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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Selling Your Home Soon? Use Holiday Sales To Make Smart, Inexpensive Updates


If you're thinking about selling your house, or if it's just in need of a little love, taking advantage of sales throughout the holiday season can help you add a little pizazz or make it more attractive to the potential next owner. Knowing what to look for and what to stay away from this season can help you make smart buys.

Patio furniture
When the weather turns cold, retailers who have remaining summer furniture stock on hand need to get rid of it. That makes now a great time to buy a new outdoor dining set or lounge seating. It may not top your list of "must-haves" right now, especially if you're looking to sell your home soon. But a well-staged outdoor area can be a huge selling point for buyers.

Fire pit
While you're looking at outdoor furniture, be sure to check out the fire pits. Even if you live in a climate where outdoor enjoyment is limited in the winter, setting the scene for potential buyers who will undoubtedly look in the yard regardless of the temperature can help make an emotional connection that has a better chance of leading to a sale.

erahomedesign.com

Furniture
Old, ratty, or timeworn furniture could be a turnoff to buyers. A few key updates can make your house more appealing simply by making it look well-cared-for and updated. Furniture actually made Kiplinger's list of the "15 Worst things to buy during the holidays," but that's because they think you should wait until just after Christmas (which technically still qualifies for the holiday season, as far as we're concerned).
For the best overall buys, "Wait until after Christmas, when furniture stores hold clearance sales to make room for new styles that are usually released in February," they said. "For example, furniture retailer Room & Board has an in-store and online clearance sale once a year, typically the day after Christmas. Expect discounts of up to 50% on discontinued furniture styles and in-store floor samples."

Appliances
We all know the importance of an updated kitchen when trying to sell your home. It can make your sale, or kill it. But that doesn't mean you need to redo the whole thing. New appliances can distract from other areas that might need some attention, and, the good news is, December is a great time to buy major appliances, according to Consumer Reports. We've already seen some deep discounts on refrigerators, ranges, ovens, and dishwashers at Lowe's, Home Depot, and Sears, with many sales expected to continue through the end of December.

jlconline.com

Cookware
Buyers probably won't be any more or less convinced to buy your home if they look in your cabinet and see a shiny new set of pots and pans. But a nice piece of enamel wear filled with a fragrant holiday mix simmering on your stove can infuse your home with a rich scent and show potential buyers you have good taste.
The holiday season is a great time to buy new cookware, according to The Balance. Their recommendations: "Before buying a whole set, also consider your actual needs; many people end up only using a few pieces of their set. It can be significantly easier to buy what you know you'll use regularly, such as a sauce pan or frying pan."

Carpet and flooring
If your floors need some work, this may be the perfect time to get them redone. The holiday season is the perfect time to check out flooring options like carpet, said Carpet Captain. "Kids are out on break. Many people are traveling. Money is tight after buying Christmas and Hanukah presents. People are stressed out and decorating to have family and friends over; the last thing they want to do is clear out their home to have carpet installed. Some salesman may be desperately looking for a Christmas bonus from commission on your sale. This is when the biggest savings happen. Best time to strike: December 21 to January 14."

save1.com


House plants
Adding a little greenery to your house can, quite literally, give it life. Houseplants have been shown to have positive psychological impacts on those in the space. They can also have positive physical effects that could improve the lives of your family long after your house is sold, presuming you take the plants with you. "According to studies by NASA, certain plants can filter dangerous compounds commonly found in homes that are associated with respiratory illnesses, cancer, and more," said Popsugar.



Written by Jaymi Naciri


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

Monday, November 28, 2016

Living Large - Why It's Time To Buy That Big House

Today's News and Features
By John Voket

A few years ago, I wondered if the trend in subdivision building of larger than average sized homes - 5,000 square feet or more - had seen its day. Apparently not.

According to a recent National Association of Home Builders report, and citing the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, new homes with 5,000 square feet or more of living space increased both as a share of all new construction and in absolute number in 2015.

And that same year, the share of new homes this size reached a post-recession peak of 3.9 percent of new homes started. The total number of 5,000+ square-foot homes started that year was 28,000 units.
NAHB analyst Ashok Chaluvadi observed that in 2012, the number of new homes started with 5,000+ square feet rose to 15,000 units, yet their share remained at only 2.8 percent.

In 2015, while the number of 5,000+ square feet homes started (28,000) was the highest since 2008, their share of the new market (3.9%) was the highest since 2004.

When analyzed by the different characteristics, Chaluvadi says that 79 percent of 5,000+ square feet home started have a finished basement, 68 percent have a 3 or more car garage, and at least 60 percent have a patio or porch.



More than half of these homes have 5 bedrooms or more, and 70 percent have 4 bathrooms or more.
But before you run out and start shopping for a large home, consider the advice of K.C. Hernandez at budgeting.thenest.com, who advises that before you make a large financial commitment on a bigger house, consider several financial and life factors to determine the right time to buy.

Hernandez says buying a bigger house makes the most sense when your income is stable and you expect it to remain the same or increase for the foreseeable future.

He also says that upgrading to a larger home is a good idea when market conditions favor buyers, who have more opportunity to negotiate better prices with sellers. Just keep in mind that if you plan to sell your current home before moving into a bigger one, you will likely face the same challenges finding buyers at the right price.



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

Saturday, November 26, 2016

What Millennial Homebuyers Want in a Garage

Today's News and Features

Millennials are the largest generation shaking the housing market, according to research by the National Association of REALTORS. Despite this great news, when compared with the generations that came before them, millennials remain delayed in purchasing their first home. One aspect of homes millennials are particularly interested in is technology. From smart appliances to easy access garages, millennials love the latest gadgets.

For those interested in the latest and greatest in garages, read on for a handful of tips.



Access: Millennials use their phones for more than just communicating. They use them to buy coffee, book exercise classes and directly pay friends and family. Access to the garage should be no different, and with the availability of garage door apps,  homeowners can control entry to the home through their smartphones.

