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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.

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!

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

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

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37035 Sheepscot Road - so many upgrades and unmatched community amenities

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05September

Summer Isn't Over! New listings, new opportunities!

September is "Second Summer" at the beach!

The real estate market is ripe with opportunities to make your move - in time to enjoy the best time of year here!

 

 

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26 Eleanor Lee Ln | Canal Corkran | MLS:DESU147230 | $889,000

KEY WEST LIVING IN REHOBOTH BEACH! Enjoy southern architectural charm from this beautiful Canal Corkran home! Light-filled spaces with high ceilings on every level make this this 5-bedroom property the perfect year-round, or second home retreat. Features an open floor plan with hardwood flooring, gourmet kitchen with large walk-in pantry, wet-bar, stainless steel appliances, granite counters & LED accent lighting, living room with gas fireplace & built-ins, 2 master bedrooms, NEST thermostats, LED outdoor lighting, and so much more! Enjoy warmer days from the 2nd floor balcony / sun deck, or the wrap-around screened porch surrounded by lush landscaping. Located within biking / walking distance to downtown Rehoboth Beach & Boardwalk, along with easy access to the Junction Breakwater Trail & Coastal Highway!

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100 Bradley Ln | In-Town Lewes | MLS:DESU147248 | $849,900

HIDDEN GEM IN DOWNTOWN LEWES! Renovated rancher situated on a large, 3/4+ acre lot on quiet side street in downtown Lewes. Featuring 3 bedrooms, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and a large unfinished basement providing ample room for storage and the opportunity to be finished off for more living space! 2-car garage with finished studio & half bath with private entrance separate from the main house makes a great office or in-law suite. Enjoy the spacious privacy of the lot & home, or stroll to nearby shopping and dining of Downtown Historic Lewes, bike to the beach! The large yard and garage are in-town perks. Truly a must-see property for the discerning beach home seeker.

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33674 E. Hunters Run | Villages of 5 Points E | MLS:DESU147240 | $649,900

BEAUTY AND LOCATION! Live well and entertain often in this beautiful custom home in Villages of Five Points East! This 5-bedroom, 3.5 bath home showcases intuitive design that makes hosting friends and family effortless! Extensive list of features includes first-floor open floor plan with spacious living spaces, gourmet eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop, granite countertops, formal dining room, 5 bedrooms including the first-floor master suite with a luxurious en-suite bath, and 2 other first-floor bedrooms with "jack and jill" full baths connected in between. Other features include a conditioned crawl space with interior access for extra storage space, scenic sunsets from the screened porch and back deck, and so much more! Within an easy walk or bike to the numerous community amenities: pool, tennis, walk/jog path, community center and more.

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32941 Sandstone Dr | Henlopen Landing | MLS:DESU146982 | $479,900

WELCOME TO AN ENTERTAINER'S PARADISE. Everything you could want in a house, perfectly located in Henlopen Landing, this prime location provides easy access to the area's shopping, dining, beaches, and attractions. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home features a spacious, open floor plan, extended gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, indoor Jenn-Air grill, bright sunroom, formal dining room, first floor master suite with a walk-in closet and luxury bath, 3 additional second floor bedrooms, full basement with second kitchen, large family room, full bath & sauna and storage room. Outside you will enjoy a huge rear deck, irrigation well & system, and lawn maintenance.

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7667 Mustang Run | Sugar Maple Farms | MLS:DESU147034 | $304,900

BARELY LIVED IN AND MOVE-IN READY! Under two years old, don't wait for new construction, move right into this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Features include a spacious, open floor plan, hardwood flooring throughout main living area, formal dining room, granite countertops & stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, breakfast nook, master suite with a huge walk-in closet & luxury bath, large tree lined back yard, and more. Easy access to coastal highway.

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189 Bobbys Branch Rd | Villages at Millwood | MLS:DESU147204 | $259,900

MOVE RIGHT INTO this 3BR, 2.5BA home, well located in Villages at Millwood. Features include an open floor plan on the first level, new luxury vinyl plank and carpet flooring throughout, 1-car garage, spacious bedrooms - including the first floor master with private bath & walk-in closet, and an outdoor patio situated just off the community pond, providing a tranquil setting. Community offers a fitness center, outdoor pool, lawn maintenance and more! HOA and Condo fees cover trash removal, siding & roof maintenance, and master insurance policy. Easy access to all area attractions.

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02August

Discover Coastal Neighborhood Life!

Discover great coastal neighborhood living! Join us at any or all of these open houses this weekend!

 

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24915 Rivers Edge Road ¦ Stonewater Creek

OPEN SATURDAY, August 3, 12-2

$334,750

 
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35095 Helmsman Way ¦ Stonewater Creek

OPEN SATURDAY, August 3, 12-2

$368,000

 
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35178 Helmsman Way ¦ Stonewater Creek

OPEN SATURDAY, August 3, 12-2

$399,900

 
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104 Gosling Creek Road ¦ Gosling Creek

OPEN SATURDAY, August 3, 12-2

$359,900

 
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32792 Ocean Reach Drive ¦ Henlopen Landing

OPEN SATURDAY, August 3, 12-2

$365,000

 
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36332 Warwick Drive ¦ The Seasons             $520,000

OPEN SUNDAY, August 4, 12-2

 

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10July

Map Your Ride

 

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

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

Safe travels!

Bike Trail Map

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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

24May

Kick Off Summer in Your New House!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

38239 Comegys Court, Senators

Offered at $849,900

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

35222 Overfalls Drive N, Breakwater

Offered at $759,900

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

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06April

Sunny Saturday Open Houses

Saturday

OPEN HOUSES

 12:00-2:00

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112 BREAKWATER REACH | CAPE SHORES | MLS: DESU131568

SATURDAY 4/6  12:00-2:00

$2,250,000

 
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8 CH MASON | LEWES BEACH | MLS:1002141470

SATURDAY 4/6  12:00-2:00

$2,399,9000

 
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707 KINGS HIGHWAY | LEWES | MLS:DESU130864

   SATURDAY 4/6 12:00-2:00

$449,900

 

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21December

Searching for a Home for the Holidays...and Beyond?

There's no place like Lewes!

 

If you are looking for a house at the beach, put these amazing homes on your list - and check them out...twice!  

Join us over the holidays to see these fabulous Lewes Beach homes.

Both homes are open Saturdays, 12/22 and 12/29 and Sunday, 12/30. 12 – 2 p.m.

 

 

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

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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!

 

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

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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!

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

04August

Open House Sunday in Cape Shores!

Join us for a personal tour of this fantastic BEACH FRONT home in Cape Shores!

Room for the whole family, friends, epic clambakes, happy hours, family reunions, weddings, birthdays, holidays...you get the idea!

 

Open Sunday, August 5

12 - 2 p.m.

104 Breakwater Reach, Cape Shores

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