WOODSIDE KNOLLS IN ORANGE COUNTY ENJOYS BANNER 2008

triplex_leftTOWN OF WALKILL, N.Y. –- 2008 shaped up to be a banner year at Woodside Knolls as the collection of 216 fee-simple townhomes in the Orange County Town of Walkill set the standard for new home sales in the Hudson Valley region.

Offering attractively-priced, value-packed residences that have strong appeal to first-time homebuyers, the intimate community recorded nearly 90 sales in 2008 outperforming almost all competing new home developments in the area, reports Baker Residential, developer of Woodside Knolls.

Homes at Woodside Knolls are priced from the mid-$250,000s.

“There are several reasons why Woodside Knolls has achieved incredible success since its official opening in January,” says Sales Representative Ashley Young. “First and foremost, many are finding the opportunity to purchase a well-appointed home priced considerably less than comparable communities in New Jersey and Rockland and Westchester Counties to good to pass up.

“Buyers have also been spurred by economic conditions that have created a buyer’s market and resulted in historically low interest rates. To tie it all together, we’ve held monthly first-time homebuyer seminars with prominent mortgage professionals to dispel the myths regarding financing availability, educate our prospects on the friendly loan programs and show how attainable homeownership is.”

Woodside Knolls First-Time Homebuyer Seminars are held in the community’s sales center and provide information about the array of financing opportunities now available to open the door to homeownership at the community. The loan programs highlight builder special financing incentives, as well as Federal Housing Authority (FHA) that requires only 3% to 5% down, the $7,500 first-time homebuyer tax credit, special interest buy-down programs available at Woodside Knolls and much more. For additional information, please call 845-343-3001.

Woodside Knolls has been quick to draw the attention of savvy single-professionals and young families from New York City and beyond who recognize now is the time to buy.

“Woodside Knolls has had great appeal to those buyers who want to enjoy the many advantages of homeownership in a country-like setting that’s still a reasonable commute to their jobs and family and friends in New York City,” says Ms. Young.

The result has been a record breaking sales pace. Woodside Knolls continues to achieve notable sales milestones with more than 50% of its second housing phase sold just weeks after being released to the public.

Luxury townhomes at Woodside Knolls feature 2,600 square feet and boast three-bedrooms, 2 ½ -baths, a finished basement and two-car garage. The community’s distinctive peaceful environment is enhanced by considerable open space and heavily matured landscaping.

In addition to young couples and growing families, the community has also had strong appeal to empty nesters looking to downsize from larger single-family homes.

“Empty-nesters are finding Woodside Knolls a perfect alternative to retirement communities located further south,” adds Ms. Young.
Woodside Knolls is just minutes from Interstate 84, the New York State Thruway and the Metro North Railroad which provide a short commute to destinations in northern New Jersey and Manhattan. The many recreational and entertainment delights of the historic Hudson Valley are also close at hand.

Hudson Valley is home to a variety of recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities, including performing arts venues, historical attractions, fine shopping and a host of state parks and outdoor activities. There’s also no shortage of recreational diversions available in Wallkill itself. The township boasts twelve parks and recreational areas, including the public Wallkill Golf Club.

“Residents will also have several activities right outside their doorstep thanks to the comprehensive package of on-site recreational amenities,” says Ms. Young. “Once complete, Woodside Knolls will feature a pool, recreation center, tennis court and a half basketball court.”

For additional information on Woodside Knolls, please call 845-343-3001 or visit http://www.woodsideknolls.com.

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ACTIVITY ABOUNDS AT HILLSIDE HEIGHTS IN LIVINGSTON

hillsidehillhtsHomebuyer Confidence In Community And Township Is The Perfect Combination

LIVINGSTON, N.J. – Hillside Heights, the impressive collection of just 40 estate-inspired residences rising in the Essex County Township of Livingston, continues to have significant progress on the sales and construction fronts.

Offering an ideal living environment in this sought-after Township which is known for its upscale lifestyle and award-winning schools, this outstanding community appeals to sophisticated homebuyers at every stage and as a result has experienced a steady flow of sales activity throughout the fall months, according to Garden Homes, the developer of Hillside Heights.

“While many of the surrounding communities have experienced a significant slow down as a result of the current real estate climate, Hillside Heights has been quite the contrary,” says Miriam Sampson, Sales Director for Hillside Heights. “Buyers continue to show interest in this neighborhood, a sure sign that Hillside Heights provides the kind of lifestyle and residences today’s savvy purchasers desire.”

