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Hi! I'm Jim Rash and I want to welcome you to my personal website. I'm with RE/MAX Horizons in Dover and cover Kent County, New Castle County (below the Canal) and Sussex County. If you're thinking about selling your home, I'd appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to see if I can be of help.
Now that you’re here I’d like to tell you a little about our area. But, before I do, I know you’ve come to this site to know more about a specific home or to get an idea of the homes that are available.
Until recently I was part of the Rash Team (Keller Williams® Realty at the Beach). So, for now, when you go to the Homes for Sale page you’ll find homes in Kent and Sussex counties listed by the Rash Team on their website. I'm including their listings because I want you to see what you can expect, in terms of a web presence, when you hire me to sell your home. I took all of the pictures and wrote all of the descriptions for Carolyn's listings. I also designed the Rash Team flyers. Of course, you can expect your home to show as well on this website as any of those on RashTeam.com.
The Free Reports link will take you to the Toolbox page where you'll have access to a Mortgage Calculator, Community Information, and a list of 24 reports for Buyers and Sellers that I'll be happy to send you for free and without obligation. Click here for a sample report.
The About Jim page goes into my background and goals as a real estate broker.
My contact information is at the bottom of every page on this website. My RE/MAX Horizons phone number is (302) 678-4300, my home phone is (302) 526-8573, and my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that business is handled, let me tell you about central Delaware.
There's no doubt about it...our summers are for crabs and beer, fishing on the Delaware Bay, and a steak dinner with live entertainment on the deck at JP's on the Wharf in Bower's Beach. Our winters are on the mild side but there are ample opportunities to ice skate and enjoy the snow. Our best seasons, in my opinion and that of more than a few others, are the shoulder seasons - spring and fall. Those are the best times for putting the top down or opening up the sunroof. The fall skies are full of migratory birds; geese, ducks, swans, hawks, eagles, herons, and the like.
There are a few communities I want to highlight here - Dover, Harrington, Camden-Wyoming, and Smyrna.
Dover, Delaware's capitol city, was founded in 1683 by William Penn. The Green, our central square, was designed by Penn and was where citizens and troops held rallies during the War of Independence. It's a spacious, open area surrounded by historic sites including where the original Golden Fleece Tavern was located (northeast corner of The Green and South State Street). It is referred to as the "Birthplace of the First State" on the State of Delaware website. Now, the Golden Fleece Tavern is located in downtown Dover on Loockerman Street.
Twice a year NASCAR fans flock to Dover Downs' Monster Mile to cheer their favorite drivers on to victory. When they're not watching the race there's plenty to do in the Casino. If you're feeling lucky there are over 2,500 slot machines and over 40 gaming tables. There's shopping on the Colonnade and excellent dining at no less than nine different restaurants. You can get raw oysters and handcrafted beer at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, prime steaks and sushi at Michele's, or award-winning cuisine in the Winner's Circle's dining room. The entertainment at Dover Downs is just the best. I've seen Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Peter Frampton, and Paul Revere and the Raiders there. They've also had Chicago, Ray Charles, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Loggins, Sinbad, Bill Cosby, Tom Jones, Gladys Knight, Kool & The Gang, and many, many more.
If you want to do a little museum hopping, Dover has more than a few. The Biggs Museum of American Art has one of the finest collections of American fine and decorative art. Woodburn, The Governor's House, can be toured by appointment. There are three stops worty of your time just south of Dover; the Air Mobility Command Museum (located on Dover Air Force Base), the home of one of our founding fathers (the John Dickinson Plantation), and Barratt's Chapel, the nation's cradle of Methodism.
Dover is a beautiful city with an abundance of things to do and places to see. It's a great place to live.
Harrington is my hometown. It was a wonderful place to grow up...baseball games at the Moose lodge, swimming in the pool at the American Legion, Boy Scout camporees at McCauley Pond, stock car races at the fairgrounds, and working there during Fair Week.
Harrington was originally known as Clark's Corner when, in 1780, Benjamin Clark built his home and a tavern (which became a stagecoach stop) at the intersection of what were then known as Milford and Frederica roads. In 1869 it was incorporated as the town of Harrington, and, in 1935, incorporated as a city.
In 1856 the Delaware Railroad put in a junction which spurred growth for about 70 years. Now, the railroad tower, a caboose, and watchman's hut on Hanley Street are part of the Harrington Historical Society Museum.
While Harrington has a robust downtown and three shopping centers, the local economy is supported in large part by the fairgrounds. In addition to the 10-day run of the Delaware State Fair, there's the Harrington Raceway and Casino. In fact, Harrington Raceway is the oldest continuously operating harness racing track in the country! The Casino has over 1,800 slots, table games, a poker room, several restaurants, live entertainment, and sports betting. Throughout the year there are various events like car shows, horse shows, and antique shows. There's also the Centre Ice Rink, a 49,000-square foot facility open from August 21 through mid-June. It's used to accomodate exhibits and demonstrations put on by the 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) during the Fair.
So, if you want to combine small town atmosphere with your active lifestyle, consider Harrington. I think you'll like it, too.
Actually two towns, Camden and Wyoming, around here most of us refer to either/both as Camden-Wyoming. It's hard to say how two towns became one hyphenated town, but the origin may date back to 1926 when Camden and Wyoming formed a joint fire company. They had one truck which was to be kept in Camden for six months and in Wyoming for six months. There was a problem, however, when the truck was moved to Wyoming...it didn't fit in the Wyoming Fire House...so it stayed in Camden. Even today, Camden and Wyoming share a fire company and water and sewer services. Ergo...Camden-Wyoming!
There are a lot of beautiful homes in this town...er...towns...er...area. Take a walk on Main Street and Camden-Wyoming Avenue and you can really appreciate the history here.
In August, Wyoming hosts the Peach Festival which features a parade, crafters, food (lots of peach ice cream), a tour of Fifer Orchards (the largest peach producer in Delaware), and more.
Near Camden, on Route 13, there's a huge shopping complex that includes Wal-Mart, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Bob Evans Restaurant, Texas Roadhouse, and several more stores and restaurants.
Smyrna began as a settlement on Duck Creek prior to the War of Independence. The village was named Salisbury in 1716 but some residents kept calling it Duck Creek, as it had previously been known. Early in the 19th century the Delaware legislature cleared things up when they renamed the town Smyrna.
In the spring you can go on bird identification tours at the beautiful Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. Bombay Hook wetlands, in 1679, was sold by the chief of the Kahansink Indians to Peter Bayard for 1 gun, 4 handsful of gun powder, 3 waistcoats, 1 anchor of liquor, and 1 kettle. The Refuge was established in 1937 and today totals almost 16,000 acres. A quick check of their Visitor Center's Calendar of Events shows activities nearly every weekend from early March through the first weekend in December. Lots to do and even more to see.
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