HomeStead At Harbor Fest

Have you ever witnessed the dissection of a Squid? Well you can see all this and more at Harbor Fest this Saturday. This is the 100th anniversary of Cape May Harbor and there are many fun activities planned to celebrate. There will be arts and crafts, music, demonstrations from the Coast Guard, science exhibits from Rutgers, birding and wharf tours and so much more. HomeStead will have a tent set up close to the nature center with information regarding sales and rentals in the area. Representatives from our sales and rental teams will be there to answer any questions you may have regarding real estate. It will be a fun day for all ages so come out and enjoy yourself. The weather is going to be wonderful. Stop by the HomeStead tent and say hi and pick up some of our great giveaways and enter a drawing for a gift basket

HomeStead At Harbor Fest

This Saturday HomeStead will be participating in the very popular, Harbor Fest. Our booth will be close to the Nature Center and we will have lots of information regarding sales and rentals in the area. We will have items for you to take home and also a drawing for a gift basket. Stop by and chat with our sales and rental teams who are always eager to help you with all your real estate needs. See you there!

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.

For ALL Your Real Estate Needs

Dagmer Chew, Broker/Owner, GRI, ABR

Founded in 1998 with visions of a first class real estate office blending cutting edge technology and old fashioned personal service HomeStead Real Estate was born. In 2001 the first website was hatched. Through the years and having experienced several revisions, HomeStead has taken another step forward and separated our website into two entities: Real Estate Sales and Vacation Rentals.

After thoughtful research the name was established for Real Estate Sales. We can now concentrate on developing pages more appropriate to the Real Estate industry. We’ve added a scrolling picture show of all of our listings on the home page, and a Sold Portfolio to show potential buyers that inventory is indeed moving here in Cape May County. was selected to showcase the Vacation Rentals. Several years ago we created a separate department for Rentals so we could focus our staff and energy to better serve clients and guests. A dedicated website became a natural evolution of this division. We’ve always tried to keep the rental pages easy to wander through; now we’ve eliminated the confusion of landing on inappropriate pages. Our new look reflects the beach with fun pictures to trigger memories of the Cape May experience, and/or inspire new ones.

Don’t worry about the old domain name of It still works and will get you to the new sites. Both sites link back to each other so you’ll never really lose us; if you find one, you can easily navigate to the other. And we’ve given our logo a fresh clean look to blend better with the beach – which is the main reason our visitors flock to the area.

So now our clients, customers, and guests have the best of both worlds. We’re still at the same location on Broadway in West Cape May. We still service the Cape Mays and surrounding areas. We still advocate good old fashioned personal service. We just have separate websites for separate departments so we can concentrate on each relevant entity – and better serve our clients. If you’re considering Buying or Selling your home, visit us at If you’re looking for the perfect Vacation Rental, see us at Two new websites – for all your Real Estate needs!

Dagmer Chew, Broker/Owner, GRI, ABR

HomeStead Real Estate Co.