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The Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty is proud to announce Chuck Seaman as their top first-year producer. With the brokerage since June of 2012, Chuck has assisted in no less than 10 buyer transactions and wrote five offers (four ratified) in one week, achieving an impressive $2.8 million in sales volume.

After 30 years of vacationing along the Delaware coastline, Chuck and his wife relocated from the Washington, DC metropolitan area to Rehoboth Beach in 2007. Chuck brought his extensive background in new home construction and land development with him, providing an undeniably informed perspective of the current real estate market and its clientele. In addition, Chuck spent several years familiarizing himself with the

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With the rapidly changing technologies in every it is easy to lose sight of how far they have already come. Today real estate consumers use their pc, a mobile device or tablet to connect to integrated real estate maps of property listings with images, virtual tours and a bevy of community and area information. Although these are amazing advances the next generation of applications are already being developed and real estate consumers are going to be thrilled.

Infusion, a New York based company with offices world wide, is continuing development of a Falcon Eye, a software application which is being built for the Microsoft Surface Laptop/Tablet hybrid. Windows Surface runs Windows RT Operating System which is designed for slower processors.

Falcon Eye

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Tips That Get Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)

Selling your home is one of the most important steps in your life. Here are 29 essential tips you must know…

For most people, selling their home means cashing in their biggest asset. In other words, it must be handled with great care if you hope to protect—and capitalize on—your investment. This guide was written with one goal in mind: to give you the tools you need to maximize your profits, maintain control, and reduce the stress that comes with the home-selling process.

Tip No. 1 Know why you're selling.

The reason you look closely at why you want to sell is that your motivations play an important role in the process. They affect everything from setting a price, to deciding how much time and

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Rebuilding Our Communities (ROC) was launched by DSHA in November 2011. The program, funded through an award of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds from HUD, was designed to be used in targeted areas to help stabilize communities that were hard hit by the downturn in the economy. DSHA is pleased to announce that 100% of funds allocated to DSHA for ROC have been exhausted. Any current reservations will be honored, and should be delivered, per program guidelines.

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What is the true benefit of having your home listed with professional-quality photo … Is it truly worth the money invested in paying for a professional photographer?

YES!

As the graphic above shows, there can be a significant return on your investment in using DSLR photography. However, as most DSLR cameras are generally out of the price range of the average leisure photography (ranging from $500 to over $1,000), it makes sense to assume that most DSLR photography for home listings will be done by professionals. A professional photographer will usually cost $100 -- $500, so it stands to reason that because using professional photography could net you thousands of dollars more on your home sale, it is a worthwhile investment to use your marketing

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Is now the best time in modern history to buy a home?

Mortgage rates stayed near all-time lows this week, as the housing market showed signs of life and sent potential home buyers a message: If you want to buy low, it doesn't get any better than this.

The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.97 percent, unchanged from last week, according to the Bankrate.com national survey of large lenders. The benchmark 15-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.19 percent from the previous week, and the benchmark 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage rose to 3.02 percent from 3 percent.

NAR's composite quarterly Housing Affordability Index* rose to a record high of 205.9 in first quarter. The higher the index, the greater the household purchasing power. This is the

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Why choose to live in Delaware, you might ask yourself. For many great reasons! Here are just a few of our favorites:

There are significant tax advantages! Beyond the fact that there is NO state sales tax, NO state tax on Social Security income, and NO personal property taxes, there are a wealth of tax credits and exclusions to be found here in Delaware. These include:

  • PENSION EXLUSIONS. For each person 60 and over, up to $12,500 of pension and eligible retirement income are exempt from Delaware income taxes.
  • SCHOOL TAX CREDIT. Each qualified homeowner 65 and older receives a Senior Citizen Property School Tax Credit of up to $500.

Delaware also boasts one of the lowest property tax burdens in the entire nation - the average Sussex

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Click Here For House Values and a current Real Estate Market Snapshot of RBYCC!

If you are looking for a country club community in Delaware,Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club is a picturesque wooded waterfront community along Rehoboth Bay. Year after year, buyers looking for golf communites in Delaware find what they are looking for in the award winning Delaware Golf Course Community. A community established in 80's, Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club is convenient to downtown Rehoboth Beach. The Golf club of Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club is without a doubt one of the area's finest.

This neighborhood features some of the most prestigious homes in DE and is one of the premier golf communities in Delaware. This neighborhood offers a

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Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty

330 Rehoboth Avenue

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Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty; Delaware REALTOR ®, Dustin and Mariya Oldfather, Hit Amazon.com Best-Seller List with New Book

"Counter-Attack: Business Strategies for Explosive Growth in the New Economy"

 Debuts at #2 in the site's Direct Marketing Category Rehoboth Beach, DE. Dustin and Mariya Oldfather, one of the top sales teams at Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty, recently joined a select group of America's leading entrepreneurs and businesspeople to collaborate and co-write the business and marketing book titled, "Counter-Attack: Business Strategies for Explosive Growth in the New Economy." Celebrity

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The Top Producing Team for Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty in 2011 is The Oldfather Group, run by husband and wife duo Dustin and Mariya Oldfather. Mariya was also named a Five Star Realtor for 2011. In business for six years and with over $50M in real estate sales, the Oldfathers are relocation specialists with an emphasis on luxury properties. In fact, the team recently sold Sanctuary Farm, which was the highest dollar residential re-sale in the history of Broadkill Beach, DE.

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