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Laurie, Home Buyer in Baltimore, MD

when you buy a house in Delaware do you own the land or not? I see questions about land rent ,and do not know what it is

Asked by Laurie, Baltimore, MD Sat Jun 1, 2013

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Hi Laurie,

It depends on the type of property you are purchasing and the location (community). The majority of homes in Delaware you do own the land. For example there are several communities in Bethany Beach ( Sea Colony, Bethany Proper) that have land rent.

Chris Kavanagh
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

302-829-9068 (direct)
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When you purchase in Delaware you own the land unless you are purchasing a property that is a leasehold, then you don't own the land but have a land lease. Most properties in Delaware you own fee simple and therefore own the house and the land.

John R. Thomas
Primary Residential Mortgage
NMLS 38783
302-703-0727 Office
248 E Chestnut Hill Rd
Newark, DE 19713
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