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Friday, July 29, 2016

ICYMI Real Estate Update July 2016 - How to Negotiate With Sellers

How to Negotiate With Sellers



If you dread the negotiating process when buying a home, never fear. Your real estate agent is an experienced negotiator who helps keep the bargaining from becoming emotional and veering off track.
Your agent must know your desires by heart and have quick access to you if a negotiation point needs to be made. It's important to stick to the strategy you and your agent have agreed upon -- showing the seller how strong your offer is.
First, get preapproved for a mortgage loan. That means your mortgage lender has reviewed your credit history and assets, checked employment and income, examined your debt-to-income ratios, and has preapproved you for a certain amount, terms and interest rate so you know exactly how much you can spend.
Being preapproved shows sellers that you are prepared and able to buy. Before you submit an offer, ask your agent to find out more what the seller wants as far as terms. The more your offer matches up with the seller's requests, such as a closing date, the more likely your offer will be accepted.
Find out when the house will be vacated, if any repairs or improvements are planned, and if the seller has any pressure points such as a relocation deadline. Also, you'll want to review the seller's disclosure of the condition of the property.
Your agent must also find out if other offers are on the table. Your position is stronger if there are no other offers. The seller may be less likely to bend on price concessions or repairs if there are other offers.
Have your agent pull up the most recent CMA (comparable homes recently sold or on the market) within a reasonable radius of the home, so you can sculpt your offer price. Be sure that you are comparing apples to apples in terms of updates, size of the home, amenities, location, schools districts, etc.
Once these steps are made, you are ready to write an offer.

Making the offer


Make yourself think like the seller. It helps you anticipate what the seller will accept in price, terms, and other conditions. By considering the seller's position, you will likely create an offer that is either accepted or strongly considered.
Your offer should be clear on the terms, closing dates, repair requests or other conditions the seller needs to meet and it should be accompanied by a letter from your lender that you are preapproved to buy the seller's home. Include a cover letter summarizing your strengths as a buyer in terms of creditworthiness, flexibility in closing, and the strength of the offer.
Don't insult the seller with an offer that's too low or requires too many concessions. The seller may be nostalgic about his or her life in the house and may not like the idea that you want to remodel.
The only thing a seller can't argue with is a strong set of comparables that show the home is overpriced or out of date. These are homes that have sold that are nearby (within two blocks) and similar in age, size and features. If you can show that a similar home has sold within the last two months for less than the seller is asking, that's good.
Be sure all conditions, repairs, etc. are agreed to in writing. Some sellers may feel that a handshake covers a promise, but it's essential to be clear on paper what is expected and when. A seller's promise to paint should be included as an addendum to the contract and include all details, such as primer, exact color and type of paint, how many coats, and when the work will be finished for inspection.


Negotiating after inspections


The offer is negotiated and accepted, the earnest money is at the escrow agent's office. Now the inspections occur, and this is where the contract negotiations can break down.
No home is perfect, not even brand-new construction. During the inspection process, the inspector is usually required to tell you about any condition of appliances, heating and cooling systems, roofs, electrical and plumbing systems, etc, and if your future home is up to current city codes.
Sellers are usually not required to bring a house completely up to current local building codes. Negotiate a repair only when a system is unsafe or a major repair is needed to make the system operate effectively.

As long as the seller has a reasonable explanation of what your position is and why, and communication remains open, the seller should have as much desire to make the contract work as you do.

Written by Blanche Evans

Read more articles: Real Estate Update July 2016


Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update July 28th, 2016



MORE HOT WEATHER is on tap for the next several days, with daytime highs predicted to reach well into the 80s through the weekend.  Both the temperature and humidity levels will be down a bit from what we’ve experienced in recent days, making it a bit more comfortable.

BEAT THE HEAT!  The ocean water temperature is a delightful 75 degrees along the beach, after a couple of days of sea breezes pushed warm surface water back toward shore.  A gentle sea breeze is the best way to cool off on a hot, humid summer day—aside from a dip in the ocean!


A fishing boat passes by the Avalon Fishing Pier at sunrise.  The look of the pier has changed since its recent extension.


STONE HARBOR hopes to continue its back bay dredging project in the fall, and is working with a consultant and contractor to submit permit paperwork to the NJDEP.  The municipal marina parking lot at 80th Street would be used once again as a dewatering site for dredge material.  An earlier dredging project was halted after problems at the same dewatering site were discovered.

FUN STUFF!  It’s time to take advantage of all the summer activities available in the area!  Catch a movie on the beach, climb a lighthouse under a full moon, take in a concert, tour the Bird Sanctuary!  See below for a variety of events to choose from—then make time for yourself to enjoy them!

SALES UP: Long & Foster’s Coastal Region, which includes Avalon & Stone Harbor, saw sale volume increase by 36% during the month of June, while units increased by 6%.  Attractive interest rates and strong demand are driving the market.  Jump in, the water’s fine!  Call me today to begin your search for the perfect shore property!


UPCOMING EVENTS:


  • Harlem Globetrotters at the Wildwood Convention Center for four clinics and four games, Wednesday, July 27 – Saturday, July 30.  Visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com/wildwood for tickets.
  • Avalon’s Pets on Parade, downtown Avalon, 5:30PM, Thursday, July 28
  • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Blondage Rocks Trio, Veterans Plaza, 7PM, Thursday, July 28
  • Thursdays on the Lawn Concert featuring Heart to Heart, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor, 7:30PM, Thursday, July 28
  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue, 10AM, Saturday& Sunday, July 30 & 31
  • Stone Harbor’s Festival of Lights sponsored by the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, 7PM, Saturday, July 30
  • David J. Kerr Memorial Lifeguard Races, Avalon, 6:15PM, Sunday, July 31
  • Stone Harbor’s Family Night featuring Hula Hoops Dancer Performance, Stone Harbor Fire House, 7PM, Monday, August 1
  • Avalon’s National Night Out, 30th Street Parking Lot next to Avalon’s Community Hall, 6-8PM, Tuesday, August 2
  • Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund Artists & Friends Art Show, Avalon Yacht Club, 6-9PM, Tuesday, August 2
  • Stone Harbor’s Tuesdays at the Tower highlighting National Night Out, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7-8:30PM, Tuesday, August 2
  • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring The Good Dinosaur, 30th Street & the beach, dusk, Tuesday, August 2
  • Stone Harbor Family Movie Night on the Lawn featuring The Good Dinosaur, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM, Wednesday, August 3
  • Avalon’s Baby Parade, 21st Street & Ocean Drive to Veteran’s Plaza, 6PM, Thursday, August 4
  • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Loud ‘N Clear, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, August 4
  • Thursdays on the Lawn Concert featuring Bob Campanel, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor, 7:30PM, Thursday, August 4
  • Stone Harbor’s Arts & Crafts Festival, Stone Harbor Recreation Field, 9AM-4PM, Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7
  • Cape Regional 7 Mile Island Designer Home Tour, 11AM-4PM, Saturday, August 6
  • Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, August 7
  • Stone Harbor’s Family Night featuring the Sciencetellers, Stone Harbor Fire House, 7PM, Monday, August 8
  • Stone Harbor’s Tuesdays at the Tower featuring The Seabillys, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7PM, Tuesday, August 9
  • Stone Harbor Museum presents ‘On the Way to Cape May’ lecture titled The Making of a Barrier Island by Randy Bauer, Avalon History Center, 7PM,Wednesday, August 10
  • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Jersey Sound, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, August 11
  • Avalon Home & Land Owners Association Annual Meeting, Avalon Community Hall, 9:30AM, Saturday, August 13
  • Bay Atlantic Symphony Concert, Avalon Elementary School, 7PM, Saturday, August 13
  • Cape May Traditional Jazz Society Presents Traditional Jazz, proceeds donated to the Food Bank of Southern Jersey, VFW Post #386 at 419 Congress Street in Cape May, 2PM, Sunday, August 14
  • Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, call 609-884-5404 for info, Thursday, August 18


Featured Property:

Located on an exclusive street, this lovely Bayfront home offers plenty of room for your family—and your boat!

10522 Golden Gate Rd., Stone Harbor, $2,495,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170930



New Listings:


581 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor Manor, $329,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 171369

184 26th Street, Avalon, $499,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171434

628 Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $579,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171387

14 Hallman Drive, Stone Harbor Manor, $649,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171377

4869 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $929,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171447

389 95th Street, Stone Harbor, $949,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171400

2420 Fourth Avenue, Avalon, $999,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171367

3544 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,569,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171424

4598 Fourth Avenue, Avalon, $1,900,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171363

7558 Dune Drive, Avalon, $2,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171410

10516 Golden Gate Road, Stone Harbor, $3,900,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171384


Properties Sold:


7929 Dune Drive, #116, Avalon, $347,000, SOLD MLS#: 167397

1314 Ocean Drive Unit C1, Avalon, $620,000, SOLD MLS#: 161045

225 14 Street, Avalon, $925,000, SOLD MLS#: 170867




Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update July 21st, 2016



MARKET STATS:  35 new purchase contracts were written during the month of June, up significantly over May, per the Cape May County MLS.  Long & Foster’s latest Market Minute report shows 30 transactions closed in June, just ahead of May’s figure of 28, but down just slightly from June 2015.  The number of available listings on the market is down 2% from last month, and down 8% from last year, to 312.  For the full Market Minute report click here:  http://marketminute.longandfoster.com/Market-Minute/NJ/Avalon-Stone-Harbor.pdf

Click above for the latest Long & Foster Market Minute report!




GLOBETROTTIN’ AT THE JERSEY SHORE:  The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 90th anniversary at the Wildwoods Convention Center for four games and four clinics from July 27-30.  If you have kids, they are a must see. The team is offering a family 4-pack where $199 (VIP seating) or $99 (end one seating) include 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas, and 4 bags of chips. Visit www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com/Wildwood for tickets.

Globetrotters star Bull Bullard appeared at the Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpture Festival. The Globetrotters bring 4 games and 4 clinics to Wildwood from July 27-30.      


CONGRATULATIONS TO AVALON BEACH PATROL for a tremendous performance in the 48th Annual Beschen-Callahan Memorial Lifeguard Races in North Wildwood.  Avalon captured first place in the team scoring, doubles row, surf dash, singles row, and can run, and took second place in the swim and rescue board race!  Great job Avalon BP!

REASSESSMENT RECOMMENDED:  Avalon tax assessor Jeff Hesley recommended the borough conduct a reassessment of property values for the 2018 tax year.  Hesley reported to council members that conducting a reassessment will help avoid a state-mandated revaluation.  Hesley proposed handling the reassessment in-house with the temporary addition of three part-time inspectors.  An interesting note—Hesley also reported to council that since becoming assessor in 1993, 2,080 new homes have been constructed in Avalon.

DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN harvesting is now illegal in New Jersey, thanks to legislation passed last week.  Concerns about too many turtles being taken in recent years for sale as pets in foreign markets led to the eventual passing of the law, which makes it illegal to catch or take a terrapin in New Jersey.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Thursdays on Dune concert featuring Carnaby Street, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, July 21
  • Thursdays on the Lawn concert featuring The Quietmen, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 7:30PM, Thursday, July 21
  • Wetlands Institute Crabulous Crab Day, family fun including crafts, games, crabbing tips, crab cook-off, much more, The Wetlands Institut, 9:30AM-3PM, Friday, July 22
  • Avalon Historical Society Clam Shell Competition, 30th Street Beach, 9AM, Saturday, July 23
  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue, 10AM, Saturday &Sunday, July 23 & 24
  • Avalon Lions Club Endless Summer featuring The B Street Band, Avalon Community Hall, 5:30PM, Saturday, July 23
  • Santa visits his Summer Home in Stone Harbor, town-wide, Sunday, July 24-Saturday, July 30
  • Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, July 24
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Seafood Fest, Church Hall, lunch from noon-2PM, dinner from 5-8PM, Sunday, July 24
  • Avalon’s Christmas in July, Avalon Community Hall, 10AM-Noon, Monday, July 25
  • Stone Harbor’s Family Night featuring Bill Kerwood Comedy Magic Show, Stone Harbor Fire House, 7PM, Monday, July 25
  • Stone Harbor’s Tuesdays at the Tower featuring 40 North, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7-8:30PM, Tuesday, July 26
  • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 30th Street & the beach, dusk, Tuesday, July 26
  • Stone Harbor Family Movie Night featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM, Wednesday, July 27
  • Harlem Globetrotters clinics and games, Wildwood Convention Center, July 27-30.  Visit www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com/Wildwood
  • Avalon’s Pets on Parade, 21st Street & Ocean Drive to Veteran’s Plaza, 6PM, Thursday, July 28
  • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Blondage Rocks Trio, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, July 28
  • Thursdays on the Lawn Concert featuring Heart to Heart, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor, 7:30PM, Thursday, July 28
  • Stone Harbor’s Festival of Lights, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, 7:30PM, Saturday, July 30
  • David J. Kerr Memorial Lifeguard Races, Avalon, 6:15PM, Sunday, July 31
  • Avalon’s Baby Parade, 21st Street & Ocean Drive to Veteran’s Plaza, 6PM, Thursday, August 4
  • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Loud ‘N Clear, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, August 4
  • Cape Regional 7 Mile Island Designer Home Tour, 11AM-4PM, Saturday, August 6

