Wilmington, DE Real Estate News

By Landing Five
(Landing5.com)
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By Landing Five
(Landing5.com)
  For many real estate professionals, whether you are a real estate broker or a mortgage professional, the main challange has always been getting well qualified leads. If you work for a company, then you access the general pool of leads. If you want to perform better, especially in tough economic times, then you need the additional tools that will give you an edge. Now, there is this innovative platform that allows real estate professionals become more successful. It is called Landing5! Landing5 is an innovative and powerful marketing system that will transform the way you look at marketing and lead generation. Landing5 helps you generate quality real estate leads! Landing5 offers a customized landing page, that is specific to the real estate brokers or mortgage industry professionals....
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
It happens maybe once a year--I get my summer schedule mixed up with the rest of the year and get to church an hour early.  But since this usually happens in the summer, I know what to do.  Go down to Brandywine Park!  It's only a few blocks away, and it's a peaceful place to watch the Brandywine Creek rush by, with flocks of Canada Geese visiting, and even an occasional Labrador Retriever fetching whatever his owner threw in the water for him to retrieve.  This Sunday was also a good time to take a peek at the Brandywine Zoo, which suffered a lot of storm damage from enormous trees crashing into its animal enclosures last week.  Apparently all the animals are safe, but a lot of damage was done. I could see one very large tree on the ground while the llamas peered through the fence (pro...
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On Wednesday, July 30, 2008, President Bush signed into law: The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which: authorizes the Department of the Treasury to purchase obligations of housing Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs); reforms the regulatory supervision of the housing GSEs; provides reform of the Federal Housing Administration; provides homeownership assistance and reforms to mitigate recent increases in foreclosures; and contains housing-related tax incentives and other tax provisions. according to the official White House web site:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/07/20080730.html How does this benefit the First Time Home Buyer??? The primary focus of the housing bill is a temporary, $7,500 first-time home buyer tax credit for the purchase of any home. The t...
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By Billie Chubb
(Chubb Realty Group)
 Wilmington, Delaware  http://www.billiechubb.com/l_wilmington-north-wilmington-wilmington-new-castle-county-hockessin-delaware-real-estate.asp Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware and is located at the top of the Nation's Small Wonder. Wilmington is one of the major cities in the Delaware Area and according to 2006 Census Bureau estimates Wilmington boasts a population of 72,876. Located approximately 25 miles southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, residents of Wilmington enjoy Philadelphia's SEPTA rail transportation system as well as the convenience of Amtrak. Wilmington residents enjoy the ease of being only 1 hour and 15 minutes from Baltimore and 2 hours from New York City and Washington DC.   Wilmington or otherwise known in 1638 as New Sweden was first colon...
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North WilmingtonThe 1950s saw a large increase in people living in the suburbs of North Wilmington and commuting into the city for work. Today, the area is urban and suburban with continuous industrial, commercial and residential development. This lifestyle was made possible by extensive upgrades to area roads and highways and through the construction of I-95, which cut a swath through several of Wilmington's most stable neighborhoods and contributed to significant population losses in Wilmington.The main artery to North Wilmington residents is Concord Pike or also known as Route 202. No matter where residents live they are just minutes away from I-95 and all the convenience the main highway has to offer. Residents can also enjoy North Wilmington's convenience without ever getting on I-...
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Good News for First Time Home Buyers...Sort of.   It's all about give and take...right? Well that is exactly what congress has done for first time home buyers (Defined as an individual who has had no ownership interest in a principal residence for a three-year period ending on the date of the current home purchase). Under the new law certain homeowners are eligible for a tax credit equal to 10 percent of the purchase price, up to a maximum of $7500. The phase-out for the credit starts for single filers with adjusted income of more than $75,000 and $150,000 for joint filers. The credit will completely phase out at $95,000 for singles; $170,000 for married couples filing jointly.   We all know that a credit is much more valuable than a deduction as a credit reduces dollar for dollar the a...
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By Tom Davis, FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor
(Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today !)
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By Delaware Junk Removal Residential And Commercial Hauling Clean Outs, Whole House Clean Outs, Basements, Garages, Attics
(Delaware Junk Removal 302-530-9186)
Wilmington Delaware- Residents tired of seeing drug dealers in their nice neighborhood of Browntown finally convinced  the city to tear down the Old Cedar Tavern. Residents cheered as the construction crews knocked down the building that stood for more than 70 years. The City of Wilmington spent $187,000 to buy and tear the building down and plans to spend another $150,000 to build town homes on the land.  Browntown is located about 1 mile from the city's waterfront area and Blue Rocks Stadium. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Larry Hultberg Wilmington Delaware Realtor 302-530-9186
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By John Thomas, First Time Home Buyer Expert
(Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.)
