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Attention Current Or Future Homebuyers!

How Much Do You Know About Down Payments?

How Much Do You Know About Down Payments? | MyKCM
 

Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to jump into homeownership for the first time, there are always a lot of questions swirling around about what is truly required for a down payment, and how to best source down payment assistance. Let’s tackle these two today.

1. How much do you really need for a down payment?

There is a long-standing misconception about down payment requirements. A survey from Fannie Mae shows only 17% of consumers know the minimum options are actually between 1 - 5% of the purchase price and 40% don’t know how much they need at all.How Much Do You Know About Down Payments? | MyKCMThere are many mortgage loans available that require as little as 3% down for first-time buyers, and some ask for only 3.5% down from repeat buyers. There are even loans available for Veterans that provide 0% down payment options too.

We’ve mentioned recently that you don’t need to come up with a 20% down payment to buy, and we’ve also shared how quickly you can save for a 3% or 10% down payment, depending on where you live. If you’re planning to put down just 3%, the research shows it may be possible in most states to have enough saved for a down payment in less than a year. That puts homeownership in a much closer reach for many potential buyers, maybe even you!

2. How can I get help with my down payment?

Regardless of the loans available, many buyers still need assistance with a down payment. The great news is, there are a lot of ways to tap into down payment assistance options. Here are just a couple of them:

Assistance from Family Members

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said, “a third of recent first-time buyers received down payment assistance from family members.” They also mentioned, “the average net worth of those aged 75 and over stands at $264,800...They just might offer the boost the next generation needs to become homeowners.

That means one of the ways to find help with a down payment is to accept a gift from a family member. If this is an option for you, make sure you talk to your loan officer before you accept the money, to ensure you document the process the way it is required by your loan. This way, it will be received properly and you can still potentially qualify.

Down Payment Assistance Programs

The reality is, not everyone has a loved one or a family member who can provide help with a down payment. There are, however, more than 2,500 down payment assistance programs available (by local areas like city, county, or neighborhood), and some of them are even specifically for first-time buyers.

The gap, as mentioned in the same survey, is “only 23% of consumers are familiar with low down payment programs.”

That’s why it is so important to get familiar with these options by doing your homework before you plan to buy a home. Determine what is available in the area where you ultimately want to live, so you have all the details you need to take advantage of the down payment assistance option that is best for your family.

Bottom Line

If buying a home is one of your long-term goals, you may be able to get there sooner than you think by tapping into one of the many down payment assistance programs available.

Meet Darlene McRae!

Darlene McRae sits down to discuss the home buying process and how she finds success as a Realtor for EXIT Central Realty! 

Contact Darlene at302-249-1014 | McraeDarlenew@gmail.com

598 N. Dupont Hwy, Dover DE 19901 | Office: 302.674.2900
615 N. Dupont Blvd, Milford DE 19963 | Office: 302.424.8221

Want to be a Peak Producer . . . .

Every agent hits a plateau in their real estate career at some point. The New Year is a great time to break through that! Watch this video & the team here at Exit Realty promise you'll be dying to sign up for these highly desirable classes.

Take a look for yourself!

Peak Producer Training Video

#Buffini #PeakProducers #ExitCentralRealty

 

Contact EXIT Central Realty for more information on this training!

O: 302-674-900

 

Broker: Michele Bilow

M: 302-242-9555

30 Minutes to Greatness Agent Webinar

EXIT Agents! Don't miss your chance to view this training tomorrow!

 

Whether we’re talking about getting the listing or helping a buyer, we know that it’s a multi-step process. How you package yourself, your company and your services to make a good impression goes a long way towards demonstrating from the get-go that you’re the right person for the job. EXIT Realty provides easy-to-use, customizable tools to support your efforts. Join us for this month’s 30 Minutes to Greatness Agent Webinar when Sharron Richardson, VP Broker Services, will highlight some of these low-cost and no-cost tools you can start to use right away. .

 

Click the link below if you're interested!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2261242796810175490

Awesomeness Report. . . Yoki Johnson

Exit Central Realty would like to acknowledge our very own Yokahoma Johnson for her most recent closings.

Yes, we said closings! She recently closed TWO listings, both of which in Wilmington Delaware.

There is no doubt in our minds that Yoki's attentiveness & years of real estate experience are behind the quick sale of these homes.

Great job Yoki!

 

Contact us here at Exit Central Realty for expertise real estate advice & information!

Office: 302-674-2900

598 N. DuPont Hwy

Dover, DE 19901

Craig Proctor Live Seminar! Don't Miss It!

Here’s your chance to be taught by one of the most successful real estate agents of all time! Craig Proctor himself is hosting a seminar letting you in on some of his keys to success.

Learn how to:

  • Generate leads without cold calling
  • Know what to offer to secure business opportunities
  • Secure more contracts
  • & so much more!

This seminar is being offered:

February 19th 2015 from

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.)

In Annapolis Maryland at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

www.HighIncomeReducedEffort.com

Gorgeous Home For Sale! 222 N Ember Dr, Felton, DE 19943

Beautiful home on the market!
This gorgeous home could be yours but act quick!


For more photos of this home check out our website.


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#homeforsaledelaware #houseforsalefeltondelaware
222 N Ember Dr, Felton, DE 19943
$169,900
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
This home has beautiful dark hardwood floors. The living room is lined with crown molding. To the left of the entryway are the bedrooms and bathrooms. Additional room with french doors could be used as formal dining room or office space. New paint, carpet and appliances, as well as new plumbing throughout. Sold AS-IS. House is being offered for sale under the Freddie Mac first look initiative through 12/25/2014. Owner occupants, non profits, nsp grantees and community development organizations are eligible at this time. Investors and second home purchasers may submit offers at any time, however, the offers will not be considered for negotiation until after the 20TH day.
Please contact Michele Bilow for more information
302-242-9555
michele.bilow@gmail.com
MLS#: 6494439

Craig Proctor Live Seminar!

Here’s your chance to be taught by one of the most successful real estate agents of all time! Craig Proctor himself is hosting a seminar letting you in on some of his keys to success.

Learn how to:

  • Generate leads without cold calling
  • Know what to offer to secure business opportunities
  • Secure more contracts
  • & so much more!

This seminar is being offered:

February 19th 2015 from

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.)

In Annapolis Maryland at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

www.HighIncomeReducedEffort.com

Awesomeness Report. . . Yoki Johnson

Awesomeness Report. . . Yoki Johnson

What better thing for an agent to get recognition for, then once again, pairing a happy family with their new home! We here at EXIT Central Realty would like to congratulate & acknowledge our very own agent Yoki Johnson for her most recent closing!

An amazing agent to work with for all those who are seeking a home to buy & call their own.

We’re all so proud of you. Keep up the good work!

#YokiJohnson #ExitRealty #Closing #AwesomenessReport #Agent

Charming House FOR SALE! Houston Delaware.

44 Broad Street Houston, DE
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his Bungalow has an excellent interior layout with a large exterior front and backyard. The large deck is perfect for entertaining and the screened front porch is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the curb appeal. There is an oversize storage shed for all your outdoor equipment and furniture. Plus, an attic for all your other storage needs. This home is a big deal!
MLS# 6504486
$110,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
44 Broad Street
Houston DE, 19954
EXIT Central Realty
302.674.2900
   


Gratitude Blog: Key Yessad - Social Media Marketing Training

Gratitude Blog: Key Yessad - Social Media Marketing Training!

It’s a rarity that you come across such a captivating teacher these days.

We here at EXIT Realty, Dover Delaware, would like to send a huge thank you to Mr. Key Yessaad for his fascinating & informative seminar on Social Media Networking that we attended this past Tuesday.

It provided great information on all things regarding social media.

We couldn’t have asked for a better seminar instructor!

Thank you again Mr. Yessaad.

#KeyTraining #KeyYessaad #ExitRealty #Training #Seminar #SocialMedia

Mortgage Rate Whoa!

Did you know. . .

 

Interest rates have dropped on average approximately 0.5 point across the board since last week.

 

30 year fixed rate mortgages are at the lowest they have been, 3.73 percent, since May 23, 2013.

 

Want to read more on this interesting topic?

Follow the link below & get even more great information regarding recent mortgage rates!

 

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2015/01/09/mortgage-rates-kick-2015-20-month-low?om_rid=AAAmAy&om_mid=_BUsDpMB8$tcdad&om_ntype=RMODaily

Winter Fixer Upper Tips!

Check out these awesome tips for your how! Tips to fix almost all of those miscellaneous mishaps around the house!

What to Look (and Listen) For

In each room, look around and take stock of what needs fixing or improving. Focus on small, quick-hit changes, not major redos. Here are some likely suspects:

1.  Sagging towel rack or wobbly toilet tissue holder. Unscrew the fixture and look for the culprit. It’s probably a wimpy, push-in type plastic drywall anchor. Pull that out (or just poke it through the wall) and replace it with something more substantial. Toggle bolts are strongest, and threaded types such as E-Z Ancor are easy to install. 