Featured Property:

With a beachblock location, pool, and impressive rental history, this one bedroom condo is the perfect Avalon getaway!


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


New Listings:

8001 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $475,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171315

30 Meadowview Lane, Avalon Manor, $475,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171271

280 79th Street, Avalon, $599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171282

25 Seabreeze Lane, Avalon Manor, $729,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171339

146 83rd Street, Stone Harbor, $769,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171316

629 Avalon, Avalon Manor, $800,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171273

592 21st Street, Avalon, $895,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171305

50 Seabreeze Ln, Avalon Manor, $998,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171342

198 66th Street, Avalon, $3,595,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171264


Properties Sold:

9501 Sunset #6, Stone Harbor, $395,000, SOLD MLS#: 155708

6625 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $825,000, SOLD MLS#: 170415

244 82nd Street, Stone Harbor, $1,400,000, SOLD MLS#: 166025

250 66th Street, Avalon, $1,450,000, SOLD MLS#: 167289

249 88th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,775,000, SOLD MLS#: 170238

160 86th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,950,000, SOLD MLS#: 166269

73 E 13th Street, Avalon, $2,175,000, SOLD MLS#: 170562




Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update July 14th, 2016

THE OCEAN WATER has had a tropical, turquoise look to it for the past week and a half, thanks to a combination of factors.  Press of Atlantic City meteorologist Dan Skeldon has reported that recent ocean upwelling brought nutrient rich waters to the surface; a subsequent phytoplankton bloom reflects sunlight, giving the water its bright blue-green tropical look.  Lack of recent rainfall and river run-off has kept water clarity high, adding to the look.  Phytoplankton are invisible to the naked eye, and harmless to swimmers and the ocean ecology.  If you haven’t seen the tropical-looking water, stop by the beach on a sunny day!

FOR A CAPTIVATING LOOK at the sea life surrounding the Island, watch the latest video from Nik Pattantyus.  Nik has captured a glimpse of a sea turtle, a baby dolphin, and adult dolphins swimming near his paddleboard.  Just ten seconds into the video you’ll even see the tropical-looking water referenced above!  Click here to watch:  https://vimeo.com/174029889

LET’S DO THE TWIST!  Chubby Checker will be doing the twist on July 18th at Cape May Convention Hall, as he returns to his South Jersey roots.  Checker performed The Twist live in Wildwood 56 years ago, and hasn’t stopped.  For tickets to Checker’s Cape May show, click here:  http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest;jsessionid=CA7C6165AC0FB0547A228C77C1550316?eventId=1018919&presenter=CAPEMAY&venue=&event=&version

Long & Foster friend Jim Dailey captured this beautiful scene at 91st & the bay in Sea Isle City. Thanks for sharing, Jim!




ORR AT THE SHORE:  Kathy Orr of Fox 29 in Philadelphia is visiting Avalon Thursday, July 14th as part of her “Orr at the Shore” summer report series.  Orr will broadcast from Avalon, helping to promote the weekly “Thursdays on Dune” event, and Avalon in general.

FISHING IS STILL HOT!  From 8-pound flounder to tuna and mahi mahi, great catches are still being reported all around.  For bait, tackle, or advice on the latest hot spots, visit Smuggler’s Cove, Avalon Hodge Podge, or Moran’s Dockside!

