Enliven your Space

2016-11-23_10-18-54via So Haute Design – One of my favorite ways to brighten up my home is to incorporate a bit of greenery which is sure to bring burst of color and life into any room. Plants make your home feel welcoming and inspiring which will in turn enhance your mood and – bonus – many plants filter toxins from the air, acting as natural air purifiers so having them in your home is healthy too! (Win, win!)

If you’re like me and live in an apartment with no outdoor space, or you just want to brighten up your home, consider incorporating house plants into your decor to bring the outdoors in! I recently went to the new Lowe’s store on the Upper West Side and picked up several house plants and I’m excited to give you a little tour to show you how I placed them throughout my home plus share my five top tips for decorating with plants.

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Penthouse Homes at Trio Provide a Golden Opportunity for Empty-Nesters Looking to Downsize into Luxury

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MODEL PENTHOUSE CONDOMINIUM AT TRIO IN PALISADES PARK, NJ

PALISADES PARK, NJ – Trio, a full-service luxury condo building in Palisades Park, offers exactly the type of incredible location, upscale homes and maintenance-free environment that many empty-nesters and Baby Boomers looking to downsize from their older single-family homes but still wish to remain in Bergen County seek.

Particularly appealing to this buyer segment is the collection of Penthouses at Trio which are ideal for those looking for a high level of luxury, magnificent views and in-building access to world-class amenities, while eliminating the worry and stress associated with the constant upkeep of a detached home, according to The Marketing Directors, exclusive sales and marketing agent for Trio.

Situated on the top floors of the two nine-story buildings with prices starting at just $595,000, the Penthouses at Trio feature five distinctive two- and three-bedroom floorplans with desired elements such as separate kitchen and dining areas, two-and-a-half to three bathrooms, spacious master bedroom suites with walk-in closets and designer kitchens.  Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the homes in natural light, while hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, marble floors and custom cabinetry add style and detail to every corner.

Some of the Penthouses offer spectacular New York City skyline views, while others feature spanning vistas of the western-facing landscape.   Continue reading

Stylish Condo Living

This condo open living and dining space was pulled together with a neutral palette, texture and a burst of teal throughout the space. The focal point of the rooms is a custom painted cabinet, which was originally brown with glass doors. A local artist transformed it to a lovely show piece. The living space allows for relaxing and entertaining and the luxurious crystal chandelier and elegant sconces add sophistication to this lovely room, designed for a lovely couple. (via houzz.com)

Limited Time Homebuyer Incentives Give Trio Condos the Edge in Bergen County’s Housing Market

triocondo-14-2mbPALISADES PARK, N.J. – Homebuyers deciding between upscale, maintenance-free multi-family living and a single-family home have a new incentive to move forward with the purchase of a stress-less residence at Trio, the luxury high-rise condominium in Bergen County’s Palisades Park.

Special limited-time promotions available at the two nine-story buildings provide $30,000 off the price of a two-bedroom condominium home and $50,000 off the price of a spectacular Penthouse residence.

The great savings are another reason why buyers ranging from empty-nesters looking to scale down from larger homes and young families first entering the housing game are ending the debate between single-family and condominium residences by opting for a full-service lifestyle at Trio.

Many of the advantages of condominiums are already well known, predominantly the ease and convenience of a maintenance-free environment, which eliminates tiresome chores such as trash and snow removal, exterior maintenance and more.  There’s also opportunity to reside in a fully-amenitized building with concierge service and five-star onsite recreational and social amenities.

Beyond lifestyle considerations for those choosing between single-family homes and condominiums are finance and value.  The “hidden” costs for the maintenance and upkeep of a single-family residence can quickly add up.  These additional financial responsibilities often tip the balance in favor of condominiums.

“Our purchasers have researched single-family homes only to discover they are often more expensive to purchase and maintain,” says Brandon Ochs, Sales Representative for The Marketing Directors, exclusive sales and marketing agent for Trio.

