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Joe Maggio Realty Open House Schedule - President's Day Weekend 2018

Submitted by Joe Maggio on February 16th, 2018
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The long weekend is a great excuse to plan some fun house-hunting along the Delaware Coast.  Our agents will be available to assist with any questions you may have about the properties you view, and the local area.  With so much fun stuff to do at the beaches, now is the ideal time to start searching for that summer vacation home or retirement property by the sea.  We have two property viewings this President's Weekend and they are: 

Saturday, February 17, 2018 

55 maryland avenue beach house with pool

Property Details: 55 Maryland Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Description:  Beautiful New luxury Echelon-built home which is just steps from Lake Gerar and the Rehoboth Boardwalk.    The stunning 4 bed, 4 1/2 bathroom property benefits from sports bottom in-ground pool, outdoor shower and fenced yard for privacy. Interior feautres include Luxury Waterfall Baths, Spa Showers, Gourmet Kitchen, Barnwood Wood Floors, Florentine tile, Cosmo flat fireplace, two Master Suites. 
Time: 10am-2pm

Host: Irene Vrentzos 
Call us today to schedule an appointment or drop by the  Open House anytime Saturday between 10am & 2pm.

and a little later head over to: the residences condominiums in lighthouse cove dewey beach

Property Details: The Residences at Lighthouse Cove, 1301 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, Delaware 19971
Description: Come join us at The Residences this Saturday as we share details about the final phase of construction here at Lighthouse Cove. We'll also be accepting reservations, and showcasing stunning beach themed properties from the remaining inventory of the current phase.  Not only do you get to feast your eyes on the fabulous properties but one lucky individual could find themselves winning a weekend stay at the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, or gift certificates for some of our local coastal Delaware businesses. 
Time: 1pm-4pm
Host: Joe Maggio

You can find out more about The Residences here, or call us today to schedule an appointment with one of the Joe Maggio Realty team.

Whatever you choose to do this weekend, be sure to have a great time doing it! 

Acquisition of Connor Jacobsen Realty by Joe Maggio Realty

Submitted by Joe Maggio on February 9th, 2018
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It is with great pride and excitement  that we announce the news that Joe Maggio (Broker/Owner) and Mike Moreland (Realtor) of Joe Maggio Realty have acquired Connor Jacobsen Realty, the oldest real estate agency located in Bethany Beach.

As the leading Delaware Beach vacation rentals agency for many years, Connor Jacobsen Realty offer oceanfront and oceanside year-round vacation rentals throughout Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Middlesex Beach, Fenwick Island and surrounding areas.

Connor Jacobsen's Marie Cahill says of the acquisition, "I approached Joe Maggio to purchase my business after working on a nominating Committee for the Women's Council of Realtors. We selected Joe as 'Entrepreneur of the Year'.  Joe's background and commitment to the local community was a perfect fit for my clients, some whom have been attentively supported by our brokerage for over 40 years".

Connor Jacobsen Realty's personalized approach to serving a loyal client base - which is heavily concentrated south of Indian River Inlet - made the acquisition a very natural and complementary fit to our boutique business model," explained Joe Maggio.  It is our hope to bring additional tools like online booking, deposit insurance, and credit acceptance to enhance the tenant and landlord experience.  "With Mike Moreland joining as an investor, and his vast experience from his former career with Cisco Systems, we are pleased to have his expertise!" said Joe Maggio.

Mike Moreland added, "We are excited to welcome these new clients to our family and look forward to introducing them to our technology-savvy and value-added approach. Our new clients will be able to leverage our cutting-edge services for our mutual benefit."

Joe Maggio Realty have offices in Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach - we are Delaware's premier boutique real estate brokerage dedicated to providing a comprehensive approach to sales and beach rentals.  We provide value to our clients through personalized service that is professional, courteous and responsive. The number one reason why so many customer seek our assitance is due our team of over 45 real estate agents, and our combined hundreds of years of expertise in sales and rentals in and around the Delaware Beaches.