Security and Safety: More than 70 percent of homeowners use the garage as the main access point to the home, making safety and security a top priority when selecting the right home. Through LiftMaster's partnership with Nest Cam, homeowners can have an added security element. With Nest Cam, users can also access a video feed of what's happening in the garage the moment the garage door is activated, allowing for enhanced security and peace-of-mind. Garage safety is also vital – when viewing a potential home or during home inspection, millennials should ensure the garage functions securely and safely.

Home Control: A connected garage is an easy way to make any home a "smart home." When looking to purchase a home, millennials should examine the capabilities of the garage door opener. Is it Wi-Fi® capable? Is it compatible with technology that controls the lights or thermostat? If not, consider asking the seller to replace the garage door opener with one that is,

Source:  LiftMaster.com.



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

Friday, November 25, 2016

4 Tips for Buying a Home for Someone Who's Disabled

Owning your own home is considered a cornerstone in the society but sadly, only a few families are able to enjoy this privilege. This prospect seems daunting especially if you are physically or mentally challenged. Due to the condition, you may require a house in certain areas, which comes with various modifications that could be costly. All hope of owning a home despite your condition is not lost, as there are several assistance programs that can make this dream a reality. The programs make the process easier than going alone. Below are four useful tips to assist you in getting a house fast.

Beginning the Process

Before commencing on the actual home buying process, it is advisable to first of all consider and determine your needs in as far as your disability is concerned. This could be close proximity to the local pharmacies, public transport and the physical layout of the house. It is imperative to avoid features like long driveways and narrow stairwells. After establishing these needs, you will then see how much you can afford to shelve for the project in order to know the neighborhood or type of house to search for.

Seeking Assistance

Buying your own house is not a walk in the park especially if you are not familiar with the various procedures of making an application for a home loan and qualifying for the same. It might also be a daunting task if you are not well versed with the different terminologies used in real estate or you do not understand the industry as a whole.

Fortunately, aid is around the corner as the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a number of housing counselors that have been approved in every state. These housing counselors are there to assist disabled persons in buying their homes. They will offer you a lot of insight if there are any pertinent issues regarding your case that need to be addressed. They can also point you in the direction of financial assistance programs that are relevant.



Learn and Understand Your Rights

Your rights as a disabled person are well protected in the Fair Housing Act that prescribes prohibitions to housing providers like sellers, lenders and real estate agents from doing discriminatory acts against you. The discriminatory acts could be in the form of altering the criteria for application and qualification, terms and conditions or fees payable. The Act also offers permission to make some reasonable modifications to the property like accessibility ramps or bathroom grab bars.

Financial Help

A number of people with disabilities are from the low-income bracket. As such, they cannot access the available standard mortgage loans since they cannot qualify for them. The section 8 Home ownership Voucher program was launched by HUD to help low-income families and individuals rent or buy their own homes. The program is able to assist by ensuring that it subsidizes the monthly mortgage payments. You should contact your local authority in charge of public housing to see how you can get help.

There is also the option of the Habitat for Humanity (HFH), a non-profit program involved in building and rehabilitating accessible homes for those in need. The HFH affiliates have their own rules but on a general scale, the homes are usually sold for the same amount used to build them and require a deposit first. You can also get a mortgage-assistance program with this option.

There are other places where you can get private or public housing loans and grants that can cover financial aid for making modifications. The American Association of People with Disabilities offers between $1,500 and $25,000 on extended terms for payback to build upgrades. You can also get mortgages from institutions that assist people with disabilities to acquire new homes. You could also decide to use the compensation you get from your personal injury claim to finance the buying of a new home.


Written by Mikkie Mills


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

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tips for Buying a New Furnace

Today's News and Features

Whether you're snagging a new furnace for your just-purchased home, or replacing your old clunker with an updated option, below are top tips for those looking into a new furnace for their home

Size matters – One of the most important factors when buying a furnace is to have a professional installer examine the size of the house and then determine the size of the furnace necessary for the space. A furnace that is too large leaves gaps in temperature as it turns on until it overwhelms the thermostat. The house ends up cooling down until the next cycle and creates an inconsistent temperature. A furnace that is the right size for the space, however, will be able to better regulate a constant temperature.



Fewer emissions – Being energy and environmentally conscious does not have to stop at the furnace. With Napoleon’s HYBRID 150, the fuel comes from three different sources – wood, oil or electric. This furnace is one of the cleanest and most efficient combination solid fuel-burning furnaces on the market today. The furnace switches from wood to oil or electric automatically and if the furnace runs out of wood a second thermostat will keep the house nice and toasty even if you are not at home.

Don’t buy on price alone – Always be sure to ask a professional installer, contractor or reputable salesperson about annual operating costs for whatever furnaces you may be looking at. While there are a variety of factors to consider, price should not necessarily be number one. Efficiencies, however, can vary drastically depending on price, which means that if you pay more up front now, you’ll still enjoy lower heating bills 10 or 15 years later.

Get the right documentation – Any reputable installer or manufacturer will be sure to not only include the purchase agreement and warranty information but also explain exactly what you are getting. If you feel confused or unsure about anything don’t be afraid to ask.

Correct installation and maintenance – Furnace installation should be done by a trained professional as not only can it be a safety hazard but if anything is off it can severely impact your efficiency and therefore your heating bill. Regular maintenance, generally in the fall, will keep the furnace performing like it should, keeping your family warm and your wallet a little fuller.

