We are rolling toward the end of October and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Many home seller chose to pull their homes off the market this time of year and wait until Spring to sell. Here are 11 reasons sellers should list during the Holiday Season.
11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell high and buy low.
10. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year.
9. Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days around the Holidays.
8. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transfers cannot wait until Spring to buy, you need to be on the market during the Holidays to capture the market.
7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.
6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a work week.
5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price.
4. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays.
3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home. Less demand means more money for you.
2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you.
And the number one reason why your seller should list during the Holidays …
1. People who look for homes during the Holidays are more serious buyers!
If you’d like to know if this is the best time or not to sell for you please contact me at 609-338-3773.
Recently I’ve had several sales in Mays Landing. I’d like to take a moment to share 3 reasons Mays Landing is a great place to live. I’d also like to highlight three great communities I’ve recently had sales in.
Mays Landing is located just West of Atlantic City. It’s about 20 minutes drive to Atlantic City. An hour to Philadelphia and 2 hours to New York. Mays Landing is also the regional shopping hub. Home of Hamilton Mall and major retailers like Macys, Khols, Target, Wal Mart, Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, Bed Bath And Beyond, Best Buy and more. Mays Landing also is home to many national restaurants such as Longhorn Steakhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Famous Dave’s, Red Robin, Moe’s, Outback, Chipotle and more. It’s convenient location makes it a great place to live and have easy access to shopping and activities.
Two of our recent sales in Mays Landing.
Low Tax Rate
Mays Landing has one of the lowest tax rates in Atlantic County. Their municipal Tax Rate is 0.882 making it one of the lowest municipal tax rates. Many Mays Landing Homes have taxes under $5,000 per year.
Low Home Prices
Mays Landing also has reasonable home prices. I’ll give you a few examples. I recently sold a fantastic 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home in Victoria Pointe for $245,000. I also sold a beautiful home in a 55 and over community called Tavistock. The home was 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and sold for $187,000. And even if you’re looking for something on a lower budget I sold a 3 bed, 2 bath manufactured home at The Fairways for $70,000. Also if you’re looking for a new home Artists Walk has homes starting in the low $200,000 range.
Mays Landing has a great location, reasonable home prices and low taxes. If you’re looking for a home consider Mays Landing. There are a variety of communities to fit your needs. Contact us for a consultation to see if Mays Landing would be a good fit for you.
There's Plenty To Do And See In South Jersey This Fall.
I love summer in South Jersey. Year round this is a great place to live and visit. As the weather is finally starting to feel like Fall here are 5 sensational things to do in South Jersey This Fall.
Visit The Beach And Boardwalks
The beaches are beautiful this time of year and less crowded. It’s easier to find parking and it’s often free this time of year. Many of the boardwalks still have shops and restaurants open during the Fall on weekends. For Ocean City visit Jilly’s Arcade open year round.
Ride A Bike
Fall is a fantastic time for bike riding. My favorite place is the Atlantic County Bike Path. The Atlantic County Park System maintains the 7.56 mile bike and pedestrian path running between Harbor Square (formerly Shore Mall) in Egg Harbor Township and the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in Hamilton Township. This path is a safe fun way to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors. There are also several other municipal bike paths and county and state parks that operate bike trails.
Visit A Farm
This is the garden state and Fall is a great time to visit some of the amazing farms in South Jersey. Many farms have Fall activities and events. Sahl’s Father Son Farms operates a family friendly corn maze in the Fall from now until October 26th in Galloway Township. They have hay rides, pumpkin patch and more. To meet some amazing animals visit the Funny Farm Animal Rescue in Mays Landing.
Visit The Cranberry Bogs
This is a totally unique thing to South Jersey. If you haven’t seen it you’ll definitely want to check it out. Check out JJ White and Pine Barren Native Fruits in Browns Mills. This week they are starting harvest across the cranberry bogs. Schedule a tour or visit Whitesbog to see some of the harvest. Then stop by JJ White Farm at 1 Pasadena to purchase some fresh cranberries, jellies, jams, salad dressing and salsa (awesome) directly from the farmer.
This is a great time of year to watch the birds fly South for the winter. There are some great places to drive to and see birds and wildlife up close. The Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway Township is a fantastic spot to drive out onto the marshes. Also Cape May Point State Park is fantastic this time of year.
What do you like to do in South Jersey in the Fall. Comment and let us know your thoughts.
Brigantine NJ is not the most well knows shore town in NJ. That’s part of the charm of Brigantine. Here are 5 Reasons to love Brigantine NJ.
Number 1: The Beaches
Brigantine Beaches are beautiful, not packed, and easy to get in and out of. Brigantine also has one of the few beaches in NJ that allow 4 x 4 access to sections of the beach. Personally I spent a lot of time there one summer playing beach volleyball with the Brigantine Beach Volleyball Association.
Number 2: Location
Brigantine is located just North of Atlantic City. It’s easy to access Brigantine from Route 30 and the Atlantic City Expressway and garden state parkway. Once in Brigantine there it is a peaceful and fun retreat.