If you have a rental property in or around the Delaware Beaches that you would like to list, or are seeking vacation rental properties for your next family vacation, please contact Joe Maggio, Broker/Owner via our contact form

Joe Maggio Realty
Telephone: 302-226-3770

Joe Maggio Realty Welcomes New Agents

Submitted by Joe Maggio on January 31st, 2018
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With January now behind us, and the warmer weather only a few months away, this is the perfect time of year to turn your attention to searching for that beach home or condo on the Delaware coast. 

Of course, to find premium real estate you'll need to enlist the help of someone who is a true professional, a person who is knowledgeable about your preferred neighborhood(s), but also an agent who has the expertise to make your property purchase, or sale, a stressfree, smooth-as-a-breeze experience. 

Well, wouldn't you know it!  Your beach house search coincides with Joe Maggio Realty welcoming some really talented new agents to our ever-growing team of real estate professionals, each of whom brings with them special expertise and a wealth of local and real estate knowledge to assist you in your quest to find a new home.   So, whether you are looking for a realtor to represent you in the sale of your current Delaware property, or if you are on the lookout for that exquisite beach home for family and friends to enjoy during the divine summer months,  take a look below to see who of our new agents would be a good fit for you to begin the process.

Realtor, Associate Broker, Maria Bennett at Joe Maggio RealtyMaria Bennett, Associate Broker, Secretary WCR 

Maria is an experienced full time Real Estate professional with over 22 years' experience as Realtor,  Broker of Record and Associate Broker.  She specializes in marketing and takes pride in how the house is presented on the internet, and to her fellow Realtors to ensure maximum visibility and a fast sale.

Find out more about Maria 



Realtor at Joe Maggio RealtyRay Bunting, Realtor

Ray was born in Lewes and grew up in Millsboro, Delaware.   Local connections and experience overseas with clients seeking resort property ownership, makes him a natural choice to represent you in the sale or purchase of your next resort property.



Real estate agent Robin Bunting from Joe Maggio Realty Robin Bunting, Realtor

Previously a top community sales manager in Rehoboth and Milford for Country Life Homes,  Robin established her own business and worked for a short time at Delmarva Resorts Realty before moving to Joe Maggio Realty.  Vacationing in Ocean City and Rehoboth beach during her childhood, Robin has an in-depth knowledge of the area. 

Find out more about Robin



Associate Broker at Joe Maggio Realty

Marjorie Eckerd, Associate Broker DE & MD, President WCR 

Marjie's 30 years' of experience in real estate in Rehoboth and the surrounding towns enables her to provide clients with the best possible expertise, not only as a broker, but also as a Rehoboth local. 

Find out more about Marjie



real estate agent at Joe Maggio Realty, Laura Jednorski

Laura Jednorski, Realtor

Originally from Baltimore, Laura made the move to Rehoboth Beach in 2005.  Always a fan of real estate, she obtained her real estate license in 2013 and is as enthusiastic and passionate about buying and selling homes today, as she was the day she started.




We are thrilled to welcome all our new agents to Joe Maggio Realty... and keep your eyes peeled as we have more exciting annoucements just around the corner! 

Happy House Hunting! 

Joe Maggio Realty Open House Schedule - October 28-29, 2017

Submitted by Joe Maggio on October 24th, 2017
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The residences lighthouse cove

As part of our commitment to providing our clients with the best possible experience when buying or selling a home, we will be regularly posting our 'Open House Schedule' here on the JMR blog, enabling you to stay informed about the fabulous real estate properties for sale in and around Rehoboth Beach.  This weekend drop by to view the following: 

Saturday, October 28

The residences lighthouse coveTime: 1pm-4pm
Property Details: The Residences, 301 Coastal Highway
Description: Stunning Ocean, Bay or Pool View Condo's with open floor plan, private balcony and more.
Host: The Joe Maggio Realty Team



