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16November

Just In: Fall Newsletter - with Updates Already!

Just in time for relaxing Thanksgiving Break reading…The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group Fall 2017 newsletter has hit the streets! We mail our newsletter to Lewes residents twice each year. And with such a busy fall, between sending it to print and actual mailing, we already have a few updates to share, too.

You can read the entire newsletter here.

Inside, you’ll see the latest on what’s driving the beach real estate market, a look at the sale price of one property 3 times since 2005, as well as a look at properties currently for sale in Lewes and the prices of a handful of those recently sold.

Updates since printing (just a little over a week ago!):

  • Our “homes sold to date” tally is up from 302 to 313
  • 421 W. Third Street (MLS 717558), the unit on the left, is now offered at $809,900

The following homes are now Under Contract:

  • 1603 Cedar Street
  • 103 Shipcarpenter Street
  • 8 Newark Avenue
  • 43 Harborview Road
  • 33125 Dorchester Street

This newsletter is one way we share Coastal Delaware real estate market trends with you. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions about the market in general or on a particular property – whether you are buying or selling. Thanks for taking the time to read it!

 

Wishing all our local and out-of-state clients and friends a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving! 

Posted in Lewes Real Estate News

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

Posted in Local News and Information

27October

"Sea Witch" New or Newly Priced Home Could Be Yours!

So much going on this weekend at the beach! Of course, one of the biggest events of the year is happening - The Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival. Here is a direct link to the official Sea Witch Program, giving you great information about the parades, parking tips, schedule of events, and more! Have a spooktacular weekend! 

 

If you become enchanted by the beach life while you are in town, check out these 'treats' - new listings and price reductions from The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group! "SEA WITCH" home is right for you!

 

NEW LISTINGS

103 Shipcarpenter Street

Historic Lewes

Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 2.5

2,500 sq. ft.

Year Built: 1870

MLS: 724783

$899,000

CORNERSTONE OF DOWNTOWN LEWES

Spacious and welcoming farmhouse-style home puts you in the heart of town, just steps to Second Street’s great dining and boutique shopping, overlooking the scenic Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. Welcome to the perfect mix of traditional craftsmanship, modern character, and coastal comfort! Enjoy a terrific floor plan framed by exposed wood beams, gallery lighting and extensive built-in bookcases and shelves; slate-backed wood burning stove; open concept kitchen with center island, farm sink, stainless appliances, even a kegerator for instant entertaining! Home’s 5BRs grant privacy and plenty of space to host family and friends at the beach – from this ideal location in the heart of it all.

 

Lot 147 Henlopen Shores Circle

Cape Shores

Single Family Building Lot

5,500 sq. ft. | 0.13 Acres

55 x 99 x 56 x 100

MLS: 725033

$599,900

CAPE SHORES IS CALLING...start planning for your dream beach house today. Great location within this amazing Lewes Beach community featuring outdoor pool, tennis, private fishing pier and sandy beach. Steps to Cape Henlopen State Park and its ocean beaches, trails, and preserved lands. Walk or bike into Downtown Lewes and all of its great shops and restaurants!

 

232 Ocean View Blvd

Pilottown Village

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2.5

1,672 sq. ft. on 0.23 acres

Year Built: 1993

MLS: 724957

$469,900

POPULAR PILOTTOWN

This well-located 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath charmer offers so many reasons to love living in downtown Lewes. On top of spacious rooms, high ceilings, and hardwood flooring, this home offers a formal dining room, three first-floor bedrooms, a second-floor bonus room accessible through the 2-car garage, and a bright sunroom with scenic views of the tastefully landscaped yard. Located only a short walk to Downtown Historic Lewes, dining, shopping, and the scenic waterways and natural beauty that set Lewes apart.

 

100 Cascade Lane, Unit 121

Creekwood

Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 2

940 sq. ft.

Year Built: 2013

MLS: 724888

$199,900

CUTE, QUIET, AND PICTURESQUE!

Move in ready and ideally located! Private top floor location backing to trees and overlooking community pool. East of Route 1 with easy access to beaches, shopping, and restaurants. This unit is being offed mostly furnished for a turn key opportunity. Custom paint throughout with new flooring and HVAC. Gently used as a 2nd home, but has great rental potential. Enjoy coffee and cocktails on the screened porch or swim in the community pool after a day at the beach. Step into the good life with this well-maintained condo in the one of the area's most affordable condo communities.

