Why Retire in Delaware?

I think the secret has been out for a while.  Delaware is the northeast’s top choice for retirement.

Why Delaware?

The top reason is taxes.  

  1. No state or local sales tax!  Did you know Delaware is only 1 out of 5 states with no sales tax?
  2. Delaware is consistently in the top 10 for the country’s lowest property taxes.   
  3. Social Security benefits are exempt from taxes!
  4. For those 60 and over, you can exclude up to $12,500 of pension and other retirement income.
  5. Low income tax rates with a maximum of 6.6%

Other reasons include location, climate and our beautiful coastline just to name a few. 

Most of our clients are deciding between Delaware and the Carolinas or Florida.  In the end, they realize that Delaware is a short drive to grandchildren and other family and friends.  Our beautiful beaches are consistently noted as one of the top 10 beaches in the country!  Cape Henlopen State Park is my personal favorite.  

The Bottom Line

More and more people have discovered the many benefits of living in Delaware.  The above reasons are a very small tip of the iceberg to the benefits of living in Delaware.  Call us today and let one of our trusted agents guide you through the process and help your retirement dream come true!

About Christine Davis

Christine grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania in a small town called Pittston, which is located between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the United States Air Force, where she proudly served for eight + years at a variety of bases throughout the world, including Holland, Korea, and New Mexico. While in the Air Force, Christine spent most of her time working in the civil engineering career field where she thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with such a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds and experiences, and learned so much from each of them. Christine’s last assignment in the Air Force was at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, and that’s when she discovered the Delaware beaches. Growing up in PA, her family spent time at the Jersey shore. But once she moved to MD, she became one of those many drivers making the trek across the Chesapeake Bay Friday afternoon to visit the Delaware beaches for the weekend. Upon Christine’s separation from the Air Force, she spent a small amount of time working in Washington, D.C., but it didn’t take long before she was drawn to the quiet, slow pace of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, “the nation’s summer capital”. Christine moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1999 and finished her degree in Business at Delaware Tech. At the time she was working for a large physician organization when a friend recommended that she become a REALTOR because she loved helping people and loved looking at homes. She was reluctant for quite a while because Christine didn’t think of herself as a salesperson. But after much urging by her friend, Christine decided to get her real estate license in 2003 and has not looked back since. Christine still doesn’t think of herself as a salesperson, but rather a facilitator between buyer and seller, working toward a common goal. Christine aims to make the process as smooth and fun as possible but also educates the buyer and seller along the way so they can make the best decision possible. Christine now lives in Lewes and although she misses the mountains of PA, she thoroughly enjoys spending as much time as possible at the beach, especially Cape Henlopen State Park. Christine’s philosophy in life is that it’s too short. Never spend so much time making a living that you forget how to live.

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