WORK ON THE 96TH STREET BRIDGE CONTINUES, but will shift to daytime hours from Monday through Thursday. From 7am to 5pm the bridge will be reduced to one alternating lane of traffic using signage and flaggers, so expect delays. No lane closures are expected Friday through Sunday, and the project is expected to be completed December 23rd. With Avalon Boulevard undergoing a redecking project, and also reduced to one alternating lane seven days per week, expect delays when entering or exiting the island via the mainland. The Great Channel Bridge (linking Stone Harbor to Nummy Island and North Wildwood) and the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge (linking Avalon to Sea Isle City) remain open if you’re traveling north or south.
THE CONVENTIONAL MORTGAGE LOAN LIMIT was increased to $548,250 last week by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, up from 2020’s limit of $510,400. The increased loan limit will allow more borrowers to qualify for conventional Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans, according to Mike Mento of Prosperity Mortgage. Current conventional thirty-year fixed-rate mortgage rates remain under 3%, as do rates for jumbo mortgages.
AVALON & STONE HARBOR WILL SHARE COURT SERVICES as part of a newly announced agreement. Beginning January 1st, a shared court will be located in Avalon Borough Hall and provide court services for both towns. Annual savings of $150,000 are expected as a result of the shared services agreement.
OUTDOOR WATER LINES should already be winterized, but if they’re not, call your plumber now. While we haven’t had a deep freeze yet, they’re getting closer. In addition to shutting off your outdoor shower and hose, foundation vents should be closed to prevent cold air from blowing through and reaching pipes in your crawl space. Interior heat should be set 55 degrees to keep moisture levels low and protect interior pipes from freezing. Need a plumber? Let me know and I’ll send you some recommendations.
OFF SEASON PROPERTY CHECKS are offered by both Avalon and Stone Harbor Police Departments. During the off-season officers check the perimeter of unoccupied homes as part of their patrols. If you’d like to add your property to the department’s list, fill out a request form and return it to the appropriate police department. Request forms can be found here:
Of course, I’m available to help, too. If you realize you left the window open or the air conditioning running, need a package put inside the door, or need a special property check after a storm, please call or email me!
227 96th St., Commercial Retail Condo Unit F, Stone Harbor, $595,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 204583
356 95th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 204598
10206 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,629,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 204614
294 65th Street, Avalon, $2,199,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 204562
169 99th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,299,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 204590
8400 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor, $2,595,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 204572
150 77th Street, Avalon, $3,790,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 204594
24 E. 19th Street, Avalon, $4,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 204588
89 E. 27th Street, Avalon, $6,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 204597
Properties Under Contract:
497 Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $99,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 190427
1116 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor Manor, $1,199,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 202944
220 85th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,325,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 204069
1369 First Avenue, Avalon, $3,199,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 204514
191 77th Street, Avalon, $3,395,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 200579
7800 Dune Drive, Unit 127, Avalon, $270,000, SOLD MLS#: 202448
23 Stone Court, Stone Harbor, $650,000, SOLD MLS#: 203982
10514 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,250,000, SOLD MLS#: 203914
246 43rd Street, Avalon, $1,910,000, SOLD MLS#: 204239
262 54th Street, Avalon, $2,582,500, SOLD MLS#: 203319