New Jersey Artistry

Real life-like sculptures by famous New Jersey artist Seward Johnson will soon be seen in downtown Spring Lake.  The outdoor exhibit “Celebrating the Familiar” comes to town from September 17 to January 1 of the new year.

The 14 bronze sculptures depict people doing ordinary things such as sitting on a bench reading or throwing away a piece of garbage.

The exhibit comes from the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.

Asbury Park – The Premier Summer Rental Location

Asbury Park is becoming one of the premier places for summer rentals. This season has seen an uptick in both demand and prices.

There are several properties listed on Air BNB for between $300 and $500 per night, depending on how close they are to the ocean.

Asbury Park was also recently features in Travel Magazine as a new “destination” beach town.

Art Treasures on Multimedia Display

For the artsy crowd, especially on a bad beach day, Heaven Gallery on Cookman Avenue has a multi media display of art treasures created by 11 Jersey shore artists. The exhibit will run until August 7 at the gallery, 721 Cookman Avenue, on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Dunes Boardwalk Cafe Is Now Open

A new restaurant opened on the north end of the Ocean Grove boardwalk. The Dunes Boardwalk Cafe will be home to eight different food vendors with offerings including healthy selections – collard wraps, Papa Blottz pizza crepes and caked and another serving lobster rolls. There will truly be something for everyone at The Dunes Boardwalk Cafe. One of the vendors will be offering grab and go items that can be taken onto the beach.

View their website here: www.dunesboardwalkcafe.com

Jack Green Realty on CBS New York News

On Wednesday afternoon the 8th of June 2016, Real Estate Associates Kiernan DiFeo and Karen Matuch were interviewed by Meg Baker of CBS New York news. They were asked their expert advice on how one should get his or her house ready for Sale. Staging, as well as depersonalizing, are vital to making the right impression to a potential buyer. Watch this interview to see how to get your home prepared to sell for top dollar.

 

Cat Lovers – Three Little Kittens Rescue

Cat lovers, if you are looking to adopt a kitten, Three Little Kittens rescue can help. With kitten season underway Dee Williams, owner of the rescue operation, is looking for homes for several litters.

Williams takes in newborn kittens who have no moms and bottle feeds them before sending them to the second floor of her Seventh Avenue home where she set up a play room.

A steady stream of volunteers tend to the kittens as they learn to eat solid food and groom themselves before being put up for adoption.

Find out more at threelittlekittens.org.

Bank of America

A Haunted Bank?

Many who have worked at the Bank of America on Main Street in Bradley Beach say the building, which first opened its doors in 1917, is haunted.

Employees, past and present, have reported strange sightings, empty chairs rocking and footsteps coming from the upstairs apartment where the building’s first bank manager died.

Tellers through the years have asked about the noisy tenants living on the second floor.

Maybe the “ghost” will make an appearance next year at the 100th anniversary of the building’s dedication.

10 Tips For The Perfect Garage Sale

‘Tis the season! Every it seems the Spring brings loads of treasures for sale from our neighbors. Garage sales are a fun past time that can be a great way to purge your home of unwanted and unused items and make some money at the same time!

When you are selling a home, a garage sale can be a great way to make that whole moving process easier by getting rid of things you really do not need.

Selling A Home in NJ - Have A Yard Sale! 10 Tips For SuccessHere are 10 tips that will make your garage sale a stress free and profitable event!

  1. Create a community sale! Invite neighbors to take part – the more the merrier.
  2. Get your products together well in advance of your event. Spend some time cleaning them and doing simple repairs if needed.
  3. Make sure every item has a price label! If people have to ask for a price, you just might lose a sale.
  4. Create groupings on the big day! How you layout your items will affect how people see them. Keep all like items together and be sure to put the bigger items in the back.
  5. PROMOTE! PROMOTE! PROMOTE! Use Craigslist. Post yard sale signs around town, list your event on yard sale websites. Share on social media!
  6. Be flexible! Sometimes you may see more value in something because of the personal nature of the item – keep this in mind when negotiating (and yes, be prepared to negotiate!).
  7. Get change! You may find lots of people forking over $20 bills for small ticket items, it is best you hit the bank the day before and get some singles and $5 bills as well as coins so you can make sure you are covered!
  8. Smile! Make sure you are friendly with everyone – ask them about their day, let them share stories. “Relationships” sell!
  9. Move things around! After a few hours you may start to see big gaps in your items from the products that were sold. You should be rotating items out throughout the day so you always look as full as possible!
  10. Keep a journal with your sales! You will want to see at the end of the day and all your hard work just how much you made!

A successful garage sale makes everyone happy! These tips will help you get it together and make it a success.

If you are selling your home in NJ soon, then a garage sale can be a great way to not only offload not used items and furniture – but is also a fun way to raise extra money for the move!