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2018 March Newsletter

Apr 13 2018
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4/9/2018
Dear Friends and Neighbors, Download PDF
Hopefully, we will be trading the snow shovels for the sand shovels very soon.
This latest sales letter shows a strong sales market, with our home values continuing to grow.
At present, there are only 79 waterfront homes on the For Sale market, as compared to last year’s
123. We have 27 Homes Under Contract/Pending, as compared to last year’s 32. And average sale
values are on the rise at $444,526, as compared to last year’s $368,984.
Please give me a call on my cell: 201-394-6320 or send an email: mromano@vandykgroup.com if you
have any questions about this report, area trends, concerns on selling a home that has not been raised or
if you would like a free, no pressure current market analysis of your home.
Remember, I am not just a Realtor, I am your neighbor and live on the waterfront also!
Your Realtor,
Marion A. Romano, SRES,ABR,CRS,RSPS,SFR

Broker Associate Salesperson
Cell: 201-394-6320
The Van Dyk Group Office: 609-597-1988 ex: 337
275 Route 72 E. Email: mromano@vandykgroup.com
Manahawkin, NJ 08050 Website: beachhavenwesthomes.com
P.S. Thank You for all the referrals to your family and friends for their Real Estate needs and wants.
I appreciate your support and confidence.
All Waterfront Sales- October 31, 2017 - March 31, 2018
PROPERTY ADDRESS LIST PRICE SELL PRICE BED/BATH SQ. FEET GARAGE A/C
66 Morton Dr. $89,900 $89,900 3/1 792 N N
12 Ronnie Dr. $150,000 $130,000 N/A LAND N N
109 Lawrence Dr.** $149,900 $140,000 N/A LAND N N
84 David Dr. $164,400 $157,000 3/1.5 840 N N
52 Rosalyn Dr.** $169,900 $167,000 3/1 800 N N
16 Virginia Dr. $182,000 $179,505 3/1 800 N N
991 Beach Haven West Blvd.** $205,000 $190,000 N/A LAND N N
128 Arthur Dr. ** $224,900 $215,000 N/A LAND N N
132 Jeteemale Dr. $230,000 $215,000 2/2 1,152 N Y
1286 Paul Blvd. $249,900 $230,000 N/A 924 N N
121 Lawrence Dr.** $249,900 $235,000 4/1 1,152 N Y
197 Bruce Dr. $239,900 $250,000 3/1 1,000 N Y
176 William Cook Blvd. $269,900 $255,000 3/1 1,130 Y N
941 Mill Creek Rd.** $259,900 $265,000 3/1 1,040 N Y
8 Diane Rd. $299,900 $267,500 3/1.5 1,150 Y Y
1274 Paul Blvd. $274,900 $270,000 4/2 1,000 N N
72 Rona Ln.** $299,900 $275,000 3/1.5 1,426 Y N
20 Benjamin Blvd. $284,900 $280,000 5/2.5 2,496 N Y
43 Mary Jeanne Ln. $314,900 $295,000 3/1 1,152 N N
162 Eileen Ln. $338,900 $315,000 3/2 1,348 Y Y
172 Morris Blvd. $335,000 $320,000 3/2 1,484 N N
18 Clara Dr. $345,000 $320,000 3/2 1,112 N Y
1267 Paul Blvd. $350,000 $329,519 3/2 1,328 N N
836 Mill Creek Rd. $349,000 $330,000 3/2 1,736 N Y
415 Morris Blvd. $283,500 $333,240 4/3.5 2,642 Y N
1282 Paul Blvd. $349,000 $338,000 4/3 1,848 Y Y
169 Arthur Dr. $425,000 $375,000 4/3 2,000 Y Y
1096 Walter Blvd. $365,000 $395,000 3/1 1,100 Y Y
40 George Dr. $439,000 $425,000 4/2 1,800 Y Y
19 Diane Rd.** $439,900 $450,000 4/2.5 1,800 Y Y
continued on other side
PROPERTY ADDRESS LIST PRICE SELL PRICE BED/BATH SQ. FEET GARAGE A/C
16 Richard Dr.** $469,900 $450,000 5/2 2,018 Y Y
188 Catherine Ln.** $459,900 $452,500 4/2 1,670 N Y
105 Beverly Ln.** $479,900 $460,000 3/2.5 1,634 N Y
8 Lynn Ann Ln.** $479,900 $465,000 3/2 1,430 Y Y
80 Gregg Dr. $495,000 $465,000 4/2.5 1,647 Y Y
113 Eileen Ln. $509,000 $482,500 4/2.5 2,200 Y Y
34 Jeri Ann Dr. $499,900 $490,000 5/2.5 2,126 Y Y
1980 Mill Creek Rd. $529,900 $510,000 3/2 1,662 Y N
1956 Mill Creek Rd. $559,000 $528,500 3/2.5 1,775 Y Y
79 Howard Dr. $584,900 $584,900 4/2 1,700 Y Y
1120 Walter Blvd. $619,000 $585,000 4/3 2,000 Y Y
2019 Mill Creek Rd. $630,000 $610,000 3/2.5 1,700 Y Y
1571 Mill Creek Rd. $625,000 $625,000 4/2.5 2,201 Y Y
1215 Walter Blvd.** $679,900 $660,000 5/2.5 2,370 Y Y
1466 Paul Blvd.** $699,500 $675,000 4/3.5 2,066 Y Y
60 Barry Ln. $689,900 $679,900 4/3.5 2,100 Y Y
268 Morris Blvd. $759,000 $720,000 5/3.5 2,600 Y Y
1355 Paul Blvd.** $749,900 $741,000 5/3 2,438 Y Y
56 Clarence Dr. $759,000 $741,370 4/3 2,400 Y Y
1983 Mill Creek Rd. $799,000 $799,000 5/3 2,650 Y Y
68 Benjamin Blvd. $839,000 $839,000 4/3 2,800 Y Y
19 Susan Ln.** $859,900 $850,000 5/3.5 3,533 Y Y
2016 Mill Creek Rd. $889,000 $882,500 4/3 2,250 Y Y
**Bold Represents Marion Romano's Successful Transactions**
Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Subject to errors and omissions. If your home is currently listed,
please disregard, it is not our intention to solicit the listings of other brokers.

