Signs of Summer, 2020


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Memorial Day Weekend

Every weekend since March 14th strikes me as odd.  Living in a tourist town, I have always worked Saturdays and Sundays.

And while I still may be at a makeshift desk in my family room, there’s not the same sense of urgency or pace.

This morning, we waited until the rain ended to take our long beach walk.  Could I ever imagine spending a Saturday of Memorial Day weekend on a leisurely walk?





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Cottage For Sale- Avalon NJ

Water Views PLUS the ideal location!

Enjoy the beach life in this charming south end cottage while finalizing your plans for future construction.

The project has a head start with a complete set of architect’s plans included in the sale- drawn by Christina Amey Architect, Inc. specifically for this site to capture the sweeping bay views.

The design for the new 3346 square foot, 3 level home features 5 bedrooms (including 2 master suites), family room, and a study. 4 full baths and 3 powder rooms, laundry room, and decks/porches on every level. In the private rear yard, the plan allows for a pool and cabana to complete the perfect seashore home.

Beach access just 1 block away through paths on both 57th and 58th Streets.

For bay enthusiasts, the 57th Street dock is just steps away (swimming and kayaking) and the nearby Avalon Bay Park provides boat launching and docking facilities.

The expansive Avalon park property along the waterway allows for unobstructed bay views from your future home.

The cottage will be sold completely furnished, minus contents of the detached 2.5 car garage, and wall hangings in the home.

For interior and drone pictures: Click Here

5765 Ocean Drive, Avalon NJ  $1,475,000

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Summer Vacations 2020

My observations from MANY conversations with tenants:

Those with serious health concerns for themselves or extended family members are not comfortable moving forward with their lease.  All of the CDC guidelines and intense cleaning protocols will not change their perspective.  This is the tenant who will be sad, yet frankly relieved to cancel their plans.

Others are approaching their vacation rental as an opportunity to FINALLY leave their home and enjoy the shore.  They understand that the situation may not be perfect, but feel overall it’s low risk.  This tenant will come prepared with their own bed pillows and Clorox wipes.  They acknowledge the dining limitations because it’s the same at home.

With the confirmation of beach openings and the hope for outdoor dining (mid June?), prospective tenants who held off making plans are calling to book. Rental property owners are grateful for the new reservations in their open weeks.

It’s a bumpy ride, but we are hanging on!



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Summer 2020

Every summer feels the same…yet different.

Our beach experiences change as our families grow older.  The pace differs depending on the ages of our children and grandchildren.

We love the nostalgia of “do you remember when?” conversations-  especially as we visit our favorite spots.

So how will 2020 line up with our shore memories?

I just don’t know…

So I will try to be patient and grateful,  AND take deep breaths along the way.



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Beach Days

The local beaches will be open for full use as of  Friday May 22nd.

Memorial Day weekend will look and feel a bit different this year, yet we remain grateful to be here…


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Summer Plans

With guidence from our local officials, we are once again able to process vacation rental leases for the summer.

We have  a variety of options available starting in June.

For more details, visit our website: Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty

I am familiar with the properties and happy to help finalize your plans.



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Update on Vacation Rentals

Notice from the Mayor of Avalon NJ:

 Seasonal rentals may begin as early as Monday, May 11th for individuals who wish to spend the entire summer in one location, to vacation or work for the summer. This schedule is consistent with the advice from health professionals to stay in one domicile. The schedule also allows both transient rentals of less than 30 days, and hotel/motel rentals of a maximum occupancy of 60%, to begin on June 1st, and full motel/hotel occupancy allowable on June 22nd.

For the full letter, click HERE

I am expecting Stone Harbor to follow similar guidelines.  Will post when official.

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Looking Forward…

This quote posted on Twitter from novelist Connie Schultz says it all:

“Today is Wednesday. We are living in a time of dreams deferred, but not extinguished. This is not our forevermore. Let’s take care of ourselves and cheer for one another. And right now, let’s breathe.”




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Beach Tag Booth- Avalon

5/7/20- Update – due to the extension of the Governor’s directive, the beach tag booth will not open this weekend.  The Mayor of Avalon stated that the preseason discount rate will be extended through the month of June.

The beach tag booth at 30th Street in Avalon (adjacent to the Community Hall) will be open weekends starting this Saturday.

Seasonal tags cost $25 each.

More informations from the Borough of Avalon web site:   Letter from Avalon Mayor regarding Beach Tags



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