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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: […]

Here is when to see Fourth of July fireworks at the beach

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and so is another season of fireworks. Don’t forget to check with local towns websites, social media and forecast to make sure the show is on schedule.  Read below to see the list of where and when to catch all the action this year.    Thursday, June […]

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 […]

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, […]

10 Renter-Friendly Upgrades That Make Any Space Feel Like Home

Beautiful Accent wall with renter friendly wallpaper and easy to install light fixture.

10 Renter-Friendly Upgrades That Make Any Space Feel Like Home   Personalize your rental and make it feel like home with these clever upgrades. Just because you live in a rental doesn’t mean you can’t add personal touches to make the space feel like home. Many people are choosing to rent long-term as they wait […]

The Year in Review: 2023 compared to 2022 Market Update:  

Infographic- Year In Review: 2023 vs 2022

The Year in Review: 2023 compared to 2022 Market Update:   The Real Estate Market is constantly changing and evolving. Check out below some of our local markets and their performance between 2022 and 2023! If you are looking for a town not listed below, leave a comment or send us an email and we […]

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 […]

Live Music this Weekend & Where to Find It!

Pat Roddy band performing live

Live Music this Weekend & Where to Find It! While all our local parades may be over, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! In true Jersey Shore fashion, the celebration will continue all weekend long! If you’re anything like us at the Connolly Agency, we love live music and all the local restaurant, bars, and venues […]