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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!

28October

What a Boo-tiful Bonus in Rehoboth!

SAVE $5,000 ON YOUR NEW HOME!

6 Vassar Drive

Rehoboth Beach

MLS 713807

 $299,900

 

$5K closing cost help available with acceptable contract by 11/30/16!

AND MOVE-IN READY IN REHOBOTH UNDER $300K?

Yes, it’s true! This spacious, updated home has it all: 3 BRs, 2 BA, living room, dining room, open kitchen with breakfast room, and family room. A 2-tier deck overlooks the large, private backyard where you can grill in the great outdoors, entertain family and friends, or just relax and watch the kids or dogs play. Store your beach gear in the shed or garage. Abundant closets with organizers provide lots of storage inside, too. New HVAC! Ask for the list of updates and improvements. Community pool, walk to shopping and dining, and just 4 miles to Rehoboth and Lewes beaches.

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 2015, and the #4 sales group for BHHS nationally, we deliver "Superior Service, Outstanding Results," 7-days-a-week!

Posted in Rehoboth Real Estate News, Local News and Information

21May

Market Update: New Listings this Week!

 

The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group is pleased to present these fabulous new listings for the week of May 15-21. Take a look!

 

 

 

 

401 E. Market Street
Lewes
 Beach93757 1

$699,900

Fantastic Investment in Lewes Beach!

Spacious duplex with 3 bedrooms and one bath on each level. Stay in one, and collect income on the other! Features an expansive rear deck, perfect for summer entertaining, three-season rooms, outdoor shower, and more, situated on a generously sized lot, along with the adjacent rear vacant lot (tax id: 335-04.20-106.01) also included with sale! Located only steps away from the Bay & downtown Lewes, and only minutes from the State Park and Coastal Highway.

401 Seagull Drive
Pilottown Village93633 1

$469,900

Coastal Cape Cod

Gorgeous, and unbelievably spacious, this three-bedroom home sits in the well-located in-town community of Pilottown Village! Attractive features include first floor master suite, gas fireplace, hardwood and tile flooring, fantastic floor plan with large kitchen open to the dining room, and central to the living and sun rooms - providing great flow for entertaining and day-to-day living, study/den, bonus room above the garage, and more! This property exudes curb appeal with tasteful landscaping that's pleasant from any perspective, including from the rear screened porch! An easy bike or walk to everything downtown Lewes has to offer.

33959 Sand Bay Drive
Villages At Herring Creek93699 1

$279,900

Tasteful Style and Amazing Value!

Charming and well-appointed, this home in the peaceful villages at Herring Creek is also a great value! Easy one-level living awaits you in this neat-as-a-pin 3-bedroom home situated on over a half acre. Open floor plan provides great flow from the beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and pantry, to the living room with gas fireplace, and to the master bedroom with walk-in closet and private bath. Entertain outdoors with ease from the spacious backyard with patio. Don't forget to take advantage of the fantastic community amenities, such as outdoor pool, tennis, and fitness center. Carefree living that's conveniently located only minutes from the beaches, boardwalk, and Coastal Highway shopping and dining.

33192 N. Village Loop, Unit 5201
Villages of Five Points93758 1

$270,000

Tranquil Water Views!

Don’t miss this impeccably kept end unit in the amenity-rich Villages of Five Points! Enjoy everything the beach has to offer from this spacious 3-bedroom condo. Features an open floor plan optimizing pond views, spacious master suite, screened in balcony to enjoy summer breezes, and more! Only steps away from community pool, tennis, shopping and dining, and only a short drive to downtown Lewes and the beach.

If any of these great new listings spark your interest, or if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, give us a call at 302.645.6664 or visit our LeeAnnGroup.com. We’d love to help you find your beach home!

Posted in Local News and Information

06May

Market Updates May 2-6: Time for an Epic Mother’s Day Gift?...

WOW! What a week in Delaware Beach real estate! The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group is pleased to share our featured listings and price changes for May 2-6. As we hope you’ll agree, this is an impressive list of properties that amazingly offers something for everyone: a building lot, in-town historic renovation, new construction, water view townhouse on the Delaware Bay, boat-friendly home in Millsboro, refined coastal luxury in Sawgrass in Rehoboth, and well-priced investments in Milton, Lewes Landing and in-town Lewes. Please take a look and let us know if you are in the market for any of these fine properties…or if it’s the right time for an epic Mother’s Day surprise!

