One way to beat the heat this weekend is to do some house hunting at the Jersey Shore.  According to Realtor.com,  there are many benefits to attending an open house.  First, buyers have an opportunity to realistically see what they can afford in the housing market.  Second, you will have the opportunity to ask your real estate related questions to a licensed realtor.  Third, you will be able to drive through the neighborhood or perhaps walk the community to see if it feels like home.  Finally, you will learn more about your needs with regard to amenities once you actually preview homes.  For instance, after visiting several single family homes, you may decide you actually prefer a townhome, where maintenance such as lawn-care and snow removal is included.  Now that I’ve convinced you to attend a few open houses this weekend, here are some tips on etiquette.  You may be asked to remove your shoes or wear shoe guards, which should be provided by the agent.  Avoid bringing pets and be sure not to leave them in the car in this dangerous heat.  Leave the pets home with plenty of ice in their water dish.  Be sure to follow the “sign-in” instructions and introduce yourself to the realtor.  If other perspective buyers are present, respect their privacy and give them some space.  Here is a list of Open Houses scheduled for this Sunday (7/21)…have fun!

Asbury Park

1137 1st Ave                             1pm-3pm           single family

218 2nd Ave (103W)                1pm-3pm            beach condo

1708 3rd Ave                            1pm-3pm            single family

1102 Asbury Ave                     2pm-4pm            single family

Bradley Beach

414 Mccabe Ave S                  1pm-3pm            single family

Long Branch

149 West End Ave                   1pm-4pm           single family

236 Allen Place                        1pm-3pm            single family

3 Bayview Court                       1pm-3pm            townhome

Ocean Township

3 Tanya Circle                          1pm-4pm            townhome (Hidden Meadows)

126 Old Orchard Ln                 1pm-4pm            townhome (The Manor)

610 Dow Ave                            1pm-3pm            single family

325 Roosevelt Ave                   1pm-3pm            single family

3 Arlington Street                     1pm-3pm            single family

12 William Lane                       2pm-4pm            single family

1301 Allaire Ave                      12pm-2pm           single family

604 Van Note Pkwy                1pm-3pm             single family

35 Delta Dr                              1pm-3pm            single family

1703 Melville St                       11am-3pm           single family

327 Roosevelt Ave                   1pm-3pm            single family