Articles tagged with: Rehoboth

25September

Fall is Beach Season

Each year, Rehoboth’s “Nation’s Summer Capital” nickname becomes increasingly fitting. Even and in some ways especially in fall, the beach is a relaxing, easy escape from the city. This year is no exception - even in the wake of Covid-19 - and even with the cancellations of some of our most popular fall events. Not surprisingly, for the greater good, events including Sea Witch, are off until 2021. (There's still a Mini Jazz Fest 10/15-18). While large-scale events are cancelled, the merchant sidewalk sales are still on in Rehoboth Beach and downtown Lewes for the first weekend of October.


These postponements have dealt a devastating blow to Coastal Delaware’s local economy. If you can still plan a getaway, our local restaurants are open, many with outdoor and socially distant seating. Local businesses continue to observe “Covid courtesies” (and our local rates of infection are staying low, with no current hospitalizations, according to Beebe Medical Center this week). Unlike some hotter summer nights, crisp fall evenings are perfect for dining safely, al fresco, by a fire pit.

Of course, the beach itself and miles of bike trails are open to enjoy! Fall is the ideal time of year to bike, hike, kayak, paddle board on the bay, and sample local craft beer along the way. Farmer’s markets are still on and going strong in Rehoboth Beach on Tuesdays and in Lewes on Wednesdays at The Crooked Hammock and in-town on Saturdays. Get your seasonal pumpkins here in Sussex County!

While we love to take a ‘Chamber of Commerce’ role and entice visitors to the beaches, our real area of expertise is real estate sales. To give you an idea of our primary market: as of the end of August, the number of single family homes sold was up nearly 26% over last year at this time. Moreover, the average sales price is up by 7%, and the median sales price is up by 12%.

While sales are up, available inventory on the market continues to decrease and is extremely low right now (by 11% over the previous month's end total for the last two months). 

If you already own property at the beach, now is truly an unbelievable time to sell your home. Well-priced, well-located homes in Rehoboth and Lewes are selling extremely quickly and some with multiple offers. If you have been on the fence about buying, now is a great time for you, too, considering still-low interest rates and Delaware’s famously low property taxes. 


This draw, along with the effects of a quarantine last spring, have definitely contributed to our busy market conditions. All of us have been charged to stay home more, and many of us have discovered that we can work from home/remotely relatively easily. This realization is another reason to consider where “home” really is. If you feel that it could be the beach, reach out to any of our local real estate professionals. We are more than happy to help you weigh your options.

At the very least, plan a visit this fall and enjoy a breath of fresh sea air!

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04August

"Why Do I Live Here?"

It's the question on many people's minds, almost as profound as asking the meaning of life: "If I can work from home and live anywhere, do I want to stay here?" In a way, it IS the meaning of life, like choosing your place in the world.

"Here" could be a variety of places, from the city to the suburbs. One thing our national pandemic and times of quarantine have shown many of us is the true importance of place. And if you have the luxury of working from home, your world is opening wider.

Isolating in place was/is still a challenge no matter where you are, but the options to have a yard, or take a walk on the beach or in a wooded state park, are amazing benefits for health and wellness. 

And this concept is definitely catching on. 

A recent Wall Street Journal Article, "When Workers Can Live Anywhere, Many Ask: Why Do I Live Here?" highlights the trend we have been seeing locally. The Coastal Delaware real estate market is thriving. We published our Summer Newsletter (which discusses this trend of people realizing where they'd want to spend more time at home) and only a handful of the featured Lewes homes are still available. We continue to list new homes, and many are going just as quickly - some with multiple offers immediately. 

During this time of reflection and reprioritization, we at The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group are happy to help answer any questions you may have about our local real estate market. Prime bay and beachfront properties can be hard to come by - and they are definitely the more expensive options - however, our local towns have a vast array of price ranges. Our area has fewer apartments and condos than some more densely populated areas, which often grants homeowners more space and community amenities.

And there's always the remarkably peaceful stretches of beaches and nature preserves for a welcome kind of social distance. 

Certainly, the ability to work from home is a luxury not all of us have. But if you are fortunate enough to have that flexibility, and when you ask yourself "Where would I really want to live?" and answer "the beach," give us a call!

 

 

 

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18July

Real Talk About Beach Real Estate

 For the first time, and in these unprecedented times, I sent Lewes property owners a “Summer” newsletter. I usually send Spring and Fall updates on our local real estate market to provide a picture of what’s currently listed, prices of homes recently sold, and share market values.

 

This year, Covid-19 sidetracked us; however, not for the reasons you might think. By the time I'd printed and mailed the newsletter, even in the span of a week, many of the homes for sale in Lewes were already under contract. It may seem counterintuitive, but beach real estate has been exceptionally busy the first half of the year, even - and perhaps especially - during and after months of quarantine.

 

The real estate questions that seem to be on everyone’s minds:

 

Is it a good time to buy and sell?
Has Covid-19 impacted property values?

