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Happy Easter 2017

April 16, 2017

Happy Easter 2017


A perfect April morning for a Riverfront Easter Sunrise Service in Wilmington Delaware.
Take some time to reflect, relax, and enjoy the day.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon, PA/Wilmington, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808

705 Princeton Rd Westover Hills Wilmington DE 19807 Open House

August 8, 2014

Open House at 705 Princeton Rd this Sunday, August 10, from 1-3.

This Sunday, 705 Princeton Rd will be holding a public Open House from 1-3.

705 Princeton Rd

Situated on one of the most sought after streets in Westover Hills, 705 Priceton Rd is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Tudor presenting a great open floor while utilizing many classic Tudor details.

705 Princeton Rd Living Room

The exterior exhibits the classic half timbered and detailed brick design elements found on many Tudor properties. The main property is attached to a separate two car garage by a breezeway off the kitchen.

705 Princeton Rd Dining Room

Large spacious light filled rooms are found throughout the property allowing for large gatherings and gracious entertaining. Hardwood floors, leaded and stained glass windows, custom cabinetry, wood burning fireplace, and a custom open stairway are just a few of the thoughtful design elements found throughout the property.

705 Princeton Rd Hallway

A large rear yard allows for plenty of space for entertaining or play. If you are looking for a perfect mix of old world design combined with today’s conveniences, be sure to include 705 Princeton Rd in your plans this Sunday.

705 Princeton Rd Westover Hills DE

Directions: from Kennett Pike /Route 52, turn right on DuPont Rd, then RIGHT on Westover, to second LEFT on Princeton to property.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to call. I look forward to seeing you.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Wilmington, DE/Devon, PA
Office:302-834-3431/Direct: 610-618-0808

705 Princeton Rd Wilmington DE 19807

August 5, 2014

*** Open House Sunday August 10 from 1-3PM ***

Your home awaits on Princeton Rd in Westover Hills Wilmington DE.

705 Princeton RdLocated on one of Westover Hills most sought after streets, 705 Princeton is an ideal mix of old world design with today’s conveniences. Custom built in 1986 using classic Tudor design elements, it is perfect for today’s lifestyle with a great open floor plan allowing for easy living and multiple use options.

The exterior presents the classic Tudor half timbered design elements on the second floor and garage combined with a partial brick first floor. 705 Princeton Rd Living RoomThe separate two car garage has a private rear entry with a covered breezeway connecting to the main house. Brick construction was used on the first floor and stunning full length leaded glass windows are featured on the front elevation of the home. The brick chimney has enhanced brick details to highlight the overall design of the property.

Open space abounds as you enter the gracious entry foyer 705 Princeton Rd Kitchen Bay Windowwith an adjacent half bath and coat closet. The entry immediately reveals the custom turned staircase opening to a spacious living room. The full length windows allow plenty of light during the day with a wood burning fireplace as a centerpiece for those cool winter nights. Adjacent to the living room is a large formal dining room again with full length windows including one with custom stained glass. 705 Princeton Rd Upstairs HallThere is an alcove fit for a separate buffet.

The large eat-in kitchen allows for plenty of room for customization if a new owner so desires. It includes custom cabinetry, two storage closets, and a bay window overlooking the rear yard which echoes the alcove in the dining room. The first floor also features a private den with custom built-in bookshelves.

705 Princeton Rd 19807 Rear ViewA spacious central hallway on the second floor leads to four bedrooms and two full baths. The master is set apart with its own bath, plenty of closet space, and windows with exposures on three sides. The other three good sized bedrooms share a large full bath. From the center hall, a separate staircase leads up to the attic.

Outside, the large private rear yard contains mature landscaping and provides plenty of space for entertaining or other outdoor activities. There is also a large rear parking area for easy vehicle turnaround.

If you are looking for the ideal combination of location, luxury, and gracious living, 705 Princeton Rd should be included in your search. Please feel free to contact me at 610-618-0808 or Cathleen Wilder at 302-218-5880 anytime if you have any questions or would like to tour this beautiful property.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Wilmington, DE/Devon, PA
Office:302-834-3431/Direct: 610-618-0808

New Castle County Delaware Home Sales Update

July 2, 2014

The pace of New Castle County Home Sales has eased from the pace in last two years but continues to be solid.

