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STUNNING VIEWS with modern updates! 1880's duplex "taken back to the studs" and renovated in the early 2000's, leaving original heart pine floors & other period accents. DR w/ beamed ceilings, classic Kitchen w/ white cabinets. Screened porch with hot tub. $262,500. Call Chris. MLS:DENC499958 Text RBFGQWG to 52187

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SPACIOUS, END-UNIT TOWNHOME in Bristol Place on a quiet cul-de-sac. 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, large living area, eat-in Kit w/ upgraded, wood cabinets, powder rm, sliding door to large deck. Main BR w/ private BA & w-i closet. Fully finished Bsmt. Walking distance to YMCA & Glasgow Park. $229,900. Call Chris. MLS: DENC517680 Text RBGDLQN to 52187

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CECILTON, MD Lots of charm & character! Can be a single family or a duplex. Over 2700 sq ft, screened front Porch, Sun Rm/encl Porch & back Deck. A great, solid home with potential to be used several different ways. Great location with great schools. $189,900. Call Cathy. MLS:MDCC170620 Text RBFTBHC to 52187 TR AC N O C ER D N

WELL MAINTAINED RANCH in Eastburn Acres. Mostly brick constr on exterior w/ att garage. 3 BRs, full BA, DR & nice sized kitchen. Lower level w/ large finished area w/ powder rm, bar & lots of storage. Central air. Fenced back yard. $259,900. Call Ray. MLS:DENC517436 Text RBGDCXF to 52187

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TREMENDOUS VALUE! 4 BR, 3 BA bi-level with lots of space! All inspections completed. Huge kitchen plus 2 level addition incl large room off kitchen, expanded MBR w/ w-i closet & MBA w/shower & soaking tub plus 2 large rooms on lower level. Oversized 2 c att garage. $310,000. Call Ray. MLS:DENC507860 Text RBGBFKH to 52187

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GLEN FARMS 2-story Colonial. Over 2500 sq ft, 2 car Garage, full Bsmt, amazing list of amenities & upgrades. Spacious rooms, hw floors, tile in Kitchen & BAs. LR w/ firepl, FR, awesome Sun Room, Deck and 3/4 Acre Lot. $379,900. Call Cathy. MLS:MDCC171830 Text RBGBJFY to 52187

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BAY POINTE Gorgeous 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath on 3/4 acre just north of the C & D Canal in the Appoquinimink School District! 3 car Garage, Anthony Sylvan gunite in-ground pool. Hardwood floors, formal LR & DR, beautifully updated kitchen, spacious FR w/ gas fp. Owner's Suite w/ Sitting Rm, w-i closet and luxurious MBA. Unfinished Bsmt with bilco exit. Move in ready! $574,900. Call David. MLS:DENC517044 Text RBGCVLZ to 52187

LIMESTONE ACRES 4BR, 1.5 BA w/ formal LR & DR, efficient kitchen w/ white KraftMaid cabinets, pantry & Corian countertops. Updated Andersen windows. 1/3 acre flat lot w/ mature landscaping. Gorgeous orig hdwd floors recently uncovered. Huge unfinished Bsmt. $279,900. Call Carla. MLS:DENC512964 Text RBGCYLR to 52187

VILLAGE OF LINDELL Beautiful 3 BR, 1.5 BA home w/ numerous updates incl most windows, ext doors, roof/siding/trim, water heater, AC, furnace. Covered front porch, back patio & fenced backyard. Double driveway, 1 c garage, optional 4th BR/loft/office/craft. $289,000. Call Carla. MLS:DENC517224 Text RBGCYLT to 52187


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GREAT HOME FOR A GREAT PRICE! Open floor plan 3 bdrm, 2 bath home. Has had many updates, hardwood floors, sliding doors to rear deck, skylight, and gas fireplace. Updated open concept kitchen with cherry cabinets and large island is perfect for entertaining! Large Master bdrm on 2nd floor with full bath. 2 bdrms are conveniently located on the first floor. Fenced rear yard, 1- car attached garage and more. Ready to move in with a convenient location and easy access to 95 and 495. Call Jake Lipton $259,900 MLS:DENC517138 Text RBGDJYZ to 52187

GREAT UPDATED HOME! Updates include: roof, siding & windows, new AC, updated kitchen featuring new s/s appliances, granite counters w/ under mounted sink, subway tile backsplash & more. Recessed lighting & fresh paint throughout. New everything! Attached garage. Call Jake. $214,900 MLS:DENC517562 Text RBGDDHX to 52187

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WELCOME HOME! Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath two story home. When entering this home you will notice the upgraded flooring, eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a new sliding glass door that opens to a spacious backyard. Upstairs you will find 3 bedrooms; with the master having its own private bathroom. This home will not last long. Call Tony Harris today: 302-293-0710. $234,900 MLS: DEKT245194 Text RBGDSSJ to 52187

RARE OPPORTUNITY to lease a fully furnished 10th floor unit with great views at a fantastic price. This is true modern luxury. Impressive 2-BR, 2-BA unit with tons of upgrades, modern kitchen with granite & stainless appliances; hardwood floors throughout. Bathrooms completely updated. In-unit laundry & private balcony. Living at Christina Landing includes covered garage parking and interior access, a gym and access to the impressive 9th floor swimming pool. For Lease: $2,100/month. Call Jake Lipton. $2,100 MLS:DENC518500 Text RBGFKBX to 52187

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ODESSA NATIONAL! Stunning home with nearly 3,000 sqft of elegance located in this popular golf course community. Every upgrade offered at time of construction is included in this beauty! Finished lower level. Large deck. Don't miss this gem!! $399,900 Text RBFXPVK to 52187

SUPERB, SPACIOUS TOWNHOME includes newer paint and carpet, 1st floor laundry, huge BRs, rear deck, full walkout Bsmt, 1 car garage & so much more!! Priced aggressively to sell quickly!! Don't miss this gem!! $149,900 Text RBFTXYH to 52178 FOREST GLEN! Superb 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath end unit townhome located in super-private setting!! Laminate flooring, fresh paint, large fenced back yard and more!! $222,000 Text RBFYGWD to 52187

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A BRIGHT COLOR PALETTE USHERS IN THE

New Year Given the turmoil of 2020, it comes as no surprise that paint companies and professional decorators are focused on palettes of bold and happy colors for the new year.


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f you plan to refresh your home with a new coat of paint, or to change out accessories, consider Pantone’s color of the year: aqua. This soft blue-green is intended to be used as a room color, a single-wall accent—especially in the kitchen—and/or in cabinetry or furnishings. The company’s entire palette of muted and dramatic shades of blue and green, in fact, reflects a collective wish to add freshness and a pop of color to our lives. A soft gray-blue called Cerulean is said to evoke the color of the sky on a serene, crystal clear day, while French Blue is described as a refreshingly deep shade of azure. Shades of green called Green Ash and Mint are said to be pulled directly from nature. Neutrals remain in style as well, beginning with fresh new shades of gray and beige including an organic olive-green called Willow, a versatile offwhite called Buttercream and a serene camelcolored hue dubbed Desert Mist. An intense blue-black called Inkwell is suggested for a dramatic front-door statement, while a subtle shade called Ultimate Gray is popular for walls and furniture. Other color palettes reflect a similar call for warm colors that promote a sense of calm and wellness after a turbulent year. One such palette features yellow and orange tones to capture brightness and energy, including an optimistic yellow and a vibrant yellow-orange called Marigold, said to be ideal for adding small pops of color via window treatments or painted accent furniture. Another is an array of vibrant pinks and purples ranging from Raspberry Sorbet, a rich magenta color, to a warm shade of violet called Amethyst Orchid, happy pops of color that will add warmth and personality to a neutral room. Both will be appearing soon in a wide range of accessories such as pillows and throws designed to add personality to a bed or sofa. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2020. All rights reserved.


