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A new pedestrian pathway was recently constructed in Bethany Beach along Collins Street, a portion of Kent Avenue and Wellington Parkway. While the project took approximately three months to be completed, many years of Bethany Beach Town Council discussions and subsequent planning were required to bring this new passageway for pedestrians and cyclists to life.

Bethany Beach Town Council Member Mickey Hinman is a strong advocate of the recently completed project, and he says this is just one of many steps he and other members of the town council hope will improve overall pedestrian safety in Bethany.

The recent improvements to the corridor allow cyclists and pedestrians to be separated from traffic, which

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We are thrilled to announce that The Leslie Kopp Group is once again the Presenting Sponsor of the Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, now in its 32nd year! This year's event offers the opportunity to experience the tour both in-person and virtually.


Photo courtesy of Beach & Bay Cottage Tour

By purchasing a Virtual Only ticket for $35, you can explore all 10 homes on the tour from the comfort of your own home. When you purchase an In-Person ticket $50, the Combo Ticket grants you access to visit 6 pre-selected homes in-person, as well as virtual access to every single home. Virtual tours will be available from Sunday, July 14th to Sunday, August 4th, while in-person tours will take place on Wednesday, July 24th & Thursday, July 25th.

Tickets are

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With Independence Day quickly approaching, there is no better time than now to make your plans for the Holiday week and weekend!  Whether you are in search of a classic display of fireworks or enjoying a live music performance, there are plenty of family-friendly activities in Bethany Beach and the surrounding areas for all to enjoy the celebratory weekend.  Check out the event schedules below ranging from Lewes to Berlin:

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On July 4, the Bethany Beach Parade begins at noon. No pre-registration is needed, however, if you would like to participate, go to Bethany Beach’s website for more information. 

The 1974 will be performing at the bandstand from

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Sea Colony PRoperty Value Update

The summer season is upon us, and we have enjoyed seeing so many of you enjoying the area over the last few weeks! During the month of May, 5 units went under contract in Sea Colony. This compares to 3 units at the same time last year, and 7 units in May of 2022. There is some softening of values, particularly for condos on the East where we have seen a notable rise in inventory (16 properties for sale vs. 6 at this time in 2023). However, there are still plenty of buyers waiting for specific properties to be offered for sale, especially on the West where there are now 4 properties for sale vs. 5 at this time last year.

If you have any questions about the market or a specific property, please call our Sea Colony Experts:

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Bethany Fenwick Property Values

The summer season is upon us, and we have enjoyed seeing so many of you enjoying the area over the last few weeks! During the month of May, 20 properties went under contract in the Bethany-Fenwick area.  20 properties were also under contract at this time last year, and 21 in May of 2022. There is some softening of values, particularly in the single family home market. However, there are still plenty of buyers waiting for specific properties to be listed, especially those closest to the beach.

If you have any questions about the market in general or and specific property, please give us a call.

Leslie Kopp
(302) 541-5207        
Christi Arndt
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The Town of Bethany Beach will be hosting the Poseidon Festival again this year to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend!  Fun for all ages can be expected when you head downtown to the boardwalk and bandstand, with visits with mermaids & pirates, a costume contest, a Bethany Beach First Responder meet & greet, mammal rescue exhibits courtesy of the Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, live music, and more starting Friday through Monday!  Come Monday, The Veterans Foreign Wars Post 7234 will host a memorial service at the bandstand near the flagpole. This weekend will be one for the books as The Town of Bethany Beach kicks off Summer 2024.  For more information on this event, check the schedule below or contact The Town of Bethany Beach!

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Sea Colony Market Update

Happy Spring! Last month, we shared with you that after many years of deficient inventory, we were starting to see properties coming on the market more frequently. As we start the month of May, this trend continues as inventory in Sea Colony has more than doubled when compared to the same time last year. Inventory is growing most significantly on the East. 

The real estate market remains firm in Sea Colony. As the chart illustrates, sales activity is up 79% so far this year when compared to the first 4 months of last year. Sales volume is up for both sides of the community. Prices remain stable on the West, but the market is showing some softening on the East. 

As always, if we can offer you any real estate guidance, please call our Sea Colony

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Bethany-Fenwick Market Update

Happy Spring! Last month, we shared with you that after many years of deficient inventory, we were starting to see properties coming on the market more frequently. As we start the month of May, this trend continues as inventory in the Bethany-Fenwick market is up 58% when compared to the same time last year.

The beach real estate market remains firm. As the chart illustrates, sales activity is up 14% so far this year when compared to the first 4 months of 2023 and sales volume is up 19%. Properties are taking a little longer to sell with 11 days as the median days-to-contract so far this year, vs. 9 days last year. Meanwhile, prices are stable.      

The busy Summer season is just around the corner, if we can offer you any real estate guidance,

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Photo courtesy of Sussex County Property Reassessment

Just in the last week or so, homeowners in Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and other surrounding towns have started to receive letters from Tyler Technologies regarding the reassessment of their property. The letter asks property owners to review Sussex County's current building information provided, and to make corrections to any inaccurate reporting.  

As a reminder, Sussex County, in connection with Tyler Technologies, is currently undergoing a county-wide reassessment of all real property, resulting in new property values for both residential and commercial property.  The revaluation is being carried out to adhere to a 2020 ruling by the Delaware Chancery Court, which deemed the property taxing

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Credit to: Coastal Point, Ellen Driscoll

Boasting a new deep-water entrance, South Shore Marina on the southerly side of the Indian River Inlet bridge has just eight boat slips left available for purchase.

Permitting took three years for the marina entrance to be moved to the west jetty, said Marina Manager Laura Leslie; the $800,000 construction project was necessary to allow for safe entrance.  

Previously, sand deposits had often blocked boat traffic at the mouth of the channel, or caused bent props or grounding. The area was dredged annually, Leslie said, but shoaling continued with each storm event and blowout tide, presenting hazards for boaters and preventing access to the marina.

The marina has been around for 60

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