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Renting a home is often seen as a convenient and flexible option, especially for those who aren't ready to commit to homeownership. While renting may offer short-term advantages like flexibility and ease of moving, it's essential to consider the long-term financial implications. In this blog, we'll delve into the hidden costs of renting and shed light on the financial drawbacks that can impact renters over time.

Lack of Equity Building:

One of the most significant drawbacks of renting is the inability to build equity. Unlike homeowners who accumulate equity in their properties over time, renters do not have ownership stakes in the properties they occupy. Instead, they are essentially paying someone else's mortgage, helping their landlords build…

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In the fast-paced world of real estate, the concept of renting is often perceived as a flexible and convenient option. Whether it's the allure of a transient lifestyle, avoiding the commitment of ownership, or simply the convenience of not being tied down, renting appeals to a broad spectrum of individuals. However, what often remains hidden behind the seemingly carefree facade is the silent toll that prolonged lease living can take on one's financial well-being. In this blog, we delve into the unspoken costs of long-term renting, shedding light on the financial implications that may surprise even the most seasoned renters.

The Illusion of Transience

One of the primary attractions of renting lies in its apparent flexibility. Renters can easily…

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For real estate investors, maximizing rental income is a key objective. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just starting out, finding ways to increase rental income can significantly impact your return on investment. In this blog, we will explore effective strategies that can help you boost your rental income and optimize your real estate portfolio.

Market Research and Rental Analysis


Before setting rental rates, conduct thorough market research to understand the local rental market trends and the demand for similar properties. Analyze comparable rental properties in the area to determine the competitive rental rates. This will help you price your rental property appropriately, ensuring you attract quality tenants while maximizing your income…

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Open floor plan - Mantoloking, NJ

The new home for a growing young family introduces a fresh take on traditional East-coast Shingle Style architecture. The open floor plan allows for contemporary living, while seamless integration between the main living spaces of the house and the backyard outdoor living spaces optimizes enjoyment during the warm seasons.


Modern home design is always evolving and when you’re in the process of building a new home, there are certain must-haves that should be taken into consideration. Here are 10 design must-haves to think about when building a new home:

 

1. Open Floor Plan - An open floor plan allows flexibility for movement and provides a great space for entertaining.


2. Natural Light - Make the most of natural light by incorporating…

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The Most Popular Restaurants to Dine At Throughout the Summer and the Year

Looking for a great new restaurant to try? Check out these seven stand-out restaurants:

 

Spano's

Looking for real-deal authentic Italian food? Spano's is your go-to. The head chef, Joseph Spano, has been in the Italian food industry since 1989, and his restaurants have gained quite the buzz due to their huge portions and phenomenal taste. Getting a table at Spano's can be difficult, so make sure to call in advance.

Location: 719 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Squan Tavern

Squan Tavern has been satisfying taste buds since 1964, so it's safe to say their good reputation is set in stone. Known for their pizza and sandwiches, Squan Tavern has…

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Summer is finally in full swing and there are plenty of local activities to take part in. Check out our list of local activities to enjoy this month!

Jenkinson's Fireworks at Dark

Head over to Jenkinson's on Thursdays throughout July and the rest of the summer to see their weekly fireworks show. The show typically lasts about twenty minutes and can be seen from the Bay Head beaches, so if you're not interested in making the trip to Jenkinson's, head over to a Bay Head beach! There is no exact start time, but the show begins shortly after dark.

 

New Jersey Sandcastle Contest

Take part in a classic Jersey Shore event. Belmar is this year's host of the New Jersey Sandcastle Contest! The contest will take place on July 14th, and will…

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Local broker Shawn Clayton at Clayton & Clayton Realtors in Bay Head, was mentioned in article regarding rentals at the New Jersey Shore. 

 

Bay Head Beaches - Bay Head Real Estate

Photo by Clayton & Clayton Realtors 

by Allison Pries | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

As you watched the snow pile up this winter, your mind was longing for summer and your dreams were filled with visions of the Jersey Shore.

But if you were waiting until now to book a house for a week-long getaway you might be surprised at how few are left. Long Beach Island rentals, for example, were about 92% depleted as of mid-February, months earlier than the inventory typically hits that point. 

NJ Advance Media asked brokers what renters can do to increase their chances of finding a place to stay this…

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Are you considering a winter rental along the shore? Take a look at what Bay Head & Mantoloking, New Jersey can offer you.

512 Main Avenue, #4, Bay Head, NJ 08742

1 BD 1 BA - Winter Rental offered from 11/1/2019 - 5/1/2020 at $1,350 Month + Utilities

 

Bay Head Condo / Apartment

Enjoy a relaxing stay in this one bedroom just three homes from the ocean. Enter through your own private entrance and enjoy what has been fully re-stored. Updated kitchen, stainless steel appliances, bamboo floors, washer and dryer. Two flat screen TVs, one in the bedroom and one in the living room +10 foot high ceilings. Walking distance to Charlie's restaurant, Muller's bakery, Bay Head Yacht Club, Burkes Market and and all of Bay Heads unique shopping in heart of down Bay Head. Simply…

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Don't worry there's still some rentals out there...check out our summer rental.

Bay Head & Mantoloking Summer Rental  or Bay Head Condos  1 to 2 bedrooms 

We offer Oceanfronts...Bayfronts...Condos...and homes that are available through the summer at Clayton & Clayton Realtors 

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renting your jersey shore vacation homeIf you own a property you’re looking to rent out as a Jersey Shore Vacation Rental, you really have two options: you can rent it out yourself, or hire a local property management company to take care of the details for you.

Marketing your home, screening renters and maintaining a rental property is a full-time job in and of itself. In addition to the time involved in filling and maintaining the rental, operating a rental property brings with it numerous legal implications that you may not be aware of. Hiring a property management company can help alleviate much of the stress associated with maintaining your property as a vacation home.

Help Finding Quality Renters

This may not seem as difficult as it is, but finding quality renters to fill…

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