Wilmington, DE Real Estate News

By David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Albertson Park remains a popular single family housing choice with a great location and relatively stable home prices and sales activity. Since our last update in October, Albertson Park home prices again retreated for 2013 as a whole. There were 5 sales ranging in price from $167,000 to $200,000 with the average sales price falling to $182,000. As seen in 2011, the lower prices continue to increase sales activity in the area. Today, there are 2 two-story colonials under contract with an average asking price of $199,000. Currently there are no homes on the market and no properties have sold in 2014 year to date. With these more competitive prices, Albertson Park continues to be a strong choice in the area. Please be sure to check out the October post, Albertson Park Wilmington DE Homes ...
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
Beautiful Wilmington Ranch - Great New Price OverviewMapsPhotosDescription $199,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 BathroomInterior: 1,350 sqftLot: 0.11 acre(s) Location 17 Cummings CourtWilmington, DE 19804USA Christopher Pataki RE/MAX Associates(302) 562-0628patakirealestate@yahoo.comhttp://come2DE.com     Listed by: Re/Max Associates Our recent listings Beautiful Wilmington Ranch - Great New PriceFantastic Colonial in New CastleBeautiful New Castle RenovationSuper One Floor LivingSplit Level Townhouse - Short Sale Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby  properties for sale
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Thank you, Census Bureau! Their 2012 American Community Survey was interpreted by businessinsider.com and came up with a ranking of which states were the most "normal," or in line with data from the U.S. as a whole.            VS.                   Delaware, where I have lived for a long, long, time, rated number 7 on the most "normal" state. The marriage rate for men was identical to the national rate-49.8%. The rate for women was 45.1% for women, compared to 46.3% for U.S. women.  The point of real estate interest was that Delawareans were less likely to be in poverty than other Americans (DE: 12.0%, U.S.: 15.9%), and they were more likely to have health insurance before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (DE: 91.2%, U.S.: 85.2%). However, Delaware had more vacant housing u...
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
City comes in at No. 3 in nation in sun power per capita Wilmington is No. 3 nationally in solar power per capita, according to a new report, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said Friday.The report, “Shining Cities – At the Forefront of America’s Solar Revolution,” was released by the En­vironment America Research & Policy Center.The report cited the state’s commitment to solar power, as well as federal programs and innovative fi­nancing options.The report states Wilmington’s growth in solar has increased 14-fold from the end of 2008 to 2013, from 500 kilowatts to 7 megawatts. A typical home’s solar installation, by contrast, would be roughly 4 kilowatts.There have been about 200 solar energy systems installed on Wilmington businesses, schools, homes and gov...
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
      Beautiful Wilmington Ranch                         Overview Maps Photos Description Open House                                                   Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main Features   3 Bedrooms1 BathroomInterior: 1,350 sqftLot: 0.11 acre(s)   Location     17 Cummings CourtWilmington, DEUSA                     Christopher Pataki   RE/MAX Associates(302) 562-0628patakirealestate@yahoo.comhttp://come2DE.com       Listed by: Re/Max Associates          Our recent listings   Beautiful Wilmington RanchSplit Level Townhouse - Short Sale             Subscribe to our listing feed                Nearby  properties for sale      
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
The Wilmington (Delaware) Free Library recently re-opened more than a year and a half after closing to undergo a $10.4 million rehab. My last memory of the “old” Library was working in the research room on the 3rd floor on a hot summer day with all the windows open,  not helping with the oppressive heat.   A recent visit to the Library revealed something completely different. The renovation – partly financed through the controversial sale of N.C. Wyeth illustrations – goes beyond new lighting, an improved air conditioning system and a modern entryway that includes a new handicapped entrance to the 92-year-old building at 10th and Market streets. The updates also include a complete revamp of the children's department that contains a teen area (top right), twice as many computers, an impr...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Model train fans are going to gather at the Chase Center at the Riverfront this weekend for the Greenberg Model Train Show. I know this because the Friends of the Furness Railroad District in Wilmington will have a display there (and I am VP of this volunteer group).  Every year we talk to show visitors about the Wilmington train stations designed by architect Frank Furness around the turn of the last century. There is the Amtrak Biden Station originally designed for the Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Water St. Station, originally built for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Below you see the exhibit put together by the FFRD located in the Amtrak Station lobby, a finial from the main staircase in the lobby, and the B&O Water Street Station, one block away and part of the historic district i...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
March 2014 Historic Homes Newsletter   The Alrichs House in Port Penn, Delaware is being offered for free.  It was featured in the March issue of This Old House Magazine. This c. 1760 home is a rare survival of Delaware’s Dutch heritage, built by Peter Alrich, the grandson of a settler who arrived in Delaware around 1657. The house is presently owned by Delaware Wildlands as part of a 300 acre parcel which they wish to preserve. Preservationists and archaeologists are concerned that offering this home free to anyone who moves it somewhere else would destroy the context of the house and any artifacts found at the site.  They are hoping Wildlands will subdivide the parcel containing the house from the rest of the 300 acres so that this valuable context is not lost. (photo courtesy Wes Jon...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
I don't know about you, but I am really focused on doing a good job for my clients, even if it means missing an event I had tickets for. This happened the other day, when a buyer client wanted to make an offer on a home in a historic area of Wilmington while her mother was in town to give her some support. I enjoyed meeting this charming woman, who had good advice for her daughter. After we had written the offer and I had explained the steps we had to take, I called the listing agent to make sure we could scan the offer to him. Great, so the offer went out electronically. But by that time, I knew the lecture for which I had tickets had already started and by the time I got there, it would be more than half over. Gee, that gave me plenty of time to go to my favorite Mexican Restaurant an...
