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DNREC’s 28th Annual Beach Grass Planting set for March 18, 2017

by Leslie Kopp

Volunteers are the backbone of Delaware’s shoreline stabilization. Every spring since 1990, many dedicated volunteers have stabilized Delaware’s sand dunes by planting more than 5 million stems of Cape American beachgrass along ocean and bay beaches. Sand dunes are more than beautiful! Sand dunes provide protection against damaging coastal storms by absorbing wave energy. Sand […]

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Beach Real Estate Market Update

by Leslie Kopp

I usually expect to see an increase in real estate activity over President’s Day weekend and with temperatures in the 70’s, there was added encouragement for buyers to come to the beach this year. They certainly did ! My group alone is in negotiations on nearly a dozen transactions as the result of weekend activity. […]

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Beach Markets Trending Towards Seller’s Market

by Leslie Kopp

Absorption rates tell us how many months it will take to sell all existing inventory at the current pace of sales if no new listings were added to the market. You may recall from previous blogs that we like to look at year-end absorption rates as they are a good indicator of the future direction […]

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Bethany Beach Market Strengthens in 2016

by Leslie Kopp

Hello again and Happy New Year! We wish you and yours a healthy and prosperous 2017. As we look back at 2016, the Bethany Beach sales data shows signs of a strengthening market. Sales of single family homes rose 20% and condo/townhome sales increased 9% in 2016 when compared to the year prior. Even more […]

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Happy New Year! 2016 Market Summary

by Leslie Kopp

As we head into the New Year, we wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! To summarize 2016, the beach real estate market rebounded nicely after some softening in 2015. There was a notable 14% increase in sales compared to the year prior, with 352 single family homes and condo/townhomes sold. Sales […]

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Strong Bethany-Fenwick Sales

by Leslie Kopp

Real estate activity in the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island area has been strong. Since November 1, the market has experienced an increase in both condo/townhome sales and single-family home sales. During this time, 18 condo/townhomes have gone under contract, up from 16 during the same time period last year and 25 single family homes […]

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Bethany Beach Real Estate Market Strong

by Leslie Kopp

An election year brings with it a natural state of uncertainty which can result in a temporary slowdown of the market during the months leading up to Election Day. This is particularly true in the discretionary second home market. However, that was not the case in 2016. After a strong September, October followed suit. During […]

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Bethany Beach Sales Continue to Climb

by Leslie Kopp

We are three quarters of the way through the year and a look at settlements to-date in Bethany Beach shows us that sales in 2016 continue to rise when compared to each of the last two years. As the chart illustrates, through the end of September, 75 single family homes settled. This is up 23% […]

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Wags, Witches & Warlocks, 10/29/16

by Leslie Kopp

The Annual Halloween Festival and Parade “Wags, Witches & Warlocks” will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Bethany Beach. Proudly hosted by The Leslie Kopp Group, the event brings families and pets to town for a day of fun while raising money and awareness for the Delaware S.P.C.A. The parade and costume contest […]

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Bethany & South Bethany Sales Strong, North Bethany Improving

by Leslie Kopp

Traffic is a little lighter and our beaches are a little quieter. This is our favorite time of the year! It is also the time of year that many buyers start to think about purchasing and many owners begin to explore the idea of listing their home. If you are considering a purchase or sale, […]

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