Jan 062014
 

Many housing pundits are calling for home sales to do slightly better in 2014 than they did in 2013. To the contrary, we strongly believe that home sales will skyrocket with increases of 10-15% in 2014. Here are the three categories of buyers we believe will create this strong demand.

The First Time Buyer

The Urban Land Institute recently released a report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014, projecting that 4.48 million new households will be formed over the next three years. Millennials will make up a large portion of these new households. With the economy improving, we believe they will finally be moving out of their parents’ homes and, when they compare renting versus buying, many will choose homeownership.

The Move-Up Buyer

Over the last several years many homeowners were trapped in their home by negative equity. This prevented them from moving up to the home of their dreams. Zillow has just revealed that home equity increased by $1.9 trillion dollars in 2013 an increase of 7.9% in the last twelve months. With home values rising, this pent-up demand will finally be released and move-up properties will be in high demand.

The Immigrant Buyer

No one knows what will happen with immigration reform. However, we do know what such reform would have on housing demand. A recent study released by the Immigration Task Force of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) found that immigration reform, if passed, would dramatically increase demand for housing units; increasing residential construction spending by an average of $68 billion per year over the next 20 years. We realize that our projections are based on three situations that are still uncertain. However, we believe that these issues will come to fruition and thereby dramatically increase demand for homeownership.

Article Source: Keeping Current Matters

 Posted by at 1:37 pm
Sep 202013
 

ResortQuest Real Estate®, serving coastal Delaware and Maryland, has assembled its list of the top ten real estate properties viewed on ResortQuestDE.com in August 2013. As the summer season at the beach has dawned, many people seem to be dreaming of landing a place of their own at Sea Colony’s beach and tennis resort, which took seven of the spots on this month’s list – six of which were oceanfront condos!

For more information on all of these coastal Southern Delaware homes for sale, visit the links below.

 

1. 37454 Breezy Cove, The Refuge at Dirickson Creek, Selbyville, Del. – 4BR, 3.5BA single family home

This single-level 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom single family home located many upgraded features, including tile and hardwood flooring, gas fireplace, sunroom and bonus room as well as a fenced-in backyard. This home includes an attached two-car garage and has 3,300 square feet of space!

The rest of the top 10 for the month of August are:

2. 7004 Brighton Trail, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Del. – 2BR, 2BA condo

3. 305N Annapolis House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Del. – 2BR, 2BA condo

4. 601 Harbour House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Del. – 3BR, 2BA condo

5. 406N Edgewater House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Del. – 3BR, 3BA condo

6. 602 Farragut House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Del. – 3BR, 2BA condo

7. 1006S Edgewater House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach. Del. – 3BA, 2BA condo

8. PH07 Island House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Del. – 3BR, 2BA condo

9. 641 Sandy Point Road, Bethany Beach, Del. - 3BR, 2BA single family home

10. 30072 Jump Lane, Sandy Cove, Ocean View, Del. – 4BR, 3.5BA townhome

 

Compare this month’s list with last month’s by checking out our July 2013 Top 10 Most Viewed Properties list here!

Jun 242013
 

ResortQuest Real Estate has announced the latest real estate activity in the Bethany Beach area.

For more information, visit the links below to learn more about the listing that interests you, and be sure to follow the links below to contact our real estate agents for more on local area real estate options and market activity.

New Prices

Under Contract

Settlements

 Posted by at 12:40 pm
Apr 182013
 

ResortQuest Real Estate has announced the latest real estate activity in the Bethany Beach area.

For more information, visit the links below to learn more about the listing that interests you, and be sure to follow the links below to contact our real estate agents for more on local area real estate options and market activity.

New Listings

Price Changes

  • 110 Chesapeake House, Sea Colony – now $715,000

Under Contract

Sold and Settled

Apr 092013
 

Now is the time to buy real estate near the Delaware beaches!

Let us help you start your search! 

ResortQuest Real Estate in Delaware & Maryland has compiled a list of the top 10 real estate properties from coastal Southern Delaware viewed on ResortQuestDE.com in March 2013. This month’s list is topped by a spacious golf resort home in one of the area’s most popular communities – The Village at Bear Trap Dunes!

Visit the links in the addresses to get more information on these amazing coastal Delaware homes for sale, including contacts to ResortQuest’s team of skilled and welcoming real estate agents!

  1. 7 Village Green Drive, Bear Trap Dunes, Ocean View, Del. – 5BR, 4.5BA rowhome

A 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom end rowhome located just steps from Bear Trap Dunes’ superb amenities, this home is tastefully furnished and accessorized and ready for immediate enjoyment, including a fully furnished basement.    

