Entries from August 2010

Lewes, Delaware Realtor Goes White Water Tubing!!!

August 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I had the best adventure this past weekend!!  My daughter coordinated a white water tubing trip with some co-workers and church friends, and she invited me to join in the fun.   There is a place in Harper’s Ferry, WV called River Riders.  You can choose from white water tubing, flat water tubing or white water […]

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The Best Bartender in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware!!

August 27th, 2010 · No Comments

My husband and I live in Lewes, Delaware, and we are always looking for new places to dine. Lewes has had many additions to it’s fabulous restaurants over the past couple of years, and we have tried them all. However, last night we decided to hang out with the tourists in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. We started off by visiting our favorite bartender, David Engel, at Espuma.

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Lewes, Delaware Property Owners Welcome Wind Turbine.

August 25th, 2010 · No Comments

This spring, the town of Lewes, Delaware saw the installation of a $5 million wind turbine on the campus of the University of Delaware-  College of Ocean, Earth and Environment.  It is the first of it’s kind on the coast.  It is capable of supplying electricity for the entire campus.  This is a very big step […]

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Magnificent Lewes, Delaware property in the Woods on Herring Creek!!

August 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Do you like to live in a quiet, peaceful community?  Do you like to enjoy the beauty of nature?  How about being surrounded by beautiful trees?  If this sounds inviting to you, then you must check out this home that I have listed in the Woods on Herring Creek in Lewes, Delaware!  This lovely home, […]

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Beware of pirates in Lewes, Delaware!!

August 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

This past weekend, I had an amazing experience!!  My neighbor and I took our grandchildren on a pirate expedition in Lewes, Delaware.  What an adventure it was.  The kids’ experience began by getting dressed in pirate costumes complete with pirate vests, an eye patch, a pirate earring, tattoos, face paint, an official pirate bracelet and […]

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Ahhhhh, Lewes, Delaware…..

August 20th, 2010 · No Comments

One of the simple pleasures in life is watching a gorgeous sunset!!  I am so blessed to be living in Lewes, Delaware- the home of gorgeous sunsets.  On a warm summer evening, watching the sun setting over the bay is truly a magnificent sight to behold.  Once a week, my husband and I have dinner […]

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Selling yourself to the seller…..

August 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Sell yourself. Even when they have multiple offers, today’s sellers will take a lower offer that looks certain to close over a higher offer that has no chance of closing. No seller wants to waste their time on a buyer/offer who can’t close and then have to put their home back on the market 30 […]

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DON’T INSULT THE SELLER (PART 2)…..

August 17th, 2010 · No Comments

(Part one was posted on Monday, 8/16.) Secondly, many a seller will simply refuse to sell to someone who they feel has insulted or disrespected them. That insult can be inferred from a lowball, below-market-value offer, or from a buyer’s running commentary on all the things they would change about the place if it was […]

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Don’t insult the seller (part 1). A secret for bargain hunters….

August 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Don’t insult the seller. It might feel like you’re an ace wheeler and dealer when you make a low ball offer on a home for sale. Buyers can get bravado, like, “Ha, Seller, you want X? Well, I’m only paying X minus 40% – deal with it.” Or, you might think, “I’ll offer you 40% […]

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“Regular” sales or foreclosures…..which is the better bargain? Here’s the secret…

August 13th, 2010 · No Comments

‘Regular’ sales may present better bargain opportunities than foreclosures and short sales. Contrary to popular belief, individual home sellers have more leeway and, often, more motivation to accept a lower offer than bank negotiators do. (In a short sale, the bank is the ultimate arbiter of how low the seller can go.)  The banks often […]

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