Miscellaneous

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How Important is Square Footage

How Important Is Square Footage? Buyers tend to think bigger is better, but a smaller home may actually feel more spacious than a similar home with a larger footprint. That’s what makes the emphasis on size over livability so frustrating – it’s not really an accurate gauge for living space. Living space is roofed, enclosed, … Continue reading How Important is Square Footage

Current Real Estate Market Conditions – July 2019

The statistics referenced here and in the attached chart are based on single family homes derived from the Bright Multiple Listing Service. Active Listings/Current Inventory As of the end of July, there were a total of 1,966 homes on the market, a decrease of 5%  from the previous month’s end inventory of 2,060.  This represents … Continue reading Current Real Estate Market Conditions – July 2019

What to Do If Your Yard Floods When It Rains

  If rainwater collects in your yard, you can wind up with large pools that can damage the landscaping and flood your basement. If your yard has repeatedly flooded after rainstorms, you have a serious drainage problem that needs to be addressed to avoid costly damage. How to Control Localized Flooding Sometimes a yard floods … Continue reading What to Do If Your Yard Floods When It Rains

Quartz vs Granite

Quartz vs. Granite: Consumer Reports Rates Kitchen Countertops Is there a kitchen renovation in your future? If so, one of the most crucial and difficult decisions ahead of you is what kind of countertop to choose. Consumer Reports takes a look at two of the most popular options—quartz and granite—to determine which one is the … Continue reading Quartz vs Granite

Bike Paths Lift Home Values

Bicycle-friendly amenities are contributing to a surge in property values in communities across the globe, marshaled by developments in urban centers and suburban outposts that accommodate “active” transportation. Click link for map of the Rehoboth Lewes Bike Path – which is continuing to grow! http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/parks/Information/Documents/GordonsPond/4-13/Region%20Map.pdf “Today, bike trails, bike lanes, bike-share systems, and other forms of active … Continue reading Bike Paths Lift Home Values

Mortgage Rate Update

Mortgage Rate Update . . . Freddie Mac’s results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® shows that “Mortgage rates continued to hover near three-year lows and purchase application demand has responded, rising steadily over the last two months to the highest year-over-year change since the fall of 2017. While the improvement has yet to impact home … Continue reading Mortgage Rate Update

The Home Sizes and Clutter Relationship

In a way, the trend toward larger homes is the result of Americans’ fondness for clutter. The world’s tiniest house is in Germany. It’s one square meter, made of wood and glass, and it’s portable, if you don’t mind carrying it on your back. By day, you set the little house upright, where you can … Continue reading The Home Sizes and Clutter Relationship

Avoid These Common Mistakes When Arranging Living Room Furniture

Arranging Furniture?  Think Outside the Box . . . As any homeowner knows, the living room is a major focal point of the home. From family gatherings throughout the year to sitting back and watching TV together at the end of a long week, the living room is often a home’s social center for family … Continue reading Avoid These Common Mistakes When Arranging Living Room Furniture

Tear Down or ReModel?

It’s Either a Tear down or A Remodel Older homes that served our grandparents and parents well may appear poorly planned for today’s families. They tend to be smaller with narrow lots, closed-off kitchens, and fewer bathrooms and bedrooms. On the other hand, older homes tend to offer character and quality craftsmanship that is unmatched … Continue reading Tear Down or ReModel?

Love Your Home? Then Protect it While You’re Away . . .

Can’t wait to get out of town for a much-needed vacation? Make sure you don’t ruin your trip by returning to a disaster at home. Here are some tips to help prevent an unpleasant homecoming: Unplug all appliances. Believe it or not, phone chargers, computers, televisions and coffee pots all continue to use energy even … Continue reading Love Your Home? Then Protect it While You’re Away . . .

Current Real Estate Market Conditions for Sussex County, DE

This Month’s Market Watch Analysis Here is our analysis of the real estate market in Sussex County, Delaware.  Statistics used here are based on Single-Family home sales through the end of June 2019, derived from the Bright Multiple Listing Service. They do not comprise all home sales in the market. Active Listings/Current Inventory As of … Continue reading Current Real Estate Market Conditions for Sussex County, DE

Organizing your Linen Closet . . .

Organizing the Linen Closet, Once and for All If your linen closet is one of those doors you quickly open and shut for fear one false move may bury you under an avalanche of towels and blankets, then it’s time to take action. Getting your linen closet in order is easier than you think with … Continue reading Organizing your Linen Closet . . .

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