2.  Squeaky door hinges. Eliminate squeaks by squirting a puff of powdered graphite ($2.50 for a 3-gram tube) alongside the pin where the hinge turns. If the door sticks, plane off a bit of the wood, then touch up the paint so the surgery isn’t noticeable.

3.  Creaky floor boards. They’ll shush if you fasten them down better. Anti-squeak repair kits, such as Squeeeeek No More ($23), feature specially designed screws that are easy to conceal. A low-cost alternative: Dust a little talcum powder into the seam where floorboards meet — the talcum acts as a lubricant to quiet boards that rub against each other.

4.  Rusty shutoff valves. Check under sinks and behind toilets for the shutoff valves on your water supply lines. These little-used valves may slowly rust in place over time, and might not work when you need them most. Keep them operating by putting a little machine oil or WD-40 on the handle shafts. Twist the handles back and forth to work the oil into the threads. If they won’t budge, give the oil a couple of hours to penetrate, and try again. 

5.  Blistered paint on shower ceilings. This area gets a lot of heat and moisture that stresses paint finishes. Scrape off old paint and recoat, using a high-quality exterior-grade paint. Also, be sure everyone uses the bathroom vent when showering to help get rid of excess moisture.

6.  Loose handles or hinges on furniture, cabinets, and doors. You can probably fix these with a few quick turns of a screwdriver. But if a screw just spins in place, try making the hole fit the screw better by stuffing in a toothpick coated with glue, or switching to a larger screw.

Safety Items

You know those routine safety checks you keep meaning to do but never have the time? Now’s the time.

7.  Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. If you don’t like waking up to the annoying chirp of smoke detector batteries as they wear down, do what many fire departments recommend and simply replace all of them at the same time once a year.

8.  Ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets. You’re supposed to test them once a month, but who does? Now’s a great time. You’ll find them around potentially wet areas —building codes specify GFCI outlets in bathrooms, kitchens, and for outdoor receptacles. Make sure the device trips and resets correctly. If you find a faulty outlet, replace it or get an electrician to do it for $75 to $100.
 

Another good project is to replace your GFCIs with the latest generation of protected outlets that test themselves, such as Levitron’s SmartlockPro Self-Test GFCI ($28). You won’t have to manually test ever again!

9.  Exhaust filter for the kitchen stove. By washing it to remove grease, you’ll increase the efficiency of your exhaust vent; plus, if a kitchen stovetop fire breaks out, this will help keep the flames from spreading.

10.  Clothes dryer vent. Pull the dryer out from the wall, disconnect the vent pipe, and vacuum lint out of the pipe and the place where it connects to the machine. Also, wipe lint off your exterior dryer vent so the flap opens and closes easily. (You’ll need to go outside for that, but it’s quick.) Remember that vents clogged with old dryer lint are a leading cause ofhouse fires
 

11.  Drain hoses. Inspect your clothes washer, dishwasher, and icemaker. If you see any cracks or drips, replace the hose so you don’t come home to a flood one day.

12.  Electrical cords. Replace any that are brittle, cracked, or have damaged plugs. If you’re using extension cords, see if you can eliminate them — for example, by replacing that too-short lamp cord with one that’s longer. If you don’t feel up to rewiring the lamp yourself, drop it off at a repair shop as you head out to shop for your repair materials. It might not be ready by the end of the day. But, hey, one half-done repair that you can’t check off is no big deal, right?

Investor Special! 211 N Cleveland Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805

211 North Cleveland Avenue Wilmington, DE
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House is being offered for sale under the Freddie Mac first look initiative through 11/09/2014. Owner occupants, non profits, nsp grantees and community development organizations are eligible at this time. Investors and second home purchasers may submit offers at any time, however, the offers will not be considered for negotiation until after the 20TH day. This home is need of total renovation. Severe mold. Must include foreclosure documents with offers and EMD must be a cashier's check!
MLS# 6475878
$63,000
3 Bed, 1.5 Bath
211 North Cleveland Avenue
Wilmington DE, 19805
EXIT REALTY THE TRI-STATE GROUP
302.674.2900
EXIT REALTY THE TRI-STATE GROUP  


Gratitude Blog: Lloyd Hudson

On behalf of the office staff here at EXIT Realty, we would like to send out a huge Thank You to our agent, Lloyd Hudson. Throughout this year, Lloyd has attended many of our office trainings, held countless open houses, and is always one of the first to volunteer for community events. Lloyd's drive to learn and implement more tools to grow his real estate business is commendable and sets a great example. Thank you Lloyd for all that you do! We appreciate the opportunity to work with you while you continue to strive and reach new goals in your career! 

Awesomeness Report....Susan White

Congrats to Susan White for her nomination for Rookie of the Year at the KCAR Instillation and Holiday Party! Susan was nominated for showing her ambition towards developing her real estate business, in addition to her participation within KCAR and EXIT Realty. Since starting her real estate career, Susan has received two designations, RESE and SRES. She has attended numerous EXIT office training's and continues to implement new ideas and tools to further her success and provide her clients with the best service possible. She is an active participant in her community often promoting home ownership and Realtors including; DSHA events, volunteering at local food banks, United Way, and the Kent County Library. Susan has closed several transactions and has also been successful in securing several property management accounts. Susan, we are proud to have you with our office and look forward to celebrating all your future successes! 

Helpful Holiday Hints! Holiday Light Edition.

So many helpful holiday light hints & tips!

 

Happy Holidays!

 

1. Use the buddy system. Always hang lights with a partner. This way you can prevent injury caused by falls. Or have someone nearby if the need arises for assistance.

2. Unpack carefully. Lights break and glass cuts. So unpack your lights gingerly, looking for and replacing broken bulbs along the way.

3. Extension cords are your friends. Splurge on heavy-duty extension cords that are UL-listed for outdoor use. To avoid overloading, only link five strings of lights together before plugging into an extension cord.

4. LEDs cost less to light. LED Christmas lights use roughly 70% to 90% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. You can safely connect many more LED light strings than incandescents. Downside: Some think they don’t burn as brightly as incandescent bulbs.

5. Solar lights cost nothing to run. Solar Christmas lights are roughly four times more expensive to buy than LEDs, but they cost zero to run. They’re a bright-burning, green alternative. Downside: If there’s no sun during the day, there’s no light at night. The jury’s also still out on how long they last; they’re too new on the market for results.

6. Dismantle lights sooner than later. Sun, wind, rain, and snow all take their toll on Christmas lights. To extend the life of lights, take them down immediately after the holidays. The longer you leave the up, the sooner you’ll have to replace them.

7. Plan next year’s display on Dec. 26. Shop the after-Christmas sales to get the best prices on lights and blowups that you can proudly display next year. Stock up on your favorite lights so you’ll have spares when you need them (and after they’re discontinued).

8. Permanent attachments save time. If you know you’ll always hang lights from eaves, install permanent light clips ($13 for 75 clips) that will save you hanging time each year. You’ll get a couple/three years out of the clips before sun eats the plastic. 

9. Find those blueprints. Instead of guessing how many light strings you’ll need, or measuring with a tape, dig up your house blueprints or house location drawings (probably with your closing papers) and use those measurements as a guide. 

10. Store them in a ball. It sounds counterintuitive, but the best way to store lights is to ball them up. Wrap five times in one direction, then turn the ball 90 degrees and repeat. Store your light balls in cardboard boxes, rather than in plastic bags: Cardboard absorbs residual moisture and extends the life of your lights.

Awesomeness Report....Michele Bilow

Big congratulations are in order at EXIT Realty for our very own Broker/Owner Michele Bilow. At last night’s KCAR Instillation and Holiday party, Michele was awarded the prestigious G. Leslie Gooden Award for Meritorious Service for KCAR! Michele was also selected for the G. Leslie Gooden Award in 2011 for her dedication, drive, and commitment to our local association. This was a well deserved award for Michele who gives more than 100% in everything she does. Kudos Michele! We are so proud of you! 

21 Hot Housing Trends for 2015

Everyone wants to be hip, and the latest trends in design can help distinguish one home from another. And it’s not all flash; many new home fads are geared to pare maintenance and energy use and deliver information faster. Here’s a look at what’s coming.

This time of the year, we hear from just about every sector of the economy what’s expected to be popular in the coming year. Foodies with their fingers on the pulse of the restaurant industry and hot TV chefs will tell us to say goodbye to beet-and-goat cheese salad and hello roasted cauliflower, and there’s no end to the gadgets touted as the next big thing.

