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August 31, 2012

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Baltasar Gracian:  “Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.”  “Humor can temper a difficult message.”  Fred Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 596321.  This bank owned beauty has 3 BR, 3.5 BA, in 4100 sq. ft., an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

5 Ways To Provide Easy Access For Showings

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Selling a home is not necessarily a convenient prospect. The best sellers keep their homes neat, clean, organized and smelling fresh and are also willing to vacate the property at a moment’s notice. Here are some tips to help you, as a seller, be a dream to work with:

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Tags: Seller Tips

Three Ways To Time The Sale Of Your Home

August 30th, 2012 · No Comments

If you’re selling your home to move to a new one the most dreaded situation of all would be to be stuck with two mortgages. To avoid this, consider these tips:

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Tags: Seller Tips

August 29, 2012

August 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Arthur Schopenhauer:  “Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.”  “One of life’s hardest decisions is to say, I have enough; but once said, life can be truly enjoyed.”  Fred Fred’s pick of the Day is MLS # […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

Weekend Update: August 31st-September 2nd

August 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these local events:

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Tags: Bethany Beach · Local Events · Millsboro · Rehoboth Beach

Tips for Evaluating An Agent

August 28th, 2012 · No Comments

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market and you aren’t going the “for sale by owner” route, you need a listing agent. There are many choices when it comes to real estate agents, so here are a few tips to help you evaluate the agents you are considering.

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Tags: Of Interest · Seller Tips

August 28, 2012

August 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Mark Twain:  “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”  “Since Eve was made, mankind is better in pairs.”  Fred Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 597013.  This renovated townhome is in Ocean View, DE and is now only $239,000.  […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

August 27, 2012

August 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Martin Luther:  “Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.”  “Sound marriage advice, a happy home does more for society than anything else.”  Fred Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 595446.  A canal front home […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

The Truth About Driveway Repair

August 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Driveway repair can be costly, and unfortunately is considered to be a maintenance issue of home ownership. Believe it or not, a damaged driveway can be a deal-breaker on an otherwise marketable home,

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Tags: Home Projects · Seller Tips

Spotlight On Timothy’s At The Beach in Rehoboth

August 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Timothy’s At The Beach (19598 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach) is a casual restaurant offering quintessential American favorites, especially steak and seafood!  Timothy’s has an extensive selection of beer, wine and spirits and offers great happy hour specials from 4-6pm every day.  If oysters are your thing, Timothy’s offers a decent raw bar selection.  Timothy’s also features great […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

August 24, 2012

August 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Mencius:  “Friends are the siblings God never gave us.”  “A good friend can be better than a sibling.”  Fred Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 596056.  An approved short sale in Greenwood, DE is now only $99,000.  The home has 3 BR, 2 BA, in 1744 sq. […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

5 Projects That You Can Do This Weekend

August 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Looking for a quick pick-me-up for your home? Try these projects, which shouldn’t take more than a day or two to complete!

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Tags: Home Projects

Thursday Three: 3 Things Sellers Must Disclose

August 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

If you want to sell your home federal, state, and local laws require you to disclose any information that affects the value or desirability of your property to potential buyers from the get-go. Here are three pieces of information you must disclose:

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Tags: Buyer Tips · Of Interest · Seller Tips

Weekend Update: August 24th-26th

August 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these local events:

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Tags: Local Events · Milton · Rehoboth Beach

Understanding Escrow

August 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Escrow basically means to place something important in the custody of an impartial third party. In real estate, an escrow account is utilized after an offer has been accepted and while the buyer and seller are working to meet the conditions of the contract. This is the state of being “in escrow.” The escrow officer could be an attorney, title company, specific escrow firm, or other qualified and impartial third party. The escrow officer orders a title search, requests payoff information for the existing mortgage and any other liens on the property, prepares all documents including the grant deed to transfer ownership, prepares the closing documents, and takes charge of all funds involved in the transaction, such as paying off the existing mortgage.

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Tags: Buyer Tips · Of Interest · Seller Tips

Personal Items In A Home Purchase

August 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you want to be sure that when you buy (or sell) a home your contract is definitive when it comes to what comes with the house and what doesn’t.

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Tags: Buyer Tips · Of Interest · Seller Tips

Spotlight on Hopkins Family Creamery in Lewes

August 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Hopkins Family Creamery is one of the top rated ice cream shops in Lewes for good reason! The ice cream is DEEE-LICIOUS! (And you can trust me, I am an ice cream connoisseur!) You can’t get much fresher… this creamery is located right on the dairy farm.

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Lewes

5 Things To Consider Replacing Before You Sell

August 17th, 2012 · No Comments

If you’re trying to sell your home here are five things you should consider replacing before your home goes on the market:

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Tags: Home Decor · Seller Tips

August 17, 2012

August 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Maximilien Robespierre:  “To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.”  “When I first read this I thought it was backward, but it might be true.”  Fred Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 594707.  This 3 BR, 2 BA home is a Fannie […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

Thursday Three: 3 Reasons to Consider Getting a Home Inspection Before Selling

August 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Most people don’t ever have their homes inspected, but most potential buyers do. Here are three reasons you should consider getting your home inspected before you put it on the market:

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Tags: Seller Tips