Tag - jersey shore real estate

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7207 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor
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17 S. Washington Avenue Unit B, Margate
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8602 Ventnor Avenue, Margate
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2 S. Dudley Avenue, Ventnor
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4 Real Estate Lessons From Old-School Board Games
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8110 Bayshore Drive: Totally Renovated Bayfront Paradise
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Open Houses This Weekend
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The Worst Home-Selling Advice People Actually Believe
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405 N Thurlow Ave. Margate NJ 08402 | MLS # 415768 – Mark Arbeit and Company
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5 S Suffolk Ave.Ventnor NJ 08406 | MLS # 415070 – Mark Arbeit and Company

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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17 S. Washington Avenue Unit B, Margate

Welcome to the Washington Waves…
Walk up the beautiful sun filled stairway to your new construction 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom town home boasting ocean views inside and out. The 9′ ceilings combined with the open floor plan gives the area a very spacious feel. Hardwood floors run throughout the entire home and the custom kitchen includes a center kitchen island and granite counter tops, wine fridge, and stainless steel appliances. The spacious master bedroom suite includes a private master bath with double granite sinks & a walk in closet. There are three more large bedrooms, two more full baths, and a large laundry room complete with a utility sink. Exterior features include a large covered deck in the front with ocean views, a rear porch in the back, a large 22′ fenced yard with paver patio, 3 car parking (1 car garage + 2 car port), a large storage area, and an outside shower. This property is also pet friendly, has low condo fees, and is just 1 block from the beach – perfect for a summer getaway!
For more information and property details, click here.

8602 Ventnor Avenue, Margate

With its beautifully landscaped front yard, this Parkway South Side home is a showstopper on the Parkway of Margate!
The custom brick walkway leads you into this immaculate 4 bedroom 3 bath Cape Cod home. Adjacent to the front sitting room there is a massive formal dining room with beautiful hardwood floors and lots of windows, perfect for entertaining even the largest groups. From there you pass through an elegant tiled living room boasting a custom wall of bookshelves, and double doors to your secluded, back brick patio. Step into your custom eat-in kitchen boasting a large center island, new stainless steel appliances, and wall to wall custom glass door cabinetry. The spacious master bedroom suite is simply perfection with its stunning private spa bath. There is also a huge adjacent den/office connected to the master suite, which can easily be used as a large second bedroom. Completing the 1st floor, there is a powder room, an oversized pass through pantry, and laundry room with tons of closet space. The 2nd floor boasts two more large bedrooms, an open sitting area, loads of storage and a beautifully renovated full bath.

 

The exterior features include a massive two car garage, expansive awning covered porch facing Margate’s Parkway, a fenced patio with an
electronic awning, and privacy hedges that create an oasis perfect for entertaining. There’s even a second floor balcony with stunning ocean views!

 

Live luxuriously in this stunning Parkway home! For more information, click here.

2 S. Dudley Avenue, Ventnor

Beautiful & Spacious Summer Rental

Looking for the perfect full summer rental? For $40k, this lovely estate is yours!

 

Welcome to a picture perfect 5 bedroom 5.5 bath St. Leonard’s Tract Estate boasting an enormous wrap-around porch that recalls summers of days gone-by. Located just two short blocks to the beach on one of the most beautiful streets in historic St. Leonard’s Tract, this magnificent one-of-a-kind home is being offered as a full summer rental.

 

Spacious and sunny with an open layout, the ground floor features a large living room with a fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors, spacious dining room and an eat-in chef’s kitchen with breakfast bar. This luxurious open layout featuring a strong attention to detail and multiple seating options makes this estate ideal for entertaining and family gatherings. The second floor includes a master bedroom suite with a spa bath and fireplace, sitting room and private deck, plus 4 more bedrooms and bathrooms! There is also a huge lower level with a media room, game room & laundry room. Outside, enjoy summer barbecues in the incredible private courtyard.

 

The home is available from Memorial Day through Labor Day for $40k plus utilities.

4 Real Estate Lessons From Old-School Board Games

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The real estate game is all about taking risks and trying not to run into trouble.

Playing old board games with friends is a fun way to spend a Saturday night. The drinks are flowing, the snacks are as plentiful as the laughs, and the spirit of competition keeps everyone a little livelier than usual.

During one wildly successful board game night, we had an epiphany — some of the skills we use when playing could be applied to a search for a home for sale. Get out your egg timers and your velvet satchels full of wooden letter tiles, because we’re about to lay some gaming knowledge on you.

1. Have a strategy (and allies)

The real world isn’t always candy-themed. Unless you’re playing a game where you rely on the luck of the dice to move you along, you’re going to need a strategy. Are you coming in hot and trying to build an early lead? Or are you lying a little low, waiting to see how the game unfolds, and then striking at precisely the right moment? The exact same thing applies to house hunting.