In real estate, however, trends typically come slowly, often well after they appear in commercial spaces and fashion. And though they may entice buyers and sellers, remind them that trends are just that—a change in direction that may captivate, go mainstream, then disappear (though some will gain momentum and remain as classics). Which way they’ll go is hard to predict, but here are 21 trends that experts expect to draw great appeal this year:

  1. Coral shades. A blast of a new color is often the easiest change for sellers to make, offering the biggest bang for their buck. Sherwin-Williams says Coral Reef (#6606) is 2015’s color of the year because it reflects the country’s optimism about the future. “We have a brighter outlook now that we’re out of the recession. But this isn’t a bravado color; it’s more youthful, yet still sophisticated,” says Jackie Jordan, the company’s director of color marketing. She suggests using it outside or on an accent wall. Pair it with crisp white, gray, or similar saturations of lilac, green, and violet.
  2. Open spaces go mainstream. An open floor plan may feel like old hat, but it’s becoming a wish beyond the young hipster demographic, so you’ll increasingly see this layout in traditional condo buildings and single-family suburban homes in 2015. The reason? After the kitchen became the home’s hub, the next step was to remove all walls for greater togetherness. Design experts at Nurzia Construction Corp. recommend going a step further and adding windows to better meld indoors and outdoors.
  3. Off-the-shelf plans. Buyers who don’t want to spend time or money for a custom house have another option. House plan companies offer myriad blueprints to modify for site, code, budget, and climate conditions, says James Roche, whose Houseplans.com firm has 40,000 choices. There are lots of companies to consider, but the best bets are ones that are updating layouts for today’s wish lists—open-plan living, multiple master suites, greater energy efficiency, and smaller footprints for downsizers (in fact, Roche says, their plans’ average now is 2,300 square feet, versus 3,500 a few years ago). Many builders will accept these outsiders’ plans, though they may charge to adapt them.
  4. Freestanding tubs. Freestanding tubs may conjure images of Victorian-era opulence, but the newest iteration from companies like Kohler shows a cool sculptural hand. One caveat: Some may find it hard to climb in and out. These tubs complement other bathroom trends: open wall niches and single wash basins, since two people rarely use the room simultaneously.
  5. Quartzite. While granite still appeals, quartzite is becoming the new hot contender, thanks to its reputation as a natural stone that’s virtually indestructible. It also more closely resembles the most luxe classic—marble—without the drawbacks of staining easily. Quartzite is moving ahead of last year’s favorite, quartz, which is also tough but is manmade.
  6. Porcelain floors. If you’re going to go with imitation wood, porcelain will be your 2015 go-to. It’s less expensive and wears as well as or better than the real thing, saysarchitect Stephen Alton. Porcelain can be found in traditional small tiles or long, linear planks. It’s also available in numerous colors and textures, including popular one-color combos with slight variations for a hint of differentiation. Good places to use this material are high-traffic rooms, hallways, and areas exposed to moisture.
  7. Almost Jetson-ready. Prices have come down for technologies such as web-controlled security cameras and motion sensors for pets. Newer models are also easier to install and operate since many are powered by batteries, rather than requiring an electrician to rewire an entire house,says Bob Cooper at Zonoff, which offers a software platform that allows multiple smart devices to communicate with each other. “You no longer have to worry about different standards,” Cooper says.
  8. Charging stations. With the size of electronic devices shrinking and the proliferation of Wi-Fi, demand for large desks and separate home office is waning. However, home owners still need a dedicated space for charging devices, and the most popular locations are a corner of a kitchen, entrance from the garage, and the mud room. In some two-story Lexington Homes plans, a niche is set aside on a landing everyone passes by daily.
  9. Multiple master suites. Having two master bedroom suites, each with its own adjoining bathroom, makes a house work better for multiple generations. Such an arrangement allows grown children and aging parents to move in for long- or short-term stays, but the arrangement also welcomes out-of-town guests, according to Nurzia Construction. When both suites are located on the main level, you hit the jackpot.
  10. Fireplaces and fire pits. The sight of a flame—real or faux—has universal appeal as a signal of warmth, romance, and togetherness. New versions on the market make this amenity more accessible with more compact design and fewer venting concerns. This year, be on the lookout for the latest iteration on this classic: chic, modern takes on the humble wood stove.
  11. Wellness systems. Builders are now addressing environmental and health concerns with holistic solutions, such as heat recovery ventilation systems that filter air continuously and use little energy, says real estate developer Gregory Malin of Troon Pacific. Other new ways to improve healthfulness include lighting systems that utilize sunshine, swimming pools that eschew chlorine and salt by featuring a second adjacent pool with plants and gravel that cleanse water, and edible gardens starring ingredients such as curly blue kale.
  12. Storage. The new buzzword is “specialized storage,” placed right where it’s needed. “Home owners want everything to have its place,” says designer Jennifer Adams. More home owners are increasingly willing to pare the dimensions of a second or third bedroom in order to gain a suitably sized walk-in closet in their master bedroom, Alton says. In a kitchen, it may mean a “super pantry”—a butler’s pantry on steroids with prep space, open storage, secondary appliances, and even a room for wrapping gifts. “It minimizes clutter in the main kitchen,” saysarchitect Fred Wilson of Morgante-Wilson.
  13. Grander garages. According to Troon Pacific, the new trends here include bringing the driveway’s material into the garage, temperature controls, sleek glass doors, specialized zones for home audiovisual controls, and a big sink or tub to wash pets. For home owners with deeper pockets, car lifts have gone residential so extra autos don’t have to be parked outside.
  14. Keyless entry. Forget your key (again)? No big deal as builders start to switch to biometric fingerprint door locks with numerical algorithms entered in a database. Some systems permit home owners to track who entered and when, says Malin of Troon Pacific.
  15. Water conservation. The concerns of drought-ravaged California are spreading nationwide. Home owners can now purchase rainwater harvesting tanks and cisterns, graywater systems, weather-controlled watering stations, permeable pavers, drought-tolerant plants, and no- or low-mow grasses.
  16. Salon-style walls. Instead of displaying a few distinct pieces on a wall, the “salon style” trend features works from floor to ceiling and wall-to-wall. Think Parisian salon at the turn of the century. HGTV designer Taniya Nayak suggests using a common denominator for cohesiveness, such as the same mat, frame color, or subject matter. Before she hangs works, she spaces them four to five inches apart, starting at the center and at eye level and working outward, then up and down. She uses Frog Tape to test the layout since it doesn’t take paint off walls. Artist Francine Turk also installs works this way, but prefers testing the design on the floor like a big jigsaw puzzle.
  17. Cool copper. First came pewter; then brass made a comeback. The 2015 “it” metal is copper, which can exude industrial warmth in large swaths or judiciously in a few backsplash tiles, hanging fixture, or pots dangling from a rack. The appeal comes from the popularity of industrial chic, which Restoration Hardware’s iconic style has helped promote, says designer Tom Segal.
  18. Return to human scale. During the McMansion craze, kitchens got so big they almost required skates to get around. This year we’ll see a return to a more human, comfortable scale, says Mark Cutler, chief designer of design platform nousDecor. In many living or family rooms that will mean just enough space for one conversation grouping, and in kitchens one set of appliances, fewer countertops, and smaller islands.
  19. Luxury 2.0. Getting the right amount of sleep can improve alertness, mood, and productivity, according to theNational Sleep Foundation. With trendsetters such asArianna Huffington touting the importance of sleep, there’s no doubt this particular health concern will go mainstream this year. And there’s no space better to indulge the desire for quality rest than in a bedroom, says designer Jennifer Adams. “Everyone is realizing the importance of comfort, quality sleep, and taking care of yourself,” she says. To help, Adams suggests stocking up on luxury bedding, a new mattress, comfortable pillows, and calming scents.
  20. Shades of white kitchens. Despite all the variations in colors and textures for kitchen counters, backsplashes, cabinets, and flooring, the all-white kitchen still gets the brass ring. “Seven out of 10 of our kitchens have some form of white painted cabinetry,” says builder Peter Radzwillas. What’s different now is that all-white does not mean the same white, since variations add depth and visual appeal. White can go from stark white to creamy and beyond to pale blue-gray, says Radzwillas. He also notes that when cabinets are white, home owners can choose bigger, bolder hardware.
  21. Outdoor living. Interest in spending time outdoors keeps mushrooming, and 2015 will hold a few new options for enhancing the space, including outdoor showers adjacent to pools and hot tubs along with better-equipped roof decks for urban dwellers. Also expect to see improvements in perks for pets, such as private dog runs and wash stations, says landscape architect Jean Garbarini ofDamon Farber Associates.

While it’s fun to be au courant with the latest trends, it’s also wise to put what’s newest in perspective for your clients. Remind them that the ultimate decision to update should hinge on their needs and budgets, not stargazers’ tempting predictions.

For this article as well as others:
http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2014/12/21-hot-housing-trends-for-2015?om_rid=AAAmAy&om_mid=_BUkOqsB8$SxJkd&om_ntype=BTNMonthly

Gratitude Blog: Marketing Team

We here at EXIT Realty The Tri-State Group would like to do a shout-out to our Marketing Team-Amanda Bilow & Andrea Wisniewski! They do a fantastic job of spreading the word on our awesome agents and all EXIT has to offer. Thank you Amanda & Andrea for always going above & beyond and know that we appreciate all that you do! 

 

Awesomeness Report...

GREAT NEWS! Congratulations are in order for Linda Webb-Jenkins!  Linda has just received a sponsoring bonus for over $350 for her recruit closing one deal!  209 Charring Cross Dr just closed last week. Thanks to Linda for introducing Dianne Richardson to our firm!  Congrats to Dianne on her closing! Linda and Dianne have definitely earned their spot on the Awesomeness Report!

Making Your Home Extra Cozy for the Holidays!

