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Mary Beth Adelman and John Yunger’s beloved dog, Buddy Rocco, 14 Yrs old, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020 surrounded by those who loved him most after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in 2006 on the Island of Turks and Caicos. No one will ever forget how Buddy stole the hearts of the real estate community as he worked side by side with Mary Beth. He also spent much of his time with John at Centerville Layton Prep School where he could roam the fields and had his own sofa on which to rest. You would always see Buddy riding in the front seat of the car watching and protecting Mary Beth while enjoying the breeze and always nodding to the other drivers who pulled up beside us at the red lights. He attended Dogtopia on Concord Pike for most of his life during the day hours especially when he was much younger and John would pick him up many days at 2:00 PM when John was able to leave and get him. He was one of the first dogs to join Dogtopia after passing the entrance exam. We came to tell Buddy that he was going to PhD school, which he was proud to attend for at least 11 years. There are so many memories and stories to share. Here are a few of the stories. • Buddy, you are so very missed and loved. You will always and forever be in our hearts and never forgotten. • Buddy had a very special relationship with Joe Poole of Re/Max Associates. He always watched over his foot injury and Joe helped him to eat Cheetos and his sub wrapping. Joe would say, Buddy is not a typical dog, he is human. • Buddy was so special - he lived his life with the Queen of Real Estate and soon became the King of Real Estate! MBA was kind enough to raise Buddy for me and gave him a great life. Buddy was a special friend who will be sorely missed by all! – William E. Ward • I have been told that if you have one true friend in life, you have been abundantly blessed. Buddy was truly a friend and a blessing in my life. I love you Buddy and will miss making your food and treats, and your wagging tail. Love, Aunt Penny • Buddy had been a patient of Veterinary Housecall Services for his whole life. Whether I saw him at his house, my house or doggie daycare, Buddy was always the sweetest, most patient patient a veterinarian could ask for. He was a very special, very lucky dog that never met a person he didn’t like. – Dr. Kathy Olsen • Mary Beth shared, when I succeed Buddy bragged and with him I was all powerful. He was loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know the secret comfort and a private peace. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. • He was an extraordinary dog that seemed to be in tune with everyone and everything going on around him. He was so intelligent. Smart….Smart…Smart!! He touched the lives of anyone that came in contact with him. • “You never left us alone and unloved. You sensed and understood all of our moods and emotions. It is because of you, Buddy Rocco that I’m still alive. Thank you for saving my life! Our lives were fuller and much richer because you were here. Life will never be the same now that you have found peace in doggie heaven. “

“ When tomorrow starts without me Don’t think we’re far apart For every time you think of me I’m right here in your heart”

Donations in memory of “Buddy Rocco” may be made to the following: • Delaware Humane Association 701 A Street Wilmington, DE 19801 • Faithful Friends Humane Society 12 Germay Drive Wilmington, DE 19804 • Brandywine Valley SPCA Animal Shelter 600 South Street New Castle, DE 19720 Thanks to Chandler Funeral Homes and Crematory


THE DOS AND DON’TS OF WORKING WITH A

REAL ESTATE AGENT By Anita Ginsburg

When planning to buy a home, you’ll probably work with a real estate agent to prepare your property to sell and to do online views and walk-throughs of new homes. A knowledgeable REALTOR® can answer questions and help you find listings of interest that fit your needs and budget. Your agent can also point out strengths and weaknesses of various properties that you might otherwise miss.


HERE ARE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR WORKING RELATIONSHIP PRODUCTIVE AND SUCCESSFUL: Do Be Specific About What You Want Don’t Pay More Than You Can Afford Make a list of the features you’re looking for in the home you want to buy. Only view those that meet your criteria to avoid wasting your time or the agent’s. Have a clear plan of the size, style and location of properties you’re willing to look at. Keep a price range in mind and let your agent know what it is, as well as whether you’re willing to negotiate on a house you fall in love with.

Don’t Settle Even if you or your agent get tired of viewing properties that aren’t really what you’re looking for, don’t give in and agree to buy a home that you don’t want. If you’re negotiating a purchase with a buyer who refuses to fix things about the property that you feel are important, don’t be coerced into surrendering to the buyer’s terms. Issues like the settlement date, which furnishings will remain and who will repair broken areas like a leaky roof should be resolved without pressure before you sign the contract.

Do Keep Appointments Your REALTOR® may want to meet with you to go over the property specs you have in mind for purchasing a home. The agent may also want to show you some properties and walk through them with you. Make every effort to keep the appointments that you make to respect the time invested by the seller and the agent, as well as your own schedule. If you miss or postpone several appointments, the agent may take your interest less seriously.

