2017

11
06

Last Call for Rental Renewals!

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Did you love your rental from this past summer? If so, please send in your rental renewal as soon as possible, if you have not done so already.  We’re now on the last call for rental renewals!

It may seem like summer is far off, but it’s never too soon to start planning your OCNJ vacation, especially when you have a favorite home in mind.

Here is some key info when it comes to planning your 2018 summer vacation:

Now through Mid-November is really busy with rental renewals from the 2017 season.

Every day we are getting property rates from owners, with the majority of them being in our system by December.

January through March is always the busiest booking time for the summer season.

A Marr Agency agent is always happy to help you with your rental search. We recommend narrowing down your choice of properties online, and choosing a day to come to Ocean City to tour your finalists.

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2017

10
30

OCNJ Trick-or-Treating Hours

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Happy Halloween! We know your little ones are excited to get into their costumes and start knocking on doors. Traditional trick-or-treating hours in Ocean City will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31.

If you have seen teal pumpkins in the neighborhood and are interested in learning more about the Teal Pumpkin Project, which raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season, visit http://bit.ly/2wlhT0v.

We wish you and your family a fun and safe Halloween!

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2017

10
24

Everyone loves a reason to get dressed up! So grab a costume and head on down to the Exchange Club’s Annual Halloween Parade, now in its 70th year, taking place on Thursday, October 26, beginning at 7:15 pm.  The parade begins on Asbury Ave. at 6th   Street and goes to 11th Street. For more information, or to register visit www.ochp.blogspot.com or call 1-800-813-5580.

On Sunday, October 29, come out and walk for a good cause.  The John R. Elliot HERO Walk and 5k Run promotes the use of sober designated drivers to reduce the number of drunken driving tragedies (the mission of the John R. Elliott HERO campaign for Designated Drivers); raises funds for important educational and awareness programs; and is a time to remember those who have been affected by a drunk driver.

Registration starts at 8:30 am at the Sports & Civic Center, 6th & Boardwalk. The 5k run begins at 9:30 am, Ceremony at 10:30 am, Walk at 11:00 am. For more information visit www.herocampaign.org or call 609-626-3880.

 

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2017

10
16

The Fall Sale Market is Upon Us

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Ocean City is a wonderful place to be year-round, and the Fall is really special. The crowds have thinned, and the weather is perfect for walking the boardwalk, enjoying a bike ride or taking in sunsets along the bay. On weekends you can easily find a fun family-friendly event to attend.

If you are thinking about investing in an OCNJ home to live in or escape to year-round, or are searching for an investment property, now is a great time to look. There are many listings available right now!

Here are a few to take a look at:

2031 Central

This beautiful custom built Gavranich second floor, 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom condo in the Goldcoast section of Ocean City is just one block from the 21st Street beach. Gather on the large wraparound porch, or enjoy the ocean view and breeze from the rear porch. The home features a spacious master suite with hardwood floors, a kitchen with designer cabinets, granite counters, breakfast bar, and wine & beverage fridge, and a great room with dormer windows and cathedral ceilings. Offered at $1,245,000.

 

2137 Asbury #15

This two bedroom, two bath bright corner unit with Southern exposure  on 21st St. and Asbury Ave. is fully furnished and ready for its next owner.  Enjoy the comfortable deck looking over 22nd Street and the courtyard. Just steps to the 22nd Street beach, boardwalk, and 21st Street attractions. Offered at $339,900.

 

925 Central

This centrally located 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath 2nd floor condo located on 9th and Central Ave. is close to the beach and the boardwalk!  Recent improvements include a new kitchen with upgraded cabinets, granite counter tops, new refrigerator, new hardwood floors, new carpeting and has been newly painted throughout. The property also features off-street parking, a storage area in the basement as well as a storage closet.  Offered at $309,900.

A Marr Agency agent would be happy to help you find your perfect home! For a showing of any of the properties above, please call 609.399.7036.

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2017

10
09

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, taking place this Sunday, October 15,  is a great way to unite, honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, as well as remember loved ones lost.

The non-competitive 3-5 mile walk raises awareness and funds to help the American Cancer Society free the world from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer. Last year’s event attracted more than 5,000 walkers and breast cancer survivors, and raised $288,000 for breast cancer research, according to the Press of Atlantic City.

Registration begins at 8:30 am at 9th Street and the Boardwalk.  The walk begins at 10:00 am.  For more information call 856-673-5721 or visit http://bit.ly/2xrACww.

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2017

10
02

OCNJ Fall Block Party

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You won’t want to miss the annual Ocean City Block Party this Saturday, October 7, from 9am – 5pm. There will be over 400 crafters, a variety of food vendors, music and more. The fun takes place on 5th – 14th Streets on Asbury Ave.  In the evening, head up to the boardwalk to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display scheduled to start at 9 pm.