“For example, single-family homeowners assume all of the burden for landscaping, updating and fixing any issues that may arise.   These out-of-pocket expenses are avoided with condominium ownership where the majority of the repairs, improvements and maintenance of the exterior, grounds and building systems are covered by the homeowner association.   Multi-family buildings also offer significant savings on utility bills with a percentage of water and sewer costs shared by homeowners and lower energy costs due to modern appliances and building technology.”

In markets such as Bergen and Hudson Counties, existing single-family residences priced comparably to brand new condominiums often times require improvements and renovations — adding a considerable amount of extra money to the investment.

“Condominiums also appreciate at a faster rate than single-family homes, meaning owners receive more value,” Mr. Ochs continues.  “And, of course, condominiums offer hotel-style services and world class amenities not provided in stand-alone residences.”

Trio is one of the select few new condominium buildings being offered for sale in Bergen County.  The two nine-story buildings have recorded strong sales from homebuyers seeking a worry-free urban lifestyle minutes from New York City.

Condominiums at Trio are priced from $475,000 and feature the latest interior finishes and appointments, including hardwood floors and modern recessed lighting, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, stainless steel GE appliances, custom maple cabinets and Kohler fixtures and designer bathrooms feature Crema Marfil marble floors, granite countertops, custom maple vanities and Kohler fixtures. All homes also come with individual washers and dryers.  Residences are available for immediate occupancy.

Trio’s limited collection of Penthouse residences are situated on the top floors of the two nine-story buildings and offer expansive living spaces with prices starting at just $595,000.  Five distinctive two- and three-bedroom Penthouse floorplans are available with desired elements such as separate kitchen and dining areas, two-and-a-half to three bathrooms, spacious master bedroom suites with walk-in closets and designer kitchens.  Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the homes in natural light, while hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, marble floors and custom cabinetry add style and detail to every corner.

Some of the Penthouses offer spectacular New York City skyline views, while others feature spanning vistas of the western-facing landscape.

An eclectic collection of resort-like amenities and services at Trio offers homeowners the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities.  Found within the buildings is a lounge with billiards, ping pong, a large screen TV and catering kitchen, a state-of-the-art fitness center,  yoga studio, game room, virtual golf simulator, outdoor terrace and a business center.

“Lifestyle plays an increasingly large role in a buyer’s decision on where to purchase,” says Mr. Ochs.  “There’s certainly no shortage of things to do at Trio.  Our lifestyle amenities provide a well-rounded environment to enjoy, from a workout in the fitness center or yoga studio to practicing their drive in our golf simulator.  Residents don’t have to leave the buildings for recreation and entertainment.”

Located at 800 12th Street in Bergen County’s Palisades Park, Trio boasts an outstanding Bergen County location less than ten minutes from the George Washington Bridge and the business, social and cultural offerings of New York City.

Trio is well situated minutes from a number of transportation options, including bus service. Shopping enthusiasts will find a myriad of opportunities at nearby malls, such as Riverside Square and Garden State Plaza, as well as a host of brand-name stores, specialty shops and boutiques, which line Route 4 and Route 17.

“Of course, the proximity to the George Washington Bridge and the New York Waterway ferry service puts Manhattan’s business, social and cultural offerings only a quick trip away,” Mr. Ochs adds.

For additional information on Trio, please call The Marketing Directors at (201) 982-7280 or visit www.LiveAtTrio.com.

Young Families Choose Luxury Condo Living at Trio Palisades Park, N.J.

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Nearly half of the homeowners at Trio in Bergen County’s Palisades Park are young families, joining the growing trend of couples with children opting to stave off the traditional migration to suburban single-family homes and choosing instead to reside in full-service high-rise condominiums.

46% of the residents at the two nine-story buildings located near the George Washington Bridge are young families, according to The Marketing Directors, exclusive marketing and sales agent for Trio.  The high percentage is a testament to the building’s great commutability to work centers in Manhattan, child-friendly atmosphere and spacious homes – all attributes today’s parents seek.

