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Sea Isle City Ladies Weekend April 28th-April30th

Featuring endless opportunities to eat, drink, shop, and pamper your way through Sea Isle City, Girls Weekend is the perfect getaway for you and your girlfriends. With more than 40 participating businesses, the event includes three full days to take advantage of huge discounts on retail, salon and fitness services, restaurants, lodging and more. Don’t miss out on the event that only happens twice per year!

 

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Easter Weekend in Sea Isle City

It should be a beautiful Easter weekend in Sea Isle City. The Sea Isle City Chamber has a list of places open.

 

Food, Dining & Nightlife

A Modo Mio

5900 Landis Ave., 609-486-5455, amodomioristorante.org

Open Wednesday through Sunday at 4:30pm

Andrea Trattoria Italiana II Restaurant

4216 Park Rd., 609-263-5001, andreatrattoria.com

Open Wednesday through Saturday 11am-2pm for lunch & 4-9pm for dinner

Azzurra Pizzeria & Ristorante

5012 Landis Ave., 609-263-1868, azzurrapizzeriasic.com

Open Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-9pm

Basilicos Ristorante

27 43rd St., 609-263-1010, basilicosristorante.com

Open Thursday through Sunday at 5pm

Braca Cafe & Henri’s Bar

18 JFK Blvd., 609-263-4271, bracacafe.com

Open Thursday and Friday at 5pm, Saturday and Sunday at noon for lunch and dinner

Casino Pizza

4000 Landis Ave., 609-263-2277

Open Friday and Saturday at 4pm

Deauville Inn

201 Willard Rd., Strathmere, 609-263-2080, deauvilleinn.com

Open Friday through Monday at 11am and Tuesday through Thursday at 2pm

Diamond’s Liquor Store

4009 Landis Ave., 609-263-8411, diamondsliquor.com

Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday noon-8pm and Saturday 10am-9pm, Closed Mondays and Tuesday

Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House

8600 Landis Ave., 609-263-3627, docmagrogans.com

Open Easter weekend Thursday through Sunday, serving Easter brunch; weekends Friday and Saturdays through Mother’s Day

Kix McNutley’s &a Side Kix

63rd St., 609-263-6341, kixmcnutleys.com

Open Monday through Thursday 9am-10pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-1:30am, and Sunday 10am-10pm

La Costa Complex

4000 Landis Ave., 609-263-3756, lacosta-seaisle.com

Open daily at 9am, Sunday at 10am

La Fontana Coast

5000 Landis Ave., 609-486-6088, lafontanacoast.com

Open Easter weekend Wednesday through Monday at 4pm

La Fontana Del Mare

1 Ocean Dr., Strathmere, 609-263-7700, lafontanadelmare.com

Open Thursday through Sunday at 4pm

Lobster Loft

318 42nd Pl., 609-263-3000, thelobsterloft.com

Open Thursday through Saturday at 4pm, Saturday serving 2 for 1 dinners $29.99 and weekend specials

Maryanne Pastry Shoppe

108 44th St., 609-263-3814

Open Easter weekend Saturday and Sunday 7am-1pm, weekends through Memorial Day

Mike’s Seafood & Dock Restaurant

4222 Park Rd., 609-263-1136, mikesseafood.com

Open Friday and Saturday 9am-7pm, open daily in May

Ocean Drive

3915 Landis Ave., 609-263-1000, theod.com

Open Easter weekend Friday at 7pm, no cover and Saturday at 6pm, no cover

O’Donnell’s Pour House

3907 Landis Ave., 609-263-5600, odonellspourhouse.com

Open every Friday and Saturday night serving dinner from 5-9:30pm

Rita’s Water Ice

4107 Landis Ave., 609-741-1021

Open weekends beginning in April

Shoobies Restaurant

4001 Landis Ave., 609-263-2000

Open Easter weekend Saturday and Sunday at 8am, Be our Guest Breakfast on Saturday, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Sunday

