September 18, 2015

Today’s food for thought are from Napoleon Bonaparte: “Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” (Fred) “Everyone deserves his 5 minutes of fame, then he will lapse back into obscurity.”


New from is MLS# 703658 – $224,500. A Bethel DE Renovated Historic Farm House with 3 BR, 2 BA, in 2026 sq. on .30 acre is now available. The home features a new roof and siding, New HVAC, new septic and well, updated kitchen and appliances, new vinyl picket fence, and a detached 2 car garage with insulation and electric.A September 18, 2015

March 20, 2015

Another dusting of snow this morning, old man Winter is still holding on.

Today’s food for thought is from Julius Caesar: “As a rule, men worry more about they see than about what they can see.” (Fred) “The unknown is fraught while peril.”

A March 20, 2015New from is MLS # 621269 – $59,950. A Bethel DE, Victorian with 11 rooms, 3 BR, 3 BA, in 2300 sq. ft. on .51 acres is now available. The home needs a total restoration but the charm is there.

December 29, 2014

Today’s food for thought is from John Wanamaker: “It’s easy to work for somebody else; all you have to do is show up.” (Fred) “You might want to add value to your time.”

Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM IS MLS # 619135 – From $77,000 to $67,000. “Love the look feel of a quaint village.” This 11 room Victorian is for you. Bethel, a 19th century shipbuilding community is nestled on the Broad Creek just outside of Laurel, DE.

Also, the July 2014 average home value in Bethel is $218,220… so our $67,000, plus about $150,00 renovation budget would bring you in at $217,000.A December 29, 2014

December 16, 2013

Today’s food for thought is from Harriet Tubman:  “I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”  (Fred)  “They are many types of slavery, only the obvious are illegal.”

Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 607863-From $135,000 to $121,500.  A Bethel DE Farm House is going to Auction 12/22/2013.  The home has 3 BR, 2 BA, on .79 acre, a new kitchen, updated BR’s, living room and dining room and one bath that needs rehab.  A 5% buyer’s Premium will apply.  Call me to see this diamond in the rough at 302 258-6983.  www.fredsporch.comDecember 16, 2013


This sure was a cold winter on Delmarva this year!


It’s Howdy Doody Time!

This sure was a cold winter on Delmarva this year! Now, it is time to get out and say “Howdy” to all your neighbors! Spring is here and I’m sure everyone is working in the yard. Just look at all the flowers in the neighborhood. The trees are full of blooms and the lilacs smell so good. If your yard is anything like mine, it could use more perennials. We went to Jeff’s Nursery in Laurel, DE this weekend, but Lowe’s in Seaford, DE or Lewes, DE will have an array of choices too. Jeff’s Nursery has been around for a long time and offers plants, shrubs and advice you may not find other places. It’s a friendly time of the year so put on your smile and wave to your neighbors with a friendly “Howdy”!

Author~Carol Johansen