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Rental Scams at the Seashore - You've planned your family vacation for months, packed the car and kids in anticipation of a fantastic week of family fun, drove hours through traffic ("are we there yet?") - only to arrive at your vacation home to find out the home you paid for is not available for your family's vacation!

Can you imagine?

Well, thanks to the vacation scam artists plaguing our industry, this exact scenario has happened more than
Holly and her team
once. Money lost and never recovered; family plans up in smoke; cries of disappointed children; and the blame heaped upon the one who ruined everyone's vacation by choosing to shop on a "discount website" rather than work with a licensed real estate professional.

How do you avoid this scenario?

First and foremost, remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it generally is. Bargain basement pricing is not something you find for vacation rentals in Avalon, Stone Harbor, Harvey Cedars, Love Ladies, Ocean City, and other family favorite shore destinations. Know what the average market price is before you venture off on your own.

Should you choose to go the route of a non-traditional vacation rental site, take the time to drive to the town and SEE the home. Go to the tax records and search for the owner's name - is it the same name on your lease? Don't be afraid to contact the owner, either. Oftentimes they are actively listed with a realtor (that is where the scammers get the pics for their sites). Find out how you will access the home and if there is a local contact in the event of any problems while you are on vacation.

But if you want a guarantee that there will be a clean and accessible home waiting for you when you arrive on vacation, call the Holly Rennie team. We assist in locating the ideal home and answering your questions before you arrive. We have our own customer service reps to handle any concerns while you are here in town and always have someone on the other end of the phone to answer your questions. We also inspect every home before check in and deliver all of our clients a wonderful welcome gift to your vacation home. For Avalon NJ rentals or Stone Harbor NJ rentals, Holly's team is the team to call!


Check out my interview with NBC10 News HERE.

Homebuyers Beware of Mortgage Closing Cost Phishing Scam - For the past year the FTC, realtors and title companies have been warning about scammers posing as real estate agents, realtors and title insurance companies. The hackers get into the email accounts of homebuyers, real estate agents or realtors looking for information about upcoming real estate transactions. Fake emails are then sent to the homebuyer posing as the realtor or title company. The fake email notifies of late changes to the writing instructions. If the homebuyer follows the scammers change of payment instructions, the money gets rerouted to a different account and disappears.



FRAUD PRECAUTION CHECKLIST
  1. Do not share you onine banking login credentials (user ID and password) with anyone.
  2. Do not share your account number with anyone who does not need it.
  3. Never access your bank account using a public computer (e.g. library, hotel business office).
  4. Monitor your accounts regularly for unauthorized transactions. Report any unauthorized transactions to your bank immediately.
  5. Be suspicious of emails from free, public email account domains as they are often a source of risk.
  6. Watch out for phishing emails with embedded links, even when they appear to come from a trusted source.
  7. Install a firewall on your computer to prevent unauthorized access.
  8. Be skeptical of any change in wiring instructions.
  9. Confirm wire and other disbursement instructions received by email via confirmed telephone at a known or independently confirmed number, not the telelphone number at the bottom of the email.
  10. Be vigilant, be observant and trust your instincts.
  11. Do not be pressued by phone calls. Fraudsters are persistent, kind, obnoxious, sweet belligerent and above all demanding.
  12. Seek out trusted advisors for advice and guidance.
  13. Call only vetted, verifiable telephone numbers to discuss financial transactions.
  14. Once a check leaves your possession (even for 30 seconds) refuse to replace it with a wire or another check unitl the check goes through the accepted waiting period of 5-7 business days.

Market Trend Recap - In spite of the continued lack of inventory, our sales team continues to find the right homes for our many buyers. We call, email, mail owners to see if this might be the best time for them to sell and match them to the ideal prospective buyer. Often the homes never hit the MLS! As a result our sales team has an increase homes going under agreement at a rate of 35%! We have participated in more sales than the COMBINED sales of the next five agencies in the Avalon market! If now is the time for you to sell or buy call me today! I am working with buyers and sellers that may be the perfect fit for you! Here is our year-to-date update on the real estate marketing trends for Avalon and Stone Harbor.
READ MORE MARKET TRENDS

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There are 52 long summer days of beach and bay fun until Labor Day!
 
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Upcoming Events
 
  • July 15th - Bay Atlantic Symphony Concert 7 pm, Avalon Elementary School
  • July 15th - Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour 10 am - Egret Espy Trail 114th Street and 2nd Ave.
  • July 16th - Avalon Yacht Club, "Run from the Sun" 5K 8 am, Avalon Yacht Blub/Avalon community Hall
  • July 16th - 19th Annual Stone Harbor Triathlon - 1/4 mile swim, 11 mile bike rand 5 k run, 7:30 am - 10 am
  • July 16th - Stone Harbor Farmers Market 8am - Water Tower Plaza 95 th Street
  • July 17th - Kids' Book & Craft Club 10-11:30 am Avalon Free Public Library
  • July 17th - Sports and the Rec Department Soccer 10-11 am; Baseball 11-noon; 8th - 10th Street fields
  • July 17th - Stone Harbor Family Fun Night, 7 - 7:45 pm Magic shows, puppet theatre, storytelling, animal adventures, and more! Stone Harbor Firehouse
  • July 18th - Tuesdays at the Tower: Stone Harbor Concert Series 7 - 8:30 pm, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza.
  • July 18th - Children's Mini Event - Storytelling Face Painter 11 am Avalon Elementary School
  • July 18th - Avalon's Beach Movies: "Secret Life of Pets" Dusk, 30th Street Beach
  • July 18th - Boating Safety Class 6:30 - 10:30 pm, 39th Street Tennis Building.
  • July 18th - Summer Historic Lecture Series 7 pm Avalon History Center
  • July 19th - Cornhole Nights 7pm-8:30pm - Stone Harbor Recreation
  • July 19th - Basketball 10-11 am 8th Street basketball courts
  • July 19th - Arts & Crafts 10 am, Avalon Free Public Library
  • July 19th - Author Lecture; Dr. Jerrold Casway 7 pm, Avalon Free Public Library
  • July 20th - APAC Children's Mini Event - Atka The Amazing Eski Dog 11 am - noon, Avalon Elementary School
  • July 20th - Thursdays on Dune Concert: Legendary Bar Busters 5:30 pm Activities; 7 pm Concert, Veterans Plaza
  • July 20th - Boating Safety Class 6:30 - 10:30 pm, 39th Street Tennis Building
  • July 21st - Children's Activities: Lego Day 10 - 11:30 am, Avalon Community Hall
  • July 21st - Video Games 11 am - 12:30 pm, Avalon Free Public Library
  • July 21st - Sports and the Rec Department Soccer 10-11 am; Baseball 11-noon; 8th - 10th Street fields.
  • July 22nd - Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary tours, 10 - 11 am, Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street and Second Avenue
  • July 22nd - Sons of American Legion Pancake Breakfast, 8-11 am, Avalon Community Hall
  • July 22nd - Avalon Historical Society Clam Shell Competition 9 am, 30th Street Beach
  • July 23rd - Santa's Summer Vacation through July 29th. Town wide. Where he be spotted next?
  • July 23rd - Tim Kerr Charities Beach Classic Duathlon (ages 7-15) 7:30 am, Avalon Community Hall
  • July 23rd - Stone Harbor Farmers Market 8 am - Water Tower Plaza 95Sth Street
  • July 24th - Stone Harbor Family Fun Night, 7 - 7:45 pm Magic shows, puppet theatre, storytelling, animal adventures, and more! Stone Harbor Firehouse.
  • July 24th - Kids' Mini- Camp: Then & Now (A Window to Avalon's Past) 9 am - Noon. Avalon History Center
  • July 24th - Sports and the Rec Department Soccer 10-11 am; Baseball 11-noon; 8th - 10th Street fields
  • July 25th - Avalon Christmas in July 10 am - noon, Avalon Community Hall
  • July 25th - Tuesdays at the Tower: Stone Harbor Concert Series 7 - 8:30 pm, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza
  • July 25th - Chautauqua 7 pm, Avalon Methodist Church
  • July 25th - Avalon's Beach Movies: "Moana" Dusk, 30th Street Beach
  • July 26th - Lego Club 10-11 am, Avalon Free Public Library
  • July 26th - Basketball, 10-11 am, 8th Street Basketball Courts
  • July 26th - Author Lecture 7 pm, Avalon Free Public Library
  • July 26th - Cornhole Nights 7 pm-8:30 pm - Stone Harbor Recreation
  • July 27th - APAC Children's Mini Event - Two of a Kind - Children's Magic 11 am - noon, Avalon Elementary School
  • July 27th - Thursdays on Dune Concert: BLT Orchestra 5:30 pm, Pets on Parade Downtown Avalon; 7 pm Concert, Veterans Plaza
  • July 28th - Children's Activities Scavenger Hunt 10-11:30 am. Avalon Community Hall
  • July 28th - Sports and the Rec. Department Soccer 10-11 am; Baseball 11-noon; 8th - 10th Street fields
  • July 28th - Video Games 11 am - 12:30 pm, Avalon Free Public Library
  • July 29th - Brendan Borek Low Tide Beach Ride 6 pm, 9th Street Beach
  • July 29th - Wetlands Institute Summer Celebration