Scents are known to bring back memories and help with creating new ones. Make sure your home smells amazing for this holiday season without breaking the bank on fancy candles and wax warmers. This easy project makes your home smell delicious and looks pretty and festive simmering on the stove as well! 

Ingredients:

One whole orange or just the orange peel

1/2 cup cranberries

1 Tbsp. whole cloves

3 sticks of cinnamon or a small handful of small pieces of cinnamon

A bit of grated nutmeg if desired

Quarter the orange.  Put all the ingredients into a saucepan.  Fill pan with water.  Place on the stove on the smallest burner, on the lowest setting.  Refill water as needed.

Awesomeness Report ... Linda Webb-Jenkins & Norma White

Awesomeness Report!

We here at EXIT Realty The Tri-State Group would like to congratulate Linda Webb-Jenkins on her closing of 8 Pondview Lane!

Also, we would like to congratulate Norma White on her closing of two properties! 30 Archer Circle & 4655 Norwood Drive!

Good job ladies! Keep up the outstanding work!

Cozy Home For Sale! 25 N Knight Ln, Camden Wyoming, DE 19934

 

 

25 North Knight Lane Camden, DE
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As you pull up to this house, you'll envision yourself enjoying a morning cup of coffee on the maintenance free composite front porch. This home is the spacious Churchill model, located in the desirable Premier Barclay Farms 55+ Adult Community. As you enter this beautifully, well maintained home, you will be drawn to curved archways, rounded walls and natural light of the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Enjoy relaxing music with the installed music system and speakers. The kitchen boasts a ceiling fan, ample counter space, upgraded maple cabinets, recessed lighting and an island with even more cabinet space. All appliances are included. The dining room has plenty of room for dinner with friends and family dinners, and the bay window offers the perfect ambiance. The roomy master bedroom features a large walk in closet and a ceiling fan, with a huge master bath includes a double sink, separate shower, garden tub, skylight and a tall linen closet. The laundry room also has cabinets and a separate sink, and the washer and dryer are also included. The laundry room leads to the garage, which features pull down attic stairs for even more storage! The garage service door leads to the concrete patio, which is perfect for a BBQ while enjoying the well manicured back yard. As a member of this great Community, you'll have the luxury of having access to the swimming pool, fitness room, computer lab, library, and all the amenities that are available. The clubhouse offers a great meeting place for planned activities or a social meeting with your friends for a game of cards or to shoot some pool. Enjoy fishing, or picnicking in the gazebo while watching the sunset at the nearby pond. This lovely home offers country living at its finest, yet located near theaters, restaurants, shopping centers, the beach and only 20 minutes from the casino. This is a home you will definitely want to view.
MLS# 6439537_173D9
$123,500
2 Bed, 2 Bath
25 North Knight Lane
Camden DE, 19934

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What is Exit? - Special Presentation with Tami Bonnell

You’re invited to a special presentation of What is EXIT on Tuesday November 18th at 4pm ET with EXIT Realty Corp. International's CEO, Tami Bonnell.  Invite anyone who is thinking of a career in real estate, anyone who wants more information about EXIT Realty and also new agents in your office.  You should join us too!
Visit www.exitrealty.com/exit to register.
What is EXIT is a continuing webinar series presented by our U.S. Divisional Presidents every Tuesday at 4pm ET.  At EXIT Realty, we believe that by working first to strengthen each agent, the team will be more productive and successful.  In this 30-minute live webinar, attendees learn how we are changing lives with a 5-step value proposition available only to our Associates.
You won’t want to miss this special presentation!
 

Awesomeness Report. . . Michele Bilow

We here at EXIT Realty The Tri-State Group would like to congratulate our very own broker & owner, Michele Bilow!

Michele was chosen to participate in a focus group for Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) & their Consolidated Plan 2015-2019.

The focus group covered issues on mortgage lending, housing counseling & various real estate issues.

Go Michele! Keep up the hard work!

Great Home! 703 Corsica Avenue, Bear DE

 

 

 

703 Corsica Avenue Bear, DE
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This property is eligible under the Freddie Mac First Look Initiative through 09/24/14. On 09/25, FMFL has expired and agent would be able to submit investor offers for review. Fixer Upper/Contractor special or investment property, home has potential. Good faith deposit must be minimum $1,000 certified funds.
MLS# 6451692
$142,750
2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
703 Corsica Avenue
Bear DE, 19701
Yoki Johnson
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Awesomeness Report...

GREAT NEWS! Congratulations are in order for Linda Webb-Jenkins!  Linda has just received a sponsoring bonus for over $250 for her recruit closing one deal!  176 Harcourt Drive just closed last week. Thanks to Linda for introducing Jeron Phillips to our firm!  Congrats to Jeron on his closing! Linda and Jeron have definitely earned their spot on the Awesomeness Report!

Save Some Energy This Upcoming Thanksgiving Season!

Here are just a few helpful energy saving tips for this upcoming holiday season!

- Plan side dishes that can cook simultaneously with the turkey. If you cook dishes at the same temperature at the same time, you’ll reduce the amount of time the oven has to be running — it’s easier for the cook and saves energy, too.
- Lower your house thermostat a few degrees. The oven will keep the house warm. You also can turn on your ceiling fan so it sucks air up, distributing heat throughout the room
- Use lids on pots to retain heat. The food you’re cooking on the stovetop will heat up faster when you use lids
- Use your dishwasher. It saves energy and water, so only hand-wash things that aren’t dishwasher-safe. Wait until you’ve got a full load before starting the dishwasher. Be sure to stop the appliance before the heated dry cycle; just open the door and let your dishes air-dry.
 

Ideal Student Home For RENT! 303 W Division St, Dover, DE 19901, For Rent Dover Delaware

Home For Rent!

303 W Division St, Dover, DE 19901

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

$700 per month

3-unit building, just 2 blocks to Wesley College, walking distance to public transportation and close to all major highways. Looking for one bedroom home? We have a one bedroom unit with a separate front porch entrance and a separate sun room at its back entrance. Newly refinished hardwood floors featured in the living room and bedroom. Also new flooring in the kitchen and bathroom. Rent includes lawn care, trash removal, and gas heat. No application cost. Completed rental application to include one month of pay stubs and a copy of driver's license or state ID. Verification from previous renter and current employer. Tenant-based housing choice vouchers allowed. Tenant pays for electric and cable TV. Security deposit is equal to one month rent.

Reduced! Beautiful Home! 5 E Thrush Dr, Milford, DE 19963

Recently Reduced!

5 Thrush Dr, Milford, DE 19963

$255,000

Contemporary colonial has 4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2-story foyer with hardwood floors. The interior stairs with balcony leads to a master en suite, 3 large bedrooms and a 2nd floor laundry room. As you enter, on your right, is a spacious living room with 3 large windows letting in plenty of sunlight and is open to a formal dining room with chair railing. The stylish eat-in-kitchen features a pantry and recessed lighting and it is open to the family room that features a traditional gas fireplace. There is so much more to see,a 2-car garage, full basement..! 

 

Awesomeness Report...

GREAT NEWS! Congratulations are in order for Linda Webb-Jenkins!  Linda has just received a sponsoring bonus for over $700 for her recruit closing one deal!  12 Meadow Lark Dr just closed last week. Thanks to Linda for introducing Dianne Richardson to our firm!  Congrats to Dianne on her closing! Linda and Dianne have definitely earned their spot on the Awesomeness Report!

Fall Is The Perfect Time For Home Maintenance Projects

Whether your planning on staying or selling, fall is the perfect time to complete home improvement projects! Check out this list for home improvement projects to work on NOW!

·         Fall Lawn Care

To ensure your lawn's health and beauty come spring, there are several important yard work projects to complete in the fall. Raking leaves and aerating will prevent your lawn and garden beds from suffocating, while fertilizing and winterizing grass, trees, and shrubs will allow your greenery to enter its winter slumber comfortably and properly nourished. Professional lawn care services will make quick work of these projects, freeing up your time for family, friends, and football.

·         Replace Windows

Do you feel a chill next to certain windows in your home during winter? Have you noticed condensation or even frost on these windows? Glass with multiple panes, spacers, or filler gasses (such as argon or krypton) will likely solve these problems. A professional can swap out your problem windows with more efficient models that will increase your level of comfort while decreasing your heating bills.

·         Exterior Paint

Fall offers plenty of days that are warm enough to work with exterior paint, and a touch-up can help prolong the life of your siding and trim. A fresh coat of paint or sealer on any surface that potentially will be covered with snow, such as wood floors or stairs, also is a wise idea. Sooner is better to contact a local painter -- many paints aren't recommended for application on days when the temperature will dip colder than 45 to 50 degrees.

·         Roof Repair

The cold of winter can aggravate a small roof leak. Any leaks in a home's roof should be fixed in advance of the first snowfall. Your best bet is to hire an experienced, professional crew that can accurately assess the leak and fix problems quickly and safely.

·         Power Washing

Having your home's exterior and windows power washed won't just make your home look sharp, it also will prevent the growth of mold and mildew that feed on grime. If you're not comfortable deciding whether your home's exterior can handle the pressure that will be exerted from the various pressure-washing nozzles available, hire a professional to do the work.

