Real Estate Market Update: First Quarter 2020

Real Estate Market Update: First Quarter 2020 Allenhurst Starting off the first quarter of 2020, Allenhurst saw sales of 2 single family homes. The average sales price of $1,732,500 represents the sale of a $415,000 and a 3 million dollar home. These homes were sold at 91% of list price, which holds consistently with 2019 comparisons […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Naples Florida Number One place to Retire!

If you would like information on homes in Naples, please contact us at 239 449 6807 as we have an office in Naples! Naples ranked No. 1 place to retire in the country, study shows Jennifer Beeson, Naples Daily News Naples has been named the best place to retire in the nation. The city is […]

Booming Asbury Park

Do you remember those days when the wealthy wouldn’t even think about stepping foot into Asbury Park, let alone buying a house there? Well, those days have come to an end as the housing prices and quality of the homes have gone up. Budget travel magazine ranked Asbury Park as the “coolest small town in […]

The Autumn Real Estate Market

Spring and summer can sometimes be seen as the better time of year to sell real estate, due to the warmer weather and longer days, but autumn can still be a perfect time of the year to buy or sell real estate. There are many unexpected advantages to the real estate market in the autumn compared to […]

7 Important Things Home Sellers Often Forget to Do

When you’re selling your home there’s so much to do: find a Realtor®, do touch-ups, get that balky air conditioner fixed, look into staging… It’s no wonder that sometimes things fall between the cracks. Big things. (We’re not pointing fingers, promise!) Our arsenal of experts—aka real estate agents who have worked with many home sellers—identify the to-do’s that sellers […]