Today there are 2,583 properties currently listed for sale in New Castle County with an additional 939 under contract. The average list price of those properties listed in June was $267,000 versus a year to date average list price of $257,000. There have also been 2444 completed sales with an average sales price of $225,000.

Canal BridgeOn July 2 of 2013, there were 2,354 properties for sale, 1028 under contract, and 2565 homes had been sold. The average list price for the first six months of 2013 was $240,000 while the average sales price was $221,000.

The 2014 numbers represent an increase of 229 properties on the market (+9.7%), decrease of 144 homes under contract (-14.0%), and decrease of 121 properties sold (-4.7%).

Though weaker, the overall numbers appear fairly solid for New Castle County considering the weather and overall state of the economy. Expecting a stronger market, sellers are asking more, but the completed sales prices indicate a fairly stable pricing environment (up less than 2% year to year).

Based on the current market, it looks like we will be seeing more of the same as we continue through 2014. As always, don’t hesitate to contact me anytime with questions.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc – Wilmington, DE/Devon, PA
Office:302-834-3431/Direct: 610-618-0808

(All statistics per the TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed)



Bear DE Home Sales Update – Zip 19701

June 16, 2014

Bear Delaware home sales continue on a steady pace as we approach summer 2014.

By the numbers:

Year to date there have been 151 home sales in the Bear De Zip code of 19701. This is exactly the same number year to date as in 2013. The average sales price has risen 10% from $211,000 to $233,000. Final sales prices ranged from a high of $599,495 to a low of $23,000. Bear DE Zip 19701The average total days on the market has risen from 78 days in 2013 to 86 in 2014. The final price realized to the final list price ratio has also risen from 96.72% to 97.6%.

In addition, there are 83 properties currently under contract with an average sales price of $237,000 and 143 properties on the market with an average asking price of $283,000. Current prices range from a low asking of $25,000 to a top price of $749,900. Of these, 43 were listed in the last 30 days.

Bear home sales are expected to continue their steady pace through 2014 reflecting the stable area economy and great financing rates currently available.

Questions on the area? Buying or selling, contact me anytime.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Bear, DE/Devon, PA
Office: 302-834-3431/Direct: 610-618-0808

(All statistics per the TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed)

Ashbourne Hills Delaware Home Sales Update 19703

August 14, 2013

Ashbourne Hills continues to see solid home sales activity with stable pricing.

Ashbourne Hills Claymont DelawareAs was seen in my last Ashbourne Hills / Radnor Green Home Sales Update in September 2012, home sale activity in Ashbourne Hills continues to be solid with mostly stable pricing. Sales in Ashbourne Hills peaked in 2006 with 35 sales at an average price of $227,000. Prices remained steady into 2008 until the recession took hold. Average prices fell into the teens in 2009 and 2010, and then fell to a low of $176,000 in 2011 with only 9 sales – prices were down over 22% from their peak.

Ashbourne Hills sales activity quickly responded to the lower prices with 28 sales in 2012 at an average price of $181,000. Individual sale prices ranged from $115,000 to $220,000. The wide range in prices reflect the diverse array of homes available – from bank owned totally untouched fixers to completely updated move-in condition properties.

Ashbourne Hills Wilmington DEIn 2013 year-to-date, there have been 11 sales with an average sales price of $178,000. There are also two properties currently under contract averaging $181,000, and 9 properties are on the market with an average asking price of $225,000. Again reflecting the wide range of properties, list prices range from $175,000 to $269,000. With the highest sales price in the last three of $230,000, current asking prices may be getting ahead of the market, but the trend appears to be in the right direction.

Asbourne Hills sales prices and activity should continue to remain stable to rising as the overall economy continues to strengthen. With its great location and wide range of housing options, it should continue to be a great solid choice for many years to come.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Bear, DE/Devon, PA
Office: 302-834-3431/Direct: 610-618-0808

(All statistics per the TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed)

Stonewold Greenville DE Homes Market Update

March 15, 2013

Stonewold home pricing has now stablized and remains one of the top home choices in the Greenville area.

Stonewold Greenville DESince my last market update in October 2010, Stonewold home prices and sales activity have both softened. In 2010, while average prices held up at $751,000, there were only 3 sales with an average of 87 days on the market. Individually home prices ranged from $710,000 to $820,000.