 

New Listings:

134 Henlopen Shores Circle
Cape Shores, Lewes Beach

$499,900

DREAM INTO REALITY

This cleared, spacious lot is the perfect launching pad for your beach dreams! A premier bay front community, Cape Shores delivers best waterfront amenities in our area: private fishing pier, pool, tennis, sandy beach, and more. No builder tie-in means you are free to make your dreams a reality to enjoy for generations. Easy access to Cape Henlopen State Park and the stylish shopping and dining of Historic Lewes.

 

340 Savannah Road

In-town Lewes

$599,900

EXCEPTIONAL RENOVATION

Exhale and relax as you walk through the door of this gorgeous, beautifully renovated Historic Lewes home. Classic Victorian architecture shines through this 3-bedroom home’s generously sized rooms, rich refinished hardwood flooring and tile, and first-floor Master bedroom.  The bright, fully upgraded kitchen showcases granite counters, stainless steel appliances and tile back-splash. Historic-era touches enhance character, including exposed wood beams and exposed brick accents. Enjoy modern luxuries like brand new HVAC, conditioned crawl space, and more. Outside, enjoy a large and private backyard, rear screened porch, and attached outbuilding for extra storage. This must-see is walking distance to the bay, beaches, and everything Downtown Lewes offers!

 

340 Savannah Road

In-town Lewes

$499,900 

UNIQUE OFFERING IN TOWN

Looking in Lewes? This brand new construction in the heart of the Historic District is newly available and affordable. You’ll enjoy 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an open concept floor plan – kitchen, dining and living room – plus a first-floor Master suite! Tasteful finishes include hardwood floors, tile baths, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Home includes a screened porch, perfect for summer relaxation. Storage for your beach gear, a private yard and off-street parking complete the perfect Lewes home package. Make your move to the beach!

 

94 Port Lewes 

Lewes Beach

$699,900 

PORT LEWES SPLENDOR

Picturesque Delaware Bay views await you from this beautifully renovated townhouse in this sought-after bay front community! Improvements include hardwood floors on the second and third levels, marble flooring on the first, expanded entry-level bedroom, upgraded kitchen with stainless steel Viking appliances, wine cooler, center island, cozy gas fireplace in the living room, custom built-ins, pressure treated deck floors, and so much more, all enhancing the home's floorplan and relaxing water views! Ideal for water and beach enthusiasts, the exterior features an outside shower and room to store kayaks, SUP boards, and fishing equipment. Conveniently located only steps away from the bay beach, nestled by the cape, and just minutes away from Downtown Historic Lewes and Cape Henlopen State Park. Community amenities, too. Call today and start summer!

 

8 Burrwood Court

Millsboro

$249,900

LIVE AND PLAY BY THE BAY

Surround yourself with natural beauty and views of the wetlands from this 4BR, 2BA home that greets you with soaring ceilings and a cozy gas fireplace. The contemporary and functional eat-in kitchen design is upgraded with granite counter tops and center island with breakfast bar. The first-floor master bedroom, screened porch and deck are all well-located for easy, comfortable living. Three spacious bedrooms and upstairs bath, along with walk-in attic, provide lots of room for guests and extra storage. Low HOA Fees, no ground rent – and you can store your boat in your driveway! Close to fishing, dining and golf, too!

 

35542 Hatteras Court

Sawgrass at White Oak Creek, Rehoboth Beach

$649,900

COASTAL STYLE PERFECTION

Look no further, you’ve found your home by the sea! Fully upgraded with every box checked, this 4BR home in Sawgrass at White Oak Creek delivers coastal style and amenities. Luxuriate inside amid the open, airy floor plan – great for entertaining as well as day-to-day beach living. Tasteful architectural enhancements throughout include tray ceilings, hardwood and tile floors, extensive trim work and artful walls. The spacious kitchen is a gourmet cook’s dream with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, double ovens and a gas range. The great room invites relaxing with beach-inspired accents and fireplace – and a connected bonus rec room just upstairs expands entertaining space! A deluxe Master Suite, complete with wet bar, two walk-in closets, spa-like bath, and balcony awaits. Three other spacious bedrooms will keep family and guests happy, too. Outdoors is just as inviting with a screened porch leading to gorgeous stone-scaping/patio, pergola, outdoor kitchen, and amazing fireplace! Community features pool, tennis, fitness center and more. A must-see, mere minutes to the beach.

 

Price Reductions:

334 Union Street, Milton

NOW $365,000

A MORE PERFECT UNION

Welcome to this Historic Milton home situated on a prime corner lot on Union Street! Enjoy authentic 19th Century architecture in this 3BR home, featuring a spacious first floor with great room open to the dining room, French doors to the study/library, and built-in bookcases. Home showcases hardwood floors throughout, three-season room, light-filled enclosed front porch for taking in the in-town location, and more! Warm weather invites you outdoors to the large backyard with stone patio. Property also offers two outbuildings, including a quality-built two-story, 3-car garage, recently constructed in 2005. Adjacent rear vacant lot (tax id: 235-14.19-40.01) is included with sale.

 

31286 Lakeview Boulevard, Lewes

NOW $399,900

REIMAGINE YOUR FUTURE

Make a fresh start in this tastefully appointed 3BR, 2BA home close to Delaware’s amazing beaches. Enjoy beautiful design elements and special upgrades, including hardwood and tile floors, Corian counters, cozy gas fireplace, tray ceilings, columns, recessed lighting and more! Fresh paint and carpeting make it new for you. Relaxing screened porch and patio offer a perfect venue for entertaining and reflection with a pond view. Great community pool and tennis, too!

 

634 4th Street, Lewes

NOW $549,000

GREAT LEWES LOCATION

Home is where the heart is – and this home has it! You’ll appreciate this wonderful Pilottown Village location on a corner lot with mature landscaping. Year-round living is easy with 4BR, 2.5BA, including a first-floor master, large living room, new wooden staircase, attached 2-car garage, and shed/workshop for extra storage. Grand picture windows add character and lots of light indoors; attractive, low-voltage outdoor lights illuminate this great find! Walk downtown to everything Lewes has to offer! 


Please call for a private tour if you are in the market for any of these stellar beach properties!

Still haven't found what you're looking for?

Check back next week to see what's new!

Posted in Local News and Information

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

25May

Summertime and the Selling Is...

 

 

 

Easy? Well, easier - with the right advice!

 

 

On our “beach calendar,” the summer season starts now: Memorial Day Weekend.  Schools still have a few more weeks of classes, and the true start of the season is a little later in June; but around the Delaware beaches, it feels like SUMMER!

If you are looking to sell a home, now is definitely the time to make sure everything is in good shape.  Here are a few tips to consider to help make selling “easy” (at least as easy as possible!):

1.      Price: Make sure your house is priced accordingly if you want to sell quickly. 

2.      Disclosure: When listing your house with a Realtor, you will be asked to complete a standard Delaware “Seller’s Disclosure” form.  Taking time to review and check every box will expedite your sale immeasurably and save you time and frustration once a contract comes in.

3.      Flexibility: Consider some things you may compromise on, and know the absolute lowest price you would entertain.  Also, consider negotiating housewares and fixtures that may appeal to prospective buyers, such as new drapes, custom blinds, that stylish dining room chandelier, even a new washer/dryer. 

4.      Clutter:  A spotless, clutter-free home shows best.  Remove any unnecessary papers and knick-knacks, then go back and do it again!

5.      Incentive: If you are highly motivated and your house is not garnering the attention you expect, or if there is high competition in your neighborhood, consider offering an incentive like sharing the buyer’s closing costs.

6.      Maintenance: Keeping your lawn cut and neat and allowing as much access as you can for showings will help your sale, too.  It is a little tough this time of year if you entertain family and friends, but it will help during this prime buying season. 

Lastly, and most importantly, enjoy your summer at the beach!

 

If you are considering selling and have questions about the market, what your home is worth, and how to best stage it for showings, please call us! The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group has a team of experienced professionals that are ready to help you make selling easy!

The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group

(302) 645-6664

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16March

In Like a Lion, Out with a Sale!

Even if we do have another Winter Weather Advisory (say it isn’t so!), spring starts officially on March 20. January and February hit Delaware Beaches repeatedly with snow and cold, but you know what they say about March – in like a lion, out like a lamb. We’re all ready for those ‘cozier’ days, including homebuyers, who are thawing along with the weather. At The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, we are scheduling more buyer trips to show beach real estate in the coming weeks.

If you are trying to sell your home, now’s the time to take an objective look at your home - inside and out - and get ready for this warming real estate interest. Snow and wind have made ‘curb appeal’ – that first impression of a home’s exterior - even more difficult to achieve during this in-between time. So whether you are a seller (or even a prospective buyer), here are a few details to notice and consider. Most of these tips are inexpensive but pay off big.

Outside: 

  • Clear up sticks in your yard
  • Make sure paths to the front door are clear
  • Clip back beach grass and shrubs – even leafless landscaping can look neat with a “fresh haircut”
  • Rake over flower beds
  • Power wash mildew on siding, fencing, outside showers, etc.
  • Replace mailbox and house numbers if yours are oxidized or dated
  • Consider replacing exterior storm doors if they are dated
  • Put a few potted plants at your entrance (tulips and daffodils are back!)
  • Make sure exterior lights are in good shape

 

Inside (in any season):

  • Declutter!  And when you think you are done, declutter again! Though it’s an expense, getting a storage unit to help you clear out extra belongings for a few months could pay off.  Consult your Realtor to see if it may be worth it.  (The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group provides free staging consultation!)
  • Freshen paint, including baseboards and doorway trim
  • Replace switch plates
  • Clean carpets
  • After the snow - tackle everyone’s favorite: windows!

 

Repurpose Your Spaces?

In addition to cleaning projects, you may want to consider your home’s layout and functionality. Many of today’s homebuyers are not locked into a traditional floorplan.  If you have a ‘traditional’ home with a formal dining room, and you have other dining space in a kitchen or breakfast room, for example, consider transitioning that formal dining room to appeal to modern buyers. You can remove the dining table, chairs, buffet and chandelier – and stage the room with a desk, bookshelves, upholstered chairs, and a flush mounted light fixture, even a set of French doors, for a more useable home office space.  It’s an inexpensive way to freshen your space, if you are in an area that attracts a more modern buyer or if you have had feedback from prior showings. 

 

Spring is Coming!

Warm weather, blooming landscaping, and lush lawns definitely increase curb appeal, but you can get a jump on those early bird homebuyers this season by making your home stand out as fresh and neat.

If you are interested in selling your home, please feel free to contact The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group any day of the week at (302) 645-6664, or any time of day at LeeAnnGroup.com.

Happy Spring!

Posted in Local News and Information

31August

Summer by Numbers

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day Weekend is here! Congratulations to all of our local businesses and employees for hosting another great summer at the beach.  Back-to-school time is a transitional time all around.  Here at the beach, it also means the end of many extra summer employees (as college students leave for the semester) and a time to transition from seasonal to year-round teams.  Please bear with our local restaurants and retail businesses this weekend!

Of course, the main focus on Labor Day is appreciation and recognition for the hard work each of us does all year.  Hopefully many visitors and locals alike are enjoying a well-deserved day off on Monday! 

So, while you have extra time to read The Cape Gazette, here’s a quick real estate snapshot of the summer.

(All information taken as of August 30, 2013 from InnoVia/Sussex County Multiple Lisiting Service)

As of today (August 30, 2013):

  • In Sussex County overall, there are 3,802 active residential real estate listings (not including lots/land/commercial)
  • In Lewes and Rehoboth: 610 active listings
  • From Dewey to Fenwick: 1,345 active listings

Between June 1 and August 30 – Summer 2013:

  • Sussex County REALTORS sold 1,050 residential properties
  • In the Lewes and Rehoboth area during this time frame, 152 residential properties sold and 87 are under contract (not yet closed/settled)
  • In the Dewey/Bethany/Fenwick area, 182 residential properties sold and 164 are under contract

 

Just a note to keep in mind: the “sold” properties are those that actually closed/settled after June 1; however, they could have been considered “under contract” before summer.  Likewise, many of the properties that went under contract this summer may not close/settle until September or later in the fall. 

Overall, August has been a busy month for everyone at the beach – and Labor Day definitely doesn’t mean the end of beach time.  If you are a seasonal visitor to Delaware’s Beaches, don’t forget that “summer” around here is as long as the weather holds, which can be through Christmas and beyond.  Look for all of our great fall events – from Sea Witch and Punkin Chunkin to the Jazz and Film Festivals – and plan a fall trip, too! 

And if you are a local resident, and even a business owner or local employee, enjoy this weekend and the reward of reaching September: (arguably) the most wonderful time of the year at the beach!

If you are wondering about the value of your beach home or property, of if you are looking to buy here at the beach, call The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group at (302) 645-6664 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We are happy to help!

Posted in Lewes Real Estate News

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