Holly Muia's Blog Posts

Theres An App For That On Long Beach Island

Although island life calls for slowing down and relaxation, we live in an age of technology.  We can do things more quickly and easily using modern advances.  On Long Beach Island,

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Beach Haven Just Keeps Getting Better

Beach Haven and its attractions have been around quite a long time.  And while maintaining a preservation of its history and the authenticity of  the historic

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New Plans For Two Old Favorites In Beach Haven Terrace LBI

The already popular Terrace Tavern and Delaware Avenue Oyster Bar are experiencing some refreshing new change.  New owners Toby and Michael Sweeney (known by most simply as Sweeney), are

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The Chegg And Hud Opening On LBI

Two of Long Beach Island's most popular 'hot spots' are opening this week.  The Chicken or the Egg, known affectionately by most as the Chegg, is opening this Thursday April 13 and the Hudson

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Craft Beer Fest And Laughs In Beach Haven

If you are a part of the popular craft beer loving crowd, mark your calendars!  The Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company is hosting its 1st Annual Beer and Food Festival.  It will take

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Home Inspections Mean Peace Of Mind When Buying And Selling On LBI

When buying a home on Long Beach Island, buyers typically pay for the home inspection on the property they are hoping to purchase.  But this home inspection is just as important to the seller

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Long Beach Island And Its Rebound Growth In 2016

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Long Beach Island had suffering property sales numbers in 2013 as we rebuilt our island after the storm.  The number of properties that sold along LBI that year

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Holiday Giving On Long Beach Island And Around The World

Whether you live on LBI or anywhere else in the US or around the world, the holidays evoke the spirit of giving.  When I graduated from college, I began sponsoring a child in Ethiopia through

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Increasing Sales Numbers For Long Beach Island 2016

It's hard to believe Superstorm Sandy was four years ago Oct 29th. The Long Beach Island real estate market has been growing since a slow market in the wake of the storm. 2016 has  proven

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Long Beach Island Chowderfest Weekend Events

Come rain or shine!! Chowderfest weekend is upon us and, although the weather may not be perfect, the fun goes on!  On Saturday, Oct 1 from 10am to 5pm over 80 vendors offer great end

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What Do Real Estate Pros Look For When Buying In Beach Haven

When looking to buy a home in Beach Haven or anywhere else for that matter most buyers jump right in when they see a house that's beautifully decorated and has curb appeal too.  But what  

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Do You Really Need A Real Estate Lawyer On Long Beach Island

As an agent on LBI, I can tell you that your buyer or seller agent will walk you through most of the nuances of your real estate transaction.  However, it is unlawful for a real estate agent to

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Buying An Existing Home Vs New Construction On Long Beach Island

If you've been considering home ownership on LBI, you may be asking yourself whether it would be better to purchase an existing home or build new. When you buy an existing home, you get the,

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Spring Business Openings On Long Beach Island

Mud City Crabhouse Thursday-Monday open at 11 for lunch and dinnerBlack Whale - Thursday and Friday at 3 and Saturday and Sunday at 11:30amShip Bottom Shellfish - Friday-Sunday lunch and

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The DOs And DONTs Of House Hunting On Long Beach Island

If you're looking to buy a home on Long Beach Island, you are not alone when you are wondering "Can I use the bathroom?"  It's a DO.  As most buyers on our island come from a distance, and

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Spring Equinox On Long Beach Island

Spring is about to arrive!  In the Northern Hemisphere, the spring or vernal equinox will occur on Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 at 12:31 EDT.  Whether you're in Beach Haven, Surf City, Ship

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Old Beach Haven Tide Bar Given New Life As A Craft Beer Microbrewery

If you frequented Beach Haven or Long Beach Island in the 70s and 80s you most likely remember the bar upstairs in Bay Village over what is now Bay Village Pizza.  It was known simply as

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Sonic BOOM Felt On Long Beach Island

If you live on Long Beach Island, there is always something interesting to talk about.  Lately, it's been the latest storm (Jonas) and the flooding and beach erosion that followed.  

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STRESS RELIEF AT THE HOLIDAYS

When we want to alleviate our stress, many of us take a day trip to the beach or a full blown vacation to a spot like Long Beach Island.  As soon as you hit the causeway to the shore,

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Superstorm Sandy Recovery Feast Benefiting Southern Ocean County

The 3rd Annual Community Gathering to give thanks will be held at the Tuckerton Seaport right outside of Long Beach Island on November 28 from noon to 4pm.  This free feast is open to all

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Beach Haven Sea Shell Annual Striped Bass Tournament

Well it's that time of year again!  For all you anglers out there young and old, this weekend marks the Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club of Beach Haven's 19th Annual Striped Bass Derby. 

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September Sales Statistics On Long Beach Island

Long Beach Island had an amazing September in the Real Estate Market.  42 single family homes sold at 94% of their list price at an average sale price of $1,234,488.  The Average Days

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UPCOMING EVENTS ON LONG BEACH ISLAND

UPCOMING EVENTS on LONG BEACH ISLAND!Mark your calendar for some upcoming events on or around the island:September 6 – Flea/Craft Market Bicentennial Park in Beach Haven 9-4pm Rain or Shine. Food,

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Brant Beach Spa Turns Into Upscale New Construction LBI Homes

Who remembers the Freedom Surf Shop that used to occupy the property on Long Beach Blvd between 32nd and 34th Streets in Brant Beach?  The surf shop evolved into a full service spa, which then

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Long Beach Island Sand Dollars

If you have been a visitor to Long Beach Island in years past, you know the types of shells, plant life and wildlife that frequent our ocean waters and beaches.  You also know that

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Baymens Seafood And Music Festival

June 20 & 21 from 11am-5pm you can enjoy food, music and fun right outside of Long Beach Island. If you've never experienced the Tuckerton Seaport, it is home to several fantastic festivals during

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Beach Food For A Crowd

As Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone in a flash, I realized it's going to be a long summer of feeding a lot of hungry adults and teenagers alike, after working up an appetite swimming, surfing

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The Best Bucket And Shovel On Earth

There are some “shore” good things we can do to help the earth, as our annual reminder in Earth Day (April 22) is approaching. Thanks to Zoe b Organic Fantastic Beach Toys, there are now beach

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Its Coming

It’s coming! A snowstorm you ask? Spring? No, no! The new ACME Market in Beach Haven Park is coming! If you pass by the Acme site late at night on weekdays, you will most likely see lights and

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