Baby It’s Cold Outside…

And it will be even colder this weekend :(

I talked with a local plumber this morning and he is very concerned about frozen pipes.

It’s not just the low temperatures (and yes, they will be LOW).  The other factor is the wind.

During similar extreme cold snaps, our 2nd floor master bath shower pipes have frozen (the pipes are on an outside wall).  And this is in an occupied house.

So, we will turn up the thermostat (even though I’m a cheapskate about the gas bill!) and probably drip the shower head overnight.  It’s not worth a pipe break and water damage.

If your shore house is not completely winterized (defined by water shut off at the curb, with anti-freeze in the toilets and sinks), it’s worthwhile to take extra precautions this weekend.

Plus it’s a holiday weekend…so come visit the island!

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Tuesday Beach Walk

Today’s lunch break: another beach walk (south to 48th Street, Avalon).

Marsh grass at the beach path entrances…evidence of the earlier high tide.

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Beachwalk Break

I eat lunch at my desk, so an afternoon beachwalk break is more than justified ;)  Plus I missed my morning walk!

The ocean is stormy and tides are higher than normal.  Disappointed to see a bit more beach erosion since the recent winter storm.

But it was fascinating to watch the wild waves at the inlet (8th Street jetty).

I posted videos on Twitter and You Tube.  Please forgive the quality…my hands were cold and I was trying to avoid being splashed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWBOg5njBc8

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Going with the Tide

Moderate tidal flooding this morning in Avalon and Stone Harbor.

Bay water hanging out in the areas that typically flood during storms and extreme tides (most common in the winter/early spring months).

Water starting to recede now (10:30am).

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Saturday Sights

Cold, calm, and colorful morning on the beach (and found a piece of sea glass that matched the sky!)

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Bay front Avalon NJ

Just Listed!

6660 Ocean Drive, South Unit, Avalon NJ  $1,695,000

Beautiful multi level townhouse style unit with serene bay, wetlands, and sunset views.

Completely renovated in 2011- custom features and amenities throughout. 4 bedrooms, plus a 1st floor den, 4 full baths, 3 waterside decks, attached garage, and a gas fireplace.  Perfect for year round use!

Best of both worlds: a boat slip out back, and a convenient 2 block walk to a great beach.

For more pictures and details: Click Here  and Here

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Avalon – For Sale

Just Listed!

261 45th Street, Avalon  $1,569,000

Two story home with custom details throughout.  1st floor master suite.  Spacious screened in porch with blue stone flooring.  Huge great room.  High end appliances in the kitchen. 2nd floor family room with wet bar. Detached garage. Private back yard.

To be sold furnished and ready for immediate use.

For more photos and details:  Click Here

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January Market Stats

Summary of real estate sales in Avalon and Stone Harbor NJ for the month of January, 2016

salesignA total of 33 properties SOLD (settlement):

2 commercial properties- a store front at 20th and Dune Drive in Avalon for $325,000; and a multi-store site at 97th and Third Avenue in Stone Harbor for $1,252,500.

3 properties classified as vacant lots (although all 3 had existing structures that will be demolished)-  an undersized beach block lot on 84th Street for $1,250,000; a 60′ lot on 62nd Street for $1,250,000; and a bay front double lot on Golden Gate Road for $5,700,000.

9 condo/townhouse style properties- ranging from a 2 bedroom unit at The Avalon Condos (7th and First Avenue) for $489,000; to a bay front new construction 3 level side by side style unit on Sunrise Drive in Avalon for $1,695,000.  The median selling price for all condo townhouse units- $830,000.

19 single family homes sold- ranging from an older upside down style with inlet views on 7th Street for $990,000; to a bay front old seashore home situated on a double lot on Sunset Drive in Stone Harbor for $4,500,000.  The median selling price of all single family homes- $2,088,000.

In addition, there are 45 properties sale pending, with a median listing price of $1,095,000 (final selling prices are posted after settlement).

If you have any questions regarding market values in Avalon or Stone Harbor, I am happy to help.

ann@anndelaney.com  or 609-967-7950

Thank you for your continued interest!

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Monday Sunrise

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Beach Access

It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it!

Between several beach walks and a beach drive, I have personally checked all 7+ miles of beach on the island after last weekend’s storm.

Getting on and off the beach can be challenging due to erosion at the paths.  Please don’t try to jump- it only causes more sand to crumble from the path.

Best bet for access is from one of the pavilions with a ramp, or a vehicle access driveway.

If you have any questions about a particular area of beach, I am happy to provide my comments.  Also, check my Twitter feed  for beach pictures from all locations.

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