Long Beach Island, NJ Real Estate News

By CJ Davies, Davies and DeGennaro
(Davies and DeGennaro Real Estate)
What are riparian rights and how can they affect my property on Long Beach Island NJ, 08008? If you own a waterfront property on Long Beach Island, chances are, you need to know the answer to this question.  Not only do you need to know this question but also a multitude of other questions: Do I have riparian rights? If so is it a grant or or a license? What are the differences between the two? If I don't have any riparian rights, is it possible that I have a tide-lands claim? What is a tidelands claim? All of these questions and more can be answered at the NJDEP Land Use web site Ring any bells?  This is the confusing stuff that most Realtors don't take the time to understand and it can severely impact the value of your property, good and bad.  So lets get down to it. (All of these ans...
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By CJ Davies, Davies and DeGennaro
(Davies and DeGennaro Real Estate)
Everyone loves a good start to their morning. Coffee with Toast is just the way to do it.  Of course there are more complex, tastier breakfasts.  But none funnier than Coffee with Toast. Yes I am talking about a website! www.CoffeeWithToast.com As a Real Estate Agent, I have my Google Reader filled with real estate blogs.  Techsavvy agent, RealEstateTomato.com, GeekEstate, and Social media globetrotter are all ways I keep up to date on my real estate info every morning.  Sometimes I just get plain bored!  Everyone does.  So thanks to my good friend Sean Herman and a talented bro squad, I get to LOL a little bit every every morning as well.  Of course, their humor needs a welcoming ear, but what comedian doesn't?  The web site includes: Surfing Blogs featuring Sean Herman and friends Fun...
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Why you should list with CJ Davies I have spent hours and hours, researching and learning about the newest Real Estate Technology so that I can maximize the amount of exposure for every one of my listings.  There are so many aspects to marketing in today's real estate market, especially on Long Beach Island.  In this blog I wanted to summarize and explain everything I have been learning about and or utilizing.  I am hoping that I can get all of this written down and organized not only to help every one interested in Home sale on long beach island but to help my self put everything into one place so that I can further hone my marketing skills when it comes to direct mail and other non-web based tactics. Now I am going to hit you with a  lot of information right now, but If you live on Lo...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Spring is quickly approaching, which means it's "The Wedding Season."  The Wedding Road Show of Long Beach Island (LBI) will feature Spring Weddings and planning a Spring wedding is easy with tips and advice from muliple venders participating. Get the latest in Spring Wedding ideas and insight. The Wedding Road Show taking place throughout the Long Beach Island Region on Sunday April 10, 2011 has attracted brides locally and from across the country. This complimentary self guided tour is a series of open houses that features forty chamber members who represent venues, shops and services that are directly tied to the wedding industry. There will be three registration points for brides to begin their day. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce site, which will be headquarters for ...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
The entrance to Long Beach Island has been marred for almost 20 years by an unused gas station. The plot of land in Ship Bottom is located between Eighth and Ninth streets and adjacent to the end of Route 72 eastbound. After the closure of the gas station, groundwater contamination was discovered at the site. The cleanup and remediation process has been going on for 10 years. This parcel of land, located at the gateway to Long Beach Island includes two parcels which werre purchased in 2004 and in 2008. The demolishing the of building and trying to finish the remediation, which will take a couple of more months, before submitting plans probably for the April meeting of the Planning Board.  The developer of the project has said that "it's pretty much going to be an old business with a ver...
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By CJ Davies, Davies and DeGennaro
(Davies and DeGennaro Real Estate)
What do you mean I actually have to do something to get noticed?  You think you have done all of the right things.  You have joined all of the social media networks you could possibly thing of. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Active Rain You got your self a brand new web site and put all of your listings up.  Still no one is visiting your sites, your not getting any feed back or leads.  Social Networking is useless to you That statement is completely correct if you don't know how to leverage it.  It is a very complicated thing and actually can be oerwhelming at first, especially if you aren't a computer person to begin with.  My story is similar to this.  Although I had experience with computers in the past and I knew all of the basics, I stil couldn't wrap my head around the concept of socia...
