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Property Details

HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY Classic meets modern in this Downtown Historic Lewes find: the charming and inviting Colonial home known as the “Coleman House.” Though this home was built to the architectural standards of that time; what was once a common b
  • MLS Number: 727419
  • Status: Active w/Kick-out
  • Price: $829,900
  • Property Type:
  • Area: Lewes And Rehoboth Hundred
  • School District: Cape Henlopen
  • Square Footage: 3,000
  • Year Built: 1812
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • New Construction: No
  • County Taxes: $1,081
  • City Taxes: $919
  • Furnished: No
  • Lot Dimensions: 76x206x107x179
  • Lot Square Feet: 17,424
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.40
  • Water: Public Central Water
  • Sewer: Sewer-Public Central

Interior Features

  • Kitchen: Breakfast Bar, Countertops - Granite, Island, Pantry
  • Fireplace: Wood Burning
  • Heating: Forced Air, Oil
  • Cooling: Central A/C
  • Flooring: Hardwood
  • Basement: Crawl Space
  • Attic: Floored
  • Appliances: Cable TV Pre Wired, Cooktop w/Downdraft, Dishwasher, Dryer-Electric, Fridge w/Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven/Range Electric, Washer, Water Heater Electric
  • Interior Features: Bedroom-Entry Level, Built In Bookcases, Cable TV Prewired, Ceiling Fan(s), Fireplace-Wood, Insulation, MBED-Full Bath, Screen(s), Window Treatments

Exterior Features

  • Style: Colonial
  • Construction Type: Stick/Frame
  • Exterior Type: Cedar Siding
  • Roofing: Architectural Shingle
  • Foundation: Other See Remarks
  • Garage: Detached
  • Garage Size: 2
  • Parking: Driveway/Off Street, Garage
  • Porch/Deck/Patio: Patio - Side, Porch - Screened
  • Exterior Features: Brick Veneer Foundation

Listing Courtesy of BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GALLO-L

Lewes Real Estate Pro Lends a Hand via Relocation Expertise

Remember the good old days, when most people could depend on staying in the same job in the same community for an entire career? Okay; the truth is, I don’t actually remember any time like that—but I do remember watching TV shows about it... The truth is, as with so many other facets of 21st Century life, sudden career upheavals that cause a Lewes citizen to undertake an abrupt relocation are fairly common today. And accelerated timing requirements can make the situation more intense.
Even without that added obstacle, familiarity with the ins and outs of practical relocation is one of the most valuable assets you gain access to when selecting an experienced Lewes Realtor®. Especially when a relocation is in your immediate future (even if it’s a future that became apparent without a lot of warning), the reality of having to deal with the mass of details accompanying both moving out and moving in can seem like a huge gray, angry-looking cloud hanging overhead.
Just getting a handle on the details can go far to remove the mystery and dispel anxiety. A short list of the elements that need to be determined and coordinated are:
a. Professional and school requirements
b. Transaction imperatives in both communities
c. Moving and storage details
d. Utility requirements
Once a timeline is determined and a To Do checklist assembled, it will be possible to stay on top of the process. Most importantly, it will help highlight those details that seem to be falling behind— allowing them to get extra attention. Staying abreast of relocation details is the single most important keys that will lead to a smooth outcome. It’s one of Murphy’s Laws that, come moving day, any detail that has been put off until the last minute is likely to cause foul-ups of one kind or another. For instance, if the electric service wasn’t notified far enough in advance, count on the move taking place on the hottest day of the year. Unpacking cartons and moving furniture around without working air conditioners is a memory best avoided!
Any relocation is a challenge that requires a welter of decisions in areas that fall outside what people encounter in everyday living. Fortunately, it’s a challenge that your Lewes real estate professional encounters regularly. Help with practical relocation to (or from) Lewes is just one of the areas of practical expertise that is yours to tap into when you put an experienced Realtor on your team.
The days when most Americans expected to stay in the same community for a lifetime may be fading from memory, but being able to rely on your Lewes real estate professional to help master some of the most challenging upshots is still here. They may say that nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, but that shouldn’t stop you from giving me a call, anytime! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at russellstucki@remax.net, visit more listings at www.beachrealestate.com.

 

A Lewes Virtual Tour Can Attract Buyer Interest

For many homes that will be listed for sale in Lewes, virtual tours will be part of their prospective buyers’ experience. It’s increasingly common that in addition to the eye-catching still photographs that enhance the online listing, some form of clickable virtual tour is there, as well.
Most frequently found are virtual tours that are actually still shots that can be displayed sequentially—this kind of virtual tour could more specifically called a ‘virtual slide show,’ because the viewer is in control of the speed at which the photos appear. When a one-click ‘play’ symbol is onscreen which triggers automatic playback (frequently with musical accompaniment or even narration), it really does produce an experience that’s like an actual tour. And further enhancements can be added, like pans across (and zooms into or out of) the still shots, creating the feeling of movement. When music or narration are added, the result can be quite effective.
Another Lewes virtual tour is more ambitiously produced: the shots in it consist of some (or all) motion sequences that are created with a video rather than still camera. When the camera is set into motion—as when it moves down a path or through a doorway, it can convey the feeling of actually ‘being there’ more effectively than stills. For the viewer, there is a subtle difference between what is experienced when viewing a computer-created sweep (“pan”) across a still image of a room versus a video camera actually panning across the same scene. In the video, there is more of something like a 3-D experience because the objects in the room shift in relation to one another. Not a lot…but just enough!
So which is the most effective form for a Lewes virtual tour? The answer is…not what you might expect. The format, whether stills, moving stills, or video is really not what makes the greatest difference. It’s vastly more important that in any format, what’s being shown is almost all that matters—or as they say in Hollywood, it’s lights! camera! action!
· Lights—blotchy lighting with areas of impenetrably deep shadows may be fine for film noir productions, but for your virtual tour of your area home, it’s a negative. A skilled photographer or videographer will see that most areas are cheerfully, brightly exposed.
· Camera—most (if not all) your images will work best when a very wide angle lens is used. It gives the impression of spaciousness.
· Action—in both video and slideshow modes, the speed at which images move should be slow enough that viewers don’t find it dizzying, yet fast enough that the pace of the ‘production’ isn’t annoyingly pokey (like this current virtual tour, which zips right along in a progression that makes sense—like an actual tour).
An Lewes virtual tour can provide a genuine boost to your home’s selling campaign when it is attractively produced—and accurate (thus avoiding showings to prospects for whom the property is clearly unsuited). It’s only one of the many tools which can be called into service to draw the interest of the qualified prospective buyers you need to reach. Call me if you’d like to discuss what’s happening in today’s market! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at russellstucki@remax.net, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com.