3 Reasons Mays Landing, NJ Is A Great Place To Live.

3 Reasons To Love Living In Mays Landing, NJ.

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.

Great Location

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.

 

5 Sensational Things To Do In South Jersey This Fall.

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.

Bird Watching

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.

Matt

 

Brigantine NJ Beach Homes

5 Reasons To Love Brigantine NJ

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.

Number 5:  Golf

The Links at Brigantine Beach is a fantastic 18 hole golf course open year round.  Enjoy ocean breezes on this Scottish Links style golf course.

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.

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Tavistock Mays Landing NJ Finally Has Streets Paved After 10 + Years.

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.

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Commercial Real Estate Retail Update In Atlantic County, NJ

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.

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Best Golf Courses In South Jersey

Some of the best golf courses in South Jersey Are Located In Atlantic County, NJ

South Jersey is famous for it’s fabulous beaches yet one thing you may now know is that this area is also a great for golf.  Right now the Shoprite LPGA classic is taking place in Galloway at Seaview Country Club.  This tournament brings the top women golfers to this beautiful bay front golf course.

There are also other fantastic bay front golf courses like the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield and Linwood Country Club offering incredible views.  Just outside of Ocean City in Somers Point there is Great Bay Country Club.

Driving Range At Blue Heron Pines

There are also several beautiful courses nestled in the Pinelands such as Blue Heron Pines in Galloway and Mays Landing Country club.  Egg Harbor Township has five great courses: Harbor Pines, McCulloughs, Ballamor, Twisted Dunes and the amazing private course called Hidden Creek.

If your not a golfer you can learn from professional instructors at the courses.  Our personal favorite is New Jersey Golf Academy. So for great golf consider Atlantic County in South Jersey.  And if you’ve ever dreamed of living on the Golf Course we have several great golf communities like Blue Heron Pines, Harbor Pines and The Fairways.  Contact us for more details.

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3 Ways To Buy A Home At The Jersey Shore For Less Than $200,000

How to purchase a vacation home or investment at the NJ shore for under $200,000

Buying a vacation home at the Jersey shore may seem out of reach for most people.  Typical beach homes range in the $400,000 range and up.  However it is possible to purchase something much less and and actually keep the price under $200,000.  Here are 3 ways to purchase a NJ shore beach home for less than $200,000.

Choose a location further from the beach.

Many of our shore town have areas that are further from the beach.  These sections typically have more year round residents and more affordable prices.  For example, I recently listed this ranch home in Ventnor Heights that was raised and renovated and is currently priced at $190,000.  Click here for details on the house.

201 N Somerset Ave, Ventnor, NJ

Choose An Up And Coming Area

Not all shore towns are priced the same and if you’re looking to spend less choose an up and coming area like Atlantic City.  Prices for many homes and condos are under $200,000.  There are some great locations in Atlantic City and some not so great locations.  Choose a local agent who can help you find the right location and home.

Look For A Home Off Shore

If you’re willing to take a short drive you can get more house for the money off shore.  Communities like Somers Point are just a 5 minute drive into Ocean City.  Absecon is just 5 minutes from Atlantic City and 10 minutes to Brigantine.  And if you’re will to drive a little further communities like Egg Harbor Township, Linwood, Northfield and Galloway are within a 20 minute drive to the beaches.

If you’re considering purchasing a shore home or investment please contact us for a free consultation.  No matter what your budget is we’re here to help.

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Best Golf Instructions For Kids In Atlantic County NJ Golf Academy At Blue Heron Pines

New Jersey Golf Academy best golf instruction and group lessons for children, Galloway, NJ

New Jersey Golf Academy is located at Blue Heron Pines Golf Course in Galloway township NJ. Bruce Chelucci is the head instructor and does an amazing job. NJ Golf Academy has great group Instruction and especially does an excellent job for kids of all ages.

Kids learn golf the right way.  They learn the fundamentals of golf.  How to play safely and have fun. Bruce and his team do a great job.  If you want to learn golf or would like your kids to learn Call 609-703-4658 for the NJ Golf Academy at Blue Heron Pines.

Blue Heron Pines
550 Country Club Dr
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

Egg Harbor Township, NJ Real Estate Market Trends

Here's an update on what's happening in the Egg Harbor Township Real Estate Market.

Here’s an update on the trends in the Egg Harbor Township, NJ real estate market.  This chart compares February 2019 with February 2018.  New listings were down 12.8%. Closed sales were also down slightly from 36 units to 33 units.  Days on Market decreased to 70 days.  Median Sales Price went up to $184,000. Up 1.4% from the previous year.  Percentage of list price received also went up to 98.2% of list price.

To interpret this it means that inventory is down and prices are up slightly.  This means we are moving slowly from a buyer’s market toward a seller’s market.  If you are thinking about selling your Egg Harbor Township home it may be a good time to consider selling now.  Also, If you’ve been waiting to buy a home now is a great time to buy before prices continue to increase.  I’f you’re considering buying or selling a home in Egg Harbor Township please contact us for a free consultation.

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New Construction Homes For Sale In Mays Landing, NJ

New home ownership is more affordable than you may think.

If you’re looking for a new home now is a great time to buy a brand new home.  We work with several new national and local home builders to help you find the right community and the right location.  Several of our home builders are offering homes in the low to mid $200,000 price range.  This price range is very competitive with resale homes.  So for around the same price as a resale home you can buy a brand new energy efficient home with a 10 year warranty.

Our featured new home community is Artists Walk by Ryan Homes in Mays Landing, NJ.  These homes are packed with all the features buyers want at a reasonable price.  Visit our Artists Walk page for my depth video tours of each of the model homes.  Contact us for a free consultation.  With just a few quick questions we can help determine the best option and community for you.  Best wishes, Matt

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