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All Blog Entries by Bill Mann

A native of Rehoboth Beach, Bill Mann has intimate knowledge of the resort area. After graduating from Goucher College, with B.A.s in Mathematics & Economics, Bill spent 4 years working in trust accounting in D.C. and NYC.

Desiring formal technical experience, Bill spent the next 4 years in NYC working in database design & network administration before returning home to the family business in 2001.

Bill began his sales career selling new construction where Bill gained valuable insight into the construction business. Just prior to his current focus on residential sales, Bill spent 2 years managing the rental department.

Bill has served the Sussex County Association of REALTORS® on the Professional Development, Grievance (Chairperson 2011) & Professional Standards (Chairperson 2013) committees.

Bill holds the following licenses & designations:
• Broker Associate
• GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute)
• ABR® (Accredited Buyer's Representative)
• RSPS (Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist)
• e-PRO® (Internet Professional)

Found 158 blog entries published by Bill Mann.

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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Rehoboth Beach Vacation RentalsSummer vacationers should book vacation rentals in Rehoboth Beach early this year due to Superstorm Sandy’s devastation to the Jersey Shore. Carol Everhart, president and CEO of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce reported a drastic increase in reservations for summer vacation rentals this year in an interview with WBOC TV16.

“While we don't like to capitalize on the misgivings of others, we were very fortunate to have survived Superstorm Sandy relatively undamaged at Rehoboth and Dewey Beach,” remarked our very own rental division manager, Joseph Cascio, to the Cape Gazette.

Why Vacation in Rehoboth Beach?

Our beautiful white sandy beach, mile-long boardwalk, tons of family fun adventures, activities, attractions, sports, parks,

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Rehoboth Beach Vacation HomeSo you've decided to visit Rehoboth Beach, but the thought of staying in an expensive or inexpensive, but inconvenient, hotel just seems impractical. If you're traveling in a group or with children, privacy and comfort is sure to be of the utmost importance to you. You want to be able to relax in a cozy environment at a convenient location.

The ideal vacation rental is your home away from home. Here are some tips for planning your coastal getaway with vacation rentals in Rehoboth Beach:

  1. Search vacation rentals in the Rehoboth Beach area by visiting www.RehobothBeachVacationRentals.com
  2. Review locations, photos, and check availability. Make sure to pick the vacation rental that is tailored to your family's needs. For example, whether you're best
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