Barnegat, NJ Real Estate News

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
11th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show near Barnegat and Manahawkin sponsored by Tuckerton Seaport and the Philadelphia chapter of ACBS is scheduled for this weekend. Restored wooden boats, antique and classic sailboats and runabouts throughout the The Jersey Shore and the Mid-Atlantic region will dock at Tuckerton Seaport in Barnegat Bay today and Sunday for the 11th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. "Antique" boats were built between 1919 and 1942, pre-World War II. Classic boats date between 1943 and 1968. Fiberglass boats have separate categories, and owners have a "classic glass" if it's from between 1950 and 1975.  A lecture about steamships and book signing will take place at 1:30 p.m. today in the re-created Tucker's Island Lighthouse at the seaport and will feature John La...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Barnegat Chamber of Commerce in conjuction with the Barnegat Recreation Department is hosting it's annual Barnegat Pirates Day on Saturday, September 11, starting at 9 AM in the historic area near Route 9 and Bay Avenue at the Gazebo Park...on The Jersey Shore. Pirate's Day is mainly a street fair featuring great food, live music, vendors and pirate themed activities for the kids. Local organizations in Barnegat on The Jersey Shore and representatives will have a multitude of tables set up with town representatives available to provide residents with information on the township schools, recreation activities and the many programs in place for adults and seniors. Children of all ages will thoroughly enjoy Pirate's Day. Valhalla's Pirates, which is a a Jersey Shore reenactment group, will...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Little Egg Harbor & Barnegat Might Share Construction Code EnforcementMost municipalities in New Jersey are looking to cut costs, and some are examining the option of shared service agreements with neighboring towns.   Construction Code enforcement in Barnegat might go that route as the Barnegat Township Committee has approved a shared services agreement with Little Egg Harbor for construction code enforcement.Under the agreement Barnegat will hire two code enforcement officers, and according to reports the construction code enforcement officers will be based in Little Egg Harbor.Little Egg Harbor has already approved the shared services agreement, but is dealing with some civil service issues which could be a stumbling block.  As for Barnegat, it's a done deal if Little Egg goes along....
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Shhh, I'm about to tell you a secret; Labor Day ends the frenzied peak tourism season, and locals up and down The Jersey Shore will tell you it's the moment we've waited for all summer as it ends your 'fun season' and starts ours.     The ocean is still warm, and the air is headed back to the mid-80s this week. Most restaurants, bars, boutiques, and amusements aren't yet closed for the season. And dozens of festivals, celebrating everything from beach-plum jam to clowns, are planned along The Jersey Shore. Most Jersey Shore residents and business owners admit they're relieved to see visitors return in the spring as their presence breathes life into the economy and means a long, cold winter is finally over, but we also relish the fall. Labor Day used to be closing time for area beach pat...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Cloverdale Farm Park - Barnegat, NJ Then andNow Coverdale Farm is the newest addition to the Ocean County Park system.  It's located off of County Road 554 (West Bay Ave) almost across from Mirage Boulevard.  Cloverdale Farm Park is open from dawn to dusk, and provides a wonderful opportunity do to some hiking, photography, birding or just plain relaxing!  Cloverdale Farm used to be an operating cranberry farm, and as fall approaches that's evident. The Ocean County Parks Department offers many weekend programs, if you'd like to take advantage of the cooler fall weather and visit Cloverdale Farm Park.
