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25November

Shop Local This "Small Business Saturday" - and beyond!

With the biggest shopping day of the year upon us, The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group wants to support our local friends and businesses this “Small Business Saturday” – Saturday, November 28, 2015. American Express started this initiative nationally to raise support for the independently owned retail shops, restaurants and service providers in communities across our country. 

In Sussex County and our beach towns, small businesses are truly the backbone of our economy. 

We have always had so many wonderful boutiques and restaurants; however, as any small business owner can tell you - including my own “mom and pop,” Bette and Sal Gallo, who started their real estate business four decades ago - opening and sustaining a “small business” is no “small task.” 

Imagine what our towns would be like without the shops that sustain our local economy.  These locally owned and run businesses essentially make Delaware beaches unique places to live and set us apart as real departures from suburbia. The more our small businesses thrive, the better it is for all of us: locals and visitors alike.

The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group is thankful for the support of our local customers, local colleagues and services, and we are happy to support other local small businesses, too.

Happy local shopping!

Posted in Local News and Information

11September

Weekend Open Houses

 We’re rolling out welcome mats all over town!

Looking for a beach property - but don’t know where to start?

Trying to decide between new construction, a distinctive classic, or an amenity-rich 55+ community?

 

The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group has you covered!

Join us each day this weekend for an Open House at three distinct properties/locations:

 

Friday, September 11

3 – 5 p.m.

Angler’s Nest

Starting at $689,900

Lewes Beach - by the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal

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Saturday, September 12

12-3 p.m.

45 Oak Avenue

Rehoboth Beach

Offered at $1,299,000

In the sought-after Pines area

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Sunday, September 13

1-3 p.m.

30145 George Washington Avenue

Offered at $474,900

Independence, a 55+ Community

 

For more information about these great homes, or any other property at the Delaware Beaches, please contact The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by phone at (302) 645-6664, or visit our website at www.LeeAnnGroup.com

 

As the top selling Realtor in Sussex County for 2014, and the #8 sales group for BHHS nationwide, we deliver "Superior Service, Outstanding Results," 7-days-a-week!

 

Posted in Beach Homes

07September

Happy Labor Day!

From all of us at The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, Happy Labor Day! We hope you are enjoying well-deserved rest and relaxation today. 

Summer isn't over yet, but we are looking forward to ushering in the best-kept secret at the beach - gorgeous weather and less-crowded beaches. 

 

If you are thinking of making a move, either buying a home to join us all year or selling a home, please give us a call at 302.645.6664. It's our favorite time of year and still a great time to get your toes in the sand!

Posted in Local News and Information

05September

Open House on Lewes Beach Today - September 5, 2015

Discover Angler’s Nest - THE WELCOME MAT IS OUT – JOIN US!

Open House

Saturday, September 5, 2015

12 - 2 p.m.

Angler’s Nest in Lewes

Reel in a fantastic opportunity to join Lewes’ newest community of single family homes on Lewes Beach! Angler’s Nest offers something for everyone, including new construction, pre-construction lots, and a unique residence – The Historic Clare House – an eclectic mix of history, charm and modern restoration, all in one exceptionally unique home in the heart of Lewes.

Brought to you by Collier Homes, Angler’s Nest features several models to choose from, starting in the upper $600’s.

 

Angler’s Nest puts you in a prime location! Take an easy walk to Historic Downtown Lewes (just across the drawbridge) for dining, shopping, the library and more – or a short stroll to the sands of Lewes Beach!


Directions:

SO CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN AND ON THE LEWES BEACH SIDE!

From Downtown Historic Lewes: Cross the drawbridge to Lewes Beach, take the first left onto Anglers Road, and the community is just past E. Market Street on the right. Look for our flags!

 

Posted in Lewes Real Estate News

25August

Neighborhood Spotlight

WOLFE POINTE

 

Looking for a luxury neighborhood lifestyle that’s modern yet established, close to a charming historic town AND the bay, the ocean, nature trails, waterways, water sports, shopping, dining, and more? Wolfe Pointe is your answer!

 

This well-located neighborhood features large, custom-built homes on spacious lots, some backing to state wetlands. Several lots are currently for sale, which gives you even more opportunity to customize. The Wolfe Pointe Community features an outdoor pool, tennis courts, common areas – and again, it offers easy access to Downtown Historic Lewes, Cape Henlopen State Park, and biking/walking trails to Rehoboth Beach.

