18187 Beaver Dam, Lewes, De 19958 | $155,000

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Property Details

This cozy 3 bedroom 1 bath home is a great buy. A great location close to all the restaurants, outlets and not far from the beach. Roof is 2 years old. Appliances are all 2-5 years old. Septic is brand new. Over a half acre of land. Priced right and
  • MLS Number: 717212
  • Status: Active
  • Price: $155,000
  • Property Type:
  • Area: Lewes And Rehoboth Hundred
  • School District: Cape Henlopen
  • Square Footage: 10
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Full Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Stories: 10
  • New Construction: No
  • County Taxes: $415
  • Furnished: No
  • Lot Dimensions: .58
  • Lot Square Feet: 25,265
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.58
  • Lot Description: Cleared
  • Water: Public Central Water
  • Sewer: Gravity Septic

Interior Features

  • Kitchen: Kitchen/Dining Room Combo
  • Heating: Baseboard Electric
  • Cooling: Window Unit(s)
  • Flooring: Carpet, Vinyl
  • Basement: Crawl Space
  • Attic: Access Only
  • Appliances: Dryer-Electric, Oven/Range Electric, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Heater Electric
  • Interior Features: Cable TV Prewired

Exterior Features

  • Style: Cabin/Bungalow
  • Construction Type: Modular
  • Exterior Type: Vinyl Siding
  • Roofing: Asphalt Shingle
  • Foundation: Concrete Block
  • Parking: Driveway/Off Street

Listing Courtesy of COLDWELL BANKER RESORT REALTY - R

Why a Lewes ‘Short Sale’ Can Take a Long Time

The term "short sale" has been misleading people for decades. Despite the name, it’s a term applied to transactions that often involve a lengthier-than-usual sale process. A Lewes"short sale" is named for the financial aspect of a sale rather than the length of time it requires. It’s anything but a shortcut.

The ‘short’ in ‘short sale’ describes a sale at a price that comes up short—is less than the full amount owed on an Lewes home loan. As you’d guess, whether a bank (or any mortgage holder) accepts such a sale is a decision that is up to the lender.

Why would a bank choose to move ahead with a short sale instead of holding out for the full amount? After all, if a borrower is unable to pay, it’s hardly the bank’s fault. You might think that it is always in the bank’s interest to hold out for full repayment, and to take possession of a mortgaged property whenever that doesn’t happen…but in reality, that’s often not true. In the real world, the bank will lose money on either a short sale or a foreclosure—but the latter is often more expensive, since it requires the bank to do the expensive work of repossessing and selling the property.

To a distressed homeowner, a short sale is an opportunity to close accounts on better terms. Instead of weathering a foreclosure, which would result in a major strike against his or her credit record, if the bank will agree, it becomes a joint resolution between the debtor and bank—and that doesn’t just sound more amicable. But getting the lender’s approval is where the delay issue usually crops up. The steps needed before the mortgagee and the bank agree to sell the home at the lower price vary. They can involve submitting a buyer’s discounted offer, or the borrower convincing the bank that a short sale is warranted—usually after following procedures spelled by the bank. The bank can (and usually will) reject a short sale proposal or offer if it feels more money can be gained by foreclosing. And it can take a while...

It may sound like a happy solution for homeowners with financial problems, but among other drawbacks (for instance, there can be tax issues), the "a while" it takes to close a Lewes short sale can be between five and seven months! Yet for patient (or even better, very patient) buyers and sellers, a successful Lewes short sale can yield the best of a bad situation and an unmatched bargain.

There are endless variations for how any given short sale can proceed, so having an experienced Realtor® in your corner is always a good idea…and calling me is the way to start!

Top 5 Reasons Lewes Homeowners Should Avoid Going FSBO

There are Top 10 Lists aplenty that detail just why any Lewes homeowner should think twice before planting one of those For Sale by Owner signs in their front yard. One of them is that when you sell your home all by yourself, the sheer amount of time you’ll have to devote to mastering processes that are already fully handled by full-time real estate professionals is a true waste of time. It’s one wheel that doesn’t need reinventing.

If you are among those considering how you will sell your own Lewes property this spring, since your time is important, let’s start saving it now by cutting those top 10 lists down to the Top 5 Reasons to Avoid FSBOs:

  1. You’re involved. It may sound like a good idea to be your own salesperson since you are the most intimately acquainted with the product—your Leweshouse—but logic rules against it if for no better reason that buyers will be automatically skeptical of your impartiality. Why? Because you aren’t! You also don’t get the benefit of a professionally trained pair of eyes helping prepare your property to appeal to today’s buyers, nor the benefit of honest feedback that buyers won’t share with a FSBO seller.
  2. Legal peril. Throughout this year’s political debate, a frequent refrain from candidates (both local and national) has been the need to cut down on over regulation. Without getting into those weeds, it is certainly the case that federal and state laws require a number of very specific disclosures. If you aren’t a real estate attorney, that lack of familiarity could make a FSBO sale an open door to after-sale litigation. When that happens, there goes any commission dollars saved (and maybe a lot more!).
  3. Expense. That’s right, one of the Top 5 Reasons to Avoid FSBOs is that a FSBO can actually amount to an extravagance. It’s logical, too—because most buyers take one look at your asking price, mentally subtract the commission, and proceed from there (wouldn’t you?). The most recent studies bear out the bottom line: only 8% of successful sales were made via FSBO, and on average, they sold for 15% less than the agent-assisted sales.
  4. Marketing Oomph. We professionals market Leweshomes all year long, 24/7. As a result, we know which marketing approaches are currently bringing in results, and which are wasting time and money. We also have open channels with the media companies we deal with regularly—an advantage that FSBO sellers can’t hope to match.
  5. Expert Opinion. The open secret is that those who know the most about how to get the best results from a house sale tend to rely on expert help. A good example came in 2014, when Al Bennati, the CEO of the “BuyOwner” dot-com (“the strongest For Sale by Owner marketplace”) decided to sell his own St. Petersburg home. He listed it with a Realtor®.

            There! Time saved already—who needed a Top 10 list when you have these? I bet you agree: these “Top 5 Reasons to Avoid FSBOs” are more than sufficient reason to avoid the FSBO route…and to give me a call instead! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at russellstucki@remax.net, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com