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With less than three weeks now until Christmas, weekend events in the coastal region continue to be dominated by those with a holiday theme. And there's certainly a lot still to do between now and December 25 at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.

Before we tell you specifically what's on tap for the weekend of December 7-9 in the coastal region, however, we would like to refer you to a blog we wrote a couple of weeks ago that includes a full rundown of things happening during the month of December at and near the beaches.

Many of these things have already occurred, of course, but several others have not. So be sure to click on the link below to learn what's happening between now and Christmas Day locally.


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If you've ever sold or attempted to sell a home while working with a qualified REALTOR, you've no doubt been told about the importance of making and keeping your home presentable. This is, of course, in anticipation of prospective buyers who will be visiting your property during the home selling process.

But what about the holiday season, a time when frankly many homeowners consider removing their homes from the market in order to fully enjoy this special time of year with their families?

Well, there's really no need to do this. In fact, the holidays present a limited opportunity for really making your home shine, so take advantage of it!

Put up that tree, bake those Christmas cookies and adorn your family home in red and green. There's really no

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With the beach and boardwalk just a short walk or bike ride away, our latest "Home of the Week" is in a perfect location for enjoying all that Delaware's coastal region has to offer.

Whether as a summer home or a year-round residence, this spacious condominium has a number of great features, and we're going to tell you about all of them in just a moment.

But now that we're in December, all of us here at the Oldfather Group would first like to wish you and yours a very joyous 2018 holiday season. We hope you'll make the most of all the great holiday events that are coming up here at the beaches, which you can read about via the link below.


Okay, now back to this week's

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The Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce another coastal open house event this weekend, this time in the town of Milton.

Hosted by the Oldfather Group’s Tina Carannante, this elegant home is nestled in the welcoming community of Paynters Mill and is the perfect coastal oasis for the right family, boasting several upgrades and resting not only close to downtown Milton, but also within just a short drive to both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.

Located at 16238 John Rowland Trail, the home features four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms over 3,200-square-feet of customized living space.

This showcase property has a number of great features, including a spacious great room with elegant gas

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It’s that time of year in the coastal region when the holidays take center stage and we all start thinking about spending as much quality time as possible with our friends and family members.

It’s also the time when celebrating the season dominates most of our town’s activity schedules. And we’ve done our best to keep you covered on that front.

In today’s blog entry, we’re giving you as much information as we can regarding holiday activities coming up in the next few days and weeks.

We have Christmas parades, visits with Santa Claus, light shows and many other events on tap that are perfect for getting into the holiday spirit.

Some of these event may have passed already, so read below to see what's coming next! Let's take a look…


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With this weekend marking the official beginning of the 2018 Christmas season in the coastal region, we have a few great holiday-themed events to tell you about here in our latest "Weekender Blog."

If you missed last week's blog, which you can view here, both the Winter Wonderfest in Lewes and the Winterfest of Lights in Ocean City have kicked off for 2018 and will again welcome thousands of visitors between now and New Year's Eve.

But this weekend we kick things into even higher gear, with the always looked forward to lighting of the Rehoboth Beach Christmas Tree, which will officially kick off the holiday season in the "Nation's Summer Capital" this Friday evening near the Bandstand and the Boardwalk.

Here's the Oldfather Group's Sherry Thens

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We return to one of our favorite coastal communities for our latest "Home of the Week," brought to you every Monday by the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty.

The Grande at Canal Pointe is one of the finest residential communities the area has to offer, and is conveniently located east of Route 1, along the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal.

And today's featured property is one of the larger homes in "The Grande," giving you plenty of living space and a perfect location for enjoying all that Delaware's coastal region has to offer.

Here's Oldfather Group Chief Buyer Consultant Adam Linder to tell you more...

Located at 41341 Gloucester Drive, this home in the Grande at Canal Pointe has a lot to offer. We'll tell you much

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Sometime this winter, more than 200 area school children in need will receive handmade hats and scarves, with the express purpose of keeping them warm during the harshness of the region's cold weather months.

The appreciative elementary school students will have no idea where the items came from, only that their teachers and/or administrators cared enough about their well being to ensure that they were indeed kept warm during the often brutal winter weather.

All the while, 91-year-old Claire Orthner will sit quietly in her southern New Jersey home and continue working her knitting needles just as fast as she possibly can. She has no desire for recognition, though her creations take hours of work and are certainly made with huge amounts of love and

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The Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty will be hosting a special Open House event this Saturday afternoon, in Maryland's favorite summertime resort of Ocean City.

Hosted by Agent Sherry Thens, this featured three bedroom, two bathroom home is located just a short walk to Northside Park and minutes from local dining, amusements, entertainment and, of course, the beach.

Features of this classic coastal home include gleaming hardwood floors, a brick hearth fireplace, a formal dining room and an outdoor shower that's perfect for those warm summer days.

Other highlights include a spacious kitchen, a double driveway, a large workshop and utility area and a walk-in attic with floored storage space.


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There are several great times of the year to visit Delaware and Maryland's coastal regions. And, while the dogs days of summer are the most popular with visitors, the holiday season also features fun, family-friendly reasons for visiting the Delaware beaches, as well as Ocean City, Maryland.

So this week, we turn our attention to a couple of holiday light displays that will be opening in the next few days here in the coastal region. These popular late-year happenings are always looked forward, and 2018 figures to be even better than years past.

Here's the Oldfather Group's Bob Burton with more...

These holiday attractions should really should be a “must visit” for everyone this Christmas season. If you love the holidays and want to get into

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