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Home Buying in Ocean Gate : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Sep 22, 2013
Sheryl Ann answered:
Ocean Gate is a lovely, quiet and safe waterfront community! My grandfather bought a summer home in 1924, my parents built a "retirement home" in 1964 and my family has been here since (originally as summer residents from Philadelphia) as permanent residents since Dad passed away in 1981. We love it! Dad loved it so much he commuted everyday from Philly during the summer months.The original brochures described OG as a place where the "pines meet the sea." It really is more like "where the trees meet the water." Lots of greenery here, a beautiful beach with a 1.2 mile boardwalk (sans amusements), 2 piers, 4 pavilions, 4 jetties, a yacht club and marina/ yacht basin! There are many clubs to join...Seniors, Veterans, Historical, Civic, First Aid and Fire Auxiliaries. Did I mention our wonderful volunteer First Aid Squad and Fire Departments? The First Aid Squad has world class equipment and EMTs supported solely by donations...there is never a charge for services! Ditto for our Fire Department! All of the active members are heroes in my book! You will find great housing buys and friendly residents here. Ocean Gate is a wonderful place to live! ... more
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Wed Aug 31, 2011
Jessica Holtzman answered:
Your question was funny about the Jersey Shore, just thought I would add that!
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Tue Aug 30, 2011
Ronald Shaffery answered:
I think you should try to come down and see for yourself. My office is less than 10 minutes from Pine Beach, we stayed away for Irene and were scared of what we would find. Came home last night and saw that the damage wasn't nearly what we had feared. We were lucky, only small branches were down and all the streets were dry. ... more
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Mon May 2, 2011
Lucille Gesek answered:
Remember the terminology "ship to shore" communication and that's exactly what those power lines were for but with recent technological advances, they are no longer in use. I'm living here since 1996 and when I found out what they were, I was more intrigued than found it an "eyesore". Honestly, I drive that particular stretch of road all the time and I don't even see the power lines, just the vast open land and hope that I see an elegant egret flying by. ... more
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Mon Jul 26, 2010
Robert Suarez answered:
If you use http://zipskinny.com/ to get a lot of useful information on Ocean Gate or any other Area. The zip Code for Ocean Gate is 08740
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Mon Apr 7, 2008
John Jelinski answered:
Kathy,
Marc is right, don't give up moving to the shore. Now is the time and there may not be a better time to buy here. The market WILL shift and you could loose out. Buy small, wait and keep your eye out to move up. Down here in the Barnegat/Manahawkin market (about 20 minutes south of Ocean Gate) there are fabulous buys, especially on the water, very close to Long Beach Island, the area I specialize in. There are many "distressed" sales opportunities which is making this market hot, at very reasonable prices...almost any REASONABLE offer is being accepted. You can get more here that the Ocean Gate area, in my professional opinion and this is a less congested and all around nicer area (again in my opinion).

Call or Email if you need anytime, I am a Buyers Rep and I would love to help and advise.

John Jelinski
Crossroads Realty, Barnegat
609-713-3454
johnjelinski_7@msn.com
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Thu Feb 28, 2008
John Jelinski answered:
The one thing you will need, to be able to try and get the lowest rate, will be an elevation certificate. with that, your insurer and you will be able to calculate the risk better.
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