Ranging from 3,026 to 5,953 square feet of luxury living space, each floorplan includes four or five bedrooms and the finest in high-end appointments such as hardwood floors on the first level, a two-story entry foyer, Pella© windows, luxurious whirlpool baths, magnificent fireplaces, granite countertops and brick or stone finishes on selected homes, as well as a range of designer upgrades.
In addition, many homes also boast a walk-out basement and/or loft with the option of adding another bathroom. Homes are priced from $1.084 million.

Hillside Heights also currently has one spectacular Devonshire layout available as a ‘Sooner Delivery’ home, offering occupancy in a little as three months. This impressive home boasts 5,308 square feet of luxurious living space and a host of high-end amenities including a two-story foyer with circular staircase, conservatory, fully finished basement, three-car garage with side entry and a bedroom suite on the first floor. This magnificent home is priced at $1.80 million.
The homes at Hillside Heights also list the benefits of their upscale surroundings as one of their main attractions. The Livingston School System features six elementary schools, two middle schools and Livingston High School, winner of 1998’s Blue Ribbon Award, the highest honor bestowed on an American school by the U.S. Department of Education and was also ranked 14th in the state by New Jersey Monthly Magazine in the September 2006 issue.

In addition to the outstanding school system, the dynamic Livingston community boasts exciting entertainment opportunities, fabulous shopping at the nearby Short Hills Mall and the convenience of being near many well-known medical facilities. Residents of Hillside Heights will also enjoy close proximity to major thoroughfares for an easy commute. Located near Routes 280, 80, 287, 78, 46 and 24 as well as the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike, Hillside Heights is only a short distance from a variety of mass transit options.

For more information on Hillside Heights, please call 973-992-4899 or visit http://www.gardenhomes.com. The sales center is open on Monday from 11 a.m. to 5:00 P.M. and on Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
To visit the community, take the Garden State Parkway to exit 145 (Newark/Harrison/I-280). Follow 1-280 West for 8.5 miles and take exit 4A (Eisenhower Pkwy. South). Continue on Eisenhower Pkwy. to 4th traffic light which is Route 10 traffic circle. Proceed 2/3 around circle and exit to the right of the Saturn Auto Dealer onto Northfield Avenue. Follow Northfield Avenue ½ mile, turn left onto Edgemere Road and follow signs to Hillside Heights Sales Center.
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DOWNTOWN URBAN LIFESTYLE SPURRING SALES AT 40 PARK ON MORRISTOWN GREEN

40 Park, the spectacular new luxury condominiums overlooking the famed Green in Morristown, NJ.

40 Park, the spectacular new luxury condominiums overlooking the famed Green in Morristown, NJ.

MORRISTOWN, N.J – A veritable urban living utopia fostered by a vibrant and convenient downtown atmosphere is spurring sales at 40 Park, the spectacular new luxury condominiums overlooking the famed Green in Morristown, NJ.

The charm, convenience and street-life activity that characterize 40 Park and downtown Morristown has attracted an eclectic mix of homebuyers at different stages in their lifestyle, from first-time buyers just entering the housing game to those who are downsizing from oversized suburban homes to empty-nesters who are reclaiming their life after the kids are gone.

“This new paradigm of living continues to gain strength as it transcends market and economic forces,” notes Debra Tantleff, a Vice President at Roseland Property Company, which is developing 40 Park with joint venture partner, Woodmont Properties.

“People want a hassle-free lifestyle with the excitement of urban living. They want to reduce their reliance on cars and be able to walk to entertainment, parks, restaurants, bars, cultural destinations and public transportation. Morristown’s pedestrian-friendly setting, combined with 40 Park’s maintenance-free condo lifestyle, allows them to do just that. And with initial occupancy at 40 Park starting in January, 2010, buyers have plenty of time to plan their move or sell their current home while still being able buy the location of their choice from the limited homes available, and to lock in today’s low interest rate through Wells Fargo’s 1-year rate lock program.”

40 Park’s expansive living spaces, exciting amenities and exceptional value are also gaining favor with buyers. A number of private recreational amenities located within the building include the elegantly-designed Park Center which features a lounge area with a fireplace, big screen TV, billiards table and a catering kitchen. There’s also a fitness center with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training equipment.

A wide variety of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes are available, with prices starting from the mid-$500,000s to more than $1 million for the Signature Residences and from $1.3 million to $2.2 million for the penthouses. The penthouses will include extremely large private terraces of up to 1,800 square feet of desirable outdoor space.

