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.
On May 9th Our Offices Worldwide Took Time To Donate Time And Resources To Those In Need
RED Day 2019 is a day to Renew Energize and Donate back to the community. This year we were able to help a fantastic organization called Operation Safe Haven. This organization provides free tiny houses to veterans and also provides support services and a community food pantry for veterans in the community. Right now they have 3 homes up and they are expecting more coming later this year.
We had many projects going on for red day and about 150 volunteers from Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore and Washington Township offices. We were also joined by many community members who volunteered their time and expertise. Some of our projects included renovating a pump house, putting a new roof on a bath house, cleaning up debris from a demolished building, cutting trees, chipping wood, raking leaves, splitting wood and more. If you would like to learn more about this organization or sponsor a Veteran please visit https://opsafehaven.com/.
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
Thank you to our wonderful clients for introducing us to the people you care about.
Congratulations to our prize winners!
This year we brought back one of our favorite client appreciation events our Client Appreciation Day at the Cape May County Park and Zoo. We had over 40 people attend this event and participate in our famous photo scavenger hunt! Once again we had a fantastic fajita bar curtesy of Moe’s Southwest Grill. It’s great to catch up with past clients and show our appreciation for their support of our business.
Our goal is to keep in touch with our clients after the sale and be a constant resource to them. Our purpose is for our clients to be so outrageously happy with the help that we provide that they gladly introduce us to the people they care about. So thank you again to our clients for another great day at the Zoo. And if you would like to be our next client contact us for a complementary consultation.
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.
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
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
Don't hire a real estate agent in Egg Harbor Township without checking on these things first
Selling your Egg Harbor Township home is a big decision. Buying and selling a home can be one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. Here are 7 tips for picking a great real estate agent for selling your Egg Harbor Township home.
Talk with agents’ recent clients. Ask for a list of past clients and references from the agent your considering. Check for online testimonials and reviews.
Ask about professional awards. NJ agents receive the Circle Of Excellence Award. If the agent hasn’t earned this award in the past year they are most likely not a full time agent and have not done an exceptional volume of business. My dad and I have consistently earned this award. Last year we earned the silver and bronze awards.
Select the right broker. The company does matter. Keller Williams Realty is the #1 selling broker in Egg Harbor Township, NJ with 263 units sold last year.
Find out how experienced an agent is. Ask for the number of transactions the agent has had over the past year. Combined The Haviland Group had 67+ transitions sides and over $12 million in sales volume in 2018.
Look at the agent’s current listings and sold listings. Does the agent have listings for sale in Egg Harbor Township and how many sold in the last year? Last year we sold 14 homes in Egg Harbor Township.
Gauge the agent’s knowledge of the area. Egg Harbor Township is a unique location. It’s a large township with everything from waterfront homes, farm properties, developments, 55 and over communities and golf course properties. Each section of the township is different and you need an agent that understands this.
Market share by units for Egg Harbor Township, NJ in 2018.
If you need an agent to help you sell your Egg Harbor Township home contact us now for a free consultation.
Fabulous home for sale in 55+ community of Heritage Point
I just listed this fantastic house in Barnegat, NJ. This located just off the parkway in a fabulous community of Heritage Point. The home features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with a charming front porch. Grand entryway with coat closet. Guest bedroom and full bath at the front of the home.
There is an open concept living room dining room combo. An eat in kitchen and family room with sliding glass doors leads to the back yard. There is a large master bedroom with walk in closet, soaking tub, shower and 2 vanities. The home also has 2 car garage and separate laundry room. All appliances and blinds are included. The roof is just 2.5 years old. The community features two clubhouses with indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, fitness center, tennis courts, shuffleboard, planned activities and bus trips. HOA fee includes trash removal, lawn cutting, snow removal and management costs. Contact us if you’re interested in this home.
Home buyers in Atlantic City may be eligible for up to $20,000 for down payment and closing costs.
Grant money is now available in Atlantic City for first time home buyers. Grants are available from $10,000-$20,000. It’s a great time to buy a home in Atlantic County. And if you’re looking outside Atlantic City the Atlantic County Grant is also available now with up to $10,000 available. So here are some more details on the Atlantic City Grant program.
Persons who have resided in the City of AC for the last 12 months.
Persons who have not owned a home for the past 3 years.
Persons with an acceptable credit history and ability to obtain an approved mortgage.
Persons with incomes below 80% of the median family income. Please contact me for HUD income limits.
Single family properties, condominiums in the city of Atlantic City. Exclude manufactured homes.
Sale price cannot exceed $250,000.
Property must meet all requirements for an approved mortgage.
Property acquired must meet all state and local housing quality standards and code requirements. Any findings are to be corrected, reinspected and certified prior to settlement.
The program will provide a maximum amount of $10,000 – $20,000 to eligible applicants to assist with down payment and closing costs, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the HOME Investment Partnership program.
If you think you would qualify for this program or know someone who could benefit from this. Please contact us immediately. Funds are available on a first come first serve basis and typically go quickly.