 Source: Napoleon


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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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



MARKET MINUTE:  The latest Long & Foster Market Minute shows the median sale price increased in October versus a year ago, while the number of sales decreased.  The number of active listings and the average “days on market” both decreased.  For the full Market Minute report click here:  http://marketminute.longandfoster.com/Market-Minute/NJ/Avalon-Stone-Harbor.pdf


THE 96th STREET BRIDGE may be open for the Thanksgiving Weekend.  Contractors have been working to reopen the bridge to automobile traffic since a crack in a main girder was discovered a few weeks ago.  Just a short distance to the north, the underwater remains of the Beesley’s Point Bridge were demolished.  The bridge, which carried Route 9 across Great Egg Harbor Bay between Upper Township (Cape May County) and Somers Point (Atlantic County), fell into disrepair and was closed to traffic in 2004.  The removal of the span was part of the ongoing project that included the construction of a new southbound Garden State Parkway bridge across the same body of water.
For a video showing the underwater demolition, click here:  http://www.ocsentinel.com/news/underwater-demolition-on-old-beesleys-point-bridge/video_d768fb64-adb0-11e6-95ab-6fab37d7e02a.html

FESTIVE FRIDAY & SNOWFEST SATURDAY arrive in Avalon after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Events and activities will be available throughout the business district, including iceless skating, music, rock wall climbing, and a whole lot more!

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE in Stone Harbor again this year, as the annual holiday celebration kicks off Friday.  A variety of family-friendly activities are on tap Friday & Saturday, capped by a huge Christmas Parade Saturday evening at 6:30pm.  Santa will be the guest of honor at the parade.

SHOP THE SHORE:  Make sure there’s a piece of the shore under the tree this year!  If you’re here this weekend—or anytime—pick up some holiday gifts.  Local shops offer a delightful variety of things and here are some other ideas:  gift certificates for local restaurants;  the Cape May Lewes Ferry offers gift certificates as well; the Fudge Kitchen will ship their delicious candy anywhere; Avalon Coffee ships their coffee & mugs; Stone Harbor Fire Company has department t-shirts available for purchase and the firehouse is staffed most days; holiday beach tags are available for purchase for both Avalon & Stone Harbor;  Gillian’s & Morey's Piers have gift cards available for lots of fun activities when they re-open in the Spring; Atlantic City Restaurant Week (which will be held in March 2017) has gift cards available for use at any of the participating restaurants.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • 5K Turkey Trot for Brendan’s Fund with proceeds donated to the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at CHOP, check in at 8AM at 600 Park Boulevard in West Cape May, for a 5K walk, trot or jog, visit www.brendansfund.org or call 609-435-5917 for info, Thursday, November 24
  • Avalon’s Turkey Trot, Friday, November 25, 10am, Avalon Community Hall.  Registration begins at 8am, 5k run 10am, 1.5 mile walk 10:15am.
  • Story Time for Children with Mrs. Claus, Avalon Public Library, 10-10:45AM, Friday, November 25
  • Stone Harbor’s Island Holiday event, activities, music, refreshments, shopping specials, more, downtown shopping district, 10AM-9PM, Friday, November 25-Saturday, November 26
  • Avalon’s Festive Friday, Avalon Shopping District’s kick-off of the holiday season, 11AM-6PM, Friday, November 25
  • Avalon’s Festival of Trees, The Whitebrier, Noon-8PM, Friday, November 25
  • Avalon’s Tree Lighting, Veteran’s Plaza, 5PM, Friday, November 25
  • Wetlands Institute’s Wetland Wonderland, 9:30AM-3PM, Saturday, November 26
  • Avalon’s Snowfest Saturday, events for the entire family including iceless ice skating, games, rides, rock wall climbing, family photos, more, downtown Avalon, 11AM-4PM, Saturday, November 26
  • Stone Harbor’s gala Christmas parade down 96th Street, Santa will be in attendance, 6:30PM, Saturday, November 26
  • Christmas Tree Lighting at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 5:30PM, Friday, December 2
  • IPad Workshop, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, December 3
  • American Legion Post #331 Annual Christmas Party, Rock ‘n Chair Restaurant, call Jim at 609-602-6622for info & reservations, Saturday December 3
  • International Cheetah Day at the Cape May County Zoo, cheetah related programs, activities & zookeeper talks, 11AM-2PM, Sunday, December 4
  • Stone Harbor Caroling & Christmas Tree Lighting, ride the trolley through town for the caroling at 4:45PM & join in the tree lighting at 6PM, Wednesday, December 7
  • Santa’s Family Workshop at the Cape May County Zoo, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, craft stations, education animals, more, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, December 10
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Star Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, December 10
  • Creative Writing Program, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, December 17
  • Winter Enrichment Day at the Cape May County Zoo, watch zookeepers as they share special treats & activities with the animals, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, December 17


New Listings: 

710 Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $375,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173413

30 Linden Lane, Stone Harbor, $450,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173438

150 96th Street Unit 1, Stone Harbor, $499,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173404

704 Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $770,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173411

249 101st Street, Stone Harbor, $1,345,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173399

309 76th Street, Avalon, $1,450,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173394

225 91st Street, Stone Harbor, $2,099,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173363


Properties Sold:

11010 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $400,000, SOLD MLS#: 162952

10104 Sunrise Drive, Stone Harbor, $855,000, SOLD MLS#: 169310

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

285 48th Street, Avalon, $1,388,333, SOLD MLS#: 170887

11610 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,675,000, SOLD MLS#: 170233

74 W 11th Street, Avalon, $1,865,000, SOLD MLS#: 171995

6709 Dune Drive, Avalon, $2,500,000, SOLD MLS#: 173285




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

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Four Steps for Downsizing Your Home

Today's News and Features

(Family Features)--For one reason or another, you’ve determined the house you’re living in has become too much to handle. Seniors, empty nesters or those moving from a suburban home into a loft or apartment in the city all face similar challenges when it comes to downsizing.

For example, after Judy Raphael’s husband was diagnosed with dementia and moved to a nursing home, it became difficult for her to take care of her large house the couple had lived in for 23 years. At first, Raphael tried to maintain the house by herself, but things started to pile up and soon the house was in need of serious repairs.



“There were a lot of unknowns on what was wrong in the house – from mildew and mold to the driveway that needed to be replaced, the list goes on,” Raphael said.

When it comes to downsizing your living space, you can start preparing with these steps.

Determine what’s next. Think about what type of lifestyle you want to live moving forward, but take into account how much space you’ll actually need to accommodate that life. Whether it’s a smaller house or alternate option like an apartment or townhome, the first step is to decide what you’re looking for in your next living space. This can also help you figure out what items will move with you and what will need to be sold, donated, thrown away or left behind.

