Bay Head & Mantoloking Today – September 2020

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Happy Fall! The days and evenings are starting to turn cooler and more crisp. Perfect for outdoor activities — hikes, fall festivals and fire pits! Most restaurants continue to offer outdoor dining as well as pickup and delivery (with limited indoor dining), and in general patrons are following social distancing and masking guidelines as appropriate.  Suzie continues to spend a lot of time working in her garden, and Ed has been out on his boat quite a bit!


The market continues to be quite busy due to many people exiting more populated areas, but inventory is low.  You can find all of the details below.

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.

This month’s video features dolphins, a sunrise time lapse, a flight over the marsh, and some of our recent listings.  If you would enjoy seeing an aerial view of your home or property, please let us know, and we’ll see what we can do.

Around the Towns

Though fall has officially started, both towns remain busier than average – many residents are spending the fall here, either to avoid more populated areas, work remotely, or in many cases, due to the fact that many schools are operating virtually.

Mantoloking oceanfront owners can contact the borough hall in order to schedule pickup or drop off of their dune grass allotment.  Dune fence delivery has yet to be scheduled. Also in Mantoloking, the fall/winter trash collections schedule will start as of October 5th -Trash Collection: Mondays – Recycling: Wednesdays, Bulk-Pick Up: 4th Monday of each month.

If you are voting via mail-in ballot in this election, and are local, here are the ballot dropbox locations, provided by Ocean County.


The last Sunset Paddle will be on Twilight Lake in Bay Head on October 4th, at 6:30 pm.

Bay Head National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, will be held on October 6th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Municipal Parking Lot on Bridge Avenue.

October Bay Head Sidewalk Sales will be October 16th and 17th.

Beach House Classic Board Shop is organizing a Beach Sweep on October 24th at 9:00 am.

The status of the Bay Head’s annual Halloween Parade is uncertain, but it is likely that there will be an alternate event.

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


The market remains active, but has slowed with the season – fewer people are looking at the moment (distracted by work, school, and more), but also inventory is low. Having said that, prices generally remain high, so that is encouraging some owners to list their homes, in order to capture the higher prices.  Due to Covid-19, and the election, this fall market may be somewhat unusual!

Our newest listings are 463 Club Drive, 503 Club Drive, and 106 Bridge Avenue, Unit #4 (an office condominium) – you can see them all here. Our most recent closings are 1007 East Avenue, Mantoloking ($4,500,000 – Asking $4,700,000), 512 East Avenue, Bay Head ($2,985,000 – Asking $3,045,000), and 1100 Barnegat Lane, Mantoloking ($2,980,000 – Asking $2,995,000).

There are currently 17 homes and parcels of land available in Bay Head, and
11 properties under contract, some of which involve us and/or agents from our office. There have been 6 closings in Bay Head in the last 30 days.

There are currently 16 homes and parcels of land available in Mantoloking, and
10 properties under contract, some of which involve us and/or agents from our office. There have been 7 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 great fall, stay healthy, and enjoy the cooler weather!

Ed and Suzie

All statistics are per the Monmouth/Ocean MLS as of 9/30/20.

Suzie and Ed

​​Diane Turton, Realtors ​


Cell: 732-691-4477

Referrals are always appreciated! If you, or someone you know is buying or selling real estate, anywhere in the country or world, please let us know. We can provide a referral to a well-qualified agent via our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a network of independent regional brokers. Thank you!


Suzanne B. Van Schoick & Edwin C. O’Malley | Diane Turton, Realtors
88 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, NJ 08742 | 732.691.4477