 

I can share our experiences, which track with our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices colleagues nationally. Locally and across the country, market conditions - even with a pandemic - have created a climate of high buyer demand and low inventory. Historically low interest rates and stock market volatility are prompting more real estate investments, too.

 

By the numbers

Looking at real estate demand through June, it is actually (surprisingly) quite similar to last year's market during the same time period (down only 1%), and last year was our busiest ever! To offer perspective, in 2018 we were proud to earn spots on The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends' "The Thousand" list for top real real estate teams in the country for sales volume and number of transactions - #69/250 and #158/250 respectively. The Thousand list for 2019 sales was published this June, and in those same categories, we are ranked #38/250 and #39/250. Honestly, we are amazed. (At our current pace, we are on track to make the list again for 2020, which speaks volumes about our local market!)

 

After initial quarantine, we lost about a month of our spring activity but recovered quickly. In terms of market values, average and median sales prices are up. Inventory, however, is staggeringly low. As of the end of June, there are 1,436 actively for sale single family homes in Sussex County, of which 42% are new construction - a 12% decrease from May's ending inventory. According to our BHHS Gallo Realty report, the average days on market from listing to contract this year is 100 days, which is very low. That figure for properly priced and marketed homes is considerably lower still. Some homes we have listed in the past few weeks have sold before the virtual ink is dry on the listing agreements, and we have received multiple offers on some, too! So far in 2020, we have sold 156+ homes and we are just halfway through the year.

 

Human factors

At The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, we are definitely seeing buyers across-the-board and in all price ranges this year. The majority of our clients are “traditional” Lewes buyers, people who want to retire here and buy second homes. But I am seeing people looking at making this move sooner than they thought they would due to Covid-19. The trend is to get out of the crowded metropolitan places where they live and come to the Delaware beach area because they perceive it as being safer and less crowded.

 

Perhaps the most important driver behind buyer and seller motivations though is a reassessment of what it means to 'stay home.' “Necessity is the mother of invention,” as Plato said. After a spring of companies requiring and enabling employees to work from home, people are rethinking their work situations.

 

Perhaps you share this view:  

Why not work from home in Lewes and take a walk on the beach after work?

 

And people are reprioritizing. We are living through a reminder of the fragility of life and threats to our job security. If you have a choice in where you live, what would you choose? The answer to this question depends on who’s being asked, of course, which is the fundamental core of the real estate business. It's not "one size fits all" and a realtor can help guide the process. If you are considering selling, you have an unparalleled window in which people are staying home and shopping for new homes online. If you are the ones looking to move, you have these work/life balance questions to consider.

 

Whether you are selling, buying, or just want to gauge our real estate market situation, please know that we at The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group are here for you - in person, virtually on FaceTime and via email, and by phone - to help you make an informed decision.

 

Best wishes to all for staying safe and sound this summer!

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17July

Heat of the Summer

What a summer! In SO many ways, the past few months have been unlike others in the past. First, we truly hope all of you are staying healthy. Secondly, we hope your business is recovering and thriving. It is a difficult time for many of our local resort businesses, so we encourage everyone to shop, buy, and eat local! 

And speaking of local, if you are able to consider becoming a local, please take a look at these brand new and recently reduced opportunities! As always, call us at 302.645.6664 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like any additional information.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

JUST LISTED:

 
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18539 Rose Ct | Reserves at Lewes Landing | DESU164364 | $589,999

LUXURIOUS AND JUST RIGHT! Experience tastefully appointed luxury in this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. Beautiful open design offers upgrades including hickory hardwood flooring, granite counters & breakfast bar, office, bonus room, and more. Enjoy the huge master suite with a spacious walk-in closet. Three additional bedrooms, all with walk-in closets. You will enjoy the huge back yard, energy saving solar equipment, on demand hot water and so much more. Just a short drive to the beaches and attractions of the area!

 
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31284 Ringtail Dr| Marsh Farm Estates | DESU164672 | $589,000

WHY WAIT TO BUILD? This practically brand new home in picturesque Marsh Farm Estates offers over $100,000 in upgrades, an inviting neutral color pallet, 3,049 square feet of conditioned space, and a backyard oasis perfect for relaxing or getting the party started! Situated on a premium corner lot, the home boasts a full front covered porch, stack stone front elevation trim, irrigation system, tankless hot water heater, custom lighting, extended two car garage, 4 ft high temperature controlled crawlspace for tons of extra storage, 10'ceilings, open floor plan, hardwood floors, granite countertops, NATURAL GAS, and much more! First floor features an oversized living room highlighting the stone gas fireplace with raised hearth & mantle; gourmet kitchen with custom tiling, upgraded stainless steel appliances and large under the counter stainless steel basin sink; morning room for formal dining; extended owner's suite with Roman shower, tray ceiling, walk-in closet & private patio entrance, and so much more that you have to see in person to truly appreciate! Retreat outback to the expansive 63'x21'paver entertainment patio complete with a built-in natural gas grill, 220 electric line for hot tub, outdoor TV, natural gas fire pit with reflective glass stone and built in fire pit seating, a large entertainment bar, custom lighting and granite countertops. Located directly across from the community clubhouse with pool, fitness center, shuffleboard, horseshoes, poker table, pool table, bocce ball courts, outdoor grill, fire pit, walking path and planned tot lot playground!

