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Heritage Trail Offers Glimpse into Bethany Beach History

by Leslie Kopp

Courtesy of The Coastal Point By Kelsey Magill, Point Intern For years, one of Bethany Beach’s greatest attractions has been nestled amongst its best-kept secrets. The town’s heritage walking trail — which, according to Carol Olmstead, chairwoman of the Town’s Cultural & Historic Affairs Committee, has been around several years now — offers a glimpse […]

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Bethany Beach Beaches are Coming Back Following Fall, Winter Coastal Storms

by Leslie Kopp

The beaches at Bethany are rebounding from a pounding. Significant coastal storms last October and in January flattened the dunes and destroyed steps leading to the sand. Bethany Beach Vice-Mayor Lew Killmer, appearing on The Susan Monday Show, said the rebuild continues… “The sand, as it normally does, started coming back in. DNREC has been […]

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Our Town: A Travel Editor’s Guide to Bethany Beach, Delaware

by Leslie Kopp

Chris Abell, Travel & Leisure Editorial Producer Chris Abell takes us on a tour of his favorite summer stomping grounds. When people think of great American beaches, their minds probably take them to Florida or California, homes to Miami Beach, Daytona Beach, Venice Beach, and Huntington Beach. Maybe they think of Cape Cod or the […]

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With approved Bethany budget, storm relief fund started

by Leslie Kopp

Compliments of Jon Bleiweis Delmarva Now, March 18, 2016 With the Bethany Beach Town Council’s approval of a fiscal year 2017 budget, the town now has a reserve to repair its infrastructure, should natural disaster strike the resort. Talks of implementing the fund, known as the Storm Emergency Relief Fund, came as early as November […]

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Sales Rebound in February

by Leslie Kopp

After what was the slowest January that the Bethany-Fenwick market had experienced in quite some time, I am pleased to report there was a significant rise in real estate activity in February. New contracts on single-family (18) and condo/townhomes (13) matched last year’s strong February numbers and sales volume in dollars under contract was up […]

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Coons presses Corps for emergency beach repair funding

by Leslie Kopp

Courtesy of Kerin Magill, Coastal Point, March 11, 2016 U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) last week asked a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official if funds left over from Hurricane Sandy might be diverted to emergency repairs of the beaches and dunes at three of Delaware’s beach towns. During a hearing by the Senate Appropriations […]

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Fenwick Bars New Hotels for 2 Years

by Leslie Kopp

Article Courtesy of Phil Davis, Gannett Publishing 2/27/16 In a unanimous vote, Fenwick Island’s town council imposed a two-year moratorium on new hotel construction in the town’s commercial district. The decision came with little fanfare and no public comments, but it comes at a time when housing and business development in one of Delmarva’s “quiet […]

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Vacation Homes: The Real Estate Trend of the Decade

by Leslie Kopp

Vacation Homes -The Real Estate Trend of the Decade Courtesy of Jeff Baxter Mortgage Team The real estate market has been trending upward since the recession. No market has been heating up faster than the vacation home market. As the baby boomers get closer to retirement age, they are moving to purchase vacations homes, many […]

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Bethany-Fenwick Real Estate Firm in 2015

by Leslie Kopp

As we head into the New Year, my group would like to wish you and yours a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! To summarize 2015, the beach real estate market as a whole remained firm for the fourth year in a row, with 303 single family homes and condo/townhomes sold. Total sales volume […]

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Modest Gains in Sales in Sussex County

by Leslie Kopp

Sales Figures Show Modest Gains for 2015 Article Courtesy of the Sussex County Association of Realtors For the fifth consecutive year, data compiled and released by the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) earlier this month indicates a period of modest growth in the region’s real estate markets. The numbers indicate nearly $1.52 billion in […]

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