HomeStead’s Newest Sales Agents

Everyone at HomeStead Real Estate would like to extend a warm welcome to our two newest sales agents, Micah Yerk and Bryce Sol Hoffman.

Micah and Bryce were both raised in Cape May. They have recently returned to their hometown after spending some time in the Philadelphia area. Micah held a career in the health care industry while Bryce pursued her degree in Psychology.

The two were recently engaged and also hold the full time property management position at the Blue Fish Inn in Cape May. Micah is finishing his degree in business management while Bryce is finishing her degree in Psychology while also holding down a postion as a gymnastic instructor at Jersey Cape Dance and Gymnastics Academy.

Together, Micah and Bryce have the strong negotiating willpower, diligent business sense, loyalty, and keen customer service that make this dynamic duo the perfect team to assist in your next sale or purchase.

Is Purchasing A Rental Property The Right Choose For You

This morning a new client came in with some questions regarding purchasing a property to use as a rental. Besides the mortgage and taxes what other costs would he have? One of our sales agents discussed what his responsibilities as a landlord would be. Of course this included the upkeep of the property but many other things that some don’t realize until they purchase a property and begin to rent. You will want to furnish your property with comfortable furniture and bedding. The kitchen should be well supplied with cooking utensils, pots and pans, flatware and glassware. You should offer a dvd player, cable tv, and wireless internet. You will have to supply trash pick-up, hire a cleaning service and have the house cleaned once a week (between check-ins and check-outs) and have the lawn mowed weekly. Comfortable outside furniture on the deck or patio also makes your property more inviting. Rememeber there are many potential tenants looking for vacation rentals and you want them to choose yours. You want them to be comfortable and happy because you will want them to return year after year. To see if it would be cost effective for you to purchase a property to use as a rental and find out what other costs you may have, stop in and talk to one of our knowledgeable sales associates.

HomeStead Gift Basket Winner

Harbor Fest was a HUGE success! We would like to thank everyone who stopped by the HomeStead tent. We met so many wonderful people who were interested in buying and/or selling real estate. The weather was a bit hot but that didn’t stop the crowds from coming and making this such a successful event again this year.

We would like to announce the lucky winner of HomeStead’s Gift Basket, Harry G from North Cape May. Harry won a large picnic basket filled with all things Cape May. Congratulations Harry and enjoy!

HomeStead will be attending many events throughout the community this year. When you see our white tent with the HomeStead logo stop by and say hi or stay and chat awhile. We have knowledgable associates who are eager to answer all your real estate questions whether you are thinking of buying or selling or just curious of whats going on in the real estate market.

Spring Fling

Well, it looks like Spring has finally arrived in Cape May County. Thank goodness! It is time to shed those winter blahs and get out and see what our area has to offer besides sun and surf.

My husband and I recently rescued a small mixed breed dog and named her Molly. She is adorable (yes, I am biased) and she has gotten me off my lazy winter butt with her unbridled joy of walking all the trails and beaches around our West Cape May home.

One of our favorite spots is Higbee Beach. Located at the end of New England Road it is a one and one half mile stretch of beach at the tip of Cape Island. Once there, Molly is freed from her lease to roam the beach, chase seagulls while I scour the sand for beach glass and Cape May diamonds. Or, sometimes we head along the fields down to the freshwater lake so Molly can take a little dip.

This is a fabulous area for birding. There are several large observation stands set up along the trails giving views of the marshes that are spectacular. We have met many of a birder taking advantage of the change of the seasons.

Higbee Beach has always been somewhat remote, and has been reportedly known as the “nude beach”. Well, I have to say that I haven’t seen anyone nude … yet. Hopefully when we do, they will be much younger than me and in much better shape.