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Record-Breaking May, Strong Sales Continue into June

by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt

  Last month, we reported to you that after a 6-week slowdown due to COVID-19,  activity was trending in a more positive direction and our group was negotiating several offers in early May.  We are pleased to report that the pace of sales has continued to accelerate! During May of 2020, more properties went under […]

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Retail establishments and restaurants allowed to increase services

by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt

Tuesday, May 19, Governor Carney announced additional steps allowing retail establishments and restaurants to expand operations – while maintaining social distancing to prevent spread of COVID-19. All retail establishments in Delaware may operate by appointment only beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20. Retail establishments covered by Tuesday’s announcement – including but not limited […]

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COVID-19 Slowdown Continued, Some Increase in Activity in Bethany-Fenwick

by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt

April is typically bustling with real estate activity as motivated buyers prepare for the upcoming summer season. Understandably, 2020 brought a much different Spring market with stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and economic fluctuations. In recent communications, we shared that there was a strong slowdown that started mid-March and as the chart illustrates, this continued through […]

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COVID-19 Slowdown Continued, Some Increase in Activity in Sea Colony

by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt

April is typically bustling with real estate activity as motivated buyers prepare for the upcoming summer season. Understandably, 2020 brought a much different Spring market with stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and economic fluctuations. In recent communications, we shared that there was a strong slowdown that started mid-March and as the chart illustrates, this continued through […]

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Bethany Beach to re-open beach and boardwalk next weekend, parking changes approved

by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt

On Friday, May 15 the Bethany Beach Town Council unanimously approved a plan for re-opening the Town’s beaches and boardwalk as well as modification to parking regulations for the C-1 commercial district downtown. Bethany Beach will fully re-open its beaches and boardwalk to the public at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22. Lifeguards will be […]

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Beaches & Pools Open in Delaware, Short Term Rental Restrictions Remain in Effect

by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt

The State of Delaware will open beaches and community pools on Friday, May 22 at 5pm. Governor Carney will lift restrictions on beach closures but strict social distancing and other rules will be in effect. Governor Carney made the announcement after consultation with public health experts at the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and […]

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COVID-19 Slowdown at the Beach

by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt

First and foremost, we hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy as together, we navigate the COVID-19 epidemic.  Two weeks ago, we promised to maintain our communication and share facts about what we are experiencing at the beach. On March 15th, sales were up a significant 93% for the month as 27 […]

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Bethany Beach Real Estate Market Update

by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt

Our hearts go out to anyone who has been impacted by Coronavirus, COVID-19, whether directly or indirectly. Conditions are continuously changing and the long-term impact on the economy and the real estate market is not yet known. We will do our best to summarize what we are experiencing at the beach, as of today, March […]

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What to do While Social Distancing in Bethany Beach

by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt

Here is a list of activities for you and your family to enjoy while still practicing social distancing: – Go for a bike ride or walk around your neighborhood for some fresh air. – Plan a family game night with your favorite board game or charades. – Bring your binoculars and go bird watching. – […]

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Positive Start to 2020 for Bethany-Fenwick Real Estate Market

by Leslie Kopp & Christi Arndt

While the stock market has shown volatility in recent weeks, the beach real estate market has remained very firm.  Mild winter weather and exceptional interest rates have contributed to strong buyer activity early in the year. As the chart illustrates, total sales are up 6% to-date when compared to the same time last year and […]

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