Articles tagged with: beach house

16August

House Hunting? Join us this weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us to tour these well-located, beautiful homes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 12 - 2 p.m.

17636 Pointer Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
$299,900

Pointer

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This spacious townhome is in a prime location within the Eagle Point community with very short walk to the pool and lots of common area behind and beside for kids and pets to play. Eagle Point is also close to shopping and dining options, historic Lewes, bike trail, and Cape Henlopen State Park. The nearby Lewes Transportation Hub has handy shuttles to downtown Lewes and Rehoboth Beach so there's no hassle parking your car.

 

OPEN SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 12 - 2 p.m.

26156 Richfield Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
$389,900

Richfield Dr

LUXURY AT FIRST SIGHT! Model-perfect home delivers privacy and a long list of upgrades on nearly a one-acre lot backing to open space. From your first steps across the foyer threshold, experience the sight and elegance of lovely engineered hardwood flooring throughout the entire main living area, along with impressive 10-foot-high ceilings, recessed lighting throughout, crown moldings, and so much more.

 

 

18934 Shore Pointe Court, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
$249,900

ShorePointe

LOCATION AND CONVENIENCE! Don't miss this great opportunity, conveniently located between Lewes and Rehoboth Beaches, with easy access to Coastal Hwy, shopping, dining, and the beaches. This first floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo features a spacious open floor plan, bright sun room, one car garage and more, and will make the perfect investment property or 2nd home, call now!

 

 

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09August

Newly Listed! Must-See Homes

Be the first to see these great new opportunities! 

 
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1 Shipcarpenter Square | In-Town Lewes | MLS:DESU100129 | $999,900

SYMBOL OF HISTORIC LEWES Where historic appeal meets modern convenience on Shipcarpenter Square. Original structure is from 1820, cleverly renovated to feature 3BR, 2.5BA, gourmet kitchen featuring a commercial stove, wood-burning fireplace, bright sunroom, wide plank hardwood floors & room for more!

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11 Delaware Ave | Lewes Beach | MLS:DESU145430 | $999,900

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 open floor plan with an inviting living room; stylish eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, & plenty of cabinet space; spacious family room with built-in book cases & a cozy wood burning fireplace; two first floor bedrooms including the master suite, and two additional second floor bedrooms. Plenty of outdoor living space too, including a fully fenced yard with a stone patio, outside shower, storage shed and six - yes, six - off street parking spots! 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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403 Savannah Rd. | In-Town Lewes | MLS:DESU145670 | $499,900

IN TOWN LEWES OPPORTUNITY, DON'T MISS IT! This 3 bedroom townhouse, with tons of custom features, including exposed brick, built-ins, bamboo flooring throughout the first floor, full basement, and recent updates is ready for you. Walk or bike to the shops, dining, attractions and beach that Lewes has to offer and just a short drive to downtown Rehoboth!

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431 Park Ave | In-Town Lewes | MLS:DESU145428 | $409,900

BUILD IN TOWN! Discover a prime opportunity to live the Lewes lifestyle in the home you build for yourself! Newly available cleared lot offers a great location, nestled on a quiet street just steps away from Historic Downtown Lewes. Walk to shopping and dining, stroll to the bay beach, or bike through Cape Henlopen State Park! No builder tie-in means you can customize a home that's perfect for YOU!

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425 Paynter Ave | In-Town Lewes | MLS:DESU145422 | $349,900

BLANK SLATE! Feel the excitement of a fresh, clean canvas for your design vision! This building lot in-town Lewes is that canvas. Envision your new home, and create it with the builder of your choice. Then start living the sought-after Lewes lifestyle: walk or bike to dining, shopping, the library, beach and all of the benefits of living in town!

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26549 Springhaven Rd | Spring Haven | MLS:DESU145440 | $334,900

ESTATE HOME MINUTES TO THE BEACH - ALL FOR UNDER $335k! Enjoy this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch home, with a full unfinished basement - less than 15 minutes to Coastal Highway shopping, restaurants and local beach attractions. Home features a fully fenced in back yard with adjacent preserved wetland lot to the left, and pond water view off the front porch - a nature lovers dream! This home is less than 1yr young in a community featuring a low HOA fee and easy access to main routes like Rt. 9 & Rt. 26!

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18934 Shore Pointe Ct. #2902 | Woods Cove | MLS:DESU145482 | $249,900

LOCATION AND CONVENIENCE! Don't miss this great opportunity, conveniently located between Lewes and Rehoboth Beaches, with easy access to Coastal Hwy, shopping, dining, and the beaches. This first floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo features a spacious open floor plan, bright sun room, one car garage and more, and will make the perfect investment property or 2nd home!

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28584 W. Springside Dr | Coolspring Farms | MLS:DESU145636 | $159,900

MOVE-IN READY PLUS NO HOA FEES OR GROUND RENT! Home features brand NEW kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, & counter tops, NEW flooring throughout home, spacious open floor plan, relaxing rear deck overlooking the fully fenced expansive backyard with separate storage shed, and much more. Enjoy easy access to shopping, dining and beaches of the area.

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09August

You're Invited: Lewes Beach, Rehoboth Beach & Georgetown

 

Out and about this weekend?

Visiting and want to get a glimpse of what year-round beach life could be like? 

 

Join us at any of these OPEN HOUSES!

 

 

 10 Missouri Avenue, Lewes Beach  Open 12 - 2 p.m. Saturday, August 10

Missouri

 

 

202 West Side Drive, Rehoboth Beach  Open 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday, August 10

WestSide

 

 

18189 Emerson Way, Georgetown  Open 12 -2 p.m. - Saturday AND Sunday, August 10 & 11!

Emerson

 

11 Delaware Avenue, Lewes Beach  Open 12 - 2 p.m. Sunday, August 11

Delaware

 

Enjoy your weekend. Hope to see you there!

