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Sold Properties in December 2018

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 December 2018

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A. Who gave his name to the month of July?

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B. What NFL player returned a fumble 66 yards–to the wrong end zone?

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

Market Activity for December:

As of the end of December, there were a total of 1,842 homes on the market, a decrease of 6% from the previous month’s end inventory of 1,952.  This represents a 6-month’s supply of inventory, with a current absorption rate of 299 homes sold per month thus far in 2018.  Of the total inventory, 36% (662 homes) of the homes available are new construction.

Closed Sales
For the year ending 2018, sales of single-family homes in Sussex County are down 1% from last year, with 3,583 homes sold compared to 3,612 for the year ending 2017.  The areas with the largest increase were the Georgetown Area, up 6% and the Bethany/Ocean View/Fenwick Area, up 6% .  The areas with the largest decrease are the Dagsboro/Millsboro Area, down 14% and the Milton Area, down 11% from last year to date.

Top Four Home Design Trends for 2019

An important benefit of homeownership is that you can design and decorate the property to your tastes, but sometimes you need a few ideas to get started. Should you paint or wallpaper? Should you stay safe with neutrals or go wild with color? The answers may lie in trendspotting for 2019.

Color over neutrals. This is the year to embrace color – reds, blues, greens and yellows in tones that look terrific against a backdrop of black and white. Meanwhile, grays as neutrals have had their day.

Patterns. The global look of Ikat, Morrocan Trellis, and Shibori is giving way to large classical florals with a modern edge, including bohemian abstracts. Consider the lush wallpaper and fabric patterns of Timorous Beasties.

Style-mixing. Mid-century modern and minimalistic décor have been hugely popular over the last few years, but now the styles are looking dated. One reason why is that to be most effective, they’re rarely mixed with other styles making a home look more like a museum. Feel free to mix furniture and accessories of compatible eras.

Comfort. While metal, acrylics and wood furniture look great, don’t be afraid to soften the edges. You’ll see sumptuous fabrics overlaying stuffed chairs and sofas. Make your bedding inviting with plush duvets filled with lightweight down.

Other trends include one-of-a-kind artisan goods such as bronze sculpture, oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings; lighter than darker wood floors, and accents of brass, pewter and chrome.

Whatever you choose, it’s your home, so enjoy!

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