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Real Estate Still Holds the Title of Best Long-Term Investment

With all the headlines circulating about home prices and mortgage rates, you may be asking yourself if it still makes sense to buy a home right now, or if it’s better to keep renting. Here’s some information that could help put your mind at ease by showing that investing in a home is still a powerful decision. According to the experts […]

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 […]

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, […]

Pending Home Sales Soar

Pending home sales are soaring in 2020. For home buyers and sellers this is a great time to be purchasing or selling a home due to tremendously low mortgage rates. NAR: Aug. Pending Sales Top Pre-Pandemic Levels The pending index hit a record high in Aug., with the number of sales under contract rising for […]

The Jersey Shore Real Estate Market Update 2020

The First Half of 2020 The Jersey Shore Real Estate Market Despite COVID-19 wreaking havoc around the world, the Jersey Shore Real Estate Market has been robust. During the first half of 2020, Monmouth County is one of five in New Jersey which has seen an increase in sales during 2020. Considering the overall 20% […]

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 […]