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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]