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Home Buying in Millsboro : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Feb 12, 2017
Doria71258 answered:
I bought here, a Pisa Torre, in December 2013. I was fraudulently told by the Ryan Homes sales representative that I owned the building (house) and the property and the deed would state that. After all, I am paying property taxes to Sussex County and the Town of Millsboro. The Ryan Homes rep even told me that I could have concrete property markers installed for an approximate $400 fee!

I got the deed a few months later and it read CONDOMINIUM. I called the closing lawyers and inquired why my deed didn't read FEE SIMPLE. I was informed these single family home are indeed condominiums and that I only own from the "walls in". WHAT!? I inquired with neighbors and they were told the same thing!!!

The neighborhood is so-so. It's been 3+ years and the street is still not paved! The construction is "iffy" at best and I have had nothing but problems with the plumbing and HVAC that was installed Millwood wide by Sobieski Services. I paid out of pocket for parts and services to repair Sobieski's SHODDY work. Some of Sobieski's work in my "condo" actually violates Federal laws on HVAC and plumbing. Shame on the town of Millsboro Building Inspector(s)...I don't think they even drove thru here. They annexed the development only to gain tax revenue in my opinion.

Several of the "homes" are sublet to "riff-raff" that don't comply with any of the HOA restrictions (i.e. abandon cars, unleashed pets, late night noise, etc). Construction contractors have even been here before 7:00 AM and after 7:00 PM and on Sundays violating State and local laws.


I also have drainage problems (my house is lower than the street) that the developer, Ryan Homes and the HOA all point to each other to date it's still not rem
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Tue Jun 21, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
Call the number on the For Sale sign ... that should connect you to the person with the most current information.

Website usually lag behind reality by a few days or weeks.
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Tue Jun 21, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Chances are, you're looking at a house that has a purchase contract on it. Most agents don't remove their yard signs until the sale has been completed. If it is far enough along in the process to be shown as "off market" online, your chances aren't great but there's no reason why you couldn't have your agent reach out to the listing agent about the possibility of submitting a back-up offer. ... more
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Sat May 14, 2016
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Wed Mar 2, 2016
Fpatrucker asked:
I own land and a mobile home on it with no lot fees. I want to buy a modular home in a community with lot fees and remove the home and put it on my land I own and replace it with my current…
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Sat Mar 28, 2015
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Sun Jul 27, 2014
Peter Walling answered:
There are two aspects related to understanding the value of Baywood land leases: the value of the amenities included in the lease and the savings associated with not needing to purchase the land. In almost every Buyer's scenario, Baywood residents are "cash positive" when leasing the land when compared to communities wherein you need to purchase the land.

As a Baywood resident for the past 10+ years, the amenities are outstanding. HOA fees in nearby communities for comparable amenities ranges from $4K to $6K per year. If you happen to be a boater, the value is even greater since Baywood residents can lease a slip in our sister communities for $950 per year versus $3K or more for a private boat slip.

In terms of the savings associated with not needing to buy the land, this varies based upon whether you're a cash buyer or need financing. The following is a good rule of thumb for understanding the value of an improved lot in a comparable community: Interior lots are valued at approximately $100K; wooded and/or pond view lots are worth $200k; and golf course lots are worth $300K and up.
My lot is a private wooded lot and I'll use the $200K for this example. For cash buyers, that's $200K
that you retain in other investments and over time, a conservative investment portfolio should average a 5% to 7% return. That's $10K to $14K in yearly income. Wooded and pond view lots have an average lot rent of $9,500 annually. So, between the value of the amenities you receive and the return on your investments, paying land rent in Baywood is the best deal around.

We needed financing when we purchased in Baywood and by not needing to finance the cost of the land, we were able to go with a 15 rather than a 30 year mortgage. The differential in principal paid on a 15 versus a 30 is huge. For buyers needing financing, they too have a cash positive experience by purchasing in Baywood.

Run the numbers and see for yourself!
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Susan June answered:
I agree with would wonder why it hasn't sold. And you should be able to find out the answer to your question. There might be absolutely nothing wrong with it, however, it could have a flood or another issue that they're not being forthcoming with. ... more
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Crystal Sparks answered:
I have a class C three bedroom home with a large deck on the front and screened porch on the back- it has an oversized detached garage as well- all on a little less than 1 acre of your OWN land. The inside has been remodeled and beautiful. It is not in a community -just off of Rt 5 in Longneck on Friendship Rd. Did I mention that the porch overlooks adorable little stream in back! If your interested in looking I would be happy to show it to you! Good Luck ... more
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Thu Mar 6, 2014
Gene Hoffman answered:
Home inspections normally are done at contract. However, in a case where there is/was damage, I suggest that the owner get in front of the problem, pay for an inspection. have the work done, and then have the inspection report and the proof of correction to hand to the prospective buyer.

However, it would not satisfy for anyone who would be writing a contract after 90 days. Your lender wants current info.
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
Judy & Fred Dean answered:

35547 Main St., is no longer on the market. It was withdrawn back in August.

The Dean Team
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Rentsnospace answered:
is there any such thing as 100% financing on a class c manufactured home in delaware.
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Linda Bodine answered:
Millsboro is a huge postal zone. Many communities in Millsboro are waterfront and could have flooding issues especially the Long Neck area. Community fees vary.
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Tue Aug 6, 2013
Joanne Milton answered:
Hi Bill! This development has a variety of single homes and townhomes. I have clients who have purchased there and are thrilled! The finishes and attention to detail are impressive. I'd be happy to help you as well. Call or email me and we can discuss the details to plan our next steps!
I look forward to our hearing from you!

Joanne Milton
First Class Properties
711 N. DuPont Blvd.
Milford, DE 19963
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
Beverly Marta answered:
Hello you can call me directly 302-858-7747 or e-mail me and I will be more then happy to set up a time for you to see the home.
The ground rent is $ 8400 per year

Thank you and hope to hear from you soon
Beverly Marta
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Larry Sprigg answered:
There is a large development of new single family homes in Millsboro that all have basements. It is Plantation Lakes.
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Cindy Cindy Manry answered:
Yes, there are communities that are fee simple in Millsboro. I have been working with other Clients that are looking for the same type of home. If you need more help, please contact me. ... more
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Nick Varrato answered:
There is no ground rent but a HOA of $83.00 a month. If I can be of any other assistance please call 302 542 4850. I do sell in the Plantation Lakes Development. Thanks for the info.

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Wed May 15, 2013
George H. Dixon asked:
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