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10July

Map Your Ride

 

Sometimes it's easier to take 'the road not taken' when you know where the road goes! Well, that is the opposite of spontaneous adventure, but if you want to set out on a bike ride and know where you will end up, here's a map! 

Remember to stop at the trail stop signs and look both ways - twice! - when crossing busy intersections. Some have better visibility than others for drivers to see bicyclists joining from the trails.

Safe travels!

Bike Trail Map

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09July

Fantastic New Opportunities to Live Your Best Life!

 

 

From a golf course community to an impeccable condo, we have a great array of new listings this week!

Call us at 302.645.6664 for a personal tour of any of these great homes.

 

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202 West Side Drive | RBYCC | MLS:DESU143542 | $824,900

GOLF COURSE LIVING WITH BAY VIEWS! Delivering on space and setting, this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, was designed to emphasize the property's scenic golf course and Rehoboth Bay views, with an inverted floor plan showcasing a second level main living area with an open floor plan and large picture windows that let in the maximum amount of light and views of the outdoors. Other features include 2 master bedrooms, 2 wood-burning fireplaces, hardwood flooring, screened porch, sun deck, and more. Located along the golf course in RBYCC, within walking distance to the clubhouse, and only a short bike ride or drive to downtown Rehoboth Beach and boardwalk!

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26534 Tributary Blvd | Peninsula Lakes | MLS:DESU143442 | $469,900

WHY WAIT TO BUILD? This spacious, single level living home is like-new and move-in ready! Tons of upgrades, including: hardwood flooring throughout main living areas, a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a large center island & walk-in pantry, spacious master bedroom with tray ceilings & his and her walk-in closets, frameless glass and ceramic tile shower in master bath, screened porch and rear deck with beautiful lake views, a full, unfinished basement roughed in and ready to add a bathroom, hard wired alarm system, and so much more! Enjoy the amenities planned for this community: club house, fitness center and yoga room, outdoor pool, playground, tennis courts, dog park, pickle ball, and more.

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16558 Howard Millman Ln. | Paynters Mill | MLS:DESU143322 | $299,999

EASY LIVING is here, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, in the low maintenance community of Paynter's Mill! This bright and cheery home offers first and second floor master bedrooms, a spacious living area, large bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, detached garage, and much more! Enjoy they many community amenities, including: clubhouse, fitness center, tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, beautiful pool and more. Just a short drive to the beaches and downtown Milton, Lewes, and Rehoboth.

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302 Frederick St | Milton | MLS:DESU143310 | $259,900

MARVELOUS MILTON! Three bedroom, two bath home featuring a spacious living room, formal dining room, master bedroom with a walk-in closet, and relaxing rear deck overlooking the back yard. Close to downtown Milton's attractions, shopping, & dining, and just a short drive to the area's beaches. Perfect as an investment property or personal residence!

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18936 Shore Pointe Ct. #2802| Woods Cove | MLS:DESU143312 | $259,900

BEACH READY! LOTS of upgrades and neat as a pin, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath, first-floor condo is move-in ready for you! Fantastic value in a highly desired Rehoboth community conveniently located off of Plantations Road between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach with easy access to Rt One, the beaches, shopping, and dining! The split bedroom floor plan features spacious rooms, hardwood floors, enclosed porch, 1 car garage, and more. Well-maintained and bright, this home can be enjoyed year-round or used as a summer getaway (great rental potential, too!).

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23259 Boat Dock Dr W | Angola By The Bay | MLS:DESU143618 | $229,900

Private beach oasis awaits at 23259 Boat Dock W. Poconos at the beach! This 3 bedroom home sits on a spacious 1.5 sized wooded lot for added privacy. The home has seen many good times through the years from the large family room and bedroom downstairs to the spacious living room with fireplace, kitchen, dining room and 2 bedrooms upstairs. Off the kitchen you will find a screen porch and deck for your outside enjoyment. This home maintains a natural woodsy feel so you truly feel like you are at a beach getaway tucked amongst the trees. Some of the more recent improvements include a new roof in 2019 and new plumbing within the last 5 years. Your beach life is calling! The community is a highly desired location filled with amenities such as pool, tennis, boat slips, boat ramp, marina, basketball, bocci ball, community center, kayak launch, organized activities, security gate and so much more. You will love this home and community and they are only minutes to area beaches, restaurants shopping and more.

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03July

Celebrate Your Independence

Fabulous home gives you so much to celebrate!

Take a look and call us for a personal tour at 302-645-6664!

29491 Andrew Jackson Drive
Independence
Offered at $479,900

WHY WAIT TO BUILD?


