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November 11, 2013

November 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Charles Dickens:  “If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.”  (Fred)  “If that is the only justification for lawyers then get rid of them both.”   Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #606303-From $199,900 to $188,000.  This home just north of Laurel, DE, is […]

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

More Tips For Selling During The Holidays

November 29th, 2013 · No Comments

If your home is on the market during the holiday season consider these tips for taking advantage of the opportunities you have: 1.  Price to sell.  Just like always, if your home is priced right it will get the attention that it deserves. 2.  Pay attention to curb appeal.  Again, this is a year-round tip, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 28th, 2013 · No Comments

From everyone here at Cooper Realty Associates, we wish you and yours a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving!  Gobble, gobble!!  

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Holiday House Hunting

November 27th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re house hunting during this busy holiday season you have a couple of things working to your definite advantage.  First, there aren’t too many people house hunting, so with less competition you may in for a good deal.  Additionally, home prices in December are typically lower than any other month, while interest rates are […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips

November 27, 2013

November 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!  Please stay home and celebrate this great Family Holiday and if you must do your shopping on Black Friday, not Thanksgiving. Today’s food for thought is from Charles Dickens:  “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness.”  (Fred)  “Living within ones means created contentment.”   Fred’s pick of the day is […]

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Tags: Milton · Real Estate · Sussex County

Tips for Selling Your Home During The Holidays

November 26th, 2013 · No Comments

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, one of the busiest times of year is getting under way… the holiday season!  Selling a home during the holiday season can be tough, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both leaving your home on the market & pulling it off and relisting in January.  You might […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

November 26, 2013

November 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Charles Dickens:  “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which a man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.”  (Fred)  “Learn from yesterday but relish today.”   Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #604552-From $134,900 to $129,900.  Here is a totally renovated Colonial […]

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

New Thanksgiving Recipes To Try

November 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Thanksgiving is just days away.  If you’re looking for some traditional recipes with a twist, try these options that put a twist on traditional favorites: 1.  Northwest Fruit Stuffing – made with cherries, pears, apples, and raisins this sweet twist on a Thanksgiving staple is sure to please. 2.  Spiced Cranberry Jelly – This tart […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants

November 25, 2013

November 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Calvin Coolidge:  “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.  […]

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

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

November 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

It’s a good idea to be pre-approved for a mortgage before you begin house hunting.  In fact, many realtors won’t even work with you until you’ve gone through this process.  There is a bit of confusion out there though, about the difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval.  Many times these terms are used interchangeably, but they […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips · Mortgage and Finance

Selling Your Home? Things You Should Hide

November 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

If you are trying to sell your home then you definitely don’t want to turn off potential buyers as soon as they walk into your home.  In order for your home to show as well as it possibly can, there are several things you should clean up and put out of sight (out of the […]

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November 22, 2013

November 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Calvin Coolidge:  “Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.”  (Fred)  “Governments pay heed.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #606833-From $274,900 to $259,900.  This Milton DE Colonial is 6 years old and has 3 BR, 2 BA, 2-1/2 BA, in […]

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Tags: Milton · Real Estate · Sussex County

Types of Home Loans

November 21st, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re in the market for a home, chances are high that you are not paying cash for it which means you will need to get a mortgage.  There are two basic types of mortgages, conventional and government sponsored. Conventional mortgages are come in two basic varieties, fixed rate mortgages (FRM) and Adjustable Rate Mortgages […]

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Tags: Mortgage and Finance

Electrical System Updates

November 20th, 2013 · No Comments

If you fall in love with an older home, chances are you will need to update the electrical system at some point.  Here are three things to keep in mind.  First, electrical needs have changed significantly since your home was built.  One hundred years ago and even fifty years ago, home just didn’t have the […]

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Tags: Home Projects

November 20, 2013

November 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Calvin Coolidge:  “No enterprise can exist for itself alone.  It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.”  (Fred)  “Every enterprise must have its customers because nothing happens until […]

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

Winterize Your Home Now

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments

We are well into fall now, and winter is quickly approaching.  Now is the perfect time to winterize your home if you haven’t already.  Here are some winterization steps that every homeowner should take: 1.  Change your furnace filters.  This maximizes your home’s efficiency in one easy and inexpensive step. 2.  Check the roof.  Examine […]

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Tags: Home Projects

November 19, 2013

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Buddha:  “Three things cannot be hidden:  the sun, the moon, and the truth.”  (Fred)  “The trouble here is that the sun and the moon are in known cycles, the truth is interpretable to a degree.”   Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #578743-From $149,900 to $139,900.  A nice […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County

Mistakes That Many Home Buyers Make

November 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Buying a home can be stressful and time consuming.  The right agent can make your home search less painful, but it can still be quite a process.  There are a few common mistakes that many home buyers make that can make the process more painful than it has to be.  The first, extremely common mistake […]

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November 18, 2013

November 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Calvin Coolidge:  “I have never been hurt by what I have not said.”  (Fred)  “I have never been hurt by what I have not posted on Facebook.” Today’s pick of the day is MLS #607194-From $129,900 to $119,900.  A lovely Craftsman home in Seaford, DE has just been reduced.  […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County

Best Language for Marketing Your Home

November 17th, 2013 · No Comments

When you are working with your agent to write the listing for your home you should put more than a few moments of thought into it.  Your online listing is your advertisement to potential buyers.  If you want buyers to come and look then you will need to pique their interest.  The first and most […]

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Tags: Seller Tips