Entries from May 2013

Five More Ways to Save on Air Conditioning Costs

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Yesterday, I wrote about three ways to save on air-conditioning costs this summer.  Here are five more: 1.  Watch the thermostat.  Consider turning the thermostat up a single degree.  It can make a big difference in cost!  Additionally, keep lamps and other heat-producing objects away from the thermostat.  If you have a programmable thermostat set […]

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Three Ways To Save On Air Conditioning Costs

May 30th, 2013 · No Comments

With the heat and humidity of summer fast approaching, energy costs can skyrocket with the nearly constant use of air conditioning.  Here are some simple tips to reduce your a/c costs, sometimes significantly! 1.  Reduce appliance use.  Keep the stove off and use microwaves, crockpots, toaster ovens and grills as much as possible.  Run heat-producing appliances […]

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Weekend Update: May 31st-June 2nd

May 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Summer season is officially underway!  Here are some fun activities going on this weekend: Saturday, June 1st: Prime Hook/Lower Sussex Bassmasters’ Youth Fishing Tournament This 10th annual event takes place on the Broadkill River in Milton Memorial Park.  The tournament begins at 9am with registration starting at 8am and ends at 1pm.  The event is […]

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Tags: Cape Henlopen State Park · Lewes · Local Interest · Milton

Best Spring Cleaning Methods

May 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Spring is well under way, and though the weather has been finicky lately, we can expect it to start warming up permanently in the coming days. If you haven’t already done so, now is the perfect time to get a little spring cleaning done! For some people, spring cleaning is not a big deal because […]

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Tags: Home Projects

Contingencies in a Real Estate Contract

May 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Whether you are buying or selling a home, you will most likely have to deal with contingencies during contract negotiation.  Contingencies are conditions placed on the contract that, if not met, allow the buyer to either back out of the deal.  Of course in the case of an unmet contingency, buyer & seller can always […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips · Seller Tips

Happy Memorial Day

May 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Thank you to all the service men and women who have put their lives on the line for the freedoms that we enjoy in this country!  I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable weekend. And now that the summer season is officially kicked off it’s officially the time of year for all of […]

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Tags: Local Events · Milton

Spotlight on Jam Bistro in Rehoboth Beach

May 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Jam Bistro(21 Baltimore Ave) in Rehoboth Beach  is the casual answer from the owner’s of Eden.  Specializing in down-home cookin’ and craft cocktails, Jam is open for lunch from 12pm-3pm and dinner from 5pm 7 days a week.  With a wide variety of menu options and daily specials, Jam Bistro is definitely worth checking out […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

Five Questions To Ask Before You Buy

May 24th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re trying to decide whether to keep renting or buy a home, consider the following questions: 1.  Where will you be in the next 5 years?  If you buy a home, you need to live in it long enough for it to appreciate in value.  If you end up moving, changing jobs, or anything […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips

3 Rules For Flipping A House

May 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

The idea of flipping a home is less popular now than it was a decade ago, but it’s still out there.  If flipping a home is something you’ve ever thought of, here are three tips for you: 1.  Remember the 70% rule.  In order to profit from your purchase, take the price that the home will […]

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Tags: Home Projects · Mortgage & Finance

Weekend Update: May 24th-26th

May 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out these area events: Friday, May 24th: Lightship Overfalls Opening Party & Auction This year celebrates the 75th birthday for “Big Red,” the historic lightship in Lewes.  This fabulous annual party will take place from 6pm-9pm at the Virden Center on the University of Delaware […]

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Tags: Lewes · Local Events · Milton