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A recent joint study from the National Association of REALTORS and Google found that 90% of home buyers searched online during their hunt for the perfect home. Now more than ever, prospective buyers are turning to the internet to begin their journey to homeownership. This is why as a home buyer, it's imperative to use the most comprehensive website that shows you every available home for sale or lease while keeping your personal information safe. Compared to other sites, ArthurRue.com is the clear winner on this front- keep reading to dive into why. 

ArthurRue.com Displays ALL MLS Listing 

Some brokerage websites refuse to display all current listings because they want agents to pay to list on their platforms- not so with ArthueRue.com. We list

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Stay Safe and Save Money by Eating In at Arthur Rue Agency's Vacation Rentals 

Planning to Coastal Distance in one of Arthur Rue Agency's Vacation summer rentals? Read our blog for the inside scoop on ways to plan ahead for grocery delivery and pickup. Arthur Rue Agency is proud to offer safe and affordable vacation options with enhanced cleaning measures in response to Covid-19. If you've been stuck inside like the rest of us, and just need a change of scenery, why not book a worry-free vacation rental with Arthur Rue Agency? Our rentals feature kitchens that are well stocked with essential cooking equipment, so you may coastal distance by cooking at your home or condo. And, as an added bonus, you'll save money. 

Groceries Ahead and Other

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It's spring already, but it's never too early to be thinking about summertime and sunshine! With 2020 behind us, we are setting our sights forward and never looking back. Last year was certainly one for records, and in more ways than one. Seaside Park saw unprecedented numbers in regards to visitors, vacation rentals, and real estate sales. We are anticipating much of the same in 2021. What does that mean for you? 

Booking early is so important! Here are some reasons why you should book your 2021 vacation rental as soon as possible: 

SECURE YOUR SPOT 

The aforementioned numbers are very exciting! More and more folks are discovering the beauty of Seaside Park. Vacation rentals are going quickly, there are many weeks where rental companies were at

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The average mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan has jumped to 3.02% after three weeks of numbers holding steady. According to Freddie Mac, this marks the first time since July 2020 that interest rates have passed 3%. 

What does this mean for you? Primarily, if you are considering buying a home, it may be in your best interest to get the process going sooner rather than later to lock in the lowest rates possible. Due to the most recent stimulus package, spending has increased. Sam Khater, the chief economist for Freddie Mac, says this is creating supply chain shortages that are causing downstream inflation, leading to higher mortgage rates. 

However, Freddie Mac thinks interest rates will still remain low for the rest of the year. They

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With 2020 finally behind us and greater hope for the coming year, we can't help but wonder what lies ahead in 2021, and what the state of the real estate market will be. Like time itself, the real estate markets stops for no one. Markets like New Jersey (especially the Shore) are particularly in demand, as people still seek to escape the big city and shelter in place in the suburbs where they can be comfortable with their family, work from home, and have the benefit of the ocean close by! 

Yes the market is moving and homes are in demand, but there also remains great uncertainty,  so a practical approach is best if you're looking to sell and move on. Working with market experts like those at the Arthur Rue Agency gives you the best chance to succeed

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As we enter the last month of the year, you may be wondering what state the housing market is in and where it's headed. The answer is simple: look to the economic principle of supply and demand.

Housing inventory is low, which means prices are trending upwards. A scarce supply equals higher demand, which drives up sale prices. Consumers are willing to pay more for what they want- and considering interest rates are currently at an all-time low, they want to buy as soon as possible. This lack of inventory and desire to buy now is also leading home seekers to engage in bidding wars, which is another factor driving up price points. 

As a result of the present-day market landscape, experts from Zillow, Zelman, NAR, Freddie Mac, and others project that

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Though summer has come to a close and the holidays are right around the corner, the luxury housing market is holding steady in vacation destinations like Palm Beach, Aspen, the Hamptons, and coastal New Jersey. According to Redfin, luxury home sales jumped 41.5% in the third quarter of 2020, marking the largest year-over-year shift since 2013. 

Why the boom? Buyers are thinking about where they see themselves in the new year- even projecting as far ahead as summer 2021. Where would they like to purchase their next vacation home to spend time in after the winter season? Prospective buyers are also searching for things they didn't know they wanted in a home before the current health climate, including more square footage, outdoor amenities like pools and

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