  • July 29th - Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary tours, 10 - 11 am, Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street and Second Avenue
  • July 30th - Stone Harbor Farmers Market 8am - Water Tower Plaza 95th Street
  • July 31st - Kids' Book & Craft Club 10-11:30 am Avalon Free Public Library
  • July 31st - Stone Harbor Family Fun Night, 7 - 7:45 pm Magic shows, puppet theatre, storytelling, animal adventures, and more! Stone Harbor Firehouse.
  • August 1st - Children's Mini Event: Silly Joe 11 am, Avalon Elementary School
  • August 1st - Avalon National Night Out, 6 - 8 pm, 30th Street Parking Lot, Avalon Community Hall
  • August 1st - Stone Harbor National Night Out 5 - 8 pm
  • August 1st - Avalon Beach Movies: "Jaws" Dusk, 30th Street Beach
  • August 1st - Brendon Borek Artists & Friends Art Show, 6 - 9 pm, Avalon Yacht Club
  • August 2nd - Cornhole Nights 7 - 8:30 pm - Stone Harbor Recreation
  • August 2nd - Basketball, 10 - 11 am, 8th Street basketball courts
  • August 2nd - Arts & Crafts 10 am, Avalon Free Public Library
  • August 3rd - APAC Children's Mini Event - Mr. Magico 11 am - noon, Avalon Elementary School
  • August 3rd - 5th - Avalon Players Production, 7 pm Avalon Elementary School
  • August 3rd - Thursdays on Dune Concert: Eleven-Eleven, 5:30 pm, Baby Parade Downtown Avalon; 7 pm Concert, Veterans Plaza
  • August 4th - Children's Activities: Tie Dye Day 10-11:30 am, Avalon Community Hall
  • August 4th - Sports and the Rec. Department Soccer 10-11 am; Baseball 11-noon; 8th - 10th Street fields
  • August 4th - Video Games 11 am - 12:30 pm, Avalon Free Public Library
  • August 4th - Summer Club Concert: Sounds of Sinatra 8 pm, Avalon Community Hall
  • August 5th - 6th - Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival 9 am - 4 pm. Stone Harbor Recreation Field 8100 Second Avenue
  • August 5th - Big Band Dance: Fabulous Philadelphia Mojo Kings, 7 pm, Avalon Community Hall
  • August 5th - Stone Harbor Festival of Lights 7 – 10 pm, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor
  • August 6th - Avalon Players Production, 5 pm Avalon Elementary School
  • August 6st - Stone Harbor Farmers Market 8 am - Water Tower Plaza 95th Street
  • August 7th - Kid's Mini-Camp: Go Green! 9 am - noon, Avalon History Center
  • August 7th - Stone Harbor Family Fun Night, 7 - 7:45 pm Magic shows, puppet theatre, storytelling, animal adventures, and more! Stone Harbor Firehouse
  • August 8th - Avalon Children's Mini Event 11 am Avalon Elementary
  • August 8th - Avalon's Beach Movies: "Finding Dory" Dusk, 30th Street Beach
  • August 8th - Tuesdays at the Tower: Stone Harbor Concert Series 7 - 8:30 pm, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza
  • August 9th - Cornhole Nights 7 pm - 8:30 pm - Stone Harbor Recreation
  • August 9th - Lego Club 10 - 11 am, Avalon Free Public Library
  • August 9th - Basketball, 10 - 11 am, 8th Street basketball courts
  • August 10th - APAC Children's Mini Event - Bubble Trouble 11 am - noon, Avalon Elementary School
  • August 10th - Thursdays on Dune Concert: 5:30 pm Activities; 7 pm Concert, Veterans Plaza
  • August 11th - Children's Scavenger Hunt 10 - 11:30 am, Avalon Community Hall
  • August 12th - Stone Harbor Junior Summer Slam Tennis Tournament, Boys and Girls ages 12 and under; age 14 and under, Stone Harbor Recreation
  • August 12th - AHLOA Annual Meeting 9:30 am. Avalon Community Hall
  • August 12th - Stone Harbor Go Green Fair 11 am - 2 pm, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza
  • August 12th - Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary tours, 10 - 11 am, Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street and Second Avenue
  • August 12th - Cape Regional 7 Mile Island Home & Health Show 9 am - 1 pm, Avalon Elementary School
  • August 12th - Cape Regional 7 Mile Island Designer House Tour 11 am - 4 pm, 609-463-4040
  • August 12th - Summer Club Concert: Sounds of Sinatra 8 pm, Avalon Community Hall
  • August 13th - Stone Harbor Farmers Market 8 am - Water Tower Plaza 95th Street
  • August 14th - Sports and the Rec. Department Soccer 10 - 11 am; Baseball 11 - noon; 8th - 10th Street fields
  • August 14th - Kids' Book & Craft Club 10 - 11:30 am Avalon Free Public Library
  • August 14th - Under the Starts, Upcoming Eclipse, SJ Astronomy Club 7:30 pm Avalon Free Public Library
  • August 14th - Stone Harbor Family Fun Night, 7 - 7:45 pm Magic shows, puppet theatre, storytelling, animal adventures, and more! Stone Harbor Firehouse
 
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