Thursday, June 23, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update June 23rd, 2016

 MARKET STATS:  87 properties are currently under contract in the local market, including 33 newly written contracts during the month of May.  The number of closed sales dropped slightly in May, as did the number of active listings.  For more details see the latest Long & Foster Market Minute report here: http://marketminute.longandfoster.com/Market-Minute/NJ/Avalon-Stone-Harbor.pdf
 

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OCEAN WATER TEMPERATURES near 70 degrees were recorded this week off Cape May County.  That’s about average for this time of year, though daily temperatures can vary widely, especially if offshore winds blow warm surface water out to sea, allowing cooler subsurface water to replace it along the beach.  Traditional southerly sea breezes help blow warm surface water toward the beach—ensuring a comfortable dip in the surf!

A SAFE BOATING CLASS will be held Saturday, June 25th at the Stone Harbor Yacht Club, from 8am to 4:30pm.  Students successfully completing the course will earn an New Jersey Safe Boating Certificate—required for anyone operating a vessel in New Jersey waters.  Registration is required for the $55 class—call Ed McGarvey at (609) 703-9688 to register.

THE AVALON HISTORICAL SOCIETY is featuring vintage cameras in a new exhibit at the Avalon History Center, at 215 39thStreet.  Early 1900’s cameras from Kodak, Argus, and Polaroid are on display from 10am-4pm, Tuesday through Sundays, through June.

MEET R2-D2 at the Avalon Library on July 13th!  Long-time Avalon resident and Long & Foster friend Bob Ross has built—yes, built!—three versions of R2-D2, of Star Wars fame.  Meet Bob and one of his incredible droids at the Avalon Library on July 13th, from6:30pm to 7:45pm.  Bob will describe the design and construction of his R2-D2, and treat the crowd to a demonstration!

HERE OVER THE JULY 4TH WEEKEND?  See below for a huge list of upcoming events, including a dozen over the July 4thweekend!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Cape May County Zoo Night Out with the Critters, BBQ dinner & behind the scenes look at the animals, 5:30-8:30PM,Friday, June 24
  • Stone Harbor Farmers Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, June 26
  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Path at 114th Street & 2nd Avenue, 10AM, Sunday, June 26
  • Stone Harbor Family Night, family fun, check out the fire trucks, more, Stone Harbor Firehouse, 7PM, Monday, June 27
  • Avalon’s Children’s Mini Event featuring ventriloquist Bob Conrad, Avalon Elementary School Gymnasium, 11AM,Tuesday, June 28
  • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring Cinderella, 30th Street beach, dusk, Tuesday, June 28
  • On the Way to Cape May historic lecture, Avalon History Center, 7PM, Wednesday, June 29
  • Stone Harbor Movie Night on the Lawn featuring Open Season: Scared Silly, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM,Wednesday, June 29
  • Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring the 63rd Army Band, Veteran’s Plaza, 7PM, Thursday, June 30
  • Parade Battle of the Mummers Bands, starts at Avalon’s Community Hall to Veteran’s Plaza, 6PM, Friday, July 1
  • Avalon Field Races and Family Fun, 10th Street Field, 10AM, Saturday, July 2
  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Path at 114th Street & 2nd Avenue, 10AM, Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3
  • Harbor Hustle 5K Run & 2 Mile Fun Walk, Stone Harbor Recreation Field, 8100 Second Avenue, 6:45AM registration,8AM race start, 8:05AM walk start, Sunday, July 3
  • Lutheran Church of Our Saviour Chicken BBQ, 9212 Third Avenue, 5-7PM, Sunday, July 3
  • Avalon’s 4th of July Family Festivities, 30th Street Parking Lot, 6-8PM, Sunday, July 3
  • Bay Atlantic Symphony Concert, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Sunday, July 3
  • Avalon’s Fireworks, off the 30th Street Beach, 8:45PM, Sunday, July 3
  • Stone Harbor’s All Day Fourth of July Events, includes sand sculpting contest, candy scramble, foot races, Phillies Home Run Derby, bike races, decorated bike contest, more, Stone Harbor’s 80th Street Recreation Field, registration from 9-10AM, events begin at 9AM, Monday, July 4
  • Avalon Boat Parade, boats must register prior to the parade at Avalon Community Hall, on parade day meet at the Main Channel at the Avalon Yacht Club, 10:45AM, Monday, July 4
  • Stone Harbor Concert & Fireworks, 80th Street Recreation Field, concert begins at 7PM, fireworks begin at dusk,Monday, July 4
  • Stone Harbor’s Tuesday at the Tower featuring the Mighty Parrot Band, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7-8:30PM,Tuesday, July 5
  • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring Hotel Transylvania, 30th Street beach, dusk, Tuesday, July 5
  • Stone Harbor’s Movie on the Lawn featuring Goosebump, Stone Harbor Elementary School, dusk, Wednesday, July 6
  • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring The Mango Men, Veteran’s Plaza, 7PM, Thursday, July 7
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Serenaders, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, July 9
  • Symphony By the Sea Opera Gala featuring the Bay Atlantic Symphony, Avalon Elementary School Gymnasium, free tickets available at the library, 7PM, Saturday, July 16