“Young parents want to be able to enjoy time with their children and a condominium building allows them the freedom and flexibility to savor all the moments,” says Brandon Ochs, Sales Representative for The Marketing Directors.   “Our location near New York City eliminates unnecessary weekly hours commuting to work and our maintenance-free environment rids the worry and time it takes to upkeep a single-family home.

“The building itself is perfect for families with large floorplans that provide plenty of room to grow, an on-site concierge that handles daily tasks and service requests and recreational and social amenities geared to both children and adults.” Continue reading

Time Running Out to Take Advantage of Special Homebuyer Incentives at Trio in Palisades Park, N.J.

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PALISADES PARK, N.J. – Little time remains to take advantage of popular homebuyer incentives at Trio, the upscale condominium building minutes from the George Washington Bridge in Bergen County’s Palisades Park.

The programs are coming to an end shortly, so interested prospects should act quickly to receive $30,000 off the price of a two-bedroom condominium home and $50,000 off the price of a spectacular Penthouse residence at the full-service, amenity-rich building.  Every home purchase is also being offered with a free parking spot.  Combined with attractive pricing starting from $475,000, the incentives have made Trio one of the best new home values in the Bergen County market.

“These savings have stimulated sales during the traditionally slow summer selling season with homebuyers jumping at the chance to receive luxury high-rise living at a very appealing price,” says Ellie Kim, Sales Manager for The Marketing Directors, the exclusive marketing and sales agent for Trio.  “Unfortunately, we can’t offer this incentive program forever and we expect it to conclude as sales ramp up this fall.   Homebuyers do have a few weeks left to receive the special offers and are encouraged to contact us right away to schedule an appointment for a private tour.”  Continue reading

Homebuyers Invest in their Future at Trio Condominiums in Palisades Park

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MODEL PENTHOUSE AT TRIO

Trio, the upscale condominium in Bergen County’s Palisades Park, is proving to be a popular choice for a new generation of buyers who view their primary residence not only as a home, but also a real estate investment.

While finding the perfect residence and lifestyle still top the list of importance in any new home purchase, the added benefits of appreciation, tax advantages and more are quickly gaining traction.  According to a recent Bankrate.com survey, real estate is the top preferred long-term investment option for many, outpacing traditional assets including cash, the stock market and gold.

The challenge lies in identifying markets where the high home values can be attained.  In areas such as Bergen County, N.J., value-packed purchasing opportunities are few and far between as high demand and a lack of inventory have resulted in escalating prices and created tough competition.

Step in Trio, a premium investment opportunity that combines sought after wishes such as location, schools and quality of life with upscale condominiums priced from a very attractive $475,000.   Adding to the great value that already exists at the full-service buildings are limited time summer incentives, including $30,000 off the price of a two-bedroom condominium home and $50,000 off the price of one of Trio’s spectacular Penthouse residences.  What’s more, every home purchase is being offered with a free parking spot.

“We’re seeing an increase in homebuyers who want the ideal home for their family, but also have an eye focused on finding the highest values and seek the stability and financial benefits of real estate investment, including the possibility of an eventual income-producing property,” says Ellie Kim, Sales Representative for The Marketing Directors, the exclusive marketing and sales agent at Trio.

“They’re frustrated with the lack of supply in the Bergen County market which has created rising prices.  They’re exhausted from competing in bidding wars for properties in good condition. And they’re tired from having to look even harder to not only find the right home, but also get the most for their money.”

Trio, Ms. Kim points out, eliminates many of these impediments with a strong inventory of homes and a mix of floorplans that fit differing lifestyle needs, all in a modern high-rise building with a full suite of amenities and services.

“The complete package at Trio makes it attractive to homebuyers who consider this purchase as much more than a home,” she says.  “Designer homes, access to world-class amenities, a desirable location minutes from the George Washington Bridge and, of course, attractive pricing have created everlasting value.  It’s the right fit for buyers looking for sophisticated living and a high return on investment.” Continue reading