Fourteen years ago today I was on the George Washington Bridge when the radio said that a plane hit the World Trade Center, as I looked down the Hudson I could see a whisper of smoke coming from the north tower. I proceed across the bridge and down the Major Deacon Expressway. The banter on the radio was about an errant plane but no one knew for sure. As I passed Yankee Stadium there is a clear look downtown and the smoke was much heavier. I reached my office in Queens, adjacent to the Citicorp tower. We went to the roof of our three story building to watch and that is when the second plane hit. Now we all knew for certain that some terrible attack on our country had just accrued. This is one of those days that you will always remember where you were; just like when JFK was killed. Our world changed that day and not for the better.
Today’s food for thought is from Napoleon Bonaparte: “A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.”
New from www.fredsporch.com is MLS# 703402 – $5,200.000. A Bethany Beach DE, Ocean Front Home with 4 BR, 3 BA, 2 ½ BA, in 5700 sq. ft. on .20 acre is now available. The home features award winning Architect and Designs including custom cabinetry and imported limestone countertops to create a beautiful gourmet Kitchen, limestone floors, 2 Saunas, 2 fireplaces, an incredible sound system, an elevator and a master suite that has a sitting room, huge bath and a private ocean side deck.
Today’s food for thought is from Mark Twain: “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” (Fred) “Kindness, morals, and manners are sorely lacking today.”
New from www.fredsporch.com is MLS # 70288 – $5,200,000. A Bethany Beach DE, Coastal Contemporary with 5 BR, 3.5 BA, in 3300 sq. ft. on a 102’ x 141’ Oceanfront Lot, is now available. The home features a 3 car garage, a private catwalk to the ocean beach, an expansive Ocean Front Deck, and has been recently renovated inside and out.
Happy Tax Day-may every ones Refund by large! Use that defund for a down payment on my featured home!
Today’s food for thought is from Lao Tzu: “The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.” (Fred) “I do not have a clue what intuitive understanding is.”
New from www.fredsporch.com is MLS # 622113 – $3,500,000. A Bethany Beach DE, Contemporary Villa with 5 BR, 3.5 BA, and is Ocean Front is now available. The home features a gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, instant hot water, an unobstructed view on the south side of the home, and Sea Colony amenities are steps away.
Today’s food for thought is from Josh Billings: “Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it.” (Fred) “The first and hardest task in life is to marry the right partner, and the second is finding a vocation that is fun.”
New from www.fredsporch.com is MLS # 620793 – $378,900. A Bethany Beach, DE Townhome with 3 BR, 2.5 BA in 1700 sq. ft. is now available. The Townhome is 3 blocks to the beach, is an end unit, is tastefully furnished with an open floorplan. The rental income was 12K and the townhome fee is $4200.00
Today’s food for thought is from Jonathan Swift: “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Fred “How one reacts to the vision is also critical.”
New from Fredsporch.com is MLS # 619421 – $469,900. A Bethany Beach end unit town Home with 4 BR, 2.5 BA in now available. The home features a gas FP, a rear deck and is 3 blocks to the Ocean. The Community has a pool and tennis.
If you are reading this, then you made it thru 2014 alive. I have decided this will be my last year of doing this type of blog. I hope to have some fun and will add goodies as they come along. I will still do my quotes and then my take on them. Last year I had only price reductions. This year I will feature homes new to the market. I believe that the markets are starting to stabilize and 2015 will be a great year to buy. Fred
Today’s food for thought is from Jonathan Swift: “No wise man ever wished to be younger.” Fred “Since you can’t go back and fix your errors, who wants to relive that again?”
New from Fredsporch.com is MLS # 619254 – $3,600,000. The Red Roof House in Bethany Beach, DE has 2 BR, 4 BA in 4200 sq. ft. is now available. The waterfront home has 2 docks, one boat lift, a Gazebo, Hot Tub/Spa, decks and all the goodies. A Great New Year’s Gift for that special Someone!
Today’s words of wisdom are from John Marshall: “To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.” (Fred) “I am not sure that listening alone without some discourse can influence much.”
Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM IS MLS # 618016 – From $985,000 to $945,000. A North Bethany Beach DE, Contemporary with 4 BR, 2.5 BA on .12 acre that has a screened-in porch, an outside shower, and a deck.
Today’s words of wisdom are from Jack London: “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” (Fred) “No one is dealt the perfect or worst hand; it is how well we play the cards dealt to us that make us who we are.”
Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM IS MLS# 614921-From $1,395,000 to $1, 295,000. A South Bethany DE Coastal Contemporary with 4 BR, 2.5 BA that boasts an elevator, hurricane straps, soundproofing, a generator, covered decks and is only a short walk to the beach.
HAPPY LABOR DAY!
Today’s food for thought is from Isaac Pitman: “Well-arranged time is the surest mark of a well-arranged mind.” (Fred) “Sometimes we let time dictate everything, remember we made time.”
Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM IS MLS #607262 – From $445,000 to $429,900. A Bethany Beach DE Contemporary with 3 BR, 2 BA, in 1688 sq. ft. that has an open kitchen and living room, a spacious family room, an outdoor shower and deck. The home was never rented. (302) 258-6983
Today’s food for thought is from Guillaume Apollinaire: “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” (Fred) “A rich man and a poor man who have a full stomach and are standing on a deserted beach watching the sunset, have the same things to be happy about.”
Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM IS MLS # 604777 – From $229,900 to $224,900. A Milton DE Condo with 3 BR, 2 BA in 1697 sq. ft. and has carpet and tile flooring, an updated kitchen, a gas FP, and an attached 2 car garage. Call me to see this Condo at 302 258-6983.
Today’s food for thought is from Johann Kaspar Lavater: “The public seldom forgive twice.” (Fred) “Many of our current politicians don’t believe this.”
Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM IS MLS # 601930 – From $475,000 to $450,000. Here is a Bethany Beach DE Contemporary with 4 BR, 2.5 BA on .17 Acre (Canal View) which has an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, a gas FP, a 1st floor Master Suite and a three season room. The community offers a shuttle to the beach.
Today’s food for thought is from Napoleon Bonaparte: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” (Fred) “I always wondered who said that, as an artist it is true.”
Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM is MLS#611849-From 499,000 to $474,900. A Bethany Beach Townhome End Unit with 4 BR, 3 BA that is only 3 blocks to the Ocean. Call me to see this townhome at 302 258-6983.
Today’s food for thought is from Napoleon Bonaparte: “A leader is a dealer in hope.” (Fred) “A leader can also be a snake oil dealer!”
Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM is MLS#612675-From $499,000 to $475,000. A Bethany Beach Condo with 4 BR, 3 BA, with views of both Heron and Teal Lakes from all rooms, a wraparound screened porch, an equipped chef’s kitchen, Granite, and SS appliances. Please call me to see this Spectacular Condo at 302 258-6983.
Today’s food for thought is from Miguel de Cervantes: “It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.” (Fred) “Discipline is something that we must do for ourselves before we espouse it for others.”
Today’s BARGAIN from fredsporch.com is MLS #606225-From $529,000 to $498,500. A quaint beach bungalow in Bethany Beach DE with 3 BR, 2 BA on ½ acre wooded lot includes a screened porch, wide plank flooring, and vaulted ceilings.
Today’s food for thought is from Miguel de Cervantes: “Fair and softly goes far.” (Fred) “This goes with dumb and simple.”
Today’s BARGAIN from Fredsporch.com is MLS #610964-From $339,000 to $329,000. A Bethany Beach DE end unit Condo with 3 BR, 2 BA, that has a 2 level screened veranda in now available. The unit is close to the Beach shuttle, pool, tennis and fitness center. E-mail me to see this gem at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 indoor pool. The estate is a short walk to the Ocean. Call me to see the Estate at 302 258-6983.
Today’s food for thought is from Plato: “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” (Fred) “If you don’t start you will never finish.”
Today’s Bargain from fredsporch.com is MLS # 599452-From $599,000 to $595,000. This Bethany Beach DE, Beach Home on a bulk headed canal is creeping toward Bargain Status. The home has 5 BR, 2 BA, a fireplace, a 2 car garage and a 2nd story wraparound deck. Call me to see this home at 302 258-6983.
Today’s words of wisdom are from Abraham Lincoln: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” (Fred) “If Old Abe could see his Party today, it is worse than in his day.”
Fred’s (The Bargain Man) Pick of the day is MLS # 606066-From $499,900 to $454,000. A Bethany Beach De, Townhome with 3 BR, 2.5 BA has been reduced. The community has Tennis, Swimming, Walking Trails, Lake Privileges, and Security. Call me to see this home at 302 258-6983. www.fredsporch.com
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 enough to be happy.”
Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 608611-From $1,879,000 to $1,789,000. A Bethany Beach DE waterfront home that has a 3 boat slip, boat and jet ski lift, in-ground heated pool and hot tub, 2 master suites and 3 BR with an en suite, gourmet kitchen, 2 living areas and an elevator. Call me to see this grand home at 302 258-6983. www.fredsporch.com
Today’s food for thought is from Gustave Flaubert: Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” (Fred) “Trade violence for aggressive and I agree.”
Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 605156-From $287,500 to $258,000. Here is a Townhome in Bethany Beach, DE that has 3 BR, and 2.5 BA. The perfect vacation spot, you can walk to the beach and it has a good rental history. email@example.com