“Meet the Builder” of a new Neighborhood in Seaside Heights
Potential buyers will have a chance to talk face-to-face with the developers of a new single-family neighborhood in Seaside Heights.
The 26 homes on Island Beach Way, at the corner of Central and Grant Avenues, are unique in that it's the first time in many years a large subdivision has gone up as opposed to condos, according to Eric Birchler, Broker and Owner of Birchler Realtors in Ortley Beach and Lavallette.
"It's 26 single-family homes, which is a major subdivision, and that hasn't happened on this Island as long as I've been in the business, which is 25 years," Birchler said. He noted that while most of the land in Seaside is comprised of smaller lots with a lot of single family homes, a larger piece of property went up for sale that could accommodate the subdivision.
The development also is the first fully compliant FEMA flood code subdivision in Seaside since Hurricane Sandy nearly two years ago. He said the builders felt is was a good idea to meet interested buyers in person to address any storm-related concerns.
"Building at the beach is much more difficult than building inland for the sole reason you have to worry about flood zones," Birchler said. He also pointed out there are other issues that come up, including questions about Hurricane windows.
The homes range in price from $339,000 up to $399,000. Four properties in the development already have been sold, according to Birchler.
The Mayor and Council of Seaside Heights also have approved a tax abatement program for any improvements made within the first five years, which can translate into significant savings for homeowners looking to upgrade their house.
Holmdel-based Danitom Development built the homes. Both owners of the construction company will attend the "Meet the Builder" event on Saturday, September 6. It was planned on the same day as the Seaside Heights Seafood Festival. The builders will be available from Noon to 5 p.m. in the development's model home.