All posts by Kathy Sperl-Bell

Over Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs

According to a recent survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all buyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage. Are you? After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised that closing costs were required at all, while another 35% were stunned by […]


Medicare 101: Know Your Benefits

Perhaps you are nearing retirement age, over age 65 and still working, or you simply want to understand how Medicare works. Read on to learn more about each part of Medicare from Randy Brown at Avery Hall Insurance Agency, Inc. Medicare 101: Know Your Benefits What is Medicare? Medicare is a federal program that provides […]


Clear Space Theatre Inspiring All of Southern Delaware

“Clear space” refers to a focus on the process, knowledge, and humanity of arts performance: the idea that we find ourselves in what appears on the stage. For those of you who do not know Clear Space, the Theatre Company’s mission is to inspire audiences, artists, and students through high-quality performances and educational experiences. A […]


The Stapletons: Our Featured Boomers

Our Featured Boomers are Tom and Jackie Stapleton of Bridgeville. Tom and Jackie Stapleton hit the ground running after relocating to Southern Delaware from Northeastern Pennsylvania. Tom, a professor who retired from teaching after 35 years in the public schools and local universities, and Jackie, who spent 30 years in social services, made the First […]


Where are you retiring from?

Everyone always talks about where they are going to retire to, but I always like to know, Where are you retiring from? What do I learn? A lot about where they are ORIGINALLY from and what is motivating them to make a change. In the past few days, we have had clients come in from […]


Is it a good time to buy real estate?

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs. And do they know if it’s good time to buy real estate? Ask yourself the following 3 […]



5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring

Spring is closer than you think. No matter what the groundhog said today, you have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season. Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their homes on the market as buyer demand traditionally increases at […]


Protecting Personal Property

There’s a popular saying that goes like this: “Home is where your heart is.” That saying rings true for many who have found their “home” a safe haven and a place to cherish, convene with family and friends, raise children, cook meals, rest, retire and celebrate. Are you protecting all that makes your house, your […]


Take A Ride On The Culinary Coastal Highway

Foodies, give the Culinary Coastal Highway a Test Drive! Did you know that Southern Delaware Tourism coined our area’s restaurant community, “Southern Delaware’s Culinary Coast” –a haven for anyone who enjoys culinary travel and adventure? That is so true, and even more today. Owning a successful business with my husband Bill Bell, our life as […]