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By CJ Davies, Davies and DeGennaro
(Davies and DeGennaro Real Estate)
Every time I think I have mastered a marketing technique, i discover another aspect of technology i need to learn about.  I mentioned in some of my previous blogs that I would keep all of my readers up to speed on my interactions with the newest technology in the real estate market.  I have mentioned in passing my new web site that should be up and running on March 15th 2011.  I have described my wrestling matches with learning how to blog, THE RIGHT WAY.  I have learned so much from researching on Active Rain and I am still trying to impliment everything. I have now stumbled upon an easy way for people to stay up to date with my blogs with out having to read anything!  All you need to do is press play and my blogs will be read to you via pod-cast word for word.  How cool is that?  Gran...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
A great thing about living at the Jersey Shore is you're never too far from the Atlantic Ocean.   With temperatures on the mainland at 65 degrees today, and finding 90 minutes in my schedule, it meant only one thing. Over the Causeway to Long Beach Island.  Though it was a little cooler over there, man and dog were shaking off cabin fever!   Fresh Ocean air! It's Spring at the Jersey Shore! And dogs be here! 
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
On February 19th, the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park Interpretative Center, will be holding a seminar on the winter population of seals and the work the Marine Mammal Stranding Center does to rehabilitate injured marine life. In conjunction with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce's LBI Chocolate Week, each attendee will receive a chocolate kiss. Information: 609-494-2016 The Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC)is a private non-profit organization based in Brigantine, New Jersey. Since the Center's founding in 1978, staff and volunteers have responded to over 3610 calls for stranded whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that washed ashore on New Jersey beaches.  These animals range from a 5 lb. Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle to a 25-ton Humpback Whale (both of which are endangered sp...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Long Beach Island Polar Bear Plunge 2011-Super Bowl Sunday Long Beach Island, at the Jersey Shore is again the site of the 2011Polar Bear Plunge on Super Bowl Sunday, February 6 at 1pm.  We call it 'The Super Plunge'.  Registration fees benefit the Southern Regional High School Swim Teams and the St Francis Community Center.   While most Polar Bear Plunges happen on January 1, we in southern Ocean County at the Jersey Shore perfer the colder temperatures of February.  Currently Atlantic Ocean temperatures at the Jersey Shore are hovering at about 36 degrees. Trust me, that's cold! If you feel like braving the New Jersey winter and you'd like to participate in the 7th Annual Super Plunge on Long Beach Island you can still register.  Click here for the registration form. If you're not wil...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
A lazy day in August... What a difference a few months make! One of the many Barnegat Bay beaches on Long Beach Island at the Jersey Shore! It won't be long now...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Long Beach Island Region Chocolate Week is ‘chockfull' of fun things to do on the island and surrounding area from February 11th to February 20th.  Celebrate Valentines Day with romantic gift ideas; dinner, a night at a B&B, a massage, and of course, chocolates!   February 11 - Daddy O Restaurant presents Valentine Themed Wine Dinner offering 4 courses all paired with a different wine and decadent dessert.    February 12th  - The LBIF will be giving out "Chocolate Turtles".  While you're getting your chocolate fix, learn about green technology.  Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Blvd, Loveladies.   Feb 12 - Our Gang Players present Hello Dolly featuring a chocolate themed intermission during their Saturday performance at the Ocean First Stage Performi...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
It's December, and I am getting back to my winter schedule.  That means my gym visit is early!  After working out,  sometimes my car knows just what I need.  I don't know how it knows, but it takes me across the Route 72 Causeway to Long Beach Island.  Just in time for the sunrise. Ship Bottom, 12/2/2010 6:55AMAt 7:00am it was just me & the gulls!It's a great day to be a REALTOR at the Jersey Shore! These pictures really don't do justice to today's (12-2-2010) sunrise in Ship Bottom on Long Beach Island.  Though it's chilly, the sunrise over the Atlantic brightens my outlook and gets my day off to a great start.   Hope your day is rewarding!
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
One week remains in the Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic, the eight week surf fishing tournament for striped bass and bluefish on Long Beach Island NJ.  The front runner is still Ray Sullivan, with his 56.44 pound striper catch on October 21st. The 56th Annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic began October 9th and runs through December 5th.  Weigh in must occur within 24 hours of the catch, and on December 5th, before 6pm.   Surf Fishing in Ship Bottom-Long Beach Island-NJ November, 2010 It might be colder on the beach today than it was in October, but they're out there trying to beat that 56 pound striped bass catch. Cash awards have already been won by anglers in the daily and weekly segments of the competition, but the grand prize will have to wait until December 5th.
