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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

7 Model Home Ideas To Steal For Your Home


You don't have to be in the market for a new home to tour model homes. In fact, model home complexes are a great place to get a few ideas for your existing home. Whether you're looking for ideas to renovate your kitchen and want to see the most current trends, are having a hard time deciding on paint colors and want to see how others are incorporating color into the home, or are simply looking for a little inspiration, you can find it here.

Getting color ideas
Model homes are rarely tame when it comes to color, but there are two main takeaways: 1) The color is (by and large) not used large scale, meaning, all the walls of every room won't typically be painted in bold or bright colors; 2) The main color scheme generally flows from room to room. The shades and placement of color may be different, but there is a coherent look and feel throughout the home that makes it feel finished.
If you want to introduce color without covering every surface, consider these tips from Lennar: "You can add color to a space without painting walls. Pop color with pillows, rugs flowers and artwork. If you do add color to walls, use it sparingly. A painted feature wall can be a great backdrop for a bed or built-in cabinets."


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General design inspiration
You may not have thought about putting certain colors together or layering a bunch of patterns in one room or choosing tile that looks like wood instead of real wood... but you will once you see what they've done in model homes. If you're in a design rut or you're not sure how to take the first step toward modernizing your space, walk through the models. Consider not just what you see, but how you feel in the space. Starting to feel relaxed or anxious or at home in a particular room? Take note of the color scheme, the organization of the furniture, and the accessories. And then take lots of pictures so you can start trying to replicate the look and feel in your home.
Incorporating the newest trends
Looking to redo your kitchen? Touring a model will give you some great ideas about how to handle the layout and materials. It may not have occurred to you to take down your double-height island and continue the counter height the full length, but this is a hot kitchen trend intended to capture the open space feel. Seeing all-white cabinets may inspire you to have your dark wood cabinetry painted, and the quartz counters are sure to inspire you to start researching new countertop options.



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Treating small spaces
In general, the less crowded a room is, the more airy it will feel. But that doesn't mean leaving it empty. Furniture placement is key to creating a space with form and function. Notice how the office in the room above has just the right amount of furniture. And instead of placing the desk up against the wall, it's been floated, which allows the eye to more easily move around and makes the space feel larger.
Getting space planning tips
Model home designers are great at disguising awkward spaces with creative solutions and showcasing spaces with furniture that's to the perfect scale and placed in such a way that it shows the room in its best light. If you've got a weird spot in your home that you don't know what to do with or are having trouble figuring out what furniture to buy or where to put it, studying what they've done in a few models might help you figure it out.
Styling a guest room
Go stand in the guest room in the model down the street. Simple, clean, and elegant, right? Excited to go home and redo your guest room? Remember three key things: lighting, pared-down accessories, and crisp bedding.



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Getting your kids' rooms just right

Kids rooms are often some of the most challenging spaces to design, because it's a slippery slope between a creative space and a circus room. Model home designers love to theme these spaces or give them some pizazz, and they often get the balance just right.

Written by Jaymi Naciri

Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

Monday, August 29, 2016

7 Real Estate Pitfalls That Could Cost You A Sale

Selling a home has its typical challenges. Maybe the couple across the street just listed their house, which you know has an amazing kitchen (while yours is just slightly less so). Maybe values have started to drop a tad. Or maybe you're getting transferred and you have to sell - and find something new in your future city - in what seems like an impossibly short amount of time.

Whatever the circumstances, you want the sale to go as smoothly, and take place as quickly, as possible. So don't do this stuff. Really. Just don't.

1. Don't take your own photos

How important are house photos? Many buyers won't even look at a listing that doesn't have them. Ditto for poorly taken photos that don't adequately show the home. We've talked before about the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) survey that showed that homebuyers rate photos as the feature they use most when searching for a home online.

"Home sellers used to count on curb appeal to make a good first impression on potential buyers," said HGTV. "Now, with 80 percent of homebuyers starting their house hunt online, a home's ‘pix appeal,' or how good it looks in photos posted on the Internet, is taking over as the top way to impress buyers off the bat."

To put it another way: "Here's a shocker: Most of the listings with bad photos also have wording like ‘price lowered!' ‘Marked down!' and ‘Priced to sell!' in the listing—all signs that the phone isn't exactly ringing off the hook," said Adorama. "Could it be that the lousy photos of these properties are turning away potential clients?"


Ugly House Photos

The easy answer: yes.

If you insist on taking pictures yourself, (and we really, really recommend you don't unless you're a professional photographer, at least heed some tips. But again, not a good idea. Trust us.

2. Don't try to sell your home by yourself

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 87% of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker—a number that has been rising consistently since 2001 when it was just 69 percent.

The reason: Homes sold with a Realtor get a higher sales price: "The typical for sale by owner (FSBO) home sold for $210,000 compared to $249,000 for agent-assisted home sales," said the NAR. Homes listed with a real estate agent also sell weeks earlier than FSBOs.

3. Don't argue with your agent about price

What you feel like you should be able to get for your home. What your neighbors across the street with the updated kitchen and the oversized lot got for their home. These are two things that are irrelevant to your listing price. So is what you currently owe on your home.


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It's your agent's job to research the area, the market, recent sales and new listings, and come up with a smart pricing strategy to get your home sold.

If you disagree with the listing price your agent recommends without a legitimate reason (like you've found real comparables that weren't part of your agent's research or listing presentation), there might be trouble brewing.

4. Don't trust Zillow as the word of god

In a nutshell, using Zillow (as well as Redfin and Trulia) to determine your home's value, is dangerous, because their price estimates are off. And not by a little.

Zillow has copped to being off by 8% on their Zestimates®, but that doesn't come close to the L.A. Times report that found Zestimates can be wrong by as much as 61% depending on the house and the location. A recent study found that their average Zestimate is off by $14,000.

