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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Real Estate Is Still Considered the Best Long-Term Investment

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Real Estate Is Still Considered the Best Long-Term Investment With all the headlines circulating about home prices and rising mortgage rates, you may wonder if it still makes sense to invest in homeownership right now. A recent poll from Gallup shows the answer is yes. In fact, real estate was voted the best long-term investment for the 11th consecutive year, consistently beating other […]

4 Kitchen Trends That Need to Be Retired ASAP, According to Designers

White modern kitchen

4 Kitchen Trends That Need to Be Retired ASAP, According to Designers When it comes to decorating your kitchen, trends can come and go faster than you can say “induction oven.” Here, four designers break down the fads to retire. After spending nearly two years making virtually every meal from home, you might have stopped […]

Memorial Day Weekend at the Jersey Shore

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Memorial Day Weekend at the Jersey Shore Not sure what to do this Memorial Day weekend? There’s so much to see and do at the Jersey Shore! From the opening weekend of beaches to parades and ceremonies, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the long weekend and honor those who served for our country. Highlighted […]

Summer Decor Ideas to Cool Down and Freshen Up Your Home

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9 Summer Decor Ideas to Cool Down and Freshen Up Your Home Sprucing up your space for the summer doesn’t have to involve a hefty budget or a ton of your time. Sometimes the tiniest tweaks—such as swapping in lightweight throw pillows or incorporating breezy, organic textures—can make your home instantly feel more fresh and […]