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CHARMING HOME in historic Union Park Gardens. Inviting enclosed front porch. 3 BR, 1 BA. Original hardwood floors throughout. DR is open to the remodeled kitchen w/ island and new cabinets & s/s appliances. Large deck over fenced rear yard. Walkout bsmt. Call Ashley. $180,000 MLS: DENC511472 Text RBFZZQX to 52187

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BEAUTIFULLY Maintained home with many builder's upgrades! Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 full, 2 half bath townhouse located in Townsend and in the Appoquinimink school district. Contact Ashley Today! Call or Text 302-463-2985. $270,000 Text RBGCZNC to 52187

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BRING IN THE NEW YEAR in this fully renovated home in the Appoquinimink School District. Move-in ready with 3 BRs, 2.5 baths & lots of major upgrades! Remodeled baths & kitchen, much more. Detached 3-car garage w/ electric, heat, compressor lines & more. Call Daniel. $365,000 MLS:DENC517354 Text RBGDCVM to 52187

DON'T WAIT ON THIS! Fabulous 4-year old home. 4-BR, 2.5-BA home on a corner lots in Hyetts Crossing is ready: over $40,000 of upgrades make this a must see! Open floor plan, 9-foot ceilings, fantastic gourmet kitchen w/ island, granite and breakfast area open to great rm. Beautiful throughout. Call Daniel. $405,000 MLS:DENC518386 Text RBGFGZB to 52187

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UNDER CONTRACT in 48 hours over list price with multiple offers! If you want you want top dollar for your home and you want it fast, I’VE GOT THE BUYERS! Contact Fran“your real estate man” Clark today!

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WELL KEPT, Brick Front 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Townhome in a quiet neighborhood in Bear. Beautiful eat-in kitchen with island and deck access. Daylight walkout lower level. Wonderfully updated throughout. Call Gina. MLS:DENC512276 Text RBGBDPZ to 52187

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AFFORDABLE 2 Bdrm, 1.5 bath condo in Newark. The perfect starter home! Hardwood foyer, bright and large eat-in Kit, dining area, bright LR w/ access to the deck. Upstairs: 2 large bdrms with double closets. Finished basement. Convenient to shopping, dining & I-95. Call Kristin. $139,000 MLS: DENC512286 Text RBGBCFZ to 52187

RIVEREDGE ESTATES - Small community with private beach in New Castle! Beautifully upgraded 4-BR, 2.2 Bath home with lovely Delaware River views. Open 1st floor, updated kitchen & gorgeous 1st floor hardwooods. Finished bsmt w/ wet bar & media rm. Call Kristin $395,000 MLS:DENC513100 Text RBGCCRC to 52187

VILLAGE OF BAYBERRY - Stunning 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath end-unit townhome in a beautiful location. Spacious interior with lots of natural light in an airy floorplan. Beautiful features, including fireplace, define this stylish home. In the Appoquinimink School District... UNDER CONTRACT...Call/Text Chris today to see RESULTS in your Real Estate goals: 302-690-8084. $350,000 MLS: DENC16814 Text RBGCZWC to 52187

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LEWES - Amazing 3 Bdrm, 2 full bath home with recent updates: New flooring, New Kitchen w/ Granite & appliances; and remodeled master bath. Vaulted ceilings, rear screened porch. Just mins to the Beach! Angola by the Bay w/ Community Amenities. $265,000 Call Matt $259,000 MLS:DESU173034 Text RBGBXCK to 52187

OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING! One of a kind 4-BR, 3-BA home in Covered Bridge Farms. On 1.3 Acres of scenic property w/ a HUGE pool & pool deck. 6-car garage. Remodeled gourmet kitchen! 3 fireplaces. First floor MBR suite. Finished bsmt. Call Matt today. $419,000 MLS:DENC512680 Text RBGBWZN to 52187

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TIPS FOR SAVING FOR YOUR FIRST HOME B

uying your first home is an exciting transition, but a home will be one of the largest financial investments you will make. Making sure that you are as prepared as possible is key. Saving for your home may feel like a big undertaking, but there are a few tricks you can use to make it easier.


DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET No good financial decisions can be made without a proper budget. Assess your most vital expenses and go from there. Ensure that you have a dedicated savings account for emergencies (experts recommend that you have at least three months of your income saved) and a separate savings for your future downpayment. Check with a financial planner to help you make the most of your budget long-term.

ADDRESS YOUR DEBT Debt can prevent you from achieving your house-buying dreams in two ways. First, and most obviously, bills for excess debt detract from your monthly budget. Secondly, if your debt-to-income ratio is unfavorable, you will be prevented from getting a mortgage or a reasonable rate when you go to buy a home. Address your debt selectively. You may be tempted to pay everything off before buying a home, but closing accounts can have a negative effect on your credit as well. Keeping lines of credit open, but with low balances, can be an excellent way to ensure a high credit score and a low monthly bill.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK Saving for a home is a great goal, but you must be specific. Do your homework and check your area’s housing market. Additionally, find out what assistance you may qualify for. Between grants and FHA loan options, you may find you don’t need to save a standard 20 percent for a downpayment. Shop around and be sure you find a broker that will go the extra mile to find you the best deal. A little research and some great planning can guarantee that you will be holding the keys to your dream home before you know it.

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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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LOVELY 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 3 story townhome in High Hook Farms. Entry level w/ 2 c garage & spacious rec rm with French doors to backyard. Very spacious LR & beautiful open kitchen. Nice size MBR & MBA. Less than 3 years old! $263,000 MLS#DENC499136 Text RBFGWSN 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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BEAUTIFUL END UNIT townhouse in Stone Mill. Convenient location, 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, hardwd floors, spacious eat-in kitchen w/ sliders to deck. MBR w/ full BA & w-i closet. Basement has additional living space & separate office/ craft rm/study. $232,000 MLS#DENC512990 Text RBGCXLF to 52187

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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LOVELY 3 BR, 2.5 BA HOME in the beautiful community of Cranberry Run. Stunning corner lot w/spacious backyard. Pride of ownership throughout! Formal LR & DR, Great Rm w/ vaulted ceiling, powder rm & eat-in kitchen leading to deck. Finished basement. $265,000 MLS#DEKT243372 Text RBGCXLD to 52187

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MAKE THIS GORGEOUS RANCH YOUR NEXT HOME! 3 nice sized bedrooms with a 2 car garage and a huge fenced yard with a new deck and furniture included. New stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Schedule an appointment while you still can! $264,900 MLS#DENC508240 Text RBFVJJQ to 52187 G!

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BEAUTIFUL BI-LEVEL IN MANSION FARMS! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with bright, spacious Living Room, gorgeous kitchen, Family Room with brick fireplace. Sliding doors lead to patio and inground pool in flat rear yard. Appoquinimink School District. Hurry, won't last long! $330,000 MLS#DENC517366 Text RBGCYRM to 52187

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


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LOVELY 2 bdrm, 2 bath home featuring energy efficient Solar panels, gorgeous maple kitchen w/granite counters & adjoining breakfast rm. Formal living & dining rms plus a den (or 3rd bdrm). Master en-suite w/soaking tub & stall shower. One car garage & patio w/awning nestled in Barclay Farms 55+ active lifestyle community. Pool, clubhouse, fitness center, spa & more! www.25Ellison.com $135,000 Text RBFZRNX to 52187 BIG, BEAUTIFUL CITY TWIN home featuring charming trim work, refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint & 9' ceilings throughout. Updated kitchen w/granite counters & SS appliances, first floor laundry, 4 large bedrooms plus a sitting room off the main bdrm w/private deck overlooking the courtyard. Enclosed front porch and plenty of basement storage in a convenient city location. Call Krystal for more info & a tour! $219,900 Text RBGDXPG to 52187