 

Lot 18 Loblolly Lane

Cinderberry Estates

Cul de sac, Wooded Residential Lot

10,890 sq. ft. | 0.25 acres

81 x 116 x 195 x 113 x 137

MLS: 725027

$49,900

VACANT LOT IN QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD

Enjoy custom designing and building the home of your dreams on this spacious lot! No builder tie-in, great location within the community, and in city limits.

 

NEW PRICES!

421 W. Third Street (Units A & B)

In-Town Lewes

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 3.5 (each)

2,400 sq. ft. (each unit)

Year Built: 2017

MLS: 717555 | 717558

$824,900 (each)

NEW IN-TOWN LEWES CONSTRUCTION PRESENTED BY RON COFFIN BUILDERS

This brand new 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath duplex is the perfect beach getaway or year-round home! Features a fantastic spacious floor plan with gas fireplace, oak hardwood flooring throughout, first & second floor masters, 2nd floor den, and plenty of options to customize! Exterior offers plenty of room for seasonal enjoyment with front porch, side screened porch, rear deck, outside shower and generously sized backyard! Walk or bike to the beach, and downtown Lewes shopping and dining.

 

32795 Mashie Way

Baywood

Bedrooms:3 | Bathrooms: 2

1,840 sq. ft.

Year Built: 2009

MLS: 724258

$169,900

BEAUTIFUL BAYWOOD

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for someone looking for one level living and a beautiful setting. Serenity surrounds you from the rear deck with views of the golf course & pond, and captivating award-winning community landscaping. Wonderful Baywood amenities include beach, boat ramp/slips, community center, dog park, fitness center, golf club, golf course, putting green, pool, tennis…don’t wait!

 

Lot 16 Mission Place

Indian Town Farms

Wooded Residential Building Lot

85,378 sq. ft. | 1.96 acres

146 x 454 x 212 x 460

MLS: 704406

$99,500

RECENTLY REDUCED $10,000

Now is the time to buy this secluded 1.96 wooded lot! Enjoy a country setting and a peaceful community. Lot is located on a cul de sac in the back of the community for extra privacy.  Close to shopping centers, restaurants, and boat marinas. Just a short drive to Millsboro, Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. Build your dream home! 

Posted in Local News and Information

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! 

Posted in Local News and Information

23September

OPEN HOUSE TODAY: Fall in Love in Gosling Creek!

Join us today, 12 - 2 p.m. and start planning your move!

MLS 724036

107 Gosling Creek Road 

Lewes

$409,000

AMAZING SPACE

Step inside this generously spacious 4BR, 2.5BA, 2-car garage home in one of the beach area’s best-located communities! The dynamic floor plan draws you into this gracious home. Enjoy the living room with custom hardwood ceilings, multiple fireplaces, hardwood flooring in the living areas, eat-in kitchen, a separate family room to entertain the entire crew, first-floor master, 3 additional 2nd floor bedrooms, and an unfinished, partial basement.

Outdoors, relax in the expansive professionally landscaped yard, new outside shower, new deck, fire pit, and a new roof (2016). This won't last long – come see it today!

 

12September

Fit For Kings: Part II

The second post in a series of updates on the transformation of a Lewes treasure at 401 Kings Highway

The Buttaros continue to make progress - here’s the latest update!

We were thrilled to find out that so many Lewes locals,like all of us at The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, are interested in following along on the transformation on Kings Highway.

Karen and Guy Buttaro recently purchased this property at 401 Kings Highway, which was built in 1871, eventually became a doctor’s office, and then over time, needed significant renovation. 

 

The Buttaros have taken on the challenge and have an amazing vision for this property’s next chapter.

 

Aside from significant clearing of the lot and pulling back ivy and vines, the first step toward the residence restoration has been to work with Brenda Jones Architectural Design. Together, they are discussing plans to take to the Historic Lewes Architectural Review Commission the first week in October. Once they have an approved roadmap, they will embark on even more of the actual renovation.

 

Among the initial restoration steps are:

·         Removing radiators to updates with modern HVAC

·         Taking down windows and shutters to strip and restore

·         Keeping the original staircase and windows

·         Restoring the windows and mouldings

·         Replacing chandeliers

·         Refinishing the floors: the current floors were possibly redone in the 1930’s or 1940’s and may be pine underneath…time will tell!