Found throughout the homes, depending on the plan, are such upscale features and appointments as 9’ ceiling heights, cherry or walnut hardwood floors in living areas, spacious kitchens with granite countertops and Jenn-Air® stainless-steel appliances, polished marble floors and countertops with undermount sinks in the master and secondary baths, and balconies with decorative railings and architectural bay windows.

Private, secured parking is provided for the residents, while 55,000 square feet of high-end, boutique retailers and restaurants will complement the downtown, pedestrian-friendly setting.

For more information on 40 Park, please call 973-359-0010, or visit the website at http://www.40park.com. The community’s Sales Center is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 20 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960.
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TWO MAJESTIC SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES OFFERED WITH “QUICK DELIVERY” DATES AT BELVIEW ESTATES

belview-estates-exterior-model-shotLOPATCONG, N.J. –- Two majestic single-family homes are now being offered with “Quick Delivery” dates at Belview Estates, the new collection of 35 estate-inspired residences rising in Warren County’s Lopatcong township.

The homes come complete with a host of standard designer features and appointments and provide unique opportunities for buyers interested in enjoying suburban living in a luxurious brand new home just 60-90 days after signing a contract, according to Larken Associates, developer of Belview Estates.

Included in the “Quick Delivery” homes are two of the community’s most popular designs – the Beaumont priced from $799,990 and Ellington priced from $789,990.

“These homes allow interested homebuyers to move into their new residence shortly after purchasing it,” says Marilyn Cornelia, Larken’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “It’s the ideal opportunity for those who want the benefits of living in a brand new home in a new residential neighborhood, but can’t afford to wait the typical 10-12 months for construction to be completed.

Best of all, these homes are loaded with luxurious upgrades and buyers can still make certain selections to personalize the interiors, meaning they don’t have to sacrifice any luxury.”

Since opening last fall, Belview Estates has quickly captured the attention of homebuyers with its convenient Warren County location, expansive homesites of a minimum of two-acres stretching up to seven acres and competitive prices starting from just $699,990 — an incredible value when compared with similar upscale single-family neighborhoods further east.

“Our initial customers cite the community’s sprawling homesites as a significant factor for purchasing here,” notes Ms. Cornelia. “They also enjoy the fact that they will be coming home to a magnificent residence set in a quiet, retreat-like setting — not like the crowded and busy areas where they work or seek entertainment.”

Residences at Belview Estates are being offered with Larken’s
Purchase Price Protection Plan – an innovative program introduced to reassure homebuyer decisions to take advantage of current market conditions and invest in a high quality home at Belview Estates.
The plan protects the resale value of all new construction Larken homes for a two-year period up to 5% of the actual base selling price for those purchasers who place a 20% downpayment.

For full details on the Purchase Price Protection Plan, please speak to a Sales Representative at Belview Estates. Certain restrictions apply to the offer.

Four and five-bedroom housing designs at Belview Estates range in size from approximately 3,100 to 4,800 square feet and are equipped with the latest in designer amenities and appointments, such as granite kitchen countertops, hardwood flooring, 10’ first floor ceilings, Jack and Jill Baths, princess suites, wood decks and three-car garages. Some residences are now being offered with special builder incentives which allow homebuyers to add significant value to their new home purchase.

In addition to high quality and well-designed homes, residents of Belview Estates will enjoy an activity-rich lifestyle convenient to a myriad of recreational pursuits.

“Lopatcong is well-known for its countless outdoor activities,” says Ms. Cornelia. “There are numerous parks throughout the area, in addition to widespread recreational activities along the scenic Delaware River. Seasonal activities include golfing at the Hawkers Hollow Golf Course, enjoying the Warren County Fairgrounds, skiing in the nearby Lehigh Valley and sampling the area’s numerous wineries.”

“Lopatcong is also noted for high-rated quality schools. In addition, commuters find easy access to business centers in central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania via Routes 22 and 57 plus Interstate 78.”

For additional information on Belview Estates, please call (908) 454-0502. The community’s sales office is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Monday and Tuesday. To visit, take Route 78 West to Exit 3. Proceed 1/2 mile to third traffic light and turn right onto Route 519. Make first left onto Strykers Road. Continue northeast on Strykers Road. Make a left onto Belview Road. Take first left onto Griffin Place. Proceed to Highlands Way and the entrance to Belview Estates.

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TRUMP INCENTIVES LURING BUYERS TO JERSEY CITY

trmp_plz_nj_nite-smallwordpressJersey City, NJ – With new hope comes new opportunities, and in keeping with the times, joint venture partners Metro Homes, LLC and The Trump Organization are now offering unprecedented opportunities at the iconic 55-story luxury condominium building located in downtown, Jersey City.

