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Simplify Your Home Search with Our Delaware Lifestyles Guide

Finally, this is it your chance to find the perfect home and community for the lifestyle youve dreamed about all of those years on the job. Whether youre retiring now or taking your final steps to do so soon, you have lots of smart financial reasons to choose Delaware.

Our extremely low property taxes, for example, or the fact that you wont pay taxes on your Social Security, VA Disability income or Railroad Retirement benefits. And in case you havent heard, theres no sales tax in Delaware, which means youre going to spend a lot less on that Viking stove and Sub Zero side-by-side refrigerator for the home youre renovating, and all of the fresh seafood, meats and locally-farmed produce that are going to fill that custom kitchen.

But theres another big benefit thats well-known even if it isnt always discussed: statewide, there are scores of new communities being built from the ground up, giving home buyers the chance to customize their residences in communities with lots of amenities on-site.

Thats the good news. The more complicated news is that it might feel like youre getting overwhelmed by having too many choices. Thats one very good reason to work with a realtor who can save you lots of time and money. You can also simplify your search by visiting our Delaware Lifestyles link at the Buy section of our Web site.

Brand new, waterside, poolside, golf course-adjacent and 55+ make up the mix.

If youre super keen on having lots of choices when it comes to your brand new kitchen or the colors of your walls or just want to move into a space thats completely fresh, check out the New Construction. Youll see a handful of communities being developed right now in locations upstate, downstate and in central Delaware. In each case you can zero-in on floor plans, community amenities and precise locations to determine how close youll be to cultural attractions, state parks and beaches.

If youve been dreaming of easy strolls a riverfront or beach on the bay or ocean, check out Homes on the Water. Some are in relatively new communities where you still have a chance to customize. Others are in well-established communities near Indian River Bay, Delaware Bay, or the Atlantic Ocean. Youll also find lots of very special properties, including this weeks favorite, a custom Williamsburg reproduction near the Vines Creek Marina in Dagsboro.

Do you expect to have a lot of family and friends visiting, or need extra space for your multi-generational household? Then check out our Homes with In-Law Suites. These are also located all across the state, and the section spotlights relatively new and brand new home communities as well as individual residences like this expansive and sturdy brick rancher in Newark for one-level living for your immediate family and a lovely lower level with all of the features you could want in a beautiful and comfortable home.

Have you always dreamed of splashing around in your own backyard? Then take a look at this special section of Homes with Pools. These tend to be homes in well-established communities with varying price ranges, along with some that radiate pure luxury, including this new home in walking distance to the ocean in Dewey Beach.

If low greens-fees and easy recreation are your thing, youll find lots of beautiful communities at the Golf Real Estate link. One thing youll notice right away is the large number of affordable communities right alongside the links, including many with homes well below $500k.

Finally, you might have a chance to find almost all of these features in specific Active Adults Communities. Almost every one offers some combination of pools, club houses, pickleball and tennis courts, golf courses, or walking trails for resort living right outside your front door. Some are specifically geared to the 55+ lifestyle, with age-specific residency rules. Others will just make you glad you ARE 55+, and ready to have the time of your life.

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