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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Real Estate Update December 8th, 2016


“2,000 to 3,000 POUNDS PER DAY.”  That’s how much food whales eat, according to Cape May Whale Watcher Jeff Stewart, who said that the presence of whales along local beaches is driven by the presence of bunker, on which they feed.  Stewart said his whale watching trips spotted a dozen whales off Hereford Inlet a couple of weeks ago, as well as a 60-foot pilot whale off Stone Harbor before Thanksgiving.  Stewart’s whale watching trips conclude soon, but will resume in March.  For more, see this Atlantic City Press article:  http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/it-may-be-turning-colder-but-whales-still-enjoying-the/article_c064b25e-e635-5f7e-928b-d30a220f0093.html

STRIPERS MOVING SOUTH:  Stripers, a favorite fall gamefish, are finally moving southward.  Until recently, fisherman were making long trips to the waters off Long Beach Island and Atlantic City to find them, but in the past few days good catches have been reported off Ocean City and Sea Isle.  As the water continues to cool the fish should keep moving south.
Even the offseason is delightful here at the shore!  Yes, it’s chilly outside, but a sunset walk on the beach will warm your heart!

A LOT OF RUMBLING up and down the coast last Thursday afternoon had many wondering if a small earthquake may have occurred.  But it was a sonic boom from an F-35 fighter that was cleared to go supersonic off the Jersey Coast, according to Press of Atlantic City meteorologist Dan Skeldon, who spoke with officials at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, where the jet was based.  The tremors were felt in Cape May, Atlantic, and Ocean Counties.  A similar event occurred along the Jersey Coast in January.

COLDER WEATHER=WINTERIZE NOW!  It’s time to have outside water lines shut off and winterized, if you haven’t already done so.  Contact your plumber and schedule a visit.  Foundation vents should be closed to prevent cold air from freezing pipes in your crawlspace.  Thermostats should be set to 55 degrees to protect your interior plumbing.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Wildwood’s Family Holiday Celebration, parade on Friday at 6PM with a tree lighting to follow, on Saturday from 9AM-4PM at the Convention Center holiday crafters, movies, photos with Santa, more, 609-729-9000 for info, Friday, & Saturday, December 9 & 10
  • Sea Isle City’s Holiday Stroll, shops & businesses offering discounts & hospitality in honor of the season, sales, specials, Santa, carolers, entertainment & more will be featured, call 609-263-9090 for info, Saturday, December 10
  • Avalon Home & Land Owners Association Meeting, Avalon’s Recreation Director Chuck McDonnell speaking, Avalon Senior Center, 10AM, Saturday, December 10
  • Santa’s Family Workshop at the Cape May County Zoo, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, music, craft stations, education animals, more, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, December 10
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Star Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, December 10
  • Winter Enrichment Day at the Cape May County Zoo, watch zookeepers as they share special treats & activities with the animals, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, December 17
  • Winter’s Wildlife Camp for ages 4-8, 4 day adventure camp at the Cape May County Zoo focusing on animal habitats, animal care, conservation & the environment, visit www.cmcZoo.com for info, Tuesday thru Friday, December 27-30
  • IPad Workshop designed for beginning users, Avalon Free Public Library, register at 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, January 7
  • Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents the Mary Lou Newman Jazz Band, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street in Cape May, 2-4PM, Sunday, January 8

Featured Property:

A Bayfront showplace, yet just two blocks to Avalon’s south-end beaches!

6902 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $4,150,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171624


New Listings:

460 Avalon Blvd., Avalon, $239,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173526

10120 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173594

419 22nd Street, Avalon, $525,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173515

289 14th Street, Avalon, $599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173521

276 85th Street, Stone Harbor, $995,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173571

151 88th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,479,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173534

2021 Dune Drive, Avalon, $1,500,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173551

4738 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $2,495,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173542


Properties Sold:

227 96th Street, Stone Harbor, $590,000, SOLD MLS#: 171664

146 83rd Street, Stone Harbor, $725,000, SOLD MLS#: 171316

766 Sunrise Drive, Avalon, $840,000, SOLD MLS#: 168003

612 21st Street, Avalon, $999,000, SOLD MLS#: 171599

10022 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $999,000, SOLD MLS#: 173585

170 97th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,060,000, SOLD MLS#: 169846

115 20th Street, Avalon, $1,150,000, SOLD MLS#: 172416

7098 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,325,000, SOLD MLS#: 169653




Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate, Long & Foster Avalon