We hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend, and are looking forward to the start of Autumn. We also hope that you and your family were not affected by Florence!  If you were (and even if you weren’t), you may find the NOAA aerial imagery of the affected areas interesting.  Ed and Meagan (his wife) spent the holiday and following week exploring Prince Edward Island. We had a wonderful time exploring the area, having fresh mussels, oysters, and clams right out of the rivers, and walking on the different trails and beaches. As we look forward to Fall events, mark your calender for the Annual Bay Head Children’s Halloween parade on October 27th at 11:30 am on Mount Street. Also, Jenkinsons Boardwalk will have family-friendly Halloween events the weekends of October 20th and October 27th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Below is this month’s views of local scenes from the last few weeks — plus some from our recent adventures in Canada.  Hope you enjoy it!

Around the Towns

All is well and busy here, and we have started to ease into the fall.  The weather is generally still nice, as are the beaches!  The week before last we had a nor’easter, and earlier this week, what was left of Florence went through (mostly rain, some wind).  We did lose some sand in both towns, but in our opinion, there is nothing to be alarmed by at the moment. Replenishent progress in Mantoloking was halted by the stormy weather, but it has now resumed.  At the moment, the Lyman and Stephens access points are closed due to storm debris, replenishment activity, and missing steps. Bay Head’s replenishment work continues to be delayed, with work expected to start there in December.  The Army Corps current schedule can be found here.  In Mantoloking, work continues on the new borough hall – it is fully sided, the power is on, and from the outside, it looks nearly complete!  In Bay Head, there is a bulk pickup scheduled for October 1st.  You can find all of the details here. Both towns encourage property owners to contact their respective borough halls with any questions regarding the flood hazard that we are exposed to, and what you can do to protect your property and yourselves.

Upcoming Events

Bay Head Farmer’s Market – LAST 3 Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm – September 20th; September 27th; October 4th

Kitchens By The Sea – Bay Head Kitchen Tour– Saturday, September 22nd 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Tickets are $60; proceeds benefit Bay Head School Foundation.

Shark Run 5K – September 29th – Benefits the Bay Head School! – Details and registration here.

Bay Head Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines – September 29th – Bay Head Fire House, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Details here.

Meetings

The next Bay Head council meeting is October 1st at 7:00 pm; the next Bay Head Environmental Commission meeting is October 9th at 5:30 pm; and the next Bay Head Planning Board Meeting is October 17th at 7:30 pm.

Upcoming meetings in Mantoloking are as follows – The Mantoloking Planning Board Meeting will be October 4th at 6:30 pm. The Environmental Commission Meeting will be October 9th at 4:30 pm, and the Mantoloking Council Agenda Setting meeting also will be October 9th at 5:30 pm. The Regular Borough Business meeting is scheduled for October 16th at 5:30 pm.

All dates are subject to change, and the latest information is usually posted on the respective website. More town meetings and events can be found on the town calendars: Bay Head | Mantoloking

Market

If you are talking about selling your home, you may find the recent National Association of Realtors Pending Homes Sales Report and Existing Homes Sales Report interest – you can find an article and links here. The market activity in the last 30 days has picked up a bit – many of our listings are receiving regular showings, and we currently have 4 listings under contract (two in Bay Head, one in Mantoloking, and one in Curtis Point).   We have one new lagoonfront listing to share in Bay Head Shores – 1801 Boat Point Drive, Point Pleasant – if you know someone who is ready to upgrade to waterfront, or downsize from a larger home, this could be the one!  As always, all of our current 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 29 homes and parcels of land on the market, (up from last month’s total of 26) and 5 properties under contract, including a number involving us or agents from our office. In the last 30 days, there have been 2 closings in Bay Head.

In Mantoloking, there are currently 37 homes and parcels of land on the market, and 3 properties under contract, also involving us or agents from our office. In the last 30 days, there was 1 closing in Mantoloking.

As always, feel free to email or call us if you have any questions, would like us to cover a particular topic or have questions or feedback about these updates. We would be happy to meet with you in at your convenience.

We hope that you also are looking forward to Fall in Bay Head or Mantoloking, or wherever you may be!

Ed and Suzie

All statistics are per the Monmouth/Ocean MLS as of 9/20/2018.