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NEWS FLASH: Ventnor Ordinance Amended
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The Shore…..“All our memories are not gone.”
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Life’s a Beach….
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Banish the Summertime Bugs
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“Thunder Over The Boardwalk” The Atlantic City Airshow Friday, August 17, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.
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25th Annual JFS House Tour
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You Can’t Stop the Waves, But You Can Learn How To Surf
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AC Food and Wine Festival 2012
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Atlantic City Makes a Great Family Vacation Spot
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Happy birthday!!! Lucy the Elephant!

NEWS FLASH: Ventnor Ordinance Amended

Ventnor Ordinance

HAVE YOU HEARD?!

NOW, VENTNOR HOMES CAN BE RENOVATED EVERY YEAR!

 

GOODBYE, IMPROVEMENT LIMITATIONS

Until recently, there was a severe limit to the amount of improvement possible for homes situated below the required elevation. In the past, such homes could only be improved 40% of their market or assessed value every 10 years.

Here’s a hypothetical example:

Let’s say John Doe owns a home in Ventnor that does not meet the required elevation.  He wants to renovate his kitchen and bathrooms. His home is assessed at $450,000.

In the past, Mr. Doe could spend no more than $180,000 (40% of his home’s value) on renovations every 10 years. This put our hypothetical homeowner in a pickle – if he renovated his kitchen, he would have to press pause on the bathroom project until 2027. If he wanted to tackle both projects in this decade, he would have to tear down his entire home and build a new construction.

 Ventnor City Hall

 

HELLO, ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

Effective October of 2016, The Board of Commissioners AMENDED the previous ordinance. Now, Ventnor homes can be improved 50% of the market or assessed value EVERY YEAR!

Now, homeowners can take on major renovation projects without tearing down their residence.

Now, your Ventnor home is worth more!

And now, John Doe can renovate his kitchen AND his bathroom – no tear down necessary!

The Mark Arbeit And Co team thanks Mayor Holtzman, Commissioner Landgraf and Commissioner Kriebel for helping preserve our beautiful Ventnor homes!

 

MORE INFORMATION

To view the official amended ordinance, Click Here.

Want to find out what your home is worth? Call Mark Today!

The Shore…..“All our memories are not gone.”

And my parents’ memories . . . and their parents’ memories….and on on….

The Jersey Shore was not a coastline of resorts and golf courses, like so much of the South. It is grid-based towns that go right up to the beach and are capped off with boardwalks that stretched for miles and back home, we all knew those towns. We knew which had the best piers with the best rides, and we knew that the best sausage and pepper sandwich was at a boardwalk stand in Ocean City. We knew that Lucy the Elephant was actually a hotel in Margate and that the places on the Monopoly board really existed

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Life’s a Beach….

Here at Mark Arbeit and Co. we are sending the Summer of 2012 OUT in a fun way…

Look for our “Life’s a Beach” sticker on every Current till Labor Day….

You will find the Down Beach Current on the front door of every home on the Island and…well everywhere!

Enjoy the rest of your Summer…..Not much left….

Banish the Summertime Bugs

Let’s face it, the sound of a bug zapper is rather gruesome, and that blue glow is just plain weird; the whole thing is downright tacky. Surely there must be better ways to keep the bugs away than the insect equivalent of the electric chair. I poked around to find solutions for keeping your porch pest free, ranging from the very effective to the potential myths.

“Thunder Over The Boardwalk” The Atlantic City Airshow Friday, August 17, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.

Attracting an estimated 800,000 people in 2011, the Atlantic City Airshow “Thunder Over The Boardwalk,” is one of the most popular events in Atlantic City, and one of the very best air shows in the country, with its heart-stopping feats, aerobatics maneuvers, formation flying and solo routines by military and civilian pilots.

See flybys and demonstrations that reach up to 15,000 feet and as low as 50 feet over the water in front of the Atlantic City skyline. Annual performances* include: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, Geico Skytypers, U.S. Air Force Globemaster III, U.S. Airforce Thunderbolt II and many more acts not to be missed!

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25th Annual JFS House Tour

Jewish Family Service will host the 25th Annual House Tour on Monday, August 6, 2012 featuring an exclusive tour of six to eight of Absecon Island’s most luxurious homes. From 11 am until 4 pm guests will have the unique opportunity to tour these distinctive seashore homes throughout the Downbeach area. Whether taking in the views of a dream bayfront home or examining the interior restoration of an original seashore home, the JFS House Tour will be one to remember.

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You Can’t Stop the Waves, But You Can Learn How To Surf

We Love Stacey!…

When I grow up I want to be Stacey Marchel….You know Stacey of “Stacey’s Surf Camp”….

You see her tooling around town in her groovy surf van, (think Velma from “Scooby Doo”) off to teach what she loves…SURFING

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AC Food and Wine Festival 2012

Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City will host the 2012 Atlantic City Food and Wine FestivalJuly 26–29, 2012. The festival will take place across all four Caesars’ Atlantic City properties: Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and Bally’s, and will feature some of the culinary world’s most renowned chefs including Anne Burrell, Tyler Florence, Robert Irvine, Paula Deen, Aaron Sanchez, Buddy Valastro and Andrew Zimmern.
The 2011 AC Food and Wine Festival was a tremendous success, and this year brings even more to the table.

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Atlantic City Makes a Great Family Vacation Spot

When most people think of Atlantic City, they don’t automatically think it’s a place to take the little ones.

Rather, the city’s reputation as a gambling mecca for the rich and poor has held fast, even as casino profits have sunk. It’s also gained some popularity with the twenty- and thirtysomethings looking for a fun weekend of clubbing.

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Happy birthday!!! Lucy the Elephant!

Happy birthday!!! Lucy the Elephant!

“We Love Lucy” and we love birthday parties. Who doesn’t? Balloons, games, music, singing. And giant elephants.

Yes, you read that right. Giant elephants. Because July 21st, marks the 131st birthday of the most famous elephant in South Jersey……Lucy the Elephant. People from all over will be heading to the beach in Margate NJ to celebrate in colossal style.

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