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Do Elections Impact the Housing Market?

The 2024 Presidential election is just months away. As someone who’s thinking about potentially buying or selling a home, you’re probably curious about what effect, if any, elections have on the housing market. It’s a great question because buying or selling a home is a major decision, and it’s natural to wonder how such a major event might impact your plans. Historically, Presidential […]

These Are the Top Curb Appeal Updates for 2024

Freshly painted home with updated landscaping makes this home feel welcoming.

These Are the Top Curb Appeal Updates for 2024, According to Experts From fresh paint to landscaping, these are the projects experts say draw the most eyes to your property. Spring is in full swing and that means those pesky outdoor maintenance projects you put off during the colder months are fair game again. You might be […]

Truly exceptional Home in Avon by the Sea

Introducing 310 Garfield Avenue, Avon by the Sea.

Truly exceptional Home in Avon by the Sea 310 Garfield Avenue in Avon by the Sea, an exquisite 6-bedroom, 5.5-bath Colonial offering three levels of opulent living. This residence has been meticulously crafted with the utmost care, boasting custom millwork throughout. Ideal for hosting, this home offers ample space for social gatherings. The state-of-the-art gourmet […]

First Quarter 2024 Compared with 2023 – Market Update

First Quarter Market Update for 2024 as compared to 2023.

  For the first quarter of 2024 there were 15 homes sold in Asbury Park. The average sales price was $637,666 which is down 11% from 2023. The average days on the market were 38 and homes sold for 96% of list price.     For the first quarter of 2024 there were 3 homes sold […]

SEA HEAR NOW- Where To Stay

Sea Hear Now

SEA HEAR NOW     The annual music festival that graces our shores every September just announced their 2024 lineup, which includes some huge names in the music industry. Bruce Springsteen and Noah Kahan will be headlining Saturday and Sunday, September 14th and 15th, with various other artists performing both days as well. The event […]

204 Grassmere Avenue, Interlaken, Welcome Home!

Beautiful Dutch Colonial for sale, located in Interlaken, New Jersey.

204 Grassmere Avenue, Interlaken, Welcome Home!   Old World charm abounds from this stunning 1910 Arts and Crafts home, located less than 1 mile from the beach. This Interlaken charmer combines all of the best of a Dutch Colonial, Tudor and Craftsman Architecture. There is charm and character everywhere you turn starting with the huge […]

Best Time to Buy a House in 2024

Best Time to Buy a House in 2024 If you’re in the market for a new home, you might wonder when it’s the best time to buy. After all, seasonal real estate patterns can affect factors like housing inventory and home prices, making certain times of the year better than others for homebuyers. Of course, […]

What You Should Know About Renting Out Your Home

Real Estate Rental Sign in front of rental property.

What You Should Know About Renting Out Your Home From local real estate laws to finding tenants, here’s what you need to know about renting out your home. Renting out your home to long-term or short-term tenants is not as simple as putting up a For Rent sign. “Rental real estate comes in all shapes […]

2023 Quarter 1 Market Update

This graph depicts the first Quarter market trends for local beach towns!

2023 Quarter 1 Market Update– While some local markets have plateaued or even gone down, the majority of the local areas have seen substantial increase in both home values and percentage of asking price received. As a resort area with very limited inventory, it is always a good time to list your home. For a […]

The Best Week to List Your Home This Year

Clock- time is ticking. The perfect time to list your house is soon!

If you’re thinking about selling this spring, it’s time to get moving – the best week to list your house is fast approaching. Experts at realtor.com looked at seasonal trends from recent years (excluding 2020 as an uncharacteristic year due to the onset of the pandemic) and determined the ideal week to list a house this year: “Home sellers […]