5. Don't follow prospective buyers around while they're touring your house

Buyers hate this, plain and simple. If they have questions, they will ask. Shadowing them will only make them feel uncomfortable, which isn't likely to result in a sale.

6. Don't refuse to negotiate

If there's one thing you can count on during a home sale, it's that there's going to be something to negotiate. Even if both parties immediately agree on the sales price, there could be issues that are uncovered during the inspection, or conflict surrounding the close of escrow and move-in dates. Your inflexibility could end up in a cancelled escrow.


Ugly House Photos

7. Don't ignore your agent's request to fix up (or at least clean) your house

Staged homes sell faster and for more money. So do updated homes. But that doesn't mean you have to shell out a bunch of money. Depending on the condition of your home, it could take as little as a good scrub down and a little decluttering to make your house shine.

Your agent will undoubtedly have suggestions to make your house more saleable. Listen to them. Even if it's uncomfortable to hear that your house isn't as tidy as it should be or that your d├ęcor style maybe isn't what buyers are looking for, it's in your best interest to make the recommended changes. If you want to sell your house, that is.


Written by Jaymi Naciri


Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hiring a Handyman When Selling Your Home

As you get ready to sell your home, you may discover the need to make numerous repairs and updates. But when do you have the time? Most jobs you can do yourself, but others require a little more skill. Maybe it's time to consider hiring a handyman.

According to Angie's List, hiring a handyman can prevent waste and overcharging, as the handyman will only charge you for hours worked. Plus they keep their rates low with low overhead and by not having to pay other workers.

A handyman is someone who can handle small painting and carpentry jobs that can be completed quickly. He typically works alone, charges by the hour plus materials, and in some states is required to be licensed and carry insurance.

If you think you're going to more extensive work, you should consider a contractor. A contractor differs from a handyman by taking larger jobs that require going behind walls, or tearing out and rebuilding areas. Contractors supervise specialized tradespeople such as plumbers, electricians, and craftsmen.

Before you hire a handyman or a contractor, make a list of the jobs you need done. If your list is composed mostly of repairs and some updating like painting, a handyman should suit your needs.

To hire the right person for the job, do the following:



1. Get recommendations from family, friends, or your real estate professional. She may know an individual or company that specializes in "make-ready," a room-by-room clean-up, touch-up and fix-up. You can also contact sites such as HomeAdvisor or Angie's List, to hire workmen.

2. Interview several handymen before making your decision. Make sure the handyman you hire has the experience and equipment to do the jobs you need and is willing to guarantee the work.


3. You want someone you'll feel comfortable having around your family and in your home. Hire only personnel who are bonded and insured.

4. Inspect the work while it's in progress and when it's finished. Most professionals want to do a good job out of pride of workmanship. Handymen also rely heavily on referrals, so if you're pleased, you'll recommend the handyman to your family and friends.

What you don't want to do is leave small repairs undone. Home buyers notice if maintenance has been ignored, and may conclude the home needs greater repair than it actually does.


Written by Realty Times Staff

Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Today's News and Features -- Natural Disaster Risk and Its Impact on Housing

No area is safe from a natural disaster—but some lesser-prone areas are safe from a market downswing, according to a recently released report by ATTOM Data Solutions.



An area’s propensity for natural disaster can impact its home prices and sales, reported the ATTOM Natural Hazard Housing Index, which ranks over 3,000 counties according to level of risk for earthquakes, floods, hail, hurricane storm surge, tornadoes and wildfires. The counties with the lowest level of natural hazard risk, based on the Index, are concentrated in Wisconsin:

1. Milwaukee County, Wis.
2. Kewaunee County, Wis.
3. Racine County, Wis.
4. Knox County, Maine
5. Kenosha County, Wis.

The counties with the highest level of natural hazard risk, based on the Index, are:

1. Oklahoma County, Okla.
2. Monroe County, Fla.
3. Cleveland County, Okla.
4. Nevada County, Calif.
5. Lake County, Calif.

Home sales in counties with the lowest level of natural hazard risk have risen over 4 percent this year, whereas sales in counties with the highest level of natural risk have risen just shy of 2 percent; concurrently, home prices in counties with the lowest level of natural risk have increased approximately 3 percent, while home prices in counties with the highest level of natural risk have increased over 6 percent.

In the lowest-risk counties, the median sales price of a single-family home or condo sold this year was $156,245—in the highest-risk counties, that number jumps to $255,160.

Areas prone to earthquakes, flooding, hurricanes and wildfires have seen less home sales activity overall in the last five years—areas prone to hail and tornadoes, on the other hand, have seen the opposite.

Source: ATTOM Data Solutions via @ http://rrein.rismedia.com/media/news/88651/id:121441

Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

Friday, August 26, 2016

1114 Stone Harbor Blvd 4 Bdrm Townhouse With Pool!, Stone Harbor Manor NJ





Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/KRYFGP...

Luxury Three Story Town home located at the entrance to Stone Harbor, and just minutes from the beach and the shops on 96th street. This town home has lots of room for your family to spread out. Great family friendly layout! There are two bedrooms, a full bath and laundry room on the first floor. The middle level "Great Room" has an open living room with fireplace, dining area, beautiful kitchen and sundeck to enjoy the bay view. The spacious Master suite on the third level has beautiful bay views from the private sundeck,and a large Jacuzzi in the master bath.There is another bedroom on the 3rd floor next to the Master. There is an enclosed outside shower and a storage room for your bikes and beach toys.You ll find everything you would want for the perfect vacation right here! Beautifully maintained and nicely decorated, you will be very comfortable here on your vacation. And as a bonus, your family will love the large pool for this 16 unit complex. Just a short drive to the casinos and shopping outlets in Atlantic City, Ocean City, Wildwood or Cape May NJ. The lifeguard attended beach is just five blocks away and the wildlife 'Wetlands Institute' museum is across the street. Your Stone Harbor Has lots for the entire family to enjoy. The Wetlands Institute is a 6,000-acre area of protected wetlands that offers tours and exhibits for travelers. You can visit the Stone Harbor Museum and the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary. The Cape May County Park & Zoo which delights visitors of all ages and it is Free!. Stone Harbor is a family beach community. There are plenty of adult attractions in Atlantic City. Just a short ride over to Wildwood or Ocean City, and the kids have the boardwalk , arcades and waterslides.. But there is nothing like the beaches of Stone Harbor or Avalon

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2 full and 1 half Bathrooms
Square Feet: 0
Price: 

MLS ID: 171783

For more information about this property, please contact Nancy Alexander at or nancy@nancymalexander.com. You can also text 1354440 to 67299.




 Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

How To Make Your Offer On Your Next Home Stand Out


It may seem hard to imagine but, yes, the cycle has spun around and in some markets there are bidding wars leaving buyers wondering, "What can I do to make my offer stand out?"
The real estate market is again heating up and many buyers are trying to get into the market now after taking a long break. For some, it's a chance to become first-time homeowners. For others, it's a chance to make a move up to a larger home or to buy a second home. Still others may have owned in previous years and are now getting back into homeownership. Regardless of the situation, making your offer to buy stand out among the others is important.




  • Keep your offer simple and straightforward. In a market that has multiple buyers making offers, one of the best things you can do is keep it simple. That doesn't mean you have to neglect important things that you want in the offer. However, it does mean that you should not get caught up in smaller issues that could become huge issues for no apparent valid reason. For instance, a minor repair might be worth fixing yourself as opposed to putting it in the offer as a repair demand.

  • Try writing an offer letter. This is a formal letter explaining why you want to buy their home. This is an opportunity to show the buyers how you will utilize the home. This is where you tell them about your family, how much you like the home and how it's perfect for your needs.

  • Personal Delivery. The next two have to do with follow through. It's a good idea to have your agent present your offer in person to the listing agent. It may sound old-fashioned but this can go a long way. Real estate, like all business, is about relationships. Faxing or emailing an offer may seem very efficient but it can be less effective. Your agent should be prepared to build you and your offer up to the listing agent. This will give the agent a good presentation to take back to the buyers.







  • Loan Officer Follow-Up. Another great tip is to have your loan officer call the listing agent after the offer has been submitted. The loan officer can assure the listing agent that the buyer is qualified and ready to close the deal. This is not where you tell the sellers that you plan to gut their precious home and completely remodel it (even if that's the ultimate plan). You don't write an arrogant letter that expresses “there are many fish in the sea". Instead, you want to convey that this home is the one you truly want to buy. Let the sellers know that you have done your homework and hope that they will accept this offer as this home is a good fit and you're prepared to move quickly.Most important, be ready to act swiftly when the time comes to close escrow. 


  • Written by Realty Times Staff


    Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update August 25th, 2016 -- Long and Foster Avalon NJ



    MIGRATING SHOREBIRDS are visible in many locations throughout Cape May County at this time of year.  Mid-August through mid-September are peak times for spotting birds as they travel southward, with Cape May County’s geography acting as a  funnel for birds preparing to cross Delaware Bay, increasing the number of birds visible compared to other areas.  Stone Harbor Point is a great location for spotting birds, and so is Avalon’s north-end, where First Avenue and Avalon Avenue hit the seawall. Grab your binoculars or camera and have a look!


    SAILOR’S DELIGHT!  For those with sailing in their blood, August is a great month at the Shore!  The AJ Meerwald, New Jersey’s official tall ship, has been in Cape May for a couple of weeks, and will be here through the end of the month.  Various public sails are offered.  For tickets, visithttp://bayshorecenter.org/a-j-meerwald/buy-tickets/   At the end of the month a replica of the schooner “America”, the first winner of the “America’s Cup”, will be in Cape May.  Dockside tours and sailing trips are available on August 30th and 31st.  Click here for more information:http://www.waterwayguide.com/latest-news/event/6824/schooner-america-replica-to-visit-cape-may   And, finally, if you’re willing to take a ride on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, you can visit the Kalmar Nyckel, a replica of the Colonial-era original.  She’ll be in Lewes, Delaware through September 5th.  Click here for info and tickets:  http://www.kalmarnyckel.org/

    STONE HARBOR’S BACK BAY DREDGING contractor has proposed resuming the operation via mechanical dredging, as opposed to hydraulic dredging.  Last year’s hydraulic dredging was suspended after problems with the dewatering of dredge material at the 81st Street Municipal Marina parking lot.  Mechanical dredging—scooping up material with backhoe-like buckets—allows for dredged material to be dewatered more easily, utilizing Portland cement.  The cement will be mixed with dredge material before it is trucked off site.  A formal notice of the requested change of methods was recently posted on the US Army Corps of Engineer’s website.

    “THE SECOND SUMMER” is almost upon us!  As Labor Day approaches you can sense the crowds thinning a bit, and cooler weather is around the corner.  The “Second Summer” also brings with it a lineup of great events and activities.  See below for a list!

    WHY NOT MAKE AVALON & STONE HARBOR a permanent part of your life?  If you enjoyed your summer vacation here on the Island, consider purchasing a place of your very own, to use and enjoy any time you want!  Call me to discuss your needs and begin your search!

