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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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  Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first.   Change the locks Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in you...

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Ah, fall: The nip of the first chill in the air. The colorful foliage. The pumpkin spice lattes. The pumpkin spice everything. Oh yeah, and the long list of home maintenance tasks awaiting you at the start of the season. We hate to intrude on your fall bliss, but the postsummer months are a crit...

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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When I heard about a new tour exploring hidden and lost features on the grounds of Rockwood Park and Museum, I had to sign up for this new walking tour of this 1851-54 Rural Gothic Mansion. Joseph Shipley of Wilmington had visited a home outside of Liverpool England and just had to build one just...

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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From the vibrant-colored trees and cool weather to the cozy sweaters and apple-picking fun, there’s plenty to look forward to when fall rolls around. Of course, home selling and buying isn’t usually one of them. The housing market typically cools off a bit during the fall months for a number of ...

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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Last night, Delaware Shakespeare took advantage of the sculpture garden behind the Delaware Art Museum, and performed out-takes from many different plays written by The Bard.  The program described it thus:Shakespeare in the GardenA Collaborative Event with Delaware Art MuseumSaturday, September ...

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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 I began at noon today to walk the trails at Winterthur Museum and Gardens. The Museum and all the other buildings are closed, so trekkers needed to turn their attention to the great outdoors today.  I started out on a shady path leading up a hill.    Not sure I ever took note before of something...

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Fall’s cooler temps are perfect for deck and yard improvements.   Ah, September. The weather is changing, and we're getting back to our normal, post-summer routines. It's also a great time to give the house a little extra love and maintenance. Stain the Deck   Check Fire Extinguishers   Accordin...

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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What You Don't Know Can Cost You   1. If I price it a little higher, I can always come down. While technically true, know that you're actually costing yourself more by taking this approach. A listing gets the most attention in the first 30 days. Overpricing your home leads to a series of price r...

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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I warn you, don't get TOO excited about this on the spot report.  I was near the Wilmington Riverfront this morning,  so I thought, "Why not see how close you can get to where Joe Biden is speaking tonight?"  The answer: They sure have a lot of those black mesh fences.  I parked north of the Chas...

By JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware
(The Mortgage Market of Delaware)
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 Veteran Home Loans in DelawareDelaware is home to many Veterans and Active Duty Military Personel. The Veterans Administration created the VA Home Loan to best serve their service members. The loan guidelines are somewhat more relaxed than other loan products.The no down payment is the biggest b...

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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While the real estate market in general is adapting to new challenges and market conditions, one segment of the market is going strong. Home flipping is boasting its best numbers in 14 years.The newly released first-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Flipping Report from ATTOM Data Solutions shows that "53,...

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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After Friday's tornado in Delaware left hundreds of trees down and power lines down for the second time in a week, I was curious as to how Winterthur Museum and Gardens fared.  I was going to visit Saturday, but seeing all the roads that were closed, I changed my mind. Today the visitor center wa...

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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It seems I have been laboring under a misapprehension. When I saw a praying mantis, I thought, "How nice--they are eating bugs."Backing up--I have had a mealy bug problem with my Gerbera daisy plant.  The flowers are shriveling up and there are white bugs all over. I don't like to use insecticide...

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Inventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for homes to purchase than there are sellers selling them, so the scale is tipped in favor of the sellers. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the N...

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “The share of first-time buyers increased in March through June—right into the heart of t...

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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In the spring, I had all the plants lined up for the pots on my patio. I was especially excited to place a colorful Caladium in a pot with a dark red Ipomeum (Sweet Potato Plant.) All was good for a while, then the Caladium began to wilt and appeared to pass to another plane.  But then, a few wee...

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported rate reached the lowest point in the history of the survey, which dates back to 1971 (See graph below): What does this mean for b...

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Last week, a very well-respected real estate analytics firm surprised many with their home price projection for the next twelve months. CoreLogic, in their latest Home Price Index said: “The economic downturn that started in March 2020 is predicted to cause a 6.6% drop in the HPI by May 2021, wh...

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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I must admit, this latest effort to save my tomatoes did not cost anything. I already had this netting in the garage from some long-forgotten project.So I wound the netting around the two tomato cages and tied them to the cages with some wire. Who knows what the varmints will try next. Someone su...

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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Today was the Presidential Primary in Delaware.  I was going to vote absentee, but they sent the ballot so long ago, that it got misplaced. So I had to go down to Brandywine H.S. and place a vote in person. I was impressed at the number of both volunteers and citizen voters. 3 cheers for all of y...

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