Stonewold home prices then fell in both 2011 and 2012. In 2011, 3 homes sold for an average price of $678,000. Stonewold Homes Wilmington DEIn 2012, the prices eased further to an average price of $651,000, but the sales pace began to recover with 7 sales for the year. In both years, prices ranged from $550,000 to $775,000.

This year to date there has been one completed sale for $750,000. In addition, there are two sales pending that were listed for an average price of $614,000. There are also 3 homes currently on the market with an average asking price of $696,000 and individually ranging from $649,000 to $759,000. At this point it again appears that prices will remain in the mid to high $600,000 range.

Although prices are down from their peak, it appears that they are now stabilizing and volume is supporting these price levels. With its great location and competitive pricing, Stonewold should continue to be a top choice in the area for years. For more complete background information on the community, be sure to check out my earlier Stonewold update here.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Wilmington, DE/Devon, PA
Office: 302-834-3431/Direct: 610-618-0808

(All statistics per the TrendMLS System and believed accurate but not guaranteed)

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving To Everyone!

Take the long weekend to enjoy the weather, food, friends, and family. Don’t eat too much, shop too much, travel too much, or spend too much! Relax and enjoy.

Warmest Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving – Dave

Two Chances to Meet the New Castle County DE 2012 Candidates

October 15, 2012

Two candidate debates are being held locally in New Castle County this week.

Thinking about the election this year? Don’t yet know the local candidates? This week you have two opportunities to learn more about this years candidates.

On Monday, October 15, the Greater Hockessin Area Development Association (GHADA) is holding its General Election debate starting at 7PM. The debate will be held at the Hockessin Memorial Hall located at 1225 Old Lancaster Pike in Hockessin 19707. The debate will include a variety of local, county, and state candidates including the Lieutenant Governor candidates and President of County Council President candidates.

On Wednesday, October 17, the Civic League for New Castle County is hosting the County Candidate Night at the Cranston Heights Fire Hall on Kirkwood Highway. Allan Loudell from WDEL radio will be the moderator. From 7:00-7:45, the first panel will include the New Castle County Council Candidates for Council President and Council District 9. From 7:45-8:15, we will hear from the Senate level candidates. From 8:15-9:00, there will be a second panel including the two New Castle County Executive candidates.

These elections are important, particularly this year. Be sure to take the opportunity to learn about the candidates and the local issues.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Wilmington, DE/Devon, PA
Office: 302-834-3431/Direct: 610-618-0808

Sharpley Homes Update – North Wilmington Delaware 19803

September 12, 2012

Sharpley continues to be one of the most popular, convenient, and stable home communities in North Wilmington.

Sharpley is located just north of Wilmington to the west of Route 202, north of Route 141, and south of Silverside Rd. It is adjacent to Woodbrook, Tavistock, and Eden Ridge with the communities loosely bounded by Route 202, Rockland Rd, and Mt Lebanon Rd. This provides immediate access to Wilmington and all of North Wilmington with easy commutes into southeastern PA and to I95 toward Philadelphia or Washington. Shopping, dining, and entertainment options surround the area.

Sharpley is a comfortable, well established neighborhood with wide tree lined streets and plenty of open space. With just over 400 homes, it contains a nice mixture of Colonials, Cape Cods, and Ranch style homes. Construction began in 1959 and continued  throughout the 1960s with a few properties not completed until the early 70s. Sizes range from modest 1500 sqft Ranches to over 3000 sqft Colonials. The majority of homes have 4 bedrooms with approximatley 2500-3000 square feet of living space.

Sharpley home sales prices and activity have followed the same pattern seen throughout the area but have remained more steady than most communities.  Generally there have been between 10 and 15 home sales per year with the exception of 2009 when there were only 4 home sales reported. The average sales price peaked in 2006 at $429,000 and dropped to $350,000 by 2010 but recovered nicely in 2011 to $401,000. Prices have eased this year to date with 7 sales having an average sales price of $360,000. There are also currently 4 homes on the market with an average asking price of $384,000 and 2 homes under contract averaging $371,000.

With its reasonable pricing, solid homes, and prime location, Sharpley should remain a preferred housing choice in North Wilmington for years to come.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Bear, DE/Devon, PA
Office: 302-834-3431/Direct: 610-618-0808