THINKING OF SELLING?  You may be pleased to learn what your property is worth in today’s market!  If you are considering selling, contact me today so we can formulate a plan to maximize your sale proceeds!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Where’s Pete, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, July 14
  • Thursdays on the Lawn Concert featuring The Snake Brothers, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor, 7:30PM, Thursday, July 14
  • Avalon’s Flip Flop Walk benefiting The Parkinson’s Council, Boardwalk at 32nd Street & the beach, 8AM, Saturday, July 16
  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue, 10AM,Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17
  • 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
  • 16th Annual Stone Harbor Triathlon, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, 7AM, Sunday, July 17
  • Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, July 17
  • Avalon Yacht Club’s 5K Run From the Sun, Avalon Community Hall, 8:30AM, Sunday July 17
  • Blueberry Festival at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 9212 Third Avenue in Stone Harbor, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunday, July 17
  • Stone Harbor’s Tuesdays at the Tower featuring Radio Neon, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7-8:30PM, Tuesday, July 19
  • Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, 8PM-10PM, Tuesday, July 19
  • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring Inside Out, 30th Street beach, dusk, Tuesday, July 19
  • On the Way to Cape May Lecture, topic is Sea Isle City, Avalon History Center, 7PM, Wednesday, July 20
  • Stone Harbor Family Movie Night, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM, Wednesday, July 20
  • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Carnaby Street, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, July 21
  • Thursdays on the Lawn concert featuring The Quietmen, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 7:30PM, Thursday, July 21
  • Wetlands Institute Crabulous Crab Day, family fun including crafts, games, crabbing tips, crab cook-off, much more, The Wetlands Institute, 9:30AM-3PM, Friday, July 22
  • Avalon Historical Society Clam Shell Competition, 30th Street Beach, 9AM, Saturday, July 23
  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue, 10AM,Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24
  • Avalon Lions Club Endless Summer featuring The B Street Band, Avalon Community Hall, 5:30PM, Saturday, July 23
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Seafood Fest, Church Hall, lunch from noon-2PM, dinner from 5-8PM, Sunday, July 24
  • Santa Visits his Summer Home in Stone Harbor, town-wide, Sunday, July 24-Saturday, July 30
  • Avalon’s Christmas in July, Avalon Community Hall, 10AM-Noon, Monday, July 25

 

Featured Property:

This fully renovated two-bedroom condominium awaits a lucky new owner!



107 30th Street, Avalon, $449,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170279


New Listings:

4021 Fourth Ave, Avalon, $579,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171181

390 39th Street, Avalon, $649,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171227

1116 Stone Harbor Blvd #102, Stone Harbor Manor, $660,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171173

1116 Stone Harbor Blvd # 101, Stone Harbor Manor, $699,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171172

2168 Fifth Avenue, Avalon, $755,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171162

276 43rd Street, Avalon, $1,095,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171225

256 109th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,395,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171202

8912 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $1,649,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171244

10607 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $2,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171216

10500 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $2,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171159

8521 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,975,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171167

100 107th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,995,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171197


Properties Sold:

233-235 99th Street, Stone Harbor, $208,000, SOLD MLS#: 167566

7929 Dune Drive, #116, Avalon, $347,000, SOLD MLS#: 167397

E-51 Stone Court, Stone Harbor, $382,500, SOLD MLS#: 166076

3049 First Avenue, Avalon, $1,055,000, SOLD MLS#: 169890




Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update July 7th, 2016



 LONG & FOSTER’S SECOND ANNUAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY will take place Saturday, July 9th, from 11am to 3pm.  Whether you’re checking in, checking out, or here for the weekend, stop by our office for grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and a cold beverage!

GRAY SKIES COULDN’T STOP THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE this weekend!  Numerous July 4th celebrations took place on the Island this weekend, including fireworks displays in Avalon and Stone Harbor, despite some rain.   The busy weekend began Thursday evening as visitors made their way to the Island, and continued through Monday evening.

IF YOU MISSED THE FIREWORKS, or simply want more, catch them again Friday and Saturday evenings on the Wildwood beach.  Due to the weather forecast Wildwood postponed their July 4th display; their traditional Friday night show will take place as scheduled on July 8th, and Saturday night (July 9th) the crowd will be treated to the big July 4th show.

Avalon’s huge fireworks display over the ocean delighted crowds on the beach, beach paths, and boardwalk.  In the foreground an iPad is held up to record the show.

