VALET PARKING IN RED BANK starts this weekend

VALET PARKING IN RED BANK   

 This weekend marks the beginning of VALET PARKING IN RED BANK!! RiverCenter has contracted with CitiPark for valet parking that will be available every Friday and Saturday evening from 5PM-2AM!! Visitors no longer have to circle the White Street parking lot looking for a space on the busy Red Bank weekend nights!! Pull up in front of 25 Broad St, corner Mechanic St, leave your car with the valet for $10 and shop, dine, or see a show at your leisure! 

 Some businesses will be offering validation too with purchase; that list is still building and we will have information on our website starting later today. So, plan your visit to Red Bank every weekend through September and valet park your car! If the trial period proves successful, RiverCenter will continue this and possibly use valet for events. 

 We're busy planning the much-anticipated Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival too, so stay tuned to our new website, www.OnlyOneRedBank.com for more information!  

stand up for sensible mortgage rules

 

Time is running out to stand up for sensible mortgage rules. We only have until August 1 to tell regulators that they should rethink a proposed 20% minimum downpayment requirement.

Here's why the proposed rule is a bad idea:

It could lower home values. The proposed rule would hurt property values by shutting many qualified buyers out of the market. Fewer buyers mean lower home values.

It could affect your ability to buy a home. A 20% downpayment is often just too much to save, even for hard-working, creditworthy buyers.

You have until August 1 to tell regulators to say NO to the 20% down requirement.

Regulators are trying to fix the root causes of the housing crisis, which we fully support. But the proposed rule is the wrong solution. Strong evidence shows that responsible lending standards and ensuring a borrower’s ability to repay, not high downpayments, have the greatest impact on reducing lender risk.

Join us and take action now. Regulators in Washington need to hear directly from you, the homeowner, as they make their policy considerations. That’s why your input is so important. Please send an electronic letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to ask that regulators drop the proposed 20% downpayment requirement and instead focus on sound underwriting standards.

Taking action is easy and takes just a few seconds of your time.

Sincerely,

57th Annual Red Bank Side Walk Sale: Shop, Rock, and Stroll,

 

July 29 thru 31 – 57th Annual Red Bank Side Walk Sale: Shop, Rock, and Stroll, Downtown Red Bank,  (Broad St. and more), Times: July 29 9am-8pm, July 30 9am-8pm, July 31 10am-5pm Contact: Red Bank RiverCenter 732-842-4244

It’s time for Monmouth County’s ORIGINAL Agricultural Fair!

It's time for Monmouth County's ORIGINAL Agricultural Fair! The 37 Annual Monmouth County Fair, Wednesday July 27 thru Sunday, July 31 at the East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold.

 

4-H Events · Animal Shows & Exhibits · Rides & Amusements · Free Stage Entertainment · DLW TimberWorks Lumberjack Show · Robinson's Racing Pigs · Home & Garden Competitions · And so much more!

 

Admission:$7.00 per person; Ages 12 and under free; Free Parking.

 

Daily highlights include:

 

– Wednesday, July 27, 5:00-11:00pm

Opening Night & Sports Night · Fireworks at 9:15pm (weather permitting) · Thunderdome Motorcycle Stunt Show · Performances by Illstyle & Peace Hip Hop Dance Group · Firemen's Busted Hose Competition · Jeff Lenosky Mountain Bike Stunts · Pay one price for rides: $18.00 wristbands from 5-10pm

 

– Thursday, July 28, 5:00-11:00pm

Cirque-Tacular Show · Thunderdome Motorcycle Stunt Show · Jeff Lenosky Mountain Bike Stunts · Tommie Turvey Extreme Equine Entertainment · Folk Entertainment Performances by the Klez Dispensers · Pay one price for rides: $18.00 wristbands from 5-10pm

 

– Friday, July 29, 5:00-11:00pm

Cirque-Tacular Show · Thunderdome Motorcycle Stunt Show · Jeff Lenosky Mountain Bike Stunts · Tommie Turvey Extreme Equine Entertainment · Country Performances by Sherry Lynn

 

– Saturday, July 30, 11:00am-11:00pm

Children's Day/Kids Races · Thunderdome Motorcycle Stunt Show · Jeff Lenosky Mountain Bike Stunts · Tommie Turvey Extreme Equine Entertainment · Dog Agility Demonstrations · Performances by Alo Brasil

 

– Sunday, July 31, 11:00am-6:00pm

Seniors Day (free admission to seniors ages 65 & up) · Pie Eating Contests · Jeff Lenosky Mountain Bike Stunts · Tommie Turvey Extreme Equine Entertainment · Clown Parade/Show · Performances by the Silver Starlite Orchestra · Pay one price for rides: $18.00 wristbands from 11am-5pm

 

Visit http://www.monmouthcountyfair.com for more information! See You at the Fair!