Manahawk in Sales

Nov 21 2017
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Dear Friends,
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you were surrounded with family and friends.
It seems everyone is curious about the home sales in their neighborhood, so I hope you find the following
info of interest. Here is a brief Real Estate market report for the Stafford Township non-waterfront area.

Currently there are apx 84 homes for sale in the non-waterfront areas and 36 Under Contract. Over the
last 90 days 66 homes have sold and closed.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions about the current market. I look forward to hearing 
from you.

Let me be the first to say I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season and a great 2018!

Marion A. Romano, SRES, ABR,CRS,RSPS,SFR


Cell: 201-394-6320
Office: 609-597-1988 ex: 3337
Email: Mromano@VanDykGroup.com
Website: MarionRomano.com

P.S. Thank You for all the referrals to your family and friends for their Real Estate needs and wants. 
I appreciate your support and confidence.
                   Stafford Twp. Sales 8/21/2017 - 11/21/2017
LIST PRICE SELL PRICE BED/BATH SQ. FEET GARAGE A/C BSMNT
$64,000 $52,500 2/1 672 N N N
$145,000 $107,000 3/1 1,056 Y Y N
$131,900 $128,800 3/2 1,908 N Y Y
$159,900 $159,900 2/1 912 Y N Y
$179,000 $165,000 4/2 1,368 N Y N
$189,900 $179,000 3/1 900 N N N
$199,000 $182,000 3/2 1,650 Y N N
$199,000 $185,000 3/1.5 1,114 Y Y N
$199,000 $185,000 4/2 1,600 Y N N
$200,000 $190,000 4/2 1,700 Y N N
$199,999 $190,000 2/2 1,116 Y Y Y
$220,000 $205,000 3/2 1,560 N Y N
$209,900 $207,000 3/1.5 2,062 N N Y
$209,900 $210,000 2/1 1,100 Y Y N
$224,900 $215,000 5/2 1,950 N N N
$224,900 $220,000 3/1.5 1,056 N Y N
$218,000 $220,000 4/2 1,484 N N N
$229,900 $227,000 3/2 1,200 Y Y N
$249,900 $232,500 3/2 1,449 Y Y N
$239,000 $233,000 3/2 1,312 Y Y N
$234,900 $234,900 3/2 1,498 Y Y N
$249,900 $235,000 3/3 1,400 Y Y Y
$249,900 $238,000 3/2 1,312 Y Y N
$239,900 $239,000 3/2 1,452 Y Y N
$264,900 $240,000 3/2.5 2,350 Y Y N
$239,900 $243,000 3/2 1,490 Y Y N
$249,000 $244,000 3/1 1,555 N Y Y
$249,000 $245,000 3/2 UNKWN Y Y N
$259,900 $245,000 3/2 1,756 Y Y N
$244,900 $249,000 3/2 1,376 Y Y N
$259,900 $250,000 5/2 1,855 Y Y N
$279,900 $253,500 3/2.5 1,856 Y Y N
$264,900 $255,000 3/2.5 1,465 Y Y N
$260,000 $255,000 3/2 1,461 Y Y N
$269,900 $260,000 4/2.5 1,953 Y Y N
$269,000 $260,000 3/2 1,754 Y Y N
$279,000 $270,000 3/2.5 1,536 Y Y N
$279,900 $275,000 4/2.5 2,400 Y Y N
$280,000 $278,500 3/2.5 2,456 Y Y N
