Spectacular new listing in Apple Ridge, Wall Township!

229 2nd Ave - Beach 2It’s that time of the year again – Memorial Day Weekend means summer has started at the Jersey Shore! The beaches are open, the weather is cooperating, landlords are preparing their homes for their summer tenants, and the small business owners are ready for the influx of customers!

So, you’re preparing for a day at the beach. What do you bring? For some, just a towel is enough. But for most, a little preparation makes your day at the beach that much more enjoyable. There’s nothing worse than arriving at the beach, finding your perfect spot, and then realizing that you forgot essential items. It happens to the best of us – but here’s a list to make it a bit easier for you.

  • Umbrella: Take a break from the sunlight (and reduce risk of sunburn!) under the shade of an umbrella.
  • Blanket: Bring a big beach blanket to lay on in addition to the towels you will use to dry off.
  • Chairs: It’s always nice to have a chair to sit on, to keep yourself propped up off the sand. And if the mood strikes, you can place the chair at the foot of the ocean so the ocean waves flow up and cool your feet.
  • Beach Towels: A good supply of towels for drying off, lying on, and cleaning the sand off before you leave the beach is crucial in order to avoid tracking sand everywhere.
  • Sunscreen: Choose an SPF that’s right for your skin type.
  • Flip Flops: Anyone who’s ever attempted to make a barefoot trek from the boardwalk to their destination spot on the beach when the sand is super hot knows the importance of a good pair of flip flops. Shoes or sneakers won’t do, as they tend to fill with sand and make the trek that much more difficult.
  • Sunglasses: A good pair of sunglasses will not only shield your eyes from the bright sun, but they’ll make you look cool too!
  • Hat: A good hat will protect your head from sunburn and give your face a little extra protection from too much sun exposure.
  • Water: When sitting in the sun, the amount of water required in order to stay hydrated rises. Be sure to bring plenty of water to drink so you can avoid the exhaustion and headaches brought on from dehydration.
  • Radio or iPod: Music always adds a little something special to your time at the beach.
  • Book or Magazine: There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting on the beach with a good novel.
  • Binoculars: For those moments when someone points into the distance and says “What’s that?” or “Are those dolphins?” ~ Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to reach for your binoculars and check out the sights?
  • Other Entertainment: Frisbees, footballs, kites, pails and shovels, boogie boards, and any other items that make for an enjoyable beach day for you!
  • First Aid Kit: You will be amazed at how handy this may prove to be.
  • Jug of water: Keep a jug of water in the trunk. You can wash off your feet and legs before you leave, keeping the sand out of the car.
  • Extra Clothes: A dry change of clothes may prove invaluable not only to protect the interior of the car, but for the comfort of the semi-wet individuals that will be hopping in.

So the next time you go to the beach, make a checklist – then go enjoy the sand between your toes!

 

The Perfect Beach House!

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IMG_0978The Sandy-destroyed boardwalk in Long Branch, originally slated to be completed just before Memorial Day Weekend, held its ribbon cutting ceremony today, 4/1/16, a month and a half ahead of schedule. This early completion makes the City’s newest project ready for the NJ Marathon to be held on May 1st.

“We are in the 90 percentile as far as completion goes,” Long Branch Business Administrator, Howard Woolley, said. “We still have to get (Ocean Avenue) paved, finish up the concession stands and do some other detail work on that, but that has come along fabulously.”

After finalizing a $14.4 million contract with George Harms Construction, work on the boardwalk originated less than a year ago. The new boardwalk is much wider than the original and will include bathrooms and concession stands, as well as landscaping, LED lighting, and railing similar to what is currently located in Pier Village. The total cost of the project will be around $25 million – the largest the City has done to date on any one project.

There will be 10 access points from Brighton Avenue to Morris Avenue. There will be four handicap-accessible beaches at Cottage Place, West End Avenue, North Bath Avenue and Pavilion Avenue.

One of the best deals on the Jersey is back. This weekend only from Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach…March 25, 26, and 27.

2016-easter_email-1024x384Get double the amusement ride passes for the price of one!

