McDonald's is not only one of the largest fast food chains in the world, it's also one of the best real estate portfolios.

Franchisees do the burger flipping and McDonald's gets paid handsomely for owning the best commercial real estate
all over the world.
Homes for Sale
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195 Center Grove Rd
Randolph, NJ
UNDER CONTRACT
with multiple offers
3 Chestnut Hill Rd
Randolph, NJ
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2 Carole Court
Lincoln Park, NJ
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Luxury Homes are in High Demand

As people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find their dream home. Investopedia helps define what pushes a home into this category. In a recent article, they point out that a luxury home isn’t only defined by its price. Location is also an important factor. It could be a condo at a desirable city address, a spacious home on the water, or one with access to luxury activities like arts and entertainment, high-end shopping and dining, and more. The home itself will also boast some of the finest features available. According to...click here to read the full article.
In this issue of "Doug Talks..."

Welcome to Sunset Terrace on Lake Hopatcong
 
Raccoon Island is a 50 acre island on Lake Hopatcong (the biggest lake in NJ), located in Jefferson Twp, Morris County. The island has approximately 70 primarily lakefront seasonal homes and is only accessible by a private ferry that runs in the warmer months. In the late 19th century, the island was a summer tourist destination for New York City residents and only a few of the original bungalow homes still stand.

Ashley Grace Builders has contracted our 2nd home re-build on the island (see picture above of cleared lot). Building an island home can have it's challenges. Large machinery and building supplies must be brought by ferry or barge as well as crews, contractors & inspectors must all make their way by boat or ferry to the building site. Another challenge is building within a designated (protected area) close to a body of water, known as the NJ Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act (2004). Any new build within this designated area must meet regulations that protect from overdevelopment and affects on the environment, specifically protecting natural resources for drinking water. Things considered in this act are retaining mature trees as strong root systems are needed to secure the ground and measurable ratios of impervious surfaces (like a driveway, sidewalks, buildings, etc), so that stormwater runoff is properly managed.

We reuse/recycle as much as possible in builds of this type. An existing older home was demolished and the old concrete foundation will be crushed up to use as structural fill in the new foundation.

Plans are for a 3,900+ sq ft home which will have panoramic sunset views on the lake. We are excited to bring you details as we make progress on this beautiful plot of land (picture below: view from the island looking out at the lake).
The "Doug Talks..." section will be featured in our monthly real estate email
and will include articles and/or videos showcasing some aspect of
home improvement, construction, or design.
Teen Service Opportunities with Habitat Humanity

Whether you’re in high school, college or on a gap year between the two, community service programs can play a powerful role in helping you find your passion and your voice while volunteering.

Encountering new ideas, people and places is critical to shaping your worldview and making connections with your peers and the world at large. Not to mention that developing talents, practicing teamwork skills and gaining real-world experience can enhance any college application or resume.

If you are a teen looking for community service ideas for a summer or long-term, consider...click here to read more.
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