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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2010 - As Predicted - Sales are BOOMING!!!




At the end of March I told you that 2010 with a BANG and smart Buyers were out on the streets shopping for that great shore house that hadn't been scooped up yet.  The same facts have held true even more true through the second quarter resulting in our strongest sales to date in the past 3 years.


Even though some experts predicted that mortgage rates would climb back up, luckily the rates continued to hold around 5% and to date some of my clients are locking in the mid to high 4%. 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 31 closings over the past 3 months.



OUR NEW SALES IN APRIL, MAY & JUNE!!!
Please join me in sending out congratulations to the Buyers and Sellers I represented in the past few weeks in successful transactions:

CONGRATULATIONS TO:
James R. on the sale of his condo in Egg Harbor Township
Joe W. on the sale of his condo in Margate
Mike & Annie P. on the purchase of their condo in Margate
Jeff & Stephanie Cohen on the sale of their home in Ventnor
David & Cheri S. on the sale of their home in Ventnor
Bob & Kathy E. on the purchase of their home in Ventnor
Debbie & Marty S. on the sale of their home in Margate
Mike & Barbara P. on the purchase of their home in Margate
Herb & Eva on the purchase of their home in Margate
Chris & Carolyn D. & Bill & Annamarie B. on the purchase of their home in Ventnor
Debra F. on the sale of her home in Ventnor
Steve & Lauren Y. on the purchase of their home in Ventnor
Debra F. on the purchase of her condo in Mays Landing
Mark & Jennifer S. on the sale of their home in Margate
Joe & Bernadette on the sale of their home in Ventnor
Mark & Jennifer S. on the purchase of their home in Margate
Rob & Heidi A. on the sale of their home in Atlantic City
Rob & Heidi A. on the purchase of their home in Margate
Dave & Judi W. on the purchase of their home in Margate
Warren & Beverly P. on the sale of their condo in Margate
Jon & Judy C. on the purchase of their condo in Margate
Linda & Howard C. on the sale of their condo in Margate
Donna & Stephen S. on the purchase of their condo in Margate
Stephen S. & Shari T. on the purchase of their home in Ventnor
Steve & Betsy B. on the purchase of their home in Ventnor
Tom & Agnes R. on the purchase of their home in Margate
Jim O. on the sale of his home in Ventnor
Gregory & Yelena K. on the purchase of their home in Ventnor
Paul & Carol K. on sale of their home in Ventnor
Rosalie S. on the sale of her condo in Egg Harbor Township



UPCOMING SALES!!!


As predicted 2010 is ON FIRE!!! Buyers are coming down and they are ready to buy...many are paying with cash, but many are taking advantage of the super low mortage rates!!! In addition to these completed sales, I currently have 10 more properties under contract and scheduled to close in the coming weeks.
For the perfect home for you, please be sure to check out my web site http://www.markattheshore.com/, or please feel free to call me at 609-402-5885 or email me directly at markarbeit@aol.com.

Friday, June 25, 2010

SUMMER IS HERE! DO YOU HAVE YOUR SHORE HOME YET?




SUMMER IS HERE! 
Do you have your home at the shore yet? 


Did you know that the mortgage rates have never been lower in 38 years?


Did you know that Real Estate is the place to get the best rate of return for your money today?


SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? 


Come pick your dream home this weekend at one of our 6 great Open Houses!!!


We are waiting for you!!!

Saturday, June 26th - 11am-1pm

11 East Drive, Margate, NJ

This 1920s Marven Gardens home is an unquestionable classic. The 4 BD 2.5 BA Dutch Colonial is located just a short walk to the beach & boards & close toMargate's downtown. Interior features include large room sizes, a living room & a sun room each w/fireplaces, built-in bookcases, hardwood floors, an eat-inkitchen & large pantry. One of the biggest selling points is the huge back yard, an uncommon asset rarely found in Marven Gardens. This home offers theright location at the right price!!! $549,000

Saturday, June 26th - 11am-1pm

7815 Atlantic Avenue, Unit #4, Margate, NJ

The residence at “The Franklin House” Ocean view Townhouses redefines excellence. These residences offer a Shore living experience that is unparalleledin Margate. Each 3 BD 4BA unit features a unique designer layout, named “The New Model for Margate” for its superior design &construction by architectRobert Kiedjan. Highlights include 4 private balconies, elevator, 2 gas fireplaces, oak & pecan hardwood floors, custom kitchen w/granite counter tops & SubZero & Wolf appliances, central vac & 2 car garage.
ONLY ONE LEFT!!! $925,000

