Daylight Saving Time

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On October 15, 2018
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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 4th. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
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Tips for Planting Your Favorite Bulbs

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On October 15, 2018
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Select quality, big bulbs Plant when the temperature falls below 60 degrees Plant bulbs 6-8 inches deep Space them about 3 times the width of a bulb
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Tricks and Treats

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On October 15, 2018
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Stop by 8 Lennox Avenue in Rumson between 3:30 and 7 p.m. on Halloween for treats from BMR.
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Live Happy!

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On September 14, 2018
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Lucky 13: According to personal-finance website WalletHub, New Jerseyans are pretty happy. After assessing all 50 states based on 31 factors including physical and emotional well-being, income level, and sports participation, New Jersey came in at number 13.
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Tips for Planning a New Kitchen

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On September 14, 2018
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-Start planning a year ahead of time -Be specific about what you like -Be honest about how much you can spend -Tailor your kitchen to your needs -Consider environmental impact of your choices -Consider home’s resale value -Measure and measure again -Know when to leave it to the professionals
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Meet Our Team

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On September 14, 2018
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From left to right from bottom: Brenda McIntyre, Owner/Broker; Colleen Olson, Sharon Zaccardo, Keith Larkin, Kathleen Jones, Tyler Osborn; Karen Ball, Mary Buckley, Jean Wark, Laura Barr, Kara Dockery, Nancy Wojton.
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Staging: Before & After

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On August 15, 2018
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Karen Ball and Sharon Zaccardo present our newest listing at 79 Buena Vista Avenue in Rumson.
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End of Summer Day-Trip Ideas

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On August 15, 2018
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Statue of Liberty Island Beach State Park, Lanoka Harbor Liberty Science Center, Jersey City Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton Township Monmouth County Historical Association, Freehold Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton Black River and Western Railroad, Ringoes Storybrook Land, Egg Harbor Township Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Barnegat
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Don’t Let a Down Payment Scare You

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On July 11, 2018
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You don’t need to save 20 percent of a home’s value for a down payment. Yes, it could lead to a cheaper mortgage payment or lower interest rate but there are tons of first-time programs that can make homeownership more affordable. No matter how large a down payment you make, consider buying when: You plan […]
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Millennials: Driving Force Behind Home Sales

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On July 11, 2018
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According to Marcus & Millichap, for a fifth consecutive year, millennials led home purchase activity comprising 36 percent of the buyers in 2017. The oldest millennials are now 37, and as this generation ages and starts families a wave of potential new buyers are moving into the market.
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Boost Your Credit Score

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On July 11, 2018
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Utilize these good habits to improve your credit score: Make payments on time, Use credit responsibly, Avoid inquiries, Avoid opening new accounts, Avoid high balances.
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Planning to Sell? Think Like a Buyer.

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On June 13, 2018
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Be honest and objective. What is the first impression of your home? What are your home’s best features? Which features should be minimized or improved? Small details can make all the difference: declutter, polish hardware, clean light fixtures, and remove personal items.
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Do You Know the Difference Between a Prequalification Letter and a Credit Approval?

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On June 13, 2018
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In this competitive market, there is something you can do to have an edge. A credit approval gives you more leverage and has more clout than a regular prequalification letter. Credit Approval: Dives into your finances and offers specific monetary information for the underwriting process. A credit approval requires verification of employment, assets, income, and […]
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Excellent Time for Planting

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On May 16, 2018
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This is an excellent time for planting your favorite flowers and vegetables. Among the most popular flowers are marigolds, petunias, geraniums, daisies, hydrangeas, and impatiens. Vegetable planting from seeds should be done as early as spring allows. Along with blooming flowers, experts predict a blooming spring market that will continue through August.
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Local Farmers Markets

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On May 16, 2018
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Asbury Park June 10 – September 23, Sundays 10 am–3 pm Kennedy Park, Grand and Cookman Avenues Highlands July – October, Saturdays 8:30 am Huddy Park, Bay and Waterwitch Avenues Long Branch June 21 – mid-November, Thursdays 9 am–3 pm West End Park, Ocean and Brighton Avenues Oceanport July 7 – September 1, Thursdays 3–8 pm […]
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Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On May 16, 2018
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Declutter every room Improve lighting Keep colors and paint neutral Remove personalized items Rearrange furniture to create better flow Remove items from kitchen counters Create a welcoming entrance
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Benefits of Open Houses and Why We Do Them

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On April 16, 2018
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Easy access to preview Draws more visitors Neighbors may know someone Exposure to serious buyers Gets people talking Stop in and say “hi” when you see one of our signs. 
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Let the Awards Keep Coming … 

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On April 16, 2018
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BMR is proud to be the broker representing Oak Hill Estates of Marlboro and Hidden Village of Aberdeen. Both communities received Sales & Marketing (SAM) Awards at the NJ Builder Association’s awards ceremony in Atlantic City on April 12th. On the same date, the New Jersey Circle of Excellence awards were also presented to Brenda McIntyre […]
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Millennials Are Changing Home Buying

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On April 16, 2018
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They want move-in condition. They are better informed through online research. They rely on professional photography. They are very selective in the homes they view. They need a professional realtor to guide them through the buying process.
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Spring Into Action

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On March 15, 2018
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Spruce up the exterior of your home with these tips: Sweep outdoor AC unit and remove leaves and debris around it. Check door and window screens for rips and tears. Consider power-washing your home. Trim all trees and shrubs butting up against your home.
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Congratulations Karen Ball

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On March 15, 2018
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On March 8, Karen Ball received a FAME Award from the Shore Builders Association for generating more than $11.7 million in new sales for Roger Mumford Homes in 2017. According to Mumford, president of the company, “Karen is an extremely hard worker and dedicated to meeting both the needs of our clients and achieving our sales objectives.”
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Seven Hottest Kitchen Renovation Trends

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On March 15, 2018
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1. Painted cabinetry 2. Quartz countertops 3. Subway tile backsplash 4. Blue-gray everywhere 5. Mixed metals 6. Open shelving 7. Smart devices
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Curb Appeal Matters

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On February 15, 2018
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First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to selling your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, 63 percent of home buyers will drop by after viewing a home they like online.
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Congratulations BMR!