$294,900 $285,000 3/2.5 2,300 Y Y Y
$289,000 $285,000 4/2.5 2,253 Y Y N
$294,900 $290,000 3/2 2,018 Y Y Y
$299,000 $290,000 3/2.5 2,074 Y Y N
$329,000 $298,100 4/3 2,780 Y Y Y
$325,000 $300,000 3/2.5 2,136 Y Y Y
$325,000 $307,000 4/2.5 2,328 Y Y N
$319,900 $309,000 3/2.5 1,722 Y Y Y
$309,900 $310,000 4/2.5 2,000 Y Y N
$309,999 $312,000 4/2.5 1,960 Y Y Y
$319,900 $316,000 3/2.5 2,502 Y Y Y
$324,900 $323,000 4/2.5 2,442 Y Y Y
$334,900 $327,500 4/2.5 2,200 Y Y N
$339,900 $330,000 4/2.5 2,000 Y Y N
$349,900 $340,000 4/2.5 2,200 Y Y Y
$349,900 $340,000 4/2.5 2,500 Y Y Y
$349,900 $343,332 3/2.5 1,918 Y Y Y
$359,900 $357,000 3/2.5 2,495 Y Y N
$379,000 $362,500 4/3.5 2,150 Y Y Y
$379,000 $364,000 4/2.5 2,600 Y Y Y
$379,900 $365,000 5/3 2,192 Y Y Y
$384,900 $384,900 5/2.5 3,110 Y Y Y
$399,900 $390,000 4/3.5 2,780 Y Y Y
$394,000 $392,000 4/3.5 2,400 Y Y Y
$405,000 $410,000 5/3.5 2,600 Y Y Y
$499,900 $485,000 4/2.5 2,655 Y Y Y
$550,000 $520,000 4/3 3,045 Y Y Y
                                             **Bold Represents Marion Romano's Successful Transactions**
                               Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Subject to errors and omissions. If your home is currently listed,
                                                                please disregard, it is not our intention to solicit the listings of other brokers.

2017 Fall Newsletter

Nov 20 2017
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Dear Friends and Neighbors,
 
        11/14/2017 
    
           
Happy Fall!!    Happy Thanksgiving!!          
Here it is-the last 6 months waterfront sales. As we pass the 5th Anniversary of Sandy, you can see from
the info below, the waterfront continues to recover and rebuild- YAHOO! With all the new construction
and strong sales, in time it will be..Sandy who? -lol Please reach out to me if you have any questions
about the current market. I look forward to hearing from you. As you sit down to enjoy your family's
Thanksgiving  traditions I hope you are surrounded with family, friends and best of all LOVE!
         
Your Realtor,            
             
             
             
             
Marion A. Romano, SRES,ABR,CRS,RSPS,SFR        





Broker Associate Salesperson
        Cell: 201-394-6320  
The Van Dyk Group     Office: 609-597-1988 ex: 337
275 Route 72 E.                Email: mromano@vandykgroup.com
Manahawkin, NJ 08050               Website: beachhavenwesthomes.com
             
             
             
             