Assess what you actually need. Now that you’ve determined that downsizing is your best option, you’ll need to figure out what size, space and things you need. Maybe there’s a pile of stuff collecting dust in your attic or basement that can be sold or donated, or maybe you believe you can move all of your belongings into a more compact area. Either way, a downsize means going through storage spaces, closets and room in your home to determine what stays behind and what goes with you.

Sell your home. Raphael knew she needed to fix the house before it would be considered sellable, but knew she could not manage it alone. Working with a reputable real estate brokerage will help you sell your home faster, and with ease.

Stay organized during the move. You’ve now spent a ton of time and energy going through old things and boxing up possessions for the big move – don’t let that time go to waste by allowing your organization to fall apart on move-in day. Make sure you store items in places that make sense, going room-by-room in an organized fashion.

Source: homevestors.com


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

Monday, November 21, 2016

Would You Sell Part of Your Home to Investors?

Today's News and Features
By John Voket

We bring you important points in housing each week—and this week (literally!) is no exception.

A new startup, Point (Point.com), aims to make homeowners free of debt and able to unlock the wealth in their home—but to do that, a homeowner must sell a portion of the equity in his or her home to Point’s investors.

How does it work? A homeowner provides some basic information about their home and household finances. Point instantly assigns homeowners pre-approval or denial based on the information they provide.



If pre-approved, Point provides a provisional offer based on the data provided—that offer is typically for between 5 percent and 10 percent of the home’s current value. To be eligible for Point, the owner(s) need to retain at least 20 percent of the equity in their home after Point's investment. The homeowner then completes a full application and provides documentation for the Point underwriting team.

Within approximately a week, Point will schedule a home valuation visit, which the homeowner covers— generally between $500 and $700. Once the valuation is complete, Point will share the appraiser's report with the homeowner.

If the valuation is deemed acceptable by the homeowner, Point will finalize the offer following the appraisal and receipt of all supporting application documents, and call the homeowner to meet with a notary to sign the Point Homeowner Agreement.

Point then files a Deed of Trust and Memorandum of Option on the property in the county recorder's office. Once filings have been confirmed, Point transfers the offer funds (with less than 3 percent escrow and processing fees) electronically to the homeowner’s bank account.

If the homeowner sells his or her home within the agreed-upon terms, then Point will be automatically paid from escrow. If the homeowner does not sell his or her home, he or she can buy back Point’s stake at any time during the term, at the then-current appraised property value.

Would you sell part of your home to investors?


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

Saturday, November 19, 2016

3 Rules to Simplify Your Holiday Entertaining

Today's News and Features

(Family Features)—The hustle and bustle of the holiday season may feel overwhelming at times, and for hosts throwing holiday parties, sticking to formal cooking and dining traditions can be time-consuming and stressful. In the season dedicated to spending time with family and friends, experimenting with simple entertaining ideas and informal settings can allow for more time to enjoy the party with your guests.

To simplify your festive soiree, try these insider tips from Macy's Culinary Council, the national culinary authority featuring some of the nation's leading chefs from across the country.



Simple Satisfaction
Sometimes less can be more, even when trying to impress guests. Chef Nancy Silverton suggests using quality ingredients like flavorful lettuces or vegetables. There is no need to mask them with fancy sauces; the ingredients can speak for themselves. A simple drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, squeeze of lemon and some sea salt is enough to dress up a dish that guests will deem delicious.

Less of a Mess 
Complicated cooking methods that require too much cookware and gadgets can keep hosts in the kitchen instead of socializing with guests. Chef Rick Bayless says his focus is on simplicity and ease in the kitchen, such as using the least amount of pots and pans possible to accomplish the same goal. Try a one-pot dish in a slow cooker to reduce kitchen clutter and ensure easier clean-up.

Comfort Is Key
A less formal seating arrangement encourages relaxation and comfortable dining for all. When entertaining, Chef Johnny Iuzzini places chairs and stools throughout his home for guests to enjoy as they please rather than structuring how and where they sit and eat. Place appetizers on the coffee table or create a buffet-style spread on your dinner table. This informal layout allows for a laid-back atmosphere where hosts can easily mingle with guests.

Source: Macys



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

Friday, November 18, 2016

8 Tips to Protect Your Identity

Today's News and Features

Identity theft is more than just someone tapping into your bank account. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 17.6 million U.S. residents experienced the misuse of their personal information in 2014, up from 16.6 million victims in 2012.



“Fraudsters can use your personal information to conduct a variety of illegitimate transactions, such as opening bogus accounts, filing tax returns and getting access to medical care,” says Doug Johnson, American Bankers Association’s (ABA) senior vice president of Payments and Cybersecurity Policy. “As a result, consumers are urged to safeguard their personal information before it gets into the wrong hands.”

ABA offers the following tips to help consumers protect themselves from becoming a victim of identity theft:

Don’t share your secrets. Don’t provide your Social Security number or account information to anyone who contacts you online or over the phone. Protect your PINs and passwords and do not share them with anyone. Use a combination of letters and numbers for your passwords and change them periodically. Do not reveal sensitive or personal information on social networking sites.

Shred sensitive papers. Shred receipts, banks statements and unused credit card offers before throwing them away.

Keep an eye out for missing mail. Fraudsters look for monthly bank or credit card statements or other mail containing your financial information. Consider enrolling in online banking to reduce the likelihood of paper statements being stolen. Also, don’t mail bills from your own mailbox with the flag up.

Use online banking to protect yourself. Monitor your financial accounts regularly for fraudulent transactions. Sign up for text or email alerts from your bank for certain types of transactions, such as online purchases or transactions of more than $500.

Monitor your credit report. Order a free copy of your credit report every four months from one of the three credit reporting agencies at annualcreditreport.com.

Protect your computer. Make sure the virus protection software on your computer is active and up to date. When conducting business online, make sure your browser’s padlock or key icon is active. Also look for an “s” after the “http” to be sure the website is secure.

