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Old 01-22-2008, 08:49 PM
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My family has recently decided to move to Marlboro.
Just a few general questions:
1) When I look at listings on the internet, some has Morganville as the town but has Marlboro as municipality, does that mean the house is still in Marlboro? I notice one list school district as Marlboro but the other list the school district as Freehold regional.

2) I current own a condo in East Brunswick which is the first home I ever bought. So this is the first time I am selling and buying a home at the same time. Do I need two real estate agent one for selling a home and one for buying a home or can one agent take care both things? I guess I am trying to ask what is the best way to go about this moving processing

3) I also read somewhere that it is better to have real estate agent to represent me as a buyer instead of buying from the agent that lists the property i want. Is this true? I welcome any opinion on this.

Thanks.
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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My family has recently decided to move to Marlboro.
Just a few general questions:
1) When I look at listings on the internet, some has Morganville as the town but has Marlboro as municipality, does that mean the house is still in Marlboro? I notice one list school district as Marlboro but the other list the school district as Freehold regional.

2) I current own a condo in East Brunswick which is the first home I ever bought. So this is the first time I am selling and buying a home at the same time. Do I need two real estate agent one for selling a home and one for buying a home or can one agent take care both things? I guess I am trying to ask what is the best way to go about this moving processing

3) I also read somewhere that it is better to have real estate agent to represent me as a buyer instead of buying from the agent that lists the property i want. Is this true? I welcome any opinion on this.

Thanks.
#1---Morganville is a section of Marlboro, same School District. The grade school is Marlboro, But HS district is Freehold Regional, Each HS has a specialty program and if you want to persue one of those you can go to another school in the District. The schools in the District Are Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold Township, Freehold Boro, Colts Neck and Howell,
#2 You could probably use the same agent because East Brunswick is close enough. She will have to represent you differently on the buying and selling though.
If you choose not to do this I can recommend a great agent for the area you are buying in. She listed the house I sold in Manalapan. You can PM me if interested. She works for a large real estate which I probably can't post here.
#3, It really doesn't matter

Diane G
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:59 AM
 
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3) I also read somewhere that it is better to have real estate agent to represent me as a buyer instead of buying from the agent that lists the property i want. Is this true? I welcome any opinion on this.
I would, though obviously a lot of listing agents act as duel agents. Someone acting specifically as your agent will be more apt to look out for your best interests, especially in negotiations. Unless you're looking at new construction--in which case you could have your RE attorney handle the negotiations.

We are also moving to Marlboro. One thing you might not know about the town is that it has a central kindergarten. All the kids in town attend the same school--I think it is a great concept.

Good luck!
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:21 AM
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We are also moving to Marlboro. One thing you might not know about the town is that it has a central kindergarten. All the kids in town attend the same school--I think it is a great concept.
Yes, it's free and provided by the township, correct? Is pre-school free also?
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:26 AM
 
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Yes, K is free. Pre-K is free for special needs kids, but that is pretty standard.
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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I can answer the first question. Morganville has it's own zipcode (07751) as does Marlboro (07746) but both go to Marlboro school system up through 8th grade. For high school (for both), it's the Freehold Regional High School District which includes Marlboro HS, Colts Neck HS, Manalapan, HS, Freehold Township HS, Freehold Boro HS and Howell HS.
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:39 AM
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Thanks for the replies.
So in essence, any towns that falls under the Freehold Regional school district can pick any of the High School within the distinct. Juliann mentioned people do that that because of the "specialty programs" that are offered by certain high school, what are these programs?

Also, one thing that attracts me to Marlboro is the (relatively) lower property tax. I read in another thread that the property tax is going to be reassessed and is going to go up by a lot. Is there any truth to this?
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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Juliann mentioned people do that that because of the "specialty programs" that are offered by certain high school, what are these programs?
I think it was Diane who mentioned this... She would know better than I given I think her kids are past HS.

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Also, one thing that attracts me to Marlboro is the (relatively) lower property tax. I read in another thread that the property tax is going to be reassessed and is going to go up by a lot. Is there any truth to this?
Yes. Marlboro is due for a reassessment, so a lot of homeowners are bracing themselves. There is a lot of new construction for which the rates will hopefully either remain the same or decrease--but I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies.
So in essence, any towns that falls under the Freehold Regional school district can pick any of the High School within the distinct. Juliann mentioned people do that that because of the "specialty programs" that are offered by certain high school, what are these programs?

Also, one thing that attracts me to Marlboro is the (relatively) lower property tax. I read in another thread that the property tax is going to be reassessed and is going to go up by a lot. Is there any truth to this?
The schools have Learning Centers but most you must qualify to get into, The breakdown is as follows-

Manalapan HS-Science and Engineering
Marlboro HS-Business Administration
Freehold Boro-Pre-Med
Freehold Township-Languages
Howell-Fine and Preforming Art-Humanities
Colts Neck HS-Law and Public Service

Here is an overview of all the Leaning Centers. My son graduated from Colts Neck HS when it was new. They needed Volunteers to full the school that year. He did even though we lived in Manalapan who just had a recent tax assessment which was huge. It was great because the school added a grade a year so only had 400 students in his freshman year there. About 12 to a class. It was like Private School.

