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Delaware Real Estate Transfer Tax Rises 1%

by Leslie Kopp

Earlier this month, the Delaware General Assembly voted in favor of House Bill 279 which increased the Realty Transfer Tax by 1%. The increased tax will apply to contracts dated on or after August 1, 2017. The current total transfer tax is 3% and it is typically split equally between the buyer and seller at […]

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Sea Colony Road Restrictions

by Leslie Kopp

Courtesy of the Sea Colony Rec Association | June 27, 2017 Westway Drive Restriction In an effort to enhance the safety of our residents and guests, the traffic that uses Westway Drive between Kent Ave. and Coastal Highway in Sea Colony will be restricted to only those cars displaying Sea Colony parking passes. This change […]

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The Leslie Kopp Group, Top in Coastal Region of Long & Foster

by Leslie Kopp

The long awaited spring season has finally arrived and it is wonderful to see our beach towns once again full of life! Many of our residents have returned to open their homes for the season and our area restaurants and shops are bustling. Yesterday, my group attended an awards brunch with Long & Foster where […]

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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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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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Post Election Market Update from Prosperity Home Mortgage

by Leslie Kopp

Courtesy of Justin Messer | Capital Markets | Prosperity Home Mortgage 12:40pm | November 9, 2016 As promised I wanted to give a quick mid-day update. It’s important to not overreact to market moves in the first few days after a big event. With that being said, today’s move continues to surprise. The DOW / […]

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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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Free Movie on the Lawn at Bear Trap Dunes

by Leslie Kopp

The Leslie Kopp Group is excited to sponsor this great community event on the lawn at Bear Trap Dunes

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