They will also be selling Family Fun Pack! These Family Fun Packs include admission for five to the Aquarium, Castaway Cove Golf, & Fun House! A $120 Value for $60! (the Family Fun Pack is not eligible for the 2-for-1 special)

UPDATE! They will also be doing BOGO on our Souvenir Cups and Admission to the 7D Dark Ride. Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!

Souvenir Cups – receive $1.95 refills all summer long at participating locations along the boardwalk!

This sale is available only March 25-27 on-site and online so SAVE THE DATE!

On-Site

March 25th, 26th, 27th

Rain or shine 11am-6pm

You can purchase Easter 2 for 1 Ride Cards At any Ticket Booth in the Amusement Park,South Beach Gifts, Jenkinsons South Gift Shop, Ticketbooth next to Boardwalk Bar and Grill, and Ticket Booth next to Jenkinsons Aquarium.

Online 24/7

Friday (March 25th) 10am to Sunday (March 27th) 11:59 PM

pier village fireworksDo you love fireworks? Here are some of the places where you can watch them in Monmouth County this 4th of July weekend:

ASBURY PARK: Fireworks, July 4, 9 p.m. Asbury Park Beach, Boardwalk at Asbury Avenue. asburyparkchamber.com, 732-775-2100.

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS: Fireman’s Festival with rides, vendors, amusements, fireworks Friday beginning at dusk, June 30-July 4, 6-10 p.m. Municipal Harbor, First Avenue. atlantichighlands.org, 732-291-1444.

BRADLEY BEACH: Fireworks, July 3, 9 p.m. Brinley Avenue Beach, Ocean Avenue.bradleybeachonline.com, 732-776-2999.

FREEHOLD: activities, concert by Eddie Testa and fireworks, July 2, 5:30 p.m. Freehold Raceway, Park Avenue. freeholdboroughnj.gov, 732-462-3800.

LONG BRANCH: Annual Oceanfest on the promenade, vendors, music, exhibits and food,  concluding with fireworks, July 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Long Branch Oceanfront Promenade, Ocean Boulevard. longbranchchamber.org, 732-923-2044.

MANASQUAN: Decorated bicycle contest at the Little League field followed by a parade beginning at the Coast Guard Station and traveling to Whiting beach and Main Beach, with concert by Billy Lawlor and concluding with fireworks at dusk, July 3, 5:30 p.m. Manasquan Beachfront, First Avenue. manasquan-nj.com, 732-223-0544.

OCEAN: Music and food with fireworks at dusk, July 3, 6-10 p.m. Joe Palaia Park, Deal and Whalepond Roads. 732-531-5000.

WALL:  Firecracker 5 Race, July 4, 8:35 a.m. $25-$30. Wall Muncipal Complex, 2700 Allaire Road. wallnj.com, 732-449-8444.

WEST LONG BRANCH: Fireworks with music by Jersey Jukebox, July 4, 9 p.m. Franklin Lake Park, Locust Avenue. westlongbranch.org, 732-229-1756.

black trumpetMemorial Day Weekend has arrived and the weather is cooperating nicely. Marking the start of what should be a glorious summer at the Jersey Shore, there is no end to fun things to do here. If eating is a big part of your summer entertainment, Monmouth and Ocean Counties are home to some of the most delectable restaurants. And, what could be better than enjoying a most spectacular meal while also taking in the incredible waterfront views?

Jersey Shore In Motion has rated their top 25 waterfront restaurants, and you can find them by clicking here. I think they nailed the top 25, although I probably would have numbered them differently. Give them a try, and see what you think. The fun is in the tasting!

umbrella on the beachIt’s that time of the year again – Memorial Day Weekend means summer has started at the Jersey Shore! The beaches are open, the weather is cooperating, landlords are preparing their homes for their summer tenants, and the small business owners are ready for the influx of customers!

So, you’re preparing for a day at the beach. What do you bring? For some, just a towel is enough. But for most, a little preparation makes your day at the beach that much more enjoyable. There’s nothing worse than arriving at the beach, finding your perfect spot, and then realizing that you forgot essential items. It happens to the best of us – but here’s a list to make it a bit easier for you.