·         Seal Gaps & Add Insulation

Nothing makes a home more uncomfortable during the winter than a nagging, chilly draft. Consider a home energy audit that includes a review of your home's caulking and weather stripping. Energy auditors also will likely look inside your attic. If the insulation is at or below the level of the joists, you may be able to keep your home warmer by adding more. A depth of 10 to 14 inches is generally considered optimal, and you can supplement with a variety of different types of insulation to achieve that depth.

·         Tune Up Furnace

In winter the furnace is literally the heart of most American homes. Without it, comfortable life indoors would come to a grinding halt. Occasional maintenance from a trained professional can keep your furnace running effectively and efficiently and prevent potentially catastrophic damage to your home from burst or frozen pipes.

·         Clean Carpets

Fall is the perfect time to clean your carpets -- the humid days of summer have passed, but the below-freezing days of winter have yet to arrive. It's the best time to open windows for ventilation, which should speed the drying process. Let a professional wrangle the bulky cleaning equipment -- with a house full of wet carpet, you'll be best suited to get outdoors and enjoy the lingering warm days.

·         Clean, Repair, and Protect Gutters

Your home's gutters divert thousands of gallons of water each year. To keep the water flowing smoothly away from your house instead of into it, inspect and clean your roof's drainage system. Better still, protect your gutters with mesh guards to keep leaves and other debris from causing blockages in the first place. Hire a pro to complete this project, or be prepared to spend a damp-and-dirty day climbing up and down the ladder.

·         Install a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats save money without sacrificing comfort by using less energy on heating and cooling while you're away from home, asleep, or at any other specific times you select. More accurate and convenient to use than manual thermostats, programmable thermostats don't contain toxic mercury found in traditional models. Hiring a pro for this project is generally inexpensive, but this project is within the abilities of most DIYers.

·         Repair Driveways and Walks

Small cracks and gaps in a driveway or walkway can quickly expand during winter's freezing temperatures. Cracked cement and disintegrating asphalt also can create treacherous conditions for pedestrians. Hire a pro to ensure these cracks are fixed properly and won't return or get worse.

·         Winterize Faucets and Sprinklers

Most exterior plumbing in areas with temperatures below freezing must be winterized to prevent freezing and bursting. If you want professional help, contact a plumber, who can make quick work of winterizing exterior faucets, which are known as hose bibs. Winterizing more complex plumbing, such as sprinkler systems or water features, is best left to a professional.

·         Fireplace Repair

Proper inspection of a fireplace is vital to ensuring its safe operation -- even if it is rarely used. An experienced chimney sweep will check wood fireplaces for flammable buildup (known as creosote) and chimney blockages like bird nests. A chimney or fireplace professional also should check for these red flags: improperly functioning dampers, damaged brickwork and masonry, and missing or damaged flue caps (the screen covering the top of the chimney).

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Make Your Home More Cozy This Fall With These Home Warming Ideas!

Make your home more cozy this fall with these home warming ideas!

 

 

 

Cozy and Clever Energy Savers

Here’s how to create a brighter and warmer home without using more energy or cranking up the thermostat.

1. Clean dirty light fixtures and dusty bulbs to make your home appear 30% brighter without turning on more lights.

2. Seal sneaky air leaks. It’s not just window and door leaks killing your cozy vibe. Don’t forget to plug stealthy gaps around recessed lights, electrical boxes, and wall outlets. Use a lit incense stick or scented candle to hunt down drafty spots while leaving behind a cozy scent.

3. Replace your traditional gas or wood fireplace. Why? Both suck out heated indoor air and send it up the chimney. A gel fireplace insert is an eco-friendly option that produces a burning fire without gas, wood, electricity, or even a chimney. It’s also smoke-free and emits fewer allergens than a wood fireplace; some options crackle like the real thing. A basic model costs between $100 to $210; custom models go up exponentially from there. A case of gel fuel comes with 12 cans that burn for three hours each (about $35).

Tip: Use a slow cooker to infuse your home with a warm and cozy aroma. Even better, slow cookers are more energy efficient than electric ovens, typically using less energy than a light bulb. 


 

 

 

Immunity Boosters

You’ll feel coziest in a healthy indoor environment that keeps allergies at bay and reduces your chances of getting sick.

4. Get plants. Some indoor plants, like golden pothos and gerbera daisies, are particularly adept at sucking up nasty VOCs — the vapors emitted from household cleaners, paints, and dry cleaning. And since plants increase humidity levels, they help decrease household dust.

5. Vacuum while your thermostat is set to “fan on.” This helps filter dust that gets kicked-up while cleaning. Just leave the fan on for about 15 minutes after you finish vacuuming and switch it back to “auto” afterward. HVAC blowers aren’t intended to run all the time.

6. Change your HVAC filter every couple months (monthly if you have pets) to prevent excess dust from circulating.

Tip: Combat superbugs with copper. If you’re planning to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom fixtures, consider classic and homey-looking copper or a copper alloy like brass. A three-hospital study in 2011 found that bacteria can only survive on copper for a few minutes, but germs can live on stainless steel for weeks. 

Sun Worshippers

Lack of natural light can trigger a mean case of the winter doldrums — or worse, mood-altering seasonal affective disorder. Maximize daylight and make rooms feel warmer by adding the following to your yearly fall maintenance checklist.

7. Make your windows pane-fully clear. Clean glass not only lets more natural light into your home, it’s a feel-good task, according to a survey by the American Clean Institute. When ACI asked consumers what clean surfaces make them happy, “gleaming windows” made the top five above a “spotless sink.”

8. Ditch your window screens in the fall and winter. They trap dirt and can make your home appear darker inside and out. It’s a good curb appeal booster, too.

9. Add an interior window to a room next to a sun-drenched space to take advantage of natural light.

Tip: Paint chilly rooms, especially north-facing walls that don’t typically get sunlight, in reds, oranges, or yellows — cozy colors that can actually help the room feel warmer, according to a Michigan State University study.

 

 

A Humble Home! 170 Winding Carriage Lane, Dover, DE 19904

A humble abode! Don't miss your chance to own this beautiful home with all the amenities you could ever dream of, right around the block!

170 Winding Carriage Lane, Dover, DE 19904

$145,000

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom

All amenities are within walking distance of this home, giving you year round access to a Ballroom, Billiard/Game Room, Arts and Craft Room, Fitness Center, Library, Oversize Great Room featuring a Fireplace, Outdoor Cooking, Outdoor Pool, Boccie Court, Putting Green Court and Community Gardens. All amenities are included in your annual homeowner's association dues with an open invitation for unlimited use. Also, your annual homeowner's association dues includes lawn care(mowing and trimming), ongoing maintenance, and snow removal from all common areas, your driveway and front walkway. This home is located 5 minutes from nearby shopping and 10 minutes or less to the Dover Mall, Dover Downs, restaurants and health care facilities. Nobles Pond is no longer selling homes without the land. This particular lot is one of the larger lots in the community and have a secluded backyard setting. The house front porch and backyard deck features low maintenance composite decking material. The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and sliders that open to a deck. The large master bathroom has 2 sinks with vanities and a walk-in lining closet. The kitchen features upgraded cabinets and appliances. There is a separate laundry/utility room off the kitchen. A spacious living room features a wall of windows and a gas fireplace. The dining room features sliders to the large gathering porch. New floors, a brand new refrigerator and dehumidifier were installed in 2014. BEST VIEW! BEST FEATURES! BEST DEAL! TOUR ANYTIME!

Beautiful Home! 36 N Knight Ln, Camden Wyoming, DE 19934

Looking for a beautiful home to call your own?? Check out this beautiful property!

36 N Knight Ln, Camden Wyoming, DE 19934

$131,500

2 Bedroom & 2 Bath

As soon as you enter the foyer, you'll see how well maintained this open floor plan home is. Vaulted ceilings accentuate the openness of this lovely home. This Bay Meadow model is one of the largest models in Barclay Farms with xtra sq footage added to the living room and master bedroom. The dining room has plenty of room for dinner with friends and family dinners. The kitchen is centrally located making this a great home for entertaining. The kitchen has a breakfast bar, skylight, double sink, pantry, recessed lighting and ample counter top. This well cared for home has a formal living room, dining room, and a family room that leads to the 3 season room. Relax, enjoy your morning coffee in the 3 season room while looking out at the beautifully manicured yard. The roomy master bedroom features a large walk in closet and a ceiling fan, with a huge master bath with a shower, double vanity, and two linen closets for plenty of storage. All kitchen appliances are included, even the xtra fridge located in the over-sized insulated 1 car garage. The laundry room offers more storage with cabinets above the included washer and dryer. The hall bathroom offers a skylight, tub, and plenty of xtra storage with the custom made linen closet. As a member of this great Community, you'll have the luxury of having access to the swimming pool, fitness room, computer lab, library, and all the amenities that are available. The clubhouse offers a great meeting place for planned activities or a social meeting with your friends for a game of cards or to shoot some pool. Enjoy fishing, or picnicking in the gazebo while watching the sunset at the nearby pond. This lovely home offers country living at its finest, yet located near theaters, restaurants, shopping centers, the beach and only 20 minutes from the casino. This is a home you will definitely want to view!

