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Delaware offers an exciting environment for people looking to get away from the fast-passed city life within close proximity to Washington, DC, Virginia, Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. If you are considering looking for a primary or secondary home on the eastern seaboard, you will love our free beaches, great tax advantages and stress free lifestyle.

Delaware is gaining popularity as a posh retirement destination. CNBC recently named Rehoboth Beach one of the top places for baby boomers to retire, citing its proximity to major cities, its attractions and its increasing population of Americans over 65 years old as some of its defining benefits.

There are so many advantages of buying a Delaware Beach home and many choices. For instance choosing a location, never mind a residence, can be a daunting process. That's why homebuyers who are looking for real estate in Delaware turn to an expert, Sherri Martin at With my wealth of local knowledge, access to MLS listings and ability to perform a host of functions throughout the buying process, is the first stop for anyone looking to start an exciting new life at the Delaware Beach.

The advantages of buying tax-free real estate in Delaware

A big incentive to buy a home in Delaware is the state's favorable tax policies. For example, income taxes in the state are low, ranging from a base of 2.2 percent to a high of 6.7 percent, according to 2012 data from the Federation of Tax Administrators. By comparison, nearby areas such as New York and Washington, D.C. have income taxes that can be as high as 8.95 percent.

In addition, for retirees there are more than just Delaware real estate taxes to find favor with. For example, in Delaware, most residents are not required to pay personal property taxes, sales taxes on retail items, inheritance taxes, local taxes or Social Security benefit taxes.

Buying Delaware real estate for prime beach property

Relocating to the Delaware Beach area provides homeowners with more than the means to acquire additional income through vacation rentals, tax advantages and a relaxed paced lifestyle, it also allows them to experience a wealth of attractions. For example, Rehoboth Beach is known as the "Restaurant Capital of Delaware" and offers a wide range of restaurants featuring everything from elegant, fine dining to family friendly eateries.

Lonely Planet, a top destination for travel information and reviews, rates a number of Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach attractions highly for their atmosphere and creativity.

Beginning your Delaware home buying search with

When starting your search for a home for sale in Delaware, turn to Sherri Martin at with strong expertise in the overall buying process, you can count on an expert to help you ensure your next home investment meets your every need.

To start your search, contact Sherri Martin at so I can begin assessing your priorities and price range and start your search for your dream home in Delaware today or call 302-245-3260 Cell

Tour our Delaware Beaches

From Rehoboth Beach to Fenwick Island, the beaches of Sussex County each have their own distinct personality with something to offer everyone who comes to visit them.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Rehoboth, which is located approximately ten miles north of Bethany Beach, is quickly becoming a trendy year-round destination as it boasts an assortment of fine dining and retail shopping. The mile-long boardwalk located at the end of Rehoboth Avenue offers the perfect place for biking, strolling or jogging. It also features miniature golf, arcades, a family amusement park and bandstand pavilion, which holds free concerts all season long. Be sure to check out some of our featured Rehoboth Beach real estate listings so you can start imagining what it'd be like to call this paradise your home.

Dewey Beach, Delaware

Directly south of Rehoboth lies Dewey Beach. This strip of land is the perfect place for those looking to enjoy a night out on the town. Dewey offers its share of first-rate restaurants as well, but is better known for its late night bar scene, which often includes nationally known entertainers and musical performers. This stretch of land between the ocean and the bay is just shy of a 1/2 a mile wide and 1 mile long, so it is an easy walk from one end of town to the other, all the while enjoying spectacular bay and ocean views from your choice of venue.

Lewes, Delaware

Known best as the first town in the first state; Lewes is an ideal spot to visit and an even better place to live! The downtown area features a great sampling of boutique shopping and fine eateries along its main drag and side streets. Revisit a lesson in history by taking the town's walking historic tour to find yourself immersed in another age or take a stroll over the bridge and watch the ships pour in and out of the canal. The beach and bay awaits about a 1/2 mile from the center of town for those looking to catch some rays and relaxation and access to the Cape Henlopen State Park is just around the corner. The celebrated Cape May-Lewes Ferry has its headquarters here as well, making a day trip to the other side of the Bay an easy and delightful excursion. A great place to bring the family or friends; Lewes is one of Delaware's prized possessions.

Indian River Inlet

Beyond Dewey lies six miles of state owned coastline that stretches into Bethany Beach. As you drive down this scenic patch of road, you'll pass the Indian River Inlet where all the local surfers gather. You will also notice the wide bike and jogging lane, which provides the perfect setting for those looking for a little exercise on their vacation. The old naval towers used in our country's first and second world wars line the beach here and remind us of our history.

Bethany Beach, Delaware

Bethany Beach, which is a great place to bring the whole family is the next resort town hit on the coastal highway. Though not as large as Rehoboth; Bethany does boast its' own boardwalk, bandstand and several other attractions for the whole family including the famous Mangos Bar and Grill & Bethany Blue's Barbecue Pit.

Fenwick Island, Delaware

Just past this town is the southernmost coastal city of Fenwick Island. It borders Ocean City, Maryland and offers great places to shop, eat & relax. Whether someone is looking for a small town peaceful retreat, metropolitan worthy dining & shopping or the time of their life: Delaware's resort communities won't disappoint.

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Year-Round Fun locations

Entering the town limits of Rehoboth is a nod to the past because here small town living is embodied - but with a big city punch. Every time you step out for a drink, a meal or some music you will find yourself met with familiar faces and warm greetings.

No longer just a place for those seeking a summer retreat, our resort community now offers an assortment of fun-filled activities all year-round. From Jazz Fest, the Sea Witch Parade and the nationally recognized Punkin' Chunkin' in the fall to great holiday shopping, the film festival and Mardi Gras celebrations in the winter, you will find yourself with something to do every weekend (and that's just when it's too cold to go to the beach)!

An Amenity-Rich Lifestyle

As the temperature heats up, so does the amenity-rich lifestyle. In the spring and summer months, residents and visitors alike enjoy the obvious merits of living near the water. It's also the time to take advantage of great hiking, biking and camping in the Cape Henlopen State Park, leisurely strolls on the boardwalk, tax-free shopping throughout a surplus of downtown boutiques and gourmet dining that rivals any metropolitan hot spot. It's a place for families to reunite, friendships to celebrate and relationships to rekindle. A place where traditions are born and memories are forged.

Simply put, life at the beach is a day at the beach

The Delaware resort area is a great place to live. If you're interested in living at the beach or investing in Delaware real estate, contact us today or feel free to browse our beach house and dream home listings!
246 Rehoboth Ave.
P.O. Box 605
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Cell: (302) 245-3260
Direct: (302) 226-6622
Fax: (302) 227-4686
Based on information from Sussex County Association of REALTORS, Inc., which neither guarantees nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. †All data is provided ‘AS IS’ and with all faults. †Data maintained by Sussex County Association of REALTORS, Inc. may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.
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