While current pricing now starts at just $440,500, the developer is offering a special 10% discount on select homes which brings that price down to an unbelievable $396,450. In addition, qualified buyers can take advantage of an incredible 3.75%, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, and one free year of parking in the enclosed garage or one free year of condominium insurance.

“This incredible opportunity offers buyers the chance to buy the world-class home of their dreams at prices more in tune with these times,” notes Dean Geibel, President of Metro Homes. “The attractive pricing and remarkable interest rate enables more buyers to enjoy the celebrated Trump lifestyle that they thought was out of their reach.”

Trump Plaza Jersey City stands 55 stories tall and features 444 spectacular condominium residences — 375 of which are already sold. The spectacular new residence is the tallest residential building in New Jersey and boasts unobstructed views of the New York City skyline, the Statue of Liberty and the ever-changing Hudson River scene.

Recently completed at Trump Plaza is a full floor of five-star, hotel-style amenities that allows residents to indulge themselves in 41,000 square feet of unparalleled indoor and outdoor lifestyle attractions. These include a Roman-style Aqua Grotto spa offering a classic social steam, sauna, walk-in experiential shower, a 25-foot demi-lune heated thermal bath and tranquil treatment rooms.
There’s also an indoor entertainment lounge with plasma TV and fireplace, private theater, billiard room, golf simulator, 3,000 square-foot fitness center, and a lushly landscaped plaza with a saltwater swimming pool. For more personal attention, residents enjoy a uniformed, round-the-clock doorman and 24-hour Concierge, in addition to an “At Your Service” Concierge, offering everything from dry cleaning and shoe repair to dog walking and maid service.

Style and grandeur are masterfully displayed in the signature Trump Plaza entrance portico and two-story lobby, where renowned designer Amir Khamneipur blended such elegant finishes and appointments as ebony Macassar portals, French limestone floors, Venetian glass, oversized windows and a large limestone fireplace.
Of course, the depth of the building’s appeal and urbane sophistication carry throughout the homes as well. Trump Plaza’s studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences range in size from 734 to 2,050 square feet of magnificent living space.
“What began as an extraordinary vision has culminated as a one-of-a-kind residential property,” notes Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, Inc., Trump Plaza’s marketing and exclusive sales agent. “The building’s exceptional location, dramatic living spaces, premier service, incomparable amenities and breathtaking views all stand up to the Trump name and mystique, and now it can be yours for less.”
To make an appointment to visit the on-site sales office and model home located at 88 Morgan Street, please call 1-888-NJTRUMP or visit http://www.njtrump.com.
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FEBRUARY 4TH HOMEBUYER SEMINAR TO HIGHLIGHT “ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME” OPPORTUNITIES AT THE PLAZA AT TENAFLY

Plaza at TenaflyInformative Event Will Take Place From 7-9 P.M. And
Feature Renowned Real Estate Professionals and Experts

TENAFLY, N.J. – Historically low interest rates have teamed with incredible incentives at The Plaza at Tenafly to create a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for today’s savvy homebuyers.

The extraordinary advantages of purchasing at The Plaza at Tenafly now and benefitting from unprecedented mortgage rates and exceptional developer incentives will be detailed during a special “Homebuyer Seminar” held in the upscale condominium community’s magnificent clubhouse on Wednesday, February 4th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Part of the “Conversations” series of events designed to illustrate the incomparable lifestyle afforded residents at The Plaza at Tenafly, the informative session will feature a Professional Home Stager who will share her unique expertise on how to present homes in the best possible light to increase their odds of selling quicker and at a better price, a CPA who will outline the favorable tax advantages of owning verses renting, and Michael Borodinsky from JP Morgan Chase who will discuss the significant builder incentives being offered at the community. Refreshments and light fare will be served.

“There’s little question today’s economic climate has created an advantageous environment for purchasing a new home and receiving the most for your money,” says Richard Fernicola , Vice President of Development for JMP Holdings, which is developing The Plaza at Tenafly at the intersection Piermont Road and Prospect Terrace in this desirable Bergen County borough.

“The current buyer’s market is being fueled by record-low interest rates which have significantly increased homebuyers’ purchasing power. We’ve added even more value to the equation by offering incredible incentives at The Plaza at Tenafly. Those who attend the seminar will have the opportunity to listen and speak to seasoned real estate professionals to learn more about the special programs and sensational opportunities that await them at this sought-after residential community.”

Attendees will also be able to experience first-hand the exceptional luxury and style that distinguish The Plaza at Tenafly by touring the three professionally-decorated model homes which opened late last year at the gated community.