Saturday, June 26th - 11am-1pm

28 S. Benson Avenue, Margate, NJ

Steps to the beach, this South side Margate beach ranch home is the best opportunity on the market today. Situated on a huge lot that runs street to street, this home features a new custom kitchen w/granite counters & SS appliances, new A/C, remodeled baths & gorgeous H/W floors through out. Outside there is afront porch, a back patio & a huge fenced yard perfect for big parties, a pool or an addition. Build an additional 2nd fl. unit to rent as it's also zoned multi-family. 3 car parking & shed too. $649,000

Sunday, June 27th - 11am-1pm


11 East Drive, Margate, NJ


This 1920s Marven Gardens home is an unquestionable classic. The 4 BD 2.5 BA Dutch Colonial is located just a short walk to the beach & boards & close toMargate's downtown. Interior features include large room sizes, a living room & a sun room each w/fireplaces, built-in bookcases, hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen & large pantry. One of the biggest selling points is the huge back yard, an uncommon asset rarely found in Marven Gardens. This home offers the right location at the right price!!! $549,000

Sunday, June 27th - 11am-1pm

5709 Winchester Avenue, Ventnor, NJ


The best of both worlds is offered in this magnificent bayfront home just 3 blocks to the beach.This elegant & stylish 3 BD, 2 BA showpiece was totally renovated in 2004 & in 2009 had another bedroom added! It is complete with an expansive waterfront deck w/ boat slip, a huge open great room featuring a chef's kitchen with granite counter tops and Thomasville cabinets. The master bedroom suite features a master bath w/private commode, bidet, a floating shower & access to both the porch & fenced garden. $699,000

Sunday, June 27th - 11am-1pm

4503 Winchester Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ

GREAT BUY!!! Located in the highly desirable Lower Chelsea section of AC, sits this 4 BD, 2.5 BA home just a few blocks to the beach. Interior highlightsinclude original stain glass windows, H/W floors, wood burning fireplace & an expansive sun porch w/water views. The large eat-in kitchen has sliding doorsthat lead to a deck perfect for outdoor entertaining. 1st floor also has a spacious family room. There are 4 BDRMS on the 2nd floor & a huge deck that boastsbreathtaking bay views. $395,000

The BEST Buys At The Shore!!!




With the start of the summer season, there are more people at the shore than any other time of the year.  Taking this opportunity, several of my Sellers have just decided to reduce their already well priced homes, making them THE BEST PRICED PROPERTIES AT THE SHORE!!!


Here they are:
108 S. Philadelphia Avenue, Beach Block Margate, NJ


Aptly named The House of Seven Gables, this former English Tudor is being transformed into the quintessential beach block home w/ important ocean views from every room. This open plan masterpiece with a “California Flair”, features 4 BDs including a vaulted master BD suite & a 1st floor bedroom suite, 4 beautifully appointed on-suite BAs, cathedral ceilings throughout the second floor, multiple decks, state of the art chef’s kitchen, a bonus playroom & a private courtyard.
WAS - $1,685,000
NOW - $1,569,000



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 boastsunparalleled ocean views, a 2 story great room featuring custom cabinetry & gas fireplace & huge DR perfect for people who love entertaining. The newlyrenovated 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.
WAS - $1,450,000
NOW - $1,299,999


9717 Beach Avenue, DIRECT OCEAN FRONT, Beach Block, Margate


Treat yourself & your loved ones to the ultimate beach getaway, in this contemporary direct ocean front 3 BD 2.5 BA townhome. Located on the border of Margate & Longport, w/incomparable ocean views the home features a custom kitchen equipped w/ Miele appliances & granite counters, wet bar, 2nd storydeck off the master bedroom suite & a large ocean front patio w/ direct private access to the beach. The home has been extremely well maintained by the current owners including a new bulkhead & roof.
WAS - $1,099,000
NOW - $995,000


7 S. Cambridge Avenue, St. Leonard's Tract, Ventnor


Comfort & Convenience. Spacious & Sunny. These are just a few of the words that best describe this 6 BR, 4 BA St. Leonard's Tract South Side beach home. Relax under the awning on the flag stone porch after a day at the beach, just 1 block away. Take advantage of the 50x 125 lot size and have a party in the huge backyard. Interior highlights include hardwood floors, 1st floor bedrooms, new multi-zone HVAC, new carpet & new windows. Professionally landscaped & the new vinyl fence gives the extra curb appeal.
WAS - $699,000
NOW - $659,000


