Arne Craven's Blog Posts

Arne Craven's Blog Posts

Holiday Season Is Here
Hard to believe another summer is over. Just so true when they say the older you get the faster it goes by. Have you let another year go by without reaching out to buy that dream h...

Trying Times Ahead
Economic uncertainty continues to be at the forefront with the stock market leading the way. The market seems to swing by the hour and I am convinced that no one really has a clue....

Real Estate VS Wall Street
Well it's been a bumpy ride for sure of late in the  Stock  Market and by most accounts it will be that way for  the near term at least. Hard to recall a time w...

Half Way There
Hard to believe that July is about to end already. Lot's of folks have already enjoyed another wonderful vacation on the Island with many more to come. The new Acme has been a huge...

High Gear On LBI
The Island is shifting into high gear and it is looking like summer is in full swing. The beaches are active already and the Acme is jamming. The new Acme by the way is fantastic a...

Coming To Life
The weather is heating up and so is LBI. Lots of folks coming down to the Island already, I guess this past winter motivated lots of folks to get an early start. Rentals are up big...

LBI Coming Alive
Well the traffic lights are still off and it's getting harder and harder to cross the Boulevard. You know what that means...the Island is coming alive . Lots of stores, eateries, e...

Busy Busy
Looks like buyers are not waiting to get Easter out of the way. I was out this past weekend with three buyers  and all seem anxious to get something done sooner than later. Si...

Its Heating Up
No... not the weather, at least not yet. The activity is heating up significantly. I have actually seen a couple of price increases this week. If rental activity is any indication ...

Spring May Be Here Sooner Than Later
The ground hog is telling us that Spring is still aways off, but the number of  buyers poking around on LBI may be forecasting an early Spring buying season. Cold weather...

2015 Here We Come
It will be very interesting to see what kind of dynamic 2015 will bring. The stock market has performed very well in every year ending in a five with the exception of one. The ...

Activity On LBI
The holiday season is here and typically there is a slowdown in activity, particularly in the second home market...right? This past weekend one of my buyers sent me eleven properti...

Impact Of Improving Economy
It would appear that by all measures the overall economic situation has improved and the outlook going forward is quite positive. Recent corporate profits for the most part have be...

Fall Buying On LBI
Not sure where the summer went but here comes the buying season on Long Beach Island. Preliminary indications are that it is going to be busy.Lot's of new listings coming on the ma...

Still On The Sidelines
Lot's of folks sitting on the sidelines looking at properties every day and waiting for prices to drop a little further. Sure... that can happen in some cases, as there are always ...

Lot's of people asking themselves that question these days.How about CD's...have you checked those rates lately? how about the stock market...well if you want to invest and take a ...

Time to Start Looking
Well it's about that time of year !!! Renters are wrapping up for the season and all those properties that you wanted to view but could not get into will shortly be available for y...

Recent Trends on LBI
If you have been waiting for some sign that the market has finally bottomed out on the South end of Long Beach Island we may well be at that point. A recent analysis of property sa...

To Buy or not to Buy
To buy or not to buy ...that is the question. Whether it is nobler to wait until you are sure that prices have hit an absolute bottom and perhaps miss out on the opportunity to tak...

Coming Soon to LBI
May 16: "As Time Goes By" 7pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Elaine Bromka and Reathel Bean weave together readings of 2-person scenes from notabl...

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