Located on the sunny side of the street, one block from the beach, this beautiful home is the perfect summer getaway or year round residence. With three floors of living space, five bedrooms and three and a half baths, there’s enough room for the entire family. The open floor plan includes a bright large living area with a fireplace, which flows into the spacious kitchen. The kitchen features granite countertops, beautiful wooden cabinets, and updated appliances. Off the kitchen is a fabulous sunroom, which opens up to a brand new raised back deck. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large dining room and stunning hall bathroom. On the second floor there are four sizable bedrooms and two beautifully tiled full baths. The master suite is massive and features two closets, a sitting area, and one of the two gorgeous bathrooms. An added bonus includes the finished basement/ in-law suite. Downstairs there is a laundry room, living room, bedroom, and newly renovated kitchen and bathroom. Additionally there are inside/outside entrances to the downstairs living area. Close to the beach and all the action, this terrific home is perfect for big families.
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Take a tour of 302 N. Mansfield Avenue, Margate
Renowned architect and builder Robert Kiejdan delivers another stunning 2,500 square foot NEW CONSTRUCTION masterpiece in Margate’s prestigious Parkway Section. This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home spans three stories.
The first floor highlights include a covered front porch, state-of-the-art eat-in kitchen, separate dining area and spacious great room with a beautiful stone fireplace. The first floor is perfect for family gatherings with its bright open layout.
The second floor features a large master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and spa bath, two additional bedrooms, a hall bath, laundry room, and another large covered porch.
The third floor is perfect for family, guests, or kids, with a fourth bedroom featuring single bed built-ins, two closets, another full bathroom and a bonus room or 5th bedroom.
Built on a 41.6′ x 80′ lot it provides space for a backyard, great outdoor storage shed, and the driveway can fit up to 4 cars. Just a few blocks to the beach, this is the perfect summer or year-round home! This architectural design is copyrighted by Kiejdan Architects and has never been built in Margate before.
For more information on this property click here!
Charm in Historic St. Leonard’s Tract
101 S. Oxford Avenue, Ventnor
Enjoy the sight and sounds of the ocean from your own BEACH BLOCK home! With 3 floors of living space, 5 large bedrooms and 3.5 baths, this historic St. Leonard’s Tract home is deceivingly large.
The first floor boasts a spacious living room with gorgeous stone fireplace and an expansive dining room with pocket doors. The eat-in kitchen features granite counter tops, a decorative tiled backsplash, stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances and loads of counter space. Additional 1st floor highlights include an inviting family room, a large master bedroom suite with private bath plus a 2nd bedroom perfect for a home office or den.
On the second floor, you’ll find another full bath plus three more enormous bedrooms, including one that includes a sitting room equally as large as a bedroom. The finished basement is accessible via a separate entrance and includes a media room, wet bar, laundry room, tons of storage space and a gorgeous full bathroom with a walk in shower!
Outside, there is a front porch with ocean views, a paver patio, a fenced yard, a detached garage and a large storage shed. Steps to the beach and boardwalk, too!
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.
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!
To view the official amended ordinance, Click Here.
Want to find out what your home is worth? Call Mark Today!
Does it feel as if your home improvement to-do list never ends? Try organizing your projects by month. Then knock these 12 items off your list.
Once you become a homeowner, the number of things you need (or want) to improve increases exponentially. There’s always something to be done. But certain times of year are better to tackle specific projects, whether your goal is to save money or sanity. Not sure where to begin? We’ve laid out a schedule below.
Article Re-posted from Trulia.com (March 29, 2017 by Michelle Hainer)
It’s the most wonderful time of year, and that undoubtedly means that your workplace feels the need to offer some type of celebration. Socializing with co-workers outside of the regular office setting can get tricky, so we’ve gathered 6 top tips to help you navigate your work Christmas party. By following these rules of thumb, you can be sure you’ll have a decent time AND still have your job come Monday.
Unless you’re a total Grinch, it’s hard to argue with the fact that glitter lights and colorful accents make a home look more cheerful and inviting. But you also probably know that if you’re trying to sell your home, buyers need to have an easy time imagining themselves (and their own holiday traditions) in your home.
You don’t have to ditch the holiday decorations altogether. But you shouldn’t hang all the boughs of holly, Christmas lights, Hanukkah menorahs, and every holiday card you receive, either.
So how do you walk the line during these merry months and let the holiday spirit flow without turning off buyers? Hey, we’ve got some tips—an early secret Santa gift from us to you!
1. Depersonalize the decorations
“It’s important the design appeals to as many different home buyers and tastes as possible,” says Erika Dalager, marketing manager at roOomy, a virtual home staging site. “The seller’s personal life should not be prominently featured throughout the home.”
That means avoiding the personal decorations that appeal mostly to you and your family:
- “Best Mom” tree ornaments your kids made in preschool
- Named Christmas stockings
- Religious tokens and symbols
- A ton of holiday cards
- Photos of your baby’s first Christmas
Hope Mazzola, a real estate broker with William Raveis in Katonah, NY, says glitzing a home with over-the-top decorations is like wrapping a house in an “ugly holiday sweater.”
“Less is definitely more when it comes to holiday decorations while selling your home,” Mazzola says. “Enhancing the features of the home versus adding all the bells and whistles will keep buyers on track.”
2. Consider the neighborhood
But if your neighborhood is ablaze with holidays lights, which herald the block’s values and attract like-minded buyers, then you don’t want to be your block’s resident Scrooge, says Tori Toth, a New York City home stager.
