ocean county: Little Egg Harbor Short Sale Sellers Now Is the Time - Take Control - 01/02/13 07:01 PM
Little Egg Harbor Short Sale Sellers Now Is the Time - Take ControlAlong with the many bills signed into law this week, the federal government has extended for one year the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act. 
So if you sell your Little Egg Harbor home (primary residence) for less than you owe, you can take advantage of the tax amnesty on mortgage principle forgiven.  But you must close before January 1, 2014.What that means for Little Egg Harbor homeowners who need to sell and sell short, now is the time to act.Short sales are not short!  I've closed Little Egg Harbor … (5 comments)

ocean county: All Housing Market Trend Reports Are Not Equal! - 02/25/12 07:38 PM

All Housing Market Trend Reports Are Not Equal! 
The Jersey Shore means many places to many people.  It could be a family vacation home on Long Beach Island or a bungalow in Ocean Gate. Ask anyone who lives here, they won’t tell you I’m from north or south Jersey.  They’ll tell you they live ‘down the shore’. This presents a problem when examining housing market trends in New Jersey.  Ocean County (my part of the Jersey Shore) is poorly represented in the data. The National Association of Realtors (NAR®) uses local market trend reports, but how accurate are they? Well consider NAR® reports only … (13 comments)

ocean county: 29th Annual Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show - Celebrate the Culture of the Barnegat Bay - 09/23/11 12:37 AM
While the summer might officially be over at the Jersey Shore, there are still plenty of reasons to get outside.  This weekend Tuckerton hosts the 29th Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning  Show at the Tuckerton Seaport and  across Route 9 at Tip Seaman Park.  This two day event celebrates the culture of the Barnegat Bay.

New to this two day event is the  Delmarva Dock Dog competition.  DOCKDOGS® is a national organization which sponsors competitions for handlers and there dogs.  The first is 'Big Air', described as a long jump for dogs (off a dock!).  Then there's the 'Vertical … (15 comments)

ocean county: Manahawkin Dog Parks Approved! - 02/16/11 11:08 PM
Happy Dogs in Manahawkin-Manahawkin Dog Parks Approved!
Manahawkin dogs will soon have two parks for socializing and exercise.  The Stafford Township Council unanimously approved a plan to open two dog parks.  Though the exact locations haven't been determined, the parks being discussed are an area close to the Beach Avenue Playground downtown and the Lighthouse Park (on Lighthouse Drive at Clearwater) in the Ocean Acres section of Manahawkin. The expected cost for the two parks is $8,000 to $10,000 for fencing and waste stations.  There was some opposition to the proposal, residents expressed concern about spending the money and irresponsible dog … (5 comments)

ocean county: The Census Numbers Are In...Let the NJ Battle Begin! - 12/21/10 09:27 PM
And now the battles begin! The US Census Bureau announced yesterday the first of is findings for 2010.  In New Jersey that means; we're still #1 in population density among all states* with 8,791,894 residents stuffed into our 7,417 square miles and despite a subdued population increase, we're loosing a congressional seat. It's apportionment, a process of dividing the 435 seats in the House of Representatives among the 50 states based on the population figures collected during the decennial census. And redistricting is the process of assigning residents to congressional and legislative districts, in accordance with the 1965 Voting Rights Act … (13 comments)

ocean county: Little Egg Harbor NJ Open House Schedule November 20 & 21 - 11/19/10 11:11 PM
Little Egg Harbor Open Houses - November 20 - 21There are three Open Houses scheduled in Little Egg Harbor, Sunday November 21stOpen HousesLittle Egg Harbor
 There are no Open Houses in Little Egg Harbor Saturday, November 20th, according to the Jersey Shore Mulitple Listing Service.If you have a buyers agent representing you, be sure to tell the REALTOR® conducting the Open House.  If you don't yet have an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), with advanced training in representing Little Egg Harbor home buyers, I'm Laura Giannotta.  Give me a call at 609-384-6121 or email me, Laura@JerseyShoreViews.com!*Mystic Shores is one of Little Egg … (4 comments)

ocean county: Cloverdale Farm Park - Barnegat, NJ - 09/07/10 11:30 PM
Cloverdale Farm Park - Barnegat, NJ
Then andNow Coverdale Farm is the newest addition to the Ocean County Park system.  It's located off of County Road 554 (West Bay Ave) almost across from Mirage Boulevard.  Cloverdale Farm Park is open from dawn to dusk, and provides a wonderful opportunity do to some hiking, photography, birding or just plain relaxing! 
Cloverdale Farm used to be an operating cranberry farm, and as fall approaches that's evident.

