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Sold Properties in January 2019

Stats Include All Sales Posted by All Brokers on the MLS
Info. from the Sussex County Association of Realtors MLS

*No Land Sales for the month of January 2019

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A. Who lived at 221B, Baker Street, London?

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B. What pitcher holds the record for most complete games in an MLB career?

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C. Which 1954 film won eight Oscars?

Our Featured Listings

116 Norfolk Street

The Perfect Beach Cottage on the 2nd Beach Block! This Home is Deceiving – as it offers 5 spacious Bedrooms, including a First Floor Master and 3 Upgraded Full Baths. Enter thru a Large Stunning Screened Porch and then on to the Open Plan Living, Dining and Kitchen all with Beautiful Hardwood Floors. The First Floor offers a Master with ensuite bath and 2 guest rooms accommodated by a large hall bath. Upstairs you’ll find a large loft/landing perfect for a quiet reading space or office and an additional 2 bedrooms and a large full bath.  Read More . . .

6 Mitchelmore Court

Stunning Golf Course views from this Perfectly Designed Home found in the sought after Kings Creek Country Club Community. Set on a beautifully landscaped cul-de-sac lot, this custom built home offers over 3600 sf of the best of living and entertaining at the beach. 6 Mitchelmore offers 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 first Floor Master Bedrooms, along with a Formal Dining room, Powder room, Open Living, Kitchen and Breakfast nook, a large sunroom with cathedral ceilings, and an expansive 3 season porch looking out onto the 6th fairway and on to the 1st fairway . . . Read More . . .

34986 Royal Troon Ct.

The Views are Stunning! Enjoy Golf Course and Bay Views from this newly renovated 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Golf Course Front Home in the Country Club Community of Cripple Creek. Offering an Open Plan with Hardwood Floors, Fireplace, Granite Counters, 3 Season Porch, extensive decking, and beautiful 1st Floor Master with newly renovated master bath all overlooking the golf course and bay. Additional bedrooms on the 2nd floor along with a large deck also overlook the golf course and bay. A rare opportunity at this price! Read More . . .

Market Activity for January:

As of the end of January, there were a total of 1,831 homes on the market, a decrease of 1% from the previous month’s end inventory of 1,842.  This represents an 11-month’s supply of inventory, with a current absorption rate of 174 homes sold per month thus far in 2019.  Of the total inventory, 35% (646 homes) of the homes available are new construction.

Closed Sales
For the first month of 2019, sales of single-family homes in Sussex County are down 25% compared to January of last year, with 174 homes sold compared to 232 for January 2018.  The area with the largest increase was the Milton/Harbeson/Broadkill Area, up 1% .  The areas with the largest decrease are the Dagsboro/Millsboro Area, down 64% and the Milford/Lincoln/Slaughter Beach Area, down 45% from last year to date.

Organization for the Disorganized

The applications of “less is more” to home ownership and home selling are obvious. With less clutter, your home will be cozier, easier to navigate, show better to homebuyers, easier to keep straight, and easier to pack up when you sell.

The most disorganized areas in your home are typically closets, countertops and drawers. Here are a few tips to make decluttering faster and easier:

1. Start small, one closet or drawer at a time.
2. Assign a home for every item in the appropriate room.
3. Organize so that you can see at a glance what is available in every storage space, from kitchen cabinets to dresser drawers.
4. Fold sweaters and socks vertically so you can see every item.
5. Use marked containers for small, miscellaneous or boxed items.

6. Keep only beautiful, favorite or currently useful items.
7. Don’t let guilt force you to keep anything you don’t want, such as gifts or expensive items you don’t like. Instead, offer these items to people you know or donate them.
8. Remove donations and discards from the house the same day.

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