Gratitude Blog: Lloyd Hudson's Go-Getter Attitude!

Today, we here at EXIT Realty The Tri-State Group would like to express our gratitude to 
Lloyd Hudson!

We commend Lloyd Hudson on his attentiveness & go-getter attitude!

Lloyd is always on top of his work & there to lend a helping hand.
We would like to recognize Lloyd for always striving to be the best real estate agent & person that he possible can!

3 Easy, Low-Cost Tips to Prepare Leaky Windows for Winter

The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that this winter will be another arctic blast with above-normal snowfall throughout much of the nation. 

Here are three low-cost tips to help keep air leaks at bay:

#1: For most windows: Just fill the gaps.

Easier said than done if you’re dealing with old, flaky caulk, weather stripping, or adhesive that’s really tough to remove. But if you don’t clean it off well, your new caulk and stripping won’t adhere well and could peel away before you see any benefits.

However, a common household product, petroleum jelly, removes that adhesive goo quite well. Just rub the jelly over the sticky goo, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe away. Another swipe with rubbing alcohol will remove the greasy film left from the jelly. (This technique, by the way, also works for removing price labels.)

#2. For older windows with rattling panes: Make baffles.

Cut quarter-round pine strips to fit. Use finishing nails and wood glue to secure them just inside the framed glass. Once you’ve caulked and painted the strips to match, they will disappear into the framework and look like part of the original window. It worked wonderfully on my 1920-era casement windows.

#3. If you want window treatments, too: Install waffle shades.

Folding fabric shades that are made with cells that trap air have great insulating properties—so good that some of them qualify for federal energy rebates, which have been extended into 2011. They start at around $50—still less expensive than new windows—and you get a new look, too.

 

Read more: http://members.houselogic.com/articles/got-leaky-windows-3-low-cost-tips-fix-them/preview/#ixzz3HXU1FUEi

Developing Your Inner Entrepreneur - Special Event!

You know you want to. You can feel that itch, that need for something more, something of your very own. Join EXIT Realty Corp. International’s CEO, Tami Bonnell, for a thirty-minute live webinar on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 as she teaches you how to recognize and develop the entrepreneurial spark within then prepare for the next steps to turn your dream into reality. 

Visit http://www.exitrealty.com/entrepreneur/ to register!

The Tri-State Group at the DAR Convention!

EXIT Realty The Tri-State Group at the DAR Convention!

The EXIT Realty The Tri-State Group booth at the DAR Convention this past Thursday! Thank you to all who attended & stopped by to see us!

 

EXIT Realty The Tri-State Group Owner & Broker Michele Bilow (left) speaks with fellow DAR Convention attendee while office manager Kristy Pflumm greets another to the booth!

 

Gratitude Blog: Dianne Richardson's New Listing!

Today we here at EXIT Realty The Tri-State Group would like to express our gratitude to Dianne Richardson!

Always at the top of her game! Taking beautiful pictures of the homes she is selling!

When it comes to staging, you are a professional!

Most recent is 5 E Thrush Drive, Milford, DE 19963

Keep up the good work Dianne!

 

Save Yourself The Headache Of Pumpkin Pulp!

It's that time of year again where you break out your jack-o-lantern carving skills! 

A helpful hint? Make sure you keep those pumpkin guts far from your garbage disposal!

The "pumpkin pulp" which includes the seeds, pulp & other gooey goop will surely give your garbage disposal a run for its money.

Roto-Rooter issued a warning of the dangers of dropping the goo down your garbage disposal.

Time & time again plumbers are called out to remove the festive slim from home owners garbage disposals & other plumbing fixtures.

It may be a slimy mess now, but as time goes on the stringy goo hardens in the pipes & makes movement through the fixtures nearly impossible!

Which results in a frantic call to the home owners plumber.

The best way to solve this issue?? Throw your jack-o-lantern remains in the trash!

Your best bet is to keep pumpkin pulp away from all plumbing (including toilets, sinks, garbage disposals etc.)!

Happy Halloween home owners!

Beach View Property! 164 Hubbard Ave, Frederica, DE 19946

Looking for some relaxing beach view property?? Look no further! We have the perfect property for you!

 

164 Hubbard Ave, Frederica, DE 19946

$334,500

4 Beds, 3 Baths

 

AMAZING WATER VIEWS!!! Unbelievable opportunity to own a Bowers Beach home at a fabulous price! Looking for a place where you can go to get away and enjoy some rest and relaxation? Walking distance to boating, public boat ramps, fishing, restaurants and the beach. This is a great place to get away for the week-ends, summer or live year round. This beach home has been totally rehabbed and it shows! Beautiful hardwood floors thru out the entire home, beginning with the entry into the living room. Cooking will be a breeze with plenty of newer oak cabinets and smooth corian counters, and a large pantry. The dining room has sliders leading to the deck ... perfect for outside BBQ's. The master bedroom is located on the main floor with access to a full hall bath. The second level boasts 3 other bedrooms.The upstairs den (or 5th bedroom) has walk up steps leading to the floored attic. One of the bedrooms upstairs can be used as a master bedroom with its own master bath. And yes, there is still one more full bath located upstairs! Step out onto the upper deck from the bedrooms and enjoy the view while sipping your morning coffee. Plenty of room for everyone to enjoy this beach home! This beach home offers plenty of storage with a floored attic, 1 car garage, and ample closets. Make an appointment today to see this lovely home! Move right in and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bay from your two-level deck. This property is zoned commercial and/or residential. .

 

 

 

Check Out This HOT New Listing! 5 Thrush Dr, Miford, DE 19963

Don't miss your chance to view this hot new listing! 

 

5 Thrush Drive, Milford, DE 19963

$265,000
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths

Built in 2005, this contemporary colonial has a 2-story foyer with hardwood floors that flow into the spacious half bath with a view. The interior stairs with balcony leads to a master en suite, 3 large bedrooms and a 2nd floor laundry room. As you enter, on your right, is a spacious living room with 3 large windows letting in plenty of sunlight and is open to a formal dining room with chair railing. The stylish eat-in-kitchen features a pantry and recessed lighting and it is open to the family room that features a traditional gas fireplace. There is so much more to see,a 2-car garage, full basement..! 

Fall Maintenance Checklist


Fall Maintenance Checklist

You’ll be ready for winter’s worst and head off expensive repairs when you complete this checklist of 10 essential fall maintenance tasks. 

Fall checklist

 

1. Stow the mower.

If you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, you should be. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will slowly deteriorate, which can damage internal engine parts. Fuel stabilizer ($10 for a 10-ounce bottle) prevents gas from degrading.

Add stabilizer to your gasoline can to keep spare gas in good condition over the winter, and top off your mower tank with stabilized gas before you put it away for the winter. Run the mower for five minutes to make sure the stabilizer reaches the carburetor.

Another lawn mower care method is to run your mower dry before stowing it. 

  • When the mower is cool, remove the spark plug and pour a capful of engine oil into the spark plug hole. 
  • Pull the starter cord a couple of times to distribute the oil, which keeps pistons lubricated and ensures an easy start come spring.
  • Turn the mower on its side and clean out accumulated grass and gunk from the mower deck.


2. Don’t be a drip.

Remove garden hoses from outdoor faucets. Leaving hoses attached can cause water to back up in the faucets and in the plumbing pipes just inside your exterior walls. If freezing temps hit, that water could freeze, expand, and crack the faucet or pipes. Make this an early fall priority so a sudden cold snap doesn’t sneak up and cause damage.

Turn off any shutoff valves on water supply lines that lead to exterior faucets. That way, you’ll guard against minor leaks that may let water enter the faucet. 

While you’re at it, drain garden hoses and store them in a shed or garage.

3. Put your sprinkler system to sleep.

Time to drain your irrigation system. Even buried irrigation lines can freeze, leading to busted pipes and broken sprinkler heads.

  • Turn off the water to the system at the main valve. 
  • Shut off the automatic controller.
  • Open drain valves to remove water from the system.
  • Remove any above-ground sprinkler heads and shake the water out of them, then replace.


If you don’t have drain valves, then hire an irrigation pro to blow out the systems pipes with compressed air. A pro is worth the $75 to $150 charge to make sure the job is done right, and to ensure you don’t have busted pipes and sprinkler head repairs to make in the spring.

4. Seal the deal.

Grab a couple of tubes of color-matched exterior caulk ($5 for a 12-ounce tube) and make a journey around  your home’s exterior, sealing up cracks between trim and siding, around window and door frames, and where pipes and wires enter your house. Preventing moisture from getting inside your walls is one of the least expensive — and most important — of your fall maintenance jobs. You’ll also seal air leaks that waste energy.

Pick a nice day when temps are above 50 degrees so caulk flows easily.

5. De-gunk your gutters.

Clogged rain gutters can cause ice dams, which can lead to expensive repairs. After the leaves have fallen, clean your gutters to remove leaves, twigs, and gunk. Make sure gutters aren’t sagging and trapping water; tighten gutter hangers and downspout brackets. Replace any worn or damaged gutters and downspouts.

