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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]