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The Connolly Agency

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Renter-Friendly Upgrades That Make Any Space Feel Like Home

Beautiful Accent wall with renter friendly wallpaper and easy to install light fixture.

10 Renter-Friendly Upgrades That Make Any Space Feel Like Home   Personalize your rental and make it feel like home with these clever upgrades. Just because you live in a rental doesn’t mean you can’t add personal touches to make the space feel like home. Many people are choosing to rent long-term as they wait […]

When Is It Time to Buy Your Forever Home?

When Is It Time to Buy Your Forever Home? It’s not always possible to buy your forever home earlier in life, but when do you know it’s time to buy the home you plan to live in forever? Maybe you’ve finally outgrown your starter home, or you’re looking to settle down in a house you plan […]

Tips for Getting Your Summer Rental Ready

Bathroom with sea glass blue tile and light wood and white finishings.

Tips for Getting Your Summer Rental Ready Summer rental season is here! Before your first guests arrive, it’s important to prepare your space and ensure everything is clean, up-to-date, and ready for renters. Follow along as we outline some things you won’t want to forget before your renters arrive. Deep Clean Be sure to thoroughly […]

New Restaurants to Try This Summer at the Jersey Shore

The Promenade restaurant interior in Avon, NJ

New Restaurants to Try This Summer at the Jersey Shore The Jersey Shore is filled with delicious restaurants. From casual brunch spots to fine dining, there’s a variety of restaurants for every occasion. Though it’s tempting to stick to your tried-and-true favorite eateries, we’ve compiled a list of new, local restaurants to visit this summer. […]