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Keep Up Curb Appeal

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Whether you’re putting your home on the market or just looking to enjoy your home’s curb appeal yourself, there is more to it than just landscaping your property and maintaining your lawn.  To really up your curb appeal be sure to maintain your home’s paint and siding by periodically checking for damage, mold growth, or […]

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Seller Tips

April 30, 2013

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Giordano Bruno:  “With luck on your side, you can do without brains.”  (Fred)  “I would rather have brains and make my own luck.” Fred’s pick of the Day is MLS # 597364-From $115,000 to $99,000.  Here is a modified single wide trailer in Lewes, DE with NO lot rent.  […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Lewes · Real Estate

Take Advantage of Your Home Inspection

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments

After you’ve found your dream home comes the scary part… inspection!  Home inspections are meant to educate the buyer about the home they are interested in and ultimately give them piece of mind about the decision they make.  Inspections are scary because they are not intended to uncover every nitty gritty detail about the house, […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips · Real Estate

April 29, 2013

April 29th, 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)  “Each generation needs to reinvent itself and move forward, just beware of unintended consequences and read some history; it will save time, money and your mental health.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Sussex County

Spotlight On Mariachi Restaurant in Rehoboth

April 27th, 2013 · No Comments

A lot of the restaurants that I highlight serve American and/or seafood dishes or creative twists on those cuisines, so today I want to highlight a different type of cuisine… latin!  I love latin food, and Mariachi (14 Wilmington Ave) in Rehoboth serves up some of the best Cuban, Mexican, Portuguese, and Spanish food around!  […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

5 Quick Kitchen Updates

April 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Freshen your kitchen with one of these relatively quick and easy updates: 1.  Open it up.  Add some open shelving, which can be as simple as removing the doors from a few cabinets and show off your colorful, collective, or otherwise interesting or beautiful dishes. 2.  Go glamorous.  Add a beautiful or interesting chandelier over an island […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Home Projects

April 26, 2013

April 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from George Sand:  “Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.”  (Fred)  “Things have changed since George’s time, today Charity by the Government is thought of as a right that is owed one, oh where have we gone wrong.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS […]

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Tags: Real Estate

3 Brilliant Storage Solutions

April 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Consider these professional storage tips to declutter your home: 1.  Sliding drawers.  Add shelves on rollers to any deep, difficult to access storage space, such as a linen closet. 2.  Divide and declutter.  Set up busy drawers like nightstand drawers and junk drawers with compartments to keep things organized. 3.  Mobile office.  To help tame clutter keep your […]

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Tags: Home Organization

Weekend Update: April 26th-28th

April 24th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for something fun or different to do this weekend, check out these events: Thursday, April 25th-Sunday, April 28th:  Delaware Birding Weekend Delaware’s annual birding weekend celebrates the spring migration of many species of local birds.  With more than 400 species recorded in the Delmarva Peninsula and a variety of environments there are […]

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

Garage Sale Tips: Finding Bargains

April 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Yesterday I talked about tips for hosting a successful garage sale, but if shopping for bargains is more your style consider these tips.  First, be selective.  Even though a dollar here and there doesn’t seem like much it can add up quickly, so unless you want your home to become cluttered with other people’s stuff, […]

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Tags: Of Interest

April 23, 2013

April 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from George Savile:  “A man who is a master of patience is the master of everything else.”  (Fred)  “Patience is desirable but procrastination is not and a wise man knows the difference.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 602856-from $209,900 to $204,900.  A Seaford, DE rancher with 3 […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Sussex County

Garage Sale Tips

April 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

‘Tis the season of garage sale-ing!  Garage sales are an awesome way to get rid of clutter around your house when you are preparing to sell, but you can also use them to raise money for a good cause, or just because.  No matter why you’re planning a garage sale, start by collecting items to […]

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Tags: Of Interest · Seller Tips

April 22, 2013

April 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from George Savile:  “Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.”  (Fred)  “Punishment is designed to deter an act; the dilemma is that it never works, but we cannot cheat justice, what should we do?” Fred’s observation for today is:  Should we care what […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Spotlight on Café Sole in Rehoboth Beach

April 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Café Sole (44 Baltimore Ave.) in Rehoboth Beach was voted one of the best restaurants in Sussex County by Delaware Today last year.  With Key West flavor and a cozy beach décor, Café Sole serves up one of the best crab cake sandwiches around, and the regular crab cake is delicious too.  The pork tenderloin […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

April 19, 2013

April 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Elbert Hubbard:  “Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive.”  (Fred)  “Everyone needs to laugh at life and themselves.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #600580-From $110,000 to $99,900.  Here is another Freddie Mac home in Frankfort, DE with 3 BR, 2BA […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Sussex County

Five Tools You Definitely Need In Your Toolbox

April 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Whether you’re a die-hard do-it-yourselfer or you just tackle a project occasionally, here are five tools you definitely need in your arsenal: 1.  Multi-bit Screwdriver.  A screwdriver with interchangeable bits will tackle pretty much any job you will encounter and is a definite necessity in every homeowner’s tool kit. 2.  Cordless Drill.  Second only to […]

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Tags: Home Projects

Three Reasons to List Your Home Now

April 18th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re thinking of selling, this is the perfect time to list your home for many reasons.  Here are three: 1.  Demand is up.  Nationally, the number of houses on the market has been dropping consistently over the past year.  When inventory is down, like now, buyers have less options, making it a seller’s market.  […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

April 17, 2013

April 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Elbert Hubbard:  “Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.”  (Fred)  “With small expectations it is difficult to excel.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #602259-From $44,900 to $34,900.  An older Colonial that has been […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Sussex County

Weekend Update: April 19th-21st

April 17th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for something difference to do this weekend, check out these local events: Friday, 4/19-Saturday, 4/20: Dewey Beach Popfest This free event is open to anyone ages 21 and older.  This annual music fest features PowerPop, Alternative Pop, and BritPop bands from all over on four stages on two nights.  For a complete […]

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Tags: Dewey Beach · Lewes · Local Events

Ideas for More Interesting Walls

April 16th, 2013 · No Comments

One of the easiest ways to add interest to your décor is to utilize your walls.  Whether they are solid or windowed, white or colorful, painted or wallpapered, walls are basically the blank canvas of your home.  If you’re looking to update your home’s look, one thing you can consider is installing crown molding, or […]

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Tags: Home Decor