Your agent may try to show you listings that are beyond your indicated budget. This might be done innocently if the more expensive properties have the items on your must-have list. However, don’t buy a house that you can’t afford, because you could end up suffering financially for years to come. You could even lose the home to bankruptcy if you can’t afford payments and maintenance. Be clear with your agent about what you can and can’t afford.

Do Perform Due Diligence Don’t expect the agent to have all the answers about a certain property. Find out through online research whether the home or area has a bad history. You can always ask your REALTOR® about the neighborhood, schools and local businesses, but be willing to do personal research if needed.

An agent can be an amazing resource to help you find the home of your dreams. But keep in mind, they will work more effectively when you provide detailed information about your requests and limits. Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, Colo. Find her on Twitter @anitaginsburg. This article first appeared on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2020. All rights reserved.


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PREPA R I NG YOU R HO M E TO STA ND AGA I N ST TH E C O L D, S NOW A N D IC E OF WINT ER By Anita Ginsburg

With cold weather heading toward much of the country, you’ll likely want to ensure that your home is ready to deal with the hazards of winter weather like ice, snow and cold temperatures. Don’t assume that just because everything seems to be in good shape now that you won’t experience any problems over the course of the winter.


It’s easier to have a new furnace installed while the weather is still mild instead of waiting for a snowy, icy day when the driveway might be slippery and snow could get tracked through the house. You’ll appreciate the peace of mind of having an up-to-date, reliable furnace that can supply the heat your family needs.

Roof Repair Strong winds or heavy rain can damage a roof over the summer without you even knowing it. Have a professional roof inspection done to check for missing or broken shingles, deteriorating gutters and downspouts, or a missing chimney cap. Don’t wait until several inches of icy snow has piled on your roof and caused a leak in your home. Have any needed repairs done now before the weather turns frigid. Here are some minor repairs and different inspections you can do to ensure that your family stays warm and dry through winter:

Foundation Inspection Walk around the external foundation of your home to look for cracking, crumbling or other signs of decay. Loose, weak or broken foundation cement or bricks can let in moisture that could cause serious damage in the months ahead. Inspect the inside foundation for similar problems and call a specialist to repair any damage before cold weather arrives.

Furnace Updates Schedule an annual maintenance visit with an HVAC expert to keep your furnace working efficiently. If it’s getting old or worn out, it may be time to consider a new furnace installation to keep your home comfortably warm through the winter months. You don’t want your heating system to give out during the winter over a weekend when an HVAC technician’s emergency visit costs more than a regular weekday appointment.

Plumbing Checkup Drippy faucets or clogged drains can cause water buildup or mold growth. For problems like these that you may have been ignoring or if it’s been a while since your plumbing was checked, contact a plumber for an evaluation of your water lines and pipes. Make sure the plumbing is insulated adequately so your pipes won’t freeze and burst in the freezing temperatures.

Have these important home features checked out now so you can rest easy when fall turns into winter. Inspections, assessments, repairs and replacements will keep your home operating comfortably and safely!

Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, Colo. You can find her on Twitter @anitaginsburg. This article first appeared on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall.Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2020. All rights reserved.


“Helping Clients Find Their Way Home Since 2003!”

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REAL ESTATE 1588 Red Lion Rd, Bear, DE 19701 Right up the road from the new Bear WaWa & next to Amore Pizza.

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OPPORTUNITY to purchase lot on secluded street! Build your own bungalow or open your own eatery! Buyer to confirm residential or commercial use. Seller will not perform site evaluation. Lot being sold as-is. $25,000 MLS#DENC495534 Text RBDZRRH to 52187

DON"T MISS THIS ONE! 4BR 2BA 1 Car Garage Single!! Cape Style w/2 Bedrooms up and 2 Bedrooms down! Bedroom on lower level offers access to Full Bath in Hallway. Private Backyard. $195,000 MLS#MDCC170226 Text RBFQRGX to 52187

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MOVE-IN READY END-UNIT townhome with 3 BRs, 2 full BAs & 2 half BAs in Odessa National. Giant FR w/ cozy corner fp. Eat-in Kit w/ ss appliances, new refrig & lots of natural light. Spacious Master w/ vaulted ceilings, 2 walk-in closets & 5-pc MBA! $246,500 MLS#DENC500038 Text RBFJLSN to 52187

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GORGEOUS CONTEMPORARY 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 2 car Garage home in Brennan Estates!! Spacious, open floor plan, soft neutral palette, neutral floors. Move-in condition. Home Features 4 year old HVAC System w/HEPA FEATURE. Lot is .30 Acres. $365,000 MLS#DENC5044888 Text RBFPNKR to 52187

LOVELY CAPE COD in Brookland Terrace with lots of character. Spacious front Porch, corner lot w/ large yard & deck. Large LR w/ hw flrs & brick fp. Kit has 42" cabts & tile flooring. Spacious BR & full BA on main level. Upstairs: Spacious Master w/MBA & w-i closet & large 2nd BR. $179,900 MLS#DENC491754 Text RBDTZKV to 52187

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AWESOME OPPORTUNITY! Gorgeous home, completely turnkey! 7 yr old 4BR, 3.5BA, 2 c Gar on premium Lot backing to farmland. Hdwd floors, spacious LR, DR, beautiful Kit, fantastic inground pool. 2-story FR w/ fp. MBR Suite, finished Bsmt w/ egress and much more! $540,000 MLS#DENC491820 Text RBDSXDV to 52187

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WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY! All brick End-Unit Duplex can be the start of your investment portfolio or expand it!! Each unit has 1 BR, 1 Full BA, Kitchen & sizable LR. Both BR & LR have hardwd floors in both units. Building also features full basement w/ 2 gas water heaters & 2 gas furnaces. Make your appointment today! $155,000 MLS#DENC509228 Text RBFWQJY to 52187

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WELL DESIGNED AND IMPECCABLY MAINTAINED 34 stall training barn in the world renowned Fair Hill Training Center. Centrally located in the racetrack rich Mid-Atlantic. Listing agent has ownership interest. Call Rosella (410)920-7072 $999,900

THE ESTATES OF RED LION Exquisite 4/5 BR, 2.5 BA custom home on fenced lot! Lrg formal LR, DR, FR w/ stone fp & lrg country Kit! Oversized MBR w/ lrg MBA, his & hers w-i closets & more. Convenient location! Call Karen (302)399-4886 $452,000

1700's FEDERAL STYLE ESTATE ideally set back on 19+/- private acres w/ panoramic vistas from the rooftop Captain's Walk. 3 levels of totaling 4,000 sq ft +/-, with ample-sized rooms, high ceilings & original features. Call Rosella (410)920-7072 $549,900

A LOVELY 83 +/- acre tract of mostly open land, level and drained. Parcel lends itself to both an agricultural operation for horses and/or crops, or an Ag subdivision. A Must See Property. Call John (302)378-1979 $499,900

ONE LEVEL LIVING in a great location, priced to sell!! 3 BR, 2 Bath manufactured home on permanent foundation with open layout, large fenced yard and other nice features. Call Nicole (302)540-1644 $129,000

NEWLY RENOVATED 140 acres +/- horse training facility in the heart of Delaware. 3 homes, 1/2 mile training track, 2 barns, 60 stalls, 17 paddocks, covered exerciser, 2 ponds, and more! Turnkey, state of the art training center. Call John (302)378-1979 $1,750,000

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY for a builder to develop this four lot single family community. Recorded master plan and construction plans on file. Lots range in size from 0.36-1.70 acres +/-. Great location near suburban Newark. Only $69,000/lot. Call John (302)378-1979 $276,000

BENSON RIDGE 5 miles south of Milford in quiet country setting but close to amenities. Under construction, will be completed Fall of 2020. 2,301 sq ft, 4 BRs, 2.5 BAs, 1st floor Master Suite, open concept Kitchen, DR & FR. Call Steve (302)295-3033 $342,935

NEWARK BUILDING LOT - 3.76 acres in the award winning Appoquinimink School District. Located north of the canal in Newark, convenient to I95, Rt40, MD213 and 896. Call John (302)378-1979 $249,900

17 ACRES +/- of mature woods, fields and a stream. The ultimate retreat: perfect for hunting, fishing, hiking and quiet living. Existing well, septic & electric run to the rear of this idyllic property. Call John (302)378-1979 $199,900

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SUMMIT BRIDGE: 2-BR, 1-BA bungalow with oversized 30x50 detached garage. Cute home is bright & comfortable with updated interior. Garage is perfect for home business. Ideally located in New Castle County. Call Rosella (410)920-7072 $249,000


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- Tip of the Month more info 302-367-5852Please do not sign Are youFor looking for call newSteve: construction? in on the builder’s website or visitor’s book in the sales center. www.remax-1stchoice-middletown-de.com The salespeople in model homes work for the builder and represent the builder’s interests. Your Realtor will represent YOU and your interests. For more information on the ins and outs of buying new construction, contact Steve Tolmie: 302-367-5852.

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The Toys For Tots Elves will be out collecting new unwrapped toys throughout the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area. This year we will be at 73 different neighborhoods from Nov 2nd to Dec 16th. If you miss us, you can always drop off toys at our office. We have an outside drop-off bin, or give us a call and we will have an Elf stop by and pick up the toy from your porch.

We want to keep everyone safe. We have been helping the Marines collect toys since 1999. Please help us -The RE/MAX 1st Choice Elves and The Marines give Every Child A Magical Holiday this year.