Protect your mobile device. Use the passcode lock on your smartphone and other devices. This will make it more difficult for thieves to access your information if your device is lost or stolen. Before you donate, sell or trade your mobile device, be sure to wipe it using specialized software or using the manufacturer’s recommended technique. Some software allows you to wipe your device remotely if it is lost or stolen. Use caution when downloading apps, as they may contain malware and avoid opening links and attachments – especially for senders you don’t know.

Report any suspected fraud to your bank immediately. 

Source: American Bankers Association (ABA)



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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update November 17th, 2016 #RealEstate



BUOY ON THE BEACH!  Monday’s low tide revealed an interesting new addition to the beach at Stone Harbor Point: a red navigational buoy, partially buried in the sand.  The buoy is numbered “2T” and is from Townsend’s Inlet.  No word on why it broke loose from its mooring in the inlet.

BEACH FILL MOVING AHEAD: The joint Avalon-Stone Harbor beachfill project appears to be moving forward after an agreement was struck among several agencies.  In order to avoid using federal funds for the dredging of sand from Hereford Inlet to replenish Stone Harbor beaches—the issue that stalled the project initially—those funds will instead be used to fund Avalon’s fill, while a combination of Stone Harbor and NJDEP funds will be used for the Herford Inlet dredging component.  The project is now expected to proceed, though Avalon still hopes to seek a long term solution to the original problem—the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s recent invoking of an old rule preventing dredging in Hereford Inlet using federal funds.  Avalon says the rule had not been imposed on prior projects, and should not have been imposed this time. 

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND kicks off the holiday season here on the Island!  After your turkey dinner, check out Avalon’s Festive Friday and Snowfest Saturday activities, including the Turkey Trot run, iceless ice skating, and a tree lighting ceremony.  Stone Harbor will celebrate the “It’s a Wonderful Life” theme again this year, with a scavenger hunt, caroling, and letters to Santa.  It’s all capped off with a huge Christmas Parade along 96th Street Saturday evening.  Check out the list of activities and events below!

STONE HARBOR LIBRARY: SNEAK PEEK!  Swing by the new Stone Harbor Library on Saturday of Thanksgiving Weekend for a “sneak peek” inside the new facility.  No official opening date has been announced, but the library will be open for the public to visit that day.

HOLIDAY BEACH TAGS will be available Thanksgiving Weekend!  Avalon will sell holiday tags during Festive Friday on November 25th and Snowfest Saturday on November 26th at the Avalon Rescue Squad. This year beachgoers can find one of Santa's reindeer dressed for the season with a wreath, ornaments and candy canes on the tag. On both days, sales will be held from 11am-4pm. The remaining tags will be for sale the following week in the tax collector's office at Borough Hall, 3100 Dune Dr.  Stone Harbor’s 2017 beach tags follow along with the Island Holiday Scavenger Hunt theme of "Every time a bell rings, an egret gets its wings." The tag features an egret in the dunes wearing a red scarf with a bell close by. Tags will be available for purchase inside Borough Hall at 9508 Second Avenue beginning Friday, November 25th from 10am-8pmSaturday, November 26th from 10am-7pm; and Sunday November 27th from 10am-5pm.

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Avalon and Stone Harbor have unveiled their holiday beach tags.  They can be purchased beginning Thanksgiving Weekend.


LOCAL GIFT IDEAS:  While you’re here over Thanksgiving Weekend, shop local!  Whether it’s a holiday beach tag, a box of fudge, a gift certificate to a local restaurant, or a specialty item from your favorite store, give a bit of Seven Mile Beach to your loved ones this year!  Want to make it really special?  Treat your family to their very own place at the shore!  Call me to get started!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Creative Writing Seminar, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-715510AM-NoonSaturday, November 19
  • Princess Day at the Cape May County Zoo, come dressed as a princess (or prince!) to enjoy glass slipper hunts, games, sing-a-longs, stories, photo ops, 11AM-2PMSaturday, November 19
  • 5K Turkey Trot for Brendan’s Fund with proceeds donated to the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at CHOP, check in at 8AM at 600 Park Boulevard in West Cape May, for a 5K walk, trot or jog, visit www.brendansfund.org or call 609-435-5917 for info, Thursday, November 24
  • 5K Turkey Trot for Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children in Avalon, 10amFriday, November 25
  • Story Time for Children with Mrs. Claus, Avalon Public Library, 10-10:45AMFriday, November 25
  • Stone Harbor’s Island Holiday event, activities, music, refreshments, shopping specials, more, downtown shopping district, 10AM-9PMFriday, November 25-Saturday, November 26
  • Avalon’s Festive Friday, Avalon Shopping District’s kick-off of the holiday season, 11AM-6PMFriday, November 25
  • Avalon’s Festival of Trees, The Whitebrier, Noon-8PMFriday, November 25
  • Avalon’s Tree Lighting, Veteran’s Plaza, 5PMFriday, November 25
  • Wetlands Institute’s Wetland Wonderland, 9:30AM-3PMSaturday, November 26
  • Avalon’s Snowfest Saturday, events for the entire family including iceless ice skating, games, rides, rock wall climbing, family photos, more, downtown Avalon, 11AM-4PMSaturday, November 26
  • Stone Harbor’s gala Christmas parade down 96th Street, Santa will be in attendance, 6:30PMSaturday, November 26
  • Christmas Tree Lighting at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 5:30PMFriday, December 2
  • IPad Workshop, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-715510AM-NoonSaturday, December 3
  • International Cheetah Day at the Cape May County Zoo, cheetah related programs, activities & zookeeper talks, 11AM-2PMSunday, December 4
  • Stone Harbor Caroling & Christmas Tree Lighting, ride the trolley through town for the caroling at 4:45PM & join in the tree lighting at 6PMWednesday, December 7
  • Santa’s Family Workshop at the Cape May County Zoo, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, craft stations, education animals, more, 11AM-2PMSaturday, December 10
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Star Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PMSaturday, December 10
  • Creative Writing Program, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-715510AM-NoonSaturday, December 17
  • Winter Enrichment Day at the Cape May County Zoo, watch zookeepers as they share special treats & activities with the animals, 11AM-2PMSaturday, December 17

Featured Property:

A luxurious Bayfront home with deep water and magnificent views!