9609 Winchester Avenue Unit B, Margate

With its captivating panoramic views of Margate, this fabulous top-floor residence is mesmerizing in its splendor and comfort. This 3 BD 2 BA unit perfectly located just 3 blocks to the beach & just a short walk to Marina section with the best restaurants in Margate. The spacious living room, dining room, kitchen with cathedral ceilings all open up to the large front deck. Other features include a huge yard, tons of storage, garage & 3 car parking. PETS ALLOWED & NO CONDO FEES!!!
WAS - $525,000
NOW - $499,000


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 third 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!
WAS - $519,000
NOW - $499,000


Please feel free to call me at 609-402-5885 if you have any questions or if you would like to set up a private tour of any of these properties.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Shore is a Great Place to Take Dad for Father's Day!!!




Father's Day weekend is a great time to come to the shore.  The weather will be beautiful and there are so many great things to do as a family. 


This week we decided to have our Open Houses on Saturday only since many people will be celebrating Father's Day with friends and family.  Wishing every one a very happy Father's Day.


Saturday, June 19th - 11am-1pm



28 S. Benson Avenue, Margate, NJ


Steps to the beach, this South side Margate beach ranch home is the best opportunity on the market today. Situated on a huge lot that runs street to street, this home features a new custom kitchen with granite counters and Stainless Steel appliances, new A/C, remodeled baths and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. Outside there is a front porch, a back patio and a huge fenced yard perfect for big parties, a pool or an addition. Build an additional second floor unit to rent as it's also zoned multi-family. There's even three car parking and a shed too. $649,000


Saturday, June 19th - 11am-1pm


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 boastsunparalleled ocean views, a 2 story great room featuring custom cabinetry & gas fireplace & huge DR perfect for people who love entertaining. The newlyrenovated 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. $1,450,000


Saturday, June 19th - 11am-1pm


305-307 N. Lafayette Avenue, Ventnor


2010 will be known as the year of Real Estate opportunities & here is one you should not miss! This Ventnor Garden duplex has two HUGE 2 BD 2 BA unitseach w/hardwood floors, large eat in kitchens, separate dining rooms, decks, central A/C, washer/dryer, amply parking & a HUGE fenced back yard. Located in a great neighborhood close the schools, this entire duplex is priced lower than many half duplexes & 2 BD 2 BA condos currently on the market. Live in one & rent the other. Or rent BOTH!!! $349,000


Saturday, June 19th - 11am-1pm


4 S. Iroquois Avenue, Margate


This immaculate Southside custom built home offers every amenity for the discriminating Buyer. The contemporary open floor plan features a great room w/state of the art theater w/surround sound & custom built-ins flowing into the expansive eat-in gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops,Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher & Dacor stove/oven w/warming drawer. The 2nd floor master BD suite includes a private sauna & deck w/ocean views.Other features are:fenced yard, garage, porch & rear deck - both covered. $799,000


Saturday, June 19th - 11am-1pm


9717 Beach Avenue, DIRECT OCEAN FRONT, Beach Block, Margate


Treat yourself & your loved ones to the ultimate beach getaway, in this contemporary direct ocean front 3 BD 2.5 BA townhome. Located on the border of Margate & Longport, w/incomparable ocean views the home features a custom kitchen equipped w/ Miele appliances & granite counters, wet bar, 2nd storydeck off the master bedroom suite & a large ocean front patio w/ direct private access to the beach. The home has been extremely well maintained by the current owners including a new bulkhead & roof. $995,000


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Evolution of the Brand New Old House




It really is hard to describe to most people how you can change an older home into a fabulous "dream home".  It really takes a builder/renovator who is talented, creative and innovative and a Buyer with an ability to invision changes as described on paper and through similar homes as examples.


In March 2010, Remarkable Renovations purchased a great old brick home at 8607 Winchester Avenue in Margate.  With designs and plans ready, the home was relisted for sale and within 45 days, the home was put under contract as the newest in a series of "remarkable renovations".


The renovations are truly remarkable and the home is scheduled to be completed on July 30th, just in time for the new owners to enjoy the majority of our best summer weather.


I thought you might like to see some pictures of how the house looks now, as I will also post photos next month when the home is completed.


