28 SHIPCARPENTER SQUARE, Lewes, De 19958 | $599,000

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18TH CENTURY COLONIAL ON HISTORIC LEWES'S SHIPCARPENTER SQUARE! On one of the largest lots in unique and charming Shipcarpenter Square, this home is ripe with potential! Home is being sold "as-is" - a renovation is needed - which presents a great opp
  • MLS Number: 727475
  • Status: Active
  • Price: $599,000
  • Property Type:
  • Area: Lewes And Rehoboth Hundred
  • Community: Shipcarpenter Sq
  • School District: Cape Henlopen
  • Square Footage: 1,000
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • New Construction: No
  • County Taxes: $1,147
  • City Taxes: $474
  • Association Fee: $225
  • Furnished: No
  • Lot Dimensions: 45X145x56x91x127
  • Lot Square Feet: 11,000
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.25
  • Lot Description: Irregular Shape, Landscaped
  • Water: Public Central Water
  • Sewer: Public Central Sewer

Interior Features

  • Kitchen: Breakfast Bar, Countertops - Solid Surface, Kitchen/Dining Room Combo
  • Fireplace: Wood Burning
  • Heating: Heat Pump(s), Multi Zone
  • Cooling: Central A/C, Zoned A/C
  • Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood
  • Basement: Crawl Space
  • Attic: Access Only
  • Appliances: Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer-Electric, Oven-Wall, Refrigerator, Washer
  • Interior Features: Ceiling Fan(s), Fireplace-Gas, Insulated Door(s), Insulated Window(s), Insulation, MBED-Full Bath, Screen(s), Walk-In Closets

Exterior Features

  • Style: Colonial
  • Construction Type: Stick/Frame
  • Exterior Type: Cedar Siding
  • Roofing: Metal
  • Foundation: Concrete Block
  • Parking: Driveway/Off Street
  • Porch/Deck/Patio: Patio - Rear
  • Exterior Features: Irrigation System

Listing Courtesy of BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GALLO-L

A Lewes Home Should Use Staging to Propel the Sale

Staging is to an Lewes home what packaging is to a supermarket product: a vital element that can supersede all others. Product managers rely on advertising and marketing efforts to create awareness among consumers, just as homeowners use their Realtor’s marketing know-how (the listing, web page, signage and all their other advertising initiatives) to bring local prospects to the door. Then, just as well-designed, attractive packaging is what finally moves a product off the shelf, it is first-class staging that can transform casual lookers into Lewes home buyers.

The goal of staging is to draw observers in; to help them picture whether the property’s spaces have all the nuances of what in their own mind’s eye constitutes a welcoming home. Bottom-line studies continue to verify that, staged correctly, homes sell more quickly. Although there are few absolute staging dos and don’ts, (after all, staging is an art); we can point to a number of probably don’ts. They’re relatively easy to avoid:

Failing to Incorporate the Outside

No matter how beautiful a home is once you open the door, prospective home buyers want to be proud of their new Lewes digs. Even if it will be marketed as a fixer-upper, a welcoming exterior is always a welcome surprise. If, on the other hand, dirty windows, dry grass, and cracks in the sidewalk greet buyers, that first impression can be counted on to drive offer numbers in the wrong direction. Staging efforts need to encompass the whole enchilada!

Neglecting the Little Things

When it comes to staging, nothing is completely unimportant. Light fixtures, cabinet knobs, faucets, drawer pulls—even electric outlet covers—all contribute to the cumulative impression a local home conveys. It doesn’t mean that every tiny detail needs to be replaced; only those that are conspicuously damaged or dirty need to get attention.

Failing to Capitalize on Natural Light

As photographers know, "It’s always all about the light!" The fewer dim corners, the better. Staging a home to accentuate its rooms’ natural light is important, and where needed, boosting with lamps and overheads.

Forgetting the Nooks and Crannies

Assume that prospects see everything. Before a showing, a last quick walk-through of the whole home is a good idea. Check for stray items that are out of place, and be sure all is properly swept and neatened.

Opting Not to Use a Professional Stager

If the whole prospect of diligent staging isn’t appealing, it makes good business sense to hand it over to a staging professional. Pro stagers see every detail with a trained eye, and work to create a rich atmosphere—not just a collection of rooms.

From a buyer’s first glance at your listing to its ultimate sale, each step of the way is an opportunity to propel the process. The first one of those steps is choosing the Lewes Realtor® who will add energy and expertise to the campaign: I hope you’ll consider me!

Micro Apartments: an Urban Living Trend to Watch

Micro apartments, once considered a momentary fad, are become an increasingly popular choice for city residents across the nation. It's a trend that might signal the beginnings of a shift in Sussex County apartment living as well.

The tiny apartments known as “micro apartments” generally feature a small bedroom, private sitting area, bathroom...but not much more. In a typical floor plan, a living unit has 200 square feet or less ­-a far cry from American norms for the better part of a century. It is true, though, that there is nothing new about cramped apartments and shared living spaces. What sets today’s micro apartments apart is their success in combining comfort and livability with the affordability that is their main appeal. Design features such as folding bed alcoves, high ceilings and raised closets help to create an illusion of space when the actual living area is tinier than even the smallest traditional apartment.

Smaller apartments share micro apartments' standout characteristic: micro rental prices. It's an attracting that has always proved popular among younger Sussex County apartment dwellers with entry level jobs, service industry employees who want to live closer to work, older single adults, students, and retirees who want to shed their empty nests and settle in convenience-packed urban areas. With reduced square space, micro apartments are not only cheaper to buy or rent, but usually significantly easier to clean and maintain. Many of the new micro apartment units also feature nearly as much storage space as much larger apartments.

The newest wave of micro apartments does have their share of detractors. Some have expressed concern that encouraging landlords to increase their ability to collect rent from more tenants in a smaller space will likely invite rent increases for standard-sized apartments.

Urban living remains desirable for many—but affordability remains a limiting factor. Micro apartments raise a new possibility for providing a cost-effective option that wasn't on the horizon even a few years ago. Whether or not the “thinking smaller” approach of micro apartments affects local scene, keeping track of its popularity on the national front is a good idea for area real estate watchers. There's no denying it could point to a changing environment for our own Sussex County market for tenants, landlords and real estate investors.

If you have been surveying the current crop of investment properties, you don't have to be planning your own Sussex County micro apartments to make forward-thinking decisions. Call/text 302-228-7871 or email me, Russell Stucki, REALTOR ® of Beach Real Estate Market to provide detailed information on Delaware homes for sale, investment and commercial properties, luxury and  waterfront homes, condos/townhomes, new construction, lots and land, farms and equestrian properties located in but not limited to Bethany, Bethel, Bridgeville, Dagsboro, Delmar, Ellendale, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Georgetown, Greenwood, Harbeson, Laurel, Lewes, Lincoln, Milford, Millsboro, Millville, Milton, Ocean View, Rehoboth Beach, Seaford, Selbyville, Delaware.