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414 Rehoboth Ave Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971
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fun facts about delawareIn our never-ending quest to educate our readers about the state of Delaware and Rehoboth Beach real estate and Lewes real estate, we are happy to provide with more facts courtesy of the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Delaware Economic Development Office.

  • Rehoboth Beach is the state's largest coastal resort town. Methodists who purchase the land for a summer camp and meeting place originally constructed it.
  • The 87-foot Fenwick Island Lighthouse was painted in 1880 for a total cost of about $5.00.
  • Twelve concrete observation towers along the coast were constructed during World War II to protect the state's coastal towns from German U-boat attacks.
  • Fisher's popcorn is a famous coastal caramel corn. It has been ordered from
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Fun Facts About DelawareIf you are reading this it is because you have visited our site www.mannandsons.com and are interested in the state of Delaware and in Rehoboth Beach real estate or Lewes real estate. But how much do you really know about the state of Delaware? Well thanks to the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Delaware Economic Development Office we have some fun facts that we’ll share with you about Delaware.

  • Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution. It did so on December 7, 1787.
  • Delaware shares a semi-circular border with Pennsylvania. The border was drawn at the time of the original land grants to William Penn from King Charles II and the Duke of York.
  • The nation's first scheduled steam railroad began in
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vegan and vegetarian food in Rehoboth BeachRehoboth Beach has grown to become one of the most vegetarian/vegan friendly areas on the eastern shore. With more and more locals becoming health and humane minded, city folk vacationing or moving to the area are thrilled to find more and more options. Rehoboth Beach has exceptional variety.

These days, most restaurants in Rehoboth have vegetarian/vegan options. Grotto’s Pizza offers gluten-free pizza, the Big Fish Grill offers a Fresh Farmer’s Plate, and Arena’s Deli offers a dozen vegetarian sandwiches. But several cater specifically to that crowd.

Described as “eco-global fusion,” Hobos restaurant on Baltimore Avenue uses locally grown food while providing a menu rich in many different cultures. Much to a vegetarian’s delight, the menu is detailed

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Rehoboth Beach homes for saleNow is the time to start looking for a Rehoboth Beach home...mortgage rates are low, and homes are being added to the market daily. If you are looking to buy a new home, you need to be prepared before going out in search of the perfect property. Here are some things that every prepared house hunter should have when they go.

How much do you want to spend?Calculate the amount you can spend on a monthly mortgage payment. Make sure you take the cost of insurance and taxes into consideration. Then, go to the bank and get yourself pre-approved for a loan. The bank may tell you that you can afford more than you want to spend, so be aware that you restrict your search to what you are comfortable with. If the bank says you can afford more than you want to

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Rehoboth Beach City Parking MapLet’s face it, parking at the Delaware Beaches can be something of a hassle if you don’t know what you’re doing. No worries, this local has it all spelled out for you! New to the area or visiting? Here are a few need-to-know facts when venturing into Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey, or Bethany Beach during the summer season.

Parking meters in historic Lewes are in effect from May 1 to October 15. Metered parking is limited to three hours. There is also a parking lot at Savannah Rd. and the canal. Lewes Beach also has a metered parking lot. Parking on non-metered streets is free!  

In Rehoboth Beach, parking meters go into effect the Friday before Memorial Day, from 10 a.m. until midnight. All meters are $1.50 an hour and head-in parking only. There are several

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Rehoboth Beach vacation activitiesThe summer can’t come soon enough for beach lovers in Southern Delaware. Already in Rehoboth Beach, we’re enjoying 65° to 70° weather, glorious mornings and balmy nights. From the restaurants along the boardwalk, you can watch the hypnotic waves and never want to leave.

Why not stay the whole summer? Many people do. Thousands of visitors make their way to this area each year feeling welcomed with all the Rehoboth Beach activities such as horseback riding, brewery tours, and day spas. Some other highly rated vacation activities include:

  • Junction & Breakwater Trail
  • Funland
  • Clear Space Theatre
  • Jungle Jim’s
  • Gordons Pond
  • Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum

Mann & Sons, Inc. REALTORS® have a large inventory of Rehoboth Beach rentals for

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Picking a great real estate agent

In part one of our blog on Tips for Picking a Great Real Estate Agent, we looked at Experience, Education, Market Knowledge, and Honesty and Integrity. In part two we will look at Work Ethic, Resources and Attention to Detail.

Work Ethic: Real estate is a 7 day a week job. Sometimes it involves very early hours and very late nights to meet the needs of buyers, sellers, rental property owners and renters. It is just a fact of life that sometimes people are only available early in the morning, late at night and weekends. Bear this in mind because you will want to work with a real estate agent who is able and willing to meet with you on any day, at virtually any time to get you the property that is best for you. So before you agree to work with any one

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Tips for Picking a Great Real Estate Agent

Once you are ready to either rent or buy a piece of property you will most likely need to work with a real estate agent. Like in any industry there are great real estate agents and not so great agents. Here are some tips on what to look for to find a great real estate agent for Rehoboth Beach real estate and Lewes real estate.

Experience: You’ve heard the phrase when it comes to real estate, “Location, location, location”? Well when it comes to real estate agents the phrase becomes, “Experience, experience, experience”. A real estate agent with experience will make your search for your new home or rental property much easier for the simple reason that he or she has done it so many times in the past. This gives you, as the buyer or renter, a real

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Looking for a Rehoboth Beach homeBuying a new Rehoboth Beach home is an exciting feeling, and it is so easy to get carried away and fall in love with a home that may not be the best one for you.    There will be plenty of time for celebrating after the closing.  When you are looking for a new home, here are a few things to focus on.

Foundation and Structural Elements – Ugly paint and bad draperies can be changed very easily and with minimal cost, but when it comes to foundation or structural problems, it may be best to just walk away.  Look for evidence of cracks or bulges in the foundation wall. If there has been renovation in the home, ask an inspector to check if any load bearing walls were modified or removed.  

Electrical and Plumbing – Many people like to do their own home

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After you have taken a look at some of our property listings for Coastal Delaware real estate, we thought you might enjoy a little bit of real estate trivia – just for fun.

Question: What is the most expensive private residence ever built in the United States?

Answer: When it was built, Hearst Ranch in San Simeon, California cost over $30 million, which in today’s dollars is about $277,883,320.

Istana Nurul Iman palace - not real estate in Coastal DelawareQuestion: The world’s largest residential palace belongs to whom?

Answer: The Sultan of Brunei. The Istana Nurul Iman palace has 2,152,782 square feet, 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, and a 110-car garage.

Question: The United States Government paid $7.2 million for what piece of land?

Answer: The state of Alaska. In 1867 the United States bought Alaska

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