Originally the house looked like this:














The new exterior looks like this:
While is it still not completed, I am sure you can see the dramatic difference already.
Originally a 3 BD 2.5 BA home, it has been expanded to meet the needs of the Buyer into a 5 BD 3.5 BA home plus a bonus great room on the 2nd floor.


So here are some of the interior photos, about 45 days away from completion.  I will update you again when there is more to see so you can enjoy the transformation. 


The Brand New "Old Home" truly offers the Buyer with vision, location and condition for the right price.  Please call me if you are interested in other available Remarkable Renovations products.












Friday, June 11, 2010

ON THE VERGE OF SUMMER - MORE GREAT OPEN HOUSES AT THE SHORE!!!




Summer is coming but the people are here already.  All you need to do is walk the beaches or through town to know that the summer season has begun. 


Whether it is at the beach, the restaurants or just walking the boardwalk, watching family and friends enjoying the shore you can see that returning to shore each year is about reliving childhood memories and building and sharing new ones.


This weekend we have 9 great Open Houses for you to visit.  Details about our Open Houses can be found on the front page of The Current Downbeach or the back page of The Jewish Exponent.


We hope you will come this weekend to find a home to build shore memories with your family and friends!


Saturday, June 12th - 11am-1pm


7 S. Cambridge Avenue, St. Leonard's Tract, Ventnor


Comfort & Convenience. Spacious & Sunny. These are just a few of the words that best describe this 6 BR, 4 BA St. Leonard's Tract South Side beach home. Relax under the awning on the flag stone porch after a day at the beach, just 1 block away. Take advantage of the 50x 125 lot size and have a party in the huge backyard. Interior highlights include hardwood floors, 1st floor bedrooms, new multi-zone HVAC, new carpet & new windows. Professionally landscaped & the new vinyl fence gives the extra curb appeal. $699,000


Saturday, June 12th - 11am-1pm


9609 Winchester Avenue Unit B, Margate


With its captivating panoramic views of Margate, this fabulous top-floor residence is mesmerizing in its splendor and comfort. This 3 BD 2 BA unit perfectly located just 3 blocks to the beach & just a short walk to Marina section with the best restaurants in Margate. The spacious living room, dining room, kitchen with cathedral ceilings all open up to the large front deck. Other features include a huge yard, tons of storage, garage & 3 car parking. PETS ALLOWED & NO CONDO FEES!!! $499,000


Saturday, June 12th - 11am-1pm


9717 Beach Avenue, Direct Oceanfront, Margate


Treat yourself & your loved ones to the ultimate beach getaway, in this contemporary direct ocean front 3 BD 2.5 BA townhome. Located on the border of Margate & Longport, w/ incomparable ocean views the home features a custom kitchen equipped w/ Miele appliances & granite counters, wet bar, 2nd story deck off the master bedroom suite & a large ocean front patio w/ direct private access to the beach. The home has been extremely well maintained by the current owners including a new bulkhead & roof. $995,000


Saturday, June 12th - 11am-1pm


28 S. Benson Avenue, Margate


Steps to the beach, this South side Margate beach ranch home is the best opportunity on the market today. Situated on a huge lot that runs street to street, this home features a new custom kitchen w/granite counters & SS appliances, new A/C, remodeled baths & gorgeous H/W floors throughout. Outside there is a front porch, a back patio & a huge fenced yard perfect for big parties, a pool or an addition. Build an additional 2nd fl. unit to rent as it's also zoned multi-family. There is also 3 car parking &  a shed too. $649,000


Saturday, June 12th - 11am-1pm


9711 Ventnor Avenue Unit 4A, Royal Palm Condominiums, Margate


Priced $34k LOWER than any other unit at Royal Palm Condominiums, this immaculate 2BD 1BA, 1st floor unit is located on the border of Longport & just 2 blocks to the beach. Totally renovated & being sold fully furnished, this unit features a gorgeous kitchen w/granite counter tops & SS appliances, Pergo floors, neutral Berber style carpeting & remodeled bath. Just a short walk to the best restaurants in the Marina section of Margate, this condo allows pets and has low condo fees. $335,000


Sunday, June 13th - 11am-1pm


9609 Winchester Avenue, Unit B, Margate


With its captivating panoramic views of Margate, this fabulous top-floor residence is mesmerizing in its splendor and comfort. This 3 BD 2 BA unit perfectly located just 3 blocks to the beach & just a short walk to Marina section with the best restaurants in Margate. The spacious living room, dining room, kitchen with cathedral ceilings all open up to the large front deck. Other features include a huge yard, tons of storage, garage & 3 car parking. PETS ALLOWED & NO CONDO FEES!!! $499,000


