32880 Ocean Reach, Lewes, De 19958 | $439,000

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Property Details

MOTIVATED SELLER!!! The current owner of this house says bring an offer. About the home: The custom floor design provides privacy for the entire family from upstairs to the finished basement. This home is spacious and elegant while maintaining the
  • MLS Number: 731503
  • Status: Active
  • Price: $439,000
  • Property Type:
  • Area: Lewes And Rehoboth Hundred
  • Community: Henlopen Landing
  • School District: Cape Henlopen
  • Square Footage: 3,164
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • New Construction: No
  • County Taxes: $1,160
  • Association Fee: $880
  • Pool: Other See Remarks
  • Furnished: No
  • Lot Dimensions: 75x134
  • Lot Square Feet: 10,019
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.23
  • Lot Description: Landscaped, Partially Wooded
  • Water: Private Central Water, Well
  • Sewer: Private Central Available
  • Community Amenities: Community Center, Pool-Outdoor, Sidewalks

Interior Features

  • Kitchen: Breakfast Bar, Countertops - Solid Surface, Kitchen/Family Room Combo, Pantry
  • Heating: Heat Pump(s), Multi Zone
  • Cooling: Central A/C, Zoned A/C
  • Flooring: Carpet, Tile
  • Basement: Basement - Full,Outside Access Only,Partially Finished
  • Attic: Access Only
  • Appliances: Cable TV Pre Wired, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer-Electric, Fridge w/Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven/Range Electric, Range Hood, Washer, Water Heater Electric
  • Interior Features: Bedroom-Entry Level, Cable TV Prewired, Ceiling Fan(s), Fireplace-Gas, MBED-Full Bath, Storm Door(s), Vaulted Ceilings, Walk-In Closets

Exterior Features

  • Style: Contemporary
  • Construction Type: Stick/Frame
  • Exterior Type: Brick Front, Vinyl Siding
  • Roofing: Architectural Shingle
  • Foundation: Poured Concrete
  • Garage: Attached
  • Parking: Driveway/Off Street, Garage
  • Exterior Features: Fencing-Partial, Irrigation System, Storage Shed/Outbuilding

Listing Courtesy of Anthony Patrick Real Estate LLC

Lewes Homeowners Prepare for an El Nino Winter

With fall newly arrived, it’s a time of year when Leweshomeowners can breathe a sigh of relief; relax and take it easy. With summer behind us, most gardens require less attention. The demands harsh winter weather will make are off in the distant future— or are they?

This year it might be prudent for Leweshomeowners to mentally remove a month or two from their home maintenance timetables. The reason comes in two familiar words (and they aren’t English): El Niño.

According to the government’s NOAA climate forecasters, there is “an approximately 95% chance that El Niño will continue through Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-2016…” Since that is definitely our area’s hemisphere, they’re speaking to us.  They answer the question, “How strong is this El Niño now?” with, “it’s pretty strong.”  In August, it ranked second all-time (behind August 1997) in the Equatorial Southern Oscillation Index, which is one way of measuring its power. El Niño is the condition where weather shifts occur due to a change in warm ocean currents in the Pacific.

What this means to Leweshomeowners is as unpredictable as…well, as the weather! What is acknowledged is that normal patterns can be disrupted to varying degrees. The reason we can never get much clarity about how it’s going to affect us is that (unsatisfying though this answer may be), winter could be markedly more—or markedly less—stormy than usual. Since the maximum effect is expected in late fall through December (hence the Christmas allusion of the ‘El Niño’ name), Leweshomeowners might consider getting on with their winter maintenance preparations earlier rather than later.

So here—a bit earlier than usual—are some regular fall maintenance heads-ups:

  • Check and fill the exterior gaps where critters, bugs, and cold air might enter
  • Chimney maintenance: if you sweep once a year, schedule now
  • Rain gutter check: even though leaves haven’t begun to fall in earnest, cleaning out the mucky old debris now will make later leaf removal a breeze
  • Inspect the roof: if damage has happened, now is the time to schedule repair
  • Ditto the driveway: fill cracks before winter
  • Now is the perfect time to clean and stain the deck. Depending on how much sunlight it gets, it may need to be renewed annually (no matter what the stain can says!)
  • Replace worn weather stripping around doors and windows—your winter heating bills will reward the effort.

As a check of comments on the weather sites confirms, local homeowners have differing memories of how previous El Niños have affected them. But since we are now officially in an El Niño year—it can’t be a bad idea to prepare ahead of time (and if you have Lewesreal estate plans in the offing, now would also be a good time to give me a call)! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at russellstucki@remax.net, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com

ASAP Pricing Strategy to Sell Your Sussex County Home

Rushing to sell your home is never desirable — but circumstances sometimes require it. To sell your home in Sussex County quickly, the most important factor is finding the right price. Too high a price will dampen buyer interest — but of course you don’t want to set the price too low, either. Here’s one way to find the right price:

First, complete all repairs. They’ll have to be addressed at some point, so getting them out of the way first clears the deck for your sale. To sell your home quickly, you want to feature it in the best possible light…meaning that all of the little (as well as major) repairs have to disappear from the picture. A few hours or days of hard work can have a disproportionate impact on the ultimate selling price.

Next, familiarize yourself with Delaware competitors. Scour the listings for homes in your area and attend any open houses you find. Get a feel for the way homes in the neighborhood are being listed, and which features look to be adding the most value.

It’s also a good idea to consult a qualified appraiser. Most homes will be appraised before sale anyway, and a certified appraiser will offer an unbiased view of your home’s value. Having a recent certified appraisal can also serve to encourage buyers to write an offer quickly.

At this point it will be possible to set the value. There are differing approaches to setting the price for a home, but they share a few things in common. Each generally takes into account average prices paid in recent comparable Sussex County sales combined with the appraiser’s feedback. To sell your home speedily, consider setting your price three to five percent below that formulation. While this may seem unnecessarily low, the idea is to encourage immediate interest from multiple buyers, setting up the potential for competing offers. One thing is nearly certain: a lower-than-average price will get more buyers through your door!

Planning to sell your home in Sussex County? Contact me today to learn more about building a sales attack designed to get results!

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.