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What Are the Best Jersey Shore Towns to Purchase a Home?

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Imagine waking up to sun rays reflecting through your bedroom bay window. You can hear the ocean’s waves gently hitting against the beach, welcoming you to another morning down the Jersey Shore. Sounds like the perfect way to start the day, right? If you are considering purchasing a home at one of the many amazing Jersey Shore towns out there, this could be a reality.  Many people have made the decision to live down the Jersey Shore and few if any would say they have regretted it. The Jersey Shore is a gorgeous coastal haven for year-round or seasonal living.


Now that it is spring time, the market is moving fast. Prospective homeowners are shopping around, trying to find stunning homes in their favorite Jersey Shore towns. If you are looking at homes, you might be wondering which Jersey Shore town is right for you. While each will have their own personality, attractions, and quirks, we wanted to take a second and spotlight our favorites. Who knows, maybe the Jersey Shore home of your dreams is up for sale right now in one of these towns below:


Atlantic City Real Estate: Everyone knows Atlantic City as a resort town with its luxurious casino hotels and iconic boardwalk. Millions of people come to Atlantic City each year to try their luck on the tables, eat at its many fine restaurants, shop the outlets, walk the boardwalk, lay on the beach, and more. Atlantic City has many residential parts as well, and nearly 40,000 people call Atlantic City home. Atlantic City is experiencing a boom as the Hard Rock Casino and Ocean Resort Casino are set to open this summer, creating many new career and real estate opportunities.


Ventnor Real Estate: If you want to be close by to Atlantic City and other shore towns and are looking for a family-friendly, walkable area to live, Ventnor may be the Jersey Shore town for you. Ventnor has its own boardwalk, beautiful beaches, and year-round attractions. We would also highly encourage you to check out the local shops and fine restaurants on Ventnor Avenue for a fun day/night out with family and friends. In case you’re a Monopoly enthusiast, Marvin Gardens is located in Ventnor too.


Margate Real Estate: Margate is a small residential community that is world-famous for its beaches and marinas. The beaches are very clean, and the neighborhood is very safe and community-oriented – perfect for raising a family. Margate is also right next door to Ocean City, and there are many small shops and restaurants in Margate as well. If you’re looking for a quaint Jersey Shore town that is close by to a variety of attractions and sites, Margate is an excellent place to call home.


Longport Real Estate: Located just north of Ocean City, Longport is a small borough in Atlantic County with stunning homes and landscapes. If you’re looking for a quiet place to call home and enjoy the spectacular view of the ocean, Longport won’t disappoint you. We suggest if you come here for a visit or to stay, you should take your bike out to Longport Beach to enjoy the ocean waves in solitude.


Brigantine Real Estate: Brigantine was named one of the “12 great charming beach towns in New Jersey” by Essex Home Improvements for good reason. At Brigantine, you can see the history of the town – some of which stems all of the way back to the 1500s. There a variety of museums, historical sites, and, of course, the Brigantine Lighthouse. However, Brigantine is more than a historical destination as it offers modern family attractions, beautiful shops, and, of course, a great view of the Atlantic Ocean.



Seize Winter 2017 to Buy the Jersey Shore Home of Your Dreams for Summer 2018

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The weather is getting colder and colder by the minute. As we begin to begrudgingly break out the boots and jackets, it may seem as if summer is just a distant memory. Gone are the sunny days with our toes in the sand. However, it wasn’t that long ago that we were enjoying family cookouts, pool parties, and weeklong trips to the beach. Summer 2017 may be behind us, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about Summer 2018.

If you’re like many residents who live within the coastal states, like New Jersey, spending your summer days by the shore is a given. For many, the Jersey Shore is a happy place that invites warm, festive memories of good times with family and friends. If you could, you would spend every waking moment in that happy place by the shore, but alas, it may seem impossible. Or is it? If you purchase a slice of your own Jersey Shore happiness, living in your happy place whenever you want is indeed possible.

While many people opt to stay in hotels or rent vacation homes, deciding to buy a piece of Jersey Shore real estate may be a better overall investment. Whether you’re looking for beachfront property or a cute cape cod tucked a few blocks away, owning a vacation home comes with its fair share of benefits.

One of the more obvious benefits of opting to buy a rental home is the opportunity to make rental income. Many homeowners shy away from buying a second home for fear of not having anyone to maintain the second property consistently. However, it’s easier now than ever to find a renter who would love to use your piece of Jersey Shore real estate when you’re not using it. Of course, you’re going to use your vacation home for your own personal enjoyment when you want. However, depending on how often you use the property for your own personal use, many of the expenses for renting a home out to others are tax deductible.

Another benefit of choosing to buy a second home is the familiarity that comes with using the same property when you travel to that location. Charming Jersey Shore towns, like Margate, for instance, are so tight-knit; it’s hard to find rental properties, yet easy to spot tourists (affectionately called shoobies) at the shore. Instead of renting a new property every time you visit the same location, buy your piece of Jersey Shore real estate in your desired shore town. This allows you to truly make the place your own, learn the lay of the land, and make long-term friendships that knit you into the social fabric of the community.

Aside from the benefits of buying a second home, there are a few questions that you should ask yourself before making that leap:

  • What is my desired location?
  • How much house can I afford in a second property?
  • What are my expectations for this home? Will this be a rental property or strictly for personal use?
  • How easily accessible is the home in case of on-site emergencies?
  • What are the tax ramifications, changes, or opportunities for buying a second home?

All of these questions and more play a major role in determining the timing and success of buying your own piece of Jersey Shore real estate. Even though Summer 2017 has passed us by, it’s not too soon to prepare for Summer 2018. For help with finding the right Jersey Shore home, be sure to contact Soleil Sothebys International Realty by visiting their site: http://www.soleilsir.com/eng

Spring Activities to Do Down the Jersey Shore


Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City

The start of Daylight Savings may have coincided with frigid temperatures and a snowstorm, but believe it or not, spring is here. If you live down the Jersey Shore or are currently looking at Jersey Shore real estate to make a future, we wanted to provide a few activities you can do in the upcoming months by yourself, among friends, or with your entire family. As many of us already know, spring is a great time to be at the Jersey Shore.


Visit an Atlantic City Casino: No matter what the weather looks like outside, Atlantic City casinos offer a first-class experience inside. Obviously, there are a plethora of gaming options – from blackjack and roulette to slots and poker. However, gaming is only one part of the casino experience. There is the Immersion Spa at the Borgata, The Quarter at the Tropicana, comedy shows, music acts, and more.


Check Out the Absecon Lighthouse: Did you know that New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse is located right in Atlantic City? The Absecon Lighthouse stands at 171 ft., and it is open year-round. During the spring months, it is open Thursdays through Mondays from 11 AM to 4 PM, but please know that the last tour is a half hour before closing.  The lighthouse still shines every night, and once you go up the 228 steps, you can get a spectacular view of the Atlantic City skyline.


Birdwatching in Brigantine: North Brigantine Beach is home to a number of species, including gulls, diamondback terrapins, sand crabs, minnows, and more. Although every species will not be around in early spring, spring is a great opportunity to check out Nesting Piping Plovers and shorebirds native to the area. The beach has a two-story viewing platform – perfect to check out the returning birds.


These are just a few of the many things to do at the shore this time of year. We didn’t really even mention the beaches, but if the weather is warm enough, a stroll on the beaches of Atlantic City, Ventnor City, Longport, or Brigantine is a fun (and free) option as well. We are a short few months away from summer but don’t forget about spring. Although the peak crowds come during the summer, a Jersey Shore spring is always great.


And if you are thinking about moving into the area, we would love to help you find a home. Contact the realtors of Soleil Sotheby’s International Realty to learn more about homes for sale down the Jersey Shore.

What Was Jersey Shore Real Estate Like in 2016?

One of the most common questions our realtors get is about how the local housing market looks. Knowing the year-to-year comparison can be invaluable for both potential buyers and sellers as they determine when to buy and sell and for how much. This is why we created our Shore Report to provide the general public with important information regarding condo and single family home sales in Brigantine, Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate, and Longport across all four quarters in 2015 and 2016.


We hope this report will provide you with a better look of Jersey Shore real estate so you can make the best decision for you and your family. And, as always, our real estate agents are available to speak with you about Jersey Shore real estate and answer any questions you might have. Contact us today to learn more about how we can match you up with the home of your dreams down the Jersey Shore!



Five Tips for Relocating to the Jersey Shore from a Different State




If you have fallen in love with one of the many beautiful homes in Atlantic City, Ventnor City, or Longport, you are not alone. Many people who come from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and elsewhere in the United States and across the world love the area so much that they eventually decide to relocate. We don’t blame them. We live here too. Atlantic County down by the Jersey Shore is an amazing place to call home.


If you’re thinking about relocating to the Jersey Shore, here are a few tips to make the move as seamless as possible, so you can get right down to living the Shore Life:


Hire a Long-distance Mover:  A long distance mover can help alleviate some of the responsibilities of the move. You’ll have enough on your plate. Long-distance movers specialize in everything from coordinating the move to packing and unpacking furniture and household goods.


Create a Checklist of Services You Need to Transfer and Cancel: The best move is an organized move. From changing your address for all of your accounts to getting the utilities turned on, there’s certainly a lot to do. Write down everything you’ll need to do before you move in, so there aren’t any surprises come move-in day.


Have a Yard Sale or Donate Seldom Used Furniture or Goods: It’ll help you save money on your move. It’ll help you stay organized as you create your floor plan. And it’ll make you feel like you’re getting that fresh start.


Visit Often If You Can: Put your roots down early. Get to know the area, meet your neighbors, and get some ideas for what you’ll want to do when you make the Jersey Shore your home. Whether you’re moving in the upcoming winter months or plan on waiting until next spring, there’s a lot to get acquainted with. We hope to see you soon.


Use a Local Realtor: Whether you have already found the home you want or you’re conducting a search right now, local is always best. Soleil Sotheby’s International is local Jersey Shore realtor with two offices: our main office in Margate City and our recently opened second office in Brigantine. From our owners, Tamy and DJ Gluck, to the dozens of agents who serve the area, we know the Jersey Shore area, having built strong local connections, and know the ins-and-outs of Jersey Shore real estate. We can help you find the best home at the best price in the area. This is what we specialize in, and we welcome the opportunity to help anyone. Feel free to reach out any time to our dedicated team with any questions.

The Many Benefits of Retiring Down the Jersey Shore


Are you thinking about possible places where you want to retire? You can always count on the Jersey Shore to deliver. The Jersey Shore consists of many different amazing towns for every type of lifestyle or personality. Whether you’re looking to reside in Atlantic City, Brigantine, Ventnor, Margate, and Longport, there is no shortage of options if you decide to retire down the Jersey Shore. If you’re thinking about retiring, here are some things to think about:


Beautiful Beaches: It’s not a secret anymore. The Jersey Shore has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Did you know that Brigantine was once named the 36thBest Place to Live by NJ Monthly? It is much quieter than other parts of the Jersey Shore, and the island features a vast amount of clean beaches. Longport is to the south of Atlantic City and is a great spot for surfing and other water recreational activities. Margate and Ventnor City have many great beaches as well.


Leisure Galore: One of the best parts of retirement is the fact that you get the chance to explore any interests that you want. The Jersey Shore offers a wide variety of activities that you can partake in. Are you an avid fisherman? There are plenty of great fishing spots down the shore. Do you like to gamble, take in a show, or eat fine-dining? Take the short drive over to Atlantic City. Whatever leisure activity you wish to choose, you can find it here down the Jersey Shore.