 

The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group has several homes and lots currently listed in a variety of sizes and price ranges. Take a look and feel free to contact us with any questions or for more information!

 

36087 Tarpon Drive

Offered at $1,350,000

COASTAL LIFESTYLE SHOWPIECE & UNPARALLELED PRIVACY 

Evoke a Charleston and Low Country feel with this masterfully designed home.  As the perfect venue to enjoy privacy and expansive views of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, this custom home offers 5,000 square feet of gracious, comfortable living. Bask in the retreat-like elegance of the amazing owner’s suite and luxury bath - which allows for one-floor living. Entertain in the professionally appointed gourmet kitchen and numerous rooms for relaxing - including 2 screened porches and 4 decks. Family and guests will appreciate third-floor privacy and miles of exceptional views. An ample three-car garage and versatile first floor with loads of storage complete the picture. Gorgeous landscaped grounds, impeccable interior, and coastal location make this residence truly exceptional. 

 

35851 Tarpon Drive

Offered at $899,900

STYLE PERFECTION

Impeccable from first glance, this 4BR, 4.5BA home offers upgrades galore! Tasteful decor and refinished hardwoods provide the canvas for this truly exceptional home featuring four suites, first- and second-floor master bedrooms with sitting areas and luxury baths; formal dining and living rooms, inviting family room, dazzling gourmet kitchen with marble and soap stone countertops, Electrolux refrigeration, and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy the natural haven that surrounds you from multiple porches and balconies with wetland views, lush landscaping, and so much more!

 

16675 Blue Marlin Court

Offered at $829,900

EXQUISITE CUSTOM HOME

Wolfe Pointe home delivers the “wow!” factor!  High-end details and spacious floor plan feature first and second floor master suites with luxury baths, 9/10-foot ceilings, coffered and tray ceilings with custom moldings, two Rinnai water heaters, full basement roughed-in for bath and more!  Just take a quick bike ride to Historic Lewes, or hop on the trail to Rehoboth Beach.

 

16650 Blue Marlin Court (building lot)

Offered at $419,000

LOT TO LOVE

…on this tree-lined lot on the perimeter of Wolfe Pointe. Enjoy cascading views of the wetlands and a private, cul-de-sac location in this prestigious beach community. Build your dream home with no builder tie-in! Reach downtown Historic Lewes, beaches, restaurants and the bike/walking trail to Rehoboth Beach with ease.

 

16908 Black Marlin Circle (building lot)

Offered at $349,900

BASK IN SUNSHINE AND PRIVACY

Choose this sought-after locale for your new home in Lewes’ Wolfe Pointe. Gorgeous site offers perfect wetland views with bright southerly exposure, marsh view, and the endless privacy of a well-located, wooded back yard. No builder tie-in! Your scene it set, just envision your dream home and make the move. Don’t miss it!

cleardot Lewes - Lee Ann Group

 

15August

Still Haven't Found What You're Looking For?

Maybe it's time to look at land.

 

Has your home search left you feeling like Bono and U2...singing "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"? Don't despair!

 

 

Our Delaware Beach communities have an attractive inventory of existing homes – some historic and distinguished, some that may need customization for new buyers’ tastes, and others that are brand new. Still, if you are a discriminating buyer that just hasn’t found “The One,” you may be pleasantly surprised by the lots and land available throughout the beach communities – in town, in neighborhoods, waterfront, secluded, you name it!

As the National Association of REALTORS reported last month, home sales rose to their highest levels in 8 years, signaling a brisk economic upturn and a following potential shortfall in the inventory of homes on the market for sale. (See articles in The Wall Street Journal and Reuters for more information, too.)

Regardless of the reasons behind it, if you can’t find the perfect house for you, there’s merit in building one for yourself! Building lots offer several advantages over new/existing homes:

  • Customization/building new to suit your preferences
  • Flexibility for more home styles and sizes – you are not constrained by what’s already there
  • Larger square footage for your home, if desired
  • Availability of building lots all over town – from rural areas to in-town neighborhoods to the beach!

 So if you haven’t found quite the dream home for you, consider building one!

Here’s a link to lots for sale in the MLSIf you would like assistance in locating a lot or an area that suits your style and vision, please call The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group at (302) 645-6664!

To name just a few examples - there are lots available in the new community, Angler's Nest on Lewes Beach - click here.

There's a great lot in Cape Shores - click here.

Another in Wolfe Pointe - click here.

And a terrific lot and value in Hawkseye - click here.