 
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20261 Bridgewater Rd | Plantation Lakes | DESU164696 | $284,900

MOVE RIGHT IN to this four bedroom Plantation Lakes townhome. in a prime location within the neighborhood; one block walking distance to The Landing Clubhouse Restaurant, tennis courts, community center, fitness center, and pool. This spacious home features first and second floor living rooms, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, large breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, gas range, & pantry, hardwood flooring throughout the main living areas of the first floor, natural gas fireplace, first floor master suite with walk-in closets, three additional second floor bedrooms, and screened porch that overlooks the pond & first hole of the golf course. Tons of owner upgrades and improvements too (see attached feature list).

 
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29883 Vincent Ave| Carsyljan Acres | DESU164636 | $249,900

LIKE NEW! Only one occupant since built. This home shows like a model with numerous updates including granite, new carpet with upgraded padding, new fixtures & appliances, new luxe vinyl plank flooring, all new exterior decks which are all included with this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home which sits on a spacious .46 acre lot with no HOA and sold in-fee, so you own the land! Privacy galore with long drive leading back to a carport and 2 story barn with electricity and water. Perfect for storage, man cave, and so much more. This property is in the Cape Henlopen School District and only minutes to downtown Lewes. This property is a blank slate for a primary home, vacation home or investment property. Previous tenant paid $1375/month.

 
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31896 Shell Landing Way| Bayfront at Rehoboth | DESU164600 | $275,000

WATERFRONT LOT WITH NO BUILDER TIE-IN! Enjoy the benefits of neighborhood living and amenities without compromising privacy and breathtaking natural beauty! The amenities in this bay front community include a private beach on Rehoboth Bay, kayak launch, pool that overlooks the wetlands & bay, community center with gym, walking trails, & more! Located within minutes from Coastal Highway, area's attractions, shopping, dining, and beaches. (Similar Nearby Lot Also Available: 31900 Shell Landing Way | DESU164622 | $250,000) 

 

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36214 Tarpon Dr| Wolfe Pointe | DESU159688 | $969,900

CUSTOM CRAFTED LUXURY! Practically brand-new beautifully built Wolfe Pointe home with comfortable style and elegance. The intuitive floor plan starts with the gorgeous gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets and professional grade stainless steel appliances, which will be the focal point of your holiday parties and everyday gatherings and central to the light-filled great room with gas fireplace & soaring ceilings open to the 2nd level loft, sitting room with exposed beams, and the dining room - all with rich hardwood flooring throughout. Enjoy master suites on each level, plus 2 additional bedrooms on the 2nd level, and a bonus separate in-law suite above the 2nd garage! Other custom details include the finished basement complete with a large rec/media space, full bath, and unfinished storage room that can be finished for even more living space. The outside is just as nice with relaxing front porch, 2 balconies, and a rear paver patio/deck overlooking the tree-lined backyard. Located in a sought-after Lewes neighborhood that is only a bike ride away from Downtown Historic Lewes and moments from the trail to Rehoboth Beach.

 
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35178 Helmsman Way |Stonewater Creek| DESU160774| $379,900

Stunning model like home with numerous upgrades on a .48 acre landscaped lot. No detail or upgrade was spared in this 4 years new Cartwright model by Insight Homes with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  Includes crown molding throughout the living area with luxury vinyl plank flooring, a 4 foot extension off the living room, breakfast room and master bedroom with a sitting room. Enjoy your morning coffee basking in the sun-lit morning room or attached 14x12 deck. The master bath includes a soaking tub and tiled shower and the kitchen offers an island, upgraded cabinetry, granite, tiled back splash and more. The kitchen overlooks the spacious family room which features a floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Additional upgrades include central vacuum system, Rinnai on demand hot water heater, epoxy coated flooring in garage with insulated walls and door, heat pump with a gas backup and a conditioned crawl space with sump pump, dehumidifier and access from inside the garage. Outside you will find a 12 x 15 shed with electric, irrigation with separate well, spotlights on the home and shed, and landscape lighting. Energy efficiency is found at every turn in this well insulated home with utility bills being well below normal. The community is ideally located close to shopping and the beaches and includes a large community center, pool and tennis. 

 

*PLEASE NOTE: LISTING BROKERAGE REQUESTS THAT ALL AGENTS SHOWING OUR LISTINGS AND THEIR CLIENTS FOLLOW ANY SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY US OR HOMEOWNER ON HYGIENE PROTOCOL UPON ENTERING AND LEAVING THE PROPERTY, IN ADDITION TO WASHING /SANITIZING THEIR HANDS THOROUGHLY WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVE.

 

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26June

Summer 2020 Making a Grand Entrance

 

Summer started with several stunners making a spalsh on the real estate scene. From impeccable historic style to brand new construction in a range of prices, these homes have the WOW factor!