  1. 37454 Breezy Cove, Refuge at Dirickson Creek, Selbyville, Del. – 4BR, 3.5BA single family home
  2. 904 Chesapeake House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Del. – 2BR, 2BA condo
  3. 38383 River Birch Drive, Keen-wik, Selbyville, Del. – 5BR, 3.5BA single family home 
  4. 1006S Edgewater House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach. Del. – 3BA, 2BA condo
  5. 212 Georgetowne House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Del. - 3BR, 2BA condo
  6. 305N Annapolis House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Del. – 2BR, 2BA condo
  7. 9203 Timberlake Court, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Del. – 2BR, 2BA townhome
  8. 36512 Wild Rose Circle, Bayside Resort, West Fenwick, Del. – 3BR, 2BA single family home
  9. 8801 Timberlake Court, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Del. – 2BR, 2BA townhome
Apr 062013
 

 

ResortQuest Real Estate has announced the latest real estate activity in the Bethany Beach area.

For more information, visit the links below to learn more about the listing that interests you, and be sure to follow the links below to contact our real estate agents for more on local area real estate options and market activity.

New Listings

Under Contract

  • 1023 West Pine Court, Sea Colony - sold by Jane Baxter

Sold and Settled

Apr 012013
 

 

ResortQuest Real Estate has announced the latest real estate activity in the Bethany Beach area.

For more information, visit the links below to learn more about the listing that interests you, and be sure to follow the links below to contact our real estate agents for more on local area real estate options and market activity.

Under Contract

Sold and Settled

Mar 262013
 

 

ResortQuest Real Estate has announced the latest real estate activity in the Bethany Beach area.

For more information, visit the links below to learn more about the listing that interests you, and be sure to follow the links below to contact our real estate agents for more on local area real estate options and market activity.

New Listings

Sold and Settled

Mar 182013
 

 

ResortQuest Real Estate has announced the February 2013 top producers at its southeast Sussex County, Delaware locations.

Bill Hand of the Marketplace at Sea Colony office received honors as the top listing agent for February.

Top listing volume awards for individual agents by office are: Hand of the Marketplace office; Marc Grimes of the Bear Trap Dunes office; Dayna Feher of the Bethany Beach office and Cindy Spieczny of the West Fenwick office.

“We have a terrific team of Sales Associates,” said Brigit Taylor, Broker of Record for the firm, “All are dedicated in giving everyone the best service possible.”

Robert Kauffman of the Bethany Beach office was honored as the top selling agent for February.

Top sales volume awards for individual agents by office are: Kauffman of the Bethany Beach office; Linda Quasney of the West Fenwick office; Colleen Windrow of the Marketplace at Sea Colony office; Steve Alexander of the Edgewater/Sea Colony office and Grimes of the Bear Trap Dunes office.  

ResortQuest Real Estate is a real estate leader in southeast Sussex County since the early 1970s. ResortQuest provides comprehensive real estate services, including residential and commercial sales, vacation and long-term rentals and homeowner association management.

For the latest on real estate in the resort and inland areas of Sussex County, visit ResortQuestDE.com or follow ResortQuest Delaware & Maryland on Facebook or Twitter (@RQDEMD). Download ResortQuest’s free mobile real estate search application by texting QUEST to 87778.

For information on starting a fulfilling career in real estate, contact Brigit Taylor at 302-541-8780, e-mail her at Brigit.Taylor@ResortQuest.com or visit www.ResortQuestDE.com.

 Posted by at 11:59 am
Mar 052013
 

 

Searching for real estate properties near the Delaware and Maryland shores?

Let us help you start your search! 

ResortQuest Real Estate in Delaware & Maryland has compiled a list of the top 10 real estate properties from coastal Southern Delaware viewed on ResortQuestDE.com in February 2013. This month’s list was dominated by Sea Colony resort homes in Bethany Beach, Delaware, including the top viewed property – a comfortable 2-bedroom with loft resort townhome!

Visit the links in the addresses to get more information on these amazing coastal Delaware homes for sale, including contacts to ResortQuest’s team of skilled and friendly real estate agents!

  1. 21007 Greenway, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach – 2BR+loft, 2BA condo

This 2-bedroom and loft Veranda condo is nestled in a serene setting inside Sea Colony’s peaceful resort! This home offers a wrap-around screened porch and cozy gas fireplace. Location within the community makes it an easy walk to outdoor pool, tennis and fitness center and it’s just steps to the beach shuttle and minutes to downtown Bethany Beach!

The rest of the top 10:

  1. 22002 Summerwalk, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach – 3BR, 2.5BA townhome
  2. 37454 Breezy Cove, Refuge at Dirickson Creek, Selbyville – 4BR, 3.5BA single family home
  3. 21001 Greenway Court, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach - 3BR, 2BA condo
  4. 38383 River Birch Drive, Keen-wik, Selbyville - 5BR, 3.5BA single family home 
  5. 15007 Tall Pines Court, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach – 3BR, 2BA condo
  6. 1006S Edgewater House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach – 3BA, 2BA condo
  7. 212 Georgetowne House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach - 3BR, 2BA condo
  8. 904 Chesapeake House, Sea Colony, Bethany Beach – 2BR, 2BA condo
  9. 8801 Timberlake Court, Sea Colony Bethany Beach – 2BR, 2BA townhome