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April 2013

Found 11 blog entries for April 2013.

A History of Rehoboth Beach

So you have found the perfect piece of Rehoboth Beach Real Estate for your next home. Congratulations! You’ve started making your moving plans and begun your packing strategy. Before you get into all of the “heavy lifting” aspects of your move, wouldn’t it be nice (and a little fun) to learn something about the history of Rehoboth Beach, when it started and how it got where it is today?

So let’s start a long, long way time ago. According to Wikipedia, “Human beings probably inhabited the area of Rehoboth Beach as long ago as 10,000 BC; little is known about them because much of the evidence of their existence has been destroyed by development. At that time, sea levels were lower, and the Atlantic Coast lay about 30 miles (48 km) farther east than it

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Coastal Delaware Events in May 2013In our minds, the first and best draw for finding the Coastal Delaware home of your dreams is the fact that you will get to live in a home in Coastal Delaware. Given the natural beauty of the area, we're not sure any more incentive is needed. Some events coming up in May, however, have caught our eye, and they might just provide a little incentive to make the move.

Lewes is a beautiful little town on the DelMarVa Peninsula and they proudly bear the motto "The First Town in The First State." The picturesque quality of Lewes makes for a great visit (or perfect home) any time of the year, but be sure to drop by on May 4th for the Lewes British Motorcar Show. An amazing afternoon of springtime in Delaware, highlighted by stylish British cars and a fine fare

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Nationwide Open House in Southern DelawareThis weekend, April 20 and 21, is the 2013 Nationwide Open House, sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS®. REALTORS® across the nation will be holding “open houses,” an appointment-free, no-strings-attached opportunity to explore a home. Last year, 45% of all home buyers accessed open houses across the nation in their search for the ideal home. That’s too big a number to ignore. While one could very likely find their future home at an open house, there are many reasons why attending an open house is beneficial to home buyers.

By going to an open house on this particular weekend, buyers are provided with the chance to talk to a local REALTOR®. REALTORS® can inform buyers of the benefits of homeownership and give priceless insights on the local

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Sussex County Real EstateThe Sussex County Association of REALTORS® (SCAOR) released 1st quarter sales numbers last week that show a continuously strengthening real estate market in Delaware’s southernmost county. Stronger than even 2012, the data is the latest in a series of strong reports.

“For the past several quarters, we know that our local markets here in Sussex County were being driven by enticing buying opportunities, which were caused by burgeoning inventories,” says Bob McVey, 2013 president of SCAOR. “But what we’re seeing now is shrinking inventories, but strengthening home prices and home sales due to an increased optimism nationwide in regards to the American economy. The Federal Reserve keeping interest rates low is obviously helping as well, as buyers can get a

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Annual Events in Rehoboth Beach AreaThere are plenty of reasons for living in the Rehoboth Beach area, great communities, scenery and the beautiful ocean to name a few. There are also some wonderful annual events to look forward to:

February – Lewes Polar Bear Plunge

What better way to wash away those winter blues than a dunk in the frigid Atlantic Ocean with all of your friends and neighbors?  The Lewes Polar Bear Plunge is a "cool" experience raising funds for Special Olympics Delaware. Held the 1st Sunday in February, this chilling event has raised over $5.5 million in the past 20 years.

March/April – Delaware Music Festival

This music festival features bands from across Delaware, and has four stages running concurrently for two nights. Come for the music in outdoor tented

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List your Rehoboth Beach home for rent

If you own a home in Rehoboth Beach, you are probably beginning to think about rental season. With it now being April, renters will start to come usually in June and rotate through for the summer. Now is the time to prepare your house so you can have happy renters all summer long. Happy renters are recurring renters, which is always a good thing. Sure, you will have to do cleanings throughout the summer, but the bigger projects should be done now while you have time. And so it won’t take away from your summer plans! Below are some ideas of what to run through, update, clean and prepare before rental season is upon us:

  • Clean those areas that usually get missed during routine cleanings. These things include curtains, corners of rooms and edges of
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History of Rehoboth BeachThe City of Rehoboth Beach began its history in the late 19th Century when in 1872, a religious group purchased 414 acres for the purpose of a Beach Camp meeting grounds. When the founders purchased the land, they also set up a boardwalk, hotel, tent houses and a post office. The official name became “Rehoboth Beach Association” in 1879. Soon after, the original activities of the religious group were discontinued, but the community that had formed around the camp thrived.

Throughout the early 1900’s, the community grew. In 1903, the town elected its first mayor, and amenities including fire and police protection, telephone service, water and a gas system soon followed. In 1937, the name was changed to the City of Rehoboth Beach.

Today, the City of

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Family Reunion in Rehoboth BeachPlanning a family reunion can be a lot of fun. However, if some family members live on the other side of the country or the globe it could get a little tricky, so pre-planning and working with a REALTOR® can make finding the perfect spot easy and your family reunion one you’ll all remember for a long time.

If you have been given the task of finding the perfect vacation rental home, the first thing you have to do is think about the time of year you will be having the reunion. If it is a wintertime reunion perhaps you want to consider heading to the mountains for some skiing, skating and other winter sports. If the reunion will take place during the warmer months, consider going to the beach.

If the decision has been made to have the reunion during the

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Autism Delaware 2013 Walk for AutismWhether you're a beach local or a visitor, Saturday, April 20 is shaping up to be a great weekend for giving back in the Rehoboth Beach/Lewes area. To start your day off, head to Cape Henlopen State Park for Autism Delaware's biggest fundraising event of the year, 2013 Walk for Autism. This year's walk is a three mile tour through the amazlingly beautiful Cape Henlopen landscape of pines, dunes, crashing waves, and historic monuments. It's a great activity for families! The Walk ends with a celebration in the park, including food, music, and children's activities. It's free to walk but fundraising is encouraged. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the walk begins at 11:00 am.

As for the evening, make sure you have a babysitter! The philanthropic Comedy

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Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth BeachClear Space Theatre Company, located on the beach block of Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth, was founded in 2004. The organization brings a much-needed facet to downtown Rehoboth - live entertainment. Performing on weeknights as well as weekends, and in the summer as well as year-round, families, couples, and friends can pick and choose between shows and times. This spring, as the beach approaches its busy season, so does Clear Space. And as usual, they've managed to dig up all sorts of talented actors and musicians right here on Delmarva.

In years past, Clear Space has presented such summer blockbusters as Chicago and Cabaret to sold-out houses. This year, not one to disappoint, Clear Space's summer reperatory includes: 9 to 5: The Musical, La Cage aux

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