How Long Does It Take To Close On A New Home?

Buying a house is one of the most important decisions you will make. It may be something you've been dreaming about for as long as you can remember, so it's imperative to take your time and find the perfect home. To get you started, here are the steps between the day your offer is accepted and the day you get the keys.

1. The closing process begins: Plan for the big picture

The day you sign your contract to buy a house is an exciting time. A house closing process typically takes 30-60 days, but you must take your time and get the paperwork done correctly.

2. Place your offer

Most buyers use a real estate agent to help them submit their offer. The real estate agent researches the market, negotiates a…

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Bay Head - Real Estate Market Real Estate Snapshot

Market snapshot of the month of September  That shows that the market is still very active with regards to listing homes, pending homes and closed sales. This data is through our local MLS, for our local areas of Bay Head through Normandy Beach. This gives you an understanding of what the activity levels are. Our luxury market is still in demand but we’re definitely seeing some change in the market. If you’re ever considering knowing what your value of your home is in today market, please feel free to reach out to us...

Monthly Indicators

September 2022

For residential real estate activity in the state of New Jersey

The U.S. real estate market continues to slow as we move into fall, as rising consumer prices and higher mortgage…

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You've worked hard on your home and are determined to make it profitable. The main issue that many homeowners have is figuring out how to maximize profit on their homes.

1. Time Your Sale

If you want to get the highest possible profit, then you need to time your sale correctly. The best time of year varies depending on the season. You may think you must wait for the summer or spring to sell your house. However, it would be best to look at your area's average month. If most homes sell during this time, it's a great indicator that it is a good time for you to make a move.

2. Get the Highest Possible Price

It would be best if you also looked into getting the highest possible price whenever you're able to sell your house. This is a little trickier than…

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Good Coffee & Home Value

Having access to a good cup of coffee is more important than ever, and pumpkin spice lattes are an even bigger reason to visit a coffee shop at this time of the year. What does all of this have to do with home values? There’s more to it than you realize.

Consider the Demand for Coffee

Did you know there are more than 19,000 Starbucks locations around the world? This $15 billion company is well recognized as a must-have, especially on the daily route to and from work. For home buyers, buying a home that’s close to a Starbucks actually could be very important, and for home sellers, being close to one could raise your home value.

Don’t think that it’s true? A study by Quartz showed that, in fact, it is! They looked at the…

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Spring Lake - Humpback Whales


Humpback whales are typically found in cold water habitats like the Arctic and Antarctic. But in recent years, they've been turning up more and more in the waters off the Jersey Shore. Humpback whales spotted offer Spring Lake, NJ! These beautiful creatures are an amazing site to see and now you have the chance to do so right in your own backyard.

There are a few possible explanations for this. One is that as the climate warms, humpbacks are extending their range into new areas where they didn't used to go. Another possibility is that there's more food available in the Jersey Shore area for them to eat.


Humpback whales are one of the most fascinating creatures on earth. These massive animals can weigh up to 40 tons and measure up to 60…

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As 2022 enters the final few months, you may be wondering about making your move now to sell a home. "Can I still sell my home?" "Should I sell in 2022 or wait until the spring market of 2023?"

In every situation, this is a personal decision. If now is the right time for you and your family to move, there's no reason not to enter the market by listing. Some sellers, though, have flexibility and want to ensure they are selling at the ideal time when they can get the best price for their home or the fastest offer.

Let's take a closer look at the market and overall conditions to get a better idea if now is the right time to sell.

What’s to Come in the Mortgage Market

There is no doubt we are entering a bit of a period of…

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Oceanfront Lavallette

3648 Ocean Terrace, Lavallette, New Jersey 

OCEANFRONT ...The world is your oyster and this seaside gem is your pearl! With a refined selection of updated features in a desirable oceanfront position, this masterpiece defines the pinnacle of home ownership. This home was totally remodeled inside and out. Offers the very best of living at the shore. As you set foot inside, you will be greeted by the living room where you can instantly relax while basking in the warmth of the feature fireplace. This elegantly opens to the dining room and the enviable ultra-modern kitchen that boasts a large island and a suite of premium appliances. 


Listed & Sold by Shawn Clayton 

The open-plan entertainer on the ground floor leads out to…

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Money in Homes

If you want to sell your home in the coming months, you'll be wondering about pricing your home correctly. Setting your home price fairly has a major impact on how fast your home sells. In some cases, it will make or break a sale. There's no overestimating the importance of this step when setting your house up for sale, especially now that the real estate market is beginning to show signs of slowing down after the rollercoaster of the pandemic years. 

It's no secret that home sellers have enjoyed seller's market conditions for a good couple of years now. A severe imbalance in the supply and demand of housing led to surging home prices. Home sellers in in-demand areas didn't have to think too much about pricing their homes correctly, with…

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