P.S. Thank You for all the referrals to your family and friends for their Real Estate needs and wants. 
I appreciate your support and confidence.          
             All Waterfront Sales- June 6th, 2017 - October 30th, 2017    
PROPERTY ADDRESS LIST PRICE SELL PRICE BED/BATH SQ. FEET GARAGE A/C
78 Harry Dr. $109,900 $112,000 2/1 616 N N
1290 Mill Creek Rd. $135,000 $103,000 3/1 840 N N
128 Lawrence Dr. $139,900 $130,100 2/1 1,000 N Y
60 Glenn Dr. $149,900 $162,622 3/1 750 N N
75 Charles Blvd. $150,000 $145,000 N/A LAND N N
8 David Dr. ** $150,000 $150,000 N/A LAND Y N
128 Morton Dr. $162,500 $139,000 2/1 840 N N
960 Jennifer Ln. $164,900 $170,000 4/2 1,528 N Y
1144 Walter Blvd. $166,000 $210,900 4/2 1,100 N N
87 Lawrence Dr. $169,900 $145,000 3/1 800 N N
108 Morris Blvd. $184,750 $172,500 N/A 1,092 N N
15 Glenn Dr. $189,000 $175,000 N/A LAND N N
125 Jeteemale Dr. $209,900 $170,000 3/1 1,152 Y Y
1060 Mill Creek Rd. $224,900 $222,500 3/1 960 N N
101 Arthur Dr. $237,500 $210,000 3/1 N/A Y Y
1063 Beach Haven West Blvd. $249,000 $232,000 3/1 900 N Y
5 Florence Ln. $249,900 $242,500 3/1 828 N N
101 Peter Rd. $254,900 $228,000 N/A LAND N N
31 Joshua Dr. $259,900 $225,000 N/A LAND N N
39 Jeteemale Dr. $259,900 $240,000 3/1 1,020 N N
24 Patrick Dr.** $259,900 $255,000 N/A LAND N N
54 Jeteemale Dr. $265,000 $255,000 3/1 840 N Y
64 Beverly Ln. $276,000 $230,000 3/1 1,268 N N
108 Patty Ln.** $279,900 $265,000 2/1 N/A N Y
88 Morris Blvd. $284,900 $265,000 3/1 1,006 N N
1379 Mill Creek Rd. $299,000 $285,000 N/A LAND N N
1546 Mill Creek Rd.** $299,000 $290,000 3/2 1,036 N Y
153 Rodman Dr. $299,500 $255,000 3/2 1,674 Y Y
1188 Walter Blvd. $310,000 $285,000 3/1.5 1,300 N Y
123 William Cook Blvd. $319,000 $290,000 2/2 1,230 N N
                                                             continued on other side      
PROPERTY ADDRESS LIST PRICE SELL PRICE BED/BATH SQ. FEET GARAGE A/C
43 Willard Dr. $319,000 $293,500 4/2 1,446 Y Y
1176 Walter Blvd. $324,900 $317,500 3/1.5 1,170 N Y
121 Gilbert Dr. $325,000 $315,000 3/2 1,268 Y Y
50 Aaron Dr. $329,000 $305,000 4/2 1,366 Y N
140 Rodman Dr. $329,000 $317,000 3/2 1,712 N Y
71 Patty Ln. $329,000 $317,500 3/2 1,152 N Y
34 Jonathan Dr. $329,000 $333,000 2/1 1,140 N N
165 Bruce Dr.** $334,900 $325,000 3/2 1,098 N Y
109 Anita Dr. $339,900 $335,000 3/2 1,400 Y Y
32 Mark Dr.** $347,400 $347,400 4/2 1,232 Y Y
116 Eileen Ln.** $349,900 $325,000 4/2 1,581 Y Y
8 Earl Ln.** $349,900 $335,000 3/1 1,206 N Y
636 Newell Ave. $349,900 $341,500 3/2 1,124 N Y
109 Jeremy Ln. $349,900 $349,900 3/2 1,400 Y Y
1235 Walter Blvd. $350,000 $325,000 4/2 N/A N Y
177 Catherine Ln. $350,000 $325,000 3/2.5 2,055 N Y
1167 Mill Creek Rd. $355,900 $335,000 3/1.5 828 N Y
19 Frank Dr. $359,000 $318,000 4/2 1,400 Y N
76 Andrew Dr. $369,900 $355,000 3/2 1,152 N Y
52 Linda Dr. $375,000 $365,000 3/1 916 Y Y
             
