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1979

AnnSept2017A busy year.

In addition to several other life changing events, I obtained my New Jersey real estate license in 1979.

40 YEARS AGO (gulp), and yet it can seem like yesterday.

The length of time actively selling homes on the island is especially striking when:

I realize I’ve sold a particular property several times over the years.

The “small children” of my customers are now married with children of their own.

I have the opportunity to work with the 3rd generation -it’s their turn to make a purchase.

It’s a true privilege to maintain almost lifelong relationships with buyers, sellers, and tenants.

Maybe even worth the getting old part ;)

“A Lifetime of Experience”

 

 

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More Signs of Spring

New green growth on the dune grass…and a warmer(ish) south east breeze.

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Old Blog Posts

I started my beach blog in 2006.

While reading through a few of my original posts, I found so many that remain relevant in 2019!

September 27, 2007

What Are You Saving?

Have you been thinking about a 2nd home purchase? Are you waiting for the ideal time in the market?  How many seasons have passed in the meantime?

If there are options within your financial means, what are you really saving?  Time is our most valuable assest…why not enjoy the benefits of your hard work?

This concept was clear to me the other night as I kayaked on the bay after work (instead of going to the grocery store as planned!).  The water was calm as glass. The moon was rising on one side, and the sun setting on the other.  The sky was pink and orange, and reflected off the bay.  The birds around the marsh were settling in for the evening. What a perfect way to spend my time!

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Beach Walks

Every day…a different view.

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Avalon and Stone Harbor, drone videos

Visit our web site:  Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty to view drone videos of our sale listings.

I am happy to provide additional information regarding  specific locations and values for area homes.

Thank you for your interest and referrals!

I appreciate the opportunity to help.

609-967-7950       ann.delaney@timkerrsir.com

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Goodbye Winter

Still wearing a hat and gloves until further notice :)

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9501 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor

Bay views!  2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and water access from the adjacent docks.

$565,000 furnished.

View the awesome drone video of this bayside condo:  Video link

I am happy to provide additional information- 609-967-7950  or  ann.delaney@timkerrsir.com

Thank you for your interest!

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Aerial Views of Sale Properties

Visit our web site:  Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty to view drone videos of our sale listings.

I am happy to provide additional information regarding  specific locations and values for area homes.

Thank you for your interest and referrals!

I appreciate the opportunity to help.

609-967-7950       ann.delaney@timkerrsir.com

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Irish Roots!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  

On my father’s side: my grandmother was born in County Clare in the Republic of Ireland, and my grandfather grew up near Ballymena and the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland.  A real mixed marriage!

MillarFamilyThey met and married in Philadelphia, and vacationed in Stone Harbor each summer while raising 6 children (pictured in front of their local rental cottage).

In the 1950s, my grandparents built a year round home in Avalon.  A family business brought the sons and daughters (including spouses and young children) from Philadelphia to Avalon shortly thereafter.

After visiting the beautiful windswept coast of Northern Ireland, I can totally understand my grandfather’s love of the shore.

Sand in our shoes… and salt air in our lungs ;)

Sláinte!

P.S.  According to family legend, my grandfather arrived to the United States through Canada. And my grandmother used her older sister’s ID to travel from Ireland to the US. Her grown children didn’t know her real name/age until she applied for Social Security. It’s important and relevant to consider that our family’s immigration history may be softened by nostalgia. 

Pictures from our 2008 trip to Northern Ireland.

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Selling, and then buying a shore house

UnderContractSignGood news: if you have owned your shore house for a number of years, the increased property value is a wonderful “gain”.

However, that profit is taxed (capital gains) when you sell, unless you participate in a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange.

The rules allow owners of investment properties (vacation rental homes qualify) to move up to another investment property (rental) and defer the tax.  This is a huge bonus for most long time property owners.

I have both personal and years of business experience with the process. And I can connect you with the professionals to handle the paperwork and help with financing.

Please contact me to formulate a plan!

609-967-7950  or ann.delaney@timkerrsir.com

 

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