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Three Quick Ways To Add Color To Your Home

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Looking for ways to add a quick pop of color?  Check out these ideas: 1.  Choose your favorite.  Take a look around and choose your favorite fabric of pattern already in the room.  Find the dominate color in that pattern and then add 5-10 accents in the same color around the room.  The amount depends […]

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Tags: Home Decor

Weekend Update: March 1st-3rd

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

This weekend is one of the most delicious weekends in town!  Plus there are some other events going on as well… Saturday, March 2nd: The Jasper String Quartet The Jasper String Quartet performs as part of the Coastal Concert Series this Saturday at Bethel United Methodist Church (129 W. Fourth Street) in Lewes.  This critically […]

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Tags: Local Events · Rehoboth Beach

February 27, 2013

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s Food for thought is from Giuseppe Mazzini:  “Slumber not in the tents of your fathers.  The world is advancing.”  (Fred)  “The future is never the same as the past; they just look alike to the next generation.” Fred’s Pick of the Day is MLS # 600786-$179,900.  A spacious Cape Cod in Bridgeville, DE with […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Retirement · Sussex County

Aesthetic Issues That Affect A Sale

February 26th, 2013 · No Comments

When you are selling a home there are a lot of details to pay attention to.  Buyers can be picky and many complain about a lot.  But there are several simple aesthetic fixes that can stop buyers from being turned-off from your home.  The first is overgrown and/or dead landscaping.  Pruning and raking only cost […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

February 26, 2013

February 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s Food for thought is from George Washington:  “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.”  (Fred)  “Intimacy is best kept to those very few you would die for.” Fred’s Pick of the Day is MLS # 600655-$419,900.  A Millsboro, DE Contemporary […]

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Tags: Millsboro · Real Estate · Sussex County

All About Staging

February 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Staging your home is one of the best ways to help it sell.  Staging is about creating a mood giving the illusion that your home is brighter, warmer, and sometimes even larger than it might otherwise seem.  Done correctly, staging helps create an environment that makes potential buyers want to bite the bullet.  Staging is […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

February 25, 2013

February 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from George Washington:  “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”  (Fred)  “Excuses can be tiresome and cause rolling of the eyes.” Fred’s Pick of the Day is MLS # 598039-$209,000.  A Modular Home in Millsboro, DE has 3 BR, 2 BA in 1344 sq. ft. on […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Millsboro · Sussex County

Three Garage Update Ideas

February 24th, 2013 · No Comments

If you have a garage that is tired and in desperate need of an update.  Try one of these ideas: 1.  Cover the floor.  Paint an epoxy garage floor covering over dirty, old concrete floors. 2.  More Storage.  Add an overhead storage system to add a lot of usefulness to space that would otherwise remain empty. 3.  Keep things […]

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Tags: Home Organization · Home Projects

Spotlight on El Dorado Restaurant in Rehoboth

February 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

El Dorado Restaurant (18766 John J Williams Hwy) in Rehoboth specializes in fresh, made-to-order, Baja style fish tacos.  They are open from 11am-9pm Monday-Saturday and receive rave reviews for both their food and service.  The atmosphere is super casual, but you can’t beat the freshness!  Everything is made to order and you can fix up […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

Five Bathroom Fixes On A Budget

February 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

  If you’re looking to add value to your bathroom without doing a total remodel, consider some (or all!) of these ideas: 1.  A new sink.  A new sink is a great way to add both form and function to your bathroom.  Sinks can be stylish, whimsical, luxurious, and more.  And there are plenty of affordable […]

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Tags: Home Projects · Seller Tips

February 22, 2013

February 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from George Washington:  “Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”  (Fred)  “When is enough, enough?” Fred’s Pick of the Day is MLS # 596516-$189,900.  Here is a 2011 Rancher in Deep Creek, Seaford, DE which has 3 BR, 2 BA, in 1552 sq. ft. on .50 acre with […]

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Tags: Retirement · Sussex County

February 21, 2013

February 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s Food for thought is from George Washington:  “To err is natural; to rectify is glory.”  (Fred)  “Act, and if wrong amended your action but act.” Fred’s Pick of the Day is MLS # 601493-$85,000.  Here is a HUD Rancher in the town limits of Seaford, DE which has 3 BR, 1.5 BA in 1428 […]

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Tags: Short Sales/Foreclosures/REO/Bank Owned · Sussex County

Weekend Update: Feb. 22nd-24th

February 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Here are a few events going on in and around Sussex County this weekend: Friday, Feb 22nd – Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts The film society will present the five Academy Award contenders for Best Live Action Short Film in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway at […]

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Tags: Local Events

Financial Tips

February 19th, 2013 · No Comments

When you are in the market for a new home you are prepared to spend a huge chunk of money, but just because the bank offers you a $400,000 mortgage doesn’t mean that it is wise for you to take the full amount.  Generally speaking, you should take at least 20% less than the bank […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips · Mortgage and Finance

February 19, 2013

February 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s Food for thought is from George Washington:  “If freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”  (Fred)  “Another problem is when the press is led to the slaughter by their blind following of left or right addenda; we do not get the facts […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Sussex County

Things You Should Know Before You Buy A Home

February 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Whether you’re in the market for your first home or your fifth, there are several lessons you can learn from homebuyers before you to help make the process smoother.  For one thing, choose your neighbors carefully.  Just because you’ve had good luck with neighbors in the past, doesn’t mean you always will.  Before you buy […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips

February 18, 2013

February 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Happy President’s Day Today’s Food for thought is from George Washington:  Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.”  (Fred)  “Do drone strikes and surveillance come to mind?” Fred’s Pick of the Day is MLS # 599030-$569,000.  A Dagsboro, DE Contemporary with 3 BR, 2.5 BA on .71 acres, […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Sussex County

Spotlight on Crabby Dick’s in Rehoboth

February 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Crabby Dick’s offers up casual dining with great service along Route 1 in Rehoboth (18831 Coastal Highway).  The cuisine is classic American, including steaks, burgers and salads along side pasta and seafood dishes.  There are specials for under $6 several nights a week.  Crabby Dick’s is a great bet for a good meal in Rehoboth […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

5 Off Season Activities to Enjoy

February 15th, 2013 · No Comments

Off season at the beach can be very relaxing.  If you’re looking for something to do in the Lewes/Rehoboth Beach area, check out the following activities: 1.  See a movie.  Check out Movies at Midway for a popular feature film, or check out rehobothfilm.com for a more artsy choice and schedule of events. 2.  Visit […]

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Tags: Cape Henlopen State Park · Local Interest

February 15, 2013

February 15th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Remy de Gourmont:  “Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last.”  (Fred)  “Once the moment is savored, move on for that next moment.” Fred’s Pick of the Day is MLS # 590233-$186,000.  A duplex in the Village of Cinderberry (55 +) Georgetown, DE has 2 […]

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Tags: Georgetown