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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.

Retirement Living in Southern DelawareAs you near the end of a long and profitable employment, you should be looking forward to enjoying the fruits of your labor in retirement. But where you retire makes a huge difference in how much is left for you to enjoy.

That’s why you owe it to yourself to look at Coastal Delaware, which has a tax system structured with “NO,” as in:

  • NO sales tax
  • NO personal property tax
  • NO inheritance tax, just for starters.

Tom Brokaw Reports that Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is one of the top retirement destinations in the country not only because of its retiree-friendly economics, but because of the natural beauty of the coast and abundant entertainment: “The beaches feature dolphins throughout the summer months, a mile-long boardwalk and more than 70

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Lewes Homes For Your FamilyWhether you are moving to a new house with children or you are buying your first Lewes home with the intention of raising future little ones there, many factors will come into play when making your decision.

You will want to find a house with the right size and layout, that has a suitable number of bedrooms and bathrooms, is in an excellent neighborhood and has all of the local amenities your family will need.

Here are three important factors to consider during your new home search:

Location

Take a look at the area where the property is located.
  • Is it close to a school that your kids want to attend when they are old enough? Lewes is located within the Cape Henlopen School District. Delaware's enrollment choice program makes it possible (no
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Coastal Delaware First Time HomebuyingFirst time homebuyers in Rehoboth Beach are told a lot of things —

“Save your money,” their parents advise.
“Location, location, location!” their friend’s friend cautions.

Reasonable advice, for certain. But there some important elements of the home buying process which a typical Coastal Delaware first time homebuyer doesn’t usually hear. I’ve listed some of the most important ones, in no particular order:

  1. Mortgage rates you see advertised aren’t usually what you get
    The banner ads are everywhere online: “3.2% rates!” “No money down!” But the truth is, mortgage rates vary greatly. The only way you’ll know what rates you actually qualify for is to go through a complete mortgage application including credit pulls and income verification. One more
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Rehoboth Beach Homes DownsizingThe Rehoboth Beach real estate market, like most regional markets, has started to recover from the downturn over the last few years in many areas of the country, and more people are thinking about buying a new place to live.

With this new energy in home buying, an interesting trend seems to be developing. Instead of going for larger homes, which was an overwhelming trend in years past, many people are choosing micro-dwellings.

What is a micro-dwelling?

There are a number of different styles of micro dwellings being built.  This is a relatively new concept for homes in the United States and individual creativity abounds in this space.

The most common factor in micro-dwellings are their size. They tend to be less than 500 square feet of living

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Pricing in today’s Rehoboth Beach real estate market, as it is in the markets for every other saleable item, will be determined by the concept of ‘supply and demand’.

According to dictionary.com:

“The relationship between supply and demand determines the price of a commodity. This relationship is thought to be the driving force in a free market.”

Rehoboth Beach Housing Supply & Demand

In real estate, supply and demand is represented as the current month’s supply of homes for sale (the number of homes for sale divided by the number of homes sold in the previous month).

While there is no steadfast rule that will apply to pricing in every category of housing, here is a great guideline:

  • 1-4 months supply creates a sellers’ market where there are not enough homes to satisfy buyer
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Rehoboth Beach Chocolate FestivalAs great as February has been living in Coastal Delaware, we have to admit that we are looking forward to March. Not that there's anything wrong with February, but rather that March 1st is a bit of a big day on our calendars. 

First off, we're thinking about making a day trip north to Winterthur, just a bit past Wilmington. Pronounced "winter-tour," it is the premier museum of American decorative arts, and it is reopening on the first of March. The museum itself is just an amazing testament to style and design, and it sits on a 60-acre naturalistic garden. It's great to visit when spring has fully sprung, and all the amazing colors of nature can be seen in full bloom. The problem is that we may not be able to wait; some of us are champing at the bit for

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Moving everything in your house to your new Rehoboth Beach home can be an overwhelming task. You never realize how much stuff you actually own until you try to fit it all into boxes and move it somewhere new.

Tackle the move head-on like a pro football team ... with a game plan (moving checklist). When you are packing up your things to relocate, here are some helpful tips to make your moving experience much easier:

Packing Tips Moving To Rehoboth Beach Home
Start Packing In Advance 

You don't have to wait until the day before you move to start packing everything in your house! As soon as you find out that you are moving, you can start packing the items you don’t often use, such as your seasonal decorations, photo albums and family keepsakes.

If you pack a few items per week, you’ll have

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Moving During Miserable WeatherIdeally, when you are moving to a new Rehoboth Beach home, you will want to do it on a pleasant and sunny day which makes everything much easier.

However, if you are moving in the winter, or an unexpected deluge shows up on your pre-arranged moving day, it can really dampen your enthusiasm and throw a wrench into your plans. It can also make you worry about your possessions being damaged as you move them into your new home.

Don't worry; it's still possible to move your possessions in the rain, snow or cold. All you need is a little bit of technique, forethought and planning.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you are moving on a day with terrible weather:

Dress For Success

Make sure everyone in the family is dressed warmly. You will be

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Rehoboth Beach Vacation Home

You would think that buying a Coastal Delaware vacation home would be pretty much like buying your primary home. After all, the technical processes are the same: first, you locate a suitable vacation home the same way you found your primary residence (most likely with the active help of a knowledgeable agent), then the offer, financing, documentation, etc.

In fact, there are basic differences. Appreciating how they affect your final choice can help you secure a Coastal Delaware vacation home that provides the advantages you set out for -- a memory-creating family getaway, investment value that builds wealth, or both.

Patience is a key virtue in getting the deal right. Financial experts from Bankrate suggest that vacation homebuyers are in ideal

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