Learning Center Programs
Business Administration (Marlboro High School)
Contact: David Pierson, 732-792-7300 x 8434 Factsheet


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Beginning with the Class of 2013 (8th graders in October, 2008, who will start high school in September, 2009), the Business Administration Learning Center will require that applicants be registered in Algebra I (or higher) at the time of application (October, 2008), and complete Algebra I with a B average or better by the end of 8th grade.

The Business Administration Learning Center, located at Marlboro HS, offers a four-year program to talented, high achieving students who wish to pursue their interests in business administration and management. Courses include Economic Geography, Business Law, American Economic History I & II, AP Economics, Business Computer Systems, Business Principles & Applications, Accounting, and an Entrepreneurship Seminar. Classroom activities are augmented with guest lectures, field experiences, and close affiliations with business and industry. Opportunities for counseling and career orientation to colleges and universities are available.

Contemporary Global Issues (Freehold Township High School)
Contact: Judith Newins, 732-792-7300 x 8577 Factsheet

The Contemporary Global Issues Learning Center is an intensive study of global regions, international challenges, cultures, economics and governments. Students with an interest in international development, diplomacy and world order are challenged with an accelerated and unique curriculum within the comprehensive high school experience. In addition, a world language program enables students to gain proficiency in a world language. Seniors in the program participate in a culminating independent research project exploring an international problem and present their findings and recommendations at a Contemporary Global Issues Research Symposium.

Humanities (Howell High School)
Contact: Stanley Koba, 732-792-7300 x 8525 Factsheet

The Scholars' Center for the Humanities, located at Howell High School, offers a four-year program that assists highly talented and motivated students to develop advanced research skills, superior analytical and critical thinking skills, and sophisticated written and verbal communication skills while studying the many facets of American culture. Students experience an intensive, interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts through the following course work: Literature and Arts Studies I – IV, World Cultures, US Cultures I & II, American Culture Seminar, Process Skills I & II, Modern Music in America, Modern Art in America, and the Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics.

Law and Public Service (Colts Neck High School)
Contact: Peter Krais, 732-792-7300 x 8217 Factsheet

The Center for Law and Public Service, located at Colts Neck High School, is a four-year program for students with demonstrated interests and abilities in history, politics, government, law, volunteerism and leadership. Targeted skills for development include problem solving, critical thinking and reading, written and oral communication, research, and organization. The values of citizenship, justice, and service serve as the foundation for academic study. Students study history as it relates to the development of the US and the evolution of world societies and governments, as well as political thought, ethical philosophy, and leadership theory. Special attention is given to NJ history and civic affairs. Skills and knowledge are enhanced by active experiences in volunteerism and public service on the school, local, state and national levels. Career opportunities are explored during externships in government offices, volunteer agencies, police departments, and emergency and fire services. Courses include: Speech, Debate and Dramatic Arts Workshop, Civitas, Constitutional, Civil and Criminal Law, Comparative Civilizations, American Social and Political History I and II, Senior Seminar.

Medical Science (Freehold High School)
Contact: Jennifer Seery, 732-792-7300 x 8575 Factsheet

The Medical Sciences Learning Center, located at Freehold High School, offers a four-year program for students interested in the medical and natural sciences. Students work and study in a creative environment, invigorated by contact with specialists in the science and health care fields. Advanced program curricula includes Lab Biology, Math, Research, Statistics, Introduction to Computers, Chemistry; Biochemistry/ Cell Physiology, Calculus, Anatomy/Physiology, and Human Genetics. The program enables students to develop research and process skills, which serve as an excellent preparation for future training in the health science. Articulation with medical and research facilities prepares students for an extensive junior year research project. Applicants must be registered in Algebra I (or higher) at the time of application, and must complete Algebra I with a B average or better by the end of 8th grade.

Science and Engineering (Manalapan High School)
Contact: Theresa Morales, 732-792-7300 x 8567 Factsheet

The Science/Engineering Learning Center, located at Manalapan High School, offers a four-year program of interdisciplinary studies for gifted students interested in pursuing careers in mathematics, engineering, or the physical sciences. Working with specialists who promote creativity, students receive an accelerated preparation in science, math, computer science, and electronics. The program includes courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics C&C E/M, Statistics, Calculus BC, Multi Variable Calculus and Linear Algebra, Computer Science., Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Electronics. The program of study culminates in a full year of research in 12th grade that focuses on specific areas of interest, e.g.: robotics; engineering design; laser technology; chaos theory; and artificial intelligence. Applicants must be registered in Algebra I (or higher) at the time of application, and must complete Algebra I with a B average or better by the end of 8th grade.
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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Wow - things sure have changed since I graduated from this district in '92!

The most exciting thing we had then was VoTech in Freehold Boro! LOL
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