Emily Colston, wife of Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints all-time leading wide
receiver, has joined DiLorenzo Realty Group, LLC as a sales agent, announced company owner/broker
Joseph A. DiLorenzo today. “Emily brings a unique skill set and network of contacts to this position and
we are delighted to include her as a member of the firm’s family of agents,” said DiLorenzo.
Colston, 27, a South Jersey native, earned a BA in Urban Planning and Economic Development from the
University of New Orleans. “With her background in city planning, Colston is intrigued by current
developments in Atlantic City and the impact of such downbeach,” said DiLorenzo. She is also a NASM
Colston started her real estate career in New Orleans, where she and her husband were widely known
for their charitable work, including helping children in Baton Rouge recover from record flooding in
2016. Emily was also a regular volunteer at the New Orleans Second Harvest Food Bank, where she
developed an outreach program with the New Orleans Saints.
“Emily is wise beyond her years and brings all her energy and enthusiasm to our office and the area.
She is a well-rounded individual, who understands the needs of a community as well as the clients,”
Emily Colston, wife of Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints all-time leading wide
Located less than a mile’s stroll from the proposed Stockton Atlantic City Campus, this very large single-family home could be a great investment!
This classic brick home retains much of it’s original charm: hardwood floors, crown molding, tall ceilings, fireplace, and a (recently repaired and warrantied!) terra cotta tile roof.
Situated on a street-to-street lot, 4 S Plaza Place is on a wide, tree-lined street with a fenced back yard.
With 7 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, this home is a wonderful choice for a large family and/or an owner that likes to host summer guests. (Which is inevitable due to its south-side location, just steps from the beach…) The baths, the HVAC, the third floor, and several external and structural elements have been recently upgraded.
The Seller is motivated – so don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of the future of Atlantic City!
For more information on this listing, please click here to view it on our website or contact Broker Associate Denise Gibbons for details and showings: (609) 335-6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stockton Campus Rendering – Proposed Campus Site – SJ Gas Building Rendering
Informative article on the latest legal developments regarding the Margate Dune Project: Judge Rules Margate May Challenge State in Dunes/Eminent Domain Case
What does your local fire department have to do with getting ready for fall and winter at the shore? I was surprised to learn recently, after speaking with an area fire captain, that the thing that often keeps crews the busiest in quiet winter months are flooded homes! I can only imagine receiving a phone call to let me know that my second floor bath pipes burst and have been spraying water…for the last three weeks!
So save a fireman – if you have a seasonal home, take the time to prep for the coming winter months. While a house might seem warm and cozy now, remember that one of the island’s biggest winter foes is WIND. Strong winds force cold air into attics, crawlspaces, and other areas that are normally warmer – then freezing and bursting pipes.
I found a great Fall/Winter Prep Checklist, via www.bobvilla.com, and have shared it below. Some of these are DIY tasks, and others can easily be tackled by a local landscaper or handyman. (Give us a call if you need help finding one!)
- Check all the weatherstripping around windows and doorframes for leaks to prevent heat loss. Replace weatherstripping, if necessary.
- Swap all screen doors with storm doors/window screens with storm windows.
- Check crawlspaces and attics for gaps and insulation – wrap any bare pipes.
- Check for drafts around windows and doors. Caulk inside and out, where necessary, to keep heat from escaping.
Lawn, Garden, and Deck
- Trim overgrown branches back from the house and electrical wires to prevent iced-over or wind-swept branches from causing property damage or a power problem.
- Clean and dry patio furniture. Cover with a heavy tarp or store inside a shed or garage to protect it from the elements.
- Clean soil from planters. Bring pots made of clay or other fragile materials indoors. Because terra cotta pots can swell and crack, lay them on their sides in a wood carton.
- Remove any attached hoses and store them away for the winter to prevent cracks, preserve their shapes, and prolong their life. Wrap outside faucets with covers to prevent water damage.