The Ocean County Parks Department offers many weekend programs, if you'd like to take advantage of the cooler fall weather and visit Cloverdale Farm Park.

ocean county: Honey Dippers of the Barnegat Bay - We're Not Talkin' Bees! - 08/19/10 01:43 AM
Honey Dippers of the Barnegat BayOcean County takes water pollution seriously, after all many of us live here for the Jersey Shore Views!  For more than 10 years the County has provided free pump out services for boaters.  Recently, southern Ocean County got its own pump out boat!While the release of untreated sewage is prohibited within three miles of the coast, it is illegal to discharge even treated effluent in No-Discharge Zones. In 2003, Barnegat Bay and the Little Egg Harbor were designated No Discharging Zones by the US EPA.Pump-out facilities provide the most effective means for emptying holding tanks and … (2 comments)

ocean county: Widget Crazy? The US Census Bureau's Got You Covered! - 03/31/10 01:31 AM
In case you've been hiding under a rock since December, or trekking in Australia's outback, you're aware the 2010 Census is underway.  Participation determines, among other things, the number of congressional districts in each state and the federal government's financial commitment to each state.

In an effort to get the word out and encourage participation, the US Census Bureau has embraced the World Wide Web.  It's created a user friendly home page. And for those of us that have never met a widget we didn't like, a real time tracking device monitoring national, state and local participation!  While larger communities … (7 comments)

ocean county: Patti's Prom Project in Back...Making Prom Dreams Come True in Ocean County! - 03/18/10 12:04 AM

It's called Patti's Prom Project, and last year over 2,000 prom dresses were donated to the first ever southern Ocean County Prom Project.  Patti's Prom Project is back in 2010, and donations are now being accepted.
Patti's Prom Project provides everything young high school women need to attend the prom.  For a very small fee the students can pick out a gown, shoes, handbag and everything to complete the outfit. Those donations are contributed to the American Cancer Society's 'Relay for Life'.
Right now Patti's Prom Project is gathering dresses, shoes, jewelry and purses for the Boutique scheduled on April 5th … (4 comments)

ocean county: Mandatory REALTOR® Continuing Education Moves Forward in the NJ Legislature! - 12/14/09 08:21 PM
Mandatory REALTOR® Continuing Education Moves Forward in the NJ Legislature!The New Jersey Senate Commerce Committee Monday approved bill A-3099/S-2068, providing for mandatory continuing education (CE) for real estate brokers, broker-salespersons and salespersons.This legislation represents has been two years in the making, with the New Jersey Association of REALTORS®calling it a commonsense measure that will benefit both consumers consumers and REALTORS®. The legislation, A-3099/S-2068, mandates that at least 16 continuing education hours will be required as a condition for license renewal. The measure provides that, upon the approval of an appointed advisory panel, continuing education courses may be delivered in a classroom setting or via … (5 comments)

ocean county: New Jersey Home Buyers, You're Running Out of Time! - 10/14/09 01:16 AM
New Jersey home buyers, you’re running out of time! 
Whether New Jersey home buyers are moved by low interest rates, declining home prices, a large inventory or the promise of an $8,000 tax credit, they’re taking action! 
Homes under contract in Ocean County’s southern communities of Barnegat, Waretown, Little Egg Harbor and Manahawkin have increased substantially.
That’s the good news. 
The bad news for New Jersey home buyers is part of that equation will be disappearing on November 30, 2009.
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There is talk in Washington about extending that deadline, but you … (3 comments)

ocean county: Small Steps to Protect the Jersey Shore Environment! - 04/17/09 01:11 AM
It's spring at the Jersey Shore, the rains have stopped (at least for a few days); yard work, gardening and outdoor activities have taken the place of TV, books and games.             
For many this means a return to the outdoors, oftentimes with pets in tow!
While most Jersey Shore residents and visitors are careful to dispose of empty water bottles, sandwich wrappers, cigarette butts and other trash in designated containers, many are not aware that pet waste is one of the culprits in non point source pollution of our wetlands, bays and ocean.
Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution, unlike pollution … (6 comments)

ocean county: Women's Council of REALTORS, Ocean County NJ Chapter Meeting - 04/08/09 11:12 PM

