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The Best Small Towns in Delaware

Posted by Simi Sonecha & Ashley Painter on Jan 17, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Tired of living in the big city? As its intimate size might suggest, Delaware is home to many historic small towns perfect for putting down roots. Whether you’re looking for a safe place to raise a family, you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of city living, or you’re entering retirement and looking for a welcoming neighborhood community, Delaware’s many charming towns are sure to satisfy your desire for a simpler lifestyle.

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Should You Build A New Home in 2020?

Posted by Simi Sonecha & Ashley Painter on Jan 3, 2020 10:46:23 AM

We’re all familiar with the many benefits of building your own home -- custom layout, design, and features; the ability to choose a reputable builder you trust; not having to deal with unexpected issues and repairs for a while; and the latest energy-efficient construction practices and tech implementations, to name a few. Still, many prospective home buyers view building a home as a pipe dream that will happen down the line when all the stars of life align. 

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The Best Country Clubs in Northern Delaware

Posted by Simi Sonecha & Ashley Painter on Dec 27, 2019 2:30:00 PM

We all seek a peaceful, tranquil environment in which to socialize, recreate, and relax, where our names are known and our favorite hobbies are fully supported. For many, this desire is beautifully realized in Delaware’s country clubs, many of which date back to the early 1900s. Today we’re presenting five of Northern Delaware’s finest country clubs, complete with amenity and membership details.

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Delaware Real Estate Tax - How Much Will I Pay?

Posted by Simi Sonecha & Ashley Painter on Dec 20, 2019 12:05:00 PM

If you are a first time home buyer, it’s easy to look at the home’s sale price and stop there. But there are several smaller, related costs that you’ll want to take into consideration as you plan your budget and your future. One of these costs is real estate tax. If you have owned homes before and are looking to relocate, it’s still smart to investigate real estate tax, as taxes vary state to state, county to county, and even city to city. 

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A Complete Guide to the Cost of Living in Delaware

Posted by Simi Sonecha & Ashley Painter on Dec 13, 2019 2:50:07 PM

From median income to home values and rent rates, taxes, utilities, groceries, health care, transportation, and other miscellaneous costs, there’s much that goes into determining a state’s cost of living. Below, we take a detailed look at individual factors that determine the cost of living in Delaware, as well as how these numbers compare to national and regional averages.

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The Best Places to Retire in Delaware

Posted by Simi Sonecha & Ashley Painter on Dec 6, 2019 11:31:53 AM


The state of Delaware is a bit of a hidden gem when it comes to top spots for retirement. What makes it so attractive? Delaware is a low-tax state, and is an easy drive to major metropolitan cities like Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as the District of Columbia. "The First State" offers a wealth of culture and history, and is in close proximity to highly-rated health care facilities like Johns Hopkins Hospital. Surrounded by 19 state parks and trails to help retirees stay active and fit, learn more about Delaware’s retirement benefits here

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The Best Winter Getaways in and near Delaware

Posted by Simi Sonecha & Ashley Painter on Nov 22, 2019 5:25:47 PM

With winter just around the corner, it’s time to start planning a seasonal mini-vacation! Even if you love spending the chilly months curled up in a blanket in front of a fire at home, these getaways with their scenic views and other attractions will tempt you to explore other ways to relax and rejuvenate in and around your home state.

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Topics: Delaware

2019 Christmas & Winter Events near Middletown, Delaware

Posted by Simi Sonecha & Ashley Painter on Nov 15, 2019 4:27:07 PM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Delaware’s Middletown and surrounding area have a stellar line up of events to help you celebrate! As Delaware’s famous Alfred I. duPont once said, “I hope that Christmas time will find you well, without worries and therefore content. I can imagine no other blessings which would tend towards making the Yuletide brighter, and if these blessings are granted, you can ask for nothing more.” In this spirit, here are some local blessings to bring you cheer!

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9 Benefits of Living in Delaware

Posted by Simi Sonecha & Ashley Painter on Nov 8, 2019 4:27:46 PM

For being such a small state, Delaware has a lot to offer and a lot to love. While its pristine beaches and historic estates make Delaware a great vacation destination, “the first state” is also a great place to work, raise a family, and retire. Here are our top nine reasons to move to and celebrate living in Delaware.

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What Does It Cost to Buy a Home in Delaware?

Posted by Simi Sonecha & Ashley Painter on Nov 4, 2019 10:55:45 AM

Among the first things you may analyze as you begin your home shopping journey are price and value. Once you determine your budget, the key question is: where can you find the best value based on your criteria? The factors that affect a home’s value can be complex and should be carefully examined and understood. 

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