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Entries from October 2013

Three Ways To Lower Your Insurance Premium

October 31st, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for a lower homeowner’s insurance premium try one of these tricks: Call competitors.  This 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 the quotes you are getting match the coverage your currently have, otherwise it’s […]

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Tags: Of Interest

Weekend Update: November 1st-3rd

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Can you believe that it’s almost November?  It’s crazy!  Celebrating Halloween tomorrow and then this weekend it is time for the area’s foremost unique event… Punkin’ Chunkin’! The annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition will be held all weekend long in Bridgeville.  The field is full this year!  The competition is hosted by the World […]

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Tags: Local Events

October 30, 2013

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from John Billings:  “Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.”  (Fred)  “The old saying:  Do what I say not what I do.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 601654-From $334,900 to $325,000.  Here is a Lewes DE Colonial with 3 BR, […]

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Lewes · Real Estate · Sussex County

Quick & Easy Halloween Decorations

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

With Halloween just days away, here are a few quick, easy decoration ideas to get you in the spirit: Ghost Garland.  You can make a ghost garland by covering each light in a string of lights with white fabric tied off to look like a ghost head.  So cute! Dancing Lawn Ghosts.  Poke a styrofoam […]

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Tags: Home Decor

October 29, 2013

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from John Kirkland:  “If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.”  (Fred)  “There is hard work and smart work, successful people work smart.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 607185-from $145,000 to $127,600.  Here is a Milton DE […]

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Tags: Home Projects · Milford · Real Estate · Short Sales/Foreclosures/REO/Bank Owned · Sussex County

Blue Hen Women’s Golf Team Wins Inaugural Delaware Fall Invitational

October 28th, 2013 · No Comments

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE – WOMEN’S GOLF Over the past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the U of DE Fall Invitational “Battle at the Beach”, held at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club.  Eight of the top collegiate teams from the Mid Atlantic area, including Ivy League Schools – University of Pennsylvania and Brown University, […]

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Tags: Local Events · Local Interest

October 28, 2013

October 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Jonathan Swift:  “Blessed is he who expects nothing; for he shall never be disappointed.”  (Fred)  “However, everyone expects something therefore, everyone experiences disappointment.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 608274-From $225,000 to $210,000.  Here is a Milford, De home with 3 BR, 2 BA in 1485 sq. […]

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Milford · Real Estate

Tips For Upping Your Curb Appeal

October 27th, 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 · Seller Tips

Spotlight on The Buttery

October 26th, 2013 · No Comments

The Buttery is a great restaurant right in the midst of Historic Lewes.  The Buttery serves lunch and dinner and is well known for their Sunday brunch service!  The atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming, and the food is creative, flavorful, and delicious!  The food can be pricey, but is also well worth it.  The Buttery […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Lewes

Are You Ready To Buy A Retirement Home?

October 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Retirement often means moving.  After retiring, many people wish to move to a smaller home or a home that requires less maintenance.  Others finally have an excuse to move to their dream location after years of being stuck in a certain area because of their job.  Still others choose to make a vacation home their […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips

October 25, 2013

October 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henry Fielding:  “Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.”  (Fred)  “Wine-First Pleasure later Pain if abused.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #608361-$275,000.  Here is a 4 BR, 2BA home with 2250 sq. ft. on 6.64 acres in Ellendale, DE.  The home has a […]

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County

Sell Your Home Faster Than Your Neighbor

October 24th, 2013 · No Comments

If you are looking to sell your home, check out these tips to give you a head start on your competition: 1.  Know what your home is worth.  In the neighborhood, that is.  If you are going to sell you definitely want to know the comps for your home.  Your real estate agent can help […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers

October 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

If your home is on the market, but it’s not selling, consider putting in some time and elbow grease to make it more appealing to potential buyers.  Here are five relatively inexpensive tips to help you market your home: 1.  De-clutter You want to show off your home to potential buyers, not your stuff.  Even […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

October 23, 2013

October 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henry George:  “Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied.”  (Fred)  “It is distinguishing trait but it could and probably will be his undoing in the end.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #608362-$118,000.  Here is a […]

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

October 22, 2013

October 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:  “All things come around to him who will but wait.”  (Fred)  “All things come around to him who positions himself correctly and has the ability to wait for the right moment.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #605916-From $743,000 to $699,000.  This Milford DE home […]

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Tags: Milford · Real Estate · Sussex County

October 21, 2013

October 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henry Morgan:  “A careful driver is one who honks his horn when he goes thru a red light.”  (Fred)  “This is an oxymoron because a careful driver would not run a red light.” Today I would like to comment on the Congressional problem of once again “Kicking the Can […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Update Your Kitchen Cabinets

October 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Kitchen cabinets can really be the thing that make or break a house.  If yours are in need of an upgrade, but you don’t have the money to replace them, consider refacing them instead.  When you reface cabinets you replace the cabinet doors and fronts but keep the frames intact and just refinish any showing […]

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Tags: Home Projects

Great Ideas for Garage Storage

October 20th, 2013 · No Comments

If your garage is in need of some organization, consider some of these storage ideas, specifically intended for the garage: An Overhead Storage Rack:  These racks come in many styles and sizes and are ideal for maximizing unused space to store off-season items that are used infrequently. Metal Pegboard:  Metal pegboards are several times stronger than […]

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Tags: Home Organization

Spotlight on Rehoboth Ale House

October 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Rehoboth Ale House (15 Wilmington Ave.) in Rehoboth Beach is a great, low-key bar with friendly service, decent food, and over a hundred beers available.  If you’re looking for a sports bar with a welcoming atmosphere, look no further.  Ale House also features barside games and trivia and live entertainment on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

October 18, 2013

October 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Benjamin Disraeli:  “How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.”  (Fred)  “Criticism shouted the loudest can over shadow what is correct.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS# 606321-From $549,900 to $450,000.  Here is a house in Slaughter Beach, DE that has 2 BR, 2 […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County