  • Umbrella: Take a break from the sunlight (and reduce risk of sunburn!) under the shade of an umbrella.
  • Blanket: Bring a big beach blanket to lay on in addition to the towels you will use to dry off.
  • Chairs: It’s always nice to have a chair to sit on, to keep yourself propped up off the sand. And if the mood strikes, you can place the chair at the foot of the ocean so the ocean waves flow up and cool your feet.
  • Beach Towels: A good supply of towels for drying off, lying on, and cleaning the sand off before you leave the beach is crucial in order to avoid tracking sand everywhere.
  • Sunscreen: Choose an SPF that’s right for your skin type.
  • Flip Flops: Anyone who’s ever attempted to make a barefoot trek from the boardwalk to their destination spot on the beach when the sand is super hot knows the importance of a good pair of flip flops. Shoes or sneakers won’t do, as they tend to fill with sand and make the trek that much more difficult.
  • Sunglasses: A good pair of sunglasses will not only shield your eyes from the bright sun, but they’ll make you look cool too!
  • Hat: A good hat will protect your head from sunburn and give your face a little extra protection from too much sun exposure.
  • Water: When sitting in the sun, the amount of water required in order to stay hydrated rises. Be sure to bring plenty of water to drink so you can avoid the exhaustion and headaches brought on from dehydration.
  • Radio or iPod: Music always adds a little something special to your time at the beach.
  • Book or Magazine: There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting on the beach with a good novel.
  • Binoculars: For those moments when someone points into the distance and says “What’s that?” or “Are those dolphins?” ~ Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to reach for your binoculars and check out the sights?
  • Other Entertainment: Frisbees, footballs, kites, pails and shovels, boogie boards, and any other items that make for an enjoyable beach day for you!
  • First Aid Kit: You will be amazed at how handy this may prove to be.
  • Jug of water: Keep a jug of water in the trunk. You can wash off your feet and legs before you leave, keeping the sand out of the car.
  • Extra Clothes: A dry change of clothes may prove invaluable not only to protect the interior of the car, but for the comfort of the semi-wet individuals that will be hopping in.

So the next time you go to the beach, make a checklist – then go enjoy the sand between your toes!

IMG_4966Welcome to Novel Happenings! A series of blogs born of a bucket list item. Motivated by the fact that I have just surpassed the half century mark, I have decided it’s time to start checking off some of the items on my “list”. One such item is my desire to write a novel before such time as the Big Man (and, I don’t mean Clarence Clemons) comes to call.

I have the whole book in my head…and even a sequel…but, putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) has been my weakness. So, how do I force myself to take the time to write? Like so many others, time is at a premium. With a husband starting a new business, two kids, a home to take care of, and a successful real estate business that spans a large portion of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, how do I fit in a novel? I’m not going to lie. I’ve had to embrace the notion that sleep is overrated. But, aside from that, I’ve decided there has to be a way to combine some of my many tasks so that I can accomplish multiple things with fewer functions.

As the Jersey Shore Specialist, I spend a great deal of time exploring the Jersey Shore and visiting different spots so that I can help my clients understand which towns would best suit their wants and which activities, restaurants, beaches, marinas, parks, shopping, farms, etc. are in close proximity to their prospective homes. So, why not write my book while I am “testing out” these different venues? For instance, if I go to a coffee shop to rev myself up for the day, I can write my book while I’m enjoying my java…maximize my time by performing multiple tasks all at once.

The issue? How to have fun while I’m writing? Because, let’s face it, I’m all about fun. Being exuberantly inspired by all things Jersey Shore, I thought why not share with anyone interested all the great things that happen around me while I’m writing my grand novel. I could tell you about all of the awesome things that are happening at the Jersey Shore and use that same time to write my novel.

So, check back often for new – and hopefully entertaining – Novel Happenings blogs.

We had Black Friday specials, Small Business Saturday specials, and Cyber Monday specials. And, now I present to you Holiday Specials from the Jersey Shore. Property deals too amazing to pass up and they all come bundled with lifetime bonuses!

Sunset (600 x 450)Take for instance 34 Island Drive, Brick. Not only has it been tagged with a rock-bottom price of ONLY $695,000, but this perfect bay-front beach home includes spectacular panoramic views from every room, a 20′ lap pool and a 50′ dock on a private, waterfront cul-de-sac. And, that’s not all. Bonus features include so much outdoor fun, you will never have to leave the backyard. Swim, tan, lounge, slide, boat, jet ski, fish, crab…and, the breathtaking sunsets are FREE!

1646 Rogers Ct - Back of HouseAnd, then there’s 1646 Rogers Court, Wall. For only $469,000, this 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath colonial with a rocking-chair front porch and and an expansive backyard can be yours this holiday season! Generous-sized rooms, an eat-in kitchen, and a hidden alcove make this home a keeper. As a special bonus, this home is located in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Wall Township. The wonderful memories are FREE!

IMG_3022Purchase 300 Ocean Avenue N, Unit 3D, Long Branch in the stately Presidential Tower NOW – for under $550,000 – and we’ll throw in the beautiful oceanfront views, the approximately 2,200 square feet, the sparkling hardwood floors, the decorative molding, the granite kitchen with an island and wine refrigerator, the 2 balconies, and the sounds of the Altlantic rolling along the white sands for FREE! 

These are just a few of the great deals to be had on the Jersey Shore this holiday season. If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift, I’ll help you find it!

 

Opportunity KnocksThere are some incredible real estate buying opportunities, all over the Jersey Shore, just waiting for you to notice them. Recently repositioned, here are my 3 top picks of the week:

  1. 1646 Rogers Court, Wall ~ New List Price $469,000! You can now purchase a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath colonial with generous room sizes, an expansive backyard, a relaxing front porch, in an excellent neighborhood in Wall Township for under $470,000. Unheard of!! Excellent school system, including the Communications High School (a Blue Ribbon Monmouth County Vocational School). Close to the beach and Shark River Marina. Close proximity to major highways, shopping, and some of the best restaurants on the Jersey Shore!
  2. 300 Ocean Ave N, 3D, Long Branch ~ New List Price $549,000! Located across from Seven Presidents Beach sits this over-sized condo (approx. 2,200 s.f.) with lovely ocean views in the stately Presidential Tower. The building offers great privacy with only 24 units, 4 on each floor, and 2 on each side. You truly only have one neighbor. Beautifully-appointed, it houses 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 balconies, an upgraded kitchen with granite countertops and island, gas cooking, refrigerator, dishwasher, wine refrigerator, a large laundry room hidden behind a decorative pocket door, an open floor plan with a striking mix of hardwood floors. Close proximity to the lighthouse, the Windmill, Charley’s Restaurant, and Pier Village. Easy commuting via the Sea Streak Ferry, train, bus, and major highways. Incredible value under $550,000!
  3. 34 Island Drive, Brick ~ New List Price $725,000! This home’s location is indescribable. Sitting direct bay-front with a 50′ dock and and 20′ lap pool with waterslide, you will never have to leave your backyard! Boat, swim, lounge, tan, fish, jet ski, kayak…and the list just goes on and on. Residing on this spectacular property is a 4-bedroom, 2-bath perfect beach house with panoramic views from every room. And, to top it all off, it’s an incredible investment property. The property commands $5,000/week from Memorial Day to Labor Day and $2,500/week for the two months before and after. Imagine paying a year’s worth of mortgage with your summer rents! Seriously, it doesn’t get much better than this.

So, you can sit around and watch while others seize these opportunities, or you can pick up the phone and call me to help you create your own opportunities. It’s your choice.

IMG_3029 (600 x 220)How much would a true beachfront property be worth to you?

What if there was a 3-level townhouse on that property?

What if it had 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 balconies, and 1 enclosed oceanfront stone patio?

What if there were unobstructed ocean views from every room?

152 Ocean A1 - Open House Collage 3What if it had an open floor plan masterfully designed to maximize panoramic views?

What if it was completely remodeled in 2013?

What if sand between your toes was just steps from your front door?

What if you could watch the fireworks from any one of the 3 balconies?

 

Pier Village CollageWhat if Rooney’s, the Tiki Bar at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa, and the exquisite shops and dining at Long Branch’s Pier Village could all be easily accessed with a relaxing stroll down the promenade?

All of this and so very much more can be had by you if you are the lucky one to purchase this rare gem. Undeniably one of the best properties on the Jersey Shore. Contact me for a tour today!

 

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