55 Maryland Ave

Time: 9am-2pm
Property Details: 55 Maryland Avenue, Rehoboth Beach
Description: Steps to Lake Gerar and the Rehoboth Boardwalk. 4 Bed / 4 1/2 Bath new luxury Echelon-built home. 
Host: Brittany McCunney



2 Bassett Avenue oceanfront property

Time: 12noon-3pm
Property Details: 2 Bassett Avenue, Rehoboth Beach
Description: Spectacular 5 Bed / 6 Bath Oceanfront home with panoramic views.
Host: Irene Vrentzos



Sunday, October 29

55 Maryland AveTime: 10am-2pm
Property Details: 55 Maryland Avenue, Rehoboth Beach
Description: Steps to Lake Gerar and the Rehoboth Boardwalk. 4 Bed/ 41/2 Bath new luxury Echelon-built home.
Host: Brittany McCunney



21 Ocean drive North Shores Time: 10am-2pm
Property Details: 21 Ocean Dr #702, Rehoboth Beach
Description: Stylish Ocean View 2 Bed/2 Bath Condo 
Host: Duwayne Litz



304 west market street, greenwoodTime: 11am-2pm
Property Details: 304 W Market Street, Greenwood
Description: Completely restored 5 Bed / 2 Bath home with elegant new interior
Host: Debra & Neil Dickerson



If you would like to speak to one of our agents about any of these properties please call the Joe Maggio Realty office on (302) 226-3770

The Residences - Luxury Condominium Development News

Submitted by Joe Maggio on July 10th, 2017
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Rooftop Plaza at The Residences, Lighthouse Cove, Dewey Beach

We have more exciting news with regard to our partnership with The Residences at Lighthouse Cove as yet another phase is completed of this fabulous condominium development now offering 27 additional luxury condo units, as well as extended garage. This phase of work has been carried out by award winning Delaware natives, Nason Construction, a family owned and operated business offering quality construction service.

Bayside Living for All

With 8 of the recently completed second phase condos already sold, we are currently setting up viewing appointments for the remaining condos to a whole range of prospective buyer, from individuals and couples to growing families and retirees too.  With the vision, style, and quality amenities that have been utilised in this phase of the development, the project has attracted interest from buyers of all walks of life – young families who wish to enjoy the outdoor life and coastal Delaware living; singles and couples purchasing a summer rental property to create a little extra income; and mature couples looking for a luxury condo in which to enjoy their retirement.

Hyatt Place & The Residences at Lighthouse Cove, Dewey Beach

Exceptional Resort Amenities

These new condos feature private balconies and terraces, open space floorplans, indoor swimming pool, and a recently completed 3rd floor outdoor infinity pool, as well as many other impressive resort style amenities. The Residences offer a truly special coastal living experience.

From the rooftop garden plaza you’ll get to see some of the most stunning sunsets on the coast; enjoy grilling up your favourite BBQ treats in the grilling area and fire pit, and when it all gets too much and you need to switch off, simply hop into the indoor saltwater pool, or infinity pool with its specially crafted seating ledge, then relax and take in that fabulous bay view.  What could be more inviting?

The Residences at Lighthouse Cove - Living Room

Viewing by Appointment

If you are interested in viewing one of the 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms condos currently available on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of The Residences, then please do get in touch.  As we’ve said before, this is a landmark development offering the very best of views, amenities and style that Dewey Beach has to offer.  Our agents are available to provide further information about this great investment opportunity on 302-226-3770

The Residences is located at: 

The Residences at Lighthouse Cove
1301 Coastal Hwy.
Dewey Beach, Delaware 19971

New Property Developments West of Delaware Route 1

Submitted by Joe Maggio on February 7th, 2017
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new homes for sale in Suffolk County

With a new home market that’s booming here in coastal Delaware, and higher price-tags on those ocean view and beachside homes, developers like Schell Brothers and Ryan Homes are now buying up land west of Delaware Route 1 to offer a range of single family homes and townhouses at affordable prices within a 20 minute drive to the beach.

Basically, farmland in the area is being sold for residential property development that’s providing Suffolk County with a welcome source of income via the 3% transfer tax , generating a healthy $23 million for the county last year alone!

