Jim Mazzerina's Blog Posts

Jim Mazzerina's Blog Posts

Deciding Where To LIve
Deciding where you want to live, both in terms of general areas and specific geographic requirements is very important. This is as important as the actual house you buy, it will...

Festival Of The Sea Carnival
This fun event will take place on Wednesday, August 6 through Sunday, August 106:00 to 10:00 nightly (weather permitting)St. Francis Parish and Center Grounds4700 Long Beach ...

Its Hurricane Season Again Are You Ready
Few places in the country are considered free from flooding, but if you live in a high risk area, like I do you should consider doing some things that will help protect your h...

DIY Home Improvements
I’ve always been interested in figuring out how things worked and building stuff, even when I was a little kid. Once I got married, my father-in-law was in the construction bus...

Attic Cleaning What You Cant See Can Hurt You
Attic cleaning probably isn’t your idea of a good time. But the dust, dander, and mold in that often-neglected room could be irritating your family’s lungs and kicking up all...

Dealing With Pet Oders
Having pet odors inside your home can turn off potential home buyers and keep your home from selling. Ask your real estate agent for an honest opinion about whether your home...

Calloways Toy Run Benefit
On Friday, December 6th, Calloway’s is hosting a benefit night for the Toy Run Foundation from 7:00pm-10:00pm. It includes all you can eat wings from 7:00-8:00 pm as well as al...

Fall Vendor Fairs Are Not Over Yet
If you love craft and vendor fairs as much as I do, you’d be glad to hear that Barnegat High School is hosting a Craft & Vendor fair on Saturday, November 23rd. The “Craf...

Hidden Costs Of Renting
Lost Deposits.  Anyone who has rented more than a couple of apartments is well aware of the chances of losing some or all of your security deposit, no matter how well you care...

Possible Loan Limit Reductions
   There has been chatter that Fannie and Freddie will be required to reduce their maximum loan amount in the near future and this is the latest.  The FHFA announce...

30 Years Of Cranberries And More
The Cranberry Festival is celebrating it's 30th year! The 30th Annual Cranberry Festival will be held onOctober 19th & 20th, 2013 in Chattsworth, NJFrom 9:00am-4:00p...

Facts about the NEW FEMA flood maps
Here are some additional facts about the new flood maps in Manahawkin - Beach Haven West and Village Harbor.   1.  The odd numbered properties on Mill Creek Road from 1...

St Francis of Assisi Church
The church in Brant Beach, St Francis of Assisi, will be re-opening on this Friday 06/14/13. It's been a long and hard process to rebuilt our wonderful church, but certainly well w...

Beach Haven West Activity
Just wanted everyone to know that there is very much activity in Beach Haven West. That activity includes people repairing their homes, people raising (elevating) their homes, some...

Flood Insurance Considerations To Keep In Mind
  Elevated buildings in V zones that do not have obstructions or enclosures below the BFE are subject to less flood damage and thus lower rates are used to determine premiums ...

Chill-Out On Your Diet
How to Boost Weight Loss With Cold Showers   With worldwide obesity levels growing--and reaching epidemic levels here in the U.S.--fad diets often come and go. Most o...

TAX-TIME SCAMS ARE IN FULL SWING
  This time of year brings out many tax--scam artists who prey on  low-income consumers and unknowing seniors. Here are few tips that can hopefully keep you aware of the ...

Gov Christie in Manahawkin
  The Christie administration is drawing up plans to quickly distribute what could be billions in Sandy aid to New Jersey homeowners and small businesses, the governor said We...

The Short Sale Predicament
  Imagine you’re underwater on your mortgage, but you’re trying to sell your home. Your REALTOR® has a buyer lined up. Everything looks good to go. Except ther...

Smaller More Flexible Homes
  Americans Want Smaller, More Flexible Homes. The size of the American dream shrinks, while value reigns. Despite continuing economic uncertainty, eight out of 10 consumers t...

Hydrogen Peroxide as a Household Cleaner
  When it’s time to clean, have your trusty green cleaner at the ready — baking soda, vinegar, castile soap — plus another ultra-cheap gem: hydrogen pero...

Air Conditioning and Heat Maintenance
Your home’s heating and cooling systems should give you many years of service with proper maintenance. Preventive maintenance will lower your energy costs, prevent costly rep...

Renting vs Buying a Home
  Fact or Fiction:  It costs more to buy than to rent your home. Well that may very well depend on where you live more then anything else. Just today, Trulia released its...

Top 10 Home Safety Tips
The following list of the top 10 home safety tips is from the Home Safety Council. Visit their website [www.MySafeHome.org] for for home safety essentials and a virtual home safety...

Spring Home Maintenance Tasks
  Once spring has sprung, take some time to give your home a check-up along with its annual spring-cleaning. Adding these home maintenance tips to your routine can help your h...

Easter Egg Hunts in Burlington County NJ
UPDATED Johnson's Corner Farm's Egg Hunt Hayrides - Easter egg hunts for children, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, Cancelled in inclement weather (call if the weath...

Easter Egg Hunts in Monmouth County NJ
          Newly Updated (3/26/2012) Belmar Children's Easter Egg Hunt Come join us on the beach for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, Ma...

