Entries from August 2013

Tips for Buying, Selling & Moving

August 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Often times when people buy a home they are simultaneously trying to sell their previous one.  If this describes your situation there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself. First of all, discuss your emotional expectations.  You can expect to be stressed, busy, worried about finances or timing or both, and generally […]

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Tags: Buyer Tips · Seller Tips

Spotlight on Cloud 9 in Rehoboth Beach

August 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Cloud 9 (234 Rehoboth Ave) in Rehoboth Beach is contemporary bistro dining on the beach at its best.  Focusing on fresh, local ingredients, Cloud 9 serves a wide variety of delicious dishes in a pleasant atmosphere.  In addition to delicious food and drink, the service is also excellent.  Cloud 9 is definitely one restaurant in […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

Five Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home

August 16th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re putting your home up for sale, avoid these common seller mistakes: 1.  Overpricing.  If you truly think your agent’s price is too low, get a second or third opinion, but an agent that lets you list at the price you want even though every other agent suggested a lower price will end up costing […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

Three Options for Staging Your Home

August 15th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking to sell your home, staging is an option that I recommend and have talked about several times before.  If you like the idea, but can’t do a full staging, here are some options for you to consider: 1.  Have a consultation.  A one time consultation with a professional stager or designer is an […]

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Tags: Seller Tips

Weekend Update: August 16th-18th

August 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Check out these local events: Thursday, August 15th:  Local History Tours on the Jolly Trolley The Rehoboth Beach Museum and the Jolly Trolley offer local history tours of downtown Rehoboth.  The cost is $10 and tours start at 9am at the Anna Hazzard House at 17 Christian Street […]

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Tags: Lewes · Local Events · Rehoboth Beach

Light Your Room Right

August 13th, 2013 · No Comments

When designing rooms professionals often rely on a simple math formula to help them determine how much light is needed.  Start by finding the square footage of your room (length multiplied by width) then multiply the square footage by 1.5 to determine the recommended wattage for lighting the room.  For example, a room that is […]

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Tags: Home Decor

Home Prices Are Up

August 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Home prices have appreciated just over 10% in the past twelve months, which is great news for current sellers!  This is actually the first time home prices have appreciated into the double digits percentage wise in seven years.  According to a report accounting for 80% of the US housing market, appreciation is expected to drop […]

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Tags: Mortgage & Finance

Spotlight on Conch Island Key West Bar & Grill

August 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Conch Island Key West Bar & Grill (207 Rehoboth Ave) in Rehoboth serves a Key West inspired menu in a lively atmosphere worth checking out.  With live music daily and happy hour every day from 4-7pm.  Aside from happy hour specials the full key west inspired menu includes many delicious options.  With fair prices and […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

Spotlight On Betty’s Pure and Simple in Rehoboth Beach

August 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Betty’s Pure and Simple (18585 Coastal Hwy) in Rehoboth Beach serves up home style American cuisine that is a tribute to grandmas, aunts, and Betty’s from all over!  This restaurant is only open from 4:30-9pm seasonally, and stays open until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  Both the selection, taste, and service are worth talking about.  […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

Five Tips For Hiring A Contractor

August 9th, 2013 · No Comments

If you are considering hiring a contractor to do work in (or outside!) your home, consider the following tips: 1.  Start with research.  This includes asking friends and family for recommendations, as well as checking out more unusual avenues for recommendations like lumber yards, building contractors, and others in the business.  After you have recommendations call around […]

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Tags: Home Projects