Acclaimed Chicago designer Rene Pabon of The Childs Dreyfus Group has created model homes that reflect the style and sensibilities of today’s sophisticated homeowner. Palettes, furnishings and accessories in each model are different, creating distinct “looks” in similar homes that will resonate with a broad range of buyers at The Plaza at Tenafly. Highlighted in the new models are two single-level condominium and a two-story layout with up and downstairs master suites. The new model homes join an existing model and provide a well-rounded sample of the well-designed floorplans available at The Plaza at Tenafly.

Visitors to The Plaza at Tenafly continue to cite its incredible lifestyle and unparalleled value as major reasons for purchasing at the upscale community. Boasting an exclusive location just minutes from the heart of Manhattan, a “Blue Ribbon” school system that is one of the highest rated in the state, and a suburban setting rivaling the finest in the tri-state area, Tenafly has a distinguished history of drawing homebuyers in search of a sophisticated, well-balanced lifestyle.

With homeownership starting from the low $400,000s, homes at The Plaza at Tenafly present a unique opportunity for buyers to move to a borough where the average selling price exceeds $1 million.

Purchasers also receive the added advantage of residing in a new-construction home where they receive low-maintenance living, the latest in designer features and modern conveniences and the opportunity to customize the interior spaces to fit their personal tastes – all of which add considerable value to their new home.

The dramatic elegance and sophistication of The Plaza at Tenafly is enhanced by world-class recreational and social amenities where no detail has been left out.

Featuring all aspects of a luxury resort with all of the comforts of home, the centerpiece of the community is its comprehensive 4,522 square-foot clubhouse which offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, grand salon with fireplace, catering kitchen, entertainment room with billiards and card tables, business center and private screening room with theatre. The recreational and social activities available to residents at The Plaza at Tenafly will be overseen with white glove attention by the community’s Concierge.

“The recreational and social amenities do not end there,” Mr. Fernicola points out. “The Plaza at Tenafly will also include a spa-inspired heated outdoor pool with sun deck. For added exclusivity, privacy and serenity, the neighborhood will provide a gated entrance.”

Affluence and elegance define the one-and two-bedroom residences at The Plaza at Tenafly which offer up to 2,000 square-feet of luxury living space on either one or two levels.

“Designer features grace these homes including gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, Viking® range, dishwasher and microwave; SubZero® refrigerator and custom kitchen cabinets; hardwood floors in the entry foyer and kitchen and well-appointed bathrooms with decorative designer tile in tubs and Kohler® fixtures,” Mr. Fernicola adds.

The Plaza at Tenafly features three four-story elevator condominium buildings with the first level dedicated to parking. Each homeowner will be assigned two parking spaces – one enclosed and one outdoor.

The Tenafly Blue Ribbon school system is a strong draw for young couples and growing families in particular. Featuring four elementary schools, middle school and Tenafly High School, the district offers several advanced placement and honors courses and has an award winning music program and a gifted and talented kids program.

Ideally located for commuters, The Plaza at Tenafly easily blends the allure of suburban living with the draw of the surrounding major business and social epicenters. Nearby Routes 4 and 9W whisk commuters into New York City via the George Washington Bridge. There’s also express bus service which provides a fast and efficient 35 to 40 minute commute into Manhattan and New Jersey Transit has proposed that Tenafly be a terminal point for its Northern Line connecting the borough to the Bergen County Light Rail system.

For additional information on The Plaza at Tenafly, please call (201) 816-8000 or visit http://www.plazaattenafly.com.

40 PARK HIGHLIGHTS MORRISTOWN’S DEFIANCE OF STATE’S REAL ESTATE SLOWDOWN

40 Park, a new luxury condominium community overlooking the Morristown Green in Morristown, NJ

40 Park, a new luxury condominium community overlooking the Morristown Green in Morristown, NJ

MORRISTOWN, N.J – A heavy flow of new construction activity continues to gain ground in downtown Morristown even as sites across the state have fallen silent in the wake of the troubled economy.

On the famed Morristown Green, 40 Park is quickly approaching its fourth story of what eventually will be a seven-story building featuring 60 luxury condominium homes and 13 magnificent penthouse residences, while steel is rising for the garage and retail space at the adjacent Metropolitan at 40 Park, a 130-home rental building.

Near the Train Station, the widely-supported Highlands of Morristown Station transit village development is speeding along, with 217 upscale rental residences far enough along to be on schedule for a May lease opening, 8,000 square feet of retail space currently being framed and a five-story public parking garage scheduled to open in early summer.