Featured Property:

Bayfront with two boatslips, great views, and easy inlet access!






New Listings:


7929 Dune Drive Unit 102, Avalon, $289,990, ACTIVE MLS#: 170802

473 Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $345,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170839

151 95th Street, Stone Harbor, $475,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170873

381 41st Street, Avalon, $879,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170816

336 88th Street, Stone Harbor, $899,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170870

160 27th Street, Avalon, $1,479,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170850

285 48th Street, Avalon, $1,495,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170887

325 92nd Street, Stone Harbor, $1,649,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170848

241 107th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,895,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170892

Properties Sold:


10813 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $585,000, SOLD MLS#: 164176

30 Hallman Road, Stone Harbor Manor, $601,400, SOLD MLS#: 163643

627 22nd Street, Avalon, $740,000, SOLD MLS#: 168687

251 110th St., Stone Harbor, $805,000, SOLD MLS#: 166073

280 82nd Street, Stone Harbor, $1,565,000, SOLD MLS#: 164821

261 75th Street, Avalon, $2,250,000, SOLD MLS#: 169144

549 42nd Street, Avalon, $4,500,000, SOLD MLS#: 169425






Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update June 16th, 2016




AVALON’S BEACHES are now ready to go for the summer season after a major sand backpassing project was completed last weekend.  55,000 cubic yards of sand were scraped from the 32nd to 38th Street beaches and moved to north-end beaches to replenish them.  Erosion from winter storms had moved the sand southward; the backpassing project returned it to its point of origin.  Rather than put the project out for bid, the work was performed by the Avalon Department of Public Works, which rented heavy equipment for the job.  A major beachfill project is anticipated prior to the 2017 season.

THE HEREFORD INLET LIGHTHOUSE MARITIME FESTIVAL takes place this Saturday & Sunday at 111 N. Central Avenue in North Wildwood.  The festival will feature music, food, crafts, historians, and tours of the lighthouse, while celebrating South Jersey’s maritime history.  The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is still in operation, and its light is visible at night from many areas of Avalon & Stone Harbor.

OTHER MAJOR WEEKEND EVENTS include an Open House at Avalon’s Public Library, and Sea Isle City’s Skimmer Festival.  For something a little different, try a “Full Moon Climb” at the Cape May Lighthouse on Monday evening, June 20th!

$832 PER POUND!  That’s what a prize-winning 212-pound mako shark was worth in the recent South Jersey Shark Tournament.  The mako, caught by a crew of sport fishermen from New York, won $176,414 in prize money!  Whether you’re looking to catch a big mako shark, or something a bit more modest, seek advice (and bait!) from local tackle shops, including Smuggler’s Cove in Stone Harbor, or Moran’s Dockside and Avalon Hodge Podge in Avalon.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION, detours, and delays are often part of getting to the Shore on busy summer weekends.  But the next time you grumble about road construction slowing your trip, consider the early options for reaching your favorite Island…see below for a look at how everybody got here a hundred years ago!

 
The way visitors used to get to the Island!  This view of 96th Street, looking east, shows an early Stone Harbor Railroad train.  Another rail line ran down the middle of Second Avenue (Dune Drive) from Avalon.



3.83 PERCENT!  That’s the average rate for conforming loans of $417,000 and below.  Jumbo loans over $417,000 are a bit less, averaging 3.81% according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.  It’s a fantastic time to take advantage of low rates, whether purchasing a shore home, or refinancing your primary residence.  Whether you’re ready to get started with a purchase, or simply need a recommendation on a good mortgage lender, please call me!

NEXT WEEK, watch for our list of July 4th events to enjoy!


UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Stone Harbor’s Chelsea Place Park, grand re-opening, 9:30AM, Friday, June 17
  • Avalon Performing Arts Council 29th  Annual Art Show & Sale, opening night & preview from 7-9PM on Friday, June 17, show & sale from10AM-4PM on Saturday, June 18
  • Avalon Free Public Library Open House, games, crafts, food, face painting, more, 9AM-1PM, Saturday, June 18
  • Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Maritime Festival, artists, crafters, authors, food, music, more, 111 N. Central Avenue, North Wildwood, 10AM-5PM on Saturday, June 18 & 10AM-4PM on Sunday, June 19
  • Avalon Historical Society Olde House Tour, 1-4PM, Saturday, June 18
  • Sea Isle City’s Skimmer Weekend, food, crafts, live music, family activities, more, Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19
  • Stone Harbor Farmers Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, June 19
  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Path at 114th Street & 2nd Avenue, 10AM,Sunday, June 19
  • Cape May County Zoo Giraffe Day, giraffe related programs, activities & zookeeper talks, 10AM-3PM, Sunday, June 19
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Strawberry Festival, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunday, June 19
  • Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, 8-10PM, Monday, June 20
  • Avalon History Center Trivia Night, 7PM, Wednesday, June 22
  • Cape May County Zoo Night Out with the Critters, BBQ dinner & behind the scenes look at the animals, 5:30-8:30PM, Friday, June 24
  • Stone Harbor Farmers Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, June 26
  • Stone Harbor Family Night, family fun, check out the fire trucks, more, Stone Harbor Firehouse, 7PM. Monday, June 27
  • Avalon’s Children’s Mini Event featuring ventriloquist Bob Conrad, Avalon Elementary School Gymnasium, 11AM, Tuesday, June 28
  • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring Cinderella, 30th Street beach, dusk, Tuesday, June 28
  • On the Way to Cape May historic lecture, Avalon History Center, 7PM, Wednesday, June 29
  • Stone Harbor Movie Night on the Lawn featuring Open Season: Scared Silly, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM, Wednesday, June 29
  • Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring 63rd Army Band, Veteran’s Plaza, 7PM, Thursday, June 30
  • Stone Harbor’s Tuesday at the Tower featuring the Mighty Parrot Band, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7-8:30PM, Tuesday, July 5
  

Featured Property: Bayfront, with a dock and easy inlet access!



494 Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $545,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 167951


New Listings:


8300 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170762

2438 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,369,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170722

160 84th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,395,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170684

261 83rd Street, Stone Harbor, $1,479,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170711

238 47th Street, Avalon, $1,595,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170678

46 W 22nd Street, Avalon, $1,699,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170757

9801 First Ave, Stone Harbor, $1,895,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170675

62 W 32nd Street, Avalon, $2,895,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170741


Properties Sold:


3283 Dune Drive, Avalon, $235,000, SOLD MLS#: 170272

317 83rd Street, Stone Harbor, $479,500, SOLD MLS#: 169048

10800 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $510,000, SOLD MLS#: 167559

404 24th Street, Avalon, $974,999, SOLD MLS#: 170676

231 122nd Street, Stone Harbor, $2,000,000, SOLD MLS#: 166606

167 93rd Street, Stone Harbor, $2,250,000, SOLD MLS#: 164023





Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update June 9th, 2016



45,000 CUBIC YARDS of sand have already been moved during Avalon’s sand backpassing project, designed to rebuild and protect the borough’s north end beaches. The project is nearly finished and will conclude no later than June 10th. A major hydraulic beach fill (dredging) project is anticipated after the 2016 beach season.
 
RESTAURANT WEEK runs through Sunday, June 12th. Dozens of Island restaurants are participating, and offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials.  Visit your favorites, or try out a couple of new places! Check the list of participating restaurants and their schedules here:  http://www.visitavalonnj.com/sites/default/files/Participating%20Restaurants%20list_2016.pdf

   
A pair of ospreys took up residence atop this Stone Harbor home’s chimney.  When not in the nest, the ospreys spend time perched at the top of a nearby flagpole.



 
CHELSEA PLACE PARK in Stone Harbor will celebrate a grand reopening on June 17th at 9:30am, after a complete makeover.  New slides, swings, and other playground equipment will make the park a favorite among children. Adults will enjoy sitting on a bench in the shade, or a stroll around the walking path. Chelsea Place Park is located between 105th & 106th Streets, between Second & Third Avenues.
 
AVALON BAY PARK MARINA has been dredged to improve boat access, and is now open to boaters through the summer. Additional areas of the marina and adjacent navigation channel will be dredged in the fall.
 
THE CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY fleet is back at full strength as the MV Delaware returns to service after a $3.5 million, five month engine replacement. The Delaware’s new engines will cut fuel consumption and emissions by 40%. Grants are expected to pay for future upgrades to the MV New Jersey and the MV Cape Henlopen as well. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry operates up to a dozen round trips across Delaware Bay each day during the height of the season.
 
THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS on the Island offer nearly everything you’ll find during the height of the summer, but without the crowds!  The beaches are delightful, the fishing is good, restaurants and shops are open, and the excitement of another summer season is here!  Take advantage of a couple of quiet weeks before the peak season (and crowds!) are here!
 
FROM $199,000 to $10 MILLION, there’s something for every budget on Seven Mile Island!  Whether you’re looking for a getaway condo or a mansion by the sea, let’s work together to make it happen!  There’s still time to complete your purchase and enjoy the summer in your new shore home!



  UPCOMING EVENTS:


  • 7 Mile Island Restaurant Week, nearly 40 local establishments offering breakfast, lunch & dinner specials, now through Sunday, June 12
  • Basketball ‘Triple Threat’ skills & games for boys & girls ages 8-14, Stone Harbor’s 82nd Street Recreation Center, check www.shoreshot.net for details, Fridaynights beginning Friday, June 10
  • Avalon Historical Society’s Miniature Golf Competition, held at Go Fish Mini Golf Course in Avalon, 9AM, Saturday, June 11
  • Stone Harbor Property Owners’ Association Meeting, first annual beach & bay report, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 9AM, Saturday, June 11
  • Avalon Home & Land Owners’ Association Meeting, featured speaker is Norman Gluckman, Director of Avalon’s Public Library, Avalon Senior Center, 10AM,Saturday, June 11
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Star Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, June 11
  • Stone Harbor’s Farmers Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, June 12
  • Cape May Traditional Jazz Society Presents the Midiri Brothers, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street, Cape May, 2-4PM, Sunday, June 12
  • American Legion Post #331 Flag Day Ceremony, 11617 Second Avenue, Noon, Tuesday, June 14
  • Stone Harbor’s Chelsea Place Park, grand re-opening, 9:30AM, Friday, June 17
  • Avalon Performing Arts Council 29th  Annual Art Show & Sale, opening night & preview from 7-9PM on Friday, June 17, show & sale from 10AM-4PM on Saturday, June 18
  • Avalon Free Public Library Open House, games, crafts, food, face painting, more, 9AM-1PM, Saturday, June 18
  • Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Maritime Festival, artists, crafters, authors, food, music, more, 111 N. Central Avenue, North Wildwood, 10AM-5PM on Saturday, June 18 & 10AM-4PM on Sunday, June 19
  • Avalon Historical Society Olde House Tour, 1-4PM, Saturday, June 18
  • Sea Isle City’s Skimmer Weekend, food, crafts, live music, family activities, more, Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19
  • Stone Harbor Farmers Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, June 19
  • Cape May County Zoo Giraffe Day, giraffe related programs, activities & zookeeper talks, 10AM-3PM, Sunday, June 19
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Strawberry Festival, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunday, June 19
  • Avalon History Center Trivia Night, 7PM, Wednesday, June 22
  • Cape May County Zoo Night Out with the Critters, BBQ dinner & behind the scenes look at the animals, 5:30-8:30PM, Friday, June 24
  • Stone Harbor Farmers Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, June 26
  • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring Cinderella, 30th Street beach, dusk, Tuesday, June 28
  • On the Way to Cape May historic lecture, Avalon History Center, 7PM, Wednesday, June 29
  • Stone Harbor Movie Night on the Lawn featuring Open Season: Scared Silly, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM, Wednesday, June 29
  • Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring 63rd Army Band, Veteran’s Plaza, 7PM, Thursday, June 30



Featured Property:


Bayfront, with a dock and easy inlet access!


