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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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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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