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22 N. Vassar Square
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7207 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor
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19 S. Wyoming Avenue, Ventnor
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302 N. Mansfield Avenue, Margate
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5604 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor
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Beach Block Home in St. Leonard’s Tract
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NEWS FLASH: Ventnor Ordinance Amended
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Best Home Improvements For Every Month Of The Year
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6 Tips to Survive Your Holiday Office Party
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How to Deck the Halls When Selling Your Home During Holidays

22 N. Vassar Square

22 N. Vassar Square, Ventnor

This great house was made all shiny and new by an architect a few years ago. Once a one story, one bedroom, one bath house is now a 2 story 4 bedroom house with 2 full baths, a first floor master, and a second floor deck.
As you walk up to the front door the covered front porch lends to tranquility with the beautiful tree lined street and bay views. The welcoming first floor features an open living room boasting a cheerful custom mantle surrounding the fireplace, hardwood floors, and archways into the kitchen and laundry room. Additionally there are French doors leading out to the covered front porch with custom phantom screens. The eat-in chef’s kitchen includes a breakfast bar, granite countertops, sub zero refrigerator all flowing into the laundry room, with more cabinet space, granite workspace and storage galore. Down the hall you will find the spacious first floor master with an adjoining full bath.
The second floor offers three more sizable bedrooms and another full bath. An added bonus is the second floor deck off the front bedroom. There is also a full attic with pull down stairs for additional storage. Sitting 3 houses from the bay and only 2 1/2 blocks to the beach, boardwalk, restaurants, Ventnor movie theater, tennis courts, playground and MORE making this the perfect shore get away or a year round home. This fabulous location is in the Renaissance section of NORTH BEACH!
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7207 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor

Old world architectural finishes have been preserved and restored through out establishing this classic Ventnor shore home as an iconic landmark on this island. You will fall in love with this enchanting unique home positioned on an expansive corner lot. The welcoming first floor is light and bright with ample room for entertaining. The spacious living area includes beautiful hardwood floors, crown molding, built-ins, a brick fireplace, and a charming adjoining sunroom with stained glass windows. Off the living area is a bright and airy formal dining room. Adjacent to the dining room is a great eat-in kitchen with a large pantry and an adorable breakfast nook.
Upstairs you will find two enormous bedrooms, which share a jack and jill bathroom. Additionally there is a beautiful full hall bathroom and another large bedroom. The huge third floor is being used as a “kids getaway” complete with four beds and a sitting area. Outdoor living is equally as special with endless divine features. There is a detached garage that was turned into an extra living space with a bar! The massive fenced backyard boasts plenty of seating space and a fire pit. The side yards offer additional space and another patio and garden on the side of the house. Finally there is a paved one-car driveway! Only 1.5 blocks from the beach, this is a must-see home!
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19 S. Wyoming Avenue, Ventnor

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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302 N. Mansfield Avenue, Margate

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.

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5604 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor

Charm in Historic St. Leonard’s Tract

 

 

Situated on an oversized 60′ x 115′ lot in historic St. Leonard’s Tract, this 5 bedroom, 3 bath home is deceptively large!

The expansive living room features a built-in fireplace and tons of natural light. The renovated eat-in kitchen boasts a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and an expansive dining area. There’s a large adjacent sunroom perfect for entertaining with easy access to the oversized rear fenced yard and patio. (Plenty of room for a pool too!) The first floor also includes a laundry room, a den, two bedrooms and a full bath.

Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom suite boasts its own private bath and two updated closets. Down the hall, two more bedrooms share a hall bath. One of the most impressive features is the enormous second floor deck, which is perfect for summer barbecues and large gatherings. Additional highlights include updated bathrooms, storage space in the basement and third floor attic and a detached garage.

Just 2 blocks to the beach, this blend of historic charm and modern upgrades is a wonderful merger of old and new!

Beach Block Home in 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!

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!

Best Home Improvements For Every Month Of The Year

Best Home Improvement Projects
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.

January: Clean your carpets and rugs

It may seem counterintuitive to do this when it’s cold out, but according to Jonathan Barnett, founder of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning in Lakewood, CO, your flooring gets really dirty during the winter. Waiting until spring to remove all that grime can make it harder to get stains out. “Plus, the lack of humidity during the winter months allows moisture to evaporate quickly so wet carpets dry faster,” Barnett says. “And a clean carpet provides a healthier and better-smelling home, which is especially important during the winter, when most people spend the majority of their time indoors.”