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403 W. 4th St | Historic Lewes | DESU163334 | $1,795,000

AWARD-WINNING HISTORIC STYLE! Welcome to the heart of Historic Lewes, nestled in unique Shipcarpenter Square. A model of historic style, this 2009 home earned the 2011 Award for Historic Preservation for its contribution to The First Town. Extensive list of remarkable features, designed by Tony Beto and crafted by Dewson Construction, include inviting living spaces with hand-cut beams, rustic floors, reclaimed bricks, plastered walls, deep window sills and doorways, rich multi-piece trim, classical fixtures, custom cabinets, Bucks County Soapstone countertops, and robust hardware from Michael Coldren, & Co. Enjoy the spaciousness of 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, an amazing English basement with stunning billiards/bar area, separate shop/studio, and versatile storage. Details like two wood-burning fireplaces and front and back staircases add to the authentic charm. Premium professional appliances and systems - even an elevator! - provide unparalleled comforts, as well as unmatched style. Relax in cozy living spaces, amid beautiful lush gardens with patio and pergola, all just steps to the boutique shopping and dining of downtown Lewes, captivating beaches, scenic waterways, endless recreation, and bike trails. Truly the best of Historic Lewes!

 
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508 Pilottown Rd | In-Town Lewes | DESU163294 | $1,095,000

VERSATILITY ON THE LEWES-REHOBOTH CANAL! Discover this uniquely Lewes opportunity in this versatile classic Colonial home on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal! Main home dates to the 1860s with 4 bedrooms, historic charm, and traditional wood floors. A separate/detached 2-car garage with garage apartment delivers its own 2 bedrooms, bath, and kitchenette. Enjoy life along the waterway - including a leased canal front parcel across the street with a dock - just steps to downtown Historic Lewes shopping and dining with easy access~to Lewes Beach, bike trails and state park toward the Cape, and convenient New Road access nearby. Establish yourself on legendary Pilottown Road and start your Coastal Delaware life!

 
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410 Seagull Dr | Pilottown Village | DESU162978 | $547,500

HEARTH & HOME! A welcoming front porch invites you into this spacious 4 bedroom Cape Cod, situated on a quiet cul de sac lot in desirable Pilottown Village! Features an open floor plan with an accommodating country kitchen central to the living & dining rooms, and the two 1st floor bedrooms - including the master with luxe en-suite bath. The 2nd floor offers a secondary living area/ in-law suite with its own private stairwell to the outside, and includes kitchenette, 2 bedrooms, and a spacious office / bonus room above the 2-car garage! Outdoor enjoyment is yours from the expansive back deck with hot tub, paver patio - perfect for summer barbecues, outdoor shower, and more. Located within an easy bike or walk to everything downtown Lewes has to offer.

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19588 Beaver Dam Rd| Oak Crest Pond| DESU163216 | $539,900

ROOM FOR EVEN MORE! Exceptionally large lot, backing to over 20+ Acres of community land and ponds, offers space for an additional garage, or outbuilding, to complement this already fantastic brand-new construction ! This spacious home has everything you could want: an open floor plan - perfect for entertaining with high ceilings, rich hardwood floors throughout & custom trim, a pre-wired Smart Home system built-in, a stylish gourmet kitchen with granite counters & stainless steel appliances, including a custom built on-site hood vent as the centerpiece, first floor bedroom that doubles as a secondary master, 2nd floor master suite with luxury master bath & walk-in closet, huge bonus room, and so much more! Great location, minutes to all the attractions, dining, shopping, and beaches our area has to offer.

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34380 Bronze St | Sterling Crossing | DESU163120 | $369,900

GREAT REHOBOTH BEACH LOCATION! This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, end unit townhome is centrally located with easy access to the area's shopping, dining, attractions, and beaches. The interior features include an open floor plan, hardwood flooring throughout first floor, granite countertops, gas fireplace, large master suite with walk-in closets, full basement with a family room and full bath, and much more. You will enjoy the rear patio, beautiful landscaping, outdoor shower, short walk to the community pool, club house, and fitness center. $5000 credit given for new carpet.

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24May

A Different Summer

The unofficial start of summer will follow an unconventional set of rules this year at Delaware’s beaches. While our southern neighbors in Ocean City, MD, opened earlier this month, Delaware’s state and local governments are applying a phased-in approach to continue to stem the spread of coronavirus, assist our local healthcare facilities, and keep communities safe.

What does this mean for “The Nation’s Summer Capital?”

For real estate:
We have been fortunate to continue much of our business online and with limited personal contact while following safety guidelines. Our physical offices continue to be closed to visitors and we have majorly scaled-back staffing; most are working remotely. Technology has been essential, of course, enabling FaceTime showings and listings, and people continue to buy and sell houses. 

Speaking anecdotally for my office, November and December of 2019 and the first few months of 2020 fueled a still-busy March. April was certainly different from Aprils past; however, low interest rates sparked buyers, and sellers who were planning on listing - in one of our typically busiest listing months - have started to move forward and take advantage of the captive online audience of buyers. Overall, prices have been stable, over a dozen of our listings went under contract last week, and the number of new listings is almost on track. Will the trend continue? It is difficult to know, however, we feel it will be a busy summer for Delaware beach real estate, albeit still within a ‘new normal’ of social distancing.