Neighborhood Collection Dates:

We will sit out from 7:00 – 9:00am at the neighborhood entrances. MONDAY - NOV 2: • APPOQUIN FARMS TUESDAY - NOV 3: • CANTWELL RIDGE • TOWNSEND VILLAGE II WEDNESDAY - NOV 4: • ODESSA CHASE • ROTHWELL ESTATES THURSDAY - NOV 5: • STONEFIELD • SUMMIT POND FRIDAY - NOV 6: • SPRING CREEK • MIDDLETOWN VILLAGE MONDAY - NOV 9: • THOMAS COVE • SUMMIT FARM TUESDAY - NOV 10: • TOWNSEND STATION • SHARONDALE • THOMAS LANDING • SHANNON COVE • ASBURY CHASE WEDNESDAY - NOV 11: • SPRING OAK • PINE VALLEY FARMS

THURSDAY - NOV 12: • BISHOPS WALK • GRANDVIEW FARMS • DOVE RUN FRIDAY - NOV 13: • PONDS OF ODESSA • HIGHHOOK FARMS MONDAY - NOV 16: • CHESTNUT HILL TUESDAY - NOV 17: • APPOQUIN FARMS • CRICKLEWOOD • SUMMIT BRIDGE FARMS • AUGUSTINE CREEK • MILLBRANCH • CHESTERFIELD WEDNESDAY - NOV 18: • CARAVEL FARMS • CANTWELL RIDGE • GOLDSBOROUGH FARM THURSDAY - NOV 19: • VILLAGE OF FOX MEADOW • ODESSA CHASE • BAYBERRY SOUTH • MIDDLETOWN CROSSING FRIDAY - NOV 20: • STONEFIELD • CROSSLAND

MONDAY - NOV 23: • SPRING CREEK TUESDAY - NOV 24: • BAYPOINTE • DICKERSON FARMS • WESTSIDE HUNT • THOMAS COVE • BAYBERRY NORTH • WILLOW GROVE MILL WEDNESDAY - NOV 25: • AIRMONT • CANA VIEW • THOMAS LANDING FRIDAY - NOV 27: • BISHOPS WALK MONDAY - NOV 30: • PONDS OF ODESSA TUESDAY - DEC 1: • VANDERGRIFT • BACK CREEK • BOHEMIA MILL POND • FOX HUNTER CROSSING • TOWNSEND VILLAGE I • WHEATLAND • LEGENDS WEDNESDAY - DEC 2: • POST & RAIL • CHESTNUT HILL • DEEP CREEK

THURSDAY - DEC 3: • SPRING CREEK • TOWN OF WHITEHALL • MISTY VALE • FAIRVIEW FRIDAY - DEC 4: • DRAWYERS CREEK • AVON BRIDGE • ST. ANNES MONDAY - DEC 7: • SUGARLOAF TUESDAY - DEC 8TH • BRICK MILL • LEA EARA FARMS • ODESSA NATIONAL • SADDLE RIDGE • LONGMEADOW WEDNESDAY - DEC 9: • ROBINSON FARMS THURSDAY - DEC 10: • CEDAR LANE ESTATES • PARKSIDE • NAUTICAL COVE FRIDAY - DEC 11: • DRAWYERS CREEK • LAKESIDE WEDNESDAY - DEC 16: • HYATTS CROSSING


Grain Mill Station ...another great H Mast Group development!

Starting as low as $219,900

This Lovely Community is selling out fast. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a beautiful townhouse in a wonderful location at a price you can not beat anywhere else! • 3 Levels of Living Space • Oversized 1 car garage • Town of Clayton, DE • Only 34 units in development • Limited number of homes are ready now for Quick Delivery! • Still time to choose your color package • Upgrades available • Minutes to Route 1, Schools, shopping & more Text RBFSMJN to 52187 for more details!

Call today for more information or to schedule a private tour:

Tammy Mast

Cell: (302)363-3411

tammymast@hmastgroup.com

Office: 302-672-0200


Barbara Carpenter

, Associate Broker

Bear Office: 302-834-3431

Cell: (302)229-2555 email: Barbara.Carpenter@longandfoster.com

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FAIRWAY FALLS TOWNHOUSE in Pike Creek. 2 BRs, 2.1 BAs, upper level Laundry Room with new washer/dryer. Living Room with wood burning f/p, spacious FR off kitchen opens to patio/ courtyard. New appliances in kitchen, 1 car garage w/ opener. Well maintained! $219,900 Call Barbara Carpenter 302-229-2555 Barbara.Carpenter@longandfoster.com MLS:DENC512104 Text RBFZVPQ to 52187

Call me for a free consultation to rent your home or investment property! Barbara Carpenter, Property Manager:

