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Jersey shore rentals slow

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

As the second summer season after Hurricane Sandy approaches, some Jersey Shore spots have several summer rentals available.

In a normal year, many of the prime summer beach house rentals at the Jersey shore would be gone already, snapped up by vacationers months in advance.

This is not a normal year, again.

A big factor in the late-developing market, particularly in Ocean County, is the ongoing project to rebuild Route 35.

That is the second-busiest highway at the shore, a crucial north-south route winding through beach towns that were among the hardest hit by the devastating Super Storm..

Lane closures, stop-and-go traffic and heavy equipment tearing up pavement have led to massive backups during the winter.

Another factor is uncertainty over which beaches will be open for the 2014 season as repairs continue in the worst-hit shore towns.

And a seemingly never-ending series of winter storms and frigid temperatures has kept people huddled inside instead of driving to the shore to check out potential vacation spots.

"Right now, traditionally, people from up north drive down and look at rentals," said Lee Childers, a real estate agent who handles properties in some of the hardest-hit areas of Ocean County, between Point Pleasant Beach and Seaside Heights.

"To tell it like it is, our challenges are still daunting. A prudent renter may be saying, `I'm going to go there in June and see what the beach and Route 35 look like."'

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