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GREAT BUILDING LOT in Chesapeake Landing. Water oriented community in Chestertown, Maryland. Great building lot within walking distance to the community boat ramp with direct access to the Chesapeake Bay. Perc for standard MLS: septic system will be approved before settlement. Call Corrie Robinson today. Price reduced: $42,900 MDKE115688 Text RBDKTVC to 52187

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WELL MAINTAINED COLONIAL in desirable Salem Woods! 3-BR, 1.5 BA home on a corner lot. Perfect for entertaining: Large foyer, large family room with half bath. Formal dining room, and the eat-in kitchen with sliders to large composite deck. Roomy finished basement has a built in bar and laundry room. The neighborhood is close to I-95 and lots of shopping areas. Contact Charzell. Text RBGFKBM to 52187

NICE END-UNIT TOWNHOME featuring 2 bdrm suites, each with full bath. Main level has a bright floor plan with a wood burning fireplace & eat-in kitchen. Vaulted Master Bdrm. Community swimming pool & more. $168,000 Call Charzell today. Text RBGCQMT to 52187

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NICE TWIN HOME on a cul-de-sac. 4-BR, 1.5-BA home with a very large fenced in yard with patio & 2 sheds. Garage converted into a family room w/ door to the back yard. Finished basement. Near the U of D. $209,900 Call Charzell today. Text RBGBPLF to 52187

COLONIAL TWIN in Newark. Well maintained 4-BR, 1.5-BA home within walking distance of the U. of D. and shopping centers. Beautiful property shows pride of ownership w/ a new roof & carpet in 2019. Original hardwoods throughout. A new concrete driveway in 2018. Upgraded electric panel & all windows replaced. Beautiful rear patio & large fenced yard. Much more! $214,900 Contact Charzell. Text RBGCZMT to 52187

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COMPLETED AND READY for immediate occupancy in Benson Ridge! 1,711 Sq. Ft., 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, Farmhouse design, open concept Kitchen, DR & FR, front Porch, 2 car Garage. Just 5 mi south of Milford, in a quiet country setting but close to amenities. Call Steve (302)295-3033 $300,965

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

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

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LOVELY, WOODED, UNIMPROVED 12.3 ACRE TRACT zoned for higher density residential (RM), situated near the town of North East, conv to Rt. 40 & I-95. A "Must Be Considered" parcel for the developer/builder in a growing area of Cecil Co. Call John (302)378-1979 $499,900

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

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

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

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

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HUNTINGTON MILLS Lovingly maintained 3 BR, 2.1 BA, on one of largest lots in community. Formal LR, DR w/ hw floor, bright eat-in Kitchen open to FR. Spacious master suite w/ large w-i closet & luxurious MBA. Conv location in highly desired School District. Call Nicole (302)540-1644 $292,900


ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE TO CONDU CT ON NEWLY PURCHASED HOMES BY MEGHAN BELNAP

You’ve worked hard to become a homeowner. However, your work is not done. After you move into your new house, there are several essential maintenance tasks that you’ll need to attend to. Here are a few things you need to do in order to maintain your new home:


Gutter Maintenance

Water Heater Maintenance

Your gutters are an important part of your home. They’re designed to prevent water from damaging the foundation of your home by redirecting the flow away from the base. They’ll also prevent ice dams from forming on your roof by creating a path for the water to flow off of your roof. You should inspect your gutters and clean them if necessary, as gutters can become easily clogged with leaves and branches - and even sustain damage over time if not taken care of. This is an easy fix that many neglect after purchasing a home, resulting in more costly repairs down the road.

