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 […]

New Jersey’s Housing Market Looks Stronger for 2019!

New Jersey’s housing market is looking stronger in 2019. If you are first-time buyers or  thinking about buying or selling a home in 2019, please call the Connolly Agency! Planning to buy or sell a home in 2019? Here’s the good news: The New Jersey housing market looks strong, according to Ilene Horowitz, president of […]

Renovation Loans Expand Your Homebuying Options

It’s the lament of first-time homebuyers in just about every housing market: There aren’t enough entry-level homes available that are move-in ready. One solution is to broaden the search to fixer-uppers. With renovation loans, you can get one home loan that combines the purchase price with the cost of improvements. Not enough affordable homes Entry-level […]

11th Annual Rotary Polar Plunge

The Rotary Club of Asbury Park presents the 11th annual Polar Plunger on Saturday, January 26, at McLoone’s Supper Club, 1200 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park. Registration will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with coffee and bagels followed by a welcome to plungers and prizes at 10:45 a.m.  The Polar Plunger itself will take […]

Here’s where more $1M condos are proposed in booming Asbury Park

While developer iStar has mapped out an ambitious plan to transform Asbury Park’s waterfront with luxury condos, a swanky hotel, a revamped music venue and other mixed-use projects, a local developer is hoping to slide into the action. Regional Development Group, led by Trip Brooks, who has lived in Asbury Park since 1999, recently received approval from iStar and […]

Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall in Holiday Gift for Home Buyers, Sellers

There are lower mortgage rates just in time for the holiday season… Home buyers and sellers are in for even more holiday cheer this season as mortgage interest rates continued to fall. That makes it more affordable for folks to purchase properties as their monthly mortgage payments will be a little lower. Plus, it may […]

2019 Project Homeless Connect & Point in Time

The Connolly Agency is partnering with Interfaith Neighbors of Asbury Park to collect items for the 2019 Project Homeless Connect & Point in Time Annual Count.  The project provides food, clothing, health services and hospitality to our neighbors experiencing homelessness across the county on January 23, 2019. Please bring donations to The Connolly Agency,  216 Main […]

Attention First-time homebuyers!

Why 2019 will be the year of the first-time homebuyer Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, gives his predictions for 2019 BY MATTHEW GARDNER National Housing Market What a year it has been for both for the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After years of above-average economic and home price growth, 2018 […]

Mortgage Rates Retreat, but Housing Market Supply Crunch Won't Let Up

 Rates for home loans fell in tandem with the bond market, a welcome respite for the housing market after a recent run-up in home financing costs. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.85% in the October 18 week, down 5 basis points, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday. Rates for home loans –  15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged […]

Third Quarter 2018 Real Estate Market Update

The Real Estate Market at the Jersey Shore for the third quarter of 2018 remained strong with inventory levels low and demand for homes high. Home prices are up 11% in the third quarter of 2018 over the third quarter of 2017. Homes  are selling for close to listing price. For details by town, please […]