 

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Posted in Advice for Home Buyers

31July

Open Houses August 1st!

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome mats are out this Saturday…Join us!

 Saturday, August 1st

 

 

 

 

Noon - 2 p.m.

Villages of Five Points East

MLS#700924

33654 Hunters Run, Lewes

Offered at $499,900

 

Upscale design meets single-story convenience in this bright, charming Villages of Five Points home! This 4BR, 2.5BA Ranch home is both spacious and easy to maintain. Enjoy an intuitive layout that includes a great room, gourmet eat-in kitchen, office, large master suite with huge walk-in closet and beautiful private bath, and upgrades throughout. Plus, the wonderful community amenities are yours: two pools, tennis, walking/running paths, proximity to shopping, dining, and more!

 

 

Noon - 3 p.m.

Angler’s Nest

Starting at:

215 Grey Plover Court

Starting at $689,900

 

Welcome To Angler's Nest – Lewes’ newest community of 17 Single Family Homes where you can walk to Historic Downtown Lewes and beaches. Brought to you by Collier Homes! Explore designs and options available for your custom home.

 

 

For more information about the Delaware Beaches, please contact The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by phone at (302) 645-6664, or visit our website at www.LeeAnnGroup.com

 

As the top selling Realtor in Sussex County for 2014, and the #8 sales group for BHHS nationwide, we deliver "Superior Service, Outstanding Results," 7-days-a-week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Beach Homes

21July

Q&A: Fixer-upper vs. New Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: What’s a better investment – total fixer-uppers, existing homes, or new construction?

A: We hear this question a lot, both from out-of-towners and locals, and it is really a matter of preference.

 

Historic Lewes homes have a strong draw if you like charm. If you have the time and can afford to renovate a home in the Lewes Historic District, for example, there are some wonderful opportunities to live in a town where you can walk to everything.

 

Re-sale homes are often great values. Our market has many homes that the original (or only second) owners are selling, which they bought new. These homes can be inexpensively upgraded, so in general, you can get a great value buying a resale over new construction.

 

New construction is definitely a hot ticket right now and offers the latest trends in materials and customization. Many buyers come from a traditional home they have lived in for 20+ years and just won’t consider anything but new. Many local builders make it so easy to design and make selections that building a new home is fun and not the hassle it once was.

 

No matter which direction you take, The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group can connect you to different types of homes and property options throughout the Delaware Beach communities, both east and west of Route 1. Please feel free to call us at (302) 645-6664 to explore your options!

 

As the top selling Realtor in Sussex County for 2014, and the #8 sales group for BHHS nationwide, The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group delivers "Superior Service, Outstanding Results," 7-days-a-week!

 

13July

Is there an app for that?

 

Real estate websites and apps are a great way to stay up on the market, see what’s for sale, and research what our own properties are worth. Sometimes, however, there's no substitute for local "real" estate - answers from real people. At The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, we hear many “frequently asked questions” about the market, but this one has cropped up a lot lately:

 

Why is there a difference between what you say my house is worth and what Zillow recommends?

Here’s our reply:

At The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, we recommend a price range through our Comparative Market Analysis program and the Multiple Listing Service. We look at comparable properties currently listed, those under contract and those that have recently sold in a given area. Generally, in-town properties are increasing in value slowly and new communities are starting a bit higher than in past months. Sellers ultimately approve their own asking price - but we typically advise to use caution with apps like Zillow. These apps calculate prices without local market knowledge - and here’s a key point - cannot differentiate between a property that’s one house from the beach and six houses from the beach. We use a combination of historical data plus local on-the-ground knowledge and experience to recommend a listing price.

Feel free to call The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group at (302) 645-6664 with your real estate questions!


For more information about the Delaware Beaches, please contact The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by phone at (302) 645-6664, or visit our website atwww.LeeAnnGroup.com

 

As the top selling Realtor in Sussex County for 2014, and the #8 sales group for BHHS nationwide, we deliver "Superior Service, Outstanding Results," 7-days-a-week!

 

Posted in Local News and Information

08July

Recipe for Selling 2015

Sussex County farmers’ market season is getting in full swing, which means gorgeous crops of tomatoes, zucchini, berries, peaches, the list goes on, are filling the farmers' tables. It’s a perfect time to pull the tried-and-true zucchini bread or cobbler recipe out of the card box (or Google one, it’s 2015!).

We go back to the favorites out of tradition and because those recipes never fail. Adding some chocolate chips to the zucchini bread or mixing berries in the cobbler, even mixing tomatoes and peaches for a refreshing caprese salad, can liven up your table and make the flavors pop.

If you are selling your home, you may want to consider this strategy for your own property: Take a look at your home and consider how you can make your property “fresh for the picking.”

Here’s a ‘tried-and-true’ recipe we like to start with at The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group. Turning again to a cooking analogy, take a look at presentation, the first impression

Price: The ultimate “first impression.”  Make sure your house is priced accordingly (competitively and attractively) if you want to sell quickly. 

Presentation: Why do we put off doing those little things for ourselves while we are living in a home – until it’s time for someone else to enjoy it?  It’s common, but NOW is definitely the time to do these projects.  People form first impressions on sensory information, not necessarily on ‘what could be.’

Try to take a look at your home with fresh eyes. Or, ask your REALTOR to make recommendations based on her or his first impression.  These tips may seem obvious – and it may seem that buyer should be able to envision everything clean – but it’s a lot easier to envision when it actually IS clean! (The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group offers a free staging consultation.) 

Walk into your house and take a deep breath with a 'fresh' nose. Do you smell your pets or smoky furniture?  Has your home been closed up with A/C – or do you need a fresh filter?  The old ‘baking cookies for the open house’ strategy works for a reason!  You can, however, have too much of a good thing.  Try to go for neutral versus too much potpourri or heavy scents.  People love a fresh, new smell.

Eliminate clutter and paperwork.  The fine Lladro figurines may be beautiful, but they are also precious, breakable and set a certain style.  Take time to put them away carefully and set a neutral stage for your prospective buyer.

Freshen your paint, and wipe down ceiling fans, walls, handrails, baseboards, and light switches (even swap out dated light switches for more modern ones with dimmers).

Inspect all of your sinks, faucets, and toilets for drips and leaks.  Seal leaky faucets, replace washers, and caulk where necessary. Consider ordering a professional home inspection now, before the often-hectic contract timeframe, so you don’t encounter surprises.

Don’t neglect the outside.  With all the rain we have had lately, make sure your gutters are cleaned out and check your basement for any water leakage or mildew. Plus, standing water breeds mosquitoes! Clip your flowers and gardens to keep them looking great, too.

Recipe for Success

Unlike baking, home selling is not an exact science.  These tips are based on more than 30 years of home-selling experience, and are by no means all-inclusive!  One thing to keep in mind is that today, most people look online first and have already "seen" the inside of your home with photos and Virtual Tours, so putting your best foot forward at the moment you list your home is key.

The most successful recipe at The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group is equal parts experience and current market knowledge – with a dash of intuition and flexibility.  Please visit us online at www.LeeAnnGroup.com or call us at (302) 645-6664 to customize a recipe for selling your home!

Posted in Lewes Real Estate News

01July

Celebrate Our Independence!

July 4th Weekend Fun at the Beach

 

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in Lewes!

Delaware is “The First State” for many reasons. As all Delaware history students know, it was literally ‘first’ to ratify the Constitution.  We have a rich history throughout our state – from Sussex up to New Castle County. 

Delaware is always first for celebrating Independence Day.  History is written every year as Delaware’s beaches continue to top themselves, year over year, with amazing July 4th celebrations.

If you are visiting and thinking of buying a home at Delaware’s Beach communities, this July 4 may seal the deal!

No matter where you are at the Delaware Beaches, you’ll find out that we know how to throw a birthday party! If you are in Lewes for July 4, you will get swept up in truly the most classic Norman Rockwell portrayal of what it means to be an American for our nation’s Independence Day.  If it sounds too good to be true, it is – but so is Delaware! 

Thank you to all of our military veterans – from Delaware and throughout the nation – for securing our “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” year-round.


On Saturday, July 4:

 

LEWES JULY 4 FUN

Starting at 9 a.m.

Kids’ fun and games on Second Street in Lewes

 

Starting around 1:30 p.m.

Lewes Boat Parade on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal - see from the judge's stand at Fisherman's Wharf

 

Starting at 5 p.m.

World Famous Doo Dah Parade!

Find your spot along Kings Highway, Second Street or Savannah Road for the most classic American Hometown parade ever assembled.  Or, line up by Lloyd’s IGA grocery store to join in the parade yourself! 

 

After Dark

Catch some spectacular Lewes Beach views as locals light up the sky - and on a clear night, you can see Broadkill and Cape May!