For the community as a whole: 
Our beach communities are working hard to balance an economic need to reopen businesses, restaurants, and recreational areas while being dedicated to keeping employees, customers, and the community safe. It is a difficult balance, for sure, especially in an area that thrives on tourism, but we are dipping our toes in the water this weekend.

Here’s what you need to know if you are traveling from out of state:

First, as you likely experience in your own hometown, restrictions are subject to change by the day, depending on how well the public follows them, so if you are making a trip to the beach, please check the latest guidelines on the Governor’s website: https://governor.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2020/05/Delaware-Economic-Reopening-Guidance_Phase.pdf

As of May 20: Anyone traveling to Delaware from out-of-state must self-quarantine for 14 days. Currently, this rule applies whether you are a homeowner or visitor.
Additionally, a ban on short-term rentals is in effect now and throughout Phase 1, which begins officially on June 1. (We are not sure how long Phase 1 will last.) UPDATE: Since the date of publication, effective June 1, Delaware Governor John Carney has lifted the 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors and short-term rental ban. But please check the State of Delaware website for the most current information.

As of Friday, May 22 at 5 p.m.:
Lewes and Rehoboth’s beaches and Boardwalk are open. People must still wear face masks on the Boardwalk and in restrooms, maintain a 6-foot distance unless immediate household members, and limit gatherings to fewer than 10 people. 

State parks/beaches will reopen, but capacity may be limited. All campgrounds are still closed.  

As of June 1: Delaware restaurants and retail shops are scheduled to open their indoor spaces at 30 percent of fire code capacity. Reservations will be required and no bar seating will be allowed. Many restaurants have already been offering take-out. They will be able to apply for expanded outdoor seating, which will hopefully open up more dining options throughout the summer. Also, effective June 1, out-of-state visitors no longer need to self-quarantine for 14-days and a ban on short-term rentals is lifted. 

Understandably, some of these guidelines are limiting factors in making travel plans. In the meantime, if you are looking for beach real estate or even a glimpse of the ocean, our local Realtors will be happy to send you a link or FaceTime! Stay safe - we look forward to welcoming you back to the beach soon.

25March

New to Market

Enjoy a look at these new-to-market beach homes and land! 

We have adjusted our office staffing out of concern for everyone's health, but we do have our phone line and cell phones covered! Please feel free to give us a call in our office at 302.645.6664 or email us anytime at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you have any questions about these or any Delaware Beach properties.

 

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4 Milford Ave | Lewes Beach | DESU158126 | $1,199,900

NANTUCKET MEETS LEWES, STEPS TO THE BEACH! Contemporary, enchanting beach house delivers classic Cape Cod style in a perfect Lewes Beach location. Step inside to enjoy a bright, surprisingly spacious floor plan with an inviting living room with wood-burning fireplace; 2 sunrooms, stylish kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Silestone countertops, island, breakfast bar & plenty of cabinet space; spacious dining room; three first floor bedrooms including a master with en-suite bath, and a second floor master suite which leads to the rooftop deck that showcases panoramic wetland views & offers an exclusive perch to take in scenic sunrises & sunsets! Plenty of outdoor living space too, with tasteful landscaping, and a backyard with shed ~ perfect for storing your beach chairs, umbrellas and bikes! Just steps from the beach and a short bike ride to the shops and dining of Historic Lewes. Truly the 'classic beach cottage' with modern aesthetic & unmatched style!

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311 E Market St | Lewes Beach | DESU158426 | $999,000

LEWES BEACH CLASSIC Picture yourself enjoying summer & year-round fun from this beautiful & spacious 5+ bedroom property located only 2 blocks to the beach! Features a main house with gorgeous wraparound porch, 5 bedrooms - including the private 1st floor master, hardwood flooring throughout, 3rd level bonus room, plus a separate 1 bedroom 1 bath cottage providing plenty of room for all. Situated on a corner lot with outdoor shower and shed for all your beach storage needs! The beach awaits - just a short walk from your front door for morning beachcombing, daytime watersports, and evening sunsets. Walk to the dining and shopping of Historic Downtown Lewes or bike to Cape Henlopen State Park. Perfect as your own escape, fantastic rental investment, or both!

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28 Glade Cir E | The Glade | DESU158284 | $799,999

FLAWLESS STYLE, PRIVATE RETREAT! Embrace luxury and architectural mastery in this custom built, completely renovated home in The Glade. Well-located on nearly an acre in Rehoboth with easy East-of-Route-1 access to downtown Rehoboth Beach, this Classic Colonial 5BR, 3.5BA home showcases high-end materials and contemporary appeal. Enjoy hardwood flooring throughout a stunning open floor plan; gourmet kitchen with double ovens, gas range, quartz counters, tile backsplash, soft-close cabinets. Relax in the comfortable living room with wood-burning stove and maximized views. Retreat to the completely updated master bedroom with its own brick wood-burning fireplace, double closets, luxury master bath with expanded shower, double vanity, and iron claw-foot tub. Ascend to your private third-floor home theater room and enjoy the balcony with sweeping water views. Experience the serenity of this stunning location from several decks; kayak from the large backyard to Holland Glade.