Included in their renovation ideas:

  • Expanding kitchen and creating a butler’s pantry, keeping many of the original architectural points of interest

  • Making the upstairs more symmetrical and ending with 4 bedrooms, keeping the landing, transom windows, and original stairs to the attic

  • Renovating the front porch to make the Kings Highway entrance the main entrance (there are two main entrances, and when it was a doctor’s office, patients would wait on the side porch for their appointments)

This fascinating property includes so many architectural details, which the Buttaros are keen to keep, including the ornate moulding, detailed window frames, glass switchplates, and so many other wood accents.

Stay tuned to see how the October Architectural Review meeting goes!

 

CeilingMouldingDetail

Gorgeous ceiling moulding details

WindowMoulding

The Buttaros plan to update the windows and keep original trim and mouldings

BathroomPlans

Upstairs renovation plans include adding a bathroom

AtticSteps

Original (and steep) attic steps will stay

ButtaroBR

Great original doors and transom windows add character

Switchplate

Glass switchplate detail

InteriorDownstairs

The downstairs is stripped down

MakingPlans

Guy and Brenda discuss renovation plans - kitchen in background

Best wishes, Guy and Karen! 

30August

New Visitor to Delaware? Make Labor Day a New Beginning!

Summer may be fleeting, but enjoying the beach doesn’t have to be! On the heels of another great Rehoboth Beach season, hopefully you are planning more fall excursions to enjoy celebrations like annual fall sidewalk sales, tons of 5Ks, the famous Jazz Festival, Sea Witch, and many more.

Fall is also the best time of year to shop for real estate! Up to 75 percent of sought-after in-town inventory within Rehoboth’s City Limits hits the market from mid-August through September, mostly due to the rental market cycle.

How hot is the market now? As a point of reference, earlier this week (as of August 30), there were 78 condos and single family homes for sale in-town Rehoboth, ranging in price from $325,000 to over $4M – depending on the type of property, size, condition, amenities and location. An average “in-town” price is $1.5M for a single family home. You can take advantage of this wide range of options (like our famous local Joe Biden recently did)!

Comparison Shopping

Downtown Rehoboth offers unquestionable appeal with walk-ability, restaurants, shopping, and some of the best beaches in the country. But good news! If these factors are on your list of “Must Haves,” and you want to stay within a tighter budget, you have even more options if you cast a wider net.

The Delaware Beaches extend well beyond the Rehoboth City Limits. You can stretch your dollar if you venture even a few miles north. Five miles puts you in Downtown Lewes and another ten puts you in Downtown Milton – and there are many great communities and options in-between.

Downtown Lewes offers an eclectic blend of charming historic architecture and some brand-new construction, albeit on a much smaller scale than Rehoboth. Lewes was long considered the “year round” town; although that’s changed with more businesses staying open longer in Rehoboth as more people have moved to the area full-time. And much of Lewes East of Route 1 offers easy access to the quiet Delaware Bay Beach. One major recent asset is that the Junction and Breakwater Trail (which starts at the new Lewes Library) and the Gordon’s Pond Trail (between Cape Henlopen State Park and Gordon’s Pond) now connect Lewes and Rehoboth Beaches. Your budget can stretch a bit more in Lewes - and you still have easy access to Rehoboth.

And if you are willing to go another five miles north, Milton and its surrounding communities offer tremendous value, compared to Rehoboth and Lewes, offering increasing dining options and gems like its renovated Milton Theater and Dogfish Head brewery (to name only a few).

So how much do prices vary, really?

Note: due to our unique and often varied zoning, two homes on the same street can vary widely in value.

  • Downtown Rehoboth Beach: condos fall in the $300-400K range, a quaint cottage in North Rehoboth can fetch $850K, beach block property garners nearly $1.6M, and totally renovated homes in the beach block are listed at $2.5M. Oceanfront studio apartments are selling in the mid $300s and 2+bedroom beachfront condos are listing at $750K+. If you want 3+ bedrooms facing the ocean, be prepared to spend $1M+. In-town living is among the most expensive around – and can reap the largest rewards in rental income.
  • Residential/country club communities near Rehoboth: from $600K - $900K for a traditional four-bedroom home and $1-$2M for a waterfront property
  • Historic Downtown Lewes: average home price in-town is around $500K, inching up to $600s - $900K+ on Lewes Beach, and includes some new construction communities. Currently, there are 61 properties listed for sale in the Lewes City Limits, which includes Lewes Beach
  • Lewes beachfront community: ranges from $600K - $1.2M a few lots back to $2M bayfront – which is about half of what you would pay for Rehoboth beachfront
  • Adjacent to Lewes: Residential communities along Gills Neck Road offer newer construction and amenities like pool and tennis and start around $600K and go up
  • Five Points (still East of Route 1): Town Center style living with grocery shopping and community amenities condos start in the low $200s, town homes in the low $300s and single family homes at $400K
  • Historic Downtown Milton: average in the low $300s for a turn key historic home, and low $200s for something that might need a little TLC
  • Adjacent to Milton: communities along Cave Neck Road average in the high $200s to high $300s, depending on square footage

This is just a glimpse of the many real estate options available at the Delaware Beaches. The bottom line is that now is the perfect time to shop in Rehoboth and surrounding areas with a great selection of condos, cottages, new construction, historic homes, and more.

Call us and make this Labor Day the beginning of your endless summer at the beach!

14August

"Fit for Kings" Part I

Part 1 in a series of updates on the transformation of a Lewes treasure at 401 Kings Highway

If you live in Lewes, you have undoubtedly seen the landmark stunner at the corner of Kings Highway and Washington Avenue. Built in 1871, this “grande dame” of Lewes has aged gracefully, all things considered, but like the rest of us, needs some TLC to keep that youthful glow.

Enter Karen and Guy Buttaro: Originally from Northern Virginia, they have had a presence in Lewes for the past 20 years, owning 608 Kings Highway until they sold it last January. They embarked on this labor of love in July with the purchase of 401 Kings Highway, and have plans for its return to grandeur.


A little history: 

The property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its contribution to our town. Unique in Lewes, it is an example of Italianate architecture in the Picturesque Movement style – a late 18th and early 19th century response to more exacting Neoclassic architecture. Whatever the technical nomenclature, this home definitely has a “WOW factor!”  

Hallmarks of this home include the fascinating exterior with its roofline and eaves, interior spacious rooms, high ceilings, an impressive staircase, and classic wide mouldings. Initially, the Buttaros set to clearing the overgrowth on the property and taking stock of the project.

We can’t wait to see what the Buttaros have in store – and we invite you along to find out! Stay tuned!

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Join us on their journey!

Posted in Local News and Information

11August

Open Saturday - Gorgeous & Spacious Renovation!

OPEN THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

Noon  – 2 p.m.

211 W. Fourth Street

In-town Lewes

MLS 720604

Offered at $759,900

Make your move to Historic Lewes and the beach, and enjoy the best of both worlds!

Treat yourself to this in-town oasis! You deserve this absolutely fabulous and perfectly located stunner in the heart of Lewes! Whether you long for charm and history inherent to “traditional Lewes homes” or crave a sleeker, modern air, this home delivers! Renovated 19th century home provides 5 bedrooms, 4 baths (including convenient first- and second-floor master suites), plus open, airy gathering spaces. The just fully remodeled kitchen is the jewel in this crown with sparkling new appliances, counters, backsplashes and appointments. The oasis extends outside with a huge screened porch, private fenced yard, and coveted off-street parking in town. 

 

Call The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group at 302.645.6664 for more information.

As the top-selling real estate team in Sussex County for 15+ years strong and #6 nationally for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we deliver “Superior Service, Outstanding Results” 7-days-a-week!

Posted in Local News and Information

20July

A Look at the Market

Even with emails, Facebook, Instagram and blogs (like this one!), we believe there is value in holding an actual newsletter in your hand and taking a look at what's for sale, which properties have sold recently and for how much, and how the market is trending.

 

Our latest Lewes Real Estate News from The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group is hitting Lewes streets now - and it's right here for you to enjoy.

 

Check it out for a closer look at the market!

Posted in Local News and Information

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!

Posted in Local News and Information

03July

Welcome Back - We hope you're hungry!

Your favorite vacation destination keeps getting better...

Welcome Back - We hope you

Summer is here, finally! July 4 always feels like the official kick-off to the season​. Locals are in our summer groove, visiting our favorite Farmer's Markets and just as excited as visitors to get back to our favorite restaurants. 

Visitors to coastal Delaware return to nostalgic favorites that really make summer complete (think Grotto's, Nicola's, Louie's, Striper Bites, Irish Eyes...); the list is endless and we could never capture them all. But luckily for both locals and visitors, we have an expanding list of restaurants to add to our rotation. 

Find your new favorite!

And feel free to tell us what we've missed! You can get a 'live' glimpse at a lot of these great venues on Coastal Cusine, of which The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group is a sponsor.

You can't make a list like this without another restaurant opening the moment it's published!​

Agave - Popular and busy Mexican restaurant on Second Street in Lewes has expanded! 

Big Chill Beach Club at Indian River Inlet - Deserving of its own article, this epic new venue is ON the beach at Delaware Seashore State Park. Don't miss sunset.

Blue Coast - SoDel Concepts brings the popular Bethany Beach concept to Rehoboth Beach - adjacent to another new offering, Fresh Market - serving fresh, beautifully prepared seafood. Just opened! 

Blue Hen - Brand new offering in-town Rehoboth on Wilmington Avenue from the Henlopen City Oyster House owners. Getting rave reviews!

Dogfish Head Brew Pub - (and its next-door neighbor Chesapeake & Maine) have transformed northern Rehoboth Avenue into a world-class dining and live music destination. Its founder, Sam, is now a prestigious James Beard Award Winner, too! Gorgeous design.

​Egg - Enjoy fresh, delicious, homemade fare - even a burger for breakfast! Located on Rehoboth Avenue as you head into town (formerly McQuay's market).​

Fork & Flask at Nage - Popular Nage is reinvented and refreshed in this on-trend venue with a focus on local ingredients, great food, even greater company, and signature cocktails. 

Gilligan's - Beautiful, classic waterfront dining in Lewes has a fresh vibe and gorgeous renovation.​ Best seat in Lewes on the canal!

Heirloom - Fabulous house-made specialties, just celebrated one-year anniversary with a brand new patio!

Indigo - "Finally!" is the reaction of many locals to authentic Indian cuisine on Rehoboth Avenue (check out Coastal Cuisine's visit!) 

Kaisey's Delights - Popular sweet treats, breakfast sandwiches and coffee from Rehoboth fame are now open at Wescoats Corner in Lewes - with a drive-thru!

Lefty's Alley & Eats - WOW. Brand new entertainment center delivers bowling, arcade, laser tag - and award-winning dining! Not your grandpa's bowling alley!

La Fable - Lovely French cafe newly opened on Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth.

Olive & Oats - Azafran is back in Downtown Lewes! Taking over the space behind King's Ice Cream, the charming space is now home to coffees, baked oatmeal, lunch salads and other cafe fare.

Pig & Publican - Great new addition on Lewes Beach! They opened this winter with a fun bar and great food!

​Rosenfeld's Jewish Deli - The popular OC deli go-to is now open in a brand new building on Route 1, across from a brand new Royal Farms, too! Authentic corned beef, knishes, salads, desserts, and more!

Starbucks DRIVE-THRU! (and at Acme now, too) - self-explanatory, especially if you have kids in the car and just need your coffee!

​The Vineyard Wine Bar - Brand new offering on Wilmington Avenue (formerly Espuma). Owners opened one in Havre de Grace, MD and decided to bring one to their favorite vacation destination!

Twice ​Baked - Dewey bakery adds another location in former Route 1 Starbucks location, next to Grandpa Mac, and aptly names it "Twice Baked!"

Waves Car Wash in Lewes - Lewes got its own car wash, and the customer service is awesome. It's not a restaurant, but worth the mention!

And if you need to work off sampling all of these new dining options:

Built - now you can get even more 'built' with Joy's Spin classes at the Five Points location!

RISE - new location on Route 1, formerly in Lewes: RISE transformed the warehouse by the Rehoboth Fire Station into an indoor fitness paradise - complete with rock wall!

SeaCycle - Popular SeaBarre Fitness added a separate cycling studio to feel even more burn! 

Stay tuned...​Coming in the Fall:

  • Fin's Big Oyster Brewery (across from Mr. P's)
  • Station on Kings​
  • Iron Hill Brewery
  • ... many more!

Bon appetit!

Posted in Local News and Information

16June

Open Gardens, Open Houses!

Lewes Is Blooming on Saturday

This Saturday! On June 17, The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau will host the 27th Annual Lewes Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to touring selected gardens around town, the event includes a Garden Market with more than 40 vendors in Zwaanendael Park. During the hours of the tour, free shuttle service is available for ticket holders. Tickets for the tour of gardens are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour. Click here for more info!

 

And while you are out and about, why not envision an in-town garden of your own!

The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group is hosting several amazing in-town open houses – also on Saturday, June 17, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Join members of The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group to see how your garden could grow!

 

OPEN SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1 – 3 p.m.

212 Rodaline Avenue

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It's time to plant yourself in Lewes!

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26May

Open Houses Saturday, May 27!

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND OPEN HOUSES!

Welcome back to the beach! Join us this weekend in-town Lewes to tour fantastic properties:

 

Saturday, May 27, Noon – 2 p.m.

 

“MEET THE BUILDER” at Angler’s Nest – at LOT 6, look for the signs!

 

Join Cam Lewis of Collier Homes to reel in some great opportunities to buy move-in ready homes, lots, brand new construction and lot-home packages on Lewes Beach, overlooking the scenic Lewes-Rehoboth Canal!

 

Special through the weekend:

Builder is offering $20K toward options or $10K in closing credits

with ratified contracts through May 31, 2017!

 

ON A WALKABOUT? Stop by these unique, distinct properties to take a personal tour!

 

219 Grey Plover Court

Angler’s Nest

Eclectic mix of original historic home and new renovations!

MLS# 702495

Offered at $674,900

 

212 Rodaline Avenue

Downtown Lewes

Best-kept-secret street in-town Lewes boasts this amazing home with gorgeous style and great backyard!

MLS# 720622

Offered at $795,000

 

342 Savannah Road, Unit A and B

Downtown Lewes

One is brand-new, one is newly renovated – both offer the perfect in-town location to walk to everything!

MLS#715460   & 715559

Offered at $619,000 and $659,000

 

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 2016, and the #6 sales group for BHHS nationally, we deliver "Superior Service, Outstanding Results," 7-days-a-week!

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18May

Is it time to turn a vacation into a staycation?

Welcome to summer at the beach! If you enjoy vacationing in Rehoboth and surrounding Delaware beaches, you already know that there’s a lot to love. We have a thriving restaurant and bar scene, laid-back beaches, great outdoor recreation on the ocean, bay, and state parks, renowned local breweries, and so much more. And you are definitely not alone: we’re known as “The Nation’s Summer Capital” for a reason! If you drive across the bridge often, you know that “in-season” is getting longer, too. Many restaurants and businesses are year-round now, and the weather is truly great from spring through early winter.

 

So why are you still renting?

You might be surprised to find out that buying a beach house is within reach. If you are curious about whether or not a purchase vs. a vacation rental, year after year, is a good investment for you, get in touch with a local realtor – like one of The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group’s six buyer agents – who will help you explore your beach home options.

 

Delaware Details:  

Delaware is unique for many reasons, and real estate is no exception. We know, everyone likes to think they’re special, but Delaware is every bit the ‘small wonder’ we claim to be! You probably know we have no sales tax, but you may not know our secret, #1 attraction is extremely low property taxes. And if you are considering retirement, either now or much farther down the road, an investment property in Delaware could be beneficial as Delaware offers extra perks for retirees in terms of taxes, too.

Working with an agent who is an expert in the area is the best way to narrow your search and help you with the nuances of local real estate. We can help answer questions like:

  • Is now a good time to buy?
    • It may seem like any realtor would answer this question with “yes,” but in fact, it’s a great time to buy! Inventory is relatively low, especially in-town in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, which is evident by how many recent desirable (well-located, well-priced) properties have gone under contract in the first week of being listed. As reference, our team sold more property than any other previous year last year (over 300 units) and it’s been an extremely brisk spring. This news is great for sellers; however, prices are slightly increasing. The main takeaway: if you are serious about a property, don’t delay.  
  • Where does my money go farthest in real estate?
    • Another great asset at the Delaware Beaches is the dramatic range of prices and locations where you can live - yet remain a short bike or car ride to the beach towns. Living “east of Route 1” is a major price differentiator as you can avoid peak traffic by not crossing Route 1. It comes down to your priorities. Living in-town Rehoboth Beach in the heart of the action carries a higher price tag than living in-town Historic Lewes or Milton. A 10-minute drive can buy you a larger home and yard in a community with amenities – even acreage in the country with even lower taxes. So many options! Your realtor can show you around to those hidden gems.

  

  • Where should I start with new construction or a land purchase?
    • Even in new communities with a sales center, it’s a great idea to bring a realtor who will represent your interests (at no cost to you because they are paid by the seller). If you haven’t found the home that suits your taste, there are plenty of lot options, and your realtor can help you find a builder that you’ll love.

Whether you are ready to join us full-time or not, we hope you have a fantastic Summer 2017! If you have any questions about our local real estate, please call or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group is the top-selling team in Sussex County, DE, and #6 nationally for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and we’d love to put our experience to work to help you find a beach home!

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