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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Avalon and Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update November 16th, 2017 #RealEstate

WINTERIZE NOW!  If you haven’t done it yet, it’s time to call your plumber to prepare your shore house for winter.  Outside water lines, including hose bibs and outdoor showers, should be shut off and drained to prevent freezing and cracking of pipes.  Set your thermostat to 55 degrees to protect interior pipes.  Crawl space/foundation vents should be closed to prevent cold winds from reaching crawl space pipes.  Consult your plumber for advice specific to your home’s unique needs.  It’s also a great time to have your HVAC system checked and serviced to ensure your heater is functioning properly.  If you need a recommendation for a plumber or HVAC contractor, call or email me.

Enjoyable fall weather lasted until just over a week ago!  A fall boat ride on a sunny afternoon can’t be beat!

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND, THE ISLAND IS PACKED!  A variety of holiday celebrations take place all weekend long in Avalon & Stone Harbor.  Avalon’s Festival of Trees kicks off the weekend Wednesday evening, November 22nd.  In Avalon the fun continues with Festive Friday and Snowfest Saturday, including all kinds of activities, such as wine tasting, a bounce house, face painting, and ice skating.  Stone Harbor celebrates “It’s a Wonderful Life” Friday and Saturday with music, caroling, face painting, movies, tree lighting, and a huge Christmas parade Saturday night.  Both towns will be busy enough all weekend that if it weren’t for the winter coats, you’d think it was a summer weekend!

MONARCH BUTTERFLY COUNT INCREASES:  Hourly counts of monarch butterflies showed their numbers way up over the past few years.  Despite the strong increase, this year’s numbers are still only half what they were in 2012.  The hourly counts are part of the New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, and are made by interns who travel a set five-mile route through Cape May County.

TOO CHILLY FOR THE OCEAN?  Not if you’re a humpback whale!  The second week of November is peak time for whale watching, due to cooling ocean temperatures (around 50 degrees).  Local whale-watching captains reported seeing several whales in Cape May County ocean waters this past week.  Just like the monarch butterflies, the whales are heading south for the winter.

FOOD DRIVE—LAST CALL: Long & Foster’s annual food drive wraps up this weekend.  If you’d like to make a contribution, simply stop by our Avalon office with your non-perishable food items by Monday morning.  On Monday Long & Foster will deliver all items to a local food bank for distribution.

  • Sea Isle City’s Girls’ Weekend, town wide, visit for details, eat, drink, shop & pamper your way through Sea Isle, Friday through Sunday, November 17-19
  • Creative Writing, tips & feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles & books, register at 609-967-7155, Avalon Free Public Library, 10AM-NoonSaturday, November 18
  • Cooler By A Mile, Greater By A Million, David LaPuma, Director of NJ Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory discusses how twice a year millions of birds migrate over NJ to & from breeding & wintering grounds across the Western Hemisphere, Avalon Public Library, 11AM-NoonSaturday, November 18
  • Princess & Pirate Day at the Cape May County Zoo, dress the kids as a princess or a pirate and enjoy activities galore including a scavenger hunt, crafts, games, more, 11AM-2PMSaturday, November 18
  • Avalon’s Festival of Trees, The Whitebrier at 260-20th Street, 5PMWednesday, November 22
  • Brendan Borek 5K Turkey Trot at Cape May Fitness, visit for details, Thursday, November 23
  • Festive Friday, family friendly activities for all, shopping, more, throughout Avalon’s business district, 11AM-6PMFriday, November 24
  • Avalon’s Festival of Trees, The Whitebrier at 260-20th Street, Noon-8PMFriday, November 24
  • Stone Harbor’s Island Holiday, family friendly activities for all, shopping, more, throughout Stone Harbor’s shopping district, 10AM-9PMFriday, November 24 & Saturday, November 25
  • Avalon’s Snowfest Saturday, activities for all the family, shopping, more throughout Avalon’s business district, 11AM-4PMSaturday, November 25
  • Stone Harbor’s Gala Christmas Parade down 96th Street, music, floats, decorations, Santa, more, 6:30PMSaturday, November 25
  • Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Tree Lighting, Santa will be visiting, 5:30PMFriday, December 1
  • Avalon Historical Society’s Annual Open House, refreshments, music, holiday cheer, 215-39th Street, 4PM-7PMSaturday, December 2
  • Stone Harbor’s Caroling & Tree Lighting, 9508 Second Avenue4:45-7PMWednesday, December 6
  • Holiday Stroll, town wide in Sea Isle City, visit for info, Saturday, December 9
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Star Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PMSaturday, December 9
  • Fantasia Christmas, Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops perform a traditional Christmas concert with a Disney twist, for additional info, Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 3PMSaturday, December 16
  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks, JFK Boulevard & the beach in Sea Isle City, visit for info, Sunday, December 31

Featured Property:
A great way to enjoy Stone Harbor at a fantastic price!

10800 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $590,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 178987

New Listings:

D34 Weber Court, Stone Harbor, $539,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 179210

231 25th Street, Avalon, $799,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 179174

254 6th Street, Avalon, $1,090,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 179170

2708 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,099,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 179180

Properties Sold:

2170 Dune Drive, Avalon, $390,000, SOLD MLS#: 177704

234 21st Street, Unit 204, Avalon, $395,000, SOLD MLS#: 173961

10918 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $700,000, SOLD MLS#: 173119

252 89th Street, Stone Harbor, $895,000, SOLD MLS#: 174639

10552 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $925,000, SOLD MLS#: 178036

233 34th Street, Avalon, $1,100,000, SOLD MLS#: 174887

4651 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,250,000, SOLD MLS#: 172347

137 98th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,475,000, SOLD MLS#: 175052

330 87th St., #1, Stone Harbor, $1,625,000, SOLD MLS#: 177209

566 7th Street, Avalon, $1,830,000, SOLD MLS#: 179164

Nancy M. Alexander - Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate