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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

204 Grassmere Avenue, Interlaken, Welcome Home!

Beautiful Dutch Colonial for sale, located in Interlaken, New Jersey.

204 Grassmere Avenue, Interlaken, Welcome Home!   Old World charm abounds from this stunning 1910 Arts and Crafts home, located less than 1 mile from the beach. This Interlaken charmer combines all of the best of a Dutch Colonial, Tudor and Craftsman Architecture. There is charm and character everywhere you turn starting with the huge […]

The Home Decor Trends That Are In or Out for 2024

A lovely reclaimed chest of drawers with vintage and reused treasures on top!

The Home Decor Trends That Are In or Out for 2024 BHG home editors share the home trends they’re embracing this year—and a few they’re leaving behind. Are jewel tones still popular? Is vintage decor still in? As you give your home that new-year refresh, consider these trend predictions from the home editors at BHG. We took […]