Monday, June 24, 2013

Should You Buy Or Sell Now or Should You Wait?

The 2013 Real Estate market is recovering at a steady pace.  A buyers days of low balling a homeowner are pretty much over, because sellers realize that inventory is at it's lowest it's been in the last 3 years . Rates popped a bit last week, but at 4% it's still a great time to buy or sell a home. Prices have leveled but appraisals are tight and conservative, which indicates a true leveling in prices.  Some economists feel that in 5 years prices may be up by 20%, however interets rates will not be 4%.

During the past year, 1.7 million borrowers have regained positive equity, but it will take sometime for the 39 million mortgaged residential properties  to regain 20% equity in their homes.

Question; the most important question to answer is, When is the right time to buy or sell a home? Answer; When your ready.

Look at the reason you are buying or selling and decide whether it is worth waiting.

Here is a great article about Buying a House? 3 Reasons to Do it Now!


Thursday, June 20, 2013

25 Year Home Price index graph S&P Case-Shiller

 Check This Out
25 Year Price index graph from S&P  Case-Shiller
History Shows....Real Estate Investors who use Real Estate as part of their investment portfolio, gain the most equity when they invest at the bottom of the curve.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Recovery At The Jersey Shore

Happy Father Day 2013

Fathers Day Weekend @ The Jersey Shore.
  If you're looking for something to do during the day,
you may want to check out one of these hot spots….

Seaside Heights
Saturday & Sunday ~ Beach Sand Soccer Tournament ~ Over 400 soccer teams will show off their skills
Between Dupont and Grant Avenues from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m
The Arts & Crafts By The Sea Craft Fair will be on the Boardwalk all weekend as well.

Spring Lake:
Saturday ~ Second Annual Irish Festival. Enjoy great performances and traditional music
downtown between Morris and Third Avenues from noon to 4 p.m.

Long Branch:
Sunday ~ 18th Annual Father's Day Cruise to the Jersey Shore Car Show 
Classic cars and hot rods live music by "RB Express", as well as food and vendors.
For those looking to show off your classic car, registration is only $10
and all proceeds benefit the Long Brand Ronald McDonald House.
Ocean Boulevard at Madison Avenue ~ Near Pier Village
Or maybe an evening out, is what you're looking for.

Avon By The Sea  ~ The Columns
Friday - E Street Shuffle Band in the Main Band and Acoustic Routes in the Grill Room
Saturday - Daddy Pop in the Main Bar and Russell Arcara and Friends in the Grill Room
Sunday - Paul Cilinsky in the Main Bar

Bradley Beach  ~ Giamanos
Friday ~ Sonny Ken Friday 8pm
Saturday ~ Rock and Rhythm- Oldies and Doo Wop Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday 4:30 pm "Outdoor Music Series"...... Gary Wright will open with The Blues.... 
Then experience "Snow Project" and some Sweet Jazz with Maxine and her amazing band 
Followed By "Kurt" The Magical Entertainer  @ 5:30

Point Pleasant Beach
Friday and Saturday
Paul Venier

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Dawn Marie White
Broker-Sales Professional / Office Manager

Crossroads Realty Inc
732-581-9414 Cell
800-677-4033 Office
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. 
Jimmy Johnson

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Weekend @ The Jersey Shore

It's All About Belmar This Weekend

Annual Seafood Festival ~ This Weekend In Belmar NJ

June 7th 4-8   June 8th 11-8  June 9th  11-6

Featuring NJ Top Restaurants, Live Music,

Beer & Wine Garden and Children's Activity Tent 

Free Shuttle from Belmar Marina & Downtown Train Station

Belmar Post Sandy

Bed And Breakfasts Restored & Open For Business 

A Dream by the Sea - 609 Ninth Avenue - 732-280-1990;
Located just off Main Street, this cozy inn, run by friends Michelle Sicilio and Carmela Lisi, features four elegantly decorated suites. Organic breakfasts can be enjoyed on the front porch. The inn is a five block walk from the beach and two blocks from Belmar Marina. High-season rates: $175-$265.

The Inn at the Shore - 301 Fourth Avenue -
Tom and Rosemary Volker have been welcoming guests to their Victorian gem for 19 years. Located two blocks from the beach, the charming inn has an inviting wraparound porch and 11 guest rooms, all with Victorian-period furnishings. High-season rates: $150-$295.

The Morning Dove - 204 Fifth Avenue -
The inn—with its ocean and lake views— was badly flooded by Sandy, but repairs and renovations are complete. Guests can look forward to central air conditioning and freshly painted rooms, some with hand-painted murals. Each of the eight rooms has its own theme. High-season rates: $195-$295.

Saltwater Inn - 300 10th Avenue -
New Jersey natives Marty and Joyce Riccio have given their recently renovated inn a tropical-plantation look in keeping with its location two blocks from the ocean. The inn has nine suites, including a family suite with four bedrooms and a living room. High-season rates: $200-$400.

The Tandem Bike Inn - 603 10th Avenue -
Renovated in 2011 by owners Anne Marie and Michael Hayes, this eight-room inn is walking distance to the beach and to Belmar Marina. Or ride one of the inn's bikes (tandem or individual), available to guests for free. High-season rates: $170-$265.

  Other Things Happening At The Shore 
Saturday June 8th
Ocean Fun Day, Island Beach State Park, Rt. 35. 11 am - 3 pm. Enjoy exhibits, classes, nature tours, and children's activities all about our coastal environment, learn the science of our shorelines and how to protect the bay. Information: 732-872-1300 or -
Saturday June 8th & Sunday June 9th
First Energy Park, Cedar Bridge & New Hampshire Aves.
Lakewood Noon- 5 pm. Celebrate NJ wines, wine tasting,
live musical entertainment, crafters, vendors and food.  
 Lighthouse International Film Festival, Various venues on Long Beach Island. Award winning films from Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, South-by-Southwest, Toronto, feature films, documentaries, shorts, surfing films, Q & A's with filmmakers, special guests, up close and personal with actors and directors, panel discussions, and awards ceremony. Call or check website for show details and times Information: 609-207-1126 or -

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The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. 
Jimmy Johnson
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