Deidre Martin's Blog Posts

FALL On LBI

Fall on LBI is such a great time of year.   The water temperatures have typically warmed, the crowds have thinned out and many places on LBI remain open for business.  It is one of

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Where Is The LBI Market At Now

As we approach the end of September we are seeing, as predicted, prices remain more or less the same as they were through the Summer of 2022.   The market is remaining competitive

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LBI Real Estate Inventory August 2022

Heading towards the end of August, LBI inventory is creeping up.   I expect the LBI inventory to continue to increase over the next month as the LBI rental season comes to an end.

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2022 May Market And Future Prediction For LBI And The Surrounding LBI Area

Interest rates continue to be a topic of discussion these days and for good reason.  The recent increase in interest rates have slowed Buyer demand to some extent.   The market has

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Sellers Market Remains On LBI

As we head into May 2022, the market is still a Seller's market. Inventory on LBI remains low and demand for LBI homes remains high. I do not expect any change as we head into June and July.

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Real Estate Inventory Remains Low As We Head Into April 2022

Inventory Remains LowAs we cruise into April 2022, the real estate inventory on LBI and the surrounding area remains low.    On the mainland we see many homes receiving 15 plus

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How Attorney Review Can Rob You Of A House That You Have A Fully Executed Real Estate Agency Drawn

How attorney review can rob you of a house that you have a fully executed real estate agency drawn contract on . . .   Once you have a fully executed real estate agency drawn contract

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Long Beach Island Inventory

LBI Inventory.   The LBI real estate inventory remains low, however, we are seeing an uptick in people looking for properties.  This means that the LBI real estate market remains

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Interest Rates 2022

Interest rates seems to be the topic of discussion these days and for good reason.  Interest rates are expected to increase 4 to 5 times in 2022.   However, some good news for

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LBI Minor Subdivisions

LBI Minor Subdivisions – A Brief Overview            Minor subdivisions can be a lucrative way to sell real estate on LBI.  How to

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Flood Insurance Rates A New Methodology

Flood Insurance Rates – A New Methodology – Risking Rating 2.0Risk Rating 2.0 is FEMA’s commitment to make the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) more equitable.   

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Continuing The Blog Post Tour With The Dunes On LBI

Having already wrote about what I would consider the most widely known sections of LBI, we will now dive a little deeper into some other sections of the island.  It is amazing to think that

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Holgate

Holgate is the southern most end of Long Beach Island and home to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.    Holgate is mainly residential in nature but does offer some

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Continuing The Blog Post Tour North Beach

North BeachNorth Beach is located between Surf City and Harvey Cedars, and is part of Long Beach Township.    North Beach is mainly residential but does offer some commercial

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Continuing The Blog Post Tour In Harvey Cedars

Harvey Cedars is between North Beach and Loveladies and offers a mix of commercial and residential.   Harvey Cedars mainly offers single family homes, but does offer some multi-family

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Barnegat Light

Continuing on my Blog Post Tour of LBI, Barnegat Light is next!  Barnegat Light is the northern most end of the island.  It is home to the Barnegat Lighthouse, and offers a mix

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Loveladies

Continuing on my blog post tour of LBI, Loveladies is next up!  Generally speaking, Loveladies is one of the quieter sections of the island.  The lots are generally 100’ x

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Continuing The Blog Post Tour In Beach Haven

Beach Haven is one of the most popular rental areas on the island as it is home to many shops and restaurants and offers a variety of activities throughout the year for all ages.   ;

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Continuing The Blog Post Tour In Surf City

Continuing on my blog post tour of LBI, Surf City is next up!    Surf City is similar to Ship Bottom in that it is a mix of residential and commercial and close to the causeway. 

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Ship Bottom LBI Real Estate Tour Continued

Ship Bottom is the first town you enter as you come onto LBI.  It is home to the Original Ron Jons and the new Hotel LBI.  It is a mix of commercial and residential.  Ship Bottom

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A Tour Of LBI Real Estate

Long Beach Island (LBI) is approximately 6 miles out from what we term the Mainland.  The only vehicle access to the island is one bridge which brings you onto the middle of the island.;&

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LBI Real Estate Tour

Long Beach Island (LBI) is approximately 6 miles out from what we term the Mainland.  The only vehicle access to the island is one bridge which brings you onto the middle of the island.;&

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Buying On The Water On LBI

When buying a waterfront property on Long Beach Island you will want to know whether you are obtaining any Riparian Rights.  Some waterfront properties may have a Riparian Grant while

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Why Buy On LBI Not Just A Good COVID19 Purchase A Good Anytime Purchase

Why Buy on LBI? Not just a good COVID-19 purchase, a good anytime purchase!Not only does LBI offer an assortment of towns that I have not seen in other beach areas per se (check out my website to

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Will The Morris Boulevard Bridge Be Done In Time For Memorial Day

There are only 16 Mondays left until Memorial Day!  With that being said, do you think the new bridge will be done in time for Memorial Day Weekend?  I'm going to say YES.  ;&

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Morris Boulevard Bridge Closure In Stafford Township Part 3

Okay, here's a serious question.  How many times have you been on Route 72 East or Marsha Drive and made that left or right turn instead of heading straight and went right for Morris

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Are You Prepared For The Morris Boulevard Bridge Closure Part 2

Are You Prepared for The Morris Boulevard Bridge Closure, PART 2Okay, I'll be the first person to say it, I CAN NOT wait for the bridgework to be done.  It's not so much the inconvenience of

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Are You Prepared For The Morris Boulevard Bridge Closure

Are You Prepared for the Morris Boulevard Bridge Closure in Stafford Township?The mark-outs have been done and there are routine, pre-construction meetings happening daily for the Morris

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Beaming Barney In Barnegat Light

Are you looking to take a breathtaking adventure on Long Beach Island?        Head on up to the northern tip of the island and that's where you can find

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The Cheese Shoppe In Surf City Saves The Day

Here I was on Memorial Day Weekend at my friend's home in Ship Bottom having a few cold drinks on the deck when he suddenly decided to entertain the neighbors with an impromptu cocktail party!

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7 Tips For Traveling With Dogs To Long Beach Island

It's that time of year when we throw everything but the kitchen sink in the car including our pets and set out on family vacations.   If you're an animal lover like myself,  you're

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Joy Champion With The Van Dyk Group Your Jersey Girl Realtor On Long Beach Island

Joy Champion with The Van Dyk Group, your 'Jersey Girl' Realtor on Long Beach IslandHi, my name is Joy Champion, a true ‘Jersey Girl’ from down the Shore!  My passion for Long Beach Island

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