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Steel:30, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, August 25
    • Stone Harbor’s Sidewalk Sale, downtown shopping district, 9AM-7PM, Saturday, August 27
    • 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, August 27 & 28
    • Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, August 28
    • Stone Harbor’s Family Night featuring Cape May Library Story Telling and Puppet Show, Stone Harbor Fire House, 7PM, Monday, August 29
    • Stone Harbor’s Tuesdays at the Tower featuring Soulshine, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7PM, Tuesday, August 30
    • Stone Harbor Family Movie Night on the Lawn featuring Cars 2, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM, Wednesday, August 31
    • IPad Workshop at the Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, September 3
    • South Jersey Surfcasters Fishing Tournament, 30th Street Beach, 5-7AM registration, Saturday, September 10
    • Avalon’s Chamber of Commerce End-of-Summer Shop Hop, Avalon Shopping District, Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11
    • Stone Harbor Green Fair featuring information on solar energy, re-purposed materials, electric cars, clean energy, natural products, more, 94th Street Parking Lot, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, September 10
    • Night Walk at the Cape May County Zoo, after hours tour of the zoo, 6:30-8:30PM, Saturday, September 10
    • Stone Harbor’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Freedom Park at 96th Street & Seng Place, 11AM-1PM, Sunday, September 11
    • Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, call 609-884-5404 for info, Friday, September 16
    • 21st Annual Nun’s Beach Surf Contest, 111th Street Beach, 7AM, Saturday, September 17
    • Wetlands Institute Fall Migration Festival, guided viewing of migratory birds, demonstrations, live animal presentations, more, 9:30AM-4:30PM, Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18
    • Stone Harbor’s Savor September 5th Annual Food, Wine & Beer Festival, 96th Street Shopping District, Noon-8PM, Saturday, September 24
    • Avalon Performing Arts Council Cabaret Night featuring Billy Joel Tribute & Marino Dance Band, Avalon Community Hall, doors open at 6:30PM, show begins at 7:30PM, Saturday, September 24
       

    New Listings:

    35 Leonards Lane, Avalon Manor, $50,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171845

    10007 First Avenue, Stone Harbor, $299,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171839

    571 Avalon, Avalon Manor, $335,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171817

    1471 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $659,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171828

    80 N Inlet Drive, Avalon, $2,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171849

    157 69th Street, Avalon, $4,499,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171812


    Properties Sold: 

    7929 Dune Drive, Avalon, $295,000, SOLD MLS#: 169198

    700 First Avenue, Avalon, $490,000, SOLD MLS#: 170561

    4017 Fourth Ave. Unit A, Avalon, $730,000, SOLD MLS#: 170683

    205 54th Street, Avalon, $1,125,000, SOLD MLS#: 168960

    26 E 25th Street, Avalon, $2,575,000, SOLD MLS#: 164438






    Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    What If Your Home Appraisal Is Too Low?

    You have signed a contract to purchase a house. Your potential lender has qualified you for the mortgage loan, on the condition that the house will appraise high enough to support the loan. Now you have learned that the appraisal has come in too low, and the lender is not prepared to commit the loan.

    You have a number of options.

    Let's take this example. Your contract price is $500,000, and you are seeking a loan which will be 80 percent of the purchase price -- or $400,000. Such a loan will help you avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI) premiums. However, the lender has appraised the house for only $480,000, and will only lend you $384,000.

    Here are some of your options.



    1. Cancel the deal. Read your sales contract carefully. Do you have a financing contingency, and do you still have time to terminate the contract if you cannot get the financing spelled out in the contract. If you have any questions about this, check it out with your attorney. Did you include a contingency for obtaining an acceptable appraisal? Read your contract carefully.

    2. Put up more cash. You originally intended to put down $100,000 of your own money and get a $400,000 loan. Since the lender is only willing to lend you $384,000, you can -- if you have the cash and want to use it -- put up the additional $16,000 (or $116,000), and still buy the house. However, if the appraisal is truly accurate, give serious thought as to whether you may have overbid on the price. And don't forget to plug into your equation closing costs -- such as title insurance, recording taxes, title search, etc.


    3. Change the terms of the loan. Obtain a first trust in the amount of $400,000, and a second trust in the amount of $16,000. This will help you avoid PMI. Talk with your lender about this; not all lenders like to use this approach.

    4. Challenge the appraisal. You have the absolute right to obtain a copy of the appraisal. Read it carefully, and discuss it with your attorney and your real estate agent. You should then talk with the appraiser and/or the lender. If you believe there were errors in the appraisal, demand that the appraiser return to the property, and reevaluate the situation.

    Keep in mind, however, that appraising property is not a science; at best, it is an attempt to determine what a piece of property is worth, based on a number of different methods of evaluation. While appraisers use such benchmarks as square footage, replacement value and other similar concepts, the bottom line in my opinion is that appraising a house is a very subjective exercise. Since no two houses are really similar, there has to be a lot of subjectivity involved in any assessment.

    The best test of market value: what a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept for the house.


    Written by Benny L. Kass



    Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update August 18th, 2016



    AN OCEAN DRIVE PROJECT between 29th and 62nd Streets in Avalon is anticipated next spring.  The county project would bring that section of the roadway into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act with new sidewalks, and also elevate the roadway to help alleviate flooding and improve drainage.  Work is anticipated to begin in March 2017, breaking in June for the summer season, and then resuming in September.



    Click above for the latest report on the Avalon/Stone Harbor market!

    FROM 83 TO 69! The ocean surf temperature reached a record 83.3 degrees last Wednesday in Atlantic City, with Cape May seeing 81.7 degrees.  By Friday the wind had shifted to a southwesterly direction, moving the warm water offshore.  “Upwelling” brought cooler water to the surface, taking the surf temperature back down to a refreshing 69 degrees.  The average surf temperature at this time of year is 74 degrees.

    FALLFORTHEJERSEYCAPE.COM highlights great fall and events in Cape May County.  The county’s Department of Tourism operates the site as part of their “Boomerang” marketing campaign, designed to bring visitors back to the Jersey Cape for fall (and spring) getaways, in addition to traditional summer vacations.  From classic car shows to theater events to nature celebrations to airshows—you will find a great line up of Jersey Cape events on the site!  Visit www.FallfortheJerseyCape.com to check it out!

