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Hurricane House Watch blows into Cape Region By Rosanne Pack If the name is an indication of the force of service, Hurricane House Watch might blow up a storm of new business for Len Leshem. Retired but not retiring, Leshem recently relocated to the Cape Region where he thinks he sees a need that he can fill. After retiring from General Motors, he first filled his leisure years with a pet sitting business that grew into house security, mail and newspa- per collection and a mountain of administrative work. He decided to leave that all be- hind, along with New Castle County, when he moved to the Lewes area and redirected his re- tirement energy. Now, with Hurri, cane House Watch, he hopes to provide a service to property owners who are not year-round residents while still keeping some of his activities options open. Included in jobs that House Watch can perform are checking properties during weather emer- gencies, preparing a house for seasonal opening and contacting contractors for home repairs. "I thought this was a need," he said. "But it would not be as re- strictive as the pet sitting busi- ness. "I live in the area and can tend to a lot of things that will save property own-  ers a trip to the beach un- til they are I.,ESIIEM ready to move in for the season." Those who enlist Leshem's services can have the assurance of periodic property checks and house opening and preparation before owners or renters arrive. Repairs and service work that re- quires plumbers, electricians and even landscapers can be handled long-distance, once Leshem knows what is required and the appropriate contractors to contact and let into the home. When it's time for the first opening of the season, or even that mid-winter get-away, Hurri- cane House Watch can open win- dows, turn on the air conditioning (or the heat pump), place the patio furniture and see to it that the grass is cut and the hedges trimmed. Picking op the mail, watering Continued on page 62 302-945-8700 Toll Free (877) 945-8700 Bob Mills Business Manager Always, the area's best mortgage rates and programs. Construction/Permanent Loans - One Settlement Approved by FHA, VA and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) $1,000 total needed to buy with DSHA Program In-House Underwriting 100% Financing Programs/Primary & Second Homes Long Term Locks with Float Down Options Credit Problem Loans Wide assortment of No Doc Loans OPEN SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 10-3 P.M. Call today for other rates and programs. I1 www.wilmingtonmor tgage .corn =. CAIPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 9 -'June i5, 2000 - 61 REHOBOTH BEACH YACHT & OOUNTRY CLUB Nestled in the woods. This 3 BR, 2 BA contemporary home has new gas heat, central air in 1998, new microwave in 1999, new refrigerator in 1998. Fenced backyard, fish pond, stone flower beds & pa- tio. 2 car attached garage with storage cabinets, attic and beautiful tile floor baths. $259,900 I #41 ) Ask for Jim, THIS LOVELY UPGRADED salt box with storybook landscaping has 3 BR, 2 BA. Pamper yourself by cozying up to the fire or lounging on rear screened porch. Huge closets, attic, separate den/library and fenced yard, all for $135,000 (#216) Ask for Sandra. BOATERS' PARADISE!! Are you looking for serenity, beauty, trees, plus 1.29 acres with 200 ft.+, waterfront.' Look no further!! $272,000 (rag) Ask for Jewel or Chadie. SEA AIR VILLAGE Discover this appealing get-away in Sea Air Vil- lage close to sho and beaches. This 2 1 BA mobile has an up graded eat-in kitchen, drywall, and conveys with appliances including a disposal and dishwasher. $13,500 (#574) Call Darcy for details. SUSSEX EAST One owner, doublewide with 12' x 26' Florida room addition. 2 fireplaces, one gas, one electric. MBA has whirlpool tub. Beauti- ful floor plan features a split BR and MBR at one end. Just reduced!! $59,900 (#591) Ask for Glenn. REHOBOTH BAY I I Well maintained 3 BR Jsplit design mobile I I home with 3 season ..........  Jporch. Marina com- J'-i! munity with poo and- i tennis. Financing   . ........ available to qualified ........  , . buyer. $35,000 (#s6o) Ask for Jim. WITHIN YOUR REACH Lovely 2 BR, 1 1/2 BA doublewide in park loca- tion. Partially furnished, open floor plan and im- mediately available. Don't let summer pass you by until you see. Priced at only $26,900 (rag) Call Glenn for an ap- pointment. BEACHFIELD Beautifully land- scaped ranch on cul- de-sac; only 2 miles to the beach. 3 BR, stone fireplace, screened porch, pri- vacy yard and family room off kitchen. $159,900 (,m) Ask for Jim. WHISPERING PINES J J Perfect year round loca- tion on quiet cul-de-sac, just minutes to outlets, .:::. beaches and gourmet restaurants. Thoughtful additions include all-dish network setup, soaking tub, ceiling fans and eat-in kitchen with lots of cabi- nets. Reduced to $13,500 (#5971 Ask for Darcy. Century 21 Representative J ./l .PE.X" of VICTORIAN ,iii HOME Take advantage of rare opportu- nity to own this formal home on high visibility Rt. 9, just 5.5 miles from Rt. 1, complete with formal gardens, 5 BR, 2 1/2 BA, base- ment, 5 garages, potting shed, all updated systems and first class accourtrements. Perfect for Bed & Breakfast, or restau- rant location. Reduced!!! $300,000 I #636 ) Ask for Sandra. Ask about our system built homes at Boines Beach Homes.