Bold and aggressive? Buy low on a fixer-upper and make something amazing out of it. More conservative? Prepare for the long haul to find the right match that you’re willing to pay a premium on. Get your strategy straight with the help of an ally in the form of a real estate agent — a third party who’s not directly playing the game but is there when you need guidance. Check those boxes, and you’re on the way to winning this thing.Dice-Roll

2. Sometimes you need a little luck

Sometimes in the real estate world, you can do everything right but still find yourself on the house hunt six months later. The truth is, finding a home often requires luck. And there’s not much you can do to encourage the luck factor except hope to get lucky. In board games, it’s a dice roll or the spin of a plastic wheel. In house hunting, it might be that the offer ahead of yours falls through or you just happen to get your offer in five minutes before someone else. One of the tenets of Stoic philosophy is to try to control only what you can control, and it’s a perfect match for house hunting. Do your best but don’t stress about what’s out of your control. It won’t help you and it will only make you anxious.

3. Don’t make emotional decisions

We’ve all been there. You don’t have the cards, the dice have been coming up snake eyes, and your pink plastic dude is so many spaces behind. This is not the time to dwell on those feelings. Swallow the despair and double down on the comeback run that you have in you.

House hunting is no different. You’re going to lose a house that you put an offer on. Maybe several of them. And sometimes, you’ll lose a bidding war on a home you’d already started dreaming about moving into. Don’t get frustrated and settle for something you don’t want or a place with serious red flags. This is going to be one of the largest purchases you ever make in your life. Breathe deep and make these decisions with your head on straight and your eyes wide open.

monopoly-pieces-500x2734. Be in it to win it

In a board game, it’s easy to get caught up in the superdope-looking board or choosing between the silver top hat or the silver Scottie dog. Those are just distractions. You’re a coldhearted winner; you’re not here to make friends (although, ironically, you’re probably playing those old board games with your friends). You’re in this thing for one reason and one reason only: to crush the competition. Don’t forget that when house hunting either. It’s fun to look at places and check out the market, but don’t get caught up in seeing every Southwestern ranch-style home in the city when what you really need is your home.

Go forth and use these lessons like trump cards on your way to your dream house. Just don’t forget to consider a board game closet.

 

Article Re-posted from Trulia.com

8110 Bayshore Drive: Totally Renovated Bayfront Paradise

8110 Bayshore Drive, Margate9 BR, 8.5 BA
$3,500,000
272′ of Bay Frontage!

This spectacular and unique bay front compound is situated on an enormous 130′ x 170′ lot with 272′ of bay frontage!

Thanks to the enormity of the land, the home provides an expansive and open first floor living space that includes a magnificent multi-level great room complete with a full bar (perfect for entertaining), a full dining room, gourmet eat in kitchen with granite counters and center kitchen island as well as a huge three season screened-in porches. There are two master bedroom suites on the first floor, but the main master suite includes two separate baths and walk-in closets.

Totally gutted to the studs and fully renovated by the very well-respected Regina Builders, the home includes every possible upgrade and amenity you can think of for a home on the Bay, including spacious decks, nine bedrooms, eight full baths and one half bath, four zone heating and air conditioning, a custom heated in ground pool, dock, three boat slips (one floating), a two car attached garage, family room, home office, two laundry rooms, a solar hot water heater, multiple custom built-in cabinetry, incomparable views of the BAY and a magnificent entryway to the open sea. For a private showing or a complete list of features of this home, please contact Mark Arbeit.

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Open Houses This Weekend

Check out our Open Houses this weekend throughout Margate and Ventnor!

2 S. CLERMONT AVENUE, UNIT 8, MARGATE, NJ

Jersey Shore Townhome Condo

Saturday, July 30  •  11 AM – 1 PM

4 BR / 3.5 BA  •  $795,000

Professionally decorated end unit townhouse spanning 3 levels

38 N. FRONTENAC AVENUE, MARGATE, NJ

Margate New Construction

Saturday, July 30  •  11 AM – 1 PM

5 BR / 4 BA  •  $865,000

Beautiful new construction, 3 blocks to beach


6 S. LAFAYETTE AVENUE, VENTNOR, NJ

6 S. Lafayette Avenue, Ventnor Saturday, July 30  •  11 AM – 1 PM

4 BR / 2.5 BA  •  $635,000

Totally renovated, 1.5 blocks to beach & boards


2 N. RICHARDS AVENUE, VENTNOR, NJ

2 N. Richards Ave., VentnorSaturday, July 30 • 11 AM – 1 PM

& Sunday, July 31 • 11 AM – 1 PM

3 BR / 2 BA  •  $295,000


100 S. DUDLEY AVENUE, VENTNOR, NJ

Beach Block Ventnor NJ Sunday, July 31  •  11 AM – 1 PM

4 BR / 4.5 BA  •  $1,325,000

St. Leonard’s Tract beach block home

The Worst Home-Selling Advice People Actually Believe

You’ve made the monumental decision to sell your house. Congrats! Now brace yourself for the onslaught of “been there, done that, you must do this” advice. It pours forth from just about everyone who’s ever bought a house, sold a house, or binge-watched three straight seasons of “Love It or List It.”Let us give you our own little piece of advice: Don’t take everyone’s advice! While friends, family, and the occasional stranger love to wax poetic on how to best sell a home, their 2 cents could end up costing you a bundle.