9835 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $3,999,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 163748


New Listings:

26 Weber Court, Stone Harbor, $589,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173315

491 21st Street, Avalon, $899,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173339

250 54th Street, Avalon, $1,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173293

125 25th Street, Avalon, $1,299,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173338

26 W 27th Street, Avalon, $1,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173287

8221 First Avenue, Stone Harbor, $3,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173340


Properties Sold:

284 86th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,012,000, SOLD MLS#: 172389

7036 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,725,000, SOLD MLS#: 171792

65 E 15th Street, Avalon, $2,950,000, SOLD MLS#: 170214

36 E 15th Street, Avalon, $2,995,000, SOLD MLS#: 166917

558 7th Street, Avalon, $3,000,000, SOLD MLS#: 164200




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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mortgage Broker Versus Mortgage Lender: Which One Is Right for You?


When you're ready to get a mortgage, you face a dizzying array of choices: Fixed rate or variable? Points or no points? Mortgage broker or mortgage lender?
That last decision - mortgage broker or mortgage lender - involves a simple but easily misunderstood distinction.
Simply put, a mortgage broker is an independent professional who can shop around to find deals from a variety of lenders. A mortgage lender is represented by a loan officer who can speak only for that institution's product line.
What does that mean for the borrower? As a practical matter, a mortgage broker can present you loan packages from multiple lenders - for instance, Wells Fargo, Chase and Quicken Loans. The loan officer from Wells Fargo, on the other hand, can pitch only Wells Fargo mortgages.
The advantages of dealing with a lender include reliability and reputation. With a broker, you have greater flexibility. Based on your financial profile, the broker may also line you up with a lender where you're most likely to qualify for the loan.

When in doubt, comparison shop

So, which one should you use? There's no clear answer, says Eric Tyson, author of Personal Finance for Dummies and co-author of Mortgages for Dummies.
"I've seen people be happy using either option," Tyson says. "The important thing is to shop around."
Tyson suggests soliciting loan packages from a mortgage broker and a couple of mortgage lenders, then judging which proposal offers the best deal based on rates and fees.
In the end, whether to use a mortgage broker or mortgage lender depends in part on your finances. If you have stellar credit and steady income and you're shopping for a plain-vanilla loan, mortgage rates and loan fees are unlikely to vary much from one lender to the next.



If, on the other hand, you have spotty credit, you're self-employed or you have an otherwise-tricky profile as a borrower, you may find the number of mortgage lenders willing to do business with you is more limited. In that case, it can be more convenient to use a mortgage broker. After all, they make a living from their knowledge of various loan products.

Laws offer protection

Unfortunately, the image of both mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders was tarred by a minority of unethical practitioners who built an unsavory reputation for themselves during the housing bubble. The movie The Big Short, based on author Michael Lewis's expose on the U.S. mortgage meltdown of 2005, portrayed greedy mortgage brokers going so far as to target exotic dancers with bad loans. In another example, The Miami Herald reported in 2008 that thousands of convicted criminals were given mortgage broker licenses by the state of Florida. Not to be outdone, many mortgage lenders offered a menu of high-fee, high-risk loans.
Those excesses have largely gone away, however. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in 2010 to ride herd on the mortgage industry, released guidelines in 2014 that included a ban on "steering" - that is, on financial incentives for loan officers to push you into a loan you can't afford. Lenders have stopped offering some of the risky loans that drove the housing bubble, and mortgage lenders and brokers operate under heightened levels of scrutiny and disclosure.

Tipping the negotiation in your favor

Whether you opt for a mortgage broker or a mortgage lender, the paperwork burden will be similar. Both will run a credit check, and both will ask for tax returns, pay stubs, bank balances and other information required for the lender's underwriting process.
But payments for brokers and lenders are different, and understanding how the broker or loan officer is paid may help you land a better deal. Mortgage brokers are typically paid a commission by the lender - usually 1 percent to 2 percent of the amount of the loan. For loan officers at banks, compensation models vary. They might be paid a commission, but they typically collect a salary plus bonus.
To win your business, a mortgage broker might be willing to negotiate his fee, Tyson says. And the larger your loan, the more negotiating power you have.

A veteran business journalist, Jeff Ostrowski writes about money for The Palm Beach Post in Florida and writes about mortgages for MoneyGeek.com. Ostrowski has written hundreds of news and feature stories about property loans and the housing market.


Written by Jeff Ostrowski


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

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Up Your Present Game With Great Gifts That Give Back

Deciding on the right gifts for loved-ones is even more challenging than perfecting a lump-free gravy at the holidays. You could stick with the same-old ties and massages and gift cards, or you could do something a little different, and a little more meaningful, this time around. This year, give a gift that gives back, and make it rewarding for everyone.
A gift that gives back is one that helps a charity, a worthy cause, or otherwise benefits the less fortunate, to "satisfy your pickiest relatives but also benefit a nonprofit or other worthy initiative," said Architectural Digest. "So when you're searching for the perfect token for Christmas, Hanukkah, your holiday party host, or just because, think of spreading the cheer just a little bit further."
Here is a roundup of our favorite grateful gifts this year:
These fun tea towels from West Elm "feature illustrations of Barkley Sir Charles, Brimley the Cat, and others," said Architectural Digest. They cost $10 each, and "For each towel sold, the company will donate $1 to the ASPCA."



West Elm

We love being able to give jewelry to members of our family. These $24 Dusk Earrings from Purpose Jewelry are not only beautiful with their teardrop shape and hand-tooled crystal beading, but they were also crafted by women in India, with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit International Sanctuary, "a nonprofit that provides holistic care for young women rescued from sex trafficking," said The Good Trade.


