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     Welcome to Shoreview Realty, centrally located in the historic City of Long Branch. Our office has offered the most experienced, knowledgeable and competent sales force to sell your home or investment property in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey for over twenty years.   Shoreview Realty is a licensed real estate brokerage in the State of New Jersey, a member of the National Association of Realtors, and a member of the Monmouth/Ocean County Multiple Listing Service.  Shoreview Realty offers competitively priced listings with full personal attention 365 days a year, immediate Multiple Listing Service cooperation plus national webpage exposure including unlimited high definition photos to sell your property at the best possible price.
For more information, e-mail us at ,or call our office at   732-229-6800.

   Celebrating 30 Years of Service to the Monmouth and Ocean County Community... Thank You! ~ Edward F Thomas, Broker  







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   "  During my time working on committees, and as President of the Monmouth County Association of Realtors, I've had the opportunity to work with Edward Thomas in his capacity as a member of the Board Grievance Committee, member and Chairman of the MLS Committee, and a Director on the County, State and National Association of Realtors.  He additionally serves as a State Certified Mediator for the Board of Realtors.   There are very few brokers I have had the pleasure of working with who possess the intelligence and integrity of Eddie Thomas. "

... Christina "Tina" Banasiak,
2013 President of the New Jersey Association of Realtors
Past President of the Monmouth Ocean County Board of Realtors
2010 Division Officer (Communications) of the New Jersey Board of Realtors

  "  I have worked with Edward Thomas for more than a decade. His real estate expertise has assisted me in both residential and commercial markets for acquisitions, leasing, consultation, and maintenance.   He has always been there to help me with both local and regional real estate opportunities.   Edward is competent, professional, and trust worthy.   I would recommend his services to anyone involved in a real estate transaction large or small. "

 ... John M. Kiely,  President
The J.F. Kiely Companies,   Long Branch, N.J. 07740

   " I have lived in Long Branch, N. J. since 1989.   I am senior vice president of a major commercial developer.   I am and have been a member of the Long Branch planning board for the last 20 years and serve as secretary of the board.    I have had the pleasure of serving on the board with Mr. Ed Thomas who is one of the most knowledgeable member of the planning board.    Ed's wealth of information regarding all aspects of the history, past and present, of Long Branch and it's development has been a great asset to both the board and his real estate business.    I would have no reservation in recommending Shoreview Realty to anyone looking for a broker with integrity. "
... Burt Morachnick.

    " I am a fellow member of the Long Branch Planning Board, Edward F. Thomas is our Board Chairman and has done an outstanding job working with the public as they present their applications to us. He is fair, conscientious and polite. He has an enormous knowledge of our local history and is dedicated to preserving our community as well as improve it with smart growth. Anyone who should chose to work with Ed as their Realtor will not be disappointed. " 

... Robert Layton, 
Sales Executive/Title Officer Trident Abstract Title Agency, LLC

Dear Eddie,

" I want to thank for doing such a great job when we finally decided to sell the "Rumson" house.  Not sure we could have gone through the whole ordeal without you when it was necessary to sell our Mother's home.  Knowing that it was difficult for us, you were there for us in every way necessary to prepare the house for sale.  You went above and beyond and that made it so much easier for us.  I would recommend you to anyone looking for a competent, honest real estate broker.  Thanks for everything! "

... Carol Thacke

" I first met Edward Thomas in 1986 when he was first appointed to the Long Branch City Planning Board, which he continues to serve on today as Chairman of the Board.    In addition to his knowledge of good planning, I have met few people who have the extensive experience in building, design, architecture and business.     He has served on our city's Environmental Commission as chairman and continues to assist the commission today.    When my mother became ill and it was time to sell her home in Deal Park, in addition to simply marketing the property, Eddie was there to assist us in everything including scheduling all inspections, contractor repairs and efficiently delivering all documentation to all parties when needed.  Eddie Thomas is the only broker I would consider using for any real estate needs. " 