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On February 15, 2018
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2017 Recipients: Brenda McIntyre – Platinum Level; Laura Balestro – Gold Level
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Must-Haves for Millennial Home Buyers

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On February 15, 2018
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Updated kitchen & bath, Open floor plan, Home office, Good location, Low maintenance, Technology, Staging, Professional photography
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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On January 17, 2018
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Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children. When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold […]
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Key Factors That Drive the Real Estate Market

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On January 17, 2018
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Demographics: age, race, gender, income, population growth, etc. Interest Rates Economy: GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, prices, etc. Government Policies: tax credits, deductions, subsidies, etc. Click here to learn more.
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Happy New Year!

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On December 19, 2017
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WISHING ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS A HEALTHY & HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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BMR Holiday Office Party

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On December 13, 2017
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We enjoyed a lovely evening at Trama’s Trattoria and spoke about how grateful we are for the continued support we receive from our past and present clients. Happy Holidays from all of us at BMR!
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Meet Our Agent Series: Laura Trama

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On November 27, 2017
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From the first meeting to the final closing, Laura’s here to provide you with the best in-class service to help you buy or sell a home. Equipped with the finest tools and technology, Laura develops partnerships with her clients and becomes their best advocate. Give Laura a call and make her expertise work for you.
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Now is a Great Time to Sell!

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On November 6, 2017
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Find out why the National Association of Realtors (NAR) recommends selling your house now. Read more…
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Meet Our Agents Series: Kara Dockery

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On September 25, 2017
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Kara and her family have lived in Monmouth County for the past ten years. Her youthful approach and optimistic attitude has been an asset to our office and her customers. Kara is a knowledgeable realtor who dedicates herself to all her clients and prides herself on leaving the closing table with a satisfied client and lifelong friend. […]
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Fall is the time to…

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On September 15, 2017
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Check the batteries in your smoke detectors Replace the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) filters Install weatherstripping around leaky doors and windows Winterize the irrigation system Clean out gutters
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New Homes Coming Soon to Marlboro!

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On August 14, 2017
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BMR is representing a new community, Oak Hill Estates, in Marlboro: 17 single family homes ranging from 3,000 to 4,200 sq. ft. Prices range from high $800s to $1.4 million Open floor plans, energy-efficient design, and exceptional quality Excellent school system 5 different models offering 4 & 5 bedrooms and 1st floor bedroom option
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Meet Our Agent Series: Laura Balestro

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On July 24, 2017
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Laura Eisenberg Balestro has been a NJ real estate professional for over 15 years. A Monmouth County native, she is knowledgeable and passionate about the place she calls home. Laura has an extensive network to both market and sell your home or help you find one you’ll love. A satisfied client paid her the best complement: “She […]
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New Homes Coming Soon to Tinton Falls!

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On July 17, 2017
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BMR is representing a new community, Phipps Place, in Tinton Falls. Eight single family homes ranging from 2,800 to 4,000 sq. ft. and priced between $699,000 and $850,000. Open floor plans, beautiful treed lots, and exceptional quality. Easy access to NYC via train, ferry, bus, and car.
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Meet Our Agents Series: Karen Ball

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On June 16, 2017
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Karen Ball, a native of Monmouth County, has been selling homes in this area for the past 15 years. Karen prides herself in knowing the current real estate market and home values. “Taking care of my clients from the moment I meet them to closing of title is my natural way of doing business.”
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Market Review: May 2017

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On June 5, 2017
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This data was compiled between 5/1/17 and 5/31/17.   See May 2017 Statistics PDF here. 
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Join Us for Little Silver Day

  • Posted by Brenda Mcintyre
  • On May 18, 2017
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Brenda McIntyre Realty will be participating in Little Silver Day on May 21st from 11am-4pm to celebrate our charming community of Little Silver. Stop by and say hello!
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Meet Our Agents Series: Mary Buckley

  • Posted by Bethany Cortale
  • On May 9, 2017
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Mary Buckley is a local resident of Little Silver and a broker/real estate agent with many years of experience. Mary has extensive knowledge of the Monmouth County market and looks forward to smooth transactions from beginning to end. “I love meeting new people and helping them to achieve their goals,” she says.
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Before & After

  • Posted by Bethany Cortale
  • On April 19, 2017
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Our Realtor, Karen Ball, specializes in staging homes. Check out her before and after video of 57-A Cheshire Square in the heart of Little Silver. Cheshire Square is an adult community within walking distance to shopping and dining. For more information, contact Karen at 732-580-0244. Price : $349,900  
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Market Review: March 2017

  • Posted by Bethany Cortale
  • On April 17, 2017
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See March 2017 statistics PDF here. This data was compiled between 3/1/17 and 3/31/17.
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