd from 11am to 2pm, 31 William Penn Avenue will be the gathering place for local Realtors to view a terrific house, share tips, relax and share a tasty meal.

The home has been meticulously maintained by the current owners.
- 3 bedrooms- brick fireplace- 2 1/2 bathrooms- beautiful kitchen-cozy familyroom- full, spacious basement- attached garage- convenient home office- gorgeous grounds!

The yard is absolutely top-notch with it's many varieties of flowers, flowering bushes & trees and the attractive 2-level deck.
What … (2 comments)

chris hooks: At The Fruit Stand In New York City. What the heck IS this????? - 03/31/12 05:41 PM
At The Fruit Stand In New York City.  What the heck IS this?????

I visited China Town in New York City for a shopping trip for the Library's upcoming fundraiser.  (more on that later, I promise)  I just had to take this picture to show all of you.  Whatever it is......I had never seen it before.
Does anyone know what it is and what do you do with it?  
Is it edible?
Just wondering.....

chris hooks: 119 Madison Street, Pennsville, NJ, 08070 - The Auction Countdown! - 03/23/12 02:32 PM
119 Madison Street, Pennsville, NJ, 08070 - The Auction Countdown!
The buzz is building this weekend with not one, but two open houses at 119 Madison Street in Pennsville, NJ  08070.
Sat. 3/24 - 1 to 3pm and
Sun. 3/25 - 1 to 3pm.

The Auction is scheduled for Sat. 3/31 @ 10am.
The winning bidder must have $2,500 for the escrow deposit and be prepared to settle by 4/24/12.
"As Is"
Seller guarantees clear title.
Inspection by appointment also by calling Chris Hooks - 856-628-2710.
Buyer's agents must show the house and register their buyers prior to the … (1 comments)

chris hooks: Broker's Open House - 121 Penn Beach Drive, Pennsville, NJ 08070 - 3/20- 11am to 2pm - 03/19/12 02:02 PM
Broker's Open House - 121 Penn Beach Drive, Pennsville, NJ  08070 - 3/20- 11am to 2pm

Following up the public open house on Sunday, a Broker's Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20th, 2012.  The doors open at 11am and the event lasts until 2pm.  There will be a yummy lunch served, a terrific home to explore and a second home on William Penn Ave in Pennville to visit for dessert. 
Some people seem confused as to why an open house is held for Real Estate agents. 
It's an easy question to answer, actually.  Realtors each have their own contacts, networks … (3 comments)

chris hooks: First Time Home Buyers Seminar Done Right - 03/14/12 06:38 AM
First Time Home Buyers Seminar Done Right
This afternoon the girls from Coldwell Banker Pino Agency's Pennsville office took a field trip to Middletown, DE to meet up with John R. Thomas, a certified mortgage planner.  John was kind enough to invite us (via Active Rain) to his workshop about holding First Time Home Buyer's Seminars. 
Not only does John hold the seminars once a month, he even wrote an extensive book titled, "Your Guide to Buying Your First Home in Delaware."  It looks like this will be my bedtime reading for a few nights.  There are twelve chapters chock-full … (2 comments)

chris hooks: Bank Foreclosure Price Reduction! 19 Fort Sumpter Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070 - 03/10/12 12:30 AM
Bank Foreclosure Price Reduction!  19 Fort Sumpter Road, Pennsville, NJ  08070
Wow!  This spacious two-story home has been recently reduced to $169,000!  A five bedroom, two-and-half-bath colonial that offers a formal livingroom, a familyroom with cozy fireplace and sliders leading to a paver-lined patio.  The backyard is adjacent to a lovely wooded area -- the view from the back patio is restful, to say the least! 
Located in the established neighborhood known as Fort Mott Village, the home is surrounded by other homes that are well taken care of.  Well-lit with sidewalks for easy walking/jogging paths. 
What a lovely place to live!
Why wait … (0 comments)

Christine  Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate! (Pino Agency)

Christine Hooks

Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

Pennsville, NJ

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Address: 70 N. Broadway, Pennsville, NJ, 08070

Office: 8566784663, X211

Mobile: (856) 628-2710

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