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
Devour Chocolate for the Sake of the Wilmington Library.               Goodwill negates calories count at the Chocolate Festival. Professional or amateur, put your best chocolate to the test during the Wilmington Chocolate Festival 2014 at the newly renovated Wilmington Library on Feb. 14. Or simply go to taste your way through the best cakes, candies, cookies and brownies in the area. The entrance fee is $1, and tasting tickets are 25 cents each. The fun lasts from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.—or until the chocolate runs out. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Wilmington Library, so book it quick. 302 - 571- 7407,  Wilmington Public Library   BY MARK NARDONE
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Come in out of the cold this February for these great events for historic home lovers and their families: Chester County Historical Society (West Chester) Family Day will be held Monday, February 17, from 10:00am - 1:00pm. The Family Fun includes crafts, toys, dress-up and stories.  Admission is $10 per family. Free for members.  Schedule: 11:00am ~ Noah Lewis, Revolutionary War Re-enactor portraying Ned Hector, a hero at the Battle of the Brandywine; 10:00am - 1:00pm ~ All museum exhibits and the History Lab will be open. Benefits the New Horizons History Education Scholarship Fund.     From February 28 - March 2, 2014 the Historic Home Show will appear at the Valley Forge Casino Resort Convention Center.Talk with restoration specialists, see premier products from flooring and hardware...
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By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
  Art Auction, Jan 25th, Brandywine Fire Hall This Saturday, Jan 25th, at 7pm is the annual Art Auction to benefit the Mt Pleasant High School After Prom. The Art Auction promises to be great fun with some amazing prizes to win! In addition to a great array of art work, we’ll have sports and music memorabilia to bid on plus... How about a week’s vacation in a resort home in St. Lucia? Or a three-day weekend at a beach home in Avalon? A loaf of bread a week for a year from Panera? A Cole Hamels autographed baseball? There will be opportunities to win a Chadds Ford Winery tour package for four, a Twin Lakes Brewery tour package for four, restaurant certificates, oil changes, paint ball adventures, and more! Light fare will be served and there will be a cash bar.   Come join the fun! $10 p...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
    As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;   I thought of these lines from Clement Moore’s poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas as I took a walk this afternoon and the wind was whipping up the dried leaves along the edge of the South Graylyn Crest park (always known to my boys as “the park with the rocks.”) It was a place they liked to go to and climb all over the large rocks which were left by the prehistoric volcanoes which once occupied Delaware.      And now I really am thinking Santa weather, since they are predicting winter storm Janice will drop 3-5 inches of snow tomorrow. Guess I will have time to catch up on reading and research tomorrow! Want to learn more about South Graylyn Crest or North Wilmington? Contact Carolyn R...
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By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
One Act Play Festival at Mount Pleasant High School As the polar vortex releases its stranglehold on Delaware, people will be emerging from their homes. PERFECT timing! Tonight is the opening night of the One Act Play Festival at Mount Pleasant High School! This marks the second year that Chris, Turner, the Director of the MPHS Drama Department, has provided the opportunity for students to step up and direct the One Act plays. By design, one acts are shorter than a regular play, so they are a great way for students with the desire and talent, to learn the ropes of directing. Three plays fill the bill. Written by different screenwriters, they each lend a different tone to the night. Student directors were allowed to choose their own plays, with the approval of Turner. And though he seeks...
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