Here's What's Making Waves
in Avalon & Stone Harbor
December 2020

Market Pulse

Avalon & Stone Harbor
(As per Cape May County MLS)


477 – the # of properties placed Under Contract for Sale Jan 1st thru Nov 25th 

34% - the increase in # of properties placed Under Contract for Sale; 2019 vs 2020

Properties Placed Under Contract For Sale
(red is 2020, blue is 2019)

Month of August: 60 / 41

Month of September: 64 / 43

Month of October: 53 / 34

Current Inventory of Sale Listings
280 85th Street, Avalon
Asking $1,549,000
Renovated Cape-style home with vaulted ceiling; close to the beach & town!

261 66th Street, Avalon
Asking $2,595,000
Enjoy bay & sunset views from this spacious Upside-Down style home offering a cathedral ceiling, spacious rooms, hardwood flooring, sound throughout, large decks and a detached garage!

19 West 19th Street, Avalon
Asking $3,599,000
Only 1 block from the beach, this custom home was built on a large corner lot and offers an ocean view, and close proximity to town. The home offers many features including hardwood flooring, stainless appliances, granite countertops, a pool & spa & more!

150 77th Street, Avalon
Asking $3,790,000
Beach block home located 4th from the beach path! Enjoy beautiful ocean views, and the convenient location that’s just around the corner from restaurants, nightlife & recreation!

26 West 31st Street, Avalon
Asking $3,995,000
Only one block to the beach path, this spacious home features an ocean view, wide open 1st and 2nd floor living spaces, large decks, and a spacious pool & patio area!

50 East 10th Street, Avalon
Asking $4,500,000
Brand new beach block home located 4th from the beach path and offering an ocean view! With completion scheduled for late 2021, there’s time for you to customize and/or sell your property in order to trade-up to this highly desirable beach block location!

24 East 19th Street, Avalon
Asking $4,695,000
This brand new beach block home is currently under construction and will be ready for your enjoyment this coming Summer! The custom floor plan is thoughtfully designed to maximize every inch of living space & the beautiful ocean views! Highlights include: the fantastic Park-n-Walk location, high ceilings, 6 private bedroom/bath suites, two living areas and a fantastic, southern exposed pool/patio area!

38 South Pelican Drive, Avalon
Asking $4,995,000
Located in the highly desirable Avalon Lagoon Area, this property features expansive views, good boating water and an exceptionally quiet location! The home was renovated about 10 years ago; use ‘as is’ or plan your 6,500 square foot Dream Home on the large lot!

89 East 27th Street, Avalon
Asking $6,795,0000
Brand new OCEAN FRONT home featuring nearly 3,500 square feet of living area and within easy walking distance of town! This home will feature decks on each level, an elevator, and wide open living spaces with a wall of glass overlooking the ocean! Still time to customize!

65 South Pelican Drive, Avalon
Asking $8,495,000
Nestled on a quiet lagoon between Flamingo Drive & Heron Drive, this brand new 6,000+ square foot home is being sold fully furnished & accessorized and features a sheltered harbor that’s safe for swimming & sailing, panoramic views, a pool, elevator & garage and amenities galore!

The Following Properties Have Gone to Closing in the Past Two Weeks

Featured Rental Properties
(Click on photo for additional details)

New listings are being added each day!
4739 Ocean Drive

Renovated home with new pool!
5 BR, 3 Baths, Sleeps 12

262 54th Street

Gorgeous custom home with bayview, elevator & pool!
6 BR, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

5150 Dune Drive

Skip the stairs! This Traditional Style home is handicap accessible!
4 BR, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8

Limited Edition Ornaments in Avalon
The Avalon Historical Society has created a holiday ornament for 2020. This ornament is dated, plus a limited edition, that features the Avalon Beach Patrol stand and lifeboat. The cost for the ornament is $15.00. To order this lovely piece of Avalon memorabilia, please call the Historical Society directly at 609.967.0090.
Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter
Prepare Now
Freezing weather can take its toll on you and your home but you can act now to reduce cold weather threats. Middlesex Water Company is reminding customers to take preventive measures before winter sets in – to protect water lines which can freeze, expand and possibly burst, causing flooding and costly water damage to your home and belongings.

  1. Disconnect, drain and store outdoor hoses: Be sure to turn off the water to outside faucets, remove hoses and allow water to drain from the pipe. A single hard, overnight freeze can increase pressure throughout the entire plumbing system bursting either the faucet or the pipe it’s connected to.
  2. Insulate pipes in unheated areas: Some pipes are more likely to freeze than others because of their location in the home. Wrap exposed water pipes in unheated areas such as crawl spaces, attics and garages with insulating material available at hardware and plumbing stores. Be sure to focus on pipes that are located on outside walls and near crawl space openings and vents because they are most vulnerable to freezing.
  3. Seal off access doors, air vents and cracks: Plug up drafty cracks and repair broken basement windows. Cold winter winds whistling through cracks and openings can quickly freeze exposed water pipes. Be sure not to plug up air vents that your furnace or hot water heater may need for good combustion.
  4. Identify and tag your main shut-off valve: Be sure all members of your household know where the main water shut-off valve is located. This valve is typically located in the basement or laundry room of the home. Be prepared to turn the valve off should a water line burst.
  5. Leaving homes unattended in winter: If you will be leaving your home vacant and unheated for an extended period of time in winter, you may also want to consider turning off your main shut-off valve, the water heater and draining the system by letting faucets run and flushing toilets and shutting off fixtures before leaving. Furnaces should be set no lower than 55 degrees if houses are left vacant for extended time in winter.

Do not keep crawl space, basement or garage doors open during cold periods. The cold air could freeze exposed pipes.
If you are unable to insulate your pipes that have frozen in past winters – particularly on sub-zero nights or periods of low usage – you may want to keep a trickle of water running from any faucet that will cause water to flow through the problem section of the pipe. Be sure to keep the drain clear of obstructions to prevent the basin from overflowing. While you will be billed for the water used, this procedure is using a minimal amount of water and may prevent more costly plumbing repairs and water loss caused by broken pipes.

Avalon and Stone Harbor to Share Court System
in 2021
Avalon and Stone Harbor have entered into a new Shared Services Agreement that will result in a shared court system to be located at Avalon Borough Hall starting January 1, 2021. The agreement was finalized between the two towns in November. The new agreement will result in combined annual savings for both communities upwards of $150,000. Besides the annual savings for each town, this combined effort will improve efficiency of court operations for both communities.