New Jersey Home Building Blog

Investing on Long Beach Island: What You Need to Know [Updated for 2020]

Andrew Giannattasio | May 04, 2020

Long Beach Island is a place of natural beauty and valuable real estate. With sandy beaches, beautiful sunsets and salty air, Long Beach Island is a summer paradise that has long attracted home buyers and real estate investors. Many buyers choose to rent their property to vacation-goers in the summer, and live in their property the rest of the year. For these property owners, summer rental income helps pay the mortgage, and support a relaxed island lifestyle throughout the fall, winter and spring.

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7 Design Trends for Your Long Beach Island Shore House

Andrew Giannattasio | Aug 12, 2019

Whether your waterfront property is home base or a weekend retreat, you want the space to feel comfortable and uniquely you. Since design trends come and go--some sustainable, others fleeting crazes--it helps to reflect on your needs and preferences before diving into a decorating frenzy. That said, 2019 has given homeowners a lot to consider, from funky patterns to minimalist lines. Whatever direction you lean, try to enjoy the process of creation...remember, it's supposed to be fun.

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4 Family-Friendly Activities on Long Beach Island

Andrew Giannattasio | Aug 05, 2019

Although Long Beach Island is a hidden gem that serves up opportunities for quality time with loved ones year 'round, the warm summer months offer the most variety. An 18-mile barrier land mass, this New Jersey shore has everything you could want for fun, relaxation, culture and entertainment. Here's a look at some of the area's top destinations:

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Do I Need a Real Estate Agent? Or Can I Just Talk With a Builder?

Andrew Giannattasio | Jul 08, 2019

Once you’ve decided to build a custom home in Hunterdon County, the to-do list fills up fast. Budgets and design ideas, neighborhoods and construction concepts—the endless possibilities become both exhilarating and fatiguing.

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Designing Your Custom Home for Resale in New Jersey

Andrew Giannattasio | May 20, 2019

If you built a custom home but find yourself needing to relocate, you may wonder what steps you can take to expedite the selling process and maximize your home's appeal. On the up side, with a recently-built house, you can likely avoid high-cost updates like HVAC systems, foundation repairs, window replacement, or plumbing reconfigurations.

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