... Carl Turner
    Long Branch Planning Department

   " We were referred to Edward Thomas of Shoreview Realty by a prior client when it was necessary to sell our Mother's home.   Knowing that it was extremely difficult for us, Edward assisted us in any way necessary to prepare the house for sale.   He organized all of the contractors needed to beautifully prepare the home for sale, and later complete the work necessary to satisfy inspections.   Whenever it snowed, Edward shoveled snow off our walks and spread ice melt after every storm.   He helped winterize certain fixtures throughout the home when needed.   He delivered mail to us that had been left at my Mother's house.   Edward went above and beyond what I believe any other broker would and made the sale of the house so much easier for us.   I would recommend him to anyone looking for a competent, honest real estate broker. "

.. Jayne D. Casey

   " Edward Thomas has sold and managed real estate for me since 1991 and has always shown nothing but determination and positive results.    I was an REO manager for Alliance Funding when I first met Edward, and I used him again when I took an asset manager's position with Houlihan Parnes Real Estate.   Edward is smart, up to date, and uses all the tools available to him.   Edward sold one to four family homes, co-ops, condos, mixed use, and commercial properties for me, along with property management. 
    Edward was and is reliable, blunt, and most of all honest.   I would recommend him highly to anyone who has real estate and needs a strong hand to guide them. "

 ...   Very Truly Yours, Jack A. Guberman

    "I've known Ed Thomas for over 20 years.   And for over 20 years he has been honest and straightforward, and a pleasure with which to do business."
        ...Thank you,  
... Michael Booth, 
Publisher,  Coaster Newspaper.

" Edward Thomas has been incredibly helpful in selling our home. He saw what needed to be done to make our former home saleable and he *did* it. He took it upon himself to see that our property was manicured and staged, did necessary maintenance on some cement and woodwork, carefully secured our vacant home and, despite the fact that it is located far from his office, checked on it regularly (all without charge, simply a courtesy he extends to all of his clients).  While discussing a sale price, Eddie told us what we needed to know--not what we wanted to hear.  He is familiar with the market and helped us to determine a realistic asking price, which was attractive to potential buyers and agreeable to us. As he is not the type to sugar-coat information, Eddie discouraged us from looking at a few properties we were interested in, pointing out flaws that we did not notice. His honesty and integrity are beyond question. He would prefer to lose a sale and his commission than to sell someone a home that would be unsuitable to their needs.  Our experience with Eddie went far beyond our expectations of a professional transaction and we are extremely pleased that we chose him to work on our behalf.  "

...  Dr. and Mrs. Richard Gray

“ Eddie’s knowledge of the local real estate market is unmatched.  The detail with which he examines a house/property is incredible – if there is a problem, he will find it.  We like the way he points out the negatives as well as the positives of any potential home/property.  He really tries to make sure the home fits the buyer. ”  

... Ralph Primavera

   " Thankfully, I came to Edward Thomas for assistance.  Before then I had been embroiled in a real estate sales transaction for so long (almost one year, if you can believe that),  that I had come to refer to "it" as "The Never-Ending Closing."
       It wasn't until Eddie and Shoreview Realty came into the picture that the ball really got rolling and the property ultimately did close, but I truly feel that the mess I was in would have never been resolved without Eddie's timely,
intelligent, professional, courteous, and patient assistance and workmanship.  Eddie was only a phone call away and was always available, day or evening, to answer any questions or address any issues I had, whatever they might have been.   The Never Ending Closing has left me wary of other realtors, banks, attorneys, and title company's, but know this:  I would not hesitate to utilize the professional services of Edward Thomas and Shoreview Realty in the future and I highly recommend their excellent services for all of your personal and professional real estate needs. "

... Marilyn Manning

    "  Ed was a great mentor to me in the area of investment and real estate management. He is very familiar with REO and property management as well as residential sales and contracts. I still have my real estate sales license in his office and continue to work with him after many years. "

 ... Cary Lazar, 
Realtor at Shoreview Realty Inc.,

    " I've known and worked with Ed Thomas on several projects in the past 10 years or so and have always found Ed to be a consciencious and diligent worker. He is very reliable and has persuasive sales skills If you have needs in the realty marketplace in Monmouth County and locally, Ed Thomas at Shoreview realty is someone you should get to know! "

