Last week ended with such horrendous news in California that it was a blessed relief how in at least one narrow slice of the news—one of interest to Dewey Beach, DE house hunters, among others—there was blessedly very little worrisome to report. Against the grim reality of how November 2018 was beginning in other areas of the news, Dewey Beach, DE house hunters could relax for a moment.

This quiet corner of the public space was in what for house-hunters is an area of key concern—the slice of the financial sector focused on home loan originators and the residential mortgage market. The news from that quarter was, in brief, not much news.

The Tuesday election had held a high likelihood of affecting credit markets, and thus, mortgage interest rates. It’s usually true, and The Mortgage News Daily thought that the quiet on Monday “suggests traders are waiting to see if other traders care about the election results.” As it turned out, at least by Wednesday, they didn’t.

The MND predicted “Probably One More Day of Waiting for any Election Impact,” but it turned out to be a longer wait than that. On Wednesday a Federal Reserve Board Statement was scheduled for release. Days like that are known in the industry as “Fed Days”—they usually move rates. But what resulted, according to Mortgage News, was only “movement…that looked small if viewed by anything less powerful than a microscope.”

And so it went. Dewey Beach, DE mortgage rates remained in historically lower-than-average territory when you take the past 40 years into account. Such good news for Dewey Beach, DE house hunters looked to remain the case for a little while. As the week closed, the Mortgage News lead headline was “Mortgage Rates Steady Ahead of Holiday Weekend.” Especially compared with the rest of the news, it was a no news/good news situation.

In the meanwhile, for any and all your Dewey Beach, DE real estate needs, I hope you’ll remember to give me a call! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com

 Buying or selling any Fenwick Island, DE home is, on one hand, a highly technical matter. The full complement of Fenwick Island, DE rules guarantee that the transaction cannot be challenged. The volumes of paperwork we execute at the closing table literally seal the deal.

But there’s also “on the other hand”—the human aspect that follows closing. In the hectic melee that often accompanies moving day—once the moving van has driven off—it’s time to say goodbye to the house. It is a landmark juncture—the moment when your “home” again becomes simply a “house,” as you and the family move on to the next.

This is a moment that’s likely to be overlooked until it’s at hand, on top of you. And then it has passed; in the rearview mirror; gone forever. But rather than allowing moving day to become a time when something irreplaceable is lost, a couple of simple preparations can turn the occasion around:

Be a Historian. As you assemble the cartons to pack for the move, set one out in a central place as a repository for the family history. It will serve as a receptacle for the snapshots, mementos and bits and pieces that have collected in drawers and shelves through the years. They’re likely to be discarded as ‘junk’—but in later years will trigger memories that are otherwise bound to be forgotten altogether. You might turn them into an invaluable scrapbook—literally, they are the “scraps” of history! More likely, in future family reunions, they will inspire the kind of lively, hilarious flashbacks that make for hilarious get-togethers.

Bring the Fenwick Island, DE House with You. Even before your Fenwick Island, DE moving day arrives, make sure you have at least one photograph that can stand for all time as the way “the Fenwick Island, DE house” looked when you lived there. Today it’s newly inexpensive to have a good digital photograph transformed into a frameable portrait. Plan to have it grace a wall in the new house—somewhere where everyone will pass it daily. Every once in a while, they’ll pause to remember, connecting past to present. It’s said that that wisdom accumulates where memory flourishes.

When I’m tapped to serve as your Fenwick Island, DE real estate agent, I do my best to make your buying and selling a rich and rewarding experience. Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com

 Your reasons for when you decide to list your home can be dictated by personal events that you set in motion—or by others that just come along. Then again, when you have a good deal of leeway on the decision, at this time of the year, you might be tempted to wait for Georgetown, DE ’s “spring selling season” before listing your Georgetown, DE  house. Yet there are several real-world reasons why delaying might not always be in your best interest. Here are six persuasive ones:

1.      Determination. Buyers who appear during the end of year months are almost by definition more determined to find and buy their new home. The holidays make such extra-curricular activities less convenient, so looky-loos and next-year buyers are largely absent. 

2.      Competition. Waiting for next spring’s expected onslaught of new Georgetown, DE  buyers makes less sense when you consider the expected accompanying onslaught of new Georgetown, DE  listings. Fall and winter sellers face sparse competition. 

3.      Yard work. With the peak growing season behind us, the coming months require significantly less attention to keep garden and lawn—hence, curb appeal— in showing-ready condition.

4.      Moving expense. With their peak moving season far in the future, many professional Georgetown, DE  moving outfits offer discounted rates. It makes sense for them: in an average year, more than 40,000,000 Americans will move—and 80% do it between April and September!

5.      Focus. Fewer sellers and fewer buyers mean both get more attention from all quarters. Loan officers, home inspectors—and just about everybody else whose offices contribute to completing the sale—all have clearer calendars and less competing demands on their time.

6.      Kismet factor. You don’t have to be a fatalist to realize that sheer luck is often a factor in selling any Georgetown, DE  house—the uncontrollable factor that makes your ultimate buyer “just happen” to be looking for a home like yours. If you wait for spring to list, you’ll miss all the buyers who are looking between now and then.

These six are all convincing reasons to consider listing your Georgetown, DE  house sooner rather than later—but it’s also true that some determined autumn prospects have been waiting to see if better bargains will appear. The takeaway: in any season, a realistic asking price is the best way to draw a crowd. Any time of year, for a no-obligation consultation detailing where your Georgetown, DE  property fits into the current market, give me a call! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com