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Found 58 blog entries for 2015.

Normalcy Returns to Downtown Bethany Beach Following Construction Period

by Leslie Kopp

BETHANY BEACH, DE By Nicole Edenedo of WBOC 16,– Businesses are glad to have downtown Bethany Beach return to normal operations after a short period of street improvements end. After two years of closed roads, numerous traffic cones, road blocks and detour signs, store owners say they lost business due to congestion and confusion. Brooke […]

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Real Estate Sales Up, Pace Slows

by Leslie Kopp

After a strong start to the year where the Bethany-Fenwick area experienced a 43% increase in new contracts during the first 2 months, the robust pace of sales slowed some in March and a little more in April when compared to 2014. Nonetheless, April was an active month with 31 properties going under contract versus […]

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Sea Colony East Sales Down 50%

by Leslie Kopp

With just one new contract accepted in April, this was the second month in a row that Sea Colony East, Bethany Beach Real Estate Sales were down 50% when compared to the same month last year. The one condo that went under contract is in the Brandywine Building and offers full wrap around decks to […]

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April Sales Up in Sea Colony West

by Leslie Kopp

April was another strong month for real estate activity in Sea Colony West with 8 properties going under contract, up 38% from 5 new contracts in April of last year. Sales volume in dollars (based on list price) was up 40%. The pace has continued in early May with another 6 properties under contract as […]

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Sea Colony, #9 World’s Elite Tennis Camp

by Leslie Kopp

Sea Colony, “The Premier Family Beach & Tennis Resort Community” – was recently ranked as the world’s #9 tennis camp by Tennis Resorts Online’s 2015 rankings which were released on May 1. tennisresortsonline.com ranked Sea Colony’s tennis camp #5 for best junior program and the resort itself among the top 50 tennis resorts in the […]

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Steady Growth in Sea Colony West

by Leslie Kopp

After two years of declining first-quarter sales for condo/townhomes located in Sea Colony West, we experienced a small increase in new contracts in the first quarter of 2015. There were 15 new contracts accepted, up 7% compared to 14 for the same time period last year. Sales volume in dollars is up 6%. We experienced […]

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Slow Start for Sea Colony East

by Leslie Kopp

You might recall that last year, the pace of sales lagged early in the year then picked up late-summer and remained strong through the end of the year. In the first quarter of the 2015, we are experiencing the same slow start with six units going under contract versus seven last year. This compares to […]

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Buyer Activity Grows West of Route 1

by Leslie Kopp

Last year, the Bethany-Fenwick area experienced considerable strengthening of the $1 million+ market, mainly due to an increase in demand for properties located East of the Route 1 highway. While sales continue to remain strong on the Oceanside, buyer activity has picked up considerably West of Route 1 this year. As the chart indicates, in […]

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Vacation Homes: A Buyer’s Checklist

by Leslie Kopp

The market is heating up, but don’t be too quick to take the plunge. Here are issues to consider first. The market for vacation homes went into a deep freeze after the financial crisis. Now, it is basking in the sun. Sales of such properties shot up 57% in 2014 from a year prior, the […]

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