Spinners Pizza- Ice Cream Grill

3800 Boardwalk, #1, 609-263-4951

Open weekends in April Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm

Steak Out…The Breakfast & Lunch Place

4005 Landis Ave., 609-263-6200

Open weekends Saturday and Sunday 8am-2pm

Apparel

A Touch of Fashion

3600 Boardwalk at the Spinnaker Shoppes, 609-263-3200

Open Friday 11am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm and Easter Sunday 10am-1pm

Birdcage

3914 Pleasure Ave., 609-263-1313

Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm

Breezin’ Up

4204 Landis Ave.,609-263-1748, breezinup.com

Open Friday Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm

Coastal Palms Boutique

4110 Landis Ave., Suite B 609-439-3800, coastalpalmsboutique.com

Open Easter weekend Friday noon-5pm, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 11am-3pm. April weekend hours Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 11am-3pm. Extended Girls Weekend Hours

Groovy Girlz

3814 Landis Ave., 609-263-6700, groovygirlz.com

Open Easter weekend Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Easter Sunday 10am-3pm

Heritage Surf and Sport

3700 Landis Ave., 609-263-3033, heritagesurf.comSurf Lessons

Open Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm

Kathy’s Boutique

3500 Boardwalk at the Spinnaker Shoppes, 609-263-6464

Open Saturday 10am-4pm

Sunsations Resort Wear

28 JFK Blvd., 609-263-7140

Open Easter weekend: Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-3pm

Health & Beauty

Forza Fitness

3514 Landis Ave., 609-432-2822, forza.fit

Open daily, easter weekend classes, Friday Aerial Yoga at 10am and Saturday tough glove boxing at 8:30am

NJ Beach Yoga

JFK Blvd. & the Beach, 609-602-3398, njbeachyoga.com

Yoga Flow on Good Friday at 7:30am at Community Lodge

Salon Shannon Leigh

3918 Landis Ave., 609-263-8805, salonshannonleigh.com

Open Tuesday through Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm

Surfside Fitness

5900 Landis Ave., 609-263-9023, trainwithcheryl.com

Open via key tag entry 365 days a year

Home & Specialty Shops

Allison Valtri Interiors / Shutters To Shades

3033 Dune Drive, Avalon, 609-967-5800, allisonvaltriinteriors.com

Open Monday through Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm

Anchored in Sea Isle City

4000 Pleasure Ave., 609-225-3143,  anchoredinsic.com

Open Easter Weekend Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm (Closed Easter Sunday) Open weekends Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 11am-3pm

Gardener Hardware

2847 Route 9, Oceanview, 609-624-1625, truevalue.com/gardener

Open Monday through Saturday 8am-5pm

Sands Department Store

6208 Landis Ave., 609-263-3351, sandsdepartmentstore.com

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-1pm, Closed Wednesday

Seaside Shade Shack

3700 Boardwalk #9B, 609-263-3100

Open weekends in April. Friday through Sunday 10am-6pm. Open Easter Sunday 10am-3pm.

SOS The Crooked Tail Thrift Shop

4208 Landis Ave., 609-972-5887, seaislecats.org

Open Easter weekend, Saturday 11am-3pm

Services

Maids Available Services

335 47th Pl., 609-263-1747, maidsavailableservices.com

Open year-round, 24/7

The Blue Book

PO Box 87 609-263-3195

Open daily 9am-5pm

 

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Is North Wildwood Becoming the Home of NFL Quarterbacks?

Dan Mcquade recently wrote an article in the Press of Atlantic City titled, Is Carson Wentz Really Buying a House in North Wildwood? 

Dan writes…

But it’s the last paragraph of the story where things get really interesting, when writer Jack Tomczuk lets a little rumor drop about the development in the former location of Coconut Cove:

It’s even rumored that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is building a home in the development—but it’s unclear whether his presence will attract more commercial interest to North Wildwood’s gateway.

Yes, that’s right: Carson Wentz could soon own a summer home in the land of sand and Tully Nuts.

 

Another interesting aspect of this potential story, it that another NFL quarterback also spends some time in North Wildwood. As it was reported, during the Super Bowl Matt Ryan’s family has had a home there for decades.

