Owning A New Home in Asbury Park is Easier than You Think! 10.28.10

The Affordable Housing Alliance & The John C. Conover Real Estate Agency
Team Up to Make Dreams of Owning a New Home Become a Reality in Asbury Park —
Monthly Payments as Low as $574 to $825*
For Immediate Release
Media Contacts: Anthony Newarski at the Conover Agency – 732.693.8042
or Christine Burke Eskwitt at the Affordable Housing Alliance – 732-688-8079

Asbury Park, New JerseyOctober 2010 The Affordable Housing Alliance has joined forces with The John C. Conover to market and sell brand new homes on Avenue A, part of the city’s $2.5 million dollar Springwood Avenue Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Other partners in this major community improvement effort are The City of Asbury Park, Coastal Habitat for Humanity and Interfaith Neighbors.

“This community initiative is historic in scope and wide reaching in its positive impact on Asbury Park. At any time, and in any market, being able to offer affordable new housing to people is a wonderful thing but to be able to provide healthy and affordable opportunities now, in a challenging economic period, is remarkable” says Anthony Newarski, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Conover. Anthony continues “as Asbury’s number one real estate agency in sales since 2002, we know the city well. Since many of our own Conover agents are Asbury Park residents, we provide an unsurpassed level of customer service because of our deep knowledge of the community and the people we are serving.”
For 104 years, The John C. Conover Agency has called the Jersey Shore home. With 75 agents and 2 offices, including one in Asbury Park, Conover has an outstanding track record of results for buyers and sellers. “We are thrilled to work with the Affordable Housing Alliance to provide the opportunity to purchase affordable new homes,” says Gregory Demaras, Broker in the Asbury Park office and Agency Partner/Owner.

Donna M. Blaze, CEO of the non-profit Affordable Housing Alliance, says that the partnership with The Conover Agency will help reach many untapped potential buyers for these new homes. “We want people to know about the opportunity to purchase these beautiful and affordable new homes and the positive changes happening in the Springwood Avenue area. With the down payment assistance and incentives available, qualified households can purchase these homes for as low as $113,364, which means that their monthly mortgage payment will often be far less than they are currently paying in rent. Currently the streets are being repaved and new sidewalks installed. When completed, this neighborhood will be reinvigorated and revitalized. It’s our mission at the AHA to help people achieve the dream of new home ownership in this rehabilitated area.”

Shonda Neal, who grew up in Asbury Park and is now a Conover realtor associate, says “When I recall Springwood Avenue in the 1960’s I become very nostalgic and hopeful.  I have many memories of what a great center of activity it was and what a great sense of community we shared. Whether it was going for a daily walk to the butcher shop or attending ballet class at the West Side Community Center, I always felt it was a safe and friendly place. I am proud now to be a part of bringing our community back. Springwood Avenue will be something new and fresh with a great vibe.” The Springwood Avenue neighborhood is conveniently located a short distance away from trains and buses, the Asbury Park downtown area and its beautiful beaches and boardwalk.  Shawn Yezza, a Conover Realtor Associate, exemplifies Conover’s commitment to attracting new home owners in the Springwood Avenue neighborhood. “I know this project is going to help further the existing revitalization of the south west section of Asbury Park. I am just so happy that I can be a part of it,” says Yezza.    

To visit the property call:

Shonda Neal, Realtor Associate  cell: 732.685.6860

Shawn Yezza, Realtor Associate cell: 201.787.8726

* Amounts include principle and interest


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