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Barnegat home prices have gone up by over 7.5 percent in the last year and are expected to continue to rise. Combine that with the predicted increase in interest rates; NOW is the time to buy a home in Barnegat.Search Every Home on the Market in BarnegatSome Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy...
The New Jersey Department of Education has published a rating for each public high school on a scale of 0-100, allowing residents to see exactly how their local school compares to hundreds of other high schools across the state. Search for Homes in Ocean CountyThe Performing Arts Academy (PAA) is...
Every Barnegat homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? There’s strategy beyond determining the market value, adding 10K then slapping that price on the home.What’s Your B...
Here are 5 reasons to hire a real estate professional when buying or selling a home in Barnegat. Whether you are buying or selling a home in Barnegat, it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate g...
The lack of housing inventory in Manahawkin is pushing prices even higher. In Manahawkin, the absorption rate is down to 3.45 months – anything less than 6 months is considered a “seller’s market.” Sold listings is down by over 30%, not because there’s a lack of demand, but because there’s a lack...
There has been tremendous volatility in certain markets over the last few weeks (for example, the stock and currency markets). When this happens, some tend to lump all of their investments together and create an almost ‘Armageddon’ scenario where everything loses value quickly and dramatically. R...
Notice of property tax assessment has been mailed and you should have received yours by now. If you disagree with the assessed value, you have until April 1 to appeal.As a Barnegat homeowner, it’s important to understand the difference between the ‘Tax Value’, usually referred to as the governmen...
The rule of supply and demand is the #1 reason to sell your Manahawkin home now, before spring.Supply and demand is one of the most fundamental concepts of economics and it is the backbone of a market economy. Demand refers to how much (quantity) of a product (in this case, houses) is desired by ...
Barnegat Homeownership: “The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”Homeownership rates in Barnegat makes a strong comeback and are higher than the national average. The famous quote above by Mark Twain in the sub-title of this article can be used to describe homeownership in America a...
With so much information readily available online, clients sometimes wonder; "Why should we hire a real estate agent to buy or sell a home in Barnegat." I understand the mindset, and some folks do alright, many don't. So if you've wondered the same thing, here are 5 reasons why you might want to ...

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