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Happy Easter!!

March 31st, 2013 · No Comments

 From all of us at Cooper Realty Associates to all of you, Happy Easter!

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Spotlight on Easter Sunrise on the Beach

March 30th, 2013 · No Comments

With tomorrow being Easter Sunday, enjoy Easter Sunrise Service on the beach!  There will be a Community Sunrise Service at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand at 6:30am and another on the beach at Lewes at 6:30am.  And if you missed the Egg Hunt fun around town today, enjoy Easter brunch at the Rusty Rudder (113 Dickinson […]

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Tags: Dewey Beach · Lewes · Rehoboth Beach

March 29, 2013

March 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Francis Bacon:  “A bachelor’s life is fine at breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.”  (Fred)  “This quote is a thumbs up for marriage.” Today is Good Friday, lest we forget, today is the day that God’s only Son died for us!

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Five Signs You’re Looking At The Wrong Home

March 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Last week I wrote about five issues that should raise red flags in your mind if you’re looking to buy.  Here are some more: 1.  Locked Doors.  If there are any areas of a home that are off limits during your tours, be sure that you arrange to see them at some point before you […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips

Three Tips for Window Treatments

March 28th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re hanging curtains try these three tips: 1.  Hang high.  Hang your curtain rods at the ceiling and add floor length drapes, even if your windows aren’t floor length.  This draws the eye up and gives the impression of enlarging the room. 2.  Go full.  Using full length window treatments on small windows give […]

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Tags: Home Projects

March 27, 2013

March 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Francis Bacon:  “Hope is a good breakfast, but is a bad supper.”  (Fred)  “If you hope for a good dinner and it is dinnertime, your hope is in vain, replace hope with action and maybe the outcome will be a good dinner.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS […]

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Hot Properties · Real Estate

Weekend Update: March 29th-31st

March 27th, 2013 · No Comments

This weekend is Easter weekend, and there are several great events going on in and around the area: Friday, March 29th:  45th Annual Great Delaware Kite Festival This fun, family event takes place on the Cape Henlopen State Park Parade Grounds from 10am-3pm Friday.  There is no entry fee to compete and competitions take place […]

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Tags: Cape Henlopen State Park · Dewey Beach · Georgetown · Lewes · Local Events

March 26, 2013

March 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Albert Einstein:  “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.”  (Fred)  “If that is true we are in real trouble.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 599099-$169,900.  A Millsboro DE brick rancher with 3 BR, 1.5 Bath in 1256 sq. ft. that […]

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Tags: Millsboro · Real Estate · Sussex County

Best Bathroom Upgrades For Your Money

March 26th, 2013 · No Comments

According to several surveys updating a tired bathroom is the single best project to undertake before selling your home.  But all updates are not considered equal… some updates have a better return on investment than others.  If you can’t afford an entire room make-over you definitely want to replace the sink and faucet.  This sets […]

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Tags: Home Projects · Seller Tips

Quick Tips For A Cleaner Home

March 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Whether you’re selling your home and trying to keep it as clean as possible, or just desire a cleaner home, here are some chores you can do in 5 minutes or less: Swiffer/sweep/vacuum the floor in any room Make the bed Fold laundry Clean the toilet bowl & wipe down the bathroom sink Dust the […]

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Tags: Home Projects

March 25, 2013

March 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Albert Einstein:  “Two things are infinite:  the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”  (Fred)  “I just can’t understand how it is alright to spend what you don’t have and not think there will be consequences.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 601367-$149,500.  […]

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Tags: Laurel · Real Estate · Sussex County

Spotlight on Jake’s Seafood House in Rehoboth

March 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Jakes Seafood House has two locations (29 Baltimore Ave. & 19178 Coastal Hwy) in Rehoboth.  Jake’s serves a variety of succulent and delicious seafood.  Their lemon-butter scallops, steamed clams, whole Maine lobster, and salmon all come highly recommended, but their crab cakes are legendary!  Jake’s began as a family restaurant as one of Baltimore’s first […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

March 22, 2013

March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Albert Einstein:  “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”  (Fred)  “Fairy tales can be kind of gruesome but usually have happy endings after some trials and tribulations.” Fred’s pick of the […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Sussex County

Five Signs You Should Step Back Before Making An Offer

March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

When you find a home that seems perfect for you, be sure to look carefully for potential problems before you put in an offer.  Here are a few red flags to look for: 1.  Lack of Maintenance.  If you can tell that a home hasn’t been well maintained just by looking at it, think hard […]

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Three Quick Floor Updates

March 21st, 2013 · No Comments

If you need to freshen your floor in a relatively quick and easy way, try one of these three options: 1.  Carpet Tiles.  Carpet tiles are relatively easy to install and can define an area or add color to a room instantly. 2.  Area Rugs.  If you have an open floor plan, using different area […]

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Tags: Home Decor

Weekend Update: March 22nd-24th

March 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Saturday, March 23rd: Children’s Easter Party The American Legion Post 17 in Lewes is hosting an Easter Party for all children 10 and younger.  There will be eggs, games, and refreshments from noon until 2pm. Saturday, March 23rd: Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will perform at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church […]

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Tags: Lewes · Local Events · Rehoboth Beach

March 20, 2013

March 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Cicero, 55 BC:  “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt.  People must learn to work instead of living on […]

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Tags: Georgetown · Hot Properties · Real Estate · Short Sales/Foreclosures/REO/Bank Owned · Sussex County

Tips for Viewing Houses

March 19th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re house hunting the last thing you want to do is waste your time looking at a bunch of properties that are wrong for you.  To make the most of your time and effort, start by working with a realtor.  Find someone you trust, but also someone you like since you may be spending […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips

March 19, 2013

March 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from William Shakespeare:  “We know what we are, but not what we may be.”  (Fred)  “Opportunity can change the course of one’s life in unexpected ways.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 601769-$999,000.  Here is a waterfront home in Dagsboro DE with 4 BR, 2.5 BA, in 4016 […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County

Advice for Downsizing

March 18th, 2013 · No Comments

There are many reasons to downsize.  Maybe your kids are all grown and out of the house, maybe you are retiring, maybe you hate keeping up with the yard and housework, maybe you’re tired of spending so much money to heat and light rooms that you rarely use.  Whatever the reason, downsizing is typically a […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips