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4 Must-Have Tools For First-Time HomeownersThere’s a lot that goes into owning a home: homeowners have to juggle their mortgage, taxes, homeowners association fees, and of course, the home’s maintenance. While it’s possible to call a repairman when something goes wrong in a home, oftentimes it’s more cost effective for the homeowner to handle the fixes themselves. But before they can do that, they need the right tools for the job. Here are some of the most useful tools to have around a home when it comes to doing everyday fixes.

1. Ladders and Step Ladders

Not everything that needs to be repaired in a home is going to be at a convenient height. Lightbulbs will need to be changed, the homeowner may want to paint the bedroom walls, and so on. No matter the task, if a homeowner needs a

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Where to Find the Best Beer in Bay Head NJThe coastal cities of New Jersey beckon both tourists and locals alike to cool off with a cold beer in their local breweries. And while there are no breweries in the city of Bay Head, NJ, there are plenty of nearby places to explore to find a new favorite drink. Whether a beer-lover prefers IPAs, stouts, or a smooth porter, it's time to expand their options by stopping by one of the following locations. However, these breweries are so inventive that even people who prefer wine (or something a little harder) may find themselves falling for a new twist on what beer can really be.

Last Wave Brewing Company

Craft beer and casual vibes await those who stop by Last Wave Brewing Co. Located in nearby Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, this place is happy to

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OPEN HOUSE - Today Sunday, August 12, 2018 1-4:00 pm at 1064 Barnegat Ln, Mantoloking, NJ 08738

Unique location on Barngate Lane in Mantoloking, New Jersey is where you will find this very private Nantucket style Bay Front home. This property offers 100 ft. on the bay. It has 9 ft. + ceilings on the first floor, 5 + bedrooms with several balconies, 3 baths, 3 car attached garage with large storage above. Beautiful appointed home with wraparound porches, Crestron integration smart house / sound system inside and out, custom signature pool lined with mosaic tile and beautiful gardens. There is extensive dockage with 2 boat lifts and 2 Jet Ski lifts. The outside amenities create a resort-like compound with beautiful panoramic views

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How to Build a Sustainable HomeSustainable home building is important to home buyers, and it's becoming more important all the time. With the green movement picking up momentum, it's becoming very common for home buyers seeking new luxury properties to use all the latest sustainable technologies to build their house.

Cool Roofing Material

Dark colored roofing material can absorb a lot of energy from the sun. This can lead to excessive heat on the rooftop and can increase the temperature in the attic as well. This causes the rest of the house to heat up, which can reduce the efficiency of the HVAC system. The hotter the attic is, the warmer the rest of the home will be and the harder the air conditioner must work in order to cool down the home.

Cool roofing materials are

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1206 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey requesting $1,775,000

Desirable location right on the ocean in Point Pleasant Beach is where you will find this cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch with large ocean deck and public guarded beaches. Simply a unique property offering 250' deep with endless possibilities to expand existing footprint or build the home of your dreams. This fabulous location is just steps away from the local boardwalk, restaurants and downtown shopping.

  • One Story, Residence
  • Lot 250' Feet Deep On The Ocean
  • 3 Bedrooms & 2 Full Bathrooms
  • Oceanfront



For more details kindly call Shawn Clayton 732-779-4607 

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Where to Find the Best Historical Monuments in Bay Head NJBay Head NJ is a premier destinations for those who wanted to spend their summer relaxing in the sun and it remains a popular place for those who want to take a break from their hectic lives. Those heading out on a day trip to Bay Head, or exploring the town away from their waterfront home, may want to check out the following historical monuments to get a sense of the city's roots.

Loveland Homestead Museum

The Lovelands were a prominent family in the mid and late 1800s, and their homestead is a relic of their shared history with each and with the town. It may have once been mostly seagrass and marshlands before they arrived, but the Loveland family managed to expand their land holdings over the many years of their residency.


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What You Need To Know To Buy a Home In a Competitive MarketIn a seller’s market, there are more people looking to buy homes than there are homes for sale, creating a lot of competition between buyers. A seller’s market means time is of the essence, and buyers need to do everything they can in order to be able to buy a home with so many other competing buyers. While a seller’s market might seem intimidating, there are ways buyers can help themselves find and purchase the right home for their needs. Whether it's a pre-existing waterfront home or a new construction here are some great buyer strategies. 

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Don’t Wait To View Homes

In a market where competition is low,

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Best Places for Ice Cream in Bay Head NJFrom the young to the young at heart, everyone loves a nice scoop of ice cream on a warm summer day. Those who like to stroll along the shores of the Bay Head outside of their waterfront properties or walk through the surf of the Atlantic Ocean know that a delicious ice cream treat is not far away. Locals and visitors alike prefer to get their favorite flavor from these ice cream parlors in Bay Head NJ:

Hoffman's Ice Cream

For more than half a century, Hoffman's Ice Cream has been providing New Jersey beach-goers with frozen treats. Today, this local ice cream chain has four different locations in the state, including one in nearby Point Pleasant Beach. Those who are looking for classic cone will love the fact that this creamy ice cream is

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How To Sell a Home in a Buyer’s MarketIn a buyer’s market, there are more homes for sale than there are buyers looking to purchase a new home. This creates competition between sellers to have the best home available so it can be sold faster. However, many homeowners don’t know the best ways of helping their home stand out on the market in Mantoloking, NJ, as well as surrounding areas, and end up getting forgotten. Here are some strategies homeowners can use to help their home, whether a luxury or waterfront property, rise above the competition to find the right buyer.

Set an Appealing Sale Price

A buyer’s market can naturally lower the prices of homes as homeowners try to draw buyers in to take a look, and having a lower price can be very helpful when it comes to doing this.

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Bay Head, NJ: The Best Music Venues to Choose FromWhether someone lives in an oceanfront home in the Bay Head, NJ area or is just passing through or visiting, there are some great things to enjoy. One of those is music venues. For people who like to dance, or who simply want to get out and listen to some good music, Bay Head has a lot of options to be considered. They can be narrowed down by the type of music a person likes and the kind of experience they want to have along with that music, but there's something for everyone. Here are just a few of the best music venues in Bay Head, NJ.

Marlins Cafe

At Marlins Cafe, visitors can enjoy a bar and grill with a fishing theme. Live music and an on-site liquor store make this restaurant one of the more unique places to visit in the Bay Head area.

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