Barnegat, NJ Real Estate News

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Barnegat Landmark Restaurant, Sweet Jenny's, Catches Fire. A day after one of the worst blizzards to hit Ocean County, a fire ripped through Sweet Jenny's Peppermint Park on Monday evening, erupting just minutes after the Route 9 restaurant had closed and keeping firefighters from seven departments busy for more than two hours. According to the AC Press, the fire was reported at 5:26 p.m. and the building was "fully engulfed" by 6:01 p.m, Barnegat Township Police Lt. Patrick Shaffery said. No one was inside the business, which closed its doors at 5 p.m., Shaffery said. Sweet Jenny's is a popular restaurant and ice cream "bar" and is housed in a cozy log cabin style building on route 9 in Barnegat.  There is a 2nd Sweet Jenny's in Ship Bottom on Long Beach Island.   Karl Hess, Your Real ...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Homes for Sale Barnegat with Maps and Photos   There are at least 5 homes for sale in the Deer Chase section of Barnegat.  All these properties in Deer Chase, Barnegat have at least 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.  These five houses have over 1900 square feet of living space and have a list price under $285,000. Barnegat gets its name from nearby Barnegat Bay and Barnegat Inlet. The inlet was originally "Barendegat," or "Inlet of the Breakers," and was named by Dutch settlers in 1614 for the waterway's turbulent channel. Barnegat Township has a total area of 40.8 square miles, of which, 34.7 square miles is land and 6.2 square miles of it (15.09%) is water. Since 1970, the township's populations has jumped from 1,539 to 22,643 - an increase of 1,371 percent. And the township still has 2,500 to ...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Barnegat Homes for Sale - Barnegat NJ Housing Market Report November 2010 An average of 336 Barnegat homes were for sale in November, 2010, roughly the same as October...and no matter which way you shake it, the Barnegat housing market is tough! Prices and sales are down.  Barnegat, NJ New Listings Under Contract Expired Sold Days on Market Median Sold Price November 2010 32 24 21 11 116 $252,352 And compared to November, 2009...  Barnegat, NJ New Listings Under Contract Expired Sold Days on Market Median Sold Price November 2009 49 28 21 27 131 $289,500 I think the decease in the number of Barnegat homes sold in November 2010 as compared to 2009 is due to a could be due to last year's November 30 cut off for the first time home buyers tax credit. Of the homes sold 4 were in Barnegat ad...
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By Robert McLaughlin, RE/MAX Forked River - Ocean County NJ
(REMAX at Barnegat Bay)
For buyers and sellers in any type of market, a good home inspection can prevent headaches and save time and money. For buyers, an inspection can find imperfections in a home that some may have never noticed with a naked eye. The seller can then fix certain aspects before a decision to buy is reached. If the house fails to meet standards or has too many problems attached, an inspection may prevent a transaction from even occurring. For sellers, conducting an inspection before putting the house on the market allows them to make the repairs before being stuck in the middle of a negotiation process with a buyer. By fixing what is currently wrong, sellers can be more likely to get the price desired without having to unreasonably waver in price. Although an inspection may seem like another ...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
New Homes in Barnegat continuing to be built.  Experts project Ocean County's population will grow at nearly triple the rate of the rest of the state through 2016. A study by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Division of Labor Market and Demographic Research found that the county's population increased from 208,470 in 1970 to an estimated 573,678 in 2009. This 175.2 percent increase in population far exceeded the state's growth rate of 21.5 percent during that same period. The study also projected that Ocean County will continue to grow at a faster rate, at 11 percent, than the state's 4.6 percent in the decade between 2006 and 2016. And by then, the study said, it will be the fifth most populous county in the state. If any substantial future growth does happen i...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Jersey Fresh returns to Barnegat, just in time for Thanksgiving produce. The Barnegat Chamber of Commerce and the Barnegat Recreation Department are sponsoring a return of the Barnegat Jersey Fresh Farmers Market for Thanksgiving.   The Barnegat Farmers Market is held each Thursday during the summer for tasty Jersey Fresh corn, tomatoes and other locally grown produce.  But by popular demand local farmers will be back for Thanksgiving Jersey Fresh purchases. The special Thanksgiving Jersey Fresh Farmers Market in Barnegat will be held Sunday, November 21st from 11am til 4pm at Gazebo Park Route 9 (Main Street) and Bay Avenue.  In addition to apples and the traditional autumn fare, fresh pasta, cheese and baked goods will be available.  And what would Thanksgiving be without New Jersey a...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Homes For Sale in Barnegat - Barnegat NJ October 2010 Housing Market Report Homes for sale in Barnegat averaged between 330 and 340 residential units in October, 2010...that has remained constant throughout 2010.  Changes in this month's Barnegat Housing Market Report from the September are days on the market (down) and sale prices (up).  This could be due to new construction and the way those agents enter the sales in the Jersey Shore Mulitple Listing Service.  