RE/MAX Greater Princeton: Proud of Its Success

In its six-and-a-half years of growth and success, the award-winning office of RE/MAX Greater Princeton has helped thousands of home buyers and sellers achieve their dreams. Founded by Esther Capotosta, Claire McNew, Joan Eisenberg, Linda November and Dawn Petrozzini, the office serves all of central New Jersey and is ‘home’ to 39 agents and 10 support staff.

In today’s changing real estate market, the skills, decades of experience and marketing techniques of RE/MAX Greater Princeton agents are more important than ever. RE/MAX Greater Princeton will always go the extra mile to help their clients achieve the results they want.

Recognizing the importance of giving back to the communities that have helped them achieve success, the Realtors of RE/MAX Greater Princeton regularly support various school events and charitable activities. The office also donates funds to the Children’s Miracle Network and participates in the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s annual Walk for the Cure.

RE/MAX Greater Princeton’s clients aren’t the only ones who benefit from this first-class operation. Its agents, many of whom have achieved the highest accolades in the industry, enjoy working in the state-of-the-art facility and hold a luncheon every year to thank the founding partners.

“We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved and to have the agents and staff that we do,” says Linda November who estimates that by the end of the year, the office will have marked nearly $800,000,000 in business since its inception. “We stand for honesty and integrity, and we value the relationship we have with the public.”

RE/MAX Greater Princeton is located in the Princeton Forrestal Village, 112 Village Boulevard, Princeton. The public is invited to visit the office or call 609-951-8600. Visit their award-winning Web site at

Heritage Village Communities:

The sensible rental

alternative for value-savvy active adults

While it is not very difficult to find an active adult community in New Jersey, it’s a rarity to find the irresistible combination of gracious lifestyle, affordable pricing and great locations throughout the State offered by the Heritage Village group of communities.

Developed and managed by the award-winning Community Investment Strategies (CIS), a leader in providing affordable housing, the Heritage Village communities are the sensible rental alternative for value-savvy active adults to the rising cost of homeownership and home maintenance.

“Many active adults are looking to downsize to a smaller and more manageable living space without sacrificing the quality of their lifestyle, “ says Christiana Foglio, CIS president. “Whether they work or are retired, people 55 years and older, stay healthy, active and independent and continue to be involved in the communities where they live. As residents of the Heritage Village communities, they can still be close to their families and friends and enjoy the great lifestyle they desire at a fraction of the cost of maintaining a home or renting a market-rate apartment. “

Since all Heritage Village communities are designated as affordable housing, eligible residents take advantage of exceptionally attractive monthly rents which, depending on the location, vary from $650 for a one-bedroom unit to $1,150 for a two-bedroom unit. The community manager is on site to take applications, answer questions and conduct preliminary evaluations that would help determine if interested renters meet the specific income requirements for affordable housing.

“Most people are not sure what affordable housing means and are surprised to find out that they are eligible to rent at our communities, even when they still own their home or other assets, “ Foglio explained. “It is also a big misconception that affordable housing compromises quality, this could not be further from the truth. Just visit one of our Heritage Village communities — all providing first-rate accommodations in newly constructed buildings — and you’ll feel right at home.”

Many active adults have discovered the remarkable Heritage Village lifestyle featuring a wealth of amenities as well as recreational, educational and social activities. There is so much to do: meet your neighbors or attend a seminar in the inviting community room, relax with your favorite book in the intimate library setting or unwind in the community garden, exercise in the fitness room or make an appointment to receive a medical consultation in the wellness room. The on-site maintenance, community managers, elevators and transportation services assure residents’ convenience and safety.

This great lifestyle is perfectly complemented by the sun-filled ambiance and comfort-enhancing spaciousness of the Heritage Village one and two-bedroom apartments. Each features a professionally designed modern floorplan with an elegant living/dining room and a convenient kitchen, equipped with desirable appliances, including an electric range, refrigerator, dishwasher and, in some units, a garbage disposal.