To make sure you sell your home without a hitch, we’ve compiled these examples of the worst home-selling advice you might hear, and why they could ruin your chances. Beware!

2 S. Dudley Avenue, Ventnor

People are in the market for a new home 365 days a year.

‘Sell your home only in the spring or summer’

Why you might hear this: Spring is the time to get things done! Plus, long recesses in the school calendar and long holiday weekends, leading into summer vacation, mean these two seasons are prime time for buyers to look at homes.

Why it’s bad advice: Not everyone has kids and not everyone observes the Judeo-Christian holidays. So while spring and summer do inspire more activity, in the end people just want the right house.

“Once they find that, they will make the timing work,” says Kathy Braddock, managing director of William Raveis in New York City. The truth is, buyers are “looking 24/7/365 on their phones at home in their bunny slippers late at night.”

Read more about how the market changes after Labor Day here.

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‘The market’s slow, so you’re better off waiting until it heats up to sell’

Why you might hear this: You want to sell when the market’s hot, right? So if it’s not, you’re better off hunkering down and waiting it out.

Why it’s bad advice: Everything from natural disasters to rate hikes to election results can turn the market on its ear at any time and greatly affect your home price. “If you need to sell, there is no better time than the present,” says Evelina K. Vatkova, associate partner at Partners Trust in Beverly Hills, CA.

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‘Don’t stage or fix anything up—let buyers use their imagination’

38 N. Frontenac Kitchen

Professionally staged and photographed new construction at 38 N. Frontenac Avenue.

Why you might hear this: Hey you’re moving out! Do you really want to paint that stained wall you’ve neglected for three years for someone else to enjoy?

Why it’s bad advice: Let’s get back to reality here—few people can actually imagine anything beyond what’s in front of them. Those buyers with the ability to mentally fix up a joint “usually don’t want to be bothered, or don’t trust their instincts, so they move on,” says New York–based decorator and stager Marie Graham. She likens unprepared homes to bad first dates where the person shows up late and didn’t bother to comb their hair or use antiperspirant. “Buyers want to feel they are valued.”

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‘Camera phone photos are just fine for a listing’

Why you might hear this: You got 86 likes on that latest Instagram, right? You can definitely nail a killer picture of your bathroom.

Why it’s bad advice: “Everything rides on listing photos,” says Graham. Think about it—photos are, in essence, your first showing and what will drive traffic. Cellphones just don’t have the range of photo technology to make your home pop. And you, my friend, are (most likely) not a professional photographer.

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‘The market is so hot, you don’t need an agent’

Why you might hear this: You’ve seen those signs in people’s yards that read “For Sale By Owner.” Hey, it seems like a good idea! How hard can selling a home be? And you’ll pocket that Realtor® commission fee.

Why it’s bad advice: This can really backfire on sellers—and that’s if they get their house to close at all. While you may indeed be able to snag a buyer, working out the many, many, many details of the actual sale is where things get complicated. Closing means dealing with everything from the bank’s appraisal coming in too low to haggling over inspection items—all of which involve negotiation best gleaned from years of experience.

“In short, the savings don’t amount to anything if you never sell the house,” says Atlanta-based Realtor Bill Golden, with Re/Max Metro Atlanta Cityside.

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‘You should hire this person I know who’s an agent’

Why you might hear this: Your friend’s mother’s best friend’s daughter heard of a great real estate agent from her dog’s chiropractor. What could go wrong?

Why it’s bad advice: Hiring an agent is like interviewing someone for any other job: You want the right person for your needs, period. Hiring solely on the basis of a relationship is just a lot of baggage; personal relationships can often complicate getting the job done in the best, most profitable way.

 

Article Re-posted from Realtor.com

405 N Thurlow Ave. Margate NJ 08402 | MLS # 415768 – Mark Arbeit and Company

You will just fall in love with this 7 year old 5 bedroom 5.5 bath Bay Front Parkway home in Margate, boasting breathe taking bay views from every room and multiple decks. The home features a 1st floor with a spacious open floor plan with a great room, vaulted ceilings, 2 fireplaces and floor to ceiling windows, gourmet kitchen with Thermador appliances, a “must-have” 1st floor bedroom and full bath. Every bedroom has it’s own bath and the master bedroom suite with spa bath has a private deck overlooking the bay. Exterior features include a huge deck, 3 boat slips, attached garage and an outdoor shower.

5 S Suffolk Ave.Ventnor NJ 08406 | MLS # 415070 – Mark Arbeit and Company

5 S. Suffolk Avenue, Ventnor NJ 08406

It is the combination of charm, grace & architectural details of this south side St. Leonard’s Tract home that truly make it a one of a kind masterpiece. Being Sold fully furnished, this 6 BR 4.5 BA estate w/ it’s classic center stair design features hardwood floors, gourmet eat in kitchen, separate dining room, large sun room, 2 fireplaces & master suite w/a huge deck w/ocean views. The grounds include flagstone walk ways, enchanting English gardens with patio, 2 car garage and parking for 4 more cars.

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