... Hank Keller, 
VP General Manager at HK Promotional Sales


    " Ed & I work together on the city planning board, a city that recently has undergone a transformation and renaissance in the last 10 years, making the work of the planning board both inspiring, rewarding and interesting. Ed conducts his work, whether for the small project or the largest, with professionalism, compassion for the applicant, and knowledge. His history with the board and the city affords him both a historic viewpoint as well as a current one, all qualities he uses in his work. "

... Esther Cohen, 
President-Tourism Consults & Innkeeper at Cedars & Beeches B & B Inn





"I am available to all of my clients every day of the week.   I keep a high speed internet connection active home, office, car and at every open house and worksite!    
Our obligation as agents first and foremost is to serve, advise and protect our clients.  
If you need help selling your home, managing your income property, or simply need advice, please feel free to call me anytime  at 732-229-6800 ....  Eddie"

Important information to know..

  If you are still shopping around for a broker to list your home, or have already chosen one to represent you, there are a few things that are important for you to know.  Your broker has obligations that not only effect the efficient marketing of your home, but also legal liability issues that could adversely effect the agent, their broker and you!

  When you list your home for sale your broker will provide and explain to you a Consumer Information Statement declaring their status of agency. You should sign this form to acknowledge receipt as your prospective buyers should do.  In addition you will be asked to fill out and sign a lead paint disclosure form which will indicate your knowledge or possession of records regarding the possible existence of lead paint on the property.  This form is then presented to each potential buyer and will offer then the opportunity to test for lead.  Although these forms are required by law, some brokers still do not know how to utilize them.  If they are not offered to you, make sure you ask for them.

  Once listed, your home should be entered into the Multiple Listing Service within 48 hours of taking your listing.  Make sure you ask for a printout of your listing to be sure this is done.  Prompt marketing and dissemination of information to cooperating brokers is essential to the efficient marketing of your property.  Do not let a broker waste your marketing time while trying to retain more of the commission for themselves at your expense.

  Once an offer is accepted, remind your broker that it is their legal obligation to present every written offer to you until you are out of attorney review and to make you aware of every written offer made until the closing of title.  A broker who dissuades other brokers from presenting offers only impedes your ability to receive the best price and the best qualified buyer for your home.

If you have any questions concerning these issues, please feel free to contact us anytime.

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Janet Yellen:  "Interest rates will stay low to help job market..."

WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made clear Monday that she thinks the still-subpar U.S. job market will continue to need the help of low interest rates "for some time." Yellen's remarks signaled that even after the Fed phases out its monthly bond purchases later this year, it has no plans to raise a key short-term rate anytime soon. The bond purchases have been intended to keep long-term loan rates low. Her remarks sent a reassuring message to investors, many of whom had grown anxious that the Fed might raise short-term rates.  Their concerns were stirred two weeks ago, when Yellen suggested that the Fed could start raising short-term rates six months after it halts its bond purchases, which most economists expect by year's end.

    A short-term rate increase would elevate borrowing costs and could hurt stock prices. But on Monday, Yellen indicated that the Fed still thinks rates should remain low to stimulate borrowing, spending and economic growth. "I think this extraordinary commitment is still needed and will be for some time, and I believe that view is widely held by my fellow policymakers at the Fed," Yellen said in her first major speech since taking over the Fed's leadership in February. Stocks, which had been up before Yellen began speaking, rose further on her remarks. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up about 134 points. Low rates tend to lead some investors to shift money into stocks and thereby raise stock prices. Speaking to a national conference on community reinvestment in Chicago, Yellen described the U.S. job market as less than healthy despite steady improvement since the recession ended nearly five years ago. She said the difficulty many people are still having finding full-time work shows that low rates are still needed to encourage borrowing and spending.  Economists said they viewed Yellen's comments as a message that even though the Fed is trimming its bond purchases, it's nowhere near moving to raise its benchmark short-term rate, which has been at a record low near zero since December 2008. "Chair Yellen pulled out just about every dovish tool in the box as she highlighted that the economy needs extraordinary support for some time," said Bricklin Dwyer, an economist at BNP Paribas. Dwyer said he thinks the Fed's first rate hike will come in early 2016. In an unusual touch for a speech by a Fed chief, Yellen described the personal stories of three people who had lost their jobs during the recession and struggled to find work. "They are a reminder that there are real people behind the statistics," Yellen said. She noted the struggles of a medical claims processor, a printing plant worker and a construction worker who lost their jobs during the Great Recession. "The past six years have been difficult for many Americans, but the hardships faced by some have shattered lives and families," she said. "Too many people know firsthand how devastating it is to lose a job at which you had succeeded and be unable to find another; to run through your savings and even lose your home." Yellen said that while the unemployment rate has fallen from a peak of 10 percent in October 2009 to 6.7 percent in February, by many measures the job market remains weak. She said she and her Fed colleagues think an unemployment rate between 5.2 percent and 5.6 percent would be "consistent with maximum sustainable employment."