16 Mary Jeanne Ln. $399,900 $399,900 3/2 N/A Y Y
44 Henry Dr.** $407,800 $417,801 3/2 1,266 Y Y
70 Aaron Dr.** $409,000 $406,000 4/2.5 1,266 N Y
201 Matilda Dr. $424,900 $399,000 3/2 1,123 Y Y
239 William Cook Blvd. $425,000 $406,500 4/2.5 1,811 N Y
45 Rona Ln. $429,900 $420,000 3/2 1,370 Y N
41 Rona Ln. $429,900 $424,000 3/2 1,370 Y Y
95 Gregg Dr.** $429,900 $426,000 3/2 N/A Y Y
112 William Cook Blvd. $435,000 $425,000 3/2 1,505 Y Y
61 Sylvia Ln. $439,900 $425,000 3/3 1,750 N Y
113 Catherine Ln.** $439,900 $425,000 3/1.5 1,296 Y Y
36 Phyllis Ln.** $439,900 $435,000 3/2 1,240 Y Y
219 Jeremy Ln. $399,000 $390,000 3/2 1,646 Y Y
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
76 Williard Dr. $449,000 $417,000 3/2 1,300 N N
50 Frank Dr.** $449,900 $445,000 4/2.5 1,568 Y Y
153 Catherine Ln. $450,000 $425,000 5/2 2,190 Y Y
128 Peter Rd. $469,900 $460,000 3/2.5 1,646 Y Y
63 Beverly Ln.** $469,900 $465,000 3/2 1,240 Y Y
364 Morris Blvd.** $489,000 $465,000 4/2.5 2,200 N Y
1097 Jennifer Ln. $499,900 $473,000 4/3 2,308 Y Y
89 Benjamin Blvd. $519,000 $478,000 5/3 2,838 Y Y
1221 Jennifer Ln. $539,900 $525,000 4/2.5 2,342 Y Y
1435 Mill Creek Rd. $550,000 $513,500 4/3 1,850 Y Y
20 Ruth Dr.** $559,900 $539,000 4/2.5 2,232 Y Y
2048 Mill Creek Rd.** $569,900 $561,000 4/3 2,600 Y Y
1265 Jennifer Ln.** $629,900 $620,000 3/2.5 2,318 Y Y
72 Glenn Dr. $629,900 $635,000 5/3.5 2,700 Y Y
1799 Mill Creek Rd. $649,000 $628,000 4/2.5 1,984 Y Y
104 Peter Rd.** $669,000 $650,000 4/3.5 2,113 Y Y
1915 Mill Creek Rd. $675,000 $640,000 3/2 1,700 Y Y
83 Howard Dr. $699,999 $660,000 4/2.5 2,046 Y Y
150 Bernard Dr.** $719,900 $719,900 4/2.5 2,686 Y Y
1987 Mill Creek Rd. $749,900 $690,000 4/2 2,200 Y Y
16 Beatrice Dr. $799,900 $775,000 5/3.5 2,700 Y Y
                                             **Bold Represents Marion Romano's Successful Transactions**  
                               Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Subject to errors and omissions. If your home is currently listed,
                                                                please disregard, it is not our intention to solicit the listings of other brokers.

Benefit for Courtney Mazzerina Blessing | Calloways Bar and Restaurant | Saturday, 22. April 2017

Mar 23 2017
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Hosted by the Family of Courtney Blessing - From joyful bliss of childbirth to the devastating news three weeks later of Stage 4 Breast Cancer. A local girl born and raised in Stafford, and a graduate of Southern Regional High School is in need of your generosity. 

To read more about Courtney's journey or to make an online donation go to: https://www.theyoungandbrave.com/warriors/courtney-b

Tickets are $35 and include unlimited Wine, Beer, Soda, Pizza, Wings, Pasta, Salad and Bread 

Due to limited availability Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Please contact Maryelyn Gachetti — mgachetti@vandykgroup.com or 609-658-4755

If you would like to donate an item for the auction please contact Marion Romano — mromano@vandykgroup.com or 201-394-6320

Mail Checks Payable to: Courtney Blessing
C/O Jim Mazzerina, The Van Dyk Group
275 Route 72, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

2016 Summer Newsletter

Aug 21 2016
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Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The beautiful Summer weather reminded everyone of the great memories at the shore and brought serious
buyers…Finally!

Let's all hope that the warm weather continues and we have a great "local summer." The waterfront is
looking better and better daily and to that point here is the latest waterfront sales information.
Please give me a call on my cell: 201-394-6320 or send me an email at mromano@vandykgroup.com
if you have any questions about this report, area trends or if you would like a free, no pressure current market
analysis of your home.

Marion A. Romano, SRES,ABR,CRS,RSPS,SFR
Broker Associate Salesperson
The Van Dyk Group
275 Route 72 E.
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Cell: 201-394-6320
Office: 609-597-1988 ex: 337
Email: mromano@vandykgroup.com
Website: marionromano.com

Remember, I am not just a Realtor, I am your neighbor and live on the waterfront also!


