Summer is Off to a Whale-y Great Start!
The summer season is in full swing and we are so happy to be enjoying great weather and long beach days again. There have been a few whale sightings along the coast so far - have you been lucky enough to see any? There are plenty of restaurants offering dining services and opportunities to enjoy Farmer's Markets, live music, and other safe activities around the island. It is most definitely not too late to plan a vacation and take advantage of all that's going on Down the Shore right now.

Give us a call at (609) 967-0289 to speak to Holly or contact us online today.
Stone Harbor Boot Camp Outdoor Program
Stone Harbor Boot Camp is open running outdoor workout sessions! Learn more and sign up by clicking here .
Where to Dine Outside in Avalon
Outdoor dining is now open for participating restaurants! Click here for a full list.
Stone Harbor Farmers Market
Visit the stone Harbor Farmers Market every Sunday of the summer at Water Tower Plaza!
The July Market Report
Hello from Fantasy Island- if ever there was a nickname for this island, Fantasy Island is truly it!

Hopefully you had a wonderful July 4 th holiday spent with family and friends – while social distancing of course! Our island is bustling, in case you have not been here to see. While it looks a bit different, we are inundated with vacationers, vacation rental requests and buyers in all price ranges, locations, and property styles. If you had told me back in March the summer 2020 would have looked like this, I would have told you you were crazy. Yet, here we are!

Our sales team had an increase of 171% in homes sold for the month of June as compared to sales of 2019!  June sales on Seven Mile Island will be the most productive month EVER reported – 78 homes placed under contract, with the exception of March 2004 where 83 homes were placed under contract. Vacation rentals for our team were up 150% in one month! For the first nine days of July we have had 28 homes reported under contract with two of the highest priced sales ever reported: $10,500,000 both new homes in the high dunes area of Avalon. New construction homes are selling along with opportunity locations for future construction. The investor/developer is more than active with new players entering the market each day.  Condominiums and small 2-4 bedroom single family homes are also taking off as today’s first time buyer is investing at the Shore as well. 

Our biggest challenge continues to be lack of inventory across most categories but particularly in the single family homes in the $1.7-$2.5 price range.  As we enter what is typically our busiest selling season, our Avalon single home inventory is off by 25% as compared to the same time frame in 2019, and off 29% in Stone Harbor. Our condo/townhome market in Avalon is comparable in units but not in price point, while the Stone Harbor inventory is off 34%. The result is multiple offers on the same properties and homes selling within days of listing.

Speaking of inventory, I have never run with so few listings in my 28 year career. ALL of my homes are selling! If you or someone you know is ready to sell please call me and I will reach out to them OR feel free to pass on my name and contact. I am actively in search of new homes, condos, and townhomes to sell.

Our team continues to dominate this marketplace participating in more Avalon sales than the combined sales of the next 7 agencies . Across all categories we represent more buyers and sellers. If you are looking to buy or sell, give me a call. We have the knowledge and expertise you require to succeed in this market!

Have a super July! I hope to see you soon.

All the best ,
Holly C. Rennie
YTD Sales Transactions Recap - Avalon
YTD Sales Transactions Recap - Avalon & Stone Harbor
Current Inventory Of Active Listings
Our expert agents would love to chat with you about the current market. Give us a call today!
New Construction in Avalon!
157 16th Street
6 Bed | 6.5 Bath | Fall 2020 Delivery!
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A popular, tried and true 6 BR, 6 BA floor plan has a new look and feel for 2020. A welcoming front porch and center front door opens to a wide center foyer and hall providing an open view through to the rear of the home. Two bedrooms (one ensuite) and family room overlooking the pool share the first floor. The hardwood staircase opens to a grand second floor great room featuring a fireplace wall with a shiplap trim and vaulted ceiling open to the third floor landing. A private guest bath and four stop elevator access is discreetly located in this second floor hallway away from the living area. The highlight of the kitchen is the expansive stone topped center island. Stainless steel appliances compliment the stone tops and backsplash. Hardwood flooring and paneled wood moldings and trim run throughout the home. The third floor is home to two suites both with private baths and decks. You choose which to make your master as they both offer their own special features. A second laundry is located on this floor along with the final elevator stop. The rear yard will offer a heated pool with paver trim, irrigated privacy landscaping package and plenty of room for your pool and deck chairs. Storage is abundant in the attached garage and large closets throughout. Call Holly Rennie to see list of complete specifications and plans. Home will be ready for Fall 2020 delivery.
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Turtle X-ing!
Be on the lookout for turtles as you drive around the island! Diamondback terrapins are making their way to nest and back again, so keep an eye out and give them a "brake!''
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