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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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19August

New to Market this Week!

 

 

 

Captivated by Coastal Delaware this summer?

 

 

Looking to make it your home - or second home/getaway/investment? Take a look at these brand-new properties on the market!

 

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125 Schley Ave | In-Town Lewes | MLS:DESU145842 | $1,350,000

NICHE PROPERTY, RARELY AVAILABLE IN-TOWN LEWES Imagine the possibilities with this one-of-a-kind in-town parcel. Grandfathered in for commercial/industrial use, existing property is an 11,000 plus square foot building with offices and open storage, spans three separate 66'x98' lots in a private, tucked-away street yet central to all things Lewes! Walking and biking distance to town with easy bike trail access. Call today to discuss this truly unique opportunity - the last of its kind in-town Lewes! (Lots also listed separately)

 
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125 Dewey Ave | In-Town Lewes | MLS:DESU145964 | $669,900

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! Looking for that special Lewes house? One that's in town, move-in ready, fully updated, yet exudes historic charm? Yes? this is the one! Put a red bow on top and it's yours! This picture-perfect 3-bedroom, 2 bath home draws you in with its large fenced lot, mature plantings and great location - just steps to dining, boutiques, groceries, and more! Enjoy gorgeous hardwood & tile flooring throughout, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters & large pantry, gas fireplace in the living room, plus a generously sized, fenced in backyard with brick patio & storage shed. Truly amazing curb appeal with a welcoming front porch doesn't disappoint!

 
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34106 Caitlins Corner | Harts Landing | MLS: DESU146136 | $419,900

INVITING BEACH CHIC! Beautifully kept home with many desirable upgrades - ready to be made yours! Features an open & inviting floor plan and convenient one-level living with private master separate from the two guest bedrooms, Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring throughout the main living area, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and cherry cabinetry, light-filled sunroom (currently set up as a home office), and more! The fenced-in, tastefully landscaped, tree-lined backyard is the perfect setting for outdoor relaxing and entertaining; featuring a large & partially roofed deck, paver patio, multiple raised garden beds, and a koi pond with fountain! Easy access to Hart's Landing outdoor tennis, pool, jog/walk path, & pier, and conveniently located only minutes from the beaches and Coastal Highway shopping & dining!

 
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17046 N Brandt St #2208 | Villages of 5 Pts | MLS: DESU145900 | $224,900

PERFECT BEACH PAD OR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Move right into this 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Atlantic Model condo in The Villages of Five Points! Tons of community amenities including two pools, tennis courts, walk/jog path, playground, club house and more. Enjoy the convenience of a grocery store, salon, and multiple restaurants right in the neighborhood. Just short drive to downtown Lewes and the beaches or hop on the bike trail. This won't last long, call now.

 
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35894 Bay Dr | Rehoboth Bay MHP | MLS:DESU145994 | $134,900

WATERFRONT ON REHOBOTH BAY for under $150K! Spacious 2-bedroom home being sold AS-IS in the amenity-rich community of Rehoboth Bay MHP. Take in spectacular sunsets & tranquil water views from the backyard, deck, screened porch, or from the inside of this home as well. Located only one property from the community's outdoor pool, private beach & fishing pier, and only a short drive to Coastal Highway and the beach. Ground Rent includes: Monthly Water & Trash/Recycle.

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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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25July

The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group Named Top National Team

 

The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group is proud to make The Wall Street Journal's and REAL Trends' "The Thousand" again this year.

 

This designation exemplifies our regions' draw as a great place to live, retire, and vacation. We are honored to help our clients fulfill their dreams of owning a home at the beach. 

 

"The Thousand" report ranks the nation's top real estate professionals and teams by sales volume and transactions - and lists the Top 250 in each category. 

 

The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group is #69/250 and #158/250 respectively, NATIONALLY!

 

Thank you, clients and friends.

 

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23July

Looking to get your toes in the sand - for more than vacation?

What a week in real estate! 

If you are searching for a place near the beach, we have a brand new mix of homes to browse!

Call us at 302.645.6664 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a personal tour or more information on any of these great new-to-market homes - from Plantations to Henlopen Landing to Long Neck, Rehoboth and Lewes Beach!