 STAR-SPANGLED SING ALONG: Facebook users will get a kick out of this patriotic sing along, orchestrated by three Stone Harbor lifeguards over the weekend! https://www.facebook.com/daniel.kluchinski/videos/10207936078813254/

SUMMER FLOUNDER SEASON is heating up with good catches of the flatties being reported from Long Beach Island to Cape May.  Many keepers are being reported in the back bays, with some of the larger fish weighing five to seven pounds.  As the bay water warms up, watch for the fish to move to the cooler inlet and ocean waters.  Why not spend a day fishing?  Rent a small boat at Smuggler’s Cove in Stone Harbor to fish back bay waters for the day, or climb aboard the Miss Avalon for a four-hour ocean trip.

CONCERTS, BEACH MOVIES, FAMILY NIGHTS…the list of events below has a little something for everyone.  Take the time to enjoy them with your family while you’re here!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring The Mango Men, Veteran’s Plaza, 7PM, Thursday, July 7
  • Thursdays on the Lawn Concert featuring Jim Bannach, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 7:30-9PM, Thursday, July 7
  • 36th Annual Avalon 5 Miler & 2 Mile Walk, Avalon Community Hall, 8AM, Saturday, July 9
  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue, 10AM, Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10
  • Brendan Borek Low Tide Beach Ride, 9th Street beach, 6PM, Saturday, July 9
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Serenaders, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, July 9
  • Wildwood Fireworks (re-scheduled from July 4), 10PM, Saturday, July 9
  • Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, July 10
  • Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents the Al Harrison Dixieland Band, benefits the Food Bank of Southern Jersey, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street, Cape May, 2-4PM, Sunday, July 10
  • Avalon’s Children’s Beach Day, 30th Street Pavilion, 10AM, Monday, July 11
  • 54th Annual Stone Harbor Al Cunard Baby Parade, parade along 96th Street, registration at 5:30PM, parade starts at 6PM, Monday, July 11
  • Avalon’s Children’s Event, Avalon Elementary School, 11AM Tuesday, July 12
  • 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 Public Library lecture featuring Robert Ross discussing ‘How I Built My R2-D2’, 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
  • Stone Harbor Family Movie Night, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM, Wednesday, July 13
  • Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Where’s Pete, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, July 14
  • Avalon’s Flip Flop Walk benefiting The Parkinson’s Council, Boardwalk at 32nd Street & the beach, 8AM, Saturday, July 16
  • 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
  • Blueberry Festival at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 9212 Third Avenue in Stone Harbor, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunday, July 17
  • Stone Harbor’s Tuesdays at the Tower featuring Radio Neon, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7-8:30PM, Tuesday, July 19
  • Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, 8PM-10PM, Tuesday, July 19
  • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring Inside Out, 30th Street beach, dusk, Tuesday, July 19
  • On the Way to Cape May lecture, topic is Sea Isle City, Avalon History Center, 7PM, Wednesday, July 20
  • Wetlands Institute Crabulous Crab Day, family fun including crafts, games, crabbing tips, crab cook-off, much more, The Wetlands Institute, 9:30AM-3PM, Friday, July 22


Featured Property:

Four bedrooms, easy access to the beach, bay, playground, tennis & basketball courts, plus great rental income!
  
371 40th Street, Avalon, $825,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 169897


New Listings:

349 92nd Street, Stone Harbor, $629,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 171031

1 1st Drive, Stone Harbor Manor, $659,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171127

9410 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, $695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171132

276 23rd Street, Avalon, $929,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 171134

1100 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171096

218 120th Street, Stone Harbor, $3,299,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171048

4814 Fifth Avenue, Avalon, $5,995,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171071


Properties Sold:

7800 Dune Drive, Avalon, $265,000, SOLD MLS#: 170010

2823 Dune Drive 2nd Floor Rear, Avalon, $519,000, SOLD MLS#: 165118

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

2248 Avalon Avenue, Avalon, $600,000, SOLD MLS#: 168553

2015 Dune Drive, Avalon, $685,000, SOLD MLS#: 169772

282 32nd Street East Unit, Avalon, $735,000, SOLD MLS#: 166422

2487 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $775,000, SOLD MLS#: 165925

354 92nd Street, Stone Harbor, $1,950,000, SOLD MLS#: 170730

35 W 16th Street, Avalon, $2,425,000, SOLD MLS#: 167352

34 Pelican Drive, Avalon, $2,750,000, SOLD MLS#: 169705




Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate