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Monarch Butterflies Habitat
We love nature! A new Monarch Butterfly Habitat is coming to Armacost Park. The project will provide a perfect pit stop for migratory pollinators and birds during migration. The habitat is a project of The Borough of Avalon, intended to help rebound the U.S. east coast population of pollinators including the Monarch butterfly. The project designed by Taylor Design Group, Inc. will include plantings to attract the pollinators, vital to sustainability of the environment and educate us all about our ecosystem.

Holly and her team

AVALON INTRODUCES COUNTY'S LOWEST TAX RATE
Avalon Borough Council announced a 2.7 cent tax rate reduction included in the 2018 municipal budget. The new rate is being cut to .199 cents. With the municipal library levy deducted from the tax rate, Avalon is lower than all 2017 rates in Cape May County. Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi says smart responsible budget management, debt management, and a recent reassessment contribute to the lower rate at the same time funding community projects to enhance the quality of life in Avalon.

Tech for Avalon
Verizon is requesting Avalon consider the installation DAS (distributed antenna systems) technology to help wireless carriers meet the growing demand for data capacity. It's technical ... the technology will give nodes in areas of wireless data usage to be more responsive in a specific area giving coverage were the wireless signal is not as robust. The nodes can meet the data demand and free up the larger antennas (those mounted on the water tower) for wider area coverage. The challenge for the Borough is to consider is the placement and height of the antennas, a sensitive issue for homeowners. Each node is dedicated by carrier so each carrier would need a separate node. The borough wants to limit the node placement to existing structures and establish a method for the carriers to petition the borough for placement on new structures. [Cape May County Herald]

Caring Community
The Borough of Avalon donated 200 metal folding chairs from Community Hall to the International Christian Development Mission. The mission provides relief efforts in Haiti. The chairs will be used inside the worship room in Bayonnais Haiti. The efforts of Will Haryslak, ICDM Family Homes Director, creates awareness for people in need. Haryslak said. "Some neighborhoods in Haiti truly rely exclusively on the generosity of surplus or unwanted items, and the selfless volunteerism of individuals across the globe to provide even basic necessities and a reasonable quality of life. Chairs that would have wound up being discarded will now assist families in this building for many years to come". [Cape May County Herald]

Avalon and Stone Harbor Market Trends
Despite the cold and snowy weather last week, spring is coming, one month to go. Winter weather did not stop our sales activity. Our sales activity picked up once just after Super Bowl - happens every year like clockwork!

Unfortunately while the buyers are here the lack of inventory is holding back our sales trend. In the first two months of 2017 there were 87 properties placed under agreement; 33 in January, 54 in February; 63 in Avalon and 24 in Stone Harbor. This year for January/February we have placed under agreement 53 properties, a 39% decrease; 33 in Avalon a 48% decrease and 22 in Stone Harbor, an 8% decrease.

Our single family inventory is off 33% with only a 3-month supply based on the trend for this time last year. It is important to note that of the 144 single homes available for sale on the island, only 44 are under $2.0 million. In 2017, 72% of the sales for January/February were under $2.0 million. Year to date 67% of our sales are under $2.0 million. Our current inventory levels will not sustain the buyer pool in the market today, thus impacting our sales trend.

If you or anyone you know is considering selling please call me or share my contact information with them. Keep in mind our sales team is the most productive team on the island participating in 59% more transactions than our closest competitor. We are proud of our performance with more Platinum Award recipients (7, myself included) more than any other agency in the entire county and I was the most productive listing agent in Avalon in 2017. And there are good reasons why!

My team "opens" every home in front of each showing to ensure even on the gloomiest of days there is light and blinds open and inviting. Even heat goes on during particularly cold days. Nothing like walking into a comfortable well-lit home in the dead of winter when the rest of the homes the buyers see are all closed up like coffins. At the end of the day the homes are closed up with lights off. On weekends we light the homes up on Friday nights. Driving through the island at night to see a home lit up draws attention and may become a return visit the next day.

We continue to market our homes aggressively both thru the internet portals - Realtor.com, MLS, Zillow/Trulia and traditional print media real estate magazines. Social media has taken on a new dimension in the sale of real estate with Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube catching the buyer’s attention. Also the use of email blasts thru Constant Contact enables us to reach past and current clients/tenants with new of our listings for sale and rent. And of course open houses on good weekends along with broker open houses during the week keep focus on your property.

This is a great year to be a seller and an equally great year to be a buyer. Call or email me today and I will show you how to succeed in this market.

THIS MONTH'S MARKET TRENDS

Call us today 609-967-0289 to make your plans to come to Seven Mile Island!
 
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Featured Listing
 
7668 Sunset Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202
7668 Sunset Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202
 
 
Featured Vacation Rental
 
8201 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
8201 Third Avenue - Unit 24, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
 
New Listings
 
99 East 27th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202   11219 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
 
77 East 22nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202   197 77th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
 
76 West 33rd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202   65 West 24th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
 
3107 Avalon Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202   191 77th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
 
165 76th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202   254 6th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
 
64 West 64th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202   26 East 25th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
 
Sold Properties
 
 
162 63rd Street, $10,500,000, SOLD IN-HOUSE
MLS# 180322
  84 East 17th Street, $7,500,000, SOLD
MLS#: 172588
 
56 West 35th Street, $7,500,000, SOLD IN-HOUSE
MLS#: 174166
  101 121st Street, $5,825,000, SOLD
MLS#: 166395
 
86 East 23rd Street, $3,700,000, SOLD IN-HOUSE
MLS#: 178295
  12 104th Street, $3,500,000, SOLD IN-HOUSE
MLS#: 179410
 
26 West 32nd Street, $3,400,000, SOLD
MLS#: 179095
  214 62nd Street, $3,250,000, SOLD
MLS#: 177801
 
84 East 22nd Street, $2,762,500, SOLD
MLS#: 180030
  100 107th Street, $2,750,000, SOLD IN-HOUSE
MLS#: 178529
 
258 70th Street, $2,675,000, SOLD
MLS#: 180292
  6 Pelican Driver, $2,650,000, SOLD
MLS#: 177191
 