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10 Missouri Ave | Lewes Beach | MLS:DESU144538 | $1,799,000

COASTAL CHIC! Impressive Lewes Beach residence delivers on-trend style with sparkling bay & canal views! Enjoy 4 levels of both outdoor & indoor living in a sought-after beach enclave location. Stunning, clean architectural lines and metropolitan details frame this 5-bedroom home with heart of pine hardwood floors; radiant kitchen with leathered granite counters, 5-burner stainless steel range, & tile backsplash; bonus galley kitchen on the 1st floor; private top floor master; light-filled great room with vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace & wetbar; geothermal HVAC, and so much more. Escape to the rooftop deck for open air and miles of views or entertain on the fabulous 3rd level porch amid mellow beach sunsets. Tend and grow your own produce from the raised garden beds or take in the serene koi pond setting in the front yard surrounded by lush landscaping. The sands of Lewes Beach are steps away; the dining, shopping and history of Downtown Lewes are within a short bike ride.

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5 Camden Ave | Lewes Beach | MLS:DESU144236 | $1,295,000

FANTASTIC LEWES BEACH! Discover Lewes Beach at its finest from this spacious, bright home! Enjoy a sprawling open floor plan with hardwood flooring, living room with gas fireplace, built-in desk with shelving in the study, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances & granite countertops, 3rd level loft, and the multiple decks, porches and balconies for taking in the breezes and views of both the bay and the canal! Home boasts a private first-floor master suite, along with 4 spacious bedrooms on the 2nd. Enjoy all of this, just steps to the sands of Lewes Beach and a short bike ride to downtown, Historic Lewes.

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41238 Gloucester Dr | Grande at Canal Pointe | MLS:DESU143952 | $679,000

MOVE RIGHT INTO THIS MODEL PERFECT HOME! This barely lived in Rehoboth Beach home has it all: a great location, tons of upgrades, and it is practically brand new. Enjoy the upgrades throughout this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, including: hardwood flooring throughout the main living area, Cortec luxury vinyl in the first floor master, ceramic tile in the master bath, granite countertops, custom closets, plantation shutters, and much more (see attached for full upgrade list). Home also features huge second floor bedroom/bonus room, sunroom, formal dining room, and paver patio, perfect for relaxing. Tons of community amenities: two pools, clubhouse, fitness center, tennis, basketball court, and playground. Easy access to Rt. One for shopping and dining, and beat the beach traffic to Rehoboth Beach with the Breakwater Trail!

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1 Bridle Ridge Cir | Estates at Bridle Ridge | MLS:DESU144338 | $599,900

CUSTOM-BUILT BEAUTY! Architectural details flourish in this gorgeous 3+ bedroom home in peaceful Estates at Bridle Ridge. Enjoy a fantastic floor plan with rich hardwood and tile flooring, tray & vaulted ceilings, crown moulding, and so many more fine finishes and attention to detail throughout that you need to see it in person! More interior showpieces include a Master with two spacious walk-in closets and spa-like bath; large gourmet kitchen with granite counters & stainless-steel appliances - open to the living room with gas fireplace & light-filled sunroom; formal dining room; private study; and 2nd floor bonus room that can used as additional living space or 4th bedroom! Situated on a generously sized 1.6+ acre corner lot, in an established community that's just minutes to the beach!

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32792 Ocean Reach Dr | Henlopen Landing | MLS:DESU144370 | $365,000

TONS OF SPACE & MOVE-IN READY! See it to believe it! This gorgeous 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath home sits close to the action yet retains a sense of privacy on a wonderful lot tree-lined perimeter lot. Custom features provide ultimate comfort, including an open floor plan featuring recently refinished hardwood flooring, soaring second floor ceiling in the living room, light-filled sunroom bump-out, private 1st floor master suite (separate from the 3 other bedrooms on the 2nd) with custom shelving in the walk-in closet & en-suite bath complete with soaking tub. Paver patio overlooks the fully fenced backyard, and the unfinished basement offers plenty of storage space and the opportunity to finish off for additional rooms! It's an easy to show "must see" only four miles to the beach!