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Long Beach Island, NJ Sunrise November 2010 Ship Bottom, NJ Early Morning Gulls Long Beach Island, NJ Ocean Calm November 2010 One of the things I love about living on the Jersey Shore is the Atlantic Ocean...just minutes from my front door.  I out the door this morning, regular time, headed to the gym.  I realized, half way there, that it's Sunday and the gym opens later.  No problem!  Over the Route 72 Causeway I went, from Manahawkin to Long Beach Island, in time to see the sunrise over the Atlantic from the beach in Ship Bottom.  A visitor even offered to take my photo!   Laura Giannotta on Long Beach Island! "I've got some great waterfront property at the Jersey Shore!" 
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Don't Miss Out on the Striped Bass and Blue Fish Run along The Jersey Shore November is an exciting time for both the beach and boat angler as the migration of striped bass and bluefish along The Jersey Shore will reach its peak. The largest concentrations of both of these species will be found this month and famous "Jersey Blitzes" will continue. Fishermen will also have an opportunity at targeting and landing some of the biggest bass and bluefish of the season. As air temperatures get colder and water temperatures drop on The Jersey Shore, the greatest activity and feeding takes place as falling water temperatures are the impetus that triggers striped bass and bluefish to feed as they bulk up for their migration to the south. During November it will not be uncommon to land stripers th...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
LBI Garden Club Holiday Tour of Homes The LBI Garden Club will be hosting the event on Dec 9 and 10, 10 am to 4 pm.  The tour will feature 7 homes decorated for the holidays by the club.  A tea and boutique will also be provided.  Tickets are $30.00; visit the club website, thegardencluboflbi.com. The Garden Club of Long Beach Island was organized in 1958 and federated in 1960.  The club is a member of The National Garden Clubs, Inc.-Central Atlantic Region and The Garden Club of New Jersey-District Eight.  Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 A.M. at the First Methodist Church, corner of New Jersey and Beach Avenues in Beach Haven Terrace, NJ. The club maintains the Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens at the Barnegat Light Museum and the Beach Haven Library, organiz...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Just one year ago, the Jersey Shore was pounded by a violent storm that ate away at Long Beach Island's beaches and caused major flooding throughout southern Ocean County. .. Long Beach Island, NJ November 2009 .. Storm Damage Long Beach Island, NJ November 2009 What a difference a one year makes!  The dune replenishment project, undertaken by the Army Corps of Engineers, was completed last spring. .. Dredge off the coast in Harvey Cedars, NJ The dunes are higher and path to the beach is a little longer, but homes have more protection from the Atlantic! .. New Dune in Harvey Cedars, NJ November 2010 The walk might be a few more steps but on the other side, there's still the Atlantic Ocean! .. Atlantic Ocean, Harvey Cedars, NJ 2010
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
The American Littoral Society has recognized Dr. Michael J. Kennish for his outstanding contributions to marine science by bestowing on him the 2010 Graham Macmillan Award, which is awarded annually to an individual or group for exceptional contributions to marine conservation and science. Michael J. Kennish was recognized for his work on Barnegat Bay and ocean ecosystems on The Jersey Shore. Dr. Kennish is a research professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University. The award was announced at the Society′s 49th annual meeting in Montauk, New York, on October 23.   The award was established in the 1970s in honor of Graham Macmillan, who founded the American Littoral Society′s nationally recognized volunteer, fish-tagging program in 1965 as a way to engage re...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Can I Make Money Surf Fishing on Long Beach Island? You bet!  It's October, and it's the Annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic which began on the 9th and runs through December 5th.  The striped bass and blue fish competition offers daily, weekly and grand cash prizes in general, children’s, student, ladies and seniors categories. It's early on in the competition, and current record striped bass (caught on October 22, 2010) stands at 56.44 pounds caught in Haven Beach, on the south end of Long Beach Island by Ray Sullivan.   That's the largest in Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic history.  But Bob Misak, from Barneget Light Bait and Tackle, predicts a 60 pounder will be caught before the LBI Surf Fishing tournament ends on December 5th.   Nearly 1,000 anglers register each y...
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