The celebrated conversion of the Vail Mansion into a 36-home luxury condominium community has been completed, as is construction of an enclave of nine new multi-level townhomes on DeHart Street.
Morristown’s new residential developments are also experiencing a high level of success few locations can claim in today’s marketplace.

An impressive 50% of the 73 residences at 40 Park have already been sold, just three condominium residences remain available at Vail Mansion, and the last of the nine townhomes at DeHart Place was recently sold. And potential future residents are already placing their names on a VIP Wait List for the luxury residences at The Highlands.

Why is Morristown fairing so well despite a downturn in the overall housing market?

“First and foremost, there continues to be a strong desire by the public to live here, both young and old,” notes Debra Tantleff, a Vice President at Roseland Property Company, which is developing 40 Park, Vail Mansion and The Highlands with joint venture partner Woodmont Properties.

“There’s so much potential here being tapped into which is resulting in significant community-wide improvements. It’s a unique scenario in which you start with an existing residential setting rich in culture, character and convenience and then enhance those attributes with smart, well-conceived redevelopment efforts that improve the quality of life for both new residents and the community at large. It’s a formula that can prove successful in any market condition.”

Tantleff also points to the decline in interest rates as a key contributor to the recent uptick in homebuyer traffic at the 40 Park Sales Center.

“We’re looking at mortgage rates that were unheard of even a year ago,” she points out. “It’s made a big impact on potential purchasers who see this as a fleeting, opportune time to buy.”

That sentiment is shared by well-publicized analyst Jeffrey Otteau of Otteau Valuation Group who recently suggested that “the housing market is likely to bottom out in 2009 as credit restrictions loosen with a full swing recovery forecasted for 2010.”

“Mark my word, 10 years from now, people will look back at the first half of 2009 and say, ‘That was the time to buy’,” Otteau said.

Back at the Morristown Green, 40 Park has also benefitted from an ability to offer residents an in-town living experience coupled with the exceptional amenities and services of a new, upscale building.

A wide variety of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes are available, with prices starting from the mid-$500,000s to more than $1 million for the Signature Residences and from $1.3 million to $2.2 million for the penthouses. The penthouses will include extremely large private terraces of up to 1,800 square feet of desirable outdoor space.

Residents will also enjoy a number of private recreational amenities located within the building, including the elegantly-designed Park Center which features a lounge area with a fireplace, big screen TV, billiards table and a catering kitchen. There’s also a fitness center with state-of-the-art carirdiovascular and weight-training equipment.

There’s also private, secured parking for residents, while 55,000 square feet of high-end, boutique retailers and restaurants will complement the downtown, pedestrian-friendly setting.

For more information on 40 Park, please call 973-359-0010, or visit the website at http://www.40park.com. The community’s Sales Center is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 20 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960.
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Vesta Hoboken Brings Manhattan-Style and Unique Urban Living to the Mile Square City

vesta-hoboken-extSales Open at Vesta Hoboken Condominium Building in Historic Hudson County City

HOBOKEN, N.J – With a history of creating design-driven, luxury residential properties in such fashionable areas as TriBeCa and Chelsea, The Vesta Group is now introducing its unique vision for contemporary urban living to the Hoboken marketplace with Vesta Hoboken, a new boutique condominium building located in the Hudson County city’s bourgeoning south side.

Sales have opened from an off-site sales center located at 552 1st Street at the intersection of Adams Street for the new collection of 16 upscale condominium homes housed in a distinctive six-story building.

Featuring the same level of design, quality and service that has distinguished the signature residential properties throughout Manhattan, Vesta Hoboken will represent a decidedly new alternative for area homebuyers that’s further enhanced by the unmatched value it will offer relative to the marketplace.

“Our commitment to blending style and substance will help establish Vesta Hoboken as a premiere residential address,” says Marsha LaTessa, a principal of The Vesta Group, which is developing the property in joint venture with JESAN LLC.

“Residents will cherish living in one of New Jersey’s favorite cosmopolitan destinations where restaurants, entertainment, business and nightlife are all within walking distance. They’ll also appreciate residing in homes with sleek and modern interiors and a contemporary building that is as dynamic as its surroundings.”

Residences at Vesta Hoboken are expected to range in price from $690,000 to $1,470,000 which includes private parking. The mix of homes comprises generous two- and three-bedroom plans, as well as three- and four-bedroom penthouse duplexes — some with outdoor space and fireplaces.

Residents will be able to enjoy all of the city’s exciting appeal, including a vibrant downtown atmosphere, classic urban charm, extensive public transportation, and a close proximity to Manhattan. The PATH, Ferry and Light Rail are all easily accessible.