Number 3: Boating
Brigantine offers many amenities for boating lovers. Many of the homes are on the bay or cove that allows boat slips. This gives you easy access to the bay and ocean. Enjoy fishing, crabbing or relaxing on the water. Jet skiing is also popular in Brigantine. Or enjoy kayaking or paddle boarding.
Number 4: Affordability
Brigantine home prices are typically lower than some of the other shore towns. You can purchase a 3 bedroom 2 bath home in the $300,000 price range. Waterfront homes start in the $400,000 range.
Brigantine Beach has much to offer for a year round residence, vacation home or investment. We have an office located in Brigantine to help with any real estate needs there. Contact us and we’d be glad to help. Call 609-484-0890 ext. 132.
Video tours of the model homes and clubhouse at Venue at Lighthouse Station
The Venue at Lighthouse Station is a fantastic active adult community located in Barnegat NJ. If you’re looking for a 55+ new construction community consider this. The location is just off the garden state parkway giving you easy access to points north and south and easy access to the Jersey Shore. Here are the details and video walk throughs of the model homes and amazing club house.
The lifestyle is the big selling point at The Venue at Lighthouse Station. The clubhouse has incredible amenities. Tennis court, pickle ball court, horse shoes, bocce ball, pool, fitness center, billiards, wine room, multiple game rooms and eating areas to help you enjoy the active adult lifestyle.
Cape May Model
The Cape May Model is priced from $320,950 and features 1,728 sq. ft. This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with two car garage and optional basement.
Chapel Hill Model
The Chapel Hill model at the Venue at Lighthouse Station features a spacious open layout. Priced from $330,950. It features 1,846 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage all on one level.
The Barnegat Model features a formal dining room, and office/den plus an open great room. Priced from $334,950. The home has 1,936 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, and 2 Car Garage. There is an optional 2nd floor with additional bedroom, bathroom and loft.
To schedule a tour call 609-338-3773 or contact us below.
Galloway Green Farmers Market In Smithville, NJ ends the season this week
Galloway Green Market
Galloway Green Market’s last day of the summer season is Thursday August 29th. Hours are from 4-7 PM. Stop in for local produce, baked goods, flowers and more. Galloway Green Market is located at the Smithville Village Greene parking lot. It’s a great location close to the other fantastic shops and restaurants of Smithville. Come out and support local farmers and businesses and enjoy some great live music while you’re there.
Tavistock is a fantastic 55+ community in Mays Landing NJ in Atlantic County. The community is just off of Route 40 and about 10 minute from the regional shopping area. Tavistock homes were built in the early to mid 2000s however the builder went belly up and never finished the final layer of pavement on the streets. The streets were left incomplete until just recently.
Tavistock is one of the best values for 55+ homes. The homes range from $150,000-$250,000 and have taxes around $5,000 per year and a low home owners association fee of $135.00 per month. There are twin homes and detached single family homes for sale. Tavistock has a lovely club house and no pool. The lack of the pool helps the community keep their association fee low. Now with the newly paved road it makes it a great time to buy and sell in Tavistock.
To learn more about Tavistock. Please contact us below.
Venue at Lighthouse Station in Barnegat, NJ by Lennar Homes
Recently I visited a fantastic new home community in Barnegat, NJ at exit 67 on the Garden State Parkway. This community is just off the exit giving you easy access to points North and South. Lennar homes is one of the premier home builders in the country and this community is very impressive.
Model home at Venue at Lighthouse Station in Barnegat, NJ.
If you are looking for a brand new home in a 55 and over community in NJ consider Venue at Lighthouse Station. The quality of the homes is fantastic and better than most of the other new home communities I’ve seen. They also have several fantastic layouts to choose from. Basements are an option which is nice for extra storage space. The community has homes on one level and also offers second floor options.
There are 3 model homes up now available to tour and 4th one is going up now. The new model will have two master suites offering a great set up for multi generational families. Home prices start in the $300,000 range and the homes come very nicely equipped for the price. Of course there is a club house with a pool and fitness center. If you are interested in new construction or would like to schedule a tour of this community. Please contact us below.
Businesses closing, opening and moving in Atlantic County, NJ
You may have noticed an increase in commercial real estate activity recently. New businesses are opening, and moving to larger locations. In this post I’m going to focus in on a few moves.
The Black Horse Pike area of Egg Harbor Township and Mays Landing has seen many new activities. New businesses have moved into the Wal Mart shopping center in Egg Harbor Township. Along the English Creek area a new Dunkin Donuts drive through opened and Mavis Discount Tire. In Mays Landing a new strip mall center opened with a new Starbucks drive through and Sleep Number Store. Across the street from that is the new Outback Steak House.
Earlier this month JC Penny Officially closed it’s doors at the Hamilton Mall location in Mays Landing. This leaves the mall without two anchor stores. Sears also closed last year. Burlington Coat Factory is moving its location from Harbor Square in Egg Harbor Township to Consumer Square in Mays Landing.
One of my favorite restaurants Nizam’s also moved it’s location recently to a larger and nicer location in front of Harbor Square. If you are a business owner there are many opportunities in Atlantic County to start and grow a business here. Contact us for a no obligation consultation.