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Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
What a difference a few weeks, a couple of soft rains, and a 20 degree increase in outside temperature can make!  The fresh, brave blades of marsh grass are cropping up not only along the inland rivers… Read more
Blogged Sun May 11, 2014 by Joan Farrell General Area Quality of Life Market Conditions
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Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Those of us who live near the sea look not to the colors of the leaves on the forest trees but to the marsh grasses to mark the change in seasons.  Most years, the blinding green of spring takes over… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 28, 2014 by Joan Farrell General Area Quality of Life In My Neighborhood
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
Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
For the first time in 2013, the thermometer topped 50 degrees when I left the house this morning to walk the dog.  The winds had died down, and there was just a hint of moisture in the air near the… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 9, 2013 by Joan Farrell General Area Quality of Life
Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
The ocean is like an abusive spouse.  All summer, she welcomes us into the warmth of her gentle waves and sparkling brine.  She caresses our beaches, urging them to grow and expand.  She occasionally… Read more
Blogged Mon Dec 10, 2012 by Joan Farrell General Area Quality of Life In My Neighborhood
Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Spring has come early to the Jersey Shore.  Here in Ocean City the pear trees are in full bloom, the daffodils are already fading and the early tulips are opening their faces to the sun.  Each… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 3, 2012 by Joan Farrell Quality of Life In My Neighborhood
Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Weathering a highly-publicized storm like Irene was a great learning experience.  I was lucky enough to have power, cable and internet access throughout the storm, and this is what I learned: 1)  … Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 29, 2011 by Joan Farrell General Area Quality of Life How To...
Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
Those who come for a day or week to the barrier islands of South Jersey seldom stray from the beaches and boardwalks.  Come for longer, or move to the area, and broaden your journey of exploration. … Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 8, 2011 by Joan Farrell General Area Quality of Life
Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
5:00 am, Ocean City NJ.  The streets are empty of cars.  Rain is light.  The wind has died completely after blowing for more than 17 hours.  If not for the leaves on the trees, one would think… Read more
Blogged Sun Aug 28, 2011 by Joan Farrell General Area Quality of Life In My Neighborhood
Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
I walk every morning with our dog, sometimes along the beach, sometimes heading cross-island toward the bay and back, all depending on whim and wind.  Each morning is different, especially in April. … Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 17, 2011 by Joan Farrell Quality of Life In My Neighborhood
Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
If a corporation closes a convenience store in a beach town, placing the 190 ft x 100 ft parcel on the market, what is the highest and best use of the land going forward?  The conventional argument,… Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 17, 2011 by Joan Farrell General Area Quality of Life Market Conditions
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Joan Farrell, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
The blizzard has come and gone.  The streets are plowed, some of the sidewalks are shoveled, the snow is evaporating and the shops on Asbury are open.  The city is quietly awaiting the First Night… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 28, 2010 by Joan Farrell Quality of Life
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James I. Mar…, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, NJ
That's my Grandfather, Charles Homer Shoemaker, standing out in front of the business he owned with his brother ("Uncle Art") - C.H. Shoemaker Lumber Company. (That only LOOKS like a 3-legged horse). The… Read more
Blogged Mon Sep 14, 2009 by James I. Marshall, Crs, Gri, Epro Quality of Life
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