Articles tagged with: Rehoboth

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

Posted in Local News and Information

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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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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28June

Great New Homes Making a Splash!

 

Newly Listed this Week!

It's been a busy week with exciting new coastal opportunities. Click on a link to find out more about these fantastic homes in a range of prices and locations! We would love to arrange a personal tour for you.

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98 Tidewater | Henlopen Acres | MLS:DESU142672 | $1,650,000

A HOME BY THE SEA. This coastal colonial offers the perfect summer, or year-round sanctuary in the ideal beach locale. Nestled in private & tranquil Henlopen Acres, it is a place to get away from it all, yet close to all the action, fun, and culinary attractions of one of America's best beach towns! Enjoy a light-filled, expansive sun / family room with skylights, an inviting living room with wood-burning fireplace, rich hardwood floors throughout, 4 bedrooms, a full unfinished basement, and more! Situated on a wooded lot with a spacious backyard - perfect for summer get togethers.

 
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17299 Merlin Ln | Hawkseye | MLS:DESU142834 | $1,325,000

WELCOME TO YOUR OWN PRIVATE OASIS in the premier beach community of Hawkseye where inviting elegance abounds! This stunning almost 5000 sq ft home highlights the attention to detail and high end finishes that you would expect in a luxury custom home. The one-of-a-kind back yard retreat features a stunning pool surrounded by lush landscaping that creates a secluded setting, giving you the amenities of a perimeter lot without the nuisance of wooded lot insects. Entertain in a true chef's quality kitchen with quartz counters, stainless steel Wolf & SubZero appliances including a 6-burner range, 2 wall ovens, 2 dishwashers, walk-in pantry, and wetbar with wine cooler, all of which flow effortlessly to the light-filled three-season room overlooking the pool, the hot tub, 2 decks and multiple garden areas - you feel like you are on vacation all year long! The inviting living room has a soaring 2nd floor ceiling & stone fireplace. Retreat to the first-floor master suite complete with its own fireplace, 2 walk-in closets with custom shelving, and luxurious master bath with radiant heat tile flooring & separate soaking tub. Host family and friends with three second level bedrooms (2 with en-suite baths & walk-in closets) and first floor office that can double as an additional guest bedroom. Other features include a partially finished basement with 2 stairwells (one interior & one through the garage), 3-car garage, and more. This ideal 3/4-acre lot has easy access to the community's amenities, as well as the Breakwater Junction Trail to Rehoboth Beach and In-town Lewes!

 
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6 Canary Dr | Pilottown Village | MLS: DESU142564 | $499,900

POPULAR PILOTTOWN VILLAGE! Love where you live! This home features single level living, a welcoming living room with a natural gas fireplace, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, master bedroom with a large walk-in closet, and sunroom that offers tranquil views of the lovely trees, Endless enjoyment so close to downtown, being within walking distance to Historic Lewes shopping & dining, and the scenic waterways and natural beauty that set Lewes apart.

 
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16153 Red Fox Ln | Red Fox Run | MLS: DESU142718 | $499,900

SPACE, GRACE, IN ONE PLACE! Beautiful & meticulously maintained home in the private enclave of Red Fox Run awaits your next gathering! Spacious design delivers functional convenience. Situated on a large partially wooded, and superbly landscaped corner lot with a welcoming wraparound front porch. Features a gourmet kitchen with granite counters & stainless steel appliances - centrally located between the formal dining room and inviting living room with cathedral ceiling & fireplace, a private master bedroom with spa-like en-suite bath & a generously sized walk-in closet, bonus room on the second floor, and so much more! The lush, wooded backdrop of the back yard is the perfect setting for relaxation, privacy, and entertaining. Enjoy the best of both worlds from this property that offers country quiet living only minutes from the beach!

 
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37227 Brenda Ln | Silver Woods | MLS:DESU143238 | $465,000

MODEL PERFECT! This beautifully maintained contemporary home has curb appeal outside & high-end finishes inside! Features an open floor plan with stainless steel Wolf & SubZero appliances, granite counters, & a butler's pantry in the gourmet kitchen, rich hardwood & tile flooring throughout, light-filled sunroom with skylights, welcoming living room with soaring ceilings - open to the second floor, and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, private 1st floor master suite, and so much more. Truly a must-see that~s only minutes downtown Bethany, beaches and boardwalk!

