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.

Pantone'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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Worst US Blizzards in HistoryIt was supposed to be "Snowmageddon" - one of the worst blizzards to ever hit New Jersey. Turns out - thankfully - it wasn't what forecasters had feared. Public transit was back in action by mid morning allowing employees to get to their jobs. Officials had originally predicted the blizzard would bring 2 to 4 feet of snow - along with hurricane force winds - to a large region from Northern New Jersey down to Southern Maine. NJ Gov. Chris Christie lifted the statewide travel ban at 7:30 am on Tuesday.

So with forecasters getting this blizzard wrong, at least in New Jersey, here's a quick look at a few of the most devastating blizzards the U.S. has ever seen:

  • Snowmageddon 1: In February 2010, two blizzards broke snowfall records in the mid-Atlantic…

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The New Jersey government has announced a new, $38-million deal to replenish and reconstruct the Sandy-damaged beaches and shoreline from Manasquan to Sea Bright.

Rebuilding beaches Bay Head Mantoloking NJ

It's the final stretch in a massive replenishment effort after Superstorm Sandy ravaged The Shore in October, 2012. The new project will cover the 21-mile shoreline from Manasquan to Sea Bright and will see reconstruction of beaches, stormwater outfalls, as well as implementing modifications to the existing groins of Loch Arbor and Deal. Seattle-based Manson Construction was awarded the contract.

The work will include dumping some 1.4 million cubic yards of sand on 1.6 miles of beach in Elberon and Deal. The project also calls for the modification of six existing stormwater outfalls…

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Tips to sell your home in buyers marketGetting full value for your Bay Head or Mantoloking, NJ home can be a challenge if you're selling in a buyers' market (when the number of homes on the market is more than the number of people buying. Buyers are looking for value and they want to get the best home they can for as little as possible. Additionally a buyer in a buyer's market will definitely be more selective and explore options such as waterfront properties, so your home should be priced properly and be in very good shape. The following tips can help you get the most money for your house:

Pre-Market Your Home

Work with a good real estate agent and get him or her to pre-market your house in order to see how well the market responds to the price you have listed at. In today's…

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Colts Neck homes for sale & horse farms NJWhen it comes to unprecedented real estate value in highly desirable Colts Neck, NJ, Willow Stables provides just that for prospective buyers. It's a 12.5-acre post-card picturesque horse farm that's listed for $1,995,000. If you have horses or are a horse lover looking for a horse farm or property, this acreage is a must-see. From the moment you drive up the custom-lit driveway off Squankum Road, you'll be enchanted by the Belgian curb blocking and mature pine trees.

The property itself has an 1,800 sq. ft. home (3 bedrooms, 1 bath) with ample room to build a much larger residence. You'll find an out building for storage and horse feed, along with fenced paddocks that have a direct water supply. The outbuilding is 800 sq. ft with heated storage, tack…

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New Year's Eve events Jersey Shore Point Pleasant Beach

Martell's Tiki Bar New Year's Eve Party

Martell's in Point Pleasant Beach is hosting a huge bash that promises to be the hottest party on the Jersey Shore featuring live entertainment from Dr. Cheeko and the Mike Dalton Band. Tickets are $25 per person and the doors open at 8 pm.

Twilight Fun Run/Walk in Lake Como

Stay fit and ring in the new year with a 2-mile run/walk to be followed up by a party at Paul's Tavern. Entry Fee includes: buffet, one drink ticket [well drinks, draft beer, house wines, soda and a long sleeve shirt designed by Dr. T-Shirt for all pre-registered runners. It all starts at 5:45 pm at Paul's Tavern. Call 732-859-6146 for more information. You can register at the tavern on Dec. 31 from 4-5:30 pm.

Irish New Year's…

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Allenwood NJ homes for sale Wall Township

A Charming Cape in the desirable Allenwood section of Wall Township. Well maintained home with many upgrades throughout the years, including kitchen, bath, and windows. Main floor includes family room, kitchen with butler’s pantry and a den with fireplace, plus a first-floor bedroom with full bath. Second floor has two additional bedrooms. Huge walk-out basement that can easily be finished off for additional living space. Large lot with access from Atlantic Ave & Cardinal. $420,000

 For more info Charming Cape


Our second home is a Classic Cottage. Features a formal dining room, living room, den, updated kitchen & bath on the first floor, plus a front and back porch. Second floor with two bedrooms and sitting area. The home also has a…

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Recycling in Bay Head NJ: What can be recycled

With Christmas just around the corner, many residents of Bay Head neighborhoods are thinking "out with the old, in with the new". Not everyone is familiar with Bay Head's Recycling Center & Public Works Garage (214 Park Ave.), so we thought we'd break it down and let people know what items can be recycled from your oceanfront Bay Head home(the center is open M-F from 7:15 am to 3:15 pm and Saturdays & Sundays from 8 am - 1:45 pm. It is closed on federal and state holidays).

Items Accepted At Bay Head Recyling Center

  • Paper, bottles, and cans: Steel & aluminum cans, glass bottles & jars, plastic bottles with neck smaller than body, newspaper,office paper, magazines, books with hard covers removed. Please rinse your containers. All material must…

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