Bay Head & Mantoloking Today – October 2020

We continue to have a busy October, and hope that this update finds you happy and healthy! As you may know, the last few weeks here have been somewhat stormy – stretches of several foggy and rainy days in a row.  This has included some storms with beach erosion – the beaches in Bay Head are narrow right now, but Mantoloking’s are faring better.  As we write this, the remnants of Hurricane Zeta are passing through, with lots of rain and wind!  Suzie, as a member of the Seaweeders, recently helped decorate the 22 containers throughout Bay Head, getting everything ready for fall!


Market inventory remains low, but those properties that are available are receiving a lot of attention!  If you have given any thought to selling, we are happy to talk or meet with you. Details below as usual.

If you would like us to meet with you (either in person or remotely), and prepare an opinion of value, or full market analysis, for planning purposes or otherwise, please ask.

We hope that you find this month’s video informative and enjoyable!

Around the Towns

Last Saturday, Clean Ocean Action hosted their annual “Beach Sweeps” (cleanups) throughout the area, including a cleanup in Bay Head, supported by Beach House Classic Boardshop.  Ed took part, and walked the beach from North Street to Mount Street, collecting quite a wide variety of items, ranging from fishing nets to 3M building materials! Quite a few people participated, and COA will post the results here, once they are tabulated.  Mantoloking advises that the filing deadline for the 2019 Senior Freeze (property tax reimbursement) has been extended until December 1st.  Regarding the upcoming election, the latest information can be found on the Ocean County Clerk’s website.  Note that if you opt to vote in person on election day, you will only be able to cast a provisional paper ballot.  Only disabled voters will be permitted to vote using a voting machine.

As you may know, the water tower in Bay Head is scheduled to come down, but the current proposal to place a “temporary” cell tower in Centennial Park has many residents upset.  Please check the Bay Head website for further details.


Due to Covid-19, the traditional Halloween parade will not be taking place this year.  However – individually wrapped cookies from Mueller’s will be give out by the Bay Head Business Association on Saturday (October 31st), and there will be a pumpkin carving contest (offsite creating, but with on-site judging) hosted by Bay Head Life.  Details can be found here.  The events will run from 10am to 1pm, and masks are required for all attendees.  Please come out and enjoy, and support the local shops and businesses!

If you’re looking for indoor entertainment, safely and socially distant, Algonquin Arts Theatre (note: Ed is on the board) will be hosting a number of live, indoor concerts, with limited attendance, starting in November.

Many events are still being held online.  Many local organizations, churches, and the like are streaming their offerings via various technologies.


The I Love Bay Head  and Suzie & Ed Facebook pages are also good sources of

information about upcoming events.  If you are not on Facebook (or even if you are),
always feel free to call or email with any questions.


Most remain online – the best source of information right now is the town websites – check for frequent updates and changes.  Bay Head and Mantoloking both offer “dial-in” options for the public to attend their meetings.

If you can’t find an answer to your question, please let us know.

Bay Head | Mantoloking


Inventory is low, but for the properties that are available, multiple offers are often received, and sale prices are over asking prices at times.

We have had a number of recent closings, including the sale of our listing at 1339 Bay Avenue, Mantoloking (just over asking price, at $1,351,000).

There are currently 15 homes and parcels of land available in Bay Head, and
7 properties under contract, including some of our listings. There have been 10 closings in Bay Head in the last 30 days.

There are currently 14 homes and parcels of land available in Mantoloking, and
9 properties under contract, some of which involve us and/or agents from our office. There have been 4 closings in Mantoloking in the last 30 days.

As always, all of our current listings can be found on our website.

If you have questions about your property, or another neighborhood, please ask. If you would like to receive more frequent updates, you can also follow us on Facebook and
Instagram (#suzieandedrealtors), or please give us a call.

We always welcome your comments, suggestions for topics, and other feedback.  If there is a particular topic that you would like us to cover, or a question that you need an answer to, please let us know.

If you have questions about your own property, or know someone (near or far), who is talking about moving, please keep us in mind.  If the contemplated move is outside of the areas we serve, we can happily provide a referral to a well qualified agent just about anywhere.

Have a Happy Halloween!

Ed and Suzie

All statistics are per the Monmouth/Ocean MLS as of 10/29/20.