 
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30455 Half Shell Rd | Oyster Rock

Beds: 4 | Baths: 3

Year Built: 2004

Lot Size: 0.78 Acres

MLS: DESU142966 | $439,000

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26156 Rich Field | Richfield Acres 

Beds: 3 | Baths: 2

Year Built: 2017

Lot Size: 0.80 Acres

MLS: DESU142828 | $389,900

 
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16356 Corkscrew Ct | Nassau Grove

Beds: 3 | Baths: 2

Year Built: 2011

3,500 sqft

MLS: DESU143164 | $384,900

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16885 Devon Rd | Mill Pond Acres

Beds: 3 | Baths: 2

Year Built: 1998

Lot Size: 0.29 Acres

MLS: DESU143218 | $349,900

 
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99 Dove Dr | Covey Creek

Beds: 4 | Baths: 2

Year Built: 1979

Lot Size: 0.43 Acres

MLS: DESU142988 | $319,000

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17272 King Phillip Way |

Reserves of Nassau

Beds: 3 | Baths: 2.5

Year Built: 2005

MLS: DESU142944 | $279,900

 
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19004 Timbercreek Dr |

Shoreview Woods

Beds: 3 | Baths: 2.5

Year Built: 2015

MLS: DESU143048 | $269,900

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Lot 30 Wandering Ln | Fox Hollow

Lot Size: 0.42 Acres

100 x 182

MLS: DESU142966 | $41,500

08April

A Few FAQs

Probably the No. 1 question I hear from clients, both brand new customers and clients who have bought and sold multiple beach properties (and there are quite a few!), is: “How’s the market?” I love answering this question because I really love talking about real estate. Also, responding to this question helps real estate agents like myself consider not only buyers’ interests and expectations, but how best to market our sellers’ homes. So, it’s win-win!

The answer to “how’s the market” really depends on what you’re looking for: People buy and sell beach real estate to retire, downsize, move into a bigger home, get closer to the water, buy a primary home, second home/beach house, or purely to invest for rental income. The answer to this question at any given time depends on your specific real estate goals.

Generally, the answer today is that the market is heating up like the weather. It may seem like beach Realtors make this claim like meteorologists to draw people to the beach (sunny all weekend), however homes that are priced well are in fact going quickly this spring, probably much like the D.C. market. As an example, in the past few weeks, we have had several properties go under contract within days of going on the market and have been involved in several multiple offer situations. In-town Lewes and Rehoboth Beach homes are in demand, as are pristine, move-in perfect homes. Spring and summer are great times to look since inventory tends to be highest this time of year.

My team tracks statistics annually on Lewes home and lot sales, including the average ‘days on market.’ In 2018, this number shrunk by 50 percent – from 160 days in 2017 to 81 days in 2018. That trend continues so far this year. Given the recent ‘days on market’ for well-priced, well-located homes, I would recommend contacting a local real estate agent as soon as you see something you like online.

Here are a few of the other great questions buyers ask:

“Do I need an agent if I’m looking at new construction?” I wish I would hear this question more often – because the answer is YES! And you have plenty of new communities to choose from if you are shopping for a brand new home. As a buyer, it costs you nothing to work with a Realtor but you get someone working for you – with your interests in mind – paid by the seller (or the builder, in the case of new construction). Many on-site sales representatives work exclusively for the builder, and are not required to be licensed Realtors. At least in our relatively small beach market, most agents have worked with these sales centers before and already have a rapport with these folks.  

“Should I call my own (out of town) bank or should I use a local lender?” Most real estate agents would prefer that you work with local lenders and other professionals that know the nuances of our coastal Delaware market. Of course, some lenders in D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, etc., may understand and have experience here, but if you have a relationship with someone you want to use for your Delaware home purchase, it is really important that he or she keeps close contact with your Delaware Realtor. Finding the home is often the ‘easy’ part. A lender who’s up to speed on things unique to our Delaware market (leased land, for example) will help you get to closing. Ask your agent for a few recommendations for mortgage lenders – they’ll be glad to help.

“Where do I start?” If you are starting to dip your toes in the waters of beach real estate, you will naturally begin with an online search. Last year, the Sussex County Association of Realtors switched to Bright MLS, which feeds to all of the local real estate company sites like ours (LeeAnnGroup.com), as well as to Zillow, realtor.com, etc., and casts a wide net of properties available in Delaware and into Maryland. Of course, searching online can give you a great overview of price ranges in different communities and towns, and virtual tours. By the time new buyers call or email us, they have often picked out a few specific homes to see. Technology is a great supplement to home buying, but we invite you to reach out to our local real estate agents. Especially in our fast-paced spring market, we know what is going under contract and we know about homes that are about to go on the market and can get you a first/early look.

Our team’s focus and specialty, like many of our local colleagues, is to keep the “real” in real estate – and nothing takes the place of an actual conversation to understand what you are looking for and how we can help you get that home at the beach.

