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14November

Our Second Season

 

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." 

-          F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Welcome, fall! It truly is our “second season” at the beach. We hope you enjoy the still-sunny weather, amazing sunsets, festivals, and restaurant specials! While many of us love summer most of all, fall is a very close second. Historically, fall is also a very busy season in real estate – and this year is no exception.

Last year was our ‘best year yet’ in terms of the number of sales (369!), which was truly mind-boggling. So far, 2018 is shaping up to be on par/slightly more brisk than 2016, which was at that time our ‘best year yet.’ This year is more indicative of steady market growth based on 2016’s results, as 2017 was a (welcome) anomaly!

To give you an idea of current trends shaping this year’s results, which of course represent results for sellers and buyers, we have sold 251 properties so far this year. There is relatively low available inventory in downtown Lewes and on Lewes Beach, so well-priced properties sell quickly. We have also seen several multiple offer situations this summer and fall on desirable, in-town and Lewes Beach homes.

Also competing in the market mix is a new construction/new community boom. If buyers cannot find a move-in ready home, they often look to new construction – and they do not have to look far.

 

 

Here is a sample of what is available and on the horizon/still under review in and adjacent to Lewes:

Admirals ChaseThe Evergreene Companies has been approved for rezoning of a 7-acre parcel on Gills Neck Road to allow multi-family housing/24 duplexes in 12 buildings with a community pool and clubhouse.  The parcel is next to Breakwater and borders Showfield at the rear.

“The Brittingham Property” - A 30-acre field on New Road on the other side of Canary Creek is under consideration for annexation.  A public hearing was held October 30 and the City seems to be favorably considering annexation.

Fishers Cove – Proposed 18-home subdivision on 12 acres behind Rodney Avenue with lot sizes varying from 11,000 to 34,500 square feet (with most about one-third acre) as well as four open space areas totaling about 2.22 acres, including two wetland areas and one area fronting the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal available for use by community residents.

Governors – Currently Schell’s fastest-selling neighborhood will have 423 total homes, including 287 single-family homes and 136 townhomes on 118 acres with 76 acres of open space. Sales to date: 55 single-family and 29 townhomes.

Groome Church parcel on New Road – under consideration for 293 single-family lots on the 134 acres formerly owned by the Groome Church, however, there are historic/cultural considerations as well as DelDOT requirements still factoring into this plan.

Kings Highway senior-living facility - Yet to be named this 3-story, 220-000 square foot facility will be built by Ocean Atlantic Companies and Vantage Point Retirement Services LLC and will offer 80 independent-living units, 63 assisted-living units, and 63 memory care units on a 9.34-acre parcel. 

Mariners' RetreatCustom single family home community located along 4th Street in downtown Lewes. The community offers 34 homesites. Site work is being completed and home construction should start in early 2019.

Mitchell Farm - At the corner of Gills Neck Road and Kings Highway the developer plans 362 single family homes and medical buildings.  The medical buildings would be in addition to one already approved by the County.

Showfield II - The second phase of Showfield will have 129 single-family homes on 80.6 acres, divided into a west parcel of 86 units and an east parcel of 43, divided by wetlands and a different parcel. It is an expansion of the adjacent 166-lot development now under construction. 

If you have questions about what is coming on the market or if you are considering selling your home, please feel free to give us a call at The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group. While holidays are approaching, it is still a great time for beach real estate! The market starts all over again “when it gets crisp in the fall.”

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19September

Lewes as a National Benchmark in The New York Times

 

 

Coastal Delaware is in the national spotlight this week!

From THe New york times online September 19, 2018:

WHAT YOU GET

$1.3 Million Homes in Kentucky, Texas and Delaware

A three-story brick colonial in Louisville, a condominium in Dallas and a restored antique house near Delaware Bay.

The noteworthy appeal of our small coastal town has caught the attention of The New York Times. This is an advance link to a real estate article that will be published in the national print edition this Sunday, September 23, 2018. You can compare and contrast three different homes - a brick Colonial in Louisville, a condo in Dallas, and 25 Shipcarpenter Square, a listing with The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group that recived rapid interest when it was listed. The New York Times folks have a discerning eye for a remarkable home, too! 

Aside from the obvious comparisons and differences among the three architectural styles, an especially interesting point of comparison is the annual tax on each $1.3 million residence:

Louisville: $16,558

Dallas: $21,666 (plus HOA fees)

Lewes:   $2,128

 

Enjoy the weekend in Lewes, and if you can't be here to enjoy it, you can be here in spirit with your coffee and The New York Times on Sunday!

 

 

31August

Make Labor Day the Beginning!

Labor Day is usually considered a bookend to summer, but it doesn’t have to be. (For the record, summer technically lasts through Friday, September 21!) Plus, fall really is a great time of year to explore your options for living at ‘the beach’ – which is a broad umbrella term for living where you can easily enjoy access to the perks of beach life. Summer rentals can sometimes make showings challenging to see investment homes and condos for sale, so fall is a bit more flexible all around. 

Locals generally do not want to give away our secrets, but I will tell you that fall is absolutely the best time of year at the beach for so many reasons. Restaurants offer specials and the weather is still great.

Whether you want to sell it all and move from the city to the beach year-round, or if you want to explore a second home for your own getaway or to use as an investment property, there is overwhelming opportunity to do so. And with Maryland’s recent expansion of Route 404 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway from US 50 to the Denton Bypass, your “road not taken” for fear of traffic just opened up to you!

While traditionally Route 50 led you to Rehoboth Beach as the main destination in “Our Nation’s Summer Capital,” we now actually cast a wide net to include Dewey, the Indian River Inlet area and Bethany to the south, and increasingly Lewes and Milton to the north. Rehoboth Beach has the envious draw of the Atlantic Ocean, boardwalk, beautiful beaches, shopping, dining, and nightlife. But these amenities are accessible from several different communities. When you are searching online for “Rehoboth Beach,” consider broadening your search to include Lewes and Milton.

Both historic towns, Lewes and Milton have been around – well, since the beginning of Delaware! – and have hosted generations of beach lovers. Increasingly, both towns are expanding culinary and shopping options to rival Rehoboth’s great restaurants. At least so far, home prices in these areas have not caught up to Rehoboth Beach. Simply put, you can get more for your money while still enjoying the array of beautiful natural destinations like Cape Henlopen State Park, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean and which is now connected to Gordon’s Pond in Rehoboth Beach via a five-mile scenic bike trail; Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton; Lewes Beach on the Delaware Bay; the scenic Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and Broadkill River. The season is unbelievably long here for biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, bird watching, surfing, crabbing, fishing, and basking in the serenity of beach life.

The appeal of Coastal Delaware is undeniable – but what about the prices? I’ll leave DC real estate to the DC experts, but it is fair to say that house for house, living at the beach is less expensive, especially when you factor in our low property taxes, and investing here is definitely something to consider with your financial adviser. Our clients are a mix of retirees who are moving here full-time or selling a current house here for another (either smaller or closer to downtown); second home buyers who plan to retire here in the future; and increasingly families and couples who look at newer construction neighborhoods in and around Lewes, Milton, and Rehoboth.

As a point of comparison, beachfront property in Rehoboth Beach, depending on the home, is typically in the $4M+ range. We listed an unprecedentedly priced home in Lewes this year for $4.5M; however, we also have beachfront homes in the $2.5M range and one block off the beach can go for $1.5M and less. Lewes is home to several new construction communities which will offer homes in the $500-600Ks. And Milton, just a few miles north, features communities from the high $200Ks to $400Ks. 

Medical facilities and specialties continue to expand here to include a cardiovascular specialty at Beebe Medical Center and a brand new hospital north of Milton in Milford. Our school district is booming and has updated the high school, is replacing the outdated elementary schools and has added an additional one, and is adding a new middle school. The longtime question of “will I be able to live year round at the beach?” can be answered with a resounding “yes,” and you can even still enjoy an often solitary walk on Lewes Beach in the morning. 

Labor Day doesn’t have to be the end of summer!

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05July

Make Your Move: Summer Market Update

Hooray for Summer! 

 

It's finally here! This year, summer 'officially started' with a bang and the spectacular inaugural Lewes fireworks display brought to us by the "Go Fourth Lewes" commmittee and local residents and businesses, including Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gallo Realty. Following the Old Fashioned games on Second Street, BBQs, the Boat Parade on the Canal, and Doo Dah Parade, the fireworks capped off another amazing Fourth of July in our small town.

 

If you are interested in what's happening in town with regard to the real estate market, check out our latest edition of The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group's newsletter! And if you have any questions about it or any of the properties featured, please always feel free to give us a call at 302.645.6664 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

SUMMER 2018 NEWSLETTER

 

We hope you have a safe and happy summer at the beach!

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25May

Open in Hart's Landing!

Join us this Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. - Noon!

 

20478 Old Meadow Lane

Hart's Landing

 

Seize this perfect opportunity to get an inside look at this fantastic home in lovely Hart's Landing!

main marketing pic 20478 Old Meadow Ln 1

 

03May

Farmers Markets Have Begun!

Fresh & Local!

 

Summertime in Sussex County means more than days on the beach – it’s an amazing time for our “Delmarvalous” local produce!

A few markets have already started, some start in May, and a few will begin in June. Here's a list of where you can find the freshest produce and locally made goodies in our local area:

SATURDAYS:

Historic Lewes Farmers Market

8 a.m. - Noon

George H.P. Smith Park

At the corner of Dupont and Johnson Avenues, near Block House Pond

Riverwalk Farmers Market - Downtown Milford

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

South Walnut Street and Mispillion Riverwalk

 

SUNDAYS:

Bethany Beach Farmers Market (starts June 3)

8 a.m. - Noon 

Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue

 

The Nassau Valley Vineyard Farmers Market (starts May 29)

12 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

 

MONDAYS:

Fenwick Island Farmers Market (starting in June)

Mondays and Fridays

8 a.m. - Noon

1406 Coastal Highway (Bayside) at Warren's Station

 

TUESDAYS:

Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market

12 - 4 p.m.

Grove Park

 

WEDNESDAYS:

Georgetown Farmers Market

3 – 6 p.m.

16 Mile Brewery, South Bedford Street

 

THURSDAYS:

Garden Shack Farm Farmers Market

2 - 6 p.m.

19884 Beaver Dam Road

 

FRIDAYS:

Milton Farmers Market

3 - 6 p.m.

6 Village Center, Milton

 

Fenwick Island Farmers Market (starting in June)

Mondays and Fridays

8 a.m. - Noon

1406 Coastal Highway (Bayside) at Warren's Station

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20April

Open House - The Peninsula, Saturday 4/21!

Prepare for summer!

Join us on Saturday, April 21, between Noon and 3 p.m. to experience the difference craftsmanship and luxury amenities make in your coastal living experience!

Public Open House

Saturday, April 21

Noon - 3 p.m.

24460 Jacks Drive 

The Peninsula

 Offered at $1,295,000

Stunning Award-winner In The Peninsula, Coastal Delaware’s Premier, Amenity-rich Golf Community! Exceptionally Styled Home Is Poised To Host Intimate Gatherings Or A Full House Of Family & Friends. Enjoy Bright Interior Spaces On Both Levels; Dual 1st & 2nd Floor Master Brs W/spa Baths; 2 Chic See-through Fireplaces; 2nd-floor Theater Room / Great Room W/custom-designed Wet Bar & 3 Balconies; Large 1st-floor Deck, & Outdoor Entertaining Spaces, All Wired For Sound. Your Setting Is Ready For Epic Evenings, Panoramic Sunsets & Peaceful Lake Views On The 10th & 11th Fairways.

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13March

Timing Is Everything!

Our local real estate market is definitely ‘springing forward’ this month! Since our local inventory is relatively low, and since we have had a handful of properties go under contract within the first few days of listing, we want to share the news with you!

If you are thinking of buying or selling this spring, it’s the perfect time to consider it.

Of course, in addition to limited properties for sale in these areas, these homes were priced well to ignite a quick sale.

 Take a look at hot market activity in just the past few weeks!

 

SoldQuickly

 

Feel free to give us a call at 302.645.6664 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. anytime to discuss your home's market value!

 

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31October

Treats? Price Reductions!

Happy Halloween from all of us at The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group! We know buying and selling a home can sometimes be scary...but it doesn't have to be! Let our team of experienced mortals help you :)

 

What’s better than one treat? How about three!?

Take a look at new price improvements on three great beach-area properties – from Lewes to Rehoboth Beach!

16 Greystone Drive | Greystone Manor | MLS: 723570

CHARMING CAPE COD

Located in the established, east of Route 1 community of Greystone Manor! Surrounded by mature trees, this home offers plenty of space both inside & out, with country kitchen central to the 2 dining rooms, 1st floor den that doubles as the 4th bedroom, large 2nd floor master with spa-like bath & generously sized walk-in closets, and so much more!

$344,900

 

18614 Broadfield Drive | Plantations | MLS: 724266

SPACIOUS & ACCOMMODATING

Don’t miss this 4 bedroom single family Plantations home! Offers an open floor plan, light-filled rooms, master suite, and so much more situated on over a quarter of an acre on a quiet cul de sac street. Generously sized backyard is the perfect setting for summer entertaining. Plantations central location offers convenient access to Coastal Highway, and Lewes & Rehoboth Beaches! Motivated sellers!

$379,900

110 London Circle | RBYCC | MLS: 724281

CUSTOM-BUILT COASTAL RETREAT!

Beautiful lighthouse inspired home situated on a quiet, wooded, Cul de Sac street with sparkling glimpses of the Lewes Rehoboth Canal in RBYCC! Enjoy 3 levels of spacious interior and exterior living space from the top floor outfitted with an expansive & private master suite complete with loft, side deck with outdoor spa, & double vanity master bath; to the 2nd level main living area with open floor plan, secondary master, and side deck & screened porch; to the first floor that has 2 additional bedrooms, along with an office space that can double as a 5th bedroom, and a wrap-around porch, rear deck & patio! Serene setting that is an easy bike or drive from Coastal Highway and downtown Rehoboth Beach.

$499,900

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29September

Fun On Tap this Weekend!

 

 

It’s a perfect weekend to go out and about in Lewes!

Great weather is on tap – along with a host of other happenings to usher in October.

Fun for all ages!

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Start the day at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market at 8 a.m. for the last of its George HP Smith Park venue markets. (Starting next week, the market will move to the Shields Elementary parking lot and start at 9 a.m.) Pick up some fresh ginger, fall veggies, apples, pumpkins, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, local honey, freshly-cut flowers, and chicken and duck eggs. 

Then head to the The Lewes Historical Societyto celebrate the work of over 70 other talented artisans at the Lewes Historic Campus at 110 Shipcarpenter Street. For more details about the Fall Craft Fair or for more information on The Lewes Historical Society, contact 302-645-7670 or visit www.historiclewes.org.

Meander to the Friends of Lewes Public Library Fall Book Sale, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and pick up some reading for the still-warm Lewes Beach read! For more information, call 302-645-2733 or visit www.leweslibrary.org

2017 Boast the Coast Poster 0And to whet your appetite for Coast Day Tomorrow, get your maritime fix at Boast the Coast at the Zwaanendael Museum between 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 102 Kings Highway.

But all of this maritime activity can make you thirsty! Grab your lederhosen and join The Friends of the Canalfront Park as they bring Bavaria to the banks of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal from 2 – 6 p.m. their Inaugural Oktoberfest – complete with a specially brewed beer from Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head! The Happy Wanderers, a 16-piece German Band and the “Bairisch und Steierisch” German dancers will perform at the event. Tickets to the Oktoberfest Tent are $10 in advance, $15 at the door; aged 16 and under are free. It's held at the Canalfront Park.

2017 Oktoberfest

 

ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, keep the fun going!

Start the day right with the 15th Annual Celebrity Chefs' Beach Brunch, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson Street in Dewey Beach. Enjoy tastings by the region’s top chefs, wine and brunch cocktails, a live auction, beer garden and more.  No one ever leaves hungry or disappointed and the event proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels Delaware! BHHS Gallo Realty is a proud sponsor of the event. For tickets and more information,  click here.

Then head back to Lewes for The University of Delaware’s Coast Day on the Lewes campus at 700 Pilottown Road from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on Coast Day, visit www.decoastday.org or call 302-381-8083. A fun, educational event for the whole family! Don’t miss the classic eats and kids’ crafts.

 

Celebrate fall with us, Lewes-style! 

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06July

Rain Got You Down?

Make some rainy day fun!

“Bad beach days” can still be fun days at the beach! When you have a houseful of family and friends to entertain, here are a few suggestions:

  • The Beach – yes, it’s still fun in the rain, as long as it’s not storming torrentially with thunder or lightening. Think about renting a kayak, big beach floaty mat, or SUP from Quest Kayak!

  • The Boardwalk – Rehoboth’s landmark attraction has shopping, dining, arcades, and of course – FUNLAND!

  • Boutique shopping in Downtown Lewes and Rehoboth Beach – shops on Second Street and Rehoboth Avenue/side streets have all sorts of local treasures unique to Delaware Beaches and mainstream. Hit Kids' Ketch for a new game or puzzle, or Browseabout Books in Rehoboth for a great new read for the whole family!

  • The Outlets – you can’t miss them! Route 1 offers three different outlet shopping centers with brands to please even the trendiest shoppers.

  • Lefty’s Alley & Eats – new this year, Lefty’s was built for rainy beach days! Bowling, laser tag, arcade, and an award-winning restaurant/bar will keep everyone busy for awhile!

  • Libraries! The brand new, expanded Lewes Library has programs scheduled all summer long and is a cool retreat from rain or heat. The Rehoboth Library is in the heart of Rehoboth Avenue and is a great place to ‘check out’ as well!  

  • Redbox – Most rentals have DVD players, or you can watch on your laptop: Both the Lewes and Rehoboth Walgreens stores have Redbox kiosks where you can pick up very recently released movies.

  • Seaside Nature Center at Cape Henlopen State Park – newly renovated for this summer, the Seaside Nature Center offers a great indoor and educational escape! Learn about the state park and its inhabitants, then take a hike around the park in any weather.

  • The Lewes History Museum (in the former Library space) and the ever-present, landmark Zwaanendael Museum offer cultural diversions, rain or shine!

Of course, there are a ton of restaurants (see our list of new ones) to keep you busy - and keep your strength up - when you have houseguests in the rain!

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03July

Transfer Tax to Increase 1% effective August 1, 2017

Make sure you are under contract by July 31, 2017!

On July 3, 2017, after an unprecedented appropriation measure to extend the deadline, the Delaware General Assembly voted to raise the state portion of the Realty Transfer Tax a full 1% - effective August 1, 2017.

What does this mean?

Homebuyers from out-of-state may not be familiar with Delaware’s transfer tax, but it has historically been a 3% tax on all real estate sales, paid equally by buyers and sellers at settlement (1.5% each), and typically represents the largest closing cost. Proceeds from this tax are used equally by the county and state to fund public safety programs. Overall, property taxes in Delaware are comparatively low nationwide, and Delaware has no sales tax.

This 1% increase in closing costs, especially for higher-priced properties, can certainly add up.  

According to information from the Delaware Association of REALTORS®, this bill takes effect on August 1, 2017, and does not apply to contracts entered into before August 1, 2017. So, if you are considering buying in the near future, make sure you are under contract by July 31, 2017! And save yourself some money at settlement.

We will have more information about the implication of this increase in the near future but wanted to spread the word to buyers and sellers as soon as possible.

For more information about the budget, click this link from The Cape Gazette:

“Lawmakers pass $4.1 billion budget for FY18”

 

Posted in Lewes Real Estate News

25April

April Showers

We’ve only had a few days of actual rain but April is definitely bringing showers of new listings to our local real estate market!

What are YOU looking for?...

NEW LISTINGS!

23 Shipcarpenter Square

In-Town Historic Lewes

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3

2,784 sq. ft.

Year Built: 1990

MLS: 719431

$799,000

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE IN-TOWN LEWES

Live in sought-after Shipcarpenter Square! Prime location in the heart of Downtown Lewes puts you steps to shopping and dining, or a bike ride to beaches and phenomenal Cape Henlopen State Park and ocean beach! Renovated 19th century home awaits your antiques with Colonial appeal, and can embrace your contemporary side, too. Perfectly sized for ‘living in town’, this captivating home offers 3 bedrooms and 3 baths (which includes a first-floor master suite), gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and granites counters, and classic details like exposed brick, fireplace, built-in cabinetry, and more. Embrace Lewes life in the sizable picket-fenced yard, complete with charming outbuilding.

 

204 East Savannah Road

Lewes Beach

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2

1,900 sq. ft.

Year Built: 1908

MLS: 718991

$725,000

FRONT PORCH, FRONT ROW

Get drawn into beach life from this classic Victorian home’s quintessential, wraparound front porch – mere footsteps to Lewes Beach. A front row seat to beach living, this perfect spot grants you an extraordinary view of beach life from a prime location with access to the bay, State Park, in-town shopping, dining, library and everything Historic Lewes offers! Property boasts the charm of unique exterior architecture; beauty of a lovely and sizeable yard; privacy of full fencing; luxury of off-street parking; and convenience of a great workshop with loft/separate electric, outdoor shower, and more. Sunrise or sunset, you’ll have the best seat in town!

 

17212 Shiraz Lane

Nassau Grove

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 3

3,144 sq. ft.

Year Built: 2008

MLS: 719558

$439,900

EXQUISITE DESIGN & HIGH-END FINISHES AT EVERY TURN

Model perfect home in Nassau Grove! This spacious home features beautiful hardwood flooring, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances & granite counters in the kitchen, custom window treatments & plantation shutters thru-out, inviting living room with gas fireplace, spacious bedrooms with upgraded carpet - including the first-floor master, additional living area with 2nd level den, and even more living space can be created in the full basement! Located only minutes from Coastal Highway & the beaches in an amenity-rich community that offers lawn care, community/fitness center, tennis, pool, and more!

 

16581 John Rowland Trail

Paynters Mill

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 3.5

3,300 sq. ft.

Year Built: 2005

MLS: 719512

$439,900

PICTURE PERFECT

The Berkeley floor plan with all the options (see attached floor plan) makes this home perfect for entertaining and housing guests: plenty of living space, formal dining room, sunroom, first and second floor master bedrooms, large second floor family room, great outdoor space including a covered porch, outdoor shower, patio paver hardscaping, water fountain, and detached 2 car garage. The many community amenities: pool, tennis, playground, walking trail, fitness center, beautifully kept club house, and lawn care plus being just a short drive to the beaches and downtown Lewes, Rehoboth, and Milton all add to the value of living in this great neighborhood.

 

110 Harbinger Drive

Gosling Creek

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2

2,079 sq. ft.

Year Built: 1990

MLS: 719635

$319,000

CONVENIENT ONE-LEVEL LIVING

…is yours from this attractive 3-bedroom home situated on a beautifully landscaped lot in the pool/tennis community of Gosling Creek! Features ample space throughout including private master, separate from the other 2 bedrooms with attached office/studio space, en-suite bath, & walk-in closet, living room with wood-burning fireplace, light-filled sun room that leads to the rear deck & patio garden with fountain. Perfect space for entertaining and relaxing - located within minutes of shopping, dining, and the beaches!

 

16464 Hudson Road

Milton

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2

1,568 sq. ft.

Year Built: 1993

MLS: 719529

$299,900

BACKYARD PARADISE

Whether hosting a BBQ, watching the kids/dog play, or just relaxing, you'll love this private, fenced back yard paradise complete with a stone patio, fire pit, extra-large deck, 3-season room, mature landscaping and beautiful trees. An oversize detached garage is perfect for vehicles, hobbies, and storage. Inside the home you'll love the hardwood, laminate and tile floors, updated kitchen, newer appliances, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, and closet organization systems. No HOA dues or restrictions so your boat & RV are welcome. There's even room for a pool too. This house feels like "home"!

 

NEW PRICES!

36269 Tarpon Drive

Wolfe Pointe

Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 3.5

5,000 sq. ft.

Year Built: 2004

MLS: 715069

$834,900

CUSTOM CRAFTED LUXURY

Reap the rewards of this fantastic builder’s-own-home with comfortable style and elegance. Welcome to the Lewes lifestyle - from the premier location in Wolfe Pointe on a private wooded lot, to the 5 bedrooms amid 5,000 square feet of its intuitive floor plan, to the peaceful screened porch and park-like setting. The gorgeous French Country kitchen with custom cabinets and gourmet appointments will be the focal point of your holiday parties and everyday gatherings. Stunning 18’ wall of windows delivers sweeping vistas and lets the sun shine in. Enjoy custom details like double staircases, columns, fine moulding, tray ceilings, built-in bookshelves in the office, hardwood and tile flooring. Retreat to the luxurious Master suite and spa-like bath. The finished walk-out basement - complete with bedroom, full bath, and media/game rooms - adds to the unlimited potential of this custom-built, luxury home in fabulous Coastal Delaware!

 

35842 Spinnaker Circle

Wolfe Runne

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2.5

2,784 sq. ft.

Year Built: 1994

MLS: 716891

$649,900

PEACEFUL TRANQUILITY

Embrace serenity with this custom, quality built 3-bedroom home set on large private lot. Property welcomes the best of both worlds: the feeling of seclusion yet it is only minutes from Downtown Lewes and the beach! Home features large rooms with plenty of living space, wood burning fireplace, laundry chute, huge enclosed porch overlooking the garden pond and wooded back yard, oversized two car garage and much more! Must see home on a truly beautiful lot.

 

28601 Gazebo Way, Unit 112

Gull Point

Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 2

1,160 sq. ft.

Year Built: 1989

MLS: 718777

$178,500

WELCOME TO GULL POINT!

A waterfront community offering AVAILABLE boat slips, pier, marina, boat ramp, pool and lavish landscaping. This crisp, recently painted end unit with a RARELY offered one car garage (which has been converted into half garage and half sitting room/den or extra sleep space) is waiting for its new owner to enjoy maintenance free living in a highly desirable location. Additional perks of this unit include a screen porch, deck, pergo flooring, utility room and located just steps away from the beautiful community pool and fountained pond. Storage galore available for all your beach and boating toys. Gull Point is only minutes from area beaches, shopping, restaurants and more.

 Call us to arrange a personal tour of any of these or other beach properties! 

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10February

Home is Where the Heart Is

If February is the “month of love,” this February has been particularly amorous at the beach!

Do you love where you live? You should! And there’s no time like now to visit the scenic Southern Delaware Beaches and fall in love.

We invite you to check out this week’s new listings:

 

 

 

20378 Silver Lake Drive, Unit 5

Lake House, Rehoboth Beach

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3 Full | 2 Half

MLS: 717057

$1,250,000

SCENIC SILVER LAKE VISTAS!

Seize this rare opportunity to enjoy one of the most iconic views of Rehoboth Beach. Exclusive panoramic views of Silver Lake, one of Rehoboth's most beautiful natural features, with peeks of the ocean beyond are yours. This stylish and elegantly appointed sea-side residence is a breath of fresh air, complete with fresh paint and numerous interior features, including fantastic open floor plan with 2 living rooms (one of which can be converted into a 4th bedroom), gorgeous master suite with fire place, private balcony, spa-like bath and 2 large walk-in closets, two other generously sized bedrooms with en-suite baths, and so much more! Parking and storage is a breeze with oversized 2-car garage. Forget about permits or meters in the summer, simply walk, bike, or trolley from your home with ease to downtown Rehoboth, Dewey, or the beach. Truly a must-see. Call today!

               

18994 Sea Glass Court

The Avenue, Rehoboth Beach

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 3.5

MLS: 716967

$829,000

JEWEL BY THE SEA!

Gorgeous and spacious coastal home in fantastic East of Route 1 location! Interior features a welcoming open floor plan with beautiful dark hardwood floors throughout, stunning kitchen with stylish subway tile backsplash, quartz counters, gas range & breakfast bar, first floor master suite, second floor loft area that serves as a secondary living room, and finished bonus room above the garage can serve as a 4th bedroom or rec room! Enjoy the outdoors with two screened porches, rear deck and generously sized backyard. Centrally located within walking distance to downtown Rehoboth Beach, Junction Breakwater Trail, and only a short bike or drive to Route 1 shopping and dining!

 

35842 Spinnaker Circle

Wolfe Runne

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2.5

MLS: 716891

$659,900

PEACEFUL TRANQUILITY

This custom, quality-built, 3-bedroom home set on large private lot welcomes the best of both worlds: the feeling of seclusion yet it is only minutes from downtown Lewes and the beach! Home features large rooms with plenty of living space, wood burning fireplace, laundry chute, huge enclosed porch overlooking the garden pond and wooded back yard, oversized two car garage and much more! Must see home on a truly beautiful lot!

 

37361 8th Street

Bay Vista

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2.5

MLS: 716861

$419,900

PRICED TO SELL!

MUST-SEE this beautifully kept and bright 3-bedroom/2.5 bath home with open spacious floor plan. Well-maintained and move-in ready. NO HOA fees! Great Rehoboth Beach location, just minutes from the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk! This home will make a fabulous second home, or rental investment, or make it your permanent residence! Show and sell!

 

16410 Winding River Drive

River Rock Run

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2.5

MLS: 716956

$349,900

BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED

This immaculately kept home shows just like a model and is pristine condition! Home features a spacious, open floor plan, eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar and a large pantry, formal dining room, split bedroom floor plan, screened porch with brick flooring, stone rear patio, fenced in yard and more. Just a short drive to the beaches and attractions of the area!

 

19708 Chelmer Drive, Unit 3

Grande at Canal Pointe

Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 2

MLS: 717150

$290,000

BEACH LIFE is yours from this fantastically located, beautifully kept 2-bedroom condo in the amenity abundant community of Grande at Canal Pointe! Situated just outside Rehoboth Beach City Limits, be the envy of all Route 1 summer commuters by being only a short bike ride or drive away from the beach and boardwalk, or Route 1 shopping and dining! Priced-to-sell, this condo features an open floor plan, two spacious bedrooms- including master with pond views, and relaxing pond-front back patio - perfect for grilling and enjoying summer breezes! All within walking distance of the various community amenities: two pools, clubhouse, fitness center, tennis, basketball court and playground.

 

33130 N. Village Loop, Unit 3301

Villages of Five Points

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2

MLS: 717136

$269,900

TRANQUIL WATER VIEWS

Well-priced and uncompromising on quality and space! This end-unit, 3-bedroom, 2-bath condo with bonus DETACHED GARAGE puts you in the heart of a great location, East of Route 1 in Lewes! You are front and center to shopping, dining, wonderful community amenities and access to beaches. Enjoy an open floorplan with spacious living room/dining room. Enjoy the relaxing screened porch for the best, peaceful pond views and plenty of summer breezes! Keep it for your own getaway or as a terrific investment property.

 

17059 S. Brandt Street, Unit 3108

Villages of Five Points

Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 2

MLS: 716769

$199,900

THE ULTIMATE IN CONVENIENCE!

This 2-bedroom 2-bath condo is conveniently located on the 1st floor. No stairs to climb with groceries or pets. Relax and enjoy summer breezes from your screened porch. Walk to the community pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, tot lot, restaurants, shops, bank, and more. Bike to historic downtown Lewes and Lewes Beach.

 

Lot 7 Buttonwood Drive

Edgewater Estate

Lot Dim: 100 X 150

15,000 sq. ft. / 0.34 Acres

MLS: 717055

$149,900

CREATE YOUR OWN ‘PERFECT HOUSE’

Still looking? Don’t miss this great opportunity to build the home you’ve envisioned on your own lot in established Edgewater Estates! This spacious lot grants privacy, surrounded by mature trees. Well-located community features boat access to Red Mill Pond. Buy today, build today – or tomorrow! No builder tie-in.

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20January

Real Estate Forecast for 2017: HOT

We are happy to share our newest listings from The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group. So far, January 2017 is busier than any January in recent memory. The Delaware Beach real estate market is hot - which is great news for buyers and sellers. Give us a call if any of these listings catches your attention! It's a great time to invest at the beach. 

 

49 +/- Acres Beaver Dam Road

Lewes

Large Parcel Close to the Beach!

2,141,410 sq. ft. / 49.16 Acres

MLS: 716450

$2,500,000

49 ACRES OF POTENTIAL!

Wooded acreage offering a private country setting close to the beaches! Endless possibilities include the ability to subdivide, personal horse stable, farming, expansive private estate, and so much more. Great value!

               

117 Schley Avenue, Unit 1

In-Town Lewes

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 3.5

2,300 sq. ft.

Year Built: 2017

MLS: 716416

$609,900

NEW CONSTRUCTION IN -TOWN LEWES

This almost complete, custom built twin home, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, in a great in-town location, has everything you could want! Features include: two story great room, granite countertops, gas fireplace, first and second floor master bedrooms, screened rear porch, storage shed, and much more. Just a short walk to the shops and dining of Lewes' 2nd Street, the Lewes Rehoboth Canal, and the beach!

Unit 2 also available - MLS: 716418 | List Price: $599,900

 

19388 Mersey Drive

Grande at Canal Pointe

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3.5

2,848 sq. ft.

Year Built: 2016

MLS: 716274

$539,900

LOCATION AND STYLE

This barely lived in Rehoboth Beach end unit townhome has it all: a great location, tons of upgrades, and it is practically brand new. Enjoy the upgrades throughout this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home, including: Cortec flooring throughout the main living area, ceramic tile in the master bath, granite countertops by Ancient Art Stone, custom closets, plantation shutters, and much more (see attached for full upgrade list). Home also features first and second floor masters, sunroom, and a full, unfinished basement with rough in plumbing. Tons on community amenities: two pools, clubhouse, fitness center, tennis, basketball court, and playground. Easy access to Rt. One for shopping and dining, and beat the beach traffic to Rehoboth Beach with the Breakwater Trail! Plus great rental potential!

 

26 Harborview Road

Harbor View | In-Town Lewes

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2

1,932 sq. ft.

Year Built: 1989

MLS: 716336

$519,000

GREAT LOCATION IN-TOWN LEWES

Walk or bike to the Canalfront Park, Downtown Lewes and Lewes Beach from this beautiful and spacious 3-bedroom home. Tucked on a quiet, yet ideally located street just off of Pilottown Road, this home features a first-floor Master bedroom, living room with fireplace, updated kitchen with Corian countertops, and breakfast bar that overlooks the dining room and enclosed porch that leads to the generously sized backyard! No HOA fees and terrific access to everything beach life offers!

 

Unit 5, Rose Garden

Lewes Beach

Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 2.5

1,180 sq. ft.

Year Built: 1984

MLS: 716425

$409,900

WALK TO THE BEACH from this impeccably kept townhouse in the rarely available condo community of Rose Garden! This perfect beach getaway features a fantastic floor plan with kitchen, living, & dining on the main level, and 2 private & spacious bedrooms with en-suite baths on the second! Exterior features balcony & rear deck - to enjoy the bay breeze, and outdoor shower - for sandy beach days. Spend your days on the beach and nights on the town! Exceptional investment with great rental potential.

 

18898 Beaver Dam Road

Lewes

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3

1,600 sq. ft.

Year Built: 1971

MLS: 716447

$299,900

THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES!

Take a look at this spacious estate, well positioned on over 3 acres near Lewes and Rehoboth Beaches. Sold "as is" this property boasts 3 bedrooms and 3 baths total, configured as a raised rancher with finished basement and attached one-car garage! Sprawling lot offers an additional detached garage / storage and hobby space. Enjoy living with NO HOA! Close to beaches while maintaining country privacy. Lots of potential at a great price!

 

16985 Lilly Pad Drive

Overbrook Shores

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2

1,344 sq. ft.

Year Built: 1987

MLS: 716333

$259,900

ESTABLISHED WATERFRONT COMMUNITY

Enjoy the beauty of Red Mill Pond and low HOA fees when you purchase this 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home. This cheerful, warm and light-filled home features stainless steel appliances, three season room with custom beadboard and display shelf, private master bedroom that is separate from the other bedrooms, and more. The front and side yards have recently been professionally landscaped. Just a quick drive to the beaches, shopping and dining, call today! Make this your vacation get away or full time home!

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