IN DEWEY BEACH

Head to Dewey Beach (at Northbeach and Ivy restaurants) at night for their impressive fireworks display.

 

IN HISTORIC MILTON

Enjoy Independence Day all day, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at Milton Memorial Park.

 

On Sunday, July 5:

 

Let the party continue with Rehoboth Beach fireworks on Sunday, starting at about 9:15 p.m.!

Happy July 4, 2015!

 

Posted in Lewes

17June

Tour the Gardens of Lewes

Lucky for us, Lewes has both - gardens AND a library!

If you are in town this weekend, particularly Saturday, June 20, take part in one of our local traditions: The Lewes Garden Tour!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Lewes Chamber of Commerce-hosted event, and it’s a beautiful way to enjoy the day – and cultivate ideas of your own.

 

If you are looking for your OWN garden, stop by our Open Houses!

 

Saturday, June 20

318 Chestnut Street, Historic Lewes

10 a.m. - Noon

 

Sunday, June 21 (Happy Father's Day!)

Noon - 3 p.m.

Angler's Nest (by the Lewes Marina on the Canal)

 

Enjoy the weekend!

 

For more information about the Delaware Beaches, please contact The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group by email atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by phone at (302) 645-6664, or visit our website atwww.LeeAnnGroup.com

 

As the top selling Realtor in Sussex County for 2014, and the #8 sales group for BHHS nationwide, we deliver "Superior Service, Outstanding Results," 7-days-a-week!

 

Thanks for reading our SPRING/SUMMER 2015 NEWSLETTER, too! Of course, always feel free to contact The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group with any of your own questions!

 

Posted in Lewes

05June

Saturday Open Houses on the Canal!

 THE WELCOME MAT IS OUT – JOIN US!

Open House

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Noon – 3 p.m.

Angler’s Nest in Lewes

 

Reel in a fantastic opportunity to join Lewes’ newest community of 17 single family homes, built new for you, where you can walk to Historic Downtown Lewes, beaches, dining, shopping, library, and all-around idyllic beach lifestyle! Brought to you by Collier Homes, Angler’s Nest features several models to choose from, starting in the upper $600’s.


Join us at 208 Angler’s Road to start your tour at The Pintail Model, which offers four bedrooms, three and a half baths, screened porch and more. Pick your own plan and lot! But don’t delay – see it today!

 

 

Posted in Lewes Real Estate News

05June

Questions & Answers - Summer 2015

Hooray for Summer!

It’s an exciting time on our Delaware beaches: schools are letting out, graduates are starting new chapters, summer residents are returning, vacationers are livening up our restaurants and shops, and the real estate market is heating up, too.

We have seen a brisk spring in our offices, which has raised questions from both home buyers and sellers about our local real estate market. I’ve included a few popular questions along with my perspective in The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group’s latest newsletter. As usual, we also feature some of the fabulous Lewes homes for sale and some of the recently sold homes.

Thanks for reading the newsletter, and of course, always feel free to contact The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group with any of your own questions!

Click below to read the newsletter:

THE LEE ANN WILKINSON GROUP's SPRING/SUMMER 2015 NEWSLETTER

 

Posted in Lewes Real Estate News

22May

Join Us for a Peek at Lewes!

 

 

Looking for property in Downtown Lewes? The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group has several properties open this weekend to give you a perfect taste of life in our town!

 

Saturday, May 23

Noon – 2 p.m.

Visit Angler’s Nest!

From $689,900

 

Discover Angler’s Nest – a new construction community of 17 single-family homes brought to you by Collier Homes. Situated in a great location on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, Angler’s Nest offers different models, prices and finishes – all walking distance to the dining, shops and recreation that make Lewes a fantastic place to live. Start at 208 Angler’s Road to see what’s in store!

 

Sunday, May 24

Noon – 3 p.m.

300 Gills Neck Road

$1,274,000


If traditional style and gorgeous historical appeal are your style, join us for a personal look at this fine property. This 200-year-old home earned The Lewes Historical Society's Award Of Excellence In 2010 and a full renovation in 2007 with meticulous care to preserve its beamed ceilings, wide plank floors, and three working fireplaces. Enjoy the convenience of its added first-floor Master bedroom. Property also includes 100 feet of canal frontage, garage and lush landscaping – an unbeatable location to enjoy the Canal!

 

If you have questions about these Open Houses or any other properties, don’t hesitate to call The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group at (302) 645-6664!

 

Posted in Lewes Real Estate News

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