Saint Patricks Day Parade and After Party NJ
The Parade and After Party have been rescheduled! The  Burlington County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday March 31, 2012 in Downtown Mount Holly...

Realtor with an Appetite V
  To continue on the path of my last blog post and you’re looking for restaurants that are a little bit less expensive, try Sojo’s Restaurant in Surf City on LBI. ...

I am the Hungry Realtor
  I’m always looking for good places to eat. But not always the high end places. So here’s a local establishment that we love. It’s the Horizon Diner on Bay...

NJ Indoor Water Parks in the Delaware Valley
CoCo Key Mt. Laurel Marriott, 915 Route 73, Mount Laurel NJ 856-234-7300CoCo Key Water Resort, New Jersey’s ultimate indoor water park, is your key to worry fr...

Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa     Calloway’s is having Breakfast with Santa on Christmas Eve December 24 at 9:30.   Family Style Breakfast serving:  french toast, ...

Realtor with an AppetiteV
  Well this weekend we went to another great place for dinner. This was quite different and a bit out of the area. It’s was our time of the year to enjoy some time with...

Where is Santa Claus in Monmouth County NJ
November 26 through December 18, 2011     12:00pm-4:00pmPictures with SantaSaturdays and Sunday from November 26 through December 18.The GalleriaBridge Ave...

Realtor with an Appetite IV
Well I’m back. Sorry for the big gap between articles, but we had some family issues to work through. My father-in-law passed away so I was in North Jersey for a bit and then...

Black Friday Events Monmouth County NJ
November 25 & 26, 2011     see website for timesHoliday Arts & Crafts Show at Monmouth Park RacetrackOver 120 artists and crafters.Monmouth Par...

Realtor with an Appetite III
  Well this weekend we went to another great little restaurant. As you can see by reading my blog, I’m always telling you about Italian eateries. That’s because I...

Optimist Spaghetti Dinner, Oct. 21, 2011
The Optimist Club of Barnegat will conduct its annual Optimist Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction on Friday, October 21, 2011. The dinner will be served from 5:00pm—7:30pm,...

Realtor with an Appetite II
  Last weekend I was pleasantly surprised. It was Friday evening and as we usually do, we decided to go out for dinner. Again, as we usually do, we wanted to go somewhere diff...

Fall Festivals in Monmouth County NJ
October 8, 2011 (Rain Date: 10/9)     Spring Lake Columbus Day Festival/Art WalkFestival celebrating Columbus Day and Art Walk in Spring Lake. Sponsored by...

Realtor with an Appetite
I decided that since I am going to continue writing a blog, maybe I should write about something I love and enjoy. No, not real estate! I'm going to write about food!  I love ...

October is Adopt a Dog Month
The American Humane Association is encouraging people to adopt a shelter dog during the month of October. An estimated 3.7 million animal are euthanized in shelters every year. He...

Take a Hike in Ocean County NJ
With the cooler weather approaching, it's a great time to enjoy nature. Here's a listing of trails in Ocean County: Cattus Island Park Fischer Boulevard off of Route 549 Toms R...

Tax Benefits of Buying vs Renting
The tax benefits of real estate ownership are something every buyer should understand. When it comes to the tax benefits of renting vs. buying, the benefits of buying are many, whi...

Live Theatre and Concerts at the Jersey Shore
Our Gang Players Manahawkin, NJ: Oliver Aug. 11, 12 13, and 15th @7:00 pm Aug. 14th @ 2:00 pm Surflight Theatre Beach Haven, NJ: The Odd Couple Aug. 4-21; I Do! I Do! Au...

Festival of the Sea
Whether you’re vacationing on Long Beach Island or even if you just live near Southern Ocean County, during the second week of August, you should make a point of visiting the Fe...

Wristband Days at Ocean County Amusement Parks
Fantasy Island 320 Seventh Street Beach Haven NJ 609-492-4000 Pay one Price Day Fridays $17 per Person for all rides 2:00pm-7:00pm Regular prices in effect after 7:00pm until clos...

If Your Thinking of Remodeling
Thinking about remodeling? If you’re think of remodeling your home, you might want to consider which projects will give you the most bang for your buck! Here are the results of a...

Volunteer and share history at Tuckerton Seaport
Share history with us! You are invited to join us at the Tuckerton Seaport to meet many wonderful people, make new friends and have a good time! Volunteers have been the backbone o...

Monmouth County Farmers Market
The Following is a listing of Farmer's Markets in Monmouth County: Atlantic Highlands Farmer's Market Every Friday from May 6-October 7, 2011 12:00pm-6:00pm Veterans Park 100 F...

Stafford Township Event for June
Below is a list of a few events happening in Stafford Township for the month of June. One of the events which is at the end of June is a very valuable source of information for tho...

Bankruptcy the hard way out
Like many Americans, Bob and Jean purchased a home when times were good. Then the recession hit. Jean lost her job after ten years, along with their family medical benefits. Bob ha...

Almost Summer in Ocean County!!
Get in the summertime groove at Tuckerton Seaport this Saturday! Garvey Restoration Workshop, Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Rt. 9. 10 am - 4 pm. Join boat builder Ron Sp...


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