Snow-topped dunes in front of a cold-but-calm ocean.
ABOUT 15 INCHES OF SNOW fell on the island last weekend, from Friday night through Saturday afternoon. Strong winds blew for hours, eventually blowing some spots bare while snow piled in drifts in other locations. Avalon and Stone Harbor public works crews worked through the weekend and had local roads in good shape once the snow stopped falling. The winds were mostly offshore, helping to reduce the flooding risk often associated with winter storms.
Under the roof of the gazebo at 21st Street & the beach, blowing snow drifted into a pile in one area and left bare deck boards in another.
EXPECT SAND BACKPASSING again this spring in Avalon, according to Avalon Business Administrator Scott Wahl. Wahl briefed Avalon’s Borough Council at last week’s meeting, indicating that 60,000 cubic yards of sand could be borrowed from beaches and trucked to north-end beaches in order to replenish them. The project is likely to occur in April and May, with a completion date around Memorial Day. We’ll share more details as they become available.
“THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT,” said economist Paul Krugman in a recent New York Times opinion column. Krugman says “there are important differences between this house-price surge and the previous one.” One of those differences Krugman cites is the increase in real estate prices across the nation this time, instead of just locations centered around metropolitan areas during the early 2000s price surge. Krugman goes on to say that the supply of new homes will remain limited in many areas, despite demand, due to the inability to construct new homes because of supply chain restrictions as well as zoning. In our local market a limited supply of buildable land limits the number of new units that can be built, while demand remains strong.
A SHIPWRIGHT’S TALE: Tune in on Facebook at 6pm Thursday evening as Tim Clark of Clark & Eisele Traditional Boatbuilding discuss the current restoration of the AJ Meerwald, New Jersey’s official tall ship. Homeported at the Bayshore Center in Port Norris on the Maurice River just off Delaware Bay, the AJ Meerwald travels New Jersey’s coast including Cape May and Atlantic City, offering public sails and educational opportunities on a regular basis. Boatbuilder Tim Clark will describe the restoration work including what’s been completed and what’s left to do. To register for the talk on Facebook send an email to email@example.com.
AVALON HISTORY CENTER LECTURE: New Jersey in the American Revolution. Saturday, February 5th at 1pm the Avalon History Center will present a lecture discussing New Jersey in the American Revolution. From Washintong crossing the Delaware River to the Battle of Trenton, find out what role the State of New Jersey played in our nation’s independence. The lecture will be held in the 39th Street tennis building.
PLAN AHEAD: SHOP-A-HOLICS WEEKEND is just over a month away! Plan on visiting the business districts in Avalon & Stone Harbor from March 10th to 13th for discounts and promotions on clothing, housewares, and more! Whether you’re renewing your wardrobe or refreshing your shore house, or just love shopping, there will be plenty to see!
643 Sunrise Drive, West, Avalon, $2,995,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 220188
Properties Under Contract:
9816 2nd Avenue, 7, Stone Harbor, $609,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 214105
177 80th Street, 111, Avalon, $699,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 214007
234 21st Street, 106, Avalon, $725,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 214117
274 21st Street, Avalon, $1,250,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 214401
11 Seabass Lane, Avalon Manor, $1,300,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 220198
260 83rd Street, #1, Stone Harbor, $1,599,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 220134
262 110th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,395,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 214442
463 24th Street, Avalon, $3,549,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 213510
159 33rd Street, Avalon, $3,795,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 220111
122 92nd Street, Stone Harbor, $3,800,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 220216
Lot 48 112th Street, Stone Harbor, $3,995,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 220205
Lot 42 112th Street, Stone Harbor, $4,295,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 220206
7888 Dune Drive, 105, Avalon, $297,000, SOLD MLS#: 214311
9701 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,750,000, SOLD MLS#: 213673
249 88th Street, Stone Harbor, $3,495,000, SOLD MLS#: 214253
1269 First Avenue, Avalon, $3,795,000, SOLD MLS#: 214349