Purpose Jewelry

BIRD + STONE makes and sells beautiful jewelry for men and women and children that helps women fight poverty around the world. We love this GIRL UP BRACELET; for every purchase of the $25 bracelet, Bird + Stone gives $3 to "help girls around the world access education and become leaders in their communities."


BIRD + STONE

If your favorite gift to give is a candle, you'll love The Starling Project, a new line of home candles that "provides under-resourced countries with solar energy," said Travel and Leisure. "That's a pretty big deal, considering nearly 1.3 billion people don't have access to electricity." This Orange Flower and Amber Candle is $55.


The Starling Project
Preparing your holiday meal is serious business, but you can still make the process fun with these No Kid Hungry® Chef Series Silicone Spatulas from Williams-Sonoma. Choose from a bunch of $13 celebrity-designed spatulas including Chef Ina Garten, Chrissy Teigen, and Jimmy Kimmel, with purchases helping to end child hunger through non-profit No Kid Hungry.


Williams-Sonoma

You can feel great about purchasing a beautiful gift like this $58 Artisan Root vase from eco-conscious company Bambeco, knowing that they have "partnered with American Forests to plant one tree for every gift sold this season," said Architectural Digest.


Architectural Digest

Useful, thoughtful, and charitable—that's the best kind of gift. These Mexican Hand-Blown Beer Glasses from UNICEF Market are perfect for craft beer aficionados, and when you buy them, you'll help vaccinate as many as 97 children against polio. The cost: $77.99 for a set of six.


UNICEF Market

Thinking about getting clothing for some of the people in your life and want to browse through some charitable options? Sevenly is a website that "partners with a different non-profit organization each week, creating and selling art and other limited edition products to raise funds and awareness for several causes," said Inc. "Sevenly also features products that give to charities such as Autism Speaks and the U.N. Foundation."


Sevenly
Body care gifts are always a favorite, and LUSH's handmade cosmetics make going this route even more inspired. Their Charity Pot Body Lotion "has a delicately floral perfume of ylang ylang and rosewood oils in a hydrating cocoa butter base," they said, with "seven ingredients sourced from our sustainable SLush Fund projects around the world." The best part: 100% of the purchase price (minus the taxes) is donated to small, grassroots organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights."


LUSH

Written by Jaymi Naciri




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

Monday, November 14, 2016

ICYMI September 2016 Luxury Housing Market Update - Long & Foster Real Estate, Lux Insight

Cape May County, New Jersey - September 2016 

At Long & Foster, our dedication through the years to luxury properties is evidenced by the power of our Extraordinary Properties® brand. With highly-trained, professional sales associates and a powerful reach, Long & Foster sells more luxury homes throughout the Mid-Atlantic region than our nearest competitors, by far.


Compared to last September, the total number of homes more than $1 Million available this month was higher by 0.7% and lower by 12.0% compared to September 2014. Active inventory this September was 10.2% higher than the previous month’s supply of available inventory.











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

Nine Energy-Efficient Fall And Winter Tips

Saving energy is a priority year round, but when the temps start to dip, and those 24-hours-a-day heating bills kick in, finding ways to conserve takes on new urgency. A few tips can make a big difference in keeping your home, your energy usage, and your bank balance, comfortable.



Use the Earth's natural heater

In the summer, it's all about keeping the heat out by drawing blinds and curtains. But, in the cooler months, using the power of the sun can help you warm your home and keep your heating costs down.

"Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows," said Energy.gov.

Check for leaks

Do a walkthrough, looking for spaces where air can be escaping or getting in. The space under, over, and around doors and windows is an obvious spot. Also look for gaps near chimneys, recessed lights, behind and inside cabinets and closets, and around areas where plumbing pipes make contact with walls and other parts of the home. This Old House provides guidance on how to self-check for leaks. Or, you can hire a professional to come do a home energy audit.

Insulate the windows

Light, gauzy window coverings may look great, but they could be contributing to a cold home and a waste of energy, especially on windows that are not receiving direct sunlight. If you've addressed leaks and the area close to your windows still feels cold, insulated drapes should help.

Check your heating system

"Dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating system failure," said Huffington Post. "If your heating equipment is more than 10 years old, now is a good time to schedule a season checkup with a licensed contractor to make sure your system is operating at peak performance." You also want to make sure you're regularly checking and changing the air filter - at a minimum of every three months, they said.

Turn down your thermostat

Turning the heat down by 10–15 degrees "when you are asleep or out of the house" can save about "10% a year," according to energy.gov. Using a programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature when everyone is out of the home is key. But a smart thermostat ups the ante. Our favorite is the Ecobee3, because it features a remote sensor you can put in another room to regulate the temperature throughout the house, as well as a touchscreen that makes using it even easier.

Take a look at your fireplace

A crackling fire may make the room nice and toasty when you're in front of it, but what about when you don't have a fire burning? Keep your "fireplace damper closed at all times unless fire is burning," said Delfera Heating & Cooling. "Keeping the damper open causes the warm air to go up the chimney instead of heating your house. If you no longer use your fireplace, plug and seal the chimney flue to ensure maximum energy efficiency."

Lower the temp on your water heater

If you can stand a shower that's not scorching, lower the temperature a bit and you'll see a big return. Typical water heating "accounts for about 18% of the energy consumed in your home," according to Energy.gov. Turn it down "to the warm setting (120°F) to save energy," said Delfera.

Don't heat unused spaces

If you have rooms that aren't being used all the time, close the vents and shut the doors. This will help the heating system run more efficiently by pushing air only to the spaces that need it.

Consider your holiday lights


If it's been a while since you changed out your Christmas lights, it may be time to consider a new approach. "For some, LED lights may be the way to go," said USA Today. Frank Skinner, marketing director for ChristmasLightsEtc.com, told them that, "For the most part, all LED lights use up to 90% less electricity than their incandescent counterparts. So right off the bat, there are some savings there with energy.''

They may cost a bit more upfront, but will pay off (literally) in the long run.