302-229-2555

BUILDABLE LOT on South Bowers Beach, 0.11 acres 40' x 120', with Garage on the property. County sewer available, buyer to install well. Great location across from the Bay. $79,500 Call Barbara Carpenter 302-229-2555 Barbara.Carpenter@longandfoster.com MLS:DEKT241996 Text RBFWSWD to 52187

The Harper Team Dick Harper

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Cell: 302-559-8925

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REASONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER

BUYING A NEW HOME House hunting can be fun in the beginning. But now it seems like it’s dragging on. You’re exhausted. It seems like the search will never end and each home you view isn’t how you envisioned it. Whatever the reason: there aren’t enough bedrooms, or the home just isn’t your style. Face it—It’s tough to say you’re going to spend big bucks for a place that you just aren’t 100 percent in love with.


However, there is another option. You can always build. Building a new home offers an array of options. You can customize it the way you like and plan it to your exact specifications. It gives you the freedom to make it yours‚—as opposed to building off someone else’s choices and ideas. Need some more convincing? Here other top reasons why you should build your new home: You get to choose the neighborhood. Maybe you saw the perfect home, but the neighborhood was anything but ideal. It’s all about location, location, location! For some, location is even more important than what’s inside the home itself. When you build your own home, you get to choose the neighborhood. The options are endless, which means you’ll get both the house you like and the ideal neighborhood you want.

Newer energy-efficient systems will save you money. When it comes to older homes, water and electrical systems often aren’t up to par with the newest technology. Things like air conditioning, heat and water end up costing way more in an older home. In a new home, you can select the most energy efficient systems. This will help you save money on those monthly bills and in the long run.

You create the house layout. Again, it’s all about customization. When building a new home, you get to set things to your exact specifications. Do you want an open-concept home? You got it. Do you have a vision about how the kitchen will be set up? Voice it. Building a new home means you can pick and choose when it comes to the layout of the house and floor plans.

It’s brand new, meaning no repairs are needed - at least not anytime soon. Older homes frequently come with their fair share of repairs and necessary upgrades. With all the maintenance, suddenly owning a home can feel like a part-time job. When you build a new home, everything is new. You likely won’t have to pay for repairs or renovations for years to come. This means you’ll be able to sit back and relax and enjoy your new digs!

You get to select flooring, paint colors, and more! Building a new home means customization! It can be fun, and it can also help you feel like you have more ownership over your home. You become more immersed in the building and design process, which can, help you understand your home more and allow you to create a space you truly love.

Start the process of building your new home today and take the first step towards your dream home!


LIMITED OPPORTUNITY TO OWN RARE NEW WATERFRONT HOME IN FENWICK ISLAND. LIGHTHOUSE VIEW | Fenwick Island, DE Six waterfront luxury townhomes in Fenwick Island Delaware, just 1/2 mile from the beach. Walk to restaurants and entertainment. Stunning views of Island waterways from your rooftop deck. 4 Bedrooms and 3 and one half baths. One or two car garages. Spacious open plans with designer kitchens with island and quartz countertops. Tiled baths and Luxury Vinyl Plank floors with maple stairs.

Starting at $649,900

Take the fly over tour here! lchomesde.com

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DISCOVER THIS RARE OFFERING OF EIGHT OCEAN BLOCK LOTS IN THE PRESTIGIOUS GATED OCEANFRONT COMMUNITY OF BREAKWATER BEACH!

NORTH BETHANY, DE • Fabulous views of the Indian River Bay and potential for ocean views • Lots ranging from $775,000 to $1,350,000. • Lots with no builder tie-in or timeframe to build $775K to $1,350,000 • Custom lot home packages by LC Homes starting at $1,727,400 • Two quick delivery homes available to enjoy summer 2020! Or build your dream home today!

Start living beach life today! Take the fly over tour here! lchomesde.com

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KIM HAMER

Sussex County Delaware REALTOR®

Phone: 302.745.9914 Email: kim.hamer@oasir.net * Prices, Features, Incentives, Offers are subject to change without notice. Please contact sales agent for further details. Brokers Warmly Welcome.


PROS AND CONS OF BUYING A

HOUSE WITH A FIREPLACE Many people love the idea of relaxing in front of a fireplace on a cold winter night. The sight, smell and sound of a fire can create a relaxing ambience. While the idea of having a home with a fireplace may be appealing, the reality does not always live up to people’s expectations. The amount of heat given off, the amount of work required and the cost depends on the type of fireplace.

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A wood fireplace can create a cozy atmosphere. If the power goes out, a wood fireplace can continue to heat your home. It can also provide light and a way to cook during a power outage.

With a gas fireplace, you can simply press a button and instantly enjoy a cozy fire. If the house has more than one gas fireplace, you can heat only the room where you are, rather than the entire house, to save money. The fireplace can provide heat even if you lose power.

