We hope that you had a good week, and that you’re looking forward to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer!  Please remember and honor those who died serving our country, and thank those who have served or are still serving.  Thank you to those of you who served! All is well and busy here in Bay Head and Mantoloking, with lots happening in both towns (not just real estate)!  We’ve compiled a video of scenes from around both towns from the past month or so – you can see it here.  The town updates and events, and a bit about the market can be found below.  We hope to see you around town soon!

Around the Towns

As a friendly reminder, hurricane season starts June 1st – predictions vary as to whether this will be an above average season, or just average.  Please prepare accordingly, and let us know if you have any questions about insurance, or other concerns about your property, we will do our best to help you.  In Bay Head, the Army Corps’ latest update suggests that replenishment work is expected to take place in late August – early October.  For Mantoloking, their prediction for the northern part of town is August to late September.  All of this is subject to change, and should be taken with a large grain of salt.  Details can be found here.

Starting June 16th, badges will be required on Bay Head’s beaches.  In Mantoloking, plans for beach badges and lifeguards are still in flux, but it is likely that town badges will be required at access points, and that town lifeguards will be provided at Downer Avenue and Lyman Street.  The “South Beach” is expected to operate as it has in the past. The next regular Mantoloking council meeting is on June 12th at 5:30PM at Mantoloking Yacht Club, and more information is likely to be available then.  One can dial-in and listen to the meeting via 641-715-3605, access code 231051.

In late April, New Jersey passed a bill banning offshore oil and gas exploration in the state’s waters – the state controls the first 3 nautical miles from shore.  This offers some possible protection to our beaches, but has no impact on the federal waters beyond the three mile line.

Upcoming Events

“Surfing the Jersey Shore” – On Sunday, June 10th, the Bay Head Historical Society’s “Surfing the Jersey Shore” exhibit will open with a reception from 3 to 6PM.  Regular hours are Friday through Monday, 12 to 4PM.

Summer Solstice Ceremony – Thursday, June 21st, 7PM – Howe Street Beach – Welcome in summer!

Gardens by the SeaSeaweeders Garden Club – Thursday, June 21st10AM to 3PM – Details here.  Tour the gardens of Bay Head and Mantoloking, and support the garden club!

Art in the Park and Beyond – Sunday, June 24th in Centennial Park – 10AM to 5PM – Artists, their art, music, and more… Most businesses will have events as well!

More town meetings and events can be found on the town calendars: Bay Head | Mantoloking

Market

We are happy to share the news that the market in Bay Head, Mantoloking, and beyond continues to prosper.  We have had multiple closings recently (3, including 959 Barnegat Lane, $1,335,000), a number of our listings are under contract (4), and we have new listings as well. Perhaps you know someone who might be interested in 242 East Avenue (Bay Head), or 1038 Barnegat Lane (Mantoloking)?  All of our active listings can be found on our website.

Additional details about the current market in both towns can be found below.  If you have questions about your property, or another neighborhood, please ask.

In Bay Head, there are currently 23 homes and parcels of land on the market, and 11 properties under contract, including quite a few involving us or agents from our office. In the last 30 days, there have been 4 closings in Bay Head.

In Mantoloking, there are currently 26 homes and parcels of land on the market, and 3 properties under contract, also including quite a few involving us or agents from our office. In the last 30 days, there have been 2 closings in Mantoloking.

We hope that you find these updates useful and welcome your feedback – if there are other questions that we can answer, or topics that we should cover, please tell us.  As always, feel free to email or call us, or we would be happy to meet with you at your convenience.

Thank you, and have a happy, safe, and fun Memorial Day Weekend!

Ed and Suzie

All statistics are per the Monmouth/Ocean MLS as of 5/21/18.