“Hoboken is an extremely pedestrian-friendly town due to the close proximity of its wide variety of schools, shops and retail,” notes Ms. La Tessa, “and Vesta Hoboken is well-located to take advantage of everything this great city has to offer.”

With only 16 residences, the building has an intimate and elegant ambiance. Designed by Dean Marchetto Architects PC, the striking exterior is notable for its deep gray brick façade with a reflective gunmetal finish – a contemporary interpretation of traditional Hoboken architecture.

The beautifully finished lobby is lined in chiseled white quartz and features Capiz shell chandeliers and Italian flooring with a pale steel patina. Residents will enjoy on-site parking, a private gym, a lounge and individual storage units.

“Vesta Hoboken will also be the first building in Hoboken with Video Doorman technology,” says Ms. La Tessa. “Groceries, dry cleaning, UPS and Fed-Ex will all be delivered and waiting for you when you get home.”

The spacious two-bedroom/two bath layouts range in size from 1,142 to 1,492 square feet of elegant living space. Amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows, 4 3/4” wide plank fumed oak flooring throughout the living area, central heating and air conditioning, nine-feet ceiling heights, spacious terraces in select homes, video intercom system, open gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances from KitchenAid’s Architect Series II, contemporary white high-gloss cabinetry, and Carrera marble countertops. Sumptuous master bathrooms are clad in limestone and Italian tile with stone flooring and large walk-in showers.

“The elegant duplex penthouses offer from 2,213 to 2,351 square feet of sensational living space, large terraces, fireplaces, three or four bedrooms and three baths,” points out Jackie Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, Inc., the building’s sales and exclusive marketing agent. “The Vesta Hoboken living environment is crisp and contemporary, inviting and comfortable. Such style and substance promise to make the building one of Hoboken’s most sought-after addresses.”

For more information on Vesta Hoboken, please call (201) 610-0609, or visit the website at http://www.vestahoboken.com. The off-site sales center is located at the intersection of 1st Street and Adams Street.
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Strong Response Greets Opening of Preview Sales at Crystal Point in Jersey City

Crystal Point Condominiums in downtown Jersey City, N.J.

Crystal Point Condominiums in downtown Jersey City, N.J.

Historically Low Interest Rates and Competitive Preview Pricing Draw Buyers To Signature 42-Story Building

JERSEY CITY, N.J. –- Preview sales opened with a flourish at Crystal Point as savvy homebuyers recognize now is the time to buy at the spectacular offering of new Jersey City condominiums located in an iconic 42-story building along Jersey City’s Hudson River waterfront.

Historically low interest rates combined with competitive preview pricing now available Crystal Point have made the offering of one-, two-, and three-bedroom new homes in Jersey City a popular choice for buyers looking to take advantage of market conditions and receive incredible value with their new home purchase, according to Fisher Development Associates, which is developing the signature building a mere 25 feet from the dazzling Hudson River on the final piece of developable Jersey City real estate that directly faces Manhattan.

This special buying opportunity has quickly translated to brisk sales at Crystal Point just weeks after its initial new condominium homes was released to VIP registrants.

“They are a large number of buyers who realize this is the perfect climate to purchase, whether it’s to own the home of their dreams or for investment purposes,’ says Brian Fisher, a development principal

. “They understand the economy has presented them a unique opportunity and are identifying Crystal Point and its value-driven pricing as the ideal situation to maximize their investment.

“They also appreciate the fact that the building is pre-approved by three different lending institutions which allow them to take advantage of amazingly low interest rates and offer the ability to lock in at any time between signing their contract and closing.”

Crystal Point is redefining the concept of upscale waterfront living. Designed by noted architectural firm Gruzen Samton LLP, the new Jersey City condominium building boasts sweeping views of the ever changing skyline stretching from lower Manhattan to the George Washington Bridge. Each home will have water views — a rare advantage experienced only at Crystal Point.

“Buyers are responding to Crystal Point’s extraordinary blend of world-class architecture, an incomparable waterfront setting with dramatic views, and a convenient location between the charming Paulus Hook neighborhood and the Hudson River just minutes from Manhattan,” says Mr. Fisher. “They are extremely impressed by the sleek and cutting edge interior designs and extensive offering of resort-like services and amenities.”

To be a part of the Preview Opening at Crystal Point, buyers can call 201-433-7778 or visit http://www.crystalpointcondos.com.