 

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Things to Do in August @ Jersey Shore

 Aug 4, 2011 - Thursday's by the Sea Concert - 7pm

 Week-night music series

 featuring local talent

 FestivalPlaza at PierVillage

Tonight – MotorCity Review

 

Aug 5, 2011 – Drive In Movie Car Show – 6pm

Car Show and Drive-In Movie at dusk

Great Lawn on the Boardwalk

Tonight – Grease

 

Aug 7, 2011 - Blues by the Beach - 7pm

Bands will play including local bands

Concerts will be held in West EndPark on Brighton Avenue

Tonight – Nine Below Zero

 

Aug 11, 2011 -  Thursday's by the Sea Concert - 7pm

 Week-night music

series featuring local talent

 FestivalPlaza at PierVillage

Tonight – The Doughboys

 

Aug 14, 2011 – Blues by the Beach - 7pm

Bands will play including local bands

Concerts will be held in West EndPark on Brighton Avenue

Tonight – Felix Cabrera Band

 

Aug 18, 2011 - Thursday's by the Sea Concert - 7pm

Week-night music

series featuring local talent

 FestivalPlaza at PierVillage

Tonight – Bob Berger

 

Aug 20, 2011 – West End Cruise Night #2 – 6-10pm

The custom car show and concert with The Cherubs,
 Ron Weinstein,

 and featuring Kenny Vance and the Planotones

Brighton Ave, West End

 

Aug 21, 2011 - Blues by the Beach - 7pm

Bands will play including local bands

Concerts will be held in West EndPark on Brighton Avenue

Tonight – Running Dog

 

Aug 25, 2011 - Thursday's by the Sea Concert - 7pm

Week-night music

series featuring local talent

 FestivalPlaza at PierVillage

Tonight – Brian Kirk and the Jirks

 

Aug 27, 2011 – Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival – 1pm – 10pm

Great festival featuring vendors, well known jazz and blues artists

 with fireworks on the Great Lawn by the Promenade

 

Aug 28, 2011 – Blues by the Beach - 7pm

Bands will play including local bands

Concerts will be held in West EndPark on Brighton Avenue

Tonight – Voodudes  

Real Estate Calculator Now Computes Inflation Rate

Real Estate Calculator Now Computes Inflation Rate.

Say No to the 20% Down Payment Requirement

Federal regulators are considering a new rule that would require a minimum 20% down payment for many home purchases. Just imagine how you or your children would be affected if this proposal were to pass.

Would you be able to buy a home? For example, you would need $40,000 up front for a $200,000 home. 

Already a home owner? The proposed rule would hurt property values by shutting many qualified buyers out of the market. Fewer buyers mean lower home values.

Help keep the dream of home ownership alive by saying NO to the 20% down payment requirement.

Regulators are trying to fix the root causes of the housing crisis, which we fully support. But the proposed rule is the wrong solution. Strong evidence shows that responsible lending standards and ensuring a borrower’s ability to repay, not high down payments, have the greatest impact on reducing lender risk.

Join us and take action now. Regulators in Washington need to hear the voices of home owners as they make their policy considerations. This is why your input is so important. Please send a letter to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to ask that they drop the proposed 20% down payment requirement and instead focus on sound underwriting standards.

Taking action is easy and takes just a few seconds of your time.

4 Silly Home Staging Ideas to Avoid

4 Silly Home Staging Ideas to Avoid

Real estate staging expert Debra Gould suggests homeowners skip silly staging tactics that insult buyers.

By Debra Gould, StagingDiva.com

 
The current economy has many homeowners trying to hold on to as much equity in their home as they can. If you're trying to save money by staging your own home, real estate staging expert Debra Gould advises you tread carefully, as many staging tactics do nothing but work against you in your goal to sell faster and for more money.