    FALL MIGRATION FESTIVAL:  Speaking of fall activities, one of the most popular is The Wetland’s Institute’s annual Fall Migration Festival, which will be held Saturday & Sunday, September 17-18.  This year’s festival will feature guided nature walks, back-bay boat and kayak tours, live butterfly presentations, crafts, and more.  Single day tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for a child; two-day tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for a child.  Visit  http://wetlandsinstitute.org/events/fall-migration-festival/for more details.

    SUMMER BUCKET LIST TIME!  With just a couple of weeks of “prime” summer season left, it’s time to check your Summer Bucket List for those “gotta do it!” items.  Take a little time for you and your family—enjoy the summer and make some memories!

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring The Star Band, Veteran’s Plaza, 7PM, Thursday, August 18
    • Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, call 609-884-5404 for info, Thursday, August 18
    • Creative Writing Workshop, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, August 20
    • 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, August 20 & 21
    • Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, August 21
    • 3rd Annual American Legion Post #331 Seafood Festival & Seabillys Concert, 11617 Second Avenue, 5PM,Sunday, August 21
    • Stone Harbor’s Family Night featuring Steve Serwatka’s New Jersey Nature Animal Show, Stone Harbor Fire House, 7PM, Monday, August 22
    • Stone Harbor’s Tuesdays at the Tower featuring Dane Anthony Band, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7PM,Tuesday, August 23
    • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring Zootopia, 30th Street and the Beach, dusk, Tuesday, August 23
    • Stone Harbor Family Movie Night on the Lawn featuring Finding Nemo, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM,Wednesday, August 24
    • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Steel:30, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, August 25
    • Stone Harbor’s Sidewalk Sale, downtown shopping district, 9AM-7PM, Saturday, August 27
    • 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, August 27 & 28
    • Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, August 28
    • Stone Harbor’s Family Night featuring Cape May Library Story Telling and Puppet Show, Stone Harbor Fire House, 7PM, Monday, August 29
    • Stone Harbor’s Tuesdays at the Tower featuring Soulshine, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7PM, Tuesday, August 30
    • Stone Harbor Family Movie Night on the Lawn featuring Cars 2, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM,Wednesday, August 31
    • IPad Workshop at the Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, September 3
    • Stone Harbor Green Fair featuring information on solar energy, re-purposed materials, electric cars, clean energy, natural products, more, 94th Street Parking Lot, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, September 10
    • Night Walk at the Cape May County Zoo, after hours tour of the zoo, 6:30-8:30PM, Saturday, September 10
    • 21st Annual Nun’s Beach Surf Contest, 111th Street Beach, 7AM, Saturday, September 17
    • Wetlands Institute Fall Migration Festival, guided viewing of migratory birds, demonstrations, live animal presentations, more, 9:30AM-4:30PM, Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18


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    Extraordinary home, extraordinary price!  This unbelievable Bayfront home will exceed your every expectation—and the owner is ready for an offer!  Think it might be the right home for you?  Please call me today!

    9911 Sunrise Drive, Stone Harbor, $6,250,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 165941


    New Listings:

    432 Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $389,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171732

    1114 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor Manor, $525,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171783

    238 43rd Street, Avalon, $1,225,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171799

    10121 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,275,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171784

    298 46th Street, Avalon, $1,300,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171753

    183 13th Street, Avalon, $1,350,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171800

    7036 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,750,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171792

    8800 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,200,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171745

    261 90th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,395,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171738

    26 E 14th Street, Avalon, $2,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171774

    9001 First Avenue, Stone Harbor, $3,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171710

    157 69th Street, Avalon, $4,499,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171812


    Properties Sold:

    9511 Sunset Drive #200, Stone Harbor, $185,000, SOLD MLS#: 167699

    281 16th Street, Avalon, $867,500, SOLD MLS#: 167643

    237 44th Street, Avalon, $972,000, SOLD MLS#: 168770

    46 W 22nd Street, Avalon, $1,650,000, SOLD MLS#: 170757

    74 W 38th Street, Avalon, $4,350,000, SOLD MLS#: 166859



    Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

    Living Single: Buying A House Without A Spouse

    Home purchases among single people are a growing trend, as buyers take advantage of low rates and available funds to transition from renting to homeownership.

    And by and large, those singles are not men.

    "A few decades ago, a single woman buying real estate on her own was a rarity. Before the Fair Housing Act of 1968, few women could get approved for a credit card, much less a mortgage, without a husband's or father's signature," said US News. "Now that's all changed. In fact, the National Association of Realtors reports that since the mid-1990s, single women have purchased homes at nearly twice the rate of single men. Last year, single female homeowners made up 18 percent of household composition in the association's Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, compared to 10 percent for single men."



    Think you're ready to take the leap?

    "By educating and empowering themselves, single women have acquired a sense of homebuying confidence, making the dream of homeownership a reality," said the Shriver Report. "It's a process that doesn't necessarily begin with love first - unless it's for her dream house. She just needs a good real estate agent, an educated understanding of navigating the homebuying process, and a glass of champagne to celebrate after signing on the 50,000 dotted lines at closing."

    Here are a few things to consider:

    Make sure you have enough money to make the purchase


    First-time buyers may be saving for a down payment and not thinking about the other costs of buying a house, like closing costs, which can add thousands of dollars that you pay upfront. Be prepared to come up with an additional 2–5 percent of the purchase price of your home to cover them.

    If the upfront money is hard to come by, FrontDoor advises that down payment assistance may be available depending on where you live. Some states have affordable housing programs that that can provide "first-time homebuyers with $7,500," they said.