494 Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $545,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 167951


New Listings:


8001 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $385,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170656

9410 Second Avenue #200, Stone Harbor, $399,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170610

700 First Avenue, Avalon, $499,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 170561

332 87th Street, Front Unit, Stone Harbor, $717,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 170654

1116 Stone Harbor Blvd #202, Stone Harbor Manor, $729,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170592

1116 Stone Harbor Blvd #201, Stone Harbor Manor, $749,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170591

222 87th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170547

8403 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170576

334 92nd Street, Stone Harbor, $1,300,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170620

283 100th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,399,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170546

7458 Dune Drive, Avalon, $1,620,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170625

245 65th Street, Avalon, $1,639,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170641

11020 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $1,775,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170550

73 E 13th Street, Avalon, $2,390,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170562


Properties Sold:


2743 Dune Drive 2nd Fl. S, Avalon, $480,000, SOLD MLS#: 166948

421 24th Street, Avalon, $585,000, SOLD MLS#: 168632

4138 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $687,250, SOLD MLS#: 167928

4128 W Ocean Drive, Avalon, $755,000, SOLD MLS#: 169490

2218 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $850,000, SOLD MLS#: 168229

1869 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,117,500, SOLD MLS#: 167470


Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Real Estate Update, June 2016


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Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update June 2nd, 2016



GREAT START, GRAY FINISH!  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday saw ideal weather for kicking off the summer season, with beachgoers, boaters, pedestrians, and bicyclists all taking advantage of it. Monday brought rain and gray skies which led to the cancellation of parades (but not ceremonies) in both Avalon and Stone Harbor, and sent many home a bit earlier than usual. Despite that, most are reporting a strong weekend and a great start to the season!

A little bit of sunshine after a rain shower led to a double rainbow over the bay!
SEVEN MILE RESTAURANT WEEK runs from June 6th to 12th.  Take advantage of specials at dozens of local restaurants before peak summer crowds hit!  For a list of participating restaurants click here: http://www.visitavalonnj.com/where-to-dine/restaurant-week-menus

SLOW DOWN FOR TURTLES!  At this time of year diamondback terrapins begin crossing local roads seeking higher ground on which to lay eggs.  Give ‘em a brake!  Roadway mortality is listed as a major threat to the terrapin population.  If you are inclined to help a turtle across the road, carefully help them cross in the direction they are already headed, while taking care to ensure your own safety.

LIFEGUARD TRYOUTS:  Do you have what it takes to be a lifeguard?  If so, and you’re looking for summer employment, Avalon and Stone Harbor will each hold lifeguard tryouts on Saturday, June 4th, at 10am.  Avalon’s will be held on the 32nd Street beach, and Stone Harbor’s will be held at the 95th Street beach.

AT THE 95th STREET BEACH a new deck, pergola, and walkway over the dunes were just dedicated last week.  Catch some sun, a breeze, take in the ocean view, or read a book on a bench in the shade!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Aviation Museum Runway 5K Run/Fun Walk & Bike, Cape May County Airport, bike preview 8:10-8:40AM, race starts at 9AM, Saturday, June 4
  • Avalon Garden Club Flower Show, Avalon Community Hall, Noon, Saturday, June 4
  • Stone Harbor Garden Club House Tour, 12:30-4PM, Saturday, June 4
  • Avalon Performing Arts Council ‘Lights Out Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons,’ Avalon Community Hall, 6:30PM doors open, 7PM show starts, Saturday, June 4
  • 7 Mile Island Restaurant Week, nearly 40 local establishments offering breakfast, lunch & dinner specials,Monday, June 6-Sunday, June 12
  • Basketball ‘Triple Threat’ skills & games for boys & girls ages 8-14, Stone Harbor’s 82nd Street Recreation Center, check www.shoreshot.net for details, Friday nights beginning Friday, June 10
  • Avalon Historical Society’s Miniature Golf Competition, held at Go Fish Mini Golf Course in Avalon, 9AM,Saturday, June 11
  • Stone Harbor Property Owners’ Association Meeting, first annual beach & bay report, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 9AM, Saturday, June 11
  • Avalon Home & Land Owners’ Association Meeting, featured speaker is Norman Gluckman, Director of Avalon’s Public Library, Avalon Senior Center, 10AM, Saturday, June 11
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Star Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, June 11
  • Stone Harbor’s Farmers Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, June 12
  • American Legion Post #331 Flag Day Ceremony, 11617 Second Avenue, Noon, Tuesday, June 14
  • Avalon Performing Arts Council 29th  Annual Art Show & Sale, opening night & preview from 7-9PM onFriday, June 17, show & sale from 10AM-4PM on Saturday, June 18
  • Avalon Free Public Library Open House, 9AM-1PM, Saturday, June 18
  • Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Maritime Festival, artists, crafters, authors, food, music, more, 111 N. Central Avenue, North Wildwood, 10AM-5PM on Saturday, June 18 & 10AM-4PM on Sunday, June 19
  • Avalon Historical Society Olde House Tour, 1-4PM, Saturday, June 18
  • Stone Harbor Farmers Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, June 19
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Strawberry Festival, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunday, June 19
  • Stone Harbor Farmers Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, June 26
  • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring Cinderella, 30th Street beach, dusk, Tuesday, June 28
  • Stone Harbor Movie Night on the Lawn, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM, Tuesday, June 28
  • On the Way to Cape May historic lecture, Avalon History Center, 7PM, Wednesday, June 29
  • Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring 63rd Army Band, Veteran’s Plaza, 7PM, Thursday, June 30