Two Top Sellers Reflect on Last Year From Two Angles - Van Dyk Group Realty Agents Awarded

May 10 2016
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The Van Dyk Group is proud to congratulate Marion Romano on the highest number of closed real estate sales and listings in 2015 within the Ocean County Board of Realtors, according to OCBR figures for individual sales, associates. 

Also, Romano, of the Route 72 Manahawkin office, and Nathan Colmer of the Long Beach Island office, earned the New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Awards Platinum Level for 2015. To earn that distinction, an agent must have at least $20 million and 30 units in closed sales or closed listings in the calendar year. 

"As matter of fact, Marion closed more than 100 sales and listings in 2015, more than any other individual salesperson in the Ocean County Board of Realtors," said Jeff Gamble, real estate manager of The Van Dyk Group Manahawkin office. 

Characteristically. modest, Romano told The SandPaper business page that she "had a great year, and really good buyers." "They were very committed to the American dream," Romano said. As what She called a "Middle America mindset," her buyers were saying, "I want a safe place for my family;I want a vacation at the Jersey Shore," and here they can have both, Romano pointed out. 

Many of the popular Realtor's customers come by referral from another satisfied customer. Romano said she treats her clients the same "whether you're buying a trailer or a million dollar house." She did notice that buyers came in for one of two general reasons. "One class is that, 'Ocean County is so affordable,' and another class is, 'I want to give my family the memories that I had as a child.'" Ninety percent of last year's customers were from the North Jersey area, but she also had a few buyers who had moved away to places such as Virginia, and were coming back. 

Buyers came in with a variety of financial situations. With the price of gas low, some commuters were willing to drive to work northward but live here in order to give their families a better life, they said. 

There are even programs through the Federal Housing Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture enabling purchase at no money down for those who qualify. She said it was  rewarding to help returning veterans buy through attractive programs. Of her 100 closed sales as an individual (not as a team), Romano said that instead of thinking of statistics, "I like to think of it as I touched a hundred families." 

On Long Beach Island, Assurance About Insurance 

"It was a good year for me, and 2015 was a very good year for the real estate market here," said Nathan Colmer, the other Platinum Level award winner from The Van Dyk Group. Colmer works from the Long Beach Island office in Beach Haven Terrace and also has business ownership experience in the Beach Haven area. "Sales were definitely up, and prices were higher, on the whole," Colmer said of the home sales market on LBI.  

"Some of that has to do with the nature of homes being sold. After (Superstorm) Sandy, A lot of them are new construction, and a lot of the other homes are renovated and worth considerably more than their predecessor." 

In this post-superstorm climate, flood insurance "is still very much on everyone's mind," Colmer has experienced as another trend. . "I get a lot of questions on that. It's amazing how much of a lack of understanding there is of flood insurance, even 3 1/2 years after Sandy. There is a lot of misinformation out there."  Colmer advises potential buyers to "make sure you have your facts?" He said, "As long as somebody does their proper due diligence and investigates, they'll find that the majority of homes are OK." 

He elaborated, "Many homes, especially after Sandy, have been either built new, which means well above base flood elevation, or they have been raised. Or a lot that were built before Sandy are at or above base flood elevation, even if they are older. For example, a Cape Cod close to the beach may have been built where the ground elevation is high enough." 

Of course,. exceptions apply, he tells clients. And he as the real estate agent can direct them toward making an informed decision. "There are a number of homes below base flood elevation also, and it's important that the buyer and seller are aware of that and take that into account. "I think that in many ways, it's the real estate agent's job to give at least general advice on the elevation of the property and how that will impact their insurance and other factors." 

So, in general, although "people are still concerned about flooding, concerned about flood insurance - I think that's something we'll battle for a long time — people are absolutely still buying. Once they understand the ins and outs of insurance and the potential risks for flooding, I think they realize that it's not quite the Spectre it's purported to be." Other real estate associates were also honored with awards at the gold, silver and bronze levels of achievement. 

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Original article thesandpaper.villagesoup.com

2016 February Newsletter

Feb 18 2016
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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Goodbye winter...Hello Spring! Yes, Spring arrives in 36 days and then boating and flip flop weather arrives. Yahoo! I hope the following 6 months Manahawkin waterfront sales info is of interest to you. Please give me a call on my cell: 201-394-6320 or send me an email at mromano@vandykgroup.com if you have any questions about this report, area trends or if you would like a free, no pressure current market analysis of your home. Remember, I am not just a realtor, I am your neighbor and live on the water front also!



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