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STRONG MARKET ACTIVITY

August 21, 2012

Strong market activity has continued with 195 properties having sold in the local market through August 1st, up 23% over the 158 sales that occurred during the same time last year.  This year’s average sold price was $1,206,462, down 5.4% from last year, while this year’s median price was $920,000, up 5.7% from last year. […]

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Avalon Beachfill

August 14, 2012

The Borough of Avalon will receive a major beachfill for its north end beaches this fall. Beaches from 10th to 20th Streets will receive 75,000 cubic yards of sand. An alternate bid could result in as much as 190,000 cubic yards of sand being added to the beaches. The beachfill project will be funded solely […]

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Clamshell Tossing!

August 14, 2012

CLAMSHELL TOSSING: the Avalon Historical Society hosted the third annual W. Norman Mackey Memorial Clamshell Tournament this past Saturday. Clamshell tossing, in which competitors toss clamshells into holes spaced twenty feet apart, is an old-time beach activity that fell out of favor after World War II. Allan Mackey, now 74, used to play the sport […]

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Warm Water Temperatures

August 14, 2012

WARM WATER TEMPERATURES are delightful for beachgoers but also affect marine life. Back bay waters have been in the 70s and 80s for most of the summer, which has caused most flounder to move to the inlets or ocean, seeking cooler water. Offshore species, such as mahi-mahi, arrived earlier this summer than normal, as they […]

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Recent Sales

August 14, 2012

700 FIRST AVE UNIT 402, Avalon, $450,000.00 Sold MLS#: 140987 422 99th Street, Stone Harbor, $517,500.00 Sold MLS#: 139323 300 92nd Street, Stone Harbor, $740,000.00 Sold MLS#: 146078 8730 Sunset Drive, Rear, Stone Harbor, $760,000.00 Sold MLS#: 141326 496 22nd Street, Avalon, $1,200,000.00 Sold MLS#: 137876 101 109th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,425,000.00 Sold MLS#: 145659 […]

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New Sale Listings

August 14, 2012

235 99th Street, Stone Harbor, $325,000.00 Active MLS#: 147368 6669 N Ocean Drive, Avalon, $699,000.00 Active MLS#: 147385 8135 Second Avenue, South, Stone Harbor, $750,000.00 Active MLS#: 147360 306 79th Street, Avalon, $825,000.00 Active MLS#: 147369 10401 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,400,000.00 Active MLS#: 147372 10510 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,599,000.00 Active MLS#: 147375 12 […]

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Dick Wilsey

August 9, 2012

DICK WILSEY, our longtime friend and former colleague, passed away this week at the age of 86. Dick spent 35 years working for Avalon Real Estate Agency, and could be seen nearly everyday taking property photographs or installing lawn signs, among his many other responsibilities, before retiring in 2002. Dick was also a proud World […]

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Properties Sold

August 8, 2012

212 99th Street, Stone Harbor, $490,000.00 Sold MLS#: 140706 231 82nd Street, Stone Harbor, $650,000.00 Sold MLS#: 146406 4254 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $750,000.00 Sold MLS#: 136966 8730 Sunset Drive, Rear, Stone Harbor, $760,000.00 Sold MLS#: 141326 393 22nd, Avalon, $810,000.00 Sold MLS#: 144558 304 77th Street, Avalon, $775,000.00 Sold MLS#: 146031 272 76th Street, Avalon, […]

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New Listings

August 8, 2012

700 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $639,000.00 Active MLS#: 147227 5 Marine Way, Avalon, $1,175,000.00 Active MLS#: 147220 222 118th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,550,000.00 Active MLS#: 147197 8 103RD ST, Stone Harbor, $1,599,000.00 Active MLS#: 147190 432 42ND STREET, Avalon, $2,295,000.00 Active MLS#: 147185 12 104th St., Stone Harbor, $3,849,000.00 Active MLS#: 141448

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Upcoming Events

August 8, 2012

UPCOMING EVENTS: Avalon HLOA General Meeting, Community Hall, Saturday, August 11, 9am. Avalon Historical Society Clam Shell Tournament, 30th Street Beach, Saturday, August 11, 10am. 7 Mile Home and Health Show, Avalon Elementary School, Saturday, August 11, 9am-2pm. 7 Mile Island Designer House Tour, Saturday, August 11, 11am-4pm. Call (609) 463-4040 for tickets. Big Band […]

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Avalon’s Lifeguard Team Wins!

August 8, 2012

AVALON’S LIFEGUARD TEAM took first place in the 29th Annual David J. Kerr Memorial Lifeguard Races held on Avalon’s 35th Street beach on Tuesday. Avalon’s team won with 24 points; second place was taken by Sea Isle City with 11 points.

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New Jersey Tall Ship – AJ Meerwald

August 8, 2012

THE AJ MEERWALD, New Jersey’s tall ship, will be sailing from Utsch’s Marina in Cape May through September 1st. The Meerwald will offer public sails daily except Wednesdays. On Wednesday’s the Meerwald will offer “Sailor for a Day” camp for kids ages 10-16 years old. Campers will spend the day on the water sailing, tying […]

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New Avalon Emergency Management Website

August 8, 2012

AVALON has unveiled a new website dedicated to emergency management. www.avalonemergency.org will be used to notify the public about coastal flooding, blizzards, hurricanes, or other emergency events. “It is very important to provide a single source of information during a major event,” said Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. “This new website does just that.”

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Offshore Wind Farm

August 7, 2012

WIND FARM: Fishermen’s Energy now has all permits required to begin construction of an offshore wind farm about 3 miles from the Atlantic City beach. Construction is expected to begin next year, with a half dozen turbines operating by 2014. The $200 million project is expected to create 30 or more permanent jobs while producing […]

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The Harlem Globetrotters

August 7, 2012

THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS are bringing four games to the Wildwoods Convention Center with games nightly at 7pm from August 8-11. The team has also added a 2-hour skills clinic for kids ages 6-14 on Wednesday, August 8 from 10am to 12 noon. The clinic will be run by the Globetrotter stars, and one roster spot […]

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22nd Annual Lifeguard Classic

August 7, 2012

AVALON took second place in the 22nd Annual Lifeguard Classic, held in Atlantic City this past weekend. Sea Isle City finished fifth and Stone Harbor finished eighth in the competition. Congratulations to all three teams for their great performances in lifeguard competitions throughout the summer.

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