Crystal Point’s distinctive, crystalline-style glass exterior was designed to maximize the building’s riverfront setting and reflect its exclusivity and diversity, notes Adrienne Albert, CEO of The Marketing Directors, Inc., Crystal Point’s marketing and exclusive sales agent. Inside, homes will range from 800 to 1,817 square-feet of well-designed living space complemented by a wide array of premium finishes.

“Stylish features will grace these homes, including kitchens with Italian Pedini wood and glass cabinetry, quartzite counters, under cabinet task lighting, full height pantries, islands with breakfast bars and full Jenn-Air appliance suite,” Ms. Albert points out.

“Floor-to-ceiling windows will drench the homes in natural light and most of the residences will offer balconies, expanding the already sensational views. Each residence will also have SMART home technology capabilities and washer and dryer.”
T
he dramatic elegance and sophistication of Crystal Point is further enhanced by its superb amenities where no detail has been left out to create a resort-like living experience for residents.

Ideal for maintaining a healthy body and mind, the Crystal Spa will feature a thermal bath, sauna, steam and treatment room. Residents will also enjoy a yoga/aerobics room, game room with billiard and poker table, state-of-the-art fitness center, lounge with catering kitchen and flat screen televisions, kid’s room and a screening room within the Crystal Club.

“An expansive outdoor deck overlooking the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline will feature a lap pool, hot tub, private cabanas and lounge chair seating, as well as a BBQ and dining area, fire pits with accompanying seating, and a children’s play area,” Ms. Albert points out. “The full-service building will also offer a professional concierge, and valet parking, while a lobby level restaurant will serve residents and the community at large. In addition, there will be access to the new Marina currently being planned by Jersey City and all the riverfront enjoyment and recreation it contains.”

Crystal Point homeowners will also appreciate the community’s convenient location just steps from a Light Rail station which provides direct access to other “Gold Coast” locales and numerous PATH trains and ferries that whisk commuters into Manhattan. In fact, the building is ideally situated between the Paulus Hook and Newport sections of Jersey City, allowing residents to utilize the PATH trains and ferries at both Exchange Place and Newport.

Dowtown Jersey City is also bustling with shopping and entertainment venues, while the tree-lined Paulus Hook neighborhood is known for its numerous restaurants, pubs, cafes, bakeries, and other conveniences.

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Metro Homes and The Trump Organization Announce the Closing of a $2.4 Million Penthouse at Trump Plaza Jersey City

trmp_plz_nj_niteJersey City, NJ – Joint venture partners Metro Homes, LLC and The Trump Organization announced this week the closing of a $2.4 million penthouse at Trump Plaza Jersey City, the new luxury condominium building located in downtown Jersey City, NJ.

The sale of the 2,000 square-foot residence translates to $1,200 per square foot.

“This remarkable residence sold and closed in just 30 days,” notes Dean Geibel, President of Metro Homes. “Executing a sale of this nature in today’s market speaks volumes about Trump Plaza’s stature as a world-class property that possesses enduring qualities and value.”

Trump Plaza Jersey City stands 55 stories tall and features 444 spectacular condominium residences — 375 of which are already sold and 220 are closed.

The magnificent studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences range in size from 734 to 2,050 square feet of space and are priced from $495,000. The iconic residence is the tallest residential building in New Jersey and boasts unobstructed views of the New York City skyline, the Statue of Liberty and the ever-changing Hudson River scene.

Recently completed at Trump Plaza is a full floor of five-star, hotel-style amenities that allows residents to indulge themselves in 41,000 square feet of unparalleled indoor and outdoor lifestyle attractions. These include a Roman-style Aqua Grotto spa offering a classic social steam, sauna, walk-in experiential shower, a 25-foot demi-lune heated thermal bath and tranquil treatment rooms.

There’s also an indoor entertainment lounge with plasma TV and fireplace, private theater, billiard room, golf simulator, 3,000 square-foot fitness center, and a lushly landscaped plaza with a saltwater swimming pool. For more personal attention, residents enjoy a uniformed, round-the-clock doorman and 24-hour Concierge, in addition to an “At Your Service” Concierge, offering everything from dry cleaning and shoe repair to dog walking and maid service.

“The reliability and stature of the Trump brand is something buyers are attracted to and trust,” notes Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, Inc., Trump Plaza’s marketing and exclusive sales agent. “Trump Plaza Jersey City’s exceptional location, dramatic living spaces, premier service, incomparable amenities and breathtaking views all stand up to the Trump name and mystique.”

To make an appointment to visit the on-site sales office and model home located at 88 Morgan Street, please call 1-888-NJTRUMP or visit http://www.njtrump.com.

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