February: Paint a room or two

Now is the perfect time to tackle an indoor project that you can enjoy year-round. “Indoor projects aren’t weather-dependent; it’s more of a supply and demand thing,” says Shaun McCarthy, president and owner of Handyman Connection in Colorado Springs, CO. If you’re hiring someone to paint for you, winter is a good time to do it. You’re likely to get a much better price than you’d get during the spring and summer, when many people book exterior painting jobs. But even if you’re planning to do it yourself, there are still benefits. Brisk winter air is good for curing paint, so cracking that window for ventilation serves a double purpose. (Unlike humid summer air, it won’t make your paint take longer to dry.) While you’re at it, if you haven’t weather-stripped or caulked your windows and doors, do it in February before the winds of March set in, says McCarthy.

March: Clean your gutters

“The most common problem I see in my home inspections is a wet basement or crawl space,” says Marc Shanley, a certified master inspector at Trinity Inspection, which services homes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. One common culprit? Clogged gutters, which do an ineffective job of directing runoff away from your home’s foundation. All that moisture can cause major foundation problems. Depending on your gutters (and whether you have overhanging trees), you may need to tackle this task more than once a year. Even so, it’s best to do this before the April rains hit.

April: Refinish your hardwood floors

If you’ve discovered hardwoods beneath your new home’s carpeting, wait until spring to complete this labor-intensive but transformative task. “If you wait until it’s really hot out, the finish can cure too quickly and the sheen might not dry properly, which leads to a glossy, uneven finish,” says Arne Johansson, owner of Arne’s Floor Sanding in Minneapolis, MN.

May: Buy a new refrigerator

Although most large appliances go on sale later in the year, refrigerators have their moment in May, in preparation for the summer. To make room for that new inventory, the older versions usually go on sale, which can mean big discounts for consumers. Want even more savings? Consider energy efficiency (look for the Energy Star certification) and ask if you can buy the floor model. Don’t forget to haggle!

June: Freshen up your exterior

Now’s the time to wash your windows (or pay someone to do it), power-wash your siding, and install screens in your windows. Before you power-wash, be sure that all your weatherstripping and caulking is secure (and your windows are closed). Otherwise, you risk shooting the cleaning liquid into your house, says McCarthy. He also advises testing the washer’s power on an inconspicuous area of your exterior beforehand. “You want to clean your house, not take the paint off of it,” he says.

July: Fertilize your lawn

“Your lawn needs a solid four to six fertilization applications throughout the year to keep it healthy and growing,” says Gene Caballero, co-founder of GreenPal, an app that matches customers with landscapers. “Fertilizing in July will give your lawn the vitamins and nutrients it needs to get through the rest of the hot summer months. Also, this midsummer application helps to prevent weeds from germinating — setting you up for less weed pulling in the fall.”

August: Paint your home’s exterior

The best time to paint your home’s exterior is when temperatures remain consistent from day to day and don’t drastically dip overnight. “The real key,” says McCarthy, is “to work your way around the house so that you’re always painting in the shade.” First, map out what time of day the sun hits each side of your home, then paint accordingly. Of course, you could always hire a pro for this task. You might want to get some estimates, especially for a multistory house. Investing in the equipment (including a tall ladder or two) might not be worth the cost or the hassle.

September: Replace your windows

Caulk adheres better when the temperature is between 40 and 80 degrees, so those glorious days of late summer and early fall are an ideal time to replace your windows. Plus, when the cold weather does hit, new windows will keep the heat where it belongs — inside your house.

October: Buy new appliances

Big-ticket appliances such as stoves, washing machines, and dishwashers debut their newest models around this time of year. That frequently means deep discounts on the old ones. Some retailers will even start their holiday sales early. Double savings!

November: Remodel your bathroom

Contractors are entering their slow season this month, so they’re more willing to jump on a small project and get it done quickly, says McCarthy. “A powder room is a good way to test a contractor out, especially if you’re in the market for a larger renovation like a kitchen,” he says. “If you like the way it turns out, great; if you don’t, it’s low risk.”

December: Build a deck

You’ll probably get a good deal, because deck builders will be winding down for the winter. But adding a deck onto your house when it’s cold out makes sense from a building perspective too. December is less humid, so if you’re using pressure-treated wood, it’ll dry more consistently and evenly. Also, the hot sun won’t beat down on it, which can cause warping and cracking.

 

Article Re-posted from Trulia.com (March 29, 2017 by Michelle Hainer)

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6 Tips to Survive Your Holiday Office Party

6 Tips to Survive Your Holiday Office Party

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.

 

How to Deck the Halls When Selling Your Home During Holidays

Tasteful Holiday Decoration

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.”

Office Holiday Decor

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

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