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Housing Market Forecast: What’s Ahead for the 2nd Half of 2024

As we move into the second half of 2024, here’s what experts say you should expect for home prices, mortgage rates, and home sales. Home Prices Are Expected To Climb Moderately Home prices are forecasted to rise at a more normal pace. The graph below shows the latest forecasts from seven of the most trusted sources in the industry: […]

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 […]

14 Fun New Year’s Facts to Brush up on the Holiday’s History

Times Square on New Years Eve!

35 Fun New Year’s Facts to Brush up on the Holiday’s History It’s no secret that the arrival of a new year has long been associated with all kinds of New Year’s traditions. People all around the world take the time to prepare good luck foods, make the perfect champagne toast at midnight and dress up in their favorite glittery […]

Buyers’ Most Sought-After Exterior Home Feature Might Surprise You

A beautiful house with lots of curb appeal, and windows!

Buyers’ Most Sought-After Exterior Home Feature Might Surprise You Forget outdoor living space—ample windows are what homebuyers really want. When it comes to buying a home, the exterior is a major selling point. It provides that all-important first impression, and certain features can make the difference between love at first sight and onto the next. And according to a recent […]

When Is It Time to Buy Your Forever Home?

When Is It Time to Buy Your Forever Home? It’s not always possible to buy your forever home earlier in life, but when do you know it’s time to buy the home you plan to live in forever? Maybe you’ve finally outgrown your starter home, or you’re looking to settle down in a house you plan […]

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 […]