Every bedroom is easily accessible and complete with a walk-in closet, while a large bath ensures the ultimate in privacy and relaxation. These rental homes provide many other desirable standard features such as wall-to-wall carpeting, no-wax vinyl floors, quality kitchen cabinets, and central AC and heating, to mention just a few.

As much as residents enjoy Heritage Village homes, they will feel right at home in the towns where the communities are located. The neighborhood setting and areas have been carefully selected to provide plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining, entertaining and other leisure activities. The communities are also convenient to major highways, enabling frequent visits from family and friends.

Active adults can take advantage of the carefree and value-included lifestyle at the Heritage Village communities located in Elizabeth, Rahway, Lambertville and Freehold. Coming soon to Manalapan, Lawrence and Lacey are three new communities.

Having built over 3,000 units and over 1,500 in development stages, Community Investment Strategies is redefining value and affordability for many New Jersey residents in the cities and the suburbs. This woman-owned company, headquartered in Bordentown, NJ, specializes in the development of affordable housing communities and urban redevelopment. Led by the founder Christiana Foglio, the CIS team of highly skilled professionals goes beyond bricks and mortar to create “place” and “pride” by providing quality communities to people of modest income. The commitment to exceptional customer service, quality of design and construction as well as quality of life for residents remains the foundation of CIS’s success.

For additional information and directions to the CIS communities in: Elizabeth – call 908-965-1880; Rahway – 732-396-4540; Lambertville – 609-397-2256; and Freehold – 732-431-3456. Or visit

Royal Oaks & East Gardens

Lots to do this fall in the Royal Oaks and East Gardens Communities

Summer’s passed and the pool is closed, but activities remain high for residents of Royal Oaks and East Gardens Apartments in Monmouth Junction and Dayton.

According to Leasing Manager Renee Barfield, indoor activities abound in the newly renovated clubhouse at Royal Oaks. Both Royal Oaks and East Gardens residents may use the refurbished gym and sauna, as well as satellite TV, and ping-pong and pool tables (membership required).

“Residents also can rent The Club at Royal Oaks for parties of up to 100,” Barfield explained. “The Club offers a fully working kitchen in addition to other amenities.”

Those on the go enjoy the clubhouse gym, which includes Nautilus, cardio equipment, free weights, a sauna, men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of mild fall weather on the newly paved jogging trail, or on the basketball and tennis courts. There also are a number of seasonal community activities offered for Royal Oaks and East Gardens residents. Barfield says it’s these “extras” that make Royal Oaks and East Gardens superior to other apartment communities.

“When you factor in our amenities with our wonderful apartments – it’s hard to beat Royal Oaks and East Gardens,” she said. “Every unit has a washer and dryer – and that’s at no additional charge. Other standard features include air conditioning, dishwasher, ceiling fans, full kitchens with oak cabinets and new lighting, upgraded ceramic tile entryways and separate dining areas. Lofts are spacious, with high ceilings. Town homes are inviting and warm, and feature a fireplace. Each unit offers high-speed internet access is available. Residents may choose from one and two-bedroom apartments, lofts and town homes.”

Both communities are conveniently located, making them a commuter’s paradise. Royal Oaks is located midway between New Brunswick and Princeton on U.S. Route 1 North, offering easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike and Amtrak/New Jersey Transit. East Gardens is similarly convenient, located at Georges Road, minutes from Route 130.

Being situated along Route 1 does not mean “crowded.” Royal Oaks and East Gardens are lovely properties surrounded by trees, offering a country setting. Royal Oaks is comprised of nine private courtyards. East Gardens also is private.

“This is more than `apartment living,’” Barfield stated. “Royal Oaks and East Gardens are well appointed, homey properties nestled in a peaceful, country setting. Busy, active adults and families love our amenities and enjoy our recreational facilities. Come see what we’re all about,” she offered.

Those interested should call 732-821-5700 for more information.

Royal Oaks Apartments, East Gardens Apartments. 701 Royal Oaks Court, Monmouth Junction. 732-821-5700.

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