You can have your dream home now (not in 6+ months!) in this lovingly maintained Schell Brothers Mariner home located on a premium wooded lot in the award-winning Independence 55+ community. Natural light provides comfortable living in this one-story home featuring a large master suite, guest BR, home office/3rd BR, two full BAs, breakfast nook, and formal dining room. Vaulted family room ceiling is impressively finished with custom white woodwork and architectural beams. Hewn wide-planked hickory floors and lovely wainscoting provide definition throughout the common gathering areas. Large gourmet kitchen is complete with white maple cabinets, gas burning cooktop, French door counter-depth refrigerator, granite countertops, and a porcelain farm home sink. Relax in the spacious screened porch overlooking a three-tiered custom deck that includes built in seating around an octagonal gathering area. Extended two car garage allows for a workshop and your pickup truck and SUV. Have it all!

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02July

Hello, Future Beach Residents!

If you are going to head to the beach instead of downtown Washington, DC this Independence Day, you can see fireworks on the beach in Rehoboth on Wednesday, July 3; and on the beach in Lewes, Dewey and Bethany on July 4. All shows start at dusk but you’ll want to claim your spot early.

 

Since Rehoboth Beach is “Our Nation’s Summer Capital,” you may even be inspired to make it your year round or second home. In addition to the in-town real estate options of Rehoboth, Lewes, Milton and more, there are a host of communities that give you privacy and amenities, just a short drive to downtown restaurants and shopping.

 

Here are just a few – from Lewes to Millsboro to Rehoboth Beach – that currently feature some great homes for sale in a range of prices. 

(The homeowner association fees and taxes are taken from current MLS listings.)

 

Nassau Grove

Discover this vibrant, gated community on 110 acres in Lewes (just north of town on Route 1). All homes are single-family, and the homeowner association fees handle just about everything – including insurance, lawn maintenance of the sodded/irrigated lawns, road maintenance, snow removal, and trash collection. The clubhouse is amazing and features a meeting facility, state of the art fitness center, and numerous activities and theme nights throughout the year. Walk, jog and bike on the trails (and you can bike to Lewes now on the new trail). Community features tennis, volleyball, and other sports courts - and, of course, a breath-taking pool with a waterfall.  It’s low-maintenance beach life (and great for a second home) since your lawn and all open spaces are fully maintained for you. The annual fee is approximately $3,200; and the taxes offset that fee at only $1,700/year. (Yes! Thank you, Delaware!)

We currently have a listing in Nassau Grove at 31914 Carneros Avenue

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As of 7/2/2019: Five homes available from $384,000 to $499,900

 

 

The Peninsula

If golf is your passion, or even if just the beauty of sunrise over the golf course is, take a look at The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay. The first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Delaware, this resort community is truly gorgeous and complements the surrounding natural landscape on 800 acres along the bay. In addition to golf, the community has its own athletic club, indoor pool, and an outdoor pool with a poolside grill, a wave pool, sandy beach, kayak launch, floating dock and fishing pier. It’s really like an all-inclusive beach resort - just a short drive to shopping and about 15 miles to the Boardwalk and Downtown Rehoboth Beach.

Homeowner association fees are approximately $3,900/year with different membership levels available for golf. The HOA includes a 24/7 staffed gate house, common area maintenance including the nature center, bay beach, fishing pier, trails, the health club, lawn and road maintenance, cable, and more. The community features single/spectacular homes, townhomes, and condos. Property taxes range from $1500 to $4,000 per year, so again, paired with no sales tax in Delaware, the HOA fees give you a great resort lifestyle.

We have two fantastic listings in The Peninsula:

24441 Putters Drive

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24438 Putters Drive

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As of 7/2/2019: 78 properties available from $204,000 - $2,195,000 (with the majority in the median range)

 

 

The Seasons

Tucked next to the Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club, The Seasons of Rehoboth Beach is a stylish custom-built home community. The neighborhood features single family, carriage homes, and townhouses. Make a splash in the community pool and enjoy views of the huge pond with fountains that you can see from many of the homes’ screened porches and back patios.

One of the best features of The Seasons is the scenic road leading you into the neighborhood that lets you decompress as you come home to your own private enclave. The community is just minutes to downtown Rehoboth Beach with easy access to shopping. The HOA fee is about $1,000 annually and taxes on a currently listed home are $1,300 per year. In addition to the pool, cable TV, common area maintenance, insurance, lawn and road maintenance, and trash collection are included.

 

 We have a great home for sale here at 36332 Warwick Drive

 

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As of 7/2/2019: 6 active listings from $385,000-$525,000

Of course, this is just a glimpse of community living just outside our great beach towns but with the freedom to enjoy everything the Delaware Beaches have to offer.

 

Best wishes for a safe and fun July 4!

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14June

Tour This Home Saturday!

 

Touring the Lewes Gardens this Saturday?
Take a break and tour this fantastic, move-in ready home!

 

38239 Comegys Court
Senators
Offered at $825,000

 

OPEN 12-2 Saturday, June 15

 

COASTAL LIVING IN SENATORS!

Like-new, amazing Henlopen Model by Schell Brothers boasts numerous upgrades, and is situated on a generously sized lot! Features beautiful and spacious open floor plan accentuated with hardwood floors throughout, with sunroom bump-out, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel, built-in appliances, sparkling quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash, island/breakfast bar, formal dining room, and great room with inviting fireplace framed by built-in shelving.

More highlights and extras: luxurious Master suite with two walk-in closets & spa-like bath; 2nd story with additional guest rooms, partially finished basement with rec room, full bath, and additional storage space, and a fully fenced backyard with paver deck, open air pergola & outdoor fireplace!

Enjoy easy access to the scenic Junction-Breakwater Trail, Downtown Lewes, and the beach! Community includes clubhouse, fitness center and pool. Must-see, call today!

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24May

Kick Off Summer in Your New House!

 

 

Join us to tour two fantastic homes in Lewes neighborhoods this weekend!

 

 

 

 

Open Saturday, May 25, 12 - 2 p.m.

38239 Comegys Court, Senators

Offered at $849,900

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Open Sunday, May 26, 1 - 3 p.m.

35222 Overfalls Drive N, Breakwater

Offered at $759,900

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Two impeccably styled, move-in ready homes in two great communities with easy access to the Lewes-Rehoboth Bike Trail and the beach! Join us to see for yourself!

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26April

Tour Homes this Weekend

 

 

 

Weekend Plans? Now's the time to shop for your next home!

 

Join us at one or all of these fantastic homes in Lewes on Saturday and in Milton on Sunday!

 

 

 

 

Open Saturday, April 27, 2019, 12 - 2 p.m.

 

111 Samantha Drive, Canary Creek

Offered at $599,900

 

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112 Breakwater Reach, Cape Shores

Offered at $2,150,000

 

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402 Burton Avenue, In-town Lewes

Offered at $699,900

 

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38239 Comegys Court, Senators

Offered at $849,900

 

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Open Sunday, April 28, 12 - 2 p.m.

29232 River Rock Way, Milton

Offered at $409,900

 

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29March

Weekend Plans?

 

Do you have plans this weekend?

The beach is starting to bloom, so plan to come out and take a look!

 

 

 

Welcome mats are out here:

Open on Saturday, March 30, 12-2 p.m.

 

112 Breakwater Reach, Cape Shores

Offered at $2,250,000

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8 CH Mason Way, Lewes Beach

Offered at $2,399,900

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Open on Sunday, March 31, 12-2 p.m.

 

707 Kings Highway, In-Town Lewes

Offered at $449,900

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Open on Sunday, March 31, 1-3 p.m.

 
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22March

Spring into Open Houses

Lewes is in bloom and so is our local beach real estate market! 

 

Join us this weekend to see these great homes in person - and set your beach plans in motion!

 

 

OPEN SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 12-2 p.m.

 

29232 River Rock Way, Milton

Offered at $409,900

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112 Breakwater Reach, Cape Shores

Offered at $2,250,000

112Breakwater

8 CH Mason Way, Lewes Beach

Offered at $2,399,900

8CHMasonWay

707 Kings Highway, In-Town Lewes - OPEN ON SUNDAY, 12-2, TOO!

Offered at $449,900

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Join us for one or all of these open houses to see what Lewes has to offer this spring!

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15March

Top of the Mornin' and Open Houses to You!

 

 

 

 

Finding a home takes time, research and maybe a little luck! Let us help you find your pot of gold here at the beach.

 

Join us this weekend at some fantastic homes:

 

Open Saturday, March 16, 12-2 p.m.

 

 

 

112 Breakwater Reach, Cape Shores

Offered at $2,250,000

112Breakwater

 

8 CH Mason Way, Lewes Beach

Offered at $2,399,900

8CHMasonWay

 

120 E. 3rd Street, In-Town Lewes

Offered at $724,900

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707 Kings Highway, In-Town Lewes - OPEN ON SUNDAY, 12-2, TOO!

Offered at $449,900

Kings 3

 

Join us for one or all of these open houses to see what Lewes has to offer this spring!

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05March

In Like a Lion

Spring officially starts on March 20, and this winter has made many of us here in Lewes quite ready for some warmer weather. Let’s be honest – we are beach lovers here! Especially if you are trying to sell your home, or considering it, erratic weather can be a bit stressful. The good news is, just as you can enjoy a walk on Lewes Beach year round, there is truly no one ‘correct’ season of the year to sell your home. Further, our local inventory (the number of homes available for sale) in Lewes continues to be remarkably low right now everywhere – from Lewes Beach to in-town Lewes to Gills Neck Road neighborhoods. This news makes the market more competitive for buyers, and is generally good news for sellers.

As a point of reference, the “average days on market” for homes East of Route 1 in Lewes was 160 days in 2017 and shrunk to 81 days in 2018, according to data from the Bright Multiple Listing Service (which is the new MLS for all members of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS®).

So far in 2019, the local real estate market has seen some “March Madness.” Several homes have gone under contract within days of being listed; while others have stayed on the market a bit longer.

 

So, what is the secret to selling a home quickly and for the highest price possible?

Here are a few tips to get you started:

1.      Choose a REALTOR®

Contact a real estate professional (or a few!) for a listing presentation and consultation. Since selling your home is one of life’s largest milestones, both financially and emotionally, it is worthwhile to research your prospective real estate agent through online reviews and sales history, and make this listing presentation an interview to hire the best person or team for you.  

Most local REALTORS® will bring you a competitive market analysis to give you information on what properties have sold recently in your area, and at what prices, as well as what your competition would be when you list your home. This information will help you arrive at the best price to sell your home in a reasonable amount of time in today’s real estate market.

Considerations like your home’s location, distance to the beach or access to the new bike trails, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, quality of your kitchen appliances, age of your roof and HVAC systems, and professional landscaping all factor into a home’s value.

 

2.      Prepare your home for sale, inside and out

It is not always easy, but try to take an objective look at your home inside and out. Daffodils are popping up, but early spring still makes ‘curb appeal’ – that first impression of a home’s exterior – a little bit of a challenge.

Inside (in any season):

  • Declutter!  Getting rid of anything that is not useful day-to-day is a trend right now for a calming living environment. Fortunately, this trend is also a great way to prepare your home for sale! Several great local professionals and stagers are available in our area, which your real estate agent can refer to you, if you need help. 
  • Once you have made more open space in closets and reduced knick-knacks and clutter, freshen your paint, including baseboards and doorway trim, with a neutral paint color. We live at the beach! A coastal palette is popular with buyers.
  • Replace switch plates, especially in high-traffic areas
  • Make sure all light-switches and outlets work
  • Clean carpets – or replace worn down carpets entirely
  • After the snow (hopefully no more!) - tackle everyone’s favorite: windows! 

 

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 and put down fresh mulch
  • 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 are back!)
  • Make sure exterior lights are in good shape

 

3.      Order a Home Inspection

Although it falls under the buyer’s responsibility once your home is under contract, getting a home inspection in advance as the seller will save you time, money, and unpleasant surprises in the long run. The cost varies and depends on the size of your home, but on average, a home inspection costs around $400 - $500 – money well-spent to avoid a delay after you have already accepted a contract for sale.

4.      Spring into a New Home!

Warm weather, blooming landscaping, and lush lawns definitely enhance 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. And if you are looking to relocate yourself, check to see if the sellers have taken some of these suggestions.

The real estate market is roaring into gear so far in 2019. Hopefully these tips will make your sale as gentle as a lamb!

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22February

Waterfront and Instant Equity

Welcome to 106 Lake Drive, Milton

Beautiful waterfront home delivers direct water access, peaceful views, and tons of style. Priced below appraised value, this fantastic value delivers more than meets the eye, including 2 separate parcels: a home and waterfront lot!

House parcel presents unobstructed panoramic views of scenic Wagamon's Pond. Completely remodeled with impeccable taste & decor, home features hardwood flooring throughout, light-filled gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances & granite counters, wood-burning fireplace, 1st floor master suite, two-zone Geothermal HVAC & more quality upgrades.

Large detached 2-story garage and an above, huge unfinished room with electric can be finished as a great artist studio, in-law suite, or extra bedrooms! One of the very few homes in Milton with true waterfront access, too: Launch your kayak or cast your fishing rod steps from your door.

Move-in ready, turn-key, and situated on a peaceful no-traffic street. Seller willing to leave most furnishings, too!

Call us for a personal tour and embrace life on Lake Drive!

 

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