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Entries from September 2012

Spotlight on The Buttery in Lewes

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

The Buttery is a great restaurant right in the midst of Historic Lewes. The Buttery serves lunch and dinner and is well known for their Sunday brunch service! The atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming, and the food is creative, flavorful, and delicious! The food can be pricey, but is also well worth it.

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Lewes · Local Interest

September 29, 2012

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Benjamin Franklin:  “Well done is better than well said.”  “Deeds trump talk.” (Fred) Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 597941-$159,000.  This Class C home in Ocean View, DE has 3 BR, 2 BA, in 1512 sq. ft. with a Jacuzzi and a screened porch.  Call me to […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

5 Home Improvements for Under $1000

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Yesterday I looked at three updates you could make to your home for under $200, but today we’re going to open that budget up a bit. Here are five for under $1,000:

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Tags: Home Projects · Seller Tips

September 28, 2012

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henry Ward Beecher:  “The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a “but”.”  “It is a technique to praise a man then cut him down with a “but”, I would rather the critique than the hallow […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

Thursday Three: 3 Improvements for a Tight Budget

September 27th, 2012 · No Comments

If you want to increase the value of your home, but you only have a little bit of cash, try any of these ideas which should each cost under $200.

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Tags: Home Projects · Seller Tips

Weekend Update – 9/28-9/30

September 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Well, seems like it’s a slow weekend in the area. The summer season is over, and fall activities haven’t picked up quite yet, but if you’re looking for something new and interesting, check out the Rehoboth Film Society’s monthly screening on Friday, 9/28 at 7pm. This month’s film is a “freewheeling comedy” titled The Trip which stars Steve Coogan will be shows in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway in Rehoboth Beach. For a complete review of the film (which sounds hilarious!) check out this link. Tickets are $4 for Film Society Members and $6 for everyone else.

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Tags: Local Events · Rehoboth Beach

September 26, 2012

September 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henry David Thoreau:  “Things do not change; we change.”  “Perception of things change, but change is not always good and then is discarded from time to time.”  (Fred)   Fred’s Pick of the Day is MLS # 587947-$624,000.  This large canal front home has 5 BR, 2.5 BA, private […]

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Tags: Bethany Beach

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

September 25th, 2012 · No Comments

It’s a good idea to be pre-approved for a mortgage before you begin house hunting. In fact, many realtors won’t even work with you until you’ve gone through this process. There is a bit of confusion out there though, about the difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval. Many times these terms are used interchangeably, but they are, indeed, different

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Tags: Buyer Tips · Mortgage and Finance

September 25, 2012

September 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from George Savile:  “Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not on our side.”  “Dreamers have the ability to overlook reason, and sometimes change the world and sometimes not.”  (Fred)   Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 581988-$279,900.  This ranch home is in […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

September 24, 2012

September 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from George Meredith:  “Don’t just count your years, make you years count.”  “Sometimes just making a living becomes overwhelming, don’t despair, you can still make your mark.” (Fred)   Fred’s pick of the Day is MLS # 595728-$166,900.  Here is a Millsboro farmhouse with 2 BR, 1.5 BA, 1342 sq. […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

Types of Mortgages

September 24th, 2012 · No Comments

If you’re in the market for a home, chances are high that you are not paying cash for it which means you will need to get a mortgage. There are two basic types of mortgages, conventional and government sponsored.

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Tags: Buyer Tips · Mortgage and Finance

Spotlight On: DiFebo’s in Bethany Beach

September 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Featuring award winning fresh seafood and a variety of other dishes, DiFebo’s (789 Garfield Parkway) is one of the highest rated restaurants in Bethany Beach, and it’s easy to see why.

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Tags: Bethany Beach · Food and Restaurants

5 Ways To Make Your Laundry Room Work For You

September 21st, 2012 · No Comments

The laundry room is an often underutilized part of the home. Here are 5 ideas to give your laundry room more life and function:

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Tags: Home Organization · Home Projects

September 21, 2012.

September 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Charles Goodyear:  “A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.”  “I am thinking of the Sinatra song, regrets I’ve had a few, but too few to mention, let ones labors benefit someone!” ( Fred )   Fred’s pick of the day is MLS […]

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Tags: Bethany Beach

3 Steps To Appealing Your Property Taxes

September 20th, 2012 · No Comments

On Tuesday I talked about property taxes. And today I am going to talk about how to appeal your property taxes if you feel that they are too high. Like I said before, property taxes are based on your homes assessed value, so if you feel that the value of your home as declined or is otherwise less than what it has been assessed for you may be able to file a grievance to have your property taxes reassessed. If you think you’re in this position, here are three actions for you to take:

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Tags: Mortgage and Finance

Weekend Update: 9/21-9/23

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Check out some of the fun things going on in Sussex County this weekend:

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Tags: Dewey Beach · Georgetown · Lewes · Local Events · Millsboro

September 19, 2012

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Charles Dickens:  “Credit is a system whereby a person who can’t pay gets another person who can’t pay to guarantee that he will pay.”  “Credit today is necessary for the house and car, but is widely abused for the rest.” ( Fred)   Fred’s pick of the day is […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

All About Property Taxes

September 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Property taxes can be a significant portion of your monthly house payment, yet most people are painfully unaware of the ins and outs of property taxes and are happy to just be able to pay the bill each month. When you’re looking to buy a home, the property tax information is available on most real estate websites, but that information is not always accurate.

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Tags: Buyer Tips · Mortgage and Finance

September 18, 2012

September 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Charles Dickens:  “I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate on one subject at a time.” “Today’s idea of multi-tasking is way over blown.”  Fred   Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 593802-$115,000.00.  […]

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Tags: Hot Properties

September 17, 2012

September 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Charles Buxton:  “The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.”  “Criticism can be handled with class or absolute destruction.”  Fred   Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 597775.  A very well landscaped rancher on […]

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Tags: Hot Properties