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February 28, 2014

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Plato:  “If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.”  (Fred)  “Just remember that education takes many forms.” Today’s Bargain from www.fredsporch.com is MLS #608355-From $530,000 to $499,999.  Here is a Dewey Beach DE ½ Duplex that has amazing Bay Views.  The home has […]

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

Increase Livability In Your Home

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

If you google home remodeling, it’s easy to come across lists of which improvements give you the most bang for your buck and which improvements will be difficult to recoup in selling costs should you ever decide to move.  However, if you know you’re going to be in your home for the long haul, should […]

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Benefits of Different Mortgage Types

February 27th, 2014 · No Comments

When you are buying a home, the industry standard is a 30-year mortgage.  However, if you can swing it there are definite advantages to a 15 year mortgage instead.  The biggest benefit of a fifteen-year mortgage is, of course, that you pay your home off in half the time and wind up saving a lot […]

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Rules For Flipping A House

February 26th, 2014 · No Comments

The idea of flipping a home is less popular now than it was a decade ago, but it’s still out there.  If flipping a home is something you’ve ever thought of, here are three tips for you: 1.  Remember the 70% rule.  In order to profit from your purchase, take the price that the home […]

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February 26, 2014

February 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Plato:  “Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.”  (Fred)  “Daugh” Today’s Bargain from www.fredsporch.com is MLS #610018-From $164,900 to $154,000.  A Millsboro DE, Townhome with Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bridge views and has 3 BR, 2 BA in 1920 sq. ft.  This is a Fannie […]

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

February 25, 2014

February 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Plato:  “He was a wise man who invented beer.”  (Fred)  “A still wiser man knows how to handle beer.” Today’s Bargain from www.fredsporch.com is MLS #606561-From $999,995 to $964,000.  A Bethany Beach, DE Estate with 4 BR and 4 BA.  The estate has a private owners retreat and an […]

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Tags: Bethany Beach · Curb Appeal · Home Decor · Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County

Suggestions For Staging

February 25th, 2014 · No Comments

They key to successful staging is a clean & clutter free space that prospective buyers can imagine themselves living in.  If it is done well, nobody will be able to tell you’ve done anything at all! Bathroom:  Remove personal items such as toothbrushes, make-up, hair products, etc. from counter space.  Be sure the entire room […]

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February 24, 2014

February 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Plato:  “For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.”  (Fred)  “Know thyself and you will go far.” Today’s Bargain from www.fredsporch.com is MLS #607576-From $119,900 to $109,900.  A home in Laurel DE with 3 BR, 1 BA in 1736 sq. ft. that has […]

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

Quick Kitchen Updates

February 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Freshen your kitchen with one of these relatively quick and easy updates: 1.  Open it up.  Add some open shelving, which can be as simple as removing the doors from a few cabinets and show off your colorful, collective, or otherwise interesting or beautiful dishes. 2.  Go glamorous.  Add a beautiful or interesting chandelier over an island […]

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Simple, Useful Storage Solutions

February 22nd, 2014 · 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 […]

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February 21, 2014

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Plato:  “Democracy passes into despotism.”  (Fred)  “We are in a stage where the Progressives are becoming Elitists (They know better than you do) and heading toward despotism—full speed ahead.” Today’s Bargain from www.fredsporch.com is MLS #609456-From $825,000 to $790,000.  A Rehoboth Beach DE Home is being sold full furnished.  […]

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Tags: Of Interest · Real Estate · Rehoboth Beach · Sussex County

Create A Grand Entrance

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Whether you believe it or not, the front door of your home is a powerful tool to help you sell.  Your front door provides the first impression for everyone who comes to your home and helps them form an opinion of your home before they ever even come inside.  To help give your home the […]

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Tools Every Homeowner Needs

February 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Whether you’re a die-hard do-it-yourselfer or you just tackle a project occasionally, here are five tools you definitely need in your arsenal: 1.  Multi-bit Screwdriver.  A screwdriver with interchangeable bits will tackle pretty much any job you will encounter and is a definite necessity in every homeowner’s tool kit. 2.  Cordless Drill.  Second only to […]

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February 19, 2014

February 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Plato:  “Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.”  (Fred)  “There is that word little again; I hope it is just behind a lot.” Today’s Bargain from www.fredsporch.com is MLS #581988-From $265,000 to $249,000.  A Seaford DE Rancher in Rivers End that has 3BR, 2 […]

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

Create More Interesting Walls

February 19th, 2014 · No Comments

One of the easiest ways to add interest to your décor is to utilize your walls.  Whether they are solid or windowed, white or colorful, painted or wallpapered, walls are basically the blank canvas of your home.  If you’re looking to update your home’s look, one thing you can consider is installing crown molding, or […]

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February 18, 2014

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Plato:  “Astronomy compels us to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.”  (Fred)  “The heavens really make you feel insignificant.” Today’s bargain from www.fredsporch.com is MLS #609614-From $249,000 to $229,000.  A Milton DE # BR, 2BR Contemporary Ranch Home in Overbrook Shores boasts an open layout […]

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Tags: Milton · Real Estate · Sussex County

Sell Your Home Faster

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments

If your home has been sitting on the market for longer than you’d like, or if you’d like to put your home on the market and have it sell quickly, consider that you might need to get creative!  One way to help your home sell quickly is to help it make an incredible first impression.  […]

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February 17, 2014

February 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Plato:  “As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.”  (Fred)  “Society needs all of its parts to be strong.”   Today’s Bargain from www.fredsporch.com is MLS #609104-From $199,500 to $159,900.  A Selbyville DE Short Sale that has 2 BR, 1 BA, in 1480 […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Retirement · Sussex County

Questions You Should Ask Before A Remodel

February 17th, 2014 · No Comments

If you are thinking of remodeling your kitchen or any other part of your home here are three questions you should ask yourself before you start anything: 1.  What is the purpose of this remodel?  Do you want a fresh look, completely new function, or a serious overhaul? 2.  What is most important?  Create a list of […]

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Kitchen Makeovers on a Budget

February 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Yesterday I talked about kitchen makeovers, but the thing about totally redoing a kitchen is that it can be very pricy.  If you’re wanting to give your kitchen a face lift in a more budget-friendly way, consider some of the following suggestions. Stick to the Ws.  Window and walls that is.  There are basically endless […]

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