“If your neighborhood is festive during Christmas, then a buyer would expect Christmas decorations at your home,” Toth says. “On the other hand, if you live in a politically correct neighborhood with a mix of religious beliefs, use more generic decorations to promote season’s greetings rather than your specific holiday.”
Some real estate pros, however, say you should forgo the decorations regardless of what your neighbors are doing.
“Putting up decorations while your home is on the market poses more risk than it offers reward,” says Sam Pawlitzki, a Los Angeles Realtor. “I recommend that sellers stick to the rule of keeping their house impersonal.”
3. If you must decorate…
Follow these tips for decorating your home while it’s for sale during the holidays:
Avoid the kitsch: Inflatable snowmen, reindeer on the roof, a gazillion angels flapping their wings, or life-size Mike Pence mannequins can seem in poor taste and turn off potential buyers.
Classic is always best: Hang an elegant wreath on the front door, rather than a “Santa stops here!” sign, says Jamie Novak, author of “Keep This, Toss That.”
Don’t overdo lights: Simple white lights can add a festive touch without blinding buyers during walk-throughs.
Skip the tree: You can’t win with a tree. If it’s too big, it distracts viewers and can make the room seem small. It can also block the flow and make the space seem crowded. And if it’s tiny, it’s depressing and sad. Decorate a tree only if you have a great room and you want to show off a high ceiling.
Box up the greeting cards: Holiday cards on tables make the room look messy. Stick them in a drawer.
Protect presents: Don’t stack gifts under a tree or put them on display. The last thing you want this holiday is for a stranger with sticky fingers to walk away with a present. Lock the presents in your car trunk, especially during an open house.
Choose scents over scenes: The smell of simmering cider or baked cookies will delight the senses more than garlands strung over everything that doesn’t move.
Light a fire: A roaring fireplace during a weekday showing is a cozy way to celebrate the winter and warm visitors as well.
Pump up powder rooms: Place peppermint-scented soaps and candles in the bathrooms along with a few tasteful, holiday-themed towels. They give the rooms some spirit and interest.
Celebrate your tradition with color: This may not be the year you display the religious symbols of your holidays, but you don’t have to forsake them altogether. If you celebrate Hanukkah, hang a wreath with shades of blue. For Christmas, your wreath can be made of evergreen boughs and pine cones. For Kwanzaa, add red berries to a green wreath.
In the end, the most important holiday decision you’ll make is whether to keep your home on the market during Yuletide: You’ll have fewer house hunters, but more motivated buyers. Ask your Realtor whether you should consider delisting your home for the holiday season, and starting fresh after the new year.
RE-POSTED FROM Realtor.com
Original Article by| Dec 7, 2016
If you’re trying to sell your property, you need to find a way to differentiate your listing from the pack and draw in as many online viewers as possible. It is not difficult to do this, but you need a multi-pronged approach to achieve the best results. Hopefully, by following a few simple steps, you can have potential buyers scrambling to bid on your property.
1) Professional photography.
After price, the first thing that will grab your viewer’s attention is your online photography and video of your property, but it must be crystal clear, have the proper lighting and entice the viewer to explore further. Today’s advanced photography technology provides the brilliant blue sky, rich green grass and vibrant interior views than were unavailable just a few years ago. Because a home is such a big-ticket item, and because, as they say, you only have one chance to make a good first impression, it’s worth it to hire a professional photographer and videographer to capture your property in its best light. A bit of quick online research underscores how much more success brokers have had when springing for professional photography as part of their listing. In most cases, they report, the relatively small price tag is worth every penny when considering the size of the total sale.
2) Virtual dusk shots.
Only about five percent of brokers use virtual dusk shots, which put your property, literally, in an entirely new light. Some brokers call the virtual dusk shot the “money shot,” and “the best-kept secret in the real estate industry”. Research has shown that by including this shot as part of the online portfolio for your property, you can increase click-throughs by as much as 50%. Capturing this shot is not difficult, but you need to use a professional photographer to achieve the right impact; be sure to request this shot if it’s not already included in your package.
3) Aerial photography.
Along with virtual dusk shots, there is nothing like aerial photography or videography to portray your property at its finest. Aerial photography is especially helpful for large, expansive properties, where traditional photography can’t really capture the full extent of the home or grounds. Today’s aerial photography costs far less than it did years ago, when the only option was using a small aircraft. These days, you can take aerial photography using drones, producing shots that are extremely cost-effective considering the tremendous impact they can have.
4) High-conversion landing pages.
You want to list your house in a way that attracts maximum views and click-throughs to additional information. If your property is listed on a major real estate site and you are getting some leads, you may think you are doing all you can to attract customers. But you need to be sure that the landing page that showcases your house online is optimized to receive the greatest number of leads you possibly can. By pairing with an experienced online marketer, you can be sure that attention is focused squarely on your property and that keywords are optimized to your prospective buyers’ search terms.
5) Social media exposure.
Most prospective home buyers are already on the major sites, like Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com. But how many properties are marketed on additional sites – and include a custom video that is distributed via social media? It’s important to get your property the broadest exposure possible by posting custom video on Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites, as well as the dedicated real estate sites and broker sites. Word-of-mouth is one of your greatest selling tools when selling your property – take advantage of it and get your property as many views as possible, especially on the free sites.
(Original Article Posted on HomeJab Blog)