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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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For many prospective home buyers in Manahawkin, the down payment is the most daunting hurdle in the race to buy a home. Even for people with decent credit and a healthy paycheck, the down payment can be the great homeownership killer.See EVERY Home for Sale in ManahawkinThe big question for all p...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Did you know that one of the best high schools in the country is in Manahawkin?The Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) is a comprehensive, selective magnet public high school with a focus on marine and environmental science that is part of the Ocean County Vocational Sc...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Finding the perfect Stafford Township NeighborhoodLocation, location, location. Half of buying a home is finding where you want to live. You may have found your dream house, but it might not be in your dream location.Here are the different neighborhoods in Stafford Township: Bay Side, Beach Haven...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Buying a home in Manahawkin can be puzzling if you don’t understand the lingo. Comprehending the jargon can make the search and transaction run a lot smoother.Search for Manahawkin Homes for SaleHere are some common real estate terms to know when getting ready to buy a home. For a more lightheart...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
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Are we about to enter a buyer’s market in Manahawkin? Should you sell now?Sale of Stafford Twp homes are slightly above last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has some thinking we may be entering a buyers’...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Supply and demand is perhaps 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 is desired by buyers. Supply represents how much the market can offer. In Stafford Twp (Manahawkin) the absorption rate is 4...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
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Some home-buyers are willing to forego some ‘must-haves’ in favor of a good school district, but you don’t have to Manahawkin. We have all you could ask for, including one of the best High Schools in the state – the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES).MATES is a special...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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The Manahawkin real estate market is stabilizing as more houses are being offered for sale but it’s still a “seller’s market” indicated by an absorption rate below 6 months. As usual, supply and demand will determine future home values in Stafford Twp.Active listings in Stafford Twp has increased...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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The absorption rate in in Stafford Twp is at 4.4 months; in a “neutral market” that rate would be between 6-7 months. The absorption rate is the rate at which available homes are sold in a specific real estate market during a given time period. It is calculated by dividing the average number of s...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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If you’re thinking about buying a home in Manahawkin, now may be the time to act.According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.61%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history!The interest ...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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If you’re thinking of selling your Stafford Twp Home, May and June are the best months to put your house on the market.May of 2017 saw $13.8 million worth of homes sold in Manahawkin. June of 2017, $14.5 million worth of homes sold.The previous year, 2016, $7.3 million worth of homes sold in Staf...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
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4 Reasons to Sell Your Manahawkin Home This Spring. With the housing inventory so low in Manahawkin, now is a great time to put your home on the market. The absorption rate is 3.54 months – that’s well below the 6-month mark that indicates a seller’s market.What’s Your Manahawkin Home Worth?  Som...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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The average Manahawkin home sale price rose by over 9% in 2017, prompting some to question whether Manahawkin home values may be overinflated (median sales price rose by 5.94%). Let’s look at national trends to get an idea of how Manahawkin compares to the national market.What’s Your Manahawkin H...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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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...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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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 ...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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It’s a seller’s market in Manahawkin; prices are up, inventory down. If you’re thinking of selling, you should consider acting NOW.What’s Your Manahwkin Home Worth?That’s an aggressive headline, right? However, as the final data on the 2017 housing market rolls in, we can definitely say one thing...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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There are many reasons why you need a professional on your team when buying a home in ManahawkinSearch Homes in ManahawkinMany people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home in Manahawkin or if they should first try to go through the bu...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Manahawkin Housing Market Trends for the month of December and Year to Date, 2017. (See charts below)Number of Listings Chart: The Number of Listings chart displays listings counts by status. Manahawkin Active Listings: 149 total as of the end of December, up 0.7%, down 17.2% year to date Manahaw...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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The impact of low inventory on the Manahawkin Housing Market will continue into 2018. Now may be the time to sell to beat the addition of new construction homes to the market.The housing crisis is finally in the rearview mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery....

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home in Manahawkin? Hire a Professional!Manahawkin Homes As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year, you need a real estate professional on your team! There are many benefits to using a local professional! Pi...

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