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Sun May 7, 2017
Lojunk answered:
I dont see the answer! Are there any 50+ adult communities in Ocean County
New Jersey? I desperately am looking!
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Wed Jun 4, 2014
workshopstructural answered:
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Fri Dec 27, 2013
Joe Jauss answered:
The most crowded beaches are along the boardwalk area from 6th to 14th street. The least crowded beaches are the Gardens are or the Southend. IF you are thinking of buying , you have a great sense of timing the market. Call me anytime, Lets look at some homes!! Joe Jauss Berskshire Hathaway (609)231-6209 ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Kenneth Fowser answered:
Ocean City is a prime location to retire in. We have a new Aqua-Fitness center that also has a library,art center,cafe and history museum within it's walls. We have many activities to enjoy all year round for both seniors and young families alike. We do have several good year round restaurants in Ocean City and many more just across the bridges within a mile of Ocean City.Atlantic City is also close by. Most of the people that retire here have roots in the Delaware Valley. Many folks come from PA,Del.North Jersey and even New York. We have the 3rd lowest tax rate in the state.The people are very friendly here and it is just a wonderful place to live.Every year we see more and more people retiring here. Many of them go to Florida for a few months and live in Ocean City most of the year. That gives folks the best of both worlds.Many baby boomers are making Ocean City their primary home. There is a good reason for that. It's just a great place to relax and live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Call me with any questions you may have, as I live here year round and I have enjoyed Ocean City since 1958. My direct line is: 609-412-8258
my website is: and my email address is:
Seas the Day! (my motto)
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Sun Dec 23, 2012
Edward ( Augie ) Augsberger answered:

I have a Bank Owned Townhouse coming in town
if you are giving thought to selling the bayfront.


Edward Augsberger
Cell 609-338-1189
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Marsha Bowen Washington answered:
You can check on the governor's website Click on the Hurricane Sandy section and you can find resources for housing. You can also visit or call 211 for more information.

Best wishes to you and your family during these difficult times.
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Fri Nov 2, 2012
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Leo Nicholl JR. answered:
No pets, rentals, central or wIndow unit ac's, no children, no hardwood floors, no mortgage, no deed. That building is considered a Co-Op which means you have an "invested interest" in the building. You do not physically own that unit. Please feel free to email me with any other questions about the place. Thank You. ... more
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Joseph Carideo answered:
Go to web site all Ocean City info is there...Joe
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Sun Mar 18, 2012
Joan Farrell answered:
Yes....those who were trying the process on for size have generally realized that the banks are not giving anything away; those few properties that went through to foreclosure are selling at market pricing; short sales left on the market are either moving with the market or non salable due to damage and misuse. Buyers who decide to chase a short sale are disappointed to find out that they have to pay retail after all. ... more
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Mon Jan 30, 2012
Joanne Bernardini answered:
Sales in Ocean City, NJ are doing well! Smart buyers know that property in a resort town is a good investment. They have been taking advantage of the record breaking low mortgage rates to scoop up good properties they can use for themselves and also rent to others! Ocean City has a fabulous reputation and families return year after year and generation after generation! If you have been "on the fence" as to whether to purchase a home, I encourage you to get off the fence and buy! I would be happy to show you properties in your price range! Whether you are looking for a small condotel or a multi-million dollar beach front , Ocean City has something for everyone! I invite you to start your search on my MLS connect at
Joanne Bernardini
Sales Associate
Keller Williams Oceanside Realty
One Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
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Thu Jul 14, 2011
Joanne Bernardini answered:
Please give the address for the property you are inquiring about and I will be happy to get that information to you!
Joanne Bernardini
Sales Associate
Keller Williams Oceanside
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Tue Jul 12, 2011
Kenneth Fowser answered:
Yes Joanne,
Night in Venice is a great time. I live on the bay and I have a party for my clients every year. It's a lot of fun for the whole family and a great way to keep in touch with my friends who I have sold Ocean City homes to or new clients that are thnking of buying.
Seas the Day!
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Sat Jun 11, 2011
Joanne Bernardini answered:
I have lived in this neighborhood part time since 1962 and now am here full time. I grew up in Philly where low income housing had an entirely different meaning than it does here in Ocean City. Have you taken a drive past there? Neat little rows of clean little homes.I just sold a condo at second and Simpson and the buyer is thrilled! You can't paint an entire neighborhood with the same brush! ... more
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Tue Nov 23, 2010
Joan Farrell answered:
You can charge whatever you like for rentals. The key question is "what are people willing to pay?" If this property has not been rented previously, and has no customer base, you are going to have to steal tenants from someone else. Adding a property to the rental market does not increase the number of tenants available, so initially, at least, you are going to be able to get bookings at prices at or below those for similar properties. I do not think that central air is your first investment, as long as you have window a/c in each of the bedrooms and one in the main living area. I have rented the lower half of my beach block duplex for more than 10 years, and I can tell you that people want decent kitchens and bathrooms, a spotless property, and decor that makes them feel like they are on vacation. This means that chlorox and paint are your new best friends. If the kitchen is dated and/or hard to keep clean, put some money there. Are the beds in good shape? Comfortable seating in the living room? A table and enough chairs to sit at for dinner? Keep in mind that most people look only online before they select a vacation property, and you will be competing against those properties that are already listed. We have a large north end rental inventory, and you can go to and search our rentals by location and amenities to see what your competition looks like.

With respect to insurance, your flood insurance depends on the elevation of your first floor and the distance to the beach more than any other factors. If you are financing the deal, your lender may require specific amounts for your homeowner policy. Regardless, it makes sense to have your place insured for replacement cost, and you want liability insurance that covers tenancy as well.

The sooner you settle, the better. You want to get the place into shape and get it listed with local realtors and live on their websites as soon as possible!

Joan Farrell
Realtor Associate
Monihan Realty Inc.
717 Battersea Road
Ocean City NJ 08226
800-255-1311 office
609-517-7644 cell
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