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Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
A shore house. What is it?  We all have our own dreams. It might be a little bungalow on a side street just off the beach, clad in cedar and wrapped with a big covered porch.  It has that old seashore… Read more
Blogged Fri Mar 7, 2014 by Joan Farrell Quality of Life Home Buying In My Neighborhood
Joanne Berna…, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Americans are starting to feel a little more secure that the economy is on the mend. Smart real estate clients are returning to the vacation home market  while the mortgage rates are still hovering… Read more
Blogged Tue May 28, 2013 by Joanne Bernardini Home Buying Investment Properties
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Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
When people ask me "How's the market doing?" I tell them to check the weather.  Sales for the first quarter 2013 were off 30% from 2012 in Ocean City.  The average temperature was 21% colder than… Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 26, 2013 by Joan Farrell Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Those who read the Atlantic City Press may have caught the "Shep on Fishing"  column this morning, headed "Cooler temperatures leave anglers in the cold." The basic message is that unseasonably cold… Read more
Blogged Sat Mar 23, 2013 by Joan Farrell Market Conditions Home Buying Rentals
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Joanne Berna…, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
For those who have been patiently waiting for the "Sweet Spot" when home prices have reached the bottom and just before mortgage rates begin their ultimate rise to time their purchase of a home in the… Read more
Blogged Sun Mar 18, 2012 by Joanne Bernardini Home Buying
Caroline Wat…, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
I have been in Ocean City Real Estate full time since 2004 with Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors. I would like to start out by talking about something that everyone is interested in and that is the… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 9, 2012 by Caroline Watts Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Stop in and see this meticulously maintained, quiet and private first floor beauty just a short stroll from Ocean City's famous boardwalk and beaches.  Nestled on a generous 40 x 130 lot on a beautiful,… Read more
Blogged Thu Apr 12, 2012 by Joan Farrell Home Buying
Jim Flanagan,…, Real Estate Pro in Toms River, NJ
Posted on March 18, 2011 by Jim Flanagan In our last post, There May Be a Window of Opportunity OPEN for “Move Up” Home-Buyers in Ocean County, we wrote about the economic and financial conditions… Read more
Blogged Sun Mar 20, 2011 by Jim Flanagan, GRI, e-PRO Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
Joanne Berna…, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Records breaking low mortgage rates are here. Average rates for a 30-year mortgage are now less than 4.5%! If you have been waiting on the sidelines for a good time to buy a vacation home at the shore… Read more
Blogged Fri Aug 5, 2011 by Joanne Bernardini Home Buying Home Selling
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Joanne Berna…, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
I hear that question often. While it is logical to believe that people on vacation will fall in love with your city and want a place of their own, there can be some problems as well. Unless they have been… Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 29, 2011 by Joanne Bernardini Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Joanne Berna…, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
In this down-turned market buyers are always looking for a bargain priced property to stretch their purchasing dollars. However, a bargain is not always a bargain! Some buyers purchase a home thinking… Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 12, 2011 by Joanne Bernardini Home Buying
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Joanne Berna…, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
First and most importantly, if you are are going to place an offer on property being sold as a short sale it is very important to make sure the agent you use to submit the offer is an experienced short… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 14, 2011 by Joanne Bernardini Home Buying Home Selling How To...
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Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
If this were the 10-year performance of a stock, would you buy it? The Standard and Poors 500 gained only 4% over the last decade.  The Ocean City real estate market gained 81.5% over the same period,… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 2, 2011 by Joan Farrell Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
The number of residential properties - single family homes, condos and multi-family buildings - sold in Ocean City is up almost 34% in the first four months of 2011 compared with the previous year. … Read more
Blogged Fri May 6, 2011 by Joan Farrell Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
Lennie Suthe…, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Jersey Shore homes have lots of prime beach locations. There are several ones available for sale, but you have no idea exactly which of these properties are for you. There are lots of Jersey shore real… Read more
Blogged Sun Feb 27, 2011 by Lennie Sutherland Home Buying
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Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
It depends.  Is owning seashore real estate a personal goal, or is it just an alternative to Wall Street ? Do you intend to hold onto the property for the long term?  Do you expect to use rental… Read more
Blogged Thu Feb 3, 2011 by Joan Farrell Home Buying
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Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Yesterday morning the thermometer read 11 degrees, and the wind chill was -4.  I spent a half hour, all bundled up, walking the dog, and the rest of the day has been full of conversations with buyers… Read more
Blogged Tue Jan 25, 2011 by Joan Farrell Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
If my schedule is any indication, the buying frenzy that occurs in retail sales this time of year is finally spilling over into the resort real estate market.  It appears that the combination of stable-to-shrinking… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 22, 2010 by Joan Farrell Market Conditions Home Buying
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Joseph Shepp…, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Please give me a call to discuss all your Ocean City, Real Estate needs. Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 8, 2010 by Joseph Sheppard Home Buying
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Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Several clients have quoted a recent article in the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer proclaiming that home prices at the Jersey shore are still looking for the bottom of the market.  Smart buyers aren't… Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 28, 2010 by Joan Farrell General Area Market Conditions Home Buying
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