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18189 Emerson Way | Hawthorne | MLS:DESU144572 | $339,375

WHY WAIT TO BUILD? Move right into this practically brand new 3 bedroom home situated on a premium lot in Hawthorne - centrally located between the beaches and western Sussex County. Featuring convenient one-level living with an open floor plan; private master suite - separate from the two additional guest bedrooms; stylish kitchen with granite counters & stainless steel appliances; central vac; tankless hotwater heater, and so much more. Adjacent to open community space on one side, relax on the front porch or enjoy the outdoors from the generously sized, tree-line backyard. Within walking distance to the community's clubhouse that features a beach entry outdoor pool, exercise room, and more!

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35801 S. Gloucester Cir | Fairfield at Long Neck | DESU144596 | $224,900

The ONLY 4 Bedroom Town Home currently available in Fairfield at Long Neck - priced below the most recent comparable sale. Look down onto Boat House Pond and the protected Natural area from your back deck and bedrooms. Stunning night time views of the Indian River Bay Bridge. Enter the home on the ground floor from your 2 car garage - with enough depth to fit your water craft and vehicle. Upon entering the second level you will find an open floor plan/living area with screened in porch over looking the wetlands and Indian River Bay and an eat-in Kitchen area. Head upstairs to 3 bedrooms - including and en suite Master. On the top floor is an extra bedroom/living area with half bath - no other listing currently on market has this top floor/extra living space. Perfect community for a water oriented Buyer - close proximity to Massey's Landing, Water Views, and a community Pool.

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277 Lakeside Dr | Plantations East | MLS:DESU144386 | $224,900

SEIZE THE DAY and loads of convenience with this first-floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath Plantations flat! Enjoy an easy, practically maintenance free, beach lifestyle with single-floor living. Property shines with a meticulously kept open floor plan with a high-efficiency HVAC system, and bright enclosed porch surrounded by trees and well landscaped community grounds. Great location between Lewes and Rehoboth Beaches puts the fun, dining, shopping, and beaches so close. Make it your getaway or ideal investment property.

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13 Brunswick Ln | Sussex East | MLS:DESU144428 | $79,900

LIVE NEAR THE BEACH FOR UNDER $100K! Located minutes from the beaches and Route 1 shopping and dining, this recently updated 3-bedroom home is priced to sell. Move-in ready with new roof, fresh paint, new HVAC system, stainless-steel appliances, and low energy dual-pane windows & skylights to let natural light fill the home. Large outside storage shed provides even more room for your things, and the paver patio provides the perfect spot for grilling & relaxing.

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09July

Fantastic New Opportunities to Live Your Best Life!

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

19April

Hop into our Saturday Open Houses

 

 

 

Looking for a home at the beach? Well, hop to it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us to see these fabulous Lewes homes on Saturday, April 20, 12 - 2 p.m.:

 

120 E. 3rd Street, In-town Lewes

Offered at $699,900

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112 Breakwater Reach, Cape Shores

Offered at $2,150,000

Main Marketing Pic 112 Breakwater Reach

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.

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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29March

Weekend Plans?

 

Do you have plans this weekend?

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

 

 

 

Welcome mats are out here:

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

 

112 Breakwater Reach, Cape Shores

Offered at $2,250,000

112Breakwater

 

8 CH Mason Way, Lewes Beach

Offered at $2,399,900

8CHMasonWay

 

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

 

707 Kings Highway, In-Town Lewes

Offered at $449,900

Kings 3

 

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

 
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05March

In Like a Lion

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

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

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

 

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

Here are a few tips to get you started:

1.      Choose a REALTOR®

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

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

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

 

2.      Prepare your home for sale, inside and out

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

Inside (in any season):

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

 

Outside: 

  • Clear up sticks in your yard
  • Make sure paths to the front door are clear
  • Clip back beach grass and shrubs – even leafless landscaping can look neat with a “fresh haircut”
  • Rake over flower beds and put down fresh mulch
  • Power wash mildew on siding, fencing, outside showers, etc.
  • Replace mailbox and house numbers if yours are oxidized or dated
  • Consider replacing exterior storm doors if they are dated
  • Put a few potted plants at your entrance (tulips are back!)
  • Make sure exterior lights are in good shape

 

3.      Order a Home Inspection

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

4.      Spring into a New Home!

Warm weather, blooming landscaping, and lush lawns definitely enhance curb appeal, but you can get a jump on those early bird homebuyers this season by making your home stand out as fresh and neat. And if you are looking to relocate yourself, check to see if the sellers have taken some of these suggestions.

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

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