1 READ ST, Dewey Beach, De 19971 | $49,900

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Property Details

Own a piece of direct oceanfront for a fraction of the cost! Owning a share of unit 102 allows you to use the unit yourself or rent it out one week per month. The Surf Club is unique as the HOA fee covers EVERYTHING! The fee covers taxes, insurance,
  • MLS Number: 712388
  • Status: Active
  • Price: $49,900
  • Property Type:
  • Area: Dewey To Lewes East Of Canal
  • Community: The Surf Club
  • School District: Cape Henlopen
  • Square Footage: 379
  • Year Built: 1955
  • Full Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Unit Floor Number: 1
  • New Construction: No
  • Association Fee: $3,384
  • Waterfront: Ocean
  • Water View: Ocean
  • Pool: Inground
  • Furnished: Yes
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.00
  • Water: Public Central Water
  • Sewer: Public Central Sewer
  • Community Amenities: Beach, Custodial Service, Hot Tub, Laundry Facilities

Interior Features

  • Heating: Forced Air
  • Cooling: Wall Unit
  • Flooring: Carpet, Tile
  • Appliances: Cooktop
  • Interior Features: Built In Bookcases, Cable TV Prewired, Ceiling Fan(s)

Exterior Features

  • Style: Flat/Apartment
  • Construction Type: Masonry
  • Exterior Type: Precast Concrete
  • Roofing: Asphalt Shingle
  • Foundation: Pilings
  • Garage: Under Home
  • Garage Size: 1
  • Parking: Covered Parking

Listing Courtesy of OCEAN ATLANTIC SOTHEBY'S INTL REALTY

A Property Search in Dewey Beach is a Participation Sport

 

 

For anyone who has never participated in a serious house-hunting effort, their mental image of how the experience will unfold may be a little off. They might imagine that, after narrowing down their requirements for a Dewey Beachhome (size, price range, and the like) they will agree on a day and time, then just climb into their Dewey Beachagent’s car and settle back to have the likely prospect properties exposed before them.

In fact, the house-hunting procedure is almost like that, except for one major detail:

A property search is a participation sport! 

Experienced Dewey Beachproperty searchers have learned to husband their energy on any day that includes home showings. Especially when their property search doesn’t immediately yield a find that fits their target criteria, they know that it may take a while—and more than a few house-hunting outings—before they identify a suitable house.

What takes so much energy? Sophisticated home buyers know that every showing holds the possibility that they could be setting foot in what might just become their future home. Every showing is literally the only time they will ever have a valid ‘first impression’ of the place that might become a major purchase. And each of those first impressions often come as part of a day that includes multiple showings—one that can easily result in a jumble of impressions, where homes with similar features are easily confused in memory. Since second and subsequent showings should be reserved for properties that qualify as serious contenders, wasted time and effort (not to mention inconvenience to the homeowners) can be avoided by alert, sharp-eyed property searchers. It takes stamina!

That’s why more experienced prospects know from the outset that a home showing isn’t a passive experience. It’s not a bad idea to have a pen handy for jotting notes on the listing sheets the Dewey Beachagent provides—notes about distinguishing features (good and bad!) that will help with comparisons at the end of the day.

For those who are veterans of previous property searches, this is old news: they remember reviewing sessions that include, “No – that was the one with the bay windows, not the one with the [fill in the blank].”  For first-timers, it’s good to know in advance: a property search is a participation sport. And you’re the team captain!

If you are about to embark on the search for a Dewey Beachproperty, or have one that’s soon to be listed, do give me a call. Properly arranging efficient home tours is only part of my track record of helping successful home sales happen!   Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at russellstucki@remax.net, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com

Sussex County Real Estate Reflected Overall 2013 Up Trends

It’s time for Sussex County real estate observer to tackle the New Year’s roundup of the Year in Real Estate (along with the traditional disclaimer that, since the actual statistics won’t be tallied until 2014, this has to be a lot more sizzle than steak!) But this is one time in the year when we local residents get to take pause to relax, perhaps put a bottle of bubbly in the fridge for later on, and take a sweeping view of the general direction of things across the land.

If you’ve been reading here throughout the year, you already know that 2013 Sussex County real estate activity might easily justify chilling a superior vintage champagne: it’s been a pretty darn good year! A smattering of last week’s press reports confirms it:

  • From the East Coast to Oahu (where there was a “1 in 3 chance” that if you sold a house, it was for more than the asking price), reports were of steadily rising prices.
  • The Business Insider reported that the Big Apple “managed to shatter several real estate records in 2013.” One of the records was a tidy listing for a modest little 62,000 sq. ft. private coop residence. Sure, $130 million may sound a little steep to us here in Sussex County, but that might be because so few of our digs have 82-foot swimming pools or tennis courts…at least not indoors, inside our five-story apartment atop a skyscraper.
  • More down to earth might be NAR’s assessment that “Housing prices rose faster than expected” — with a lot of credit given to the fact that “affordability remained high.”
  • Another factor: “More first-time buyers” were entering the market due to “rising rents and pent-up demand.”
  • Following suit, the Dallas News was touting a local home market that “came roaring back in 2013;” one that had “builders rushing to keep up with demand for new houses.”
  • The Realtor® web awarded credit for the strong real estate year to “Low mortgage rates, all-cash buyers, and tight inventories” that sustained the housing market recovery. Our Sussex County real estate saw much of the same.  
  • There was one notably bleak spot: “ACT real estate hit hard by election” the Times reported. “Uncertainty” about election politics had created “subdued performance during the year” and some “negative house price growth.” The best news: this was the Canberra Times – and the country was Australia!

So let’s wish those Down Under a quick turnaround; then, after a relaxing day watching the Rose Parade and a bowl game or two, let’s get ready to charge into an equally dynamic 2014.

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.