01March

Fix Before You List

REALTOR.com recently shared a list of "The 10 Most Common Defects Found in Home Inspections" - and they are pretty much in line with what we see locally. Another item here at the beach that didn't make this list is checking on crawlspaces. We strongly recommend that our sellers consider getting a home inspection before listing, so they do not encounter any surprises that could delay or even prevent a successful sale. 

If you are thinking of selling your home this spring, consider this list and getting a home inspection in advance. And if you have any questions about how to start the ball rolling to sell your home, give us a call at 302.645.6664 or email us anytime at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Posted in National Real Estate News

27February

Rehoboth Beach - Always In Season!

 

Welcome to 36347 Warwick Drive, Rehoboth Beach

Now offered at $529,900

 

Make this fantastic, never-rented Rehoboth twin home your own now! Truly impeccable taste, classic style, and modern appointments are the backdrop for this spacious, low-maintenance home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, attached 2-car garage, and a terrific floor plan that includes a large, open living room with ultra-modern gas fireplace; separate formal dining room with refined decor; and a chic eat-in kitchen with well-placed center island, new stainless steel appliances, double wall ovens, tile back splash, and luxury granite countertops; new ceiling fans; second-floor balcony, elevator rough-in, and more.

 

 

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Relax on the screened porch overlooking the pond and venture al fresco to the large, custom brick patio. Complete with flatscreen TVs included! Enjoy easy access to Downtown Rehoboth Beach, great restaurants, pristine beaches, and beautiful nature of our Nation's Summer Capital. Look today, start beach life tomorrow! 

(Elevator shaft already in unit, approximate cost of installing an elevator is $20,000.)

 

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14November

Our Second Season

 

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." 

-          F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Welcome, fall! It truly is our “second season” at the beach. We hope you enjoy the still-sunny weather, amazing sunsets, festivals, and restaurant specials! While many of us love summer most of all, fall is a very close second. Historically, fall is also a very busy season in real estate – and this year is no exception.

Last year was our ‘best year yet’ in terms of the number of sales (369!), which was truly mind-boggling. So far, 2018 is shaping up to be on par/slightly more brisk than 2016, which was at that time our ‘best year yet.’ This year is more indicative of steady market growth based on 2016’s results, as 2017 was a (welcome) anomaly!

To give you an idea of current trends shaping this year’s results, which of course represent results for sellers and buyers, we have sold 251 properties so far this year. There is relatively low available inventory in downtown Lewes and on Lewes Beach, so well-priced properties sell quickly. We have also seen several multiple offer situations this summer and fall on desirable, in-town and Lewes Beach homes.

Also competing in the market mix is a new construction/new community boom. If buyers cannot find a move-in ready home, they often look to new construction – and they do not have to look far.

 

 

Here is a sample of what is available and on the horizon/still under review in and adjacent to Lewes:

Admirals ChaseThe Evergreene Companies has been approved for rezoning of a 7-acre parcel on Gills Neck Road to allow multi-family housing/24 duplexes in 12 buildings with a community pool and clubhouse.  The parcel is next to Breakwater and borders Showfield at the rear.

“The Brittingham Property” - A 30-acre field on New Road on the other side of Canary Creek is under consideration for annexation.  A public hearing was held October 30 and the City seems to be favorably considering annexation.

Fishers Cove – Proposed 18-home subdivision on 12 acres behind Rodney Avenue with lot sizes varying from 11,000 to 34,500 square feet (with most about one-third acre) as well as four open space areas totaling about 2.22 acres, including two wetland areas and one area fronting the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal available for use by community residents.

Governors – Currently Schell’s fastest-selling neighborhood will have 423 total homes, including 287 single-family homes and 136 townhomes on 118 acres with 76 acres of open space. Sales to date: 55 single-family and 29 townhomes.

Groome Church parcel on New Road – under consideration for 293 single-family lots on the 134 acres formerly owned by the Groome Church, however, there are historic/cultural considerations as well as DelDOT requirements still factoring into this plan.

Kings Highway senior-living facility - Yet to be named this 3-story, 220-000 square foot facility will be built by Ocean Atlantic Companies and Vantage Point Retirement Services LLC and will offer 80 independent-living units, 63 assisted-living units, and 63 memory care units on a 9.34-acre parcel. 

Mariners' RetreatCustom single family home community located along 4th Street in downtown Lewes. The community offers 34 homesites. Site work is being completed and home construction should start in early 2019.

Mitchell Farm - At the corner of Gills Neck Road and Kings Highway the developer plans 362 single family homes and medical buildings.  The medical buildings would be in addition to one already approved by the County.