Written by Jaymi Naciri



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

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update November 10th, 2016



THE 96th STREET BRIDGE remains closed to vehicular and marine traffic due to a crack in one of its main girders.  Temporary trusses are expected to be installed on top of the bridge, allowing vehicular traffic to cross over the span as soon as November 18th.  The cracked girder can then be jacked into position and the crack repaired.  Meanwhile, vehicles entering or leaving Stone Harbor must use North Wildwood Boulevard or Avalon Boulevard.  Boats too tall to pass under the 96th Street Bridge must travel north or south via the ocean.
 
 
Workers examine the 96th Street Bridge after a cracked girder was discovered. Temporary trusses are expected to have it open to vehicular traffic on November 18th. 


$708 MILLION!  That’s the amount of annual tourism spending in Cape May County—well ahead of Atlantic County’s $360 million and Ocean County’s $636 million, according to a 2015 state report.  Cape May County has marketed itself as a tourist destination for both the popular summer season, as well as the fall and off season.  Cape May County’s most recent marketing campaign, “Fall for the Jersey Cape,” began in late summer, with the goal of increasing visits to the area on fall weekends.  
 
VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONIES will be held in both Avalon and Stone Harbor on Friday, November 11th.  Avalon’s ceremony will take place at 11am at Veteran’s Plaza at 21st & Dune Drive; at 12 noon Stone Harbor’s ceremony will occur at the American Legion at 11617 Second Avenue. 
 
ANOTHER SUPERMOON will rise in the sky the evening of November 14th, with the moon making its closest appearance to earth since 1948.  The moon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter in the sky—and local beaches make a superb viewing location!
 
FLOOD INSURANCE MEETING CANCELLED:  Stone Harbor’s flood insurance informational meeting, scheduled for November 26th, has been cancelled.
 
WINTERIZE NOW: the first taste of cooler weather means it’s time to think about winterizing outdoor showers and other outside water lines.  Contact your plumber now to get on the schedule. Need a plumber?  Contact me for recommendations!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • American Legion Post #331 Veterans’ Day Ceremony, Veterans’ Plaza in Avalon, 11AM, Friday, November 11
  • Stone Harbor American Legion Veterans’ Day Ceremony, 11617 Second Avenue in Stone Harbor, Noon, Friday, November 11
  • Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund Striper Tournament, registration includes a ticket to the Awards Dinner, visit www.brendansfund.org for details, Saturday, November 12
  • Olde Fashioned Christmas Bazaar, First United Methodist Church of Avalon, 9AM-2PM, Saturday, November 12
  • Avalon Home & Land Owners Association Meeting, Scott Wahl, Avalon’s Business Manager, will speak on fall plans for the borough of Avalon including beach fill options, Community Hall, 10AM, Saturday, November 12
  • Pirate Day at the Cape May County Zoo, come dressed as a pirate & enjoy treasure hunts, games, stories & photo ops, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, November 12
  • Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents the Atlantic City Jazz Band, proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern Jersey, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street, Cape May, 2-4PM, Sunday November 13
  • Creative Writing Seminar, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, November 19
  • Princess Day at the Cape May County Zoo, come dressed as a princess (or prince!) to enjoy glass slipper hunts, games, sing-a-longs, stories, photo ops, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, November 19
  • Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund Turkey Trot, check in at 8am for a 5K walk, trot or jog, visit www.brendansfund.org for info, Thursday, November 24
  • Story Time for Children with Mrs. Claus, Avalon Public Library, 10-10:45AM, Friday, November 25
  • Stone Harbor’s Island Holiday events including a gala Christmas Parade on Saturday evening at 6:30PM, downtown shopping district, 10AM-9PM, Friday, November 25-Saturday, November 26
  • Avalon’s Festive Friday, Avalon Shopping District’s kick-off of the holiday season, 11AM-6PM, Friday, November 25
  • Avalon’s Festival of Trees, The Whitebrier, Noon-8PM, Friday, November 25
  • Avalon’s Tree Lighting, Veteran’s Plaza, 5PM, Friday, November 25
  • Wetlands Institute’s Wetland Wonderland, 9:30AM-3PM, Saturday, November 26
  • Avalon’s Snowfest Saturday, events for the entire family, downtown Avalon, 11AM-4PM, Saturday, November 26
  • Christmas Tree Lighting at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 5:30PM, Friday, December 2
  • Stone Harbor Caroling & Christmas Tree Lighting, ride the trolley through town for the caroling at 4:45PM & join in the tree lighting at 6PM, Wednesday, December 7
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Star Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, December 10
 
 
Featured Property:


A quiet location on the bay with views and a place for your boat! 



39 Flamingo Drive, Avalon, $2,999,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172466

 
New Listings:
 
915 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor Manor, $125,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173237

418 Old Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $329,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173236

177 80th Street, Avalon, $465,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173241

8931 Second Avenue Unit 5, Stone Harbor, $498,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173268

1708 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173158

300 79th Street, Avalon, $619,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173258

153 83rd Street - Unit C, Stone Harbor, $649,999, ACTIVE MLS#: 173239

224 96th Street, Stone Harbor, $950,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173220

590 24th Street, Avalon, $1,150,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173224

337 94th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,350,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173175

3465 First Avenue, Avalon, $1,499,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173274

49 Seabreeze Lane, Avalon Manor, $1,675,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173269

2400 Avalon Avenue, Avalon, $2,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173170

570 22nd Street, Avalon, $2,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173212
 

Properties Sold:

349 92nd Street, Stone Harbor, $580,000, SOLD MLS#: 166589

2107 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $597,000, SOLD MLS#: 170005

1114 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor Manor, $625,000, SOLD MLS#: 173267

1116 Stone Harbor Boulevard #104, Stone Harbor Manor, $660,000, SOLD MLS#: 169115

2288 First Avenue, Avalon, $1,190,000, SOLD MLS#: 172619

408 22nd Street, Avalon, $1,745,000, SOLD MLS#: 169814

8520 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,850,000, SOLD MLS#: 171217




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