Maintenance-free Living, Desirable Location, and Upscale Homes Draw Downsizing Ft. Lee Family to The M at Englewood South
ENGLEWOOD, NJ – The tiresome daily work needed to maintain her single-family home in Ft. Lee, N.J. had finally become too much for Cecilia Liu. After many years of living in the three-bedroom residence, the Bergen County resident was finally ready for a new care-free lifestyle that eliminated many of the tedious tasks associated with single-family ownership.
“The responsibilities needed for the upkeep of my house, such as shoveling snow, yard work and exterior maintenance, had become too much work,” Ms. Liu says. “So I decided to begin looking for a condo where all these chores would be taken care of for me.”
Her initial home search focused on waterfront communities in Ft. Lee, Edgewater and Cliffside Park where she could enjoy a balcony and views of the nearby Manhattan skyline. However, after failing to find a suitable community, Ms. Liu decided to expand her search further west to the City of Englewood. That’s where she would find the prefect home for her needs at The M at Englewood South, a collection of 125 upscale condominiums located just off Route 4.
“Many of my friends had talked about The M and I had driven by the community several times so I was familiar with its lifestyle and location,” Ms. Liu recalls. “When I visited the sales office it immediately won me over. My priority list quickly changed from balcony and a view to the comforts and convenience of the outdoor space and indoor living environment.”
The M at Englewood South, which features spacious one- and two-bedroom condominium priced from the low-$300,000s, offered the exact kind of comfort and appeal Ms. Liu was looking for.
“I loved the layout of the homes which allow an abundance of light to fill the living space,” she says. “The interior finishes and features, including the new appliances and individual washer and dryer, provided a strong sense of luxury and convenience.
“The location is also great. I’m not only close to New York City, but I’m also right by the many shops on Routes 4 and 17. Additionally, I can easily access many of the area’s restaurants and cultural venues I’ve grown to love, including dining in downtown Englewood or shows at the nearby Bergen PAC. The indoor parking is an added bonus and provides even more convenience.”
Ms. Liu is one of many homebuyers who have chosen the community for its maintenance-free living, commuter-friendly location, and well-appointed condominium homes. More than 60% of the residences offered by the community’s sponsor, Flatrock 3, LLC, are now sold.
Adding to the popularity of The M at Englewood South are innovative loan programs that provide special 97% financing. The unique offer enables buyers to purchase with a down payment as low as $9,000.
“This financing program has certainly played a role in our sales success by opening the door to homeownership for many single professionals and young couples who otherwise might not have the initial money needed for a down payment,” says Ellie Kim, Sales Manager for The Marketing Directors, the community’s exclusive marketing and sales agent for The M.
Homes at The M at Englewood South range in size from 755 to 1,499 square feet. All residences feature open living space, sumptuous bedrooms, state-of-the-art kitchens with maple cabinetry, under-counter lighting and granite countertops, large laundry areas with side-by-side General Electric washers and dryers, and large walk-in closets. There is also oak hardwood flooring throughout the living area and ceramic tile flooring in the entry hall and kitchen.
Visitors to The M at Englewood South can see exactly how much space they receive for their money thanks to the recent debut of a new two-bedroom model home. The fully-furnished 1,230 square-foot condominium features 2.5 baths, a spacious master bedroom with walk in closet, an open kitchen with modern appliances and cabinetry and an expansive living/dining area.
The lively atmosphere of The M at Englewood South is created by recreational and social amenities including a sparkling outdoor pool and a resident’s clubroom with a catering kitchen for large parties and entertaining. Residents also receive a one year membership at The Gym, a 40,000 SF state-of-the-art fitness center located at 20 Nordhoff Place.
“The M is an exciting new residential community that offers style, convenience and so much more,” adds Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors. “It’s a complete lifestyle package that’s very attractive to first-time homebuyers.”
Located at 104 Riverview Avenue, The M offers homeowners a setting that blends key suburban conveniences with sought after urban appeal. Englewood’s dynamic downtown features an eclectic offering of upscale shops and boutiques and more than forty fine restaurants and eateries. Major brand name shops can be found at the nearby Garden State Plaza, while the Bergen Performance Arts Center in Englewood features nearly 150 world class performances yearly, ranging from Rock and Classical music to comedy and dance performances.
The community is also a commuter’s dream. The M is minutes from Route 4 with access to the George Washington Bridge and just 12 miles to Manhattan. A parking space in The M’s enclosed parking garage is included in the purchase price. For those wishing to use public transportation, shuttle service is provided from the community to the nearby NJ Transit bus stop which offers convenient service into New York City.
For more information on The M at Englewood South and to view our new fully-furnished model homes, visit www.LiveAtTheM.com