Showfield II - The second phase of Showfield will have 129 single-family homes on 80.6 acres, divided into a west parcel of 86 units and an east parcel of 43, divided by wetlands and a different parcel. It is an expansion of the adjacent 166-lot development now under construction. 

If you have questions about what is coming on the market or if you are considering selling your home, please feel free to give us a call at The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group. While holidays are approaching, it is still a great time for beach real estate! The market starts all over again “when it gets crisp in the fall.”

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31August

Make Labor Day the Beginning!

Labor Day is usually considered a bookend to summer, but it doesn’t have to be. (For the record, summer technically lasts through Friday, September 21!) Plus, fall really is a great time of year to explore your options for living at ‘the beach’ – which is a broad umbrella term for living where you can easily enjoy access to the perks of beach life. Summer rentals can sometimes make showings challenging to see investment homes and condos for sale, so fall is a bit more flexible all around. 

Locals generally do not want to give away our secrets, but I will tell you that fall is absolutely the best time of year at the beach for so many reasons. Restaurants offer specials and the weather is still great.

Whether you want to sell it all and move from the city to the beach year-round, or if you want to explore a second home for your own getaway or to use as an investment property, there is overwhelming opportunity to do so. And with Maryland’s recent expansion of Route 404 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway from US 50 to the Denton Bypass, your “road not taken” for fear of traffic just opened up to you!

While traditionally Route 50 led you to Rehoboth Beach as the main destination in “Our Nation’s Summer Capital,” we now actually cast a wide net to include Dewey, the Indian River Inlet area and Bethany to the south, and increasingly Lewes and Milton to the north. Rehoboth Beach has the envious draw of the Atlantic Ocean, boardwalk, beautiful beaches, shopping, dining, and nightlife. But these amenities are accessible from several different communities. When you are searching online for “Rehoboth Beach,” consider broadening your search to include Lewes and Milton.

Both historic towns, Lewes and Milton have been around – well, since the beginning of Delaware! – and have hosted generations of beach lovers. Increasingly, both towns are expanding culinary and shopping options to rival Rehoboth’s great restaurants. At least so far, home prices in these areas have not caught up to Rehoboth Beach. Simply put, you can get more for your money while still enjoying the array of beautiful natural destinations like Cape Henlopen State Park, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean and which is now connected to Gordon’s Pond in Rehoboth Beach via a five-mile scenic bike trail; Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton; Lewes Beach on the Delaware Bay; the scenic Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and Broadkill River. The season is unbelievably long here for biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, bird watching, surfing, crabbing, fishing, and basking in the serenity of beach life.

The appeal of Coastal Delaware is undeniable – but what about the prices? I’ll leave DC real estate to the DC experts, but it is fair to say that house for house, living at the beach is less expensive, especially when you factor in our low property taxes, and investing here is definitely something to consider with your financial adviser. Our clients are a mix of retirees who are moving here full-time or selling a current house here for another (either smaller or closer to downtown); second home buyers who plan to retire here in the future; and increasingly families and couples who look at newer construction neighborhoods in and around Lewes, Milton, and Rehoboth.

As a point of comparison, beachfront property in Rehoboth Beach, depending on the home, is typically in the $4M+ range. We listed an unprecedentedly priced home in Lewes this year for $4.5M; however, we also have beachfront homes in the $2.5M range and one block off the beach can go for $1.5M and less. Lewes is home to several new construction communities which will offer homes in the $500-600Ks. And Milton, just a few miles north, features communities from the high $200Ks to $400Ks. 

Medical facilities and specialties continue to expand here to include a cardiovascular specialty at Beebe Medical Center and a brand new hospital north of Milton in Milford. Our school district is booming and has updated the high school, is replacing the outdated elementary schools and has added an additional one, and is adding a new middle school. The longtime question of “will I be able to live year round at the beach?” can be answered with a resounding “yes,” and you can even still enjoy an often solitary walk on Lewes Beach in the morning. 

Labor Day doesn’t have to be the end of summer!

Posted in Local News and Information

17August

Weekend Open Houses, August 18 & 19

 
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting or Looking for a Local Move? 

 

Join us to tour THREE unique properties this weekend - one on Saturday; two on Sunday! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Saturday, August 18, 12 - 2 p.m. 

104 Breakwater Reach

Cape Shores

Offered at $2,995,000

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Open Sunday, August 19, Noon - 4 p.m. 

35553 Creekside Drive

Sawgrass at White Oak Creek

Offered at $579,900

Creekside

 

 

Open Sunday, August 19, Noon - 2 p.m. 

9 Houston Avenue

Lewes Beach

Offered at $1,199,000

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We hope you enjoy the weekend and join us at one - or all - of these great homes to see what Coastal Delaware has to offer!

Posted in Local News and Information

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