35886 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, De 19944 | $3,495,000

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Property Details

Welcome to Maisons Sur Mer-house on the Sea! Discover this coastal beauty nestled between the Little Assawoman Bay & the Atlantic Ocean! Breathtaking views & details abound in this spacious custom home with 7,660 sq. ft. heated & 13,616 sq. ft. total
  • MLS Number: 726362
  • Status: Active
  • Price: $3,495,000
  • Property Type:
  • Area: Fenwick/Bethany East Of Canal
  • Community: Maisons Sur-Mer
  • School District: Indian River
  • Square Footage: 7,660
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Full Bathrooms: 6
  • Half Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Stories: 4
  • New Construction: No
  • County Taxes: $3,656
  • Waterfront: Bay
  • Water View: Ocean
  • Pool: Above Ground
  • Furnished: Yes
  • Lot Square Feet: 91,476
  • Lot Size Acres: 2.10
  • Lot Description: Landscaped, Water Access
  • Water: Private Central Water
  • Sewer: Public Central Sewer
  • Community Amenities: Beach, Water/Lake Privilege

Interior Features

  • Kitchen: Countertops - Marble, Island
  • Fireplace: Gas
  • Heating: Heat Pump(s)
  • Cooling: Central A/C, Heat Pump(s)
  • Flooring: Hardwood, Tile
  • Attic: Access Only
  • Security: Security System
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer-Electric, Fridge w/Ice Maker, Garage Door Opener, Microwave, Oven/Range Gas, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Heater Electric
  • Interior Features: Built In Bookcases, Cable TV Prewired, Ceiling Fan(s), Fireplace-Gas, Screen(s), Two Master Bedrooms, Vaulted Ceilings, Walk-In Closets, Window Treatments

Exterior Features

  • Style: Coastal
  • Construction Type: Stick/Frame
  • Exterior Type: Cedar Siding
  • Roofing: Architectural Shingle
  • Foundation: Pilings
  • Garage: Attached
  • Garage Size: 4
  • Parking: Driveway/Off Street, Garage
  • Porch/Deck/Patio: Deck - Front, Deck - Rear, Three Season Room
  • Exterior Features: Irrigation System, Outside Shower, Pool-Above Ground, Storage Shed/Outbuilding

Listing Courtesy of OCEAN ATLANTIC SOTHEBY'S INTL REALTY

Staging Your Fenwick Island Home: a Matter of Detail

Today’s Internet-savvy home seller knows that before potential Fenwick Island buyers even make their way to a home’s online listing they may already have been exposed to the property’s pictures posted elsewhere. Since first impressions can be decisive, it’s all the more reason to heed something that advertising professionals have always known: the viewer’s eye is automatically drawn directly to any visible flaws.

That’s why, if you want to entice more buyers by posting the most attractive teaser pics of your Fenwick Island home, you need to think in staging terms. Professional staging is the most foolproof way to create flawless images, of course — but there are also some easy and inexpensive approaches to creating eye-pleasing images of your home.

Get your Stuff Out

The first rule of staging a home in Fenwick Island is to make it as inviting as possible — and nobody feels at home when they are surrounded by a stranger’s stuff. Remove the blankets piled on the couch, and take down the Spiderman posters from Junior’s room. When a viewer’s eye goes to a personality-defining detail, it usually shapes the whole impression. Making your home a blank canvas will allow prospective buyers to picture their own belongings fitting nicely in place.

Call the Professional Cleaners

You need to get every inch of the home as clean as possible for it to be inviting (and worth the asking price). This means cleaning things you probably haven't even considered before, like the garage door and the sliding window tracks. Hiring a professional crew for even just a day can do wonders to create a ‘like new’ aura.

Adjust Lighting 

One of the things that make staged homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting. A lot of us have gradually adopted minimal lighting at home — something that can be reversed with a few extra lamps and higher-wattage bulbs. Staging is just one element that goes into a successful Fenwick Island home sale. Contact me today to talk about all the other pieces!

A Sussex County Foreclosure Is Often Less Than Inevitable

Even though national foreclosure rates have continued to drop, the threat of becoming another Sussex County foreclosure statistic is still very real for some homeowners. It’s at least somewhat reassuring to understand that most banks don’t really want a foreclosure — so for homeowners who take an early proactive approach with their lender, losing their home does not have to be inevitable.

Mortgage Restructuring

For anyone who has fallen behind on payments, Job One is to discuss the situation with your banker. If a mortgage restructuring is possible, you may have an opportunity to refinance at a lower rate with more manageable payment amounts. In some cases, it may be possible to alter other terms of your agreement — for example; you might arrange to postpone any delinquent payments to the end of the loan’s term. You have to ask.

Payment Deferral Options

If payment failure has been caused by losing a job, a medical condition one of the other more common causes, some banks will work out payment deferral options. If you have prepared documentation to back up your hardship claim, it is more likely that the lender will be able to offer an agreement to defer your payments while you get back on track. 

Short Sale

If the financial situation is such that you know you can no longer sustain regular payments, it may be best to consider a short sale — the option where the bank agrees to accept sale to a third party for a sum that falls short of the loan’s balance. It means loss of the property, but results in a better credit history than does a Sussex County foreclosure.

A foreclosure in Sussex County becomes inevitable if the reality of a tough financial situation isn’t recognized and addressed. If you take positive steps once you realize you are going to miss a payment, you put yourself in the best position to open options that are less problematic than full foreclosure. If you find you could benefit from a strictly confidential price evaluation on your home, call me ­— sometimes a property can be worth more than you think!  

Savvy shoppers and sellers; don’t sit on the sidelines, call/text 302-228-7871 or email me, Russell Stucki, REALTOR® of Beach Real Estate Market to provide detailed information on Delaware homes for sale, investment and commercial properties, luxury and  waterfront homes, condos/townhomes, new construction, lots and land, farms and equestrian properties located in but not limited to Bethany, Bethel, Bridgeville, Dagsboro, Delmar, Ellendale, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Georgetown, Greenwood, Harbeson, Laurel, Lewes, Lincoln, Milford, Millsboro, Millville, Milton, Ocean View, Rehoboth Beach, Seaford, Selbyville, Delaware.