Posts Tagged: delaware

Delaware Home Prices, Sales Up in November

Delaware’s residential real estate market is showing continued strength as the winter doldrums approach, posting solid increases in sales and prices in all three counties for the month of November. Real estate officials say market-ready homes are selling quickly, buyers are gaining some confidence, and the increasing reliability of low interest rates continues to sustain… Read more »

Delaware Home Prices Surged Over the Summer

Low interest rates, low prices and a rising sense of urgency among buyers are driving a renewed momentum in Delaware’s residential real estate market this summer, sustaining a sense that the long-awaited recovery of the housing market is now under way. Compared to August 2011, single-family home sales last month were up 14.9 percent in… Read more »

Delaware: Gay Realtor May Make History

Rehoboth Beach real estate agent Andy Staton hopes to become the first openly LGBT person elected to the Delaware legislature, and he has a healthy bank account and a wealth of endorsements on his side. With over $105,000 raised, Staton earned more contributions than any other first-time political hopeful in a Delaware primary election campaign;… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jeffrey Fowler, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Jeffrey has over 28 years experience working in the business world for some of America’s largest companies. His knowledge and experience cover marketing, real estate sales, finance, computer technology,… Read more »

DE: Rehoboth Beach’s Gay Community Growing

Each year, Steve Elkins looks at a room full of Rehoboth Beach summer police officers and asks if anyone knows someone who’s gay. No one used to raise a hand, said Elkins, founder of a nonprofit gay and lesbian community organization. But last year, when he asked the question, someone called out: “I’m gay.” Then,… Read more »

Delaware Home Sales Flat, Prices Down in December

Prices continued their downward drift, and sales were generally flat last month, but Delaware Realtors say they are sensing a slowly growing vigor in the residential real estate market. In some cases, it’s being driven by historically low mortgage rates — Kent County Realtor Dee Hake DeMolen recently had a first-time buyer lock in at… Read more »

DE: September Home Sales Grew While Prices Fell

A more realistic view of the market by both buyers and sellers boosted home sales across the state this summer, even as prices continued to show the impact of foreclosures and other short sales, real estate professionals said Tuesday. September sales totals were well above last year’s numbers in all three counties, rising 32 percent… Read more »

DE: Will Foreclosures Drag Down the Real Estate Market?

Compared with what’s happening across the country, foreclosure sales in Delaware make up a smaller share of total sales — even though those sales are being made at a sharper discount to overall sales, according to new research by RealtyTrac. In Delaware, foreclosed homes accounted for 18.5 percent of first-quarter sales, compared with 27.5 nationally…. Read more »