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Buying A Home

Advice on buying a home with a competitive edge.

Found 34 blog entries about Buying A Home.

Coastal Delaware Home BuyingA Coastal Delaware home might be the right match for your family. Do you prefer living by the water? Do you want a low-maintenance house? Of course, desiring to live near the coast and finding the right property are two different things. But while the search can be difficult, it’s possible to find the home of your dreams. And when you do, making a good offer on the property can put you a step ahead of the competition. 

This is prime real estate. The more you know about the basics of making an offer on a Coastal Delaware home, the better your odds of acquiring a property. 

1. Offer a fair price for the property.

It goes without saying, a low-ball offer isn’t going to get you anywhere with sellers. In many cases, they need to sell the house for a

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same-sex couples buy Lewes real estateIf you’re part of a same-sex couple, you cheered when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. The country’s highest judicial body finally sanctioned your relationship by allowing you all the federal benefits afforded to opposite-sex couples.

Don’t celebrate yet. The full list of marriage perks go to you only if you are married and live in a state that recognizes gay marriage. If you’re in a state that bans such unions, you may not get anything, even if you were married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage. Government bodies and the courts still have to sort those conditions out.

Delaware legalized same-sex marriage on July 1st of this year. If you move to the state, you experience the full benefits given to all married

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beach restoration benefits Rehoboth Beach propertyIn late October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the majority of the beaches along the northeast coast of the United States. Coastal Delaware was directly hit by Sandy causing major damage and flooding to structures, but also causing immense erosion on its beaches. The once beautiful wide stretches of sand were replaced with narrow strips of eroded embankments.

In a recent news story by Delaware Online they detail how 19.3 million dollars from the Superstorm Sandy recovery package is being used to restore the beaches. Sand will be dredged from the ocean floor back on to the beaches and should be completed by early 2014. Beaches included in this restoration are South Bethany, Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, as well as the beach that

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Rehoboth Beach vacation homeDeciding on whether or not to invest in a new piece of real estate is always a tough decision. Some might prefer to buy, while others might prefer to rent. Each has their own benefits, as well as drawbacks. Rent or buy a Rehoboth Beach vacation home...if you’re unsure of which might interest you, consider to the following questions:

1. Would you like to spend time at the residence?

A benefit to owning a beach house is that it’s within your power and rights to rent it out during the seasons you might be elsewhere, and or, would like to be. It allows you the freedom to gain an extra source of income as you are otherwise employed, without needing to be currently there to manage your household either.

2. How much time and money are you willing to spend
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One Virginia Avenue Rehoboth Beach condominiumAre you considering purchasing vacation property in Rehoboth Beach? There are lots of very good reasons why Rehoboth Beach condominiums are the best solution to vacation living in the Delaware beaches communities. 

  • Affordable - Condos are often more affordable than single family properties. You can have plenty of interior space for guests in a better location (i.e closer to the beach) than you could afford in a single family home.
  • Easy Upkeep - The yard work is done for you as well as all exterior maintenance.  You can spend your vacation time vacationing, not doing yardwork. The HOA fee is far more affordable than paying for maintenance by yourself, and you don't have to spend time overseeing the needed work.
  • Security - When you go home, you lock
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Cinema by the Canal - Lewes homesThe real allure of living in Coastal Delaware is that you get to live in Coastal Delaware. It's gorgeous, most especially homes in Lewes, and there's just few places we'd rather be.  We at Mann & Sons are always on the lookout, though, for special events to make the move here all the better. With summer in full swing, we have our eye on a number of annual events to look forward to.

To get a good idea of the true beauty of the area, we're going to start with the 23rd Annual Lewes Garden Tour, taking place on June 15th. This tour gives you a chance to look at some marvelous "hidden gardens," selected for their variety in styles and types. Along with several within walking distance of Zwaanendael Park, you'll also get a chance to see the Children's

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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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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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Lewes Delaware Home Buying AdviceWhen you are looking for a Lewes Delaware home, there are a lot of thing to consider. Sometimes, you find a great house, but it has a few flaws. Some flaws are the type you don’t want to have anything to do with, but other ones are minor and can be corrected with minimal effort or expense. For example, if the décor of a home is not something you like, you can paint with little effort. But if you are looking for a home with three bathrooms, and there is only one, it would be a more difficult fix. Work with your REALTOR® and a home inspector on specific issues, but here are some examples of items that can or cannot be worked out with the owner:

Water in the basement

If you visit a home and there is water in the basement, that may or may not be a deal

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