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November 2015

Homeownership Is Still the American Dream

Homeownership Is Still the American Dream

If you want to purchase a home, you’re not alone. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released its 11th annual Housing Opportunity Pulse Survey which questioned Americans from across the nation on their attitudes towards homeownership.  According to the survey, a vast majority of Americans believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision, and most believe they could sell their home for at least its initial purchase price. It also found that a majority of Americans think that now is a good time to buy a home.

The latest statistics certainly support the study results. According to NAR, existing–home sales rebounded strongly in September and have now increased year–over–year for 12 consecutive months.

The number of renters who are now thinking about purchasing a home has also increased since the last survey, up from 36 percent to 39 percent. Sixty-one percent of renters stated that owning a home is a priority.  That isn’t surprising considering that the Associated Press reported last month that rents are still climbing at a faster pace than average earnings and rental housing costs have been rising nationwide at roughly double wage growth. The result is an affordability crunch for renters.

For those in a position to buy now, it is still a prime opportunity. Interest rates are still historically low, and home sellers also tend to be more motivated this time of year and more willing to negotiate.  Additionally, buyers don’t have as much immediate competition. NAR’s survey respondents agreed, with 68 percent of respondents saying that now is a good time to buy a home.

If you are currently in the market to purchase a home, look to the specific trends taking place in your market area by viewing the chart here. Feel free to contact a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage affiliated sales professional who can provide you with a detailed analysis of the data, and show you properties in the areas you desire. In addition, a sales professional can suggest a mortgage advisor and can lead you through the entire process of purchasing your American dream.

Shore Foodie..Wine Weekend...Mondays...Upcoming Events


New content every Monday at Here's what we're talking about today

WINE FIND: 2009 Bodega Classica Hacienda López de Haro Reserva  

GUEST BLOG: A Chat with Jacques Pepin - Jersey Bites 

WHAT'S GOING ON? Salt Creek Grille - Carton Beer Dinner   

EVENTS: Jersey Shore Wine Weekend Announces Events
JERSEY SHORE ESCAPES: Deer Hill Inn - Vermont  



Who said Mondays were boring?

*Simko's Monday Night Football - $2.75 domestic drafts and bottles.

  $5 Food including quesadillas, cheesesteaks, sushi, pizza and tacos.
  Over 20 items from which to choose.
*Shuck at Fish! $1 oysters, $.50 Littleneck clams, $2 shrimp
  Monday's during Happy Hour 4-7pm
*Sushi Night at Langosta. Sushi Monday. $5 select sushi rolls. $15
  sake flights. $5 hot sakes
*Triple Play at Danny's. Enjoy a Pitcher of Beer + Plain Bar Pie + a
  Dozen Wings for only $30! Great for Football Season!!
*2 for 1 Burger Night and $4.95 Blue Plate Special. Guinness Beef
  Stew with mashed potatoes & garlic bread at Bar A
*Happy Hour at The Irish Rail. Happy Hour: M-F 4pm to 6pm
  $2.50 Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite Draft. $5.00 Well Drinks and House
  Wines. 2 for 1 Burgers too!
*1/2 Price wine at 709 All Mexican Monday at McGillicuddy's. All  
  New Mexican Mondays! $3.75 Coronas, $5 Margaritas and Great
  Authentic Mexican Food featuring, Fish Tacos, Sizzling Fajitas,
  Burritos and More!! *2 for 1 Bar Pies at Rella's
*1/2 Price wine at Buona Sera and Salt Creek Grille
*Build your own pizza at Cibo e Vino. $3 domestic drafts, $4
  imported drafts



Thursday, November 19 at Bar Anticipation, Lake Como, NJ 
BIG RoaD presents, "Christmas Comes Early."
This big band concert event will feature the "Born to Run 40 All Star House Band" formed by Camp and Warren for their sold out 40th Anniversary "Born to Run" show at Bar Anticipation back on August 13, 2015. 

Gary US Bonds has also been added to the amazing November 19 bill. Click HERE for details


TONIGHT! November 16th - Forks and Corks 

November 18th - Carton Brewing 4 Course Dinner and Pairing
                          at Salt Creek Grille.