Barnegat, NJ New Listings Under Contract Expired Sold Days on Market Median Sold Price October 2010 66 25 38 17 153 $222,500 For the same period last year (2009), there were fewer homes for sale in Barnegat and the sales looked like this.    Barnegat, NJ New Listings Under Contract Expired Sold Days on Market Median Sold Price O...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library is hosting it's semi annual Boutique Sale beginning today and running until Friday, November 5th.  The Boutique Sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Barnegat Library. The Friends of the Barnegat Library is a not for profit organization.  Its mission is to promote the Library’s programs and resources.  The FOL also provides funds to the Library so it may better serve the community.   The Friends of the Barnegat Library provides a $500 scholarship to a graduating Barnegat High School senior...every year since the school graduated it's first class three years ago. Handbags, scarves, Christmas and Thanksgiving items, and books, as well as the ever popular jewelry section, were all set up by the Barnegat Friends over the last two days and th...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Black Sea bass season reopened on Monday, November 1st and will go through December 31st. Many area party-boats, including Carolyn Ann III out of Barnegat, went jigging for striped bass yesterday afternoon with a handful of customers. They caught bass to 23 pounds and large bluefish. The black sea bass is a type of Grouper found more commonly in northern than in southern ranges as it inhabits the entire East Coast. They can sometimes be found in inshore waters like Barnegat Bay and off The Jersey Shore in waters up to a depth of 425 feet. They spend most of their time close to the sea floor and are often congregated around bottom formations such as rocks, man-made reefs, wrecks, jetties, piers, and bridge pilings. Black sea bass are highly sought after by recreational and commercial fis...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Barnegat Bay's ecosystems have been declining for years due to overdevelopment in the Barnegat Bay watershed area which has resulted in ‘over-paving' of land, which causes storm-water runoff from lawns, roadways and parking areas that carries nitrogen and phosphorus into the bay, causing algal blooms that choke oxygen off from native eel-grass and shellfish. Barnegat Bay stretches approximately 30 miles along the coast of Ocean County, between Barnegat Peninsula and the mainland. The Toms River and Forked Rivers are among several rivers that wind through the bay's 660-square-mile watershed on their way to its inner shore. This unique area is rich in marine life. Commercial and recreational fishing, and related recreation and eco-tourism, contribute approximately $3.5 billion annually to...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Boaters Paradise on The Jersey Shore! Searching for a buyer for this beautiful, updated two story home on one of the largest lagoon lots in Barnegat. Shore living at it's best!  Lounge around in your 20 X 40 heated in-groung pool.  Crab and fish from your backyard and park your boat along the 93 feet  of bulkhead.  Minutes to bay and ocean by boat.  It's a short walk to the beach and public dock. Or you can relax and watch the boats cruise by in the 3 season room.  Easy access to parkway, shopping and 15 minutes to Long Beach Island. This home features an updated kitchen with granite countertops and new appliances.  It has central air conditioning, new Perfection Siding, new roof, custom window treatments, hardwood floors and attached garage. Barnegat is located in the southern half of...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
The Tree Lined Streets of the Timbers Section in Barnegat, NJ! .. The Timbers section of Barnegat, New Jersey offers tree lined streets and lots are generally 75 x 100.  Homes in the Timbers section of Barnegat are small ranches built in the 70's, to larger Timbers section colonials built through the 80's.  The Timbers is bordered on the south by Barnegat Boulevard N, the west by the Garden State Parkway, the east by the Rose Hill section and open space to the north. There are more than 25 homes for sale in the Timbers section of Barnegat, ranging in price from $169,900 for a 2 bedroom 1 bath ranch to a 3,000 square foot Timbers colonial with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, listed at $349,900.   If you'd like more information on homes for sale in the Timbers section of Barnegat, or anywhere ...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
A Halloween Party at the Barnegat Library For the Wee Ones! The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a Halloween Party for youngsters Friday (October 29th) at 10:30am. The Friends of the Barnegat Library (FOL) will provide refreshments and treats to the costumed kids, as they to listen to stories and parade around the Library. .. Barnegat FOL Members Bob & Theresa Gerke prepare for the costumed kids! (2008) Barnegat Library programs aren’t just for kids, check out all the other activities this and every month at the Barnegat Library.  All Library programs in Barnegat are FREE and most require registration.  You don’t need a Library Card to register. (But pick one up when you’re there!) .. Listening to stories at the Barnegat Library Halloween Party, 2008  You can call t...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Cloverdale Farm Park, in Barnegat, is part of the Ocean County New Jersey Park system and offers some great opportunities to learn about the importance of cranberry farming and the role it played in our history and economy! .. So if you thought cranberries came like this, think again! This Sunday, October 24th and again on November 6th and 7th, you can get a taste of what cranberry farming is all about!  