Sunday, June 13th - 11am-1pm


4800 Harbor Beach Boulevard Unit #2102, Brigantine


Only at the Cloisters, one of Brigantine’s premier ocean front Condominium, will you find this 1600 sq ft 2 BD 2BA condo perfect for entertaining and being sold fully furnished! Fine details include a spacious living room/dining room/great room with gas fireplace,an oversized eat-in kitchen, a master bedroom suite, and a private deck with oceanviews. Amenities included elevators, covered parking and a heated pool. Low condo fees and PET FRIENDLY TOO! An easy to walk to the beach! $439,000


Sunday, June 13th - 11am-1pm


6 S. Cornwall Avenue, St. Leonard's Tract, Ventnor


Once in a great while a remarkable property comes along. This meticulous well appointed ranch estate is nestled in the heart of St. Leonard's Tract on one oflargest single lots on the island (75x125) & just a block & a half from the beach. Its lush gardens & mature landscaping offers total sanctuary & privacy to its owners with its backyard oasis that includes a free form in-ground pool & large separate guest house w/full kitchen, living quarters & bathroom. Gracious yet comfortable this home has it all. $1,199,000


Sunday, June 13th - 11am-1pm


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 third 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! $519,000

Friday, June 4, 2010

Come Enjoy The Shore this Weekend




If you had any doubt before if the Jersey Shore has still held it's appeal, one only needed to be here last weekend to experience the throngs of people EVERYWHERE!  Most of all the beaches were filled with relaxed family and friends, laughing, swimming, eating, playing, sunning, reading and enjoying the beautiful beach and perfect weather.


Come be a part of this wonderful lifestyle. We will be here again this weekend offering great homes for sale at our 5 Open Houses.  Hoping you will join us!


Saturday, June 5th - 11am-1pm


28 S. Benson Avenue, Margate, NJ


Steps to the beach, this South side Margate beach ranch home is the best opportunity on the market today. Situated on a huge lot that runs street to street, this home features a new custom kitchen with granite counters and Stainless Steel appliances, new A/C, remodeled baths and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. Outside there is a front porch, a back patio and a huge fenced yard perfect for big parties, a pool or an addition. Build an additional second floor unit to rent as it's also zoned multi-family. There's even three car parking and a shed too. $649,000


Saturday, June 5th - 12pm-2pm


1 Neptune Drive, Anchorage Point, EHT, NJ


This beautiful townhouse, just outside of Longport enjoys all the privacy of Bay front living with unobstructed water views and magnificent sunsets. This completely custom 4 BD 3.5 BA townhouse features a great room with soaring ceilings, a fireplace, top-of-the-line granite kitchen all flowing to a spectacular oversized deck. Other highlights include two master suites, hardwood floors, three decks, enclosed garage and a 50’ boat slip with floating dock complete with water and electric. The perfect summer getaway or year round home!!! $509,000


Saturday, June 5th - 12pm-2pm


506 Lazy Lane, Absecon On The Bay, Absecon, NJ


Nestled in the wooded sanctuary of Absecon on the Bay, you will find this one of a kind executive estate custom built to include every possible amenity. This 6 BD home boasts a soaring entrance hall with marble flooring, custom paneled living room and library, music room, gourmet kitchen and great room which overlooka spectacular 18 x 36 heated indoor pool with a retractable enclosure. This unique home features private wings, home gym and a three car garage. $598,000


Sunday, June 6th - 11am-1pm


7815 Atlantic Avenue, Margate, NJ


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 4 BA unit features a unique designer layout, named “The New Model for Margate” for its superior design and construction by architect Robert Kiedjan. Highlights include four private balconies, elevator, two gas fireplaces, oak and pecan hardwood floors, custom kitchen with granite counter tops and SubZero and Wolf appliances, central vac and two car garage. $925,000


Sunday, June 6th - 11am-1pm


9307 Monmouth Avenue, Margate, NJ


The Margate Marina is that rarest of settings offering the best of the beach, dining and the Marina all within a short walk. This new construction 4 BD 2.5 BA home offers Victorian beach charm with shingle exterior, circular windows and arched doorways. The front porch entry leads to a living room that flows to a large dining room and a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and Stainless Steel appliances. There's a first floor master bedroom, a huge back yard and a second floor deck with bayviews. There's even off street parking for two or more cars! Being sold furnished with flat screen TV. $669,000