The Fall Block Party began over 30 years ago, and now attracts over 40,000 visitors.  It has become a part of Ocean City’s Indian Summer Weekend Festival that runs from Saturday through Monday, which features table sales and seafood vendors.

For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.  

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2017

09
25

OCNJ Chili Chowder Festival

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As temperatures drop, the craving for comfort food rises. Fall is the perfect time to indulge in chowder and chili, and taste new recipes. There will be many to savor at this year’s Ocean City Chili Chowder Festival.

On Sunday, October 1, the second annual Chili Chowder Festival returns to the Ocean City Music Pier.  This is your chance to sample the finest chili and chowder from Ocean City Restaurant Association members. This year’s family-friendly event includes a “Chili Cook Off” among the three platoons of the Ocean City Fire Department with proceeds benefitting the O.C. Fire Fighters Foundation.

Wristbands for the event ($15 adults and $5 for kids) can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com, at all three Ocean City fire stations, and on weekends at Johnny B. Goode Ice Cream Parlor (14th Street and Asbury Avenue). The fun begins at noon and ends at 4 pm!

In other hot news: Returning summer rental tenants – if you requested a 2018 lease at the end of your 2017 vacation, keep an eye on your email!  Your lease will be in your inbox shortly, if it has not already arrived.

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2017

09
18

OCNJ Half Marathon

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Looking for a way to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and take in scenic views? Why not participate in Ocean City’s Annual Half Marathon, 5K, or 10 mile non-competitive Walk/Run taking place this Sunday, September 24?

Enjoy the views of OCNJ as you run through various neighborhoods, the downtown business district, beach and boardwalk during the Half Marathon. The 13.1 mile course starts at 8:30 am on 9th street in front of the Star Fish Cafe.  The 10 mile non-competitive walk/run will share the same start location and time. If the 5K is more your speed, the 3.1 mile race begins at 8:35 am on the Boardwalk at 9th Street.

Weather in OCNJ this time of year is great for racing with average temperature lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s.  There’s still time to register!  For more information visit here or call 609-399-6111.

Speaking of racing, here is a reminder for all landlords to race over to your mailbox – your 2018 listing forms have been sent!

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There are some fun events taking place in OCNJ this weekend for airplane aficionados of all ages. It’s a great way to enjoy this beautiful weather and take in some amazing sights!

On Saturday, September 16, from 10 am – 3 pm is the annual Ocean City Airport Festival.  View the ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II Planes to Classics and Warbirds.  You’ll also have a chance to meet the performers for the next day’s Aerobatic Air Show.  It all takes place at the Municipal Airport, 26th & Bay Ave. For more information call 609-399-6111. 

On Sunday, September 17 from 1 – 5 pm, you won’t want to miss this year’s Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow, which can be viewed from 6th – 14th Streets along the Beach and Boardwalk.  You’ll be amazed by some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world, plus military demonstrations. For more information call 609-399-6111. 

Now that we are heading into fall, we have a reminder for our 2017 tenants. Did you have a wonderful OCNJ vacation this past summer? If you have not already done so, please send your renewal requests for 2018 now, so we can get you booked again in your favorite rental home for next summer!

 

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2017

09
04

OCNJ Car Show Weekend

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If you are a car enthusiast, you’ll want to make sure you are in Ocean City, NJ this weekend.

The 43rd annual Ocean City Classic Car and Street Rod Show begins on Friday, September 8th at 1:00 pm. The show will feature a display of modified cars 30 years and older on the Tabernacle grounds, 550 Wesley Ave., until 6:00 pm before proceeding to 13th & Asbury Ave. for the first ever Sock Hop Block Party featuring live music and games, and Street Rod Display. Dine on food from Johnny B. Good and Boyar’s Market. Cars will be displayed until 8:00 pm.

On Saturday, September 9th, cars will return to the Tabernacle grounds from 8:00 am – 12 noon and then will proceed to the boardwalk to be displayed from 6th – 14th Streets from 12 noon – 4pm. There will be an awards ceremony on Saturday at 3:00 pm in front of the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. For more information call 609-399-6111 or visit http://www.ocnj.us/carshow/

Ocean City’s Corvette Show was recently listed among the Top 5 Corvette Shows in America.  One of the largest shows of its kind in the East, it takes place on Sunday, September 10th, where over 350 cars (models from every year Corvettes were manufactured) will be exhibited. See the display on the boardwalk from 6th – 14th Streets. from 11:30 am – 4 pm.  The show will be held rain or shine.  For more information call 609-457-0081 or visit http://www.boardwalkcorvettes.com/Shows.

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