February 2015

Found 8 blog entries for February 2015.

 

Our Newest Curtis Point Listing

4  bedrooms  2 + baths / 136 ft on the water  $1,235,000 Requesting

A very private waterfront community on the Barnegat Bay. This Seashore Colonial comes with over 136 ft on the water.Features 2 bedrooms on the main floor, living room with fireplace, dining room, a second living room which overlooks the back yard.  The second floor a cozy master suite with balcony, a guest bedroom with bath. Curtis Point is unique with tennis courts on the water and its own private beach.

    

 For more details & photos : Seashore Colonial in Curtis Point 

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Mantoloking Property: 1105 Ocean Ave.While the temperatures remain in an Arctic-like state, the Bay Head and Mantoloking real estate markets are definitely beginning to heat up.

With the mercury recently dipping to a frigid -3, there are many homes in Bay Head and Mantoloking that are currently being bought and sold. From Jan. 1 to Feb. 26, six homes are under contract and five properties closed and we feel the market will only get stronger heading into the spring season starting March 20.

And as far as Our Listings go, we currently have two properties under contract: 102 Twilight in Bay Head and 1123 Barnegat Lane in Mantoloking. That's in addition to homes Clayton and Clayton closed at 444 East Ave. in Bay Head, while the oceanfront property of 1105 Ocean Ave. in Mantoloking will be

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In a recent look at some of the best beach towns down on the Jersey Shore, the Travel Channel listed Spring Lake as a top Shore town thanks to its gorgeous beaches, non-commercial boardwalk, and small town refinement.Spring Lake NJ summer rentals & homes for sale

Spring Lake is the quintessential old-world town with its Victorian oceanfront homes and mansions overlooking the Majestic Atlantic Ocean. Many people travel from New York, which is just 60 miles away, and rent a home for a weekend or a week or two. The best part is Spring Lake can be accessed by train from New York, making it good day trip as well.

A major landmark of Spring Lake is the Breakers Hotel, which first opened up in the late 1800s, during the beginning of the East Coast gilded age of uber rich industrialists. It's still the

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Sometimes in real estate sales, everything just falls perfectly - somewhat magically - into place. That's what happened with this listing at 444 East. Ave. in Bay Head, which sold in just 7 days ... for $2.7 million in cash. Yep, guess 7 is the lucky number!

Situated one house from the Atlantic Ocean, it's a classic Bay Header home with 4,500 square feet of fantastic living space with  3 levels - each one with ocean views. And it has a wraparound porch! The lot size is 50x100.

This house, built in 1997, features a guest suite with its own private entrance. In addition, the backyard is spacious and private, with a deck, so it's perfect for outdoor entertaining. Inside there are 6 suites, including the amazing master suite with its fireplace, office

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Many people who visit and live on the Jersey Shore are into golf and they want to know where to play. Here are some of our favorite courses, both public and private, and in no particular order:

Where to golf on the Jersey Shore

Colts Neck Golf Club - Public

Situated in pristine and affluent Colts Neck, the club here is a semi private facility with an 18-hole track played on a links style layout. The front 9 takes you through gentle rolling land, while the back 9 sees golfers playing through a forest of tall trees. From the back tees the course plays to 6,262 yards.

Spring Lake Golf Club - Private

The Spring Lake Golf Club was born out of American's Gilded Age when a bunch of rich industrialists formed what was known as the Spring Lake Beach Improvement Company with the idea

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Our latest real estate report, detailing the Bay Head and Mantoloking real estate markets, shows a continued recovery in the Bay Head and Mantoloking and a near-return to their glory before Sandy ravaged the area in 2012.Bay Head & Mantoloking real estate

The statistics for 2014 are comparable to the pre-Superstorm Sandy numbers of 2012, which indicate the luxury market is definitely gaining some traction in the boroughs of Bay Head and Mantoloking.

In terms of the number of homes sold, 2014 was a much better year than 2013. Last year 52 homes changed hands compared to 27 in 2013 for a 935 increase. Naturally the total sales figure in dollars was much higher at $77.7 million compared to $42.6 million in 2013. Last year in Bay Head and Mantoloking, the average sale price for

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Wondering what the popular interior paint colors are for 2015? Thinking about repainting your home's interior this spring? Here are the top color picks for 2015 courtesy of the major paint experts themselves:

Guilford GreenBenjamin Moore has dubbed Guilford Green as their color of the year. It's a silvery green that's neutral and natural and works well with pretty much everything. It will give any home a natural country feel which goes a long way if you're living in the city. Guilford Green combines and matches nicely with other Benjamin Moore paints like Country Life, White Rock, Shadow Grey and Aloe Vera.

Marsala PaintPantone's top color for 2015 is Marsala, which is similar to the fortified wine called Marsala. It's a rich red with brown and red roots that display a

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Yes, the weather outside is frightful, but people are already beginning to book their summer rentals down on the Jersey Shore, not only to get the property they want, but as a psychological break from winter's icy grip.

Jersey Shore rentals

It might be possible to get a better deal on a holiday home rental right now as many landlords would rather rent a home out now and not have to worry about it when summer rolls around and their property is sitting empty and not making them any money.

Overall the rental market in Monmouth and Ocean Counties is still below what it was before Superstorm Sandy rocked the coast, there has been an increase in vacation rentals the past two years. According to the Monmouth/Ocean County MLS, rentals went up 2.6% from 2013 to 2014 for

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