    Make sure you can afford it monthly


    Figure out the monthly payment of a house on any number of online mortgage calculators, and you might think it's far more affordable than it is, because you're only calculating principal and interest. Now factor in taxes, insurance, homeowner's association fees, and Private Mortgage Insurance if you're putting down less than 20 percent. This can add hundreds of dollars to your monthly payment. Even if you are approved by a lender, can you really swing it?

    "Mortgage lenders may approve borrowers with good credit and other favorable factors for a home mortgage that—combined with their other regularly occurring debts—takes up one-third or more of the borrower's gross pay. However, experts caution it could be a mistake to borrow as big a home loan as a lender will approve."

    Forbes recommends that the "home's principal, interest, taxes and insurance not exceed 28% of your net income," and Bankrate adds that "You should not have a mortgage that's so big you still don't put at least 10 percent of your income in a retirement plan."

    Be realistic about your goals


    If you're looking for pride of ownership and to improve your way of life, homeownership can be a great move. If your goal is fast cash, maybe not.

    "It is a mistake to expect a quick run-up in property values," said Bankrate. But "Owning a home can help women enter a more secure retirement if they pay down their loan balance over time."

    Don't be afraid to shop for mortgages


    You might be loyal to a friend who is a loan officer, but it doesn't hurt to look around. Especially when "A Consumer Federation of America study in 2006 found that women received an outsized share of subprime mortgages," said Bankrate. "Mortgage lenders may not provide women with all loan information and options because of stereotypes about women's alleged lack of financial sophistication. Have the loan officer lay out all the options."

    They recommend "checking rates with several mortgage lenders, and don't simply select a lender based on a recommendation from a friend. A recent study "found women head of households pay 40 basis points—nearly 0.5 percent - more on home mortgages than other borrowers. The co-author of the study asserted that, "The cost variance is due to the fact that 41 percent of women say they relied on a recommendation, while only 25 percent of men did."

    No matter which lender you go with, it's important to get pre-approved before you shop.

    You want to know what you can afford before you fall in love with something that's way out of your budget. Being pre-approved will also mean you can move forward quickly when you find the right house instead of potentially losing out to another buyer who was better prepared.


    Written by Jaymi Naciri


    Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Simple Staging Tips to Sell a Home Fast

    When you are hosting an open house or showing your property to potential home buyers, you want them to see it as a home they could live in. That's where staging comes in. According to Coldwell Banker, homes that were staged spent half the time on the market than homes that were not, and they also sold for about 6 percent more. There are several ways you can stage the home you're selling without spending a fortune on a decorator or doing any major renovations. Here are a few to consider.


    Don’t Underestimate Curb Appeal


    The outside is the first thing buyers see when you show them a house, and if they don’t like it, it can turn them off to the entire property. Updating the curb appeal of your home will draw house hunters in immediately and may even attract buyers you wouldn’t expect from simply driving by. Fixing the outer aesthetic of the home doesn’t have to be pricey or time consuming, either. Houzz suggests some simple upgrades you can do yourself around the property, including power washing the sidewalks and sides of the house, cutting the lawn, planting new flowers and shrubs, and repainting house numbers so people can easily find it. A fresh coat of paint on the front porch or door is another good way to refresh the outside of your home.

    Create A Scene


    The National Association of REALTORS® suggests creating lifestyle vignettes to show potential buyers what their life could be like in specific rooms. This can be especially helpful in houses with odd spaces, as many buyers do not have the imagination to see how an empty space can be used. Think about what demographic the home appeals to and create scenes that way. For example, a young couple might appreciate a game room with a bar area, whereas an older crowd might appreciate a library with a reading corner. Professional stagers often research the cultural and community interests in a neighborhood and stage according to their preferences. Buyers want to see what their life would look like in each room.

    Be sure to use lifestyle elements throughout the house everyone is familiar with, such as subtly scented candles, freshly arranged bouquets or a tray of drinks and baked goods for guests.

    Clear Out The Clutter


    While staging may make you want to decorate the entire house the way you would want it, a common mistake is to use too many items throughout the house. It can make the home seem smaller and dirty, as well as distract from some of the better features of the property. Pack up about 90 percent of what is in the home before showing it. Kid’s toys, personal photos and mementos and anything worn out or broken should be put away.

    Go Neutral


    While bright purple might be this season’s color, it won't be the most appealing design approach for everyone. The same goes for decor that is too masculine or too feminine. You want people or families to see themselves living in the home, so using neutral colors and decor can help them imagine their own stylish touches throughout each room — especially the master bedroom. Make sure the walls and bedding are a neutral color and use clean linens and modern artwork to create a fashionable space with potential.


    Written by Realty Times Staff




    Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Today's News and Features -- 5 Ways to Start Saving Without Feeling the Pinch


    Saving money is challenging when your sole focus is on paying the bills—but financial planners concede there are at least five ways to get savings underway, no matter your circumstances:





    Start a Budget Based on Fact, Not Fantasy – The first step toward a workable budget (and savings plan) is knowing where your money goes. For 30 days, track every single daily expense, from paying the gas bill to picking up the dry cleaning to the ice cream cones you bought for the kids. Once you’ve added it all up, compare the total to your income.

    Find and Trim the Fat – What can you live without? Cull any services you really don’t need—the all-inclusive cable plan, a rarely-used gym membership, a morning latte every day on the way to work.

    Save Your Change – Get into the habit of emptying your pocket or purse each night into a piggy bank. You’ll never miss it, and you'll be amazed at how quickly the change adds up.

    Boost Your Income – There are many ways to make extra pocket money these days, from getting a part-time job, to selling items on eBay, to participating in a paid online survey. You may even be able to channel your talents—photography, ad writing, Pie-baking, Babysitting—into a lucrative sideline.

    Start with an Emergency Fund – Place your initial savings into an emergency fund. Determine a safe balance to work toward—once you've met that balance, move your savings into an interest-bearing account.
     