"I've seen many examples of 'silly staging tricks' over the years," states Gould, owner of Toronto home staging company, Six Elements Inc. She adds, "While good for a laugh, homeowners must realize that buyers are too smart to fall for these tricks, which make it obvious they're being manipulated into thinking the sellers actually live that way."

Silly Staging Ideas Room-by-Room:

Living Room. Displaying photos of people more attractive than family members by hanging frames with manufacturers' photos still inside, or even displaying photos of celebrities around the room, are not good ideas. Not only silly, this breaks the 'de-personalize' staging rule. Remove any photos, diplomas or similar items, as they do nothing but distract buyers. ( This is my personal biggest pet peeve. As time and time again the buyers look at ALL the photos; They're curious and want to know what the people look like, do they know them etc. and then TOTALLY forget about looking at the house and what they like or don't like about the house!) Look for some tasteful art for staging instead.

 

 

Kitchen and Dining Room. Nothing screams 'staged home' like a formally set dining room. Less is more! Skip the formal setting and put a simple vase of flowers on the table instead. Clear kitchen counters of all clutter and add a simple bowl of fruit for a clean, open look. ( here I have to disagree a little. If you have a large formal dining room, keyword large, then setting it formally helps the buyer to see large family gatherings at holiday time)
Bedroom. The casually draped throw over the foot of the bed with 'tea for two' on top has been overdone, and buyers know you don't live that way. Invest in some nice bedding, put night tables on either side of the bed and include one long dresser and a tall chest of drawers in the master bedroom. If the room seems crowded with those items, use a double bed instead of a queen or king. (Again caveat to that. I think making it look clean, uncluttered if you read, put a book on the bed and a throw, I am not opposed to the bed tray perhaps not the tea for two aspect)

Bathroom. Tassels draped over hand towels, seashells nestled atop a stack of towels wrapped in a bow and champagne flutes on the bathtub are perhaps befitting for a honeymoon suite, but not a family home. Don't fill the bathtub with blue-tinted water and don't tie a ribbon around the toilet seat either. These have been done, but don't make the same silly mistake. Invest in new hand towels, a new shower curtain and remove personal items from countertops such as toothbrushes and makeup. (Here I agree and disagree. Tying the towels is a way for the buyers NOT use them and wash their hands. the champagne flute and blue water part I agree and is a waste of a prescious commodity.)

A buyer won't buy based on dining room settings or a frou-frou bathroom. After staging your home, you want a clean, de-personalized, clutter-free space. If you've done a good job, a buyer won't be able to tell it was staged at all. ( A buyer will base their purchase on how the house showed, definitley! Clean, uncluttered and nicely staged makes them see themselves living in the house. If the house is unkept, cluttered, photos etx. they can't visualize THEIR STUFF in the house because YOUR STUFF is in their face.)

 To find a professional home stager in your area, visit the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers. Debra Gould, president of Six Elements Inc. and the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, developed the directory to help homeowners and real estate agents find professional home stagers in their areas.

Sand Blast Beach Party – Dance on the Beach

 

July 23 – Sand Blast Beach Party – Dance on the Beach Sixth Avenue Beach, 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, Times: Noon to 6:00 PM Admission: $50 Advance Tickets / $65 At Door. Under 25? Pay Your Age Online! Contact: Matt Philbin Phone: 908-256-3540 Sand Blast Beach Party – Dance on the Beach Noon – 6:00 PM Sixth Avenue Beach, Asbury Park, NJ Music by DJ Joe Gauthreaux (L.A.) with opening set by DJ David Marc (NYC) Nominated for BEST NEW CIRCUIT EVENT in 2008 and BEACH PARTY OF THE YEAR in 2009 and 2010 by JustCircuit Magazine, and FAVORITE BEACH PARTY OF 2010 by EDGE New York's gay readers. Make your plans now for the return of the SAND BLAST BEACH PARTY, the spectacular gay dance on the beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The hot, sweaty and sexy fun starts at noon and goes til 6PM. Enjoy cocktails in the sunshine, beautiful bodies and the most stunning beach in a hundred miles. With a spectacular location facing the Atlantic ocean, the glorious architecture of Convention Hall as a backdrop, a 50'x80' dance floor on the sand and the perfect music for a beach dance, SAND BLAST will be the highlight of your summer. Email: asbury.park.events@gmail.com

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