Wilmington Delaware Mortgages If you are looking for a Wilmington Delaware Home Loan, then John R. Thomas is a certified mortgage planner who can help you find the best rate, term, and loan product to meet your short term and long term financial goals and to make sure the new mortgage fits into your current financial plan to help you create wealth and minimize taxes.  If you are looking to purchase or refinance a home in Wilmington, Delaware then give John a call at 302-368-7132 or send an e-mail to DelawareMortgages@yahoo.com Please visit www.DelawareMortgageLoans.net John R. Thomas - Certified Mortgage Planner - Primary Residential Mortgage If you are a Wilmington Delaware First Time Home Buyer then please check out our First Time Home Buyer Seminar that we hold every month at www.Del...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Nemours Mansion and Gardens  This 1910 Mansion has just completed a 39 million dollar restoration of the house and gardens. It was designed for Alfred I. DuPont by Carrere and Hastings and includes the largest formal French gardens in North America. The house contains more than 70 rooms on 5 floors occupying nearly 47,000 square feet. Don't miss the fabulous paintings, beautiful furniture, and fun things like the bowling allley, billiards room, immaculate boilers, and a giant ice-making apparatus.  For a reserved tour, call Toll Free:  1-800-651-6912.   
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By Christopher Conte
(The Delpa Group)
Recently I settled on a home in the Brandywine area of Delaware. My clients were a young intelligent couple with one child and along the way we became friends which happens quite often for me. It's been about a week since settlement and I gave them a call today just to see if everything was ok and if there was anything post settlement I could do for them. Now here is what amazes me!! They were so surprised that I called them to see how they were. Most people think that because we have already been paid and the deal was over that they would not hear from me again. Well that's not the way I like to do business. Yes I would like a referral or 2 but I sincerely called them to make sure they were ok. I have always done this and will continue to do this but many times people are just so shock...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Going back to the days of William Penn, the area now called Delaware was divided into areas called "Hundreds."  Although these areas still exist, Brandywine Hundred is the only one that still retains the Hundred name. Almost defiantly, the residents proudly claim they live in Brandywine Hundred, because it has a history of becoming home to a highly educated populace, starting in the Post-WWII era.  Thanks to the GI Bill, returning military personnel were able to go back to school and buy a house.  With the DuPont Company's  Experimental Station's location in Brandywine Hundred, highly educated employees located in the area.  In the more recent past, the building of Interstate 95 on its border facilitated quick access to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC.  With the other borders ...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
You are probably wondering what changes add value to a 20th century home(one of the criteria for listing on the National Historic Register is that a property be at least 50 years old).  So put yourself in the place of a buyer, and think about what you need in a home to make it functional for your family.  Unlike the very early home buyer, you expect 1 ½ baths, and a modern kitchen with an eat-in area.  And a pre-1970 home should have oak or pine floors.  If they have been covered by carpets, this is a good time to uncover them and have them professionally refinished with a low gloss (high gloss finishes shout "look at me"). I can't count the number of times buyers have tried to pry up a corner of carpet to see what kind of floor is underneath.  And let go of the wall to wall sculptured ...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Wilmington, like most eastern cities, has been evolving for over 350 years.  After periods of Swedish (1638), then Dutch (1655), then British (1664) colonization, (with Quaker influence) and was granted a borough charter in 1739 by the King of England From the granting of the charter until the Revolution, the town developed steadily into a prosperous business and residential community.  During the Revolution, its milling industries, geographic location, key leaders and resources made Wilmington particularly strategic.
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
If you are fortunate enough to live in an old house, proceed with caution if you plan to sell it within the next year and feel you need to "improve" it.  Before spending over $1000 on a new kitchen, bath, or other major projects, consult an experienced Realtor who deals frequently with selling old houses.  We often find that sellers jump into projects which suit their taste, but may not fit in with future buyers' taste.  I have seen sellers tear out walls and install baths just to update an old house right before putting it on the market.  The problem is, it may look great in your eyes but net you less than  if you had just sold it "as is" to one of the buyers who frequently want to buy a reasonably priced home and perhaps retain more of the old house feel and put in their own "sweat eq...
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By Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc)
In my first post, we talked about  Baby Boomers & Echo Boomers and in my second post, we talked about Single Women. With the growing population of Hispanics in many communities, these three groups represent a large part of the demographics that we as business people need to truly focus our attentions on. In 1983, an estimated 8.5 percent of Hispanic renters were saving to buy a home, compared with 12.4 percent of white renters. In 2001, 22 percent of Hispanic renters and 17 percent of white renters were saving up for a home, according to the study. Location is also a big part of this. California and Texas will greatly benefit from the housing boom because so many of their residents are immigrants. There are such agencies as  ACORN Housing Authority, a HUD-approved housing counseling age...
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