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Found 29 blog entries for 2018.

Sea Colony GM’s Report

by Leslie Kopp

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT – February 16, 2018 To Sea Colony Homeowners From Tom Olson What’s Happening at Sea Colony? We began the New Year with a full 14-inch snowfall on Jan. 4th. High winds and frigid temperatures added even more challenge, but our maintenance crews responded quickly keeping all roads and walkways open for emergency […]

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Buyers or Sellers Market at the Beach

by Leslie Kopp

We are often asked whether it is a buyer’s market or a seller’s market at the beach. Knowing the Months of Inventory available helps to determine the type of market. Absorption rates tell us how many months it will take to sell all existing homes for sale at the current pace of sales. Generally, 7 […]

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South Bethany Sales Continue Surge in 2017

by Leslie Kopp

After significant strengthening from 2014 to 2016, the South Bethany market remained robust in 2017. Activity was on pace to end the year with even more impressive numbers, but the uncertainty of impending tax reform and limited inventory in many areas contributed to a temporary slow down late in the year. We are pleased that […]

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Bethany Beach Year End Market Report 2017

by Leslie Kopp

After significant strengthening from 2015 to 2016, the Bethany Beach market held firm in 2017. Activity was on pace to end the year with even more impressive numbers, but the uncertainty of impending tax reform and limited inventory in many areas contributed to a temporary slow down late in the year. We are pleased that […]

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North Bethany Stronger than Numbers Reflect

by Leslie Kopp

After solid strengthening from 2015 to 2016, the year-end report for North Bethany tells us that the market softened significantly in 2017, but we disagree. The numbers do not tell the whole story. Limited inventory was a big factor in 2017, particularly for homes one-off the ocean and mid-beach block. What appeared to be sufficient […]

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Fenwick Island Sales Continue to Surge in 2017

by Leslie Kopp

After significant strengthening from 2015 to 2016, the Fenwick Island market remained robust in 2017. Activity was on pace to end the year with even more impressive numbers but the uncertainty of impending tax reform and limited inventory in many areas contributed to a temporary slow down late in the year. We are pleased that […]

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Sea Colony 2017 Year End Market Report

by Leslie Kopp

After the market experienced some softening in SC East from 2015 to 2016, sales surged on the East in 2017. Sales held steady on the West in 2017 while prices declined some. This is the result of the types of properties sold, not necessarily an overall softening of values. Activity was on pace to end […]

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Tax Reform : Real Estate Summary

by Leslie Kopp

There is no question that the pending tax reform bill has weighed heavily on the minds of buyers and sellers over the previous few weeks and although the final tax reform bill is certainly not perfect, we are pleased that it is significantly better for homeowners than previous versions. Mortgage interest deductions have been reduced […]

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Holiday Happenings in Bethany Beach

by Leslie Kopp

The first three Saturdays in December will bring the Bandstand back to life! Gather with friends and family to spread some holiday cheer around the tree with performances by a different group each week. We encourage you to bring hats, gloves, scarves, and canned goods to be donated to local charities. December 2: The Christmas […]

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