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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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The Best Things to Do with Your Family 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. So where does the real estate agent fit into the home-building process? Is this professional still necessary or can a builder fulfill the role? Well, it might surprise you to find out that a realtor has expertise that can make home building a smoother process. Let’s compare a builder to a real estate professional and uncover the advantages that each bring to the table.

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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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Investing on Long Beach Island: What You Need to Know

Andrew Giannattasio | Mar 13, 2019

One of the key reasons to buy a Long Beach Island property is the consistently stable market for summer home rentals. LBI is one of the few areas in the world that allows you to purchase a property and immediately generate cash flow. The rental market on LBI is strong enough that you can live in the property from the fall to spring and have your mortgage covered year-round by summer renters.

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