The Ocean County Parks system is offering cranberry picking at Cloverdale Farm Park!  It ‘s cost is $3, and you have to register.  Space is limited so please register through the Ocean County Parks website, or call 1-877-OC PARKS ext. 5940.  Bring a one gallon bag, and learn how to pick cranberries! If picking’s not your thing, and you'd like to hear about cranberry farming from the pr...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Barnegat's Growing Up! Beginning today, October 19th Barnegat, New Jersey will have a fully functional northbound exit from the Garden State Parkway.  So Barnegat joins the other New Jersey towns with access to and from the Parkway's north and south bound lanes.  The long awaited exit from the Parkway North is opening this morning! For years, drivers could only get to Barnegat via a southbound exit on the Parkway.  You had to get off in Manahawkin and go north or Waretown and go south.  And the Parkway entrance in Barnegat allowed only northbound traffic.  But Barnegat is no longer just a summer distination for north Jersey residents coming to the Jersey Shore.  It's population has doubled in the past 20 years. The southbound entrance to and exit from the Parkway in Barnegat is on Light...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Homes for Sale in Barnegat - Barnegat, NJ September 2010 Housing Market ReportHomes for sale in Barnegat remained at about 350 during the month of September, with a decrease in the number of newly listed homes for sale in Barnegat over the July/August report.  Barnegat, NJ NewListings UnderContract Expired Sold Days onMarket MedianSold Price September 2010 53 27 34 17 181 $197,500 Homes for sale in Barnegat are averaging a month longer on the market than in September, 2009 and prices are down.  The autumn to winter does not promise many closings...as of September 30, 2010, there are only 27 homes under contract in Barnegat.  Barnegat, NJ NewListings UnderContract Expired Sold Days onMarket MedianSold Price September 2009 49 42 27 21 152 $217,900 Of the 17 homes sold in Barnegat during t...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Everyone is invited to submit their own photos for possible inclusion in the 2011 Barnegat Township Community Calendar.  The town council would love to see what YOU think are the best parts of Barnegat Township.  Photo submissions will be posted on the Barnegat Township website, where all website visitors will be provided an opportunity to vote on their favorites.  The top 13 vote-getters will then receive the honor of being placed in the 2011 Barnegat Township Community Calendar. Rules for Photo Submission: No photos of kids, if possible. Photos that are deemed too suggestive and/or obscene will not be allowed. Preferred photos include: events, scenery and buildings.  Focus on your favorite parts of Barnegat. All photo submissions automatically become the property of Barnegat Township....
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Books and More in Barnegat: Annual Friends of the Library Book/Media Collection & SaleThe annual Friends of the Barnegat Library (FOL) Annual Book/Media Sale is scheduled for October 6th, 7th, and 8th Donations for the sale can be dropped of at the Library on Burr Street on October 4th and 5th.  The annual sale is the non profit organization’s primary fund raising activity.   The Friends of the Barnegat Library is a not for profit organization.  Its mission is to promote the Library’s programs and resources.  The FOL also provides funds to the Library so it may better serve the community.   Again this year the Friends of the Barnegat Library will collect books for two days prior to the sale in the rear of the Library.  Book collection is scheduled on October 5th and 6th from 10am till 5...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
The entire Barnegat School District plans to go solar in time for the Fall 2011 semester.  Solar panels can be used to supply electricity that runs the entire district, including the heating system.  The goal is to eventually cut the energy bill by 50%. The estimated costs of the project could cost about 8 million dollars though the district would not have to pay for the project as they would enter into an agreement for a third-party, lease-purchase agreement.  The third party would take the energy credits created by solar power and trade them on the stock market. The possible contractor for the project, Spiezle Architectural Group, has worked on 60 school districts in the state on a range of projects including sustainable and renewable energy deployment. This is the same firm that has ...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
The Jersey Shore as become quite the TV series mecca;  There's the infamous (to us locals anyway) show of the same name, the new HBO gangster drama, "Boardwalk Empire" brought to you from the same folks that gave us The Sopranos, and now we have Swords: Life on the Line.  The difference is that "Swords" is factual.   Swords enters the high risk world of New England's long line fishermen who risk all to catch an elusive prey - swordfish - in some of the most dangerous waters on the planet. They are uniformly tough and resilient and they need to be as every day could be their last. Most of us have seen at least an episode or two of Deadliest Catch where the Discovery Channel follows a group of crab boats in the Bering Sea; it's the ultimate reality show where fisherman risk life and limb ...
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