Since most of the heat produced by burning wood escapes through the chimney, a wood fireplace is not very energy efficient. A fireplace insert can increase the amount of heat that stays in the house. If the damper doesn’t close enough, the house may have drafts, which can result in high utility bills. Embers from a fire can spread and cause nearby objects to catch fire. Curious children and pets can be seriously injured if they get too close. If you buy a house with a wood fireplace, you will need to stay close by to prevent accidents. Smoke from a wood fireplace can release pollutants into the atmosphere. A fireplace can also release carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases inside the house. Because of the risks and the amount of work involved, many people who buy a house with a wood fireplace only use it occasionally. The costs of cleaning, maintenance and wood may not make owning a house with a wood fireplace cost effective.

A gas fireplace won’t produce the aroma and crackling sounds of a wood fire. On the other hand, gas fireplaces are easier to maintain than woodburning ones. There is no ash or soot to clean, but the fireplace should still be inspected every year.

Electric Fireplace An electric fireplace can provide heat and light and can be used even in a small space. It can be expensive to use, however, and it won’t work during a power outage. An electric fireplace also does not look realistic.

Should You Buy a House With a Fireplace? Many people search for a new home with a fireplace, then find that they don’t use it as much as they thought they would and realize that they spent a lot more than they expected to maintain it. If you’re thinking about buying a house with a fireplace, be realistic about how much you would use it and consider the costs and safety issues to decide whether it would be worth it. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2020. All rights reserved.


Linda McKinnon, REALTOR 302-584-3710 direct linda.mckinnon@psre.com

Move into a New Home in 2020! | Licensed in DE, PA and MD

Elkton Office: 410-392-6500

WELL MAINTAINED RANCHER in wateroriented development of Minnow Point Farms. Enjoy boating, kayaking, waterskiing, swimming and more on the Elk River with easy access to the Chesapeake Bay. Property includes mooring rights. A beautiful corner lot on over 1.5 acres. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces. Lower level has a large family room which is cozy with 2 additional rooms that can be used as office, exercise or bedrooms. Why not enjoy your next vacation at home without going away or spending lots of money. Call Linda for your appointment soon. $399,500 Text RBGBGLV to 52187

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Give us a call today to start the building process! 302-736-5824 7344 S DuPont Hwy Felton, DE 19943 www.cmcustomhomes.com


REMODELING?

QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING YOUR PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING Embarking on a remodeling project is an exciting endeavor—you’re finally going to get that new kitchen or finished basement you’ve been longing for. But going under the knife, so to speak, is also a stressful prospect. That’s why scheduling a pre-construction meeting with your remodeling professional is so important. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the pre-construction meeting is a key opportunity for the remodeler to explain exactly what will be done, as well as how the job will progress. It also provides a chance for both parties to define their expectations and flag any problems that may arise. The goal is to alleviate as many surprises in advance as possible. With peak home remodeling season right around the corner, now is the time to contact your trusted contractor or home remodeler to discuss a remodel. Here are just some of the issues the NAHB recommends you discuss with your remodeling professional during the pre-construction meeting: Are you okay with signs on your property? In addition to acting as a marketing tool, signs help contractors and suppliers locate your home. Decide now whether you will agree to this. If you have an alarm system, determine how it will be handled. Will you give the construction crew a key, or do you plan on having someone on the premises to let them in?

Ask if any utilities will be interrupted during the remodel, such as water or electric, and if so, for how long. This will help you decide whether you will need to find other accommodations for a period of time. What are your rules concerning workers using your landline for local calls? What about using your bathroom? Figure out a plan for removal of trash. Agree upon where the dumpster will be located. Discuss which areas of your home will be off limits to workers. You may discover that workers need access to certain rooms for part of the project. What will take place in terms of daily cleanup? Make sure your expectations are in sync with what will actually take place. When will work begin and end each day? Where will workers park? Once you find out, be sure to let neighbors know. Let your remodeler know what your rules are when it comes to smoking, profanity and music.

Laying all of this out in advance will help make for a smooth project and a pleasant working relationship for all. So contact your local home remodeler or contractor today to start getting everything planned out.