Your water heater likely needs to be drained if it’s been used before. Sediment has a tendency to build up in water heaters over time, and few sellers have this taken care of before they sell their home. If the sediment hardens, your water heater will become less efficient. Draining the water heater will help get rid of the sediment and ensure your heater works normally long after you move into your new home.

Air Conditioner Maintenance Unless the air conditioner is brand new, you should ensure that it gets maintenance. You’ll need to have the filter changed, since it’s responsible for removing dirt, dust and allergens from the air. A dirty filter will cause your HVAC system to work harder, as well as produce poor air quality. You’ll also need to have your HVAC system inspected by a professional. They can perform a tune-up. Air conditioner maintenance will help you save money because the unit will use less energy and last a lot longer.

Plumbing Maintenance Inspecting the pipes in a property you’ve just moved into is crucial. Look under your sinks to make sure the pipes aren’t leaking. Also, if there are water stains on your ceiling, you may have a plumbing leak. Additionally, you’ll need to check your faucets for drips. If you notice any problems, call a plumber who can ensure that your sinks, toilets and pipes are in good working condition. Plumbing maintenance can help you save a lot of time and money further down the road. You will need to perform basic maintenance when you move into a home. You’ll need to clean your gutters in order to protect the foundation, as well as perform water heater maintenance and air conditioner maintenance. Additionally, it’s important to make sure your plumbing system is in good shape.

Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. This article first appeared on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall.


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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!! $189,900 MLS: #DENC510718 Text RBFYMLR to 52187 for more info.

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EXCEPTIONAL RIVERFRONT CONDO in Justison Landing. 1-BR, 1-Bath unit with hardwood floors, 10-ft ceilings and natural light for an airy and spacious feel. Kitchen features 42" cabinets, s/steel appliances, granite counters & breakfast bar. LR balcony with great City views! Outstanding location. $210,000 MLS: #DENC516882 Text RBGCKKW to 52187 for more info. SOLD IN 3 DAYS

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UNIQUE SHORT SALE OPPORTUNITY Spacious 3-BR, 2-BA Nanticoke Ranch home on 1.3 acres. With some updates, this could be your dream home in no time! Extended driveway to attached 2-car gar & detached 2-car garage. Foyer, LR, DR, home office. Spacious kitchen w/ island, s/s appliances, Corian counters & pantry. Spacious FamRm. Lovely patio & more. $299,900 MLS: #DESU174472 Text RBGDRSP to 52187 for more info.

SCARBOROUGH MANOR - Beautifully maintained 3BR, 2.5-BA single family home with vibrant hardwood floors on the first floor. Bright LR & formal DR. Kitchen: island, s/steel appliances, pantry & sliders to the deck. Vaulted FamRm w/ fireplace. Fenced yard w/ shed. Much more! $299,900 MLS: #DENC517446 Text RBGCZWK to 52187 for more info.

FORMER MODEL HOME! Wonderful 3-BR, 3 full bath end-unit townhouse w/ 2-car gar. Crown molding & hardwood floors on the main level. LR w/ recessed lighting & gas f/p. Beautiful kitchen & dining area w/ French doors & large Trex deck. Vaulted MBR w/ soaking tub & tiled shower. Finished Lower level w/ full bath. $315,000 MLS: #DENC517222 Text RBGCXSG to 52187 for more info.

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WORTHINGTON! Well-maintained and spacious 3-BR, 2.5-BA townhome w/ 1-car garage & private driveway. Open Concept Floor Plan: expansive living room, new laminate floors and neutral paint on the first floor. Eatin kitchen w/ large island, newer appliances & sliders to new patio in fenced yard. $224,900 MLS: #DEKT244938 Text RBGDGKD to 52187 for more info.