Ocean County, NJ WCR APRIL MEETING “Blaa, Blaa, Blogging” When: Thursday, April 16, 2009 Time: 9:30am to 11:30am Place: Holiday Inn (Manahawkin, Route 72 East) Cost: $15 for Members and $20 for Non-Members (Includes Full Breakfast) Back by Popular Demand Jim Flanagan will teach us how to bring our business to new heights. Come and learn the essentials to keeping up with the times. Blogging and the internet are the number one ways to get your name/business out to the consumers. Jim will teach us the correct words to us on our sites to capture more potential clients. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU … (6 comments)

ocean county: Driving Tips for New Jersey Vistors! (Humor) - 03/30/09 11:40 PM
As New Jersey prepares for the spring and summer tourist season, here are some tips for those of you who might drive here.  Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere.  New Jersey has its own version of traffic rules.The two most important needs you’ll have while driving in NJ is a horn and a middle finger.  Everything else is extraneous, including knowing where you’re going. 
So for those who haven’t travelled New Jersey’s highways and byways…Here are some tips…   The morning rush hour is from 5 AM to NOON.  The evening rush hour is from NOON to 7 PM.  Friday’s … (21 comments)

ocean county: Ocean County Women's Council of REALTORS February Meeting - 01/26/09 12:47 AM
“SHORT SALE SEMINAR”   When: Friday, February 20, 2009 Time: 9:30am to 12:00am Place: Toms River Branch of Ocean County Library (Mancini Room) Cost: FREE   The majority of the homes that are on the market right now are short sales.  Do you know how to handle a short sale transaction?  If not, wouldn’t you like to know?  The Law Firm of Karlinski and Johnson will educate us on the ins and outs of this market so that we have the knowledge to assist our clients on the next short sale … (1 comments)

ocean county: Market Report for Manahawkin (Stafford Twp), NJ - October 2008 - 11/11/08 12:11 AM

October, 2008 Manahawkin (Stafford Twp) Market Report

New listings in Manahawkin dropped slightly in October when compared to September, with 86 new single family residential units coming on the market. Compared to October, 2007 sales are down slightly (2 units) as well.

The important thing to note is the list price and sales price. In 2007, homes sold much closer to list price than they did this past October.

So if you’re planning to sell, and want to sell quickly, use recent comparables (homes like yours and in your neighborhood). If you’re a buyer, comparables will … (0 comments)

ocean county: October, 2008 Market Report for Little Egg Harbor, NJ - 11/10/08 03:14 AM
Real Estate Report
Little Egg Harbor, NJ - October, 2008
There were only 19 closings in Little Egg Harbor in October, 2008. But there’s good news. And that is…the buyers are out and about, with 33 residential single family units under contract and expected to close in November.
New listings in Little Egg Harbor total 56 last month and that’s also a good sign. In October 2007, there were 69 new listings. With inventory steadily decreasing, it seems like the market is beginning to stabilize.
Sale prices are down slightly but, with short sale numbers in the mix, comparable … (2 comments)

ocean county: Will the Jersey Devil Attend? - 11/07/08 12:35 AM
A Full Moon Hike
Check out Ocean County’s newest Park…the Cloverdale Farm County Park just off of West Bay Avenue, west past the Mirage Boulevard traffic light.

Tomorrow evening, November 9th from 7pm to 8pm, join a naturalist from the Ocean County Parks Department for a Full Moon Hike. The hike is only a mile and is open to both adults and kids (9 years or older).
Pre registration is required and is limited to 25 people. The fee is $9 per person. Call 1-877-OC PARKS, ext 5940.
The County’s newest Park got its start in 2004 when the … (5 comments)

ocean county: Come Face to Face With History in Waretown, NJ! - 11/06/08 11:19 PM
Step Back In Time…
On Sunday, November 9th you can meet Eleanor Roosevelt, at 2 pm at the Little Red School House Museum on Wells Mills Road.


The Waretown Historical Society is presenting Rene Goodwin. She will essay the role of a famous first lady who "did her own thing" while making a huge impact on the nation during a very critical time in American history.
This is a first person interpretation allowing the audience to see and hear this remarkable woman… who made her mark in a political world that had largely been … (1 comments)

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