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16859 N Hunters Run | Villages of 5 Points East | DESU157978 | $639,900

INVITING BEACH CHIC! Refreshing style greets you in this bright, stylish, and meticulously cared for East of Route 1 home! Relax, entertain and bask in the comfort of a sunny open floor plan. Rich hardwood flooring, and a coastal color palette sets a tranquil tone throughout with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, including the private master suite with en-suite bath and pond views, sparkling kitchen with granite counters & stainless steel appliances, inviting great room with cathedral ceiling & stone fireplace, formal dining room, bright sun room, second floor family room, and so much more. Lush landscaping enhances the curb appeal, huge deck perfect for outdoor entertaining, and the backyard opens to trees and a pond. With 2 pools, clubhouse with activities, biking/walking trail connecting to Lewes trails, this home delivers the total beach retreat package.

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104 Bradley Ln  | In-Town Lewes | DESU158378 | $633,000

REAT OPPORTUNITY to expand on this oversized in-town building lot with charming rancher and detached garage! Excellent location just outside of the Historic District & steps to the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal; bike or walk to shops, dining & the beach! Rancher features 2 enclosed porches, 3 bedrooms, hardwood flooring, and more. Expansive back & side yards provide ample space for outdoor entertaining & relaxation, and the potential to improve upon the rancher's footprint!

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17636 Beaver Dam Rd | Lewes | DESU158470 | $249,900

VACANT LOT NEAR THE BEACH! Build your dream home with no builder tie-in on this large lot. Enjoy no HOA! Just a short drive to beaches and downtown Lewes and Rehoboth!

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1 Gander Ln | Gosling Creek Purchase | DESU158306 | $174,900

GREAT OPPORTUNITY! Rarely offered corner building lot in the desirable Lewes community of Gosling Creek Purchase. No builder tie-in! Pool and tennis community with low HOA. Only minutes to beaches, shopping, restaurants and more!

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10March

New, New, New!

The spring real estate market is blooming!

Take a look at these new-to-market real estate opportunities and new prices!

 

 

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208 University Dr | Pilottown Park | DESU157450 | $499,900

GREAT LEWES LOCATION! Live in-town Lewes in this three bedroom, two bathroom rancher. Features include a spacious living room, an eat-in kitchen with a breakfast bar, large master bedroom, private screened porch, and much more. This ideal Lewes location allows you to walk or bike to the shops, dining, & attractions of downtown Lewes, the Lewes Rehoboth Canal, and the beaches.

 
 
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7 Burrwood Ct | Highview | DESU157594 | $489,700

VIEWS FOR MILES! Spectacular home grants panoramic wetland and bay views in Highview, a private enclave nestled along the wetlands of Indian River, and Bay Boat House Pond, a protected natural wetland area. Unobstructed, broad views evoke serenity, privacy, and picturesque sunsets! Like-new 4-bedroom home maximizes premier location with a light-filled open floor plan, large living room with stone gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, flex room, large semi formal dining room, second floor master suite with private balcony, relaxation on the multi-level open air rear decks, and more. Community features a day dock pier, perfect for launching your kayaks, paddle boards, fishing and crabbing. Spacious home offers plenty of room for hosting friends and family. Use Massey's Landing as your personal boat ramp and day dock your boat at the community pier. Cruise the waters of Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay. Visit nearby attractions in Dewey,Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, including the famous "Paradise Grill Restaurant!" Enjoy plenty of room for hosting friends and family in your personal oasis near the beach.

 
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18374 Show Jumper Ln | Showfield | DESU157460 | $424,900

RESIDENTIAL LOT IN ONE OF LEWES' NEWEST COMMUNITIES! Don't miss this opportunity to build in Showfield, no builder tie-in allows you to custom design and build the home of your dreams. Currently the largest lot for sale in the community and this lot has been tested and approved for a basement. The Showfiled community amenities include an outdoor pool, club house, walking trail, and fitness center. Just a short bike ride or drive to Lewes Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park, and the shopping and dining of downtown Lewes or hop on the Junction Breakwater Bike Trail and head to Rehoboth Beach.

 
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30845 Park Terrace | Ridings at Rehoboth | DESU157646 | $399,900

SPACIOUS, OPEN FLOOR PLAN! Enjoy hardwood flooring throughout the main living areas, granite countertops & stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, formal dining area, bright living room with gas fireplace, split bedroom floor plan with private master suite & 2 additional spacious bedrooms, full unfinished basement with plenty of storage room & the potential to be finished for even more living space! The exterior features an expansive rear deck overlooking the generously sized backyard with irrigation system - providing the perfect setting for summertime entertaining & relaxing! Great community amenities include a community center, fitness center, and pool.