Turnpike Mike - Remington's 
Texas Hold 'Em at Crab's Claw Inn
Bar Games and Trivia at Rella's


Dennis & John at Crab's Claw Inn
Nine Deeez at Bar Anticipation

Deal Casino at Langosta Lounge
Stan Steele at Remington's
Country U at Bar Anticipation
Pat Karwan live at Europa South



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709 - Point Pleasant Beach

Bar Anticipation - Lake Como

Brandl - Belmar
Buona Sera, Red Bank

Cibo e Vino, Asbury Park

Crab's Claw Inn - Lavalette

Cross & Orange - Asbury Park

Daniel's Bistro, Point Pleasant 
Daniel's By the Sea, Avon 
Danny's Steakhouse, Red Bank 

Doolan's Shore Club, Spring Lake Heights
Europa South, Point Pleasant

Fish Urban Dining, Asbury Park 
Four Winds - Manasquan
Harpoon Willy's - Manasquan
Joe Leone's - Point Pleasant
La Dolce Vita - Belmar
Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park
La Terrazza Cucina Rustica & Bar - Belmar
McGillicuddy's - Loch Arbor
Prime 13 - Point Pleasant
Pop's Garage, Asbury Park
Reef & Barrel - Manasquan
Rella's - Brielle
Remington's, Manasquan
Salt Creek Grille - Rumson
Scarborough Fair - Sea Girt
Simko's Grill, Brielle
The Irish Rail, Manasquan

The Mill - Spring Lake Heights
Waypoint 622 - Brielle 


"A Christmas Carol"

Allaire Village, Inc.
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

A retelling of Charles Dickens's Christmas Carol to get in the holiday spirit.

Upcoming Events:

 December 12th, 18th, & 19th

Lantern Tours 5pm to 8pm

$12.50 per person. Advanced Purchase Recommended.

December 13th

Christmas at Allaire 11am to 4pm

$7/Adult, $5 Under 12yrs. Horse and Wagon Additional.

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[New post] Three Tips for Picking a Domain Name

Three Tips for Picking a Domain Name
by Andrea Zoellner

When you create a free website on, your site’s default address will look something like When you’re ready to build your professional presence, buying a custom domain — such as — is a great next step to personalizing your site and carving out a space for your business online.
You can register a domain in a few clicks, but choosing the right name for your site can be a challenge. Here are a few tips to consider before you settle on a domain name.
Choose a Domain that Represents Your Website
If you’re a professional such as a freelancer, artist, or consultant, your domain should represent who you are or what you do. You can claim your own name as a URL or incorporate your profession in your domain. 

Elizabeth Hunter is a fantasy and paranormal romance author. Her domain,, includes her name and hints at what you’ll find on her website.

Your business domain should be consistent with your business name and branding across social media platforms. Take a peek at comedy blog The Annual: they registered, which is in line with their name, branding, and overall purpose.

Choose an Easy Name to Remember
Your domain name should be easy to say and remember. Domains that are long or difficult to spell might confuse your customers instead of getting them to your website. Puns can be fun, but not at the expense of clarity. If it takes more than seven seconds to explain your domain, it’s probably too confusing.
Visual artist Emily Jeffords blogs at, which is both easy to say aloud and read on paper.

Chaitanya Chunduri runs the marketing blog, a simple and clever combination that's easy to retain.

Make Sure It's Available
Don’t panic if the domain you want is already taken! In addition to popular Top Level Domains like .com and .net, offers other extensions, including .org, .co, .me, .biz, and more. 

Richard Gendal Brown, a professional in the field of technology and global financial markets, blogs at He snagged a short and relevant URL using the .me extension, which looks both personal and professional.

A fun trend in domains is getting creative with extensions. Well-known sites like, the social bookmarking site, and, the link-shortening tool, make use of unique extensions beyond .com. Our very own staff member Michelle Weber made her extension a part of her photoblog’s full domain name

If you register the perfect domain name, don’t let it expire accidentally. You can set up annual automatic renewal for your domains. Renewals are processed 30 days before the domain expires, so you’ll get a heads up if there’s a problem with your payment.
Ready to take the next step? Claim your personal web address, starting at $18 per year, through We streamline the registration, mapping, and setup process so your new address is up and running in no time.
Whatever you choose, always be sure to double-check spelling before you confirm registration. Already have a domain registered elsewhere? Find out how to map it to your website.

Planning on Turning Your Website into a Lean Mean Marketing Machine?
Our Premium and Business plans include a custom domain and loads of other features like access to premium themes, advanced customization, more space for your photos and videos, and stellar customer support.
Try a plan for 30 days. (Note that for the domain registration-related portion of the upgrade, the refund window is 48 hours.)

Andrea Zoellner | November 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm | Tags: business, custom domains, Customizing, Small Business, Website,, Business
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