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Weekend Update: August 2nd-4th

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Can you believe it’s already August?  Here are a few events going on to this weekend to kick off the new month: Friday, August 2nd: History Happy Hour The topic for this week’s History Happy Hour is “Jacob Jones: Naval Hero of 1812.”  Retired Navy Captain and university professor William H.J. Manthorpe will present the […]

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Tags: Lewes · Local Events · Rehoboth Beach

July 31, 2013

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Mark Twain:  “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”  (Fred)  “Always having to remember what you said and collate all that information turns into an impossible task, just ask a politician.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #603076-From $499,000 to $399,900.  A bulkheaded lot […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Sussex County

Tips for Finding a Seller’s Agent

July 30th, 2013 · 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.  First, considering asking the […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

July 30, 2013

July 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Mark Twain:  “A lie can travel around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”  (Fred)  “The internet has made this quote more timely, too many people don’t take the time to evaluate the facts before they issue sound bites.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Laurel · Real Estate · Sussex County

Get Your Home Ready To Sell

July 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Selling your home?  Here are some tips to help make it more marketable: Depersonalize. Hide anything-family photos, awards, trophies, your collection of antique teacups-that might interfere with a buyer feeling like your home could be theirs. People get really distracted when they’re surrounded by someone else’s personal stuff. Make your bathroom look like a hotel’s: no […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

Spotlight on Local Farmer’s Markets

July 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Who doesn’t love fresh, locally produced fruits and veggies?  We are lucky enough to have several local farmers markets worth checking out, and since they’re open different days of the week, you can have fresh food all summer long!  Here are three to check out: Historic Lewes Farmers Market – 110 Shipcarpenter Street Open every […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Lewes · Milton · Rehoboth Beach

Make Your Bathroom Bigger!

July 26th, 2013 · No Comments

If your home has a small bathroom, but you are constantly dreaming of renovating and making something a bit more spacious, then this is the post for you!  Here are a few easy tricks to make a small bathroom seem larger! Replace the cabinets under your sink with a vanity.  Although it won’t give you […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Home Projects

3 Ways To Lower The Cost Of Homeowner’s Insurance

July 25th, 2013 · No Comments

  There are many reasons that your homeowner’s premium might go up, but if you’re looking to lower yours, try any of these quick tips: Call competitors – Yes, it can be time consuming, but calling several companies for rate quotes can end up saving you quite a bundle in the long-run.  Just make sure […]

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Weekend Update: July 26th-28th

July 24th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out these local events: Friday, July 26th: History Happy Hour Marilyn McMahon will present a talk on “Life-Saving: The Breeches Buoy & The Surf Cart” at the Lewes Life-Saving Station.  This presentation is free for all and begins at 4pm with a question and […]

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Tags: Lewes · Local Events · Rehoboth Beach

Make The Most Of Your Entryway

July 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

The entryway of a home is often either abused or underutilized.  At its best an entryway should welcome people into your home and be an organized spot that makes your life easier!  Here are three tips for organizing your entryway to allow for both beauty and function. Limit clutter – Don’t drop everything you’re holding […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Home Organization

July 23, 2013

July 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Lord Russell:  “A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.”  (Fred)  “Wit of the author is a rare gift.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #604376-From $1,445,000 to $1, 385,000.  An Ocean Block home in North Bethany, DE with 5 BR, 4 BA, that […]

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Tags: Bethany Beach · Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County

Mistakes That Sellers Make (and how to fix them…)

July 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, there are several common seller pitfalls that you need to steer clear of.  The first is pricing your home too high.  No matter what you think your house is worth, you need to remember that you are emotionally attached to it in a way that […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

July 22, 2013

July 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Lord Acton:  “The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern.  Every class is unfit to govern.”  (Fred)  “All classes should be kept from a majority status; hopefully the compromise will come into play.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 601113-From $749,000 to $665,000.  […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Real Estate

Spotlight on The Café on 26 in Ocean View

July 20th, 2013 · No Comments

The Café on 26 (82 Atlantic Ave) in Ocean View is a locally owned and operated gem that features homemade, fresh, local cuisine that is delicious!  They also specialize in gluten free menu options.  In addition to all of the delicious menu choices, try the Café special, jumbo lump crap dip appetizer topped with the […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants

5 Tips For Pricing Your Home

July 19th, 2013 · No Comments

The price of your home is the aspect that you, as a seller, have the most control over.  Even though the right pricing strategy can take a home off the market quickly, it’s amazing how many people still make mistakes when pricing their home.  Here are five tips for pricing your home right the first […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

July 19, 2013

July 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Herman Melville:  “It is better to fail in originality than to survive in imitation.”  (Fred)  “We are all originals, be yourself! Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #605367-From $19,900 to $17,500.  Here is a modified singlewide trailer in Lewes, DE with 3 BR, 1 BA and is only […]

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Tags: Lewes · Real Estate · Sussex County

Three Quick Ways To Add Color To Your Home

July 18th, 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: July 19th-21st

July 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Thursday, July 18th:  Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Head to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Thursday for several fun, free events. Birding Field Trip:  This trip is led by local birding guides.  Bring binoculars, a field guide and a spotting scope if you have one.  The trip is free and open to the public.  Meet […]

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Tags: Lewes · Local Events · Rehoboth Beach

July 17, 2013

July 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Herman Melville:  “There is all of the difference in the world between paying and being paid.”  (Fred)  “Compensation for ones efforts fulfills life’s design.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #603497-From $775,000 to $745,000.  A Contemporary with an inverted floor plan on the Delaware Bay in Milton DE […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Milton · Sussex County

Boosting Curb Appeal

July 16th, 2013 · No Comments

You only get one chance to make a first impression, and first impressions are lasting.  We know this, yet when many people put their home on the market they don’t take the time to make sure that the first impression is a good one.  When you’re trying to sell your home, you want buyers to […]

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Home Projects · Seller Tips