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From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, we're all busy. We get it – the holidays can be a hectic and stressful time, with family coming for visits, with shopping to get done, with cookies to be baked, with Santas to be visited, with kids' plays to be attended, with Christmas cheer to be manufactured and delivered, with trees to be put up and decorated, with...

Well, you get the idea.

Okay, you're busy, we're busy, everybody's busy! So why would you want to keep your home on the market during the holidays, right? Who has time to go house hunting at the end of the year? And if you do happen to get an offer, who has the time to pack up and move while preparing for all things Christmas?

But here's the thing – you want your home to sell,

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Each week here on luxuryhomesdelaware.com, we bring you a different featured home, and we try to make these posts as diverse and as varied as we possibly can.

This week, we're turning back the clock and bringing you one of coastal Delaware's featured historic properties, which is just waiting for the right owners to come in and show it some love.

Dating back nearly 100 years, today's "Home of the Week" is a perfect example of our local history, and we're going to tell you all about it below. We're going to show you lots of beautiful photos, take you on a virtual reality tour and much more.

Here's our CEO Dustin Oldfather with a quick video preview to get us started.

Keep reading and let us tell you all about this fabulous historic home

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What began as a whimsical hobby back in 1991 has turned into anything but for local residents David and June Edwards. And for five days in December, that former hobby turned full blown way of life will once again be open to the general public at the couple's Lewes area property.

A unique collection begun more than a quarter century ago by the patriarch of the Edwards family, the annual Christmas Village has become a holiday tradition for many in the coastal Delaware region, with several hundred visitors once again expected to view the displays in 2017.

The Edwards' collection now totals nearly 400 miniature holiday displays. Some have been bought, some have been donated and some have been built by David Edwards himself.

Each one is special

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Are you looking for a new opportunity in coastal Delaware's ever-growing real estate market. If so, you may be the one we're looking for!

We are the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty and we're actively seeking new salespeople to join one of the country's top-ranked real estate teams.

We have a proven history of training some of Delaware's top agents and we're here to support you every step of the way. Some of the ways we support our team members include:

  • Part of the Family - When you join the Oldfather Group, you'll not only be part of one of the country's top producing real estate teams, but you'll also be part of our family. We sincerely care about all of our agents and we show that
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Friends, colleagues and members of the general public were invited guests of the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty during a special event in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, Nov. 18, to celebrate Chief Buyer Consultant Adam Linder’s $50 million in local real estate sales.

A milestone reached just five years after obtaining his real estate license in 2012, Linder fielded questions from those in attendance and talked about some of the benefits and unique challenges of southern Delaware’s real estate industry during the two-hour event at 330 Rehoboth Avenue.

“It feels really good to help people realize their dreams, but you have to educate yourself about the coastal Delaware area first,” says Linder, who has now accumulated

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We all remember what it was like to view the world with a childlike innocence, strolling through the woods on a crisp autumn morning to the sounds of rustling in the bushes, birds chirping overhead or the excited giggles of our friends.

For Abbott's Mill Nature Center Site Manager Matthew Babbitt, it's how he spends many of his days at the more than 500 acre site he and the Delaware Nature Society oversee in southern Delaware.

If we teach children while they're young, the group maintains, they'll grow up with a healthy respect for the environment and all of the animals, plants and natural elements than encompass it.

"The biggest joy for me at my job is seeing children make that personal connection with nature," admits Babbitt, who's originally

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It's officially the holiday season at the Delaware beaches, and is there anything more special this time of year than traditions?

It's a long-standing tradition throughout the United States, for example, that the day after Thanksgiving kicks off the much anticipated Christmas season.

For the last 31 years in Rehoboth Beach, that means the lighting of the large Christmas tree at the end of Rehoboth Avenue, near the city's famous one-mile-long Boardwalk.

And this year's event is nearly here, so let's tell you a little bit about what you can expect.

 

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This yearly tradition has been organized by Rehoboth Beach Main Street since 1999 (though it actually began 13 years earlier) and is hosted in 2017 by Clear Space Theater.

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Attention all beach lovers - this week's featured home is for you!

If you've ever considered buying a property at the Delaware or Maryland beaches, and you want to be as close to the sand and the surf as you can possibly be, then our latest "Home of the Week" is one you're DEFINITELY going to want to check out.

They just don't get any closer to Mother Ocean than this one in Maryland's most popular summertime resort.

Before we tell you more, let's let our very own Sherry Thens take you on a short video tour of this Ocean City property.

 

Thank you Sherry. Now, let's tell you all about this incredible beachfront property in fabulous Ocean City, Maryland.

As is our custom, we start off with a few exterior shots, and then we'll delve

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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 Milton's Pintail Pointe community.

Hosted by the Oldfather Group’s Pamela Foster, this four bedroom, four bathroom custom built home features a split floor plan, a chef's kitchen with granite countertops, an owner's suite with luxury bath, a loft living area and an expansive screened in porch

Located at 29146 Finch Lane in Milton, the home also offers gleaming hardwood flooring, a light-filled living area and much more, just minutes from Broadkill Beach.

This coastal home will be open on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., so be sure to stop by and have a look.

And if you're

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As the time-honored saying goes - "all good things must come to an end."

But, while it's true that this is our final "Weekender Blog" for 2017, we will definitely be back again on Saint Patrick's Day Weekend next year to kick off another great season at the Delaware beaches.

We do go out in style this week, however, with the grand opening of what promises to be an even bigger and better "Winter Wonderfest" in Lewes. There are many improvements and additions from last year's inaugural event, so read more below to learn what's in store for 2017.

We've had a fantastic 2017 and we want to thank each and every one of you for following our weekly events blog here on our website. It's achieved quite a following over the last couple of years, which

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