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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update June 30th, 2016

3.5%...WITH NO POINTS! Thirty-year fixed rates are now running at 3.5% for both conforming and jumbo (over $417,000) mortgage loans, down about half a percentage point from a year ago.  That makes it a GREAT time to purchase a vacation property while locking in low mortgage costs for the duration of your ownership!  Ready to start your search for the perfect vacation home?  Please call me!

JULY FOURTH EVENTS of all sorts fill the weekend…see below for a list.  From boat parades to concerts to contests of all sorts, there’s something for everyone this weekend.  And be sure to catch fireworks in Avalon on Sunday evening, July 3rd, and in Stone Harbor Monday evening, July 4th!

Catch Avalon’s fireworks Sunday July 3rd and Stone Harbor’s Monday, July 4th!

EXPLORE THE SHORE: that’s just one of the summer programs coming up at The Wetlands Institute for kids ages 5-13.  For a list of programs & registration info, click here:  For tours, aquarium feedings, and a full calendar of other options, click here:

WHAT’S ON YOUR SUMMER BUCKET LIST?  Set aside some time for your Summer Bucket List items!  Whether you want to try parasailing, walk the beach at sunrise, or teach your child to fish, now’s the time!


  • Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring the 63rd Army Band, Veteran’s Plaza, 7PM, Thursday, June 30
  • Battle of the Mummers Bands Parade, starts at Avalon’s Community Hall to Veteran’s Plaza, 6PM, Friday, July 1
  • Avalon Field Races and Family Fun, 10th Street Field, events begin at 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
  • 36th Annual Avalon 5 Miler & 2 Mile Walk, Avalon Community Hall, 8AM, Saturday, July 9
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Serenaders, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, July 9
  • 54th Annual Stone Harbor Al Cunard Baby Parade, parade along 96th Street, registration at 5:30PM, parade starts at 6PM, Monday, July 11
  • Stone Harbor’s Tuesday at the Tower featuring Bluebone, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7-8:30PM, Tuesday, July 12
  • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring Minions, 30th Street & the beach, dusk, Tuesday, July 12
  • Avalon Free Public Library lecture titled ‘How I Built My R2-D2’ given by Robert Ross, 6:30PM, Wednesday, July 13
  • Stone Harbor Museum Program titled ‘Invented in New Jersey,’ lecture and book signing by Linda Barth, American Legion Post #331 at 117th Street & Second Avenue, 7PM, Wednesday, July 13
  • 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:

Just seventh from the beach, plus a great rental history!

134 84th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,449,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 163575

New Listings:

690 Avalon Blvd., Avalon Manor, $349,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170928

293 80th Street, Avalon, $615,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170950

28 Bower Court, Stone Harbor, $629,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170964

200 89th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,549,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170986

507 20th Street, Avalon, $1,599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170951

7389 Dune Drive, Avalon, $2,599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170999

Properties Sold:

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

278 13th Street, Avalon, $579,000, SOLD MLS#: 167938

164 93rd Street, Stone Harbor, $1,200,000, SOLD MLS#: 169096

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

5238 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $2,250,000, SOLD MLS#: 167771

19 Heron Drive, Avalon, $3,100,000, SOLD MLS#: 166513

Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate