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Entries from January 2014

January 31, 2014

January 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Algernon Sydney:  “Liars need to have good memories.”  (Fred)  “Lies tend to come full circle.” Fred’s (The Bargain Man) pick of the day is MLS # 598665-From 799,000 to $599,000.  A unique property in Historic Lewes DE has been reduced to Bargain status.  The first floor is for your […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Lewes · Sussex County

Tips For Retiring

January 31st, 2014 · 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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All About Home Inspections

January 30th, 2014 · No Comments

After you’ve found your dream home comes the scary part… inspection!  Home inspections are meant to educate the buyer about the home they are interested in and ultimately give them piece of mind about the decision they make.  Inspections are scary because they are not intended to uncover every nitty gritty detail about the house, […]

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Marketing Language For Your Home

January 29th, 2014 · 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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January 29, 2014

January 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s words of wisdom are from Alexander the Great:  “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”  (Fred)  “I am afraid of any army, they tend to be used.” And it snowed again! Fred’s (The Bargain Man) pick […]

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

January 28, 2014

January 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Alexander the Great:  “I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.”  (Fred)  “Alexander was a young man, if he could see us now!” Fred’s (The Bargain Man) pick of the day is MLS #592778-From $298,000 to $289,000.  Here is a Seaford DE Colonial with 4 BR, 3 […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County

Suggestions for Small Spaces

January 28th, 2014 · No Comments

If you’ve got a small living space, try some of these suggestions to make your room feel cozy and not cramped: 1.  Go neutral.  Stick to neutral walls and curtains to make a small space appear larger.  Keep patterns neutral and use accent pieces to bring in color. 2.  Utilize multi-use.  In a small room […]

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January 27, 2014

January 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Alexander Hamilton:  “Man is reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.”  (Fred)  “The human condition is unpredictable.” Fred’s (The Bargain Man) pick of the Day is MLS #598168-From $249,000 to $237,000. A Millville DE Contemporary with 3 BR, 2 BA, built in 1999 has been reduced to Bargain Territory.  The […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Retirement · Sussex County

Fix Aesthetic Issues To Sell Faster

January 27th, 2014 · No Comments

When you are selling a home there are a lot of details to pay attention to.  Buyers can be picky and many complain about a lot.  But there are several simple aesthetic fixes that can stop buyers from being turned-off from your home.  The first is overgrown and/or dead landscaping.  Pruning and raking only cost […]

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Stage Your Home To Sell

January 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Staging your home is one of the best ways to help it sell.  Staging is about creating a mood giving the illusion that your home is brighter, warmer, and sometimes even larger than it might otherwise seem.  Done correctly, staging helps create an environment that makes potential buyers want to bite the bullet.  Staging is […]

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January 24, 2014

January 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s words of wisdom are from Alexander Hamilton:  “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”  (Fred)  “We must stand for something or accept anything. Live your life but keep your head out of the sand.” Fred’s (The Bargain Man) pick of the day is MLS # 605807-From $775,000 to $749,900.  A stunning Coastal Contemporary […]

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

Tips For Avoiding The Flu

January 24th, 2014 · No Comments

I recently got over a nasty bout of the flu that had me out of commission for over a week.  (That’s the reason I didn’t update the blog at all last week!)  My doctor told me that the flu is hitting hard this year, and that about half of the individuals coming down with the […]

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Off Season Activities To Keep You Busy

January 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Off season at the beach can be very relaxing.  If you’re looking for something to do in the Lewes/Rehoboth Beach area, check out the following activities: 1.  See a movie.  Check out Movies at Midway for a popular feature film, or check out rehobothfilm.com for a more artsy choice and schedule of events. 2.  Visit […]

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Financial Advice For Homebuying

January 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Just because the bank offers you a $400,000 mortgage doesn’t mean that it is wise for you to take the full amount.  Generally speaking, you should take at least 20% less than the bank offers you in order to protect your financial security.  By purchasing a home at the very top of your budget, you […]

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January 22, 2014

January 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s words of wisdom are from Albert Pike:  “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”  (Fred)  “Fend for yourself and your family first, then for others, then for the world.” And then it SNOWED  only2 ½ inches but its […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Lewes · Sussex County

January 21, 2014

January 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Albert Pike:  “War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.”  (Fred)  “NFL football is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.” Fred’s (The Bargain Man) pick of the day is MLS # 607835-From $169,900 to $159,900.  Here is a Seaford DE Colonial is a nice neighborhood […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County

Simple Home Improvements To Make Now

January 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Improving your home is helpful if you’re trying to sell, but it’s also beneficial for you and your family if you intend to stay in your home for the long term.  An improved home helps you feel more organized and just all-around better.  If you’re looking for relatively easy and inexpensive ways then start by […]

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January 20, 2014

January 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s words of wisdom are from Albert Pike:  “A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire:  not too near, lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze.”  (Fred)  “We always gravitate toward our own comfort zone:  sometimes greatness commands us to leave that zone.” Happy Martin Luther King […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Sussex County

To Pay Extra or Not To Pay Extra?

January 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Paying down your mortgage early is a great thing to do, and can be considered a good investment for many homeowners.  I, myself, am not a financial advisor, but I have culled several interesting articles that outline the pros and cons of paying off your mortgage early from several finance and real estate experts.  First, […]

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January 17, 2014

January 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Adam Smith:  “The robot is going to lose.  Not by much.  But when the final score is tallied, flesh and blood is going to beat the damn monster.”  (Fred)  “We are approaching this conflict,  my money is on us, as it should be.” Fred’s (The Bargain Man) pick of […]

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Tags: Millsboro · Real Estate · Retirement · Short Sales/Foreclosures/REO/Bank Owned · Sussex County · Uncategorized