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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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing- 956 Wyandotte Trail, Westfield, New Jersey

956 Wyandotte Trail, Westfield

Introducing- 956 Wyandotte Trail, Westfield, New Jersey Welcome to 956 Wyandotte Trail located in the sought after neighborhood of Westfield – New Indian Forest. Nestled on .69 acres & at over 6200 sq ft, this 6 bed/ 5.2 bath home features exceptional architectural details – Custom millwork and built-ins throughout. Natural light fills this sprawling […]