- Shut off exterior faucets. Drain water from outdoor pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads to protect against pipe bursts.
- Clean leaves, dirt, and pine needles between the boards of wooden decks to thwart mold and mildew growth.
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
- Clean or replace the air filter in your furnace for maximum efficiency and improved indoor air quality.
- Check that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order.
- Remove air conditioners from windows or cover them with insulated liners, to prevent drafts.
- If you have an older thermostat, replace it with a programmable unit to save on heating costs.
- Examine exposed ducts in the attic, basement, and crawl spaces, and use a sealant to plug up any leaks.
Gutters, Roof, and Drains
- Check for missing, damaged or warped shingles and replace, as necessary before you get stuck with a leak.
- Check for deteriorated flashing at the chimney, walls, and skylights and around vent pipes. Seal joints where water could penetrate, using roofing cement and a caulking gun.
- Check the gutters and downspouts for proper fastening, and re-secure if loose or sagging. The weight of snow and ice can pull gutters off the house.
- Clean gutters of any debris. Make sure downspouts extend away from the house by at least 5 feet to prevent flooding of the foundation and water damage from snowmelt.
- Clean leaves and debris from courtyard and pool storm drains to prevent blockages.
- Ensure all vents and openings are covered to prevent insects, birds, and rodents from getting inside to nest in a warm place.
Thank you to all who have served – you are in our thoughts today.
Why November 11th? On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I ended. In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery (and similar unknown soldiers were buried in England & France). All of these memorials took place on November 11th to commemorate the end of “the war to end all wars.”
“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?”
While yoga is my most passionate practice as of late, I’ll always have a runner’s heart. The amazing October weather here at the shore has me itching to lace up my running shoes. [Editor’s Note: Please note this fantastic photo of Joe from the 1998 AC Marathon, posted completely without his permission!]
Bob “Wish” Wischnia is an old friend of mine, and one of the foremost experts on running. I really enjoyed his recent article, “The Myths About Running Shoes: Separating Fact From Fiction.” He did a great job of separating facts from common fiction, in terms of picking the perfect running shoe. Take a look, and I hope it helps you the next time you need to upgrade your exercise footwear. Now get out there and enjoy this amazing October!
I love jack-o-lanterns, spooky spiders, and piles of gourds. But I must admit that this year I’m suffering from a little bit of fall decorating burnout. Desperate for ideas, I harnessed the power of the world-wide-web in an attempt to find some ideas to spice up my decorating repertoire.
Granted, ACTUALLY decorating is a whole other task. But at least I don’t have to start from scratch…
And don’t forget – if your home is currently listed for sale, don’t give up on seasonal decorating! Consider seasonal decor an important part of staging your home for sale – it helps potential buyers see your property as a HOME.
I’ll be stealing these 72 Fall Decorating Ideas, courtesy of Southern Living magazine!
If you’ve ever purchased a home, you know that the process is people-heavy: buyers, sellers, agents, brokers, appraisers, mortgage officers, surveyors, home inspectors, title officers…you get the idea. (While our office will be just a few of the people in your home-buying experience, we sure hope we’re the fun ones!)
And listen – we LOVE real estate – and all of the people it comes with. That’s why our team is in business. So you’ll see all sorts of real estate information on the DRG Blog: market trends; featured homes; decor ideas; tips for buying and selling.
But the DRG Blog is an opportunity for you to get to know us – your real estate people! You’ll find out that Joe can often be found at the Zen Den, leading Tuesday and Thursday night yoga classes; that Suzy is known for orchestrating huge neighborhood meals with mouth-watering menus; that Jaime balances her time at The Borgata with being a yoga instructor and an agent; that Kristen has an ice cream addiction (thanks to 12 years at Ben & Jerry’s) and is kicking off a huge house lift and renovation.
We hope we can be your real estate people. Stop by often and get to know us!
– The DiLorenzo Realty Group Team