New Listings:

Properties Sold:



Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update May 26, 2016



MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND is upon us!  The Island is buzzing with activity as homeowners prepare for the season and visitors arrive to kick off the summer season.  Avalon & Stone Harbor will observe Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies on Monday.  See the event list below for details.

THE AJ MEERWALD, New Jersey’s tall ship, is back in the water after wintertime repairs were completed at Yank Marine, including hull repairs and electrical system upgrades.  The Meerwald will cruise the waters of New Jersey and New York through the fall.  In August, the Meerwald will visit Cape May and Atlantic City for tours and public sails.

SEASON BEACH TAGS are discounted through May 31st in Avalon & Stone Harbor.  If you’re here over Memorial Day Weekend, purchase your season tags for $22.  On June 1st, the cost of a season tag will rise to $27.
Finally!  It’s time to hang up your shoes and hit the beach!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BEACH!  The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium strives to protect and promote New Jersey’s marine and coastal resources.  Their “Favorite Beach” contest helps promote awareness of New Jersey’s beaches.  Cast your vote here:  http://njseagrant.org/njfavoritebeach/

IF DOLPHIN VIDEOS by Nik Pattantyus have amazed you before, check out this news story featuring Nik that appeared on NBC10 in Philadelphia!
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Man-on-Paddleboard-Gets-Up-Close-Encounter-With-Dolphins-Off-Jersey-Shore_Philadelphia-379718821.html

SUMMER BUCKET LIST: What’s on yours?  Make a Summer Bucket List, then set aside some time to make things happen!  Whether you want to catch a sunrise on the beach or catch a fish with your grandchild, commit to making those memories this summer!

UPCOMING EVENTS: (View/Print Events List)


    Stone Harbor Beach Opening Ceremony, 95th Street Beach, 9:30 AM, Friday, May 27
    Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary, volunteers needed for help with garden maintenance in the native plant gardens, meet at the Pump House at 3rd Avenue & 115th Street, 1-3:30PM, Friday, May 27
    Cape Regional Auxiliary Antique Show, Avalon Community Hall, antique show from Noon-4PM on Friday, May 27, preview gala at 6PM on Friday, May 27 & antique show from 9AM-4PM on Saturday, May 28
    Annual Turtle Trot 5K Run & 2 Mile Fun Walk, 95th & First Avenue, 6:45AM registration, 8AM race start, 8:05AM walk start, Sunday, May 29
    Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, May 29
    Matthew Mullin Memorial Beach 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk, all proceeds benefit Friends in Need organization, 30th Street & the Beach, 8:30AM,Sunday, May 29
    Avalon Memorial Day Parade, starts at 32nd Street & Dune down Dune Drive to Veteran’s Plaza for a ceremony, parade starts at 9AM, ceremony to follow, Monday, May 30
    Stone Harbor Memorial Day Parade, starts at bridge, down 96th Street to the Women’s Civic Club on the 96th Street beach for a service, parade starts at Noon, service to follow, Monday, May 30
    American Legion Post #331 Open House, 117th Street & Second Avenue, 1-4PM, Monday, May 30
    2016 Emergency Preparedness Conference presented by the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management & Atlantic City Electric, Avalon Community Center, 10AM-Noon, Wednesday, June 1
    Aviation Museum Runway 5K Run/Fun Walk & Bike, Cape May County Airport, bike preview 8:10-8:40AM, race starts at 9AM, Saturday, June 4
    Avalon Garden Club Flower Show, Avalon Community Hall, Noon, Saturday, June 4
    Stone Harbor Garden Club House Tour, 12:30-4PM, Saturday, June 4
    Avalon Performing Arts Council ‘Lights Out Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons,’ Avalon Community Hall, 6:30PM doors open, 7PM show starts,Saturday, June 4
    7 Mile Island Restaurant Week, nearly 40 local establishments offering breakfast, lunch & dinner specials, Monday, June 6-Sunday, June 12
    Basketball ‘Triple Threat’ skills & games for boys & girls ages 8-14, Stone Harbor’s 82nd Street Recreation Center, check www.shoreshot.net for details,Friday nights beginning Friday, June 10
    Avalon Historical Society’s Miniature Golf Competition, held at Go Fish Mini Golf Course in Avalon, 9AM, Saturday, June 11
    Avalon Performing Arts Council 29th  Annual Art Show & Sale, opening night & preview from 7-9PM on Friday, June 17, show & sale from 10AM-4PM on Saturday, June 18
    Avalon Historical Society Olde House Tour, 1PM, Saturday, June 18
    St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Strawberry Festival, Sunday, June 19


