Thinking of moving to Princeton, but not sure if you will be able to find world class yoga? Full disclosure: this is one of the first things we look for in a new town because we are NUTS about yoga. Maybe not our husbands’ first question, but we’ll cover their sports in a future post. Anyway, for all you yogis out there: Lots of Choices! Our favorites: YogaStream run by the absolutely amazing and beautiful Lara Heimann. She is an inspirational teacher with fantastic classes and retreats. She also has a teacher training program offering a 200 hour certification for anyone interested in becoming a yoga teacher. Gratitude Yoga is a donation based studio offering a wide variety of classes including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Prenatal, Baptiste inspired classes and more. Yoga Above teaching: power yoga, Ashtanga, Hatha, Jnana, hot yoga and yoga for children. March 27th – Special Guest: three hour master class taught by Michael Kest (a pioneer of Power Yoga and star of too many DVDs to name); Just outside of Princeton in nearby Kingston is Simply Yoga . They offer Hatha, Iyenger, Vinyasa flow, Hatha flow and Restorative. If that’s not enough choice, there are tons of great teachers working in local gyms as well as privately. Susan Sprecher comes to mind, as she is a great teacher, who works in various studios around town, has a home studio and teaches privately as well. Princeton is also home to many talented homeopaths, acupuncturists and natural food gurus. If you love healthy living, you’ve found your town! Sig & Syl
The residential real estate in Princeton market experienced quite a year in 2012! According to TREND MLS, pending sales and units sales were up for the 3rd year in a row! While the number of homes listed in 2012 were down -14% from 2011. What about the average sales price(ASP)? Well, the ASP was $869,212, down 5% from 2011 and is now more inline with the ASP Princeton experienced somewhere between 2004-2005. Interesting to note is that Princeton’s highest ASP in the last 12 years, $1,016,638, occurred in 2008. So what does this all mean for 2013? Barring any natural and/or financial disasters we have a great feeling about 2013! With such positive indicators as higher pending and unit sales, lower inventory and historically low interest rates, all signs lead to a healthier and more dynamic market. Speaking of market, if you are thinking about buying or selling your home, or like us love statistics and want to learn more about Princeton and/or the surrounding areas, feel free to contact us! Happy New Year! Hope this year brings much joy and happiness! Sig & Syl
Do any of these lectures sound interesting to you?
- A conversation between Stephen Sondhiem, composer and lyricist and Frank Rich, former NY Times drama critic, columnist and writer for New York magazine.
- Astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Delusions of Space Enthusiasts.
- Comedian, writer and actor Steve Martin, Stand Up: My Rise and Collapse.
- Daniel M. Russell, Uber Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness, Google: What Does It Mean to Be Literate in the Age of Google.
- Dava Sobel and Diane Ackerman discuss The Art of Science Writing.
- Carmen Reinhart of the Peterson Institute for International Economics: A Decade of Debt.
These are just a few of the many lectures that have taken place over the past year. Lectures are free and open to the public. Living in Princeton certainly has its advantages and we think this is an amazing one! If you would like to see what is coming up next, go to http://lectures.princeton.edu/ and you will find an updated list of things to come. Enjoy! Sig&Syl
How about that for a headliner and how about that crazy hair! This truly unique Princeton event is not to be missed. It will be on March 14th as well as the weekend before from March 9th to the 11th. Einstein (one of Princeton’s many famous residents) was born on March 14, 1879. Just so happens that 3 14 is the numeric equivalent of Pi, hence the reason for the date of this celebration. This is the brain child of one of our favorites, the ever-so-fabulous founder of the Princeton Tour Company, Mimi O. There will be free trolley tours, pie-eating contests, an Einstein look-a-like contest (one of our favorites), pi recitation contest (you won’t see me in this one, but maybe Syl), Suzuki violin contest, mathlete contest, Dinky rides with Einstein and much much more. Princeton is an amazing town and it is special events like these that further highlight just how much this community has to offer. If you would like more information please go to www.pidayprinceton.com. Enjoy! Sig&Syl
If you are thinking of selling your home this spring, the time to prepare is now! First impressions are everything, be it online or in person. February is the perfect month to start de-cluttering and sprucing up. Statistics show, homes that have been carefully prepared for sale not only spend less time on the market, but also consistently achieve a higher sale price. Here is short list to get you started!
-De-clutter in order to give a more spacious and roomy feel.
-De-personalize by packing away photos and family heirlooms.
-Remove and replace any items you plan to take with you. Say for example; your dining room chandelier is a family heir loom. Take it down and replace it with a suitable fixture. If the buyer never sees it, she/he won’t want it.
-Make minor repairs inside and out.
-Make the house sparkle!
-Pretend you are the buyer and see if you’ve missed anything!
This is just a small sampling of a few of the things that should be completed in order to have a market ready home. We would be happy to come to your home and give you a thorough market evaluation as well as a comprehensive road map on how to get your home ready for sale. We are fortunate to be backed by a world class agency, www.callawayhenderson.com and can provide you with the best marketing, technology and services in the industry!
Sig & Syl