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SHOULD YOU USE WALLPAPER OR PAINT? New wallpaper or a fresh coat of paint can quickly transform a room. Before you choose a new wall covering, think about how it will look, how difficult and expensive it will be to install and how well it can stand up to your family’s lifestyle. APPEARANCE

DURABILITY

Paint comes in several forms, including latex-based and oil-based. Flat, eggshell, semi-gloss and glossy paint vary in terms of sheen. Some types of paint are easier to clean than others, a point to consider if you have kids or pets. Wallpaper can be made from vinyl or paper and can have a variety of surface finishes. Wallpaper usually has a design or pattern rather than a solid color. A pattern or texture can create visual interest. If walls have imperfections and you apply wallpaper, the blemishes will be visible. Priming and painting is a better option for walls with visible flaws.

Wallpaper is durable and some types are easy to clean. If you have young kids, wallpaper may be the best option. Wallpaper is generally long lasting, but it can tear or peel. Moisture can cause wallpaper to come loose and can allow mold to grow. Wallpaper will not be the best choice for your kitchen or bathroom. Paint is a better option for areas that can get damp, as paint repels moisture. Paint can look worn and damaged from scratches and dings, needing periodic repairs and touch ups.

INSTALLATION

The prices for paint and wallpaper can vary significantly depending on the type and quality you choose. Paint is generally less expensive than wallpaper and easier to DIY. If you decide to paint on your own, you will also have to purchase supplies, such as rollers, brushes, trays and drop cloths. If you’re looking to keep the cost low, painting will be your best bet.

If your walls already have wallpaper, you should be able to remove it with the right tools and chemicals. If you don’t know how to remove wallpaper, hire professionals. Doing it incorrectly can damage the walls. Wallpaper is attached to walls with an adhesive. Some types of wallpaper are more difficult to install than others. Lining up strips of textured or patterned wallpaper can be particularly frustrating. If you choose one of those options, you should consider hiring professionals to install it. Painting a room yourself will be much easier. Before you paint the walls, you will have to cover any imperfections with spackle and let it dry. If you want to cover up a dark color, apply primer first.

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If you want to sell your home, consider what buyers would like and what could turn them off. Some buyers like patterned wallpaper, while others dislike it and pass on your house because they don’t want to deal with the hassle of removing the wallpaper. Paint will appeal to a broader range of buyers. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2020. All rights reserved.


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

SOLID ALL BRICK RANCH 2 yr old Roof, many System updates. 3 BRs, 1.5 BAs, hdwd floors on main flr except Kit. Finished Rec Rm in Bsmt. Workshop & lots of storage. Spacious fenced yard w/ 2 lge sheds. $240,000 MLS: DENC517542 Text RBGDGFB 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

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CREATE A STYLISH HOME OFFICE

IN A LIMITED SPACE With more people working from home and the trend expected to continue, many who’ve been co-opting the kitchen table are looking for better ideas. From designers focused on meeting this need, here are four simple and workable ideas that won’t break the bank:

Create a moveable work zone. Turn the

area behind your sofa or in a corner of your bedroom into a comfy work space by day that knows its place in the evening. Start with a lightweight, sit-or-stand desk (many are now available at office furnishings stores) that can be moved out of the way after the work day. A flexible wire shelf unit installed along one wall can hold supplies, such as notebooks, pens and a printer, and you can roll your desk and chair right up against them when it’s time to replace the coffee cup with a glass of wine.

Clear out a closet. The closet in a second bedroom can easily house a hideaway office. Install modular wire shelving along the back wall, add a desk and some extra interior

lighting and keep your office behind closed doors. A rolling desk chair or a balance ball can provide comfy seating, and a small bookcase can easily accommodate files or surplus supplies.

Go for invisible. In the living room, you can create a low-profile office with a glass topped, Lucite or acrylic desk that won’t dominate the space. Even go for a slimline desk you can spray paint to blend in with the wall behind it and use existing bookshelves in the room to hold your printer and supplies. Use a room divider. Carve out a corner of your living room or bedroom for a small but usable office and conceal it from view whenever you wish. With a stylish, standing room divider or a curtained “wall” strung onto a rod with shower hooks, you can span the width of the space as you desire. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2020. All rights reserved.


