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.

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Awesome New Construction Active Adult Community Barnegat,NJ

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.

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3 reasons to buy a house now in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Is now a good time to buy a house in Egg Harbor Township, NJ?

I often get asked when is the best time to buy a house.  And the answer often depends on your circumstances, goals, and needs.  However in this article I post 3 reasons to buy a house now in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

  1. Interest rates are low.  Interest rates are now at about 3.92%.  This is a historically low rate.  If rates go up that will decrease the loan amount that a buyer can afford.
  2. Inventory is good but shrinking.  Inventory is down in many of the neighborhoods of Egg Harbor Township.  Lower inventory can cause home prices to increase.  Several communities are experiencing price increases.  It’s better to buy now before prices continue to increase.

    View from Anchorage Point, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

  3. Newer inventory of homes for sale.  At the peak of the real estate market Egg Harbor Township was a new construction boom town.  Many developments were built at that time.  There typically is a good inventory of homes for sale that are built in the 90s and 2000s.  If you’re looking for a newer home Egg Harbor Township is a great choice.  There are also developers building brand new homes.

Bonus:  If you have kids buy now to get your children into the school system in time for the new school year.  Egg Harbor Township High School has an A rating.

Official Listing Website – 2 Cary Ct, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Best Buy In Egg Harbor Township! Home for sale $190,000.

I just listed this fantastic house in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.  2 Cary Ct is a lovely home on cul-de-sac location and large .4 acre wooded lot.  This home features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a living room, dining room and eat in kitchen. The 2nd bedroom on the first floor has been converted to a family room and can be converted back to a bedroom giving you two bedrooms on the first floor.

The second floor has two bedrooms and a full bath.  There is a large rear deck and fantastic private fenced back yard. New paint and carpet. Roof was replaced 10 years ago and HVAC replaced 5 years ago. Move in ready.  Contact us for more details.

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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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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Don’t Do These 3 Things If You Want To Sell Your Egg Harbor Township, NJ House

Here are 3 critical mistakes you want to avoid to sell your Egg Harbor Township, NJ House.

Read this first before making one of these 3 critical mistakes seller’s make when selling their Egg Harbor Township, NJ home.

  • Over price the home!  This may seem like a no brainer but many home sellers will over price their home thinking they will net more money.  In fact overpricing your home can actually lead to netting less than if you priced it right from the beginning.  Most home sellers will overprice their homes for the following reasons:
    • Bad information.  They may have inaccurate information on what their home is worth.
    • Room for negotiations.  Sellers may price the home high expecting to get a lower offer.  However if the home is priced too high you won’t get any offers
    • Net proceeds.  Some sellers will price the home based on what they need to net rather than what the home is worth.
  • Prepare the home to be sold.  Home staging works to help the house show like a model home.  If the house is messy or cluttered or dirty it will not show well and may turn off buyers completely.  Preparing your home to be sold helps your Egg Harbor Township home sell faster and for more money.  We offer our clients a Room By Room Home Staging Checklist to help them prepare the home to be sold.  We also work with professional home stagers that can provide services to home owners and even furnish and decorate vacant homes.
  • Bad photography.  It’s amazing how many homes I see for sale online with horrible photos.  There are blurry pictures, dark pictures, pictures with the home owner in them etc.  Most home buyers start their search on the internet and pictures are the first impression.  You only get one chance to make a great first impression.  Make sure you have great photos and use a professional photographer.

I hope this list helps you as you prepare to sell your Egg Harbor Township, NJ home.  Contact us for a free consultation so we can help you net more money and have a faster sale.  Best wishes, Matt

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