Upcoming Events
 
  • March 16th - Stone Harbor Pre-Shiver Party, Yacht Club of SH, 6 - 9
  • March 16th - Sit and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • March 16th - Tot Time, Avalon Community Hall, 1 pm - 3
  • March 17th - Sea Isle's St. Patrick's Day Parade, 83rd to 63rd Street, 3:30
  • March 17th - Stone Harbor Shiiver Polar Plunge, Fred's Tavern, 9:30 am - 3
  • March 17th - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • March 18th - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 9:30 am - 12
  • March 19th - Walk with the Stone Harbor Mayor Monday's, 9-9:30
  • March 19th - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 6 pm - 8
  • March 19th - Line Dancing, Avalon Community Hall, 1:30 pm - 3
  • March 19th - Sit and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • March 20th - Stone Harbor Borough Council Meeting, 4:30 - 6
  • March 20th - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • March 20th - Avalon Garden Club Appreciation Breakfast, Avalon Community
  • March 20th - Beginner Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 10 am - 11:45
  • March 20th - Zumba Gold, Avalon Community Hall, 12 pm - 1
  • March 21st - Senior Fun Day, American Legion Stone Harbor, 1- 3
  • March 21st - Sit and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • March 21st - Tot Time, Avalon Community Hall, 1 pm - 3
  • March 22nd - Stone Harbor Mayors Wellness Campaign Week 6 Lecture 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Stone Harbor Recreation
  • March 22nd - Chair Yoga, Avalon Community Hall, 10 am - 11
  • March 22nd - Women's Pick-Up Basketball, Avalon Community Hall, 7 pm - 8:30
  • March 22nd - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • March 22nd - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 5:30 pm - 7
  • March 22nd - Beginner Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 10 am - 11:45
  • March 22nd - Zumba Gold, Avalon Community Hall, 12 pm - 1
  • March 23rd - Sit and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • March 23rd - Tot Time, Avalon Community Hall, 1 pm - 3
  • March 24th - Stone Harbor Easter Egg Hunt, Stone Harbor Firehouse, 1-2
  • March 24th - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • March 25th - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 9:30 am - 12
  • March 26th - Walk with the Stone Harbor Mayor Monday's, 9-9:30
  • March 26th - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 6 pm - 8
  • March 26th - Line Dancing, Avalon Community Hall, 1:30 pm - 3
  • March 26th - and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • March 27th - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • March 27th - Beginner Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 10 am - 11:45
  • March 27th - Zumba Gold, Avalon Community Hall, 12 pm - 1
  • March 28th - Senior Fun Day, American Legion Stone Harbor, 1- 3
  • March 28th - Sit and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • March 28th - Tot Time, Avalon Community Hall, 1 pm - 3
  • March 29th - Stone Harbor Mayors Wellness Campaign Finale Lecture 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Stone Harbor Recreation
  • March 29th - Chair Yoga, Avalon Community Hall, 10 am - 11
  • March 29th - Women's Pick-Up Basketball, Avalon Community Hall, 7 pm - 8:30
  • March 29th - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • March 29th - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 5:30 pm - 7
  • March 29th - Beginner Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 10 am - 11:45
  • March 29th - Zumba Gold, Avalon Community Hall, 12 pm - 1
  • March 30th - Sit and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • March 30th - Tot Time, Avalon Community Hall, 1 pm - 3
  • March 31st - Turtle Fest, Wetlands Institute, 9 am - 3
  • March 31st - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • March 31st - Easter Egg Hunt, 8th-12th Street Fields, 10
  • April 1st - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 9:30 am - 12
  • April 2nd - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 6 pm - 8
  • April 2nd - Line Dancing, Avalon Community Hall, 1:30 pm - 3
  • April 2nd - Sit and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • April 3rd - Stone Harbor Borough Council Meeting, 4:30 - 6
  • April 3rd - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • April 3rd - Beginner Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 10 am - 11:45
  • April 3rd - Zumba Gold, Avalon Community Hall, 12 pm - 1
  • April 4th - Sit and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • April 5th - Chair Yoga, Avalon Community Hall, 10 am - 11
  • April 5th - Women's Pick-Up Basketball, Avalon Community Hall, 7 pm - 8:30
  • April 5th - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • April 5th - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 5:30 pm - 7
  • April 5th - Beginner Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 10 am - 11:45
  • April 5th - Zumba Gold, Avalon Community Hall, 12 pm - 1
  • April 6th - Sit and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • April 7th - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • April 8th - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 9:30 am - 12
  • April 8th - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 9:30 am - 12
  • April 9th - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 6 pm - 8
  • April 9th - Line Dancing, Avalon Community Hall, 1:30 pm - 3
  • April 9th - Sit and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • April 10th - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • April 10th - Beginner Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 10 am - 11:45
  • April 10th - Zumba Gold, Avalon Community Hall, 12 pm - 1
  • April 11th - Senior Fun Day, American Legion Stone Harbor, 1- 3
  • April 11th - Sit and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • April 12th - Chair Yoga, Avalon Community Hall, 10 am - 11
  • April 12th - Women’s Pick-Up Basketball, Avalon Community Hall, 7 pm - 8:30
  • April 12th - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • April 12th - Intermediate Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 5:30 pm - 7
  • April 12th - Beginner Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 10 am - 11:45
  • April 12th - Zumba Gold, Avalon Community Hall, 12 pm - 1
  • April 13th - Sit and Be Fit, Avalon Community Hall, 11:15 am - 12
  • April 14th - Job Fair, Coffee Talk, 10 am - 2
  • April 14th - Advanced Pickleball, Avalon Community Hall, 8 am - 10
  • April 14th - AHLOA Community Connections, Avalon Community Hall 9
  • April 14th - Avalon Big Band Dances, Rick Martin Swing Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7-10
 
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