Want to experience New York City during the beauty & wonder of the Christmas season? Love the idea of experiencing all the sites, shows, and shopping of the Big Apple, but hate dealing with the stress & hassle of all that traffic and driving?
Now you can!
Go shopping, see the sites, or just take in a show, and leave the driving to us. Enjoy a fun, relaxing day-trip to NYC aboard one of the nicest buses you’ve seen. We’ll be leaving from SCAOR at 6:30 AM on Thursday, December 10th, for a refreshing, self-guided trip to NYC. There’ll be stops at Radio City Music hall & 45th St. We’ll return to SCAOR at 10PM the same day. Tickets will go fast, so be sure click here to grab yours today!
Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the family of REALTOR® Betty Mann Beebe’s sister-in-law Phyllis B. Maher regarding her passing. The Cape Gazette’s Story states:
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow services at Epworth Methodist Cemetery, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach.
The great folks at Schell Bros shared some pics from our SCAOR Affiliates Fall Mixer at Sawgrass North on their Flickr photo page. We love creating community, and it was a wonderful time getting everyone together.
Congress is considering a proposal that would create a tax on all potential homeowners and consumers looking to purchase or refinance a mortgage.
By increasing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s credit risk guarantee fees (g-fees) to fund transportation programs, Congress would disturb the housing recovery. Now is not the time to raise the cost to purchase or refinance a home.
NAR strongly believes that taxing homeowners to pay for transportation programs places an unnecessary long-term burden on consumers and this action will disproportionately impact low and moderate income borrowers, as well as first-time homebuyers.
Control issues, fear, conflict. We’ve all had to deal with them.
REALTOR® Magazine has a wonderful article worth checking out regarding managing the dynamics that make up your team. This article mentions some great approaches to helping to get around many of the common obstacles that befall many REALTORS®. If you have a minute, Check out the post here.
Second quarter sales data released recently by the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) indicates a southern Delaware real estate market that has caught fire in recent months, showing significant gains over the same period in 2014.
Through the first six months of 2015, more than 2,000 residential homes have been sold in Delaware’s southernmost county, a huge year-to-year jump not only in volume, but also in terms of sales price.
In all, 2,049 homes were sold between January and June. This is a 49 percent increase over 2014 in number of homes sold, with properties also selling for an average of 20 percent more in terms of final settlement price.
In the first half of the year, the average three-bedroom home in the county is selling for a median price of $360,780, while the average amount of time on the market has dropped to an average of just 105 days.
In total, more than $511 million worth of real estate has changed hands during the first six months of 2015, in the single family market alone. Additionally, more than $143 million in condo/townhome sales were completed during the first half of the year and more than $4.6 million in mobile home sales.
The lots/land and commercial segments are also up double digits from a year ago, with commercial real estate showing a 53 percent increase in sales volume and a staggering 72 percent increase in total sales.
So far in 2015, Sussex Co. REALTORS® have sold 2,541 properties!!
On Friday, July 17th, there will be a vote at City Hall in Rehoboth Beach to approve a proposed zoning ordinance. This new ordinance produces unintended consequences like mini-parking lots, box houses and fewer trees. This impacts new construction and renovations to existing properties.
How can I help?
1) Now’s the time to get involved and make your voice heard! Email and phone the city commissioners letting them know of your opposition to the purposed ordinance. (Email addresses below)
2) Join us on Friday night at 6 PM at city hall wearing RED shirts. Free parking available at Mann & Sons, Berkshire Hathaway, and Re/Max or and side street after 5 PM.