If you find colored grit from asphalt roof shingles in your gutters, beware. That sand-like grit helps protect shingles from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. Look closely for other signs of roof damage (#5, below); it may be time for a roofing replacement

Your downspouts should extend at least 5 feet away from your house to prevent foundation problems. If they don’t, add downspout extensions; $10 to $20 each.

6. Eyeball your roof.

If you have a steep roof or a multistory house, stay safe and use binoculars to inspect your roof from the ground.

Look for warning signs: Shingles that are buckled, cracked, or missing; rust spots on flashing. Any loose, damaged, or missing shingles should be replaced immediately. 

Black algae stains are just cosmetic, but masses of moss and lichen could signal roofing that’s decayed underneath. Call in a pro roofer for a $50 to $100 eval.

A plumbing vent stack usually is flashed with a rubber collar — called a boot — that may crack or loosen over time. They’ll wear out before your roof does, so make sure they’re in good shape. A pro roofer will charge $75 to $150 to replace a boot, depending on how steep your roof is.

7. Direct your drainage.

Take a close look at the soil around your foundation and make sure it slopes away from your house at least 6 vertical inches over 10 feet. That way, you’ll keep water from soaking the soils around your foundation, which could lead to cracks and leaks.

Be sure soil doesn’t touch your siding.

8. Get your furnace in tune.

Schedule an appointment with a heating and cooling pro to get your heating system checked and tuned up for the coming heating season. You’ll pay $50 to $100 for a checkup.

An annual maintenance contract ensures you’re at the top of the list for checks and shaves 20% off the cost of a single visit.

Change your furnace filters, too. This is a job you should do every two months anyway, but if you haven’t, now’s the time. If your HVAC includes a built-in humidifier, make sure the contractor replaces that filter. 

9. Prune plants.

Late fall is the best time to prune plants and trees — when the summer growth cycle is over. Your goal is to keep limbs and branches at least 3 feet from your house so moisture won’t drip onto roofing and siding, and to prevent damage to your house exterior during high winds.

For advice on pruning specific plants in your region, check with your state extension service.

10. Give your fireplace a once-over.

To make sure your fireplace is safe, grab a flashlight and look up inside your fireplace flue to make sure the damper opens and closes properly. Open the damper and look up into the flue to make sure it’s free of birds’ nests, branches and leaves, or other obstructions. You should see daylight at the top of the chimney.

Check the firebox for cracked or missing bricks and mortar. If you spot any damage, order a professional fireplace and chimney inspection. An inspection costs $79 to $500.

You fireplace flue should be cleaned of creosote buildup every other year. A professional chimney sweep will charge $150 to $250 for the service.


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Real Estate On The Rise In Delaware For 2014!

New Castle County has flourished in 2014 when it comes to Delaware real estate.

Median sales price & average sales price have both increased since previous years!

Along with the increase in homes for sale & the monthly supply.

Kent County is also experiencing an increase in the same two areas of median sales price of & the average sales price of homes.

It has also seen a significant increase in the amount of closed deals for the area!

Now is the time to buy & sell!

Why It Pays To Be A Homeowner

Home owners are building net worth at a pace that is up to quadruple that of a renter.

In the past 15 years, the net worth of the typical home owner has ranged between 31 and 46 times that of the net worth of the typical renter, according to the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances, which is based on 2013 data.

On average, home owners had nearly $200,000 in net worth compared to the average $5,000 net worth of renters, according to the survey.

"Home owner equity is a substantial component of home owner wealth," Danielle Hale, research economist at the National Association of REALTORS®, writes on the association's Economists' Outlook blog.

Daily Real Estate News. RealtorMag.(September 9, 2014) http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2014/09/09/why-it-pays-be-home-owner?om_rid=AAAmAy&om_mid=_BUD0OqB88T-CRL&om_ntype=RMODaily

7 Top Deal Killing Staging Mistakes!

7 Major Signs a Home is Staged Wrong

1. You’ve Blocked the Flow
Keep the flow of the room open! It's a must to never block the path of a prospective buyer while they are touring the house. This is the time when they are forming opinions & having a rough flowing room is not a good opinion to have!

 

2. It’s Artfully Off-Kilter
Don't over clutter a wall with too many photos in to small of an area. Photos make a room look finished, but be careful not to overwhelm the eyes with a managery of them. Also, use to 60-Up rule. Hang all photos at least sixty inches above the floor at eye level. Be sure to furnish the house first & hang later to add extra embelishment.

 

3. The Wrong Rug
There are three appropriate times in which you should consider using a rug. Number one, when a room is overwhelmingly large. Throw a rug down to give a homier feel. Two, when a room is small. To help the room feel expanded. & three, "lost luxury" where you want to bring a certain feel to a room that may not otherwise be obtainable. 

 

4. Out of Focus Areas
Always obtain a focal point. The focal point helps a room not become overwhelming to the eye & makes the experience more enjoyable.

 

5. Your Numbers Are Off
Odd numbers are your friend. Make sure when adding accents to a room, such as candles, you keep them in groups of three or five. Even numbers aren't as astetically pleasing to the eye.

 

6. Matchy-Matching
Too much, is just too much. Being overly matchy-matchy is a downfall to a room. Tying a room together is one thing, a bad idea is to perfectly match all aspects of a room. Such as the same color repeated over & over.

 

7. It Looks Like Every Other Home
Remember the key to selling is standing out in a buyers mind as the one home they can't live without. So be sure not to blend with the rest of the homes they may have looked at. Give them something to identify with.

 

Real Estate Market on the Rise

New statistics have shown that the real estate market is steadily climbing up!

According to a recent release from the Sussex County Association of Realtors:

"Through the first six months of 2014, real estate sales in Sussex County have increased more than 14 percent over the first six months of 2013, with a shade over $350 million in sales recorded in the county.

And even better news could be on the horizon, as 801 sales are now pending in Sussex County. This would add significantly to the 1,044 homes already sold thus far in 2014.

The number of sales has also increased 30 percent in the second quarter, over the first three months of the year. Taking all available data into account, the area's real estate markets continue to benefit from an increase in momentum, with cautious optimism prevalent related to the days, months and years ahead."

And Kent County's stats aren't too far behind. They have only increased slightly but the fact that we are maintaining a steady market is still cause for some optimism!
 

Kent County - Single-Family
 

Inventory
  Jun '13 Jun '14
Inventory 1,254 1,279
Inv. Accumulation 10.9 10.6

 

Market History
  Jun '13 Jun '14
Settled 123 126
Median Price $189,000 $179,000
SPrice/OPrice 94.5% 95.8%

 

Year-to-Date Market Snapshot
  Jun '13 Jun '14
Settled 682 664
Median Price $179,000 $185,000
SPrice/OPrice 93.42% 94.07%
 

 

Open House! This Sunday! 6/22/14 1 - 3 p.m.

Don't miss your chance to view this beautiful home with agent Jeff Hoover this Sunday from 1 - 3 p.m.!

 

 

7 Berger Court Middletown, DE
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New availability in the ever popular golf community of The Legends! This floor plan includes 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Home Office/Library, Sunroom, and a Finished Basement with Game Room! Perks of the home include Stone accents on the exterior of the home, Family Room with fireplace, Large Master Suite, and Great views throughout most rooms. The Spacious Kitchen has tile flooring, cook top and wall oven, and an atrium door that leads to the rear deck. House is being offered for sale under the Freddie Mac first look initiative through 06/08/2014. Owner occupants, non profits, NSP grantees and community development organizations are eligible at this time. Investors and second home purchasers may submit offers at any time, however, the offers will not be considered for negotiation until after the 20TH day.
MLS# 6392560
$414,900
5 Bed, 3/1 Bath
7 Berger Court
Middletown DE, 19709
EXIT REALTY THE TRI-STATE GROUP
302.674.2900
EXIT REALTY THE TRI-STATE GROUP  


Open house! THIS SUNDAY! 5-25-14 1 - 3 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE! This SUNDAY! 5-25-14

From 1 - 3 p.m. with Exit Realty agent Lloyd Hudson!

Don't miss your chance to view this beautiful home!

 

7 Berger Court Middletown, DE
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New availability in the ever popular golf community of The Legends! This floor plan includes 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Home Office/Library, Sunroom, and a Finished Basement with Game Room! Perks of the home include Stone accents on the exterior of the home, Family Room with fireplace, Large Master Suite, and Great views throughout most rooms. The Spacious Kitchen has tile flooring, cook top and wall oven, and an atrium door that leads to the rear deck. House is being offered for sale under the Freddie Mac first look initiative through 06/08/2014. Owner occupants, non profits, NSP grantees and community development organizations are eligible at this time. Investors and second home purchasers may submit offers at any time, however, the offers will not be considered for negotiation until after the 20TH day.
MLS# 6392560
$414,900
5 Bed, 3/1 Bath
7 Berger Court
Middletown DE, 19709

EXIT REALTY THE TRI-STATE GROUP
302.674.2900
EXIT REALTY THE TRI-STATE GROUP  


Check out this recently reduced investment property before its gone!

