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Spotlight on The Back Porch Café in Rehoboth Beach

August 31st, 2013 · No Comments

The Back Porch Café (59 Rehoboth Ave.) is a Rehoboth Beach classic set in a beautiful Victorian house.  With both indoor and outdoor dining options, it is the perfect time of year to enjoy a meal here.  The restaurant is open seasonally and currently celebrating its 39th season.  Currently serving lunch daily from 11am-3pm, dinner […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

Why You Should Take Lowball Offers Seriously

August 30th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re selling a home you should be prepared to deal with lowball offers even though you might find them annoying at best and offensive at worst.  However, it would behoove you, as a seller, to take all offers seriously – even the lowball ones.  For one thing, if a buyer liked the home enough […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

August 30, 2013

August 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Emile Zola:  “If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you:  I came to live out loud.”  (Fred)  “Make your mark!” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 604367-From $599,900 to $579,000.  A Beach Home (4 blocks from the Ocean) in […]

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

Weekend Update: August 30th-September 1st

August 28th, 2013 · No Comments

It’s Labor Day weekend, if you’re looking for something different to do this weekend, check out these local events! Thursday, August 29th: First State Ballet Theatre The First State Ballet Theatre will perform classic and contemporary ballet highlights at the Freeman Stage at Bayside (31750 Lake View Drive) in Selbyville beginning at 7pm on Thursday […]

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Tags: Local Events

August 28, 2013

August 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Edward Blake:  “I may err in judgment, but I hope not in intention.”  (Fred)  “Many a disaster started with good intensions.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #601158-From $64,500 to $57,500.  A 4 unit home in Seaford, DE destined for the investor.  All demolition work has been done […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County

Why You Might Want to Wait

August 27th, 2013 · No Comments

With mortgage rates rising, home prices bouncing back, and the housing market showing signs of recovery you might be anxious to jump in and buy a home now, while the getting is still good.  But, just because it’s a good time to buy a home in general does not mean it is a good time […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips

August 27, 2013

August 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Edgar Quinet:  “Time is the fairest and toughest judge.”  (Fred)  “Revisionist history is really a biased judge.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #602401-From $439,000 to $295,000.  A large ranch home in Seaford, DE has 3 BR 2.5 BA in 2413 sq. ft. on 2.33 acres.  This home […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Sussex County

How To Get A Good Deal On A Home

August 26th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for a great “deal” on a home it can be possible to find one if you know where to look.  These deals are not as easy to find as they once were, but if you’re willing to do the work, they can be found.  Your best bet is to start by looking […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips

Spotlight on Purple Parrot Grill in Rehoboth Beach

August 25th, 2013 · No Comments

The Purple Parrot Grill (134 Rehoboth Ave) in Rehoboth Beach serves Caribbean classics in a relaxed, back porch setting.  Open for the season for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, Purple Parrot also offers Karaoke every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm til close and a popular Drag Show every Sunday night at 10pm.  […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

Spotlight on Cultured Pearl in Rehoboth Beach

August 24th, 2013 · No Comments

The Cultured Pearl (301 Rehoboth Ave) in Rehoboth serves up the best of both Japanese and American classics for dinner starting at 3:30pm 7 days a week throughout the year.  The sushi has been voted part of the traditional “Delaware’s Best” list, the rooftop bar is amazing, and the menu is full of wonderful fine […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

Weekend Update: August 24th-25th

August 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out these local events: Saturday, August 24th: Bargains on the Broadkill The annual summer festival in Milton features 40+ vendors including arts, crafts, jewelry, good, entertainment and more.  The Great Duck Race will award 25 cash prizes, including the top prize of $500.  The annual […]

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Tags: Local Events · Milton · Rehoboth Beach

3 Easy Storage Solutions

August 22nd, 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 Projects To Change The Feel Of Your Home

August 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Looking for a quick pick-me-up for your home?  Try these projects, which shouldn’t take more than a day or two to complete! 1.  Add Molding:  Any room can be improved with the finishing touch of crown molding, and you can match the style of molding not only with your own personal taste but also with […]

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Tags: Home Projects

Tips for Buying, Selling, and Moving

August 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Often times when people buy a home they are simultaneously trying to sell their previous one.  If this describes your situation there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself. First of all, discuss your emotional expectations.  You can expect to be stressed, busy, worried about finances or timing or both, and generally […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips · Seller Tips

Spotlight on Cloud 9 in Rehoboth Beach

August 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Cloud 9 (234 Rehoboth Ave) in Rehoboth Beach is contemporary bistro dining on the beach at its best.  Focusing on fresh, local ingredients, Cloud 9 serves a wide variety of delicious dishes in a pleasant atmosphere.  In addition to delicious food and drink, the service is also excellent.  Cloud 9 is definitely one restaurant in […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

Five Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home

August 16th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re putting your home up for sale, avoid these common seller mistakes: 1.  Overpricing.  If you truly think your agent’s price is too low, get a second or third opinion, but an agent that lets you list at the price you want even though every other agent suggested a lower price will end up […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

Three Options For Staging Your Home

August 15th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking to sell your home, staging is an option that I recommend and have talked about several times before.  If you like the idea, but can’t do a full staging, here are some options for you to consider: 1.  Have a consultation.  A one time consultation with a professional stager or designer is […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

Weekend Update: August 16th-18th

August 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Check out these local events: Thursday, August 15th:  Local History Tours on the Jolly Trolley The Rehoboth Beach Museum and the Jolly Trolley offer local history tours of downtown Rehoboth.  The cost is $10 and tours start at 9am at the Anna Hazzard House at 17 Christian Street […]

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Tags: Lewes · Local Events · Rehoboth Beach

August 14, 2013

August 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Desiderius Erasmus:  “It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity its due reverence.”  (Fred)  “History should not be ignored, that has been tried on numerous occasions.” Fed’s Pick of the day is MLS #595960-$244,900 to $239,900.  A Bridgeville DE Rancher with 3 BR, 2 BA, in […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County

Light Your Room Right

August 13th, 2013 · No Comments

When designing rooms professionals often rely on a simple math formula to help them determine how much light is needed.  Start by finding the square footage of your room (length multiplied by width) then multiply the square footage by 1.5 to determine the recommended wattage for lighting the room.  For example, a room that is […]

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Tags: Home Decor