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Home Buying in Belmar : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 29, 2017
Jackie Blocker answered:
Sat Feb 21, 2015
Michael Skea answered:
Hi Margaret,

I was perusing local Trulia posts and came upon yours. I don't know whether you have concluded your search but it is worth noting that values in Belmar and Bradley Beach have risen fairly dramatically over the last few years. Avon is a sleepy town with a fine reputation but your $500K price point will command a significantly greater value in the abutting towns.

If I may be of any assistance to you or any of your family or friends in your search, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Michael Skea
Realtor Associate
Ward Wight Sotheby's International Realty

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Wed Apr 9, 2014
Valentina Gabela answered:
Building a new home starts at $110 lowest. That is just builders grade. From there it goes up according to finishing grades including wood floors, upgrading windows and roof , siding , and of course granite kitchen with ceramic tiles and on and on
A nice house $150 sq ft. A great house $200 plus

I am local to Belmar and know builders. Let me know if you want a professional quote. I am a realtor and not a builder
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Tue Nov 19, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
Hi Barbara, I sell homes in Belmar and know the inventory of available homes there. Please feel free to contact me and let me know specifically what you are looking for in a home and I'll be happy to assist you.

Joan Congilose
Broker/ Sales Associate
RE/MAX Central
Direct (732) 232-5277
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Tue Aug 6, 2013
Laura Giannotta answered:
The FEMA flood maps for New Jersey are available in this link. You can plug in the address and find elevation requirements and flood zone ratings.

According to my insurance rep, rates already are increasing. There will be annual increases for 5 years and then, according to federal law, the flood insurance program must be self sufficient.
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
Yaniv Waknin answered:
Wed Jul 3, 2013
Yaniv Waknin answered:
It could vary. I have a house for sale on 12th ave.
The owner said he didn't see any damage or water in the house.
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Wed Jul 3, 2013
Yaniv Waknin answered:
Search on Trulia and other Real Estate websites. for the price you looking you should get away from the ocean.
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
There is a demand for year round rentals as well as seasonal rentals in Belmar. I have clients that own properties in the area and prefer to have year round tenants as well. There are a lot of local workers that seek out these properties and want to be able to walk to work, as well as those that just like to live near the beach. ... more
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
John Sacktig answered:
Actually, it looks like Stevens&Manly is a little out of touch and does not pay attention to details.
The question was asked in 2009, so that would be.. what 4 years ago?

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Sun Feb 24, 2013
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Diane Glander answered:
Lots of ways:
You can go by train (jersey coast line) , bus (Academy), or drive to the ferry in Atlantic Highlands. Depends on where in NYC you are going, how you like to travel, how much you want to pay, and how quickly you want to get there.
Plenty of homeowners live in the area and go each day.
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Fri Jun 19, 2009
Staggermekc answered:
Great more jaded , sour puss faces , oh and the worst drivers ........ moving to the shore.........I'M SO GLAD MY 2.5TH RESIDENCE IS IN SOUTH NJ MORE AND MORE

well isn't such a bargain for youo NYers? Helll tons of for sales deals , why haven't you moved , get out of Wall Street while you can work at the Diner they need servers.................i'll rent you my back house in Lake Como too

And if your a numbers / math / person ....if you dont have a primary home number ! , NUMERO UNO
than statisticly how can you call your proposerd belmar beach house youR secondary home?
0 + 1 is 1 not 2

OH I FORGOT wall street speculates and guesses ........silly me....... hell just say it's part of your portfolie and you may have 7 homes like McCaine Get a loan you can't afford when get your pink slip and just coninue the mess YOUr industry led out country into...........

sorry but belmar is over YA'LL NY ers You should buy one of the spankin' new beach front condo's that are in FC iin Asbury Park.........
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Thu Mar 19, 2009
Diane Glander answered:
Comparable properties, town to town, Belmar has a higher value rating. However, there are certain neighborhoods in each town that are more "desirable" So, you really need to know what the locations are for the houses you are comparing. Generally, the north side of Belmar is the most desirable, but the South side of Bradley holds those honors. ... more
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Tue Mar 17, 2009
Diane Glander answered:
Hi Chris,
Congratulations on your decision to become a homeowner! Deciding if
this purchase will be a good investment will also have to do with
your intended use of the property. Are you looking to live in it
year round, seasonally, or use it as a rental property.
Depending on your intended use, the same property will have different
answers to your question. I can say that in general, 2 bedroom
houses are difficult to sell. That will affect you when you decide
to sell, as well if you decide to rent.
Belmar's market has been continuously stable. If you can get in at
the right price, you should see a favorable appreciation rate in the
years to come. The median prices in 2008 were up over those in 2007.

If you would like to discuss, you can reach me through Trulia or my
website below. (I will be putting up all the median sales prices
comparatively between 2007 and 2008 in the next few days for the
shore towns I represent. The results may surprise you!)
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Thu Sep 25, 2008
Laura Giannotta answered:
I recently helped buyers at a Max Spann auction of township owned property in Waretown (Ocean Township, Ocean County). Check out the Max Spann website

There you'll find the information you need for bidding. If you're thinking about the Gables in Belmar, you won't be able to bid on a specific unit. The bidding will start on one unit, and the winner of that auction will choose from the list of condos available. That will continue until all units are sold.

Visit the website, get your property info package and be sure to attend the community preview. If you have questions unanswered on the website, contact Max Spann Auctions. I found them to be very helpful.

Here's to successful bidding!
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