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467 BAY AVE, Slaughter Beach, Delaware 19963 | $475,000

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Charming classic Bay front cottage in the small beach community of Slaughter Beach. Cottage style home w/ wrap around porch, wood floors, & recent energy upgrades. Very Strong rental history. Sold As-Is &partially furnished. Enjoy the peaceful sights and sounds of nature while living on the bay!

Property Details

  • MLS Number: 602273
  • Status: Active
  • Price: $475,000
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Area: Cedar Creek Hundred
  • Community: Slaughter Beach
  • School District: Milford
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Full Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • New Construction: N
  • County Taxes: $309
  • Water Fee: $200
  • Waterfront: Bay
  • Water View: Bay
  • Furnished: Y
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.02
  • Lot Description: Cleared, Landscaped
  • Water: Public Central Water
  • Sewer: Peat System
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Interior Features

  • Kitchen: Eat In
  • Fireplace: Gas
  • Heating: Heat Pump(s)
  • Cooling: Heat Pump(s)
  • Flooring: Hardwood
  • Attic: Access Only
  • Appliances: Instant Hot Water, Microwave, Oven/Range Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Water Heater-Tankless
  • Interior Features: Bedroom-First Floor, Cable TV Prewired, Ceiling Fan(s), Fireplace-Gas

Exterior Features

  • Style: Cottage
  • Construction Type: Stick/Frame
  • Exterior Type: Asbestos Shingle
  • Roofing: Architectural Shingle
  • Foundation: Piers
  • Garage: Detached
  • Garage Size: 2
  • Parking: Garage
  • Porch/Deck/Patio: Rear
  • Exterior Features: Fencing-Full

Listing Courtesy of RE/MAX REALTY GROUP REHOBOTH

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Positive Language Makes a Delaware Real Estate Listing Pop

Sometimes what you don’t say in your Delaware real estate listing can be as important as what you do. Your marketing will necessarily include all sorts of numerical info your agent enters for Delaware MLS – but the main text itself is every bit as crucial. That paragraph has to be more than a summary of structure and land because it’s actually your most important ad. Your agent must accurately describe the home while simultaneously reaching out to appeal to the corps of potential buyers.

Certainly, the most glaring shortcomings will always sour a real estate listing (bad photos, misspellings, etc.). But there are more subtle points that can slip by.

Phrasing should avoid negative-sounding words. “Dark” can perfectly describe a comfortable décor approach, but on paper, the word is a downer. “Old” is another one of those, while its first cousins “quaint” and “historic” are positive substitutes. “Needs work” will dynamite the perceived value of any home (who want to pay to have to do “work”?) — While “perfect canvas for your design touches” leaves a more positive impression.

The right language gives buyers a chance to form their own opinions once they’ve seen the property. Negatives stand a good chance of preventing that from happening in the first place.

Your Delaware real estate listing is your first chance to sell, so don’t neglect to mention less-obvious features: any unseen attributes that numbers alone don’t convey. The number of bedrooms, square footage, etc., can’t help a listing’s reader know that there is a finished basement. An extra-big garage or astonishingly beautiful window views need to be pointed out (but only if the adjectives are on-target).

In any case, be sure your home is prepared to show and sell before your Delaware real estate listing appears. Buyers can see how long a home has been on the market, and the more days and weeks that tick by, the less appealing a property can seem. But the fact is a well-marketed property is most likely to become a quickly sold property.

As your home closes in on its marketing debut, contact me to schedule a no-obligation consultation. I’m here to make sure that listing pops! Savvy shoppers; don’t sit on the sidelines, call/text 302-228-7871 or email me, Russell Stucki, REALTOR ® of Beach Real Estate Market to provide detailed information on Delaware homes for sale, investment and commercial properties, luxury and  waterfront homes, condos/townhomes, new construction, lots and land, farms and equestrian properties located in but not limited to Bethany, Bethel, Bridgeville, Dagsboro, Delmar, Ellendale, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Georgetown, Greenwood, Harbeson, Laurel, Lewes, Lincoln, Milford, Millsboro, Millville, Milton, Ocean View, Rehoboth Beach, Seaford, Selbyville, Delaware.

Empty Nesters Have Alternatives to Simple Downsizing

The children have grown; home feels…a little empty…

Many people assume that an empty nest means it’s downsizing time—time for a smaller house or condo. In truth, for many a homeowner in Sussex County, downsizing is just one of a number of appealing directions.

It may sound obvious, but it’s your interests and plans that should guide your next step. After a lifetime of deferring to other people’s priorities, many of usage ill-prepared to think creatively about what it is we want. When we do, downsizing might not necessarily be the springboard to life’s next great adventure.

For instance: consider Upsizing. Moving a smaller family into a larger home may sound backwards, but if you have special interests or hobbies that call for a lot of space, now may be the chance to add the workshop, rehearsal space, or studio you’ve always longed for. A larger home can also provide space for guests when the family (and it might be a growing one!) comes to visit.

Have you always wanted to live near water, or be able to step out on the front porch any time of the day to drink in a panoramic view of the mountains?

Or maybe the reverse, and you’d like to sample life in the city—urban living, with its museums, shows and restaurants on every corner. Alternatively, perhaps it’s time to look into one of the increasingly-popular planned communities; one built around a golf course, or one emphasizing social activities, clubs and outings that cater to older adults

The serious point: dream a little! If not now, when? With the children out the door, this could finally be a chance to indulge yourself. Raising a family means putting other people’s needs first. Now it’s your turn. A luxury home or condo could have the amenities you’ve always wanted—a swimming pool or home spa, designer furniture or classic architecture. Your empty nest may give you the chance to own the kind of home you’ve only daydreamed about.

Among the down-to-earth details you’ll want to consider before acting—

  • whether you’re truly ready to leave your Sussex County home and community behind
  • the real estate market and comparative housing values in Sussex County  and in alternative venues
  • health issue implications now and (as much as predictable) into the future

Finally, give yourself time…enough time to be sure that the home ownership path you choose is one that’s most likely to prove rewarding. And remember, too, that I (or a qualified Realtor® wherever you land) is your invaluable resource. Do give me a Call/text 302-228-7871 or email me, Russell Stucki, REALTOR ® of Beach Real Estate Market to provide detailed information on Delaware homes for sale, investment and commercial properties, luxury and  waterfront homes, condos/townhomes, new construction, lots and land, farms and equestrian properties located in but not limited to Bethany, Bethel, Bridgeville, Dagsboro, Delmar, Ellendale, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Georgetown, Greenwood, Harbeson, Laurel, Lewes, Lincoln, Milford, Millsboro, Millville, Milton, Ocean View, Rehoboth Beach, Seaford, Selbyville, Delaware.