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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 […]

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Explore the woods and wetlands around the Manasquan Reservoir. There will be live animal shows featuring reptiles and amphibians.  There will be short Park System Naturalist-led walks. Plus enjoy the sights and displays of our beautiful Environmental Center. Live animal shows take place at: 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., […]

Real Estate Market Update – First Quarter, 2019

The Real Estate Market at the Jersey Shore for the first quarter of 2019 remained strong with inventory levels low and demand for homes high. Home prices are up 10% over the first quarter of 2018.  Homes are selling for close to listing price. For details by town, please read below, or click on market updates […]

St. Patrick's Day Parade Final Fundraiser – Belmar

The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore will host the final fundraiser for the upcoming Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sun, February 24. The event is from 2 to 6 p.m. at its Belmar home at 815 16th Avenue. It will feature a hot and cold buffet, complimentary drink, live entertainment, […]

Comedy Fundraiser for Mary's Place By The Sea

Comedy On The Half-Shell and Palette ArtSpace present an evening of stand-up comedy featuring NJ and NY comics on February 16, 2019 at 8 p.m. with proceeds being donated to Mary’s Place By The Sea. The line-up includes Ryan Barry, Allie Mae Brand, Franco Danger, Michael Thomas Geary, Alex Quow, Molly Reisner, VIshnu Vaka, and host Joey B. Mary’s […]

Asbury Park Valentine's Market

On Saturday, February 9, the Asbury Park Convention Hall will host a Valentine’s Market! This bazaar boasts handmade jewelry, art, home goods and sweets perfect for your valentine. Also, pick out a bouquet at the flower bar, hit the Anchor’s Bend for oysters and champagne, or snap some vintage photos at the Little Detour photo […]

New Jersey’s Housing Market Looks Stronger for 2019!

New Jersey’s housing market is looking stronger in 2019. If you are first-time buyers or  thinking about buying or selling a home in 2019, please call the Connolly Agency! Planning to buy or sell a home in 2019? Here’s the good news: The New Jersey housing market looks strong, according to Ilene Horowitz, president of […]

Renovation Loans Expand Your Homebuying Options

It’s the lament of first-time homebuyers in just about every housing market: There aren’t enough entry-level homes available that are move-in ready. One solution is to broaden the search to fixer-uppers. With renovation loans, you can get one home loan that combines the purchase price with the cost of improvements. Not enough affordable homes Entry-level […]

Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall in Holiday Gift for Home Buyers, Sellers

There are lower mortgage rates just in time for the holiday season… Home buyers and sellers are in for even more holiday cheer this season as mortgage interest rates continued to fall. That makes it more affordable for folks to purchase properties as their monthly mortgage payments will be a little lower. Plus, it may […]

2018 Year End Jersey Shore Real Estate Review

For details by town, please read below, or click on market updates by town on the home page of theconnollyagency.com. And if a town you are interested in is not listed please email us at homes@theconnollyagency.com. Avon by the Sea: For 2018, 33 single family homes were sold, for an average of $1,379,912, or a 25% increase over 2017. […]