Wilmington, DE Real Estate News

By John Thomas, First Time Home Buyer Expert
(Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.)
Wilmington Delaware Mortgages If you are looking for a Wilmington Delaware Home Loan, then John R. Thomas is a certified mortgage planner who can help you find the best rate, term, and loan product to meet your short term and long term financial goals and to make sure the new mortgage fits into your current financial plan to help you create wealth and minimize taxes.  If you are looking to purchase or refinance a home in Wilmington, Delaware then give John a call at 302-368-7132 or send an e-mail to DelawareMortgages@yahoo.com Please visit www.DelawareMortgageLoans.net John R. Thomas - Certified Mortgage Planner - Primary Residential Mortgage If you are a Wilmington Delaware First Time Home Buyer then please check out our First Time Home Buyer Seminar that we hold every month at www.Del...
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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)
Nemours Mansion and Gardens  This 1910 Mansion has just completed a 39 million dollar restoration of the house and gardens. It was designed for Alfred I. DuPont by Carrere and Hastings and includes the largest formal French gardens in North America. The house contains more than 70 rooms on 5 floors occupying nearly 47,000 square feet. Don't miss the fabulous paintings, beautiful furniture, and fun things like the bowling allley, billiards room, immaculate boilers, and a giant ice-making apparatus.  For a reserved tour, call Toll Free:  1-800-651-6912.   
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By Christopher Conte
(The Delpa Group)
Recently I settled on a home in the Brandywine area of Delaware. My clients were a young intelligent couple with one child and along the way we became friends which happens quite often for me. It's been about a week since settlement and I gave them a call today just to see if everything was ok and if there was anything post settlement I could do for them. Now here is what amazes me!! They were so surprised that I called them to see how they were. Most people think that because we have already been paid and the deal was over that they would not hear from me again. Well that's not the way I like to do business. Yes I would like a referral or 2 but I sincerely called them to make sure they were ok. I have always done this and will continue to do this but many times people are just so shock...
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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)
Going back to the days of William Penn, the area now called Delaware was divided into areas called "Hundreds."  Although these areas still exist, Brandywine Hundred is the only one that still retains the Hundred name. Almost defiantly, the residents proudly claim they live in Brandywine Hundred, because it has a history of becoming home to a highly educated populace, starting in the Post-WWII era.  Thanks to the GI Bill, returning military personnel were able to go back to school and buy a house.  With the DuPont Company's  Experimental Station's location in Brandywine Hundred, highly educated employees located in the area.  In the more recent past, the building of Interstate 95 on its border facilitated quick access to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC.  With the other borders ...
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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)
You are probably wondering what changes add value to a 20th century home(one of the criteria for listing on the National Historic Register is that a property be at least 50 years old).  So put yourself in the place of a buyer, and think about what you need in a home to make it functional for your family.  Unlike the very early home buyer, you expect 1 ½ baths, and a modern kitchen with an eat-in area.  And a pre-1970 home should have oak or pine floors.  If they have been covered by carpets, this is a good time to uncover them and have them professionally refinished with a low gloss (high gloss finishes shout "look at me"). I can't count the number of times buyers have tried to pry up a corner of carpet to see what kind of floor is underneath.  And let go of the wall to wall sculptured ...
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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)
Wilmington, like most eastern cities, has been evolving for over 350 years.  After periods of Swedish (1638), then Dutch (1655), then British (1664) colonization, (with Quaker influence) and was granted a borough charter in 1739 by the King of England From the granting of the charter until the Revolution, the town developed steadily into a prosperous business and residential community.  During the Revolution, its milling industries, geographic location, key leaders and resources made Wilmington particularly strategic.
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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)
If you are fortunate enough to live in an old house, proceed with caution if you plan to sell it within the next year and feel you need to "improve" it.  Before spending over $1000 on a new kitchen, bath, or other major projects, consult an experienced Realtor who deals frequently with selling old houses.  We often find that sellers jump into projects which suit their taste, but may not fit in with future buyers' taste.  I have seen sellers tear out walls and install baths just to update an old house right before putting it on the market.  The problem is, it may look great in your eyes but net you less than  if you had just sold it "as is" to one of the buyers who frequently want to buy a reasonably priced home and perhaps retain more of the old house feel and put in their own "sweat eq...
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By Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc)
In my first post, we talked about  Baby Boomers & Echo Boomers and in my second post, we talked about Single Women. With the growing population of Hispanics in many communities, these three groups represent a large part of the demographics that we as business people need to truly focus our attentions on. In 1983, an estimated 8.5 percent of Hispanic renters were saving to buy a home, compared with 12.4 percent of white renters. In 2001, 22 percent of Hispanic renters and 17 percent of white renters were saving up for a home, according to the study. Location is also a big part of this. California and Texas will greatly benefit from the housing boom because so many of their residents are immigrants. There are such agencies as  ACORN Housing Authority, a HUD-approved housing counseling age...
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