“My family has had a house there for a long time,” Ryan said in a phone interview in November. “I enjoy spending a few weeks down there whenever I can.” 

Well it doesn’t seem like anyone really knows whether Wentz is really purchasing a home but it could make for some interesting speculation around pick-up football games in North Wildwood.

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New Price for Sea Isle City Beach Block Townhouse

4404 Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ. New Price! Take a good look at this newer townhome with 5 BR’s, 4.5 baths, attached garage, 4 oceanview decks. Only 4 houses from the beach! Well maintained gas ht & central air systems, gas fireplace, hardwood floors and a low maintenance exterior. The gourmet kitchen features a center island with granite counter tops and ceramic tile backsplash. Spacious dining and living room with gas fireplace, plus 2 sliders to the main deck. This is alot of house for the money!! If rentals are your concern, this property is a money machine with over $62,000. for 2016. Click here for full details.

 

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November Sea Isle City Market Report

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The market is stable and steady with lots of transfers. We are looking at a sideways market direction for the next six to 12 months with a premium during the Spring selling season. With a great stock market and rebounding regional real estate market many homeowners are experiencing increased equity as well as in their 401K’s. Todays prices are approximately 10-15% from the top of the hey days of 2004 and 2005. This time around we have worked through the cycle in a much more orderly manner and the experts expect a nice five to ten year growth spurt because of supply and demand pressures brought on by the wave of BabyBoomers that are still experiencing additional discretionary income, significant inheritances and low interest rates.
This is the time to look at this opportunity (3.875% interest 30 year fixed rate mortgage, $475. month per $100,000.) while the rates are still at historic lows.
This is the time to look at this opportunity to move up before the prices continue to rise and the larger properties will increase more at the same appreciation rates. Next year will a great time to both buy and sell. Good clean homes will get top dollar. On a different note, I have a couple sellers would like to trade real estate for their Sea Isle City townhouse. This doesn’t always work out but I have put together many deals that were win-win for all partiesContact me to determine if you have a property (anywhere in the Continential United States) that could work for someone.
Below are a few free newsletters I have included with my blog:(By the Numbers is my favorite.)
 
Thank you and I hope you share it with people who might be interested. Many of you own your properties with spouses or partners so please send me there email addresses and I can send them to them each month as well.
I hope you are enjoying your home at the Shore..
Let me know if I can ever help.
Ian Lazarus
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Ian Lazarus launches New Website www.FindaShoreHome.com

www.FindaShoreHome.com

Looking for a Shore home? Thinking about buying a vacation home? Thinking about refinancing? Thinking about upgrading? Interest rates just hit three year lows (3.625% on a 30 year fixed loan). Prices have leveled out this year and buyers are getting great deals. Sign up for saved search and have great properties emailed to you as they hit the market or prices are reduced into your price criteria.

Let me negotiate the best deal and get the most buying power than anyone in the past 3 years. The market seems to have hit a point where prices have stalled. This is not a market top but a breather. We need to be prepared to walk away from over priced listings and find the best buys for the long run.

As a heads up we are seeing that The Wildwoods will have the most upside potential because of a external issue. This being the Garden State Parkway construction project specifically the removal of the three traffic lights from the CMC Zoo to Shellbay intersection. This will be the first season the parkway will be open in both directions. This type of access to The Wildwoods will bring additional people to the areas and this will increase rental rates which in turn will increase property values. Also the easier access on to the island will attract other homeowners that wouldn’t have considered the area because of the time to travel there on the weekends. Prices are still very attractive and are still substantially below the price highs of 2006.

 

This year we are seeing more owner trade-ups than in the past 10 years. Most property owners are not underwater on their mortgages even if they bought at the very top of the 2005 timeframe. If you want to find out what your home buying purchasing power is you should contact your mortgage professional or contact my mortgage representative John Coneys, CPA at Freedom Mortgage at Cell: 610-322-4886. I have found him to be very knowledgeable and very fair.