Here at Joe Maggio Realty we frequently entertain visitors from out of town looking to head to the beaches in search of a retirement home or family vacation property, and we don’t see this trend slowing down any time soon, so there’s little concern over the number of new construction builds and community developments currently growing in our area, ‘We’re absorbing the inventory as fast as it comes online’, says our very own Joe Maggio in a recent Delaware Business Times article.

So strike whilst the iron is hot, if you are considering the purchase of a retirement or beach home in Delaware, contact our real estate agents here at Joe Maggio Realty and we'll be happy to not only show you a great selection of new homes, condos and townhouses for sale in and around the Delaware communities but also share our local knowledge about this fabulous location by the sea. 

Find out more about what Joe has to say about the Suffolk County real estate market by reading the full Delaware Business Times article: 

Summer & Vacation Rentals in Delaware

Submitted by Joe Maggio on June 24th, 2015
| By Joe Maggio |  
Delaware sunset

Delaware is the perfect location to search for summer vacation rental properties, whether you’re in the market to buy to rent, or just looking for a summer rental for the family vacation.  With scenic views, idyllic beaches and a rich history, Delaware has everything to make your stay here a great experience. Renting a vacation property can help to take the stress out of finding accommodation too.  Offering a unique and more personalized experience than just another hotel, rentals are fully furnished and often property owners offer additional extras like surf boards, canoes and other beach paraphernalia to make your visit the best vacation ever!   

More Flexibility with Summer Rentals

For families staying in a hotel, the cost of room service and in-house restaurants can become expensive, and you are limited for space too. However, with many of the summer rental properties in Delaware, you have the luxury of renting the entire house, back-yard and often even have access to the beach or private dock, all for much less money than a hotel would cost.  You’ll also find that many holiday rentals sleep up to 10 people, more than enough room to invite friends and family at no additional cost.  Renting is a far more flexible, and cheaper option than booking a hotel, or bed and breakfast accommodation.

Vacation Properties in Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach and the surrounding areas are home to a host of vacation rental properties, so you’ll be sure the find exactly the right holiday home to fit your requirements.  It’s also possible to search, book and rent your vacation property online. summer rental house in delaware

If you’re looking for the perfect beach side condo or larger property to entertain friends and family then call our rental agents at Joe Maggio Realty who will be happy to assist you with your search.  Each property is fully furnished so you’ll have everything you need to enjoy a great vacation, and some of our properties include use of community clubhouse, swimming pools, tennis courts and more, all included in the rental price.

 Finding the Perfect Coastal Location

Location is everything and when choosing a house for the summer holidays then you will have far more choice than you would for a hotel.  We have rentals right in the centre of town in the hustle and bustle of it all, or quieter locations for those that like to get away from it all and truly relax on their vacation.  We have beach view, waterfront and town houses all available for weekly and monthly rental periods.  

Local Communities in Southern Delaware

One of the many reasons to stay in a beach rental is the chance to be able to live like the locals for a short period of time. You can really get to know an area and its people by staying in close proximity to these Southern Delaware Communities.   And you may just stumble upon new friends and find new activities that you’d have missed if you’d stayed elsewhere!

Enjoy the many gifts of a Summer in Delaware 

Delaware has many fine beaches, nature trails and a whole host of attractions to while away the summer months. Vacation rentals can be rented for a week at a time or for the whole season. The flexibility of a vacation rental, along with getting to know the area and its communities can really enhance any vacation. Find your home away from home and enjoy your next getaway in Rehoboth Beach and the surrounding areas. 

Making a Move to Historic Delaware

Submitted by Joe Maggio on April 23rd, 2015
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Delaware State

No doubt your U.S. history class will have informed you that Delaware is known as the First State since it was the first to officially ratify the constitution of the United States on December 7th 1787. Along with Maryland to the South, Pennsylvania to the North and New Jersey to the West, Delaware is easily accessible from major cities and is a regular tourist vacation destination due to its fine beaches along the East coast. Although property prices in Delaware are rising, it still remains a popular place for families to purchase second homes because of the favourable tax situation – there is no sales tax and property tax is one of the lowest in the country.

Property Rentals & Homes For Sale in Delaware

Sussex County is an extremely popular destination not only for Delaware beach vacation rentals but also for purchasing a new home.  There are approximately 30 miles of unspoiled beaches and many other inland bodies of water too, so your dreams of owning a waterfront property in Delaware can become a reality. There are many communities in the area in which to buy a home such as the Spring Lake development near Rehoboth Beach.  These communities often include onsite bars and restaurants, swimming pools, tennis courts and other social activities.  Homes range from mobile homes, one and two bed condos, all the way through to large five and six bedroom family homes.

Enjoying the Great Outdoors in Delaware

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival 2017

Rehoboth Beach is known as the ‘Summer Capital’ due to it being so popular with tourists over the summer months, so it’s no surprise that this area has many attractions, shops and restaurants. Some of the highlights include Jungle Jim’s water park, Bear Trap Dunes golf course and Cape Henlopen State Park.  And popular annual events such as the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival bring more business and interest to this great coastal community. 

The festival is an annual event showcasing some of the world’s top independent movies. The World Championship Punkin’ Chunkin’ Contest which sees contestants hurl pumpkins, plus the Sea Witch Festival which is held every October to celebrate Halloween, are also events that bring the community together for a bit of fun and are not to be missed!  As well as all the fun activities and events, if you prefer a quieter time then there are many hiking and biking trails to discover, a selection of golf courses, and of course we have miles and miles of sandy beaches on which to relax. 


Tax Benefits, Small Town Charm & Sunshine - What a Combination!

The mixture of rural and seaside resorts in Southern Delaware can make any trip to the state a great experience, but living here is even better.  Many of our realtors have either lived her all their lives, or moved here to get more enjoyment out of life!  It is not only a popular destination for retirees but also for young couples wishing to raise their families in this thriving yet friendly area of the East Coast. The favourable tax laws definitely make moving to Delaware far more cost effective than elsewhere in the country, but for many it’s not all about money.   Destinations in Southern Delaware have an attractive small town charm yet still have all of the amenities you would expect from a modern resort. That, and the fact that we get over 200 days of sunshine per year, and have some of the finest beaches in the country probably also help!

Come visit us at Joe Maggio Realty and let us help you find your dream home on the Delaware Coast.


Coastal Club Resort Community has Broken Ground in Lewes, Delaware

Submitted by Joe Maggio on February 7th, 2015
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Coastal Club Logo

Coastal Club located just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean has broken ground and boasts to be the newest luxury resort community at the beach.  

Just west of 5 Points construction has started on a 600 home development with amenities galore, including swim up pool bar, established scenic walking trail, and a 15,000 square foot Club House featuring an indoor pool and Coffee Haus.   

The community will feature three of the areas home builders including NV Homes, Beazer, and Schell Brothers.  Beazer homes will be offering their town home product starting in the $240's, while NV Homes will feature its popular Armistead and Borquist model starting in the high $300's.  Pricing for the Schell Brother's product will be slightly higher with the model displayed started in the $700's.


Reservations are currently being accepted with delivery of the the first homes due in late Spring to early Summer.  If you would like to learn more about Coastal Club or to receive a brochure please give me a call 302-226-3770 or search our online listings of homes for sale and property rentals in other locations too.  As more information comes available regarding Coastal Club Resort then I'll be sure to keep you updated here, or in the Joe Maggio Daily.


Remember, it costs you nothing to have experienced Realtor representation when working with a home builder, and you have everything to don't go it alone!



Category: General

There are still a ton of great buys in the market.  A good Realtor can find them and connect investors with projects that could yield great returns.  Yes I am a little prejudice, but my own listing at 102 Glade Circle in The Glade is one hell of a good waterfront purchase.  A little investment update and great profits are in your future!