 

 

11May

Take a Tour! Open Today In Town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a look at three premier homes now available in Lewes - from the historic to the beach front!

 

307 W. Third Street

Now offered at $649,900!

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332 Savannah Road

Offered at $899,900

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112 Breakwater Reach

Offered at $2,150,000

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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.

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

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8 CH Mason Way, Lewes Beach

Offered at $2,399,900

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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!

Posted in Local News and Information

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

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

Posted in Local News and Information

14November

Open Houses This Weekend

Looking for a house at the beach?

Look at Lewes Beach!  

Join us on Saturday AND Sunday to see these fabulous Lewes Beach homes - both would be great to come home to!

Both homes are open Saturday and Sunday, November 17 & 18, from 12 - 2 p.m.

 

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9 Houston Avenue, now offered at $1,149,000

Stop by Saturday, Sunday - or both days! - to get a sense of how close to the beach this newly built home is while maintaining cul-de-sac privacy! Gorgeous appointments and new construction from Evergreene Builders. And a private wetland view!

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104 Breakwater Reach, now offered at $2,550,000

Visit this stunning home in Cape Shores to experience true beachfront living! This spacious home would be an ideal investment for your own family reunions or to earn income as an attractive rental with its beachfront appeal and community amenities!

Posted in Lewes Real Estate News

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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104BreakwaterBeach

 

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

35553 Creekside Drive

Sawgrass at White Oak Creek

Offered at $579,900

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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

29June

Open on Sunday!

Join us on Sunday!

OPEN HOUSE at 419 Burton Avenue

Sunday, July 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Offered at $759,900

ENJOY OR INVEST

Join us for a personal tour of this lovely home with a potential investment opportunity! Seize the in-town Lewes rental market as an investment, or enjoy the location and benefits of this beauty yourself. See it in person and imagine the possibilities!

Posted in Lewes Real Estate News

30March

Did Somebunny Say Open Houses?

Hunting for a perfect home at the beach? 

Always wanted to live in Lewes?

WELL...HOP TO IT!

Join The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group at our Open House Eggstravaganza!

Saturday, March 31

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

420Kings

420 Kings Highway

 

Church

15 Church Street

 

425Paynter

425 Paynter Avenue

 

407Burton

407 Burton Avenue

 

420BurtonAve

420 Burton Avenue

 

421Third

421 Third Street 

Visit one - or all six – and enjoy Springtime at the Beach!

Call us at (302) 645-6664 for more information!

Posted in Local News and Information

18May

Is it time to turn a vacation into a staycation?

Welcome to summer at the beach! If you enjoy vacationing in Rehoboth and surrounding Delaware beaches, you already know that there’s a lot to love. We have a thriving restaurant and bar scene, laid-back beaches, great outdoor recreation on the ocean, bay, and state parks, renowned local breweries, and so much more. And you are definitely not alone: we’re known as “The Nation’s Summer Capital” for a reason! If you drive across the bridge often, you know that “in-season” is getting longer, too. Many restaurants and businesses are year-round now, and the weather is truly great from spring through early winter.

 

So why are you still renting?

You might be surprised to find out that buying a beach house is within reach. If you are curious about whether or not a purchase vs. a vacation rental, year after year, is a good investment for you, get in touch with a local realtor – like one of The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group’s six buyer agents – who will help you explore your beach home options.

 

Delaware Details:  

Delaware is unique for many reasons, and real estate is no exception. We know, everyone likes to think they’re special, but Delaware is every bit the ‘small wonder’ we claim to be! You probably know we have no sales tax, but you may not know our secret, #1 attraction is extremely low property taxes. And if you are considering retirement, either now or much farther down the road, an investment property in Delaware could be beneficial as Delaware offers extra perks for retirees in terms of taxes, too.

Working with an agent who is an expert in the area is the best way to narrow your search and help you with the nuances of local real estate. We can help answer questions like:

  • Is now a good time to buy?
    • It may seem like any realtor would answer this question with “yes,” but in fact, it’s a great time to buy! Inventory is relatively low, especially in-town in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, which is evident by how many recent desirable (well-located, well-priced) properties have gone under contract in the first week of being listed. As reference, our team sold more property than any other previous year last year (over 300 units) and it’s been an extremely brisk spring. This news is great for sellers; however, prices are slightly increasing. The main takeaway: if you are serious about a property, don’t delay.  
  • Where does my money go farthest in real estate?
    • Another great asset at the Delaware Beaches is the dramatic range of prices and locations where you can live - yet remain a short bike or car ride to the beach towns. Living “east of Route 1” is a major price differentiator as you can avoid peak traffic by not crossing Route 1. It comes down to your priorities. Living in-town Rehoboth Beach in the heart of the action carries a higher price tag than living in-town Historic Lewes or Milton. A 10-minute drive can buy you a larger home and yard in a community with amenities – even acreage in the country with even lower taxes. So many options! Your realtor can show you around to those hidden gems.

  

  • Where should I start with new construction or a land purchase?
    • Even in new communities with a sales center, it’s a great idea to bring a realtor who will represent your interests (at no cost to you because they are paid by the seller). If you haven’t found the home that suits your taste, there are plenty of lot options, and your realtor can help you find a builder that you’ll love.

Whether you are ready to join us full-time or not, we hope you have a fantastic Summer 2017! If you have any questions about our local real estate, please call or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group is the top-selling team in Sussex County, DE, and #6 nationally for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and we’d love to put our experience to work to help you find a beach home!

Posted in Local News and Information

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