Monthly Archive: January 2013

A little while back, we wrote about FL firm AshBritt’s initial Hurricane Sandy cleanup contract that was awarded to them by New Jersey governor Chris Christie last October. Christie awarded AshBritt the initial contract the day after the superstorm devastated the Monmouth County and Ocean County shoreline. It turns out that Christie was already fast-tracking […]

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Two Ocean County architects have recently received significant statewide and national recognition. Both the quality of their work and thought leadership have been simultaneously covered by major publications like The Asbury Park Press and home remodeling website Houzz. The Asbury Park Press is one of the top 100 newspapers in the U.S with a circulation […]

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By “home,” I don’t mean working from home. I’m talking about tech and web startups that revolve around the house and home industries. Many recent reports have came out letting us know that the housing market is making a steady recovery that is poised to be sustained and even grow throughout 2013. According to a […]

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Today was day one of NAHB’s annual International Builders’ Show and there were some pretty impressive home and building products shown off for 2013. Overall, the practical and problem-solving focus of the products reflects modern notions.  KOHLER debuted its Sensate™ Touchless Kitchen Faucet which turns on and off via a motion activated sensor. The sensor is […]

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So many leisure room ideas come to mind when renovating or building a custom home – media room, game room, etc. An underrated gem that often goes overlooked is the reading room. Can you picture a Jersey Shore style beachfront reading room with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the ocean? If you don’t want to […]

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If you are building a new home or performing a home restoration this year, take into account that today it is easier and more cost efficient than ever to make your home more green and eco-friendly. Did you know about biodegradable tableware?  Besides building towards energy efficiency, cleanliness and functionality, you can also incorporate green and […]

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Sea Bright Rising announced that they have reached over 6,000 Likes on Facebook, have assisted 75 families and have distributed approximately $300,000 to New Jersey residents in need. The Monmouth County shore nonprofit was recently featured in the Asbury Park Press; Sea Bright Rising and Highlands’ Hope for Highlands groups collaborated with UNIQLO, a global Japanese […]

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American new home construction rose in December and ended 2012 with the most new homes built since 2008. According to a recent announcement via the Commerce Department, new home construction increased 12.1% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 954,000 – the highest percentage since July 2008. Equated to this time last year, […]

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Back in November a study concluded that on average, New Jersey beaches have become between 30-40 feet narrower in the wake of Sandy. According to Stewart Farrell, director of Stockton College’s Coastal Research Center and a leading expert on beach erosion, Mantoloking has lost 150 feet of its beach. NBC New York has recently worked […]

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According to recent data from The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, American new home construction has increased by 22% over the past year, new home building permits – a signal of demand in the near future – have increased hy 27% over the same timeframe and the amount of employment opportunities at home construction companies […]

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