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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The First Quarter of 2010 Starts with a BANG!!! Homes Are SELLING!!!

So 2010 began with a BANG and smart Buyers were out on the streets shopping for that great shore house that hadn't been scooped up yet.  Even though some experts predicted that mortgage rates would climb back up, luckily the rates continued to hold around 5%.  This coupled with the fact that increase rates that consumers can get on their money at bank continues to disappoint, Real Estate stands out as the best place to invest your money.  The result for my clients were some well invested properties in Atlantic County!!!

I am happy to report my 15 closings over the past 3 months.

Please join me in sending out congratulations to the Buyers and Sellers I represented in the past few weeks in successful transactions:
Steven K. on the purchase of his home in Margate
Jeff G. & Diane G on the sale of their home in Margate
Hien & Ken H. on the purchase of their condo in Atlantic City
Barry I. on the sale of his condo in Atlantic City
Bill & Susan K. on the purchase of their condo in Ventnor
Alex & Irene F. and Kristian and Annamarie C. on the purchase of their duplex in Ventnor
Cathy L. on the purchase of her condo in Egg Harbor Township
Steven & Meryl B. on the purchase of their home in Ventnor
Karen & Jim W. on the sale of their condo in Atlantic City
Paulette V., Carol H. & Virginia S. on the sale of their home in Mays Landing
Tom H. on the sale of his home in Mays Landing
Tom H. on the purchase of his home in Ventnor
Len & Nonna G. on the purchase of their home in Ventnor
Brian C. on the sale of his home in Egg Harbor Township
Debbi & Marty B. on the purchase of their home in Margate
As predicted 2010 is ON FIRE!!!  Buyers are coming down and they are ready to buy...many in cash!!! In addition to these completed sales, I currently have 16 more properties under contract and scheduled to close in the coming weeks.
Please be sure to check out my web site

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Passover!

To all our friends and clients that celebrate, we wish you and your family a Happy Passover!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

6 Great Open Houses In 4 Great Towns - This Weekend

We are hosting 6 great open houses this weekend in 4 great towns...and the weather will be BEAUTIFUL again!!!
Please join us:

11-1 at 4503 Winchester Ave. in Lower Chelsea in Atlantic City.

12-2 at 103 S Newport Ave.... Beach Block, Ventnor

12-2 at 108 S. Philadelphia Ave. Beach Block, Ventnor

12-2 at Franklin Ocean View Townhomes,
7815 Atlantic Avenue, Units 2 & 4, Margate

2-4 at 9609 Winchester Ave. Unit B, Margate


12 -2 at 7 S. Cambridge Ave, St. Leonard's Tract, Ventnor

12-2 at Franklin Ocean View Townhomes,

7815 Atlantic Avenue, Units 2 & 4, Margate

12 -2 at 4800 Harbor Beach Boulevard, #2102, Brigantine

See our ad in the Downbeach Current to remind you about the times and places. Hope to see you this weekend!!!

Choosing the Right REALTOR® : Part One....

OK, so it’s a Buyer’s market and things are HOT! You’ve got the money to buy now, but SLOW DOWN! Don’t let it burn a hole in your pocket just yet. 

Whether this will be your primary residence, your summer getaway or an investment property, you really need to make sure you are working with a professional REALTOR® who will help you to identify the right property, negotiate the best possible price, and close the deal in the appropriate time frame. While many REALTORS® are skilled to work on either or both sides of the deal, here are some guidelines and pitfalls to keep in mind as you begin your selection process in choosing a REALTOR®

The Basics

Speak with people you trust to obtain recommendations about REALTORS® they have used and with whom they have had positive experiences. However, don’t assume it will be a good match for you just because it was good for your friend.

Avoid being hijacked by a close friend or relative “in the business” out a sense of obligation. Ask them to refer you to a colleague that can do the right job.

Make sure you and the REALTOR® communicate with each other very well. Real Estate does not have to be a “foreign language” so make sure you are on the same wave length.

While Desperately Seeking the Right REALTOR® there are several other good sources to use:

Surf’s Up... Checking the Net: Doing an on-line search for available homes in the neighborhood you are most interested will give you an idea of some of the REALTORS® that list properties in those areas.

What’s Your Sign?...Observing Yard Signs: Driving around your favorite neighborhoods will also give you an indication of which REALTORS® are listing the kinds of properties you may be interested in.

Hittin’ The Streets... Open Houses Open Doors: Most weekends there are an assortment of open houses to explore, giving you the perfect opportunity to meet and interact with REALTORS® hosting these events. If you find a REALTOR® who comes across as knowledgeable and you feel comfortable with him or her, take a business card and check out their web page after you leave. (Please note that a REALTOR® hosting an Open House may or may not be that home’s Listing Agent.)

EXTRA, EXTRA – READ ALL ABOUT IT...Trade Magazines and Publications: Pick up the local Real Estate trade magazines and Real Estate sections of the local newspapers. Not only will you be able to identify geographic locations that the REALTOR® may specialize in, but you will also see the price range, style of homes and diversity. Some REALTORS® will even specify in their ads that they are Buyer’s Agents. Some have earned the ABR® (Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation).

