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First Half of 2024 Compared to First Half of 2023

  For the half of 2024 there were 36 homes sold in Asbury Park. The average sales price was $853,055 which is an increase of 31% from 2023. The average days on the market were 36 and homes sold for 95% of list price.     For the first half of 2024 there were 6 […]

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: […]

Make Your Home Look Professionally Designed with This 1 Step from TikTok

Make Your Home Look Professionally Designed with This 1 Step from TikTok The days of stressing about how to choose your home’s color palette are over. Decorating a home should be an enjoyable process—but sometimes, mixing colors, patterns, and textures feels about as much fun as visiting the dentist. You know the outcome will be worth […]

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 […]

Making a Small Room Feel Larger

Small, open space living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area.

Making a Small Room Feel Larger Even larger rooms can feel small if they’re full of clutter. Consider ways to expand the space visually, including using the right color choice. NEW YORK – Whether you live in a city apartment or a suburban house, chances are good that there are some small spaces in your […]

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 […]

5 Home Maintenance Tasks for First-Time Buyers to Complete After Moving In

Cute white house with front porch and fence.

5 Home Maintenance Tasks for First-Time Buyers to Complete After Moving In Experts say you must do these things after you move into your new home. Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and the urge to decorate and nest is usually high. “Being a first-time homebuyer can be daunting, and quite frankly, a […]

Spend Your Summer at the Jersey Shore!

Relaxing empty beach on incredible summer day.

Spend Your Summer at the Jersey Shore! Here at The Connolly Agency, we have several great options for your summer vacation. Whether you’re looking for a weekly, multi week, monthly or whole season, we have what you need! Our rentals range in size and price and can accommodate anyone looking to spend some time at […]

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, […]