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
"Catboats" Race on Barnegat Bay If you were on Long Beach Island or in Barnegat over the weekend, you may have seen a plethora of sail boats around Harvey Cedars, Surf City and Barnegat Light.  It was the annual "Catboat Race" which is held in almost perfect conditions along The Jersey Shore.    You may be wondering; ‘what is a catboat?' (No, it is not a ‘catamaran') A catboat is a boat traditionally fitted with a gaff-rigged sail on a single mast set well up in the "eyes" of the boat. Cruising catboats have cabins and normally range in overall length from 16 - 26 feet. Others are fully or partially decked and suitable for day sailing or camp cruising.   Most cats have centerboards, although some keel cats exist. Many cats have outboard or "Barn Door" rudders but some cats are built wit...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
If it's September, that means only one thing in Barnegat, NJ.  For 17 years, the first Saturday after Labor Day is Pirate's Day in Barnegat, NJ.  This year the date is September 11th.  There was some talk about changing the date because it's the anniversary of the terror attacks, but the date stands and Pirate's Day 2010 will start at 9am Saturday, September 11th with a special tribute and a moment of silence.It's then that the pirate themed activites begin!  The center of the daytime activities is Route 9 (Main Street) and East Bay Avenue.  There will be roaming pirates and vendors galore. Shuttles are available from St Mary's Church on East Bay A special Fine Arts, Crafts and Gift Sale will also be taking place on the grounds of the historic Cox House, sponsored by the Friends of the ...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
We seem to have this impression that the American worker is lazy.  In comparison to the rest of the world, nothing could be further from the truth. The productivity of American workers, measured by comparing the number of hours worked against the economy's output in dollars, increased 3.5 percent last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was the biggest productivity gain in five years.   Of course, business productivity relies on many factors, including, for example, new technology that allows workers to produce more in less time. But there is ample evidence productivity gains last year also involved tens of millions of Americans working harder and smarter.   Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of Amer...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Homes for sale in Barnegat – Barnegat, New Jersey Summer 2010 Housing Market Report   There are currently about 350 homes for sale in Barnegat, New Jersey, a number that has remained relatively stable during July and August.   The closing price of homes for sale in Barnegat tumbled in July and August a change from the climb we saw in the Barnegat Housing Market Reports in April, May and June. Barnegat, NJ  New Listings   Under Contract   Expired   Sold   Days on Market MedianSold Price July 2010 68   28   32   15   138 $215,000 August 2010 61   28   18   13   129 $215,000   Compare those figures to the same period last year.  Closings are way down! Barnegat, NJ  New Listings   Under Contract   Expired   Sold   Days on Market MedianSold Price July 2009 77   30   32   26   115 $269,000 Au...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Farmer Jason at the Barnegat Library, Today!  I know you're thinking, ‘who?'  Well, Farmer Jason is the alter-ego of Jason Ringenberg, a well know country music star. When internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Ringenberg created his family music character Farmer Jason in 2003, he had no idea he was launching what would prove to be the most commercially successful creation of his storied career. With Jason and the Scorchers, he pioneered the fusion of punk rock and country that turned the music world on its ear in the mid-1980s. Their first record, Lost and Found, still shows up on critics' "best of the 1980s" lists, and there is an exhibit of them in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jason wanted to make a cd that his kids could listen to while he was out globetrotting. Since ...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Barnegat, NJ Bayfront...Pirate's Peninsula? Most Barnegat residents call the east end of Barnegat the bayfront or bayshore section of town.  It makes sense, it fronts the Barnegat Bay and the main drag is Bayshore Drive. The east end of Barnegat, NJ Well, the Barnegat Township Committee is considering calling that area of town 'Pirate's Peninsula'.  The chair of the Barnegat Economic Development Committee told the Committee that a name like 'Pirate's Peninsula' would be a nice draw for the restaurants, marinas, bay beach and public dock/boat launch.They'd like to get this informal name change before the 2nd Saturday in September...that's Barnegat's annual Pirate's Day celebration.One Barnegat Committee member complained that the area was not a peninsula.  I tend to agree, I don't think ...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Well, more accurately,  Barnegat Light, on The Jersey Shore, has been selected as one of 21 nominees for "America's Coolest Small Towns." from coast to coast.    Barnegat Light is located at the northern end of Long Beach Island. This quaint little borough of less than one square mile has a winter population of a little more than 700 and hasn't changed much over the last century. Fishing is still "big business,"  just as it was when the English Crown first deeded the area in 1692. Barnegat Light is the homeport to many members of the East Coast's Longline Fleet. These fishermen set their sights on larger fish such as tuna and swordfish and regularly fish in high seas several hundred miles offshore.       Barnegat Light's most famous inhabitant is "Old Barney," the red and white-banded B...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Walking to School in Barnegat I know this is going to sound like one of those "when I was kid we had to...." stories, but this "new" idea of encouraging children to walk to school has me smiling.  Growing up in Cape May, it was an unspoken reality that almost everyone walked to school.  My childhood home was about 1 mile from Cape May Elementary School, so I started walking when I was 7 or 8 years old.  The only kids that didn't walk, if I remember correctly, were the children from the Coast Guard Base.   So this new imitative in Barnegat to build sidewalks for kids to walk to school has me a little amused and, I must admit, I little befuddled.  Befuddled, because I'm not sure what took the city administrators, both past and present, so long to come up with the idea. The construction ha...
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By Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore!