Featured Property:

This extraordinary Bayfront home enjoys water views and a tranquil location!


19 S. Pelican Drive, Avalon, $4,175,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 166223


New Listings:


417 22nd Street, Avalon, $549,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 170304

1127 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor Manor, $679,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170322

9201 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170391

214 34th Street, Avalon, $889,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 170350

20 Seabreeze Lane, Avalon Manor, $899,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170393

619 22nd Street, Avalon, $949,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 170377

222 108th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170396

2934 Ocean Avenue, Avalon, $1,299,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170340

245 65th Street, Avalon, $1,639,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170368

10032 Corinthian, Stone Harbor, $4,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170339


Properties Sold:


184 26th Street C-1, Avalon, $480,000, SOLD MLS#: 167929

2125 Harbor Ave. Avenue, Avalon, $580,000, SOLD MLS#: 168448

2218 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $850,000, SOLD MLS#: 168229

394 20th Street, Avalon, $900,000, SOLD MLS#: 167665

9331 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $995,000, SOLD MLS#: 167328

2488 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,450,000, SOLD MLS#: 166804



Thursday, May 19, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update May 19th, 2016


MARKET STATS:  The latest Long & Foster Market Minute report shows 31 properties sold during April, up from 24 in March.  The median sale price was $1,100,000, up 22% over March.  
For the full Market Minute report, click here:
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THERE’S STILL TIME!  If you’d like to purchase your very own shore home and enjoy it for the rest of the summer, there’s still time to do just that!  Please call or email me to begin your search for the perfect vacation home today!

SAVE A TRIP TO COMCAST IN RIO GRANDE by visiting their temporary customer service trailer in Avalon!  The trailer has arrived in the parking lot adjacent to Avalon Community Hall, and will be open about May 20th, through June 18th, Monday through Saturday, from 9am to 7pm.  This is a one-time opportunity to take advantage of the Comcast trailer and save a round trip to Comcast’s new, permanent location in Rio Grande!

AVALON’S 8th STREET TENNIS COURTS will soon be resurfaced and repaired.  The courts will be powerwashed, prepared, resurfaced, and painted in a U.S. Open blue & green color scheme.  When work begins, the courts will close for about a week when a favorable weather window arrives, but no work will occur during the Memorial Day weekend.  When the 8th Street courts are not available, those with reservations will be accommodated at the 39th Street courts.

THE OTHER JERSEY SHORE: A National Geographic Wild episode titled “The Other Jersey Shore” and featuring Delaware Bay and horseshoe crabs will air Friday, May 20th at 10:30pm Eastern on Comcast channel 108.  The Wetlands Institute’s Horseshoe Crab Conservation Program is featured in the episode.  Click here to watch the trailer:  http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/united-states-of-animals/episodes/the-other-jersey-shore/

SEVEN MILE RESTAURANT WEEK returns June 6th-12th.  The annual favorite will feature dining specials from dozens of local restaurants.  Stay tuned for more details!

“CLICK IT OR TICKET!”  Not only is wearing a seatbelt a good idea, it may save you a ticket in Avalon or Stone Harbor during the Seatbelt Mobilization campaign which will take place from May 23rd to June 5th.  Avalon, Stone Harbor, and many other towns will participate in the campaign, which seeks to raise the seatbelt usage rate in New Jersey from its current level of 91.36%.

JUST OVER A WEEK TO MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!  Let the summer season begin!