RECENTLY REDUCED! Get more information about this promising investment property TODAY! At this price, this place won't last long!

621 Moores Ln, New Castle, DE 19720

MLS #: 6326726 

$54,900

Tons of potential! Home is close to schools and commuter roadways. Business park and recreational activities are a couple minutes down the road! Great starter home or investment property. House is being offered for sale under the Freddie Mac first look initiative through 01/30/2013. Owner occupants, non profits, nsp grantees and community development organizations are eligible at this time. Investors and second home purchasers may submit offers at any time, however, the offers will not be considered for negotiation until after the 15 day. 

Join Lloyd Hudson THIS Sunday from 1-3pm for an open house!

26 Monticello Dr, Bear, DE 19701
$294,900
3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Located in the highly-regarded Appoquinimink School District! This beautiful 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home sits in the desirable community of Mansion Farms, just minutes away from Newark and close to Lums Pond State Park. Recent updates include NEW carpet and flooring throughout, fresh paint, NEW kitchen range and dishwasher and full HVAC system. The professionally landscaped yard offers plenty of room for family gatherings and backyard barbecues. Enjoy the close proximity to scenic walking trails, lush parks and neighborhood playgrounds; and best of all, NO Transfer Tax!!! Up to $500 credit towards your choice of home warranty and use the Sellers attorney and save even more. Make your appointment today! 
Please contact Yoki Johnson for more information.
302-399-5456
yokijohnson@gmail.com
MLS#: 6388556

Congratulations to Lin Kahmer!

Lin Kahmer was pinned as a REALTOR® for completing New Member Orientation. Everyone at Exit Realty "The Tri-State Group" would like to congratulate Lin and wish her the best!

Lin after being pinned by our Broker, Michele Bilow.

Market Stats for Kent County, Delaware per TReND MLS for March 2014

Listing Prices are continuing to increase as well as the final Closing Price versus the Original Listed Price.  
 
Single-Family Mar '13 Mar '14
Inventory 1,152 1,138
Settled Units 114 99
Median Price $178,000 $190,000
Stl Price/Orig Price 91.6% 93.9%

 

 

 

 

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Single-Family YTD Mar '13 Mar '14
Settled Units 321 282
Average Price $179,000 $185,000
Median Price $170,000 $187,000
Stl Price/Orig Price 92.55% 93.58%
 

Welcoming Our New Agent Jeron Phillips!

Welcoming our new agent Jeron Phillips!

Here's a little more about Jeron. . .

Personal

I am a Delaware native being raised in the Georgetown area of Sussex County. Growing up, I was always involved with extra-curricular activities through school and church activites. I graduated from Sussex Central High School where I was a Honor Roll student along with being a player on the basketball team and a member of the Key Club and Future Business Professionals Club. I've been a Kent County, Delaware resident since 2002 where I attended Delaware State University with a Major in Sociology-Criminal Justice and a Minor in Business Management.  My current hobbies include spending time with my wife and children, sports, traveling, and volunteering with various youth programs and organizations which includes coaching football in the Middletown Youth Football and Cheerleading League for kids ages 5-14. I am also the current Head Boys Basketball Coach at Providence Creek Creek Academy Charter School in Clayton, Delaware in which I've coached since 2008.

Professional

I have been a licensed Realtor since 2008. I specialize in representing my clients in the purchase and sale of single-family residences, income, and rental properties within Kent and New Castle Counties. I truly love this area and pride myself on my knowledge of current transactions, school districts, neighborhood information, and related services, including mortgage, insurance and inspection information.

I am a customer driven Realtor dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, I will put my years of real estate expertise to work for you!

New Listing! 23 Grady Ln, New Castle, DE 19720

Don't miss out on your chance to own this beautiful home!

23 Grady Lane, New Castle, De 19720 is new to the market & ready to sell!

Lin Kahmer is the enthusiastic agent for this listing.

Great opportunity to purchase in the desirable neighborhood of Rutledge II! This property is located on a fantastic corner lot on a cul-de-sac with the rear yard fenced in that features a shed, beautiful landscaping, and large deck. The grand tour begins with a newly installed entrance with a Lifetime Warranty and keyless entry, opening into a hardwood foyer. The floor plan of the main floor flows nicely from a spacious living room, into a formal dining room, and finally into a kitchen with breakfast nook. Tile floors, recessed lighting, tons of cabinet and counter space, and sliding doors to the rear deck are just a few benefits to this home. A 4' wide stairwell (perfect for moving furniture!) makes for a grand entry onto the second floor. Four bedrooms are located upstairs with 2 full baths and tons of storage. The master bedroom does include an en suite full bath with separate dressing and vanity area, as well as a walk in closet. Additional benefits consist of upgraded lighting fixtures, fresh paint, carpet that looks newer, condition is move-in ready, full basement. Conveniently located with easy access to major routes making traveling to Wilmington & Philadelphia an easy commute. With a full offer price seller will pay $5,000 toward buyer closing cost, include front loading washer & dryer and include a home warranty.

Congratulations to Lloyd Hudson!

Exit Realty "The Tri-State Group" would like to congratulate Lloyd on his recent Certified Customer First Professional certification from Annie Mac Associate Worx.

This is just one of the many ways Lloyd sets himself apart from the crownd as a well rounded, educated and proven realtor. Way to go Lloyd!

Lin Kahmer Joins EXIT Realty in Dover

Dover, DE (Grassroots Newswire) January 31, 2014 - Lin Kahmer joined EXIT Realty "The TRI-STATE Group" in Dover.

"We're excited to welcome Lin to EXIT Realty," says Michele Bilow, Owner/Broker of the EXIT Realty "The TRI-STATE Group" . "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Lin each and every day."

Lin is originally from Kent Island, Maryland, and has owned and operated a successful bookkeeping and payroll service business, but she has always had a passion for  She moved to Delaware in 2008 and continued her business here in Central Delaware, but in 2013 decided to pursue her dream and shift from the  world to the  world. With her attention to details, listening & communication skills, patience and persistence she is able to provide the quality service that every client deserves. Lin really enjoys working with people and helping them fulfill their dreams. In Lin's free time, she enjoys long quiet trail rides on her horse and spending the day with her husband working around farm and tending to their dogs, horses & alpacas.

Lin stated, "I look forward to working with you whether helping you find your new home or selling your current home, and I will be there every step of the way for a successful and smooth transaction."

About EXIT Realty 

EXIT Realty is a proven  model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents,  stability and direction; for agents' families,  in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. EXIT's MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry's best hands-on, interactive  State-of-the-art technology, including the Digital Marketing Strategy, gives EXIT Realty agents the edge in a competitive marketplace. EXIT is a by-invitation-only company focusing on the business of real estate. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT International is applied to its charitable fund. To-date, over $2 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity.

EXIT Realty "The TRI-STATE Group" is located at 1306 S. DuPont Hwy, Dover DE 19901. For more information, please call 3026742900 or visit our website www.DelawareListed.com.

SOURCE EXIT Realty

Contact:

Michele Bilow
Owner/Broker
DE in Dover
3026742900
Michele.Bilow@gmail.com
www.DelawareListed.com

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EXIT Realty Execs Rank Well Among the 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate

EXIT Realty Corp. International proudly congratulates Steve Morris, Tami Bonnell and Jeff Lobb for their inclusion among Stefan Swanepoel’s list of the 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate.

The following press release and blog post are being issued today:


EXIT Realty’s Chairman and CEO Both Named Among the 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate

Leading researcher on real estate trends, Stefan Swanepoel announced the Swanepoel Power 200: The Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2013(http://www.swanepoel.com/power200/) naming EXIT Realty Corp. International’s Chairman and Founder, Steve Morris, and CEO, Tami Bonnell among them.

In describing how the list was determined, Swanepoel said, “We decided to create benchmarks and algorithms that take into account the individual’s personal influence, his/her tenure in the industry, the office he or she holds, the decision-making power of said office, the financial resources of his or her company or organization, that company or organization’s significance and contribution to the industry, the company’s geographic reach, and his or her recent activities, growth and potential.”

Morris, who founded EXIT Realty in 1996, was recognized as being “the mastermind behind the EXIT residual revenue sharing model,” and Bonnell as “a 30+ year veteran of the real estate industry.” 

“It is an honor to be named among these great leaders,” said Bonnell.  “I am very fortunate to work with a company that helps to bring out the best in people.”

Morris and Bonnell were also ranked among the Top 20 Most Powerful Real Estate Franchise Executives, Bonnell was included among the Top 20 Most Powerful Women in Residential Real Estate, and VP Technology and Innovation, Jeff Lobb was named among the Top 20 Most Influential People in Residential Real Estate Social Media.  

About EXIT Realty:  EXIT is a proven real estate business model that has to-date, paid out more than a quarter billion dollars in single-level residual income - for agents, this means security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. State-of-the-art technology including TORC, EXIT’s Total Office Resource Center, provides an integrated, end-to-end solution for today’s busy real estate professional. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT International is applied to its charitable fund. To-date, more than $2 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity.  For more information, please visit www.exitrealty.com

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