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GREAT 3BR, 1 BA Home on a nice & quiet block. Large LR & DR with wood floors. Upstairs: 3 BRs & full bath. Nice bsmt w/ access to fenced backyard; great for entertaining. Priced to Sell! Call Charna. $115,000 MLS:PAPH971432 Text RBGDWCT 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! $211,500 MLS:DENC509962 Text RBFYBLK to 52187

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Have A Joyous New Year Filled With Hope, Health and Prosperity 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. $384,500 Text RBGBGLV to 52187

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$180,000 - UPDATED TOWNHOME in Bayard Square. Great curb appeal w/ relaxing front porch. Spacious LR w/ bay window, DR w/ bay window open to Kit w/ updated cabinets, Corian countertops & stainless appliances. Bsmt w/ walk out to private rear driveway. 3 large BRs & updated BA. Minutes to highway, near public parks. 800-732-5903 ext 6512 Text RBFYQRY to 52187 for details!

$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!

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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!

$229,000 - RICHARDS LANE Community in Newark. 3 BR, 2.1 BA townhome with lots of recent updates. Peaceful setting w/ wooded view from rear deck. This great neighborhood is conveniently just off the Kirkwood Hwy with easy access to I-95 and downtown Newark. Within 5 mile radius of Newark Charter School. 800-732-5903 ext 6502 Text RBFJXCX to 52187 for details!

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GORGEOUS RANCH on 1 acre Lot in Appoquinimink School District! 3 Bedrooms, Master w/ Master Bath, hardwood floors, formal Dining Room, corner brick wood-burning fireplace. Bonus Room being used as office could be formal Living Room. Kitchen w/ 2 wall ovens, granite countertops. Huge, full, dry Basement. Gorgeous Deck, fenced back yard with fire pit. New windows. New septic 2018. Move-in ready! Call Rita Conde 302-750-1880 $435,000 MLS:DENC512542 Text RBGCLLY to 52187

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rita.conde @foxroach.com

Irma Rodriguez Hablo Español 302-357-1823

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SPECTACULAR CUSTOM-BUILT RANCH on 1 acre in Appoquinimink School Dist. 9' ceilings & hdwd floors, 3 BRs on main level, MBR w/ 2 closets, MBA w/ 6' soaking tub, tiled shower & skylight. Fabulous gourmet kitchen, spacious FR & so much more. This house has it all! $479,000 MLS:DENC512178 Text RBGBMPM to 52187

DESIRABLE RANCH in Appoquinimink School District above the Canal on almost half an acre backing to trees. 3 BRs, 2 full BAs, MBA sunken tub, enclosed rear porch. Kitchen w/ wall oven & cook top. House is larger than it looks. Seller motivated, make an offer! $249,900 MLS:DENC511710 Text RBFZKCX to 52187

CHARMING DETACHED BUNGALOW in Eden Park Gardens, New Castle. 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Kitchen with gas cooking and Basement. Call Irma for further details. $81,000 MLS:DENC516982 Text RBGCKNP to 52187

BEAUTIFUL CORNER LOT in Gordon Heights! 3 BR, 2 BA home freshly painted, well-maintained & move-in ready with many upgrades. Spacious LR w/ brick fireplace. Formal DR & custom Kit. Large fenced rear yard. Full bsmt w/ lots of storage. Oversized garage. $294,900 MLS:DENC518044 Text RBGDVJK to 52187

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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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RELOCATION makes this Superb 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Remodeled Ranch with Full Finished Basement in Caesar Rodney School District available. Stainless Steel Appliances, New Cabinets, Granite Counters, Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring, Insulated Garage, and Fenced Front and Rear Yard with Shed. All for only $190,000! Call Peggy Sue (302)270-9026. Text RBGCZMY to 52187 $190,000! Text RBGCZMY to 52187

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