    By Barbara Pronin



    Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    Today's News and Features -- Are You Making Clear Decisions About Replacement Windows?


    When is the right time to replace windows?


    That's a question I recently had to weigh, and, lucikly, my decision turned out to be a good one.

    For those weighing that decision themselves, Window World of Altoona, Pa., offers a list of questions to help make a clear decision about whether to replace a window.

    Should you DIY or hire a pro? The window fit, installation and type can make or break a replacement project. If you’re hiring a company to replace wood or metal windows, research the reputation of the firm. Look for a professional that backs their installation with a warranty on labor and parts, in addition to a product warranty.

    How long do you plan to be living with your new windows? While aesthetic, energy savings and maintenance are common considerations, keep in mind that vinyl windows recoup an average of 78 percent at resale, and can be a selling point to prospective homebuyers—especially if providing a transferable warranty to the new homeowner.

    Have you done your homework? Look for credible, independent, third-party endorsements on the windows you're considering, such as those from Good Housekeeping, AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association), NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) and the ENERGY STAR® label.

    Have you considered your energy efficiency options? If your home is located in a warmer, sunny area, a product's Solar Heat Gain Coefficient measurement is important. Consider a window with heat-reflective, low-emissive glass to not only block the sun’s rays in summer, but to also prevent heat loss in winter.

    To learn more about window replacement—and check out a handy window design tool—visit www.windowworldaltoona.com.




    Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

    Sunday, August 14, 2016

    Today's News and Features -- Check These Late Summer Tips to Ready Your Home for Fall

    Fall is fast approaching, and with it, the need for home maintenance. According to DIYNetwork.com, the most important tasks for late summer are:






    Painting the Exterior

    Lower humidity and cooler temperatures make late summer and early fall ideal times to paint the exterior of the home.

    Cleaning Gutters and Downspouts

    Clear all drainage areas of leaves and debris, and consider installing gutter guards.

    Inspecting the Roof

    Hire a licensed professional to examine the roof for wear and tear. (If the shingles are buckling, cracking or curling, it is time to replace them.) Be sure the professional assesses the flashing around chimneys, pipes and/or skylights.


    Turning Off Hose Valves

    Turn off the valves to exterior hose bibs to prevent water pipes from bursting when the weather dips below freezing. Wrap pipes that run along exterior walls with heating tape.

    Replacing Filters

    Replace the filter in the furnace or heating system. Consider consulting with a licensed heating contractor to inspect and servicethe unit before the season turns.

    Checking Insulation

    Check the insulation in the attic to ensure the vapor barrier is facing down toward the living space.Cut slits in the vapor barrier to allow moisture to escape.

    For more seasonal maintenance tips, visit DIYNetwork.com.


    By John Voket




    Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    Today's News and Features -- Dollar Store Buys to Help You Get Organized

    Clutter in the bathroom, or anywhere in the house, can drive you nuts—whether it’s a counter spilling over with cosmetics or a junk drawer where even scissors get lost.

    Getting organized may be easier—and less expensive—than you realize. According to House Beautiful magazine, one trip to the dollar store can cut household clutter. Their crafty ideas:



    Hang a Shower Caddy in the Entry – Hang a shower caddy in the entryway to corral the mail—and perhaps the keys—where everyone in the family can find them. Turn the caddy into a chic accent piece with a coat of spray paint, or by adding potted plants.

    Dispense Ribbon from a Paper Towel Holder – Stand a paper towel holder on end and pile on rolls of ribbon—and when you’re done, pop it into the nearest cabinet until you need it again!

    Hang a Shoe Bag on the Back of the Bathroom Door – Not for shoes! The compartments in a shoe bag are spacious enough for lipsticks, nail polishes, hair ornaments and more—and each family member can have a designated space.

    Store Crayons in a Travel Soap Container – Keep crayons handy in a travel soap container in the car—perfect for keeping little ones occupied!

    Add Silverware Trays to More Kitchen Drawers – The compartments in a silverware tray will make it so much easier to find the zester, the corer, the measuring spoons, or whatever other kitchen gadget you need.
     
    Via +RISMedia http://rrein.rismedia.com/media/news/88172/id:121441

    Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    Today's News and Features -- What to Do If Your Home Has Radon?


    Do you know radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.?


    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), most homes with high levels of radon gas can be remedied. If you have tested your home for radon and have confirmed elevated radon levels (4 picocuries per liter in air [pCi/L] or higher), consult your local health agency or radon authority for help to:

    Select a qualified radon mitigation contractor. The EPA recommends working with a state-certified and/or qualified radon mitigation contractor trained to remedy radon issues.

    Determine an appropriate radon reduction method.

    Maintain your radon reduction system. Some radon reduction systems mitigate radon levels by up to 99 percent.

    The cost to reduce radon generally ranges from $800 to $2,500, according to the EPA. Most types of radon reduction systems cause some loss of heated or air conditioned air, which could also increase utility bills. How much of an increase will depend on the climate you live in, what kind of reduction system you select, and how your house is built.

    For most cases, the EPA recommends methods that prevent the entry of radon. Soil suction, for example, prevents radon from entering your home by drawing radon from below the house and venting it through a pipe above the house, where it is diluted. In houses that have a basement or a slab-on-grade foundation, radon can be reduced by one of four types of soil suction: subslab suction, drain tile suction, sump hole suction, or block wall suction. In houses that have a crawlspace, radon can be redocued through sub-membrane suction, a process in which radon is drawn from underneath a high-density plastic sheet covering the ground below the house.

    Other radon reduction techniques, according to the EPA, include sealing, pressurization, heat recovery ventilation, and natural ventilation.

    For assistance with radon reduction, call 1-800-SOS-RADON, or visit EPA.gov/radon/.




    Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate

    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update August 11th, 2016


    LOU BACHMAN, long-time proprietor of Smuggler’s Cove in Stone Harbor, passed away last week, at the age of 88.  Generations of Stone Harbor fishermen and crabbers remember Lou fondly.  Whether you needed bait, a rod or reel repair, advice on how to catch fish, or just a cup of coffee on a rainy morning, a visit to Lou was in order.  Lou was a well-known icon throughout the community, having been a “local” since the early 1970s.  Several years ago Stone Harbor’s “North Basin” was officially renamed “Smuggler’s Cove” indicative of the influence Lou and his tackle shop have had on the town.  Visitation will be held from 10am to noon Saturday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, at 93rd and Third Avenue in Stone Harbor, with a memorial service to follow.  After the memorial service friends will gather on the dock at Smuggler’s Cove to share memories of Lou.

    A WAYWARD DOLPHIN was rescued from a small creek off Delaware Bay, near West Hand Avenue in Middle Township on Sunday.  The 400 lb. dolphin likely entered the creek at high tide while searching for food.  After being rescued it was examined and found to be healthy, and was then released into Delaware Bay.


    The US Air Force Thunderbirds will return to Atlantic City for the first time since 2014.


    THE US AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS will return to Atlantic City on Wednesday, August 17th, for the annual Atlantic City Air Show.  The air show, which can be seen anywhere on the Atlantic City beach or boardwalk, is said to be the largest on the east coast aside from Fort Lauderdale, and features numerous jets, vintage aircraft, and other aerial demonstrations.  Last year’s show took place in early September and was centered around the US Navy Blue Angels.  Decreased attendance due to the September date lead to the change back to the show’s traditional August date.

    PERSEIDS “OUTBURST”:  Early August brings the annual Perseid meteor shower, and 2016 is predicted by NASA to be an “outburst year”, with up to 200 meteors visible per hour Wednesdayand Thursday.  South Jersey’s pinelands and beaches are some of the best viewing areas, so long as the skies are clear enough.

    WHITE MARLIN are showing up in the canyon waters off the New Jersey coast, about 65 miles from shore.  Gulfstream water as warm as 82 degrees has been reported, making for near ideal fishing conditions.  If you don’t have your own offshore-capable boat, charters can be arranged, including daytrips or “overnighters.”  For those who wish to stay a bit closer to home, flounder are still being caught in the bay and inlet.

    A SECTION OF OCEAN DRIVE will be closed over the next several days for an emergency sewer main repair.  Ocean Drive will be closed in both directions from 38th Street to 42nd Street beginning Wednesday, August 10th.  The street will reopen for the weekend, then will be closed again Monday, August 15th.  Repairs are expected to be finished on or before Friday August 19th.

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Jersey Sound, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PMThursday, August 11
    • Thursdays on the Lawn Concert featuring Jim Bannach, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor, 7:30PMThursday, August 11
    • South Jersey Lifeguard Championship Races, Avalon, 6:30PMFriday, August 12
    • Stone Harbor American Legion Post #331 Pancake Breakfast, Stephen Ludlam Post at the NW corner of 117th Street & Second Avenue, 8AMSaturday, August 13
    • Avalon Home & Land Owners Association Annual Meeting, Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi is the featured speaker, Avalon Community Hall, 9:30AMSaturday, August 13
    • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue, 10AMSaturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14
    • Bay Atlantic Symphony Concert, Avalon Elementary School, 7PMSaturday, August 13
    • Stone Harbor Surf & Turf 5 Miler, Stone Harbor Recreation Field, registration at 6:45AM, race starts at 8AMSunday, August 14
    • Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PMSunday, August 14
    • Cape May Traditional Jazz Society Presents The Atlantic City Jazz Band, proceeds donated to the Food Bank of Southern Jersey, VFW Post #386 at 419 Congress Street in Cape May,2PM, Sunday, August 14
    • Stone Harbor’s Family Night featuring the Wetlands Institute: Sea Creatures with Amazing Features, Stone Harbor Fire House, 7PMMonday, August 15
    • Stone Harbor’s Tuesdays at the Tower featuring Eddie Morgan & Rebirth, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7PMTuesday, August 16
    • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring Pan, 30th Street & the beach, dusk, Tuesday, August 16
    • Stone Harbor Family Movie Night on the Lawn featuring Despicable Me, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PMWednesday, August 17
    • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring The Star Band, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PMThursday, August 18
    • Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, call 609-884-5404 for info, Thursday, August 18
    • Stone Harbor’s Family Night featuring Steve Serwatka’s New Jersey Nature Animal Show, Stone Harbor Fire House, 7PMMonday, August 22
    • Stone Harbor’s Sidewalk Sale, downtown shopping district, 9AM-7PMSaturday, August 27

     

    Featured Property:


    Convenient to several restaurants and Avalon’s south-end beaches! 










    New Listings:


     

    8001 Second Ave, Stone Harbor, $539,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171607

    295 78th Street, Avalon, $599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171604

    E27 Stone Court, Stone Harbor, $649,999, ACTIVE MLS#: 171629

    283 26th Street, Avalon, $725,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171590

    10104 North Sunrise Drive, Stone Harbor, $891,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171680

    360 89th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,099,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171613

    612 21st Street, Avalon, $1,199,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171599

    288 85 Street, Stone Harbor, $1,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171575

    2928 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,299,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171678

    122 84th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171697

    7354 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $3,495,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171646

    6902 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $4,400,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171624


    Properties Sold:


    628 21st Street 2nd floor, Avalon, $455,000, SOLD MLS#: 166840

    700 First Avenue, Avalon, $490,000, SOLD MLS#: 170561

    237 44th Street, Avalon, $972,000, SOLD MLS#: 168770

    115 120th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,100,000, SOLD MLS#: 165421

    26 E 25th Street, Avalon, $2,575,000, SOLD MLS#: 164438





    Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate