Articles tagged with: Lewes

14November

Open Houses This Weekend

Looking for a house at the beach?

Look at Lewes Beach!  

Join us on Saturday AND Sunday to see these fabulous Lewes Beach homes - both would be great to come home to!

Both homes are open Saturday and Sunday, November 17 & 18, from 12 - 2 p.m.

 

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9 Houston Avenue, now offered at $1,149,000

Stop by Saturday, Sunday - or both days! - to get a sense of how close to the beach this newly built home is while maintaining cul-de-sac privacy! Gorgeous appointments and new construction from Evergreene Builders. And a private wetland view!

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104 Breakwater Reach, now offered at $2,550,000

Visit this stunning home in Cape Shores to experience true beachfront living! This spacious home would be an ideal investment for your own family reunions or to earn income as an attractive rental with its beachfront appeal and community amenities!

Posted in Lewes Real Estate News

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.”

Posted in Local News and Information

19October

Sea Witch Home is Right for You!

 

 

 

Looking for a house at the beach? We are making it easy to shop during our local Homecoming Weekend! 

Join us on Saturday AND Sunday to see these fabulous Lewes Beach homes - both would be great to come home to!

 

 

 

Both homes are open Noon - 2 p.m.

Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28

 

Houston New Pic

9 Houston Avenue, now offered at $1,175,000

Stop by Saturday, Sunday - or both days! - to get a sense of how close to the beach this newly built home is while maintaining cul-de-sac privacy! Gorgeous appointments and new construction from Evergreene Builders. And a private wetland view!

 

 

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104 Breakwater Reach, now offered at $2,550,000

Visit this stunning home in Cape Shores to experience true beachfront living! This spacious home would be an ideal investment for your own family reunions or to earn income as an attractive rental with its beachfront appeal and community amenities!

Posted in Local News and Information

25September

Transformation Tuesday on Kings Highway!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the sights - and sounds - of transformation on Kings Highway as #401 undergoes a major return to its Italianate grandeur.

Maybe next time we will take a peek inside!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted in Local News and Information

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!

Posted in Local News and Information

22August

Fit for Kings: The Renovation Continues!

Homeowners Karen and Guy Buttaro stand before the Italianate home they purchased on Kings Highway last year, and before a monumental historic renovation in Historic Lewes! 

 

Weather has been kind to the updates at 401 Kings Highway lately, shining some gorgeous sunlight and powering the progress.

Here's a look at the status as of today, Wednesday, August 22.

Some of the porch detail work is being done off-site and will be installed next week...stay tuned!

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A view from across the street gives the scope and magnitude of the renovation!

 

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Photos posted around the exterior are a road map for renovation

 

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View of the original main entrance for the prior doctor's office

 

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Painstaking care is taken for window replacement

 

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Wow! Look at the chimney! 

 

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Blue sky background and a view from below the porch - which is scheduled to get closer to completion next Wednesday.

 

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New view from Washington Street!

Posted in Local News and Information

17August

Weekend Open Houses, August 18 & 19

 
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting or Looking for a Local Move? 

 

Join us to tour THREE unique properties this weekend - one on Saturday; two on Sunday! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Saturday, August 18, 12 - 2 p.m. 

104 Breakwater Reach

Cape Shores

Offered at $2,995,000

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Open Sunday, August 19, Noon - 4 p.m. 

35553 Creekside Drive

Sawgrass at White Oak Creek

Offered at $579,900

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Open Sunday, August 19, Noon - 2 p.m. 

9 Houston Avenue

Lewes Beach

Offered at $1,199,000

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We hope you enjoy the weekend and join us at one - or all - of these great homes to see what Coastal Delaware has to offer!

Posted in Local News and Information

04August

Open House Sunday in Cape Shores!

Join us for a personal tour of this fantastic BEACH FRONT home in Cape Shores!

Room for the whole family, friends, epic clambakes, happy hours, family reunions, weddings, birthdays, holidays...you get the idea!

 

Open Sunday, August 5

12 - 2 p.m.

104 Breakwater Reach, Cape Shores

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Posted in Local News and Information

10July

Fit for Kings: More Progress on Kings Highway

 

 

 

If you have not driven, biked, or walked down Kings Highway in awhile, here's a look at the continued progress as the massive renovation takes shape at 401 Kings Highway. This local example of Italianate architecture has undergone a dramatic transformation so far - and there is more in store! It is truly a sight to behold:

(Left: Owners Karen and Guy Buttaro stand on the precipice of renovation!) 

 

 

 

 

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 Windows have been added, the covered porch was reclaimed and new porch is taking shape.

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The full 360-degree renovation has some great weather in store for the next week or so to continue the progress!

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Update: What a difference a day (or two) makes! Just drove by and saw the new porch and chimney are on!

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Stay tuned for more updates! Enjoy the weekend.

Posted in Local News and Information

05July

We Mean Business

Hello, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners!

 

Coastal Delaware is a gorgeous place to live and work - and we have plenty of existing properties to house your next business venture. Take a look at a few, and let us know if you mean business!

 

 

Bed & Breakfast, Event Venue Destination, More...

WillowCreek

16239 Willow Creek Road

$1,895,000

Connoisseurs, Investors, Aspiring Innkeepers!

Unmatched in style and now rich in potential, this coastal Delaware design sanctuary recently earned approval for operation as a B&B. "Peaceable: The Millman Homestead" is an incomparable setting in coastal Delaware, now offering unique opportunity. Minutes to dining, nightlife, shopping, beaches, entertainment and natural beauty of our beach resorts, this idyllic property is impeccably curated with a remarkable 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath main home, sprawling manicured grounds, in-ground pool, and 2 guest cottages (a pool house & a log cabin) each with full baths - and now both can be rented. Event-worthy setting with fabulous pool/patio and entertaining areas for gatherings that deserve the perfect venue.

 

Retail Investment, Condos, Eclectic Opportunity

ThirdStreet 

116 W. Third Street

$1,499,000

Iconic Lewes Landmark

…with visions for the future! Original “Lewes Firehouse & Lock Up" is a rare opportunity to be part of history, complete with retail and living space. Historic significance and modern opportunity await in the true center of Historic Lewes! Ask about plans for a proposed 2 unit condo and retail space, approved by the City of Lewes but never constructed. Condos would sell for approximately $700K each.

 

Restaurant, Residential Apartment Income...

 GateHouse

109 Market Street

$1,499,900

Valuable Commercial Property In-town Lewes

Impressive turnkey property with a completely equipped restaurant on the first level, and two gorgeously remodeled vacation rental spaces on the second. Unbeatable location in the heart of popular Downtown Lewes where people arrive by foot, bike, car, or boat! Projected 2018 AirBnB income of $40K from two second floor apartments.

 

Commerical, Warehouse, Great Exposure on Busy Road

 Route9

26850 Lewes Georgetown Highway

$1,995,000

Georgetown-Lewes Highway Commercial Gem 

Attention investors and commercial property seekers: Opportunity is knocking at this 6-acre property with 7,000 square feet of commercial space. Great location on busy Lewes-Georgetown Highway (also known as Route 9) is ready for your venture!

Posted in Local News and Information

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!

Posted in Local News and Information

03July

Prices Bursting in Air on a Constellation of Stellar Properties!

 

 

 

 

 

Houston 2

9 Houston Avenue | Lewes Beach | MLS:1001569458 | $1,199,000

 

Hedgerow

35522 Hedgerow Lane|Sawgrass|MLS: 1001574298|$629,900


Creekside 

35553 Creekside Drive | Sawgrass  | MLS:1001572116 | $579,900

 

Ames

19909 Ames Drive | Rehoboth Crossing | MLS:100151728 | $359,900

 

Eaton

110 Eaton Lane | Cannery Village | MLS: 1001572424 | $359,900

 

Ashwood

32771 Ashwood Drive | Angola By The Bay | MLS: 1001843600 | $229,900

 

Let us know if you would like to tour any of these gorgeous homes in person! Call us at 302.645.6664 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Posted in Local News and Information

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