In general, you will find various pricing in different areas of the Island. It will depend of several factors, like location and closeness to the water/view, lot size or type of structure. Also, properties on the north end of LBI tend to be more secluded and on private lanes which raises the prices. I would wlecome the opportunity to discuss option with you and send your information to consider. I can be reached at 609-709-9503 (cell) or at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would suggest you stand or park in front of the house now that it is getting busier. This weekend is a holiday and if the weather is nice LBI will get crowded. See if you are comfortable with the house.
LBI is getting hot again. I have one buyer there and two coming in from California wed and thurs. We made a very good offer on a house about two weeks ago and we went into a bidding war and lost to a full cash buyer. My suggestions is if you find something you like don't hesitate to make the offer.
Hope that helps.
It is a nice town and most people who buy there like it.
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For your criteria you named some pretty expensive items. As you get closer to the beach, regardless of Township your price is going to increase.
Most Realtors are salivating, and many are still on the floor over your question and the prospect of working with you. I was able to pick myself up to answer.
Ship Bottom is one of the more inexpensive...if you can really say that...on LBI, mostly because it has the most commercial and traffic on the island. That makes it to many the least desirable. Personally, I and my family don't mind it and we have lived here for 20 years. The traffic getting on and off the island is the most heavy there. As you travel further north and south of Ship Bottom, traffic calms down.
The big question you have to ask yourself is do you want to get the most for your money, or do you want to just pay for location? If you don't mind the traffic, which you can get used to quickly, my suggestion is keep he cash in your pocket and just find the home and area that fits. Some of the homes north and south are way over-priced.
Another suggestion is try a rental in an area and see how that works while at the same time, keep your eyes open to sales.
Good luck, and don't let an area fool you.
There are a number of reasons why Ship Bottom prices may be lower than others. First, Ship Bottom is one of the wider sections of the island and so it is possible that the properties are further away from the water - either ocean or bay - than in other areas of the island. Also, there is a good bit of commercial development in Ship Bottom. Also, some major roads running in parallel to the Boulevard. Property sizes are smaller than in some areas as well. As an example, in North Beach many parcels are 100 x 100 - that's tough to find in Ship Bottom I think. Incidentally, when you first cross the cause way and enter the island, you are in Ship Bottom.
There is nothing like LBI - and if you have an opportunity to buy on the island, I can't imagine you can go wrong.
Let me know if I can help you in any way.
Maybe I'll see you on the Beach!