If you’ve been thinking of selling, you may wonder when the best time to list your home. It’s simple: when others are not.

Currently, there is very low inventory on the housing market. This means you should seriously consider selling soon. Data shows that there are fewer sellers this season than the historical norm. In every April since 2017, the only year when fewer sellers listed their homes was in 2020. This was right when the pandemic hit and stalled the market. Thus, it’s considered an atypical year for real estate. In more normal years, about 500,000 sellers listed their homes in April. However, in 2023, there were only about 392,000 sellers total who entered the market.

Why the downward trend? First, homeowners are wary of moving…

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May Day will feature craft and pet supply vendors, rescue groups, k9 demos, pet portraits, and more! We hope you will be able to join us for this fun event celebrating the return of spring and our beloved furry friends. Pets on a leash are welcome to attend.


Date: May 6 Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Event Category: Festivals & Family Fun Organizer Friends of Island Beach State Park Phone: (707) 636-4277 Email: info@friendsofislandbeach.org

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Each year, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside challenges thousands of brave jumpers from around the state. It's a great way for everyone--individuals, teams, organizations and businesses--to get involved supporting Special Olympics New Jersey. All funds raised go towards programming and events for thousands of athletes statewide.

The Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside Heights presented by New Jersey Law Enforcement as part of the year-round fundraising of Law Enforcement Torch Run® events is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics New Jersey athletes by jumping into the frigid Atlantic waters during February.

Plunge Schedule and Location

9:00 a.m. – Registration Opens

Blaine Ave Seaside Heights,…

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If you’ve been thinking about buying or selling a home, you’ve probably done your research on the current market. The problem is there are so many headlines to sift through. After all that digging, you’re left with this question:

“ What is really going on with inflation, housing supply, and mortgage rates?” Plus, as consultant Jay Thompson says, “ Housing market headlines are everywhere. Many are quite sensational, ending with exclamation points or predicting impending doom for the industry.” When information in the media isn’t clear, uncertainty follows. This is the biggest reason you need a Arthur Rue Agency real estate professional on your side. Whether you’re buying or selling, a trusted agent will help you cut through the…

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Summer is winding down but that doesn't mean the fun has to!

Check out Seaside Park's own Homegrown "Two from the Shore".

Karen Pomeroy and David Stock are” two” both from Seaside Park, New Jersey siblings where they grew up and worked on the boardwalk. Their family owned and operated many Seaside Park attractions from the 1930s-60s.
The idea of creating a show together was born from the idea of” two” being siblings and both being artists and both growing up on the Jersey Shore.

David Stock creates acrylics, depictions of times passed on the Jersey Shore and of classic photos and pieces of vintage advertising. Karen Pomeroy creates watercolors and oils of beach scenes, local areas of the Jersey Shore using various techniques of watercolors…

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2022 Christmas Tree Recycling Project

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IBSP is pleased to announce the second annual Christmas Tree recycling project!  We will be collecting freshly discarded Christmas trees to aid in the improvement and health of our dune system!    Dropoff Date:  January 8, 2022 Dropoff Time: 9am – 1pm  Dropoff Location:  Swimming Area #2  Please bring tree clear of lights and ornaments.  No flocked trees will be accepted.  Trees will be loaded directly into trucks that will bring them out to the beach.  Staff will be onsite to assist with the unloading/reloading process.   


Trees will only be accepted from residents. No commercial or municipal…

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The launch of NASA's  James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed yet again.

NASA's long-awaited space observatory is now scheduled to lift off from French Guiana no earlier than Dec. 24, two days later than previously planned. 

"The James Webb Space Telescope team is working a communication issue between the observatory and the launch vehicle system," NASA officials  said in a statement on Tuesday (Dec. 14). "This will delay the launch date to no earlier than Friday, Dec. 24. We will provide more information about the new launch date no later than Friday, Dec. 17."

The James Webb Space Telescope will ride to space on an  Ariane 5 rocket provided by the European launch company Arianespace. 

Engineers at the  Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French…

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In today’s market, inventory is still low while demand remains high. This leads to fierce competition among buyers, who should not expect to negotiate a lower sale price like they could in a normal housing market. Currently, sellers receive an average of 3.8 offers and their homes sell in about 17 days. The deputy chief economist at CoreLogic, Selma Hepp, says, “The imbalance between robust demand and dismal availability of for-sale homes has led to a continual bidding over asking prices, which reached record levels in recent months. Now, almost six in ten homes listed are selling over the asking price.”
For buyers, this means that offering below or even at a home’s list price may not be enough to obtain your dream house.…

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