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EXTRAORDINARY Contemporary in a Wooded Setting w/ Exceptional Light and Large Windows. Open Floor Plan w/ Great Volume Spaces and Stone Fireplace. 4 BR, 3.5 BA. Custom Giorgi kitchen featured in Delaware Today: Sub-zero, Jenn-Air Cooktop, Double Ovens, Wet Bar & Wine Fridge. Large Breakfast Area opens to Family Room w/ Deck & Screen Porch. Formal dining room & main floor primary Bdrm Suite w/ Deck. Daylight, Walk Out Lower Level w/ 2nd Kitchen, Game Rm, Hot Tub, Full Bath & much more! $565,000 MLS: #DENC512050 Text RBGBBZC to 52187 www.vht.com/434116295/IDXS

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BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL in New Castle. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2,025 square feet in Colton Meadow. $350,000 MLS:DENC511644 Text RBFZTKQ to 52187

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SUPER CLEAN & SOLID move-in-ready 3 BR ranch w/ full Bsmt on flat, fenced cul-de-sac lot! Fresh carpet, vinyl flooring & paint, 6 panel doors, updated roof & HVAC. This one won't last! $215,000 MLS:DENC509962 Text RBFYBLK to 52187

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LOVELY 4 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH Colonial in Chapel Hill, Newark with 2,200 square feet of living space. $330,000 MLS:DENC510648 Text RBFZTKR to 52187


Andrea Harrington Associate Broker

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BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED Ranch in the heart of Christiana! Driveway offers ample parking. Hardwood flooring, open floor plan, 2 generous Bedrms. 1st floor laundry rm. Large fenced yard with new shed. Close to I-95 access, shopping & much more!! $199,900 MLS: #DENC510718 Text RBFYMLR to 52187 for more info. SOLD IN 3 DAYS!

WILMINGTON: Charming 3-BR, 1Bath Brick-Front Rowhome! Welcoming front porch, formal dining space open to the LR. The kitchen w/ tile backsplash, wall-mounted TV. Back patio in the spacious, fenced yard. Walkout finished bsmt. Great location! $118,000 MLS: #DENC510936 Text RBFYVSR to 52187 for more info.

SERENE SMYRNA LIVING! 3-BR, 3.5-BA Colonial with a finished basement & 2-car garage! In Twin Willows. First floor hardwood floors w/ tons of natural light. Eat-in kitchen open to living rm & sun room. Sun rm sliders to Trex deck & fenced yard. $315,000 MLS: #DEKT242952 Text RBFZPZP to 52187 for more info.

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SHORT SALE OPPORTUNITY - 3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bath partial brick-front Home in Dover. Hardwood floors. Completely fenced yard with a 12x20 Shed with electric included. Laundry & powder room on the main floor. Driveway parking. Being sold as-is. $149,900 MLS: #DEKT236082 Text RBDZFWT to 52187 for more info. SOLD IN 48 HOURS!

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BUCKLEY! Unique 3-BR, 2-BA single family home in Bear. Open concept layout with vaulted ceiling is perfect for entertaining. Covered patio in a great yard. 1st floor MBR, full bath & laundry rm. 2nd floor: 2 BRs & full bath. Convenient location! $190,000 MLS: #DENC512068 Text RBGBCMQ to 52187 for more info.

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SHORT SALE, FIXER UPPER - Ready for you to make it your own in no time! Great opportunity here to build value: 5 BR & 2 full bath home on .41 acre lot. Oversized driveway, 1-Car Garage, fenced yard with shed. Newer HVAC (2018). $129,900 MLS: #DESU171700 Text RBFZPZN to 52187 for more info.

HUDSON VILLAGE, Newark. Spacious 3-BR, 2.5-BA townhome with ALL exterior maintenance covered by the Condo Association. Hardwood floors in LR and DR. Beautiful kitchen: s/s appliances, granite, island and more. Finished walkout basement, private yard. Beautifully maintained & many new updates. $294,900 MLS: #DENC508978 Text RBFWHTF to 52187 for more info.

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CHAPMAN WOODS, Newark! Beautiful 2-BR, 2.5-BA townhouse within the 5-Mile Radius of the Newark Charter School. Warm & inviting w/ 1st floor hardwoods. Great kitchen w/ island & double doors to the huge deck! Walkout finished bsmt & fenced yard. $229,900 MLS: #DENC511640 Text RBFZNBM to 52187 for more info.

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UPDATED RANCH located on a prime corner lot! Extended driveway and charming 2-BR, 1-BA home. Fresh paint, laminate hardwood floors & tons of natural light. Eat-in kitchen with updates. Spacious and fenced yard w/ shed. This home is a delight! $189,900 MLS: #DENC512418 Text RBGBKJW to 52187 for more info.

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METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED by 56 Year Owner! Brick Cape Cod w/ Carport, Sunrm, in-ground Pool, paver Patio, vinyl Fence & Bsmt Rec Rm. Updated Kitchen open to formal DR. Kitchen w/ 42" cabts, Corian counter, backsplash, all appliances incl. Hardwood under carpet. Huge Primary BR on 2nd level w/ private BA & w-i cedar closet. Roof new 2016. Many other system updates, windows & doors. Pool refinished 3 years ago. Shed wired for electric. Hurry to make this home yours! $248,000 MLS: DENC511542 Text RBFZHGH to 52187

ACTIVE! HISTORIC MULTI FAMILY IN DOWNTOWN SMYRNA!