Using these guidelines should make the process of choosing a REALTOR® easier. Once you have found the REALTOR® that you feel most comfortable with, it is best to make a commitment to work exclusively with just that individual. Why? Because then that the REALTOR® is making a commitment to you also. As your designated “Buyer’s Agent”, your REALTOR® will be your scout on a constant search to find properties matching the criteria you have discussed. Your REALTOR® will also create an automatic email through the area Multiple Listing Service to send new listings directly to you the minute they come on line. Keeping you in mind on a daily basis with each new property, your REALTOR® will be in constant contact with you, informing you not only of new listings that are coming on the market, but also price reductions of properties you may have expressed interest in, as well as any relevant trends or sales in the area.

I am always thrilled when I am selected, but if not, I hope I have been able to assist you in finding a REALTOR® who is right for YOU, as well as help you in refining your ideas about the types of properties you want to look at.

In the next issue I will write about what to expect (and what to look out for) once you do find the right REALTOR® and are ready to get started on your search for the right property. In the meantime I would be delighted to hear from you on this subject: - or please feel free to review my listings or search all the available listings at the shore using my web site at

(This column appears in the latest issue of Homes and Land Magazine.  Copies available in local venues or please email me for a free copy.)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

"SPRING FLING" Day Two - Margate

The weather at the shore was FABULOUS yesterday and today will be even nicer!!! FINALLY!!! Yesterday was the first day of our "Spring Fling" Open House Bonanza - The Best Of Beach & Bay in Ventnor.   It was great to see lots of people coming to our houses, some old friends and many new people who came to check out our homes for sale.

Today from 12-2 we continue our "Spring Fling" Open House Bonanza with The Best Of Beach & Bay in Margate.  Today we have five Open Houses in Margate.

They are :
7803 Bayshore Drive

7805 Bayshore Drive

101 S. Quincy Avenue

2 S. Clermont Avenue


9717 Beach Avenue

Come on Down to the Shore...It's going to be a beautiful day!!!

We are serving pastries from Margate's Aveersa's Bakery too!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Spring is FINALLY here so we are celebrating with our "SPRING FLING" Open House BONANZA!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Come To Our Open Houses Today and Tomorrow!!!

Three homes we are especially proud of are hosting an Open House this weekend:

Saturday, March 13 - 11-1 PM
The Franklin House Ocean view Townhouses, Margate - The Residence at “The Franklin House” Ocean view Townhouses redefines excellence. These residences offer a Shore living experience that is unparalleled in Margate. Each 3 BD 4BA unit features a unique designer layout, named “The New Model for Margate” for its superior design & construction by architect Robert Kiedjan. Highlights include 4 private balconies, elevator, 2 gas fireplaces, oak & pecan hardwood floors, custom kitchen w/granite counter tops & Sub Zero & Wolf appliances, central vac & 2 car garage.

Saturday, March 13 - 2-4 PM
103 S. Newport Avenue - Beach Block, Ventnor - Tranquil & serene; sunny & spacious, best describes this newly renovated contemporary beach block home. This 5 BR, 3.5 BA beach getaway boasts unparalleled ocean views, a 2 story great room featuring custom cabinetry & gas fireplace & huge DR perfect for people who love entertaining. The newly renovated kitchen is equipped w/ S/S appliances & granite counters, while the master suite affords privacy, unrivaled comfort along w/ocean views. Other highlights includes an oversized garage & multiple decks.

Sunday, March 14 - 12-2 PM
501 N. Delavan Avenue, Margate - Situated on a huge corner lot & professionally landscaped, this immaculate 3 BD 2BA home has been totally renovated. Inside the home is breathtaking. The expansive gourmet eat-in kitchen features custom cabinets, granite counters, Sub-Zero appliances, 2 ovens & 2 sinks. The master suite is large & both. Baths have been fully renovated to perfection. The 3rd BD has custom built-ins & the house also has new AC & water heater, a large covered front porch, an attached garage & rear patio. Shows like new construction!

It's rainy but warm today so we hope you will join us and experience these great homes.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Good Weather is FINALLY HERE!!!

I have lived at the shore for over 10 years. It has snowed on occasion. When it has snowed in general the snow that landed vanished in a day or two. After all...we are at the beach!!!

During the past 3 months most of the Northeast...experienced the worst snow storms seen by most in YEARS!!! If it didn't keep us at the shore snowed in, it most certainly kept the people up north from traveling down to our area. Every time we thought we would get a little bit of relief...we got another dumping of snow. It was ridiculous!!!

Happily after a bit of rain and a few weeks of 50 degree weather the snow is all but a bad memory. People are flocking down to the shore again and houses are selling and renting. For a while it felt like ALASKA AT THE SHORE...but I am happy to say that life is back to normal again!