Holly Rennie
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Welcome to the beginning of the fall season. The weather is splendid and there is plenty to do September and October. Plus, the rental rates are low! There are plenty of homes to enjoy for a weekend or weeklong getaway.

Flood Monitoring Sensor Installation - Avalon and Stockton University's Coastal Research Center representatives are placing flood sensors in 15 locations. The strategically placed sensors will calculate the amount of rainfall and flooding, collecting data for better community planning in the future.

Holly and her team

The sensors are attached to the underside of storm water gates and will be collecting data throughout the year. According to the Avalon Borough report, the town has achieved a 25% discount on flood insurance premiums for property owners in the Borough through the federal government's Community Rating System.

Stone Harbor Maintains a "Class 5" Certification in the Community Rating System, which results in a greater percentage discount on flood insurance premiums for all property owners.

"Stronger than the Storm" - We have all been watching the heroic efforts of our fellow Americans in Texas and Florida. Stone Harbor held a Firehouse Car Wash last week to raise donations for the American Red Cross. After Sandy, we know firsthand the impact of these giant storms and give our support to those in need. Our thoughts and prayers for all those whose lives are affected by the storms.

Trees for Avalon - Avalon is being awarded a $30,000 tree planting grant from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection for tree plantings throughout the community. Mayor Pagliughi and Borough Council completed the application and the Commissioner of the NJDEP made the announcement a few weeks ago as part of the comprehensive community forestry program. Avalon is helping to keep the garden in the Garden State.

Special Events - Plan Ahead - Nun's Beach Surf Contest, September 16th; NJ Firefighter's Parade, Wildwood, September 16th; Stone Harbor's Savor September & Fall Migration Festival, September 23rd; Avalon Seafood Festival, October 7th-8th. (Scroll for details under events).

Bulk Trash Note - Clean out your homes for the winter season. Stone Harbor's bulk pickup occurs on September 18th; items may be placed curbside up to 72 hours prior (Friday evening).

Avalon and Stone Harbor Real Estate
Home Buyers - If purchasing a vacation home for you and your family is in your plans this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings. Prices are rising; the bottom has come and gone and interest rates are projected to increase. A year from now, the cost of owning your second home will increase. It's time to make a decision. Examine the reason you are considering purchasing and decide if it is really worth waiting. Either way, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or the landlords!

Home Sellers - The Ferguson Dechert sales team is selling and listing more homes than any other agency on Seven Mile Island. While there are fewer homes on the market, the Ferguson Dechert sales team has sold 17% more homes versus last year compared to our competitors at 5% ahead of 2016. If the time is right to sell, call me to learn how your home's value has appreciated in the past year.


Call us today 609-967-0289 to make your plans to come to Seven Mile Island!
Now is the perfect time to look around if you are thinking of buying in Avalon and Stone Harbor.
Relax on Beach
"Autumn killed summer with the softest kiss."
Upcoming Events
  • September 16th - Stone Harbor 22nd Annual Nun's Beach Surf Contest, 111th Street Beach, 7 am - all day event
  • September 16th - Author Lecture with Jerry Beebe, "The Backdoor Curve", Avalon Free Public Library, 2 pm
  • September 16th - Avalon Elementary School Color Run, 8 am, Avalon Community Hall
  • September 18th - Avalon Free Public Library, Knitting 3:30 - 4:30 pm
  • September 19th - Stone Harbor Council Work Session, Borough from 3-4:30 pm; Borough Council Meeting 4:30-6:30 pm
  • September 19th - Chef Linda Schwartz - Baking, Avalon Senior Center, 10 am
  • September 19th - Avalon Free Public Library, Story Time, 10 - 10:45 am
  • September 21st - Avalon Free Public Library, Story Time, 10 - 10:45 am
  • September 23rd - Savor September Food, Stone Harbor Wine and Beer Festival, 12 pm to 8 pm, town center, 96th Street Shopping District, rain date September 24th
  • September 23rd - Garden Club of Stone Harbor Flower Show, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 11:30 am
  • September 25th - Avalon Free Public Library, Knitting 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Scrabble 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
  • September 26th - Avalon Free Public Library, Story Time, 10 - 10:45 am
  • September 28th - Avalon Free Public Library, Story Time, 10 - 10:45 am
  • September 29th - Paly with Jack Golf Outing, Avalon Golf Club, 12 pm
  • September 30th - APAC - Avalon Performing Arts Council presents Jerry Blavat, The "Geator with the Heater", Oldies Dance, Avalon Community Hall, 6:30 pm doors open, 7:30 pm concert
  • October 3rd - Avalon Free Public Library, Story Time, 10 - 10:45 am
  • October 5th - Avalon Free Public Library, Story Time, 10 - 10:45 am
  • October 5th - Garden Club of Stone Harbor Fashion Show, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, 11:30 am
  • October 10th - Avalon Free Public Library, Story Time, 10 - 10:45 am
  • October 12th - Avalon Free Public Library, Story Time, 10 - 10:45 am
  • October 15th - Avalon Lions Pasta Night, Windrift Hotel, 4:30 pm
Featured Listing
5024 Ocean Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202
5024 Ocean Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202
New Listings
1 108th Street Stone Harbor, NJ 08247   7792 Sunset Avalon, NJ 08202
316 60th Street Avalon, NJ 08202   9201 First Avenue Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
11517 Paradise Drive Stone Harbor, NJ 08247   455 104th Street Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
165 76th Street Avalon, NJ 08202   25 Flamingo Avalon, NJ 08202
25 E 23rd Avalon, NJ 08202   216 6th Avalon, NJ 08202
214 50th Street Avalon, NJ 08202   3049 First Avalon, NJ 08202
Sold Properties
7 86th, $3,450,000, SOLD
MLS# 173754
  444 22nd Street, $3,475,000, SOLD
MLS#: 176600
131 21st Street, $2,165,000, SOLD
MLS#: 174757
  1269 First Avenue, $2,125,000, SOLD
MLS#: 175038
35 E 12th Street, $1,947,500, SOLD
MLS#: 172524
  129 114th Street, $1,750,000, SOLD
MLS#: 169704
278 63rd Street, $1,745,000, SOLD
MLS#: 167290
  9411 Sunset Drive, $1,640,000, SOLD
MLS#: 174245
989 First Avenue, $1,425,000, SOLD
MLS#: 176044
  2658 Avalon Avenue, $1,425,000, SOLD
MLS#: 176167
11008 Second Avenue, $1,375,000, SOLD
MLS#: 172957
  36 W 22nd Street, $1,295,000, SOLD
MLS#: 176432
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