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December 13, 2013

December 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Today’ food for thought is from Fred Sponseller:  “Another year in the can.  Now we can make resolutions for 2014.  Just keep one—do better!” Fred’s last pick of the year is MLS # 609640-$109,900.  Fall in Love with the Price, and when you see the Home you will ask where to sign.  It is rare […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Sussex County

Ideas for Celebrating New Year’s at Home

December 31st, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re planning a quiet New Year’s Eve at home, here are a few ideas that might make your evening just a little more special: 1.  Movie Marathon.  Pop some popcorn, heat up some hot cocoa, and snuggle under a soft blanket while watching a few favorite or “must see” movies.  Turn on the TV […]

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New Year’s Celebration Ideas

December 30th, 2013 · No Comments

The New Year is quickly approaching, and it’s almost time to celebrate!  If you haven’t already made plans, consider some of these ideas for a New Year’s Celebration to ring in 2014: 1.  Attend a party.  If you weren’t invited to any, check out a list of local happenings and get in on the action.  […]

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December 30, 2013

December 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henry David Thoreau:  “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”  (Fred)  “Smart hard work is the foundation of success.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 606872-From $724,900 to $649,000.  A Coastal Colonial in Dagsboro, DE which has 5 BR, 4.5 […]

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Real Estate · Sussex County

Handling Post-Holiday Let Down

December 29th, 2013 · No Comments

The time leading up to the holiday season is full of fun, family, parties, anticipation, joy, and even stress.  But after New Year’s has come and gone and the holiday season is officially over for another year many people feel a post-holiday let-down.  It’s understandable, and here are some tips to combat it: Manage Expectations.  […]

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Tips For Hassle-Free Holiday Returns

December 27th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re one of the roughly 15% of people who need (or want) to return a gift you were given over the holidays, consider these tips to make the chore as hassle-free as possible: Do your research.  Most places with websites list their return policies there.  Checking ahead of time to see what you need […]

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Best Tips For Scoring After Christmas Deals

December 26th, 2013 · No Comments

If you like to plan ahead , scoring some major deals after Christmas will put you in a good position for next year.  I’ve done a little research and culled together the best tips for getting the most out of post-Christmas sales: Make a list.  Take inventory of what you have left and what you […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2013 · No Comments

 Merry Christmas to you & yours from all of us at Cooper Realty Associates.

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December 24, 2013

December 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Today as our families gather to celebrate, remember why we have this Holiday and the Spirit that comes with it.  Let us pray and the children have a ball with their presents. Peace on Earth and Good will to All!! Today’s food for today is from Henry David Thoreau:  “Goodness is the only investment that […]

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Where’s Santa?

December 24th, 2013 · No Comments

As Santa prepares for his whirlwind tour of every house and chimney in the world, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) prepares to track him, just as they have every Christmas Eve for the pas 58 years! It all began in 1955 when a Sears Roebuck & Company catalog promised a Santa hotline but misprinted […]

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December 23, 2013

December 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henry Adams:  “All experience is an arch, to build upon.  (Fred)  “If we don’t learn from our experiences our building blocks will be unsuitable.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 609127-From $168,000 to $159,900.  A Seaford Rancher which is bank owned property, Sold AS IS, which has […]

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Tags: Short Sales/Foreclosures/REO/Bank Owned · Sussex County

Christmas Preparation: Christmas Breakfast Ideas

December 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Make one of these delicious breakfasts up tomorrow and stick it in the fridge overnight so that all you have to do on Christmas morning is pop it in the oven.  Easy, delicious and not at all time consuming!  Here are some recipes to try: Christmas Morning Casserole Cut 4 English muffins in half and […]

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Christmas Preparation: Last Minute Gifts

December 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

If there are still a few people left on your shopping list, consider these last minute gift ideas: Hot Cocoa.  Google recipes for homemade hot cocoa and whip a batch up.  Package it in a cute mug with some marshmallows and candy canes for an instant hit. Edible Bark.  Look up recipes for peppermint bark, […]

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Christmas Preparation: Christmas Cookie Recipes

December 21st, 2013 · No Comments

It’s not too late to do a little holiday baking, if you’re in the mood.  Here are some of my favorite simple recipes that don’t require a whole lot of work: Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bakes Mix together 2 cups sugar, 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ cup of margarine, ½ cup of milk, […]

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December 20, 2013

December 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Fred Sponseller:  “The hardest things in life are to find the right mate, to use your talents to their upmost potential, and to know what is enough.”  (Fred)  “I have been blessed with the right mate for 42 years (Happy Anniversary Donna), have used my talents well, and have […]

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Tags: Bethany Beach · Real Estate · Retirement · Sussex County

Christmas Preparation: Do It Yourself Ornaments

December 20th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for some ideas to fill out your Christmas tree a little bit more, try some of these homemade Christmas ornament ideas: A Button Wreath.  Use a piece of craft wire and string up any buttons you choose (you will need approximately 50-80 depending on the size of the wreath), create a wreath […]

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Christmas Preparation: Relax

December 19th, 2013 · No Comments

With Christmas just days away, the hustle, bustle and stress may be getting to you.  Take some time out of the busy-ness of the season and just enjoy your family.  Unplug, order take out and de-stress with a family fun night.  Focus on quiet activities and not on the never-ending to do list.  Some great […]

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December 18, 2013

December 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henri Frederic Amiel:  “Work while you have the light.  You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.”  (Fred)  “To not use the talent given you is a great travesty.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 609155-From $289,000 to $275,000.  A Milton DE Colonial […]

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Tags: Milton · Of Interest · Real Estate · Retirement · Sussex County

Christmas Preparation: Christmas Morning

December 18th, 2013 · No Comments

With Christmas just days away, here’s a fun idea: Make a “Christmas Morning Basket” – include things such as scissors, a box cutter, notepad & pen, camera, video camera, phone charger (just in case!), storage bags (to store small items so they don’t get lost), envelopes for each family member (for money or gift cards), […]

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Christmas Preparation: Stocking Stuffers

December 17th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re like me then long after your Christmas shopping is done you still have to take care of the stocking stuffers.  Here is a list of 50 great stocking stuffer ideas for anyone on your list: Earbuds Inexpensive gift cards to places like Starbucks, McDonalds, iTunes, etc. Favorite candy bar USB drive Gum Book […]

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