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore )
Budget concerns are not limited to families in southern Ocean County.  Government at all levels are trying to cut costs, and in Barnegat this cost cutting is also saving the environment!In New Jersey, as in other parts of this country, travel to school by walking and bicycling has declined dramatically over the past several decades. The adverse impacts of this trend on air quality, traffic congestion and childhood health are alarming.In an effort to save money on student transportation costs, Barnegat Township schools and the Township Committee have agreed to participate in the New Jersey Safe Routes to School program.The goal of Safe Routes Program is to assist New Jersey communities in developing and implementing projects and programs that encourage walking and bicycling to school whi...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Watershed that supplies Barnegat linked to State Park In Ocean County near Beachwood. Double Trouble State Park offers an outstanding example of the Pine Barrens ecosystem and a window into the Pine Barrens history. The park provides the protection and interpretation of over 8000 acres of significant natural, cultural, and recreational resources representative of the Pinelands National Reserve Its location and resource base afford an opportunity to introduce visitors to The Jersey Shore's natural and cultural heritage. Both the natural environment, consisting of a high quality Pinelands watershed, and an extremely well preserved historic village associated with New Jersey cranberry agriculture and Atlantic White Cedar logging and milling industries are available to visitors at Double Tr...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Island Beach State Park just north of Long Beach Island, The Jersey ShoreShaped by storm and tides, Island Beach State Park is a narrow barrier island stretching for 10 miles between the restless Atlantic Ocean and the historic Barnegat Bay. Island Beach is one of New Jersey's last significant remnants of a barrier island ecosystem that once existed along much of the coast and is also one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches on the north Atlantic coast. Over 3,000 acres and 10 miles of coastal dunes remain almost untouched since Henry Hudson first described The Jersey Shore coast in 1609. Miles of sand dunes and white sandy beaches offer habitat to maritime plants and diverse wildlife that is almost the same as it was thousands of years ago. Island Beach contains outstanding...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Sailing Championship Regatta on The Jersey ShoreThe Lightning Class North American Championships, which will be held on August 9-13, 2010 at Toms River Yacht Club, Toms River, NJ, could easily see up to a hundred boats involved in the competition.  This will be the North American qualifying event for the 2011 World Championships in Buzio, Brazil and competition for these coveted qualifying spots is expected to be fierce. Barnegat Bay enjoys the distinction of being a hotbed of Lightning activity, with over 12 actively racing fleets and has a long tradition of high quality Lightning racing over the past 50 years. The racing for the Championship will take place in the Cedar Creek course, which will provide the fleet with open water and consistent sea breeze conditions.  The Jersey Shore i...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Fresh Air Fund on The Jersey ShoreSince 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1.7 million New York City children from disadvantaged communities. Each year, thousands of children visit volunteer host families in 13 states and Canada through the Friendly Town Program or attend Fresh Air Fund camps.Children returning to the same host family must start participating by age 12, but can make return visits up until age 18.In our region, there are no participants in Atlantic or Cumberland counties, but Ocean and Cape May counties have volunteer coordinators who help recruit, train and support host families. Both hold their visitation times in July...a perfect time to see sunsets on the Barnegat Bay. About 14 families ...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
White Marlin Tournament opens up tp more of The Jersey Shore Anglers across the Mid-Atlantic states, from the Jersey Shore to Virginia, are looking over the ocean and plotting their strategies as the world's largest Billfish Tournament, located in Ocean City, Maryland kicks off today. White Marlin Open anglers can leave from anywhere between Barnegat Inlet, N.J., and Rudee Inlet, Va., both about 100 nautical miles from Ocean City. All fish, however, must be weighed at the Harbor Island Marina. The change opens the tournament up to boats out of Virginia Beach and Ocean County, NJ, in particular, although the overwhelming majority of participants likely will still fish from Ocean City. In order to encourage more tuna fishermen, the tournemant has added a winner-take-all $1,500 entry level...
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
Jersey Shore's Barnegat Bay Sailing Hall of FameChampion sailors are among the veteran boaters being inducted into the Barnegat Bay Sailing Hall of Fame...and you thought the Hall of Fame was just for football and baseball players! Hall of Fame organizers say their mission is to promote "the area's maritime heritage by recognizing individuals whose accomplishments on the water and/or on the shore have significantly enhanced Barnegat Bay's maritime character and strengthened its status as a maritime center. One such man is Jonathan Wright, a true sailing champion.  He was a member of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Cape May.  Wright was named Yachting Magazine Crewmember of the Year in 1989.  He crewed on five America's Cup teams, winning 3 and skippered boats to first place finish in the 1...
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