 
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20261 Bridgewater Rd | Plantation Lakes | DESU157632 | $284,900

MOVE RIGHT IN to this four bedroom Plantation Lakes townhome. in a prime location within the neighborhood; one block walking distance to The Landing Clubhouse Restaurant, tennis courts, community center, fitness center, and pool. This spacious home features first and second floor living rooms, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, large breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, gas range, & pantry, hardwood flooring throughout the main living areas of the first floor, natural gas fireplace, first floor master suite with walk-in closets, three additional second floor bedrooms, and screened porch that overlooks the pond & first hole of the golf course. Tons of owner upgrades and improvements too!

 
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18878 Forgotten Harbor Ct. #502

Woods Cove

Bedrooms: 2 | Baths: 2

MLS: DESU157300

Now: $239,900

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MOVE IN READY! This freshly painted, 1st floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo is ready to become your next home, why wait for expensive new construction? This is a great value for first floor living in a highly desired Rehoboth community and is conveniently located off of Plantations Rd between Lewes and Rehoboth with easy access to Rt One, the beaches, shopping, and dining! 

 
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34383 Summerlyn Dr. #111

Summerlyn

Bedrooms: 3 | Baths: 2

MLS: DESU157638

Now: $299,900

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JUST MINUTES TO THE BEACH, shopping and restaurants! Beautiful third floor end-unit condo offers every convenience, including sunroom, screened porch, master with walk-in closet & en-suite bath with whirlpool tub, fireplace, and much more. Enjoy it year-round or use it as your summer getaway!

 

JUST REDUCED:

 
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31428 Waters Way

Reserves at Lewes Landing

Bedrooms:3 | Bathrooms: 2

Year Built: 2006

MLS: DESU153582

Now: $410,000

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LUXURIOUS AND JUST RIGHT! Experience tastefully appointed luxury in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Beautiful open design offers upgrades including hardwood and tile floors, Corian counters & breakfast bar, cozy gas fireplace, formal living and dining rooms, bright sunroom, and much more. Enjoy the huge master suite with a spacious walk-in closet and spa like bath. Two additional bedrooms, both with walk-in closets. Just a short drive to the beaches and attractions of the area!

 
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222 University Dr | Reserve at Pilottown

MLS: DESU156890 | Now: $267,900

RESERVE YOUR SPOT! Don't miss this opportunity to build your dream home in the City of Lewes! This vacant lot in the wonderful Reserve at Pilottown community is ready for your vision! No builder tie-in means you are free to choose your builder and your plans for a custom home. Walk or bike to Lewes attractions, the canal, and the beach!

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12February

Home is Where the Heart Is - Open Houses this Weekend

 

 

After Valentine's Day, fall in love with one of these beauties!

Meet us in person this weekend at our OPEN HOUSES:

 

 

Saturday, February 15, 12-2pm:

35104 Roebuck Lane, Breakwater, Lewes (MLS 146678)

Roebuck

 

618 Kings Highway, In-town Lewes (MLS 147602)

Kings

 

Sunday, February 16, 12-2pm:

 

26 Eleanor Lee Lane, Canal Corkran, Rehoboth Beach (MLS 147230)

Eleanor Lee

 

37035 Sheepscot Road, Coastal Club, Lewes (MLS 146746)

Main Marketing Sheepscot

 

16572 Howard Millman Lane, Paynters Mill, Milton (MLS 145136)

Main Marketing Howard Millman Ln
 
Main Mkt 100 Bradley
Visit just one or join us at all of these open houses!
 
06February

What Sold Last Year?

 

 

Whether you are considering buying or selling a home in Lewes or Rehoboth Beach, or if you are happy where you are and just want to get a picture of the condition of our local real estate market, we have some numbers!

 

 

One of our main roles as real estate professionals is to serve as advisors when sellers determine the listing price of their homes and when buyers want to submit offers on homes. We reflect on market experience to consider location and historical data on competitive properties in the same area.

 

 

We are happy to share this information with you! 

 

 

If you have any questions about the value of your home, or if you want to discuss listing or buying a home, give us a call! We'd love to help.

  

Click the photo for a "year in review" of Lewes lot, condo/townhouse, and single-family home sales on Lewes Beach, in-town Lewes, and Lewes East of Route 1 - 2019 sales for all real estate brokers participating in Bright MLS.

Lewes2019

 

Click on the picture below for a link to sales and sale prices in select Rehoboth Beach neighborhoods. Data includes sales from all participating real estate brokers in Bright MLS.

Rehoboth2019

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16January

Open Houses Can Open the Door to YOUR New Home!

 

 

 

 

Make 2020 the year to put those beach house goals in focus.

 

 

Welcome mats are out at several amazing homes this weekend - from resort living in Lewes to in-town Rehoboth Beach and back to Lewes Beach!

 

 

Join us at one or all five throughout the weekend to see the market's finest homes and the amenities that go along with them!

 

 

 

 

 

Open Saturday, January 18, Noon - 2 p.m.

