Real Estate

Seagull Motel Evictions, Brigantine Affordable Housing Deal

Brigantine City Council Executive session. The matter of litigation between the City of Brigantine and the operators of the Seagull Motel. Judge signed the order negotiated at the last court proceeding. The order looks like an eviction notice. WATCH VIDEO of Brigantine City Council DEC 19, 2018. Seagull Motel building in Brigantine must be vacated …

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Brigantine Property Taxes & Appeal Process Questioned by 2nd Homeowners

Ron Main, a Brigantine 2nd home-owner, has a collection of data that suggests many tax assessments are wildly inaccurate. Especially for part-time residents… that pay full-time taxes… and can’t vote. He has made his case to Brigantine’s City Council who have largely scoffed at his findings. WATCH VIDEO. Mr. Main sent some of his findings …

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Condemning Seagull Motel Brigantine. New Owner & Developer Interest.

The Seagull Motel in Brigantine has been targeted for condemnation. Brigantine’s last remaining motel sits on some of the most valuable real estate on the Island. Wikipedia: A property is condemned when a government entity has determined the building is no longer fit to live in. It’s often triggered by a pattern of unsafe housing code violations. No …

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Council OK’s Homeowner Dune Maintenance in Brigantine. DEP in Dark?

Some consider this an environmental crime in Brigantine. Screwing with the dunes without DEP (Dept of Environmental Protection) approval. Dune maintenance permits for a select group of private beachfront homeowners. Watch Brigantine City Council from 11.7.2018 > Special rights handed out to favored homeowners, in order to groom dunes to their personal liking. Brigantine City …

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How Election Results Affect Brigantine Homeowners, Flood Insurance and Real Estate

What can Brigantine expect from last night’s election results? What does a new Congress mean for Brigantine Real Estate? We’re guessing plenty of gridlock with tax reform, flood insurance and other housing policy. Brigantine homeowners can expect flat Real Estate values and additional retail store closings. The epidemic of vacant store fronts will only grow as …

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Refund: Dune Carve-Out in Brigantine. DEP Duped?

In 2015, Brigantine’s Mayor Guenther lowered taxes for one lucky resident who seems to have removed protected dunes in order to have more private, beachfront space. Guenther wanted the property value of 406 23rd Street South reduced by $384,000. A refund was issued for $6,554.88. Should this ‘restricted’ parcel get a tax break even though pavers, …

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Could Councilman Simpson Benefit From High-Density Housing Development in Brigantine?

Why did Mayor Guenther and Councilman Simpson of Brigantine stop having council meetings recorded and posted on YouTube? Do they fear taxpayers of Brigantine would be alarmed at the recent and very controversial hi-density housing plans that will soon come to Brigantine? Does Simpson prefer to hide the fact that he owns property that will …

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Brigantine Municipal Spending Hurting Real Estate Sales

While many South Jersey shore towns have made a modest Real Estate rebound, Brigantine still struggles to attract buyers to the island. According to the Berkshire Hathaway Brigantine website, only 25 home sales were recorded in the 2nd quarter of 2016. This compares to the 101 Brigantine homes sold in the 2nd quarter of 2015. …

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Cloisters Condo in Brigantine Considered Affordable Housing?

Can the Cloisters Condominiums in Brigantine be considered affordable housing? Seems like Mayor Guenther and City Manager Stinson think so. According to a Philly.com article, Brigantine, along with 279 other towns hired a consulting firm to help them satisfy federally mandated affordable housing obligations. The Cloisters Condo in Brigantine is on that list. Did Econsult possibly fudge the ‘affordable …

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Sun Bank Brigantine Property Sold for Mere $390,000

Talk about rock bottom prices for Brigantine Real Estate. The shuttered Sun Bank property at 3900 Atlantic-Brigantine Blvd is currently assessed at $1,118,100. Sun was paying taxes based on that strong valuation. The new owner will likely appeal that….pronto. On Jan. 12, 2016, SUN BANK property in Brigantine sold for just $390,000. The buyers are Borgata …

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Can Brigantine Trust Real Estate Sites Like Trulia?

Can Brigantine trust those nasty Real Estate numbers on Trulia? Some Realtors adamantly claim they’re not accurate. Some of these very same Realtors actually advertise on Trulia.com. Brigantine home sellers have been on a 10 year roller coaster ride. After years of upswing, it’s been very bumpy as of late. We struggle, even though Brigantine is …

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Brigantine Real Estate Slump; Caused by City Hall Tax & Spend?

Brigantine Real Estate brokers, agents & builders know the truth. Brigantine’s most important economic driver is Real Estate. Home building, buying, selling, repair, home-lifting, bulkheads, kitchen & bath upgrades, landscaping, painting, insurance, etc. This is just a small sampling of what drives the economy on Brigantine Island. When that Real Estate engine is compromised or …

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