    As she did at her first news conference two weeks ago, Yellen said she monitors measures beyond the unemployment rate in assessing the job market. These include the percentage of unemployed workers who have been out of work for more than six months and a gauge of people without jobs who have stopped looking for one or who have had to take a part-time job even though they would like full-time work. "The recovery still feels like a recession to many Americans, and it also looks that way in some economics statistics," Yellen said. "In some ways, the job market is tougher now than in any recession." Yellen's remarks came at a national conference on community development sponsored by the Fed and other banking regulators and the Treasury Department. Afterward, she toured a manufacturing lab at Daley College to observe a program to train students for high-tech manufacturing jobs.  Yellen presided over her first Fed interest-rate meeting on March 18 and 19. At that meeting, the Fed approved a third $10 billion cut in its monthly bond purchases to $55 billion. It's used the bond purchases to try to keep long-term rates low.  The Fed also dropped language from its statement that had said rates would likely remain low "well past" the time unemployment fell below 6.5 percent. Instead, it said it would review "a wide range of information" before starting to raise rates. It said it planned to keep short-term rates low for a "considerable time" after it stops buying bonds.  Asked at her news conference to define a "considerable time," Yellen said it "probably means something on the order of six months." That comment rattled investors, who feared it could mean the Fed would start raising rates in the first half of 2015, earlier than many had expected.  Yellen's comments on Monday about the Fed's commitment to low rates could help convince investors that the first Fed rate increase will more likely come later.


Governor Christie Signs Rental Legislation

Governor Chris Christie signed S-2422 into law with changes requested by NJAR® to better protect property owners renting out their homes from criminal complaints filed against their tenants. The original version of the legislation would have required homeowners whose tenants had one complaint filed against them over a 12-month period to post a bond with the municipality. This would have required municipalities to consider prior criminal activity of tenants when determining if property owners should have to post a bond. After this bill was passed by the Legislature, NJAR® contacted the Governor’s office and asked for a conditional veto of the legislation, or that the Governor recommends changes to it, which would have to then be enacted by the Legislature. The Governor’s office agreed with NJAR®’s position and Governor Christie issued a conditional veto of the legislation. Under the conditional veto, at least two complaints have to be filed against a tenant over a 24-month period (as opposed to one complaint over a 12-month period) for a bond to be required and prior complaints against tenants are no longer required to be considered when determining if a bond should be required to be posted. Click here to see the original version of the legislation prior to the Governor’s conditional veto.

Christie Signs Blue Acres Bill

Governor Chris Christie signed NJAR® supported legislation, A-4267, into law. NJAR®’s support for this legislation came in response to a request by numerous local boards/associations for assistance to homeowners who live in flood-prone properties following Hurricane Irene. The request was for financial assistance that would allow municipalities to buyout homeowners through the use of pre-existing municipal open space funds previously approved by local voters. The new law will speed up the buyout process so homeowners can receive a fair market value that can be used to purchase a new home while the property itself is used to create a buffer against future flooding of area homes. This legislation was signed into law just over three months following the request for assistance received at NJAR® from the local boards/associations.

Congress Extends Flood Insurance

Congress extended National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) authority as part of a broader stopgap government funding measure, the Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 2608). NAR is urging Congress to use the additional time to complete work on a 5-year NFIP re-authorization bill (H.R. 1309) to provide certainty and avoid further disruption to real estate markets.


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