37185 Harbor Dr, Ocean View, De 19970 | $199,900

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Property Details

Bayfront community offers a boat ramp, pool, clubhouse with fitness center, tennis and golf (membership optional). Enjoy the dramatic and breathtaking views of the Indian River from this amazing community of Bethany Bay. A beautiful and freshly pai
  • MLS Number: 723920
  • Status: Active
  • Price: $199,900
  • Property Type:
  • Area: Baltimore Hundred
  • Community: Bethany Bay
  • School District: Indian River
  • Square Footage: 1,160
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Unit Floor Number: 1
  • New Construction: No
  • County Taxes: $679
  • Association Fee: $950
  • Condo Fee: $3,235
  • Sewer Fee: $280
  • Waterfront: Tidal Wetland
  • Water View: Tidal Wetland
  • Furnished: No
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.00
  • Lot Description: Landscaped
  • Water: Private Central Water
  • Sewer: Public Central Sewer
  • Community Amenities: Basketball Courts, Boat Ramp, Community Center, Fitness Center, Golf Course, Jog/Walk Path, Playground, Pool-Outdoor, Sidewalks, Tennis - Outdoor, Water/Lake Privilege

Interior Features

  • Kitchen: Breakfast Bar, Countertops - Solid Surface, Eat In, Pantry
  • Fireplace: Electric
  • Heating: Heat Pump(s)
  • Cooling: Central A/C, Heat Pump(s)
  • Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
  • Security: Sprinkler System-Indoor
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer-Electric, Fridge w/Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven/Range Electric, Oven-Self Cleaning, Washer, Water Heater Electric
  • Interior Features: Bedroom-Entry Level, Cable TV Prewired, Ceiling Fan(s), Insulated Door(s), Insulated Window(s), Insulation, MBED-Full Bath, Screen(s), Storm Door(s), Window Treatments

Exterior Features

  • Style: Flat/Apartment
  • Construction Type: Stick/Frame
  • Exterior Type: Vinyl Siding
  • Roofing: Asphalt Shingle
  • Foundation: Concrete Slab
  • Parking: Driveway/Off Street
  • Porch/Deck/Patio: Porch - Screened

Listing Courtesy of VICKIE YORK AT THE BEACH REALTY

More than a Daydream: a Vacation Home can be Practical

In Ocean View real estate, there are happy words (“sold!”) and there are troubling words (“default”). Because of the associations they conjure up, some phrases just automatically make us happier. Two of the leaders in the positive category are the magical words, ‘vacation home.’ All by themselves, they can trigger a smile. Why not? “Home” is comforting; “vacation” is fun. Put them together in “vacation home” and you’ve got a double positive. It’s a real estate equivalent of Jimmy Buffett’s Cheeseburger in Paradise.

As the economy recovers, some American families are doing more than just smiling at the idea. The Wall Street Journal says that vacation home sales jumped more than 50% in 2014—up from 717,000 the year before. Quicken Loans reports a jump “in both the number and dollar volume of second home mortgage applications.”

To a Ocean View homeowner with sufficient wherewithal, there are some practical, real life incentives for moving the idea from daydream to the ‘to do’ list. The primary motivation is what comes first to mind. Just as a vacation is a welcome respite from the day-to-day, a vacation home needs to qualify as a destination that is pleasurable in itself. Where that could be differs for everyone, but whether it be the beach, desert, mountain, lake, cultural metropolis or outdoor sporting mecca, any Ocean View homeowner’s vacation home should be a haven inherently suited to relieving the stress of the workaday world. Although it would seem to be properly classified as a pure luxury expense, vacation homes can be more financially sensible than that.

The Kiplinger web site has a number of observations for vacation home buyers. It finds that some mortgage interest rates on second homes have lowered to first-home rates. Another alternative is the “favorite source” for all-cash purchases: a home equity line of credit. According to Kiplinger, “Mortgage interest on a second home is deductible on as much a $1 million in principal for both homes combined.” If lenders calculate eligibility via the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines, a borrower’s total debt payments should not exceed 36% of gross income…but if the second home is to be rented, that income can be part of the calculation.

Which brings up some other possibilities. A vacation home can not only cut down on vacation expenses (hotel and restaurant prices are rising, after all); if rented out some of the time, it can contribute offsets to its cost. To take advantage of IRS rules regarding personal versus rental classification, you should consult a tax expert. Since a quarter of vacation homes are rented out at least some of the year, it’s a tactic that deserves investigation.

Perhaps the advantage that’s talked about most for second home buyers is the contribution it can make toward retirement. If a retiree ultimately converts a vacation home to principal residence, profits from the former home can make a handsome contribution to the retirement nest egg. And if by retirement time that vacation home has been paid for in whole, it can make for an even more pleasing financial picture.

For an Ocean View resident with sufficient resources, purchasing a vacation home can be a practical as well as emotionally sustaining venture. If it sounds like an idea worth investigating further, talk it over with your financial advisor—and I’ll be standing by to help with any and all real estate considerations!   Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at russellstucki@remax.net, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com

To Sell a Sussex County House in Winter, Think Cozy!

Some folks live for our Sussex County winters. For them, the brisk air is a tonic; longer night times are invitations to enjoy the warmth and cheer of fireside camaraderie; the prospect of winter sports is something they look forward to all year long. For everyone else it may be more of a drag—particularly when a succession of storms seem to conspire to make their lives miserable.

It can also be a tough time to sell a Sussex County house—but only if you allow it to be! Winter does tend to make most Sussex County houses look drab and barren; and, in general, potential buyers tend to be scarce for a number of reasons. But those who are in the wintertime hunt are apt to be quite serious, so it’s worth remembering that sales can be kindled on even the bleakest February day—especially for owners who keep in mind some simple guidelines:

1. Create your own warmth

Whether it’s turning up the thermostat, lighting a crackling fire, or arranging for that batch of chocolate chip cookies to have just emerged from the oven, thinking cozy is the antidote to gloomy days. The object is to make the entrance from the cheerless outdoors a passage into a welcoming environment brimming with welcoming ambiance. To sell a house in foul weather, make the contrast with the outdoors as stark as possible!

2. Light their way

To compensate for the dimmer sunlight on some winter days, dispel the gloom by turning on all the lights: lamps, overheads, chandeliers—any and everything to brighten the place. To sell an Sussex County house (especially in later afternoon showings), be certain to open shades and curtains, too.

3. Have summertime pictures on hand

Be sure to lay out a picture or two of the property in more attractive months. While potential buyers may not be able to see the home when the sun is shining, a picture can help them envision what the house is like during most of the year.

4. Plus—the regular drill!

And don’t forget the basics: carefully tidied, sparklingly polished, spotlessly cleaned, etc. It may be a little bit more of a chore to disperse the clutter (it does seem to multiply when you’ve been cooped up for days!), but it’s every bit as important as ever. Aromas are important anytime you sell a house, so obliterate stuffy winter air with strategically placed potpourri and candles.

The fact is, when it’s properly priced, you can sell a house in Sussex County at any time of the year. To get the ball rolling, I hope you will make my number the first one you call!