 

37035 Sheepscot Road, Coastal Club

Offered at $849,900

Main Marketing Sheepscot

 

16612 Shoal Road, Breakwater

Offered at $609,900

Main Mkt Shoal Rd

 

124 W. Cape Shores Drive, Cape Shores

Offered at $2,295,000

Main Mkt 124 W Capes

 

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

 

26 Eleanor Lee Lane E, Canal Corkran

Offered at $889,000

Eleanor Lee

 

35497 Peregrine Road, Hawkseye

Offered at $998,000

Main Mkt 35497 Peregrine

 

Join us at one - or all - to see how the 2020 market is ringing in the new year. We hope to see you there!

 

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30December

Beach Home: 2020 Vision!

Resolving to make a move to the beach this year? Looking to relocate within our beach communities?

Many options are ready and waiting to help you make 2020 the year YOU move to the beach. 

 

Here are just a few!

 

124 W Cape Shores Drive - beachfront beauty!

capeshores

 

33481 W Hunters Run - upgraded in an East of Route 1 community!

WHunt 16

 

26 Eleanor Lee Lane - luxury Key West style in Rehoboth Beach

Eleanor 69

 

37035 Sheepscot Road - so many upgrades and unmatched community amenities

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31October

Welcome November with Open Houses

Considering a home at the beach?

Step outside this first November weekend!

You're invited to join us for a look at these great options.

Join us at any ... or all!

 

SATURDAY, November 2:

 

Open 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

24915 Rivers Edge Road, Millsboro
$331,500

Rivers Edge2

 

Open 12 - 2 p.m.

18811 Bethpage Drive, Lewes
$335,000

Bethpage

 

Open 1 - 3 p.m.

100 Collins Avenue, Dewey Beach
$380,000

100 Collins

 

SUNDAY, November 3:

 

Open 12 - 2 p.m.

32941 Sandstone Drive, Lewes
$469,900

Sandstone Dr

 

Make this November your MOVEmber!

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04October

Come for the Summer...Stay for the Fall!

 

Rehoboth Beach is known as “Our Nation’s Summer Capital,” but fall is when the real magic happens. Our “second summer,” is in full swing, when weather is amazing, restaurants start offering specials, and our calendars fill up with weekend events like sidewalk sales, craft fairs, 5Ks, and Jazz Fest. Here is just a sample of what’s in store this fall around Coastal Delaware. From Milton and Lewes to Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches, there is actually something for everyone.

 

 

 

 

CAMP Rehoboth Events (http://camprehoboth.com/events/featured)

• Sweet Baby J’ai: A History of Women in Jazz! October 11, 8 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach

• CAMP Rehoboth Block Party 2019, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., the second block of Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. 

 

Clear Space Theatre (clearspacetheatre.com)

If you have not seen a show at Clear Space Theatre in downtown Rehoboth Beach yet, definitely try to make at least one of these shows: 

• Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women,” Through Oct. 6

• “Ghost, The Musical,” Oct. 18-27

• “James and the Giant Peach,” Nov. 8-10

• “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” Nov. 29-Dec. 15 

 

Rehoboth Beach Fall Sidewalk Sales – 43rd Annual! October 4-6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Rehoboth Avenue and adjacent streets

Lewes Merchants’ Fall Sidewalk Sale – October 4-6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Second Street and surrounding streets in historic Lewes’s commercial district

2019 Dewey Goes Pink – 5K – October 5, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Starboard Restaurant, deweygoespink.com. The 9th year of a fundraiser to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.  

Fall Craft Fair, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Historic Lewes, historiclewes.org.

Visit Lewes Historical Society’s historic campus at Second & Shipcarpenter Streets in downtown Lewes to see the work of the fine artisans of Delaware and the Eastern Shore. 

Boast the Coast Maritime Festival – October 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lewes. Discover the nautical heritage of Lewes. The Lightship Overfalls will also be open from 11am-2pm in Lewes Canal Front Park.

17th Annual Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch – October 6, 10:30 VIP; 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Rusty Rudder, Dewey Beach. Tastings by top beach chefs, wine and brunch cocktails, a live auction, beer garden and more. Benefits Meals on Wheels Delaware.

Coast Day – October 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Lewes. This year’s theme is “A Ripple Through Time.”

Greyhounds Reach the Beach – Oct. 10-13. Greyhounds Reach the Beach is a celebration of greyhounds and greyhound adoption with speakers, gatherings, walks, vendors, an ice cream social, a Blessing of the Hounds, and much more.

Bike MS: Bike to the Bay – October 12-13. DelTech Terry Campus, Dover.

2019 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival – October 17-20. Celebrating 30 years of smooth jazz at different venues throughout the area.

30th Annual Sea Witch Festival – Oct. 25-27. Popular activities include the Costume Parade, Dog Parade, Sea Witch Hunt, kid’s games on the beach, trick or treating, hayrides, vendor area and free live entertainment on the bandstand all weekend long!

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival – Oct. 31 – November 10. Eleven days of wonderful films at the oldest and largest event of its kind in the State of Delaware. Now in its 22nd year.

 

Revisit your favorite beach for great events, festivals, 5Ks, and dining – while the weather stays gorgeous through the fall.

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