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Mistakes That Sellers Make (and how to fix them…)

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, there are several common seller pitfalls that you need to steer clear of. The first is pricing your home too high. No matter what you think your house is worth, you need to remember that you are emotionally attached to it in a way that a buyer won’t be. There are many ways to research home values, but remember your home is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay.

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Tags: Seller Tips

July 31, 2012

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Stonewall Jackson:  “Those who have happy homes seldom turn out badly.”  “Happy homes are seldom heard from, they don’t make the headlines—it is a shame.”  Fred   Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 597170.  This 3 story beach home in The Peninsula, Millsboro, DE has just been […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

Tips for Pricing Your Home Right

July 30th, 2012 · No Comments

If you’re looking to sell your home, setting the right price is probably something that you’ve thought a lot about. Of course, a good real estate agent will be able to help you with this (which is one reason you should call us!), but here are a few other tips while you consider the best price for your home.

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Tags: Seller Tips

July 30, 2012

July 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Sallust:  “Necessity makes even the timid brave.”  “I agree that in desperate situations most timid people will step up—but not all.”  Fred Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 597444.  This Town Home in The Woods of Pepper Creek in Dagsboro, DE is next to a park and […]

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July 28, 2012

July 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Lydia Child:  “Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.”  “Without self-confidence ventures are doomed or most likely never started.”  Fred   Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 592270.  This is a 4 BR, 2 BA home with 1800 sq. […]

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Spotlight on GreenMan Juice Bar and Bistro

July 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Green Man Juice & Bistro is the only restaurant in Rehoboth Beach to offer a full-service juice and smoothie bar. The menu at GreenMan focuses on whole foods and is especially appealing to vegans and vegetarians, although there are plenty of delicious options for any diet! GreenMan is an especially appealing option for breakfast or brunch, which is served until noon daily. Homemade waffles with whipped cream and berries sound delicious to me, or better yet… crème brulee French toast… yum, yum!

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

July 27, 2012

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Samuel Rutherford:  “A beautiful woman must expect to be more accountable for her steps, than one less attractive.”  “It must be a bummer to be a beautiful woman” Fred Fred’s pick of the Day is MLS # 595479.  Here is a foreclosure that has just been reduced from $118,000 […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

5 More Staging Tips

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Yesterday I looked at three tips for do-it-yourself staging. Here are five more expert staging tips!

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Tags: Home Decor · Seller Tips

Three Suggestions For Staging Your Home Yourself

July 26th, 2012 · No Comments

If you’re thinking of selling your home, or if your home has been on the market for awhile and is not selling you might want to consider staging it. Staging a home is not just about cleaning. It’s arranging furniture and accessories in a way that offers the illusion that your house is larger, cleaner, warmer, and more inviting that it might be. A lot of people think that it isn’t worth their time or effort to stage their home, but trust me, it really is. Recently, a friend of mine moved half-way across the country. Their home was for sale for months with plenty of interest but no offers. It was on the market for so long that my friend’s husband had to move without her and their kids to start his new job. Finally, they had a professional come in to stage their home. The very next person to see the home bought it… within a week they were under contract!

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Tags: Home Decor · Seller Tips

Weekend Update: July 27-29

July 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Okay, so I know this is supposed to be the weekend update, but there’s one cool event going on tomorrow, so I’m throwing that in here too! Here are my weekend suggestions:

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Tags: Bethany Beach · Food and Restaurants · Lewes · Local Events · Rehoboth Beach

July 25, 2012

July 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Robert Purvis:  “It is a safeguard of the strongest that he lives under a government which is obliged to respect the voice of the weakest.”  “Respect of the weakest is admirable, entitling the weakest only tends to breed complacency and expand its class until it consumes all.”  Fred Fred’s […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

Buyers Are Interested in Foreclosures More Than Ever

July 24th, 2012 · No Comments

In 2009, a survey done by realtor.com showed that only twenty-five percent of potential buyers were interested in foreclosed homes. An updated survey, done this year shows that the number has jumped by forty percent, and that nearly 65% of buyers in the current market would be willing to consider a foreclosed property. In addition, the survey showed that most of the people (over 93%) considering a purchase that had been through the process of foreclosure would be purchasing the home as their main residence as opposed to an investment property.

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July 24, 2012

July 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Robert Ingersoll:  “It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”  “Did you ever notice that the most highly educated among us seem to have the least amount of common sense?”  Fred Fred’s pick of the day is MLS […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

July 23, 20112

July 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from J.P. Getty:  “If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem”  “The bank’s greed has lead it from tried and true principles, the question is why we allow this to occur time and time again!”  Fred Fred’s pick […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

July 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

You’ve probably heard that there’s never been a better time to buy real estate, and that may be true, but if you’re a first-time home buyer buying a home may not be as easy as it once was. If you’re considering purchasing your first home you should check your credit score several months before you apply for a mortgage. By doing so, you will have time to address and attempt to correct any issues that might arise. You also need to start saving now. It’s best to put down at least twenty percent. If you don’t think you can swing 20%, you should do research into loan programs that will allow you to put down less. A great way to boost your savings is to make a budget, get a notebook, and write down where every penny you spend is going. By cutting back your excess spending you can up your down payment. When you’re ready to get serious about looking at homes be sure to get pre-approved for a mortgage. In addition to all the financial stuff to prepare, be sure to envision the home you dream of. You should make a list of your must haves (as well as your can’t stands!) and figure out what you are willing to compromise on and what you’re not.

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Spotlight on Taste of Italy in Rehoboth Beach & Lewes

July 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Yesterday I suggested 5 mid-priced restaurants to try in Rehoboth. Today I want to turn the spotlight on a sixth. Touch of Italy offers specialty cheeses, meats, pasta, and pastries all made fresh. Their hero sandwiches are made to order and get rave reviews. In several places that I checked, Touch of Italy was the highest rated restaurant in Rehoboth Beach and if you’ve ever ordered one of their sandwiches, it’s easy to see why. The Rehoboth location (33A Baltimore Ave.) specializes in carry-out orders, but if you prefer table service you can try their Lewes location (101 2nd Street). Next time you’re in the mood for a delicious sandwich, be sure to check them out!

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Lewes · Rehoboth Beach

5 Mid-Priced Restaurants in Rehoboth

July 20th, 2012 · No Comments

It’s no secret that there are tons of restaurants in Rehoboth. In fact, I could probably write about 5 every day and still have plenty to write about, but without further ado here are five mid-priced places worth trying:

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

July 20, 2012

July 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:  “It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.”  “Doing things right is more difficult than you think, patience, patience, patience!”  Fred Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 597048.  A nice 4 BR, 2BA […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

Thursday Three: 3 Awesome Local Farmers Markets

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Who doesn’t love fresh, locally produced fruits and veggies? We are lucky enough to have several local farmers markets worth checking out, and since they’re open different days of the week, you can have fresh food all summer long! Here are three to check out:

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Lewes · Local Interest · Milton · Rehoboth Beach

July 18, 2012

July 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:  “Love gives itself; it is not bought.”  “The gift of love trumps all others.”   Fred Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 596187.  An in-town Cape Cod with a stone exterior for great curb appeal, the home has 3 BR, 2BA, and a bonus room.  […]

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