MARVELOUS MONEY MAKER! 3 Units in One! Originally the Robert Cummings Tavern and Home. Fully renovated, historic mixed-use building in downtown Smyrna. 2 rental units: Corner commercial unit and well maintained 1 Bedroom 1 Bath apartment directly above. Plus beautifully restored, ready to move into 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath 2 story with original wide-plank yellow pine floors, many other original features and private fenced back yard. $399,500 MLS: DEKT237356 Text RBFFDJV to 52187

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PRISTINE CONTEMPORARY in premium location on 0.53 acres backing to Rittenhouse Parkland. Near schools & within 5-mi radius of Newark Charter School. 2 story FR w/ hw, tiled gas fp & more. Sleek Kitchen w/ adj Breakfast Rm. Hrdwds in LR & DR, spacious Deck. Gorgeous back Yard. MBR w/ vaulted ceil, glamorous MBA. Finished walk-out Bsmt w/ full BA & cedar closet. A Unique Find! $420,000 Text RBFYCNY to 52187

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Carefree living in The Dorset! 2 BR, 2 BA condo in Trolley Square. Open floorplan with gleaming hrdwds in spacious LR/DR combo. Updated Kit, huge Main BR. $89,000 MLS: DENC508434 Text RBFVVXB to 52187

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EXCEPTIONAL TOWNHOME in Pike Creek w/ incredible amount of open space. Impressive eat-in Kit. Bright LR w/ flr-to-ceil stone fp. Daylight finished Lower Level w/ huge FR. Generous Master. $244,000 MLS: DENC498346 Text RBFDKXG to 52187

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SETTING. Stunning views! Charming 3 BR, 2 BA home w/ hdwds throughout. Open & bright! All major sys updated in last few years. Lots of storage & full Bsmt. $239,900 MLS: PACT510648 Text RBFPJDG to 52187

PRISTINE HOME! Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA split level in Oak Hill! Lovingly maintained. Main level LR w/ hw floors, premium Kitchen, spacious BRs! Lower level extra large FR w/ wood burning stove & incredible Sun Room! $279,000 MLS: DENC502532 Text RBFLFMP to 52187


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$295,000 - TIMELESS STYLE! 3 BR, 2.5 BA home in desirable "Cool Spring". 2,825 sqft on 3 levels. Large LR w/ wood-burning fp, spacious gourmet Kit w/ granite, exposed brick walls, island w/ seating & attached sunrm. Large 2nd floor FR, MBR w/ dressing rm & MBA w/ clawfoot tub & walk-in shower. Butler's staircase off kitchen, fully fenced rear yard. High ceilings, large windows & gleaming hrdwd floors throughout. 3rd level: City view, 2 BRs, full Bath. Walkout basement. Great location! 800-732-5903 ext 6472 Text RBDYCFP to 52187 for details!

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$299,000 - 3 BEDROOM, 1 Bath Home with lots of charm and in excellent condition. Beautifully updated home on a quiet street. Driveway parking for two cars and a deep, private rear yard. 800-732-5903 ext 6482 Text RBFJXBS to 52187 for details!

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$279,000 - Trolley Square Home with 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths. On a quiet street in a lovely location. Walking distance to the Delaware Art Museum. Rear deck has a peaceful view of wooded area with Brandywine River. 800-732-5903 ext 6492 Text RBFJXCS to 52187 for details!

$219,000 - RICHARDS LANE Community in Newark. Peaceful setting with wooded view from the rear deck. This great neighborhood is conveniently just off the Kirkwood Hwy with easy access to I-95 and downtown Newark. 800-732-5903 ext 6502 Text RBFJXCX to 52187 for details!

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BRICK RANCH HOME near Newark's popular Rittenhouse Park. 3 BR/2BA 1-story w/ attached 2-car garage & full Bsmt, on a lovely wooded site. Skylights in large sunroom with passthrough to kitchen, or sliders to Fam Rm w/ FP. HW floors throughout (except sunroom, kitchen and baths), Corian countertops and island, Andersen windows. Just a few TLC touches needed to make this gem really shine!! One year warranty included. Call or text Brenda Murray @ 302-530-5024. $309,900 Text RBFVVBL to 52187

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GREAT END UNIT TOWNHOME in Treelane Terrace. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, Ready to move in. Full Bsmt part finished, fenced backyard, large Deck & firepit. Brand new roof & updated HVAC. DENC512352 $189,900 Text RBFYFGY to 52187 WELL MAINTAINED 3 BEDROOM HOME in Wilmington with front porch, living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen. Furniture included as well. Also has a fenced yard and full basement. Now is the time to own your own home! DENC512002 $119,900 Text RBFZZQS to 52718

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