Homes offer more than simple “roof over your head,” these days. By taking hints from smart phone technology, these new items in home technology will turn your Bay Head home into a smart home.



Audiophiles have already discovered that Sonos makes great looking and great sounding speakers for filling your home with music. They also make the sleek Playbase for a fully immersive big screen TV theater experience. The Playbase securely supports TVs up to 77lbs and routes sound over wi-fi, not Bluetooth, so there’s no interruptions during an incoming phone call. Plus, it streams music too.


August Smart Lock

This is way better than those clunky and institutional keypad door knobs you see at the typical Airbnb. No need to swap…

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6 Tips For Selling Any HomeSelling a home can be tough, but there are a lot of strategies real estate agents use every day to help move them off the market as quickly as possible. Here are six can’t-miss tips to help any home give the best first impression it can so it can go from “for sale” to “sold.”

Start With the Right Price

A home’s price is always important, but what many people don’t know is just how important it is to pick the right price from the beginning. Starting out too high and lowering it later on can set off red flags with buyers because it can make them think there was something wrong with the home that forced the owners to lower it later. And of course, pricing too low will make buyers think it’s too good to be true, so there must be something wrong…

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Why Veterans Should Be Using a VA LoanVeterans and spouses of military personnel may find VA loans an attractive option to use to purchase their first home. Some benefits are that those with a less than excellent credit history or who may not be able to come up with 10 to 20 percent for closing costs can still buy luxury or waterfront real estate with this special home loan mortgage product without being burdened with additional fees.

Learn more about the VA loan and get answers to some preliminary questions in regards to VA eligibility requirements, down payment expectations and more.

Who Can Apply for a VA Loan?

Those who have not had a dishonorable discharge and have served their country for at least 181 consecutive days during peacetime or a minimum of 90 days in wartime…

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With the first official day of fall behind us in the Bay Head area, it’s never too early in the season to start preparing for holiday entertaining. Here are some tips to make sure your soirée goes off without a hitch.

 Light It Up

The right lighting can instantly create an ambiance worthy of a party not soon forgotten. There are few things in life that can exude luxury so effortlessly as gold. So trade out the simple shades for something with a little more shine.

Set the Scene

There’s something about velvet that feels warm and welcoming, while still being luxurious. Even in an oceanfront home with a style all its own, this perfect combination of sentiments makes it the fabric for the season. Make a dramatic entrance with a…

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Getting Ready to Buy a HomeBuying a home is a multi-step process that can take time, coordination and a variety of smart decisions on the part of the home buyer. Knowing what steps to take in the months before buying an oceanfront home can help you find a home successfully, and for a price you can afford.

Go To Showings

Attending showings is a good way to determine what kind of homes are on the market, where you would like to buy a property—be it in Eagleswood or elsewhere—and what kind of features you'd like to have when you do buy. Going to showings can also generate excitement for buying a property, which can help make the process more rewarding. To get the full benefit of home showings, go to as many as you can in the months before you decide to make an offer on a…

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How to Landscape a Home to Sell on a BudgetWhen trying to sell a home, real estate agents will stress the importance of having curb appeal. After all, it’s the first part of the home potential buyers are going to see, so it should make a good first impression and make them excited to go inside. Professional landscaping can be expensive, but it isn’t the only option to boost curb appeal. Here are six cost-effective landscaping projects to boost Point Pleasant Beach, NJ curb appeal without emptying any bank accounts.

Paint the Front Door

Giving the front door a new coat of paint can give it a fresh new look and make it eye-catching to passersby. The front door is where buyers are going to enter the home, and that makes it the most important door. If the paint on your oceanfront home…

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