If you have saved searches on www.sjbeachhomes.com you still have time to switch over to the new website. I will be keeping it live until the end of July. The new website works well on all devices as well as smartphones. If you have any questions or constructive comments please let me know. I would love to hear from you. Respectfully, Ian Lazarus

The website went live last week and we had a few people work through a couple of the glitches. We are proud to launch it. If you see anything that is wrong please send me a note so I can make it right for everyone!! Thank you!!

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Sea Isle City Single Family Home for Sale – 20 53rd Street

Charming Single family house for sale in one of the best locations on the island. 20 53rd Street is located on the corner of 53rd Street and Pleasure Avenue. This home has never been rented and is ready for the Summer 2016. The house was totally renovated from the ground up in 2001.

Contact Ian Lazarus, 609-457-0258 The Landis Co., Realtors, ian@mygo2realtor.com , http://www.SJbeachHomes.com SJ Beach Homes Featured Property.

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6 Reasons Why Buying a Second Home is a Great Idea

Hello all, I found this article online and thought about the reasons why my clients have bought homes at the Jersey Shore. Huge profits in most cases wasn’t the main reason even tho I have had clients make more than fourfold on their investment. I had a client buy an oceanfront 2 bedroom condominium for $225,000 and at the top of the market could have sold it for over $800,000. But more importantly they won’t sell it and are using it in their retirement years.

This article is in a general context so it can be the answer to your needs, here at the Shore or elsewhere. Some of you might have a place in all the locations. My dream is to have four homes for 4 seasons. Dream on! Right?

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There is something appealing about owning a piece of land that you can call your own. But you are not limited to just one property. When some people think about vacations, owning a second piece of land is even better. There are many reasons why people want to buy a second home, and below are just a few of them:

Investment purposes: While markets go up and down, in the long run, markets tend to go up. Purchasing a home in an upcoming or already idyllic area can allow you to see that property appreciate over time, allowing your investment property to increase in value. To make that investment even more worthwhile, you can also rent it out. And when the time is right, you can sell the property at a huge gain.

Retirement: You need to save a large amount of money so that you can eventually retire. But you don’t have to have your savings merely in the stock market or bonds – diversification is a good thing. Buying a second home can be part of that strategy. Choose a location where you would eventually want to live; if you are not sure, vacation in different spots until you find one that meets both your needs and wants. Consider the climate, cost of living, municipal facilities, and social life. You can visit your second home before you retire to establish connections as well as relax, and you can rent it out to help pay the mortgage.

Vacation rental: Mountain homes, prime golfing location, waterfront property, national park hiking, wildlife retreat, fishing hole, or historical spot – there are many reasons why people pick their vacation spots. By buying a second home in one of these areas and renting it out, you can pay your mortgage and generate rental income from others who need a sweet escape from their daily lives.

4 Let the good times roll: According to the National Association of Realtors, when asked for the reasons for buying a second home, vacation was the top answer. Given the great transportation system in the United States, it doesn’t take long to travel to any location you want. Whether it is your small isolated wooded retreat or a flat in a cosmopolitan city, getting away once in a while is always needed.

Family getaway: Reunions, vacations, holidays, or for no reason at all – getting family together is a great way to remain connected. For larger families or groups spread across the country, buying a second home for a family retreat can simplify that connection while allowing family members to enjoy a more affordable vacation.

6   Reverse it: As the saying goes, change is good. If you want to mix it up a little, consider a reverse – living in your vacation home while renting out your city home. Technology has made it easy for many of us to work remotely. Moving to a lesser populated place can mean lower costs while reducing your stress. Additionally, you can change back to your city home when you get a hankering for hustle and bustle again. Either way, you can earn a rental income while enjoying a different location. After all, a change can be as good as a rest!

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If renting out your second property, you may need to find a professional rental company to help ensure your property stays in great condition. Lastly, you need to be aware of the tax implications on your finances. But if you do your homework and obtain a local real estate agent who specializes in second properties, you can have years of enjoyment right around the corner.