Close Proximity: One of the most important issues for retirees is their proximity to family members and friends. Not only is the Jersey Shore a reasonable drive to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York. It is also close to major international airports. First and foremost, Atlantic City International Airport is very close by. Philadelphia International Airport is also an hour away. If you want to visit family and friends, the Jersey Shore enables you to go wherever you need to go.


If you’re interested in looking at Jersey Shore real estate, contact our realtors at Sotheby’s International Realty today to speak with a dedicated agent who can help you find the Jersey Shore home of your dreams for retirement.

Our Most Inspiring Views

Our Most Inspiring Views.

It’s no surprise that Jersey Shore real estate offers some of the most breathtaking views in the country. The combination of New Jersey’s endless golden shores, jewel-blue water, and sunset views make for a beautiful backdrop for its world-famous summers; this is especially true on the Absecon Island.

At Soleil Sotheby’s International Realty, our homes represent the true essence of summer living at its finest. We’ve chosen a few inspiring views to share.


4604 Atlantic Brigantine Blvd. #A, Brigantine

This condominium in an exquisitely remodeled bay-front townhome offers beautiful views from its backyard bulkhead. You’ll witness not only views of the sunset but of the beautifully lit Atlantic City skyline at night.

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5000 Boardwalk #1915, Ventnor

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This penthouse for sale in Ventnor offers you your own private deck and front row seats to some of the most stunning views you’ll ever witness.

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353 S. 9th St., Brigantine


This view looks like it’s from a tropical getaway – but it’s from a home for sale in Brigantine! This home offers not only an amazing view, but is just steps away from a beautiful beach.

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1205 Bayshore Ave., Brigantine


Wake up every morning to spectacular views and the calming sound of crashing waves with this beachfront Margate home.

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4100 Boardwalk Unit #1, Atlantic City

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This Atlantic City condo for sale is not only a magnificent unit, it is right on the ocean so you are literally a few short steps from the beach.

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911 Cambridge  Ave., Ventnor Heights


Another home that would be stunning on its own, but its backyard views make it even more exquisite.

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We know that the most inspiring homes have views as expansive as your vision and we’re confident that within your first sunrise at these viewpoints you’ll feel the inspiration flow like the Atlantic’s waves.

For more information on any of these homes contact us at 609.487.8000 info.soleil@sothebysrealty.com, or visit us at 8502 Ventnor Ave., Margate, NJ 08402



Tips for Making Moving Easier

Tips for Making Moving Easier.

Moving to a new home can be a very exciting experience. It can be a time to reorganize rooms that have become cluttered and can allow you to have a fresh start. For some, moving can be a terrible experience. To make things easier, we’ve compiled some tips that we’ve learned over the years.


  1. Have an “essentials bag” for overnight

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Chances are you’ll need something during the trip to your new house and you don’t want to be rummaging through boxes to get to something in an emergency. So, before you pack, think about things you might need in a hurry and put them in a bag so they can be easily accessible.

  1. Wrap fragile items and electronics in clothing

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Unless you’re okay with paying a fortune for wrapping paper, just use clothing to wrap the stuff that might break. You’ll need to move your clothing as well so this is a way to move two birds with one stone.

  1. Label a box with its contents and the room it belongs in

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Great way to stay organized in what can be a hectic time. If you know the room in which a box belongs, putting it there as you move in will make life much easier when it comes time to unpack.

  1. Take a photo of how your electronics are connected

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Getting the wiring correct and functional for your electronics is sometimes like a work of art and the easiest way to recreate the art is with a photo.

  1. Make your last grocery trip two weeks before moving


This will give you plenty of time to use up the food you buy and will prevent access waste you’ll have to throw out.


If you’re still looking for a house to move into, contact us here



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