UPCOMING EVENTS: (View/Print Upcoming Events List)


    Creative Writing seminar with tips on stories, poems, etc, register at 609-967-7155, Avalon Free Public Library, 10AM,Saturday, May 21
    Wetlands Institute Native Plant Sale, plant & garden naturalists will be on hand to answer questions regarding the offered species, 9:30AM-4:30PM, Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22
    Spring Shorebird & Horseshoe Crab Festival, interactive activities for all ages, Wetlands Institute, 9:30AM-4:30PM, Saturday &Sunday, May 21 & 22
    Avalon Garden Club Fashion Show & Luncheon, Avalon Yacht Club, Noon, Wednesday, May 25
    Stone Harbor’s Beach Crossover Deck & Pergola Dedication, 95th Street beach, Noon, Wednesday, May 25
    Stone Harbor Beach Opening Ceremony, 95th Street Beach, 9:30 AM, Friday, May 27
    Cape Regional Auxiliary Antique Show, Avalon Community Hall, antique show from Noon-4PM on Friday, May 27, preview gala at 6PM on Friday, May 27, & antique show from 9AM-4PM on Saturday, May 28
    Annual Turtle Trot 5K Run & 2 Mile Fun Walk, 95th & First Avenue, 6:45AM registration, 8AM race start, 8:05AM walk start,Sunday, May 29
    Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, May 29
    Matthew Mullin Memorial Beach 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk, all proceeds benefit Friends in Need organization, 30th Street & the Beach, 8:30AM, Sunday, May 29
    Avalon Memorial Day Parade, starts at 32nd Street & Dune down Dune Drive to Veteran’s Plaza for a ceremony, parade starts at 9AM, ceremony to follow, Monday, May 30
    Stone Harbor Memorial Day Parade, starts at bridge, down 96th Street to the Women’s Civic Club on the 96th Street beach for a service, parade starts at Noon, service to follow, Monday, May 30
    American Legion Post #331 Open House, 117th Street & Second Avenue, 1-4PM, Monday, May 30
    Aviation Museum Runway 5K Run/Fun Walk & Bike, Cape May County Airport, bike preview 8:10-8:40AM, race starts at 9AM,Saturday, June 4
    Avalon Garden Club Flower Show, Avalon Community Hall, Noon, Saturday, June 4
    Stone Harbor Garden Club House Tour, 12:30-4PM, Saturday, June 4
    Avalon Performing Arts Council ‘Lights Out Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons,’ Avalon Community Hall, 6:30PMdoors open, 7PM show starts, Saturday, June 4
    7 Mile Island Restaurant Week, nearly 40 local establishments offering breakfast, lunch & dinner specials, Monday, June 6-Sunday, June 12
    Basketball ‘Triple Threat’ skills & games for boys & girls ages 8-14, Stone Harbor’s 82nd Street Recreation Center, check www.shoreshot.net for details, Friday nights beginning Friday, June 10
    Avalon Performing Arts Council 29th  Annual Art Show & Sale, opening night & preview from 7-9PM on Friday, June 17, show & sale from 10AM-4PM on Saturday, June 18


Featured Property:

This one-bedroom Avalon condo is just steps from the beach!




177 80th Street, Avalon, $349,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 169777

New Listings:


3283 Dune Drive, Avalon, $249,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170272

107 30th Street, Avalon, $459,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170279

2137 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $649,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170223

1708 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $715,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170243

1629 Dune Dr, Avalon, $1,099,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170271

1558 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,350,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170259

235 118 Street, Stone Harbor, $1,495,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170203

7688 Dune Drive, Avalon, $1,649,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170236

249 88th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170238

11610 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,895,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170233

7179 Dune Drive, Avalon, $2,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170273

8600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Stone Harbor, $2,450,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170208

33 W 12th Street, Avalon, $2,495,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170253

99 W 23rd Street, Avalon, $2,500,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170267

65 E 15th Street, Avalon, $3,095,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170214

203 118th Street, Stone Harbor, $4,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170270


Properties Sold:


10020 Sunrise Drive, Stone Harbor, $360,000, SOLD MLS#: 166281

1688 Ocean Drive, A-3, Avalon, $667,500, SOLD MLS#: 167341

308 79th Street, Avalon, $800,000, SOLD MLS#: 168927

261 45th Street, Avalon, $1,569,000, SOLD MLS#: 168273

6660 S Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,600,000, SOLD MLS#: 168272

106 121 Street, Stone Harbor, $2,566,100, SOLD MLS#: 167926

174 86th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,895,000, SOLD MLS#: 168048





Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate